I've decided not to publish anymore content on this site.

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 10 months ago

    In light of how much censorship the USA has been undergoing these days where if you even say "hello" the wrong way it seems, then you automatically get cancelled, I have decided to no longer publish anymore articles on this site, nor any other site until further notice.

    No, I have no intentioon of deleting any of my articles that I've already published for now, but if any of you wish to unfollow me in light of this information, then I'll completely understand.

    Anyways, feel free to browse my past content, and message me if you have any questions. Also stay safe everyone.

    Also I will still be posting in these forums periodically like you all have seen me doing these past few months, and hopefully I'll see you guys later.  smile

    1. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Could you be more specific?  I am also against cancel culture, but that hasn't stopped me from publishing online both here and on other sites.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I already stated my reasons in response to lobobrandon.   You can read it if you want and that's your answer right there.   Look I've been been thinking about this most of this year honestly.     Yeah I did want to start writing again but after seeing how bad censorship has gotten, and how tenuous my situation is in real life right now, I had to ask myself is writing articles even worth it?    I mean right now I have a strong possibility of moving up with the job I have now if things go well and do I really want to risk publishing an article where people might get offended and I'll end up losing everything in real life over it?    People do get fired over things you post online you know.

        Hell there were quite a few hotel employees that were fired for endorsing the freedom of Hong Kong.   Hell in the NBA, Daryl Morey of the Houston rockets was forced to apologise publicly merely liking a tweet to free Hong Kong.   And since then it was on record that any fan that shows up to NBA games that shows up with shirts, signs and etc in support to free Hong Kong was immediately thrown out of NBA games.   

        I'm sorry but I have too much to lose than I have to gain by publishing an another article.   I'm sorry but I'm done.

        1. Abby Slutsky profile image97
          Abby Slutskyposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          I am new here, but good luck in your future endeavors.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image50
      Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      For days, I migrated to this thread and found it challenging. But I refrained from making any post or comment. Here and there I got few hints, and this question trouble an inquisive mind.        Seriously, is the censor by the government? I may be wrong. But I reason "race" is now a uniquire powerful too being used to target all things, persons, and organisations. Correct? But the effects were very terrific.         I feared if government or the politician leverage on this, a riot may result. But heavens forbid bad things.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I wouldn't say by the government but more or less by the US society in general.   Look, I do appreciate you taking the time to want to comment on this issue, but my mind is already made up. I have too much to lose if i publish an article that might "offend" anyone.   

        Therefore, I'm not going to publish anything anymore.  I only created this thread on the off chance that my followers might see it, and it's more or less giving them a heads up that I'm not producing content anymore so they can make the choice to continue to follow me or not.   It's entirely up to them.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image50
          Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          You've clarified my question. Nevertheless, I found it odd, that the  USA, a civilized society will throw caution to the wind, and do such a thing that can cause  panic at this time of the pandemic. You're welcome.

    3. alambientertainment profile image90
      alambientertainmentposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      People should just chill, and stop making mountains out of mole hills. It's never that serious.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I have not read the 60 comments before this.

      I might be willing to tangle withe the mess here one more time. It all depends on what I think is best for me.

    5. cleoaddams profile image90
      cleoaddamsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I admit that I didn't read the entirety of this thread; although, I did read a good bit. I respect the OP's wishes and I understand that to someone from outside the US looking in that it does probably look scary. The thing is that the people doing the cancel culture are really a small percentage of the population here. They're the ones that get on social media and scream the loudest. The news picks it up because...well, all they care about is making money and so they run a story on it. Also, depending on the news network, they add fluff (lots of fluff). Fluff sells.

      The thing is that they can't cancel you if you refuse to be cancelled. Nick Sandman is a perfect example. He refused to be cancelled. He fought back and is no where near cancelled. In fact, he'll never have to work if he doesn't want to because he's rolling in all that dough.

      People tried to cancel Howard Stern back in the day. Is he cancelled? Heck no! He owns Sirius Radio. That man is far from cancelled.

      Just my observations.

      1. abwilliams profile image67
        abwilliamsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Great observations and message.

      2. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I get what you're saying but the difference between me and those other people you speak of is that they had a lot of supporters backing them up.    Even when I was at my most popular on this site, I think I only generated like maybe a 100 views per every new I published if even that so I have to ask myself is the risk worth the reward.    Or is the risk too much in my case since I really need the job I'm working at now.   

