California is always on the cutting edge of totalitarianism and bills under consideration by the California legislature would, if passed, extend their lead. From Margaret Anna Alice at margaretannaalice.substack.com:
“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.”
—Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (paperback, hardcover, Kindle, audiobook)
I am writing to urge No votes on AB2098, SB1390, AB1797, SB1464, SB871, SB866, and SB1479, and part of a decalogue of medical tyranny bills (down to seven now that SB1184 passed on April 5 while AB 1993 and the HIPAA-violating SB 920 were pulled).
AB2098 threatens to strip physicians and surgeons of their licenses for “unprofessional conduct,” which it defines as:
“disseminat[ing] or promot[ing] misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.”
Similarly, SB1390 criminalizes the “amplification of harmful content” on social media platforms.