Purported First Amendment torch bearers are increasingly calling for the the deprogramming, reprogramming, and cancellation of political dissenters who comprise nearly half the voting population in the United States. Journalists and media outlets -- in a refrain similar to that once crooned by The Rentals -- are clearly signaling: "If you're friends with [CC]P. Well, then you're friends with me ... If you're down with [CC]P. Well, then you're down with me."
The Rentals -- true friends of P.
It’s 2021, and American journalists for establishment media outlets are busy delicately massaging each other in orgies of self-praise with regard to their role in overthrowing the dictator orange POTUS. But toppling the Orangeman fascist was not enough to "incite the erection" for the ascendant journalist caste. Many of these so-called First Amendment torch bearers have been further calling for re-education camps, deprogramming, reprogramming, and censorship for anyone who ever supported the former president. What gives? Short answer: Many of these propagandists are likely cozy bedfellows with the Chinese communist regime.
Jim Acosta and Peter Alexander: heroes of the republic who might finally have time for that appletini after four long years of feigning breathless outrage over Trump's morning toilet tweets. Also, 0% chance that Acosta would be ejected from Air Force One mid-flight.
Illustrative of this trend is a January 7, 2021 article from Forbes Chief Content Officer, Randall Lane, entitled “A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable.” Lane, apparently ignorant of basic world history, bungles facts in the second sentence of his manifesto when he referred to the United States as the oldest democracy in the world. Athenian democracy in ancient Greece practiced over two millennia ago would probably qualify, but in leftist narcissist la-la land, facts and history have mattered little for the past two decades. Ignoring for a moment Lane’s dubious credibility, the gist of his diatribe is the promotion of punishment for those who worked for Trump and “a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed.” Lane apparently believes -- erroneously -- that current administration mouthpieces like Jen Psaki will be honest with the press. Notwithstanding the fact that Biden and Psaki lied to the press during their first day in office about the former administration having no COVID vaccination plan in place, it’s as if Lane completely forgot and/or ignored that Obama officials openly bragged about lying to the press to push certain leftists narratives when brokering dumpster-fire foreign policy like the Iran nuclear deal.
Forbes “A Truth Reckoning…” concludes with the following proclamation:
“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above [McEnany, Sanders, Spicer, etc.], and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world’s biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away.”
That’s some hutzpah coming from Forbes and its hipster-bro CCO.
Forbes' CCO, Randall Lane: here to remind us all why Mraz-style one-inch brimmed fedoras serve no functional purpose and look ridiculous.
So, again — what gives? Let me tell you. Forbes — the self-titled "world’s biggest business media brand” — has been owned and controlled by China since 2014. Forbes is a Chinese catspaw that makes editorial and publishing decisions according to the Chinese Communist Party’s bidding. With increasing Chinese ownership of American interests including corporations, land, media, and politicians, is it no wonder that the mouthpieces for these interests are paying tribute to the virtues of censorship and top-down authoritarian control that is the signature of the Chinese Communist Party ("CCP").
Forbes is not the only communist mouthpiece promoting the targeting of dissenters and the creation of political hit lists. On January 21, 2021, former CIA Director under Barack Obama and former Communist Party sympathizer, John Brennan — who lied to Congress about the CIA’s spying on US Senators under Obama and the collateral civilian death toll of Obama’s drone strike program — discussed being privy to members of Biden’s team who are “laser focused” upon uncovering domestic insurgency groups that include authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, and -- worst of all -- libertarians. Yes, that's right -- somehow Brennan lumped libertarians in with his word-salad list of alleged domestic terrorists. This flavor of fallacious reasoning is prevalent in the Democrats’ recent Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act legislation, which repeatedly and without evidence refers to participants in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot as “white supremacists.” Leftist Democrats tend to ignore when black left-wing BLM radicals also participate in riots like the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.
Pictured above: "white supremacist" Capitol Hill rioter, John Sullivan. Or, is he a left-wing BLM radical like the ones who were burning down major cities across the country for six months? Democrats are drafting the DTPA, so the latter don't really exist.
