Until this morning I was an admin of a page titled Brunswick Heads, a place I lived in for 3yrs from 2013 till 2016. I consider Bruns my spiritual home and will likely move back there one day. The other admin of this page, a woman I will call Wendy, also created this page. In my naivete I thought she had created the page to show her love for the area and allow others to do the same. However, it turns out that her intention was to use the page to promote her businesses and her political leanings.
This morning Wendy posted this, from Instagram, with the caption, "If anyone follows the byron.bay instagram account, please be aware they support Israel Folau and his hate speech towards gay people . It is very un-byron, a part of this wonderful rainbow region."
There followed a slew of comments by surprised followers who were not happy with a political post on a seemingly apolitical page that isn't even connected to Byron Bay, the town, or the Instagram page mentioned. Both towns are in the Byron shire, however.
As people commented, including myself, it became obvious that several people were unhappy that this page had been used as a political platform to push Wendy's political views. Wendy then began deleting comments when it was suggested she was using the page in this way. She also deleted a comment of her own to the effect that she did not want any of her businesses to be connected to Israel Folau and his supporters, and yet by posting this Instagram post, whom she said she had unfollowed on Instagram, she was doing exactly that, not to mention that she had admitted she was using the Brunswick Heads Facebook page as a way to promote her businesses, which is fine, but she has not been transparent about that.
The thing I have much disdain for is her use of the page to push a political agenda to a large group of people, about the size of the population of Brunswick Heads itself.
When I called her out she deleted many of my comments, deleted me as an admin and unfriended me, after several years of friendship, from 2012 in fact.
Now, I don't know about you, but to me this looks like a case of fascism, the very thing that so-called left-leaning people are fighting against.
This morning I read an article titled,
Leaked FBI Report Shows Left-Wingers Are a Bigger Threat Than White SupremacistsThe article states, "The FBI’s 2018-2019 Consolidated Strategy Guide, an annual summary of the agency’s security priorities, was released Thursday by The Young Turks, a leftist media network.”
Everything is turning upside down. Have you noticed?