It’s been a very busy week. Starting on April 27, Congress called upon Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to testify about the chaotic conditions at our Southern Border. Of course, most of us expected Mayorkas’ assertion that the US-Mexico border was well managed, and that everything was “under control”. In complete contradiction to what we have seen otherwise. What I did not expect was a blatant statement from Myorkas that the Department of Homeland Security is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat misinformation. This news hit me with the force of a bullet.
The combating of “false information” by the Department of Homeland Security has been in the works for a while, but never as out in the open as it is currently.
“April 12, 2022: Today, CISA released an updated set of Disinformation Stops With You infographics as part of the Optical Illusions social media campaign. False or misleading information can evoke a strong emotional reaction that leads people to share it without first looking into the facts for themselves, polluting healthy conversations about the issues and increasing societal divisions. These infographics include five proactive steps you can take to help stop the spread of disinformation.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said it best:
“When Elon Musk first announced that he was buying Twitter, it was pretty obvious the democratic party would soon become unhinged, not just angry or annoyed in the way you’re very used to, but instead legitimately terrified and hysterical…Joe Biden cannot continue to control this country if you have free access to information; it’s that simple. Biden certainly is not improving your life, he’s not even trying to improve your life. So the best he can do is lie to you and demand that you believe it…But to do that, he needs to make certain that nobody else can talk, because if you were to hear the truth, you might not obey.”
As reported by our own Matt Clark on April 29, Governor DeSantis of Florida is also stunned and outraged at the creation of a “Ministry of Truth” by the Biden Administration. I’m reasonably sure most Americans are just as outraged at the very idea of bringing this Orwellian nightmare to life. Sadly, George Orwell’s works of fiction were inspired by some of the world’s most brutal dictators.
One prime example of the brutal repression of the free exchange of ideas came from Il Duche Benito Mussolini and his fanatical followers of Fascism. The free press ideals of real journalism, to report on the facts of the governance of the State was immediately suppressed through threat or outright violence. Mussolini demanded that the newspapers and publications of the day adhere to “militant journalism”, meaning that the country’s newspapers shall present themselves as a single-minded entity that supports the reigning power in Italy with zero dissents. For fear of imprisonment, torture, and death, most mainstream newspaper editors and reporters adhered to obscuring or burying any fact or story that makes the ruling authority look bad. Mussolini and his thugs favored this kind of governmental bullying of the press to ensure not just the compliance of the Fourth Estate, but to keep the people of Italy in blind ignorance.
Sadly, history and current world affairs have shown that small people with delusions of grandeur think alike. From the Nazis’ Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda to China’s very active Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party, the goal is the same no matter what. To stifle any freedom of thought or opinion. Or to borrow a phrase used by George Orwell, “to create a new climate of thought.”
It was revealed on April 29 that the person tapped to head this “propaganda machine” is Nina Jankowicz. A Washington “journalist” and “disinformation expert”. In my opinion, she also appears to be a complete lunatic. A pro-censorship, anti-free thought individual who believes the government should have absolute and totalitarian power.
Anyway, long story short, I think we as a country might be too… um, free-spirited?! (to put it diplomatically) to comply with social distancing recommendations unless they’re forced upon us. So force away! Lock us down. People are not taking this seriously.
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) March 21, 2020
Anyway, long story short, I think we as a country might be too…um, free-spirited!? (to put it diplomatically) to comply with social distancing recommendations unless they’re forced upon us. So force away! Lock us down! People are not taking this seriously.”
We may be in some serious trouble if this psychopath with delusions of eloquence even has one hand on the wheel as an administrator of a quasi-Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Thankfully, there are still fighters in Congress. Rep. Lauren Boebert from Colorado came into the ring swinging. She has authored legislation that will hopefully defund this totalitarian arm of Homeland Security and has been very vocal about her defense of free speech.
I don’t think people are fully understanding the severity of what a Ministry of Truth organized by DHS truly means.
This is Stalin level.
This is Mao level.
This is the hill to die on.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 29, 2022
I don’t think people are fully understanding the severity of what a Ministry of Truth organized by DHS truly means. This is Stalin level. This is Mao level. This is the hill to die on.”
We are a Free people. We always have been. No Law Enforcement Agency with ideals of fanatical repression can ever tell us how to feel, what to say, or how to think. To reiterate what Rep. Boebert tweeted. This is the hill to die on. Make your voices heard.