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Elon buys Twitter and suddenly there is a Ministry of Truth

It’s like we’re living in a satirical movie — Idiocracy comes to mind, but these people have real names. The new Chief of Thought Police in the US is Nina Jankowicz, who would fit right in singing on The Hunger Games. She thinks the Right deals in highly emotional rhetoric, but she’s the one who said women can’t use the Internet because it’s just too upsetting for them. She claims that anyone who uses the free-speech-versus-censorship line is speaking a false dichotomy.

Meanwhile Homeland Security Secretary, the man in charge of the government’s guns, Alejandro Mayorka, talked of identifying people who could be descending into violence… due to disinformation.

What’s disinformation? Whatever the Democrats say it is.

The good news is that if they weren’t losing every single public debate they wouldn’t need to set up a “Disinformation Governance Board”.

It’s one of those moments in history where everyone needs to tune in: 

Or read it (at the link)

Snippets from the Transcript

When Elon Musk first announced that he was buying Twitter, it was pretty obvious the Democratic Party would soon become unhinged, not just angry or annoyed in the way you’re very used to, but instead legitimately terrified and hysterical.

So today, to herald the coming of the new Soviet America, the administration announced its own Ministry of Truth. This will be called the Disinformation Governance Board. Laugh if you want, but just to show you, they’re not kidding around here. This board is not part of the State Department or any other agency focused on foreign threats from abroad. No, the Disinformation Governance Board is part of the Department of Homeland Security. DHS is a law enforcement agency designed to police the United States and that, by the way, has a famously large stockpile of ammunition. So, it’s not a joke at all. Here’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Oh, so one of America’s top law enforcement officers just announces to the Congress that actually we’re going to be policing what you say and everyone in the room kind of nods.

MAYORKAS: We have so many different efforts underway to equip local communities, to identify individuals who very well could be descending into violence by reason of ideologies, of hate, false narratives, or other disinformation and misinformation propagated on social media and other platforms.  

Read it all, watch it all, spread the world while we still can.

Tucker Carlson Tonight   |   Fox Transcripts

h/t to Don B, Hanrahan, Honk R Smith, another ian.

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    James Murphy

    If Labor wins the election, I think they’ll implement something similar. Actually, looking back at the last few years, I think if the LNP wins, they’ll also do it.

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    David Maddison

    It is shocking what Biden’s controllers are doing to America. No regime has caused more damage to America in so little time as Biden, not even Obama who is likely one of of Biden’s chief controllers.

    As shocking as Biden’s comtrollers’ plans are, don’t forget that Australia’s pretend conservative federal government also wants to introduce such laws.

    They are all playing from the same song book, likely orchestrated by Klaus Schwab among others.

    https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/new-disinformation-laws

    New disinformation laws

    MEDIA RELEASE
    Monday 21 March 2022

    The Morrison Government will introduce legislation this year to combat harmful disinformation and misinformation online.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

    And, related:

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-urges-us-to-follow-its-lead-in-regulating-social-media-giants-20211008-p58yd5.html

    October 9, 2021 — 5.00am

    Australia urges US to follow its lead in regulating social media giants

    Australia has intervened in the global push to regulate tech giants, writing to the US Senate to urge it to follow the nation’s lead to make social media companies deliver safer products.

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    Curious George

    I haven’t seen democrats this angry since Lincoln freed their slaves..
    [Breitbart]

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    David Maddison

    Comments from Tim Pool on the Ministry of Misinformation.

    https://youtu.be/qSTF1PtKjH0

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    David Maddison

    These are dark days for America and the once-free World.

    It didn’t take long after the coup d’état against President Trump did it?

    There is nothing stopping the Left, now.

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      Gary North:

      My professor, Robert Nisbet, once commented that in the year of his birth, 1913, the only contact that most Americans had with the Federal government was the U.S. Post Office.

      My father-in-law, R. J. Rushdoony, born three years later, once commented that 1913 was the last year of the golden age of America: after indoor plumbing but before the income tax. That was a long time ago.

      Leonard E. Read, the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education in 1946, used to say that Americans live in a country in which various levels of government extract over 40% of their productivity, yet they call this system freedom. “They don’t know the difference between freedom and coercion.”

      So, I do not pay much attention to national politics. Politics always reflects the understanding of the voters, and the voters cannot tell the difference between freedom and coercion. Worse: they are unwilling to surrender coercion for freedom.

      It is not just America. Citizens all over the world are persuaded of the grand illusion of the 20th century, namely, that government coercion provides personal security: a safety net against hard times. They look at the government’s net and think “safety.” I look at the net and think “entrapment.” Voters say, “Don’t take away the net. We paid for it. We deserve it.” They do, indeed.

