I’ve been getting text messages from concerned friends and fans for the last several hours about the official ADAM VS THE MAN Facebook page being down. I logged in, and it turns out that the meme below is the reason. This is a young girl who was badly burned in one of Obama’s drone strikes. As obscene as this photo is, it’s still only a small symbol of the pain experienced by millions in the Middle East suffering due to Obama’s war policies and the families of the hundreds of children who have been confirmed killed by Obama’s drone strikes.
Why does Facebook have an interest in covering up Obama’s war crimes? Well, if you know anything about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, you know he’d rather cozy up to the murderer-in-chief than call him out or tell the truth about his crimes. In fact, he won’t even let us portray the grizzly reality that is being kept from the American people. Here he is shmoozing with Obama at the Facebook Town Hall, but he’s also met with him in private. Facebook has cooperated extensively with the NSA and other government spy agencies.
Here’s what we were greeted with when logging in today:
The Facebook “Community Guidelines” are deliberately vague in order to “allow” this kind of blatant censorship. Of course Facebook is a “privately owned” (although publicly traded) company, and has the right to set the rules for participation on its platform. However, as a huge recipient of corporate welfare and such a broad platform for important information to be shared that can shed light on the crimes of governments all over the world, seeing this kind of support for a war criminal is still disheartening. Beheadings are regularly allowed on Facebook, along with war crimes committed by Obama’s foreign enemies, but despite the censorship, we can all see the emperor is more naked than the girl in the meme.
We hope to have our page fully functional again, but Facebook does not even allow us to contest the removal of our page or the picture in question. While they point out that “pictures of personal importance such as breastfeeding or Michelangelo’s David” are acceptable, pictures depicting government crimes can get you kicked off. All the page admins and I are also blocked from posting ANYWHERE on Facebook so we can’t even post there to let people know about this. Facebook says this might only last 24 hours and we should review the rest of the content on the page. Petty as this may be, it is important to understand that the conversation is being distorted by the platform, and the incredible potential of the internet is not being realized. Please share this post.
- Adam Kokesh