US: Donald Trump has once again created history in a way that he will not have. He has become the first president to impeach twice in the history of the American Republic. The House of Representatives had voted to impeach him to ‘incite him to insure.’ He will now be put on trial by the Senate. If he is found guilty – not impossible, given how many Republican representatives and senators are making noises of impeachment – he will be out of the office at the end of his presidency and barred from standing in the political office again. will be given.
Who can be against it? Like most media, social-media oligarchies, and politicians of all principles, Trump has consistently insisted since the capitol’s violation last week, is the new Hitler. The Capital Riot Reichstag Fire / Beer Hall Puts / Christelnacht 2.0 was – pick your favorite Holocaust metaphor – and Trump is responsible for it. The protesters were rebels – worse, they were terrorists – and Trump was the spiritual and operational instinct of their terrorism. This is a story that has kept us in the suffocation for a week now. Capital Breach was 9/11 of our time, with serious journalists claiming insanity and Trump being its Osama bin Laden. People have actually said this.
In such a moment of hysteria – and we have indeed now reached hysteria – it can be challenging to call for calm and reflection. But before we do this, things must go very far. The truth is that this impeachment of Trump is deeply problematic. It is not just a president who has made many dubious severe talks in recent weeks, but also the freedom to speak; The rights of all – whether president or Plebeian – to express them clearly and passionately. Trump is essentially on trial for making heated political comments, furthering an ideological line – that the 2020 election was ‘insidious’ – which many people find derogatory. If he is found guilty, he will be found guilty of expressing himself in a way that the political elite considers problematic. Everyone has to stop, breathe, and ponder the impact on the pre-independence culture.
It does not matter whether you are a Trump supporter or an anti-Trump. It does not matter if you agree or disagree with their claims that the election was stolen from them (Lancet has been strongly critical of the ‘fraudulent election’ from the start, arguing that it is a scathing of British nonsense classes The American version was) a four-year attempt to get the vote for Brexit out of here). No, it’s bigger than that now. It is about what we are allowed to think and say. It is about the place that exists for intense, passionate, and yes, sometimes crazy political speech and commentary. It is about making sure that no one – even the Bad Orange Man – can be held guilty and permanently expelled from political life to express and agitate for political action.
Because here’s the thing: There is no evidence that Trump instigated the violence. There is no evidence that he rebelled or incited. In speeches and comments quoted in the liberal media court – which he has already found guilty of being a 21st-century Nazi – Trump steals his nonsense about the election, using political battles such as “back” The tax ‘be strong,’ and expresses support for the capitol to march. He did not invoke the riots; He did not call anyone to enter the Capitol Building; He did not say anything about the rebellion. As stated by Alan Dershowitz, all of Trump’s comments are under First Amendment protection. It was legitimate political speech – whether you like it or hate it – not a cry for the use of imminent violence.
It matters because of the freedom to speak matters. No one has the right to incite violence; Even the liberal First Amendment, clearly enunciated by many Supreme Court rulings, does not protect words that openly call for imminent violent behavior. But everyone should have the right to debate their political matter as colorfully and furiously as they wish and invoke protest and resistance. This is the stuff of politics. It always has been. If Trump is convicted of inciting to speak in relatively general political language – even if he did so on a topic, election theft, that most people consider disgusting – then the broader culture of speech will be harmed. And if he is found guilty based on how others have chosen to interpret his words, one of the core principles of freedom of speech – the right of politicians, artists, and activists to treat their audience Without expressing themselves or the listener – may be lost, or at least discredited.
‘Growth of insurance.’ These words have meanings. They exaggerate what happened at the Capitol – it was an opportunistic if criminal retaliation, not a planned coup – and they portray the kind of provocative political speech that Trump gave as violent behavior in recent times. It is one that should not stand. If we criminalize more and more political discourse forms, then freedom of politics and life are threatened. There is hysteria in the air. You can see this in the redundant dialogue of Couples and Fascism and the ‘new 9/11’. There is also a culture of vengeance, drawing on the blacklist drawing of Trump’s staff and their desire to brand any Trump supporter as ‘any domestic terrorist.’ When hysteria descends, stupid things are done. This impeachment is one of those things.