Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:51

Orwellian America: Where telling the truth, telling a joke, or sometimes even stating the obvious, can get you in trouble

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks in terms of the ongoing transformation of America so let me catch you up.

Does anyone else see it as ironic that the squelching of conservative speech has been placed into overdrive since Americans elected a conservative president?

It’s as if the technocrats embedded in the deep state are punishing us for refusing to elect their pre-ordained candidate.

The old Soviet Union, if you recall, also claimed to have “free” elections. But the poorly kept secret was that only pre-approved candidates were allowed on the ballot. It was the “professionals” in the Soviet bureaucracy who hand-selected the candidates that were then offered to the proletariat, who on their own could not be trusted to vote the right way. “Choices” had to be limited.

Similarly, a beast-like system has been created by modern technocrats in America. A system where outsiders like Donald Trump have no chance of winning because they don’t have the support of the “professionals” in the bureaucracy.

I think it’s pretty clear that Trump snuck up on them in 2016, that they believed their own flawed polling, and underestimated just how teed off the middle-class working people had become after decades of rule by politicians on the right and left who did not understand their plight, and didn’t care to learn.

They now are determined not to let it happen again. Ever. No more Trump. No more Trumpian wannabes.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google-YouTube – which benefit from government-supported monopolies – are all purging conservatives from their platforms in time for the 2020 election. Even those not purged will be more careful, tempering, watching what they say, so as not to lose their voice all together.

Most major cities are also cracking down on dissenters. They are implementing the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda and partnering with progressive corporations in public-private partnerships. Anyone employed by one of these cities, or one of their corporate “partners,” is not allowed to express any unauthorized opinions on the government-backed social media sites.

If this sounds like “collusion,” that’s because it is. Collusion to silence those on the right. Think Orwell’s “1984.” It has arrived with little fanfare.

Specifically off limits are statements, comments or even jokes that offend certain privileged groups, notably followers of Islam, LGBTQs, or the Planned Parenthood abortion industry. If a person employed by these politically correct cities or companies steps out of bounds, they face a very real risk of losing their job and possibly their career.

Teachers are routinely disciplined, even fired, for referring to transgender students by the wrong pronoun. You can read about one such case in Virginia here.

In Sterling Heights, Michigan, Republican Mayor Michael Taylor sides with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslims over a large community of Chaldean Christians who did not want a mega-mosque built in the middle of their neighborhood. In terms of sheer numbers, there are more Chaldeans in Sterling Heights than Muslims, but the Chaldeans are fractured and split while the Muslim community speaks with a single voice and carries a big stick. A big stick in terms of the ease with which CAIR threatens to use legal action if it doesn’t get its way. CAIR speaks and the spineless politicians listen. Taylor, for example, flip-flopped from opposing the mega-mosque to supporting it. Taylor denies it, but his change of heart clearly came after CAIR’s executive director pointed a dagger-like finger at him in the local media and declared him guilty of “Islamophobia.”

That’s all it takes for the vast majority of politicians in today’s America to make up their minds which side they want to be on whenever a controversy involving Islam pops up.

Want proof? There’s plenty

Dawud Walid, CAIR-Michigan’s chapter boss, was able to get a low-level mayoral appointee removed from her post last year in the city of Warren, a suburb of Detroit. Diane Koslowski had committed the unpardonable sin of criticizing Islam on her private Facebook page, where she posted “Islam is hate.”

Though she publicly apologized and expressed deep remorse for “offending” Muslims, it did her no good. She was still forced to resign in disgrace from the city advisory board. You can read our report on last year’s fiasco in Warren here.

  • Now it has happened again this week in Dearborn, Michigan, where the new Gestapo led by CAIR and Walid jumped into action against a man who, like Kozlowski, violated the Islamic Sharia law against blaspheming/slandering a Muslim.

Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly sided with CAIR and the Muslims over his own city employee in a case that really amounted to some bad Facebook humor. Bill Larion, a surveyor in the city’s engineering department, posted that he thought Sports Illustrated’s inclusion of a burkini-clad Muslim woman in its Swimsuit Edition would have better suited for the cover of “Camels ‘R Us.” He was fired at the behest of CAIR.

  • In fact, CAIR spends a lot of its time calling on people to resign or be fired, simply because they expressed a politically incorrect thought. It also happened last week in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., where CAIR demanded a local county lawmaker resign because she posted to Facebook a true statement about the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to “destroy us from within.”

In Dearborn, Mr. Larion’s comment was clearly in bad taste. But did it warrant his immediate firing, even after issuing an apology to the city’s Muslim community? Almost certainly not. Compare that drastic retribution against a local city surveyor to the way Muslims in far more powerful positions are treated when they slip up and make insensitive comments against Jews, such as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have done.

Then you have the Muslim attorney general of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, who has been accused by multiple former girlfriends of physical abuse. They offered hard evidence, including text messages and medical reports. Did Ellison suffer any consequences?

  • And what about the school run by Muslim American Society in Philadelphia, where middle-school children were taught to chant songs about chopping off the heads of Jews. The MAS has 50 chapters. As far as I know they all continue to operate under business as usual. No consequences.

But a low level employee of Dearborn makes an off-color joke on Facebook and he loses his job.

Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, virtue signaling to his large and growing Muslim community [about 40 percent of Dearborn is Muslim], said he had “zero tolerance for the type of language used in the Facebook comment,” the Detroit News reports.

Zero tolerance for an off-the-cuff joke about burkinis. All the tolerance in the world for children singing about beheading Jews and nary a peep when a Muslim politician is accused of sexually assaulting women.

  • Nor did I see any national media coverage of the discovery this week of a jihadist training camp in rural Macon County, Alabama. This camp is reportedly operated by the same terrorist, Sirraj Wahhaj, who was caught training kids at a similar camp last year to attack schools in New Mexico.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1127307253999128576

  • Meanwhile, a Seattle-area school district has been urging its teachers to “bless” Muslim students each day during the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. They are being sued by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund on behalf of non-Muslim parents who are not happy about the special treatment of Muslims in their children’s schools. Since when do Christian children ever receive a special “blessing” from public schools during Christmas or Good Friday?

Yes, it’s been a news-filled week on the cultural jihad front. Not that you would know it from watching or reading mainstream corporate media outlets.

These are all the signs of a conquered nation. When a nations bends over backwards to exaggerate and condemn the sins of its own people while covering up or downplaying the sins of its enemies, that nation is already conquered in its collective psyche. The mind-control spin doctors have everyone living in a matrix of ignorant bliss.

God help us.

Leo Hohmann

Leo Hohmann is a veteran investigative reporter and author whose recent book, “Stealth Invasion” spent the majority of 2017 among Amazon.com’s top 10 books about immigration policy. He has spent decades researching and writing about education, immigration, crime, politics and religion. His articles have appeared at WND.com, Frontpage Magazine, Whistleblower Magazine, Jihad Watch, the Drudge Report, Refugee Resettlement Watch and many other websites and publications. Hohmann has been interviewed by dozens of local and national radio hosts including Laura Ingraham, Alex Jones, Daniel Horowitz, Larry Elder, George Noory of Coast to Coast, and Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries. His mission has always been to fearlessly report truths about the great issues of our time and connect the dots, wherever they may lead.

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