The 900-lb gorilla who has taken up residence in Washington D.C. is lawlessness and the very powerful politicians and bureaucrats who have determined to “influence” our institutions which the Constitution established — either specifically or by the endowment of those rights to the states — that are shredding the Rule of Law with their “influence.” What is most puzzling to me is why and how federal and state law enforcement agencies are not involved in the fundamental responsibility for their very existence: To enforce ALL state and federal statutes. Further: to hold those who break the laws accountable for their crimes to the fullest extent of the law.
Oh, there are those who feel that many of our laws are too harsh with sentences attached that are beyond comprehension. Federal “three strikes you’re out” laws are those that immediately come to mind. Attorney General Eric Holder was told by his boss — President Barack Obama — to STOP enforcing violators of federal illegal drug possession unless “trafficking” was tied to the charges. Obama’s justification was that too many minority offenders were finding themselves incarcerated for committing one too many felony possessions and were spending life in prison.
The conundrum with that Obama/Holder solution is that a large majority of states had illegal drug possession laws passed by their state legislatures and were arresting, convicting, and jailing those offenders at the same time the President and Attorney General were giving federal offenders for doing the same thing a free pass!
This will NEVER resolve itself. This 900-lb gorilla kinda likes the peachy environment in which he lives: free money, free favor, free power that is unfettered and given to him to change things politically that are either already codified in law (or that no legislative majority will enforce). This process is destroying our nation.
It is all conducted by this “gorilla group” that we’ll call “Information shapers.” They shape their perspective before they sell it to others by using their influence — as did Obama and Holder. And these live in many of the highest and most powerful bureaucracies that have the most influence in our nation. Let’s dig in.
Here are 10 key institutions that have been successfully infiltrated by information shapers:
High-profile corporations increasingly do business, or withhold business, on the basis of political considerations in an effort to sway public opinion.
Additionally, they take part in removing the ability of some people they disagree with to sell products, conduct bank transactions, or otherwise operate their businesses. One recent example is retailers, including Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond, banning popular “My Pillow” products from the company owned by conservative and ardent Trump supporter Mike Lindell.
Sports organizations have stepped into the political realm to try to force some views and censor or punish those who take opposing viewpoints. One recent example is Major League Baseball stripping the All-Star Game from Atlanta over a Georgia law designed to strengthen election integrity following a troubled and error-riddled 2020 election.
Sports institutions also are involved in trying to sway public discourse on the issue of males competing as females on girls’ and women’s teams, such as the swimmer born Will Thomas who switched names to Lia Thomas and joined the women’s team at the University of Pennsylvania, setting numerous women’s records.
3. Big Tech
Big Tech’s well-known fake fact checks, censorship, and disinformation have manipulated the information landscape in a more dramatic and chilling way than most any other factor. The biggest example is Big Tech’s censorship of arguably the most important political figure of our time: Donald Trump.
Recent major examples of the sector fostering disinformation include amplifying claims that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation and censoring stories about it; repeatedly backing false information related to COVID-19, while censoring accurate information or legitimate scientific views; and falsely labeling the COVID-19 lab origin story as a conspiracy theory.
4. Public Health Agencies
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health agencies have increasingly departed from the realm of public interest and science in order to advance false narratives and disinformation. Recent examples include the head of CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, falsely claiming that people who are vaccinated don’t carry and can’t spread COVID-19; and the agency knowingly putting out disinformation that falsely claimed original studies showed the vaccine’s benefit for people who’d already had COVID-19.
Another example is National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials Drs. Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci privately worked with the media to smear and discredit highly credentialed scientists who disagreed with the lockdown approach to COVID-19.
Members of Congress in both parties have gotten caught taking part in questionable information-sharing and manipulation, particularly when it comes to pharmaceutical-related material. One recent example is members of Congress unilaterally writing letters to or contacting Big Tech in order to get certain topics or scientific studies and discussions controversialized or banned.
