Shellenberger Exposes Secret Government Effort To Regulate Your Mind

Shellenberger Exposes Secret Government Effort To Regulate Your Mind

Congress must defund and dismantle the corrupt Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and fire its director, Jen Easterly.

By Michael Shellenberger via Public Substack

One of the big questions that those of us involved in exposing the secret U.S. government censorship effort have been asking ourselves over the last few months is: did the people involved know that they were breaking the law?

That question appears to have been answered with a resounding yes by the House Judiciary Committee. Yesterday it released its report,The Weaponization of CISA: How a ‘Cybersecurity’ Agency Colluded with Big Tech and ‘Disinformation’ Partners to Censor Americans,” on government censorship.

“It’s only a matter of time,” wrote a former assistant general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in an email to a colleague, “before someone realizes we exist and starts asking about our work.”

The “we” in that sentence refers to the network of government agencies and nongovernmental organizations that we and others have dubbed the Censorship Industrial Complex.

That Complex includes the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public.

Its leader, Kate Starbird, responded to the former CIA official, Susan Spaulding, by saying, “Yes. I agree. We have a couple of pretty obvious vulnerabilities.”

But one day later, Starbird dismissed the notion that she and her colleagues were doing anything wrong.

The real problem was, she explained, that “current public discourse (in part a result of information operations) seems to accept malinformation as ‘speech’ and within democratic norms” and that CISA may face “bad faith criticism” for its censorship.

What is “malinformation”?

It’s accurate information that might lead people to come to the wrong conclusions — or do things that Starbird, Spaulding, and their allies didn’t want them to do, like not getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

In truth, America’s taxpayer-funded censors view themselves not only as the good guys but as superheroes.

Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

One of the leaders of the Censorship Industrial Complex, Jen Easterly, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security, has as her Twitter photo a cartoon image of herself as a superhero complete with a cape.

The harsh reality is that Easterly, Starbird, and Spaulding have more in common with China’s censors than they do with America’s founders.


Those tactics appear to have been lifted whole cloth from George Orwell’s censors in “1984.” Totalitarianism begins, after all, with the corruption of language.


[Congress] should demand that Easterly be fired and CISA defunded and dismantled. If CISA is engaged in any worthwhile non-censorship activities, they should be moved to an agency staffed by people who don’t think it’s their business to regulate our “cognitive infrastructure” and imagine themselves to be superheroes.

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2 Comments on Shellenberger Exposes Secret Government Effort To Regulate Your Mind

  1. That’s an interesting tattoo on her left arm/wrist… As tattoos always have some meaning to the “wearer”, and often a very personal meaning, I’m wondering exactly what the tattoo is, what it means in general, and what it means specifically to Easterly… She, and her tattoo (what I can make out of it), really strike me as a 60’s/70’s “liberal”, a sold-out slave to Marxism, a true believer. And, that she probably truly believes she’s doing the right thing, and that Marxism will work. If true, that means she also believes that she needs to do her all to try to make it work. BAMN – by any means necessary. Thus, there are no boundaries in her mind, nothing is off-limits, or too far – no guardrails. I hope someone does a deep dive on her – it should prove interesting, and revealing. And, it may reveal and/or provide corroboration re. how to defeat these psychopaths/sociopaths/anti-humanists.

  2. Apparently, everyone in the democrat party lives in a fantasy bubble where deception and confusion reign over reality and common sense. In their delusional world they believe that they can demand that all people of the earth must succumb to their senseless ideology and endorse their immoral, mythological fabrications. Those who refuse to bend the knee to their tyrannical demands will be cast out of Utopia – censored and shunned by the “New World Order” of Satanic morons who slavishly mock God.

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