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"Facebook is Toast at NYA" Says Neil Young

In a somewhat unsurprising announcement, Neil Young says "Facebook is Toast at NYA".

Congratulations Neil. Should've been done long ago. Facebook has been Toast to TW since 2015 and we could not be happier about it. (More below on the history of FB & TW. Short story: FB suspends TW and the long slide of FB begins. So note carefully Tech Giants like YouTube and Twitter.)

Writing on Times-Contrarian | NYA, Neil Young writes that he will be discontinuing use of Facebook due to their "obvious commitments to one side of politics".

Again, this announcement comes as no big surprise given Neil Young's previous editorial statements about the Tech Giant's unethical and predatory behavior. (See Neil Young Calls Out Big Tech ... Yet Again) Just earlier this month, regarding "The Facebook Dilemma", Neil helpfully offered instructions on how to delete one's Facebook account. Likewise, TW helpfully offers a "How To" video on how to delete your Facebook account.

"It is not easy to disengage, but it is possible." - Neil

Mark Zuckerberg: Liar? Idiot? Or both?

FACEb**k: A Tool For Evil. Also, see Mark Zuckerberg: Liar? Idiot? Or both? (but we repeat ourselves ...)

NOTE: The following excerpts are from previous TW posts.

via Neil Young's Archives (NYA) Times-Contrarian

In 2018, on Neil Young's Archives (NYA) Times-Contrarian, author Phil Baker writes that Facebook's behavior is "worse than we had imagined".

"evil Facebook ... dangerous to our Democracy"
via Neil Young's Archives (NYA) Times-Contrarian

The NYA Times-Contrarian article goes on to urge fans to delete their Facebook account and submit their experience to NYA for publication consideration.

Thanks for listening Neil! Should've been done long ago. Here's our story below, which your team is well aware.

Short story: Mark Zuckerberg (CEO FACEBOOK): Liar? Idiot? Or Both?.

Earlier this year, we covered Neil Young's Big Decision On Archives: Facebook and Social Responsibility. Reaction was significant, with many Neil fans reporting similar experiences with the Great Social Media Whorehouse (sorry to offend whores).

A Facebook Nation of Liars & Whores
FACT: Facebook Delays, Denies and Deflects

In the parlance of our times, "fake news" is a fake construct designed to deflect from the actual, REAL truth. (See The Illusion of The Matrix Shatters: Corruption, Fake News & The Big Shift.)

The NYA Dilemma?

Once again, Neil Young speaks truth to power as he faces a "big decision" on access to his Archives due to Facebook's lack of social responsibility.

In a recent posing on NYA Times-Contrarian, Neil Young writes that:
"Censorship is a big responsibility and the Social Media Giant is seemingly not up to defending democracy, at least not yet."

The issue of tech giants and censorship has come up previously and it appears to have reached a cross-roads -- not just with Neil -- but with virtually all things internet related. In February, Neil Young wrote that tech giants rip off artists, who are being forced to distribute their music in the digital world. (And this is just one more reason why we sing this song because we love the man.)

And our advice to Mr. Young?

Ditch Facebook.

Ditch Facebook before Facebook ditches you, Neil. You'll be glad you did.


We'll go into that below.

Thrasher's Wheat | Facebook - Suspended Since July 2015

As long time Thrasher's Wheat readers know, we have had confrontations with Facebook over the years since being suspended in 2015. (See An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO FACEBOOK and An Open Letter (#2) to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO FACEBOOK.)

Facebook: An Epic Orwellian Fail

Tech Giants, we the people, do NOT trust you. You guys have blocked us, shadow banned us, de-monetized us, de-platformed us, memory-holed us, and harassed/trolled us relentlessly. But all of your efforts have failed -- we're still standing. Enough.

Eyes Wide Shut, Mouth Closed

"They" have tried to take us down by canceling our advertising partnerships, or blocking our ability to run Google Ads, or hacking our Twitter account, or filing fraudulent transactions on our PayPal account, or disrupting the ISP service of our partner and Thrasher's Wheat Radio, or screwing around with our Amazon partner links, or jerking us around about Willie for a Nobel, capping our LIKES below 30K and unsub'g folks automatically, throttled our once robust reader comments eco-system suspending the Gigs for the Gulf page based on false copyright infringement claims, trying to make exposing environmental crimes a crime, disrupting freedom of speech and assembly, or humiliating and mocking our efforts when we try and stand up, algorithmic censorship to lower our rank off of Top 10 Search results or gaslighting us with "fake Neil news", sending in all sorts of trolls and spammers to disrupt the Neil community, or making exposing a war crime a war crime or blasting us with near Stuxnet-like levels of crippling attacks on our servers, dropped from Google News as a legitimate (non-fake) news source and on & on...

Is that the best you got? We're still here. Just remember, TW has been around longer than Google, Amazon or Facebook. The corruption on the highest floors will cease and Justice will triumph. The Truth and The Light will always prevail and overwhelm the darkest of the Darkness of Corruption.

Social media can often be seen as serving as the direct prophecy of George Orwell's 1984 novel's "Two Minutes of Hate".

