Friday, November 04, 2022

The Digital Stasi--a term for Big Tech

"Digital Stasi"--what an excellent term for our Big Tech in cahoots with the Democrat power structure. I heard it on the Buck Sexton show--he has a podcast and is co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton show. I used to see him regularly on the Glenn Beck program. But, just to be sure I caught the irony, I looked it up. It turns out that those in the know use it frequently. "The Stasi was one of the most hated and feared institutions of the East German communist government." It was established in 1950 but with no specific legislation (sounds familiar) and started small. It was "responsible for both domestic political surveillance and foreign espionage, and it was overseen by the ruling Socialist Unity Party. Its staff was at first quite small, and its chief responsibilities were counterintelligence against Western agents and the suppression of the last vestiges of Nazism. Soon, however, the Stasi became known for kidnapping former East German officials who had fled the country; many of those who were forcibly returned were executed." So you see, the original thought was to track down former Nazis, but it moved on to grabbing and executing "loyal" members of the party who had seen the light and fled to freedom. Sounds like the collaboration between Merrick Garland and YouTube.

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