Nationwide Effort Thwarted, DHS Funds ‘Mary Poppins’-Fashion ‘Ministry of Reality’ in Rhode Island

To not be deterred by its embarrassing failure to hold out its 2022 nationwide “Disinformation Governance Board” plan, the federal Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) has now resorted to funding a grassroots surrogate operation in Rhode Island.

A grant of greater than $700,000 was supplied by the DHS to the College of Rhode Island, which in flip funded a neighborhood group referred to as “Brave RI.” As a substitute of a top-down nationwide “governance board” technique, DHS seems to be shifting to a neighborhood, bottom-up strategy in looking for to engaging in its identical dishonest goal.

The Brave RI scheme is deceptively much less overt than was DHS in its mission to discourage and shut down free speech,  however they’re not fooling anyone. In an embarrassing YouTube video of its personal (and, clearly, with visions of Jan.  6 “insurrectionists” dancing of their head), its acknowledged mission is “to handle focused violence and home terrorism in Rhode Island.”

Neither exists in actuality. It’s purportedly attributable to speech they disagree with.

Below the guise of advancing “media literacy” and positioning themselves because the Ocean State’s “ministers of reality,” these ideologues within the mould of failed disinformation czarina Nina “Mary Poppins” Jankowicz make no secret in regards to the spoonful of their very own disinformation they hope to drive down the throats of unsuspecting college students, academics, and others, through a deliberate marketing campaign over the subsequent two years to coach residents the right way to discern encoded “hate speech.” Get “curious not livid” they proclaim.

The Brave RI ideologues warning anybody who will hear to think about how “white nationalist ideology is expressed in methods that won’t at first be acknowledged as harmful”; to face the supposed actuality of “an unjust and unequal democracy” and the way America’s “political and financial system was designed for the privileged and prioritizing their energy”; and to see how all ranges of presidency “actively oppress people” in marginalized communities.

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May their political prejudices be any extra apparent? Really, sure.

In one of many case research by Brave RI’s Media Training Lab companion at URI, these purveyors of perceived  reality assault an announcement by then-President Donald Trump in regards to the origins of COVID-19: “The USA will probably be powerfully supporting these industries, like airways and others, which are notably affected by the Chinese language virus. We will probably be stronger than ever earlier than.”

The lesson plan for this instance first makes the faulty assertion that “Trump was the president who ruled the U.S. for 3 years.” Solely three years?

The lesson plan goes on to state that as an alternative of attempting to uplift the nation, Trump “vividly pinned the blame on the Chinese language folks for the outbreak,” supposedly with none factual or scientific proof. It provides that, to “some misinformed folks, his opinion issues” in “attacking East and Southeast Asian communities” and that sure “victims have been crushed up and even killed due to Trump’s affect.”

Nothing in that lesson plan is true or correct.

Regardless of Brave RI’s declare that an knowledgeable coalition of individuals underneath their tutelage may also help “depolarize” Rhode Island, their very own delusional doses of medication are themselves false, inflammatory, and divisive. Are we merely to belief that the reality is simply what the media supremacists at Brave RI say it’s?

But, with a lot fanfare at a Feb. 28 Statehouse press convention, the Democratic secretary of state and a Republican state consultant had been readily available to offer credence to this sham initiative.

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A part of the plan is that Brave RI, underneath the imprimatur of the state of Rhode Island, will quickly be invited to show their biased lesson plans in lecture rooms, trainer coaching periods, and different public boards throughout our state.

It’s one factor for presidency officers to make use of their bully pulpits to advocate for an initiative like this, as misguided as it might be. Nonetheless, it’s fairly one other factor when public funding is used to help such ludicrous, deceitful, and probably partisan exercise. The Left has mastered the artwork of buying and turning taxpayer {dollars} towards the very People who pay these taxes, whereas additionally funding radical left-wing causes and organizations.

Had been it not for being paid with taxpayer {dollars} to unfold their very own disinformation, this “anti-disinformation” motion in America would wither on the vine and die. As a substitute, with monetary help from federal, state, and native governmens, the Left will proceed to carry a determined benefit in relation to public problem advocacy, permitting it to disseminate its false propaganda underneath the guise of “reality” or “science.”

Brave RI’s mission is to show the general public “the right way to analyze media messages that form public opinion and the way folks of all ages can be taught to identify disinformation and hoaxes.”

The irony is that Brave RI, funded by taxpayers, has already confirmed itself to be the supply of disinformation and hoaxes which are about to be perpetrated on the folks of Rhode Island.

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