Propaganda Ministry now a reality

The more we learn about the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 the more suspicious it sounds. A bipartisan bill — Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act — sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sounds more than vaguely Orwellian. This too slick Press Release by Sen. Portman raises more questions than it answers, as it extols outgoing president Barack Obama signing this just prior to embarking on his Hawaiian Christmas vacation. 

ZeroHedge writes:

Fast forward to December 8, when the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.

And following Obama’s signing of NDAA on Friday evening, the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is now law.

And so, with the likes of WaPo having already primed the general public to equate “Russian Propaganda” with “fake news” (despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially “fake“), while the US media has indoctrinated the public to assume that any information which is not in compliance with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also “fake news” and thus falls under the “Russian propaganda” umbrella, the scene is now set for the US government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the government deems to be “foreign propaganda.”

Quick as a wink, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born.

In 2013 Seeing Red AZ wrote about Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language, became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party. We conservatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.

When his book was published in 1949, Orwell wrote, “By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared.”  He turned out to be a reliable prophet.

On the senate side, guess who sponsored this bill? None other than John McCain. McCain and Flake both voted for S. 2943

H/T Commenter Conservative Since Birth

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8 Responses to Propaganda Ministry now a reality

  1. CD 8 PC says:

    Liberals and RINOs are desperate to cast a shadow on Donald Trump’s victory even before he’s sworn into office. If they and their media cohorts can delegitimize him, by linking what they consider his stunning win to Vladimir Putin, so much the better for their argument. Those of us who attended his massive rallies know better. He campaigned on the issues that matter to Americans, jobs (and keeping them in the United States), securing our border from invaders, and rebuilding and honoring our military, as well as addressing our nation’s aging infrastructure.

    Here in Arizona I attended his first rally and the line was the longest I’ve ever seen in my life. It was mid-summer in Phoenix and hot as blazes but the crowd kept growing. I knew that day something very different was occurring on the political scene.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    We are in so much trouble with this bill – it’s presented as one thing:

    “Congress has taken a big step in fighting back against fake news and propaganda from countries like Russia. When the president signs this bill into law, the United States will finally have a dedicated set of tools and resources to confront our adversaries’ widespread efforts to spread false narratives that undermine democratic institutions and compromise America’s foreign policy goals,” said Murphy. “I’m proud of what Senator Portman and I accomplished here because it’s long past time for the U.S. to get off the sidelines and confront these growing threats.”

    …………but means something else. It’s chipping away at the First Amendment.

    Thanks SRAZ for finding how McCain and Flake voted. I’m not shocked or surprised. But it’s good to know the facts.

  3. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Now Obama boasts that if he’d been able to run for a third term, he would have beat Donald Trump. Lying Hillary WAS his third term. He campaigned for her at every opportunity. She lost.

    The damage he has inflicted on the United States is reprehensible. That Obama was elected twice, Hillary was the Democrat nominee and Socialist Bernie Sanders was gathering large numbers of young voters speaks to the intentional dumbing down of America. Our unionist teachers (NEA and AFT) and university professors .have turned America’s youth into socialist robots.We better beware of the future.

    • Doc says:

      May I say here Matt that, while our President Elect has…uuuhhh…”deferred” his promise of prosecution of mrs. clinton, HOPEFULLY, he’ll remember this campaign issue, & deal with it in an appropriate fashion. If our current “president” get’s his sorry, traitorous, closet-muslim ass tangled up in th’ fray, that’s just too damned bad. If all of those crooks had simply kept their sworn oaths, they wouldn’t have anything to sweat. Personally, I say FRY EVERY DAMNED LAST ONE OF ‘EM! AND…if we’re lucky, maybe they’ll find some evidence involving our 2 current sitting ?senators? of their complacency &/or corroboration in th’ investigation!

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Now you’re beginning to understand why Congress Never lifted a finger to save the U.S. Constitution; our country, and our people from Barack Hussein Obama and his fundamental transformation of this nation.
    Instead, members of Congress, in unison, gave US the middle finger repeatedly over the past 8 years.

    Now, the oldest black female in Congress, Maxine Waters, has put her horse face in front of every camera and microphone to state that the Dems have been “too nice” to the Repubs.

    She also announced that she will Not work with our next President, Donald Trump.
    Make no mistake, her announcement was planned and coordinated.

    There is no Repub or Dem party anymore.
    Maybe they should identify themselves like this, for example:
    John McCain, (T) (AZ) (d.b.a. R)

    For New Year’s Eve, perhaps Waters will do the most recent and last routine of George MIchael.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Hidden in the news today:
    Hawaii:

    Obama and the leader of Japan lay a wreath at Pearl Harbor.
    Wonder if Obama bowed before the Japanese guy.

    If he could resurrect Hitler for a photo op, he’d do it.