Why Did I Get This Ad As Spam?


“THE BLACK FLAG means that there is no accountability. A fight to the end. THE BLACK FLAG is the symbol of the struggle against tyranny, to been trotted out by the oppressed against the oppressors throughout history. Today we hoist THE BLACK FLAG. “This will be my flag” we will fight against the corrupt politicians, of whatever party they may be.”

The above is a rough translation of the message about the black flag provided by a co-worker of Mexican heritage, fluent in both Spanish and English. He then provided me further information from a Facebook page to help explain it to me. “The black flag has the opposite meaning of the white flag, which is to surrender, the black flag represents disobedience and rebellion amongst the oppressed. It is the anti-flag, represents not belonging to  internationalism that denies any limits, symbolizes the denial of all ideology, philosophy, religion, tradition in it’s name enslave or seeks to enslave the human. The black flag represents equality and above all freedom for all races and people”. Now, that was also written in Spanish so he translated it for me as well. In the end, as it was explained to me, this is a movement to collectively stand together and fight corrupt government. When I asked what government he referred to, he said the government of the United States, as well as a world-wide movement to bring equality to all humans.

The entire conversation has left me a little confused and equally disturbed. Why? Because someone spammed a post of mine recently and this is way off the topic and subject matter. It goes right back to other things I’ve written about spammers, they don’t care about anything except their message. Yes, I reported it as spam. When I clicked the representative link associated with the comment I was redirected some 60+ times before the server here at work had enough and just denied further access to it, shutting it down for me. When I did the same on my phone I had the same results, it opened 50+ browsers fast before the antipiracy and anti-phishing protection just turned my phone off for my own safety. So, where am I going with all of this? It’s simple, it’s beyond the spamming comment, it’s beyond the black flag, but it reminds me how much some people lack in courtesy. What did he/she expect, that I would jump on the black flag band wagon with my bells and whistles to spread the word? Why would I? Did he/she expect I would do a post about the black flag, that I would take time to involve others to fulfill my own curiosities? Probably not. But, this is what I do, according to my haters out there, exploit the innocence of an innocent comment and twist it around into something that is slanted and call it worthy of writing about, and do a little bitching and moaning.

I see the opposite. He is your free space, call it a rent free real estate deal, you don’t owe me shit, but this is the only time it will be talked about here. Take it or leave it, I could care less. I wrote about it because the translation intrigued me enough to do so. I don’t endorse the movement or condemn the movement, it’s just an interesting subject to write about.