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MSNBC host demands FBI HQ be renamed after Stacey Abrams to scrub legacy of ‘racist tyrant’ J. Edgar Hoover

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross suggested Saturday the time has come for the building housing the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to undergo a name change.

Instead of honoring J. Edgar Hoover, the first FBI director for whom the FBI’s headquarters is named, Cross said the FBI should honor a real American hero: Stacey Abrams.

What did Cross say?

Speaking on her show “The Cross Connection” Saturday, Cross said Hoover’s namesake should be removed from the FBI building because of his gross abuses of power, most of which surfaced after Hoover’s death in 1972.

“Changing the name of our premier law enforcement agency so that it doesn’t honor a racist tyrant who trampled civil liberties, I don’t know, seems like a pretty logical step to me,” Cross said.

“Now if you don’t know about J. Edgar Hoover, he lorded over the FBI as its first director for nearly 50 years, and he spent much of the 1950s and 60s obsessively trying to derail the civil rights movement, using tactics like illegal wiretaps, warrantless searches, and other dirty tricks to spy on movement leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hoover’s FBI even sent Dr. King an anonymous letter, attempting to blackmail him into committing suicide,” Cross explained.

Cross suggested that America “step into 2021 and rededicate the building to someone deserving.”

The person most deserving, according to Cross, is Abrams, the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who is credited for flipping the Peach State blue in the 2020 presidential election.

Activists also credit Abrams for laying the electoral infrastructure in black communities that allowed Democrats to win both Georgia Senate runoff elections in January.

“How about: the Stacey Abrams Building. If one woman could square off against a whole system that tried to suppress, oppress, and depress the descendants of the people who built this country, for free, and who again managed to save the country from itself, then surely, we can dedicate the building representing equal protection under law after a real political warrior,” Cross said.

Anything else?

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.) introduced legislation last month to rename the FBI building and “remove any reference to J. Edgar Hoover.”

Connolly’s bill establishes a bipartisan commission that would determine, using specialized criteria, who should be honored on the FBI building.

“It’s long past time to rename the FBI Headquarters. J. Edgar Hoover was a racist, a bigot, and a homophobe. He abused his power and trampled the civil liberties of Dr. King, anti-war protesters, his political rivals, and too many others. He is no role model for any time, and certainly not this one,” Connolly said.

“Congress must right this wrong and rename this building,” the Virginia Democrat added.

What did the FBI say?

The FBI told Cross it would not comment on the push to rename the FBI’s headquarters because of Connolly’s pending legislation.

“The FBI is very much committed to all the communities we serve. We are bound by an oath to serve all citizens with equal compassion, professionalism, dignity, and respect,” the agency said.

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House passes the Equality Act, sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that threatens religious liberty

The House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would expand U.S. anti-discrimination laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual preference or self-proclaimed gender identity. Supporters say the bill will establish basic legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans nationwide that will establish equal justice and fairness for all Americans. Opponents warn that the language of the bill would make mainstream traditional beliefs about marriage, biological facts about sex differences, and religious convictions on these issues punishable under the law.

The Equality Act passed on a nearly party-line vote, 224 to 206, with every Democrat and three Republicans voting in favor of the bill. A previous version of the bill passed the Democrat-controlled House in 2019 but did not advance in the Senate. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights laws to add explicit language including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under federal law.

“In most states, L.G.B.T.Q. people can be discriminated against because of who they are, or who they love,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), the bill’s sponsor in the House, who is gay, said, according to the New York Times. “It is past time for that to change.”

The bill is a priority for President Joe Biden, who promised to champion the legislation during the first 100 days of his presidency. This version that passed the House Thursday is not expected to win enough support in the Senate to pass and be signed into law by President Biden unless Democrats take the drastic measure of eliminating the filibuster to bypass Republican opposition and pass the bill with a simple majority.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is the only Senate Republican who expressed support for the 2019 bill, but she told the Washington Blade on Feb. 23 that she does not support the current version because it lacks certain revisions she requested. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has also expressed opposition to the bill, citing the need for “strong religious liberty protections.”

While the bill is supported by constituencies including civil rights groups, pro-LGBT organizations, and multiple corporations and the U.S. Chamber of Congress, it faces opposition from religious groups and conservative activists who agree that LGBT people should be protected from discrimination, but think the Equality Act goes too far by actively discriminating against traditional beliefs on marriage, human sexuality, and the differences between men and women.

What’s in the bill?

The Equality Act is broad in scope and according to the Human Rights Campaign, a pro-LGBT activist organization, would add anti-discrimination provisions for sexual orientation and gender identity to areas of federal law including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

Last June, the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin also includes protections for lesbian, gay, and transgender Americans. The logic of the court was that if a man who married his same-sex partner were fired from his job for doing so, but a woman who married a man were not fired, the homosexual man was discriminated against on the basis of his sex. Likewise, if a woman who identifies as transgender and presents as a man were fired for how she dressed, but biological men at the same place of employment were not fired for how they dressed, then that transgender individual was discriminated against based on sex.

While the court’s ruling was expansive and fundamentally transformed labor law, LGBT activists contend that the court’s ruling did not go far enough and say the Equality Act is needed to codify the court’s decision not only in employment law, but in other areas as well. President Biden signed an executive order to that effect, directing federal agencies to apply Bostock to all areas of law that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. But progressives fear that a future conservative presidential administration would simply reverse Biden’s executive order, so they want LGBT people protected by explicit statute.

The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Jury Selection and Services Act, and other laws to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. It would expand the scope of federal civil rights law to make public spaces and services like a “store, shopping center, online retailer or service provider, salon, bank, gas station, food bank, service or care center, shelter, travel agency, or funeral parlor, or establishment that provides health care, accounting, or legal services” places that could be liable to a discrimination claim.

Additionally, the Equality Act would override the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that affords exemptions in anti-discrimination law to religious people and organizations who argue such laws infringe on their religious liberty. For example, a Christian charity accused of discriminating against a transgender person in a hiring decision might claim protections under RFRA, citing religious beliefs on the nature of human sexuality, males and females, and their proper roles in a godly marriage.

The Equality Act would specifically prevent an entity from using RFRA to challenge its anti-discrimination provisions or defend itself in a claim made under the law.

Controversies

Advocates for the Equality Act say the bill is needed to extend popular protections from discriminations enjoyed by most Americans to LGBT people.

“Just as [a business] would not be able to turn away somebody for any other prohibited reason in the law, they would not be able to do that for LGBTQ people either. And we think that’s a really important principle to maintain,” Ian Thompson, senior legislative representative at the ACLU told NPR.

But critics counter that the way the bill is written would proactively discriminate against views that do not conform to the federal government’s definition of human sexuality and gender identity. The also say that because an individual’s conception of gender identity and sexual orientation are said to be fluid, lawful protections for those classes of people would necessarily be vague, unclear, and even contradictory.

“Rather than finding common-sense, narrowly tailored ways to shield LGBT-identifying Americans from truly unjust discrimination, the bill would act as a sword — to persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideologies,” Ryan T. Anderson, the president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote in an op-ed for the New York Post opposing the bill. Anderson is the author of “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” a book that evaluates the current science on transgender issues and the proposed public policy responses. He has written extensively on sexual orientation and gender identity laws and opposes the Equality Act on grounds it would be harmful to women.

“It would vitiate a sex binary that is quite literally written into our genetic code and is fundamental to many of our laws, not least laws protecting the equality, safety and privacy of women,” Anderson argued.

He pointed to legislative text that states, for example: “An individual shall not be denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity.”

While public spaces can have separate rooms for men and women, the definition of who is a man and who is a woman is in flux. A male who identifies as a woman must be granted permission to use women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, or dressing rooms, or else the entity that hosts that public space, be it a business or even a church, may be liable to a discrimination lawsuit.

As explained by the Heritage Foundation, “Employers, medical professionals, educators, and religious organizations” would be forced “to allow men into women’s shelters, pay for or perform sex-change operations, and engage in speech that violates their consciences. Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies would be forced to violate their belief that every child deserves a mother and a father.” The Equality Act labels belief in traditional marriage as a “sex stereotype,” statutorily stigmatizing the convictions of hundreds of millions of Americans including Christians, Jews, Mormons, and Muslims.

Anderson also noted that the Equality Act treats refusal to perform an abortion as “pregnancy” discrimination, and because the RFRA is overridden, Christian doctors and nurses with pro-life convictions would be forced to perform abortion procedures or risk being sued without any claim to First Amendment protections as a defense.

Other medical and legal experts have raised concerns over women’s athletics and parental rights. At a virtual event hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday, Rep. Vicki Hartzler (R-Mo.), a former teacher and track coach, said that if the Equality Act becomes law “we won’t have women’s sports that are fair,” referring to recent controversies over boys who identify as transgender and competing against and defeating girls in school sports.

Hartzler also warned that passage of the Equality Act could lead some parents to lose custody of their children if a child identifies as transgender but parents do not consent to “gender-affirming” treatments, which can include cross-sex hormone prescriptions or even mutilating breast or genital surgeries.

