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Let’s be clear. This wasn’t deleting the account of a child pornographer or serial killer. This was the account of a sitting president who just received 75 million votes. Would the account of Xi be deleted?
I guess we can only hope that Twitter one day enacts a no-scumbag policy. Trump was just an easy target since he is a very influential scumbag on American soil.
 

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If they believe that Trump is a danger to public safety, it's a perfectly fine response. Which most people have believed for a very long time.
At one time, a majority felt that MLK was a danger to public safety. The bar for feeling something is a danger to public safety is near zero. It’s a bar so low that abuse is guaranteed.
 

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Are you under the delusion that silencing a president will work? Will have positive long term outcomes? That trying to turn all 75 million supporters of a president into untouchable pariahs is a smart way forward? Wow, the arrogance is really impressive.
 

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Big Tech and leftist media are rapidly casting off customers and creating new competitors. Sometimes smart people do stupid things. Dorsey, for all his brilliance in some areas, is a terrible businessman. Twitter has never figured out how to monetize jack shit. Young people already hate Fakebook and now it's pissing off a huge portion of its core customers. This censorship just creates opportunity for new growth elsewhere.

It'll be fun watching conservative alternatives grow. The ride will be bumpy, especially with social media apps. Android and Apple joining the censorship show makes that even harder for apps, but independent conservative media is already very good. I believe Steve Bannon and Raheem Kassam's show is already the #1 digital political show in the country. Parler, Rumble, CloutHub, etc. are a little rough and will take time to incubate.
 

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Are you under the delusion that silencing a president will work? Will have positive long term outcomes? That trying to turn all 75 million supporters of a president into untouchable pariahs is a smart way forward? Wow, the arrogance is really impressive.
I hope to God that all 75 million Trump supporters aren't apart of his cult. Flags, hats, storming the capitol, etc...Yeah, those people should be pariah. Hell, if anyone voted for Trump, they should at least feel a little embarrassed right now. God help you if you still support him, though.
 

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I hope to God that all 75 million Trump supporters aren't apart of his cult. Flags, hats, storming the capitol, etc...Yeah, those people should be pariah. Hell, if anyone voted for Trump, they should at least feel a little embarrassed right now. God help you if you still support him, though.
Trump attacks the American democracy. Trump rallies his supporters to attack and riot at the capital and endanger elected officials.

But the real tragedy here....is that his twitter account was banned.

Oh boy. :rolleyes:
 

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I hope to God that all 75 million Trump supporters aren't apart of his cult. Flags, hats, storming the capitol, etc...Yeah, those people should be pariah. Hell, if anyone voted for Trump, they should at least feel a little embarrassed right now. God help you if you still support him, though.
Not embarrassed. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful people at that rally and a few dozen were idiots.

Four years and ya'll still don't get it. While you were all voting against one boogeyman in Trump, we were all voting against people like you. Trump was the imperfect willing vessel that fought.
 

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Not embarrassed. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful people at that rally and a few dozen were idiots.

Four years and ya'll still don't get it. While you were all voting against one boogeyman in Trump, we were all voting against people like you. Trump was the imperfect willing vessel that fought.
Aight. So you're still in the cult. Got it.
 

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Not embarrassed. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful people at that rally and a few dozen were idiots.

Four years and ya'll still don't get it. While you were all voting against one boogeyman in Trump, we were all voting against people like you. Trump was the imperfect willing vessel that fought.
a) Your number are all wonky.

b) What you don't seem to get is that the only thing that Trump fought for was himself. And he suckered a bunch of willing fools into fightin for HIM as well. But hey....all it did was implode your party. Guess you can chalk that up as a win?
 

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Aight. So you're still in the cult. Got it.
The real battle will come when you start trying to control our lives again. Leave us the f&ck alone and quit stealing our stuff. Only then will things settle down.
 

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The real battle will come when you start trying to control our lives again. Leave us the f&ck alone and quit stealing our stuff. Only then will things settle down.
What exactly is being stolen from you, salty galty? How about you leave the majority of the country alone. The civilized part of the country. I don't recall any of us asking you to assault our capitol, continue to provoke us by shooting and killing unarmed black and brown people, driving your cars through peaceful protesters, attempt to kidnap public officials, attempt to take over state capitols, spread the virus by refusing to obey public health measures.

