In a desperate attempt to keep a hold of power, American journalists are being threatened by their rulers for contributing to “banned” websites. Writer Daniel Lazare said he is concerned his country’s reputation as a defender of press freedom might be over.
Might be over? It was over when Assange was tossed in jail for the “crime” of exposing the government for what it truly is. The U.S. is far from the “land of the free” the ruling class tells the slaves that it is, and most of us know it.
Lazare and other US journalists who’ve written for the Strategic Culture Foundation, a website that describes itself as a “research platform on Eurasian global affairs,” recently received threatening letters from the Treasury Department warning they could be on the hook for at least $300,000 in sanctions penalties, he told RT on Sunday. –RT
“It’s impossible to battle the US Treasury in this kind of case,” Lazare said, pointing out that the Treasury’s power was “enormous,” while “that of an individual freelance journalist is microscopic.” Citing the “chilling effect” of merely receiving such a document, he pointed out that few journalists would even acknowledge being thus targeted, never mind coming forward to do an interview about it, as he had. “They’re unwilling to write, and they’re unwilling to talk about why they’re too afraid to write,” Lazare said.
The masters have been coming for those who continue to expose them as such. Sadly, we are likely to see more of this before enough people get tired of their slavery. It’ll get worse before it gets better. “To stop journalists from writing for these kinds of websites is a new step,” he said. “I was surprised, because the United States, in fact, has a very good track record when it comes to a free press. In America, we can say anything we want,” he continued, noting that he could mock current and former presidents “and not have to worry about the secret police crashing through my door.”
Except, we can’t say what we want. Not online anyway. And we can’t freely express ideas unless they agree with the official narrative of the U.S. government. Why some people still think they are “free” and elections matter is beyond comprehension at this point.
The good news is that this shows how desperate the ruling class has become to hold onto power. They know people are figuring out government is slavery and they know that once a critical mass has been reached, they will no longer be able to control us. Everything that is being done right now is all out of some desperate attempt to keep control of those last few who still refuse to see the truth.