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Censored Jokes: Its not that Facebook doesn’t get the “Socialism kills” joke, the problem is that everyone gets it

The most important jokes in the world right now are the ones Facebook doesn’t want you to see. Anthony Watts posted a 2018 cartoon which is so “hot” it got removed in just 8 hours.

This cartoon is not a joke, it’s a community safety message.

Source: The original Pat Cross cartoon.

10 out of 10 based on 78 ratings

43 comments to Censored Jokes: Its not that Facebook doesn’t get the “Socialism kills” joke, the problem is that everyone gets it

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    Vlad the Impaler

    It is quite simple, really. Leftists/Socialists have no sense of humor, at all. They consider themselves to be above such fallderall. Only the libertarian-minded engage in such self-debasement.

    Vlad

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      Gerry

      I think Vlad that they don’t so much think they are above such “fallderall” as you say but more that life for them is an earnest pursuit of power, so much so that they don’t have the time or the energy to enjoy life anymore.

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    Dave in the States

    So, after four years it had to come down. It’s because its actually happening, and not in just Venezuela.

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    MrGrimNasty

    In this case it might be because a while back there was a ho-ha over an internet dare/challenge that was encouraging kids to electrocute themselves.

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      Murray Shaw

      That sounds more like a failure of the education system Mr Grim!

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      William

      “internet dare/challenge that was encouraging kids to electrocute themselves”

      Sounds like perfectly normal Darwinism at work to me

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      R.B.

      It was a challenge, from a year ago, to put a coin between two prongs of a USB power adapter plugged into a socket. Alexa suggested it to a little girl, who didn’t do it, in December. Why was this pulled six months later when the cartoon doesn’t challenge anyone to do it but portrays it as stupid?

      Just a lame excuse for political censorship.

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      MrGrimNasty

      There’s a lot of sore thumbs in here.
      Sorry for pointing out that f/b obviously can’t leave that image up for reasons besides politics.

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    Shoal Creek

    I posted this a few weeks ago and it got removed within 5 minutes. I reposted it and 2 days later I was in FB jail. I contested the ruling and they reversed the FB jail and reinstated the post; however, they also shadow banned it at the same time, making it invisible to most anyone. I know because a glitch made it invisible to me, too.

    The funniest thing is that they claimed it violated community standards based on the subject matter of self-harm and offered links to “resources” for “help.”

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    Honk R Smith

    Billionaires are socialists?

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      Forrest Gardener

      Yes. But not socialists as we once knew them. They are socialists who at the same time have perfected arbitrage on the public purse.

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        Honk R Smith

        I was making a joke.
        They’re not socialists.
        They’re playing socialists to attain extra-national control disguised as good doing.
        CC/NetZero being the main faux good.

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        Bruce

        They are pretty much the same.

        Marx, Lenin (Ulyanov), Mao, Pol Pot…..Ignore the hagiographies, read the FACTS.

        They were ruthless opportunists, from from privileged backgrounds, as are ALL modern socialists.

        Essentially; sophisticated con-men / outright thieves. And they like=d to stack up the bodies, as well.

        DEATH CULTISTS, ALL of them… and their degenerate acolytes in the LSM and academia.

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      Yes …Hugo Chavez and his daughter …..The Castro family accumulated something like $930 million …There are more billionaires in the registered ranks of the Chinese Communist Party

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    Saighdear

    Well I’m sorry – I saw that cartoon this morning and thought NOTHING of it…. saw what was aboutto happen – but a fork doesn’t fit in, why a fork, what was he wanting to “prick” with it … and as for the obvious, …. so ? I wouldn’t even think of doing that – so…what is supposed to be funny ? An explanation may enlighten those rural Glen or Bay dwellers.

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      R.B.

      Why would you want to fit socialism into an economy that might have inequality but the poorest can get a government home cosier than the grandest castle (At least when they move in), better health care than even George IV had, could eat healthier than royalty of centuries past – if not for the taxes on cancer sticks and booze – and get 24 hr entertainment.

      Especially when you have seen what happens.

      I’ve had enough experience to know that it’s not social justice that they want. It’s the power to be an AH.

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      Ian

      “Just a lame excuse for political censorship.

      It should have been left where it was because it showed the complete lack of humour the right wing have. They are such saddos.

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        How’s that again Ian : ” it showed the complete lack of humour the right have “? . I don’t see the right trying to censor cartoons, jokes and factual arguments . That seems to be an obsession with Socialists Islamists and Woke puritans You don’t consider the cartoon satirizing the old saw that ‘real socialism has never been practiced correctly “in any way amusing or perhaps it is so acerbically biting you resent it …

        Gee Aye [who felt compelled to recommend my post ridiculing Woke ideology be deleted ] ,Simon and Peter seem absent from this thread

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        b.nice

        Poor Ian, hates the right (because he never is)..

