Right after the January 6th uprising, Twitter shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account. I'm wondering if that rescued him from being impeached.
Here's my thinking. I'm sure Trump wanted to pardon all of the people who invaded the Capitol, but his handlers talked him out of it. If Trump had been able to continue manifesting his imbecilic impulsivity, it is very likely that he would have tweeted a multiplicity of statements that would prove his intent and guilt. Tweeting seemed to be one of the few things his handlers could not control with him.
It's hard to imagine him not tweeting congratulations and thanks to them. And he have probably found meme images to tweet as well, some of them by groups that will probably soon be listed as terrorist groups, as some US groups already are categorized in Canada.
I detest Trump, but it would have been better to give him his tweet freedom so he could hook himself. And we would be better off if the government kept out of restriciting freedom of expression. It's a far too slipper slope. Twitter had the right to do what it did, but it might have been better if it hadn't done it. Now, we'll never know.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)