to freedom of speech and writing, though often trivial in isolation,
are cumulative in their effect, and unless checked, lead to disrespect
for the rights of the citizen.” – George Orwell, 1984
1946, George Orwell provided the definition of 20th century
totalitarianism and how it will control society today. Orwell’s insight
into the future, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” provides a visceral cognition
of the modern day progressive state that is controlled by an all
powerful oligarchy. The head of this political state is “Big Brother,”
who secures control over the masses by denying freedom of speech.
the end of the Second Great War, prototypes of Big Brother’s all
powerful and freedom-limiting governments have appeared around the
world. These all-controlling autocracies use one common tactic to
control the masses. They censor all forms of free expression; what is
spoken and what is written. Big Brothers control the language and
therefore they control the past, present and future.
the Revolution, the colonies were so adamant about maintaining
individual independence and liberty that they demanded that the
architects of our Constitution include a Bill of Rights. The first right
they coveted was the right to freedom of speech. The second was the
right to bear arms to defend it.
lays claim to free speech but has a long history of violating the First
Amendment. Since John Adams outlawed criticizing elected officials in
the 1800s, our free speech rights have been challenged.
“We must never disrespect those in elected office or their authority.” – John Adams
attempts at limiting free speech have come during war. Reporters were
arrested in the North for opposing the Civil War, and their reports were
censored. During World War I, vocal critics were jailed. During World
War II, Franklin Roosevelt created the Office of Censorship to monitor
information about the war. Everything published in newspapers or
broadcasted on the airwaves was censored by FDR.
1955, the U.S. post office banned the Greek play “Lysistrata,” about
women withholding sex due to war. That year, the FCC ordered that The Ed
Sullivan Show film Elvis Presley from “the waist up” due to his
“sexually explicit moves.” Many of his songs were also banned from radio
“I feel my temperature rising. Help me, I’m flaming, I must be a hundred and nine” – Elvis Presley
the court lifted a ban on William Burroughs’ book “The Naked Lunch” in
1965, this ended all censorship by U.S. Customs. The American Motion
Picture Association adopted the Hays Code in 1968, which is today’s film
rating system. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that adult pornography
was no longer illegal. And even comic book star “Betty Boop” was allowed
to appear in her mini skirt again.
“Girls, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Be sure you hook the right one!” – Betty Boop
the FCC’s Child Online Protection Act only censors internet content not
fit for minors, the latest Pew Research poll found that 75% of
Americans believe social media censors political views they find
objectionable. Both Twitter and Facebook would not post anything about
the Hunter Biden scandal, and censored conservative viewpoints last
presidential election, which aided progressives.
the years, what the U.S. Supreme Court considers free speech has
shifted from left to right and someplace in between. But they have
usually come to their senses and redrawn the line in the sand when Big
Brother “ventured too far over that line.” Let’s hope they do that to
dystopian leader Big Brother maintains total control with his “Ministry
of Truth.” This allows him to control the language and enables him to
rewrite history. This enables him to justify what he does currently and
will do in the future. He has total power over the society and the
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell
true progressive form, last week “Big Brother” Joe Biden proclaimed he
was crafting a personal “Ministry of Truth.” The creation of Biden’s
“dystopian disinformation bureau” will coexist under the department of
Homeland Security. His government police will monitor and censor free
GOP congressmen called this a “disgrace” and an attack on the sanctity of the First Amendment.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, said “I thought this was a satire.
Surely, no president would use his power to allow government to abridge
our First Amendment rights!” Sadly, Hawley was mistaken.
is an “inconvenient truth” that Joe Biden’s foray into “Big Brother’s”
dystopian totalitarian state is obviously a reaction to Elon Musk’s
purchase of Twitter. Musk promised to make improvements with the social
media platform that will make it a true free speech form for everyone.
news broke of Elon Musk’s $3 billion investment in the forum, VP of
Communications Lulu Cheng Meservey tweeted, “If you’re a Twitter
employee worried about Elon Musk pushing for less regulated speech, do
not come work on Tuesday.” Democrats and woke Twitter employees sent
“APBs” to the White House tweeting serious concerns about not censoring
House press secretary Jen Psaki said that she didn’t have details on
the board’s role, or its executive director, but said “President Biden
knows that there has been a range of disinformation about a range of
topics including COVID, election eligibility, and his policies – just to
mention a few.”
has joined an elite group of infamous dictators, all who established a
“Ministry of Truth” to silence free speech and advance their peremptory
hold over the people. Adolf Hitler in Germany had a Ministry of Truth
run by Nazi Joseph Goebbels, and so did ruthless soviet dictator Joseph
“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” – Adolf Hitler
Orwell wrote, “The ministry of Truth is the ministry of lies.” Orwell’s
protagonist is Winston Smith, head of the ministry of truth. His role
is to rewrite historical facts to align them with what Big Brother wants
the people to believe is true. This assures Big Brother’s party will
never lose power; much like what progressives have been doing since they
took control of our federal government.
only ones buying into Biden’s dystopian truth ministry are those
seeking to censor information that reveals key points of vulnerability
for Biden and the Democrats. The left needs to hide the truth about
illegal immigrants on our southern border, the true status of how Biden
has destroyed the economy and Biden’s botching of Afghanistan, and news
about our failed foreign policies in Russia and Ukraine.
