We’ve now ventured into dangerous waters in Joe Biden’s America.
No longer can we sit back while the docile, old grandpa implements a radical left-wing transformation of the country so far beyond even the liberal expectation of his presidency. The United States is officially following in the footsteps of each and every communist country that’s ever existed by issuing federal attacks on free speech.
Not only should this concern all of us, it should be routinely and vigorously challenged on every level until the Biden administration ceases to threaten the very rights which make America great.
[source: The Daily Wire]
We’re beyond petty partisan battles over policy at this point. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is sending warning shots and, as a country, we’d be wise to pay attention.
Biden’s DHS announced this week that a “proliferation of false or misleading narratives” on COVID-19 is contributing to an increased threat of terrorism and violence.
Translation: free speech = terrorism
The DHS sent out a terrorism advisory bulletin warning of a “heightened threat environment” fueled in part by “false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories” spreading online and undermining “public trust in government institutions.” The bulletin also cited “calls for violence” and threats from outside terror groups.
“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors,” the bulletin began.
The memo comes as the Biden administration attempts to crack down on the spread of “misinformation and disinformation” online. Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed the music and podcasting platform Spotify to further penalize podcast host Joe Rogan, one the of the most popular podcasters in the world, after adding advisory warnings to some of his episodes. Spotify later removed over 100 past episodes of Rogan’s show.
Media outlets, censorship advocates, and progressive activists have targeted Rogan in recent weeks ostensibly over two interviews he conducted with doctors critical of the federal government’s approach to COVID-19. Rogan has also been attacked for his past use of the term “n*****.”
The DHS bulletin lumped together “misleading narratives” on COVID-19 with calls by foreign terror leaders for “retaliation” against the United States as significant drivers of terrorist activity in the U.S.
“The proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions,” is a “key” factor in the “current heightened threat environment,” the bulletin said.
“For example, there is widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19. Grievances associated with these themes inspired violent extremist attacks during 2021,” the DHS memo continued. “Malign foreign powers have and continue to amplify these false or misleading narratives in efforts to damage the United States.”
These unprecedented attacks on free speech cannot be allowed to proceed and should be fought on every level of government down to the grassroots of this country. Fight, and fight hard. This means war.
Author: Nolan Sheridan