SOCIAL MEDIA can be fun and informative. I’m a fan.
Until recently, about the only forms in which I participated were Facebook and Twitter, the most popular of them all, of course. I’ve had Facebook accounts under both my real name and my nom de internet, the one I use here.
I never participated much in either of them. I was mostly a lurker, especially with Twitter where I also have had accounts under both names, though not at the same time. Both Facebook and Twitter can be good news sources.
What The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Barefoot Bottom Gazette, The Bourbon News-Mirror (Indiana), etc., were to older people, Twitter and Facebook increasingly are to younger people (and increasingly to older people too).
That is why it matters that a cabal of social media organizations earlier this month collectively decided to bump off the buffoonish Alex Jones of Infowars. And they did. They rubbed him out. Why? “Hate speech.” In this case, it means they hated to hear what he was saying.
While everyone with an IQ over 85 has long known that social media are run by leftists, this month’s move against Jones goes way over the line.
The influence and reach of the dons of Silicon Valley are immense. That they are moving even further to silence contrary opinions is very serious.
Facebook and Twitter are evil, and one should not support evil. If you have an account with either, you are assisting them, not only with their Bolshevik politics but with their stupendous amassing of wealth.
Yes, I know you’ve had that Facebook account for years. I know you communicate daily with your friends and relatives there. I know you exchange gardening advice, post photos of your pooches, your children and grandchildren, and you chuckle at videos of fun things. The cats, the mice.
No matter. You’re in bed with the devil, and you should toss back the blankets, stand up and walk out the door. It won’t be easy, but you can do it.
Don’t be a Jew who dines at the Gestapo cafeteria.
There’s a very good Facebook alternative called MeWe.* It started in 2015 and bills itself as the Next-Gen Social Network. It’s quite similar to Facebook but easier to use. It does not track you. It does not censor you.
Dragging your gardening buds, your kids and grandkids over there will be a challenge. But you know I am right.
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Immigration is perhaps the biggest issue facing the United States these days. Leftists claim the U.S. system is unfair and cruel. Quite the contrary is true.
Watch the above video by Michelle Malkin, an attractive and intelligent woman who, no matter how old she gets, always looks like she’s 19.
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* Another Facebook alternative that’s committed to free speech is Minds. I also opened an account there, but I don’t find it as appealing as MeWe.
Twitter should be dumped too. Its free-speech alternative, growing by leaps and bounds, is Gab.ai although Gab can be a bit like the Wild West, which is what free speech can lead to. No matter. Free speech matters.