Short note. I won’t be on Facebook for a week …
Someone falsely claimed that I had friends who rioted in DC on January 6th, and that I supported their actions.
I said no, I didn’t know a single person who rioted.
He said well, maybe “friends” was the wrong word, but people that I was in intellectual agreement with, and that I supported their riotous deeds.
Now, I’m not a violent man. Not my style. So I protested strongly that I didn’t support any rioting anywhere, and that he was not only wrong, but he had his head so far up his fundamental orifice that if he pulled it out he’d go snowblind.
[Short digression, information from the web]
Snowblind — it’s a frightening word. Thankfully, it’s a condition that is totally preventable.
Snow blindness is a painful, temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. The medical term for snow blindness is photokeratitis (“photo” = light; “keratitis” = inflammation of the cornea).
Essentially, snow blindness is caused by a sunburned eye — or more specifically, a sunburned cornea.
[End of digression]
Facebook claimed that what I’d written was “threats” and “bullying”, which has left me both in Facebook jail and in mystery.
The mystery is … where’s the threat? Did they think I was threatening that I’d reach through the intarwebs, physically pull his head out of his aforesaid orifice, and cause him to go blind? Or at least go snowblind?
And “bullying”? Bullying means forcing someone to do something under threat of violence. The stereotypical example is the schoolyard bully who tells another kid “Gimme your lunch money or I’ll punch you in the nose!”
So … what was my threat of violence? “Don’t tell lies about me supporting violence, or I’ll say bad words about you!”?
I mourn the death of the English language at the hands of the wokerati …
The good news? They said if I wanted to protest I could contact someone.
The bad news? When I clicked the link to contact someone, the web page it took me to said nobody was available to contact, because COVID … yeah, right, thats totally legit. Facebook works fine, people getting thrown in jail works fine, but there’s no one available to explain or perhaps correct a jail sentence?
Anyhow, that’s why I’ll be radio silent on FB for the coming week …
My best to all, and keep an eye on the weather, the forecast includes occasional bouts of snowblindness.