Facebook followed Twitter’s lead by removing a video posted by President Donald Trump where he urged his supporters to peacefully return home and respect law enforcement after they stormed Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday. The censoring social media companies also blocked the President’s account for 24 hours and 12 hours respectively, which means he can’t post anything there. He cannot defend himself publicly against attacks on him that are not true. That’s what censorship is all about. The other side wants you to believe that they censor to protect people from misinformation.
Guy Rosen, Vice President of Integrity at Facebook, said that the tech giant was taking “emergency measures” following the incidents in the Capitol, accusing Trump’s video — which stressed the need for peace and de-escalation — of contributing to ongoing violence. This is the kind of newspeak Trump supporters have had to endure for four long years, and it’s beyond me how the Left can wonder why what happened Wednesday took place. Vice President of Integrity? The company censors the free speech of the president of the United States and millions of his followers. Where is the integrity in that? This is a legitimate question for the censors who are reading this.
“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” said Rosen.
This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump's video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.
— Guy Rosen (@guyro) January 6, 2021
TRANSLATION: After four years of non-stop attacks on the president and his supporters we are now going to give a final blow to the man by removing a video where he calls for calm and peace so that the world will never know that he did it. We and other social media giants want the world to think Orange Man bad.
The social media giant added another penalty against the president by applying a 24-hour block, meaning he cannot post to the platform.
Further penalties applied to President Trump's Facebook account https://t.co/ua7gmXVQxf
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) January 7, 2021
Remember folks, these penalties are because the president made a video where he called for a calm, peaceful protest, he asked people to respect the police and he reminded everyone that the Republicans are the party of law and order. Oh my God, what a charlatan!
The president also tweeted out the video on Twitter, and even that censoring social media site has deleted it, and they have also suspended the President’s account until he deletes three tweets, none of which I can find anything wrong.
This was an offensive tweet by the president according to Twitter:
These are the same companies that continued to call the daily summer riots peaceful protests or mostly peaceful while buildings are on fire and businesses were being looted.
What has always happened is Trump will say something, and the Left will automatically deem it racist or hateful, and they have gotten really good at immediately twisting the meaning of the president’s speech to be something sinister that he never said. Then the rest of the lemmings in media follow up. A perfect example is how after Trump condemned hate groups during his Charlottesville speech, CNN and others edited out that part of the speech and told people that the president referred to neo-Nazis and white nationalists as “very fine people.” He did no such thing. In fact, he literally said, “And I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally,” but Joe Biden launched his 2020 campaign based on the Charlottesville lie anyway. And he repeated the lie the very few times he came out of his basement even after he was told it was not true.
1. What happened yesterday was absolutely horrifying and disgusting.
2. See above.
3. See above.
4. The attempt to blame all conservatives or Trump voters for the actions of those they have consistently and overtly condemned is politically-motivated, deliberately divisive drivel.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 7, 2021
In the short video, Trump empathized with the “pain” of his supporters while urging them to go home peacefully and to respect law and order.
Here’s what the president actually said:
“I know your pain. I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now.
We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.
It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this, where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us; from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election.
But we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home. We love you, you’re very special, you’ve seen what happens, you see the way others are treated who are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home, and go home in peace.”
I believe the tech giants censored the video because they don’t want anyone to know he made such a plea. They want people to believe that Trump was the instigator of the unrest. They knew the Democrats and news media were going to blame everything on Donald Trump, so they couldn’t have a counter-argument where he called for calm. They couldn’t let that happen. Honestly, why else did they remove the video where he calls for calm and asks people to go home peacefully? It would be like Trump supporters saying of yesterday’s Capitol Hill riot that there is no evidence of a riot at Capitol Hill.
As to why it happened, the other side will never acknowledge that for four years the Left has attacked this president doggedly. They’ve used every tactic including lying about him, making things up out of whole cloth, claiming he was a Russian asset, projecting things they did onto him like impeaching him for something that Joe Biden actually did with a Ukrainian president, calling him mentally ill, calling him a racist, attacking his character, his children and Melania. It never ends. They twist every situation. It just never ever ends.
What the people on the Left do not understand is that when they attack this man they’re attacking his supporters as well and that is half the country. They don’t care. The most normal thing to see is a CNN or MSNBC anchor accusing Trump of sending out racist dog whistles to his supporters, calling him a white supremacist, even though he has disavowed those kinds of hate groups more than any past president.
Anyone with a brain knows the lengths the Democrats and their leftist allies went to end his presidency, which includes the mainstream and Fake News media, Hollywood leftists, censoring tech giants, academia, and all the other leftist activist groups who did bad things and then blamed it all on Donald Trump. Even now they are blaming Trump for what happened at the Capitol building because that’s what they do. They blame him for everything. Donald Trump didn’t tell his supporters to attack the building. He didn’t use any secret-coded messaging, didn’t send out thought waves, or speak in a different language. He has been trying to fight the theft of an election that he won fair and square.
So after all those years of daily attacks on their president and on themselves, they went to protest what was clearly the stealing of the 2020 election, and as they stood outside the House chamber and listened on their cell phones to how Republican House members were listing all the election fraud that took place in the key battleground states only to hear Democrats robotically reply that there is no evidence of election fraud, and it set them off. Everyone on the right, on the left, and in the middle, knows that the Democrats stole the election from Trump, and when Trump supporters, who believe in the Constitution, who believe in peaceful remedies prescribed in our Constitution, when they saw the efforts to fix the theft of the election were laughed at by liberal activist judges and cases were thrown out for technicalities that they would never do to a Democrat, they felt they had no other alternative than to face the Democrats, the thieves if you will, and let them know what they are doing is wrong.
You want to blame someone, all the people on the Left who did everything they could to get rid of the greatest and most successful president of our lifetime. After the 2020 election, how can anyone ever trust another election in the future? They’re just going to steal them from now on.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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