Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers died in Europe fighting the Nazis during World War II, but Facebook is now a “safe space” for Nazis while our veterans get banned for criticizing them.
Jim Wright is a retired Navy officer who often criticizes Nazis and fascists on social media, especially since the election of Donald Trump.
But Facebook, which has refused for years to take down a page calling for President Obama’s death, is apparently siding with the Nazis.
After Wright wrote a post slamming actual Nazis for defending the history of the Nazi Party, Facebook banned him for “violating community standards.”
You know, because hating Jews and worshiping Adolf Hitler is just fine.
“The community standard I violated is apparently the one where you’re not allowed to criticize actual, no fooling, Nazis,” Wright wrote on his blog. “That’s right, I was banned for criticizing an actual Nazi.”
Here’s the full post Wright got banned for via his blog.
I don’t envy Mike Godwin, his law is getting a hell of a workout
I’ve got hundreds of angry messages here telling me to stop calling Trump supporters fascists. And I would, except for the part where I keep running into ACTUAL FUCKING NAZIS.
This guy for example. He’s upset at my “brand of profanity” (I used the term “ball-gargling” in reference to Sean Hannity. My apologies, but as a retired military officer and professional writer when I see somebody gargling balls I’m required by law to use the technical term. I digress), but sees nothing profane about naming himself after an infamous French collaborator and member of the Waffen SS. Not to mention his “heroes” are literally a list of fascists, fascist murderers who became the actual Nazi party, and white supremacists.
And then there’s “Jewry.” Just right there, in a sentence, like you know that’s something people who aren’t Nazis do.
So again, you don’t want to be called a Nazi?
Then stop hanging out with actual Nazis. Just stop it. Stop it. Stop it.
Stop hanging out with Nazis. Don’t be polite to Nazis. Don’t think that the First Amendment means you have to be respectful of Nazis. Don’t pretend Nazis have a valid point of view. They’re Nazis.
Stop standing next to Nazis.
Stop acting like Nazis.
Stop cheering Nazis.
Stop voting for the people Nazis vote for.
They’re fucking NAZIS. You don’t have to be polite to them. It’s okay to hate them. They’re fucking NAZIS.
And for the love of Dread Cthulhu, stop using the word “Jewry.”
Wright went on to lay out his case for why this post doesn’t violate Facebook’s standards, pointing out that there are tons of pages in which Nazis praise their ideology, an ideology that resulted in the killing of six million Jews. One would think Mark Zuckerberg would be particularly offended by Nazis using his social media platform considering he was raised Jewish.
Wright also pointed out that his use of profanity can’t possibly be the reason either since there are also plenty of pages on Facebook that regularly use the word “f*ck.”
Facebook should be ashamed. Wright, like other veterans of our military, fought to keep our country safe and free. Millions of veterans fought against Nazis. Yet Facebook would rather protect the Nazis instead of a Navy veteran. That’s bullshit.
Donald Trump has emboldened Nazis in recent weeks. They have saluted him as their new Fuhrer and have been committing hate crimes across the country. They believe he will advance their agenda and turn America into the Fourth Reich. But Wright has vowed to continue fighting Nazis on social media.
Those who know me, know that I am a veteran who fought under the flag of the United States of America for more than 20 years, can probably guess which way I’ll go.
Given America’s new acceptance of fascism, I suspect platforms like Facebook and Twitter will either have to become more accommodating of actual fascist ideology and less tolerant of people like me, or risk going to the wall themselves – especially given that our new president has made it very clear that he intends to directly control how the media, including social media, reports on his administration.
Again, Facebook is disgraceful for defending Nazis and their hateful agenda while attacking a man who fought for our country. Supporting fascism is NOT okay.
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