by Daisy Luther
There’s a saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
But I think that there are people who learned from history and want to repeat it.
Don’t get me wrong. If you walked up and asked someone whether they wanted to turn our nation into a carbon copy of Hitler’s Germany, they’d be positively aghast at the very notion. For example, the little short guy from Facebook who sat on some books at his congressional hearing to see over the table. Or that dude with the dirty-looking beard from Twitter. And let’s not forget all those so-called journalists frothing at the mouth on CNN. They would surely be appalled.
Who knew taco seasoning was so offensive?
Yet every day on social media, people like me try to share innocuous things. Like an article about taco seasoning. And, I kid you not, and the social media police tell us we aren’t following “community standards.”
For the record, I waited 15 minutes between posting that article on my personal timeline and was then trying to share it on my frugal living Facebook page. If I’m in trouble for taco seasoning, it probably won’t be long until they kick me off entirely. So if you found this post on social media and want to make sure you see all of our articles, please go here and subscribe – you’ll get a free, full-length copy of The Prepper’s Workbook when you do. You can also find me on Gab, MeWe, and Twitter (for the moment).
The American Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
If you think this is only happening to conservatives, you’re wrong. I’m an anti-politician, anti-war, lower-case L libertarian who believes gay married couples should be allowed to protect their legally grown weed with guns.
The concept that they and their platforms might be the modern version of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda has probably never even crossed their mind. These people think they’re actively fighting Nazis.
In this essay, I’m not even talking about the horrors of the Holocaust itself. I’m explaining the very idea that media should all be government-mandated, dissent should be silenced, and those who have different opinions should be crushed is what was at the very heart of the Reich.
Does this sound familiar?
Censorship in WWII Germany was the key to controlling the populace. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels eagerly took control of the news, literature, filmmaking, theatre, music, and all forms of broadcasting to present the illusion of a united front that eagerly and vehemently supported Adolph Hitler and all the evils that occurred under his reign.
The current culture of outrage and cancellation is busily trying to shut down dissenting opinions. They’re picking through social media posts from a dozen years ago and “canceling” someone for a meme they posted or an offhand remark they made way back when. Obviously, the goal is to silence anyone who might have some small amount of influence over others in order to show the rest of the country, “Look, everyone agrees! We must be right because all the popular people say we are!”
It’s worrisome that most people holding the microphones right now have the influence, power, and money to set the tone for our country. They have the platforms, the money, the power, and the ability to silence the rest of us peons who want to be left alone with our guns, our gardens, our favorite websites, and our own religious beliefs.
Reality? What’s that?
The fact that the United States is even considering a position called the “reality czar” should alert you to the fact that reality will not be judged by what’s happening. (You know, actual reality.) But by what the powers that be tell the “czar,” the people should believe to be the truth. And yes, some people genuinely believe there should be a reality czar like this yahoo at the New York Times.
Several experts I spoke with recommended that the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.”
It sounds a little dystopian, I’ll grant. But let’s hear them out.
Right now, these experts said, the federal government’s response to disinformation and domestic extremism is haphazard and spread across multiple agencies, and there’s a lot of unnecessary overlap.
Renée DiResta, a disinformation researcher at Stanford’s Internet Observatory, gave the example of two seemingly unrelated problems: misinformation about Covid-19 and misinformation about election fraud. (source)
He even admits it “sounds a little dystopian.” You THINK? Perhaps that is because it is positively and unarguably dystopian. That might be why it sounds that way.
And here’s another one…
Another dude at Wired thinks we need a literal federal Ministry of Truth to monitor deepfakes and disinformation. (Much like the Patriot Act is not patriotic, I’m pretty sure we should not expect a Ministry of Truth to be truthful.)
So, what about a new federal agency? A central body tasked with combating disinformation, parsing fact from fiction, and thereby ensuring Americans’ collective sanity when the flood of fakes truly arrives: a Bureau of Information, a Department of Facts, a Ministry of … Truth!
Full circle and we’re back at dystopia. The idea might sound absurd, unimaginable even: Washington bureaucrats regulating reality itself, dictating to Americans what’s true and what isn’t.
