That headline sounds like a joke.
The White House has begun an extraordinary assault on free speech in America. It is no longer content merely to force social media companies to suppress dissenting views. It appears to be setting the stage to use federal police powers.
How else to read the “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin” the Department of Homeland Security issued on Monday? Its first sentence:
SUMMARY OF THE TERRORISM THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES: The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories... [emphasis added]
You read those words right.
The government now says “misleading narratives” are the most dangerous contributor to terrorism against the United States.
The bulletin’s next sentence:
These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. [emphasis added]
You read those words right too.
A federal agency says that to “undermine public trust in government institutions” is now considered terrorism. Speech doesn’t even have to encourage rebellion or violence generally, much less against anyone specific. It just has to “potentially inspire” violence.
Later, the bulletin explains exactly what speech the government now considers a terrorist danger:
Widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19.
There’s that word misleading again.
Who’s defining “misleading”? Misleading to whom? Misleading how?
DHS February 2022 bulletin
I have no doubt whatsoever that I fit as a terrorist threat under these guidelines.
So does Joe Rogan. And Tucker Carlson. After all, we’ve “undermine[d] public trust in government institutions” about Covid and the mRNA shots (I try not to call them vaccines anymore).
This bulletin marks an extraordinary escalation of the war on speech and the First Amendment.
The Biden Administration has issued five bulletins since it assumed power. Regularly issuing these warnings at all is problematic - they are not “alerts” to warn people about specific and ongoing terrorist plots. Thus they inevitably contain political judgment about what future threats may be the most severe.
But none of the earlier reports contained language remotely similar to Monday’s.
The original January 2021 bulletin highlighted “ideologically-motivated violent extremists” and specific threats of violence against “critical infrastructure.” The fourth discussed how foreign and domestic extremists were trying “to inspire potential followers to conduct attacks in the United States, including by exploiting recent events in Afghanistan.” It added "that as of November 10, 2021, DHS is not aware of an imminent and credible threat.”
In contrast, Monday’s bulletin clearly equates speech with terroristic activity. That connection may seem ridiculous and absurd. It is not.
These public statements are not merely wallpaper. They can reflect secret government decisions about what police or intelligence tactics are acceptable against targeted groups.
This is not a conspiracy theory; in 2017, Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo publicly called Wikileaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” As Yahoo News reported three years later:
More than just a provocative talking point, the designation opened the door for agency operatives to take far more aggressive actions, treating the organization as it does adversary spy services.
Yahoo article about the CIA and Wikileaks
What, if anything, are government agencies planning to do about the terrorist threat that I and other Covid skeptics represent? I have no idea.
But make no mistake. This bulletin marks a clear escalation of the targeting from the highest levels of the federal government that began last year.
Remember: in July President Biden, Jennifer Psaki, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy all encouraged social media companies to clamp down on Covid vaccine skeptics less than 24 hours before Twitter began the process of deplatforming me. Last week Psaki specifically targeted Rogan, who has a much larger audience.
Now, though, the government appears to want to target my First Amendment rights directly.
The stakes here could not be higher.
What if our worst fears about the mRNA Covid vaccines come to pass? What if they turn out to have long-term immunosuppressive effects that lead not just to more infections but to more serious illness over time?
I want to be clear. I’m not saying they do. Or will. But both the epidemiological data and the new cellular studies suggest the risk of such an outcome is non-zero.
It is not hard to imagine the anger and unrest that would accompany such revelations. The entire public health establishment and nearly every politician and elite institution in the United States has strongly encouraged Americans to take these shots. Many did so willingly, but millions more agreed to do so only because they faced unemployment if they did not comply. The defense that we just didn’t know, we took them ourselves, will be thin indeed.
But if pointing out problems with vaccines - or even potential problems - is not speech but terrorism, then the government can do what it needs to make the “terrorists” go away.
And we will be one step closer to 1984.
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No matter what, I will not back down. This threat to free speech cannot go unchallenged. I hope you will join me.