Some of the members of Congress who are engaged in the efforts are the same ones responsible for their own high-profile disinformation campaigns. A recent example of that is Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who repeatedly pushed false and misleading information on the Trump–Russia narrative, lobbying Big Tech to censor certain information related to anyone of a number of people, institutions, and organizations. (I thought we had First Amendment that took care of that)
6. The Executive Branch
Having lost the most powerful tool in its arsenal to shape information, the executive branch has now formed its own extra-Constitutional agency to serve that function: the Disinformation Governance Board. The named head of the board, Nina Jankowicz, has widely furthered disinformation in the past.
7. The Media
If you’re a regular over the past years at TruthNewsNetwork, you know exactly what the facts are about the media from top to bottom. With blogs and quasi-news outlets such as Axios, Slate, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Vox, Salon, Talking Points Memo, and Rolling Stone joining more traditional partisan outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, Politico, MSNBC, NBC, The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times in dominating the information landscape—while their conservative equivalents are controversialized—the media has proven to rank close to Big Tech in terms of their influence in further misinformation.
8. Academia and Public Schools
America’s colleges and universities have taken increasingly heavy-handed roles in terms of squelching free speech and free thought (when it leans against progressive or radical views), in exchange for a managed environment where only carefully filtered views are allowed, and specific language, expressions, and behavior are mandated.
Many public school systems have grown stronger in efforts to install social engineering and political ideology in teachings and policies. Recent examples include policies involving the use of pronouns when referring to transgender students, and the instruction of critical race theory.
9. Dept. of Justice, FBI, and Other Intel Agencies
The very agencies that should remain furthest above the fray with clean hands have found themselves repeatedly muddied involving major investigations and their political influence efforts. One recent example is the criminal conviction of FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who falsified a document in order to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page. Though multiple people would have known about the crime—possibly participating, and staying silent—only Clinesmith was charged.
He was only charged with a relatively minor crime in relation to the significance and avoided any prison time. Meanwhile, the agency hasn’t offered any apology or redress to Page. Other examples include the Department of Justice targeting school parents as possible terrorists, and lopsided prosecution efforts regarding Jan. 6, 2021, and the Capitol breach, compared to many more violent events and crimes.
Additionally, intel operators have taken major roles both in front of the camera and behind the scenes to try to shape public opinion using false information and propaganda. One recent example is the “more than 50 former intelligence officials” who “signed a letter casting doubt on the provenance” of an accurate New York Post story about the Hunter Biden laptop.
10. The Supreme Court
Whether it’s the leak to multiple press outlets about Justice Stephen Breyer’s impending retirement or the more problematic new leak of the Roe v. Wade abortion draft, information shapers have infiltrated the highest court in the land.
It has become so obvious to millions of Americans that many in power feel it’s OK and even EXPECTED for Supreme Court Justices to be driven by a political perspective while the exact opposite is not only expected, it’s mandatory. And many of those who expect that of Justices are elected members of Congress.
What good are facts and laws and votes (i.e “2000 Mules which is a MUST-see) if the simple truth and accuracy of the details of every one of these that are held in one institution or another are simply ignored?
Why are they “shelved?” Why are they “ignored?” Even worse, why are they often taken and used for political partisan posturing to “change” the facts of each?
Few matters are so important as the integrity of the information we receive and the recent degradation in its reliability. This leak of that Supreme Court draft related to the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case underscores how corrupted so many of our important institutions have become by those dedicated to shaping public opinion in a sometimes-dishonest way. And know that this is just one of the thousands of such examples we could list here.
Nearly every facet of our American institutions has been infiltrated by activists, corporate and political propagandists, and even criminals. Sadly, a far-too-large number of those who hold the powers vested in them by voters, appointed bureaucrats, and by their own oaths and commitments have chosen to use this all for their own selfish purposes.
What can YOU do about all of this? Ask questions; demand answers; don’t settle for “I’ll check in to it for you” and leave it there.
“If we don’t, who will. If not now, then when?