Sunday, March 31, 2024

"how pricey D.C. neighborhood less than a mile from the capitol has turned into a crime-ridden 'war zone'"

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 10:08:42 p.m. edt

"only a 10-minute walk to the U.S. capitol is navy yard - a neighborhood increasingly riddled with crime so bad it has sent many fleeing to Virginia and Maryland suburbs to escape the 'war zone.'"

Home sweet home.

Gentrification never works.

Unless you expel blacks and browns.

Otherwise, you are just building Potemkin villages all over the country.

Happy Easter!

By R.C.

"Officer, I confused the brake pedal with the accelerator!"

and here I thought only Whites are accused of hate crimes: asian "virginia man"

By "W"
friday, march 29, 2024 at 01:39:19 p.m. edt

and here I thought only Whites are accused of hate crimes: asian "virginia man"

on “transgender visibility day,” a special message from Joan Rivers

By R.C.
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 11:03:50 p.m. edt

on “transgender visibility day,” a special message from Joan Rivers

trailer full of bibles set on fire outside tennessee church on easter morning

By A Texas Reader
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 07:29:25 p.m. edt

trailer full of bibles set on fire outside tennessee church on easter morning

Did this stunt rise to the level of a hate (sic) crime?

msm story reported on race in crime story!

["man charged with sucker punching woman on street in nyc is a real piece of work."]

By Jerry PDX
friday, march 29, 2024 at 1:56:00 a.m. edt

They do report race...when it’s a White guy! Seriously, I spotted this article on the train, and it took all my willpower to not let go with a torrent of expletives:

The article deceptively puts on a fake attitude of confusion about racially motivated sucker punch attacks perpetrated by black men, then inserts one incident as the lead involving a White man as the “example.”

That’s assuming it’s even true a White guy did it. One of the reasons the media justifies not reporting race is because people are sometimes wrong, so maybe she couldn’t tell his race for sure, and wanted it to be a White guy. Or maybe this woman didn’t want to accuse a black man, so deliberately turned her attacker White. Or maybe she just made the whole thing up to be a victim. I wouldn’t be surprised at anything, when it comes to these self-hating, woke Whites.

Then the article cites several other sucker punch attacks but does not mention race. Guaranteed, they were almost certainly negro attackers but the reader is left with the impression it’s a “White” crime.

black men are responsible for 90% of these type of attacks (or is it 99%?). I can’t even remember one incident here in pdx that was not a black guy with a White victim.

Is there no limit to just how depraved, dishonest, and evil the media system in this country is? I’m starting to wonder.

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
friday, march 29, 2024 at 6:02:00 a.m. edt

No limit, Jerry. As I said, “reporting HALF the facts of a story, is not reporting the truth.” If blacks are committing nearly all the crimes, yet you show the only White out of 50, on video, doing it—that’s not the truth. There are many ways to distort the news (and they at nnn, cbs, abc and cnn use them all), so that the viewer cannot believe these broadcasts for one minute. If they lie, fabricate, distort or omit even one fact from one story a night intentionally, how can you believe anything they report?

You can’t.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on The Afterlife Tonight Show

[“black supremacist St. Louis city mayor Tishaura Jones is mad as heck about the existence of non-black owned small businesses; hence, like other black supremacist mayors, she is going to hold their owners responsible for all crime committed by blacks near them!”]

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 1:31:00 a.m. edt

“Ni**ers, ni**ers everywhere, and not a one who thinks.”

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on The Afterlife Tonight Show yesterday, updating his famous line from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


By AbolishTenure
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 12:09:00 p.m. edt

You’re Mayor Tishaura? You must go to the same spa as Ronny McRomney! Anyway, you want to see the manager? He’ll be right with you. He’s finishing off, er, finishing up with a customer...

The Washington post’s big lie campaign against the President

By Nicholas Stix

The Washington post continues its big lie campaign against the President, but with a much wordier version.

For eight years, the Washington post has pursued a big lie campaign against the President, going back to when he was the upstart candidate whom the communists/racial socialists of the msm liked to laugh about.

It’s always been the same big lie: Trump is Hitler. The President’s totalitarian, democrat enemies at the Wp also like to say, “Trump is a narcissist,” “Trump is a fascist,” and “Trump is a dictator,” but they are just repeating, “Trump is Hitler,” in different words. It’s baby talk, but it’s still a moronic lie. If the lies were true, the President could not have been removed from the White House via the big steal.