Is it really so crazy? The EPA protects our environment, the FDA protects our bodies, the DHS protects our borders. In the era of indistinguishability, difficult choices will need to be made in order to protect our minds. When the fakes come for you and yours—when, for example, your adolescent child is deepfaked by an internet bully—you might want a Ministry of Truth that actually lives up to the name, that doesn’t falsify but certifies the truth, that assertively stamps its authority atop fake videos: “This content is not real.” American history includes no shortage of necessary (if at first uneasy) interventions, in which citizens trade some degree of individual autonomy for collective peace of mind: “FDA-approved” food and drugs; “MoT-approved” audio and video. (source)
All these people admit these ideas are dystopian, but they’re absolutely and totally cool with that, and they want you to be cool with it too. THEY LITERALLY WANT A F*CKING DYSTOPIA.
A bunch of people think we need a “reality czar” in the United States of America.
Any person who suggests that shutting every opinion that is different from theirs is “disinformation and domestic extremism” is actually the person committing the act of domestic extremism. That’s because our founding document states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
A government-appointed reality czar would most certainly abridge the freedom of speech and the press. While it would not be a law passed by Congress, it would be an arm of the government, making such a position undeniably unconstitutional.
First of all, we aren’t a kingdom, and we don’t need any czars. The term “czar” comes from Tsarist Russia (and here everyone said Trump was in bed with Russia. The irony pretty much writes itself.) A quick refresher on tsars:
Russia was ruled by Tsars who had ultimate authority on all matters of governance. The oppressive system left no room for change and brewed revolutionary ideas and aspirations…Tsars believed that they had a divine right to rule Russia, their position and power had been given to them by God. (source)
Let’s get rid of that whole icky term, “czar,” shall we?
We already HAVE a Ministry of Propaganda, and they manipulated the election.
Many of our problems in the United States today stem from the mainstream media, which has been sh*t-disturbing and causing near-civil war for years now. And social media, which uses manipulation to make us feel a certain way emotionally. Or make us believe a certain way socially because “everyone else does.”
And that’s a lot more troubling than you might think. These manipulations can change something as massive as the presidential and congressional elections. There was a joint effort to do just that, and they aren’t even coy about it.
Time magazine flat out admitted that the election was “swayed” by “steering media coverage” and “controlling the flow of information.”
And if you don’t like it? You’d better be quiet about it, or you’ll get “canceled” too. Just look at what happened to Parler and what’s happening right now to Gab. Parler got kicked off their server, and Gab has lost access to nearly every way they can take payments.
If you dissent, the Woke Folks will make an example of you. You lose your job, business, get starved out and publicly humiliated, and doxxed.
Now even the press is trying to silence the press.
Also, I have a news flash: “the press” is not just CNN and other left-leaning media outlets. Legally, “the press” is defined as follows:
All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so, they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press. (source)
With the advent of the internet, “the press” became much, much bigger. Alternative news outlets are the press. Citizen journalists are the press. YouTubers, bloggers, and authors. We are all the press, every single one of us, and we are free human beings who have a constitutional right to dissent.
And it isn’t just the little people they want to silence.
The Woke Folks want to “take down” Fox News. I’m not saying Fox is perfect – I rarely ever watch mainstream news – but they are the only mainstream holdout that isn’t far left and ready to cancel everybody. Loads of pundits are unironically accusing Fox of doing precisely what they do – brainwashing the masses. It’s utter madness to believe that opinions should be punished, outlawed, and disappeared like a terrorist getting black-bagged to Guantanamo.
A guy at The Daily Beast is rubbing his hands together in glee at the very idea of people refusing to pay for Fox on basic cable, taking away a couple of bucks per person because he believes that a report from The Lancet about the spread of Covid “put the cherry on top of the “this was basically Trump’s fault” sundae.”
Some fellow on the Washington Post doesn’t think boycotting Fox’s advertisers is extreme enough. He isn’t happy about the financial impact of defamation suits. He’s bitterly disappointed that “cable giants like AT&T, Comcast and Charter Spectrum” have failed to removed Fox and Newsmax from the airways, stating sadly, “But the cable systems have shown little willingness to police their offerings.” He fervently wishes Fox could be “impeached.”
And he’s not alone.