(Note, if you found the above clip puzzling, "Watch The Dystopian World of 1984 Explained" on YouTube @ In George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Two Minutes' Hate is a daily period in which Party members of the society of Oceania must watch a film depicting the Party's enemies (notably Emmanuel Goldstein and his followers) and express their hatred for them.

In case anyone is interested, here is what Goldstein actually says in that scene (you can't make it out, cause the crowd is shouting over it, but that's what he says according to the subtitles)

"Nothing the Party says is true. Nothing the Party does is good. Even the war itself isn't real. The Party wants you to believe we are at war so as to channel your aggression away from their rightful target: the Party.

Big Brother is not real. He is pure fiction, created by the Party. The real rulers of the State are unknown, faceless manipulators who, because they are not known are able to wield power without let or hindrance. People of Oceania, you are being duped.

The Party doesn't serve the people — it serves itself.

We are not at war with Eurasia. You are being made into obedient, stupid slaves of the Party. Open your eyes. See the evil that is happening to you. The Party drops bombs on its own citizens.

It is the Party, not the Eurasians, who are our enemies."

"Open your eyes. See the evil that is happening to you.")

As usual, everyone supports freedom of speech -- as long as it aligns with their views and politics. It's an angry world but we won't quit...

ps - And "Thank You" Mr. Zuckerberg for suspending our FaceBook account, saving us from all of your FB troll-bot zombie hordes (not referring to rusties)! Or Mr. Z - Liar? Idiot? Or Both?.

"First they came for Thrasher's Wheat,
and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Neil Young fan.

Then they came for Alex Jones,
and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a white male conspiracy theorist.

Then they came for Oprah Winfrey,
and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a black female social justice warrior.

Then they came for Neil Young,
and I didn’t speak up, because I was Donald Trump voter.

Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."
MODIFIED ~~ Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

Open up the tired eyes. Eyes wide shut, we tried to lay it all out very specifically just prior to the 2016 election. And then clarified any mis-understandings shortly after the 2016 election. And yet again at the 2018 mid-terms.

No fear... never stand down ... The Big Shift crushes it... wake up and open the Tired Eyes...

'She was welded to the eagle's beak
 sun green leaned into that megaphone
and said, "truth is all i seek" '

~~"Sun Green"
by Neil Young

ps - and if you still really want to know how we feel about all of this, we have all been here before, we have all been here before...

So don't do it Neil. Just say NO to Big Brother ... and especially Big Sister...

peace & love,
thrasher and thrashette

"In the *crystal ball*
The gypsy sees the villa
The riders on the hill
The fire in the >fields<"

"Eldorado" by Neil Young

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At 11/21/2019 10:05:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

does neil know who owns Instagram?

At 11/21/2019 10:52:00 AM, Blogger mark said...

>> Then they came for Neil Young,
and I didn’t speak up, because I was Donald Trump voter.

........ the above is a sad commentary on false assumptions.
i've been a NY fan since 1972
.... i was in the Denver Colosseum for TFA
... Big Mac for Rust Never Sleeps, Trans & Arc/Weld
...... outside @ Red Rocks for Greendale
. & in Mtn View for multiple Bridge shows
....... i also believe that we CAN make America great again.
........ be the rain

At 11/21/2019 01:48:00 PM, Blogger windsaloft said...

Donald Trump is a con man and a certified piece of shit. you think he cares about "making America great"?? you think he cares about America, or YOU? he cares about one thing only...himself.

in my opinion, if you support him, you're an asshole.

lotta assholes out there. trump has given them the ability to be out in the open about being assholes. so it's not all least now we know who the assholes are.

At 11/21/2019 02:06:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

The one very small thing about Trump it seem he does like "Rockin in Free World" ...then again its probably staff that choose the song, I do hope that person was in some way getting their revenue back on the boss! in a subtle way....

At 11/21/2019 02:22:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

Should we be looking at going over to ?

"Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network" from their add I saw on facebook! lol slipped past the FB filters like every thing else

At 11/21/2019 03:14:00 PM, Blogger mark said...

>> least now we know who the assholes are.

we certainly do

At 11/21/2019 06:38:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Steve Rust Downunder - not familiar w/

Actually, Neil just responded to a LTE that he's considering a 'social media' component on NYA.

no worries, the rusties will never be homeless. The group is now on about it's 7th platform and will migrate wherever they need to.

hey, hey , my, my, rusties will never die...

At 11/21/2019 07:21:00 PM, Blogger JWG24 said...

dude named Biteme giving political commentary......

At 11/21/2019 10:23:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

I'm cool with Trump, I think he's done some good work since he got elected. And I've been listening to Neil since 1987. Sorry if that makes me an asshole to some of you, or if I'm not welcomed at Neil-world anymore. That's not gonna change a thing about who I'm gonna vote for.

It wasn't that long ago that Neil wrote Campaigner, and it wasn't that long ago that Neil was posing for pictures with Trump as he was looking for financial backing for Pono.

Compassion for both sides of the cloud was a trait that Neil seemed to have for the longest time, and it was one of my favorite things about the guy. Sadly, that seems to be disappearing from him, and from the sound of this thread a lot of his fans as well.

