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Recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced the White House is working with various social media companies to flag and remove alleged COVID-19 misinformation. Psaki went so far as to suggest that if distributors of “misinformation”—as defined by the administration—were censored from one platform, they should be censored from all platforms. The Biden regime is getting serious about removing your access to the public square—all for your safety and security.
Likewise, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and their big-tech enablers are on the hunt for domestic extremists and general all-around infidels from the church of neo-Marxist globalism. So far they’ve had a fairly easy go of it, rounding up the January 6 protesters, de-platforming the distributors of so-called extremist misinformation, and blacklisting individual citizens who publicly speak against the Biden regime’s ideologies. All of this was made easy because the offending citizens, thinking they had constitutional rights, used digital platforms to challenge questionable claims from our ruling elites, their duplicitous medical “experts,” and the courtesans in the White House and Congress.
Just so we’re on the same sheet of music because there’s a bunch of protesters sitting in solitary in a DC jail who didn’t get the message: The government is using the social media postings and digital communications of American citizens to target them for speaking against the establishment.
You are now the target of the enormous and deadly mass surveillance and security state you voted for back when you couldn’t have imagined that neo-Marxist elites would gain control of the government. Consider using digital countermeasures to protect yourself. For pointers, see here, here, and here.
Blacklisting for Sport and Profit
Last week, PayPal announced it is partnering with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate and close accounts the ADL has deemed as belonging to extremists. In February, PayPal had already begun closing accounts flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for allegedly being associated with “extremists” and “hate” groups. This is the same SPLC that runs a giant hate-grift that funnels donations to private Cayman Islands accounts and blacklists conservative organizations like the Family Research Council and media personalities like Tucker Carlson.
It appears PayPal is setting up a blacklist to deny banking and commercial payment services to individuals and businesses that fall outside woke culture. In an essay by PayPal co-founder David Sacks on Bari Weiss’s Substack, Sacks details the dangers of financial institutions blacklisting businesses and individuals who have been labeled as “extremist” by unaccountable and often partisan private organizations, like the ADL and SPLC. In Sacks’s foreboding words, “Silenced voices and empty stomachs are fuel for the very extremism you claim to oppose.”
In the digital public square, giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google have begun working with The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) to identify and remove what they consider extremist online content. Since 2017, the GIFCT has served as a private database of extremist and terrorist online content.
Like many of the post-9/11 NGOs that monitored online terrorist activity, GIFCT started out documenting content created by, or supportive of, al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Taliban. The GIFCT is now shifting its focus to U.S. domestic extremists and white supremacists—as identified by activist groups like the SPLC. GIFCT is also working with Amazon, Dropbox, Mailchimp, and LinkedIn, to name just a few. What could possibly go wrong here?
Those in Washington, DC, whether at the White House or the Capitol building, continuously bombard Americans with scary talk about domestic terrorism and extremism, as if we were living in 2006 Iraq. Last month the White House even unveiled a new domestic counterterrorism strategy to deal with this epidemic of uncooperative subjects. However, these “experts” in DC seem to have forgotten one of the maxims of counterterrorism strategy: Counterterrorism strategy should not produce more terrorism than existed before the strategy was implemented.
Calling the 1/6 non-surrection an attack worse than 9/11 is idiotic. The vast majority of those arrested are charged with misdemeanors yet rotting in jail for months under extreme conditions.
Placing hundreds of sad-sack Trump supporters in pre-trial solitary confinement for misdemeanor trespassing charges, denying access to exculpatory evidence, then delaying their show trials for 12-24 months is not exactly what the Founders had in mind when they ratified the Bill of Rights that contains the Sixth Amendment guarantee to a speedy trial and the ability to face your accuser and the evidence against you. I’m sure the DC judges and federal prosecutors got a good chuckle out of their manipulation of habeas corpus, but we see what they did there.
The FBI instigating and amplifying terror plots, which allows them to ride to the rescue, bag some promotions, justify their enormous budget, and provide their political benefactors scary stories to frighten the public—well, we see that too. Like with arsonist firefighters, however, if you start the fire, it doesn’t count.
Establishment gaslighting and threatening wonky-talk from the Biden regime’s increasingly unhinged national security surrogates is itself becoming a radicalizing agent across much of America. But to the likes of Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, is that a bug or a feature?
Hanlon’s Razor states to never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity, and Rice has a long tradition of, well, flawed judgment. Perhaps there is more at play here than Hanlon can account for.
Afraid of Americans
Our national security apparatus—namely, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, their partners in law enforcement, the U.S. Postal Service (again, why?) and big tech—are busy monitoring social media looking for the next III% patch-wearing dupe they can peg as a dangerous Hawaiian shirt-clad terrorist. This seems like a waste of time.
I doubt a real terrorist is going to publicize his evil plots or conduct operational planning on Instagram or Facebook Messenger. As we plainly saw with the Gov. Gretchen Witmer faux-kidnapping plot, most people on social media talking about violence are LARPers, foreign influence operations, and government informants.
I’m not saying there are not dangerous men and women in America. Absolutely there are. After all, America was founded and made the world’s greatest superpower through the sacrifice of dangerous men and women, but modern versions of these dangerous men and women aren’t on social media jabbering about violence or overthrowing the government.
These dangerous men and women have jobs, they have families to support and mortgages to pay. They’re focused on trying to pay for their kid’s braces or college tuition while keeping an increasingly woke and hostile mob at bay.
They are hard men and women, many of them combat veterans, who are not afraid to do what it takes to protect what is theirs. More importantly, they are not a threat—unless someone makes them one.
The establishment elites are now moving to do exactly that by depriving Americans of their employment, access to financial services, free speech, liberty, and their way of life. You won’t hear these dangerous men and women whining about it or talking tough on social media, but rest assured, they see what these elites are doing.
Targeting Political Opponents
In this country of 330 million people, actual political violence is a statistical anomaly. There just isn’t enough white supremacy or extremist activity to justify the entire bloated domestic terrorism industry of Joint Terrorism Task Forces, Fusion Centers, and “Countering Violent Extremism” NGO contracts. In post-9/11 fear, we incentivized a national security apparatus that now sees traditional Americans as the greatest threat to establishment power—and that’s a problem.
Our national security apparatus desperately needs the threat to justify its existence. The Biden administration has promised them one: dissident America.
Corporate media and various Biden regime surrogates are openly discussing making second-class citizens of the vaccine wary, effectively establishing a medical caste system. Companies are putting on unemployment lines people who won’t take experimental medical therapy. Others are advocating vaccine mandates for employment, government benefits, and medical care. All while government, corporations, and nonprofits are working to remove citizens’ access to financial, e-commerce, and internet services because of their political beliefs.
If one wanted to create a particularly ferocious enemy out of a normally respectful and amenable segment of the population—an enemy that would aggressively fight back in response to maltreatment, thus providing a pretext for all manner of draconian security measures, budget increases, and “emergency” powers, I can think of no better way than to make them hungry, broke, powerless, and persecuted second-class citizens. One might label this method intentional radicalization.
Radicalization. Sometimes it’s more than just a word. Sometimes, for the tyrant, it’s a strategy.