On the program “Morning Joe,” Anand Giridharadas of MSNBC questioned whether Fox News “is a thing that should exist in America.”
Nicholas Kristof from the Times wrote, “We must clear an ecosystem of mass delusion spread by Fox News and many Republicans” in a recent opinion piece.
And Oliver Darcy from CNN again pointed fingers at AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Charter, and Dish—which host channels like Fox News—and said, “it is time TV carriers face questions for lending their platforms to dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories.”(source)
Journalists who should be the people fighting the hardest for a free press are going to the mat to shut down those who they believe are engaged in Wrongthink. It’s like we woke up, and instead of 2021, we’ve been transported straight into Orwell’s version of 1984.
Here’s how an actual Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment works.
Once the opposition has been crushed and silenced, all that will be left is state-run media. Like the Xinhua News Agency in communist China, everything that is published will be government-approved. Let’s take a look at that news agency (emphasis mine):
Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China. Xinhua is the biggest and most influential media organization in China, as well as the largest news agency in the world in terms of correspondents worldwide. Xinhua is a ministry-level institution subordinate to the State Council and is the highest-ranking state media organ in the country alongside the People’s Daily. Its president is a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party…
…The news agency has faced criticism of spreading propaganda and criticising people or movements critical of the CCP.
Xinhua is a publisher as well as a news agency—it owns more than 20 newspapers and a dozen magazines and it publishes in several languages, besides Chinese, including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese and Korean. Scholars have noted that Xinhua tailors its pro-CCP message to the nuances of each audience. (source)
The United States of America is behaving like Communist China.
Americans are not just watching. They’re cheering it on. The major mainstream networks are all vying to don the cloak of being the state-approved media outlet. They’ll probably all get a kick at it to make us believe we have a choice about the “news” we consume.
Today it might be libertarians and conservatives in the domestic terrorist crosshairs. But I assure you, if these people have their way, the target will be ever-moving until nothing is left but a shell of our great country, picked clean by the elite who planned the ultimate coup.
“Reality” Czar? Since when do we need such a thing? I mean, Reality IS regardless what we think or feel about it!
Ah, but Reality is inconvenient for our Masters-of-the-Universe (regardless of party affiliation), and they seek to redefine it, insulating themselves from it in their artificial, proximate realities, guaranteeing their power and profit, and the maintenance and increase thereof. This means they must mediate actual Reality for Boobus Americanus, because they need us for said power and profit.
Mass delusion is still delusion: Their emperor is plumb nekkid!
good article daisy…..
i have a friend who believes that hordes of neo nazis are coming to get everyone. he is a medical professional who says “believe the science” yet THINKS that trump is EVIL.
i have tried to show him that the media is incredibly biased and increasingly untruthful. he can’t see it. i literally just sent an email him to not follow the mob. but here we are.
i think it’s hard to have read about the nazi take over in germany, the bolshevik takeover in russia and mao’s rise to power with out seeing incredible parallels to what is happening with the media here in the states.
just keep trying to show your neighbors where this is going. that’s all we can do for the time being. it’s as important as stocking up on food.
Ponder this, that if the election wasn’t actually manipulated as heavily as claimed, that means that there already is a majority of people who accept the mainstream media as a reliable source of information. You have to at least consider as a possibility that Trump lost because the media convinced a majority to vote him out. At least consider that you are already in the functional minority.
I’m an Australian, and it recently came to light that 94.5% of people in Australia get their news source from Google/alphabet, that is to say that 94.5% get 100% of their information from google, 3.5% get it from Bing, and the remainder like me source it from alternative news. Now people might not even use google, but they listen to or read journalists who get their information from google. There is no reason for an Australian to have a strong opinion on US politics, the traditional Aussie view is just to not really care, to be mildly entertained, but in the past year or two, most of my friends, who are otherwise well adjusted, cleaver thinkers from both left and right sides of life have told me Trump is bad. If the internet can convince Aussies with no stake at all in US politics, to hate one side, their ability to manipulate normal people should not be underestimated.