        Then turns around and says he has always voted Liberal.

        Such a confused little man.

        And certainly has the far-leftist lack of a sense of humour (or sense of an kind for that matter)

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    Ross

    OMG, have any of these fools ever seen a Bugs Bunny cartoon or even a 3 Stooges movie? What about those “Jackass” idiots?

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      Forrest Gardener

      A lot of cartoon physics does seem to have made it into the mainstream consensus.

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        b.nice

        “A lot of cartoon physics does seem to have made it into the mainstream consensus.”

        About 110%

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      Deano

      I couldn’t help noticing the posters’ name is Watts. Electricity. Watts. Get it!?
      Groan….

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    Graeme No.3

    Slightly modified e.g. changing ‘Socialism’ to ‘Renewables’ might be better received because with 100% renewables the chances of being electrocuted aren’t likely.

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    SteveR

    No sense of humour, no imagination, sad.

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      Real suicide by electrocution – a metaphor for installing Socialism – has never been tried before .Imaginative and funny dark humor I must say …

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    Kim

    Socialism – Fascism and Communism – killed over 140M of their own people and 60M in war over the last century. They are obsessed with death. They commodify human beings.

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    Chris

    Thought it was clever and to the point, I have heard uni students say communism didn’t work because it wasn’t handled properly .

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      el+gordo

      Good point, the dictatorship of the proletariat wasn’t in Karl’s Manifesto.

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      They are brainwashed to believe the delusion communism was noble and sound in principle though flawed and pernicious in practice True communism was perverted into ‘social fascism ” or some other such throat clearing sophistry The other denial aphorism is ” but no one ever really knew ” on the subject of Communist genocides and atrocities …I once heard an academic say that in a tutorial

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    Zane

    Awesome ‘toon.

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    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    The best of both worlds for Farcebook! Getting to play net-nanny and enjoy schadenfreude over the posters chagrin at having his cartoon denounced and erased.

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    Dennis

    Australia now has a PM who has proudly called himself a “Trot” as a far left faction member of the Australian Labor Party, former Labor Opposition Leader Mark Latham has mentioned this a few times on Sky News, as have others;

    Definition of Trotskyism
    : the political, economic, and social principles advocated by Trotsky
    especially : the theory and practice of communism developed by or associated with Trotsky and usually including adherence to the concept of worldwide revolution as opposed to socialism in one country
    Other Words from Trotskyism
    Trotskyist \ ˈträt-​skē-​ist , ˈtrȯt-​ \ noun or adjective
    Trotskyite \ ˈträt-​skē-​ˌīt , ˈtrȯt-​ \ noun or adjective

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    Dennis

    During 2019 the Morrison Government announced that Australia would no longer contribute to UN “green funds” and that the foreign aid budget monies would instead be used to help neighbouring nations, specifically Pacific Region … news today;

    Australia to submit an ‘updated nationally determined contribution’ to the UNFCCC
    34 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed Australia will “soon” submit an updated nationally determined contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    Mr Albanese spoke alongside his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, in a joint media conference on Friday following bilateral talks in Sydney.

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    Russelll

    The really sad part about this (from an EE) is that if you put a fork into a power point it will trip your whole house on a “Residual-current device” very quickly.
    And very unlikely to cause any injury to anyone.

    So a very possible message of this cartoon is:
    Many years ago if you did this you could electrocute yourself.
    But these days you are most likely just going to switch off everything in your house and will then need to reset every electronic device and appliance.

    So there is a certain irony in FB censoring a meme that actually goes along with their narrative of the great reset.
    The self-harming stuff is just more virtue-signalling.

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    Honk R Smith

    Sorry, the CommieSoc/Capital debate is outdated.
    Facebook is not censoring criticism of ‘socialism’, they are censoring criticism of Trans-national Global Capitalists.
    Not the ideology, the people.
    Pasty faced testosterone challenged neo despots.
    What parades as do gooding ‘socialists ideology’ is simply the myth creation for loyalty and devotion to the new despots.
    Don’t think de Tocqueville would recognize this situation.
    Despots despot.
    Zuck zucks.
    We are being overrun by a new hoard, that swing sharpened algorithms, and coalesce their soldiers with the new religion Climaracacism.
    Go back and look at how much Billy the gate put into ‘education’ reform.

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    Geoff Sherrington

    Once upon a time I regarded fabian Societies as a joke.
    Now, they seem to be getting some traction.
    There is a contemporary lesson for us all in these words of Bob Hawke eulogising Fabian theory, May 1984. Geoff S

    http://www.geoffstuff.com/fabian.pdf

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    Furiously+Curious

    What are the chances of pulling the plug on inner city areas to stabilise the grid? That would probably be in negative territory? We can but dream.

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