I don’t know how widespread “Nextdoor” is. A few years ago, I got an invitation by mail (said it was from one of my neighbors), inviting me to join a community forum type thing online, called Nextdoor. It showed that there was a group of people that live on ____ Rd, and it was Nextdoor, _____Rd. So, I joined.
It seemed ok, and I could find out things going on in the neighborhood, without having to gossip with anyone, or feel like a busybody. I guess it is similar to facebook or something, but is for the area in which one lives. So every now and again I go there and read some of what is going on in the neighborhood. The rules didn’t seem too strict, and I never really worried about what my comments were. I don’t discriminate against others, no matter how different they are from the rest of us, or discriminate against nationality, race, religion, sexual preference, disability, nothing. I just don’t discriminate. Live and let live, and all that, ya know.
Lately, there have been a lot of issues being discussed, having to do with local crime. Homeowners are having people come knock on the door all hours of the day or night, wanting to use the phone, or cut the grass, or whatever. You can’t be too careful. Anyway, the discussion was about teens in the neighborhood, up to no good. There have been issues with kids going into people’s yards, going through the cars in their driveways, walking around the streets all hours of the night, and so forth. There were no less than 3 homeowners, who had cars stolen out of the driveway, with them home. One was in the middle of the day on a sunny day.
So, being me, I said this:
“I don’t think anyone should be surprised. They are quickly turning this country into a third world country. Illegal aliens flowing through the borders, non-stop, not vetted, and no telling what these people did in their own countries. Crime was already bad enough here, and the economy is getting really bad, the food situation is beginning to fall, and the govt. is busy taking care of the illegal aliens, instead of worrying about the Americans living on the streets. Crime is going to get much worse, best prepare now.”
I got suspended. I contacted these Nextdoor people to find out what I had said. I posted a lot of comments that day, and could not, for the life of me, figure out what I had said that was so damned offensive as to get me suspended. I was suspended at Twitter once, and LinkedIn twice. Twitter didn’t surprise me. LinkedIn did, but I had my posts on wordpress being published on LinkedIn, so I kind of understood. LinkedIn is known for censoring, just like Twitter was (and may still be, that remains to be seen yet), and some of my posts on my blogs, are not always the nicest. I ended up having to sign an agreement with LinkedIn so they would let me back in. So, what I did, was unlink my blogs with my LinkedIn account so that nothing posts that I write here.
Of course, I don’t really go to LinkedIn anymore, so that shows them how well I took them letting come back. Fuck em!
But this local community… Here is what they said, when I inquired about what I had been suspended for:
“Thanks for contacting us about this issue.
We temporarily disabled your Nextdoor account after we received a complaint regarding your content and found that you had violated our Community Guidelines on Do not discriminate.
Here is an example of the content that was brought to our attention:
Its not just the teens one has to watch out for. There are a lot of people who have entered our country illegally. There has been no vetting, and they are just put onto the streets, and let run wild. There are legal and illegal ways to enter our country. I can’t say that I trust anyone coming here illegally. They committed a felony coming here illegally. Why would someone expect them to do anything legally?
We do not tolerate racism, hateful language, or discrimination of any kind. This content was found to be discriminatory because it assumed that someone was engaged in suspicious activity or criminal behavior because of their national origin.
Your account will remain disabled until at least 5/13/2022. At that time, you can log into your account and access your Nextdoor neighborhood after checking a box stating that you agree to following the Guidelines.
Please let me know if I can help with anything else”.
Would someone please explain to me what discrimination I displayed in my comment? I didn’t say anything about nationality, color, disposition, sexual preference, religion, what the fuck was the discrimination? Saying that someone entered our country illegally is now showing discrimination? Or was it discriminating when I said I don’t trust law-breakers? I am not sure, someone needs to clue me in. If you break the law, you break the law, and just because no one does anything to you for breaking the law, doesn’t mean that you didn’t break the law.
The people at Nextdoor can go fuck themselves. I don’t know who they think they are, but they must be a bunch of fucking democrats. Now THAT is a discriminatory remark. But the comment I had made, was not discriminating against anyone. I didn’t categorize any particular anything about the illegal aliens. Oh Wait!!! I got it now, I called them illegal aliens! Like my mama said when I was growing up, “If the shoe fits, wear it!” What am I supposed to call illegal aliens? Fuck it, I am staying with illegal aliens. I guess after my two week suspension is over, instead of agreeing to adhere to their ridiculous rules, I will respond with this “FUCK YOU!”