“Orwellian” is how The Hill described a plan that was recently suggested by one Democratic lawmaker. And, the outlet is right on this one.
That’s because Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week revealed that some lawmakers were looking for a way to regulate the media.
AOC says its time to “rein in our media”
The self-proclaimed Democrat-socialist, who in reality is just your run-of-the-mill socialist who occasionally – as here – makes overtures to fascism and communism, revealed in an Instagram video post that she and other members of Congress have been discussing ways to regulate the media.
“There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed, but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation,” Ocasio-Cortez said in response to a viewer’s question.
She continued: “I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is part of what happened here. We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”
Ocasio-Cortez, of course, was referring to the Capitol riot that took place on January 6th. Although the congresswoman accused the media of spewing “disinformation and misinformation,” which is something we can all agree with, she didn’t go into details about what exactly the media said that was wrong.
It is “Orwellian”
As The Hill’s Joe Concha points out, a commission aimed at “media literacy,” is straight out of George Orwell’s “1984.”
Readers of the dystopian novel will likely remember “The Ministry of Truth,” which, of course, wasn’t a ministry of truth at all. It was a government-operated ministry of propaganda that used Newspeak, in which words were given their opposite meanings.
It is easy to see the connection here between Ocasio-Cortez’s commission and and “The Ministry of Truth” partly because, to some degree, it is already a reality.
Surely, there is little doubt that the mainstream media these days is an arm of the Democrat party. And, we see Newspeak being used all the time, such as with the left just impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection when in actuality he called for peace.
What Ocasio-Cortez would like to do is to just make it official – to officially turn the mainstream media into state-run media. That would allow the Democrats to have complete domination over the narrative forever.
That’s where we’re heading.