The Real Reason for a ‘Ministry of Truth’
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is very clear about what the government can’t do. The Biden administration has decided that this amendment simply won’t do. And so, last week, Joe Biden directed the formation of the Disinformation Governance Board under the Department of Homeland Security (dhs).
The body comprises unelected bureaucrats who are tasked with combating ‘misinformation.’ According to dhs Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the main targets and perpetrators of disinformation are Chinese and Russian adversaries. But since the Biden administration considers white supremacy to be the greatest domestic threat, this committee is likely to be used to muzzle American citizens.
Many have dubbed the committee the “Ministry of the Truth” after the propaganda wing of the government in George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. Mayorkas disagrees, naturally. He told cnn that the dhs has been addressing disinformation threats “for years.” If that is the case, why form the governance board at all? Why launch it the same week Elon Musk bought Twitter?
Mayorkas and the Biden administration as a whole have failed to define what disinformation is. Nobody has defined exactly what this new committee is policing. But here’s what Mayorkas said: “[W]e have so many different efforts underway to equip local communities to identify individuals who very well could be descending into violence by reason of ideologies of hate, false narratives or other disinformation and misinformation propagated on social media and other platforms” (emphasis added).
This new committee will not target people who have committed crimes. It will target those who might commit what they define as violent behavior. Like how they labeled people who peacefully milled around the Capitol—after Capitol Police granted them access—violent insurrectionists.
In 2020, when President Donald Trump called media groups like cnn “fake news,” many on the left said he was using his office to threaten free speech. Nina Jankowicz was one such person. She said she “would never want to see our executive branch have that sort of power. And that is why the legislative process with our duly elected officials is really important.”
But now, two years later, she is an unelected bureaucrat who will be serving as the head of the ministry of truth.
This woman called the Hunter Biden laptop story a Russian-fueled hoax. She wrote a book in which she says, “To be a woman online is an inherently dangerous act.” She was a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., fully funded by Facebook, a haven for misinformation. This is the woman who will be the head of the newly established thought police.
The left’s hypocrisy is on full display. This isn’t about telling the truth; it is about controlling the narrative. They can’t afford to have competition to the line they are putting out.
This new dhs committee has been nearly universally criticized. Conservatives see it as a threat to free speech. Leftists see the problem of disinformation as real, but not one that this body is equipped to tackle. However, both sides are missing the real purpose of this committee.
Over the last few years, anti-American radicals have been waging a war on truth. Journalists, television networks and even social media sites have been hijacked. Anything that is contrary to the message that these radicals are endorsing has been labeled “ideologies of hate, false narratives, or other disinformation and misinformation.” Now, with this new ministry of truth, the government wants to be in a position where it is the one that decides what is truth and what isn’t.
Soon, criminal behavior won’t be merely doing the wrong thing, but also thinking anything that goes against what the government wants you to think.
The same people who told us that the Black Lives Matter riots were mostly peaceful also labeled January 6 as a violent insurrection. They told us that the 2016 elections were riddled with Russian interference, while the 2020 elections were perfect. Now, these same people want to tell you what is and what isn’t true.
Is it possible that they want you to believe lies?
In the May-June Trumpet, editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote: “What is happening in America? A haze of deception enshrouds our nation. It is stunning how easily journalists, politicians and other figures today deceive people. We must understand the spirit behind this deception, as it is far more dangerous than most people realize!”
The extent and effectiveness of this deception is not natural. There is, in fact, a spiritual dimension that is hard to discern. But the rapid disappearance of truth and facts from society has been too coordinated to have been planned by a single person. The Bible identifies a deranged being, “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2). The Bible calls this being the father of lies and liars (John 8:44).
This kind of thinking is taking over society. “When this type of thinking becomes entrenched enough,” Mr. Flurry continued, “people stop even caring about the difference between true and false. … Such reasoning paves the way for tyrants! Tyrants hate facts and truths that limit their power.”
That is why the left is so desperate to fill society with lies. That is what the ministry of truth is all about—gaining more and more power. It is critical that we recognize the spirit that is taking over the United States. Please read Mr. Flurry’s article “A Dangerous New Age of ‘Worshiping the Will’” to gain critical insight on the powerful spirit being that has been attacking America from within.