I did an experiment yesterday. A friend got warned by FB for saying something they considered 'hate speech', so I posted the exact same verbiage on my page. (For the record, saying 'boys are idiots' is not hate speech. Come on.) She got warned. I got nothing. I'm beginning to feel slighted. I suspect this is because she is someone with a lot of followers and a reach. I'm no one in the scheme of things, so they don't give a rat's ass if I post stuff. Hell, I actually swear and junk... without the asterisks. Most of the George Carlin words and then some.
I did get warned once for sharing something they'd already considered 'bad' They told me it was bad and that if I shared it I might be considered bad, too, so I should probably think before I dismissed their warning and shared it on my page. I shared it anyway. Nothing happened.
FB has become such a joke.
Basically, I'm at the point where every time FB 'fact checks' something, I assume it's true. My reasoning? If it wasn't true, they wouldn't be afraid of it and feel the need to tell everyone how untrue it was. If I want to check whether something is actually true or false, I go over to Duck Duck Go and look for valid sources. Multiple valid sources, usually. I don't rely on FB to tell me the truth.
Speaking of which, a page I follow posted a meme this morning. The meme showed a see of exactly the same face looking up into the sky and chanting FB's COVID-19 verbiage, which had then been tagged with the same verbiage and then tagged with the same verbiage again. The meme was tagged with the same verbiage. Which was hilarious.
A while back, someone posted something that talked about being unable to understand how a senile pedophile and a high-priced call-girl could've received so many votes. FB fact-checked it with 'he's not a pedophile!' I found it incredibly funny that they didn't fact-check his senility or her being a hooker. Apparently, you can say he's an addled minded old fart and she's a ho, but for godsakes, don't call him a pedophile.
You really have to laugh at this shit. It's comedy gold, people.
I'm so sad Carlin died. He'd be calling all of this out, dragging it into the light and showing how astronomically stupid all of it is.
Seriously, though, the only appropriate response to this shit is to laugh at it. Gretchen Halfwit now says children aged 2-4 have to wear masks. You can't get kids that age to keep their clothes on and you want to mask them up? That's going to go over well. A comedian back in the '80s... I want to say either Robin Williams or Howie Mandel*... has a bit about their kid taking off all their clothes and running around screaming 'LOOK AT ME! I'M NAKED!' Keep a mask on that, you silly twatwaffle.
Sure, it's serious. Our country is swirling the drain and headed right for the septic tank. People are dying. Others are going broke and still others are killing themselves. Maybe if everyone had laughed at this shit from the very beginning, it wouldn't be as bad as it is. I don't know. All I know is if I don't laugh at it now, I'll go nuts.
*Yes, that Howie Mandel. He was a comedian before he was a gameshow host. I still repeat some of his stuff. It was that memorable. He was also an actor on one of the most highly-rated medical dramas of the time - St. Elsewhere. Look it up.