We’ve been seeing what can only be described as a scary amount of censorship being attempted to shut down opposing opinions in a little bit over a week.
Twitter booted the leader of the free world off their site and others on the right. As we wrote, they’re potentially going to go after any account that raises any election question. But they even booted people who just posted legal documents that related to the Russia collusion probe.
They’re also trying to go after right wing media and conservative voices. CNN had a very troubling segment with a former Facebook executive where they talk about how they can shutdown Newsmax and OAN, claiming they lie. Has CNN ever looked in the mirror? They’re known for their lies and being fake news.
But the Daily Beast decided to go all that one better with no doubt the worst idea of the week.
Other countries have domestic spy agencies to fight extremists at home. Does America need one, too? https://t.co/kwhCqRWyI3
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 18, 2021
All find echoes in the events surrounding January 6. None dare say “wake-up call” or “lessons learned”—there’s been far too many of them over the decades. But one response to the 9/11 tragedy may well get renewed attention after the Capitol assault—especially if armed white nationalists are successful in carrying out more attacks in the coming days and weeks: The call for a secret police.
Oh, my, this is really what they want, a secret police, a Stasi here? Can the crazy get worse?
Now of course the FBI is supposed to investigate any domestic federal crime. But in the time of J.Edgar Hoover, there were some violations of rights. Given today is MLK Day, we should perhaps note that one of those violations was them spying on Martin Luther King and spying on people for political reasons. There are still questions as to what was done in the spying on the Trump team in the run up to the 2016 election. John Brennan’s CIA spied on Congress and he got caught lying about it. But we for sure don’t need to expand into some kind of a formal secret police, it was bad enough when people were doing it under the table. How could anyone claim to be a liberal and think that was a good idea?
2020: DEFUND THE POLICE.
2021: FUND THE SECRET POLICE. https://t.co/qhPxbMShTd
— INVESTMENT HULK (@INVESTMENTSHULK) January 18, 2021
Biden isn’t even in office yet and they’re already working on an American Stasi. https://t.co/rIwfhc66ct
— Brian Almon 🇺🇸 (@brianalmon) January 19, 2021
We've gotten to the point where liberals are advocating a SAVAK, Mukhabarat, Stasi, or, to put the final peg into it, KGB-FSB, in order to "fight extremists at home". I hope you realize what you've become. https://t.co/B4afsUkzrd
— John Madziarczyk, criminal Gypsy (@MadziJ) January 19, 2021
I can't even imagine how badly this would be abused. https://t.co/iMEMIwylKh
— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) January 18, 2021
How it starts || how it goes, literally every time pic.twitter.com/weAOsH2sQA
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 18, 2021
It’s MLK day, guys. Maybe give him a Google and, you know, see if that answers your question about domestic surveillance operations https://t.co/cPhMpPWotS
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) January 18, 2021