I always feel like I am having the same conversations….
Now I comment negatively about Facebook from time to time on Facebook itself and on my blogs. So here’s why – the community standards on Facebook are fucking appalling.
I am not talking about the list of rules that they have and do nothing in their programming to enforce, like using obbious keywords to prevent the create of many hate pages so that they don’t gain a following or force people to have to police what’s supposed to be social media.
How users leverage a platform is the responsibility of the provider to create a safe and legitimate use of the resources. And given that anything on the interest is going to cross many cultural boundaries, then it’s the responsibility of everyone to be on company behaviour, because you are representing your nation to the world.
We are each amabassadors for our nation, for our group characteristics that we share demographically and I have to say that the way people who belong to one group, really can taint how people view you compared to their experience of your group.
Because you know what I have been the most shocked by on Facebook?
it’s meeting people who are nice Christians. because most of you are so delusiional about what it means to be christian, what it’s like to have to live with christians – seriously, I used to be appalled at the Romans for the whole gladiator to the lions thing, but I totally sympathize with them because you people are collectively really intolernant buzz kills that suck all the love and enjoyment of life out of the room. you should learn to love your fellow people and less about your god, and maybe you’ll all relax and learn to like and love yourselfs and stop demanding such a high level of compliance to a behavioural code that most of you are constantly failing the every standard that you set.
so stop wondering why there’s fewer and fewer people being nice to you guys and your religion.
and that resistance to you spreading the word isn’t hate or resistance to you as a person, but a rejection of what you are selling, your religion is a poor competitor in the marketplace of ideas.
the world is more literate and people are better educated and exposed to a much larger and grander world than you religion contemplates or allows you to experience and more is the pitty to you, who limit your exposure and experience of the earth and all it’s cultures
you impoverish yourselves by not learning and by choosing willful ignorance and think that’s not arrogant because you play so small, you really have no basis for comparison.
that makes me sad for you, but your wounds are self inflicted and you are not entitled to act out against that kind of wound in anger and intolerance of others on a different path, on a different level of socialization and engagement with the world than you allow yourself.
so. if you want to sell your religion, then set a better example of the kind of person your religion creates.
Matlovich was the first gay service member to purposely out himself to the military to fight their ban on gays, and perhaps the best-known gay man in America in the 1970s next to Harvey Milk. His fight to stay in the United States Air Force after coming out of the closet became a cause célèbre around which the gay community rallied. His case resulted in articles in newspapers and magazines throughout the country, numerous television interviews, and a television movie on NBC. His photograph appeared on the cover of the September 8, 1975, issue of Time magazine, making him a symbol for thousands of gay and lesbian servicemembers and gay people generally. Matlovich was the first openly gay person to appear on the cover of a U.S. newsmagazine. According to author Randy Shilts, “It marked the first time the young gay movement had made the cover of a major newsweekly. To a movement still struggling for legitimacy, the event was a major turning point.”  In October 2006, Matlovich was honored by LGBT History Month as a leader in the history of the LGBT community.