‘Mistrust all in whom the urge to punish is strong! Mistrust all those who talk much about their justice!’
“Twitter and Facebock have blocked the accounts of the incumbent US President Trump. #Capitol #Democracy
That Twitter and Facebook now interrupt Trump’s flood of lies is far too late a conclusion. Anger, hatred and aggression have been part of the business model that made the platforms rich for far too long.
We will create binding obligations for Internet platforms in Europe in order to protect elections, erase hate speech and consistently take action against lies.”
That is one heck of a sinister statement by a minister of justice who, btw, is a socialist. Keep in mind, this tweet from the BMJV was published right after the Capitol incident on Jan. 6. This minister accuses President Trump of hate speech and aggression. The minister has obviously no respect for the First Amendment. She has with absolute certainty not read the transcript of Trump’s speech from that day in Jan. 6 and not listened to it. (Merkel after 16 years in office still needs an interpreter when an English-speaking guest talks).
The German Minister of Justice anchors the intention of Germany (and that is Europe) on lies of Trump. That’s pretty disingenuous. Nobody would be surprised when told that politicians (Trump is not one) do lie. Most people would certainly prefer not to be lied to but nobody raises an eyebrow when politicians do so. It is a given. You live with that. You expect it.
For this German minister it took way too long that platform companies – they are not media houses! – infringed free speech. This in reference to the President of the United States Donald J. Trump still in office. A president that 75 million of US citizens voted for. It tells you everything about socialists. Socialists, who sealed Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Hello “Bücherverbrennung”! Say what you want, it is in the German DNA.
But lies are only her false flag as she quickly moves on to the real intention of Germany/Europe and that is two-fold. Citing anger as reprehensible shows how low her threshold of acceptable free speech is. Her cliffhanger though is ‘hate speech’ and, secondly, it irks her that US companies reap all the financial benefits. At this point it is not quite clear, is she now more concerned about alleged hate speech or is it the profits Twitter generates? Looking at net income of Twitter gives you a pretty mixed picture over 5 years and that is an American company. One can expect a European Twitter would be funded by the EU and be a continuous loss maker. The Germans will also make sure a Tweet Gestapo keeps everything neat and those who transgress will be, err, concentrated.
Citing hate speech as a profit center for FB and Twitter is daft and shows only that this socialist politician has no idea how advertising works. It’s hard to imagine that a Twitter user will buy a BMW when seeing a Trump rant and right below a car ad. That Twitter shares lost some 1.3% the day Trump was 86ed is nothing special and does not prove anything.
It gets even better. Germany wants binding obligations to protect elections. Trump won by a fair election four years ago. Since that day German news sites have been chock full of articles about Trump, all of them negative. Articles three rows deep that you could get the impression this is a US news site in German. The meddling of Russians bullshit story, Muller, alleged sex offences, the undying hope that Trump would finally fall … the German media fell for everything and never understood Trump, a movement. The recent US election has at least some question marks to account for.
Keep in mind again, this tweet of the BMJV was published right after the Capitol incident on Jan. 6. It accuses President Trump of hate speech and aggression. Tongue in cheek she probably also alludes to alleged incitement of violence by Trump on that day in January. Here is Ann Althouse, law professor at University of Wisconsin Law School, now a professor emerita, and her post:
Here‘s the transcript. I read the entire speech — which was over an hour — looking for the sentences that are most subject to the interpretation that he was inciting the crowd to break into the Capitol building or commit any sort of act of violence. I’m doing this because I realized I wasn’t seeing quotes from Trump, just assertions that the speech was an incitement and cause-and-effect inferences based on the sequence of events: He spoke and then they acted.
There are places where he clearly talked about a peaceful protest march. He says: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” And: “So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue… So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.”
But here are the 7 most violent statements. Please, if you can find anything more violent or more related to the idea of breaking into the Capitol and physically disrupting the proceedings, let me know, and I’ll add it to the list. This is what I’ve found and have put in order from least to most violent:
7. We’re going walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.
6. To use a favorite term that all of you people really came up with, we will stop the steal…. We will not let them silence your voices.
5. The Republicans have to get tougher. You’re not going to have a Republican party if you don’t get tougher.
4. [W]e’re going to have somebody in there that should not be in there and our country will be destroyed, and we’re not going to stand for that.
3. We will never give up. We will never concede, it doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved.
2. We’re not going to let it happen. Not going to let it happen.
1. Together we are determined to defend and preserve government of the people, by the people and for the people.
Finally, here is again Althouse about
That is excellent reporting by a blogger. The German Justice Minister is engaging in libel, disseminating blatant lies and spewing pathetic anger based on ignorance against the head of a country that freed Germany from the Nazis. Besides, a Turkish cleaning lady wears better hair.