“America” is a totalitarian dictatorship under the democrat party. The President had nothing to do with that. The democrats simply project everything bad they’ve been doing onto him.

However, while the Wp’s basic big lie is “Trump is Hitler,” its editors like to tear history to shreds, in pursuing their strategy. In 2016, a Wp operative, Rick Noack, retailed a historical fairy tale, whereby candidate Trump’s mention of the media as “the lying press” was a Nazi-era phrase, even though Noack also claimed “the term was coined by Reinhold Anton in 1914.” However, Noack asserted, wildly, that the phrase was integral to the Nazis murdering millions of people.

“until today, the word has an anti-Semitic [liar] connotation, and it implies hatred not only against journalists but against everyone who opposes the ‘will of the people’ [liar]. that abstract [?] concept emerged during world war ii when Hitler sought to propagate the idea that germans were a ‘master race’ superior to all others, especially Jews and slavic people. “the consequences of that rhetoric — of which the term ‘Lügenpresse’ was an important component under propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels — were horrifying. millions of people were killed in concentration camps by the nazis, including Jews, political opponents and homosexuals.”

[“the ugly history of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a nazi slur shouted at a Trump rally,” washington post, october 16, 2016.]

So, if you say, “Lügenpresse”/“lying press,” you’re a Nazi!

Aside from the dishonesty of saying, “If you say, x, you’re a Nazi,” there’s the pathetic abuse of history by Rick Noack and his editors. The phrase, “Lügenpresse”/“lying press,” was not a Nazi-era phrase. It was coined circa 1848, during a failed revolution in Prussia (at that point there was not yet any Germany, which wouldn’t be founded until 1871, after the 1869 Franco-Prussian War, which the Prussians won).

The earliest reference I could find to the modern misrepresentation of “Lügenpresse”/“lying press,” was by a pc german professorial commission, which Reuters operative Erik Kirschbaum wrote on in early 2015.

[“revived Nazi-era term ‘Luegenpresse’ is german non-word of year,” by Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters, january 13, 2015.]

The lie was then repeated by the wp’s Noack.

Comes Robert Kagan, a notorious war-monger, who has been married for many years to Victoria Nuland, who likewise never met a war involving the U.S. she didn’t like. Nuland was recently pushed out of the state department.

These people are what is known as foreign policy “experts.”

In blah-blah-blah mode for an excruciating 3,864 words, Robert Kagan rehashes the usual big lie: “Trump is Hitler/a fascist/narcissist/a dictator,” etc. What he buries within his endless verbiage (much of it about the America First movement before we entered world war ii, and smearing col. Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh) is his “Trump” card: That America has a sacred obligation to the ukraine under “article 5,” and that a failure to honor said obligation would cause the collapse of all American foreign relations.

The obligation Robert Kagan cited is imaginary; it doesn’t exist.

Even nato now tries to act as if it existed. Its entry on “article 5” has been amended since the russian invasion of the ukraine: “NATO has taken collective defence measures on several occasions, including in response to the situation in Syria and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

Here’s the real Article 5:

“Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.”

That’s it.

The ukraine is not, and never has been a member of nato. Thus, it has never been an “Ally” under article 5. And that is Robert Kagan’s specific big lie.

When the russians invaded the ukraine on february 24, 2022, I felt bad for the ukrainians, and I still do. But in what has turned into the biggest money-laundering operation in the history of the world, fake president/real gangster Joe Biden (“the big guy gets ten percent”) has surely stolen tens of billions of dollars from the American people, while ukrainian dictator Zelensky has surely stolen much more than that from the American people, with most of the rest going to munitions manufacturers.

And on top of such blood-soaked thievery, all Robert Kagan and his wp editors can do is butcher history and defame their opponents as nazis?

Apparently, the case for U.S. support of the ukraine was even weaker than I thought.

Is Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, or haiti? (video)

Re-posted by N.S.

The first 15:33 is about Pittsburgh.

“ep. 1325: the city of Pittsburgh takes ‘the purge’ as an instruction manual”

Amy Wax?! Amy Wax?! Missing Persons Report for Amy Wax! If You Hear This Report, Prof. Wax, Please Let Us Know of Your Safety and Whereabouts!

[“Amy Wax: Debate with an Embattled Racial Realist (Video).”]

