The Moral Cowards of Twitter

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By Erick Erickson

Here’s a thought experiment for you:

Your government, the one your tax dollars fund, is systematically rounding up African Americans and placing them into forced labor. The government is reenslaving a people against their will and in violation of the 13th Amendment.

Just hypothetically, what is your response? What would you do? Now presume the government is also rounding up other people and putting them in concentration camps. People are disappearing. What do you do? How do you respond?

I assume your response is not to tweet angrily.

Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joined by various members of the Democratic Party and journalists from MSNBC, The New York Times and elsewhere. Ocasio-Cortez, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, claims President Donald Trump is operating concentration camps.

Trump is using Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to house detained migrants seeking asylum in the United States. The people are processed and either returned home or granted asylum. Fort Sill is where Democratic hero Franklin D. Roosevelt interned Japanese Americans during World War II. It has been, since then, a military base.

Barack Obama used the fort for the same purposes and in the same way as Trump. No one was screaming about concentration camps then. But now they are. Ocasio-Cortez says she is serious, not just being hyperbolic. Michelle Goldberg of the Times and MSNBC claims that Trump is engaged in "ethnic cleansing."

But these people are only tweeting. They are not actually trying to fix the situation. A Democratic member of congress could go to the supposed concentration camp and expose it or hold hearings and cut its funding. Instead, she is mean-tweeting. A journalist could expose the horror. Instead, journalists are mean-tweeting as well.

It is as if they do not really believe there are concentration camps in America but are hoping some crazy person might. In fact, time and again, when Trump makes outrageous claims, the media laments that he could be stirring people to violence. Here is a member of Congress and members of the media accusing the President of operating concentration camps.

We are not that far removed from James Hodgkinson. That man believed the Democrats' hysterical rhetoric about Republican health care reform in which Democrats claimed that the GOP would be killing people. Hodgkinson decided to take action. He drove to a baseball field and attempted a mass assassination of Republican congressmen. He was, thankfully, unsuccessful.

In that instance, Hodgkinson was driven to murder by Democrats' claims that the GOP would be killing people through health care reform. How much more might one be driven insane when a member of Congress, joined by members of the media, accuses a sitting President of operating concentration camps and engaging in ethnic cleansing?

These progressive mean-tweeters are moral cowards. They themselves are making these wild claims while doing literally nothing to stop what they believe is happening. What would you do if you thought there were concentration camps?

Consider the pro-life community. Pro-lifers belief abortion is an immoral and monstrous act. In fact, the arguments of the pro-abortion community mirror the arguments made by slave owners in the 19th century. Pro-lifers have responded with a multipronged strategy.

They have set up pregnancy centers that help mothers who are pregnant, giving free medical care without also performing abortions. They have fought for pro-life judges to repeal Roe v. Wade, the abominable Supreme Court case that made abortion a constitutional right. They have worked in legislatures to restrict, curtail and ban abortion as best they can. They have fought to elect pro-life judges. In many states, they have driven up the cost of abortion to the point that abortion centers have closed. They have acted because they believe abortion is evil. They have done so despite extreme hostility from American corporations, the media and the Democratic Party.

It stands in stunning contrast to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk who think America is operating concentration camps while the most they can muster is a tweet.

17 thoughts on “The Moral Cowards of Twitter”

  1. I want to know where Congress is. Since nothing is being done to silence her I believe she is the snake that the Democrats and Republicans are throwing out to the American Public and while she is making all the possible noise and lies she can the Democrats and most Republicans are working to undermine the American people and our Elected President. She is a Trojan Horse. Don’t forget George Soros is out there throwing his money around to any low life that will take it. There is going to come a day when Pelosi, Schiff, Mueller, Nader, Rashida Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Llan Omar will hang themselves. Lets not forget Maxine Waters!! I cannot believe the American people cannot not see what a disgrace the Democrat and Republican parties to America. We need to do away with parties.

    1. Nancy, thank you for your post. It is inspiring to me to know that others DO see what is happening. It seems to me that Americans are often still apathetic to this attack, and I see it as an attack, on this country and it’s founding. As a recent example SF is going to paint over the George Washington mural of his life. He has always been the Father of Our Country and the noisy minority has won another battle. Enough of these “battles” lost and w will lose the war. God bless you and thanks again.

  2. Twitter is so bias, the left can say ANYTHING but if you say anything Pro-Trump, Pro-Conservative or Pro-Christianity it is a hate speech. I have been Twitter jail for over 14 day on an appeal review. I stated arrest, prosecute and hang the bitch for treason. Referring to Clinton. This is hate speech. WRONG, it is the Law Hanging is the Penalty

  3. Media matters is the engine fueling this mass attack on conservative views. These cowards are spewing hate towards anyone who disagrees with them and doesn’t hate out president. It is an evil group of people and it has the AP, antifa, Google, Fakebook, the mass media and others. It is a sick terrorist organization.

  4. Keep your eye on the prize. Four more years of a proactive Republican president, supported by both houses. It wont end the hatred but it will be the end of the swamp and far left politics. Get involved in your local Republican party

  5. Someone needs to ask AOC why so many hundreds of thousands are willing to risk life and limb to get into — NOT OUR OF — one of our “concentration” camps?

  6. I suggest that these tweeters do not really believe that these are “concentration camps’ they use the term because the mental image of the Holocaust victims is more horrifying than the reality of seeing an expansive camping area , reasonably well set up and maintained which would not arouse the the hatred and disgust that these Liberal/Democrat want.

  7. This Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is the biggest liar ever to be seated in the United States Congress and she should be impeached and literally Kicked out of Congress on her skinny Ass. All Of These Democrat Politicians should all be ashamed of themselves for the ways they have lied and schemed Against The President of The United States as they have planned their cue against President Trump. They all should be arrested and sent to GITMO to stand trial for High Treason by a Military Tribunal.

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