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What would we do without social media? What DID we do without social media? Chased pollywogs, the sepia-tone nostalgics say.
But Facebook, Twitter, et al are entertaining and sometimes useful to pose ideas, rally the troops, and watch owls blinking from tree cavities (one of our favorites). A visitor from outer space and a smartphone account would also learn that Biden is not really President of the USA. “He was installed like, you know, a toilet.” Har! Har!
Social media also reveals the sorry state of American grammar. Your right; their I go again!
Pet Peeve: Facebook photo of a flooded back yard. “It’s really raining here.” Too much to share where the hell is “Here”?
The moot question gambit: “Who else is willing to say I support the Constitution of the United States?” Irony: posted by a defender of the January 6 insurrection. Another is: “How many would fight for their country if we were invaded?” Like to answer: “Depends on my schedule.”
Posts imploring “Can I get a like?” will get a frowny face dislike. A poster asks: Are you brave enough to post that you want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “out of there”? Plenty brave, I answer. Just not that naive to engage in futile gestures.
The Darwin award goes to the post challenging Americans who threw off the yoke of George III to throw off the tyranny of Congress. Huh? Where does that leave us, class?
Which takes us to the other big social media reveal: Has no one actually (you know) read the Constitution?!
Lighting tiny candles against the darkness
In response to such idiocies Blaska deploys a gallery of images, depending on the pH of his stomach acid. Weird Al wearing a tinfoil hat is a favorite. Joe Pesci chortling in Goodfellas is a good one. Our favorite, “Sick and Tired Man,” is shown above. We have learned that an image of Hitler laughing at something he read in the newspaper will get you thrown in Facebook prison with the pedophiles said to be running the World Order from Epstein’s island.
An insurrectionist demands the immediate arrest of Barack Obama, even if it means widespread riots. (Or especially if it does, as one suspects.) This provocation excites keyboard warriors in a crescendo of faux patriotism capped by response of a “Yes, a horse and a rope, southern-style.” People actually put their names on that kind of hate!
The Trump-Really-Won resistance warns:
“The five most used words in the coming weeks and months will be:
‘We tried to tell you.’”
They’ve been saying that since November 3! People, quit spinning your wheels! Come into the light!
Which takes us to the censorship issue. We are not First Amendment absolutists. Libel is actionable. Fire in a crowded theater and all that. But Americans have the right to be wrong about their politics. Certainly, Joe Biden lacks no outlets for his version of the truth (when he is able to enunciate it). We try to do our part on a personal basis.
Yet, Facebook put the kibosh on scandals exposed by Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the election. Blaming the Chinese for Covid landed you in the Facebook hoosegow. The social media giant recently posted a “Correction” refuting claims that Biden is causing inflation. Folks, that’s a matter of opinion, certainly! Facebook, Twitter, et al are platforms, not publishers.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Your fact checker is my censor. Can I get a Like?