At the time of this writing, the website is still building, so excuse the mess. I just felt that this was not something I could wait to talk about

So in recent days, Facebook and Twitter, along with other social media platforms have begun to clamp down on what they call misinformation, hate speech, and other activities that may believe led to the Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6th.

My thoughts are, that is the least they can do, after all, they are largely responsible for it.

This nation is on life support and more divided at any time since the Civil War. We can blame politicians, we can blame ourselves, we can blame the Russians if we want.

But we cannot deny that a large shoulder of the blame rests squarely on the social media market.

There were corrupt politicians before 2012, 2016, and 2020. We are largely still the same people we were over the last 200 years.

Social Media amplified it.

And for personal profit.

I am not trying to cast the failures of our society on one easy package. I am pointing a definite finger at the executive boardrooms and young billionaires that while touting the positive things that social media could do, profited off of the dark things that it could do.

And more so, they knew about it.

They consciously made the choice to pack the powder in the keg and let an opportunist like Donald Trump light the fuse.

Anyone with the slightest bit of common sense could see years ago what would happen.

When Youtube let conspiracy videos be placed without any sort of check, they started us on to January 6th.

After all, they ran ads on those videos just like anything else. Who cares that they were outright lies, so long as people saw the ads.

When Facebook let conspiracy groups proliferate, let nationalist groups, hate groups, and other armed vigilante groups organize and recruit online, they started us on the path to January 6th.

After all, the more members, the more ads they could run and charge for.

They were not then worried about the hate that was growing back then out of the lies and misinformation shared on its platform.

After all, Mark Zuckerberg himself, said that it was not the role of social media to be the “arbiters of truth.”

All while letting human trafficking groups proliferate; letting hate groups organize; letting lie upon lie spread.

You could get into more trouble posting a female nipple on Facebook than you could by posting hate speech.

So every day that the hate went unchecked, that the lies were spread as gospel. That people could say or organize in whatever manner they wished, Facebook created the atmosphere that brought us to 1/6/21.

And Twitter.

They purported to have rules about hate speech, and a call for violence for years before Twitter had its problems with Trump.

Yet, his account was never taken down.

It wasn’t about anything noble as they claimed with the access of public figures and elected leaders having a platform.

Trump had violated their terms multiple times before he even ran for President.

They left him alone because, to paraphrase the song, his hate brought all the boys to the yard.

He was good for business.

So excuse me if I do not applaud the actions they have taken since then.

It’s like applauding an arsonist that helps fight a fire that he started.

What makes this worse, is that even though the nation is fractured, even though lives have been lost, people face prison and our world is forever shattered, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and all the other companies still remain profitable.

Zuckerberg will still be a billionaire.

Their sudden concern for what is on their platforms is more concern for their revenue streams than any guilt over what happened.

In a few months, when the dust has settled, it will be back to business as usual.

The nipple will be banned but as long as division sells, they will cash in.