01 November 2016

BILL'S BULLPEN: YET ANOTHER TIRESOME FACEBOOK RANT (HANG IN THERE, IT MAY REALLY BE THE LAST THIS TIME)


IS THIS ALBUM COVER OBSCENE?

According to the morality police at Facebook it is.
When will I get it through my thick skull? Facebook is total shit. I have struggled for about two years with this issue now. No matter how much I keep getting upset over that place I keep going back expecting things to be different. As if all the selfies and rabid SJW liberal bullshit weren’t enough I just encountered what well be the last straw. And this time the source of my bitterness is none other than Facebook itself. It is okay there to post whatever hate filled rant one wants to spew out, be it liberal or conservative, and have Mark Zuckerberg and crew back that up under the holy concept of free speech. It is okay to keep up live feeds of people being shot and killed, sure. But if you’ve posted over the last few years something as disgustingly pornographic as the album cover for the Led Zeppelin masterpiece House of the Holy you find the content has been removed, you are banned from posting on your own timeline for 24 hours (I guess this is like making a bad boy sit with his nose in the corner and think over what he has done) and get a warning about having your account, which I created in 2008, deleted by the first amendment loving Facebook staff. I am utterly sick of seeing middle fingers on my timeline and stupid memes about how people are stupid (the meme poster being the exception of course) and all sorts of crap about how wonderful Muslims and transsexuals are but how horrid a Bible quote. I am not a Christian and that is not the point even. The little airbrushed butts on Houses of the Holy have now become politically incorrect or pornographic I will assume. Or more likely, people now are literally too stupid, like the memes say, to even associate the image with the original source. They have no idea what it is even. I mean, I have no clue how I am supposed to continue my Facebook existence. As if anyone other than two or three people even would notice. I am one of the lucky ones who no one here really gives a shit about anyway so it is no skin off the nose of the world in any way. I understand too that these happen at FB not because of technology they have in place that scans images for offending assess and boobs but because of the complaint from some Facebook bottom feeding denizen. The image here is a couple years old even. How can I, or anybody, go back and check all their posts since they began their account some eight years ago and remove all potentially offending images to appease all the assholes that troll there? It is impossible. 




I just want to say –and I will be reposting the text of this blog post, sans the “hard core porno” image of course- that no matter how hard I try I cannot find a place for Facebook in my narrow little world. I live in China where everything under the sun not approved by the CCP is blocked or banned, including Facebook. I use a VPN to access the site. Now Chairman Zuckerberg and crew have decided a classic album cover is pornographic and then block me from my own site and give me a stern warning about losing my account. Why do I have to experience the same censorship on Facebook I do in culturally repressive communist China? I am utterly disappointed and upset. I saw a meme of a dog shitting into Donald Trump’s mouth on a magazine cover. I do not care about Trump. Screw him and Hillary Clinton both. But that is okay at Facebook. Dog shit pictures, but one of the great album covers of all time is obscene. I thought we got past of this with Howl and Tropic of Cancer. Well, I guess not. I suddenly agree with those rude ass memes, MOST (not all for the love of Allah) people are in fact stupid. I am tired of being a participant in rampant stupidity. Facebook killed time for me. I get stressed and isolated here in China. I have communication dilemmas and culture stress daily. Sometimes Facebook was a diversion. But how many times have I “quit” in the last two years? I am talking, or writing, to myself there. How the fuck would anybody know or even care. No one will care, and that is the nail being driven in my coffin now. Everyday on my timeline I would get an old memory with a note that said “Billy, we care about you and your memories…” Liars! You guys told me you cared, about me and my memories, and look…. Look at what you have done! Tore my heart out and shit on me like that dog did Donald Trump. Oh the woe and suffering. Well, like my FB banner says… adios pinche culeros. Some of you I love very much. I hope somehow we can stay in touch.  But not you Mark Zuckerberg, don’t even try to make up with me! I ain’t having it this time!




UPDATE: I was going to go to Facebook and post that infamous "one last post" people always do. I went ahead and deactivated (not deleted) my account. Screw it. It causes me stress. I will miss the post 2016 election bullshit. Or then again, I may not. I have a second account I can use that to stay in touch with all my friends and family. All six of them.

2 comments:

Dr. Theda said...

We do not care much for FaceBook..
We blog ( and almost No "nudity"....(we "edit" our own) ... and that image is a Classic album cover...!!!

Bill Courtney said...

DR. T... exactly. And that post I made was from like two years ago. Somebody must have been searching my old posts or images and saw that and cried like a baby and complained. Unbelievable. I deactivated that old account. I do not want to delete it, but what if FB decided they will delete on their own, because I am an evil poronographer? Totally absurd. Thanks my friend.