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Posts tagged “Trump

I Am Uninterested in Pearl-clutching

Posted on January 10, 2021

Anyone who thinks Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, etc. wanted to ban Donald Trump and other accounts promoting violent sedition from their platforms because these companies, among the largest in the world, are left-wing political partisans aimed at attacking conservatism is not seeing things straight. They have had years to ban him, and besides, having Mr. Trump and others inflaming passions on the internet is good for business. Anyway, in the long run, these companies want to host as much of the social media “conversation” as they can—the last thing they want, it seems to me, is to prompt the creation of an alternate social media ecosystem.

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No Free Pass

Posted on January 7, 2021

We cannot give a free pass to any of Trump’s enablers, even once the new administration takes office. I have already written that the insurrectionary mob that stormed the Capitol should be prosecuted. Here is a rough taxonomy of Republicans in Congress, with some thoughts on each. First, the Senate:

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American Carnage

Posted on January 6, 2021

Like a lot of other people, I knew from before 2016 that Donald Trump would be a moral and political catastrophe for the country. Read the posts (more than fifty of them, going back to late 2015). But despite four years of this, it is still shocking, horrifying, and humiliating to see an armed, seditious insurrection take over the Capitol—and even more shocking, horrifying, and humiliating to know that the head insurrectionist is the country’s chief law enforcement officer. If it were not for the professionalism, patriotism, and commitment to the law of the nation’s military officers, I have no doubt that we would be living through a true coup d’état today and not just thousands of alienated and ignorant minuteman cosplayers who believe…

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