After failing once, last year, California’s state legislature is trying again to ban “fake news” about medicine, politics, and government (https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-09-california-state-senator-who-pushed-vaccine-mandate-now-seeks-to-criminalize-fake-news.html#).
Last year State Sen. Ed Chau proposed the “California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act,” which would have banned “election-related fake news.” After loud and widespread public protest, the Senate pulled the bill without a vote.
But now State Assemblyman Richard Pan is back with “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan”–a law that would make it a criminal offense to be wrong, mistaken, or in any way “deceptive” in reporting political news. You could even go to jail for writing a satire, if it stung them hard enough.
Here’s my question. Why have these leftids suddenly stopped trying to pass themselves off as “moderates,” and decided to let us see who they really are and what they really want to do? Do they believe they’ve won our hearts and minds? Well, that would be delusional. Or do they believe they are now in a position to get away with it?
It’s hard to believe Mr. Pan’s bill would survive even a feeble Constitutional challenge, but it looks like he thinks it will. Why does he think that? Is he that far gone, or do he and his playmates have something up their sleeve that we don’t know about? Apparently they think they’ve found a way to suppress any and all political commentary that they don’t like: to silence any and all opposition with a threat of prison time.
For as long as I can remember, leftids have hidden behind a mask of good intentions and posed as moderates. Now they’ve stopped doing that. Now they’re right out there in the open, pushing their neo-Stalinist program for all they’re worth.
What made them take off the mask?
I think we need to know that.