Frankly, I am madder than a wet hen with a raging case of hemorrhoids! I can neither prove sufficiently that I have been shadowbanned nor conclusively that I have not been shadowbanned. What I can confirm is that simple Google searches for my content from non-affiliated computers continues to be on the third and fourth pages of a Google search, I cannot even pay to gain exposure for my dissertation to gather participants, and even for a magazine I write regularly for, who use Google Algothrims to power their search results, I am challenging to find.
I openly admit, I think for myself and refuse to follow the crowd just because the lemmings are throwing themselves off the cliff or because the rest of the sheep are following the Judas Goat to get their collective throats slit! Not only do I openly admit this, I encourage everyone around me to follow suit. Never will I tell anyone how to think, feel, or act; I believe in allowing you the privilege of doing what you will, considering what you will, and acting according to the dictates of your conscience!
How much have I spent trying to find a call center or two that will allow me to petition their employees to participate in my research project; more than $500 on direct advertising costs alone, more than $20K on the cost of the doctoral program, more than $3K on books and other materials, and this does not include time and other resources, equipment, Internet connectivity, and more. All because I fully believe that my dissertation research will help change business, improve training, and empower people to agentic action. Yet, the only respondents I have obtained for my dissertation research are idiots, trolls, and dweebs — people I would not invite into my home, ever.
Long-time readers know the three rules I live by; I repeat myself only for emphasis. From John Wayne’s “The Shootist,” we find the rules!
- I won’t be wronged!
- I won’t be insulted!
- I won’t be laid a hand on!
- I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them!
When I pay good money, I expect results, not excuses, not spineless drivel, trolls, snowflakes, and dweebs to waste my time! More to the point, I require value. Yes, this is a simple principle; value for my money is based upon what I see as results; not what another will claim is “valuable.”
On top of the problems in finding participants and potentially being shadowbanned, I have found my money paying for things, not of value. For example, as a government employee, I paid labor union dues; guess what, no value there! I pay taxes every year, including social security, medicare, and other expenses; no value there! I pay more money today than I have ever done in the past due to inflationary taxes, courtesy of people in government who refuse to pay attention to sound fiscal policy; no value there!
Hence, to find myself wasting precious money and there is even a smidgen of corruption from Big Tech and shadowbanning, my anger gage gets pegged out, and I am looking to remedy the situation with less talk and more action!
Having researched the process of shadowbanning, the problems experienced since I went toe-to-toe with GOPUSA.com, and the continuing issues of gaining traction in social media, I can only say; enough is enough! I am through with politicians and their politically motivated pandemic, the festering sewer that is the media, and the ineptitude and expense of the government! I am done being told how to “protect my health” by weenies in government who are getting rich on my tax money and “incentives.” I am through being told to cut back, use less, and recycle more when those telling me this are wasting my time, resources, and patience!
I leave my invitation, join me! It is time, and past time, for those who consider themselves in power to fear those who have been betrayed, who pay for their “privileges,” and who then get shafted by special interest groups and deadbeat “leaders.” I refuse to allow my life to be further ruined by anyone. My mistakes are my business; I do not need or want help. I want to get on with my life without having to consider if some tech company is going to give me grief and problems because I think independently, act independently, and encourage independence in others!
© Copyright 2021 – M. Dave Salisbury
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