The inherent paradox about propagandists using speech (much of it tax-funded) to suppress speech is clear, and well established among political circles, but it’s no mystery that numerous big-government and corporate shills recently have established a recognizable pattern of not just bandying about their pejorative terms “fake news” and “misinformation,” but also flexing their tax-nourished, rent-seeking muscles to act…
…in order to shut down freedom of speech.
Just a week after the head of the Constitution-insulting, rights-crushing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told politicians on Capitol Hill that the DHS had magically created a “Disinformation Governance Board” and placed at its head the Hunter-laptop denying, censorship-pushing Nina Jankowicz, more federal fascists and their corporate cronies are (shock!) singing a similar tune.
Foremost among them is Dr. Robert Califf, head of the federal “Food and Drug Administration” (FDA, which, since 1906, has unconstitutionally and unethically claimed the power to tell us whether we can or cannot buy or sell food and drugs from or to one another).
Appearing May 8 on CNN with host Pamela Brown, Califf’s buzz was that, despite the feds borrowing, taxing, and spending nearly $4 TRILLION on their self-promoting “COVID-19” programs in just ONE YEAR ALONE (from March 2020, to March 2021), somehow, too many Americans just haven’t wanted to follow the government herd.
Indeed, the leading problem? Pamela Brown lays out their tag-team dialogue:
Why do you think misinformation is the leading cause of death in the US?
Thankfully, before spouting his own misinformation, Califf did offer a flicker of an admission:
I have to acknowledge there’s no way to quantify this…
Which should have inspired Brown to stop him and say something to the tune of, “Then, why are you here to promote the idea, if you can’t back up the claim?”
But, of course, she said nothing, and he continued, saying:
But somehow … the reliable, truthful messages are not getting across. And it’s being washed down by a lot of misinformation, which is leading people to make bad choices that are unfortunate for their health.
If he cannot quantify this – if he cannot back it up with reliable, checkable, statistical data, then, again, how can he say it?
The head of the FDA said he had no way to quantify what he was claiming, even as he cried to CNN’s Brown about us troglodytes being “misinformed” and he waxed ecstatic for crushing free speech.
This, by the way, comes from the man whose agency is not provided for in the US Constitution, an agency that, thanks to special corporate-farm interests, for YEARS promoted within its goofy “food pyramid” the idea that Americans should load-up their diets with grain-based carbs.
Yes, this is the man moralizing (again, without any stats to back him up) that “misinformation” is OUR problem, not the problem of the government taking our cash to pay people like him, whether we like it or not, to spread his unsupported claim.
And it is a claim he has made more than once. As Cindy Harper reports for Reclaim The Net:
It was not the first time Califf talked about health misinformation. According to the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), at a health conference in Texas last month, Califf said that he believes misinformation was ‘now our leading cause of death.’
And if people think that Califf is only warning about what he sees as “misinformation”, that one must give some leeway even to government employees to express their own opinions, and that he isn’t openly calling for censorship, those folks should keep in mind that every penny the government takes from you is a form of censorship, preventing you from deciding how to express your preferences in life. It is a basic, moral point, and it is irrefutable. Add to that the fact that this man insults you even as he makes his baseless claims and ties it in with the years-old, now rekindled, leftist mantra that their opponents are spouting “misinformation” and “fake news”? You have a lot of evidence to warn you about this man and his government pals.
Likewise, you can be warned about their corporate friend, former Microsoft Master (and offspring of a man who sat on the board of Planned Parenthood), Bill Gates.
With his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reaping massive rewards off investments in vaccine-makers, Gates recently has been very vocal about “misinformation” on social media, and, as Cindy Harper also reports for Reclaim The Net, to follow-up the left-leaning, spy-affectionate NewsGuard (former CIA and NSA spook Michael Hayden is on its “truth-in-news” determining board) Gates now is forming a 3,000 person “misinformation” army that will “fact-check” your social media posts.
Billionaire Bill Gates has announced that he plans to create a new unit, hiring 3,000 people to take to social media, put out messaging, and ‘help propagate accurate vaccine information in the future,’ CNBC reported.
Gates wants social media to be a place with ‘good messages’ from ‘people of trust in the community, such as political and ethnic leaders.’
Are these people so removed from reality that they honestly think we’re too stupid to want valid information in our lives? Do they not realize that it’s the political world (including corporations, which are given “corporate” status and legal protections by the feds) where deciders can draw on OUR cash and special shielding from competition, and we’re still forced to pay for it?
They must. They have to. It seems clear that, as more and more Americans wake up to the waste and slippery behavior of the feds during the so-called “pandemic,” as more folks see how their rights and livelihoods have been slammed by lockdowns and price hikes and inflation, these control freaks are ramping up the rhetoric even as they create organizations and agencies to portray us as the baddies, and to portray our valid information as the “enemy” of America.
Gates made the statements when being asked about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and the future of free speech on the platform.
Of course he did. This, by the way, is the man who is the largest private owner of farmland in the US and is the biggest shareholder of Canadian National rail lines. Moreover, Gates is the second-biggest funder of the ultra-bureaucratic, politically powerful World Health Organization. For some reason, leftists are up in arms that wealth-laden Musk might return free speech to Twitter, but they have no problem with Gates funding a world health agency that pushes vaccines and lockdowns, has as its top funder the US Taxpayer, and over which Gates, as second-biggest funder, could have incredible influence.
Oh, and Gates' Microsoft helped create NewsGuard, the “news-checking” equivalent of his proposed social-media police gang. A NewsBusters breaks down how NewsGuard favors leftist websites.
That's NewsGuard, which has on its board former CIA and NSA spook Michael Hayden, and which has hassled me on numerous occasions, always with the same result: NewsGuard backs off, but only after I’ve spent hours showing them the hyperlinks and sources they could have hit on their own…
This contrived narrative is obvious and insulting. And the more these bureaucrats and corporate shills keep pushing it, the more they push honest, peaceful Americans away.