The Literary Drover No. 5010

The Culture of Violence that now exists in the State of Colorado, the United States of America, and around the world was born of Social Media, specifically Disqus, Facebook, and Twitter.

If you want to end The Culture of Violence you must take action, you must make a choice, you must make a decision RIGHT NOW: Stop using Disqus, Facebook, and Twitter IMMEDIATELY.

If you choose to use Disqus, Facebook, and Twitter you condone and contribute to The Culture of Violence that threatens civilization and the future of the human race, manifested as explicit obscenity and threat published to these Social Media platforms. If you choose to use Disqus, Facebook, and Twitter you are just as responsible as the person or persons who kill people in a bar, a nightclub, or at a county fair.

David A. Steinberg (Zeta Global) of Disqus, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, and every employee of these companies profit from death, murder, and mayhem.

Bring The Culture of Violence to an end. Stop using Disqus, Facebook, and Twitter RIGHT NOW.

The Literary Drover No. 3261

In the wake of Facebook imploding my friend Jason made an interesting confession: He stopped using Facebook when he learned that he could not block Mark Zuckerberg.

You can choose to stop believing in God, Jason told me. But you cannot get away from Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, and who wants to be around THAT?!?

The only recourse for him was to delete his Facebook account.

The Literary Drover No. 3241

The remains are still warm to the touch, the corpse not yet rendered, and the experts – like death-eaters, such as vultures– have drawn their long knives, and are writing thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of words about why Facebook has come to its demise.

An economy of words, a simple explanation: You start with a lie, you will end with a lie.

Facebook, which earned the well-deserved nickname of “Fakebook” was based on a lie, perpetuated by a Liar named Mark Zuckerberg. Anyone who views the world through honesty and sincerity could see him and his abomination for what they were from the beginning of Facebook: A Liar. A Damn Liar. A fraud, a coward, a nasty piece of work excreted from the twisted bowels of humanity.

The claims by Zuckerberg (he does not merit “Mister” as preface because he is not a man) that Facebook would unite the world was a lie on top of a lie. As it has been proven Facebook was a means to an end, a means of tearing civilization and society apart because it lacked civility and decency, along with a deficiency in morals and ethics. More than a few users and now former users of Facebook will readily attest that predators in the wild are more restrained than those who abuse Facebook. Documented examples of the expression of human’s depravity are on display within the reality of Facebook: Murder and mayhem broadcast live from Facebook as the worst of humanity unleashed its darkness and Zuckerberg grinned like Charlie Manson or Ed Gein (the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s film PSYCHO) as he offered excuse and perverted rationale for why such things were allowed on Facebook.

Such things cannot be justified in any context, but when Zuckerberg betrayed users of Facebook by providing their personal information to a questionable organization – that was the final lie for millions.

It is projected, based on this latest act of immorality on the part of Zuckerberg and his minions, that this is the beginning of the end for Facebook. For millions that is acceptable. The only thing that would be even more suitable is if Mark Zuckerberg were locked away in a dark, cold, foul-smelling cell beneath the earth, restrained in a straight-jacket for the remainder of his wretched days.

The Literary Drover No. 3233

As more than a few people know I stopped posting to Facebook several years ago. I did not give warning of my intention. I just stopped posting.

I was not surprised when my “Friends” on Facebook did not respond to my abandoning Facebook – bluntly, not one of them noticed I was no longer posting to Facebook. Not one of them inquired after my well-being. Not one has sent an e-mail asking about my absence from Facebook.

It is an ugly truth that has allowed me to simplify my life.

Shortly after I noted that I had stopped posting to Facebook a reader of this blog sent me an e-mail, inquiring as to why I made the decision to do so. I explained that it involved the corporate racist policies of Facebook, the fraud that gives Facebook an appropriate nickname – Fakebook, and because I decided it lacked worth and value.

Monday, March 19, 2018, I was occupied writing another draft of a screenplay that I intend to have ready for an interested party before the end of the month when I noticed the number of e-mails in my inbox went from four to forty to more than four hundred. Curious as to what caused the onslaught I paused in my work and starting scanning the e-mails. All of them were asking if I heard about Facebook, and many asked: How did I know this would happen?

How did I know this would happen? What happened? I went on-line and found several articles about how Facebook was financially imploding.

Oh, that. How did I know that would happen?

I could claim some ability to see into the future and divine the events forthcoming. Or, I could go with common sense and respond: I just knew.

Facebook is not evil. Facebook is not pure evil. Facebook is beyond evil, beyond pure evil. Take a good look at Mark Zuckerberg and you will know this. Of course, you will need to do so by way of common sense.

When I first heard the phrase “Social Media” and the related term ‘Facebook’ I had no response because I did not understand what either meant or represent.

In time I came to understand that if you want to abuse yourself and waste precious time then Facebook is for you.

I tried using Facebook because a Writer I know was attempting to use it to promote his writing, and I wanted to kept current on his efforts and antics. He stopped using Facebook shortly after I stopped posting to Facebook because he realized as I had that Facebook is without merit or value.

Then came the 2017 election, and the role Facebook played in the election, despite claims by Mark Zuckerberg otherwise. Then came March 19, 2018, when Facebook began taking on the appearance of a blackhole in cyberspace.

If the Social Media universe should collapse in on itself, because of a massive influence called “Facebook” I will not be surprised. At the same time if Facebook should cease to exist and the remaining Social Media platforms – a blog, for example – should gain prestige and influence, so be it.

Regardless of what the future holds for Social Media I have a suggestion, a recommendation – a mandate for one and all: Approach Life with common sense, and when some defies common sense avoid it like you would a Social Transmitted Disease; an STD with an ominous sounding name like “Facebook”.