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I could not not revive this series since we have now arrived at a point in our own demise where this is not so much snark as astute political / social commentary:
As you read the included tweets, remember that the Professor points out the important, if unsaid, part of the story in all caps:
THEY’RE DOING THIS WITH POLITICAL POSTS, TOO, THEY’RE JUST NOT ADMITTING IT YET
Follow the Instapundit link to the whole feed. But do focus on this:
There is no circumstance — none — in which it’s acceptable for the White House or any other agency of the government to be providing lists to Facebook of “problematic” content it wants removed, yet’s that exactly what Psaki says they’re doing
If you don’t find it deeply disturbing that the White House is “flagging” internet content that they deem “problematic” to their Facebook allies for removal, then you are definitionally an authoritarian. No other information is needed about you to know that. [Emphasis Added]
Do not think for a moment that…from your elitist “populist” hating neighbor to that condescending ex-pat that you read online…many sympathetic enablers to these authoritarian thrusts are not all around you.
The silence from those closest to our crumbling “freedom of speech” is deafening. (If they only realized the beast is coming for them too.) The greater silence among We the People, especially as this practice grows and expands into tomorrow’s standard operating procedure, is just sad. I return again to my very overused quote:
“[A] significant and growing portion of the American population is losing the virtues required to be functioning members of a free society.” – Charles Murray in Coming Apart (Page 289), 2012
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I think Joe Biden is going to be an important president and a very good one. https://t.co/Tx1qEXgDlG
— Claire Berlinski. (@ClaireBerlinski) January 9, 2021
stolen borrowed from Michael Yon)
P.S. In other news, the U.S. Surgeon General appears dead set on proving that he, too, is a complete moron: “…misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat…”:
What a pathetic tool.Published in