When lies are truth, truth is a lie, and “reality” is whatever our Masters deign to tell us it is
Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors “don’t go far enough,” so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the 'Ministry of Truth' (aka Disinformation Governance Board). pic.twitter.com/CHOD4mbE0B
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 1, 2022
That double-barreled blast of slug-not-shot truth Tulsi just fired off comes to us courtesy of the esteemed Mike Walsh, who ain’t hardly done yet.
So now the mask has dropped and, for the first time, the American people can see the modern Left in all its hateful, unadorned, vituperative, spiteful glory.
Oh, I dunno about all that now, Mike; there’s been no mistaking who and what they really are for quite a while, for anybody willing to remove his/her hands from over his/her eyes and take a look.
Case in point: the announcement last week that the Department of Homeland Security—one of the excrescences of the Bush administration, cobbled together in its panic over 9/11—has created the “Disinformation Governance Board” in order to combat what it has, via its hitherto little-known Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, already dubbed “mis-, dis-, and mal-information.” Otherwise known as alternative points of view, but shut up, citizen.
The part I bolded above is emphasized to remind y’all of another of Mike’s Iron Laws: Elect all the Reublicans you like, then sit back and watch as nothing changes.
From its Orwellian name to the repellant leftist virago of obscure origins named Nina Jankowicz who heads it (her Wikipedia entry lacks a precise date of birth, as well as her place of birth and any of the customary details about her family, ethnic and religious background; about all we know is that she’s apparently married to a man named Michael Stein), this moral and political enormity cannot be allowed to stand.
Well, naturally. But then, that’s true of so very many things nowadays.
It is no coincidence that this Frankenstein monster and its screeching harpy boss have sprung to life just days after Elon Musk made his successful bid for Twitter, with a promise to end its blatant censorship of conservative points of view [including mine; I’ve been banned for “targeted harassment” since the summer of 2020, apparently for illustrating the shortcomings of such journalistic apparatchiks as Chuck Todd, Yamiche Alcindor, and Nick Confessore, as well as the “presidential historian” Michael Beschloss], throttling free discourse, seizing private information and holding it hostage, and blaming their NKVD tactics on an “algorithm” developed by their “trust and safety” star chamber.
It also, purely coincidentally, comes directly in the wake of “former” president Barack Hussein Obama’s speech at Stanford University endorsing more public censorship. Be sure to click on the video and listen to Barry, who unlike every other former president and in defiance of presidential custom, still lives in the District of Columbia, just a short drive from the White House.
See? FEAR NOT, Comrades! Your Dearest Leader, His Most Majestic Highness Brrraaap Soetoro Obongo the Practically White, remains in overall command of our benificent government, working as he always has for the benefit of all right-thinking Comrades!! ALL IS WELL!!!
Elsewhere, VDH isn’t feeling terribly sanguine about this wonderful new expansion/power-grab of FederalGovCo’s.
The board’s executive director, Nina Jankowicz, at least has clear qualifications for the post. She previously had spread false rumors on social media that Donald Trump voters would show up at the polls in 2020 armed, and joined the mob’s chorus that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.” Perhaps the idea behind her hiring was “it takes one to know one.”
Although the new board’s mandate is unclear, the idea seems to be that Jankowicz and her colleagues will use the federal government’s powers to adjudicate what Americans say as either true or false—and to suppress as “disinformation” anything it doesn’t find useful.
The new war against “disinformation” follows the narratives of the “insurrection” on January 6, the “democracy dies in darkness” return of Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin as a mastermind gasoline price-spiker. Such narratives are intended to distract us from the Biden disaster and the ongoing assault against constitutional freedom.
When things turn south for the administration, Barack Obama—a sagging Netflix’s $50-million “idea man”—usually emerges from one of his three mansions in Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, or Kalorama to lecture clingers and deplorables on various threats they pose to the anointed.
His sermons usually project his own transgressions. Recently, Obama went to Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to admonish us that new free speech platforms might tolerate incorrect expression that he and the Left smear as “hate speech.”
But is not Barack Obama ill-suited to lecture anyone on disinformation?
You must be joking, man. Oboomboom is the most prolific, most shameless liar ever to lift his head above the surface of the fetid waters of the DC Swamp to flick his forked tongue lazily to and fro, coldly assessing his surroundings in that blank-eyed reptilian way of his. Ill-suited? I can’t begin to imagine who might be a better fit. There’s nobody on Earth with more experience tilling the fields of disinformatsiya; no man more adept at keeping himself wrapped in a cloak of falsehood to deflect all honesty, integrity, and probity; no man better at wielding lies as if they were the very sword and shield of statecraft. Seriously, now: who could possibly be more qualified for such a role? Back to Walsh for the last trump.
This is why the Disinformation Governance Board must be stopped now. This is the hill to fight and, if necessary, die on. Because, to paraphrase Chris Walken’s line from True Romance before he kills poor Dennis Hopper: this is as good as it’s going to get, and it won’t ever get that good again.
Nope, it most certainly will not. We’ve had fifty fucking years of confirmation of that fact, watching one appropriate “hill worth dying on” after another grow smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror, to eventually be replaced by its successor and likewise ignored. For some reason, it all reminds me of a quote from Lysander Spooner, one of his most apposite in these parlous times.
It is manifest that the only security against the tyranny of the government lies in forcible resistance to the execution of the injustice; because the injustice will certainly be executed, unless it be forcibly resisted.
Nailed it. Which the man had quite a way of doing sometimes.
