Remember the book and later the movie “1984” by George Orwell? [Often confused with Orson Wells.] The “Ministry of Truth” controlled what one spoke and thought. Well, Washington State has introduced legislation toward those ends.
From the article:
… being offered in Washington State that is, in fact, nothing more than a “state-level ‘Ministry of Truth.'”
That’s according to Live Finne, of the Washington Policy Center, who charged the new legislative proposal “would criminalize certain forms of expression based on what members of a state commission consider to be their definition of ‘domestic extremism.’ Creating a state-level ‘Ministry of Truth’ would not only undermine democratic norms, but it would have a chilling effect on public debate, freedom of speech, and civic participation in Washington state.”
Finne explained the bill would let government officials “decide whose words and whose speech would be subject to criminal prosecution” and that the state attorney general “would increase surveillance of citizens for perceived violations of words and speech prohibitions.”
“Citizens would be encouraged to report friends and neighbors to the state for officially-banned phrases, thoughts, and expressions,” Finne said….
Citizens did that in Nazi Germany!
School Board members have reported outspoken parents to the FBI.
And they probed many parents!
Whistleblowers: FBI probed parents under counterterrorism ‘threat tag’ for protesting school boards
1984’s 40th Anniversary
It will be 2 JST’s in 2024 since “1984”. (See “Cosmic Clockworks I” in main menu.) That’s also the year of the next presidential election.
Will there be a 1984 style…
“Ministry of Truth”?
A Revelation of truth?
Let’s all pray for the latter!