Amid a wave of legislation around the world curbing free speech, our reporter Rupa Subramanya went to Washington to defend American liberties.
Rupa Subramanya, Matt Taibbi, & Michael Shellenberger all did a great job testifying before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Watching them school some of these politicians on basic rights and at times laugh at them was pure gold. Subramanya did a really good job of describing how Justin Trudeau has basically turned the Liberal Party of Canada into a present day 1970's Cambodian People's Republic of Kampuchea, minus the rice paddies of course.
The Democrats were simply awful with their questioning and partisanship. I don't know how anyone on the left could have listened to them and not been embarrassed and horrified with how they treated these 3 witnesses and how they've justified the governments overreach of US citizens privacy and first amendment rights. Shellenberger and Taibbi explained clearly how numerous federal agencies have coerced big tech, in some cases directly or through NGO's, to censor and deamplify voices of those who they don't agree or find inconvenient to a narrative.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dan Goldman are two of the worst human beings on the planet. If you've not watched any of the questioning by either of these depraved authoritarian lunatics you should. The exchange between Goldman, Taibbi and Shellenberger on the percentage of censorship that is acceptable is mind jarring and very telling about the direction of progressives.
Speaking of horrible human beings, Olivia Troye ranks right up there with Schultz. I'm certain she would have been a fine National Socialist German Workers' Party leader in 1938.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjFWInU8pqU (watch Goldman/Taibbi/Shellenberger exchange 2:31 - 2:40)
I hope she keeps her money in somewhere other than Canada and has a food taster. I enjoy her reporting. FP is lucky to have her.
I cannot add much to what Jim Jordan said: "Well said. Rupa." I believe we are at a watershed moment in US history and what we do as a country will determine the course, and perhaps the survival, of the American experiment for generations to come. If we allow the few loud, shrill, relentless authoritarian, arrogant, and elitist voices to go unanswered, or made to defend their position in the public square, then we are doomed to be ruled by a small cabal made up of those who feel their class and/or education entitles them to make decisions for the rest of us. Our survival as a nation demands that we stand up to claims of systemic racism, globalism, climate change catastrophism, and gender fluidity.
Bari- would you kindly view the webinar I have attached the link to below? I am a single surgeon fighting the 84,000 member American College of Surgeons whose leadership banned me for life for disputing its claim that the ACS is racist, all surgeons are racists, and surgery is racist, and objecting to the adoption of DEI/antiracism in the College. Do you want your surgeon chosen for his or her skin color?
Rupa is so right - "now is not the time to be polite."
To those who would try to take away our free speech rights - harsh words, a punch in the face and ultimately a bullet. This not a parlor game. No response to authoritarian repression is too harsh.
As far as the corporate toadies of repression? Smash them. Boycott PayPal. Nobody should use this payment "service." Consign them to a well deserved oblivion. Pull your money from any bank that shills for the government. As Rupa said, the United States must be a beacon when Ottawa and Dublin become mere apes for Beijing and Tehran. If the light of liberty goes out here, the globalist repression will be complete. Fight. Remember who you are. You are a free American. Be an example to the billions of people round the world who are watching
Living in Totalitario (Ontario) I'm very grateful for journalists like Rupa who risk it all being on the frontlines.
YES! Well done, Rupa! Thank you.
She packs more information into 7 minutes than most people can in an hour. Ernie Pyle would like her.
The people Rupa is up against don't just want to curb Free Speech; what they really want is to curb Free Thought. They prefer a nice bit of Groupthink (and ironically they are so full of Groupthink that they are incapable of even realising it). https://grahamcunningham.substack.com/
Bari...it all started with you leaving the NYT. Look at the incredible ripple effect of that decision. Honestly, Common Sense and now The Free Press, the Twitter Files and now Julia Stenberg’s testimony before Congress among other important things especially the reporting on October 7. That reporting has probably been the only place to learn the truth of that horrible day. Thank you!
David, meet Goliath. And bring stones. And a slingshot.
I remember when Canada was emblematic of a free country. The fact that Trudeau remains in office is an embarrassment. Or does it say something about what Canada has become?
I just read that 2 people who set fire and burned down a Wendys ina protest just got a 500 dollar fine with probation. I heard the chief of the capital police say that no one in DC was arrester in 2020 for the riots which burned down a church and injured tons of secret service. Bari - you need to do a story in Matthew Perna and what happened to him. (He walked calmly and quietly through the capital without touching anything or hurting anything and took his own life due to what the justice dept did). Have people heard this story?
Just a quickie: Although I'd like to claim Oliver Anthony for my home state of West Virginia, he in fact is currently living in Farmville, Virginia - which, by the way, to many people's surprise is indeed a different state.
I watched the testimony, but sadly, I could not find the Democratic response to them. I guess the Main Stream Media will work on her being a White supremacist. I think this is the #1 reason I am so anti-Trump. The people in the Biden administration are all part of the mindset that governs Canada. You don't elect a President as much as a team to run the government and enforce the laws. The people who run ours now are people who love the stuff that Rupa is speaking against.
But with Trump, the focus is not on them but him. And he would have it no other way. He is such an awful communicator and only persuasive if you are a fanboy or girl of him. The campaign in 2024 should be against a Man who is declining quickly, a cackling fool who, God forbid, ever gets power, but also the men and women who are ideological and incompetent. They must get soundly defeated, and sadly, Trump can not do that, nor if he happens to squeak out a win, govern competently, and communicate to the country while they are getting rooted out.
My one suggestion to Rupa: Please speak more slowly! Unfortunately, she was probably under time constraints and tried to cram as much as she could into her allotted time. Too, bad, for her message needs full exposure to those who think Trudeau is our future.
Give ‘em hell!