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    b.nice

    Only the cowardly far-left could invent an agency designed specifically to promote and enforce their disinformation.

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    Erasmus

    Just read an interesting anecdote about Nina’s singing!
    It’s at Gateway Pundit.

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    OldOzzie

    ‘The Future of Our Republic Is at Stake’ – Missouri AG Schmitt Blisters Biden Administration Over ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

    The Biden Administration’s recent announcement that it was establishing a “Disinformation Governance Board” (DGB) through the Department of Homeland Security has set off a bit of a firestorm. On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to a House committee that the board was being created, at least in part, to combat “disinformation” ahead of the mid-terms.

    Immediately (and rightly), questions were raised as to the purpose and scope of this new “board” — and Nina Jankowicz, who’s been tapped to head it.

    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt directed a letter to Secretary Mayorkas on Friday, detailing concerns regarding the board’s creation and the potential for infringement on the First Amendment. Schmitt shared the letter via Twitter:

    In his own letter, Schmitt raises several critical points:

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      OldOzzie

      Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Remarks About New DHS Disinformation Bureau, The Ministry of Truth

      There is no dis-, mis-, or mal-information There is only information the Government wants you to hear, and the information the U.S. Govt disapproves of. The DHS disinformation board is dedicated to dealing with the latter.

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        Greg in NZ

        Maybe Dear Leader [sic] Jabcinder Ardern is a “world leader” after all –

        The derisive laughter was deafening last year, on social media and talkback shows, when her Government advertised on TradeMe for a Chief of Disinformation.

        Within a day or so the advert had disappeared. Was thinking of applying for the position myself, but I’d have to move to Wellington and wear a suit, or a dress. Not sure if the role was ever filled, however the govt’s b.s. has only increased since then.

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    another ian

    Descriptive

    https://patriotpost.us/memes/87832-the-battle-2022-04-28

    Via SDA

    And

    Musk comment “I tried to buy the Biden family but China wouldn’t agree”

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/04/brilliant.html

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    OldOzzie

    Tucker Carlson: Biden’s Attempt To Create A “Ministry Of Truth” Is Where We Have To Draw The Line

    Joe Biden cannot continue to control this country if you have free access to information. It’s that simple. Biden certainly is not improving your life. He’s not even trying to improve your life. So, the best he can do is lie to you and demand that you believe it, but to do that, he needs to make certain that nobody else can talk because if you were to hear the truth, you might not obey. How is Biden going to pull that off? It’s not easy. Well, one option would be to get men with guns to tell you to shut up. Most Americans probably haven’t thought of that because this isn’t Africa or Eastern Europe. This is America and we don’t do things like that here and never have. More precisely, we haven’t until now, but now Joe Biden is president and everything is different.

    So today, to herald the coming of the new Soviet America, the administration announced its own Ministry of Truth. This will be called the Disinformation Governance Board. Laugh if you want, but just to show you, they’re not kidding around here. This board is not part of the State Department or any other agency focused on foreign threats from abroad. No, the Disinformation Governance Board is part of the Department of Homeland Security. DHS is a law enforcement agency designed to police the United States and that, by the way, has a famously large stockpile of ammunition. So, it’s not a joke at all. Here’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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    Tel

    Everything requires governance, even disinformation.

    Calling it the “Government Disinformation Board” might have been too obvious though.

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    Honk R Smith

    Just in time for DHS to turn the mid-term elections.

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      Honk R Smith

      Turn?
      I should’ve said arrange.
      Elections is likely outdated as well.
      Arrangements is more accurate.
      By people that view an American flag in a yard as a potential security threat.

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    exsteelworker

    A future technology makes it possible for cops to catch criminals before a crime is committed. John Anderton is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence. — MINORITY REPORT.
    The Dumbacrats new “Ministry of Truth” is straight out of Hollyweird. They are are threat to our Western way of life, they have to lose big time in November.

    But don’t be surprised the Australian ALPBC/GREENS don’t create a “Ministry of Truth MINORITY Report” if they win. We all know comrade Prime Minister Gillard wanted to create just that, remember…..stop writing crap ” Murdoch ” or else. The ALPBC/GREENS are absolutely communists in thought.

    They drool over the thought of a CCP style governance here and the world, “New World Order” ” Build Back Better ” You will own nothing a you will be happy or else.

    [Edits for spelling and so non-Australians can follow. 🙂 – Jo]

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    OldOzzie

    Twitter’s top censor donated $18,000 to Democrats before shutting down the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop revelations

    This week, we’ve been introduced to a new breed of an old Stasi standby now in the United States: the intrusive political censor.

    Once the province of crummy, furtive, little gray-faced men, as depicted in “The Lives of Others,” these modern day censors are now out and open as big social media stars, not even trying to hide their claims to being our political masters.