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
sunday, march 31, 2024 at 3:33:00 a.m. edt

I watched this first part previously. Has Amy Wax been found yet? I assume Loury and the school she teaches at (university of Pennsylvania, where she’s under a racial investigation) teamed up to make her “disappear.” Her honest, accurate arguments against blacks—TO a black—cannot go unpunished.

I’m not saying they “Riley Strained” her, but Whites usually suffer a misfortune for being as honest and outspoken as Wax was here.

Just call in and let us know you’re fine.


lizzo eats puff daddy to fool cops

By Grand Rapids Anonymous

“(GRA) apparently, lizzo ate Sean ‘puffy’ Combs to aid him in hiding from police.

“one black assistant, working for Lizzo, witnessed the ingestion,saying, ‘she swallowed him WHOLE, exactly like she swallows a giant bratwurst. he kind of leaned over and then he disappeared into her stomach.

“no word on if he has exited the rotund lizzo’s digestive system since then, but police may have a cat scan taken, if Combs doesn't ‘turn up’ soon.”


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Amy Wax: Debate with an Embattled Racial Realist (Video)

Re-posted by N.S.

funny criminal who terrorizes nyc women, black (“Democratic voter”) and White alike, films his victims and posts videos to his ten tiktok accounts! (video, pix)

By N.S.

“failed nyc politician accused of sucker-punching woman records himself harassing strangers on tiktok

“Skiboky Stora appears to maintain ten different TikTok accounts, which document his aggression with strangers in New York City -- most of them women.”

“'I don’t feel safe right now!,” the woman told the officer as Stora filmed on a platform.”

“I went all the way on the other side, he followed me and started recording me!,” the distressed woman said, as Stora is heard dismissing her as a 'democratic voter.'”

“I pushed the camera out my face, and that’s when he started hitting me.”

“And he hit multiple times!' she said, pounding her fist into her hand for emphasis.”

family of racist black attacker of White Kaylee Gain, 15, seeks to diminish crime (photo)

By N.S.
War crime victim, Kaylee Gain

war criminal Maurnice Declue

black supremacist St. Louis city mayor Tishaura Jones is mad as heck about the existence of non-black owned small businesses; hence, like other black supremacist mayors, she is going to hold their owners responsible for all crime committed by blacks near them!

“‘We have a lot of violence around convenience stores and gas stations,’ Jones said of St. Louis. ‘so how can we hold those business owners accountable and also bring down crime? some of the things we’re already doing, we’re finding that other [black supremacist] mayors are doing as well.’”

These days, black nazi St. Louis city mayor Tishaura Jones looks stunning, belying her 52-year-old age. However, she has somehow “improved” with age, thanks to makeovers and wigs (photo below is of Jones as state representative).

Not Everyone at WEJB/NSU Supports the President

[“Foreign criminals at the texas border have become even more violent against law enforcement.”]

saturday, march 30, 2024 at 8:31:00 p.m. edt

Maybe Trump shouldn’t have encouraged them:

It’s really disgusting what this man gets away with; even zh has a core of Trump sycophants.

Now he made an open declaration that he’s not even going to attempt to repeal Obamacare-something he pledged to do the first time he ran. These stories barely get a mention anywhere online, but any empty gesture he makes for public attention gets the royal treatment.


Did Joe DiMaggio Believe that the Kennedy Brothers Had Marilyn Monroe Murdered? It Sure Looked Like It!

[“Is Murdered Officer Jonathan Diller’s Family Now in Danger from ny gov. Kathy Hochul?”]

By David in TN
saturday, march 30, 2024 at 8:47:00 p.m. edt

After Marilyn Monroe’s death in August 1962, her former husband, Joe DiMaggio, made the funeral arrangements. JFK and RFK’s sister, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, flew from Hyannis Port to Los Angeles to attend the funeral. Joe D barred her and her husband, Peter Lawford, from the funeral.

Gleichschaltung: ny gov. Kathy Hochul also celebrates sexual insanity and denial of biology (graphic)

Re-posted by N.S.

The President's resilience and most formidable supporters outrage democrat organ, the hill

By N.S.

"Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn served as Trump’s first national security adviser. He was in office for only 22 days before the ambush."

"The ambush" would have been on february 11, 2017. What "ambush" was committed on february 11, 2017?

Is Murdered Officer Jonathan Diller’s Family Now in Danger from ny gov. Kathy Hochul?

[“breaking: pro-criminal ny gov. Kathy Hochul booted from nypd officer Jonathan Diller’s wake – ‘get her outta here!’”]