Biden doesn’t give himself enough credit. He pretty much undermines trust in government all by himself.
I hope Tucker mentions this tonight.
Pretty sure this is EXACTLY why we have the 1st amendment.
So relieved to hear Republicans in Congress denouncing this. Oh wait…
I thought the most serious threat to democracy was white supremacy. Before that it was Russian collusion. It's obvious that the existential threat to democracy is OUR OWN GOVERNENT!
I realized that I was being considered a 'terrorist' by my Canadian government pretty much when I decided to not take the vaxx last year. I kind of waffle back and forth between 'thing's aren't really this bad' and 'thing's are horrid'.
Although we are completely peace loving, law abiding, tax paying citizens, those who would have been considered the backbone of our respective countries even a year ago, we are now persona non grata for not complying with the set narrative.
Someone elsewhere posted that we are in WW3. We are. It is not only a battle against the vaxx passes and authoritarianism but against evil plain and simple. So whatever your religious persuasion, pray, pray, pray. It is the evil that must be defeated and love must reign supreme.
Bannon televised this a couple days ago. It’s infuriating x 1000. Biden regime just keeps digging their heels in the more people speak out. This will only backfire on them
Its what a regime who uses the CCP model does Alex. Like you didn't see this coming. Zelenko brought this to our attention a few weeks ago too. The ramping of censorship and labeling is only gonna increase. I've said for along time now these criminals orchestrating all this behind the scene only seek control and power. Nothing else matters! Agenda 2030 has to be kept on track. This is and always has been America vs Socialism-Communism
Fauci, Biden, Collins, Garland, Psaki, et al have undermined confidence in the government. When they lie and suck they are not deserving of confidence. Confidence must be earned.
Dr. Malone's interview w/Tucker should be available today, on Fox. I'm expecting that this will be poorly received by Big Guv. Tucker's poking them in the eye (along w/Spotify) related to Dr. Malone's Rogan Experience interview.
Our government has given all of us reason to mistrust it in so many ways - it now seems government is returning the favor by mistrusting the people. Reminds me of a T-shirt that reads "My government hates me. The feeling is mutual." Authoritarianism is here, and getting ready to flex its muscles. (I am already a paid subscriber.)
To me, this is a clear indication that they know they have a major problem on their hands, the kind of problem that topples governments. They are going to do whatever they can to suppress the truth ever coming out. All of their hides are on the line now and their actions will reflect it.
The stakes are very high and this press release proves it.
I’m sure we are all already “on the list”… some of us have liberty and freedom in our DNA and others…well they just don’t!
No one source has done more to undermine trust in the Federal Government than the Federal Government. Period. From Vietnam, Iraq WMD, Afghanistan in general but specifically the bail out process, inflation, Covid shots, illegal immigration, congress, January 6 commission, Russia-gate and on and on and on ... I have zero trust in our federal government. From deficit spending to giving free crack pipes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, they have betrayed the American public. Regardless of political leanings, we have all been duped for decades. Jobs gone to China, meddling in central America, drug schemes from the CIA ... I can write all day. You get the point. This is a big turning point. Like the FBI attacking parents at school board meetings. We are seeing the real fears from adoption of the Patriot Act come home to roost. Blunt force trauma against American citizens by the Federal Government over thought crimes and idealistic positions. Time to really change this narrative. Pray, plan, prepare and RESIST.
I read this yesterday when Steven Kirsch reported on it, and I don't wait the mainstream news so I don't know if they covered it -- but this is the single most direct assault on our constitutional rights that I've seen. And I suspect that they will use the Patriot Act to prevent people targeted under this memo from defending themselves. I never supported the Patriot Act because I thought that (though remote!) it could be used for anything the government wanted to use it for. It's not remote anymore.
-The illegal J6 Committee
-The “insurrection” drumbeat
-The “White Supremacy” drumbeat
-Lying to a FISA Court to spy on a US citizen
-Calling parents at school meetings, terrorists
You get the point…
They’re desperate to make their political opponents the “enemy” so they can hurt us.
