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Renzy

Pelican

U.S. State Department creates position of diversity officer​



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday announced the creation of a State Department chief diversity officer, an effort to make the diplomatic corps more representative and part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to work to heal U.S. racial divisions.

The diversity and inclusion officer will report directly to Blinken, according to a statement that did not say who would be named to the position.

Diversity, equity and racial justice rose to the top of the national agenda last year. The police killing of Black man George Floyd in May after years of such deaths sparked nationwide and global protests that highlighted systemic bias in many American institutions.

The police killing of Black (with a capital B!) man George Floyd... that highlighted systemic bias.

The Chauvin trial hasn't even begun yet but it sounds like we don't even need a trial since the media has already determined his level of guilt.

The move reflects a sea change from the administration of former President Donald Trump, who directed federal agencies last year to end programs deemed divisive by the White House. The State Department suspended all training programs for employees related to diversity and inclusion.

During Biden’s first days in office, the State Department resumed that training, and he promised more action to heal the country’s racial divide.

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The new diversity officer will advance policies in this area and “hold senior leadership accountable on progress. Our goal is to incorporate diversity and inclusion into the Department’s work at every level,” Blinken said in a statement.
 

Renzy

Pelican
Matt Bracken recently wrote an interesting article regarding gun confiscation and how it might be enforced. He makes the case that they won't need to go kicking in doors. Instead, they can use modern day cancel culture's tools of deplatforming you, doxing you, threatening your livelihood (eg. by presenting you as a "domestic terrorist" to your employer), freezing your bank accounts, etc. Basically, it's a lot of the same tactics we've already seen the Left use on conservatives, only this time it will be the DHS using them against you:

You’ll get more official warnings to turn in the newly illegal guns that they know you have. Serial numbers won’t matter much, they’ll have your own prior social media “confessions,” along with those proud pictures you posted at the range, along with your credit card history, etc. You bought ten P-Mags, a chest rig, a “drop-in” trigger and a new buffer spring? They know you have an AR. And you can assume that the sales records of FFL dealers will all be collected under the new “emergency” gun control law.

You’re doxed at work. Your company “can’t take the risk” of employing you after they get secret back-channel warnings from the DHS. You and your wife the school teacher or nurse will be unemployed. How are you going to pay your mortgage? Your kids’ tuition bill? Your car payment? Again, as a DHS-suspected “domestic terror threat” you can’t get the local news to touch the story.

Next step: your ATM card is frozen. Then your credit cards. Then your bank drops you. Still a hard case? Your electricity arrives intermittently. Then it stops altogether. Then your water is cut off. The local news will still not touch your story, since they have been warned about the dangerous domestic terror threat from people like you.


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THE DIGITAL GULAG: WHY TEAM TYRANNY WON’T NEED DOOR-KICKERS TO ENFORCE THE COMING GUN BANS
Posted by Matt Bracken | Mar 2, 2021

There is currently a lot of attention being paid to new Democrat-proposed gun control laws, particularly House Bill 127, which would require national registration and licensing of all firearms, would ban broad categories of semi-automatic weapons, ban most ammunition magazines, and so on. One of the most frequent replies to these proposed laws is that there are not enough local or federal SWAT Team door-kickers to go house to house on gun confiscation raids, and if they tried, they would 1. soon run out of door-kickers and 2. instigate Civil War Two.

But in the modern digital era, I believe that Team Tyranny won’t have to do much door-to-door gun confiscation. I think that a few show-piece gun confiscation raids using overwhelming force at 4AM (that are designed for network TV audiences) will be sufficient. Instead, they’ll just send citizens a notice by text, email and registered snail-mail that they already know what newly-illegal guns they possess. This list will be based on AI programs scraping and data-mining your social media history, credit card purchases, and all past FFL sales records, which surely will be collected as part of the new law.

All of this information will be knitted together much the way that the IRS does business. I borrowed this paradigm from “Old Curmudgeon” on a Free Republic thread:

“Have you noticed how the IRS manages to enforce the tax laws? Every taxable transaction is documented by multiple parties so that one party’s failure to report will be revealed by the another party’s paperwork. Then the person who violated the tax law is made an example of, a horrible example, causing reasonable people to be very afraid of the IRS. They will use a similar method to end gun ownership.”

And don’t think for a minute that they won’t get all the gun sales records, once they pass their “Emergency Measures To Prevent Domestic Terrorism Act.”

So how will they plan to separate you from your now-illegal guns? You’ll be notified that next Thursday at 9AM is your designated time to appear at a certain address, perhaps your local police station, or perhaps a big-box store parking lot, with said newly-illegal firearms and ammo magazines. Current Covid vaccine distribution gives them a model for this new system. Instead of going to get a Covid shot, you’ll be going to turn in the newly banned guns on the list.

Many people will refuse to do so. A week later, they will be totally disappeared from social media. Digitally disappeared. This makes it hard to complain about your treatment.

If you send an email about your situation to your local news station, they will automatically get a warning email just ahead of yours, or your email will be contained inside of a red flashing “warning box.” This is how the CCP keeps the comrades in line in Communist China. ChiCom programmers are already working with silicon valley to get Team Tyranny, both government and private sector, up to speed on these protocols.

