Later this morning Facebook announces its intention whether or when it will reinstate posting privileges to the former President of the United States.
Personally, I feel that the man combined with the medium and far too many minimally informed followers are a toxic threat to our very future as a democracy.
What follows is what I wrote on the general topic one week ago, April 27, 2021, to a friend of many years.
The text is only very slightly edited. While good friends, we are on opposing sides on this issue, and I had finally reached my own personal “last straw”.
(Facebook says I have 514 Facebook “friends” with 43 requests, but I only very rarely actually visit or use the medium. But I have never warmed to it as a primary way to communicate. I can post these posts to Facebook automatically, but so far have chosen not to do so. I do not have a twitter account or other alternative media.)
Anyway, here was my expression via e-mail on April 27.