George Orwell’s book “1984” introduced the world to the Ministry of Truth. The model for said ministry was NAZI Germany’s Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment. As an instrument of totalitarian control, it rendered truth as relative not absolute. Truth could be changed, embellished and abolished based upon the dictates of the State.
Not surprisingly, Stalin and Mao had their versions of the Ministry of Truth. Stalin would erase individuals who were suddenly out of favor. Photos that contained their images were cleansed or deleted altogether. It was reasonably assumed that a disappeared individual had been eliminated under Stalin’s orders. Mao used a variety of tactics to control the population but his most significant change to Truth was his “little red book”, – often referred to as a replacement for the Bible. Empowered by the repetitive nature of State imposed truth, Mao became a God-like figure in China.
Recently, the Biden administration created a Disinformation Governance Board and located it in the Department of Homeland Security. This bureau is expected to deal with Russian and illegal migration disinformation, however, its mission is much broader – to stop “The spread of disinformation (that) can affect border security, American’s safety during disasters, and public trust in our democratic institutions”. Supposedly, the Board will “protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties” while doing its disinformation work.
The appearance here is that the global socialists and communists currently running the American government have no fear of being exposed for the totalitarians they are. The Disinformation Governance Board gives them license to censor uncomfortable truths in the “public interest” and to advance favored global socialist “truths”. Thus empowered, this Board can hide the facts of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and Hillary Clinton’s Russia collusion election scam. It could also be applied to hide or distort the COVID vaccine debacle or American political criminality in Ukraine prior to the current war with Russia.
The greatest concern here is the potential for great harm to the Bill of Rights. Over the past few years, there have been concerted attempts to condemn Freedom of Speech as being too broad and too permissive. The founders would have disagreed as they preferred too much speech to too much censorship. The Disinformation Governance Board is censorship hidden under the blanket of the public’s interest to know the truth. The reality is that this Board is a Ministry of Lies in the hands of self-serving global socialist politicians. (Give it to Elon Musk and see what happens. He might bring it closer to the Truth – or he might abolish it as an abomination to a free society.)
Fundamentally, are we as the American people going to put up with this evil, or are we going to start referring to everyone as “Comrade”? IF the BIDENITES have their way, it will be the latter.