Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
One Facebook Ban is Lifted, Another Levied
Here we go again. Three days ago I reported on what turned out to be the first of two consecutive temporary bans that prohibit me from posting on Facebook.
If you thought the Mickey Rooney incident was ludicrous, feast your eyes on this. Blame Reader critic David Elliott's scathing review of Madonna's W./E. for getting me into hot water. It is not my policy to take to The Big Screen and second guess Dave's reviews, but in this case he once again nailed it: W./E. is wee.
While reading the review, I was reminded how quickly Madonna glossed over The Duke and Duchess of Windsor's meeting with Adolf Hitler at the Berchtesgarden in 1937. Wallis Simpson was a world-class anti-Semite who married well, yet according to Madonna's biopic she come's off as a victim. The following photo and caption appeared on my Facebook wall:
"Hey, Madonna, did you forget something? Stick to entertaining football fans with your calisthenics and leave the historical documentation to greater minds."
Posting a photo of Hitler is no more an endorsement of his policies than disliking Schindler's List is an indication that one is pro-Holocaust. It's not as though a glowing endorsement of David Hoggan's The Myth of the Six Million appeared on my wall for all to see. The point was to call Madonna out for her willingness to trample the truth in order to bolster a wobbly cinematic "vision."
No one individual narced me like the last time. This was a case of the Facebook Gestapo keeping an eye on my every questionable move. When I'm once again reinstated in two or three days they leave me no recourse but to post pictures of Barney and Kitten videos.
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