August 1, 2018 Updated September 16, 2022 ODP Staff
A pattern of abuse by the vile thought police at Facebook has resulted in several time-outs! And during the imposed “social distancing” most are enduring today, imposing a suspension of connecting to friends on social media that prohibits even personal messaging*, is particularly cruel and irresponsible.
I personally used, celebrated and promoted Facebook since I made the trade of personal information for what was promised to be a “better internet” in 2007. I encountered zero problems with the platform from then and through most of 2016. So a perfectly great experience for a full decade. And then, immediately after an election went the “wrong way,” the campaign of targeted harassment began.
At first, a 24 hour suspension over some minor business that I’ve frankly forgotten. Then 72 hours. Then a week. And subsequently over a full year of suspension of the three years that followed. Most over comments or memes that only a lunatic could construe as “violation” of anything.
The details for each installment in a campaign of harassment by Facebook are presented here in reverse chronological order.
EPISODE 31 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
After enjoying most of a recent trip to Central Europe with access to FB, I managed to preserve my use up until a fateful posting of a meme featuring Eric Swalwell. The meme featured an image of a woman sitting down across from Swalwell expressing concern for his gun grabber threats. His answer to, “you know I’m a gun owner,” was “you know we have nukes, right!” was a rather precise representation of his actual words. So somehow, this meme was characterized as some “incitement” or “threat of violence.” If that’s how they grade Swalwell’s own statement simply being called out by the meme, should the corrupt Congressman be the one put in jail for it?
February 5, 2018 Updated August 12, 2021 ODP Staff
Nobody suggested anything so silly but you so far today! YouTube is actually a media exchange service and is no more “a source” than Beta, VHS, DVD or BlueRay was “the source” of Al Gore’s absurd Inconvenient Truth when you watched that however many times in pajamas.
Who or what is “the source?” you might ask if you’re capable of questioning anything in your own magical world. Well, since facts stand or fall on merit, it actually doesn’t really matter. But if you plan to go through life with a lazy brain, and feel ill prepared to do any discernment of your own and can only weigh wisdom by the shade of lipstick applied to the lips of whomever is speaking in your direction, we’ll pretend it does.
September 6, 2017
Updated March 15, 2018
Occupy Democrats Parody
Many mentally unstable Democrats and even some self-proclaimed “conservatives” have informed us that our use of “libtard” is unfair to mentally disabled children and even “disgusting.
Some have sent silly articles suggesting that the word “retard” causes some irreparable harm to those with “special needs.”
There remains no evidence that use of words like “LIBTARD” harms “those with down syndrome” and other special needs persons. And in fact, there’s no greater insult to those with such limitations as to suggest that they will never be adult enough to embrace that old “sticks and stones” adage.
After going around on this with a few claiming to be “defending” those with “down syndrome” it finally occurred to me what’s really going on.
That seems to have finished this particular exchange, but perhaps I’ll offer update once and if he comes back with a reply.
Our name includes “Parody” and so we’re often asked whether we’re serious.
We are a “parody” of the brand known as “Occupy Democrats.” Now it’s fair to say that they are a self-parody and that their own absurd comedy might be adequately entertaining in its own right. But here we lean into a synonym, “mockery.”
March 6, 2017 Updated February 22, 2019 Occupy Democrats Parody
Many pages will unceremoniously scrub and and even block whenever their message is threatened by visitors that offer correction to the poorly formed opinions upon which their brand is built.
We provide a “safe space” from dishonest “moderation” tactics that can result in countless man hours of time invested in debate vanishing on the whim of some page administrator that simply cannot handle nor afford for their audience to witness superior ideas.
We simply do not scrub nor block even the most inane nor questionable liberal drivel but for a very narrow set of rare exceptions. And so far, the number that have been so absurd in their online conduct as to have qualified for getting banned by ODP can be counted on one hand!
February 28, 2017 Updated October 25, 2022 ODP STAFF
For many it may seem a useless exercise. I can personally account for several breakthroughs achieved by the miracle of threaded online debates. Still it is difficult to get past the gates of carefully guarded opinions. Let’s discuss why.
Near everyone self identifies as a “logical” and “rational” thinker. Reflexively anything that betray’s an individual’s understanding is at least initially dismissed as “illogical” and “irrational.” The powerful elites that govern have a vested interested in managing the kinds of thoughts since it is the key ingredient to all power wielded that isn’t enforced by hard threats of dire and even mortal consequences for individual or collective expressions of defiance.