Your DGB for today is to get on social media and use as many of the words Trump has forbidden the Centers for Disease Control to use, as often as possible.
Are we one step closer to an Orwellian dystopia? On Thursday, senior officials at the CDC were directed not to use “diversity,” “entitlement,” “evidence-based,” “fetus,” “science-based,” “transgender,” and “vulnerable” in their budget requests. Forbidding a scientific organization from using science words is from chapter one of Authoritarianism for Dummies, and this was met with widespread condemnation.
We can’t let this ham-handed attempt to shut down the free exchange of ideas stand. Our evidence-based conclusion is that using a diversity of banned words will help make our democracy less vulnerable, so get out there and exercise your right to free speech. Be sure to tag POTUS when you do. He loves that sort of thing.