Last night I posted an essay (“Covid and Imposters“) explaining why I was off my feed this week. I have learning that in my absence that there are numerous imposters of me (how weird does that seem?) springing up on social media. I hear there are a number of them on Gab and Telegram and who knows where else.
Let me state unequivocally: they are all fake me. That anyone would want to impersonate me is surreal to me, but I can promise, they are not I.
The truth is, other than this blog I stayed away from Social Media for years. There was a Twitter account that someone at Overstock maintained for years, but not a single tweet from those years were ever mine (and I think they mostly had to do with bedding sales and such). When I left Overstock I took control of my Twitter name and used it sporadically from Indonesia, but then dropped it. It was just a couple months ago I started availing itself of its power, and quickly saw my following grow from 20k to >300k.
So, of course, the goons killed it. Note to Goons: When you are on the side that says the other side does not get to have a side, you are on the fascistic side. That some of the Goons run around calling themselves “antifascist” is just a symptom of the ideological indoctrination they received in lieu of an education: when you meet them, tell them to go look up Mussolini’s editorship of Avanti.
In any case, the round-trip did teach me something. My essays here over the years could have had a much larger audience if I had been promoting them through Social Media. Given this lesson learned, I am going to make three points:
- Would people be so kind as to direct me (in the comment section below) as to your advice about where I should open up my Twitter replacement? Should I look for a place that acts as just a Twitter replacement, or one of the sites that lets one upload videos and essays as well? Tell me your thoughts below, including your reasons.
- When I get another Social Media account, I will verify it with the public here, so you will not need to wonder.
- Those souls who opened up imitation accounts may have thought they were trying to help. Might I respectfully suggest to them that there is a way they could help? Contact me through this site, and turn your imposter accounts over to me: You will have done me a favor of getting some new accounts going with tens of thousands of users, and I will continue the momentum. (Do not embarass yourself by asking me to pay you for turning over an imposter account you made in my name.)
More to come on other subjects. Including: the non-violent way we are going to resist this blasphemy of a rigged American election.