I’m sure we’re all aware by now that last night Turtleboy Sports Forever was taken down without warning, rhyme or reason. I say, fuck it, we’re going to keep on pressing forward, because giving in and falling silent is not only a death sentence for us, but yet another enabling victory for these huge Silicon Valley companies who are intent on censoring their platforms. Turtleboy Sports is a movement, and each and every single one of you are it’s heart and soul. Together we are a force, and that force is indomitable, because of all of you.
You should care, even if you hate Turtleboy and everything we do, because social media censorship is the ultimate insult to users everywhere. Divisive, fake or incendiary stories are unfortunate, but inevitable. Publications with an ideological slant have always been part of the media landscape, dating back far before the advent of the internet. This is not a technological new-age issue, and treating it like it is, and requires an Orwellian new age solution is completely absurd. The best way to strengthen discourse in the long term is not Draconian rules and schemes concocted by Silicon Valley Giants, but by encouraging people to engage with a wider array of views and to challenge their own cognitive biases and preconceptions. Censorship only insults our intelligence and encroaches on our liberties.
‘Users’ of Facebook are capital: they work for, and provide content, for free! Could even Marx in his most morose moments have forseen something so monumentally depressing? Far from owning the means of production, workers for social media – its users – are merely mass product. The quandary is social media drives our business, while simultaneously seeming hell bent on destroying it. Social media is the future, but together we can decide what that future looks like.
And that’s why this Monday, February 4, 2019 I will be releasing the first episode of my brand new podcast, No Morals Monday, an hour long weekly cast where we can discuss the worst sides of ourselves, and sometimes the best, and the issues that matter most to you.
I’m really excited for the opportunity to connect with you Turtleriders, and wreak a little havoc along the way. For the first episode, I want to hear from you guys. Please email email@example.com with your answers to the following. We’ll be featuring your emails on the show, and pick a couple a week to give away some free shit to as well!
- What is the worst thing you’ve done all week, that made you pause on your own morals? Father McNasty will be on air to take our confessions and give his spiritual prescriptions.
- Are you having a personal issue or moral conundrum that you’d like some advice on? The esteemed Dr. Elertson is here for you, with his PHD in scumfuckery, to offer up his time tested life advice, along with Bristol!
Additionally, if you have any suggestions for what you’d like us to talk about on air, send me a line. You guys are the best for listening to what I have to say, week in and week out, but I really want to hear what you have to say as well!
You can follow Bristol TC and TBnews on Facebook to keep up with the blog, and follow No Morals Monday where we’ll be announcing episodes, reader email winners, as well as sharing Turtleboy blogs and the worst memes on the internet. Hope to see you there, and from the bottom of my heart, thanks for sticking with us and riding the Turtle! In the short term we may be taking some losses here, but that’s how the best growth is born, because we’ll just adapt. And we couldn’t do it without you!
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Hello Turtle Riders. As you know if you follow Turtleboy we are constantly getting censored and banned by Facebook for what are clearly not violations of their terms of service. Twitter has done the same, and trolls mass reported our blog to Google AdSense thousands of times, leading to demonitization. We can get by and survive, but we could really use your help. Please consider donating by hitting the PayPal button above if you’d like support free speech and what we do in the face of Silicon Valley censorship. Or just buy our award winning book about the dangers of censorship and rise of Turtleboy: