ravelry & censorship
Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.
George Carlin, comedian
🇺🇸 Summer 2019
Censorship is NEVER acceptable; it’s not good; it disenfranchises. It is UN-AMERICAN. But that is what is happening at the moment on the largest knitting forum website Ravelry.com. Democrat Liberal Progressives of Ravelry are so fragile, so juvenile, so hate-filled that they were willing to banish at least 10,000 members* recently from their site because some won’t click-their-heels to current political correctness that characterizes the Democrat Party today. Ravelry only tolerates ardent Progressivism - and you thought it was just about ‘knitting’ 🤣 so much for ‘inclusiveness’ ! It’s not good for the hand knitting industry and certainly not good for civic life in the USA.
It is sad.
As for Ravelry’s recent censorship tirade - two of my patterns triggered its very sensitive staff. Back in 2016, I designed a trio of hats, one for each candidate: Hillary, Trump and ‘NEITHER’. Those patterns had been up on Ravelry.com since 2016 and no one said a word. In June, the TRUMP hat was banned and taken down, per Ravelry’s new anti-Trump policy. Clearly, social justice warriors are on the warpath. To be honest, I would be too, after witnessing the pathetic performances that took place during the first Democrat debates.
A day later, Casey & Jess Forbes the ‘owners’ of Ravelry went above and beyond their anti-Trump tirade and took down another of my knitting designs which expressed aphorisms espoused by Canadian clinical psychologist, Dr. Jordan Peterson - common, age-old, ‘wisdoms’. No matter, it exploded many weak minds of the Brave New World. So-called ‘Social Justice Warriors’ (SJW) are by definition a ‘social construct’ - they are bullies and are to be ignored.
💪🏻 #KnittingStrong 🇺🇸
* NOTE : Ravelry, a private company, maintains it has ‘8 million members, but that statistic is questionable, as there are rarely more than 4,500 users logged on at any given time and lately usage has been much lower. More likely, Ravelry has had ‘8 million views’, not members - but even that number is questionable. Clarification is needed.