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
friday, march 29, 2024 at 10:02:00 p.m. edt

They (politicians) never ask beforehand if the family wants them there, but that’s guts to throw the governor out… (chuckle). They are officially on Hochul’s sh*tlist, which qualifies them for:

Special tax audits, speeding tickets from ny state troopers (1 mph over), other miscellaneous interference from state authorities on anything they feel like…but I salute the family for bouncing Hochul from the premises.


A nest of vipers--phony real estate guy, phony owner, in pro-criminal nyc: "range rover-driving 'squatter' who took over $1m nyc home demands ransom payment to leave — and claims he's the real victim"

By N.S.

"range rover-driving 'squatter' who took over $1m nyc home demands ransom payment to leave — and claims he's the real victim"

"Brian Rodriguez wants money from the real owner for 'repairs' to what he had planned to be his side-hustle."

The genocidal left says that telling the truth is a “conspiracy theory,” but in reality, the state of michigan is illegally and unconstitutionally subsidizing non-whites with rental/housing assistance

By “W”
thursday, march 28, 2024 at 01:49:57 p.m. edt

state of michigan subsidizing non-whites with rental/housing assistance

Foreign criminals at the texas border have become even more violent against law enforcement

By N.S.

free fall of justice: “unlike past eras, there is no 'free world' versus the 'iron curtain'; free speech has little refuge anywhere”

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Free Fall of Justice

America's Future
Scales of Justice

"America's justice system is in free fall. The left's full-scale assault on the Bill of Rights continues. The target now is the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of legal representation, as a California judge recommended that lawyer John Eastman should be disbarred because of a memo he wrote supporting Donald Trump's efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election. A Washington, D.C. court is hearing a case to disbar former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark for wanting to investigate voting irregularities in the same election. Both attorneys are also among multiple other defendants, including Trump, in the Fulton County, Georgia election interference case.


"It's obvious why left-wing lawyers and jurisdictions are targeting the 2024 Republican candidate for President — it's a lawfare campaign devised to handicap Trump and prop up his opponent, the cognitively challenged incumbent [sic]. But why is the justice system targeting conservative lawyers? To punish them for representing conservative clients and causes. The strategic goal then is to leave half the country, or more, without recourse to legal representation, and therefore at the mercy of leftwing legal activists. A cursory survey of the cases against Trump — at federal, state, and county levels— show that the left has filled government slots with its ambitious and ruthless operatives.


"Further, many radical activists have been named judges across the land. That includes the Supreme Court, where its newest member, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, has identified herself as a spokesperson for progressive causes. During her Senate confirmation hearing, she demurred when one lawmaker asked if the nominee could "provide a definition for the word 'woman?'" "No," said Jackson. "I can't." she gibed, "I'm not a biologist."


"That's an answer hardly worthy of a court officer. Are speed limits also ambiguous? What about felonies? The defendant is charged with murder, but I can't define death — I'm not a coroner. But because her answer signaled she was on board with ruling class orthodoxy on gender, Jackson sailed through.

"It comes as no surprise then that as a Justice, Brown aligned herself with the government's censorship regime and staked out a position against the First Amendment. "My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the federal government in significant ways," she told a lawyer arguing a case against government-enforced suppression of speech. "And so I guess some might say that the government actually has a duty to take steps to protect the citizens of this country, and you seem to be suggesting that that duty cannot manifest itself in the government encouraging or even pressuring platforms to take down harmful information."


"As many noted, the point of enshrining the First Amendment in the Constitution is to protect the God-given right to free speech against that body most likely to encroach upon it — the government. But of course the left knows that: weakening the First Amendment is the cornerstone of their campaign against the Bill of Rights. Whether it's the right to free speech, self-defense, legal representation, or any other natural right held by freeborn men and women, radical activists inside and outside the federal government have it in their crosshairs.


"It's hard to see the justice system improving anytime soon, with law schools continuing to indoctrinate students and turn them against anyone who doesn't fit the progressive profile. The outcome won't be good for anyone. Turning the justice system against half the country doesn't mean conservatives won't have justice — it just means they will no longer seek it in the venues that the left has corrupted.


"Even through the early decades of the last century, there were plenty of places the law couldn't or wouldn't reach in a country as large as the United States. And in those places settlers and pioneers imposed their own rough system of law, frontier justice. It seems the left is intent on driving the country back in time, to a very dangerous place.