“Disinformation Board” is unconstitutional and all Americans must call
Congress ASAP and demand that the coffin is nailed shut on Biden’s “Big
Brother” before he is a creature. It is far easier to kill a bad idea
than a monster after he is created.
chaos is connected with the decay of language. When the present is
untrue, those untruths become the truth of the past.” – George Orwell
About the Author: William
Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, author, and citizen
legislator in California for over 40 years. He got his start working to
approve California Proposition 13. His work also appears in The Center Square, The Western Journal, Neighbor Newspapers, KPXJ 21 (Shreveport, LA), Killeen Daily Herald, Aberdeen American News, InsideNova, Kankakee Daily Journal, Monterey County Weekly, Olean Times Herald, The Greeneville Sun and more.
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all remember the story: the Biden Department of Justice coordinated
with the National School Boards Association to arrange for FBI
investigations of parents who are unhappy about their local schools
teaching racism and anti-Americanism (Critical Race Theory) and gender
confusion, and requiring masks. The episode was so sordid that many
state school board associations dropped their affiliation with NSBA, and
most people doubted that the FBI would be craven enough to follow
Attorney General Merrick Garland’s patently unconstitutional directive.
But follow it they did. Yesterday Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, acting on tips from unhappy FBI agents, wrote Merrick Garland to
criticize the diversion of FBI resources to investigations of parents
who dissent from “woke” ideology and care about their children’s
FBI’s counterterrorism bureau reportedly created an internal “threat
tag” in fall 2021 to track alleged threats against school boards
following an October 4 directive from Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Garland released his directive after the National School Boards
Association called on the Biden administration on September 29 to
investigate parents who allegedly threatened boards over policies on
school masks and critical race theory, and to determine whether the
parents had violated the Patriot Act or hate crimes laws. (The NSBA
subsequently apologized for releasing the letter.)
The FBI labeled “dozens” of investigations with the threat tag “EDUOFFICIALS,” Representatives
Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) and Mike Johnson (R., La.) claimed in their new
letter on Wednesday, citing FBI whistleblowers.
added. These “investigations” were ridiculous and could only have been
intended to intimidate conservative parents from being involved in their
public schools. One might note that these parents merely attended
public school board meetings to express their opinions. I am not aware
of a single case where they demonstrated outside the home of a school
investigation allegedly began after the FBI received a tip that a mom
had told a local school board, “We are coming for you.” The complaint
“alleged that the mom was a threat because she belonged to a ‘right wing
mom’s group’ known as ‘Moms for Liberty,’ and because she is a ‘gun
owner,’” the congressmen wrote. An FBI agent reportedly interviewed the
the mom, who said she was upset about a school mask mandate and wanted
to elect new board members.
like an insurrectionist! But imagine having a couple of FBI agents ring
your doorbell on instructions from the Attorney General because you
don’t align politically with the Biden administration.
another instance, the congressmen wrote that an FBI agent interviewed a
tipster who admitted he had “no specific information or observations . .
. of any crimes or threats.” The tipster had submitted a complaint
against an anti-mask-mandate dad, claiming that the dad “fit the profile
of an insurrectionist,” and the FBI had opened an investigation into
The “tip line” sounds like something out of Red China. More details on that case from the Congressmen’s letter:
congressmen also claimed that the FBI began an investigation into
Republican elected officials in a certain state because a Democratic
state-party official claimed that the Republicans “‘incited violence’ by
expressing public displeasure with school districts’ mask mandates.”
that: a complaint by a “Democratic state-party official” was enough to
trigger an FBI investigation of “Republican elected officials” who
opposed mask mandates. What country are we living in?
liberals–perhaps most–believe that conservative, pro-freedom,
pro-American speech should be illegal, if it isn’t already. What I want
to know is, are there any Democratic House members willing to take a
stand against this obviously unconstitutional overreach by the Attorney
General? So far, I haven’t heard of any.
It is shocking to think that Merrick Garland was once nominated to the Supreme Court. Thank God he was not confirmed.