Shut the fuck up and get to work bitch
I have Multiple Pseudonym Disorder and I stopped taking pills for it.
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Rhetoric is not a two sided blade, it does not cut both ways. It is a gun and it can be pointed at yourself or someone else but never both of you at the same time. As a political operative you are not a philosopher or rootless truth seeker. You are a samurai, a knight.
Your loyalty is to the fortress, the clan, your faction.
The enemy is monolithic.
You are subtle and nuanced.
To forget that is to fail.
Despite my having had depression in the past and it flaring up every once in a while, I've never reposted one of those suicide awareness things. And I don't think I ever will. People need to take better care of their physical health and then seek IRL contact whether it's merely personal or professional. A social media post with the phone number to the Suicide awareness hotline doesn't do that. Get healthy. Get better.
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It’s all gone. The Facebook account Brock Sutton Allen (Kabeia Rineaki) that I made in middle school has vanished. And while I have received blocks and warnings in the past, this recent strike came out of nowhere as I had shifted most of my sh*tposting to Twitter. To the best of my recollection I can count on one hand the times when my account was notified of legal or community guideline issues on Facebook:
When I was asked to admin a conservative page, which I never posted to. I’d tell you the name but that’s how neglectful my involvement was, I have forgotten it. When that page and the creator were deleted I was somehow guilty by association and received a notification that I wouldn't be able to post for a couple of days. I considered this a fluke and simply carried on. If Facebook is capable of deleting one’s entire existence it seems reasonable to assume they can properly trace who is to blame for what.
When I posted a video of a star projector I had in my room and I was playing music from the Passengers soundtrack. The audio was flagged, muted, and I was notified. Technically justifiable, but a bit hamfisted. If it’s not being monetized background music probably shouldn’t pose a threat to any IP holders. But no ban, just the warning.
When I jokingly called other minorities “darkies” on the page “The Antagon” that I created with libertarian and conservative minorities. The post was mocking an article bemoaning the recent spike in [censored disease] cases with people of color, when just prior to that footage had been released of that same demographic partying, packed elbow to elbow without masks. This came as a retroactive action as the post was months old and I got a 3 day ban, which I submitted for manual review.
Posting Kyle Rittenhouse memes on Facebook's first Otoya Yamaguchi page (which I also created and was the singular admin for. All them having been gleaned from Facebook. This was considered such a threat to Facebook that not only was I banned from posting for a week but my usage of Facebook Messenger was blocked.
Taken individually or even all together I contend --then and now-- that none of these things should constitute deplatforming. I would do it all again and defend it the same way. When I’m using social media, I’m a bit of a power user. I was starting to move on to 3K Friends. But all those connections, posts, and community contributions are gone.
Additionally deleted are all the Groups, Pages, and Collections dedicated to
My homeland of Kiribati
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Big Tech’s Growing Influence
The Journo-Academic Complex
And a slew of pop-culture topics
But while I am fairly sad at the loss of all these resources I am honestly more angry. Even now I feel mocked as Facebook kindly recommends the same people I was friends with on my old profile. Feel free to add my new profile and follow me on all other platforms which can be found at linktr.ee/tyltk. I’ll be adding more and more as time goes on. I refuse to be silenced.
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Sometimes the generation divide bums me out, I wish I could be friends with Oliver Porter just because of his work with the Sandy Springs Public Private Partnership, but alas I can't seem to find him.
If you haven't seen it, Reason has an oldie but goldie about Sandy Springs "The Town That Outsourced Everything" to CH2M Hill who was able to provide all the municipal services to the new town for half the price.
Currently, Mr. Porter's new project is a private city called Próspera in Honduras's Zones of Economic Development and Employment.
"For now, Próspera is physically small, starting with 60 undeveloped and unpopulated acres, plus another small parcel nearby, though it is attempting to acquire much more land, including a nearby resort.
Investors will make money through the built-out of the mixed-use city. Porter said there are about 60 commitments for single-family homes, and highrise apartments and condominiums are planned as well. A university and a medical clinic have committed to joining the project, he said. The concept is to expand on the business side with “clean industries” like medical research, finance and technology, he said."
It sounds like there's serious interest and backing and I'm excited to see the development of a city-state under the experienced direction of a veteran.
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Intentionally or not, almost all organizations shield themselves with movements. It is the goal of the political operative to deflect any crimes committed by their faction to the nebulous while attacking the corporeal center of the opposition. Few will admit this and the tactic cannot be confronted directly unless one is willing to do the tedious work of calculating the size of the movement, leadership, and their respective offenses. Until that happens those engaged in the culture battles must trust that their opponent still has boats to sink in this eternal game of Battleship.