Wednesday, February 3, 2021

New York Times Columnist Calls For Biden to Appoint a "Reality Czar"

Nathan Hale

 I'm back in the U.S.S.R. 
 You don't know how lucky you are, boy 
 Back in the U.S.S.R. (Yeah!) 
-The Beatles

Like a lot of rock lyrics, it is very difficult to know for sure what the above lyrics, which were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, were really meant to convey.

But I will tell you there is one very scary way to read into such lyrics in modern-day America. 

It is the idea that the United States is becoming increasingly Sovietized. Freedoms are being challenged and the call for government to control thought and people is advancing.

A lot of it has happened under the supposed COVID-19 crisis but it is far beyond this.

New York Times columnist Kevin Roose reports:

Several experts I spoke with recommended that the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a “reality czar.”

Roose appears to be all-in on the idea. He writes:

It sounds a little dystopian, I’ll grant. But let’s hear them out.

And then this:

This task force could also meet regularly with tech platforms, and push for structural changes that could help those companies tackle their own extremism and misinformation problems. (For example, it could formulate “safe harbor” exemptions that would allow platforms to share data about QAnon and other conspiracy theory communities with researchers and government agencies without running afoul of privacy laws.) And it could become the tip of the spear for the federal government’s response to the reality crisis.

Yes, we are headed back in the direction of the USSR.

It is a very worrisome time, the lefties are on the move and seemingly will stop at nothing.

There is a lot to object to in relation to what it may mean for our future freedoms but most can't even walk in public without a mask.

This does not appear to be the age of Thomas Paine, Nathan Hale or Patrick Henry.

But what is needed now more than ever are smart and corageous freedom lovers. 


1 comment:

  1. There is no courage left in the average American. No critical thinking either.