Mark Zuckerberg is not sitting in front of a monitor in a bunker somewhere blocking accounts while laughing maniacally, throwing Nazi Salutes, and jerking off to pictures of Eva Braun. On the other hand, Zuckerberg seems quite happy with the fact that people who are laughing maniacally, throwing Nazi Salutes, and jerking off to pictures of Eva Braun are using his automated moderation system to shut down anti-Nazis like Jim Wright. Or at least he hasn’t said a peep about it.
Shall we start calling them Fascistbook, already? I mean, when the President-elect is appointing neo-Nazis to major positions within his government, maybe Zuck figures he’s just gonna throw in with the winners. I mean, having actual principles or morals might cost him money if President Trump deploys his legions of KGB hackers, neo-Nazi DDOS script kiddies, and, now, government regulators under his direct personal control, against Facebook. And that would make Ayn Rand cry.
Nope, Mark Zuckerberg is not sitting in front of a monitor in a Hitler bunker somewhere. Zuck is sitting in his own personal Galt’s Gulch making 70 page monologue speeches in his personal home theater about obscure economic theories that boil down to “greed is good” while jerking off to pictures of Ayn Rand. That’s his thing, not that crass Hitler stuff. At least, that’s my impression of him, based on his attempted solutions to things like the Norfolk schools disaster.
Or as John Rogers put it: “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
— Badtux the Snarky Penguin