“We are going to have to rebuild, within this wild, wild west of information flow; some sort of curating function,” President Barack Obama.

There was a time when words had meaning, an inherent and precise definition that was unchangeable, but that was before President Obama grabbed hold of the language, twisting it to say what he wants people to believe.

Much like Humpty Dumpty told Alice when she was in Wonderland, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

So with Obama’s recent statements about the free speech and the internet, the real meaning of the words he chooses must be considered in determining what he really means.

Curating is a word most people don’t encounter in their everyday lives and aren’t entirely sure of what it means, so here’s the definition to explain what Obama is suggesting:

“To select, organize and look after online content, merchandise, information using professional or expert knowledge.”

The red flag should have gone up instantly, but between Obama’s careful choice of an unfamiliar word and the mainstream media’s equally careful choice not to give undue attention to the statement, the public has not fully grasped the full meaning of what the president is proposing.

The millions of people who log on to the internet daily do so for almost as many individual reasons – to check their inbox for personal email, business communication and orders, to keep up with friends and family, to post photos, to read the news – may not fully understand the intent of those who favor a central, possibly global control of what they are able to see, write, and read.

In short, their First Amendment right to free speech.

Obama is hitting out at what the Democrats and liberals are calling “fake news” as a way of delegitimizing Donald Trump’s presidency before he even takes the oath of office next month and finding a way to place the blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat anywhere else but at her feet.

Obama is cautioning against what he calls, "active misinformation" claiming that it threatens democracy itself, which gives Obama more authority to curtail free speech in the name of defending democracy.

And, in fact, on December 9, Obama ordered US intelligence agencies to begin a thorough investigation of any hacking by Russia during the 2016 presidential election, although the FBI and the CIA are in disagreement as to whether Russia was involved in the hacks.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama’s ally in globalization efforts, was more direct and open in recent statements, saying, “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions… and we have to learn to deal with them… we must confront this phenomenon and if necessary, regulate it.”

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