It’s the history of Communism. And, it’s here.
Good grief. I just can’t any more. It’s Gestapo crap.
First, parents were terrorists. Now, it is anyone with a dissenting opinion, that also dares to share it.
The Biden administration sees the threat in Canada to their globalist China-style social credit system for the democratic west and they will do anything and everything to prevent anyone that tries to stop them. Those Canadian truckers are very courageous and in real danger, as is every freedom-loving person everywhere.
Wow, Alex! I’ve been following you since late April 2020. You are a brave man and your reporting has changed my life and allowed my husband and me to feel confident in sending our now 10-year-old daughter to full-time face-to-face instruction since Fall 2020 (maskless since April 2021). We switched her to private after the horror show of public schools in spring 2020 and are never going back.
I’m a college professor and saw my adults struggling with online learning early on in the pandemic (and continue to struggle) but never dreamed the extent of the damage that would be done to kids learning full time online for over a year. Thanks to your reporting, my daughter never had to go through that pain!
I can’t even imagine the price you have paid to report the truth, but I know I speak for so many when I say our lives have been changed because of you.
Eventually the truth will out and you will most certainly be on the right side of history!
Sending positive energy your way!
We have to understand that it's not just politicians. It is the government bureaucrats. The includes DOJ, FBI, IRS, CDC and the rest. If you have any trust in the institutions or the people in them, you are mistaken. If the people in them had a moral compass, they would have resigned.
It's becoming the same for local officials. When you see the police enforcing the unjust rules of the higher ups, it is not ok. They should refuse to follow unjust orders like arresting parents, unvaxed people or those that refuse mandates (mask, vax and vax passports). Those that enforce these mandates don't deserve our respect.
As Alex says, this "advisory" is chilling. Perhaps the timing is motivated by the planning of the U.S. truckers' convoy protest planned for next month? And they will use "anti-terrorist" methods to suppress it?
In before the screeching masses call you a grifter. Meanwhile Pfizer and Moderna are making billions through regulatory capture (they own the FDA) and they are as pure as the winter snow. LOL. total clown world.
My initial thought is this Advisory Bulletin is timely because it may come out soon that these jabs will have long-term catastrophic effects and the Government as well as Pig Pharma cannot have people discussing these maladies. So what better way to thwart any potential outrage than to say you’re deemed a domestic terrorist by even discussing what a disaster this has been. Biden and the entire administration are setting themselves up for a bloodbath this November. The things this administration have done does not remotely compare to what they accused Trump of doing. They are pure evil, driven by power, control and greed. Many have finally woken up to see what they really are. It’s clear they hate the low/middle class plebes.
It is funny that they think journalists, podcast hosts or prime time hosts are the ones that caused mistrust in government institutions. That us pathetic sheeple couldn't have possibly used critical thinking to determine that incompetence and corruption runs through our government institutions. We read your substack, watch Joe Rogan, Tucker Carlson, Russell Brand, Bill Maher- ANYONE who has an open mind because it helps us feel sane to know that we are not alone.
So . . . are you getting closer to understanding that this has NEVER been about a virus??
Can I order my own personal drone strike on myself?
These government institutions don’t need any help in undermining public trust. They are doing a stupendous job of it all by themselves!
If they are targeting you they are targeting us as well.
To clarify: burn businesses & occupy cities, beat & threaten people: social justice.
Sharing accurate data & analysis: terrorism.
Good thing you never questioned the 2020 election or the ban on ivermectin.
I suspect you're just fine, Alex.
This reads like something the Chinese communist party would put out. It shakes me to the core
El Gato Malo was joking about this yesterday. It's not a joke. It's right out of the totalitarian playbook. One other substack I subscribe to set up a Kofi account for "tips." You might consider that. I wouldn't mind donating beyond a subscription for you to fight your case. This has to be stopped, though I figure it will go over just as well as calling parents challenging school boards "domestic terrorists."
