Oh, shut up, Trumps

Where were you earlier, Trumps? By Todd Starnes’ staff.

Facebook tonight removed an interview Lara Trump conducted with President Trump on The Right View. …

The Trumps were stunned by the blatant censorship.

“We are one step closer to Orwell’s 1984,” Lara wrote on Instagram.

“What an absolute slap in the face to 75 million Americans,” Eric wrote on Twitter.

Vox Popoli:

Lara and Eric Trump didn’t do a single damn thing about social media censorship when Milo and I were being kicked off Twitter back in 2015.

They paid no attention when people and businesses were systematically deplatformed from Paypal, Patreon, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple, and pretty much every other Big Tech platform for the entirety of President Trump’s first term from 2016 through 2020.

But now that it is affecting them, it’s suddenly 1984 in 2021! …

I think I speak for every American who has been deplatformed over the last six years when I say: “shut the fuck up, Lara and Eric. Now you’re stunned? If you notice or give a fraction of a damn about anyone else being censored, why the Hell do you think 75 million Americans care about yours?” …

Personally, I consider the failure of President Trump — who I will remind you is nevertheless the greatest US President of the last 184 years — to address the thought policing of Americans to be his greatest failure in office, because unlike many of the other challenges he faced, it was such an easy one to address and successfully resolve in a short period of time.

Robert Shibley:

This is an extremely bad idea in every way and it’s gonna get real weird if Trump runs for office (or is elected!) again.

Just imagine how this conversation’s going to go:

2024 Democrat Voter: “Trump loses again! The people have spoken!”
2024 Trump Voter: “You are telling me that this was a fair election and that I should think that this represents the will of the people when three giant companies colluded to ban my candidate from even appearing on the platforms where I get most of my news?”

How does that conversation end with any kind of agreement or shared sense of legitimacy of the U.S. government? Back away from the brink, folks!

When were the book burners and censors ever on the right side of history? Answer: Only so long as they were writing the history.