Monday, July 26, 2021

Op-ed:
A Mockery x Two
By Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio 
 
At some level the question of what speech should be acceptable and what is harmful needs to be defined by regulation.” 
- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, 2019

It's hard to believe that here in our beloved America, George Orwell's classic novel, “1984,” has now truly come to life. “Big Brother” style government censorship of the public discourse is no longer being hidden what with Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki, just a few short weeks ago, holding a presser and freely admitting that the flow of information on key social media sites is being censored "for our own good"...censored she said because the White House does not want what they deem “misinformation” to be making the internet rounds.

Misinformation” of what is actually truth...truth the White House knows does not and will not play well with their Socialist/Marxist agenda. Suppression of not only our First Amendment right to free speech but suppression of our personal thoughts it seems, and it's all in an effort to coerce adoption of the Biden administration's...or should I say the Obama administration's...anti-American polices. Inconvenient truths now appearing at an inconvenient time...a time when “We the People” are bearing witness to a steep rise in inflation; when illegals crossing our southern border are reaching record high numbers; a time when forensic audits are beginning to show that voter fraud did rule the 2020 election; and a time when the China virus sees an uptick in numbers...and uptick where the blame is being placed on those of us wise enough not to be “jabbed” instead of where it rightfully belongs, as in the Chinese lab where said virus was created and then released from. 
 
And dare we forget the administration's suppressing of the truth regarding a certain someone in the administration...as in one Dr. Anthony Fauci...whose blood stained hands are all over this China virus mess.

So with Biden's administration actually having given itself the power to censor our words, know that the very act of censorship itself is the first step towards dictatorship. And while many social media sites, key of which is Facebook, are and have been working for years with the Democrats to censor our conservative voices, know that the concept of censorship as per the First Amendment clearly states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. In other words, the government is forbidden, amongst other things, from impinging on the free-speech rights of both private entities and “We the People.” But this, unfortunately, means that a private entity, like Facebook, can legally on their own decide that someone is trying to pass along what they deem to be false or “misinformation,” and then not to allow that individual the use of their platform to spread their thoughts or to access their platform's other users.

But whether Facebook be a private or a public entity, it's important to remember that Facebook is traded on the N.Y. Stock Exchange which means their shares are open to the public for purchase, therefore they are bound to abide by the Exchange's rules regarding censorship as well...which I believe they have not. And this also leads me to believe that Facebook is and has been practicing censorship at the bidding of the Biden administration no matter that the administration now claims they are just “suggesting” that platform(s) like Facebook ban those who spread Covid-19 misinformation and are not actually “demanding” that said platform(s) do so...which surely would violate one's First Amendment rights.

But the truth is that it's way more than just Covid-19 so-called “misinformation” that Facebook and other social media platforms are censoring. In fact, it's now anyone's words that do not promote the Democrat-Socialist agenda...as in words not supporting open borders; words not supporting BLM, reparations or Critical Race Theory; words not promoting the climate change nonsense; or words that are not anti-white, not pro-abortion or words that do not believe there are 57 genders from which to choose. Even innocuous political viewpoints that don't march in lockstep with the socialist left sees Facebook fact checkers labeling said posts as “misinformation” and/or “extremism,” and therefore again must be removed "for our own good." And to Mark Zuckerberg in regards to his call for regulations on “harmful” speech, I say the last thing this country needs is you telling our lawmakers that what needs to be done is placing even more regulations on our Constitutionally given right to free speech.

And let's not forget that the blocking of opposing viewpoints is done with one having little to no recourse for review. In other words, social media sites like Facebook have already become their own little dictatorial kingdoms deciding what is or is not acceptable speech, and are now doing so for the Obama controlled Biden administration as well. But again, the problem with this is that said little dictatorial kingdoms are going out over the very public internet highway, and here is where a legal line might indeed have been crossed. And this is something that, I believe, must be looked into by those who know the intricacies of communication law, for I'm not sure if a private company like Facebook has the law on its side in regards to working with the Biden administration to help censor opposing viewpoints on what is and will remain a public internet venue.

But always remember that it's not up to the government to decide what is or is not truth nor should social media platforms be determining right or wrong speech. And it's especially grievous when these two entities join together...as has now been admitted to...and use the public internet highway to basically make a mockery of “We the People's” First Amendment right to free speech.

And yet another mockery that recently came to light saw the Biden administration inviting supposed U.N. experts on racism and human rights to visit the U.S. to observe, publicly confront the treatment of minorities in America, and then to “help combat systemic racial injustice and inequality especially against people of African descent in the context of law enforcement”...U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's words not mine.

And what a joke this is as said U.N. experts, known as “Special Rapporteurs,” are tasked with the job of reporting back to the world body if issues are found regarding what's called “contemporary forms of racism and minority issues.” Appointed by members of the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council...with today's 15 appointed “Special Rapporteurs” coming from the countries of Bolivia, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, France, Gabon, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan...isn't it more than a bit disconcerting that these member nations include some of the most flagrant violators of human rights...as in but not limited to China, Cuba, Pakistan, and the Russian Federation.

And besides, the United Nations...what I like to refer to as the "Useless Nations"...needs to butt out of America's business...hear that Biden...for racism in America today is, in my opinion, the result of but four things. First, it's the direct result of Barack HUSSEIN Obama's deliberately stirring the pot of what was then a simmering down pot of racial discontentment, and done simply to push forward his plan to “fundamentally change” America from within. Second, racism was falsely shoved in our faces when the likes of BLM took over and dictated what would and would not be the racial discourse. 

Third, the nonsense known as Critical Race Theory...a theory whose prime goal is to teach hate...also teaches folks who were never racists before how and why to become racists now. And reason number four sees demands for reparations by black folks who were never slaves be given to them by white folks who were never slave owners. Claiming this as a means by which white America can address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule, and racial discrimination, to that I say slavery happened, blacks were freed, and it's time to get over yourselves and move on to bigger, better, and more worthy matters...like take responsibility for your own actions and get yourselves off the government gravy train. 

Today, I most vehemently believe that black Americans are owed nothing for our debt to you was paid in full with the over 360,000 Union lives lost in the quest to set your ancestors...not you who are alive today...free.

Let the United Nations. and its “Rapporteurs” think on all that for awhile and then move on to monitoring countries who truly discriminate against minorities...countries who are overt human rights violators as well. China, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba quickly come to mind and should for the U.N. too.

So while the Biden administration continues to claim that it is deeply “dedicated to addressing racial injustice and inequities at home and abroad,” I say our beloved country would be better served by moving on from this Democrat and media generated faux racist nonsense and address, let's say, what is a real crisis...as in the crisis at our southern border...and the U.N. be damned.

Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved. 

                                                        
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