i love how, like, the big guys of social media decide for us -- hmmmm, um, like, which free speech is misleading, or racist, or inappropriate to share, or whatever, and which "free speech" is okay.
...you can play a little catch up with what happened on Facebook, here
But just today, Twitter suspended the account that featured that darling eight year old girl, impersonating AOC: via @AOCPress; it's like, being more than a slap on the hand, the account was permanently suspended
! If you happened to have missed it, you can still catch it on Ben Shapiro's, The Daily Wire, here
. Better hurry.
like, has the Left no sense of humor?
Jeebus, like, every Saturday Night Live, every late night comedian, profits, nightly, and wildly, from poking fun at the Right -- with plenty of tweets, re-tweets, and Facebook postings, to follow...and you guys can't handle this little girl?
According to Fox News,
"The social media giant also suspended the account's creator, Michael Morrison. It said that while users could create parody accounts, they couldn't use 'misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Twitter'."
"can't use misleading information, blah blah blah, to manipulate the conversations on Twitter."
Seriously? Like, you can't be serious.
like, where do we begin?
Twitter's success is based -- and is banking on, really -- a never ending flow of a leading and misleading information, in order to create the very dynamic of non-stop virtual conversation from all over the globe, twenty-four, seven. What they dislike, is the Right, using the platform for making any political gain.
So what's the endgame, you bunch of twits? Are you just going to find ways to delete us all, permanently suspending every conservative, every opposition post, every person, every organization, which pairs their humor and their views leaning to the right?
By definition, Twitter is all about communicating in pithy zingers back and forth, 140 characters or less, or whatever it is....(I'm not a user). Am I missing something?
Let's go bigger picture for a moment, using a different actor, paired with CNN along with its leftist audience --
“The political landscape is unrecognizable to me, and shame on us for being in that spot. That could change overnight, not because of a vote, but because people say, ‘I want to try to be more than about myself.’ That’s the definition of public service.”
Seems Kevin Costner is a wee bit frustrated with the caliber of America's civil servants, the selfish bastards that they are. Or wait, maybe this is more about using his celebrity to make a point, landing a well-timed criticism about "the [current] political landscape' -- aka the Trump Administration -- to be tweeted and retweeted, posted and re-posted, all around the world?
he continues --
“This is the greatest experiment in humankind: America. This great idea about America still exists, it’s still here. People still want to come here, but we’re not first in hardly anything that matters and we have an inflated idea about how we are. We exaggerate about what we are. We are everything that’s great and we are everything that’s human. And our humanness and our level of selfishness is overtaking our chance to be great.”
Worthy of repeat:
"We're not first in hardly anything that matters and we have an inflated idea about how we are. We exaggerate about what we are. We are everything that's great and we are everything that's human."
um, like, what is Kevin even saying?
And besides, dude, even you just said that America is "the greatest experiment in humankind!!!!" Talk about inflation... You know, sounds to me, like, you are running the risk of shaming other countries who aren't doing so great, in the great department, with that kind of declaration.
hmmmm and "not first in hardly anything," what, except perhaps for Social Media ??? -- we seem to be first in all the world in that, Americans having invented it, and all
and just maybe it's Twitter's fault, or even Facebook's fault, or Instagram's -- of how much we are so full of ourselves, politicians and regular Joe's/Jane's alike
and, given their policies and level of concern, of late, is Trump's Twitter next in line to get the ax?
"And our humanness and our level of selfishness is overtaking our chance to be great."
First, like, you would think when a president donates all of his salary back to the country
, that that would be pretty great, right? Like, Trump is truly acting as a public servant, working without remuneration. Obama kept his salary. What up with that, Costner, wasn't that a little selfish? And for that matter, maybe you could begin by asking Congress to stop taking a salary, and just give back to America from the goodness of their hearts.
"This is the greatest experiment in humankind: America. This great idea about America still exists, it’s still here. People still want to come here, but..."
So, according to Costner, the greatest experiment in humankind is still here; the tell being, that people still want to come here, BUT.
There is no BUT.
People still want to come here because we are still the greatest country in the world.
Our reputation, our label, our level of freedom to live any old way we please, [even our welfare system] attracts.
Our freedom to pursue happiness is written into our founding documents. Notice that this happiness is not a guarantee, but that it is the pursuit of this happiness, alongside this life and this liberty.
The ideals, the principles, the values that has inherently made America great throughout the generations is based upon individual participation, individual responsibility, individual duty, that all together combine in the manufacturing and production of individual results.
Which is why, some people can come from nothing, and make something; while others, can come from a whole lot of something, and lose it all.
And we make America great, and continue to make America great, in the collective, when we individually cling to the virtues that are aligned with making ourselves, as humans, a decent and good people. And from here, we multiply the good times 300 million, if we are so lucky.
Trump didn't do this to America. Trump didn't invent the snarky, or sexism, misogyny, racism, bigotry, inequality, or the humanness of any such ugly kind. We humans do it in the natural, if we are so inclined, all on our own, as everyone -- everyone -- is responsible for our own selves!
If anything, our phones and tablets and life beginning to be ill-spent and all but consumed by social media did it to us -- captivated by, and through, the technology now made widely available, leaving us mesmerized by the lives of others, and feverishly in the selfish pursuit of happiness, fame and fortune. THIS is what has really done us all in, in America.
If anything, Hollywood may be partially to blame right alongside the rise of social media...for how much skin is necessary to show? how much violence in cinema influences the humanness of humans? how much disrespect for our elders, authority, parents and children, can be witnessed without it affecting behavior? isn't there a responsibility to society somewhere, for Hollywood to clean up its act, whether in film, on stage, or on the casting couch?
Costner, you have been given a platform to speak because of your celebrity....and, that platform is amplified and multiplied because you fall in line with the left side of the cultural divide.
Mike Morrison had his Twitter platform taken away, right out from under him, permanently -- in the United States of America -- and for what? Because of a parody poking fun at the left's new little darling, the AOC?
That should be alarming not only to you, Kevin, but to all Americans.
Truth is, you, Kevin, are misleading Americans -- and if you are using a Twitter account declaring such things, it should be shut down, permanently, and immediately. ;)
The truth is -- the political landscape of America has been ugly, like, butt ugly, from its birth. oh the shock, oh the horror.
By all means, though, don't take my word for it; read, and reread, this history of America and its leadership over the last couple of centuries, to get the whole picture. And then! tweet about it, if you will be so kind.
But from the very beginning, before we even had a system of government in place, the political landscape of America has not been for the faint of heart. It never has been; and it never will.
And you wanna know why? It's because we are all human, making our own humanness the best, or the worst, way that we know how. The whole world is guilty of it; it isn't just an American thing.
We just so happen to be living in an age when news travels on social media faster than you can say tweet. and then it gets re-tweeted. and sometimes, when it is really good, or funny, things go viral! like Morrison's @AOCPress....
shame on twitter, shame on twitter, for shutting it down.
this is #996, signing off.
and with any luck, this girl will get a chance to sign on for another day... like, you know, when the moment is just right...
Make it a Good Day, G