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“Free” Speech

“Your right to speak freely stops before it reaches my nose.”

Protiguous, 2020

I mean this literally. As in what you just said, “stinks“.
And as a play on the popular phrase, “My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.”

What stinks? Anything presented as the truth when it fails rigorous fact-checks. Fact-checks as done by Experts on the subject matter, by the proper Scientists, and/or unbiased Journalists.

You have the right, the duty, and the responsibility, to yell “Fire!” in a building where others could be harmed or killed by a fire.
However, the fire must be a real event. If there is no fire (“calling wolf!”) then you must also bear the burden of consequences for your action.

I am a huge believer in the innate gift of the right of Freedom of Speech for all Beings.
However, if you abuse that right by spreading falsehoods (lies), then you will suffer the consequences. Think of it as “Karma in Action”.

If Facebook, Twitter, newspaper, media, company, business, or whatever platform fact-checks your statement and finds your statement is spreading falsehoods (lies), then they have the right, the duty, and the responsibility to add a warning label upon or near your statement.

This is NOT censorship. This is not “taking away your right to free speech.” as some morons are claiming. This is NOT political.
This is them attempting to diminish the harm your foolish statements could (will) cause to others.

The fact that morons even have the right to protest these warning labels should realize that they are using that same right they are protesting about being violated!

Hypothetical: Bob buys an advertising space for a road-side banner proclaiming that your vehicle can save gas (increase MPG) by driving double the current posted speed limit.

Jane, as an experienced responsible driver with many years of accident-free history knows this to be false and even worse: dangerous, then she has the right to place a banner immediately before, above, below, left, right, or even after your banner proclaiming that Bob’s banner is wrong and you should NOT raise your vehicle’s speed above the posted speed limit.

What are your thoughts on this? I’d love some civil discussion..

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Sick and Tired of Ignorance

I feel like I’m going to explode with anger.

I am sick of people spreading false information.

I am tired of people sticking their heads in the ground.

I am sick and tired of people pushing their ignorance and hatred onto other people.

Go away, you stupid f#cks.

Protiguous, 2020
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Leave Facebook? No Way!

There’s a movement always trying to get started.. something along the lines of “Delete your Facebook account!”, “Leave Facebook!”, or some other such drivel.

Do I like that Facebook tracks us All Across The Web? No, of course I don’t..

But, I say, “Leave Facebook? No Way!”.

Facebook is how I get a chance to see how my friends and my Family are doing! It lets us share across time zones and work schedules. It lets us share [almost] anything we want, from fond memories to what we’re going to do in the near future. It lets us share some wise words, or a joke, or a helping hand when needed.

I know of no other social platform that can do all of this. Do you?

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Facebook Interface

Facebook: “View the comment.”

Really?¬†You take up 3 ‘lines’ of screen real estate and force me to click on a non-hyper hyperlink just to show a one ‘line’ comment ?

Really?

Do you ever use these ‘enhancements’ that you throw onto us with no choice?

Then again, my friend always says “All interfaces suck.”

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The Facebook Song

Rhett and Link tell it how Facebook really is.

“I’d carry around a picture of my face and a summary of me typed out on a page!”