Hartzler was one of several speakers at the Heritage event, which included doctors, lawyers, and policy experts who spoke out against the Equality Act.

These points were fiercely debated in the House of Representatives before the Equality Act was passed, with Democrats accusing Republicans of making “ridiculous” claims to hide their supposed bigotry against gay and transgender Americans.

As reported by the Christian Post:

During the 90-minute House debate over the bill on Thursday, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., claimed the Equality Act posed no threat to religious freedom and that such concerns being raised by Republicans were “ridiculous.”

Maloney then accused the bill’s opponents of using religious freedom as a ruse to conceal their “pro-discrimination against gay people.”

In response to Maloney’s accusations, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, declared: “Here it is, on page 25. It says specifically, ‘The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 shall not provide a legal basis for a claim’ [against a religious discrimination charge].

“The founders said in the first right, in the First Amendment to the Constitution, you can practice your religion as you see fit. But right here in their bill today, the Democrats say ‘No you can’t,'” Jordan asserted.

The Equality Act now heads to the U.S. Senate, where Democrats would need Republican support to overcome a filibuster. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the bill’s sponsor in the Senate, has signaled support for changing the Senate rules to end the legislative filibuster and pass the bill, but Democrats would need a majority of senators to vote to do so, and Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are opposed to the idea.

With no Republican senator expressing support for the Equality Act, the bill will not advance for the time being.

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Feds open civil rights investigation into teenager who was shot 13 times by police

Federal authorities have launched a civil rights investigation into the death of a teenager shot more than a dozen times by police.

What is the background?

The shooting death of 17-year-old John Albers in Overland Park, Kansas, sparked national outcry in January 2018 and triggered accusations of excessive use of force.

Police were dispatched to Albers’ home on Jan. 20, 2018, to perform a wellness check after they were alerted that he was threatening to hurt himself. The situation quickly escalated when the two officers arrived at the home.

One of the responding officers approached the home’s garage door after it opened. That’s when a minivan began backing out, allegedly toward one of the officers. The officer drew his firearm and ordered the vehicle to stop. The driver inside initially complied.

But then investigators say the driver suddenly accelerated, drove erratically in the neighborhood, then backed over the curb in front of the house and allegedly headed toward the officer. One police officer responded by firing 13 shots at the vehicle, ultimately killing the driver — who was Albers.

Following an investigation, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced the officer responsible for killing Albers would not face criminal charges because the shooting was justified under Kansas state law.

Albers’ family ultimately received a $2.3 million settlement from Kansas City — but Albers’ family, who believes John was a victim of excessive police force, is still seeking answers.

“It should have been we are terminating you and charges brought against him because he didn’t follow the policy and used excessive force and cost my son his life,” Albers’ mom, Sheila, recently told WDAF-TV of the officer who killed her son.

According to KMBC-TV, the Overland Park Police Department has implemented significant policy changes since Albers’ death, including how officers respond to mental health crises as well as adopting a policy that prohibits shooting at moving vehicles, with exceptions in rare circumstances, like an act of terrorism.

What’s happening now?

The Department of Justice revealed last week it has opened a civil rights investigation into Albers’ untimely death.

“The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner,” FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said.

The FBI’s Kansas City field office, the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas, and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are jointly working on the investigation, NBC News reported.

Authorities did not specify which potential violations of Albers’ civil rights they are investigating.

In response, Sheila told KMBC-TV, “I’m stunned. I’m completely stunned. My first thought was, ‘Finally. Finally, there will be some transparency and there will be accountability.'”


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Civil rights icon John Lewis passes away after battle with cancer: ‘He loved this country so much’

John Lewis, the civil rights icon and longtime congressman, died Friday night. He was 80.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Lewis’ death, and details about his passing were not immediately available. Lewis had been battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer since last December.


John Lewis after being arrested for peacefully protesting in Jackson, Miss., in May 1961. (Kypros/Getty Images)

Lewis will be remembered for courageously preaching nonviolence during the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, all the while enduring beatings and being jailed. Lewis, at age 23, even spoke in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Monument the same day that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis would go on to serve in the halls of Congress for more than three decades, where he carried forward the spirit of the civil rights era and became known as the “Conscience of the Congress.”

In a statement, the Lewis family said:

It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis. He was honored and respected as the conscience of the US Congress and an icon of American history, but we knew him as a loving father and brother. He was a stalwart champion in the on-going struggle to demand respect for the dignity and worth of every human being. He dedicated his entire life to non-violent activism and was an outspoken advocate in the struggle for equal justice in America. He will be deeply missed.

In an essay reflecting on Lewis’ legacy, former President Barack Obama said that Lewis had an “enormous impact on the history of this country.”

