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California Department of Truth: Governor Newsom’s Commission on the State of Hate

In April 2022, the Biden administration announced that it had created the Disinformation Governance Council – its own Ministry of Truth – which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Americans from all walks of life were horrified.

The Biden administration made it clear, through the creation of the Disinformation/Ministry of Truth Governance Council, that political opponents should be seen as enemies of the state. Its purpose was to inhibit and/or impede any speech challenging the President or the Democratic Party.

Luckily for would-be enemies of the state, the board’s executive director and disinformation czar, Nina Jankowicz, had previously shined in videos that went viral, also demonstrating her astonishing bias and partisanship.

“I want to be rich, famous and powerful! Tread on all my enemies and never do anything,” Jankowicz sang in the 2015 clip, the New York Post reported. “Who the fuck am I supposed to be famous and powerful? I did everything I could and now the rest is up to you,” his version of “My Simple Christmas Wish (Rich, Famous, and Powerful)” said. “Another goofy video of her has appeared on TikTok adapting the ‘Mary Poppins’ classic ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ into a song about fake news and misinformation.”

Within three weeks, the Biden Disinformation Governance Board was shut down and many Americans breathed a sigh of relief.

However, another such council was already taking shape, but this one in California. “Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his appointments to the State of Hate Commission,” the governor’s press release said Tuesday.

“Created by legislation the Governor signed last year and established in the 2022 Appropriation Act, the Commission will assess California’s hate crime data, provide resources for victims, and make policy recommendations to better protect victims. civil rights.”

Even the first partner weighed in on the California Department of Truth:

“As we work together towards a more just and equitable society, good policy – like today’s executive order – will go a long way in changing workplace cultures, and the hearts and minds of the workforce- work,” said senior partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. “For this reason, we intentionally embed equity into the mission and practices of state agencies and departments – an essential model for private sector employers as well. Today’s order will advance our shared goal of providing women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities with what they need at work to grow and thrive on the job. workplace and outside.

The bill, AB 1126 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa. Monica), “establishes the State of Hate Commission to address a disturbing national increase in hate crimes and hate-motivated incidents. hatred. The bills aim to develop a commission that can fill the gaps in current hate crime reporting by working with community and academic partners to improve hate crime and hate incident reporting to help the commission identify trends in California,” according to an initial analysis of the bill.

The bill was heard in legislative committees beginning in March 2021, until it was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom in October 2021 – while the California Legislature was still functioning remote for Covid; few members of the public were invited to participate or were even aware of such a bill.

And House Republicans, judging by the vote tally, seemed to hate showing their opposition and abstained, lest Democrats and the media attack them for being hateful, homophobic and racist. Senate Republicans mostly voted “no” on the bill.

The California Attorney General “will develop local data collection programs and submit hate crime statistics annually. These statistics include the number of hate crime occurrences, hate crime offences, hate crime victims and hate crime suspects.

But this new State of Hate Commission didn’t stop there.

“Following his appointments to the State of Hate Commission today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional steps to build on California’s leadership in expanding opportunity and justice. for all,” a second press release said on Tuesday.

“In California, we recognize that our incredible diversity is the foundation of our state’s strength, growth and success – and that addressing inequality is not just a moral imperative, but an economic imperative,” said Governor Newsom. “Our state has made great strides in righting historic wrongs and stubborn disparities, but we know that more needs to be done to address the barriers that are holding too many Californians back and undermining our collective prosperity. will not hesitate to take up this challenge – with today’s action, our state is redoubled efforts to make the Californian dream a reality for all of us.

Apparently, the state “will provide women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities with what they need at work to grow and thrive in and out of the workplace” .

California isn’t exactly the old Jim Crow South. People of color, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people live, work and thrive across the state without prejudice, perhaps more than any state in the country, as our politicians have repeatedly said for The electoral campaign.

Could this not be the case? Is California really that hateful?

Governor Newsom’s executive order also establishes the state’s first racial equity commission.

“The Commission, developed with Senator Dr. Richard Pan and the racial equity organizations that sponsored SB 17, will produce a racial equity framework comprised of resources and tools to promote racial equity and combat racism. structural. More generally, the Commission will recommend tools, methodologies, and opportunities to advance racial equity, and will be available to provide direct assistance to state agencies in reviewing and updating policies and practices on request.

Sen. Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), also authored SB 1018, which “will address the amplification of misinformation and misinformation on online platforms by requiring platforms to publicly disclose the operation of their algorithms and to share data for research purposes”. .”

Do Californians really have the stomach for such destructive chatter?