Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ah, a “Reality Czar” - What Could Go Wrong?

Anyone else starting to get the feeling that the progs idea of social democracy is much more closely aligned with dystopian totalitarianism than anything resembling “democracy”?

Because so many of us no longer watch Fox, here’s a great clip from Mark Steyn on Tucker last night addressing the NYT opinion piece calling for a Reality Czar to “fix” all that disinformation floating about in the roiling sea of free-speech which, as Mark points out, the Left mocks as a ‘right-wing fetish’.

While it pains me to link to the NYT for any reason I make an exception for How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis because Roose’s article is so bone chillingly Orwellian you simply must read the source document.

“Several experts I spoke with recommended that the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a ‘reality czar.'”

Other helpful suggestions proffered in his opinion piece for ways to combat “misinformation” included “auditing” social media algorithms and enacting federal government programs referred to as a “social stimulus” – which sounds chillingly similar to China’s “social credit” system. But now that Trump is gone, China is our new best friend.

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It amuses me, slightly, that at no point does it occur to Roose that he and his lot are heavily implicated in the creation of the very “reality crisis” that terrifies him.

“I’ve spent the past several years reporting on our national reality crisis, and I worry that unless the Biden administration treats conspiracy theories and disinformation as the urgent threats they are, our parallel universes will only drift further apart, and the potential for violent unrest and civic dysfunction will only grow.”

Perhaps the reason people can no longer figure out what’s real and what’s fake is because “media” stopped presenting facts and started “shaping the public agenda” and instead began propagating exclusively the Left’s POV, talking points and stories that advanced the narrative.

You see, “fake news” isn’t the problem; the problem is mainstream “news” with an agenda. The media’s lack of credibility contributes greatly to the public’s - especially the non-liberal segment thereof – cynicism and willingness to believe anything not reported by the MSM. So Mr. Roose, this is your mess. And your proposed plan for cleanup on aisle 5 is worse than the mess you’ve made.

But if you really think a Reality Czar will do the trick I hear that Winston Smith is available, although he’s no doubt overqualified.

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“The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”