1) Creepy censorship is taking over big tech. And the latest “whistleblower” is just a plant to enable even more censorship. Victoria Marshall writes:
How convenient that Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen just gave the social network another excuse to crack down on conservative content.
…what Haugen means by “safeguards” is no doubt censoring of conservative content, in a way Post readers know all too well.
That’s her main objective: censorship. She wants a complete overhaul of the content-moderation rules on Facebook, including an “independent” governmental body overseeing such changes. And as a good progressive, she pushes these new regulations under the guise of “safety.”
2) Biden is getting battered by the polls and there’s no end in sight. Joe Concha writes:
“These new poll numbers are frankly brutal for the president,” CNN anchor Jake Tapper reported on Wednesday after a new Quinnipiac University poll showed that President Biden is at his lowest approval number yet — 38 percent.
But the 38 percent approval is perhaps the best news in the poll when looking at how Americans see the president’s performance on individual issues. “Brutal” is almost a generous way to describe it.
Just nine months into his presidency, Biden is at 32 percent approval with independents, the people who decide elections in battleground states such as Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada. On his handling of the economy, which was in the midst of a V-shaped recovery when Biden took office, he’s 16 points underwater (39 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove). On taxes, the president is 17 points underwater.
3) Mark Milley is too fat to meet the military fitness standards. That’s a metaphor for military high command – out of shape, physically, mentally and strategically. Josiah Lippincott writes:
Our generals spend too much time in meetings and grifting on corporate boards, and not enough time prepping their bodies and minds for real war.
General Mark Milley is a big boy. When he isn’t selling out America to the Chinese, lying about the murder of random Afghan civilians, and undermining the elected president of the United States, it is clear the man enjoys a lap or two (or three) around the nearest all-you-can-eat buffet.
Milley isn’t the only general out of physical standards, and he certainly isn’t the only one out of moral standards.
This spiritual rot at the top has infected the lower ranks. Military Twitter is a cesspit of junior grade officers and enlisted men who exert enormous and unwarranted power over the top ranks. The inmates are running the asylum.
The consequences of the very public breakdown in order and discipline in our military has far-reaching effects. Young, spirited American men should be paying attention: There is no future for you in these ranks. You will not prove yourself a man by skating through a watered-down basic training or special operations course.