The White House can’t imagine why Americans would fear their dystopian disinformation board led by a far-left Mary Poppins’ impersonator.
May 2, 2022
When I was around eight years old, I was walking around Szeged, the small town in Hungary where my family is from, with my two cousins.
For some reason – yes, I suppose this offered some clue about my future career! – I started shouting out loud ‘Kadar is an idiot!’
Janos Kadar was then Hungary’s Communist leader and frankly I had no idea whether he was an idiot or not. I just thought it was a funny thing to say.
Except — in an authoritarian one-party state it’s not so funny.
Later that day I was taken to one side by my aunt who kindly, but firmly explained to me that shouting silly anti-government slogans on the street may be perfectly fine in England, where we lived, but extremely risky in Communist Hungary, where they lived.
They could end up getting punished by the regime for my childish antics.
That conversation has always stayed with me.
And today it’s a big reason why, as a new citizen of this country, I’m so horrified – and disgusted – by the direction America is taking under this increasingly appalling Biden regime.
Americans recoil from dark episodes in our own past when the federal government used its incredible power to crush ordinary citizens for supposed speech crimes.
Senator Joseph McCarthy’s campaign to root out Communists in the late 1940s and early 1950s stands as a stark warning against empowering federal thought police.
But memories are apparently short — considering what we’ve seen from Biden and his gang of thuggish ideologues just in the last few months.
Biden branded his political rivals and millions of Americans, who opposed his radical plans to gut Senate tradition and pass partisan election reform, as enemies of the state.
Democrats colluded with the National School Boards Association to threaten to send federal law enforcement after parents who committed the ‘crime’ of challenging the Democrats’ destructive far-left school indoctrination.
Two weeks ago, former President Barack Obama warned that unregulated social media threatens to inflame ‘humanity’s worst impulses.’
Now – lo and behold – we have the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board, announced seemingly out-of-the-blue during a Senate hearing by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The very name conjures up images of a totalitarian police state.
But what it may do is more frightening, while details on the scope of the board’s mission are scarce.
All that Mayorkas could offer when challenged about his new board on the Sunday shows this weekend was a string of bureaucratic gobbledegook: ‘The board does not have an operational authority or capability. What it will do is gather together best practices in addressing the threat of disinformation from foreign state adversaries, from the cartels and disseminate those best practices to the operators that have been executing and addressing this threat for years.’