Both via Sefton, who also has the perfect obituary for a murdering Leftist piece of buffalo dung who has thankfully assumed room temperature at long, long last. Burn in Hell, bitch.
Update! Kunstler on point.
The truth is that everything the Left stands for these days is some kind of a hustle—which is the cheap street version of a racket, meaning an effort to extract something of value from you dishonestly. It’s the only way they know how to operate. It necessarily and chiefly depends on the deployment of lies, which by definition are propositions at odds with reality. The more they traffic in lies, the further they must distance themselves from reality and try to coerce you to go along with evermore absurdity: mostly peaceful riots…men-with-ovaries…free and fair elections…insurrection…conspiracy theories…Lia Thomas in the fast lane…safe and effective vaccines…Believe it or else!
The Left ends up at war with reality. That adds up to a bad business model for running a society, and the results are now plain to see. What in the USA is not failing these days? Our Potemkin economy of nail parlors, porn sites, pizza huts, casinos, drugs, and helicopter money? Our reckless relations with other countries? Public and higher education? Medicine? Financial markets? The sputtering engine of government under a phantom president? It’s all sinking into chaos and incoherence. For now, food just costs more than ever; wait until it’s simply unavailable. Nobody will care about anything else after that.
All this failure requires cover stories, narratives. Russia did it! Covid-19 did it! White supremacists did it! Trump did it! Narrative failure would equal failure of the Left altogether, so the Left requires the sturdiest possible apparatus for suppressing counter-narratives that lean in the direction of reality, its enemy. The Left found that apparatus in social media, the new vehicle for political debate, especially Twitter, which was so easily, blatantly, and dishonestly manipulated backstage by mysterious code ninjas. Twitter enjoys subsidy relations with government that incline it to do the government’s bidding. In effect, the government enlisted Twitter to undermine and over-ride Americans’ first amendment protections, by proxy.
Now we have the Disinformation Governance Board to be run by a TikTok musical comedy star, Nina Jankowicz, an instant laughingstock, since retailing disinformation has been her main occupation in the scant years she’s been on the Deep State scene. Ms. Jankowicz is a notorious RussiaGate hoaxer and psy-op agent in the October 2020 emergence of Hunter Biden’s laptop. She has zero credibility as anything but a professional falsifier. Her Disinfo Governance Board has no authority to regulate anything. It’s just a lame charade that can only draw more attention to the Left’s hatred of truth and reality. The Left pretends that free speech is a threat to civilization because, as usual, they are projecting psychologically. Their world is a mirror. In fact, the Left is a threat to civilization.
Yep. Not by accident or mistake, not innocently or ignorantly, but with malice aforethought, and plenty of it. Because they intend to destroy said civilization, and are deadly serious about doing so. And they’ll damned sure do that thing, too, if we let them. They’re not bluffing, they’re not joking, and they’re not just talking tough, either. They’ve been telling us, straight up and without equivocation in recent years, precisely what their intentions are—towards our country, our institutions, our values, and our physical selves. The progress they’ve made towards achieving their goal is nothing short of stunning. It’s high time we take them at their word, get off our asses, and eliminate the threat before they manage to get any further along.
My Dad told me something when I was a kid, he said when someone says they hate you, whether said in anger, drunk, or in humor. Believe them!
These people hate us, our country, our God, and are too stupid to quit. We better be doing something useful.
Raconteur Report: The Ministry Of WTF?!?
All of these people are ventriloquist’s dummies.
That’s why they all say the same words regardless of which dummy is sitting in the lap of government or media or even in many businesses. Or in “protest groups” from the anti-war movement (who are all Rah Rah if it’s a Dem War) to BLM to Antifa to Weather Underground to Manson to Jim Jones to No Musk Twitter, etc.
The slogans change, but often rhyme. The undercurrent of charges of Rayciss, Misogynist, Nazi, Haters is always present in some way or the other. It only changes in the proportions of the charges depending upon who needs to be smeared at any given time.
That’s because they are running the playbook of old dead Marxists from Marx himself to Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Wilson, FDR, Sanger, Dewey through to Alinsky, Cloward, Piven, Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers. Most are white, but were joined by radical anti-colonialists and Black Power Fascists.
The real power meets at places like The Milken Institute’s Convention going on now in LA or The WEF in Davos or the confab each year at Jackson Hole or The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Also major elements of international orgs such as The UN, NATO, The World Bank Group, The IMF, WTO etc
“The real power meets at places…”
I’m thinking of targets for some reason.
Also, check who is on Corporate Boards. When I get Proxy Vote notices now I go read the biographies. They’re all former top people in other Corporations or Academics. It’s a tangled web of interconnections of about 5,000 – 10,000 people in the Fortune 500.
It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.
I’m not even close to being in it.
But if I were I’d probably wouldn’t want to join a club that would have me.
More and more and more, we need to flood society with Theodore Dalrymple’s observation on Soviet propaganda, which I here closely paraphrase: It was not intended to inform, persuade, or even mislead. It was intended to humiliate, and for this purpose, the further it was from the truth, the better.
They are saying, flat out, that it is more dangerous to contradict The Party than to contradict reality itself. That what The Party says, today, is in fact reality itself. That your experience, your knowledge, your reason, or what they said yesterday are all irrelevant.
That two plus two equals shut up, proles, and think what you’re told.
Good summation of Dalrymple’s longer quote.
Getting you to believe ridiculous falsehoods humiliates and cows you into believing the falsehoods that directly benefit them. One is Power over you and the other is Loot for them.
I would have thought aids would have got him by now