“He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example,” Obama wrote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also released a lengthy statement praising Lewis and his accomplishments.

“The Senate and the nation mourn the loss of Congressman John Lewis, a pioneering civil rights leader who put his life on the line to fight racism, promote equal rights, and bring our nation into greater alignment with its founding principles,” he said, The Hill reported. “Our great nation’s history has only bent towards justice because great men like John Lewis took it upon themselves to help bend it. Our nation will never forget this American hero.”

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Americans are fighting back, DEFYING ‘tyrannical’ government orders during COVID-19 shutdown

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake — or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we’re about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by “tyrannical” leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

“Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office — the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities — are now taking advantage of our fear,” Glenn said. “Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children’s destiny, back into our hands.”

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey’s Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor’s executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for “posing a threat to the public health.” Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym’s toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health “threat.”

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor’s office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. “I couldn’t go another 30 days without an income,” he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called “tyrannical orders” imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino’s are homeschooling, and how they can give “adequate attention to that many children.”

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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WATCH: Glenn Beck Special: Battling COVID-19 tyrants is the NEW civil rights movement

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night’s GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we’re witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it’s time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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Mike Rowe: ‘We’re being treated like children … fed platitudes, bromides, and bowls of warm milk’

As the coronavirus shutdown continues well into its second month, former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe joined Glenn Beck to discuss the balance between keeping Americans safe and losing everything that makes us Americans — not just the economy, but what makes us free, what gives us pride, and what gives us meaning in our life.

“There are times … where safety first is wise and prudent. You don’t drive 55 when there’s an ice storm. You adjust, you re-calibrate, you take the temperature of the room and you adjust your behavior. It’s called homeostatic risk, risk equilibrium. We’re all hard-wired to adapt and adjust our behavior to the circumstances around us. There are times when putting safety above all things makes absolute sense, but there has never been a time where arbitraging everything else out of the equation, and venerating safety to the point that nothing else is even allowed to be discussed, there’s never been a point in our history, at least as I understand it, where that’s made a lick of sense,” Mike said.

“I think most of the country is going to come through this with the realization that we’re being treated like children and we’re being fed platitudes, bromides, and bowls of warm milk by people who want us to look at them as parents,” he added.

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America On The Brink? Shocking Images Show “Pennsylvania Militia” Rolling Up To “Reopen America” Rally

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

America could be standing on the edge of a revolution. Seriously, well, with National Guard troops deployed across the country, any uprising would likely be squashed.

We noted late last month that a “social bomb” was set to detonate over major Western cities. It was thought that the epicenter of unrest could begin deep within inner cities, such as those in Baltimore and Detroit, but that might not be the case.

It appears tensions are soaring among anti-quarantine protesters and state governments. The lockdown backlash started last Thursday in Lansing, Michigan.

Anti-quarantine rallies sprouted up across the country over the weekend, organized by right-wing groups that held rallies in Texas, Indiana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Maryland, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, and Colorado.

Attempting to show force, some protesters wielded rifles, handguns, and shotguns, along with American flags, Betsy Ross flags, Trump signs and “Don’t Tread On Me” flags right up to the doorsteps of some state capital buildings.

The sight is absolutely stunning, but before we continue, we must understand the right-wing groups that organized the rallies are fed up with quarantine orders enforced by state governments to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While it is open for discussion if the strict lockdowns were worth it, several things are evident, and why many of these protesters are angry, is that the economy has crashed into depression, 22 million jobs lost, businesses bankrupted, and hunger crisis unfolding. Combined this all together, and a perfect storm of unrest could be nearing.

While we could show you images of the latest rallies from across the country, that would be a bit too much. So, let’s focus on the “reopen” Pennsylvania demonstration on Monday (April 20). The location was Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, more specifically, at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex.

The Daily Caller, citing AFP images, captured the moment when an M35 series 2½-ton 6×6 military truck, converted for civilian use, and packed with heavily armed protesters, arrived at the demonstration.

Seen within the rear of the vehicle, protesters were wielding AR-15s and shotguns.

Here’s a video of the “Pennsylvania Militia” rolling up to the rally.

 

Another protester was carrying an AK-47 or AK-47 style rifle.

Another group with guns.

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More pictures show the overall crowd at the steps of the capitol building, holding signs that read: “Free PA,” “Tyranny kills,” “Let America Work Again,” and “We Do Not Consent.”

Rallies to “reopen” the American economy unfolded across the country after President Trump tweeted: “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!,” “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!,” and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”

President Trump is eager to reopen the economy and save it from crushing depression. The danger of reviving the economy too soon is that it could spark the second wave of the coronavirus.

With warmer weather trends expected for the US, anti-quarantine rallies are only set to increase.

 

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CENSORHIP During Tyranny: Facebook Blocks Posts Organizing Protests Against Tyrannical Lockdowns

What we are living through right now is a complete government/authoritarian takeover of people and the elimination of basic human rights. Facebook has chosen sides and they have sided with the government and tyranny.

The social media giant is blocking posts and destroying the basic civil liberties of those speaking out against the totalitarian takeover and enslavement. According to Politico, Mark Zuckerberg says his company is combating “harmful misinformation” by taking down posts promoting defiance of social-distancing rules. Donald Trump Jr. has called its actions “chilling & disturbing.”

It has become clear that Facebook intends to use Communist-style censorship to try to force people to cower under the weight of government tyranny.

Facebook is taking down posts only in some states, however. The company is blocking protesters from using Facebook to organize in-person rallies in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska — but not in other places, such as Michigan, Texas, and Virginia, where people have rallied together outside state capitols in defiance of orders to be enslaved and on house arrest for the foreseeable future.

Facebook’s partial takedowns were still enough to bring a political brushback from some Republicans in Washington, where GOP lawmakers have repeatedly threatened to enact legal consequences for internet companies over what they consider to be a pattern of anti-conservative bias in Silicon Valley.

President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., accused Facebook of “colluding with state governments to quash peoples free speech,” calling its actions “chilling & disturbing.” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asked rhetorically of the company’s decision: “Because free speech is now illegal America?” –Politico

Mainstream media is acting like this is simply a “right-wing” problem. Censorship and the denial of basic human rights is a problem for all of those enslaved, including the still compliant sheep.  They act as though people should just accept the tyranny forced upon them and do so without so much as a whimper.

But, even with Facebook’s aggressive censorship campaign, and the mainstream media spinning propaganda to try to get people to enjoy their enslavement, many have awoken to the reality that others have claimed control over their lives.

“Given Big Tech’s history of bias and censorship, I’m deeply concerned that they and government officials are partnering not to protect public health, but to shut down views with which they disagree,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a statement Monday evening. “Now, more than ever, companies like Facebook should focus on connecting people, not shutting down communities because they hold different views.”

But Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal praised the company’s move Monday night, tweeting: “Powerful special interests are using astroturfing & dangerous tactics to undermine the fight against COVID-19. Facebook is right to take a stand against harmful misinformation.” –Politico

Special interests? You mean, people who want to live freely not under the yoke of tyranny? You mean people who don’t want to just follow orders anymore and destroy themselves because an agent of government commanded it? People are no longer willing to be slaves and the sooner the mainstream media, “authorities,” and governments figure this out, the better for everyone.

Free speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest tyranny, the right to work and make a living, and the right to move about freely have been eliminated in the pasts several weeks, and it’s good to see so many Americans stand up and say “we aren’t going to take this anymore!”

Facebook and every governor who shut down even one business are on the wrong side of history.

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You Are Being Tracked: More Than You Were Before

The United States government has rolled out incredibly totalitarian measures that amount to human rights violations in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Unfortunately, long after this pandemic is a distance memory, the authoritarian controls will still be in place.

Local governments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have received the anonymized data about people in areas of “geographic interest,” with the aim being to create a portal of geolocation information for 500 cities across the country. The development follows reports of other countries using cellphone data to monitor citizens and see if they are complying with curbs on movement, and elimination of income in order to defeat the viral outbreak.

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European mobile carriers have reportedly been sharing data with health authorities in Italy, Germany, and Austria, while at the same time respecting Europe’s privacy laws. Earlier this month, Israel passed emergency measures that allow security agencies to track the smartphone data of people with suspected COVID-19 and find others they may have come into contact with.

Even if you end up making it through this pandemic without getting sick, the economic ramifications are going to be immense and it’s expected that the government will use the implemented mass surveillance and tracked to squash riots.  It’s likely that this pandemic will affect you for much longer than the virus will. The mainstream media is calling those who care about people’s livelihoods “greedy,” but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  If people cannot feed their families, the social unrest and riots that could result from this lockdown may be overwhelming and could result in a massive amount of suicides and homicides.  The mainstream media can continue to ignore that fact all they’d like, but people will get violent if they get hungry.

Pandemic-related unemployment and shutdowns are a recipe for social unrest, reported Reason.  That’s a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.  If that happens, the fallout from the shutdown will be worse than the deaths during this pandemic. Expect these totalitarian measures being put in place now to be used to control the public when they can’t make a living anymore.

 

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