Tulsi Gabbard Warns of 'Dictatorship' If Elites Continue Propaganda and Censorship
'Freedom needs to mean something to us all'
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has warned of “consequences” if the “power elite” continue their assault by promoting “controlling propaganda” and “censorship.”
Gabbard told Sean Hannity on Thursday that the current trend of censorship will end the constitutional republic and lead to dictatorship.
“[I] think that’s what is personally so troubling to me about these threats and attacks on our freedoms that are rooted in our Constitution, that are rooted in our identity as Americans,” she said.
“Freedom needs to mean something to us all.”
“For me, I took an oath as a soldier and as a member of Congress to uphold and defend our Constitution,” she added.
“And so, when I talk about the defense of free speech, whether I agree with what you’re saying or not, that’s something I have committed to giving my life to doing,” Gabbard continued.
“Each of us as Americans have to understand and our own responsibility to stand up and protect that freedom in our own way and reject this censorship.
"And just remind people what this is all about and how — if we allow these threats to continue and this censorship to continue, the power elite to spread their own controlling propaganda, we will lose who we are as a country.
“We will no longer have this democratic republic
“We will have a dictatorship that is controlling what people are allowed to hear, what we’re allowed to see," she added.
"They are controlling what we’re allowed to say, and we will be America no longer."
Gabbard’s comments come after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki demanded more censorship after calling on Spotify to crack down on Joe Rogan.
On Tuesday, Psaki argued that Spotify isn’t doing enough to censor Rogan after the platform announced it would warn users that his podcasts contain “misinformation.”
Psaki calls for more censorship after Spotify announces warning labels on COVID-19 content following leftist outrage over Joe Rogan:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 1, 2022
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On Sunday, Spotify revealed that it is publishing its new content policy and it will create a coronavirus information hub for users.
The platform said it would add new warning labels to Rogan’s podcasts.