Last Thursday, right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn loudly complained that American conservatives such as former President Donald Trump who have been banned from using social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are facing the same type of bloody persecution inflicted upon dissidents in North Korea.
“They want to make illegal – and they have in North Korea – any messaging that is out of sync with what the government is saying. Somebody said, ‘Well, that will never happen in America.’ It all ready is. Control the way the people think, and then make those that think contrary to the masses—belittle them to such a place to where they’re all a bunch of freaks, they’re all a bunch of fringe, fringe people—do that and then kill them. They brought fear to those citizens that watched that man get shot and killed, and yet every day in America, YouTube, Facebook, and all of the others—which are agents of the state—do the same thing,” Vaughn raged.
“Any reactionary thought to what the government tells you is good for you; in North Korea, they line you up and shoot you. Ohhh, in America, they don’t do that.’ Really? Do you not know that the best way to kill somebody is to shut them up, to destroy their influence, destroy their voice, destroy their credibility? That’s all you have to do. It’s the same thing. They shoot ’em in North Korea, and they kill ’em in America. This is any infringement on free speech in this nation must be fought against at every level. Every level! We must, we must, we must push back against any infringement on free speech,” Vaughn exclaimed.
“This man was killed last week. I have friends in social media that was killed,” Vaughn continued. “You know how you kill ’em now? You don’t take out a bullet. No, no, no. You pull their account. You know how they killed President Donald Trump? They didn’t put a bullet through him; they did something worse: They destroyed his ability to speak. You better wake up! You better see how North Korea is no different than the United States of America under its current administration.”
How ironic. In 2018, Trump himself said that Dictator Kim Jong Un “speaks and his people sit up at attention” and that “I want my people to do the same.”
Further, corporations banning hateful content from being promoted on their digital platforms is not an infringement on First Amendment liberties.
Nevertheless, Vaughn’s complaint is completely unfounded because neither he nor any other conservative voice has been imprisoned or executed for simply stating their opinion, no matter how controversial it may be.
Watch below via RightWingWatch:
Right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn yells that there is no difference between conservatives being banned from social media in the United States and dissidents being executed by the government in North Korea. https://t.co/fL3CSP2MLm pic.twitter.com/ZtJyXJ8H9G
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 9, 2021
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