My wife Gena and I were appalled to read WND news this past week that triple amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage was going to be forced to haul Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into court if the social media giant does not reinstate his Facebook pages, which Facebook deleted without warning or explanation after Kolfage spent more than $300,000 on Facebook advertising.
Breitbart News explained this war hero’s crisis on Friday: “Kolfage, who lost three limbs fighting in the Iraq War in 2004, was the administrator of the widely-read conservative Right Wing News page on Facebook, which had more than three million followers. He also founded a coffee company, Military Grade Coffee, which had more than 200,000 customers and is how he makes a living for his family.” (MGC also donates 10 percent of its proceeds to wounded veterans.)
Breitbart further reported, “After months of emailing, he finally had a scheduled appointment with a Facebook executive on October 3, 2018 [to ensure his pages’ compliance to Facebook’s new algorithms]. However, after he raised more than $600,000 in support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Facebook canceled the meeting and deleted both of his pages.”
Why did Facebook really shut down his pages?
Kolfage explained in a post, “Facebook lied, they shut down my page because it was conservative, powerful, and the elections are in 2 weeks.”
Kolfage added this past Friday: “I’m being punished for my beliefs – I truly believe it. It’s truly about who we are and our beliefs…right before the elections – it couldn’t be more blatant what’s going on.”
“We need to come together and Zuckerberg needs to get hauled into court. We’re going to take him all the way to Supreme Court if we have to. We’re going to fight for the American people and we’re going to fight for everyone who’s been screwed over by them.”
Kolfage upped the ante in his interview with WND: “If I have to roll into their headquarters and sit there with people in the media, I will. I will be there exposing everything they’ve done to me and my family and our employees. … We’re going to take legal action if we don’t get our pages back. … It’s just going to turn into a sloppy mess for them. I think they’ve underestimated what they’re dealing with, attacking me, attacking conservatives in general, right before the elections.”
Facebook’s conservative free speech muffling trend is not new.
Back in April when Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) rightly confronted the CEO about Facebook’s conservative censorship and suppression: “Mr. Zuckerberg, I will say there are a great many Americans, who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship. There have been numerous instances with Facebook. In May of 2016, Gizmodo reported that Facebook had purposefully and routinely suppressed conservative stories from trending news, including stories about CPAC, including stories about Mitt Romney, including stories about the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, including stories about Glenn Beck. In addition to that, Facebook has initially shut down the ‘Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day’ page, has blocked a post of a Fox News reporter, has blocked over two dozen Catholic pages, and most recently, blocked Trump supporters Diamond and Silk’s page with 1.2 million Facebook followers, after determining their content and brand were, ‘unsafe to the community.’ To a great many Americans, that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias.”
On Brian Kolfage’s new website, which has a mission to put an end to social media censorship, he explained: “I’m a veteran of The United States Air Force I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I’m the most severely wounded U.S. Airman to survive.”
Kolfage added, “I can’t let my sacrifice just fall by the wayside. I can’t let it fall by the wayside for my family, the people I love, the country I love. I’ve given way too much, way too much.”
“This isn’t about me. This is about free speech. Everyone should be rallying around this. Everyone should be pissed off about this. Regardless of my politics, they came after my primary source of income because of my politics, and that’s what’s wrong. And that’s why everyone should be rallying around me.”
Well, Kolfage, you’ve got the attention and support of my wife and I as well, and we’re rallying to your side and all who would join you.
Thanks for service and sacrifice for our country. And thanks for standing up for what is right and for all of our Bill of Rights.
You’re a great American! And your labors defending conservative free speech will not be in vain!
Please check out Kolfage’s page at Fight4FreeSpeech, and sign up and support his cause just as he fought and sacrificed for ours. It’s the least we can do for him, his family and a grateful nation.
Edmund Burke put it well for all of us: “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”
Speaking of good men, in this critical November election, we encourage Americans to fight and vote for Michigan’s John James, Missouri’s Josh Hawley and Indiana’s Mike Braun – all of whom are conservative candidates running for the U.S. Senate.
Friends, this election is not about Democrat or Republican issues. It’s about preserving the republic and liberties America’s founders’ established. Our freedoms are at stake!
As John James said on Sean Hannity’s show, “We’re not fighting for left or right, we’re fighting for red, white and blue!”