So I got put in Facebook jail for three days for sharing the Portland art gallery image of Trump being beheaded and posting the statement:
That was against Facebook's policy! It appears the issue wasn't the violently graphic image of our president being murdered, which has been getting passed all over Facebook like the latest trend. No... it was the fact that I pointed out that the person who created it is unhinged and the hypocrisy of the whole thing. Let's face it, it's people like whoever created the image who flipped their lid when that rodeo clown came out in an Obama mask. The man lost his career. This art gallery had their landlord tell them to take it down. The gallery is still there.
Anyway. The point of all of this is this. And this is especially for those who use the Facebook page. I am assuming the image/statement was reported. The past week or so has been pretty rough over there in the background.
Look, we have liberals who are subscribed to the page. Normally, if they comment, they behave. With the exception of one, and he knows who he is. I don't remove them. We welcome everyone to take part in the conversation as long as they add something to the conversation. Insults and threats don't add anything.
But this past week I have gotten death threats, I've had all manner of personally insulting messages with no real point sent to the inbox, and several people took it upon themselves to track down my personal account and rifle through what little was available for the public.
I run one of the more benign pages of this type, so I can only imagine what other folks get in their inboxes.
However, with Facebook insisting I prove I'm not a Russian bot by jumping through all these hoops, plus all of these unhinged violent morons dropping me little love letters (and I'm the one being put in jail. I'm sure Facebook is fine with their filth), I am assuming the page isn't long for this world. Facebook doesn't allow for any kind of appeal (they give you a box to state your case, but it apparently is never capable of connecting, so it never gets sent). My jailing this time is three days because I was jailed once before for replying to a comment on the page and having FB decide I was posting spam and harassing a school shooter by speaking of him. So it will be Tuesday before I can post again.
I'm moving on. Facebook doesn't want us. I'm going to continue to post there, but just news articles and links to things I have written here. No more commentary. I have pulled down all of my advertising as well. If Facebook is so offended by me, then they can be offended by my money, too. I'll advertise elsewhere. And I did a lot of advertising.
I am open to suggestions for new social media. Obviously, Twitter is probably the next to go. I have social media links at the bottom of the page and in the Videos section here. I have moved away from Gab - did so some time ago - because it has been hijacked as far as I see it.
Most likely, I'll start upping my game at Minds. Right now they are the most viable alternative to Facebook. And a lot of the stuff I see other people posting is actually intelligent. Not all of it, obviously, but a good deal of it is. So I encourage you to join me at Minds. And if there is a social media network you prefer, let me know.
I hate that we get segregated because people can't handle that others have differing views. It's one huge reason we're so divided right now. The American people are treating their fellow countrymen as the enemy and don't see anything wrong with it. Debate and conversation are dead. And they'll celebrate as more and more non-extreme leftists (meaning liberals, moderates, conservatives, and everything in between) leave these platforms. But they aren't really shutting us down. They're creating echo chambers for themselves that won't be sustainable. And we'll still be out there having conversations, debates, and working on the real issues while they throw drinks at people and go thirty deep on one person because they can't handle it alone. If you don't believe me, look at Gab! When the extremists push everyone else away, the page becomes a haven for those extremists but also becomes irrelevant.
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