President Obama wants to make sure that he solidifies his legacy as the most fascist President in United States history. And it seems his latest bill signing, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016, he is well on his way. Reading between the lines, this bill essentially says that the Government can shut down or even arrest any alternative media. And as per usual, they accomplish this under the guise of “national security.”
According to a report written in Zero Hedge:
As we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information.ADVERTISEMENT
Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”
Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battle.
H.R. 5181 would task the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.
Remember when we wanted to spy on Americans and the convenience of 9-11 happened? This is a similar step that trounces our very human right to freedom of press. Fortunately, the Obama show is almost over. Let’s hope that Trump remains clearly focused on eliminating this garbage from the curbs of our nation.