You’ll get more official warnings to turn in the newly illegal guns that they know you have. Serial numbers won’t matter much, they’ll have your own prior social media “confessions,” along with those proud pictures you posted at the range, along with your credit card history, etc. You bought ten P-Mags, a chest rig, a “drop-in” trigger and a new buffer spring? They know you have an AR. And you can assume that the sales records of FFL dealers will all be collected under the new “emergency” gun control law.

You still won’t comply? You’re doxed at work. Your company “can’t take the risk” of employing you after they get secret back-channel warnings from the DHS. You and your wife the school teacher or nurse will be unemployed. How are you going to pay your mortgage? Your kids’ tuition bill? Your car payment? Again, as a DHS-suspected “domestic terror threat” you can’t get the local news to touch the story.

Next step: your ATM card is frozen. Then your credit cards. Then your bank drops you. Still a hard case? Your electricity arrives intermittently. Then it stops altogether. Then your water is cut off. The local news will still not touch your story, since they have been warned about the dangerous domestic terror threat from people like you.

Team Tyranny won’t need to conduct many door-to-door gun raids. They’ll just lock you inside a digital gulag in your own house.

And if you freak out in anger and rage and try to get revenge, who will you go after? Washington DC is now behind a razor-wire-topped wall guarded by thousands of troops, so forget that. Your local police chief? Your mayor? Who do you go after? If you do target them, then you are a domestic terrorist, and they’ll kill you, or at least arrest you and send you to a real prison. (The local gun-collection points might become a sporadic random target, but they will be very well guarded by SWAT counter-snipers etc.)

These are just some thoughts of mine about how the new gun bans might be rolled out and enforced. Do I know for a fact that this is how Team Tyranny will enforce an American gun ban? No. But it’s worth considering, at least more than just saying “they don’t have enough door kickers!”

They won’t need many door kickers. The Digital Gulag might be enough.
 

presidentcarter

Ostrich
Gold Member
Matt Bracken recently wrote an interesting article regarding gun confiscation and how it might be enforced. He makes the case that they won't need to go kicking in doors. Instead, they can use modern day cancel culture's tools of deplatforming you, doxing you, threatening your livelihood (eg. by presenting you as a "domestic terrorist" to your employer), freezing your bank accounts, etc. Basically, it's a lot of the same tactics we've already seen the Left use on conservatives, only this time it will be the DHS using them against you:
Sure, they can do try that (gross infringement).

After all, The Great Reset War has already started. We're just in the Cold phase.

 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
Gold Member
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Fact checked.
 

Renzy

Pelican
Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol


WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again, two months after a mob of Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory.

The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that former President Trump will rise again to power on March 4 and that thousands will come to Washington, D.C., to try to remove Democrats from office. March 4 was the original presidential inauguration day until 1933, when it was moved to Jan. 20.
 

Thomas More

Hummingbird
Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol

I don't believe any right wing Qanon groups are planning an attack on the capitol. I could see how some false flag comments have been posted on a website somewhere.

This is pure disinformation, the tail wagging the dog.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
What could storming the capitol possibly accomplish?

The amazing thing to me is that Im certain a significant number of mouth breathers out there believe its true
 

Renzy

Pelican
I don't believe any right wing Qanon groups are planning an attack on the capitol. I could see how some false flag comments have been posted on a website somewhere.

This is pure disinformation, the tail wagging the dog.

I agree. I think Q-anon and the 3%'ers are the Left's Emmanuel Goldstein for now - the bogey man they trot out to justify why they've turned our nation's capital into something resembling the green zone in central Baghdad. It helps them to portray conservatives as dangerous and violent ("look at how much protection we need from them"), and if something doesn't happen the way they predicted it would, then it proves how successful they are at thwarting these "attacks".
 

Towgunner

Woodpecker
Recent headlines - Biden's press conference feed gets cut before Q&A, Congress looks to strip him of his war powers and the nuclear codes, people speaking-up about this mental deficiencies.

I guess a big "told you so" is in order here. Focusing in on the nuclear codes, presumably I'd suspect this would pass to the "vp", or the "first women vp (tm)". I honestly don't know what's worse, an old senile man in control of the nukes or a raging insane sjw that slept her way up the political latter. Prior to the election last year I pondered a biden win and the ramifications. Never mind biden, harris I think is far more dangerous. Why? Because she's a radical progressive sjw. Her ideology denies reality and that alone is far more scary to me then an old senile man who thinks the nuclear football was the game winning play at the Rose Bowl. harris would risk destroying the entire planet because the rest of the world won't use imposed pronouns. Game playing this, I would expect Putin would be compelled to send a couple of his new undetectable 100 megaton undersea drones and hypersonic missiles as a first strike. One persons old age is one thing. To go senile happens and, sure, such a person is not fit for nuclear codes. But it is something completely different when an even more irrational and insane ideology that is supported by thousands of people has this power to launch a strike.

You basically have the antifa in control of the US nuclear arsenal...what could possibly go wrong.
 
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