Journalist Matt Taibbi continues to release Twitter Files that document how the federal government coerced Twitter to censor stories that impacted the 2020 presidential election. It also is evident that Twitter personnel were all too eager to withhold information from the Twitter platform at the government’s suggestion. As an example, Taibbi writes, “The files show the FBI acting as doorman to a vast program of social media surveillance and censorship, encompassing agencies across the federal government – from the State Department to the Pentagon to the CIA…Twitter had so much contact with so many agencies that executives lost track. Is today the DOD, and tomorrow the FBI? Is it the weekly call, or the monthly meeting?”
All along, especially when the Hunter Biden story came out, media outlets and social media refused to carry it, saying it was a Russian disinformation campaign. Turns out, it was a true story as many of us who are real journalists were trying to convey, but were being stonewalled. When President Trump said the “deep state” was trying to sway and control America, he was spot on correct. And even if Trump’s efforts to drain the deep state swamp were unsuccessful, this remains an issue that every American should be outraged. Americans must demand an end to the powers assumed by these agencies that interfere with and frustrate Constitutional freedoms such as freedom of speech, of religion, of bodily autonomy.
Otherwise there will be no freedom. While it may be obvious, it is worth noting that the Democratic Party, including the Democratic National Committee, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other actors in conjunction with the FBI used falsified documents to spy on Trump’s campaign and undermine his chances for election in 2016. The plot continued in 2020 and was deeper and far more effective, incorporating social media platforms and willing actors in the corporate world. And as if that wasn’t enough, the entire system was recreated and perfected with the COVID epidemic, where the government used administrative authority to censor even science and life-saving treatment protocols. At the same time, it lied repeatedly about vaccine effectiveness and CDC hospital protocols may have cost more lives than were caused by COVID itself.
The more that the Twitter Files and more scientists and doctors reveal what the government is doing to censor religious and free speech, deprive bodily autonomy, and impair the ability of citizens to choose their representatives, the more it becomes evident that we live in a controlled society. Because of this, our God-given rights are dangling just above hell’s fire on a thin thread. Life, liberty and free will/autonomy are granted, not by government, but by God. They are inalienable. Governments are established to protect those rights from evil. Hence, Romans 13:3, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.” Until they are not. And it is time for Americans, especially Christian Americans, to reexamine government censorship.