If this doesn’t make you livid, I’m not sure what to tell you.
On 24 February, Delta flight 1583 left San Francisco for New York City according to airline tracker Flight Aware, and a little over five hours later it landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The passengers were naturally anxious to disembark, but such was not the case. This time, uniformed federal agents stood at the door of the aircraft. In order to leave the plane, passengers had to show their identification. Papers, please.
Here’s where it gets really screwed up (because it wasn’t already? I know.):
When Rolling Stone asked CBP to produce the law that gave them the authority to demand papers from domestic travelers on a routine flight, the Border Patrol spokesman sent them a link to a document called CBP Search Authority. It gives 19 CFR 162.6 as its reference within the federal law; the only problem is that nowhere in that law does it mention domestic flights. The entire clause is expressly about “entering or leaving the United States” from international locations. When the Rolling Stone reporter asked the CBP spokesman to explain this discrepancy, the response was “at this time this is all I have.”
It gets worse. Read the whole thing at Liberty Nation.
Today begins a three-part series in which I examine how social media like Facebook and search engines like Google seek to not only silence you if you’re not part of the Borg, but actually force-feed you their narrative.
The problem is not just that Facebook censors content, although it does; it’s a multifaceted issue, brought about partly by the fact that many misunderstand what the First Amendment protects, and what Facebook’s obligations are to the public. Add in Facebook’s leftist leadership, and their known propensity for stifling conservative and libertarian thought, and the result is a perfect storm, in which misunderstandings about freedom of speech are juxtaposed with Facebook’s leftist agenda.
The First Amendment’s provisions – freedom of religion, speech, assembly, petition, and the press – all have one thing in common; they are referring to a government-citizen relationship. The amendment does not, as many believe, create a free-for-all where anyone can say anything without consequence. In our personal lives, the things we say and do have repercussions; we all censor ourselves on a daily basis at our jobs and in our relationships; we do this not because we have to, but because we choose to, because it’s the responsible thing to do. The difference between individuals and Facebook, however, is that in our personal lives, we make that choice based on our own morals, our own beliefs, or the situation at hand. On Facebook, a faceless, nameless algorithm — or a human who disagrees with your viewpoints — makes the decision for you, based upon their morals, politics, and personal mood.
Robert Stacy McCain has an excellent piece up regarding the transgender propaganda and psyops campaign, and how it’s affecting children. He writes:
OK, so what happens when activists seize control of the education establishment and begin exploiting children’s psychological vulnerability? And what if the pro-LGBT indoctrination program (which the schools disguise as “anti-bullying” curriculum) is reinforced my television programming, including shows on PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, etc., aimed at audiences of children from toddlers to teenagers?
What if dozens of academic researchers, including Ph.D.’s in psychology and sociology, are part of a government-funded push to encourage homosexuality and “gender non-conforming” behavior among kids? Well, if this were the case, what results could we expect to see?
Exactly what we’re seeing — a rash of children (and moronic parents) suddenly deciding that they aren’t what they were born to be.
While this isn’t typically the type of material I post here, I think it’s both fascinating and critical to understand. The Left has always been betterr at the Culture War, and this is just another conflict in that same war.
If at all possible, homeschool your kids. Teach them morals and a firm foundation. Answer the ridiculous crap they see on TV — or better yet, give them a book to read instead. The only person who can raise and train your child better than anyone else is you.