By Daisy Luther
We’re watching the evolution of Newspeak right before our very eyes as the Internet strives to silence any voices that oppose their carefully crafted stories of how guns are bad, there are 291 genders, and anyone who isn’t a liberal is an evil Nazi racist.
If you aren’t familiar with the term “Newspeak,” it’s from George Orwell’s prophetic novel, 1984.
Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now? (source)
YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have all been participating in a full-on purge of not just conservative voices, but the voices of anyone who is loudly anti-establishment. Any Internet personality who is pro-gun or anti-socialism can fully expect to be censored. If you go against the agenda, you will be silenced.
Apparently, we have become too discerning for their liking and we can’t be trusted to hear both sides of the story and decide what seems most accurate.
Let me preface this: It isn’t about being a fan of websites like Infowars or Natural News. It’s about being a fan of free speech. It’s about getting the truth instead of a carefully scripted narrative.
In this video, Ben Swann, who is mercifully back from a long, unexplained hiatus, gives us the facts on how the Internet censors are striving to ensure we hear only one side of the story.
I’m certainly not in the same category as Mike Adams or Alex Jones, who have hundreds of thousands of followers, but even I have experienced this censorship. Facebook frequently refuses to allow me to pay to boost posts that might be controversial in nature, Back in 2016, I posted an article containing 2 videos, one of which was quickly removed from YouTube. It was about the threat of civil unrest to the Milwaukee suburbs after a cop killed a black man. The media portrayed the man’s sister as warmly trying to prevent the unrest, urging people not to burn down their own neighborhoods. But they cut her rant right before she urged people to burn down the suburbs instead. I quoted her as saying:
Burnin down sh*t ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down sh*t we need in our community. Take that sh*t to the suburbs. Burn that sh*t down! We need our sh*t! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it. We need our food. We need our gas. Y’all wanna hurt somebody you take that sh*t further out! (source)
But somehow, I was the one who was in the doghouse for quoting what she said and showing both of the videos. My article was reported as “hate speech” a number of times and Facebook removed it. Not only did they remove it, they banned me from posting for a week, giving me a “warning” about hate speech. I also got put in Facebook jail once when someone asked what Godwin’s Law was and I used the word Nazi because it hurt someone’s feelings who was from Germany when I said the word “Hitler.” I could not make this stuff up.
A lot of you may be wondering why alternative media sources use social media at all, and the answer is – we have to if we want to be heard. If we want to be competitive and we want our stories to be out there, we must go where the people are. And there are millions of people on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
But purges like this are why it’s particularly important that you sign up for email lists if you want to hear the real stories. (You can sign up for mine right here.) And even then, it isn’t a guarantee you won’t be the victim of censors. During the election, for research purposes, I signed up for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s email lists. Clinton’s ended up in my inbox without fail, while Trump’s went to my spam folder, no matter how often I marked it as “not spam.”
This is something we have to stop now. We have to speak up and let these social media outlets know that we aren’t going to put up with their censorship and their control of the national narrative.
We’re watching 1984 unfold right before our very eyes.
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FILE PHOTO: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe © Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters
The termination was recommended by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. It comes after a still-classified report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general found that McCabe mishandled the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
“Based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Sessions said of his decision.
McCabe’s firing was announced on Friday, just two days before he was set to retire. The sacking could cost McCabe the pension that he was entitled to after 21 years of working at the FBI.
McCabe “has made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions,”Sessions stated, citing reports by both the Inspector General and the ORP. The soon-to-be-released DOJ report is expected to reveal that McCabe leaked information about the Clinton email probe to the media and misled watchdog investigators.
McCabe announced that he would be stepping down from his post in late January, but took a “terminate leave” that would have allowed him to collect an estimated $60,000 a year pension. McCabe planned to retire on Sunday, the day of his 50th birthday.
The career FBI official’s plan did not sit well with US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly taunted him on Twitter, particularly over his wife’s connections. In July, Trump tweeted that McCabe should have been fired because his wife, Jill, received money from a Clinton ally in 2015 to run for a state seat in Virginia. In a string of tweets in December, Trump slammed McCabe for “racing the clock to retire with full benefits.”
