Stalin would have loved Facebook.
Owned by an arrogant, immensely naive and uneducated man (who also owns Instagram), Facebook continues to stomp on a variety of people whose cultures it doesn’t understand. To be clear, we closed our page on Facebook some time ago (or rather, had our FB admin in Australia close it). From the beginning we didn’t see the point of having a Facebook page, but others said it was important.
The Baron never cared. He found it a time-waster and opted out from the beginning. I hung around longer, partly out of inertia, but long enough to see that it was a venue which could be dangerous to free speech.
When Zuckerberg took up Angela Merkel’s oppressive rules about what Germans would be allowed to say, I notified our admin to close the page. You can’t really get free of FB — I’m sure that if our admin is an FB person, she’s being pestered to re-open the page.
Facebook is okay for family gatherings, dog and cat cuteness, or staying in touch with school friends after you graduate. Beyond that, I don’t see the point. People on FB are rude; the p.c. Nazis reign supreme there. And when groups complain about the ongoing injustices of the “curators” (a new word for Speech Police), they are met with silence. It really is a Kafkaesque institution, opaque and impenetrable.
I won’t have any truck with an entity that shames, shuns, and silences critics of the reigning orthodoxy. Mark Zuckerberg is a profoundly ignorant and arrogant man, an exemplar of Lord Acton’s famous aphorism: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Our Polish correspondent Green Infidel wrote several weeks ago about Facebook’s unwarranted shutdown of groups that were promoting Poland’s annual Independence Day celebrations on November 11. The Zuckerberg Stasi also shut down other conservative and patriotic sites in Poland for no apparent reason except that they were deemed politically unacceptable.
The video below shows the symbolic response of the leaders of a patriotic rally in Poland to this high-handed behavior by the Lords of Facebook. See if you get the same satisfaction that I did from watching the destruction of Facebook’s icons.
A big thank you to Ava Lon for the translation, and of course to Vlad for subtitling it:
|00:00||Look here, in front of the stage.|
|00:04||we just brought up Facebook’s symbols and we’ll show what we think about those symbols.|
|00:08||Let’s show the entire world see that Polish people wont be intimidated|
|00:12||by any American or international|
|00:44||Wait, we will,|
|00:48||We’ll be singing really for the official beginning.|
|00:52||There will also be speeches.|
|01:00||it’s burning fast!|
|01:04||Really fast, actually!|
|01:08||[chant] Poland against corporations!|
|01:12||Poland against corporations!|
|01:16||Poland against corporations!