Originally posted by Unidentified_Objective
No conspiracy. Get the eff over it.
You, and everyone who starred your post, completely missed the point. As usual...
Why are so many people around here
- of all places - not unsettled at all by our complacent & apathetic attitude towards this growing trend of
unjustified social media censorship? And make no mistake! That's what this is really about my friend - authoritarian censorship, not whether or not
this was a set-up. Maybe it wasn't, maybe it was - quite frankly I don't really care. It happened. Who did it is irrelevant to me. Long ago I
established that some people are just plain f#cked, so no surprise there - and later I soon learned that the government is no exception - so no
surprise there, either. The conspiracy (or lack thereof) makes no difference to this facebook censorship issue. Which is why so many people are
missing the god damned point - and that's becoming dangerous for us all.
And although you're absolutely right, some
people do take it too far... that's not close to a good enough reason to put tape on all of our
mouths simply for disagreeing with our views/beliefs. And that's where this is headed. Whatever happened to Free Speech? Is that a terrorist act now?
Or the mark of the delinquent? Are we so thoroughly beat down from this decade of living in a police state obsessed with Terrorist Paranoia that we
just don't care about those things anymore?
"To inject conspiracy theories is a slap to the face of the victims."
Here's an idea for all you people making a fuss over the conspiracy 'nutjobs'. You're the "sane" ones - why don't you
guys practice what you
preach and just ignore the lunatics if you don't agree with them? They're crazy, after all - who cares what they think? Rise above, as it were... cuz
they're certainly not going anywhere. And nor should they. You want them to stop over-analyzing every tragedy that occurs in society... yet you're on
a website whose slogan is "Deny Ignorance". go figure
Yes, of course some people take it too far. Someone always
takes it too far in one way or another in all aspects of human life. And yes, more
often than not, they are wrong about their suspicions, and they are often disrespectful to the victims while "investigating" these strange & horrible
incidents. But is that a good enough reason to give up our voice? Free Speech was a respected right & human freedom once upon a time. Even racists
were entitled to their opinions (and in some ways, still are). But now it seems people would rather have every controversial statement in the world
censored for them so they can remain safe & secure in their Comfort Zone unscathed by these rampant speculators. We now live in a nanny police state,
and it's beginning to look as if we want it that way!
Harden up, humanity. Life gets a lot harder, and people are going to do much worse to you during your time here. If you need facebook to censor its
content to protect you from emotional discomfort, perhaps you should consider an alternative way to pass the time. You guys treat this issue as if
you've been personally attacked by these people.
Of course it's tragic what happened to those kids & their families! And only a fool would deny that psychopaths exist. And so what? Just because an
incident is tragic is no good reason to put our blinders on and totally disregard - and attack
- any questions. I don't know much about the
shooting because I don't live in America and to me, studying American massacres is just a depressing waste of time. I mean that in the most respectful
way possible mind you. But if you personally worry about everyone on the planet & emotionally invest yourself in every insane & tragic story, you'll
end up topping yourself in no time. Life's rough and no body
makes it out safe & alive. But we must keep a cool head in these situations.
The bottom line is this - where does it end? I know we voluntarily use facebook's services of our own free will, and it's their product, their
rules... but come on. Don't be so naive. Facebook is more than a product. It is a cultural hub of information and communication. Probably one of the
most popular ones on the planet. Facebook is more than just a place you can go to tell people how much you like shopping. It's a place where humans
congregate, and the internet is now just a highly personal extension of our social lives. Facebook is real life
now. It's time we recognized
that what happens on the internet does not stay
on the internet. And if we put up with this censorship nonsense just because some of us are
offended by some of the controversial questions & statements being made, then where is that road going to lead us? How long until the cops start
locking up people for asking questions like this - whether they have a sound reason for doing so or not?
Yes - it's a tragedy! But it's also being exploited, and we (YOU) need to see that. This is not just Facebook playing the innocent social media
middleman and trying to protect the feelings of the victims. This is Facebook flexing its muscle because it can. It's all just business to them. We'd
all be wise to remember that. There is nothing innocent about Facebook. I used to not have one at all, and I was content with my life without it. But
as time has gone on its becoming increasingly harder to escape this uncanny merging of social culture with technology. It's uncanny because, unlike a
pub or a park where you can hang out with your friends to communicate - on the internet, everything
is watched. Your every move is
Some of us here are okay with that. And hell, I've got nothing to hide. I'm no psychopath or terrorist or sick bastard, but I'm sure I'm on a list
somewhere - and that's ridiculous. Why are we doing this to ourselves? I see this situation for what it is - the tip of the iceberg. Beneath this
benign gossipy rubbish and our petty arguments with each other over why facebook is or is not a good thing waits a monster that we've only read about
in books like George Orwell's. The monster's real, and although this might seem silly on the surface - it's deadly serious. If we let our authority
figures begin to dictate what we can and cannot talk about in regards to our own society which we are ourselves apart of
- well, it's all
downhill from there right into totalitarian hell. There's only one step between what we talk about and what we think about. They silence one, and they
do a good job of damaging the other. And when we are kept silent, the Elitists - (not to be confused with "rich people") - live like kings, with no
regard to their subjects, and they answer to no one.
It's just facebook today - but even the biggest nightmare starts out as nothing. Facebook is a symbol of things to come. The writing's on the Wall, so
to speak. And half the god damned planet can't seem to read all of a sudden
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