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January 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The bipartisan outcry and condemnation of violence in our country has never been louder than it has these last few weeks. And violence should be condemned. No sensible person would disagree with that.
However, there seems to be a partisan double standard that has been made glaringly obvious in light of recent events. When anti-Biden rioters broke into the Capitol, both parties decried it. When anti-Trump rioters looted and destroyed cities, only Republicans did.
In fact, when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) called for the Senate last July to condemn the months-long looting, rioting, beatings, arson, and takeover of city blocks by Antifa and BLM groups, Senate Democrats would not even agree to a bipartisan denunciation of violence. Instead, they objected.
Lee addressed the Senate on Jul. 2, 2020, after the objection.
“What’s happening here?” he asked his fellow senators. “This is the United States Senate. Just so everyone is clear … I just proposed a non-binding resolution condemning mob violence and Senate Democrats objected. I don’t know whether to be outraged or embarrassed for them. This is not even a bill! It’s just a statement that says, ‘Mob violence is bad.’ Democrats can’t even say, ‘Mob violence is bad.’”
It is now clear that the left is capable of denouncing mob violence. However, their opprobrium is selective and hyperbolic.
In full gaslighting mode, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared the Capitol breech to Kristallnacht when Jews were killed, and businesses, homes, and synagogues vandalized and torched.
Others are following Democrats in punishing Trump and his supporters. Big Tech companies, publishers, corporations, and others have joined forces to “cancel” and censor Trump and make any conservative voices who shared concern over election irregularities guilty by association. In their eyes, anybody who opposed a questionable election of Biden is a seditionist and insurrectionist and must be canceled. Book deals have been canceled, conservative social media apps have been annihilated, and fundraising platforms have blocked conservatives.
Despite the obvious fact that the actions of a few are not representative of the 75 million who voted for Trump, the narrative has become not that extremist outliers decided to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but that it was a foreseeable event and that every Republican is responsible for the violence.
The Trump speech that has been blamed for inciting violence reads in part, “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.”
To claim that Trump has incited violence by casting doubt on the integrity of the election is a stretch of the imagination. If that is the case, then Nancy Pelosi is equally guilty of inciting violence after she tweeted on May 16, 2017, “Our election was hijacked. There is no question. Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy & #FollowTheFacts.”
She also said to her leadership team in December in regards to the President, “I’m counting down the hours ’til he’s gone. I plan to pull him out of there by his hair, his little hands and his feet.”
There have been many, many instances of Democrats literally promoting unrest and uprisings, as shown in this viral video from August 2020:
The most important video of 2020
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) August 31, 2020
There is clearly a malicious double standard.
There have been Democrat leaders who have actually incited violence. Remember when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) actually told constituents to harass the Trump administration?
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LifeSite has signed on to a Media Research Center (MRC) letter to all 50 state Attorneys General, calling for an investigation into Big Tech.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have monopolized the industry, and are using their influence to collect user data, suppress content, and silence those who voice ideas and beliefs counter to their own.
As we urged prior, action must be taken to combat these efforts, and that is why we’ve joined the MRC in this fight.
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PETITION UPDATE (1/26/20) -
Twitter has again locked LifeSiteNews out of two of our accounts on the platform for displaying a message noting that President Joe Biden’s newly named Assistant Secretary of Health “Rachel” Levine is a man.
Both accounts displayed a simple message which read: “Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health. ‘Rachel’ Levine is a father of two who divorced his wife in 2013 after 30 years of marriage.” The tweets also included a link to LifeSite’s article Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health, and contained part of the opening sentence of that article, “Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint a gender-confused man” as Assistant Secretary of Health.
For stating biological or Biblical truths, Twitter and Big Tech are trying to shut down conservative voices.
Therefore, it is now more important than ever to consider dumping Twitter, Google (who own YouTube) and Facebook. To be clear: LifeSite is still using Twitter and Big Tech to encourage others to migrate away from these illiberal platforms.
This is not the first time that LifeSiteNews has been censored by Twitter. In December 2019, Twitter indefinitely suspended our account for a tweet that linked to an article on transgender activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv.
At the time, Twitter gave LifeSite the option to delete the tweet and reactivate our account right away. LifeSite remained steadfast that the tweet did not violate any of the company’s “rules and policies,” and sought several appeals with Twitter, while looking into legal action against the company.
And, while LifeSite's account was eventually restored, we must now consider what course of action we will pursue in this case, over and above appealing the ban.
Meanwhile, since taking office on Wednesday last week, Joe Biden has already signed an executive order which will force women’s athletic programs, restrooms, and locker rooms to be open to men. He has also turned back the Trump administration’s policy protecting women’s sports programs in schools.
Last week, LifeSite was banned for two weeks from our YouTube channel, after the site determined that one of our videos about vaccines violated YouTube’s “community guidelines.” We are also in the middle of appealing this ban.
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Twitter just deplatformed President Trump premanently! And, other conservatives, including General Flynn and Sidney Powell, were also summarily deplatformed.
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When you use Twitter or Facebook to communicate, and, or, Google and Amazon to search for something online, these companies can stifle your ability to share your thoughts and opinions and manipulate your search results, threatening your privacy, your freedom of speech, and even our democracy.
Evidence suggests that Twitter and Facebook's 'community guidelines' are selectively enforced against conservatives and Christians, while Google rigs their search algorithms to direct traffic away from conservative and Christian websites, effectively choking traffic to those sites.
Simply put, Twitter, Facebook, Google (who owns YouTube) and Amazon appear to be actively suppressing access to pro-freedom, pro-family and pro-life news and opinion.
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To repeat: a few liberal and completely unaccountable computer programmers in Silicon Valley are dictating what we do and do not see in our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and in our Google searches.
We, here, at LifeSite, also recently had our Twitter account suspended by the company over "misgendering" a man who claims to be a woman.
LifeSite has also experienced a fall-off in Google search-related traffic since the company updated its search algorithms at the beginning of May.
And, since the November election, Twitter and Big Tech appear to have dramatically INCREASED their censorship of conservatives and Christians as the President Trump disputed the results of the election and when evidence of election fraud began to mount.
Now, it seems likely that they are trying to cut-off conservative leaders (like President Trump) from conservatives on the ground, and effectively exclude us from the national conversation.
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The great irony is that, while Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon executives talk a lot about maintaining freedom of speech and diversity, in fact, these hypocrites are ATTACKING free speech point-blank!
This kind of manipulation poses a lethal threat to our democracy, but as we see so clearly now, Twitter and Big Tech have shown no hesitation in excluding conservatives and Christians from the public square.
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“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.
Remember when Kamala Harris described Antifa anarchy as “essential” and mob violence as mere “protests”?
“Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight,” she said at the NAACP’s national convention. “And so, I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country — as an essential component or mark of a real democracy.”
Regarding arsons and vandalism, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) was quoted as saying, “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”
Nobody called for the resignation of Pelosi or the “cancellation” of those representatives. No corporation canceled those who supported them.
Instead, they were celebrated. They were invited to paint BLM on the streets while professional sports teams revered their movement by wearing it on their jerseys and taking a knee.