Try this one out, the police have not been renewing Vietnam Vet’s gun licenses over here, they assert that all Vet’s must have PTSD, now one vet spent ten’s of thousands fighting it in court and got his gun license back, but I know of another five who didn’t have the money to fight it in court so they just gave up their guns and gun licenses. When you tell an Aussie that, they think it’s outrageous, but in order to find that in a google search you have to go to page 3 of the search because google seems to have pushed it way back in the search results, it’s not even talked about over here, not because Aussies find it disgraceful or horrible, but simply because it’s hard to find on google, the 100% source of 94.5% of Aussies information.
Preppers I follow seem to be shocked their cogent reasonable opinions are being ignored, perhaps you need to acknowledge you are already in the minority, in the first against the wall club, and nothing is likely to change in the near future.
Yes, yes, we hear all that rhetoric every day here in America. I’m an American citizen by birth, 77 yr old so I think I know a thing or two about my country. We have dealt with many presidents in the last 7 decades – good and bad – and we have come through it all. But this time is a good deal different. Now we have big tech companies actually running our country by shutting up everyone who does not agree with them. Our option has been to go to social media alternative but that takes time. This is a whole new phenomenon and people, especially anyone over 60 do not switch sides quickly. Many are still voting the party line and don’t even realize that the “party” is over and the balloons have popped and everyone has gone home. It’s not the same ole’ good old boys anymore. I am a Republican, and I have Democrat friends who don’t even know simple facts about politics so how can they vote intelligently. Some don’t know Biden works out of his basement. Some don’t know what the Paris Accord is. And to be clear, there are a lot more who think its still the good old days of Camelot. There are many people who don’t even know what social media is. The good old news and tv are reality to them. So naturally if the media says Trump is evil, it must be so. I prospered under Trump and felt safer than ever before because none of my family was deployed overseas – especially in Syria or Afghanistan. Trump was always visible, not hiding, and saying things I was thinking about our government. He identified with real patriots. Every day he was shouting about how much he loved America and We the People. I have never heard Biden say that even once. I feel in my soul that Biden hates us and all he wants from us is obedience and money. I have not seen one thing so far in his presidency that is for We the People. He’s making America less safe and rushing us to do too many things at once. I have a lot more to say on this subject, but I should stop before I get over enthusiastic. In summary, Trump was the best president we’ve had in a looonnng time. Bar none.
Until a “Captain America” appears, who is both a Political Leader and a Military one, this infiltration of Communism will continue.
Remember, Rush, Hannity, and all of the other Talking Heads on Fox and Talk Radio did not stop Bill Clinton /Obama getting elected twice, nor this coup from happening. Trump b*tching about it did nothing either, while he still had control .
I am sorry to say, but the old saying is; ” A Country can vote Communism IN, but they have to shoot they way OUT of it”.
In my opinion, DJT had some good policies, but all he was is a TV actor who played the President role for 4 years. In the end, he let America down by not using The Insurrection Act.
Captain America= General Mike Flynn? maybe Col. Allen West?
Maybe he just didn’t want to see a lot of us dying. No one should rush to the war scenario without thinking it through. No one needs to lose their life over this. We can get our country back if we try and drain the swamp while we are at it.
Spot on! And if I may, the root of czar is from Ceasar. So are we then to render to Caesar what is his if they claim our minds are not our own? I very much believe so. Anyone who missed the flagrant creation of false evidence by the left in Tuesday’s impechment session shpuld watch below for a shining example of their agenda.
I am personally concerned about the attempts to politicise the military. Secretary Arthur’s 60 day stand down will yield strange fruit, if any at all. Some of us are truly worried this is an attempt to cull conservative and liberty minded people from the ranks, in favor of more amenable (read as “just following orders”) cohorts in the ranks. There is no reason to still have so many troops in the District, but its a matter of the look of the thing. Apparently Panem is fashionable in propaganda now. But more real, historic examples exist- Argetina under Peron, Spain under Franco, the Phillippines under Marcos- the list goes on. The most insulting part was the Service Secretary memo starting out with ” We have all taken an oath to defend the Constitution…” Apologies for swearing, but my outloud response was “Bitch, I know I did. I don’t need you to remind me!”
As a soldier and student of history, it maddens me that the overwrought comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany continue. It is a convenient trope played by the left for the purposes of taking advantage of what is considered to be America rescuing the world from fascism. The best lesson is not glory, but to remember that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own.
