In George Orwell's & # 39; Nineteen Eighty-Four & # 39; members of the Outer Party of Oceania participate in the Two Minutes Hate ritual against Emmanuel Goldstein, who is believed to be the enemy of the people but is really just a made-up symbol to distract the people from their real enemy – Big Brother.
In & # 39; Twenty Twenty-One & # 39; from Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party members engage in the Two Hours Hate against Donald Trump, which is believed to be the enemy of the people, but is really just a made-up symbol to distract the people from their real enemy – Big Tech.
Two hours of hate – er, debate – was held in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with the stated goal of firing a president of the United States. That's all it took. Two o'clock. That should tell you everything you need to know about the state of democracy in our country.
More time is routinely spent choosing wallpaper. But let's face it, most families wouldn't trust Congress to pick out wallpaper for their living room, so why should we trust these self-proclaimed moral arbitrators to elect our president?
Well, we don't. Not all.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, a Republican representative from California, put it clearly in his Speech of 90 seconds when he said the "second annual impeachment" of Donald Trump "isn't really about the actual words spoken at a rally. No, this is all about the rampant hatred of this president (by Democrats). You use any extreme language. and any process to oppose the core of what he really fought for You hate him for being pro-life, the strongest ever You hate him for fighting for the freedom of religion … You hate him for Israel You hate him for defending our borders … You hate him for putting America first. "
They certainly shouldn't hate him – or dismiss him – just because they told a gathered crowd that "Everyone here will soon be marching to the Capitol to make your voices heard peacefully and patriotic." But that's what they did. In two hours.
And before they ever got around to impeaching Trump, they removed him from the platform. With astonishing suddenness, Trump went from the most powerful man in the world to a cornered, desperate fugitive. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google – they all came for him. Most importantly, they came for us. Anyone who sided with the president, anyone who agreed with the president on the issues of electoral fraud, we are all now guilty by association, and Big Tech has its sights set on us all.
"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?"
Those were the words that scared millions of Americans in the 1950s as Joe McCarthy and other senators tried to purge the United States of what they saw as a subversive movement designed to overthrow the government.
In that case, of course, it was conservative senators – Democrat and Republican alike – trying to expose what they called a communist conspiracy. In their zeal to protect the nation, they trampled on the civil liberties of individual Americans and sought to deprive them of their jobs, their reputation, and in some cases even their freedom.
What was the crime most of those Americans committed? They had either attended a meeting of the Communist Party, donated money to the Communist Party, or signed a petition on behalf of the Communist Party. In other words, they had exercised their right of speech and assembly in the First Amendment. They had used their own minds and arrived at unpopular opinions. That was all it took McCarthy to try and ruin their lives.
Apparently, the American left has never forgotten what was done to them, and now that they have achieved absolute power, it seems they want revenge.
In the run-up to the impeachment vote, Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts Trump defender Jim Jordan “rightly so” for the new crime of dissenting about the 2020 presidential election. can be repeated:
"Will you admit that Joe Biden won fair and square and the election was not faked or stolen?"
Jordan avoided a straight answer, but of course he and millions of other people don't believe Biden won fair and square. In a free country they might say that, but in Pelosi & # 39; s & # 39; Twenty Twenty-One & # 39; you say that at your own risk. For starters, you can lose your Twitter account or your Facebook account, but who says you won't lose your bank account after that? China has a "social credit" system that deprives citizens of certain rights if their score falls below a certain level of acceptability – that is, if they do not follow the party line in their thinking and public personality. You could lose your job. You may be refused a ticket on a train or plane. The only option is to do what the party tells you to do – even if it means accepting that 2 + 2 = 5.
Now, in modern America, we are suddenly close to duplicating the monolithic control over information that Orwell predicted in "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and that the Chinese Communist Party perfected.
Over the past two weeks, we've seen the power of Big Tech unleashed mercilessly. With the complicit help of Big Media, the Silicon Valley oligarchs have not only castrated President Trump as a political leader by removing his bully, but also effectively suppressed opinions by demanding that only social media companies that censor unpopular opinions have a platform on the Internet. may have. Hello, Parler. You can also argue that the Democrats in Congress would never have hastily removed President Trump from public office if they had not been prompted by Twitter and Facebook to take the first step to expel him from public life.
In a way, Big Tech has led cyberbullying to a logical conclusion. When entrusted with cell phones and Snapchat accounts, 13-year-olds can use them to disgrace and even destroy innocent children. Often this involves spreading false rumors about the person or discrediting them for something they embrace, such as their religion, their political beliefs, or their sexual identity.
Tell me how this differs from what Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have done to Donald Trump and, by extension, the more than 74 million people who voted for him. This group of post-adolescent Silicon Valley cyberbullies doesn't like Donald Trump. They feel entitled to speak of him as a white supremacist and Nazi and racist. They don't care if it hurts him or not. They don't care if it's true or not. They are strangely enlivened by what they see as their ability to hurt him, weaken him. Like the mob they've been trying to connect the president with, these bullies act in thoughtless deliberation, encouraged by each other to see who can give the deeper blow, who can hurt the victim more.
And about what? Differences of opinion, for the most part. Strong boundary or no boundary? Mask or no mask? Globalism or Americanism? Carbon credits or fracking? Abortion or no abortion? And then the last straw – fair election or fraudulent election?
These should be legitimate topics for debate in a free society. But not anymore. Big Tech has banned the debate over government policies regarding the coronavirus, and any discussion of electoral fraud is treated as if it were a crime. But wait? It's only a crime to question government in a totalitarian system, like that in communist China or Orwell's fictional Oceania, right? In America, we have the right and duty to question our government, don't we? Because if we no longer have that right, what are they afraid of? What are they hiding?
In short, at some point in some elections, the allegations of electoral fraud must be real. It cannot always be the figment of a right-wing president's imagination. And if we are not allowed to have free speech, how do we fight back? If Big Tech and Big Government get their way, we won't. Just keep your head down and your nose clean – and never doubt what you're being told.
Remember, 2 + 2 = 5.
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