Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Representing What?

 On what is normally a day of rest, Twitter chose this past Sunday to permanently suspend the account of U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. Some who would call this day Sabbath will take this as a blessing. "We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy," Twitter said in a statement. "We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy."

Which brings up a couple non-theological points: First of all, this doesn't mean that the Georgia Representative will be silenced completely on Twitter. She will still have access to her professional account, the one she uses for official business. The business of governance.

I will give you a moment to stifle the giggles. 

What was the second point? How about this: What does this person have to do to be suspended from the United States Congress? The five strike policy implemented by social media finally caught up to her, but what about any sort of decorum or behavior expectations for members of Congress? Whether it's repeating ridiculous conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, complained that social media had denied the former game show host and twice impeached "president" by suspending his account, and then there's all the nonsense she has been spewing about COVID-19. Like this one: 

"Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer.

The country has never once shut down.

Not a single school has closed.

And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer."

Not late-night parody. Just another day in the tiny little brain of Marjorie Taylor Greene. A very lonely, and scary place. That still holds an office in the United States Capitol. 


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