Just when you thought the Globalist American Empire couldn’t get more Owellian, the Department of Homeland Security is here to make it all worse.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms. [Fox News]
The timing of the announcement is symbolically fitting, given recent warnings from journalists, NGOs, and prominent Democrat Senators that the prospect of Elon Musk restoring free-speech to twitter constitutes a “danger our democracy.” It is only right then that one of our nation’s largest national security bureaucracies should set up a special “governance board” to address the threat of so-called disinformation that emerges when speech isn’t entirely controlled by the Regime and its proxies.
The DHS has not said much about what the “Disinformation Governance Board” will actually do, but Politico’s brief write-up on the announcement offers some clues:
DHS is standing up a new Disinformation Governance Board to coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia. Nina Jankowicz will head the board as executive director. She previously was a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry as part of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship and oversaw Russia and Belarus programs at the National Democratic Institute. [Politico]
In case you’re not up-to-date on Government approved euphemisms, “irregular migration” is the new politically correct term for what used to be called “illegal immigration.” We dare the reader to google “irregular migration” and consult what images pop up. Given that the DHS has become a de-facto full service travel agency for illegal aliens pouring over the border, it makes sense that the same agency would want to label any criticism of its policies as dangerous “disinformation.” That “Russia” also falls under the DHS’ new Ministry of Disinformation’s portfolio is arguably even more ridiculous. Didn’t we just learn that the Hunter Biden laptop story, which dozens of media outlets and former intelligence officials demanded to censor as “Russian disinformation,” turned out to be totally true and legitimate?
The specific choice of the Department of Homeland Security to host this new governance board is telling. In 2020, the Trump DHS released a report claiming that “white supremacy” was the single greatest security threat facing America. Mere months ago, the DHS raised the national threat level on the grounds that “misinformation” about Covid-19 or the 2020 election would drive extremist violence.
Key factors contributing to the current heightened threat environment include:
- The proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions:
- For example, there is widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19. Grievances associated with these themes inspired violent extremist attacks during 2021.
- Malign foreign powers have and continue to amplify these false or misleading narratives in efforts to damage the United States.
In 2002, Congress created the DHS to, among other things, secure America’s border from foreign threats. Now, twenty years on, the DHS has repurposed itself to target as domestic terrorists the Americans who complain about what is crossing America’s border. No development could better illustrate how, over the past two decades, the American security state apparatus has evolved from a shield that guards the American people into a weapon that targets them.
But the establishment of the DHS’s Ministry of Disinformation wouldn’t be a proper intelligence community project unless it was absurd as well as dystopian. For the absurdity, we need to look no further than Nina Jankowicz, the disinformation wizard appointed to protect the American people from dangerous speech about illegal immigration and Russia.
So, who exactly is Nina Jankowicz? Certainly, not a person with any concerns about preserving freedom of speech or expression. A quick look at her Twitter history is enough to dispel that. When Facebook permanently banned Donald Trump from its service, Nina was in the wings complaining that this punishment was not harsh enough. Through a metaphor, Nina explained that only mass bans on hundreds or thousands of accounts would be enough to “fix” the disinformation “problem.”
Jankowicz loves to chastise the peasant masses for thinking they deserve free speech on Big Tech platforms. Didn’t they read the terms of service? Don’t they know this platform is owned by a private corporation?
But Nina’s blathering about “private platforms” is all fake posturing. In 2019, she loudly demanded that Congress intervene with more restriction and regulation of online speech.
As is virtually always the case, the woman shrieking about “disinformation” hidden in every shadow and behind every potted plant is herself an avid purveyor of politically-motivated lies. In 2020, Jankowicz joined every other shill of the Deep State in calling Hunter Biden’s obviously-real laptop a “Russian influence op.”
In fact, Nina even characterized criticism of the 2016 Russian collusion hoax as, you guessed it, a Russian intel op.
If you’re hungry for more, Tucker Carlson has even more of such Nina material covered in his fantastic monologue from this week.
As it happens, Nina and Revolver have something of a history together. Two years ago, during the 2020 election campaign, Revolver ran a groundbreaking investigative series on so-called “color revolutions.” In essence, we exposed how many national security professionals who specialized in the “color revolution” regime change model overseas were employing the same tactics against Trump.
In the aftermath of our reporting, Nina joined a veritable army of “disinformation” journalists doing damage control, though Nina was a little too dim to properly understand what was going on. Here is the disinformation expert Nina reassuring her followers that national security professionals would never dare turn their tools inward against the American people—and, still more important, that color revolutions have nothing to do with race!
Jankowicz says that a color revolution couldn’t happen in America because “color revolutions happen in autocracies.” Wow, Nina! The national security establishment and their media allies would never describe Trump as an autocrat!
And that’s all just from the same month Jankowicz made her video!
So why is Nina so angry at somebody criticizing the color revolution model? Naturally, because Nina herself is the perfect representative of it: The fake “democracy” enthusiast who splits time between overthrowing governments abroad and suppressing free expression at home. Nina used to work for the National Democratic Institute, a group funded by National Endowment for Democracy, USAID, and the State Department, among other agencies. NDI played a major role in Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution — pretty much the archetypical color revolution. During her own time at NDI, Jankowicz managed “democracy assistance programs” in Belarus and Russia, and then received a Fulbright grant to provide “strategic communications” advice to the Ukrainian government. Back in the U.S., meanwhile, Nina’s scholarly talents cover topics like “gendered disinformation” (she invented the term, y’know!).
