Comrades, historical past rhymes…
In his newest overview of the Twitter Recordsdata, a supplemental to drive residence the significance of what’s seen – and what was stored hidden, Matt Taibbi focuses consideration on the exercise of the Home Everlasting Choose Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), and the way they monitored public feedback on Twitter and gave directions to the platform on what content material needs to be eliminated and/or managed.
Pause for a second and take into consideration that.
The Home Intelligence Committee, that’s the federal government of the USA of us, assigning workers to watch Twitter dialog and take away or management public commentary. Utilizing the justification of “nationwide safety pursuits”, Adam Schiff was telling a social media platform what content material needs to be permitted to exist and what content material needs to be eliminated.
The ‘Stasi’ used to watch telephone calls and conduct concentrating on operations based mostly on intercepted communication. Within the trendy period, the Twitter Recordsdata clearly show, with an unequivocal quantity of proof, that the USA Authorities was/is monitoring social media content material after which dispatching FBI officers based mostly on intercepted public communication.
That is the Home Intelligence Committee doing this. That is our taxpayer cash funding this.
I actually don’t wish to write something additional on the specifics of this one. I’d fairly similar to to let these information simmer in our minds as we ponder the ramifications of what’s now being outlined inside this very particular launch.
The necessity for management is a response to worry.
What precisely is it the Adam Schiff’s and Intelligence Neighborhood of the USA Authorities is frightened of?
Apparently, there’s a Home subcommittee about to start below the auspices of weaponized authorities in opposition to the folks.
I hope the members of that committee are sitting quietly alone someplace, pondering, evaluating and considering what this instance is displaying us.
I do know what’s there.
You realize what’s there.
None of us are pretending.
Hope just isn’t a technique.