Letter To Editor: “Disinformation Governance Board” Or “Ministry Of Truth” = End Of Our First Amendment
Broken Arrow, Ok May, 2 (The Oklahoma Post) –
By David Ware, (Retired Federal Officer)
I have been appalled at the wimpiness of Americans for the last 2 years. My country has just totally abandoned our ideal and our legacy of liberty and freedom in the interest of safety. Most of us don’t even know who Benjamin Franklin was, let alone that he warned us of that a very long time ago!
First it was just take the jab and shut up! It’s no big deal. Your rights do not overrule your neighbors but their rights (as the powers-that-be define them) do overrule yours! This is the new reality! This is the new America! Accept it! You are out of sync in today’s society!
Then everybody gets all lathered up when that super rich guy from South Africa buys Twitter and we think our free speech has been reinstated! Did you really think they didn’t have a Plan B all along? Heck, folks, they even have a Plan Z if necessary!
This is the restructuring of the world. Call it the New World Order. Call it whatever you want. This isn’t just semantics. This is the biggest challenge to our ability to live our own lives that we in this country have ever faced.
I’ve been around for over seven decades and I’ve always been proud of my country as the one place on Earth where you can say whatever you want without fear. Arguments about not crying fire in a crowded theater are no counterpoint whatsoever. Those who pay attention have witnessed what is happening in China with their social credit system. We are only a step away from our own government rating us on everything we say or do or even think and denying our ability to survive at their whim.
That happens in so much of the world. No one dares speak out against Xi Jinping or the CCP in China lest they disappear, sometimes one internal organ at a time. That depth of depravity is something that America has never before experienced. Yes, we have had monsters like Jeffrey Dahmer. But he wasn’t President of the United States. That serial killer changed the old adage that they can kill you but they can’t eat you.
Now Washington DC is totally changing every paradigm of our existence.
Jesus gave us the Golden Rule which is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Today’s Democrat Party in the United States has their Golden Rule which is that those who have the gold, makes the rules. Did I say today’s Democrat Party? Strike that and replace it with today’s ruling class of both major political parties! RINOs are not one whit better than the Democrats across the aisle.
Today’s date, May 2nd, makes me realize that just two years ago I was writing about how here in the People’s Democratic Republic of Hawaii, they were arresting people for exercising their First Amendment right peaceably to assemble and seek a redress of grievances. Not long after that the Aloha State started arresting people just for going to the beach. No joke! I kid you not!
But, that was just a precursor of what was to come. I won’t rehash everything that’s happened since March of 2020 because you know and recall it as well as I do. What I need to do now though is to remind you that much worse persecution and suppression lie ahead if we don’t stand up and prevent it. Actually, in that previous sentence, you can take the word “lie” in both of its meanings. To lie ahead can indicate going to happen or being in store as well as to misrepresent the facts. But the meaning that we need to focus on in the word “lie” is to deceive. Dissimulate. Prevaricate. Be mendacious.
How many of us thought that we would actually have a United States Supreme Court Justice who was nominated partly because she is a woman who doesn’t even know what a woman is? We are no longer, unfortunately, the country of moral and spiritual people that Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville found in the earlier years of our Republic. Now, transgenderism has gone even beyond the basic agenda of LGBTQ, Two-Spirit, Queer, or whatever other euphemism you want to use, and has become the rallying cry of our era.
If you don’t believe that a boy can be a girl or a girl can be a boy, then they call you psychotic.
I often wonder about the challenges of a sincere, objective medical doctor these days who has a male patient who thinks he has female issues. Or vice versa. Such a doctor could very easily just throw up his or her hands and say I can’t help somebody who doesn’t understand basic anatomy and physiology.
But people have been banned from Twitter just for stating what should be obvious. The Four-Star Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a male. So, now, everybody hopes that Elon Musk will put an end to that nonsense. Maybe he will and maybe he won’t. Time will tell. We shall see.
While there may have been some initial Panic in the Pinnacle of Perversion on the Potomac, they quickly opened their desk drawer and pulled out a copy of Plan B!
I said desk drawer, but we all know that everything is electronic and only exists in the virtual universe these days. That way, it is much easier for the despots to monitor and control communication.
You can also be restricted from Facebook, I know from personal experience, for even mentioning the name of Joseph Goebbels, even in comparing what he did as Nazi Minister of Propaganda with our own government. Today, probably many of you are familiar with George Orwell and his novel 1984 which was written in 1949. The only thing the author had wrong was that he was a little under four decades early in his estimation.
