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Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge
naturalnews.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mike Adams

Posted on 12/27/2012 6:04:29 PM PST by Nachum

(NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated.

They then demanded we send them a color copy of a "government issued identification" in order to reactivate our account. Our account was removed from suspension just minutes before InfoWars posted its article on this Facebook censorship, and the Facebook page is now functioning

(Excerpt) Read more at naturalnews.com ...


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1 posted on 12/27/2012 6:04:42 PM PST by Nachum
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Facebook doesn’t seem to have a problem with pro-homo, Christian hating posts.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 6:08:13 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Nachum
They'll probably ban this one too.

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"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun".
~Dalai Lama, Seattle, May 15th, 2001

3 posted on 12/27/2012 6:10:41 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Nachum

The wages of Utopian fascism are about to be demanded by
anti constitutional kooks like Facebook.

Do not pay them a single cent or farthing....simply expose them and ridicule them.The battle lines will be drawn soon enough, and the fight for the heart of America and its Constitution will begin against these fascists.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 6:10:59 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Nachum

This story needs more depth. What are Facebook’s “community guidelines” and how do they affect a historical quotation?

Also, is this censorship above and beyond taking off something violent, illegal, or extremely vile regarding individuals or groups?

I don’t know. Won’t touch Facebook for personal reasons. Too easy to penetrate according to techies.

What legal remedies does NaturalNews have because there apparently is a “contract” involved in using Facebook? Has this contract been violated by Facebook, and if so, how?

I’m basically opposed to most censorship so, as a journalist, I’m interested in what is going on behind our backs on the internet, one of the last true bastions of free expression.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:02 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Think I’ll post that on my FB. See what happens.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if they would have any problems with Mohandas Gandhi quotes about how Hitler’s enemies were just as bad as he was because they fought back.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 6:14:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

Okay, just posted both those quotes on my FB page. Let’s see what happens. Will let you all know.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 6:15:04 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe they only monitor certain groups and not individuals.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 6:17:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

Try reading their Global Governance Vote Results! Nobody voted because they did not put it on their homepage. Your info is being sold as you post.
FB is the Nazi Germany of the Internet... That goes for kids on instagram as well.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 6:18:05 PM PST by acapesket
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To: SkyDancer

I had a FB account, found out they tracked you constantly, always knowing what you are doing on the web, what you buy.

I no longer have the account active, or so they say.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 6:20:52 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Nachum
Why would Natural News or any other person or organization think they would have free speech respected or recognized on someone else's private web enterprise?

What is more alarming is the death of history. Once, 'history' is all digital, the ease for revision and change becomes complete. Nothing like controlling the digital printing press.

Once 'print' is dead, alas...

12 posted on 12/27/2012 6:21:54 PM PST by Theoria
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To: cripplecreek
"I do not want to see the allies defeated. But I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing and seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed. Englishmen are showing the strength that Empire builders must have. I expect them to rise much higher than they seem to be doing." - Mohandas Gandhi

Letter to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, regarding the military situation between England and Germany (May 1940), quoted in Collected Works (1958), p. 70.

13 posted on 12/27/2012 6:23:13 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: SkyDancer

Most likely there’s an anti-Hindu fanatic at Facebook that keeps his eyes open for quotes by Ghandi or other Indian notables.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 6:24:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: CounterCounterCulture

There are a lot of serious misquotes on Gandhi out there. And even if he did say ‘lay down your arms’ it was from a perspective that I don’t believe most would have at all times.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 6:26:42 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: Candor7
The battle lines will be drawn soon enough, and the fight for the heart of America and its Constitution will begin against these fascists.

YES!

16 posted on 12/27/2012 6:26:42 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I do not want Britain to be defeated, nor do I want her to be victorious in a trial of brute strength, whether expressed through the muscle or the brain. Your muscular bravery is an established fact. Need you demonstrate that your brain is also as unrivaled in destructive power as your muscle? I hope you do not wish to enter into such an undignified competition with the Nazis. I venture to present you with a nobler and a braver way, worthy of the bravest soldier. I want you to fight Nazism without arms, or, if I am to retain the military terminology, with non-violent arms. I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these, but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.

“This process or method, which I have called non-violent non-co-operation, is not without considerable success in its use in India. Your representatives in India may deny my claim. If they do, I shall feel sorry for them.

Open letter, “To Every Briton”, New Delhi (2 July 1940); published in Harijan (6 July 1940)


17 posted on 12/27/2012 6:27:29 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Nachum

I knew before I looked which quote it would be. Fascists!


18 posted on 12/27/2012 6:30:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: acapesket

Could be fun playing with their mind(s) - post some ridiculous stuff to see how they’d react, then post it here.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 6:30:06 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

“Okay, just posted both those quotes on my FB page. Let’s see what happens. Will let you all know.”