        It's a shame too as I do miss writing and I did have a lot of ideas on what I was going to write about but sadly those ideas won't be published anytime soon.

    6. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Happy trails.

  2. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 10 months ago

    Was a recent article unpublished?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Not at all.    I just noticed how bad censorship has gotten in the USA that if you don't parrot what the liberal media wants then you get cancelled.   

      For example.    There's a guy on geeks and gamers YouTube that was labeled a racist a few years ago when he gave black panther an 8 out of ten.     

      Then there's the incident with Goya where all the CEO did was state his opinions about trump and then CNN and various other companies are now demanding they be cancelled. 

      You had a baseball player called out as being racist for standing during the national anthem recently simply because of religious beliefs.

      Hell after the Washington Redskins agreed to change their name and logo, now I'm finding out the Texas rangers name is now deemed offensive? 

      Hell James harden recently came into the NBA bubble wearing a damn blue facemask with the American flag on it and he had to apologise for that.   Why would he even need to apologise for that?

      Hell you have the Washington Post demanding all cop shows and movies be cancelled.  Hell you know the cop dog from paw patrol?   There's legions of people out there demanding that he put to sleep just because they don't want cops to be portrayed in a positive light.

      Hell at my new job recently, we used to be able to wear whatever we wanted as long as there was nothing that could be deemed offensive on our attire.   But now?   We're being asked to wear attire that has no logos, no messages, and no adverting of any kind.   

      You have various companies and politicians considering mangas and Japanese anime too pornographic and some politicians claim it exploits kids.  No joke.  Hell I just found out dragon Ball z might be cancelled soon because some politician in the USA says it's too lewd.

      After talking about this with my family, I'm scared that if I write another article and if it doesn't line up exactly with what society wants then I'll end up being cancelled.   I have a lot going for me right now in real life and I'm not going to risk it all away writing articles that get maybe a 1000 or sometimes as low as 10 views at best each.   That's not worth the risk to me.

      1. alambientertainment profile image90
        alambientertainmentposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        The USA is a funny country.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
          PaulGoodman67posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          As Martin Luther King said, slavery's legacy is emotional/psychological damage to whites as well as blacks. It's an unhealthy situation.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 10 months ago

    Most of the limits relate to a somewhat zealous interpretation of Adsense rules.  People then misinterpret it according to what they are currently feeling "oppressed" by. But its just the free market.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Well either way.   I've already made up my mind.    I'll still write but I won't publish it anywhere.   It'll just mostly be for myself to read honestly.

  4. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 10 months ago

    Strangely enough, I had a very polite email yesterday from a Maven editor, asking me to review my use of 'white witchcraft' in an article because it could be seen as racist.

    It's all getting a bit sinister.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      The last time they edited my articles on dogs, they changed all references from "he" and "she" to "they/them", even when the plural form of the word was inappropriate.
      Do even dogs have to be PC now?
      I better remove any comments about Rotties being good guard dogs because they are dark. It is kind of racist, right?

      1. theraggededge profile image99
        theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        There was a notice put out by our NHS yesterday with guidelines for pap tests for 'individuals with a cervix'.  roll

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
          Rochelle Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          That sounds discriminatory. Lots of people don’t have those.

          1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
            Sherry Hewinsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Those people would not be needing a pap test.

          2. NateB11 profile image92
            NateB11posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            lol

        2. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, in the regular kind of hysterectomy the cervix is removed, so it does make sense to put it in those words.

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            I doubt that hysterectomies were behind that particular guideline... lol

            1. theraggededge profile image99
              theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

              Exactly right big_smile

              Women who have had hysterectomies understand that they are still women.

              1. lobobrandon profile image91
                lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                But they do not have to get tested for that kind of cancer, do they? I guess as wilderness always says, if you look deep enough you will always find something to be offended at.

                1. DrMark1961 profile image97
                  DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

                  The Pap test is also used to diagnose vaginal cancer. Women still have a vagina after a total hysterectomy.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image91
                    lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                    Didn't know it's used for both types. They need to correct their statement then xD

                2. theraggededge profile image99
                  theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                  Deep enough? Don't have to look very deep. Women are being cancelled in order not to offend a very minute sector of society.

                  1. Miebakagh57 profile image50
                    Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

                    Deep enough? I'm afraid we're derailing again from the "content writing" talk. Funny? I think not. Sad? Not in the least. It is better we digress with the content proper. What's the benefit of the deep secret?

