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I am a pariah.

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I should have never been given access to social media. Period. In one year I, my personal self, have been banned from 12 different homesteading/country living/ prepper/ self-reliance Facebook pages. I seem to be aiming to add one more to the list.

Why? Because I am honest.

This wasn’t what I was going to post today. I had something else in mind, but didn’t like the results. Once I get it correct, I will write about it and the mistakes. But for now, you get this.

I don’t take a lot of BS, as my long time readers know. I don’t care to be talked down to or belittled. And if I see a post that does these things, I point it out. I also champion some of your causes. I have rarely backed down from anything. And several of you over the years have asked for my help, with writing letters on your behalf or stating something that should be obvious to the writer, in comments, on a blog page. And now social media. And all this gets me banned from many things, forums, pages, blogs. I still love you.

I was asked for a bit of help today. And I took it on. The person that asked for help isn’t the first one to bring this problem to my attention.

When a person puts themselves out there as an authority of a certain trade or lifestyle, it is important to back those claims. I am not an expert, I am not an authority, but I can smell BS. When you have a handful of people repeating the same things to you about a certain blog or magazine, it is important to inform the person behind the blog or magazine or page that there is something bothering many of their readers.

What’s saddens me the most is that those running social media are unable to live up to the standards that one has come to expect from that entity and then are unable to clearly understand what a person’s objections are. Listen if you are writing about self reliance, I see it irrelevant to litter the page with State tourism. I live in Kansas, I write about what’s happening here, but alas! This is a blog, not a e-zine or a representation of one.

If fodder is all you have, then an educational representation of the main site is not being fully realized. Fodder is interesting, but not if it is all you have. And if you blindly follow one of these, then you are not helping to enlighten yourself.

My two cents, again. I love that you feel you can confide in me. And the fact that you guys don’t care who hates me! Ha!


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