Are the United States of America in a form of civil war?
If not, why are their tech giants (Apple, Twitter, FB, Instagram) as well as their mainstream media censoring a US President like that… even if his name is Mr. Trump? Bambi is asking because they closed his Twitter account again, and this time it seems to be permanent.
Is it normal to corner and cancel a President in a democracy? Not any President of any country? We are talking about the President of the United States of America, one of the most powerful countries in the world (up until now, at least).
If they can shut their President up, what will they do to regular (non-connected) citizens?
Indeed, it seems that big American tech companies have already censored MANY citizens, not just the President. From far, it looks like a purge, even if the term seems exaggerated. Some citizens report being put on no-fly lists by the authorities, including at least one legitimate journalist. Bambi listened to the Rubin Report this evening (before Mr. Dave Rubin gets silenced too, she told herself). This is how she learned about this journalist who was cancelled upon his return from Washington and about thousands of citizens already banned from social media for their views.
Why can’t people have the right to have whichever political opinion they wish to have? Citizens are normally free to think what they want. They have all the right to doubt that systemic electoral issues or even frauds truly happened, if they wish. Why not? Who is Apple to tell them what opinion they should have? Even if the results are final now and it is time to come together and hopefully reconcile to move forward, as a country.
Plus, if it is a just a few individuals who criminally entered the Capitol, why are we demoralizing half of the country like that?
Don’t the winners want to govern the whole country?
Or, in reality at least for now, they don’t seem to care about the other half of their population.
Many may have not voted for the winners. Some citizens may have voted for Mr. Trump without being fans, in order not to vote for them. Some may have voted for Mr. Trump because his policies are better than his character. Others may even have not voted at all as the two Presidential options suck, for different reasons.
Most importantly, once again, why aren’t we addressing the initial problem that may have led to all this in the first place?
Something is clearly not working well in this country and it has been the case for a long while now (years maybe). Will their politicians one day have the wisdom to stop, ask why, debate the questions, and try to find solutions?
She does not know about you, and again Bambi has never ever been a Trump supporter. However, in those scary times of censorship like that , she wonders if we may even regret one day Mr. Trump. You may laugh to this latter comment. You may be even triggered, who knows? You may think that Bambi lost her mind. Well, she is saying so, because in a sense, with ALL his craziness, Mr. Trump acted as an obstacle to the collective insanity (including all the violent excesses since this summer, culminating with the horrible scenes in the Capitol and the loss of lives).
When the United States of America starts to look more like China or Iran (or sadly Beirut, even if Lebanon’s citizens still push back their own fascism…), it is not good news for our neighbours. It is surely not good news for all of us, in Canada and the (free) world. Indeed, it is sad and worrisome.
To conclude this post, Bambi hopes that those powerful entities will come to their senses before destroying the most precious value in their country: freedom.