James Corbett has one of the best and most thoughtful podcasts anywhere and he kindly had me on his show, the Corbett Report, last night to discuss the dark history of the U.S. Census. More than a hundred million households will receive census forms starting tomorrow, and the Census Bureau assures people that their privacy is protected by law. Ya, just like their Fourth Amendment rights against warrantless searches. The Census Bureau brazenly violated federal law to help the Army roundup Japanese-Americans who were sent into concentration camps for the duration of World War Two. Some folks say that is ancient history but the Census Bureau lied about its role for more than 60 years. Facebook announced a “census suppression policy” to censor criticisms of the Census on its platform, as have other social media giants (I discussed that in my recent American Conservative article, “The Census and Facebook: Working Hand-in-Glove to Censor the Internet.”
OK, I need to work on the lighting in my office. Next time.
You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1522-james-bovard-on-the-dark-history-of-the-us-census/
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