The new dark age of silencing: Apparently because her posts on Instagram and Facebook were highly critical of Democrat President Joe Biden, both social media companies immediately either shut down or restricted the accounts of Shana Chappell, the mother of one of the soldiers killed in the Kabul Airport suicide bombing.
The mother of a Marine killed in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week had her account removed from Instagram and “incorrectly deleted” from Facebook following her fierce criticism of President Biden in the wake of her son’s death.
Shana Chappell, the mother of Kareem Nikoui, 20, took to Facebook on Monday to slam Instagram for removing her account after she started posting about what happened to her son and her belief that Biden is to blame. Chappell claimed the social media platform started to flag several of her “posts from months ago,” and began to send her warnings that she could have her account disabled.
“It seems Instagram took it upon themselves to delete my account because i am assuming it was because i gained so many followers over my sons death due to Biden’s negligence, ignorance and him being a traitor,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’m gonna assume that Facebook is gonna delete me next! Funny how these leftist one sided pieces of crap don’t want the truth to come out!
It appears both Instagram and Facebook have since restored her accounts and apologized, with both saying that her account was “accidentally deleted.” Hogwash. These actions are never an accident. They are almost always against people criticizing the left or the Democratic Party (I repeat myself), with many such bannings never explained or corrected.
Chappell is in a somewhat protected position, as the mother of a slain soldier. For these social media storm-troopers to try to silence her will only produce a lot of bad press, for them, and probably make her a more effective critic of Biden, the Democrats, and the leftist press.
Furthermore, unlike Cindy Sheehan, whom the press sanctified in the 2000s because she lost a son during Bush’s war on Iraq, Chappell’s criticisms carry more weight because the Biden administration’s actions have been so much more incompetent and chaotic. Bush had his own incompetencies and failures, but none were anywhere near as atrocious as what we have so far seen from Biden in only seven short months.
That Facebook and Instagram tried to silence her despite these facts however illustrates once again the desire of these companies and their employees to crush and suppress those who disagree with them. They might not be able to get away with blackballing Chappell, but this failed attempt only tells us that they intend to try blackballing many others, and will do so, again and again.
David Horowitz, former Marxist and now a confirmed conservative and head of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, said it most cogently:
Inside many liberals is a totalitarian screaming to get out. They don’t like to have another point of view in the room.
Until recently leftists actually tried to resist these urges, because they did not feel they had enough power to get away with it. No longer. They are now going full bore for repression, and the joy in which they are attempting it is a horrible but incredible sight to see.
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