The pernicious ambiguities, obscurations, excuses and reservations must end. Now.
The appeasement of a moss maniac who encouraged, greeted and acclaimed a rampant and deadly insurgency against the United States constitution and who remains, unbelievably, remains the current President of the United States must end – unequivocally .
Enlightened Americans see the continuing threat before them and are determined to take immediate, tangible action to ensure that the existential threat Donald Trump continues to pose to the unrestrained republic of the United States is finally and emphatically addressed today. hui and tomorrow.
The hesitation at this urgent moment would be a serious, perhaps even fatal, error and would set a totally irresponsible precedent that would offer an unfettered license to the next “populist” charlatan to end the fascist fire that he has stoked, without restraint. , for more than four years. .
Trump must finally be permanently equipped with a legal and ethical straitjacket to help ensure that he can no longer inflict damage on the already seriously injured American body politic and psyche.
This should, of course, have happened a long time ago. A legion of savvy and savvy Americans have understood the true and sinister nature of this grifter-turned-commander-in-chief. Their thoughtful and premonitory warnings were then not heeded. They must be now.
We were assured that Trump’s poisonous virus would be contained and managed by the “guardrails” inherent in the American constitutional republic. We were also assured that he was surrounded by “adults” who would temper with caution, but persuasively, his blatant and destructive impulses.
They were lies then, like now.
Trump and his equally subversive toads – inside and outside the White House – must be held real and decisive.
Trump’s resignation is necessary. Otherwise, his dismissal is necessary. Indictments are needed. And Trump’s criminally belated exile from ubiquitous social media platforms, including Twitter, is surely necessary, too.
These are irrefutable facts and anyone who claims otherwise is guilty of the same blindness and negligence that Trump and his enablers eagerly exploited to instigate and orchestrate the insurgent insurgency on Capitol Hill.
Critics of Trump’s eviction from Twitter must not be allowed to escape this sordid story, nor to suggest – without question – that his ban will only inflame his fanatic followers and fuel their inconsistent fury and sense of grievance. .
Trump is the impatient and unrepentant architect of this festering fanaticism and rage. Twitter was the convenient and enjoyable vehicle – given that it requires no knowledge or literacy – for a foolish president to sow, with overwhelming and debilitating frequency, his overt cruelty, misogyny, fanaticism, hatred and his discord.
That Trump has been denied the ready tool he has used – for far too long – to intimidate, defame and traumatize Americans, and, for that matter, the world, is good, appropriate and appropriate given the mandate of Twitter and terms of conduct. users who, in particular, prohibit incitement to violence.
We are not, however, to commend the smug billionaire owners of Twitter and other social media for doing, at this terrible eleventh hour, the smart thing.
Their reluctant conversions, I suppose, were, to a large extent, the product of selfish calculation. They know momentum is building for a new Congress to change legislation to hold their businesses accountable for the malice and slander they have gleefully trafficked for decades to fill their bank accounts.
In journalism parlance, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and the suddenly shaken company are swiftly maneuvering to “get ahead of the story.” Their “act of good faith” came far too late.
Yet in the crude residue of the sacking of the Capitol last week and the threat to life and liberty the insurgents posed to members of Congress discharging their constitutional duties, the imperative of sanctions had to be considered. quick against a seditious president who inspired the thugs.
My God. Seen through that hesitant and ominous prism, the stupid, fabricated hubbub of removing the chief accelerator from Twitter should be the least of America’s worries.
He cannot afford to repeat his disastrous attraction to the trivial at the expense of the grave peril he faces. As politicians and the establishment media lingered on Hillary Clinton’s emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, alarms rang over Trump’s incompetence.
The seat of American democracy has been attacked by mad and marauding insurgents who also looted. Five people died. A woman was shot dead on the Capitol. A police officer defending the Capitol and, by extension, the constitution, was reportedly clubbed to death with a fire extinguisher.
So, I have a simple and straightforward message to experts concerned or worried that Trump can no longer use 280 characters to share his crazy and inflammatory thoughts with his malleable army of online “followers”: Find a bloody prospect.
Your misguided censorship of Trump’s ban on Twitter distracts the necessary attention and energy from where America’s attention and energy should be focused with laser-like sharpness – on a president who has vowed to “support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies.” , foreigners and nationals ”.
Instead, Trump has repudiated this solemn commitment by repeatedly urging and offering not-so-veiled rhetorical approval on Twitter and elsewhere to stage a coup. He was the fifth column he had pledged to defend against.
Seen in this astonishing context, Trump’s ex-communication from Twitter is a reasonable and responsible injunction against a patently unreasonable and irresponsible president who takes obvious joy and sick satisfaction by hurting his opponents and the country he claims to serve.
As Trump’s favorite virtual megaphone has been snatched from him, he will no doubt be comforted by the fact that a host of sympathetic broadcast media, including the ever-begging Fox News and other propaganda networks from nascent extreme right, will be happy his sick diktats. Over time, he might even try to create a Trump-endorsed variant of Twitter that, given his bad business acumen, will inevitably declare bankruptcy.
Despite hysterical cries of “censorship”, Trump’s filthy mouth and mind will unfortunately not be “muzzled”.
Thankfully, his lasting absence from Twitter will have the salutary effect of preventing this rabid narcissist from holding a shadow presidency with a daily drop of tweets designed to undermine the critical work of a new president in the face of a collapsing economy. , countless hungry and unemployed Americans, a savage and deadly virus and a fractured nation where the pursuit of good and common purpose are vanished anachronisms.
Silencing Trump on Twitter is a healthy and desperately needed balm that will hopefully encourage sensitive Americans to recover from a yellowed president who has division and hatred ingrained in his hollow soul.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of Al Jazeera.