Finding a safe space at Facebook

August 30, 2018

While the big social media giants are insisting they are completely innocent of leftwing bias with the same adamant certitude of a naked emperor showing off his invisible ermine cape, some disgruntled conservative Facebook employees are pointing out the obvious: these Silicon Valley socialist billionaires are naked!  Or at least, nakedly political.    

It all started with a post by Facebook senior engineer Brian Amerige, who dared state the obvious: “We Have A Problem With Political Diversity.”  He said Facebook employees who disagree with the prevailing office political “monoculture” are afraid to say so for fear of reprisals, bullying or losing their jobs.  He offered a long list of examples you can see at the link, including tearing down posters welcoming Trump supporters, making it a firing offense to say that “all lives matter,” attacking non-leftist colleagues as bigots and accusing them of having “offensive ideas,” and demanding HR investigations of anyone who criticizes Islam’s human rights record. 


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Since Amerige posted his manifesto, about 100 other employees have joined him in a group called “FB’ers for Political Diversity.”  They say the purpose is to create “a space where you can talk about these issues without fear of the mob” and to be a place to “talk about how we can fix this.”

Now, if you thought that the people they were rebelling against saw that and were struck with a bolt of self-realization – that they looked in the mirror and thought, “What have I become?  How did my opposition to narrow-minded, intolerant, censorious bigots become so inflamed that I didn’t realize I had turned into exactly what I hated?” – well, then you don’t know the modern left very well.  Instead of pausing to consider whether someone with a different point of view might be justified in holding it, they immediately acted like a mob and began attacking the FBer’s For Political Diversity, calling them bigots and claiming their posts were offensive to minorities.

Hey, Facebook leftists, let me clarify something for you.  When there are thousands of you who are all alike, and you’re attacking 100 people who are different, then THEY are the “minority,” and you’re the enemies of diversity.   

With these sites becoming the new version of public utilities, this kind of bias against conservatives or Christians is not going to stand much longer.  The tech titans had better realize that just because they supply the pipes, that doesn’t mean they get to decide who does and doesn’t receive water. I can see this ending in one of three ways:  Mediation (they work with their critics to fix the problem); litigation (they get sued for unfair business practices and violations of Constitutional rights); or regulation.  They really don’t want that last one, and usually, I don’t either.  But if you insist on acting like a corrupt monopoly, don’t be surprised when the government treats you like one.

https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-employees-turn-tech-giant-call-tolerance-right/

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  • phil long

    09/02/2018 10:35 PM

    ... demanding HR investigations of anyone who criticizes Islam’s human rights record.

    this one really makes me smirk. it is *obvious* to anybody who looks at the quran and the sunnah of muhammed, the very scriptures of islam, that allah demands that pious muslims lie to unbelievers, steal from unbelievers, rape unbelieving women (and their children), and murder - after torture - their unbelieving husbands. these are *not* demands limited in time, or historical records like 1 and 2 samuel, 1 and 2 kings, and 1 and 2 chronicles in the bible; instead, these are demands that are required for all time from all muslims. there is no such thing as "radical" or "moderate" islam; there is only islam, and anybody who thinks otherwise either has not looked for himself, or is a traitor who is lying so that pious muslims can destroy society.

    this is just a comment on the internet, and i don't expect *anybody* to believe me. YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR YOURSELF!!! there are good translations of the quran and the sunnah (specifically, the kutub alsittah, the six authentic hadith collections, as well as the sira) available, and if U don't trust the copies on the internet, ask your local public library to find printed copies. also, look at "The Reliance of the Traveler and Tools of the Worshiper" ("Umdat al-Salik"), translated by Keller, for a manual of sharia which has been in use by the shafi'i school of fiqh since the 14th century.

    folks accuse christians of atrocities, and of course, these have occurred in abundance. the difference between christian atrocities and islamic atrocities is that the former were done *IN SPITE* of the christian scriptures; Jesus *never* said to go out and kill all unbelievers. islam, on the other hand, calls muhammed the perfect man (al-insan al-kamil) and model of conduct (uswa hasana); thus, *everything* that he did is worthy of emulation by muslims. considering that his actions included child marriage (his favorite wife, Aisha, was nine when the "marriage" was consummated), slave-owning, slave-taking, slave-dealing, sex slavery ("concubines" is a shinier word, but that's what it is, and that is why IS did it), ordering assassinations of people he didn't like, mass murder of those who had surrendered to him, rape of the widows he had just created, and on, and on ... it is not likely that islam can possibly change for the better. there will be no "enlightenment" in islam, because if they get rid of the monster muhammed, islam falls apart.

    of course, back to fb ... they are leftists, and nothing that rational people can say or do will change their minds. they are right, so people whom they believe to be wrong should *not* be allowed to speak, or to organize, or even to work at fb; were the feds not watching, they would all be fired as soon as they were found out. and i have no doubt that every one of those 100 fb'ers is on mr. zuckerberg's S list.

  • Kathleen Wood

    08/31/2018 01:55 AM

    Thank you for commenting on Facebook's intolerant ridicule and censorship of those who disagree with the left's narratives. Definitely NOT free speech!

  • Darrell Hollingsworth

    08/30/2018 11:18 PM

    Facebook has blocked me from getting information on facebook they do not want the truth to be told this is unconstitutional this is perfect for a socialism goverment but the problem is that when they are done with them than they will make it illegal for facebook to be a company that's my final idea

  • Tommy

    08/30/2018 06:56 PM

    Thank you so much for your honest and straightforward talk. It is so refreshing in this spin cycle of so-called news!??

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    08/30/2018 04:00 PM

    What about conservatives creating their own social media platform(s)? I heard some talk about that last year, but nothing since. I hope it's possible.

  • Leo Escudero

    08/30/2018 03:06 PM

    I have been blocked ,followers deleted, shadow blocked, & a recent rule I cannot follow any one because I don't have enough followers. but if twitter keeps deleting my followers how am I to expand them????????

  • Elena Guarino

    08/30/2018 02:13 PM

    Excellent! I completely agree. Weaning myself from Facebook slowly because of the amount of friends I have there. Found another Social Media Platform, "MeWe" which is a lot safer, not only from the "loosey-goosey Lefties" on Facebook, but from a "security" standpoint. Thank you. Always enjoy your directness and truthfulness. +

  • Lance E Brown

    08/30/2018 01:59 PM

    Finding a safe space at Facebook:
    I find myself in opposition with F.B. At this time.
    I have had my comments deleted. Been locked out. And recently found that, due to the new way FB manages information many people are no longer seeing my posts and I am very often missing theirs. (i.e. since I was not pinging them daily they were no longer showing up when I sign on and since I was locked out, they lost me as well).

    In short, POTUS Trump is right. They are manipulating the way information and data is being managed and it is, in many cases, either making it difficult to impossible to communicate or filtering the information in an unsuitable manner.

  • Carolyn Bell

    08/30/2018 12:46 PM

    I appreciate your input you help me understand the government a lot better and I watch your show every week even though it's recorded

  • Stephen Russell

    08/30/2018 11:15 AM

    Take down FB Mgmt Its the source of these woes or change the Silicon Valley Corp culture.
    Or nothing changes.
    Same for Google,Yahoo, Twitter, Myspace etc