Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Friday, December 25, 2020

How Much Time Is Left Before We Lose Freedom of Speech and Press?

             The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….” Liberty depends on the freedom to speak or write without censure as well as to hear and read what the President of the United States says to the citizens. Political correctness and the cancel culture are silencing many people, while destroying the lives of others. The media, both mainstream and social join in the censoring and even banning all information of which they do not approve.

            The Deep State and the Swamp have been selling America to the communist enemies for many years. They have become powerful secret combinations seeking to destroy the Constitution of the United States and bring about globalism or one-world power. They were well on their way until Donald Trump unexpectedly was elected as President of the United States. Suddenly their power was threatened, and they proceeded to do everything in their power to destroy Trump and to get him out of office as quickly as possible.

            Weak-kneed Republicans bowed to their demands, but Trump stood against the threats. They fought him every day since the 2016 election with one investigation after another. They wasted billions of American dollars and more than two years in the Russian collusion delusion. When the Mueller report came out with nothing on Trump, they looked for something on which to impeach Trump – anything would do – and soon found the Ukraine telephone call. The lunatics in the House did impeachment Trump, but the Senate did not convict him.

            When the impeachment attempt ended, the domestic enemies arranged for a fraudulent election. There is too much evidence to deny fraud took place even if courts never recognize it. Joe Biden may be feeble minded, but he knows that he “won” the election by fraud. He even admitted that “we have put together, I think, the most extensive and and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

            Our nation is currently enduring the results of massive fraud. Whether or not enough evidence is found to overturn the election, millions of Americans will believe that Biden and his minions stole the presidential election.

            Some years ago, I read Red Horizons by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet block intelligence official ever to defect to the West. The book exposed the terrible crimes and corruption of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu. The dictator attempted to hunt Pacepa down to kill him, but he was unsuccessful. Ceausescu and his wife were executed by their own people on Christmas Day 1989 with accusations that sounded much like what was written in Red Horizons. The thing that I remember most about this book is the way that the Romanian government controlled their people, even to having microphones in bedrooms and in centerpieces on tables in restaurants with every conversation recorded.

            In a recent class, I read George Orwell’s 1984 about a man living in a totalitarianism, a form of government that sought to control everything that he did – including his thoughts. The fictional book reminded me of Red Horizons, supposedly a true story, and the memory bothered me. I recently read the December 2020 issue of Imprimis, where Larry P. Arnn, the President of Hillsdale College, compared Orwell’s 1984 with the America that we currently have. The analogies are frightening. 

In Orwell’s 1984, there are telescreens everywhere, as well as hidden cameras and microphones. Nearly everything you do is watched and heard. It even emerges that the watchers have become expert at reading people’s faces. The organization that oversees all this is called the Thought Police.

If it sounds far-fetched, look at China today: there are cameras everywhere watching the people, and everything they do on the Internet is monitored. Algorithms are run and experiments are underway to assign each individual a social score. If you don’t act or think in the politically correct way, things happen to you – you lose the ability to travel, for instance, or you lose your job. It’s a very comprehensive system. And by the way, you can also look at how big tech companies here in the U.S. are tracking people’s movements and activities to the extent that they are often able to know in advance what people will be doing. Even more alarming, these companies are increasingly able and willing to use the information they compile to manipulate people’s thoughts and decisions.

The protagonist of 1984 is a man named Winston Smith. He works for the state, and his job is to rewrite history. He sits at a table with a telescreen in front of him that watches everything he does. To one side is something called a memory hole – when Winston puts things in it, he assumes they are burned and lost forever…. Winston’s job is to fix every book, periodical, newspaper, etc. that reveals or refers to what used to be the truth, in order that it conform to the new truth….

Winston’s awareness of this endless, mighty effort to alter reality makes him cynical and disaffected. He comes to see that he knows nothing of the past, of real history: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified,” he says at one point, “every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute…. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” Does any of this sound familiar?

            Our nation resembles 1984 where history is being rewritten and unwanted information goes down the memory hole. Politicians usually use doublespeak to communicate, but now the media is also using it. We no longer know what is true and what is not. I believe that it is important to know what is really happening, and what is true.

1984President Trump recently tweeted two videos from Seth Holehouse, a relatively unknown YouTube personality. Holehouse explains in 18 minutes what he believes has been happening in America over several administrations. I encourage you to listen to both broadcasts and ponder them seriously. I suggest that you listen to them with these questions: “What if this is the truth?” “Could this be true?” “What do I know that would lend credence to what he is saying?” “What dots am I seeing now that connect to what I already know?” A free America must have an informed citizenry.


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