More Americans are awakening to the fact that, as we have reported at MRCTV, the DHS Ministry of Truth - a.k.a., the Orwellian-titled “Disinformation Governance Board” (DGB) - is NOT dead, and its hive of spies and Palantiri propagandists have big plans to peer into our lives and portray traditionalists, Christians, libertarians, anti-war activists, medical freedom advocates, and concerned parents as “disinformation” peddlers, troublemakers, or downright threats to the government-domesticated USA.
But new documents blow the whistle on the fact that, as we suspected, the Ministry of Truth crew has not been content merely to spend our tax money unconstitutionally to “monitor” and “label” speech, but have been eager to (no surprise) leverage government power to silence us.
Republican Senators Chuck Grassley (IA), and Josh Hawley (MO) last week launched a telling press release offering details of the revelations, and of the sheer scope of the plan, noting that whistleblower-provided internal DHS documents:
…illustrate how the DGB was designed to exert powerful influence over the government’s efforts to crack down on disinformation in areas where there are ‘clear, objective facts.’ However, it remains unclear how DHS defines ‘clear, objective facts.’ Documents show that DHS was not just focused on foreign disinformation but also issues at the heart of longstanding political debate such as theories about the validity of elections, the origins and effects of COVID-19 vaccines, and the efficacy of wearing masks.
Sadly, the senators also engage in their own form of propagandistic promotion, by focusing on their “efforts” to send a “letter” to DHS head Alejandro Mayorkas to demand an explanation, and, in their press release, they add:
’Given the significant coordinating role the Department envisioned for the DGB, the consequences of installing Nina Jankowicz, a known trafficker of foreign disinformation and liberal conspiracy theories, as the DGB’s first Executive Director, would have been a disaster,’ the senators wrote.
Which, as usual, focuses on the personality – Jankowicz – rather then the source of the systemic problem: the unconstitutional DHS, itself.
It’s one thing to utilize a striking contemporary development in the news to highlight a deeper source of a problem. It’s another to use said development to score political points while allowing the source of the problem to continue unaddressed.
Grassley and Hawley do note that in their letter to Mayorkas, they stressed the unsound nature of calling for censorship, including in their press release this portion of their letter:
The First Amendment of the Constitution was designed precisely so that the government could not censor opposing viewpoints – even if those viewpoints were false. DHS should not in any way seek to enlist the private sector to curb or silence opposing viewpoints. It is therefore imperative for DHS to provide additional clarity regarding its policies and procedures for identifying and addressing ‘MDM,’ as well as its efforts to ‘operationalize’ public-private partnerships and the steps it is taking to ensure that it does not infringe on the constitutional rights of American citizens…
But in appearing to be so gung-ho about “constitutional rights” they forget that our rights are not granted to us by the Constitution, rights preexist the document. They also fail to note that the 2002 DC creators of the DHS offered zero enumerated constitutional justification to allow the US Government to have and run such a police force.
DHS was the brainchild of the Bush (W) administration. Many of us (constitutionalists) argued against it at the time. I’m getting emails this morning from friends and colleagues – a lot of them former colleagues of mine at Fox – saying, ‘Hey, judge, you were right! This is just outrageous! And the powers that the Republican Congress gave to the Republican President, George W. Bush, are now in the hands of a bunch of crazy lefties.
The Epoch Times’ Mark Tapscott offers much more about the new revelations, and reading his story is time well-spent. Among the many points he makes, one sees that, despite Mayorkas’ sworn Senate testimony, offered in May, that the DGB had “not yet begun its work,” the “board” had been operating, unseen and unheard except by certain “friends,” for quite some time:
In addition, the papers show the DGB charter that was officially drafted in January 2022 was personally signed by Mayorkas on Feb. 24, 2022, with the stipulation in the document that the secretary’s approval marked the immediate effect of the charter.
Mayorkas told the Senate in May that the DGB hadn’t yet begun its work even as a meeting with social media executives was apparently being staffed by Nina Jankowicz, who had only been nominated in April by President Joe Biden to be the board’s executive director, according to the documents.
And one of the social media corporations was good ol’ censorious Twitter:
The Twitter meeting was, again according to the documents, scheduled for April 28 and would include Twitter head of global public policy Nick Pickles and head of site security Yoel Roth.
‘The meeting is off-the-record and closed to [the] press,’ one of the leaked documents stated.
This is fascist, star-chamber, crony-favoring, totalitarian stuff. And it gets worse:
The papers also suggest that DHS officials drafted legislation to codify a ‘Rumor Control Program of the Department of Homeland Security to Counter Mis-information, Dis-information, and Mal-information,’ including a public-facing website known as ‘Rumor Control.’
It’s all about political power.
In addition, the leaked documents concerning the Twitter meeting mention numerous ‘discussion points,’ including one noting that ‘the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) created a domestic terrorism branch within its counterterrorism mission center to ensure DHS develops the expertise necessary to produce sound and timely intelligence, at the lowest possible classification level in order to inform our stakeholders.’
And, remember, the Ministry of Truth continues without Nina Jankowicz. It is now under the re-tooling power of former George W. Bush Homeland Security figure Michael Chertoff, who, most of his career, has bounced back and forth between government security positions and corporate interests that are connected to government security interests.
Until Americans explore the unconstitutional roots of the DHS itself, these kinds of figures and these dangerous offices will not leave us alone.
Let’s spread the word about this, and offer the info to others.