I’m a total social media addict, and I understand they struggle really, really hard to have standards. The problem is I’m not sure what the hell those standards actually are. Now, this isn’t me pulling something out of my ass, this is Facebook’s own standards as outlined by them:
• No nudity or other sexually explicit content
• No content that contains hate speech or directly attacks an individual or group
• No content that contains self harm or excessive violence
• No content that contains illegal drug use
• Users are supposed to be the minimum age of 13 years. Now, why there’s so much more discernment in a 13 year old as opposed to an 11 year old, they don’t explain.
Hmmm. So, where does that “Pot Island” app come in? I guess since you’re only a grower, and theoretically not a user, pot is okay. I’m on board. Though, truth be told, I’d rather use as well. After all, who else is supposed to quality control the product?
I’m off on a tangent again. I need to get right to the point. I want you to meet my nemesis, and the demon in charge of accusers, liars, interrogators, and interestingly enough, willful ignorance.
Astaroth guided the inquisitors, he lives in the hearts of those who think they have the right to judge others and most importantly, he tells us that evidence doesn’t matter. Make a snap judgment based in fear and ignorance; it’s okay as long as you do it with conviction. Notice any sort of trend here among the demons? You’re right! They all have some jacked up looking hound with them and they never wear any clothes. This brings me to a photo recently banned from Facebook.
Okay, I understand, the good folks at Facebook banned it because it displayed the dreaded penis. Yes, I know that we will all die if we see a penis, or possibly faint at the very least. The human race has declined dramatically to a paltry 6 billion people because the penis is soooooooooooooooooooo damn offensive and frightening that nobody can bear the sight of it. That’s not the point. The point is; where are the standards?
You see, this photo protests the Catholic Church’s continued attacks on homosexuals and points out that thousands of lives have been lost over the past few centuries because of attitudes toward homosexuality. (It’s about to happen again, by the way, click here to learn about Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, brought to you courtesy of the hate-mongering American evangelists. Purpose-driven life my aching ass. Is your purpose to get innocent people killed? Good, you just made Jesus happy then.)
Here, let me lighten the mood a minute. Here’s my happy little avatar:
What standards? They flagged the photo due to nudity. Fair enough, that’s their policy. Of course, they’ll turn right around and gladly allow people to start pages praying for the death of the U.S. president, sites promoting Sharia law (go ahead, honor kill your daughter, that’s what Allah wants), and at least 100 Christian fundamentalist sites that promote their particular brand of venomous hatred for gays, non-believers, the president, any non-white person and contraception/STD prevention. NO, they do not openly and explicitly advertise that. However, if you scroll down to read the posts of the trolls inhabiting these sites, you will see plenty of statements that begin with “I don’t hate gays BUT…,” “I’m not saying that promoting condom use is wrong BUT…” “I’m not racist BUT…”
But nothing, asshole. You’re a homophobic, backward-ass racist who’s promoting the spread of HIV and other STDs. Now, shut the fuck up, because I’ll gladly look at a thousand penises today before I listen to your stupidity, hatred and ignorance. Yes, I’m fully aware that I’m much more stupid than you because I know how to use proper English and grammar, but that’s just a character flaw I’m willing to live with.
Look, if you’re concerned about obscenities, nudity and graphic content because you have kids; that’s one thing. You and I both know that as the parent, it’s your job to turn the fucking computer off or close your kid’s account. Yes, I’m one of those bastards that oversimplifies things by making you take responsibility as the adult in the relationship. It is just that simple. If that content offends you, block that group or individual from your feed. Better yet, do us all a favor and grow up. But do not give me any stupid bullshit about “family values” or “friendly communities” when you will gladly host the groups promoting hate, intolerance and violence, especially when you do it under the guise of religion.
I hate double standards. If you’re going to ban a group or photo because of a picture of a scary penis, maybe you want to take a look at what’s really offensive here. Oh, wait, I guess if you hate in the name of Jesus, it’s okay after all. The rest of us at least have our intellectual integrity intact. Oh, and if you’re wondering where that photo came from, it’s from the world renown photographer LaChapelle. Click the name if you want your mind blown. Listen to the Old-Tyme Gospel Hour if you still want to be a whiney little four-year-old crybaby. Again, the choice is always yours.