Reports January 2, covered Florida governor Ron Desantis proposing new legislation to curb the ever increasing threat to free speech from unaccountable and often anonymous self-declared ‘guardians’ of morality on the internet. The censorship policing by the monopolies of the internet has become a dangerously powerful weapon of the left to silence criticism of almost any issue the left doesn’t support. As Desantis stated, a serious threat to voices in the modern day ‘public square.’
January 3, the headlines from Virginia report Facebook has permanently removed the account of a Virginia 2nd Amendment organization which keeps its followers informed about legislative threats to the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Constitution. Facebook confirmed the removal, stated it was permanent and offered no justification beyond their usual explanation that the account violated their user policy.
Earlier this month the YouTube broadcast of the inauguration speech of President-elect Biden was receiving so many thousands of ‘dislikes’ that the platform removed most of the dislikes – to create a balanced response – before finally removing the official White House YouTube channel from search engines entirely. The action effectively removed Biden’s speech from the internet and cloaked the overwhelming disapprove responses to the radical left points in the speech.
Tens of thousands of reports of groups and individuals are having their internet accounts ranging from emails to twitter and web sites censored in one form or another. Almost any political site or personal account in opposition to leftist agenda is targeted. In an especially bold censorship move, Facebook removed the ads of the Reform California organization gathering signatures for the recall of Governor Newsome. The Twitter account of the President of the United States himself was removed because someone at the internet platform decided Trump was spreading ‘misinformation’ in violation of the platform’s policy. A GOP newsletter based in Colorado was suspended from mailchimp email after a link to a dedication to Saint Thomas Aquinas by President Trump was included in a weekly newsletter. While the totally fabricated information associated with the attempted coups by Hillary Clinton and her supporters in congress was never once considered “misinformation” by the same platform monitors.
The New York Times urges President Biden to appoint a “reality czar” to help combat “disinformation and domestic extremism.” Such a role would entail a panel of experts led by the Czar to decide what information is classed as “fake news.” If this sounds familiar, it is because it was precisely the job of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s prescient novel, 1984.
But the real threat to the already perilous future of freedom in America remains the institutions that train the young people who become these arbiters of free speech. Students are taught from early grades to believe whatever their ‘teachers’ teach. By the time these students reach university age they are so indoctrinated into this misguided thinking that even the most blatant statements that fly in the face of common sense are considered authoritative.
BREAKING NEWS: The University of Michigan has been exposed as having developed a procedure to deprive the public from learning of the university’s activities. While UM is a public institution and therefore subject to be required to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, the university has chosen to hide it’s financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party by imposing excessive “fees” connected to answering FOIA requests. These excessive “fees” are intended to prevent citizens from asking for information to which they are entitled by law to know and that the university does not want to be public. Judicial Watch exposed this situation this week on One America News television.
Just one more reason to pull the funding out from “underhanded” and “stupid” universities.
This week a Pennsylvania university, responding to the recent calls for investigating the social media platforms’ censorship algorithms slanted totally toward conservatives, released a statement that the accusations are unfounded. The “scholars” of the university state that since no large scale institutional study has been conducted, therefore the charges and investigations are not warranted. In other words, if a university hasn’t said it, it can’t be true!
Pennel Bird writes on the Liberty Nation website (libertynation.com) : In the most alarming week for censorship and cancel culture since at least the advent of the internet, unprecedented crackdowns on free speech have metabolized in the days after the Capitol riots – which were roundly denounced by those from both the left and right. Dispite this seeming accord, authoritarian-like retributions have been meted out to conservatives only – as punishment for support of President Trump.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has made it clear that dropping the President is just the beginning. Project Veritas released a video in which Dorsey says, “ We are fixed on one account (President Trump) right now, but this is going to be much more immensely colossal than just one account, and it’s going to go for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go beyond the inauguration.”
Obviously the ‘scholars’ in Pennsylvania have never heard of Twitter accounts being removed, the attack on Parler, that was the most downloaded app in the country until it was removed totally from the internet by the ideologues of leftist morality at Amazon, or the never ending lock out activity of Facebook. But we shouldn’t worry, as soon as the tenured geniuses get their heads out of that dark space they might learn something new to ‘share’ with their admiring throngs of followers.
Really, if not for guaranteed millions from the student loan money tree, how many of these jackwagons would be able to earn a living?