Many people in America are calling for banning others that don’t agree with their opinions.
Seventh-day Adventist publications have been telling us for decades that this would come from the Right, but instead, we see it coming from the Left.
Last week the President of the United States was banned from several online platforms, ostensibly for the reason of “inciting violence”. While it is true that many of his supporters did enter the Capitol building, there was almost no looting, burning, or killing by those who entered, except that one police officer did die, with early reports indicating he had a stroke.
In comparison, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have been burning down businesses, killing several people, entering and destroying federal property etc. with almost no legal consequences for their actions for over half a year now. In fact, many corporations and even SDA leadership fell all over themselves donating money, and praising their efforts at creating anarchy.
Big Tech Censorship
This article on PJ Media has an interesting quote:
Big Tech censorship is the most lethal side of the Cancel culture coin because it penetrates every nook and cranny of American culture and consciousness. Just as legitimate news stories that conflicted with the mainstream media’s 2020 presidential campaign narrative were censored by Facebook and Twitter — the most consequential recent example being the refusal prior to the November 3 election to cover Hunter and Jim Biden’s international influence peddling — influential voices on the Left are now defining Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol as a “coup,” “racism,” “a domestic terror attack” and an “insurrection.” That definition opens the way to much more serious forms of punishment.
Anyone who is interested in what is happening around them has seen that the main stream TV news, radio news, newspapers etc. have all been promulgating Leftist lies for many years now. With some like the main TV networks, New York Times, NPR, etc., the bias against Christian teaching is so obvious, that no honest Christian would even consider using them as their primary news source.
The internet has provided many sites giving true news, and has been foremost in reporting what is actually going on. But I first noticed that it was getting difficult to find the real news on the internet search engines last summer. Now, with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and nearly all the big tech companies going full Leftist, it is getting harder to even stay on the internet itself, let alone find truthful news sources. Google will basically either ban your channel on Youtube, or ignore your site in its search engine crawling if they don’t agree with your content. Facebook and Twitter are even more open about how they want to ban everyone who doesn’t toe their Socialist/anti-God line.
Trump banned, but Khamenei not?
People in Israel have called out Twitter’s blatant hypocrisy by noting:
how is it that President #Trump can be suspended from @Twitter, but the President of Iran, @khamenei_ir, who literally calls for genocide of Israel, violence to Americans and denies the Holocaust, is allowed to stay on?
In the rush to condemning the protests on Capitol Hill, many blamed the Trump supporters for every bad thing that happened. However, in the aftermath, we see that there were some Antifa leaders involved with that group, using it as a cover to promote anarchy. This is very similar to what happened in the rise of power of Adolf Hitler, in the burning of the Reichstag: But some ‘happenstances’ are so convenient as to defy credulity — whether they took place in 1933 or last week.
Christians, get ready!
Christians, make sure you have everything on and ready for use, just like Ephesians 6 states:
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: