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American Big Tech obeyed Michelle Obama’s demand

There is no justification for Michelle Obama’s call to ban Donald Trump from social media for life – not even in the slightest. How a woman of her stature even could suggest such things? Didn’t it expose very dark, very ominous and very dangerous potential future for America’s democracy?

While anti-Trump bloc is in celebration mood following Big Tech’s banning him from social media platforms – Dr Michael Brown, host of the nationally syndicated ‘Line of Fire’ radio program and author of many books said: I would argue that the move was unjustified, being yet another example of Big Tech overreach and censorship. On the other hand, in the heat of the moment, and with fear that the president could incite rioters, an argument could be made for a temporary block. But to ban him for life? On what grounds?

According to an article published on Red State, “Former First Lady Michelle Obama called on Big Tech companies to permanently ban President Donald Trump from their social media platforms – principally because he’s ‘infantile and unpatriotic’.”

Michelle Obama posted her comments on social media in the immediate aftermath of the storming of the Capitol, laying the blame for the day’s events at the feet of President Trump. She also managed to bring race into the discussion as well, alleging that had the protesters and rioters been black, they would have met with much different resistance from the police.

Specifically, she gave these recommendations regarding the president: “Now is the time,” she wrote, “for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported – and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob.”

She continued, “Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior – and go even further than they have by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”

Commenting on Obama’s posts, Dr Michael Brown said, “What an absolutely outrageous, un-American request (or, perhaps, I should say, demand?). What a dangerous post. It is the former first lady who should be challenged for saying such things.”

Mike Miller rightly asked on Red State, “Where was Michelle Obama, night after night when Ferguson, Missouri, was on fire; night after nights of riots in the aftermath of the justifiable police action against Michael Brown?”

“Did she condemn that real violence? Half as much as she condemns the indefensible breach of the U.S. Capitol?”

He asked, “Was she watching the same ‘overwhelmingly peaceful movement’ we were? The looting? The burning? Torching police cars? Randomly murdering police officers? All in the name of so-called ‘racial justice’? Please.”

Mrs. Obama actually claimed that, “in city after city, day after day, we saw peaceful protesters met with brute force. … We saw cracked skulls and mass arrests. …”.

Wasn’t it true that during the past four years, Americans and the people in the world saw police standing down and even fleeing from before pro-Left anarchists? Haven’t we seen police stations and vehicles set on fire? And of course, those arrested were the criminals and anarchists, who should have definitely been arrested.

There is no justification for Michelle Obama’s call to ban Donald Trump from social media for life – not even in the slightest. How a woman of her stature even could suggest such things? Didn’t it expose very dark, very ominous and very dangerous potential future for America’s democracy?

Barack and Michelle Obama have emerged as the most influential couple on the planet, as reflected in their massive social media presence (just on Twitter, he has almost 128 million followers and she 19 million), their book sales and their influence behind the scenes.

As noted, November 19, 2020, “His tome, ‘A Promised Land,’ released Tuesday, sold an astonishing 887,000 copies in its first 24 hours on shelves. The number tops the 725,000 copies sold of the former first lady’s 2018 memoir, ‘Becoming,’ on Day 1.”

Where are those voices of brave and heroes? Where are those decent voices, who can counter Michelle Obama’s outrageous demand of banning Donald Trump from the social media for life by saying – NO! This is not the kind of America in which any of the Americans will thrive?

An internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist, research-scholar, counter-terrorism specialist, and editor of Blitz. Follow his on Twitter Salah_Shoaib

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