In case you missed it, Congressman Adam Schiff’s closing statement from the trump impeachment yesterday was one for the history books:
“If right doesn’t matter, It doesn’t matter how good the Constitution is. It doesn’t matter how brilliant the framers were. It doesn’t matter how good or bad our advocacy in this trial is. It doesn’t matter how well written the oath of impartiality is. If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost. If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost.”
Not only that, but after appealing, I also received notice that my posts from that page will not be shown in newsfeeds for a week. In addition, I am de-monetized (can’t place ads in the videos I post to FB) for a week as well.
All of this for an extremely well-written and accurate article that is about RACISTS and how they have dominated the American political landscape for the past 10 years. Apparently white fragility on FB is such that you can’t call white supremacists “shitty.” Perhaps the author of the article was remiss is not reminding readers that he’s not referring to ALL white people. He’s not talking about most of the good people who make up Middle America (many of whom are still, by the way, on the fence about whether they will vote for trump in 2020 or not, but I digress.)
It feels pointless to delve into the reasons why this suspension is bullshit, and why saying “Shitty White People” is not the same as if you referred to marginalized groups in the same way. People who don’t get it by now probably won’t and don’t want to. And if they really wanted to know, they could pick up a book or jump on Google for a while. And it just goes to show the ridiculous ways some people think racism/hate speech work.
In mid-December of last year, Representative Pramila Jayapal eloquently summed up why she voted to impeach trump, from her perspective as an immigrant to the United States who cherishes the Constitution and the checks that it offers Americans against a POTUS that is willing to abuse his power for personal gain.