As for state media, Pravda is another example. The bias of most “accepted” media here in the States is more than apparent, to the point that I started referring to NPR as Novoya Pravda Radio. Pravda ostensibly means “truth” but is in line with your Orwell reference above. Perhaps ABC should be “America’s Best Communists” or NBC ” Now Begin Collusion”?
The right to hear and be heard is inviolate. I will leave Voltaire and Franklin out of this, but thank you for your bravery in saying what needed said.
Great article, Daisy! It never ceases to amaze me how this woke set’s narrative is so different from what most of us know as reality. It’s mind blowing. Red pill or blue pill? A follow on to your article is this one: https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/the-real-world-and-the-narrative-world-29cb4b95226e
I read that article (re: Johnstone) this morning.
Matt Taibbi recently had a article (sorry, behind a paywall) calling the new phenomena of blaring a “bombshell” headline report, and then when the “bombshell” report starts to “fray” as he puts it, it gets “Bombholed.” Mistakes, errors, get memory-holed.
Glenn Greenwald had a recent article of how far journalistic integrity has fallen to “. . . junior high hall-monitor tattling and Stasi-like citizen surveillance. ”
Greenwald, Taibbi and Johnstone all sum it up quite well how far the 4th Estate has fallen and why the public has so little trust in them.
All of this is concerning and a continuation of stuff that started quite a while back – way before Trump in fact. It’s deeply concerning.
Regarding Fakebook, Daisy, what in the world could have been wrong with taco seasoning? Unless it’s some crap about “cultural appropriation” or just blocking your content because of who some idiot thinks you are?
Redbranch, I think the “taco seasoning” bitch-slap by Fascistbook was all about their giddy, cushy-job-holding, AI-worshiping lapdogs getting off on their power to fuck with truth-and-freedom seekers. Like obedient children, they are mind-controlled to be able to DO their jobs and given all kinds of perks to keep moving up the ladder of tyranny. They’re nothing but self-serving, amoral bullies with a four-a-day Starbucks budget.
I think you’re right. So really, the post could have been about anything. Well, anything not licking their boots, that is.
CaliGirl – I think you’re probably right. They’re just trying to tick me off enough that I’ll leave. Which, stubbornly, is not going to happen.
@Redbranch & @CaliGirlWonders. I always enjoy the alternative names…Fakebook, Fascistbook. I have also heard it called Facehole.
I still have an account for FB but almost never get on it & absolutely never post anything there.
Poland (which suffered under Soviet communism for a half century) issued this condemnation statement about Big Tech’s censorship in the US:
Polish Government to Breitbart: Big Tech’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Bolshevik, Not Democratic
Plus 432 comments.
AND you’ll find relevant most of this collection of quotes from some notables about censorship versus free speech:
Now that is the Daisy I’ve been following…..
Dystopian is really the correct name for all of the things that the left wingers do , it is adulterared PERVERSION!
Oh , btw the saying at the beginning … what I was taught is
“Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it” … just as many before them have done , when they do get what they want they WILL be the first to cry the loudest. The only thing we can do is to hold tight to what we believe and do our works according to those beliefs.
Daisy, everything you said was frighteningly correct. If people don’t wake up and start speaking out, we’ll find ourselves back in Nazi Germany. Now is not the time for people to become sheeple. Keep up your fantastic website and God bless!
Daisy, I am very sorry to hear about that ridiculous Fascistbook “limitation” on number of posts, and the “taco seasoning” warning would be outright laughable if it wasn’t outright a boot on your neck. FWIW, I just yesterday followed a commenter on one of my Medium.com posts to his FB page, where he re-posted the link to my article: This guys posts like a hundred times a day! But of course (aside from him linking to my rant), he posts/reposts in near total lockstep with the scripted MSM/SM narrative.
Speaking of Medium.com, their cushy-job-holding lapdogs “canceled” two of my well-researched articles. Not surprisingly, they were both about Covid and unlawful “mandates.” One is titled, “Where are All Our Protector Men? A Call to Conscious Action,” and the other is “House of Covid Cards.” I found out NOT through notification by Medium but through a friend who commented and had HER comment removed. My point is not whether you, personally, agree with my research, experiences, and opinions (I’m pretty sure that you and I have differing perspectives on Covid), but rather that we respect each other’s rights to publish our research, experiences, and opinions, unlike the blatant censors we are seeing everywhere these days. (Not one to back down to bullies, I did rant on with another article titled “I Will Not Allow Medium to Shame Me or to “Cancel” Me,” and so far it has not been removed.)
