Right now, the country is facing the worst pandemic since the 1917 pandemic flu virus, the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression in 1929, and the greatest civil unrest since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Donald Trump and U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are busy serving the people they represent during this time of great crisis by threatening to sanction Twitter.
Gaetz posted a horrifically violent tweet urging the U.S. military to hunt down Americans, following the example of Trump, who had called throughout the day for the use of “the full force of the military” against the American people. Twitter finally removed the tweet, and Gaetz didn’t seem happy about it, as his later tweet showed.
To be clear, Colin Kaepernick did not call for violence, but revolt and resistance against the forces of oppression. Matt Gaetz is not experiencing oppression right now. He just got scolded by Twitter. Unlike under U.S. law, power and money don’t make you exempt from the rules on social media.
Also, Gaetz complained when Kaepernick kneeled peacefully in protest of police brutality, so it seems that black Americans speaking out doesn’t appeal to him in any form.
Gaetz was following Trump’s earlier example. The president seemed to call for an act of war against the American people after rioters set the St. John’s Church in front of the White House ablaze on Sunday night. Trump’s announcement in the Rose Garden, the first since the civil unrest took Americans to the streets, only served to increase fear and inflame already burning emotions.
— GOP (@GOP) June 2, 2020
Twitter didn’t seem too upset that Gaetz is having such a bad day. Read some of their comments to the congressman who wants American citizens “hunted down” like the enemy below:
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