With the results from the 2016 still searing the collective subconscious of the radical left and the techoprisy strewn ideology of Silicon Valley in leading to a complete Big Dig style excavation and retooling of digital political advertising policy, rancid intolerance is unleashed under the guise of ambiguity.
There absolutely exists in clear cut glitzy transparency Spike Lee sound-bite fashion, admonishing the presidency on the eve of Hollywood’s orgiastic pagan ritualistic self-aggrandizing ceremony celebrating “me”, an out of control bias proliferating through the electronic spider web of the modern information age. And the subsequent toxic agenda forwarded through the nodes and servers is half-heartedly obscured in a lame PR attempt claiming that search engines and social networks promote open discussion and debate, regardless of politics.
Alphabet, Inc, the formidable corporate entity behind the Google umbrella of glorified spyware relentlessly harvesting data from the consumer and cowering under the pretense of email, navigational aides, and social networking products, has recalibrated so far to the left, that management has effectively traveled back in time to their bong hitting Bay area college days, and rocked by spasms of 6-hour munchies cycles beneath the hanging posters of histories greatest villains such as Marx, and the timelessly insufferable legacy of Che Guevara. To say they have come full circle is giving them a proverbial get out of jail free card in excusing business tactics that in many cases have exhausted the legal bounds of acceptable practices.
As candidates gear up for election season, individuals and campaigns are finding out firsthand just how painful and tedious buying digital political advertising has become, of course if the candidate falls anywhere to the right of center and the branded with the polarizing “R”. In the most recent indiscretion passed along to a Republican running for office, the aforementioned questionable restructuring of “Terms and Conditions” established by the fine folks at Google, has led to the direct rebuke of California man attempting to promote his strong support of the Second Amendment, reports the Mountain Democrat newspaper. Allegedly, content submitted to the search engine empire by conservative candidate Theodore Dziuba, featuring an image from a successful Turkey hunt, earned two strikes from the company’s censorship team and a complete “denial is just not a river in Egypt”. The firearm in and image forwarded to Google Ads by Dziuba, showing the candidate holding a rifle was one citation, and the trophy of the bird apparently was not up to standard on the platform’s strict rules promoting kindness displayed towards wild creatures. In other words, the tech realm has an aversion to basic Constitutional rights, and to the traditional activity of hunting. Gee, what’s for dinner.
Mountain Democrat reporter Pat Lakey does a great job of attempting to navigate through the impossibly complex channels of the corporate infrastructure in attempting to secure advertising and to gain clarification as to the do’s and don’ts in building a feasible advertisement. Not surprisingly, direct customer service has a faint footprint, as the human versus bot daily battle leaves users up in arms has simple answers are deliberately hidden within complex workaround solutions, and accountability is bereft in a hypocritical industry culture swimming in enablement.
The disgusting irony of Dziuba’s plight in forwarding a political campaign meeting a formidable roadblock basically because of a rifle and dead bird that highlighted a holiday meal, is that all is not equal in the digital moderating efforts of Google, F***book, and Twitter. While the philosophies of PETA is inexplicably embraced and interwoven into the confusing community standards, the disturbing video of a toddler being beaten is allowed to persist. How one can reasonably and justifiably emphasize the importance of a wild turkey over the brutal fate of child is all the world needs to know about the basic lack of morals and decency emanating through the hallways and cubicles of the digital kingdom.
One learns quickly that it is impossible to reason with an ant hill, especially an insidious and aggressive colony of territorial fire ants set on destroying freedoms and a system of values that have propelled a nation to greatness for nearly 250 years. But, what again do we know? Just google it to find out.
This certainly will not be the last instance of a controversy surrounding the questionable treatment of a conservative candidate by the tech giants.
Read the Mountain Democrat story here.