If you want to retain your posting privileges on Facebook, you’d better not link to any videos by Tommy Robinson. And don’t post any photos of him. Make sure you don’t like anything by him. And don’t even mention his name, except to tell all your “friends” that he’s a horrible racist and fascist and you hope he gets his face gnawed away by tapirs.
Matt Bracken didn’t follow that advice, and look what happened to him:
Here’s what Matt says about this latest installment of his Facebook ordeal:
On February 27, I posted the YouTube link to Tommy Robinson’s powerful new documentary “Panodrama” on Facebook. (If you have not seen it yet, I cannot recommend it highly enough.) Shortly after the video’s release, Tommy Robinson’s account was deleted by Facebook and Instagram. Tommy had already been banned from Twitter for his earlier thought crimes.
Taking their PC restrictions a major step further, Facebook is now banning or suspending anyone who posts supportive links or messages about banned thought-criminals.
In my case, this means I am now on my eighth 30-day suspension from Facebook in the past year and a half. I was already permanently banned from Twitter for posting an anti-burka meme that did not even mention any religion.
Matthew Bracken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957, and attended the University of Virginia, where he received a BA in Russian Studies and was commissioned as a naval officer in 1979. Later in that year he graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, and in 1983 he led a Naval Special Warfare detachment to Beirut, Lebanon. Since then he’s been a welder, boat builder, charter captain, ocean sailor, essayist and novelist. He lives in Florida. Links to his short stories and essays may be found at EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com. For his previous essays, see the Matthew Bracken Archives.