Alex - welcome to the world of every primary care doctor in America that were all threatened last September by our respective medical boards to have our board certifications and medical licenses REVOKED if we are caught ‘spreading Covid misinformation’
Let's go Brandon.
This is Cultural Revolution type language. WTF is wrong with these people? Do they not know their history?
That opening paragraph of that bulletin is one of the most terrifying things I've read as a citizen of this country. It provides blanket power to make practically anyone a terrorist, if those views reduce "trust in the US Government".
This needs to get fought hard.
I said in March 2020 upon the first set of stay at home orders. This is a coup. This is a complete restructuring of society into a centrally planned regime a la China model. This is permanent. Literally no one listened other than a few libertarians. Here we are.
Folks it already happened. We are now at a point at which the question is, does there exist a majority of people who will fight to get back their liberties and strip this corrupt regime of all this power? The brutal truth is NO. And they know it.
Apologize to Dr. Malone and I will support you again.
So it appears that the official government position is: criticism of the government is terrorism and must be silenced. Stalin, Mao, Castro and Hitler are all in agreement.
Orange Man wasn’t so bad after all, eh?
Like how mums who were angry at their kids having to wear masks were also labelled terrorists.
Hey, Biden, if you make everyone a terrorist you can't then complain when people totally disregard what you say.
The American govt is a big joke that isn't funny. It is sad sad sad. The world is ruled by dimwits.
They are watching Canada, they do not want to be caught unprepared like Trudeau, they are getting ready setting the stage to shut our truckers down. It is coming to a head.
These fascists get crazier, and more brazen, every day. Really disturbing stuff.
We are all terrorists under that definition.
Remember when Biden said domestic terrorism is most lethal terror threat to homeland? This was all planned.
Contact your U.S. representatives and demand the bulletin be rescinded and the DHS be put on notice that the U.S. citizens do not approve of this overreach.
Congress - https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Senate - https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm
I did and here's what I said:
Re: National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin: February 7, 2022
Something has to be done about the overreach and threat to the first amendment protecting free speech that bulletins like this from the DHS present: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/ntas/alerts/22_0207_ntas-bulletin.pdf If actions like this are taken and allowed to stand then it is a terrifying milestone in our nation's democracy that will haunt us for generations to come. This bulletin is the attack on freedom and democracy, not whatever they are trying to say is the reason for the bulletin. The vagueness and broadness of this bulletin allows the DHS to apply the powers of the federal government however they see fit to support whatever they want to do to whoever they want to do it to and call it justified due to misleading or undermining speech. I am afraid for the future of the USA. Please do something to have this bulletin rescinded.
Well I guess you can add our new Florida Surgeon General and head of the Department of Health Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo to the growing list of "domestic terrorist." Might as well throw in Governor DeSantis while we are at it. By the way I just got off the phone with Mitch McConnell's office and respectfully demanded he shut down the Senate until this DHS memo is pulled. I suggest Y'all do the same .....his numbers is (202) 224-2541
I’ve been saying for 30 years the government looks at the US citizens with contempt, they are not your friends. While 95% still are too naive to understand- this is the first time a few people are starting to comprehend how this game works.
I saw the DHS release after getting back from an anti-school-masking rally and must admit it gave me pause. And the fact that I had, even for a moment, anxiety over the thought of the government targeting me or others like me pissed me off. Already a paid subscriber and will continue to stick with you, Alex.
Oh the irony. By publishing this bulletin the authors are providing prima facie evidence that they themselves are terrorists. Does this bulletin not “undermine public trust in government institutions”?
Alex, you and other writers should get together and file a major First Amendment lawsuit against the Biden administration. The White House is clearly and openly directing private companies to censor. That is state-sponsored censorship, a blatant violation of the First Amendment. These executive actions and statements have a "chilling" effect on speech. The government cannot direct private companies to do what it is forbidden to do by the Constitution.