Frustration >=(

This will probably be a bit controversial, but I don’t care, I’m angry, and writing is a better outlet than putting a hole through a wall. I was doing research for my final paper for my computer literacy class when I came upon an article that not only made me angry as a citizen of a “free” country, but as a writer whose life depends upon free speech. The article was titled as such: Facebook censors Navy SEALs for claiming Obama denied them help. The article went something like this: The American consulate in Libya was attacked by Islamic militants while Navy Seals were only two hours away. They requested the President allow them to take action to protect the three ambassadors inside.Their request was denied. Instead of listening to orders a team of seals went to the embassy to help. They came under fire and were trapped. When they requested the President send them some backup they were again denied. They pleaded once more for help and were denied a third time. Moments later a mortar hit the building killed the ambassadors and most of the team. The remaining team spoke out against their leader who denied them help on Facebook, and what did Facebook do? They took down the post, not once, but twice! Then they sent the seals a message claiming that the removal of the posts was a mistake…..Mistake my ass! If you want to make sure the President doesn’t look bad because he allowed American men to die when he could have helped you censor the people against him. They were censored twice by Facebook, and told they violated a rule under their terms and regulations that was never clearly stated. If Facebook can start censoring people where will it end? When will the blind American people wake up and see that everything is not OKAY! We don’t live in this perfect bubble. This country doesn’t give a damn about how many people are killed as long as they make a profit off of money that didn’t exist in the first place!

Deep breath….rant over >_< Sometimes I just can’t help but fly off the handle. Please enjoy the rest of your day, and thank a veteran for the choices they’ve made.

Andi

Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.–Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

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3 Responses to Frustration >=(

  1. Terri Louise says:

    Here here…. daughter. Well written and stated. I thank a veteran evertime I go out with your Aunt Neva, Uncle Gary, Grandpa, Bryce or our dearly departed Uncle Floyd. Our family has sacrificed a lot for the love of freedom. Bless them all!!!

    _Terri

  2. Rob F. says:

    Hi, Andi,

    Free speech is always a tricky beast. I agree with the right to it, but I also accept that everyone else has the right to choose to not listen.

    They also have the right to choose which speech they will devote their energy to distributing. Agree with them or not, it’s their platform, their choice and if they make a mistake (not saying they did or didn’t, but if), it’s their mistake to rectify as they see fit.

    If there’s one good thing about the Internet, though. it’s that there’s always another avenue. You just demonstrated that by voicing your concerns here, on your own Speaker’s Corner.

    And you’re right; soldiers and veterans are always worth our support.

    • andiweird3 says:

      Thank you for your reply. I just think it’s crap that a place like Facebook, where you seem to have freedom of speech, tried to silence men who fought for our country. Made writing my paper a little frustrating since I got distracted lol

Thank you!

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