Obama’s CIA Director Pick Called for Censoring the Media


“We will crush you.”

Naturally he meant in the Muslim world. He certainly wouldn’t apply that formula to the United States or Rush Limbaugh.

In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship.

“Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.”

And we wouldn’t want mass opposition, would we? Much better to feed the public on a diet of CNN/MSNBC/NYT/WAPO. Two legs bad, four legs go, two legs better.

“Can human rights violations in the Soviet Union be as easily justified in terms of the preservation of the communist ideology? Unfortunately (looking at events from a democratic perspective), yes. Since the absolute status of human rights has been denied, the justification for the violation of any of those rights has to be pursued from a particular ideological perspective. Leonid Brezhnev could justify human rights violations in the Soviet Union as a necessary part of the preservation of the communist ideological system.”

Brezhnev isn’t the only one justifying human rights violations from a particular ideological perspective to preserve the Communist system.

Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

Nothing to see here. Move along everyone.

  • Ghostwriter

    Oh dear. This guy isn't fit for the CIA Directorship.

    • Mary Sue

      No, but he certainly fits the stereotype of what all the paranoiacs that go on and on about what nefarious deeds the CIA are alleged to have done are afraid of.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    This is Brennan stripped bare – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/13/the-intersect
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/18/the-patch-qui

    The above is precisely why the Radical/Islamist-in-Chief chose him! Therefore, stifling free speech is of piece with his anti-freedom agenda, regardless of their babblings to the contrary.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • John Stewart

    Sounds like a Goebbels wannabe, pick a different Country Joey.

  • lgcvano

    When black people realize how the liberals are marginalizing them as useful idiotic human shields, the wrath of the civil rights era will look like a walk in the park. But won't happen until they wake up! Some already are exposing this, like Mia Love, Deneen Borelli, Marcus Lloyd, Tim Scott!

  • Kikki Santana

    In Cuba since Castro took over in 1959, the Newspaper, Radio and TV is from the Communist government. Who ever Obama pick in any position, it`s because they think like him and I`m sure they compromised to obey!!!

  • tthan43

    It would be nice if people like him were shipped off to a society where they can better exit…North Korea comes to mind. Once Americans have restored this nation rat bastards like this subversive won't have a hole to slither back into which makes it easy to round them up and send to the democratic FEMA camps where they can await deportation. Those not accepted in other countries can go to the chambers and ovens.

    • Hihosilver

      Thank you, tt !!