Stephen Lendman / stephenlendman
Notably since undemocratic Dems usurped power by brazen election fraud, international and constitutional law were weakened with intent to eliminate them altogether.
Protecting and preserving public health was abolished.
What little remains of greatly eroded freedoms is disappearing in plain sight.
Tyranny heading toward becoming full-blown is systematically replacing a free and open society.
On April 27, Biden regime DHS head, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced the formation of a new Disinformation Governance Board — to enforce suppression of truth-telling instead of countering what conflicts with it.
During congressional testimony, Mayorkas dubiously claimed the following:
“We have just established a mis- and disinformation governance board (DGB) in the Department of Homeland Security to more effectively combat this threat (sic), not only to election security but to our homeland security (sic).”
Shades of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth.
It was just a matter of time before fiction became reality in the US.
Perhaps other Western regime will follow Washington’s example.
In response, GOP Senator Josh Hawley slammed what’s going on, saying:
“Rather than police our border, Homeland Security decided to make policing Americans’ speech its top priority.”
GOP congressional candidate Willie Montague tweeted:
“Is there anything more dystopian than a Disinformation Governance Board run by the federal government?”
And this from GOP congressional candidate Errol Webber:
“Adolf Hitler had a Ministry of Truth…Joseph Stalin had a Ministry of Truth. (The) Biden (regime) has a Ministry of Truth.”
What it’s all about flagrantly breaches fundamental First Amendment rights, a Biden regime aim to silence — perhaps criminalize — revelations of what it wants kept secret, no matter how unlawful.
Disinformation proponent Nina Jankowicz was chosen to be Biden regime speech czar.
GOP Senator Ron Johnson slammed her as a “beacon of misinformation” over dismissing damning Hunter Biden laptop from hell revelations.
She previously praised exposed fraudster Christopher Steele’s dirty Trump-bashing dossier.
Full of Big Lies, it was discredited as fake news.
Mayorkas’ claim that the DGB will “protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties” as part of its duties is a bald-faced Big Lie.
Make no mistake. It’ll likely crack down on speech, media and academic freedoms when conflict with the fabricated official narrative.
Without the above fundamental freedoms, free and open societies no longer exist, iron-fisted tyranny replacing them.
Things have been heading in this direction for years.
A decade ago, the Obama/Biden regime intimidated journalists, whistleblowers and others.
Warning them against challenging or disclosing information the regime wanted kept kept secret was a shot across the bow of a free and open society with intent to erode and eliminate it.
During 8 years in office, the Obama/Biden regime targeted more whistleblowers than all its predecessors combined.
Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are best known. Others faced similar abuse.
In stark contrast to calling whistleblowing “act of courage and patriotism” while campaigning, Obama went the other way in office — on the phony pretext of protecting national security (sic).
Defending the indefensible, paid-to-lie and deceive White House press secretary Psaki defied reality by falsely claiming that Jankowicz has “extensive qualifications” to be Biden regime speech czar.
She “advised” Ukraine’s imitation foreign minister Kuleba — likely on how best to bash Russia by making stuff up.
Calling herself “the Mary Poppins of disinformation,” Big Brother more clearly defines her likely mandate.
An opponent of speech, media and academic freedoms, a regime change proponent in nations free from US control, will she operate as a Joseph Goebbels cardboard cutout?
Will she fine-tune the Biden regime’s fabricated official narrative — while suppressing its crimes and targeting truth-tellers who expose them — going all-out to silence them?
She’s on record lying about Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell — falsely calling claims about it “disinformation” — a bald-faced Big Lie.
A militant Russophobe, she’ll likely invent fake news claims to bash the nation and its leadership.
Perhaps on her watch, free and open expression will fade away to become a shadow of what it’s supposed to be.
Is her appointment and Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter a coincidence?
True or false, he vowed to restore free and open expression on its platform.
In response to his control of Twitter, Jankowicz said:
“I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities, which are already shouldering disproportionate amounts of this abuse (sic).”
Earlier she called Musk an “online abuser (sic),” adding:
The best antidote is “to deny them influence and notoriety (sic).”
She also defended indefensible Big Brother regulation of speech, saying:
“The ‘free speech vs censorship’ framing is a false dichotomy.”
With her as Biden regime speech czar, tyranny in the US will likely take a giant leap forward.
And make no mistake.
Replacing freedom with tyranny will be unjustifiably justified on the phony pretext of protecting national security — by abolishing what a free and open society is supposed to be all about.