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It only took a couple of days after Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter for the Democrats to react brutally in an offensive campaign to “counter disinformation” and create their new much-anticipated Ministry of Truth. The African-American entrepreneur has not even taken control of the social network and already progressives started talking about the “risks of free speech for democracy.”
WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki quickly said that Biden would hold Big Tech accountable for the damage they cause. This is a rather drastic and radically opposite position to the one they had been handling, in which they had coexisted very comfortably with Big Tech for sharing their progressive vision—as they buried the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop during the presidential campaign.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly in the Democratic collusion with Big Tech to control information. A relentless machine of censorship of dissidence had been perfectly oiled. However, out of nowhere a game-changer appeared, one of those that no one expected, to turn the established order upside down and change the dynamics of the game: Elon Musk.
Musk’s appearance with his “absolutist free speech” ideals sent shivers down the spines of Democratic leaders, who for quite some time now have distanced themselves from the debate and only count on censorship to protect their ideas. That is why they have now had to react to Musk’s purchase. And how do they do it? By creating a “Disinformation Governance Council.” In other words, a Ministry of Truth, which will have the task of monitoring the discourse of citizens and drawing the boundaries between reality and lies, according to the interests of the Government.
The leader of the Ministry of Truth
Biden’s Ministry of Truth will be headed by Nina Jankowicz, who bills herself as a “disinformation expert.” She has written books on the subject, but she also claimed that Donald Trump’s supporters would show up at the polls with guns to intimidate voters—something that never happened—and who dismissed the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop as a fabrication of the former president’s campaign—something that was later recognized as true, including by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
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Jankowicz also said she shudders at the thought of Musk taking over Twitter. Progressive do-gooders consider the Constitution’s First Amendment (the core value on which this most successful country in centuries was built) to be a threat.
The Ministry will reportedly operate under the Biden-era Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and will provide grants to “help curb radicalization.” For his part, Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said that one of the purposes will be to monitor “electoral disinformation”, especially among the Latino community, perhaps the greatest catalyst of Democratic impotence after having lost its power of coercion and blackmail to the largest minority in the country.
From now on, Americans will be paying with their taxes for a body created by the Biden administration with the purpose of telling them what they can and cannot believe, as well as keeping a close eye on those who spread what they consider “disinformation”, for we don’t know what. What comes next after creating the Ministry of Truth? What will be the consequences for those who go against the narrative established by the government?
Biden stands in front of a podium and a microphone and he can hardly say 20 words in a row without losing his train of thought and falling apart in front of the people. Meanwhile, we have an ever-widening and authoritarian government telling us what to do, how to behave, what to believe, without a clue as to who is really pulling the strings behind the scenes.
If you were looking for a dystopian movie to watch this weekend, simply follow the plot of the White House in the Biden era; but if you are looking for a book, I recommend one called The Egalitarian Man’s Decalogue. Its author assures that it bears a strong resemblance to the reality we live in today.
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American