    While Elon Musk, was decrying the censorship activities of Twitter’s top corporate attorney Vijaya Gadde, and the latter famously bawled about her company’s new owner, Joe Biden’s secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, was introducing us to think tank regular Nina Jankowicz who made a bizarre Disney-tune singing video on TikTok as his new “Disinformation Governance Board” chief.

    Neither of these characters have a claim to impartiality in their zeal to censor others in the name of halting “disinformation.” Both are clearly Democrat party hacks and tools.

    And is it just me, or do the smug, self-satisfied, expressions on the faces of these censors look remarkably alike?

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    OldOzzie

    This Scary Experiment Explains Two Years of COVID Hell

    In case you were wondering why all views contrary to the Official Narrative have been canceled, it’s because of the Asch Conformity Experiment.

    We have just gone through a nationwide, and actually a worldwide, Asch Conformity Experiment. As implied, the goal of the experiment was not to get to the truth. It was to get conformity. Only conformity is allowed.

    Asch showed that people will actually believe things that they know to be false if they think everybody else believes those things. That is the point of the COVID nightmare experiment we just lived though. You must believe:

    None of these makes sense. However, no dissent can be allowed because the Asch Conformity Experiment showed that if one person stands up to the narrative, it is easier for the second one to dissent. Then another and another stand up, and then control is lost.

    That is why every dissenting voice must be silenced. If one person cries, “The Emperor has no clothes,” people will see the naked truth. And that can’t be allowed.

    What is the Asch Experiment?

    The Asch Experiment, conducted by Solomon Asch, found out that most people, when seeing a “consensus” of participants agreeing on something that is fairly obviously false, actually ends up agreeing with those false opinions just because everyone else seems to think so.

    As Asch showed, if only one person stands up, the sheep aren’t sheep anymore.

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      Ross

      There’s another descriptor for that phenomenon. The “Gell-Mann Amnesia effect” (Michael Crichton, MD) – encountering unreliable information in eg. media, in your area of expertise, and knowing by experience that this narrative is false. But, then just going along with it, because well, everyone else was doing it and I didn’t want to make a scene.

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    Ross

    The political and bureaucratic systems are most definitely different between the US and Australia. Maybe in the US the politicians have that little bit more power over policies compared to Australia. Most of the time we people lay the blame at the politicians. But the slow creep of all these “progressive” policies into society seems mostly to be orchestrated by the bureaucrats. The LNP have been pretty useless in implementing any conservative type policies over the last decade or so. I assume that is because they might try, but run into endless public service roadblocks. Hence, they probably just give up. I’ve watched enough episodes of Yes Minister and Yes Prime minister to know that what was portrayed in those excellent series (comedy nonetheless) were almost real life. Sure it was the British political system, but our system is historically based on theirs. You’ve only got to see how the “precautionary principle” has been adopted in so many western country government policies worldwide. So, Australia will probably be getting a Ministry of Truth equivalent . Probably even some form of social credit/ digital currency. Or at least those “new” policies will be pushed up until there is a little pushback from the populace. But who knows, a lot of people might actually heartily accept a MOT. COVID revealed all the germaphobes, mask wearers who loved lockdowns. I couldn’t have predicted that 3 years ago.

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      Forrest Gardener

      For those who have not seen it Rob Sitch did a series called Utopia.

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        Ross

        Also ” Hollowmen” by the same group. The Utopia guys could fill 3 series just based on COVID alone!!

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          Harves

          Except they won’t because most of them are lefties who support lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations without question.

          In the same way that most US ‘comedians’ can’t find anything funny about a dementia-ridden president who makes a gaffe every time he opens his mouth.

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    OldOzzie

    Should we be alarmed by Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board?

    Ever since Elon Musk announced his intentions to buy Twitter, the reaction from liberals has been nothing short of a meltdown.

    The primary cause of the outrage was Musk’s pledge to defend free speech:

    Musk recently added a caveat to his assertion about free speech, saying it has to be within the realm of the law.

    On Wednesday, Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to Congress that a Disinformation Governance Board had recently been set up.

    It was also announced that Nina Jankowicz will head the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board as executive director.

    Jankowicz is a fellow at the Wilson Center, where she studied the “intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe.” She also wrote books such as How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict and How to Be a Woman Online.

    Obviously, there is a pattern here that her recruiters in the Biden administration liked.

    The suppression and dismissal of the Hunter Biden laptop news story by the Biden campaign, the media, and Big Tech was one of the many ways the 2020 presidential election was rigged.

    If that wasn’t enough, Jankowicz also promoted the mother of all disinformation: the Clinton campaign–created Trump-Russia dossier.

