The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The headline and content has been updated to reflect that it was groups allied with the White House, not the White House itself working with SMS carriers. Likewise, we have also updated the content to reflect the involvement of allied groups, and the inability of such groups to read individual texts aside from ones they receive themselves. Law Enforcement Today apologizes for the mischaracterization.
WASHINGTON, DC- We honestly hate to keep beating a dead horse (sorry PETA), however the more we go on with the current administration, the more it begins to resemble “Big Brother” in the dystopian George Orwell novel 1984.
We’ve already been exposed to state-run media such as CNN and MSNBC doing the administration’s bidding, quashing any dissent from the Biden administration narrative on matters from crime to the border to the coronavirus vaccine.
Tech tyrants such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and others have also been willing accomplices in the left’s propaganda schemes.
We saw Amazon’s AWS shut down social media upstart Parler when it became the social media platform of choice for conservatives, tired of being censored, throttled or shadow banned on the left-leaning platforms.
This after both Apple and Google Play deleted the app from their app stores.
There isn’t too much left. Perhaps the last bastion of communication (there are options such as Telegram, Signal, Rumble and a couple of others) is text messaging.
Now, a report in of all places Politico indicates that may be the next domino to fall in the Biden administration’s desperate propaganda campaign to control all messaging regarding—well pretty much everything.
According to Politico:
Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages. [emphasis added] The goal is to ensure that people who may have difficulty getting a vaccination because of issues like transportation see those barriers lessened or removed entirely.
“We are steadfastly committed to keeping politics out of the effort to get every American vaccinated so that we can save lives and help our economy further recover,” White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz said.
“When we see deliberate efforts to spread misinformation, we view that as an impediment to the country’s public health and will not shy away from calling that out.” [emphasis added]
Dr. Anthony Fauci, head government COVID mouthpiece has been repeating, along with others that 99.5% of all COVID-related deaths occurring are among the unvaccinated. Well gee, that would seen to make sense. However one other factor is that in May, the CDC changed their testing guidelines to reduce what’s referred to as the PCR cycle threshold for vaccinated patients.
In other words, what this means is those who are vaccinated are far less likely to have COVID detected in the first place. This was done in order to apparently quash the number of so-called “breakthrough cases” that were being reported in order to allay concerns about the efficacy of the vaccines, however this was also used in order to push unvaccinated over to getting the jab.
Likewise, deaths attributed to COVID-19 are still being dominated by elderly, who are more susceptible to the virus.
This allows officials to ostensibly “game” the numbers, since people who have already been vaccinated can have their deaths attributed to causes other than COVID (you know, like it used to be in the pre-COVID days) while any unvaccinated people who die will have it attributed to COVID.
Just like before when if someone died in a motorcycle accident yet they tested positive, their death was classified as “COVID-related.”
While we look 90 miles south of Miami and see Cubans begging for their freedom while waving American flags, our own government is acting in many ways exactly the same as communist Cuba—suppressing speech, punishing political enemies, and monitoring citizens’ communications.
Now, we hear that they may be working with carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and others to suppress communications between American citizens.
As Politico pointed out, while it isn’t the White House specifically engaging in such conduct, groups allied and friendly to the White House are. Moreover, there is currently no ability for groups to read texts outside of those they receive themselves.
While leftists pooh-pooh claims that they are engaging in socialist or communist tactics, their actions speak for themselves.
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One person who was shocked by what he read was Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).
“Please tell me this is a typo:
“…also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.”
Please tell me this is a typo:
“also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages”
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 12, 2021
Back to 1984. In that book, the main character named Winston Smith warns of the dangers of a totalitarian government which uses fear, surveillance, propaganda, and brainwashing to rule over the masses.
We have seen at least three of those four actively being used in the Biden administration and the fourth is well underway.
The book goes on, but you get the point. The latest threat by the Biden administration—to actively monitor communications between Americans and censor that which they believe to be misinformation is beyond the pale.
This of course comes on the heels of the administration saying they were going to be sending their government minions door to door to see who’s complying with Big Brother Biden, a neo-Marxist goon squad if you will.
One can imagine how that conversation is going to go. Nothing like the government version of the Jehovah’s Witnesses going from house-to-house browbeating Americans about getting vaccinated.
White House Propaganda Minister Jen Psaki first exposed the scheme last week, who informed the assembled press corps that Biden’s bozos would be fanning out across the country to harass the American people.
Biden confirmed Psaki’s statement last week and said the administration was focusing on “communities where vaccination rates are low.”
According to Gateway Pundit, the administration is already targeting Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk who has been trying to get the message out regarding the administration’s vaccine obsession.
“Organizations that are feeding misinformation and trying to mischaracterize this type of trusted-messenger work, I believe you are doing a disservice to the country and to the doctors, the faith leaders, community leaders and others who are working to get people vaccinated, save lives, and help end this pandemic,” babbled White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients at a news conference last week.
Last week, Kirk, appearing on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight said he was going to embark on a “massive public relations campaign” around vaccination efforts, which he said were comparable to an “Apartheid-style open air hostage situation.”
Politico said that Turning Point USA had sent out SMS messages urging people to sign petitions on the subject of vaccinations. In one message viewed by Politico, Kirk alleged, “Biden is sending goons DOOR-TO-DOOR to make you take a Covid-19 vaccine. Sign the petition to: No medical raids in America.
As Gateway Pundit noted, since the radical left has already managed to get control over the internet [Google] and censors social media posts [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram] and blog posts, “it was a matter of time until they started censoring text messages.”
All of this could have been seen coming last year, when power-mad Democrat governors kept pushing and nudging their residents, all in the name of “safety and security,” to see how much a restriction on their liberty and freedom they were willing to take. Then answer was, quite a bit. According to an opinion column penned by Mary Chastain in Legal Insurrection:
Are you shocked? Biden wants people to go door-to-door to check your vaccine status. They want to force people to get the vaccine.
The White House said local officials and figures will knock on doors and they will only provide information. That’s supposed to make it better? I don’t think so. If you’re vaccinated, you’re fine. If you don’t want the vaccine, you don’t have to get it. You know the risks.
Do any of you guys watch baseball games on SNY? Every single commercial break has at least one vaccine commercial. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the government has every right to know if you got the COVID vaccine.
Becerra: “We want to give people the sense that they have the freedom to choose. But we hope they choose to live … We hope people make the right choices … But we are America. We try to give people as much freedom and choice as possible. But … ” pic.twitter.com/vBCmLYNImj
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 8, 2021
Biden COVID adviser Jeff Zients asserted the government will go “community to community, neighborhood by neighborhood, person by person” to get all Americans vaccinated.
Don’t forget FEMA mentioned the COVID vaccine first when talking about preparing for hurricanes. Honestly, you should have all your vaccines during storm seasons. Not just COVID.
I don’t deny that some people on the right have taken it to the extreme making people think the FBI will come to your door and stab you with the vaccine. Just simply say, “My body, my choice!” but I guess that goes out the window when it’s not infanticide. The government has absolutely no right to anything, especially when it comes to your medical records.
So there you have it. It started with social media, then books on Amazon, and now it’s going to text messaging. How long before they censor what you’re able to watch on television? Just a few short years ago, that would have seemed impossible. Now? Not so much.
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