I’ve got some news to share.
As Facebook recommits itself to the American principles of “inclusion” and “free expression,” I have been personally banned from Facebook.
Apparently, I have been identified as a “Russian troll” like the Southern Magnolia Facebook page and TRS and all the other Dissident Right accounts which were purged from Facebook this week to “protect the integrity of the 2020 election.” By that Facebook and its NGO partners like the ADL mean rigging social media to favor progressive narratives.
This doesn’t come as a surprise. Just yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that Facebook would be “extending our longstanding ban on white supremacy to include white nationalism and white separatism.” As you can probably imagine, “white supremacy” is defined as any perspective that is remotely sympathetic to White people and their interests or too harshly critical of the cherished values and beliefs of progressive liberalism.
The funniest thing about this to me is that I don’t even use Facebook. I concluded years ago that Facebook is a negative force that is primarily used to stir up drama and infighting within our circles, to collect our personal data and make it available to Antifa who scrape Facebook in order to dox people and to data mine its users to sell that information to advertisers. In light of my experience with Facebook, I am always telling friends to delete their Facebook accounts to protect their privacy. I wasn’t even posting content from Occidental Dissent on Facebook when I had the chance to do so because it is the most insecure platform in existence.
There is no difference between American and Chinese social media platforms. Both engage in censorship of known dissidents. The difference is that China’s social credit system punishes people who are critics of Chinese nationalism while America’s social credit system is outsourced to the private sector and punishes critics of progressive liberalism.
I agree with Ramzpaul that free speech is a myth. Whether it is free speech or freedom of assembly, none of the benefits of the liberal order apply to us anymore as a caste. The former has been nullified by Big Tech censorship and the latter has been nullified by violent leftist street thugs who are protected by the media and the courts. I mostly used Facebook to keep in touch with real world friends and family and now I will use WeChat to do that.
Public opinion is solidly with us on this issue, not crybabies like Andrew Marantz, but True Conservatism holds that Silicon Valley’s oligopoly should be allowed to censor social media for political reasons because of free-market principles or something.
Nothing is being done about the problem. So all we can do for now is hope that Zuck is beaten in the free market by his Chinese competitors.