Even weirder, I posted a reply to a commenter on a Jessica Wildfire Medium.com article about how ecstatic she is to have gotten her first C-jab. In my email inbox, I saw notification that the commenter replied back to me. Apparently, I completely misunderstood his original comment, and he was writing to tell me that — and also that he “blocked” me. When I went back to Jessica’s article and searched for his comment and my reply, they were both GONE. WTH? I guess he could have removed his own comment, but why? He was SO PROUD to write: “And to everyone here: I have removed Sharine’s comment and blocked her.” Is this a real person, or a Medium lapdog posing as a real person, or an algorithm? Things are getting stranger and stranger.
That’s what I iike about you hippocrites. You CANCELED me awhile back. And lot of conservative sites that banned me because of their RACISM ended up being CANCELED by those they complain about.
How do you like it?
Just posted to my Facebook newsfeed!
Fox is false opposition. They’re just like CNN, The Washington Post, and long list – owned and controlled by CFR globalists.
This is objective fact you can find out via research, not “conspiracy theory” as those duped by sociopaths like to label people.
Preach It!!! CFR! Who’s who of who will screw you!
I have studied the 2nd world war in particular the 3rd Reich. And who’s wife and Mother-in-law that are German. My Mother-in-law grew up during the 3rd Reich and war time Germany. She is livid about what is going on now with the country. She is constantly asking me if people are that blind that they don’t see what is happening. She likes DJT and what he was doing for the country. This new administration is eeriely so similar to what was happening in Germany in the 30s leading up to the 2nd world war. And what was happening in East Germany with the Stassi post world war 2. She has said on multiple occasions that we are mere months from being the new 4th Reich.
With that being said. If we the people don’t get our heads out of our asses we will begin seeing reeducation camps sooner than later.
In the words of Eleanor Guthrie (Black Sails)
FUCK THEM AND FUCK THAT!
FUCK FB. FUCK TWITTER. FUCK INSTAGRAM. FUCK THEM ALL.
Get your own free blogsite. People of like minds will find YOU. FUCK the rest.
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45
by Milton Mayer and Richard J. Evans
First published in 1955, with several reprint editions since. It’s a series of extensive interviews with ordinary Germans who lived through WWII and their perceptions at the time. Here’s the most recent Amazon listing with much detail and reviews:
Well worth looking over the detailed description and the reviews.
“I’m an anti-politician, anti-war, lower-case L libertarian who believes that gay married couples should be able protect their legally grown weed with guns.“
Posted to my FB.
There is already a ministry of truth, it is called Followers of Jesus Christ. He said I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me. We must repent or all is lost.
If you Rely or Depend on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon or easily Censored platforms for your Livelihood then you best got on non-censored platforms Yesterday because Tomorrow is TOO LATE! Don’t Complain about Censorship – Go Where there is NO Censorship & Ignore, Mock, Criticize, Disobey the MSM, DC, CDC, WHO, Communists, BLM, Antifa & 501c3 Cash Generator “Churches” & their Salesmen “Pastors” who are Demons.
THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER COUNTRIES,who are watching this insanity,AND THEY DON’T LIKE IT,americans have a far to big military for it to fall into the hands of these IDIOTS,IF you want to see what death and destruction really looks like,JUST keep watching and do nothing,THESE other countries will do it for you..
This article makes me chuckle after your, “We do not want to touch controversial topics because the resulting censorship may affect livelihoods” article. Well, congratulations. You learned the hard way.
It does not matter how much you kowtow to The Woke Mob. IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH.
They are going to come for you eventually. Self-censorship will not work. Sure, it may take them a little longer to get to you, but eventually even the most neutral, moderate speech will be labelled “extreme” once everything beyond that has been culled.
Like taco seasoning.
