moonbattery logo

Category: Big Government

Jan 22 2021

John Brennan: Big Government Must Investigate Libertarians

People cut from the same cloth as Obama’s CIA director John Brennan will now take full control of the vast federal apparatus. They will use it to persecute people they regard as threatening. Libertarians, for example:

Rest easy. John Stossel will no longer menace America with Democrats in charge.

“Racists” who have failed to embrace the Black Lives Matter agenda, “bigots” who don’t want sexually disturbed boys watching their teenaged daughters shower, and “nativists” who want their country defended from foreign invasion will be investigated too.

On a tip from Henry.

Jan 19 2021

Progressives Want Secret Police

Nazi Germany had the Gestapo. Communist East Germany had the Stasi. The USSR had the NKVD and the KGB. The tolerant liberals at the Daily Beast want to know why the USA can’t have secret police too. The Capitol Riot can serve yet again as a pretext:

Democrats in Congress are teeing up another round of investigations and commissions to get to the bottom of the January 6 insurrection, which will almost certainly revisit the thorny question of whether the U.S. needs an independent counter-subversion agency to infiltrate and neutralize armed domestic extremists…

Note that tens of millions of Americans are armed, as is our constitutional right, and that anyone right of center is an “extremist” from the viewpoint of the liberal establishment.

Already, a bill has been introduced to empower federal law enforcement to better monitor and stop domestic extremist violence.

“It is not enough to just condemn hate, we need to equip law enforcement with the tools needed to identify threats and prevent violent acts of domestic terrorism,” said its sponsor, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots, some of which entailed firing mortars at, firebombing, or burning down police stations, did not qualify as domestic terrorism. But the Capitol Riot was terrorism, due to the usual double standard.

Never mind that Trump was just impeached again because he supposedly caused the riot by speaking at a rally. The riot was planned in advance, and progressives demand to know why these plans weren’t thwarted.

[O]ne response to the 9/11 tragedy may well get renewed attention after the Capitol assault—especially if armed white nationalists are successful in carrying out more attacks in the coming days and weeks: The call for a secret police.

Hats off to the moonbats for actually using the term “secret police,” rather than hiding behind their usual euphemisms.

What about the FBI, which Democrats have politically weaponized and which is currently spying on all 25,000 troops brought in for the show of force in DC?

[W]ith revelations that the FBI and Capitol Police overlooked widespread extremist social media traffic and fumbled intelligence reports on plans by pro-Trump forces to invade the Capitol, the verdict is still out on whether the bureau is fully up to the task.

The NSA spies on us too, James Clapper’s lie under oath notwithstanding. But neither the FBI nor the NSA has the culture of brutal hostility toward their own country’s population needed to efficiently repress dissidents in the unfolding police state.

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Jan 12 2021

The Purge Continues

Dark times have begun. Progressives are so certain that total power is within reach that they don’t even pretend to be the good guys anymore. They are launching total war against anyone suspected of not conforming to their ideology, using tyrannical means to marginalize and silence dissidents.

Facebook and Twitter continue to escalate the repression. Airbnb, Forbes magazine, and even banks are piling on. The liberal establishment wants to make it infeasible not to be a moonbat.

Mark Dice brings us up to date on the alarming state of free speech:

As Dice observes, “As bad as you think things are going to get, they are going to get even worse.”

Biden’s handlers have not taken power yet. When they do, the merger of Big Tech and Big Government can properly commence. The result will be a new form of totalitarianism, unprecedented in its intrusiveness.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jan 11 2021

Big Tech Merges With Big Government

The Big Tech cartel already owns the means of public discourse, and aggressively exploits this leverage to suppress alternative viewpoints. But we won’t see true tyranny until it merges with the federal government under Democrat rule.

The Daily Caller reports:

At least 14 people who President-elect Joe Biden has picked to serve either in his administration or to advise his transition have worked for the Big Tech firms that cracked down earlier this week on President Donald Trump and a social media site popular with conservatives.

The POTUS has been permanently banned from Twitter, his primary means of circumventing the vociferously hostile media to reach the public. Amazon has forced Parler off the Internet, after Apple and Google censored its app.

Apple’s top lobbyist was a chief adviser to the Biden transition team. A former Facebook executive will serve as staff director in the Biden White House, and a former Twitter executive will serve as chief spokesperson for the National Security Council under Biden.

Current and former executives at those firms and two others, Google and Amazon, fill out other positions in the incoming Biden administration, or his transition team. …

Executives from the big tech firms have also joined Biden’s transition to help review nominees to fill spots at federal agencies in the Biden administration, according to a database maintained by the Biden-Harris team.

Big Tech likely can veto important nominations. It has moved deliberately to solidify its de facto power over us by getting its hands on the coercive power of Big Government:

Reuters reported last month that major tech firms like Amazon, Facebook and Google were lobbying the Biden transition team to place executives in various administration roles.

According to Reuters, the executives were seeking positions in the Commerce, State and Defense Departments, as well as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs.

The writing on the wall is as starkly threatening as BLM/Antifa graffiti:

While many Republicans have criticized Trump and his mob of supporters over the Capitol riots, the social media purge has stoked concerns that the major tech companies have too much control over communications platforms.

Don’t expect any more mercy than Parler got when the leftist ideologues who run Google/Amazon/Apple/Facebook/Twitter have the full force of the US government at their disposal.

Jan 04 2021

Open Thread

Most of the great problems we face are caused by politicians creating solutions to problems they created in the first place. - Walter E. Williams

On a tip from 100Bravo.

Jan 02 2021

Open Thread

Americans, both politicians and voters, may have become corrupted by big government beyond redemption. A virtuous government requires a virtuous people. A frugal government requires a self-reliant people. A free country requires people who value liberty more than money. - Charley Reese
Dec 09 2020

Open Thread

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Dec 05 2020

Open Thread

Authority ought to be there only to serve its particular community by removing restrictions on freedom of expression and action under my golden rule of 'Do what you like so long as you don't impose it on others'. Authority's role should be in protecting the unwilling from the will of another. After that, they should push off and leave us alone. - David Icke
Oct 24 2020

Politician for Sale

Veteran swamp creature Joe Biden personifies of the corruption that inevitably accompanies government hypertrophy. He doesn’t even deny it. Here he admits to plying the trade that has made him fabulously wealthy — influence peddling:

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Rapinhoe.

Oct 21 2020

Open Thread

Bureaucracies tend to grow and to brag about their growth based on how many individuals they have and how much money they spend. - Darrell Issa
Oct 17 2020

Open Thread

I was born under Communism. I know what it's like to live in a system where you can't speak, you have to whisper. Where the state is so pervasive and so intrusive. - Alex Kozinski
Oct 15 2020

Open Thread

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help. - Ronald Reagan

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Oct 14 2020

Open Thread

[G]overnment can, instead of extending freedom, restrict freedom. And note ... that the 'can' quickly becomes 'will' the moment the holders of government power are left to their own devices. This is because of the corrupting influence of power, the natural tendency of men who possess some power to take unto themselves more power. The tendency leads eventually to the acquisition of all power - whether in the hands of one or many makes little difference to the freedom of those left on the outside. - Barry Goldwater
Oct 13 2020

A Tale of Two Camps

Big Government ruins everything it absorbs, even camping. The difference between public and private campgrounds in Massachusetts is emblematic:

Eventually, Big Government will absorb everything, and people forget what it was like when Americans were free and efficient.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Alibi3col theme by Themocracy