"Please participate in our Reader's Survey. Your insights and thoughts are important as we learn what is on the minds and in the hearts of our fellow Americans. We read them all and share some of them Mondays at 9 a.m. during America's Future live broadcasts with our Executive Director Mary O'Neill on America's Mondays With Mary. Thank You!

Speaking with American Patriots - Arthur Milikh

"Arthur Milikh is the executive director of the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life and editor of the recently published Up from Conservatism: Revitalizing The Right After a Generation of Decay. The book's authors argue that conservatives have been unable to stop or even slow the Left's rolling revolutions in nearly every sector of American society—from classrooms to boardrooms, from the military to the culture at large. For conservatism to have a serious future, it needs to think more deeply about the essential policy questions that will define the future of the country: race, men and women, sexuality, religion, the economy, and foreign policy.


"We spoke with Arthur recently to get his insights and ideas about the future of our great nation.


"What's the most important thing that needs to be done to revitalize conservatism?


"I know that nothing can happen without a changed self-understanding, which I think means adopting the view that we're the rightful heirs to American civilization rather than a group whose moral worth and self-confidence are determined by the left.  But that's only the beginning. The next step is recapturing and properly governing real things—states, universities, parts of the press, businesses, etc. The right is sometimes good at talking but is almost never capable of properly governing. It has, however, perfected losing things. [Emphasis by N.S. BTW, that's a paraphrase of Sam Francis.] If the right today miraculously was given Harvard University to govern, it would lose it in less than a decade. It must learn to hold and manage properly.


"Should we be worried about the future of free speech in America?


"No doubt there is a powerful front assembled and prepared to restrict speech and even compel speech. That front once consisted of professional activists, universities, big tech, and NGOs, but it today, obviously, includes the government itself. This unified front has two kinds of speech in mind: the former wants to restrict so-called hate speech, which consists of stopping thoughts that [N.S.: unconstitutionally and illegally] protected groups deem harm their self-respect; the latter wants to stop certain kinds of political speech that the government thinks question its authority. Conservatives pray that the Supreme Court will protect this sacred right. And it probably will, for the time being. But times change quickly, and conservatives need to draw lines in the sand beyond which they will not permit the left to cross. Speech is one of those. Overcoming this threat will require wrestling away the institutions and platforms where political speech takes place.


"Can public schools be revitalized?


"Two things are needed for that to happen. First is the self-confidence to say our school and the curricula belong to us; that they must serve a republican way of life, not harm it. In this sense, education is political. There is no neutrality in education. The left understands this, and the right used to, until relatively recently. The second is to organize politically. School boards, curricula, superintendents, etc., should all be part of a state-wide party apparatus in red states. [N.S.: No! Subordinating these things to gopers will not help. gopers are the problem, not the solution.] Public colleges and universities should also be properly altered using funding and other means in red states.


"What is your prayer for America?


"That Americans might look at each other as striving to live together with some lasting harmony, sharing common goals, while also realizing that if we lose the country neither side wins. 

"Editor's Note: To read other Speaking With American Patriots interviews, please click here.

78 Years Of Preserving Faith, Family, and Freedom

"Tonight at Mar-a-Lago to a sold-out crowd, America's Future celebrates its rich history of 78 years of building and expanding an educated citizenry, defending citizens' individual rights and the Constitution, and protecting American families and children – the future of America.


"It was established in 1946 and is one of the nation's first pro-American nonprofits to emerge during the post-World War II era to expose the threat of communism and tyranny in the homeland. Its original founders were industry leaders, military heroes, trailblazers, and patriots who realized that through education, citizens would be armed with the truth and join them in the fight for liberty and freedom.


"These titans of their time followed in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers – those visionaries, scholars, and revolutionary leaders who created the U.S. Constitution not just for themselves…but for future generations. And like the work of our Founders nearly 250 years ago, America's Future's work for nearly 80 years is of the same cause—to ensure that all citizens of the United States of America are forever free from the clutches of tyranny and an omnipotent government.


"America's Future has been on the battlefield and stood the test of time, preserving faith, family, and freedom to ensure that the vision of our Founding Fathers is fulfilled: that America will always be the greatest nation the world has ever known – that shining city on the hill – and that the torch of freedom is bright as it passes on to the next generations – our children and grandchildren.


"Please watch America's Future 78th-anniversary video."

