Trump, as always, is on fire for protecting the United States and defending the nation against numerous threats. And his continuous spirit for fighting against threats was on fully display when he formally vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act.
These threats not only include external threats, such as the rather obvious national security issues related to China (complete with American drivers’ licenses made in China), but also numerous domestic threats. Of course, it’s just wonderful that the Biden bandwagon appears fully on board the China train, which is precisely why nary a negative word is spoken about China.
The same nation that is widely (and justifiably) rumored to be bankrolling BLM, which football legend Hershel Walker has valiantly attempted to point out. Particularly since BLM is a well-known Marxist organization, the ideology of an authoritarian’s perverse dreams.
Of course, BLM and Antifa make the most noise and cause the most obvious violence, from a surface perspective. After all, they transformed some of the United States’ most well-known cities into massive scenes of crime, specializing in shouting, looting, harassing, setting fires, and, in some cases, violently harming or killing other people.
However, how exactly can BLM and Antifa organize to such a degree? How can their movements become so widespread, and how can so many (doctored) videos of police constantly go viral?
That’s where the biggest domestic threat of all comes in: big tech, complete with all its ungodly arrogance and unwavering authoritarianism. Not content to crush competition constantly into oblivion, somewhat like grossly overpaid cartels, big tech has also decided that it should serve as the de facto source of information for broad swathes of the population.
Even when the information is completely false. Even worse, big tech has also decided to suffocate information that is true, but it does not serve their nefarious, long-term aims.
That’s precisely where Trump’s veto comes in. As always, Trump has made absolutely no secret how he feels about the Defense Authorization Act, an act that unfortunately included the removal of “offensive” statues, as well as continued protection for big tech under Section 230.
Section 230 is a section of law developed as technology rapidly advanced, and big tech companies greatly enjoy the immunity from various liabilities that they enjoy under the act. For instance, Section 230 allows for big tech companies to basically do whatever they want in terms of content, as demonstrated by Section (c)(2)(a):
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—
… any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.” [Source: Cornell Law School]
Note the phrase “otherwise objectionable.” What a slippery slope that has proven to be. Big tech has unilaterally decided that anything remotely conservative is “objectionable,” which also includes the truth about more than one Democrat.
Needless to say, big tech’s continued ability to operate with impunity poses a grave threat to national security, which is precisely why Trump stated before, during, and after the veto that he would never approve it as long as big tech is protected under Section 230.
Since the swamp predictably failed to keep big tech in line, Trump stepped in (again) to attempt to preserve a semblance of freedom and security during the final weeks of his first term.
He also sent a likely far too nice note to Congress regarding his decision, though the fake news media is unlikely to say or do anything remotely nice towards him.
“My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security … Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions.” [Source: Fox News]
On top of that, Trump also received support from Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who also openly supported Trump’s resistance to Section 230. She also cited very similar reasons as Trump did, illustrating how the threat of big tech truly does jeopardize everyone, whether or not they realize it yet.
“I support the president’s push to make this happen, once again. Because Congress has thus far failed to do what is necessary to break up these big tech monopolies and to take away the legal immunity with which they are exploiting for their own massive profits and financial interests on the backs of us, the American people …
Whether it’s because they are censoring or picking and choosing whose voices can and can’t be heard on their platforms, using their algorithms to make those determinations, there are so many different examples here that are not just about, well, Donald Trump is mad at Twitter. Give me a break. I’ve seen this and experienced this myself within my presidential campaign how these algorithms put us at a disadvantage. There are so many different examples. This is about freedom for the American people and making sure these big tech monopolies cannot abuse their position.” [Source: Breitbart]
Amen. If only the rest of the House (including many GOP members) saw the threat as clearly as both Trump and Gabbard have.
Or, more darkly, they do see it, but they’re simply paid too well on the side to vote in favor of big tech interests. After all, far stranger things have happened.
Such as one of the most pro-China presidential candidates inexplicably becoming “President Elect” … during a pandemic caused directly by China.
Things that make you go “hm” …