- Caitlin Johnstone: The Two-Faced Mainstream Media is Already Using The Washington Riot to Call for More Social Media Censorship
by Caitlin Johnstone, https://www.rt.com/
So the US gets a tiny taste of its own medicine and now the press wants controls on what people can say on the internet – but who decides whose comments & whose dissent is acceptable? The United States received a very small taste of its own medicine as rioting Trump fanatics temporarily forced their way into the nation’s Capitol building, and now the whole country is freaking out.
I am being generous when I say that America was given a very small taste of its own medicine; unlike the horrific coups and violent uprisings the US routinely orchestrates in noncompliant nations around the world, this one stood exactly zero chance of seizing control of the government.
I am also being generous when I say the rioters “forced their way” in; DC chose not to increase its police presence in preparation for the protests despite knowing that they were planned, and there’s footage of what appears to be cops actively letting them through a police barricade. There was some fighting between police and protesters, but contrasted with the unceasing barrage of police brutality footage which emerged from Black Lives Matter demonstrations a few months prior it’s fair to say the police response today was relatively gentle.