Against The People
A censorship industry based on a whole of society model
The concept of waging total information war against their political enemies without leaving any fingerprints didn't occur to the Democrats overnight. The idea, that The Narrative could be controlled by third parties, has evolved over the last seven years as Joe Biden's government has burrowed its way into all of the media.
Russiagate -- in 2016, the FBI ran cover
In the runup to the 2016 election, the FBI actively provided cover for the DNC's and Hillary Clinton Campaign's Russiagate plot to destroy the campaign of Donald Trump and subsequently undermine the President of the United States. The FBI didn't set out to do what it did, but was drawn in. That the entire upper echelon of the FBI was composed of Democrats -- Comey excepted -- may have had something to do with it.
The FBI broke most of the laws and rules in the book, as agents moved from Russiagate, to Crossfire Hurricane, to the Mueller Investigation, corrupting themselves, the process and the Bureau along the way. FBI agents even used the FISA process to illegally falsify warrants and lied to federal judges in support of the Democratic Party. Some might refer to that as a coup, but they are Democrats, so, they just moved on, but they learned a lesson.
Elections could be won with a little help from inside the bureaucracy -- and Democrats own the bureaucracy. They own the big TV and print news media too. If they could use the bureaucracy to control social media -- where the young get their information -- they would own The Narrative. There would be only one Truth -- and dissenters would be silenced.
In 2020, the FBI became a principal actor
Skeptics will laugh, but we saw it happen in the runup to the 2020 election. The FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden's laptop. Publicly, the FBI and fifty-one high-ranking members of the intelligence community insisted the "laptop story" was Russian disinformation. Most, if not all, knew the truth. The laptop was Hunter Biden's and it was loaded with compromising text messages, emails, photo images and videos, that could destroy Joe Biden's campaign, and it was in a secure location within the FBI headquarters in Washington.
The simple truth is, Trump's own DoJ and FBI actively plotted and acted to undermine him, their boss -- the President of the United States -- in order to sway a presidential election in favor of the president's opponent, Democrat, Joe Biden. Some might refer to that as a coup.
Twitter was a relatively straight operation before the FBI, and others federal agencies landed on it like a ton of bricks. Twitter actively resisted a lot of pressure from the FBI at first, but the FBI has a million ways to let a company subtly know they have little choice except to play along.
The FBI’s chief liaison with Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Reddit and LinkedIn was Elvis Chan, an agent from the FBI's Cyber Branch, based in the San Francisco field office Chan was the pivot man who routed most of the request to censor a person or an idea to the appropriate section within the social media companies. Chan routinely demanded user information that Twitter, for example, said it could not release outside of a “legal process.” They would always relent.
The coup was so flagrant that Attorney General William Barr -- the ultimate DoJ insider -- knew the FBI was working to fix the 2020 election and did nothing to stop it. His Justice Department had the laptop in its possession and Barr knew it was authentic. Yet agents, under Barr's authority, were telling social media platforms, the press, Congress, and even the Trump White House that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation.
On Barr's watch, law enforcement agencies under his authority ran the biggest election interference operation in U.S. history. Some might call that a coup, and now, Barr wants to run for president.
2022 Elon Musk and the "Dreaded Unforeseen"
Team Biden never counted on Elon Musk buying Twitter, and definitely never expected to have the administration's relationship with the social media companies, especially Twitter, exposed to such a degree. The facts are quite clear. The Biden administration was caught red-handed managing The Narrative and censoring its critics. There is little question that the FBI, DHS, CIA and others, were sending lists of names to Twitter to be silenced, including a president's.
The Twitter Files show that the CIA, DHS, FBI, DOJ, NSA, White House, Senate, House, States and every social media company were in collusion to censor Americans by regularly sending requests to silence them. Even Adam Schiff got into the act. This is a grand assault on the 1st Amendment and free speech rights of American citizens without precedent in American history. We are basically fed lies every day by government-controlled or government-influenced media.
The social media companies can always claim they were leveraged. but Biden's government is busted and wouldn't be able to cover up a second Twittergate -- even with all of their media allies -- so Team Biden had to find a new way to control the narrative.
Enter "The Consortium."
In 2024 the Consortium will control The Narrative
The Consortium is a public-private collection of U.S. intelligence agencies, Big Tech companies, civil society institutions, and major media organizations. The Consortium has become the world's most powerful manager of publicly available information -- one that was powerful enough to disappear the former president from public life. The Consortium is now powerful enough to do the same -- or worse --to anyone else it chooses.
The cozy two-way relationship between the government and the social media companies, which James Baker helped create, oversee and ultimately used to interfere in the 2020 election, was years in the making, but it is here and it is mature.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is a sub-agency of Homeland Security that was created to protect the infrastructure of the information superhighway -- to protect servers and databases from malware and hacking threats, but, CISA changed the definition of "'infrastructure" to include We, The People. CISA simply identified the U.S. electorate as a "disinformation-threatened" infrastructure, and cybersecurity became cyber-censorship.
Overnight, CISA's mandate went from stopping threats of Russian interference, to shadow-banning Twitter accounts that questioned the integrity of mail-in voting or the definition of a woman.
We all remember the administration's attempt to established an official government Truth Bureau. That was such a poorly-handled and blatant attempt at censoring public speech it didn't last a week, but did that deter the Biden bunch? Hell, no!
Team Biden assigned the task of managing The Narrative to the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a censorship consortium consisting of the Stanford Internet Observatory, the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public, the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab. The chances of finding a Republican or a conservative voice in this bunch is less than zero -- and none of these "truth-certifiers" need to be told what their job is.
At the EIP's center is a "private," Washington, DC-base company, Graphika -- and guess what? -- Grahpika just happens to have been founded by former national security officials (dare I say, hand-picked?). According to a document from the Twitter files release, Graphika has been employed by Adam Schiff's Senate Intelligence Committee for "narrative analysis and investigations."
The point is, these organizations all work directly for or are controlled by the Democratic Party,
Just prior to the 2020 election, the EIP partnered with CISA to shape elections and censor, propagandize, and spy on Americans. The Consortium has had two years to evolve and mature and is now perfectly positioned to manage The Narrative.
The 2024 campaign has begun, and Joe Biden and the Democrats can now claim The Consortium is "non-partisan"and "independent" from the government, and because The Consortium is populated by brilliant people with the shiniest degrees, The Consortium, or its members, will separate "truth" from "disinformation and "will inform" ALL media.
The Consortium has become a censorship industry. It is based on a "whole of society model," said Mike Benz, the executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. "It unifies the government and the private sector, as well as civil society in the form of academia and NGOs and news organizations, including fact-checking organizations. These projects, all with catchphrases, such as building resilience, media literacy, cognitive security, etc., are all part of a broad partnership to propagandize the American People and to silence opponents of the Biden administration."
The Consortium is real and it's here. This isn't QAnon conspiracy stuff. This is facts of life stuff. The way to defend against it is to expose it. To share information and expose what the Biden administration is up to, and has been up to, since its beginning.
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