By: Daniel John Sobieski

For the Facebook Advisory Board to continue the ban on President Donald J. Trump posting content on Facebook and Instagram, while Facebook accepts ad revenue and content from drug and human traffickers who funneled kids into the Biden administration’s unsafe and unsanitary kid cages along our border with Mexico, is the height of hypocrisy and pulls the curtain back and shows Mark Zuckerberg is more interested in power and profit than protecting people from harm. As Fox Business reported the dictatorial decision:

“The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account,” the board announced Wednesday morning….

The board noted that heads of state and other high officials of government can have “a greater power to cause harm than other people.”

“If a head of state or high government official has repeatedly posted messages that pose a risk of harm under international human rights norms, Facebook should suspend the account for a period sufficient to protect against imminent harm,” the board said. “Suspension periods should be long enough to deter misconduct and may, in appropriate cases, include account or page deletion.”

Say what? Facebook’s restrictions began the day after President Trump’s post-election protest rally on January 6 and the subsequent planned assault on the Capitol that the FBI knew was coming. The riot had nothing to do with President Trump’s remarks at the rally.

The “mostly peaceful” protests in Washington, D.C., as liberals described the year-long Antifa and BLM riots they cheered on in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and other Democratic-run cities, gave some the excuse to storm the Capitol with tragic results. Like the Big Lie spread about President Donald J. Trump after Charlottesville that he said white supremacists were “fine people,” another lie has sprung forth that he incited some of the 75 million Americans who were disenfranchised by a stolen election to riot. He did neither such thing.

Democrats and their wholly-owned media chant that by reciting allegedly false claims about election fraud, Trump incited his crowd to storm the Capitol. Legal scholar and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Trump during his first impeachment, says there is a big and constitutionally protected difference between advocacy and incitement to riot and that Trump did no such thing. He would defend Trump again, said Dershowitz:

“It would be my honor if asked to defend the constitution once again against unconstitutional attempts to weaponize impeachment for partisan purposes,” Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz said that what Trump said during the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol was protected by the First Amendment and is, therefore, not an impeachable offense.

“Everything he said was fully protected by the First Amendment and cannot be deemed an impeachable offense,” he said. “To impeach him for a protected speech would violate both the First Amendment and the impeachment clause.”

This is what Trump really said, after reciting a list of documented unconstitutional election law changes, vote tampering, manipulations, and fraud, as reported by the Palm Beach Post:

“And after this, we’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down … to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women,” Trump told the crowd. “And 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.”…

“We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved,” Trump said. “Our country has had enough. We’re not going to take it anymore.”…

He further said: “You’re the real people. You’re the people that built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down this nation.”

The president did also say: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

And he added in a bit of irony: “Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy.”

“Peacefully and patriotically” are not words you heard when progressives formed their “resistance” against Trump or as our cities burned in Antifa and BLM-led riots. The George Floyd/BLM protests cost $1-2 billion dollars in damage. They protested in over 140 cities. Dozens of people died and over 14,000 were arrested, a federal courthouse in Portland was burned, as well as a historic church in Washington, D.C. but only the Capitol Hill protestors threatened our democracy. According to Facebook, Donald J. Trump is the real threat to our democracy and caused “harm” by inciting the deplorable bitter-clingers to riot.  Really?

You would never know that the only person killed on Jan. 6 was an unarmed female Trump supporter. And the story, not fact-checked by Facebook, CNN, or MSNBC, that a cop was bludgeoned to death by a Trump mob with a fire extinguisher was a big lie. The officer in question died of natural causes, most likely a stroke, according to post-mortems.

While citing Jan. 6 as the reason for its ban and the harm Trump could possibly do, Facebook ignores its own perfidy which has contributed to many deaths and billions in property damage here and abroad. It has not taken down the incitements and fact-deprived falsehoods of Rep. Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan, Black Lives Matter, and Antifa. Allowing the latter to communicate and foment civil unrest on its social media platform. It has helped make itself and the human trafficking drug cartels it aids and abets rich. Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has accused Facebook of being complicit in and profiting from illegal border crossings and human trafficking by Mexican cartels. According to a report in the Floridian:

Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has been critical of the Biden Administration’s response to growing concerns at the southern border. In a recent letter directed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the Florida lawmaker accused the social media company of being “complicit in illegal border crossings through ads on its site.”

In a recent interview with Fox News’ Evening Edit, Rep.Cammack further explained the reason behind the letter, commenting that “when I was at the border, I talked to several foreign nationals – some that were teenagers, some that we’re adults, some that were, honestly, little kids – and repeatedly I kept hearing that they found out how to come to the United States illegally through Facebook.” To further investigate what she had been told, Cammack said, “I started doing some basic searches on my phone, and, low and behold, there are not only private groups and public groups set up to entice people and teach people how to come to the United States illegally but there are active advertisements that Facebook is hosting on their platform encouraging people.”

