Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (not to be confused with Dr. Jill Biden, M.D.), at 1:51 in this 1966 interview:
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Is it fair to say that Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have moved this statement from “possibly true” to “definitely true”? There were some rioters and now they (and some additional millions of people who also failed to support Presidents Biden and Harris) will be “unheard” for the next few decades.
From the service that unpersoned Donald J. Trump:
Leading to a question:
Twitter was comfortable with potentially inflammatory speech, apparently, in 2017:
Can Donald Trump and his supporters don the mantle of victimhood or survivorship? Signs of abuse:
Should we look at some these these, e.g.,
- Control what you read, watch and say
- Punish you for breaking the rules, but the rules keep changing!
- Tell you it is for your own good and that they know better
- Call you names or shame you for being stupid or selfish
- Dismiss your opinions
- Wikipedia page on Parler, noting that there were 4-10 million (deplorable) users who were shut down by Amazon
- “Salesforce has cut off emails from the Trump campaign” (Input)
- “Stripe Stops Processing Payments for Trump Campaign Website” (WSJ)
- “Flight attendant union wants pro-Trump rioters barred from flights” (CNBC). Maybe what would be good is a loyalty pledge that people have to take before flying commercial? That would protect against people who have failed to support Presidents Biden and Harris sitting anywhere near us on a Boeing or Airbus.
- “Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it” (Washington Post): “Thousands of protesters rushed to the … Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors.” That is how one newspaper described the storming of the Capitol — not the one in Washington last week, but the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., a decade ago. Back then, thousands of pro-union activists — many bused in from out of state — rampaged through the historic building in an effort to stop a vote on collective bargaining reform legislation. … House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised the occupiers for an “impressive show of democracy in action” and tweeted as they assaulted the Capitol that she continued “to stand in solidarity” with the union activists. In other words, Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it.