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Good for you. Should be interesting.

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20 posted on 12/27/2012 6:31:43 PM PST by Mears
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To: muawiyah

Then you post a bunch of stuff from Hindu philosophers to see how they react then post them here.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 6:32:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I want you to fight Nazism without arms, or, if I am to retain the military terminology, with non-violent arms. I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these, but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.

LOL You can practically see the rainbows oozing out of his skinny ass.
22 posted on 12/27/2012 6:33:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eye of Unk

Maybe it’d be fun to write about all the neat stuff you bought like a Lear jet or something. Diamonds? Tag Heur watches. Really expensive stuff. See what comes back.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 6:33:36 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I shut down my limited acct as soon as I discovered how truly sick and demented Facebook is. Tried to warn my pals... nobody cares which is what zucky was banking on.

It’s all about ego v. the constitution! I don’t need any more friends, thank you very much.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 6:34:07 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Monty22002
Indeed there are, as with many quotes for any historical figure.
Disputed lines such as:

"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind."

...Or... "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

25 posted on 12/27/2012 6:34:27 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Mears

Yeah, Bugs Bunny is one of my favorites. As in “Dey don’ know me vewy well do dey?”


26 posted on 12/27/2012 6:35:34 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

1940 was a little early for anyone to have been aware of the evils happening in Hitler’s NAZI Germany. Even in the U.S. most sentiment was to stay out of Europe’s latest war.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.

Boy, was that a stupid thing for Ghandi to say, in retrospect. If Hitler had won, he would have slaughtered half the human race without a hint of remorse, if the notion struck him.

28 posted on 12/27/2012 6:36:23 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: SkyDancer

I do not do business with the fascists and haters at Facebook.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 6:36:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

I guess I’m lucky FB didn’t suspend my account. I posted that exact quote in a comment on the Natural News page the day before Mike Adams posted it.


30 posted on 12/27/2012 6:40:23 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: Nachum

The Brits learned a lesson from their North American colonies.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 6:46:11 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: indcons; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.
"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

32 posted on 12/27/2012 6:47:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 6:49:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Whooops, sorry, browser took a dump on me.


34 posted on 12/27/2012 6:51:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Gandhi was no Christ figure. He had a lot of problems. He set up a lot of future wars, that I don’t believe he intended but..

He was not a religious figure and should not be made so.


35 posted on 12/27/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: Hardastarboard

If the Brits had not been so worn down from two world wars, India would never had gained it’s independence.


36 posted on 12/27/2012 6:52:51 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: South40

ping


37 posted on 12/27/2012 7:06:53 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: Nachum

I spent some time looking at their terms and conditions, “community standards”, and the like. I could see no reason for their actions. Is the client a “sponsored story”?


38 posted on 12/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Nachum

So why hasn’t some clever conservative started something like “Freedombook”?


39 posted on 12/27/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by Left2Right (Starve the Beast!)
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To: Theoria

YES! This is why books are so precious. If you have non-PC books in your possession, KEEP them.


40 posted on 12/27/2012 7:14:31 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Nachum; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Oh the passion...


41 posted on 12/27/2012 7:17:51 PM PST by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: cripplecreek

The irony is that Ghandi was doing this same thing against the British. His good fortune was that the British weren’t the Nazi’s.


42 posted on 12/27/2012 7:18:41 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds rather like a sort of invitation to believe in ahemsa ~ sarcastically.

You have to remember the Brits had been occupying all or most of India for a very long time ~

43 posted on 12/27/2012 7:28:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FreeAtlanta

If Harry Truman had not told the European powers to give up their Asian and/or Middle Eastern empires, the Brits would still be there ~ and India would be pretty much the same today as it was then.


44 posted on 12/27/2012 7:30:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: DBrow

It’s the same on Twitter. Got sent to the #twittergulag today for posting pro 2A today.

I knew that they didn’t really want a dialog...


45 posted on 12/27/2012 7:58:13 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Nachum

Another reason I would never have an account with this kind of site.


46 posted on 12/27/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: absalom01

1984 is now. The enemy controls or tries to control all the communications channels, and revises history at will.


47 posted on 12/27/2012 8:06:54 PM PST by DBrow
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To: absalom01

Details?


48 posted on 12/27/2012 8:16:48 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: SkyDancer

Keep us appraised.


49 posted on 12/27/2012 8:17:28 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: Left2Right

So why hasn’t some clever conservative started something like “Freedombook”?

Oh, you mean like ‘freedomworks’?

http://www.freedomworks.org/


50 posted on 12/27/2012 8:21:09 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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