TEHRAN (Iran News) – For decades or better to say centuries the Westererns and mostly Americans have been claiming they are ardent supporters of freedom of expression and when it comes to themselves, they act totally differently which makes the world laugh for their double standard approach regarding the freedom of expression.
Since 2016 when Donald Trump stunned the world and won the U.S. presidential race, the meaning of freedom of expression for two major ruling political parties in this country has changed as they are unable to tolerate each other and they trade barbs and exchange of abusive words especially for supporting Trump or the current President Joe Biden and this American style of freedom of expression has exposed the country’s true nature.
On Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden slammed his predecessor Donald Trump, calling him and his Republican supporters a threat to America’s democracy.
In a prime-time speech on Thursday in Philadelphia, Biden said Trump and his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters had no regard for the rule of law or the Constitution and were undermining democracy by fanning the flames of political violence.
He said a majority of Republicans don’t support “extreme ideology,” but the party was “dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country.”
The Democratic president warned that the Republican Party was currently being “dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans,” who he insisted represented an “extreme ideology” that threatened the United States.
The U.S. president also accused Trump and his supporters of disregarding the law, trying to undermine free elections and doing damage to the country in terms of personal rights and freedoms.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They did not believe in the rule of law. They did not recognize the will of the people,” Biden said. “They refused to accept the results of a free election,” he added, suggesting that MAGA Republicans will once again “try to steal the elections” in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election.
Reacting to Biden’s remarks Trump called his predecessor Biden “insane, or suffering from late-stage dementia” after the latter accused Trump and his diehard right-wing supporters of being a threat to the United States.
On Friday, the former president responded claiming the mental health of 79-year-old Biden was in decline and he should not be in the post of the president of the United States.
Trump wrote in a disparaging post on his Truth Social account, “Someone should explain to Joe Biden, slowly but passionately, that MAGA means, as powerfully as mere words can get, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! If he doesn’t want to Make America Great Again, which through words, action, and thought, he doesn’t, then he certainly should not be representing the United States of America.”
Trump described Biden’s speech to the nation as “awkward and angry”, adding that Biden “must be insane, or suffering from late stage dementia!”
The war of words between the current and former presidents have pushed the country towards division and collapse as well as undermining the so-called freedom of expression because politicians do not tolerate remarks of other sides whether they are right or wrong.
Trump has claimed vote rigging in the 2020 presidential election something which made angry Biden and his party, and since then Biden and his party by the support of big social media and technology companies have tried to silence Trump and his fans through filtering him, attacking him or calling them fascist. No one confirms or defends Trump’s remarks, claims and behaviors but if we talk about freedom of expression, Biden and his team should convince the Americans practically rather than verbal attack because what Biden does helps Trump and his fans to revive and re-emerge as a contender with more support in the next presidential election. The Democrat-oriented technology companies first suspended Trump’s account in Twitter under pretext of spreading violence and now it is reported that Google has blocked Trump’s own social media app Truth from App Store again under the same pretext. So it seems freedom of expression turns into a laughing matter in this country.
Biden and mainly the Democrats have always claimed supporting human rights issues and freedom of expression but practically they act otherwise and the Democrat rulers have had the worst performance in both issues. When it comes to other countries, they attack rulers of other countries for not observing freedom of expression or human rights issues but they themselves ignore all the principles that they claim following them.
For example Americans raised a cry and hue when the Indian-born author Salman Rushdie was attacked by someone in recent weeks. They condemned the attacker and mostly Iran and Muslims under pretext of defending freedom of expression but Americans themselves ignore any human right or freedom of expression on their own soil and remain silent or interpret the act differently.
It seems freedom of expression in the U.S. is running out of steam and this country unlike its claim is declining in observing human rights issues and it seems the country is on course to decline as Biden has mentioned, the country is divided and any moment we can see such laughing stuff from any American official.
So people in the world are recommended not to set the West and mainly the U.S. as their model for their countries because the West is more bark than action.