Yup. Last night I made a post on Debasebook. This morning, I got this message popup:
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.
There are any number of "Kill (someone)" pages, any number of racial hate pages actually using the word "Nigger." There are pages encouraging violence against women, against liberals, conservatives, blacks, Hispanics, whites, all good for FB, but God help you if you make a JOKE about those kinds of people.
So, at my request, a few friends reposted the message on my wall, and others joined them. By the count I have, I gained 30 friends and sold about 300 additional books, which will reflect in my May 2014 royalties. Thanks for the support.
So what can we take away from this:
Some people have no sense of humor.
Some FB responders are not real bright.
A few are downright niggardly.
You can't stop the signal.
The Streisand Effect is real.
Sniggers are not Black Smurfs. I stand corrected.
Mel Brooks could make these people absolutely SHIT themselves.
All kinds of other words that rhyme may be at risk—Bigger, Rigger, Trigger, Jigger (Wish I'd remembered THAT one when making the drink recipe for the Black Klansman), Digger, Vigor, Sligar.
The Vikings may have created speed dating.
Cookie Monster should be targeted for a drone strike.
Darth Vader does not wear a gimp suit.
To my new friends, welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the wall. I can't promise you won't be offended. If you're not offended, don't worry, I'll get to you.
Given the notoriety I received, I need to try for a week next time.