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Retrieved: 2021-07-24 20:37:18
By Jefferey Jaxen
An uncomfortable shockwave has reverberated across America. Government officials have jerked the steering wheel, hard, towards a road well-worn by authoritarian regimes.
In just a week, the American social and political landscape has shifted. Let’s examine the key events:
President Joe Biden announced “We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oftentimes, door-to-door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people who need to be vaccinated…”
The outrage was immediate. Several governors voiced their distaste, while South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters ordered his state’s health departments to defy Biden’s orders.
At this point, things turned dark. Fast.
Rather than attempting to walk back Biden’s call to go home-to-home, peddling an experimental gene therapy, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra doubled down on a CNN interview – in a most un-American way.
Asked if it was the government’s business to know who has and has not been vaccinated, Becerra claimed “It is absolutely the government’s business…”
Regarding comments from Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, who opposed the door-to-door street teams, Becerra went on a bizarre rant that China’s Chairman Mao would have been proud of:
“We want to give people the sense that they have the freedom to choose.” Becerra continued, “We’re going to make it possible for them [American people] to have a good life.” Forgetting the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution, Becerra claimed, “We are America, we [government agencies] try to give people as much freedom and choice as possible”
Following Becerra’s Stalinist comments, Politico slipped a bombshell admission into their regular reporting:
“Biden-allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.”
And just like that, we went from “15 days to slow the spread” to realtime surveillance and censorship of Americans’ private conversations on their personal text messages?
For anyone who didn’t understand the historically dangerous ways in which U.S. officials were behaving, that all ended when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took to the podium this past week.
The former CNN political contributor turned Biden press secretary stated that actions the federal government are taking include “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
It’s not just the White House working with Zuckerberg’s Facebook. These are sweeping actions, according Psaki, who also said “You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others.”