Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton recently conducted an interview where he tore into the Biden administration and accused them of trying to “silence dissent” through Big Tech companies despite the tabling of the Homeland Security disinformation board. In reality, that board was ripped right from the pages of Orwell’s masterpiece, 1984. It was to be the U.S. version of the Ministry of Truth. What a terrifying thought.
The novel was written to be a warning against a government taking those kind of measures, but the radical left seems to be using it like a playbook.
During an appearance Wednesday evening on Rob Schmitt Tonight, Cotton recounted his experience with receiving backlash for daring to question the official narrative concerning the origin of the COVID virus.
“In the earliest days of the pandemic, when I was trying to ring the alarm … I said … ‘This probably didn’t originate in a food market in Wuhan. If anything, it likely originated in the labs of Wuhan where they are researching coronaviruses,'” Cotton said.
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But President Joe Biden and top Democrats claimed that “it was nativist and xenophobic and racist when in reality most people … look at the facts now and say, ‘It almost certainly came from those labs,'” he added.
Cotton, who recently authored “Only the Strong,” further insinuated that Biden could have overstepped his bounds when he reportedly asked Saudi Arabia to wait until after the November midterm elections to cut oil production.
“It sounds almost like a quid pro quo, which is what Donald Trump was impeached over,” the senator said. “Now, remember now: He didn’t ask the Saudis not to reduce production. He only asked them not to reduce production before the election.”
That Nov. 8 election, Cotton believes, will result in a massive red wave for Republicans as U.S. voters “repudiate” elected Democrats for inflation, cultural issues, and a dwindling national defense.
“This is the direct result of the Democrats’ policies,” he remarked, speaking of the meek economic outlook. “We have inflation because Democrats spent trillions of dollars that we don’t have at a time when our economy was already recovering from the pandemic and all the Democratic shutdowns.”
Free speech is the cornerstone of a free society. You cannot have one without the other. Period. Censorship stops the flow of ideas, which leads to cultural stagnation.