All external evidence reveals that Nina herself is a mediocre talent, holding conventional regime-approved beliefs. Her very blandness, though, is what makes her interesting. Nina Jankowicz isn’t a person, but an archetype. Modern government apparatchiks are no longer suited-up G-men, and they certainly aren’t the suave James Bond-types the intelligence community would like us to believe populate the bureaucracies. Instead, the forces of “democracy” are an army of Ninas Jankowicz.
For whatever reason, the regime has decided that the best commissars for enforcing anti-“disinformation” speech codes are slightly unstable, highly sensitive young women who suffer from “imposter syndrome.”
Okay, “for whatever reason” may be misleading. The reason the regime uses these hausfraus of doom is clear: Because Nina and her ilk are natural commissars, relentlessly targeting their ideological enemies while casting any and all criticism as “harassment” — which, of course, requires further censorship and speech control to prevent. While well-adjusted people might just ignore trolls, or share particularly funny bits with friends, for Nina, every random troll is a justification for the end of the First Amendment itself.
Her latest book opens with a hypothetical description of non-existent real-life harassment; the intended moral, according to Nina herself, is that society should call the police to arrest men who make patronizing comments online.
Unsurprisingly, Nina is a Twitter “bestie” with both Taylor Lorenz of the Washington Post and Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News. Lorenz and Zadrozny are both middle-aged commissarettes whose job it is to “dox” anonymous political dissidents to ruin their lives. Recently and now infamously, the disgraced Taylor Lorenz wrote a piece in the Washington Post exposing the identity of a popular conservative account “Libs of Tik Tok.” Of course, anyone who dares criticize these journalists (and Nina too) is guilty of harassment and Misogyny. See how that works?
Two years ago Revolver News ran a major piece on Brandy Zadrozny, exposing the creepy and invasive methods Brandy Zadrozny would employ to dig up dirt on Trump supporters in order to ruin their lives. Zadrozny essentially doxes people for a living, and even wrote a guide on how to do it. She loves to brag about her efforts, too:
Zadrozny’s goal is ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and get them censored online. Oddly enough, the disgraced Brandy Zadrozny infamously extended far more sympathy and compassion for a child predator caught trying to meet a 14 year old boy than she ever did to the Trump supporters and vaccine skeptics whose lives she attempted to destroy.
Nina was of course outraged that Revolver’s Darren Beattie dared to expose such an upstanding journalist as Brandy Zadrozny. How dare one question our commissars, especially female commissars? Don’t you know that’s harassment!
Unsurprisingly, the Children of the Corn extra Jen Psaki, more recently of White House spokeswoman fame, full-throatedly endorsed Jankowicz and her “extensive qualifications.”
Meanwhile, Nina is particularly obsessed and sensitive concerning the “danger” of stupid, meaningless jabs about her appearance or her Harry Potter superfan past.
Oh, did we forget to mention that? We probably should. Some people are former criminals. Other people used to dress badly. But Nina has a far darker secret: Back in 2005, she was part of a wizard rock band. Yes, as in Harry Potter wizards. From 2005 to 2018, Nina was keyboardist and vocalist for the Moaning Myrtles, a pair of Ravenclaws (yes, they gave themselves a Hogwarts house) who sang musical works inspired by J.K. Rowling’s novels.
Some acts linked with the Moaners include The Butterbeer Experience, The Parselmouths, and The Whomping Willows. Nina retired in 2011, but came out of retirement after the 2016 to perform a crossover Potter/#resistance song celebrating the actual Potter character Moaning Myrtle, whose canonical name is (we are not making this up) Myrtle Elizabeth Warren.
This next little ditty takes the cake. In the Moaning Myrtles’ smash hit number, “Prefects Are Hot,” Biden’s new minister of truth Nina Jankowicz sings an ode to the magic wand in between Harry Potter’s legs. “You know they call me Moaning Myrtle for a reason,” she croons.
However silly she may be, the case of Nina Jankowicz reveals how real threats to American liberty manifest in 2022. For the Globalist American Empire, it’s not enough to be evil and dystopian — everything must be laughably stupid too. Nina Jankowicz is far, far more likely to substantively curtail your personal freedom than Xi Jinping or Vladimir Putin. And her new job demonstrates a crucial truth about the entire modern censorship regime: Ultimately, all “private-sector” censorship is an appendage of the regime.
Since their 2016 humiliation, America’s ruling class have been able to count on the hyper-left employees at Twitter and Facebook to make sure that “private sector” control of information steadily tightens, without a pesky court stepping in to impose the First Amendment. But all the same, the Twitter and Facebook censors have never been acting autonomously. When they allow the Russia hoax to spread everywhere while suppressing Hunter Biden’s laptop, and ban anti-woke users by the thousands, they are enforcing the ideology of the Globalist American Empire.
Now, at the exact moment that Twitter’s reliability as an ideological enforcer is in doubt, the government itself is suddenly taking a more direct role in censorship-adjacent activities. This should surprise no one, as entrepreneur and angel investor Naval Ravikant recently observed.
Even Nina seems to understand this is what’s really going on. In 2020, she went on CNN to explain that Russian “disinformation” isn’t about fake news, but simply sharing real news that “exacerbates preexisting fissures,” which is a roundabout way of defining disinformation as “true things I don’t want the public to hear.”
Now, from her posting at DHS, Nina will be free to issue “expert” decrees about which stories are worthy news, and which are “exacerbating preexisting fissures” to “create chaos,” and really should just not be around at all.
Do you think there’s any doubt which stories, and which sources, Nina will want suppressed?