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Just when you think events can’t get uglier, people are now posting on Twitter that they hope President Trump will die from COVID-19. The depravity of these people knows no bounds. They hate President Trump to the degree that removing him from office is not sufficient; they now wish for his death.
In thinking over the statements from these people, I have wondered how the evil among their retinue continues to grow. Is it just a “natural” outgrowth of the irrational hatred of the President? Is it any worse than all the other lies and attacks he has endured?
How is Twitter responding?
Twitter is pledging to remove tweets rooting for President Trump’s death in the wake of his COVID-19 diagnosis.
The social media site’s communications department made the vow Friday evening, just hours after the Commander-in-chief was airlifted to hospital amid reports that he was having trouble breathing.
‘Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. This does not automatically mean suspension,’ an official statement from the company read.
Meanwhile, a tweet appeared, saying, “Listen, I don’t think Twitter is really enforcing it, so I hope Trump dies.”
It was followed by this one by the same poster: “Watch nothing happen.”
(I am not on Twitter, so I found this on the MSN site.)
Twitter has already stated that will need to prioritize tweets, since they can’t take enforcement action on every tweet.
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It occurred to me that in a secular and anti-religious environment, something else is going on. I believe that these people, at a conscious or even subconscious level, see the possibility of Trump’s dying as a way to have a corrupt kind of justice, in two ways. First, If Trump dies, he will permanently be removed from “causing any further harm” to the country. But the second possible reason is even more shocking: Trump will serve as a human sacrifice to the virus “gods”; his death will satisfy the unseen, frightening “gods” that might take the lives of those who are at risk for the virus. They have already demonstrated their disregard for the sanctity of life in other areas: letting the elderly die and aborting children. They hope by offering this pagan ritual of sacrificing Trump that they will spare themselves and others who follow their cause. They will placate the gods.
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