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Facebook: Saying "Chiggers" Is Racist

Posted By Laughing_Wolf • [July 24, 2013]

UPDATE:  See below as they apologize, then double down on the burning stupid with a ban and removal of content -- the same content they had apologized for removing.  You really can't make this stuff up. 

BUMPING:  The self-parody and irony are thick on this one, see below.

UPDATE/CORRECTION:  Mad Mike did not create the new site, but he did have an itch to let me know about it.  I stand corrected. 

UPDATE:  Mad Mike has taken things to a new level by creating Chigger Nation.  Among other things, it will be a repository for his "I Stand Corrected" puns, er posts.  Also, for those of you who like his works, I am pleased to announce that there is a (very) limited one-time-only signed hardcover edition of Freehold out. 

*****

For all that I respect the right of a private business to do as it will according to its beliefs, I find the people behind Facebook to be rather idiotic and even more than a touch fascist in terms of both politics and actions.  That they lean far left is something of which they are proud, and if they owned it I could at least respect it.  However, they leave up pages calling for murder, rape, and lynching if it pushes the narrative and is good for the party, and cheerfully ignore their own TOS and rules to advance the cause.  That they are stupid (as in you can't fix it) is amply demonstrated by the following.

Most of you know Michael Z. ("Mad Mike)" Williamson, author, veteran, and incorrigible punster.  His Facebook profile has now been blocked twice in about 24 hours because he dared use the racist word "Chigger."  Nope, not a play on the N-word, but the insect that has been called many worse names by those who have suffered from them.  Was he making a point?  Yep.  Did the complete and utter overreaction by the drones at Facebook prove a point?  Yep. 

Below the fold to protect you sensitive souls (quit laughing), here's the two posts that got him booted for a total of 24 hours (12 each).

First Time: 

We Removed Something You Posted
We removed this from Facebook because it violates our Community Standards:
To be properly sensitive, in the future, I will not use the word "Chigger." I will refer to them either as "chegroes" or "arthropods of color."

You're Temporarily Blocked
You're temporarily blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. Please review our Community Standards so you can understand what's allowed on Facebook and keep your account in good standing.

Second Time

We Removed Something You Posted
We removed this from Facebook because it violates our Community Standards:
Chiggers are found on every continent except Antarctica. It's wrong to stereotype all chiggers as the same.

You're Temporarily Blocked
You're temporarily blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. Please review our Community Standards so you can understand what's allowed on Facebook and keep your account in good standing.

If you are on Facebook, feel free to post both on Mike's page or do what I did and post on mine and link him in the start.  Weapons-grade stupid like this needs to be shared, and ridiculed ruthlessly and widely.  Remember, you can't fix stupid, but you can shame it so it doesn't breed. 

LW

Oh, and whomever is reporting the posts in question anonymously is making an almost microscopic blood-sucking parasite look good, and clearly showing who has the bigger set of reproductive instruments. 

UPDATE 24 July 2013:  Didn't get banned this time, but the Stalinistas took down the following post:

I think we can be bigger than the niggardly diggers looking for reasons to be offended. Post with vigor about chiggers and riggers and giggers.

Needless to say, it has gone back up and I suspect people will be sharing this one around.  If you are on Facebook, care to have some fun with the stuck-up stuck-on-stupid twits?

Charles R. Martin follows up with Facebook with additional hard-hitting questions.  His first post is here. And here he covers the double down on the burning stupid.


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