    To summarize, her record is that she labels information as disinformation and vice versa.

    There are only inferences to be drawn that Jankowicz is gullible or dishonest, or blatantly partisan, or perhaps a bit of all. These qualities should have disqualified her from being made head of a disinformation board.

    The Biden administration no longer even cares to appear fair or moral.

    Equally troubling is that Jankowicz seems to neither understand nor believe in freedom of expression as a right.

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    Forrest Gardener

    A brilliant plan by those who seek to destroy the USA. After all as Orwell wrote ignorance is strength.

    My only question is what could possibly go wrong?

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    OldOzzie

    In a world gone mad, elites keep peddling untruths

    It begins with the most basic building blocks of our world.

    What is the first thing everybody knows about? I’d say it is probably whether they are a boy or a girl. What is the first thing everybody asks of new parents? “A boy or a girl?” But then we entered into the age of insanity.

    Weirdo academics who would once have been confined to their studies at Berkeley (if not some other institution) decided boys and girls didn’t exist. They claimed that sex was in fact a “social construct” or a matter of “performance.” Before the age of social media that claim wouldn’t have leaked out of the confines of an asylum. But in the age of Twitter it got pumped out everywhere.

    Many of the deranging claims of our era are far more important. It is only three years since the New York Times decided to publish a project which sought to reframe the founding date of America. No more 1776. Everything you were taught in school was wrong. From now on, the authors of the project claimed, the founding date of America should be seen to be 1619. The date the first slaves arrived in America. Because then all of American history could be seen through the sole, defining lens of slavery.

    This is a deranging claim in itself. At the time that the first slaves arrived in America every civilization in the world still practiced slavery. There was nothing unique about America. But once the claims of activist non-historians like the 1619 project are spun through social media they enter a new realm entirely.

    For history is all about context. And social media has no context because it has no history.

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    Ross

    There’s a version of the Ministry of Truth already happening in Australia. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has been making satirical videos about politics and the upcoming election. They are very amusing. The sort of thing that once appeared on MSM or even, god forbid, the ABC. They are quite balanced. ScoMo, for instance, always appears in a Hawaiian shirt. Albanese speaks with a lisp etc. They have a pot shot at virtually all major party politicians and sometimes even themselves. Anyway. Their latest offering was about illegal voting in the Australian electoral system, featuring Albo and Wong. Again, quite amusing. Except not amusing for the Australian Electoral Commission ( AEC), who have issued a protest. It’s satire for goodness sake, it’s not supposed to be completely accurate. Cant have voter hesitation can we?

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    roman

    I agree with having a Disinformation Governance Board.

    If only the conservatives of two generations ago had thought of that. The globo-homo elite would never have gotten a word out. And no kids would be getting chemically molested to ‘fix’ their body to suit their ‘identity’ – as carefully curated by his/her demented lefty parent/s. And shutting down cheap stable coal plants to heal mother gaia would have stayed the brain retarded joke that it is. Etc, etc.

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    another ian

    Fits here some way IMO

    “Naomi Wolf Eloquently Deconstructs the Terms Dis, Mis, and Malinformation
    April 29, 2022 | Sundance | 99 Comments”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/04/29/naomi-wolf-eloquently-deconstructs-the-terms-dis-mis-and-malinformation/

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    PeterS

    Let’s see if the Elon Musk allows the Biden Crime Family to be exposed. We can only imagine how the left will scream their heads off with that one.

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      PeterS

      Note the comment ‘This was one reason they hated Trump. Trying to “drain the swamp” meant both parties.’ The same applies here in Australia, in the UK and elsewhere in the West.

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    UK-Weather Lass

    Liars, cheats and moronic so-called intellectuals have no place in politics let alone governance but how do we stop them getting to be politicians in the first place. I would back free thinkers around the globe and, at current levels, too few of them would get anywhere near the top of the so called democratic parties anywhere, especially the current US version. Free speech is free speech and all of us know when someone is trying to stop us from having a share in being free to speak, even the morons trying to shut us up.

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    CHRIS

    In Australia’s case, blame the education system. Students are not only indoctrinated in the Global Warming nonsense, they are indoctrinated in other woke, lefty rubbish such as “freedom of speech”. Currently, nobody can say what they think unless it is agreed to by the left. George Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

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      What is wrong with woke?

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        Sean McHugh

        Its disciples, Marxists. The real agenda, control. Its targeting, the west and western culture.

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      Woke is an English adjective meaning “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination” that originated in African-American Vernacular

      If ALLCAPS chris is aware that antiwoke is walking past and ignoring racism and injustice, that sums him up..

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        b.nice

        Woke is making up FAKE racism and injustice.. which you support with your petty virtue-seeking.

        That sums you up.

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