I feel like reporting people has become a form of bullying though. People do it to be vindictive.
I was banned from Facebook for thirty days in March. Why? I was in a new group to which someone had added me and we were discussing the Cherokee Nation asking Jeep to rename the Jeep Cherokee. I made a joke: I said, they should rename it the Jeep White Devil. And, either the robots saw the keywords or someone reported me and I was banned for 30 days. Why 30 days? I have been disciplined a few other times for even more frivolous nonsense.
I tried to appeal. My appeal was processed almost instantly which tells me the appeal process is automated. The same robots that banned me reviewed their own decision, I guess. The only other form of appeal is to the Civil Rights commission. I went ahead and did that for the hell of it but obviously never heard back.
Then… I was back for a few days and got banned again for 30 more days. I still have 20-something days to go. Why? I dared to argue that Cancel Culture exists. Half a dozen dudes tried to troll me gangbang style but I defended myself a little too well and got reported for harassing them. Never mind that I was mainly posting journalistic media and replying to people posting just as often who did not get reported at all. I got singled out.
I’m a Liberal Democrat. I’m not Ben Shapiro. I just don’t think the Disney lady said anything antisemitic or monstrous. She envoked the holocaust but saying it’s antisemitic to compare something you think is harmful to the holocaust is ridiculous. It’s the exact opposite. It means you think the holocaust is the epitome of injustice and suffering.
If I say a restaurant is a “hell hole” am I diminishing the suffering of imaginary people in hell? If I say my friend is “like Batman” for bringing me some coffee am I reducing Batman to just a dude with some coffee? Pretending sardonic wit doeesn’t exist and pretending you forgot how people talk… just so you can get one over on the other team… is really shitty. People are being really shitty and I am going to call them out on it.
But, of course, I didn’t report any of the trolls harrassing me because I am not a d-bag. I figure the punishment should fit the crime. When someone calls me an asshole then I call them an asshole back. That seems fair. I don’t try to ban them from interacting with their friends and family for thirty days. And, I sure as hell don’t try to get them fired or some crazy shit.
Justice is supposed to be proportionate.
I am on my second month away from Facebook because I thought it was important to stand up to a mob of smirking little buttholes. I should have let them stay dumb. Smh
People always claim free speech only applies to freedom from the government but the government also has an obligation to keep mobs from silencing you. Maybe the RICCO act apllies. You can’t allow mobs or corporations or Twitter goons to force people to comply to some arbitrary and forever changing standards… under the threat of real world harassment, intimidation and… you possibly losing your job because your boss has to fire anyone anytime there is an incident of any sort that coukd lead to some bad press.
I hate Nazis. My mom grew up in Nazi occupied Greece. The actual Nazis murdered my relatives. My dad and his brother joined the US Navy because Nazis shot their relatives. I’m not a fan. But, I want Nazis right out where I can see them. I don’t want them censored. I want them to be damn fools in public so people know who they are and don’t associate with them.
I also don’t want mobs of overzealous SJWs attacking every artist who posts a picture of a girl in a bikini or every comedian that makes them feel bad with an off color joke.
If someone offends you… flip them off, man. Are you going to bankrupt them? Burn their house down? How much payback do they deserve?
Sure, arrest Harvey Weinstein. But, people who were just a little rude or “toxic” aren’t in the same category. It’s not all the same thing. Sometimes, someone is just a douchebag, not a monster.
I mean, as a mod… just lock the thread or tell people to chill or something. You’re going to report them to the Facebook police and get them banned for 30 days? Really? Fuck you. You did that shit out of spite. You used reporting like a tool to harrass someone you didn’t agree with… and that makes you a butthole.
I mean, kick me out of the damn group if you hate me that much. Don’t tell Zuckerberg I’m hiding in the attic like Anne Frank. Holy shit.
Fuck censorship and fuck reporting people and fuck all the vindictive little bullshit games. It’s petty. It’s nonsense and it’s petty. Grow up. Tell people they are shitheads then block them or tell them to fuck off… don’t run to the hall monitor and have them erased from the entire Internet and fuck up their lives beyond repair or redemption. That’s just… bitchy.
Show some kind of… sense of scale. Geez.
“Imagine… you’re a self-righteous tool who thinks policing the Internet for random hot takes you can use to get actors fired is your solemn duty. Then equating that with social justice. You guys are the Derek Chauvin hall monitors of Twitter and, ‘I can’t breathe.’” ~ me
Alright, goodnight. Zz