Keeping You Informed

Status Reporting on America's Future Amicus Briefs

"This week we continue our "Amicus Reporting" series to keep our readers updated on cases America's Future participated in as nonparty "Amicus Curiae," Latin for "friend of the court." Since December 2021, our organization has filed 50 amicus briefs in cases that involve issues of constitutional importance. Amicus briefs are mechanisms used to inspire case outcomes and provide well-reasoned arguments for courts to consider. They facilitate direct communication between nonparties interested in the outcome of cases and the Article III Justices and judges who decide those outcomes.  We will continue this series over the next several newsletters. To access all the status updates posted thus far, please click here."

Case: Guedes v ATF, SCOTUS Dkt. No.22-1222
Court: U.S. Supreme Court 
Amicus Brief
Filing Date(s): July 20, 2023
Primary Issue: Whether the definition of "machinegun" in 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b) includes non-mechanical bump stocks?
Outcome: Pending 

Case: Loper Bright v Raimondo, SCOTUS Dkt. No.22-451
Court: U.S. Supreme Court 
Amicus Brief
Filing Date(s): July 24, 2023
Primary Issue: Whether the Court should overrule Chevron or at least clarify that statutory silence concerning controversial powers expressly but narrowly granted elsewhere in the statute does not constitute an ambiguity requiring deference to the agency?
Outcome: Pending (oral arguments took place on January 17, 2024)

Case: Missouri v Biden, 5th Cir. Dkt. No. 23-30445
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Amicus Brief
Filing Date(s): August 7, 2023
Primary Issue: Whether the preliminary injunction is proper? Whether the government violated the First Amendment when it collaborated and/or coerced social media platforms to remove disfavored speech and/or targeted certain platform users based on improper political  purposes?
Outcome: The preliminary injunction was modified; the matter is now pending with the SCOTUS.

Case: Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) v Townstone Financial, 7th Cir. Dkt. No.23-1654
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Amicus Brief
Filing Date(s): August 21, 2023
Primary Issue: Whether the CFPB improperly attempts to expand its authority beyond the express and unambiguous language of the statute?
Outcome: Pending 

Case: O'Handley v Weber, SCOTUS Dkt. No.22-1199
Court: U.S. Supreme Court 
Amicus Brief
Filing Date(s): August 25, 2023
Primary Issue: Whether state officials acted under color of state law in violation of the First Amendment when a state agency, which exists to police online speech, singled out Petitioner's disfavored political speech for Twitter to punish and Twitter complied? 
Outcome: Pending

Editor's Note: To read all the Amicus briefs' status updates posted thus far, please click here.

IN FOCUS - Tools Of Tyrants


This is the fifteenth entry in our In Focus series identifying and exposing the tools that modern-day tyrants are using to thwart the will of We The People for power and control. To access previous articles, please click here.


Last year, a remarkable decision was issued by a federal district court which revealed the degree to which the federal government secretly has been pressuring social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to censor the political speech of Americans.  In a case brought by the States of Missouri and Louisiana, District Judge Terry Doughty concluded the States were likely to succeed on the merits in establishing that the federal government:

has used its power to silence [its] opposition.  Opposition to COVID-19 vaccines; opposition to COVID-19 masking and lockdowns; opposition to the lab-leak theory of COVID-19; opposition to the validity of the 2020 election...;  statements that the Hunter Biden laptop story was true; and opposition to policies of the government officials in power.  [Missouri v. Biden, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114585, *208 (July 4, 2023) (emphasis added).]

The national government, through the FBI, CDC, and other agencies, privately communicated its "requests" to social media sites — often accompanied by threats to change laws to jeopardize their businesses.  The court noted that each and every type of suppressed speech "was conservative in nature [constituting] viewpoint discrimination of political speech."  This, the court stated, violated the right of Americans "to engage in free debate about the significant issues affecting the country."  Id.


All this happened in "the land of the free and the home of the brave" where the First Amendment was supposed to prevent censorship, premising that in the United States: 
"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...."


In a speech given in 1860, former slave and black abolitionist Frederick Douglass asserted a great truth:

[l]iberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist.  That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants.  It is the right which they first of all strike down.

Around the world, tyrants have suppressed speech critical of their regimes, fearful that an informed populace would throw off their tyranny.  The history of Soviet Communism is the story of tyrants ruthlessly shutting down opposing speech.  In early November 1917, the Soviet government issued its "Decree on Press," forbidding the publishing of anything critical of the government.  In 1921, the Soviet government formed the Glavlit (General Directorate for the Protection of State Secrets in the Press), with the authority to decide which books could be published and which would be banned.  The Soviet Union was dissolved on December 26, 1991, and Russia still seeks to control the press, but after reading what our own national government has done to threaten and coerce social media, it is difficult to boast of our own freedoms.


