By Dr. Derek Ellerman
It is exceedingly rare in modern times (the short-lived Trump era aside) for conservatives, libertarians, and others who are opposed to an increasingly centralized and tyrannical government to score victories.
Today is one of those days. It might well be short-lived, but it is important to celebrate when you can.
CNN reports that Biden’s new Ministry of Truth, hilariously called the Disinformation Governance Board, is being “paused.”
Our beloved new Information Overlord Nina Jankowicz may have to return to horrifically cringe show tunes.
Maybe she can take her “disinformation” act off-off-off-off Broadway
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 18, 2022
Chalk One Up For The Good Guys
Ironically, it might be Ms. Jankowicz that we have to thank for – at least temporarily – sinking Biden’s Soviet-style abomination.
Thanks to her own history of pushing disinformation in order to advance her political agenda, Jankowicz undoubtedly brought much-needed attention to the Biden scheme.
She helped spread the lie, pushed by five former CIA Directors and dozens of intelligence officials, that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.”
Back on the “laptop from hell,” apparently- Biden notes 50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op.
Trump says “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
— Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) October 23, 2020
Perhaps confusing her own propaganda, she would also claim that Hunter’s laptop was created by the Trump campaign.
The Biden administration’s new Executive Director of the Disinformation Governance Board, Nina Jankowicz, cast doubt that the Hunter Biden laptop, confirmed to be real by multiple outlets, actually belonged to him.
She called it “a Trump campaign product.”
— Rusty (@rustyweiss74) April 27, 2022
The gaslighting on the board itself was something to behold. Because we live in Kafka-esque times, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, claimed that any worry about the federal government’s premier law enforcement agency housing an official propaganda arm was merely due to “misinformation.”
In its heyday, Pravda never dared to think citizens were stupid enough to fall for such a ruse. That tells you a little something about how American politicians and bureaucrats view you.
Refreshingly, the un-American Disinformation Governance Board received immediate pushback, and not just from powerless citizens.
Sitting FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed the Orwellian, unconstitutional board:
“This is Orwellian, it’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional – the very best time to shut this down was before the DHS ever announced it, the second best time is right now.”
Former Attorney General Bill Barr didn’t mince words either, about the board or the theatre kid who was tapped to run it. “I don’t think that it’s the government’s function to set up a panel on disinformation,” Barr told the Daily Caller.
But don’t think for a second that the media would take the loss with grace.
Frighteningly, it’s all “right-wingers” fault that the U.S. government’s lead terrorism agency won’t have its own propaganda board.
CNN bemoaned the pause by blaming right-wingers: “DHS is pausing its newly created disinformation board after fierce right-wing criticism”
Not to be outdone, the Washington Post mourns the situation as the unfortunate victim of “right-wing attacks”:
WaPo has the scoop that the Disinformation Board is getting shut down and, surprise, this is the framing pic.twitter.com/6qny6Ng7xT
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 18, 2022
Now stop and think for a moment. What is “right-wing” about opposing an official propaganda board? Many of us remember the days before the year 2010 A.D. when free speech was a bedrock principle on the left.
One might even say the entire modern left was born from the free speech movement in the 1960’s.
If you told the kids at Berkeley who (rightly) protested the Vietnam War that their kids would have called them crazed right-wingers for supporting free speech, I’d bet history would have turned out quite different.
No, this ain’t your daddy’s or granddaddy’s left.
Progressive Journalist Glenn Greenwald points out that the anti-First Amendment crowd is positively furious about turn of events.
It’s a cause of momentary celebration that the Department of Homeland Security was forced by popular anger to “pause” its Disinformation Board and the absurd #Resistance cartoon they hired to run it, but read this to see how angry WPost and @TaylorLorenz are that this happened: https://t.co/dCY3VKuEua
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 18, 2022
It’s a cliche at this point, but cliches often point to a fundamental truth.
In this case, the people who want to silence others are not the good guys.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
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