By Jihad Watch
Recently, the California governor signed a bill into law that would force companies to report on their dealings with what the leftist supermajority calls “hate speech” and “disinformation.”
Not satisfied with that, Tyler O’Neil of the Daily Signal reports on Newsom’s radical Commission on the State of Hate.
According to O’Neil, author of “Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center,” the commission includes Brian Levin, a former SPLC staffer that the Freedom Center had its own run-in with. Other members include, “Cynthia Choi, a co-director of Chinese for Affirmative Action and co-founder of Stop Asian-American Pacific Islander Hate; Bamby Salcedo, a transgender activist and president and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition; Shirin Sinnar, a professor at Stanford Law School; and Erroll G. Southers, associate senior vice president of safety and risk assurance at the University of Southern California.”
Choi had falsely blamed President Trump for attacks on Asians.
Southers was a controversial figure whose nomination by Obama to head the TSA had to be pulled.
Questions have also been raised about a reprimand that Southers received for running background checks on his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend two decades ago.
Southers wrote a letter to lawmakers earlier this month acknowledging that he had given inconsistent answers to Congress on that issue.
In an October affidavit for the Senate Homeland Security committee, Southers initially said he asked a San Diego police employee to run a background check on his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend and was censured by his FBI superiors 20 years ago for what he said was an isolated instance.
But a day after the committee approved his nomination and sent it to the full Senate, he wrote to the senators and told them that he was incorrect, that he had twice run background checks himself.
This is what Newsom’s extreme Commission on the State of Hate.looks like. And you can imagine what its recommendations will be.
Tyler O’Neil also kindly quoted me warning about the danger of more political censorship and deplatforming.
Daniel Greenfield, Shillman Journalism fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center (which the SPLC brands an “anti-Muslim hate group”), told The Daily Signal that he “would strongly agree” with conservatives’ concerns about the California commission. He cited “California’s new law monitoring so-called hate speech” and the state’s “previous role in reporting social media so-called disinformation to social media companies for censorship.”
“Newsom and the California Democrat supermajority have cultivated a culture of censorship and political intimidation that is targeted at conservatives,” Greenfield added. “Every Californian and American who cares about the Constitution should be worried.”
What starts in California doesn’t end there. And the State of Hate is coming from Newsom.
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