Perhaps the most glaring example of censorship today is North Korea.  North Koreans may not even own a radio capable of being tuned to stations outside North Korea.  The people have no access to the internet, only to a North Korean government-controlled intranet.  Cell phones can only make or receive calls inside North Korea.  Phone calls are heavily monitored by government security — but is that monitoring much different from America, as was revealed years ago by Edward Snowden?


It was not that long ago that the words "disinformation," "misinformation," and "malinformation" were unknown.  Now, these words are regularly used by governments to justify censoring of speech and press.  But censorship was never to be a power of our government.  Americans do not need their government to tell them what they should think.  But now, censorship is believed by many on the Left to be not just a power, but a duty, of government.


The United Nations seeks a world in which all "disinformation and hate speech online" is  eliminated, because such speech constitutes "a major threat to stability and social cohesion."   To that end, the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has outlined its plan to regulate online communication, laying out "concrete measures which must be implemented by all stakeholders: governments, regulatory authorities, civil society and the platforms themselves."


Brazil's socialist president Lula Da Silva is promoting a so-called "Fake News Bill," which "puts the onus on the internet companies, search engines and social messaging services to find and report illegal material, instead of leaving it to the courts, charging hefty fines for failures to do so."


While we would like to think such tyrannical measures are limited to the countries of the East where Christianity has not shaped policy, and the Third World (now called the Global South), the threat exists throughout the Western World.  The European Union recently lifted the immunity of four Polish members of the EU Parliament, allowing them to be prosecuted in Poland for hate crimes, based on merely "liking" Tweets and a Facebook post promoting a slowing of immigration.


In Finland in June of 2019, Päivi Räsänen, a member of Parliament and the country's former Interior Minister, expressed opposition on Twitter to her church's decision to sponsor an "LGBT pride event."  She posted a picture of Romans 1:24-27 from a page in her Bible, and asked how the church's sponsorship could be squared with the Bible.  By April 2021, Räsänen faced criminal charges for "hate speech" and was staring at up to two years in prison.


Prosecutions of the sort brought in Poland and Finland could never happen in Russia, which "has outlawed [the] 'international LGBT public movement' as extremist."


As law professor Jonathan Turley warns, "The Finland case is an attack on core free speech rights....  In the name of equity, Finland is sacrificing liberty.  In the name of tolerance, Finland is declaring intolerance for opposing views....  It is a new orthodoxy imposed on dissenting views...."  The case was eventually dropped after Räsänen courageously fought the charges.


The government of France has also instituted an "alarming rollback on free speech rights."  In 2018, its government ordered opposition leader Marine Le Pen into a mental evaluation for posting historically accurate photographs of Frenchmen beheaded by Muslim terrorists.  "She was accused under the French laws criminaliz[ing] different forms of speech ... part of a European rollback on core free speech rights."  The "hate speech" law which Le Pen was accused of violating carries "up to three years in prison and $91,000" in fines.


The government of Ireland is preparing to enact a new "hate speech law."  National Review notes that "[t]he hate speech law that Ireland is preparing to pass is arguably the most radical legislation of its kind we've seen in the West.  It criminalizes the mere possession of materials that are 'likely to incite violence or hatred' — books, videos, or even memes on your phone."


Irish senator Pauline O'Reilly was at least honest about her dictatorial intent.  "We are restricting freedom, but we're doing it for the common good....  If your views on other people's identities go to make their lives unsafe, insecure and cause them such deep discomfort that they cannot live in peace, then I believe that it is our job as legislators to restrict those freedoms for the common good."


Canada's Justin Trudeau has introduced the so-called "Online Harms Act," a draconian censorship bill designed to curb opposition speech.  In our own country, former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for a ban on anonymous speech on social media.  Wherever one turns, free speech is under assault and fighting for its life against Big Government tyrants.


Unlike past eras, there is no "free world" versus the "Iron Curtain."  Free Speech has little refuge anywhere.  As journalist Michael Shellenberger put it, "What's happening should terrify all freedom-loving people."  Without freedom of speech, there can be no freedom of thought, and eventually no true freedom at all.  Americans must resist restrictions and fight to reclaim our First Amendment rights from the clutches of tyrants.

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