In the statement released upon his ouster, McCabe accused the White House and Trump personally of taking revenge on him for his conduct in wake of the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President,” McCabe said, describing the accusations against him as “an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn.”
His dismissal, McCabe argued, is a part of a larger pattern involving “an ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel [Robert Mueller] Investigation [into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia]” waged by the Trump administration.
He has rejected all the accusations against him, saying that there is “nothing further from the truth” than the claims that he lacked integrity and was led by political motives through the Clinton probe.
McCabe has also denied that he single-handedly allowed media leaks, arguing that all his contacts with the press were supervised by the FBI chief. “It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.” He went on to point out that he continued “the same type of work” after Comey was fired and replaced with Christopher Wray “at his request.”
By Haris Alic
The threat of firing arose after it came to light McCabe allegedly misled internal investigators looking into looking into an array of matters connected to the 2016 presidential campaign.
CNN reported on Thursday that McCabe and his lawyers are meeting with the Justice Department officials in an attempt to dissuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions from firing the embattled FBI official. At stake is not only McCabe’s proffesional integrity but also a pension estimated to be worth nearly $2 million dollars.
Last year, McCabe announced he would exercise his ability to take early retirement when he became eligible in 2018. Members of the bureau are eligible to retire provided they are 50 years of age and have served for at least 20 years. In late January, McCabe surprised many by announcing he would vacate his post earlier than expected. Since then, he has remained on the FBI payroll through accrued vacation time.
McCabe came under fire this week after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended he be terminated. The decision followed a year-long inspector general probe into whether McCabe should have done more to shield certain investigations from potential conflicts of interest, an investigation that just recently resulted in a draft report on the former deputy director, ABC News reports.
In the draft report, internal investigators conclude McCabe went too far in trying to push back against media reports questioning whether family ties to Democrats could impact his work, particularly when he authorized FBI officials to speak with a reporter about the agency’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a source familiar with the findings.
But the draft report takes particular issue with how forthcoming McCabe was when Justice Department officials asked him questions about his actions, according to the source.
Those close to McCabe insist he has been forthcoming with investigators.
Even prior to the watchdog’s report, McCabe had drawn the ire of President Donald Trump and those critical of potential political bias. The president was particularly critical of the fact that McCabe’s wife had received over $600,000 from groups connected to long-standing Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe during a failed campaign for the Virginia State Senate in 2015. McCabe also faced criticism following allegations he received the statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing months before she was even interviewed by the FBI in its investigation into her use of a private email server
McCabe’s tenure overseeing the Clinton investigation was likely a consideration in him being passed over for promotion to the FBI’s top spot after James Comey‘s dismissal. McCabe had served as acting director from May to August of 2017, filling in for Comey, before being snubbed by the president in favor of Christopher Wray.
The Washington Free Beacon first broke that McCabe is set to receive a pension worth $1.8 million dollars once his retirement becomes effective. McCabe, who served in the FBI for 21 years, will be eligible to start drawing a pension amounting to $55,230 annually. If he is fired by the attorney general, as recommended by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, before his official retirement date of March 18, 2018, he will lose his pension and all retirement benefits.
Sessions has until Friday, March 16 to make a final determination on McCabe’s employment
President Trump isn’t the first Republican president Waters has tried to drum up momentum to impeach. Waters, who started serving in Congress in the early 90s, previously called for the impeachment of George W. Bush in 2007, calling it “one of the most important efforts this country has ever seen.”
Prior to Bush, however, Waters was not so enthused about the idea of impeaching a president. During Bill Clinton‘s impeachment in 1998, Waters rushed to his defense, ignoring the fact that he lied under oath, and offered a crazy and unfounded conspiracy theory blaming Christians for his impeachment.
During a speech on December 18, 1998, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Waters claimed that Clinton’s impeachment was a “Republican coup d’etat” led by “Christian extremists” as part of a conspiracy to “direct and control our culture.”
Waters also claimed that Clinton was “not guilty of the trumped up charges presented in these four articles of impeachment,” despite the fact that he was.