President Donald Trump just keeps spinning out of control, blabbing on the world stage about how his precious bigotry is under attack, which is an outlandish at best assertion right on the surface. This weekend, he melted down in support of conservative, uh, “thinker” James Woods, who’s had access to his Twitter account restricted over a post he put up wishing death on his political enemies via the hashtag “#hangthemall.” So in short — the president of the United States is holding up a call for executing foes as an example of conservative thought that should be protected, ranting on Twitter:
‘How can it be possible that James Woods (and many others), a strong but responsible Conservative Voice, is banned from Twitter? Social Media & Fake News Media, together with their partner, the Democrat Party, have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves. VERY UNFAIR!’
To be clear, Woods isn’t even banned from Twitter in the first place. All he needs to do to unlock his still very much “alive” account is delete the tweet in question, but he’s refusing so he and others can play the victim narrative. Meanwhile, across the United States and world, minorities and low income people are facing threats to their safety, health care, food security, and beyond — but we’re supposed to believe it’s the old white guy whining about social media who’s the real one in trouble. Go figure.
This is hardly the first time that the president has engaged in similar rhetoric. In recent days, after Facebook announced a ban on spreaders of hate and violence like Alex Jones, the president rushed to the hate-mongers’ defense. To suggest that Jones is responsible for spreading vast amounts of lies and misinformation would be an understatement — Google him — but he has found an ally in the current president of the United States all the same.
Still, there remains no evidence of some kind of conspiracy in the social media world against conservatives, no matter how high-ranking the interests are who are on board with the argument. In the face of accumulating followers more slowly than they’d like and so on, conservatives all over have sent the claim snowballing that some kind of deeply rooted plot is after them. It’s not. Should we all take to the streets the next time our toast comes out a little too dark as well? Is that also the deep state?
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