In the letter, Cammack cites a recent visit to McAllen, Texas, where she and a group of lawmakers went to meet with Border Patrol Agents.

“Among other issues, I was informed that cartels and human smugglers, also known as coyotes, use Facebook to post paid advertisements that encourage foreign nationals to cross the United States border illegally,” Cammack wrote. She explains that she “heard from migrants who had been smuggled into the U.S. by the cartels that they had not only seen advertisements on Facebook but they had used the platform to arrange payments for illicit smuggling services and other logistical details.”

Facebook is aiding and abetting a human tragedy of insane proportions and jeopardizing U.S. national security. Thanks to Biden’s open border policies, human traffickers and the drug cartels have free reign and a social platform to aid them in bringing deadly drugs and abused and exploited migrants to the United States. The families of these so-called “unaccompanied minors” are extorted for tens of thousands of dollars and if they don’t pay up, the families of these children will be harmed, even killed. The traffickers, cartels, and Facebook are all getting rich

Conservatives have been knocked off the Internet by the politically connected Big Tech tyrants Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter.  Big Tech would and has squelched every competitor just as they have silenced, censored, and fact-checked, the voices of millions who have been banned from speaking on social media and blocked from connecting and communicating with their peers. Just as their president has been. Orwell’s “1984” was supposed to be a warning but for the likes of Jack Dorsey, who has repeatedly lied to Congress, and Mark Zuckerberg, who sees himself as the arbiter of truth, endangering our lives by censoring the China virus debate and threatening our freedoms by supporting censorship and lockdowns, it has become an instruction guide.  One by one they are knocking us off social media, those who won’t submit to the increasingly mandated group think. They preach unity. They seek subservience.

Donald Trump was first elected because he heard and listened to and became the voice of the forgotten American. The Washington swamp, which he pledged to drain and which is now reaching flood stage, was not amused and rose up to destroy him and all who dared to support him. His supporters were mocked as deplorable and irredeemable, bitter clingers clinging to their dangerous and bigoted religion, rubes in flyover country who were supposed to just shut up, pay their taxes, and stream propaganda on Netflix. Many who now allegedly cherish a peaceful transfer of power sat silently or were complicit as the outgoing Obama administration spied on the incoming Trump administration and conspired to overturn it through phony charges of Russian collusion using a fake dossier paid for by his political opponents, the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. They sat silent or were complicit in a phony impeachment over a Ukraine phone call even as the Ukraine corruption of the Bidens was ignored. Within hours of Trump’s 2016 election, the Washington Compost was headlining that his impeachment had already begun. Peaceful transition? “Peaceful protestors” rioted during his inauguration, in one famous incident setting a limo ablaze that was owned by an immigrant small businessman. Now they want to impeach Trump again so he can’t run again in 2024, this time for inciting a riot he did not incite.

In the age before cable, there was an iconic sci-fi program called The Outer Limits whose opening featured a series of test patterns, flickering screens, and a narrator who solemnly intoned, “Do not attempt to adjust your television set. We will control all that you see and hear.” Today that is a chilling reality as social media giants like Twitter routinely censor what people can see and hear on their sites.

Twitter and the other social media giants need to know that George Orwell’s “1984” was a warning, not a technical manual.  Its insidious form of censorship goes beyond what even Big Brother could have dreamt of. And constituted an in-kind political contribution to the Democrats and the Biden campaign. Meanwhile, Joe Biden hid in his basement, knowing the fix was in.

Media and Big Tech controlled what we saw and heard. Now they want to control everything we say and who we can say it to. They banned President Trump from social media. They hide the Hunter Biden scandal. They shut down the social media account of the New York Post. They control who we can talk to, what we can say, and even to a certain extent, what we are allowed to think and believe.

The vendetta, the purge, and the retribution have begun. People are being fired for wearing MAGA hats, for having been at a Trump rally, or for expressing support on social media. Liberals in and out of Congress have called for denying Trump supporters seats in Congress, business contracts, or jobs in government and the private sector. There have been calls for compiling lists  of Trump supporters to isolate them, reeducate them and punish them

These are the 200,000 people who peacefully assembled in Washington D.C. to hear the President. 75 million of them voted for Trump and condemn their disenfranchisement. Perhaps we should call them the silenced majority. Now voiceless and voteless, they have seen their constitutional rights stripped from them under the guise of fighting a virus that escaped from a China lab and was allowed by China to spread worldwide. They have lost their freedom of religion, their freedom of speech, their freedom of assembly, and forget freedom of the press. They are the new huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.

They are now the resistance to tyranny.

*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.