I have been banned from Facebook! Let me be more precise: I have been banned from the “Lois Capps for Congress” Facebook page. In a medium that has opened up the realms of the freedoms for speech, press, and social communal interaction more than in the last 100 years, I have been banned from my governmental “representative’s” site.
As most will see when they do choose to visit it, only “likes” and syncophants dot the landscape. No fact checking of her posts is tolerated. Questions and dissent are discouraged. My crime was simply to ask that people actually read the whole articles that her spinmeisters posted, and use their thinking capabilities. I wasn’t aware that asking people to search for truth was now a thought or speech crime?
I would sincerely and literally hope that no public monies either in the form of time used by office employees and staff or the cost for the Internet, etc., are being used for this site? For doing so, and while taking such stances, would be sort of Orwellian.
I would hope that my “punishment” serves as notice to others in her district—not as a deterrent, but as a clarion call that, in paraphrasing an old adage, “all it takes for you to lose your freedom of speech is for good men to do nothing!”