                  2. lobobrandon profile image91
                    lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

                    I see what you mean. But how are women being cancelled? They are still included. Some of it does go too far but I fail to see why you say women are being cancelled.

        3. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          lol lol

      2. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I've always been selective about the words I use in articles because I know the filters get tripped over anything that offends advertisers. And when I had my own sites I was careful not to go against Adsense rules even slightly.

    2. Solaras profile image97
      Solarasposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      LOL!!!!! Ridiculous

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Your dogs are probably pretty safe at the moment but I would hate to be a White German Shepherd breeder.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image50
          Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          I think it is now getting fun!

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, I think we have to laugh about it instead of crying about the situation.

        2. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Is that a thing? Albino?

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            No, they are just white. I have never owned one but some people like them more than the regular shepherds.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 10 months ago

    Pap tests aside. I hate to see censorship encroaching HubPages. The cultural problem is being flamed by Merchant of Chaos. With that, it is unbelievable that someone fears they will lose their job or not receive a job promotion for something they wrote on HubPages.

  6. abwilliams profile image67
    abwilliamsposted 10 months ago

    Thanks for saying it like it is Stevennix!
    I am hanging in, but I get it!
    Hopefully, this will be more of a 'taking a break' for you! I am giving you a follow, looking forward to what you have to say after your break.
    AB

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 months ago

    "You're once, twice, three times an individual with a cervix,"  was one of the better song lyric translations with the improved terminology.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      How about "fat bottomed younger individuals with a cervix" by Queen big_smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image91
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Lol.

      2. abwilliams profile image67
        abwilliamsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        :-)

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      lollol

  8. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 10 months ago

    The thread reads to me more like a general political rant/discussion rather than directly related to HubPages, who seem to be being condemned for "future crimes". I'm tempted to ask that the thread is moved to politics. wink

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      It's just 'stuff' that may affect writers wherever they write. It's so hard not to offend anyone.

      And of course, as always, there are tangents.

    2. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      People have been banned recently for having left-wing views, Randy and a few others.

      1. abwilliams profile image67
        abwilliamsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I questioned "Randy being banned", because I take issue with that, whether left or right. But, from what I've learned, he was banned for following and harassing some individuals, not for "having left-wing views" FYI!

        1. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Hmm.

  9. Doneta Wrate profile image88
    Doneta Wrateposted 10 months ago

    If the indians had their way today, the pilgrims would have been slaughtered and America never happened.  Thanksgiving day is a day of mourning for the indians.  I do not say we treated the indians right, but there was such a culture clash between the europeans and the indians the two could not exist side by side.  For example kentucky was a sacred hunting ground where no one was supposed to live.  That is why Daniel boons original settlements in kentucky had such a hard time with the indians.  Indians did not believe in private land ownership.  The tribal lands were owned by the tribe, not individuals.

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 months ago

    Life used to be so much simpler when we were  men and women.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Indeed. The thing is, we still are just men and women. Everything else is in the mind.

      Apart from real cases of physical intersexual people. Very rare.

  11. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 8 months ago

    hmmm well i may have one idea, but i'm entirely sure it would work.  Maybe I can open up a dummy account on here, and just write on that.   It'll be an account  where I can write whatever I want as long as it fits within hubpages guidelines of course, but it would be a way to do it without fearing reprisals.  What do you guys think?

    1. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      You have a simple solution.  HubPages does not require you to use your real name.   You just need a real-sounding name.  Edit your profile and change your name.

      Marisa Wright is not my name. It's the name I'm known by online.  In the early days, I was scrupulous to ensure it couldn't be linked to my real name in any way (exxcept by HubPages staff, who have my real name on my Paypal account).  Now I'm retired, I'm less bothered about that. 

      If you are worried people might be able to dig down and connect your current HubPages account to you, then by all means, start a new account using a pen name.  Writers have been doing that for hundreds of years.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        That's not a bad idea actually. Thanks for the advice.  I'll definitely keep it under consideration.

        1. profile image0
          Marisa Writesposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I suggest you do it now, even if you're not going to post any new material.   It will take only a few seconds.  Forum members here know you by your username more than your real name so it won't affect people much.  Keep the Steve and just change the surname to something totally different.

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
            Stevennix2001posted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Well even still I think i'd rather just create a new account considering I already promoted this account on social media under my real name so it may just be cleaner to just delete this one and start over, but we'll see.  Thanks for the advice.

 
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