Saturday, January 23, 2021

The controversial word Biden wants to axe while President

There is one controversial word US President Joe Biden hopes to axe from the nation's laws while in the top job and he’s getting to work right away to make it happen.

Following his inauguration on Wednesday (local time), Biden planned to send an immigration bill to Congress that would be the largest legislative overhaul of the US immigration system in decades if passed.

As part of the proposed reforms, Biden wants to change the word “alien” in US immigration laws to “non-citizen”.

Biden’s act to remove the word alien comes after a number of US politicians called for “illegal alien” to be removed from law.

In February last year, Democratic state representative in Orlando, Susan Lontine, told the New York Times it was “an awful term”.

Jose Antonio Vargas, the founder of Define American, a not-for-profit organisation advocating for migrants, also told the publication he remembered being dubbed a “resident alien” when he immigrated to San Francisco in 1993.

“Terms like ‘alien’ and ‘illegal’, which I grew up hearing on the radio and TV and reading in newspapers and magazines, had an isolating, disorienting, dehumanising effect,” he said.

More Big Tech Manipulations: Twitter Appears to Be Shielding The Lincoln Project Amid Member Scandal

Just at the time when the titans of Silicon Valley are under scrutiny for the targeted practice of silencing those voices with whom they take issue, Twitter comes out with more proof of a clear cut bias in its standards and practices. This time, instead of the work of taking down opinions from the right, what we see is something of a protection racket towards trouble seen on the opposite side of the spectrum.

That this latest move involves protecting some pretty disturbing behavior only underscores the level of partisan standards in these companies.

This past week a swirling scandal developed around co-founder of The Lincoln Project, John Weaver, concerning his history of grooming young men for sexual purposes. Weaver allegedly would use social media to lure his targets and frequently he would use promises of professional favors in exchange for those favors of a sexual nature. It becomes a very revealing detail about The Lincoln Project, and the character of its membership.

The amusement arrives in that this is an outfit that loudly rails against others they deem to be lacking in character and morals. Vocal member Steve Schmidt frequently lashes out at opponents in this fashion. He recently targeted the booking company Vrbo when they did not properly cower to demands leveled by The Lincoln Project. ‘’Smarten up. Act ethically. Act in the interest of the public good.’’

These are the lectures from the same group that overlooked Weaver’s behavior at the same time. This was much like last year when it was revealed the same man had filed to work as a lobbyist for the Russians as TLP waged a lengthy campaign demonizing Trump’s supposed ties to the same country. After initial individuals stepped forward about Weaver, a growing tide of claims led to Weaver releasing a statement admitting to his actions.

When the story became more valid The Lincoln Project removed any references to Weaver from their site without announcement, a sign that ties were getting severed behind the scenes. But in the following days something interesting followed the media curiosity. Twitter appears to be running interference on behalf of the anti-Trump/Pro-Biden ‘’Republican’’ PAC.

Those curious to see if the outfit has made any announcements about the move, or to delve back into past tweets to see if there are any incriminating posts that had been made are running into roadblocks. Basic searches involving The Lincoln Project account were not delivering any returns. Even simply searching the account by its handle -- @ProjectLincoln -- would not deliver the site as a return.

At a time when the major tech companies are undertaking a clearly coordinated effort to stifle conservative interests and coddle those on the left, this becomes a vastly more revealing decision by Twitter. That the site is showing a preference towards an anti-Trump account becomes rather obvious. That they are doing so to protect them and hide details involving troubling behavior makes this move by Twitter all the more disturbing.




1 comment:

Bird of Paradise said...

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