MSNBC political analyst, Anand Giridharadas, recently suggested that right-leaning news outlets like Fox News should not be permitted to exist. Despite the fact that Fox News was one of the first cable news networks to acknowledge Biden’s presidential win, Giridharadas wrote in reference to Fox that “[b]rain-mashing as a business model shouldn’t be legal.” He opined that the conservative media outlet was “goad[ing] people toward terrorism.” Of course an NBC affiliate, and by extension, a Comcast affiliate, would have no qualms promoting censorship and the cancellation of competitor networks that air dissenting opinions in order to curry favor with the CCP. Comcast and NBC have lucrative business and entertainment ties in communist controlled China through Universal Pictures and Universal Beijing Resort.
Likewise, as a former NBC and CBS anchor, Katie Couric -- slated to guest host NBC’s Jeopardy! — is another media mainstay well-versed in assuaging the CCP propaganda line. She appeared recently on “Real Time with Bill Maher” to recommend that members of the “cult of Trump” be “deprogrammed.” Couric is not alone in her penchant for authoritarian arts and crafts like deprogramming and re-education. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times editor, Nikole Hannah-Jones appeared on a -- you guessed it -- MSNBC panel to discuss how millions of “mostly white” Republicans must be “reprogrammed.” In pressing the need for reprogramming American whites, Robinson asked Hannah-Jones — lead editor of the anti-factual, historically revisionist 1619 Project — what the solution to this coding issue should be. Hannah-Jones quickly resorted to the punishment prong of authoritarianism citing that post American Civil War history dictates that white Republicans should face “consequences” for their actions, and that Americans should be reluctant to embrace unity with these wayward whites too soon. It should come as no surprise then that Chinese state run media outlet China Daily pays millions of dollars to American media companies like the Washington Post and New York Times to publish communist propaganda, and American media company employees, in turn, push for authoritarian censorship of their fellow citizens.
Katie Couric - favorite words include "passion," "dreams," "serendipity," and "deprogramming."
Communist China also owns the families of United States politicians -- really powerful ones. After Joe Biden left office as Obama’s Vice President in 2017, his son Hunter was paid $5,000,000 dollars by Chinese state run energy firm CEFC China Energy Co. This was understood to be for “introductions.” By way of his son, the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, is effectively in China’s pocket. The transaction with a Chinese state-run energy company that lined Hunter Biden’s pockets with $5 million was the same transaction where equity interest for “the big guy” was referenced. Joe Biden was confirmed to be “the big guy.”
Joe Biden is not the only prominent left-wing politician to embody the communist China marionette. House Intelligence Committee member, Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) was honey-trapped by Chinese spy, Fang Fang, in the not-too-distant past. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) employed a Chinese spy for over 20 years. High ranking members fo the American Democrat party have long been entrenched with the CCP. When left-wing politicians and their media mouthpieces call for reprogramming and censorship in ways not dissimilar to their CCP puppeteers, should we be surprised?
But surely the government running a country called the People’s Republic of China can’t be that bad, right? After all, China is a “people’s republic.” Republics for the people don’t have deprogramming, reprogramming, and re-education programs, do they? Actually, yes. Since 2017, China has been forcing various peoples of Uyghur and Kazakh ethnicity — people whom the CCP believe to practice Islam, as well as many practicing Christians -- into internment camps in the Xinjiang region of China. This once thriving and culturally diverse region of China has been devastated by CCP enforced abortions and sterilizations upon "undesirable" ethnic groups and religious adherents. It is estimated that as many as three million people have been forced to endure CCP reprogramming in recent years. Similar to the recent DTPA proposal by United States Democrats targeting “white supremacy," "religious extremism,” and, as John Brennan would add, "libertarians," China has rationalized its deprogramming and re-education camps as a means for staving off “domestic terrorism” from the Xinjiang region's potential for producing "religious radicals." Whatever the rationalization, China has been committing egregious human rights atrocities for the last two centuries under the morally ambivalent utilitarian cloak of communism. And -- frighteningly -- the United States -- under left-wing leadership voraciously suckling at the breasts of their evil communist benefactors -- is becoming more like China and less like the land of the free.