The Babylon Bee Sues State Of California To Block Law That Forces It To Be Unfunny

The Babylon Bee is a satirical website

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(PJ Media) The Left grows more authoritarian and intolerant of opposing views by the day and never shows even the remotest concern for preserving America as a free society.

Even when Old Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board crashed and burned amid concerns that it would be used to destroy the freedom of speech and persecute those who dared to exercise it, Leftists didn’t give up their Orwellian habit of referring to speech they dislike and that opposes their agenda as “disinformation.” And now a humor website is taking up the fight for freedom.

A new law in California aims to silence that alleged “disinformation,” but standing against this effort to destroy one of the fundamental pillars of any free society, the ability to dissent from the government’s line without fear of prosecution, is none other than the Babylon Bee, the frequently riotous satirical site of which it could accurately be said that every last one of its posts is “disinformation.” In a certain sense, that’s what satire is, although it’s designed to reveal a deeper truth. And the Babylon Bee’s stance for freedom is no joke.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday that the Bee “is suing to block a California law it claims gives the state power to censor their content.” The law in question is Assembly Bill No. 587, which the Dear Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of California, Gavin Newsom, signed on Sept. 13, 2022.

According to the Free Beacon, it “requires social media companies to periodically report certain content to the government, including ‘hate speech’ and ‘disinformation.’” “Hate speech” and “disinformation” in whose eyes? Why, those of Gavin Newsom and his henchmen, of course. Accordingly, the Bee and the other plaintiffs “claim the bill is a ‘vehicle’ for California Democrats to crack down on speech they find distasteful,” because of course that’s exactly what it is and all that it was ever meant to be.

The suit, Minds Inc, Tim Pool, and TT v. Robert A. Bonta, Attorney General of California, declares that “those who wield power in the Golden State have been candid about their displeasure with the speech being published on social media platforms. California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta have both expressed a desire to use state power to chill speech they do not approve of, constitutionally protected expression they refer to with derogatory labels like ‘disinformation,’ ‘hate speech,’ and ‘extremism.’” Indeed. When Newsom signed this insidious bill, he declared: “California will not stand by as social media is weaponized to spread hate and disinformation that threaten our communities and foundational values as a country.”

Behind this self-righteous posturing is a frankly authoritarian agenda, in which all political dissent and anything that is politically inconvenient to the ruling party, that is, the Democrats, will be silenced as “disinformation.” Skeptical? Remember those 51 top intelligence agents who signed a statement just before the 2020 election, assuring the world that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.” It has been clear since then that the Left’s quest to stamp out “disinformation” is actually its quest to make its political and cultural perspectives the only ones that are allowed to be enunciated in the United States.

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