Impeachment and censorship mania strikes again, because nothing says “unity” like persecuting your political opponents

Incoming President and future leader of the free world, Joe Biden, claims he’s powerless to stop a mad stampede that will surely tear the country even further apart, I thought it was time for healing?

Donald Trump has 11 days left in office.  This past Thursday he posted a video message officially conceding the election and promising a peaceful transfer of power to the incoming Biden administration.  In the video message, Trump  condemned the “heinous attack” on the Capitol, saying that “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy” and warning the individuals involved they will “pay.”  The outgoing President also added, “Now tempers must be cooled, and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America.”

In response, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are promising a “fast track” impeachment, another new term added to the lexicon, aiming at a record time to remove a President from office.  The Speaker of the House said, “I have instructed the Rules Committee to be prepared to move forward with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s 25th Amendment legislation and a motion for impeachment.  Accordingly, the House will preserve every option — including the 25th Amendment, a motion to impeach or a privileged resolution for impeachment.”

CNN and other outlets are reporting that the House Democrats will introduce an impeachment resolution on Monday — with nine days before Biden takes over — when the House next comes into session.  CNN notes, “The latest draft of the impeachment resolution, obtained by CNN, includes one article of impeachment for ‘incitement of insurrection.’ The House Rules Committee is expected to meet Monday or Tuesday to approve a rule that would govern floor debate for an impeachment resolution and Raskin’s bill to create a new mechanism to invoke the 25th Amendment.  Under that timeline, an impeachment vote is possible by the middle of next week.”

The middle of next week would leave Trump with less than a week left in office.  This would also mark the second time Democrats have attempted to impeach Trump without the commission of an actual crime, events that have never before occurred in the history of the Union.  Here is the actual text of Trump’s speech that supposedly incited an insurrection:

“Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. And after this, we’re going to walk down and I’ll be there with you. We’re going to walk down–

“We’re going to walk down. Anyone you want, but I think right here, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol–

“And we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.

“Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.

“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated. Lawfully slated.

“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

Yes, in 2021 America, asking for voices to be “peacefully and patriotically” heard is now a call to rebellion.

Amazingly, Nancy Pelosi herself suggested what sounds an awful lot like a military coup this very same week.  NPR reports, “In a letter to her Democratic House colleagues on Friday, Pelosi said that she had spoken with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, about ‘available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.’”

In the letter, Pelosi wrote, “The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.”

In other words, the military should unlawfully seize power from the lawful President, the very definition of a coup, incited by none other than the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  Think about this for a moment:  Nancy Pelosi requested, in writing, that the military take control away from the lawfully elected civilian leadership.  The mainstream media of course were virtually silent.

Democracy, apparently, wasn’t under assault when a Democrat requests the military seize power.

Perhaps even more amazingly, the incoming President Joe Biden, the purported leader of his party and future leader of the free world, claims to be absolutely powerless to stop this insanity.  He would say only, “That’s a decision for the Congress to make. I’m focused on my job,” while of course continuing to rant about Trump.  He noted that Trump has “exceeded my worst notions about him. He’s been an embarrassment” and compared the “damage done to our reputation around the world” to “tinhorn dictatorships.”

This from the man who has been promising “unity” for months.  In November, NPR reported that Biden “doubled-down on unity.”  Biden repeatedly claims “We are at war with the virus not with each other.” Over Thanksgiving weekend, he implored everyone to “put away the harsh rhetoric,” “give each other a chance,” and end “this grim era of demonization in America.”

His party, obviously working with his implicit approval, now plans to tear the country a part the week before he is inaugurated by pursuing a naked political vendetta.

Not to be outdone, the social media oligarchs announced they have no truck for Trump either.  Twitter has permanently banned the sitting President of the United States account.  “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a tweet.

Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked, summed up the decision nicely:  Twitter “says Trump’s account ran the ‘risk’ of ‘inciting violence’. And yet the two tweets of his that it cites do nothing of the sort. In one, Trump describes his voters as ‘great American patriots’ and insists they will have a ‘GIANT VOICE’ in the future. In the other he confirms that he will not be attending the inauguration of Joe Biden. That’s it. In what warped moral universe can such standard, boastful Trump-made statements be interpreted as calls for violence?”

The decision to target Trump isn’t an isolated instance of political censorship either.   Last October, they locked the account of the New York Post, one of the oldest and most widely read newspapers in the country.  At the time, they claimed the account was locked because there was evidence the Post’s articles on Hunter Biden’s business dealings came from a “hacked” source.  It was a complete lie then, as is their explanation for banning Trump now.

These are political purges, plain and simple.

Not surprisingly, these purges have been cheered on by liberal outlets. Kaitlyn Tiffany, writing for the Atlantic, claims “Trump’s Tweets Were Never Just Tweets” and an “alarming lesson in how online extremism can translate into offline violence.” She and others support the move. Where was she when Bernie Sanders was repeatedly calling for a revolution? Of course, he meant a political revolution, but the word is the same.

This is not the stuff of unity either, nor does anything good often come from naked and blatant censorship.  Glenn Greenwald, writing on Substack, noted,  “These calls for censorship, online and official, are grounded in the long-discredited, oft-rejected and dangerous view that a person should be held legally accountable not only for their own illegal actions but also for the consequences of their protected speech: meaning the actions others take when they hear inflammatory rhetoric.”

Translation:  We can deplore the mob at the Capitol on Wednesday, but censorship is certainly not the answer.  There is no country in the world that I am aware of where they say, first they started silencing people, and then things got better.

Political vendettas, incoming President’s feigning powerless to stop the Democrat stampede towards a country divided, and naked, blatant censorship.  The calls for unity were complete lies, and now everyone knows it.  There will be no unity in America after another impeachment.  There will be no unity suffering under the capriciousness of our unelected technology overlords.

Anyone who thinks otherwise, is smoking whatever they just made legal in Oregon, or just plain lying for their own dark purposes.

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