Since Orwell was born in 1903, he lived through the entire era of Hitler’s propaganda campaign. He didn’t do his writings in a vacuum. They are very much under a backdrop of very recent events of his own era. But most of our Greatest Generation of Americans who won World War II and saved our freedoms and liberties have gone on to their final reward.
Members of my own baby boomer generation are the primary culprits in taking us down the Proverbial Path to Perdition.
We have young voters today who were born after the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. As history is being erased and Americans are being turned into blank slates upon which any nefarious Marxist agenda can be written, we are in dire straits as never before in the history of our great country.
There you have the clash of ideologies with concurrent subversion of reality in which we now find ourselves. It’s time that we not talk abstractly, but really get down to the nitty-gritty of what is about to happen in these United States of America.
Let’s just stop and think for a minute about that Disinformation Governance Board.
First I will say that I have some personal experience with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 1979, as a U.S. military veteran from the Vietnam era, I was hired for a federal civil service position with the late, great U.S. Customs Service in the U.S. Treasury Department which was established in 1789, the same year our U.S. Constitution was ratified. During the time of George “Dubya” Bush, on March 1st, 2003, I became an employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the newly-established DHS. I retired a little over 7 years ago with 42 years combined military / civilian federal service. I love this country and I’ve served it my entire life!
But this is not that fledgling agency under first DHS Secretary Tom Ridge who was ridiculed for talking about having enough duct tape on hand and for implementing a color-based alert level system.
As soon as Barack Obama took office, he began to totally unravel the original intent of the Department of Homeland Security. He weaponized it to use against Americans rather than to protect us from foreign enemies.
DHS took on a life of its own and opposed all attempts by Donald Trump to drain the swamp. This ill-conceived and poorly-constructed department of our federal government continues today under Obama’s protégé Joe Biden. Did I say protégé? Strike that and replace it with the word “puppet”.
Our 44th president recently gave a speech about controlling disinformation and Voila! Out of the thin blue air, shortly thereafter, we are told that DHS will be put in charge of watching and controlling everything we Americans do, say and think.
Now let’s look at the nomenclature of this new iteration of the Gestapo.
What is disinformation?
How ironic that when I just asked Google for the definition of disinformation, this came back:
“False information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.” [I added the italics.]
So, what we have here, folks, is a false flag operation. The government is feeding us lies and accusing us of being the liars!
Next, the word governance.
They intend to govern private thought and action. If they’re not successful in having their Big Tech surrogates censor us, they will just take it upon themselves and do it directly. Then it will carry the weight of law.
The worst Twitter could do was basically to ban you. But the government can put you in jail.
Do you see where this is going very quickly unless we stand up together and say NO?
Taking the last two words together, here is one definition of governance board:
“Governance Board means any board of directors, board of managers, supervisory board, executive board or other similar entity that has overall responsibility for monitoring, supervising and directing the property, business and affairs of a Person as set forth in such Person’s Governance Documents.”
Well, now isn’t that interesting? As American citizens, what are our governance documents? I would submit to you that they are all contained in the United States Constitution!
Therefore, this Disinformation Governance Board will have the dilemma and the paradoxical requirement to do whatever they do in full accordance with the U.S. Constitution. Of course we knew that all along. But they didn’t and still don’t.
Since the First Amendment to our U.S. Constitution as the first element of our Bill of Rights specifically prohibits their abridgement of our free speech, what they are doing is patently and blatantly unconstitutional!
Here is the text of the First Amendment in its entirety, per the National Archives of the United States:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Let’s just look at the heart of that amendment in the words: “… prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ….” What does prohibit mean?
It means to prevent or stop something from happening. “Formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority.” So, prohibition is not just an academic concept.
When I write the word “prohibition”, as a student of history, it reminds me of the prohibition era when alcohol was illegalized for a decade-and-a-half in the United States until one Constitutional Amendment repealed another. First, please note that it took both the 18th and 21st amendments to put into effect and to repeal. It was not done by caveat of the federal government of its own volition and authority. At least the Constitution was applied.
Prohibition as a concept and a practice does not work when it thwarts the right of the people to make their own decisions.
The crux of the issue seems today to be that nobody really understands the meaning of the word “abridge”. It’s not just a structure or passageway over a river. Shorten, cut, curtail, truncate – these are synonyms of abridge. What the Biden Administration through DHS is attempting to do is to cut the heart out of the First Amendment. Yes, it is that serious!