They’ve already proven they can so this to anybody. I hope they bankrupt Fox. Fox needs to go, we don’t need more traitors claiming to be on our side and stabbing us in the back every chance they get. They deserve to go under just for their fake polls alone.
“I’m an anti-politician, anti-war, lower-case L libertarian who believes that gay married couples should be able protect their legally grown weed with guns.” For the woke mob, you’re worse than conservative. The woke mob are totalitarians, and libertarianism is anathema to them.
Me? I’m a Bible-believing Christian who has actually studied the Bible to see what it says. Unlike many politically motivated “Christians”, the Bible’s message is that Christians are not prosecutors, judges, juries and executioners of those who are not Christians. Therefore, if gay couples wish to protect their legally grown weed with guns, that’s God’s concern, not mine nor any other Bible-believing Christian’s. I just ask that those gay couples don’t turn totalitarian and insist that I call their chosen life-style “marriage”, nor try to silence me when I tell what God caused to be written in the Bible. They’re perfectly free not to listen.
The woke mob hates the Bible too, because the woke mob is totalitarian, and the Bible teaches justice, not totalitarianism. Totalitarianism always results in injustice.
As for government, it’s a necessary evil. It’s job is to insure justice between individuals and the protection of its citizens from the injustice of foreign invasion. Anything beyond that becomes totalitarian.
Well said. I wholly agree.
It is not dystopian, it is called automation. A series of complex computer programs that look at things in black and white – or should I say bits. IF-THEN-ELSE – the crux of computer code be it the programs that generate your bank statement, display your net page, or AI.
As the quest to have as little human labor involved as possible (aka keeping payroll expense down), we’ll see more and more of this. Who needs a person as your financial advisor, just plug in your data and the programs will tell you what to do. Plug in your data and the programs will decide IF you get a loan, the amount, and at what interest rate.
I find all this automation at odds with the KYC, AML, etc laws. Greed (and oh yeah, shareholder “returns – how could I forget) is driving the automation.
And I forgot the DOS (denial of service) checks in those complex programs.
Here…have another glass of Kool Aide.
Oh, and BTW, all of those algorithms, etc. have to be programmed into the bots by…wait for it… PEOPLE!
People who have their own agendas and political leanings.
So to blame the censorship on computer programming is disingenuous at best, and dishonest disinformation at worst.
The censorship will continue until ALL “unauthorized” commentary, information sharing or dissent is expunged completely.
I would say “I hope I’m dead by then”, but I have plans for tomorrow.
Well Daisy, once a nation of people believes that it can disobey Gods laws and ignore Him, tyranny is certain. Ben Franklin said, “Ultimately man will be governed by God or by tyrants.”
You said above that a gay couple should be allowed to own a gun to protect their weed. God is calling for repentance from these abominable practices and you are advocating them. Without repentance for wickedness and embracing Gods ways instead, the course is charted and the path to tyranny is certain.
I’m advocating the heck out of those things Jay, because they’re not my business. Just imagine if we all minded our own business and worked on our own relationships with God instead of insisting everyone else follow our personal interpretation.
Daisy, God is not sitting on a cafeteria plate waiting in line to see who will pick Him and who will stand up and uphold His laws. God is not even waiting to figure out what is right and what is wrong based on what Daisy or anyone else thinks about it. The fact is that God has left very clear and concise commandments concerning right and wrong. If our nation decides to tolerate and in your case, embrace that which he says is evil, then you are wasting you time telling people to prep. What’s so virtuous about minding your own business as you say when it sends your fellow man to hell?
I agree with Daisy.
I’m not God, therefore it’s not in MY job description to pass judgement on people who are minding their own business and are allowing me to mind mine without hassling me. And if God really didn’t want people to have free will, not only would there be no sin but there would be no redemption from sin, which makes the Cross utterly pointless. Why would The Word waste His Time becoming flesh so He could be a Perfect Sacrifice for our sins if we were irredeemable?
Well, Jay, there’s a little thing called separation of church and state. Fortunately, that means the rest of us don’t have to live by your narrow interpretation of the Bible.
Also, aren’t you the guy who was complaining about “all women” a few posts back and how you “decided” to remain single? Judging by your comments here, I’m starting to suspect it wasn’t a decision that’s keeping you single.
