Elon Musk Inviting Trump Again To Twitter To Promote Subsequent Violent Revolt, We Guess

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Elon Musk announced Tuesday that if his Twitter takeover goes by way of, he’d swiftly restore Donald Trump’s Twitter account. All of us noticed this coming, however now it’s official and doubtlessly life-threatening.

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Musk dropped the information throughout remarks on the Monetary Occasions’s Way forward for the Automotive convention. You’ll recall that Musk makes frequently recalled vehicles along with his future work turning Twitter right into a free-range troll farm.

“I do suppose it was not right to ban Donald Trump, I believe that was a mistake,” Musk mentioned. “I might reverse the perma-ban. … However my opinion, and Jack Dorsey, I need to be clear, shares this opinion, is that we should always not have perma-bans.”

Musk known as Trump’s Twitter ban a “morally dangerous resolution” and “silly within the excessive.” He doesn’t suppose Twitter ought to ban customers completely, however as a substitute ought to take into account short-term suspensions or timeouts. In fact, rightwing trolls like Trump will nonetheless cry censorship over each, and since they’re incapable of modifying their conduct, they’ll both face common suspension (a de facto ban) or Twitter will simply throw up its arms and allow them to smear crap over the cyber partitions. It’s not a thriller the place that is headed.

Let’s take a fast journey again to the distant previous of final yr. Twitter was all the time extra lenient with Trump’s tweets than it was with the typical consumer. Fb and Twitter usually allowed world leaders a large berth to interrupt most however not all of their guidelines. Vox explains that they cited “the general public curiosity and newsworthiness of virtually something world leaders needed to say.” The apparent downside right here is that LoserBoy298 sharing racist memes and conspiracy theories to an viewers of 100 individuals is much much less harmful than the literal president of america doing the identical however to viewers of hundreds of thousands.

PREVIOUSLY: Elon Musk Can Buy Twitter And Turn It Into A Troll Site, But He Can’t Force Anyone To Stay


Trump spread gross lies a couple of useless lady who as soon as labored for Joe Scarborough. Her widower begged Twitter to take away the tweets, however Twitter refused. Trump raised lynch mobs on Twitter in opposition to congressional girls of coloration, and spent the months after his 2020 election loss tweeting more and more unhinged outright lies in regards to the election. There’s a direct line between this and the January 6 rebellion.

Twitter finally banned Trump on January 8, stating that current tweets had violated its coverage in opposition to glorification of violence. There’s no proof Trump or his trustworthy MAGA cult have cooled down. The risk persists.

Trump has infamously used Twitter to smear girls. In 2017, he tweeted, “Light-weight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a complete flunky for Chuck Schumer and somebody who would come to my workplace ‘begging’ for marketing campaign contributions not so way back (and would do something for them), is now within the ring preventing in opposition to Trump. Very disloyal to Invoice & Crooked-USED!”

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However it wasn’t all enjoyable and gross sexual harassment video games. Trump additionally bought into dick-waving contests with equally unhinged world leaders, the place the winner will get to finish human civilization. For example, this charmer:

“North Korean Chief Kim Jong Un simply said that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk always.’ Will somebody from his depleted and meals starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, however it’s a a lot larger & extra highly effective one than his, and my Button works!”

Trump was particularly harmful throughout his (we hope) final yr in workplace. He tweeted “LIBERATE VIRGINIA!” and “LIBERATE MICHIGAN” and “LIBERATE MINNESOTA” through the early days of pandemic shutdowns. We had been barely a month into a world well being disaster and Trump was already encouraging revolt within Democratic-controlled states.

PREVIOUSLY: President Lazyass Livetweeting Fox, Inciting Armed Insurrection A Tiny. TYPICAL FRIDAY!

Trump casually threatened extrajudicial violence against residents through the unrest after Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd: “I can’t stand again & watch this occur to an important American Metropolis, Minneapolis. A complete lack of management. Both the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act collectively and convey town beneath management, or I’ll ship within the Nationwide Guard & get the job accomplished proper … these THUGS are dishonoring the reminiscence of George Floyd, and I gained’t let that occur. Simply spoke to Governor Tim Walz and advised him the Navy is with him all the best way. Any problem and we are going to assume management, however when the looting begins, the capturing begins. Thanks!”

(Any right punctuation above might be a typo on my half. Sorry.)

After Trump misplaced the election, he went over the edge with an countless barrage of lies that finally incited an rebellion in opposition to the US authorities. Laundering cash for the mob is a extra respectable vocation than offering a platform for Donald Trump and his MAGA cult.

Musk insists that “banning Trump from Twitter didn’t finish Trump’s voice. It can amplify it among the many proper. And this is the reason it was morally incorrect and flat-out silly.” Sadly, he’s not solely off the mark right here: As soon as Trump was banned, his spokesperson began tweeting out no matter he scribbled in crayon on close by lavatory tissue, successfully bypassing the ban. So-called journalists like Maggie Haberman would share his screeds in full (that ain’t “reporting,” Sally). So, in a means, it’s like he by no means left.

Nevertheless, Musk thinks Trump gained’t return to Twitter even after the ban is lifted. He’s bought his personal cool new platform, Reality Social, that he struggles to correctly name. Trump is equal elements evil, lazy, and untrue. We’re certain he’ll slink again to Twitter with a lot fascist fanfare.

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