This is the existential threat of our time! You may say that the apocalypse of a nuclear war is the existential threat of our time. I agree. Nukes could destroy life itself, but censorship can destroy the very essence and quality of life without killing the body outright. Then, we all become zombies who are just an empty shell awaiting the next government order, unable or not allowed to think for ourselves!
From March 1, 2003 when DHS was implemented until I retired on January 3, 2015, for nearly 12 years, I was a Federal Officer and an Analyst in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. To say I am horrified by this current perversion of a department which was ill-conceived in the first place would be a gross understatement.
I remember when there were questions whether DHS should have any say about the issuance of visas or whether that was the sole prerogative of the U.S. Department of State. I also recall a concern whether certain intelligence functions were reserved to the FBI and other parts of the United States intelligence community so that DHS could not presume to exercise them. Since I’ve been retired for a bit over seven years, I have not been privy to exactly what has happened from the inside during that time.
But it’s important to remember that this is not a unilateral decision by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. He is just a cog in the wheel. He is just an apparatchik: “One who works for a government or a political party and who always obeys orders”. This term comes from Russia’s Union of Soviet Socialist Republics era and is more descriptive than the English word bureaucrat. I’m sure many of you also remember the Nuremberg Trials and the inadequate defense of Nazi officers who kept saying I was just following orders.
We don’t want America today under Joe Biden to turn into a replication of either Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin. But it is rapidly doing so.
Now we really need to discuss the nitty-gritty of what does DHS intend to do under this new mandate?
What are they going to monitor and what methods will they employ in so doing? What will they do when they find that somebody disagrees with them and that therefore that person must be guilty of disinformation by daring to fail to follow the party line? As I said earlier, the worst Twitter under its previous owners could do was to restrict you or to ban you.
But your government can charge you with a crime and lock you behind bars.
You may be there longer than those whom the government set up to take a fall on January 6th, 2021. I just read that the first case for violation of habeas corpus has actually been filed in court.
There are some who would love to just lock you up and throw away the key. They intend to put you so far in a cell that daylight would have to be carried in to you on a tray.
I live in Hawaii and I have been following the career of Barack Hussein Obama II, a.k.a. Barry Soetoro, since he was an Illinois Senator when I first learned that he was born here in the 50th state. I won’t contest where he was born. That is a red herring in this context.
Obama signaled that he would love nothing better than to sit in his basement with a microphone and talk into an earpiece of his surrogate in the Oval Office.
When someone tells you in so many words what they’re going to do, why would you not believe them? Especially with a man who said that his intention was (and still is), fundamentally transforming the United States of America. He didn’t say into what. But, right now we are all witnessing the emergence of Marxist America!
Okay, let’s close this out with a consideration of our action agenda.
What do we do about this to save America and to preserve our freedom of speech? The first thing is for politicians of both parties to quit playing politics as usual. We know that what you say when you’re in power is just the opposite of what you said when the other party was in power. You say it’s wrong when they do it but perfectly right when you do it. That is absolute hypocrisy!
What is most definitely lacking is that passion, that fire in the gut, that drive by nearly all those seeking office at every level in the United States today to right these wrongs!
Unless and until we realize that we are on the brink and about to be pushed over the precipice, we have already sealed our fate. If we continue in this current trajectory, we will all soon be in the abyss of the netherworld.
America is nearly unrecognizable already. Perversion is glorified. Patriotism is ridiculed and condemned. Those who refuse to surrender their values are the target of this new DHS initiative to throttle the public discourse. If we live in a world where the very words Disinformation Governance Board don’t inspire us to pull out all the stops to take back America, we have already passed the point of no return.
I never thought there would be a serious question about the definition of a woman. I really didn’t. But in that environment, it really is not all that surprising that tyranny reigns in every corner of our nation and in our very heartland.
If we still have Patrick Henrys who will say give me liberty or give me death and Nathan Hales who will declare I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country, your time has come as America’s future depends on you to rescue us from the impending Obama Nation.
We have recourse against unconstitutional actions, but our U.S. Constitution will be nothing but a parchment guarantee unless everyone in a position of authority upholds his or her constitutional oath.
In previous generations, a proposed Disinformation Governance Board would have set off alarm bells nationwide. If America is still America, the peril it poses will still resound from shore to shore.
“Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere!”
(Writing by David Ware, Retired Federal Officer; Letter To The Editor)
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