Well Agnes, the key word in your first paragraph is live. God says the wages of sin is death and you will either “live” by Gods commandments or else He will remove you and the nation you live in. I realize that you want to do the opposite of what God command and then call it your interpretation, but God sees right through that lie and the consequences are an eternal fire called hell that you can never escape. Very few criminals recognize the seriousness of their offenses while they are committing them, but the stark terror of Gods punishment becomes very real when they actually have to face it.
I don’t think you know what you are talking about. You assume to know God’s mind which is unknowable. Are you projecting?
I suppose God told you this personally so you didn’t have to interpret anything. How sad it must be to believe in a God so terrifying and spiteful. I can see now why you are such a grim, sad person.
God’s love should bring you joy, not fear of “an eternal fire called hell that you can never escape” or “the stark terror of Gods punishment.” If this is your version of Christianity, perhaps you’re doing it wrong.
“I’m an anti-politician, anti-war, lower-case L libertarian who believes that gay married couples should be able protect their legally grown weed with guns.” Hahahahaha! This is great. So much I relate to in this sentence.
Daisy, It would be best if you dropped the indoctrinated comparisons to 3rd Reich NAZI’s and the Holocaust, since the actual history of these events has been drastically twisted to support the agendas of those who have continued to profit from the distortions. It would be accurate, however, to state that we have been and are living under Fascism, since the U.S. has been and currently is controlled by Corporate Cartels and their government minions, both Republican & Democrat, from the Oval Office (yes, this includes Trump), to the lowliest clerk.
And as for FOX, they’re obviously controlled opposition, just like Alex Jones, Breitbart, and many other so-called alternative sites, but they certainly are useful for someone who can sift the truth from the lies. The important thing to be aware of with these fake alternative sites is what they don’t talk about. A key tactic with these sites is to keep viewers distracted from the real foundational issues by focusing on deliberately created ‘divide and conquer’ issues, such as Right vs. Left, Republicans vs. Democrats, Conservatives vs. Liberals, Capitalists vs. Communists, Blacks vs. Whites, Men vs. Women, , Heterosexuals vs. Homosexuals, Etc. And they’ve been very successful at keeping most people focused on these ‘divide and conquer’ issues, with very little focus on the evil psychopaths running the show. Clever indeed! Cheers
This brings to mond Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”. Remember the Freedom of Movement Act, which forbid companies from moving at all? We expect more and more of this as time goes on and those in power consolidate their power. We will never have another free and fair election. Keep prepping and praying, we are in the End Times, and Yeshua (Jesus) is returning soon!
nobody is watching their junk
Put it on my Fascistbook page… Hasn’t been removed/blocked yet, but nobody’s responded, so they may simply have limited it.
Excellent analysis. We may soon see the 1st Amendment, and the very Constitution itself, nullified by the leftist decrees of the oligarchs in control of our national government and institutions.
Ja Fraulein! All of ze “Citizens” here replying will be put on ze “List” for not conforming to OberGruppenFuhrer Biden’s diktats on appropriate thoughts. Expect a couple of “security specialists” to conduct a “health and comfort” inspection to help you get your mind right! Amerika Uber allies!!!
At this point, the primary problem is both how “fact” is determined and who is required to “adhere to facts”.
In the latter case, the case that Fox News won means that NONE are required to adhere to facts when reporting. NONE. So, how do we determine who is reporting facts? Per several science-based research studies, many people go with “does this feel true” instead of “does this fit the body of knowledge that I’ve been learning from and practicing”. Thus, farmers who breed cattle, because it feels true, deny their success in creating new breeds and spout the eternalness of God’s creation, animals included. (Have you seen an aurochs? They existed in the time of Crete. Their descendents, which were nonexistent at the time, are Geurnseys and Holstiens. So much for the eternalness of God’s creation by the fundamentalist standard.)
In the former case, facts either come from experts or trained elites. Since we no longer require adherence to facts by reporters (the press), how do we know that said expert or that elite told the truth?
So, we now have a possible ministry of truth, because we refuse to legislate how truth is promulgated.
American leftists would like us to become a satrap of China, just as ancient Persia controlled many of its empire’s conquests. We would retain only the facade of being an independent and free country. China would use these Americans to impose Chinese will.