Oh well, I think I'm still allowed to enjoy On The Beach every now and again.

At 11/22/2019 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Yes Ritchie you're obviously a racist and an asshole since you support President Trump.



God bless President Trump.

At 11/22/2019 01:57:00 PM, Blogger Sedan Delivery said...

"The one very small thing about Trump it seem he does like "Rockin in Free World" ...then again its probably staff that choose the song, I do hope that person was in some way getting their revenue back on the boss! in a subtle way...."

Yes, of course. Trump is such a monster he can't possibly enjoy good music (eye roll). The fact is, Trump is a Neil fan. I was sitting a few rows behind Trump at the Carnegie Hall show in 2014 and Neil even gave Donnie a little wave from the stage during the show. Neil, like most celebrities, was friendly with Trump before he became a republican president. I guess that makes Neil an a**hole too...

At 11/22/2019 02:50:00 PM, Blogger windsaloft said...

biteme is a neil lyric, ya genius.

and I fuckin' DARE any of you trump supporters to challenge my assertion that Donald J "pussy grabbin" Trump is an ASSHOLE. you want to support him? hey, that's your right. just know that it makes you an enabler.

At 11/22/2019 03:16:00 PM, Blogger Sedan Delivery said...

More lovely rhetoric from the tolerant left. Let's get these people in power right away! Good luck with your TDS.

Back to the topic at hand, best thing I ever did was never creating a facebook account, even though I'm part of the facebook generation. Saved myself a lot of time and frustration. Good luck to everyone else who decides to starve the beast.

At 11/23/2019 10:21:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

oh man, how cool are you for not creating a fb account! pat yourself on the back. hey, do ya have a twitter account? if so, maybe check out this great feed from the president. a class act all the way, that guy.

trump/haley 2020! grab 'em by the pussy!!

At 11/23/2019 10:34:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

on second thought, maybe I should be as tolerant as the right.

tolerate racism.
tolerate zenophobia.
tolerate HATE.

yep, ya'll are REAL tolerant.

trump/haley 2020!! grab 'em by the pussy!!!

At 11/23/2019 10:53:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At 11/23/2019 10:55:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Biteme - ok, let's see if we can try and have a measured response here.

breathe deep

our 1st inclination is to say get a grip and grow up. you're on a public forum and really are behaving like a mindless spam-bot-troll. but we don't want to trigger the snowflakes, ok boomer?

so, as we consider whether to suspend comments on this post, we would never want to impinge anyone's freedom of speech or their right to embarrass themselves.

so we'll just say yet again ...

you're trapped in your world view bubble. compartmentalized and sandboxxed by the looking glass black mirror.

come out of your Left-Right bubbles. your Blue-Red bubbles. your D-R bubbles.

trapped in the illusion. controlled by the matrix. think for yourself. stop re-posting talking points. stop being a slave to the duality.

this is all a big giant circus, if you haven't figured it out. It's a scripted play.

we can tell you each act and how it will end. we've seen this movie before. it's another remake. Impeachment 3 [insert witty clever punch line here]

we have been trying to hammer this home on TW for literally decades. wake up.

smoke & mirrors. man behind the curtain.

controlled opposition. false flags. manufactured reality. synthetic fear and terror to keep you chained down.

Think for Yourself. Question Authority.

break your chains. rise up.

be free, see the field, be the wheat.


ps - if you found this comment puzzling or provocative and want to know more, see

or just listen to "Winterlong" where the answer is very simple to all of the questions on the mysteries of life. but only if you have a free & open mind. try it, you might like it.

At 11/23/2019 11:53:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

ugh. think for myself? from a guy who mindlessly quotes neil young lyrics to anyone with a different opinion? I get it, thrasher. you're a Donald trump fan, deep at heart. sorry to have triggered YOU, boomer. pardon my heart, it's all illusion anyway, there you stood on the edge of your feather, eating a T-BONE with no mashed potatoes. put the kids in the station wagon, you motherfucker. was I too far gone for you? baby, what you want me to do?

and go ahead and delete my posts. freedom of speech doesn't apply here. this is your show.

and by the way, still waiting for that apology.

ain't singin' for Donald,
don't sing for thrash,
he's got a head full of lyrics,
but he ain't got no cash.

this post's for YOU.

At 11/23/2019 12:37:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Biteme - thanks for swift reply.

and what exactly are we supposed to apologize for?


At 11/23/2019 04:00:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

I'm with you on this one Biteme. It's more than just policies, this man has kidnapped and caged children, made overt racism an everyday occurence, attempted to destroy democracy as we know it and various other atrocities. Whether you agree with political policy is one thing but all indications are that he is a vile human being. I think any rational human could agree there is more than enough evidence to show this. And I, for one, can not look past all the horrible things he has done. People have a right to support who they want. Just as I have the right to say he is a horrible person and I have yet to meet anyone who can convince me otherwise.

At 11/24/2019 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Marmooskapaul said...

Yes he is a horrible person but,,,,It's the economy...stupid! Said somebody once and he was right.


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