One of my pet peeves about Facebook is that there is not enough original content posted. I do not need anybody to cut and paste to Facebook various news stories for me. I want to know what people are thinking and feeling in their own words. In that regard I write my own blog for exactly that purpose. I like to share my experiences of working and teaching for over ten years consecutively in China. I always though that would interest the majority of American people. Apparently I was wrong in that line of reasoning. The vast majority do not care to become informed about China. Fortunately for me and America a significant minority do. I have received some insightful and flattering responses to my stories and also some very interesting questions and observations regarding China. It is for these people that I write. I also write about the political and social issues of the day which garners me similar responses.
Since I live in China which is 12 hours ahead of East Coast time I always post my content at 5:00 P.M. local time so that when America wakes up and signs on to Facebook there will be 4 - 5 original articles for them to read. I do this a courtesy to my current readers and to my potential readers that may find what I have to say interesting. Every time I post something I am hopeful that folks will understand what I am trying to do and why. The majority always disappoints me. While I realize that I am no H.L. Mencken , who is these days , I'm confident based upon the feedback of my readers that I do indeed have some talent and something of interest to say. I find it very unfortunate that this is the question the vast majority of Americans will always ask me when I post four or five articles at once: " Why are you spamming us " I find it troubling that they will virtually always ask that question without having read anything I've posted. I have also noticed that it's usually Liberals that ask that question. Apparently the Liberals can't understand the advice the wise woman gave in these matters : " Just say no !! " Conservatives will indeed do just that and move on. Liberals on the other hand will always do what they do best -- bitch , piss , moan , whine , complain and blame everybody and everything except themselves for all of society's ills. I remember the days when " spam " meant the equivalent internet term for " junk mail ". Apparently the Libs have changed the meaning of yet another word / phrase to suit their own needs.
About three days ago at the urging of a good friend I joined a new Facebook group called Wall Of Confusion . At 5:00 P.M. China time the day after I joined this group I did what I always do and posted 10 -12 of my original articles at that group so that when they woke up and signed on they would have some new original material to read. I also post this way the first couple of times I join a new group as a way for people to get to know me quickly. I remained hopeful that this time I would not have The Spam Card played against me. Once again I was disappointed. The very first comment I got was one bitching about my " spamming " their group. lol Does it occur to any of these folks that the first posts of the day go from top to bottom very quickly? lol This experience got me to thinking about whether these types of people were around in other periods of American history. I have concluded that they were.
Paul Revere is making his Midnight Ride spreading the warning. Liberals of the day are leaning out of their windows all along his route shouting : " For Christ 's sake Paul what the fuck is all the ruckus? Yeah yeah the British are coming so what? We've heard it all before. Go the Hell home and stop bothering us , people are trying to sleep. And about all that lamp oil you're burning at The Old North Church. We're cutting your budget. Now fuck off Spammer !! " Paul Revere becoming disillusioned by these folks and in fear of his life quits his ride and goes home. The minority of the people that truly understand what is happening wonder what will happen next. The course of history is changed.
In closing and as an aside to any of my Conservative friends that enjoy arguing with and demeaning Liberals I suggest that you join the Facebook group Wall Of Confusion. You'll think you've died and gone to Heaven. This group has by far the most batshit freaking crazy Libs I've ever encountered. Sadly they also have a fair portion of really stupid self professed " Conservatives. Have fun if you join there. Tell them Paul Stanner sent you. They HATE me there so you should have no trouble finding a Liberal to engage you. lol