U.S. government officials, agencies, and contractors are violating the First Amendment
So it all goes on the record, and you and Matt should be applauded as a member of a small club of actual journalists.. What if anything will change? Half of the country is so entrenched in the ends justifying the means, certain of the moral rightness of their position, that they fail to care about the Constitution, the rule of law. What will happen when our children aren’t even taught about the protections of the Constitution, just its lack of “equity,” when our courts work even more slowly than they do now. Our potus purposely issues executive orders he knows are illegal, sure in the knowledge that by the time the courts rule, he will have already ensured his votes.. Where does this all leave us?
Well done, Michael. Beginning with Eisenhower's admonition regarding the potential hijacking of public policy by a "scientific-technological elite" is brilliant. Isn't that what we've seen with COVID and climate change, too?
Just finished watching the hearing. Elon, Michael, Matt, Bari, Alex, and colleagues are the Woodward/Bernstein/Ellsberg of the 21st century.
Courage, my friends!
I will watch eagerly in hopes that you slip in the famous line from A Few Good Men: "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" Proud to pay for your righteous work. We must continue to counter the cultural revolution, comrade: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/counter-the-cultural-revolution. PS: How ironic is it that Ministry of Truth theater kid Nina Jankowicz is crowdfunding for a lawsuit against Fox News?
I got sucked into the hearing about halfway through. What has happened to Democrats? I was just horrified watching. Never mind the rudeness and snark against someone who is politically on their side if not even a little further left than most of them there. The lack of understanding of the danger of what they are trying to defend is just astonishing and horrifying.
Thank you for putting yourself out there.
Thank you for your service to the country. This is an extraordinary time in history.
Don't be scared of "68 pages". The font is huge and the last 15 pages are footnotes :)
Off topic but: Bravo, Bravo, Bravo to you Mr Shellenberger and to Mr Taibbi for your clarity, courage and representation of the millions of us who need your voices on todays Weaponization hearing! Thank you both!
“They will say such censorship is necessary for “fighting disinformation.” “
If one is honest and truthful one does not need to fight disinformation. It’s the fact that they want to which makes me wonder what they are afraid of us finding out.
Defund the police state
Happy to be a paid subscriber to this Substack.
May God bless you and our "one country, under God"!
Thank you for this important work -- and good luck today.
Question: Have you dug into what percentage of our federal/state spending is now for third-party good/services, as opposed to public employees "doing/making" things? Furthermore, are we now hiring third parties for managerial/strategic decisions, as opposed to contracting with vendors for things? Obviously, the broader pie has grown massively post-WW II, but it seems like the folks we pay directly no longer have a hand on the tiller. A private company analogy would be a management team that has outsourced most everything to McKinsey, with maybe a 1/3 of the board aware, and shareholders completely clueless. Thank you again!
The great octopus of the Federal Government arms reach every where. If you notice you are a threat to the State. The Fifth Wave is here though and the Normies hopefully can at least keep the beast at bay. The Government can’t control all the media but will try.
Thanks for your great work
I highly recommend reading Michael’s entire testimony document. We are living in unprecedented times where what we know, talk about and even think is censored and manipulated. Eisenhower was an interesting prognosticator of concern about the military industrial complex, as he was a military insider.