Friday, January 08, 2021

Zuckerberg Blacklists Pres. Trump from Facebook and Instagram

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Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg announced he has blacklisted President Trump from both Facebook and Instagram because Mark believes Trump will try to use his platforms to "provoke violence" and "undermine the peaceful transfer of power"---and he is doing so "indefinitely."

This follows Twitter's blocking Trump's account for the same reasons.

I believe this is a sign of things to come.

Saul Alinsky taught his followers to never let a crisis go to waste. And they don't.

Zuckerberg and Dorsey are heeding the call. So will VP-elect Harris and the far-left radical tribe president-elect Biden is gathering around himself. 

Religious freedoms and deeply held biblical beliefs will be targeted for some of the same reasons.

But there is hope.

Be informed, not misled.

2021 has already given birth to a new kind of  of "moral" censorship

Following the events on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Mark Zuckerburg announced yesterday, 

"The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden."

Zuckerberg said Trump's access to the platform will be banned "indefinitely." 

And he went on to say on his personal Facebook account that rather than risk the site becoming a platform for similar statements, [like Trump's statements] "Facebook and subsidiary Instagram" are muzzling Trump at least until Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, but leaves an extended ban possible.

It depends on how Zuckerberg evaluates Trump's behavior.

This, we should remember, was following Twitter blocking Trump's call for "peace" telling people to leave the Capitol peacefully---go home "peacefully," etc. on Wednesday as some activists streamed into our national Capitol Building.

My point is, at the moment, the big tech guys--- Zuckerberg and Dorsey-- are focused on Trump, while their allies who are about to take office and control of the Senate, the House, and the Oval Office are distracted by the joy of their newly acquired power.

While these people showed great interest in the limitations our Founders and our Constitution place on reversing a presidential election, they have little interest---in fact, blatant disregard---for First Amendment Rights.

Tucker Carlson warns that "the chaos at the Capitol could be used by the nation's leaders to strip Americans of their basic rights."

Tucker spoke to his concerns regarding our rights and freedoms under the Constitution. He says as long as people sincerely "believe they can change things by voting, they stay calm. They don't storm the Bastille."

"But the opposite is also true," he says, "If people begin to believe their democracy is fraudulent, if they conclude that voting is a charade, that the system is rigged, and it's run by a small group of powerful dishonest people who are acting in their own interests, then God only knows what could happen."

Then he notes, "Actually we do know what could happen. It's happening right now. It's happened to in countless other countries over countless centuries, and the cycle is always the same because human nature never changes....In the face of dissent, the first instinct of illegitimate leadership is to crack down on the population. But crackdowns never make things better. Instead it always makes the country more volatile and more dangerous."

 He calls it the "Romanov program."

There's more but in concluding, Carlson says of the Capitol chaos, 

"What happened today will be used by the people taking power to justify stripping you of the rights you were born with as an American. Your right to speak without being censored, your right to assemble, to not be spied upon, to make a living, to defend your family, most critically."

He says, "We got to this sad chaotic day for a reason. It is not your fault. It's their fault."

"These," he says "are the most basic and ancient freedoms we have."

What happens when these people find it "concerning" that biblical believers, including biblical pastor's deeply held religious beliefs---the most ancient beliefs--- are in conflict with their beliefs?

Zuckerberg said, "We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect---and likely their intent---would be to provoke further violence."

The masters of big tech have assumed the role of master of "thought, intent, and deed." 

Do you really believe that this focus and assumption of power will only be directed at their political enemy Donald Trump?

Of course you don't. Neither do I.

When biblical pastors preach from Scripture---and some still do---what the Bible says about abortion---killing unwanted babies, will these people find that too "concerning" and disrupting to peace and tranquility in society?

What about a sermon on sin? How will these people who embrace relativism, evaluate that speech and thought and belief? How can a biblical belief be tolerated if it disrupts or disagrees with another's "truth?"

And what about the pastor or the person who deeply believes that homosexual behavior is wrong---condemned by God Himself in His Word? What about the person who believes that marriage is only between one man and one woman and so-called "same-sex marriages" are not marriages at all? And participating and celebrating them violate a person's conscience?

We already know the answer. That censorship and punishment has already begun. 

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson has already destroyed the small businesses of people who hold a different view of marriage than the view the state holds. This is probably only a foretaste of things to come all across this nation.

Hopeless? Absolutely not.


Some of you will remember an old hymn we used to sing in church called, "Standing on the Promises."

"Standing on the promises of Christ my King...Standing on the promises that cannot fail, when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail...Standing in the liberty where Christ makes me free...Standing on the promises I cannot fall...Resting in my Savior as my all in all..."

We are probably about to go through a season of "howling storms and fear," but we will stand together as we stand on God's promises.

On the radio today, I'm going to share the story behind that hymn. It's the story of a miracle. Please join me. Here's how

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant Be Bold. Be Prayerful.