And here we thought the Biden administration‘s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board crashed and burned, but we were wrong.
It turns out the administration is bringing back the totally unconstitutional scheme, after a thunderous level of criticism it received last month, that will act as a government-sanctioned agency to censor free speech that does not conform to the Democratic Party’s various narratives.
What I just wrote there is the truth, but because it would go against what the task force declares it’s about, the truth would be labeled as disinformation.
And instead of Scary Poppins Nina Jankowitz, we’re getting the utterly incompetent Vice President Kamala Harris at the helm this time around. Harris has screwed up pretty much everything she’s been tasked to do so far, so there’s hope that she may end up accidentally giving us even freer speech than before. But don’t hold your breath.
According to the New York Post, the new censorship Ministry of Truth will be concerned with “developing programs and policies” that protect “political figures” from “disinformation,” “abuse,” and “harassment.”
I guess that means Nancy Pelosi has to shut down her show trial January 6 Committee because it has done nothing but attack political figures (Trump and other Republicans) with disinformation, abuse, and harassment. The committee has lied, stretched truths, and harassed people who had nothing to do with what happened on January 6, 2021.
The First Amendment starts out with, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” For the Biden administration to determine what is “disinformation,” “abuse,” and “harassment” means they get to determine what is and is not free speech and they will abridge it. Free speech is free speech, therefore, whatever they are up to is 100% unconstitutional.
The administration may be doing this now because they realize a lawsuit would take months on end to get to the Supreme Court, that will obviously shoot it down for blatantly violating the First Amendment, but by that time the damage would be done after censoring all speech against the Democrats leading into the midterm elections.
When the government can define disinformation, that could include anything. They could deem conservatism disinformation. Any criticisms of the Democrats could become a crime. Pointing out a conflict in something a Democrat said by showing a YouTube video of the politician saying the exact opposite could be construed as harassment by this agency. Voters sending emails, making phone calls, signing a petition, or showing up at a member of Congress’ office could be labeled as abuse or harassment or both. This is why you have to have free speech protected, and up until this very point in our history, it has been.
This is what Marxists always do. They always silence of opposition because without opposing viewpoints, whatever they say is gospel truth and everything else is disinformation.
The Democrats were using social media, specifically Twitter, to do their dirty work for them because they couldn’t do it themselves being that the First Amendment applies to government. Now that Elon Musk is purchasing their weapon and turning it into a free speech hub, the Democrats are going all in and making censorship official government policy.
I make the argument that if a private corporation is doing something on behalf of the government and they’re getting something out of it, even in the form of political favoritism, then that corporation is a de facto government agent and the Bill of Rights applies.
This new task force is being sold as a safeguard against misdeeds against prominent women and gays online. In the written presidential memorandum that established the task force, it says:
“In the United States and around the world, women and LGBTQI+ political leaders, public figures, activists, and journalists are especially targeted by sexualized forms of online harassment and abuse, undermining their ability to exercise their human rights and participate in democracy, governance, and civic life. Online abuse and harassment, which aim to preclude women from political decision-making about their own lives and communities, undermine the functioning of democracy.”
I notice men are not a part of their equation. Why is that? If disinformation is such a problem to our democracy, then why are the tyrants allowing it to go on against men? Won’t those things undermine men’s ability to exercise their human rights and participate in democracy and all the other gobbledygook it mentions? What about men who identify as a woman? What are the rules?
This administration likes to separate people and put them into specific groups to pit them against each other. It’s the Marxist way. The Democrats then pick winners and losers based on those groups. That is not what our Constitution system allows.
Nina Jankowicz, the original overlord of “acceptable views,” tweeted back in January 2021.
“For @WIRED, I wrote about the online gendered abuse I experienced, and the attacks we tracked against @KamalaHarris, @AOC, @IlhanMN, & more. Platforms and governments aren’t doing enough. It’s time to act. Our national security and democracy are at stake.”
Platforms and governments aren't doing enough. It's time to act. Our national security and democracy are at stake. https://t.co/RxEiPS78X3
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) January 28, 2021
I guess conservative women in politics don’t experience any online harassment. Women like Sarah Palin (R-AK), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR) just to name a few, catch more disinformation and flat out lies from leftists than anyone.
Jankowicz said, “Congress should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and include provisions against online gender-based harassment.” So now the Left wants speech to be declared as “violence?” That means anything anyone says can be construed that it could lead to violence.
What about women who have accused Joe Biden of sexually harassing them? I guess they don’t count.
Just look at how Democrats argued that Republicans saying things in speeches like, “We have to fight like hell…” is considered violent threats, even though they say the same exact things time and time again. Don’t forget Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) when she told her supporters to openly confront Trump administration officials and tell them they’re not wanted in department stores, restaurants and gas stations.
That’s another problem with the government deciding what speech is considered violent or not. They ignore when the same transgressions are committed by members of their own party. That’s because none of this is to reach their stated goals. It’s always about rigging a system, any system, in their favor.
This Ministry of Truth will be run by VP Harris, but there are other tyrants who will staff the thing. People like the lawless Attorney General Merrick Garland, the lawless DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and the liar Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The Biden administration is insisting that the new Ministry of Truth board has no authoritarian pretenses. It is only going to go after “online activities that are illegal conduct, such as cyber stalking or non consensual distribution of intimate images, or targeted harassment.” Yeah, and I’m Mary, Queen of Scots.
The task force is also going to protect journalists from online harassment. Wonderful! The First Amendment protection of Freedom of the Press is a protection against government, not by government for the press. This is insane.
“The Task Force shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to assess and address online harassment and abuse that constitute technology-facilitated gender-based violence, including by… developing programs and policies to address online harassment, abuse, and disinformation campaigns targeting women and LGBTQI+ individuals who are public and political figures, government and civic leaders, activists, and journalists in the United States and globally.”
So the government is going to give journalists, where 99% support the Democrats, protection from online harassment. Translation: the government will censor anyone who argues against the lies that are published daily as news so that no one can point out the lies and give their own facts on the truth and how the reporter lied on behalf of the Left.
This thing stinks on ice. It should be thrown out at the District Court level, but since many of the judges are just as corrupt as the Biden administration, they will get away with it until it hits the Supreme Court. Hopefully that will happen long before the midterms because we can count on this Democrat board attacking free speech and truth in order to benefit themselves.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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