Remember when the American Christian Right was for free speech?
Hmm. Me neither.
1966: John Lennon of the Beatles makes an offhand remark to a British journalist about Jesus — and the American Christian Right goes batshit bonkers crazy, boycotts radio stations, and holds public bonfires burning Beatles records.
2021: 55 years later, a privately-owned company makes an independent internal decision to alter the content they own and publishing rights they fully control pertaining to a few books that don’t sell and no one has ever heard of — and the American political Right goes batshit bonkers insane.
See a pattern here?
And the wacko Right-wingers are the ones bitching about political correctness and censorship?
On 16 December, Twitter suspended my account. Abusive behavior, they claimed. Because I called a Trumpster (Charlie Kirk) a “face twat.” He reported me.
I pled guilty.
A few weeks passed. Then, I forwarded an appeal to Twitter stating that I was wrong and I’d learned a lesson to dial back on the attacks. I was completely sincere about my apology and expected Twitter would keep me in the penalty box for a few more weeks or perhaps a month or two, and the let me back on.
Well, Twitter ignored my first appeal, and then ignored by second. Then, the third. Frustrated by them ignoring my appeals, I gave up, despite having built up 11,000 followers with no real effort to market or build a base.
Then yesterday, Twitter finally replied by sending me a form letter by email stating thier policy and that my ban would be PERMANENT. A death sentence. So, all the thousands of posts and followers are erased — forever.
What’s odd is — now, in retrospect, I don’t really care. Being suspended from Twitter for the first few weeks bothered me because I like having the extra reach of posting articles and promoting ideas. It helped me build traffic. But after 2, and then 3, and then 4 weeks passed I didn’t even give Twitter a second thought.
Now, nearing mid-March it’s been nearly 3 months and I’m completely off of Twitter. That’s certainly freed up some lost time and dialed down the rage that’s so common on that social media sewer. Who knows — Twitter might have done me a tremendous favor.
So, for those who messaged me why I no longer post on Twitter, that’s the explanation. I’m done with Twitter and have no regrets.
Oh, and since I’m banned — FUCK YOU, TWITTER.
Oh, and since I’m banned permanently, Charlie Kirk does look like a face twat. Here, you decide.
Opportunities are rare when we are able to see, hear, and read atheists speaking about atheism in mainstream media. Yet, religious figures and granted extraordinary access and time to mass media, almost always without opposition.
Nolan Dalla and Matt Lessinger host a freewheeling discussion on the idea of LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM, which sounds like a contradiction.
Guests included Greg Raymer, the 2004 world poker champion and a longtime libertarian who was once floated as a vice presidential candidate within the Libertarian Party.
Joining is Joe Stapleton, a stand-up comedian and television personality who is well known for his outlier views, humor, and sharp-tongued wit. Joe was a vice-presidential candidate once, but nobody knew about it.
The discussion runs for a little more than an hour. Here’s the start of a new movement. Recorded on Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.