For once Congress is engaging in truth in advertising. The RESTRICT Act does exactly what it says, strangling what’s left of the First Amendment. From Daisy Luther at theorganicprepper.com:
Like many Generation X folks, I’ve complained long and hard about TikTok and the brainwashing effects on young people of 15-30-second intervals of entertaining social programming for hours at a time. I have also been concerned about the Chinese ownership of TikTok – is this just a giant psy-op?
So when I heard that Congress was finally getting ready to ban the app, I was curious. I do see inherent dangers with TikTok. I do believe it’s being used to both spy and brainwash our young people. But should it actually be banned? And what door does such a ban open to further restrictions on our freedom?
Of course, I soon learned this was anything but good. Just like the Patriot Act has little to do with patriotism and the National Defense Authorization Act has more to do with indefinite detention without trials than national defense, the bill to ban TikTok is about much, much more.
It’s about silencing dissent…brutally. And it will affect every single one of us.
Please note that there’s more than one bill in the works. This article is specifically about the one that is most likely to pass, a worrisome, bipartisan effort.
It’s called the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology Act or the RESTRICT Act. As a blogger, I look at this and find it terrifying. As an American, I look at this and want to weep for the freedoms that our government continues to crush.