I happened to be flipping channels today when I saw a story on CNN that caught my eye. A Russian teacher went on a bit of an anti-war rant in her classroom. She is being investigated by the state and may face fines and up to ten years in prison.


She is accused of spreading ‘false information.’


Remember when major networks wanted people punished for ‘misinformation?’

Remember when anyone who had a heterodox view of COVID regulations, masks or vaccinations was in big trouble?

Remember when physicians who prescribed hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin were pressured, or threatened with loss of their medical licenses?

Remember when even speaking about alternate theories of the pandemic (for instance that it was a man-made virus from a lab leak) would result in people being blocked from Twitter or Facebook?

I do.

So I’m curious why CNN considers the actions of the Russians to be somehow out of sync with what happens in the rest of the world?

When you say things that the state or media complex consider to be misinformation, there is a price. At least, I thought that was the way the game was now played.

Mind you, I think that what’s happening to Russian citizens is absolute tyranny. I find it fascinating that a country which invaded another country under the (also false) pretense of ‘rooting out Nazis’ is behaving just like Nazis would behave. I also find it tragic that a country that suffered so many imprisonments and executions under Communism would simply return to the same tired, old script of silencing dissent. Once a KGB agent, always a KGB agent I suppose.

But it is darkly amusing that CNN is suddenly shocked when people are punished for ‘misinformation.’ That is, for speaking what they think is the truth.

I heard a great quote from Mark Twain. ‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.’

I don’t see this ending well for anyone.  But especially when CNN and its ilk don’t have the clarity to see how they have behaved in a similar manner.



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