President Joe Biden opened Pandora’s box of backlash when his administration announced plans to create an official Ministry of Truth.
Blowback was swift and the administration appeared to back down.
But now internal documents show the Biden administration pulled a fast one with his Ministry of Truth.
Orwell comes to life
In the wake of Elon Musk buying Twitter, President Joe Biden announced the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board,” or as critics are calling it, “The Ministry of Truth.”
It’s a political move by President Biden straight out of George Orwell’s book, 1984.
Sec. of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas says a "Disinformation Governance Board" is being created to counter misinformation. pic.twitter.com/Qysmy0kGTP
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The goal of the Board – which is mysteriously attached to the Department of Homeland Security – is to stop speech the State doesn’t approve of.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas claims the “Disinformation Governance Board” will counter so-called “misinformation.”
However, as proven time and again with COVID, yesterday’s “misinformation” is today’s fact.
A chorus of free-speech advocates took an immediate stand against the Biden administration’s unconstitutional move.
Saying goodbye to 1984
Fortunately, for Americans, President Biden’s Ministry of Truth only appeared to last a few weeks.
Following the barrage of backlash, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security put the Disinformation Governance Board on an “indefinite pause.”
At that time, Social Justice Snowflake, Nina Jankowitz resigned as the head of the board.
DHS Sec. Mayorkas made both announcements in a Senate hearing.
This was great news for Freedom of Speech, as the Orwellian agency was discussing radical ideas like having the Board edit people’s tweets if they found supposed, “misinformation.”
Under the cloak of darkness
However, internal documents from DHS shows – despite Mayorkas’ testimony, Biden’s Ministry of Truth is up and running under the radar.
Republican Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Chuck Grassley of Iowa have revealed documents provided by a department whistleblower, proving Mayorkas’ was the one passing misinformation.
The Washington Times is reporting that according to the internal documents the shadowy board was stood up earlier this year, the Secretary has signed a charter, and board members are already meeting with social media giant Twitter.
Furthermore, the documents seem to suggest Jankowitz may still be running the board’s operations.
Meanwhile, while Mayorkas and Jankowitz had repeatedly defended the Disinformation Governance Board – saying it was never the intent of the bureaucracy to censor or regulate speech.
But again, the internal documents suggest otherwise – that, in fact, the Ministry of Truth board was designed specifically to target the thoughts, words, ideas, and speech of Americans.
This, of course, flies in the face of the First Amendment.
Turning on the lights
Sen. Howley says Sec. Mayorkas “misrepresented” the board’s purview.
And he pointed out talking points the whistleblower provided, prepared by the board’s former Executive Director, Nina Jankowicz, “appear to show that the Department does in fact monitor American citizens and that the Board’s work is concentrated on domestic threats.”
Republicans on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are now calling on Mayorkas to return and sit in front of the committee and explain the discrepancies between his sworn testimony and the details in the internal documents.
It is a federal crime to “knowingly and willfully” give “materially” false statements to Congress, even if unsworn.
If Mayorkas was under oath, then he could potentially be guilty of perjury.
The penalties for both offenses carry penalties of up to five-years in prison.
Unfortunately, the last time a Democrat administration was in power, James Clapper and Michael Hayden both got away with lying under oath before Congress and nothing ever came of it.