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America’s Neo Pravda

 America’s Neo Pravda- “With the election of Donald Trump they are in full-bore emergency mode. ”

by Bill Lockwood

Pravda, the Russian word meaning “Truth”, was the official Communist Party news “filtering” organ of the Soviet Union. As an official arm of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) Pravda news controlled the flow of information. A dictatorship by definition not only “manages” the entirety of government, but relies heavily upon keeping the sheeple in a state of ignorance by managing what intelligence they are fed.

Signaling how close once-free nations are to totalitarian control—for there is little difference between “managing” your health-care and and “managing” your news-President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both openly waged war against “fake news” while recommending some regulatory board for information made available to the public. After all, said Obama, if he had had a diet of anything but the Main Stream Media he would not have voted for himself either! That says it all.

With the shocking election of Donald Trump and the obvious loosening of the hold that the MSM has on the general public, globalists around the world are stepping up their campaign to manage the news for the public. In the words of Merkel, “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls—things that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions with certain algorithms and we have to learn to deal with them.” “We must confront this phenomenon and if necessary, regulate it.”

When Merkel suggested regulation and Obama publicly opined for a “filtering” agency of some sort, they are not willing for these opinions to stand in the free-marketplace of ideas. No. Time for censorship. They are moving to put teeth into some sort of regulation.  The European Union (EU), which Obama openly admires, is doing just that. A non-legislative resolution came out of the EU Parliament last week which calls for the cracking down on “propaganda.” European bureaucrats that fill the EU Parliament are initiating steps to manage the communication flow, for the “public good,” of course.

There is, however, already in place a Neo Pravda in America. Better known as the Main Stream Media, comprised of individual organs such as CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, MSN, Politico, and The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), these agencies are not simply behaving “childish” or “acting like sore losers.” With the election of Donald Trump they are in full-bore emergency mode.

This is the same news core that yesteryear reported that Mao Tse-Tung was only an “agrarian reformer”—nothing to worry about. Having turned neither right or left, but full-course ahead, this is the same Round Table that decries Trump’s phone call to Free China: Taiwan. This is the same liberal establishment who sent “news” ambassadors to welcome the Bolsheviks into power in Moscow and gave the American public glowing reports of the wonders of collectivism.

This is the same fraternity of “progressives” who initially praised Adolf Hitler for his collective experiment; the same that openly assisted Fidel Castro to be installed as communist dictator in Cuba; the same that openly lied to the American people through voices such as Walter Cronkite about the war in Vietnam; the same that assisted Jimmy Carter to throw Iran to the Ayatollah and Muslim wolves by cutting the Shah’s throat; the same which put Marxist Obama in the oval office without a single dissenting news reporter questioning his credentials.

Behind the façade of “concern” for “fake news” lies an ugly truth. Elitism. Unmitigated, unbounded arrogance. Government leaders, elected or not, consider themselves an aristocracy. The nobility. We know better than you. All men are not created equal; some of us should plan, manage, care for, control and manipulate the others. An oligarchy has arisen and it is evident that the Obama’s and Merkel’s of the world do not consider their positions to be “servants of the people,” but a cabal of upper-crust gentry that wishes to lock the under-class into the steerage of the ship of state.

Bill Lockwood: Obama’s War Against Freedom of Speech

Internet Giveaway: Obama’s War Against Freedom of Speech-“Hate,” like beauty, is the eye of the beholder. “

by Bill Lockwood

The danger is real. The threat is imminent. Under Barack Obama’s direction the United States is set to give up control of the internet to a world body controlled by other socialists such as himself. Obama’s Marxism is not the armchair sort where he simply cogitates about philosophies of life while puffing on a pipe. “Street-organizing” is called such for a reason.

As these lines are being composed Barack Obama, as has become his modus operandi, via the back door, is seeking to curtail freedom of speech. His proposal is to end the U.S. government’s oversight of the internet domain name system by turning it over to a world body called ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) composed of 162 nations. These nations, composed of dictatorships of the communist or Islamic brands, such as China or Iran, will certainly curtail the precious freedoms long-cherished by Americans.

The Left argues that this “danger” outlined above is overblown. No entity would ever “censor” the internet, we are assured by the globalists. As Senator Ted Cruz observed on the floor of Congress recently, “A representative of Iran is already on record stating, ‘we should not take it [for] granted that jurisdiction is already agreed to be totally based on U.S. law.’” Unbelievable. More unbelievable is the fact that this does not cause Barack Obama to even pause in his internet giveaway. He pushes it onto the fast track.

Further, as Cruz pointed out to the Senate, leading technology companies in the United States have already agreed with the European Union to remove ‘hate speech’ from their online platforms. Giant U.S. companies  are currently in the process of “censoring speech” that is deemed unacceptable. “Hate,” like beauty, is the eye of the beholder. Those who have Twitter or Facebook accounts know that this is already occurring.

Freedom of Speech

America has had a long history of cherishing the precious freedom of speech, the free flow and exchange of ideas. Our framers of government fought long and hard that they and we might enjoy this God-given freedom, which had been stifled throughout the governments of history.

Probably the most significant figure of the Founding period in America is Thomas Jefferson. As were all of those remarkable statesmen called Founding Fathers, Jefferson was a fierce lover of freedom. At his First Inaugural Address (1801) the Sage of Monticello admonished future generations, in memorable phraseology, to carefully guard the Freedom of Speech.

The diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of the public reason; freedom of religion; freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected. These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.”

The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety.”

Elsewhere Jefferson rightly connected the freedom of speech with religion. “…Insomuch that whatever violates either throws down the sanctuary which covers the others” (Kentucky Resolutions, 1798).

Benjamin Franklin warned: “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Is it the case that this ‘principal pillar of free government’ is near evaporation? Will tyranny indeed be erected on its ruins? Marxist Obama does not cherish this freedom; the liberal establishment does not desire a free flow of ideas. Placing the forum of the internet into globalist hands assures us that tyranny is in the offing.

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