You and your bullshit are in the minority. The majority is done appeasing your foolish hate filled fantasies. We are going to fill our jails with you folks, beginning with donald.
 

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Not embarrassed. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful people at that rally and a few dozen were idiots.

Four years and ya'll still don't get it. While you were all voting against one boogeyman in Trump, we were all voting against people like you. Trump was the imperfect willing vessel that fought.
Donald fought only for himself. You were his willing army of suckers.
 

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Calling for a violent attack on Congress, while they are attempting to conduct The People's business, in order to overturn the result of a free and fair election is not protected speech under the First Amendment.
 

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You guys who are minimizing this, and spinning it, are only fooling yourselves.

Lies and threats and bluster and bullying and cons and bullsh*t got your hero quite far; I'll admit that. Shockingly far.

But he's done now. He has, predictably, self-destructed. Next stop: the ash heap of history.
 

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Big Tech and leftist media are rapidly casting off customers and creating new competitors. Sometimes smart people do stupid things. Dorsey, for all his brilliance in some areas, is a terrible businessman. Twitter has never figured out how to monetize jack shit. Young people already hate Fakebook and now it's pissing off a huge portion of its core customers. This censorship just creates opportunity for new growth elsewhere.

It'll be fun watching conservative alternatives grow. The ride will be bumpy, especially with social media apps. Android and Apple joining the censorship show makes that even harder for apps, but independent conservative media is already very good. I believe Steve Bannon and Raheem Kassam's show is already the #1 digital political show in the country. Parler, Rumble, CloutHub, etc. are a little rough and will take time to incubate.
How is it censorship if great competitors exist?
 

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Donald fought only for himself. You were his willing army of suckers.
You really believe that? The guy lost half is fortune the last time I checked Forbes (last summer). The Capitol incident will damage that reputation further. If all he wanted was money, he would have kissed peoples ass, wrote a few books and sold million-dollar speeches like Obama, sucked up to big tech and big media to ensure future profitable gigs, and carefully preserve his reputation so his golf courses could host major tournaments in the future (his dream) and fill his hotels. He did none of that.
 

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How is it censorship if great competitors exist?
Great competitors don't exist yet (social media and platforms). But they eventually will; albeit with established big tech doing everything they can to squash new competition as is happening now. It'll be interesting to watch.
 
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Calling for a violent attack on Congress, while they are attempting to conduct The People's business, in order to overturn the result of a free and fair election is not protected speech under the First Amendment.
I like how you put The People in caps.
 

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Great competitors don't exist yet (social media and platforms). But they eventually will; albeit with established big tech doing every they can to squash new competition as is happening now. It'll be interesting to watch.
Exactly. Honestly, Facebook and Twitter have so many useless bells and whistles. You don’t need all that. Just a simple platform to communicate information pictures and videos. Doesn’t have to be fancy.
 

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You really believe that? The guy lost half is fortune the last time I checked Forbes (last summer). The Capitol incident will damage that reputation further. If all he wanted was money, he would have kissed peoples ass, wrote a few books and sold million-dollar speeches like Obama, sucked up to big tech and big media to ensure future profitable gigs, and carefully preserve his reputation so his golf courses could host major tournaments in the future (his dream) and fill his hotels. He did none of that.
I gotta say, I will not be at all surprised if post presidency, Trump tries to walk back much of what he’s done and turn his back on his supporters. As a private citizen with a business empire, I imagine the red ink is going to be flowing freely.
 

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It's interesting how the past few days/weeks/months have truly clarified the nature of power structure in this country. Big tech and huge corporations, one in the same, totally run the show. It's also ironic that we got this way due to old school traditional Republican positions that favored big business while not reforming campaign finance (crony capitalism).
 

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It's interesting how the past few days/weeks/months have truly clarified the nature of power structure in this country. Big tech and huge corporations, one in the same, totally run the show. It's also ironic that we got this way due to old school traditional Republican positions that favored big business while not reforming campaign finance (crony capitalism).
I would say, by far the biggest problem with our power structure is that it takes huge amounts of money to become elected. That forces you to bend the knee to one of the parties, for all intents and purposes (with few, but notable exceptions). And then the wealthy party backers tend to support the most extreme candidates.

It would seem nearly impossible then, for a reasonable, moderate person to become elected.


That seems to me to be the single most important challenge to try to overcome. And I don't see how it's possible without public campaign financing that is independent of any party.
 
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