Breaking News: Facebook Bans a Liberal
It’s tragic that so many perfectly good MAGA hats died for one deranged woman’s art.
Once in a while, a Liberal social media account goes too far, and Facebook has to ban them. They do this not because they want to, but rather because they know the backlash if they don’t could result in them actually having to stop banning Conservative accounts. In order to consider their relentless campaign of Conservative censorship, once in a while a Lib will have to be sacrificed on the golden altar of virtue signaling. This week, that Lib is artist Kate Kretz.
— Kate Kretz (@kkretz4art) May 14, 2019
According to Facebook, Kretz’s account was disabled because her latest exhibit—a display that features several provocative found object sculptures crafted from deconstructed MAGA hats—violated the site’s community guidelines. Kretz’s sculptures depict MAGA hats transformed into swastika armbands and KKK hoods, somehow without realizing the KKK has quite the history with Democrats. Many original Klan members were Dems because the Whig Party died out and at that time many white Southerners had turned on the Republican party.
Let’s face it, any Trump supporter who uses the Facebook platform knows most of the community is just fine with Kretz’s actions, but if a Conservative were to do the same thing there would be outrage across the board. If the early days of the Klan were mostly Republican, Dems would be outraged and demanding apologies and impeachments for that today, too, and dredging up old photos of it. Kretz wasn’t banned because she was critical of the president, and she knows it. She did this whole thing for publicity, and now she’s getting it.
On the artist’s The MAGA Hat Collection gallery page Kretz states:
An ongoing series of work constructed entirely of MAGA hats that have been ripped apart. The works are meant to both call out wearers who claim the hats to be innocuous, and to sound the alarm that history is repeating itself.
Kertz has somehow missed the point that it is Democrats and Liberals like her who are—in this case literally—turning the hat into a symbol of hatred. Every time they see someone committing the hateful Trump supporter acts of shopping in Costco, or walking down the street, or dining in a restaurant, it is they who commit acts of violence and repression. They are in willful, hysterical denial if they are seeing anything else.
That is not what it means to Trump’s supporters. To them, it is a symbol of the America they love, where law and order count for something and people have values. By tearing hats off heads, stomping on hats, ripping hats apart, etc. Dems are showing Conservatives what they think of the values they hold dear and making them want to…
…wait for it…
Buy more MAGA hats. Of course. How could this artist think her ridiculous display is not going to result in even more desire to proudly display the hat? How much money did President Trump make because of Kretz? How much money did Kretz herself spend at the MAGA hat store? In one interview she admitted she only bought one from the official Trump store just to make sure she had the color and texture right, but the rest were knock-offs. The artist said she, “Wanted to make sure the money didn’t go into (Trump’s) pocket.” So instead she made sure it went straight to the Chinese. How patriotic and American of her.
Regarding the negative attention she designed her work to get and is now getting, Kretz said, “It’s scarier for a woman to do this than a man…None of the art I have produced is more disturbing than the things happening in real life that inspired me to make the work.”
Like many Liberals, Kretz is unable to understand the feelings and viewpoints of people who don’t think and believe exactly as she does. She doesn’t seem to understand that women wear the MAGA hat, and maybe it’s scarier for them to do that as a woman than it is for a man because of people like her. She is inspired by “disturbing” things she’s seeing, without counting the many attacks upon innocent Trump supporters who wear the hat to be among them.
Now Kretz is complaining that Facebook froze her account, but she needs it for professional reasons. Because this doesn’t happen to Conservatives on Facebook every day, right? When Trump supporters use social media, they risk being banned for saying anything at all, for things they said years ago, and often just randomly. Being reported day in and day out affects our livelihoods, our relationships, and our ability to receive and share information.
No matter how we feel about Kretz’s ridiculous art, we all need to ask ourselves why we’re supporting this ongoing hypocrisy by continuing to use Facebook?
Watch an interview with Kate Kretz here, if you can stomach it.