F!ck Facebook. Straight up.
I’ve been a loyal-as-hell user and promoter-of-sorts for over 10 years. I joined in October of 2004 during the halcyon days of college student-only thangs. I wish they had a tsu-esque advertisement model all these years, especially the past one.
Man. I’d have some sizeable money coming to me since i regularly get 300-500 daily total likes and shares from my posts. No money sent my way from all those ads. All theirs.
Anyway, i changed my middle name to “BlackLivesmatter” about two months ago and the warnings about name changes commenced. I was able to bypass the warnings and continue on my merry way posting publicly about the fuckshit of the world until last week. I was signed out of my account on all devices and told i had to change my name; so i reverted it to an old one i used for a few years and that was fine until today. I posted a few links and some thoughts this morning, and outta literally NO WHERE, i couldn’t post more because of a process they’re now actively using. Right.
So, Facebook, y’all want me to produce a photo of my ID. Really? Wow. I’ve been against being “in the system” for my whole life. Your reassurances that all will be deleted from y’all’s system upon the “case” being closed don’t give me a ton of confidence.
I have (or had) a list of “friends” with names that weren’t “real names” counting, easily, in the 100s. But, i was tagged and bagged. Hmm. If my page ever gets reinstated, just peer at my public posts or the joints that are “friends of friends,” and you’ll understand that i have what’s known as ‘reach’.
New Age COINTELPRO.
No worries. I got people in my personal network. I have Twitter, too. We’re gonna voice this fuckery in a bit.
[2015.01.06 – Update: So earlier this morning, the Beast gave me the keys to my shackles, as well as a veiled warning of future purgatory if i disobey (again).
Shaking. My. Damn. Head.
I was also greeted to an awesome text informing me that my boy Divino DeNegro (@DDeNegro) was banned this morning, too. Hmm. Fuckery continues.
Speaking to @Projones22, we are in agreement that our bans in light of our barrage of truth-telling boisterousness especially over the past six months regarding racism, social inequality, police brutality, and politics are too aligned to be coincidental. Throw in our (relatively) large following/friends lists, and it all paints a pretty fucked-up picture.
— Mac Sparrow (@CaptMacSparrow) January 6, 2015
New Age COINTELPRO. For fucking real, y’all.
And don’t get it twisted: i am not puffing up my chest believing some grandiose notion that i am a Black Panther-level voice in the 60s. This is not that time, not the same type of fight; it’s that some of the tactics employed below the surface and behind the scenes smell similar.
Aight, i’m out. Gotta continue working on this site and decide when i’m gonna unlock these Facebook manacles.]