by David Norris 6/15/15
For years I posted essays, ideas, responses to a variety of posts on Craigslist. I thought it was a good way to get in touch with what masses of people thought or felt about any particular issue. It was also an opportunity to practice writing, collecting my thoughts in an organized manner.
On occasion I would post for both sides of an issue so that I might gain more insight by trying to place myself ‘in an others shoes’.
After a while I began to notice an interesting phenomenon; many post that were filled with vitriol and hate (from ‘both sides of the fence’), many times mostly unreadable, were left to sit out on the site for days and weeks unchallenged, while posts that were intelligently written, asked reasonable questions, and brought up fact-based salient points often times would quickly disappear…especially if they were addressing those ‘left of the aisle’.
I found this happening to my posts regularly when I brought up questions regarding the ‘new status quo’. Whether they are labeled left, progressive, socialist, Marxist-Leninist, or communist; the one thing they often held in common was a violent reaction to anyone questioning their positions about an issue. When I say violent I mean threatening verbiage, profanity laced tirades, name-calling, and character assassination.
Very insensitive and intolerant of these folks I thought.
I became used to having my posts flagged and then deleted regularly. “No problem”, I thought, I would give the site a few hours or a couple of days before reposting. Sometimes I would amend the title to the post, or even re-write portions of it in order to fall under a more favorable politically correct position, which would allow the post return to the cyberverse.
This trend I observed over the last five years, was growing worse as time progressed.
Then, this week, I attempted to post a piece about the woman, a card carrying progressive, in Washington state who had been lying about her ethnicity for years in order to obtain material benefits – education, job, and status amongst her ‘peer group’.
Here is what I posted :
Following the dictates of progressivism, a white woman succumbs to the brainwashing of the political left, not only rejecting her white birth parents, but pretending and promoting herself as an ‘African- American’.
At least Obama, who did much the same thing in erasing his identity and re-writing a fictionalized account of who he was and where he came from (“Dreams From My Father”) was half black. Perhaps his audacious lies were an inspiration for this disturbed woman.
This is also a text-book example of the lefts’ on-going experiments with social engineering (social engineering is a discipline in social science that refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments, media or private groups.), where, for example, men can become women, same sex coupling can be recognized as ‘marriage’, truth is relative, there is no God (unless you are Muslim), and whites and Christians are evil oppressors.
Within an hour of posting, my piece was not only flagged and deleted, but for the first time ever, my I.P. address was blocked from the Craigslist site. I received from Craigslist an e-mail address I could refer to for further clarification. I immediately wrote back asking whether I needed to contact an attorney and the news media about this obvious1st amendment issue.
I never received a reply but within 24 hours I was again allowed access to the site.
Why was I surprised at this turn of events? It seems like the natural evolution (revolution, de-evolution) of things in America.
Already I am seeing the left coming to this ‘poor woman’s’ aid, she is another victim. Excusing and apologizing for her, at the same time to trying to sweep it away as quickly as possible (“move along folks nothing to see here”) so as not to alarm the public about any disturbing behavior coming from their camp.
One defender, while acknowledging that she has ‘problems’, said that it was still her “right to self-identify”. What? What does that even mean? So lying is not the issue her but rather being able to choose ones identity is?
So, in upside-down America, now things will play out like this:
“Sir, you are accused of embezzling funds from your company and then lying about it in order to avoid the consequences, what say you”?
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