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Monday, September 15, 2014

Using Facebook Goes Against What Conservatives Stand For

Here's the Nonsense:  Facebook is fun to use and doesn't hurt anybody.  People who are against it are overreacting to what it's all about.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Even something that seems small, like using Facebook, has major implications for the future of our nation.  People need to examine their commitment to conservatism if they continue to use it.

Many conservatives use Facebook.  I don't and won't.  I've felt for a long time that Facebook is doing no good for America or society worldwide.  In fact, I see Mark Zuckerberg's company doing much damage and would like to think that conservatives would be both smart enough and care about their country enough to walk away from the Facebook addiction and delete their accounts.  After all, continuing to use Facebook does nothing other than support a company that is hurting America.  But I suspect that most people will blow off my message.  They would rather continue using the site and be entertained by it than take a stand and live without it.

I'm sure by now at least half of those reading this have already clicked off the page and gone somewhere else.  People don't like to hear anything that challenges their desires.  And people desire to be entertained by the likes of Facebook.  But at what cost?

A lot of conservatives use Facebook and think it's okay.  They think that it can be used as a positive tool.  But if it was really that beneficial, wouldn't it have been better for conservatives to start their own conservative version of Facebook instead of supporting a company that's hurting America?  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, is busy doing things like promoting amnesty for illegal invaders while America's safety and economic survival is at stake.  

Our open borders are an easy pathway for criminals and terrorists to enter our country.  About ⅓ of our populace is unemployed, so we don't need to add more people looking for jobs to our population.  These things and others are evidence of the dire consequences of generations of bad decisions by our politicians that we face.  But to think that a business is supporting those very things that are damaging and threatening our nation should be immediate cause for us to say we want nothing to do with it.  That's not the case with Zuckerberg's Facebook, though.  Few will give it up, regardless of the cost to our nation's future.

The actions of Zuckerberg promoting such things show either a terrible disregard for America, or just plain selfish and poor judgment.  His selfishness can be seen in his record of business relationships.  He's cut people out left and right to build his empire.  His disregard for others is becoming legendary. There appears to be nothing in him to be respected or admired.  

Larry Klayman, founder of both Freedom Watch and Judicial Watch, has had enough of Zuckerberg's actions.  Klayman has filed a lawsuit and describes it in his column at WND.  It's an interesting column I'd recommend people read.  Klayman tells of Zuckerberg's past actions and also how Facebook has become a place where terrorism is promoted.  The dangers it opens our nation to are enormous.  

The idea that a company could be so irresponsible that it would allow terrorists to promote themselves using the company's services is mind-boggling.  Whether it's terrorism, open borders and amnesty, or the harm to American workers caused by Zuckerberg's actions, any of these should be enough to cause any thinking American to quit using Facebook.  

People don't count the cost of their actions.  And supporting what is clearly an anti-American company shows, once again, that the chances of turning this country around are very slim.  We won't give up things that are so bad for our country because we put our enjoyment above the future of our nation. We truly are the most narcissistic nation in history.

For those of you that insist on supporting organizations like that, do me a favor and tell me what you are going to say to your children and grandchildren.  How will you explain what it was like to have more freedom than any nation in history, but using things like Facebook was worth more than that freedom?  If we can't even take a stand on something this small, is there really any hope for our country's future?