Welcome to the home of the first American protest against Facebook! The following excerpt from an article by our Founder and President, Savanna J. Buckner, will provide some insight into why we are here.
“People seem shocked that I thought twice before getting Facebook. Rudyard Kipling once remarked, ‘It’s clever, but is it art?’ I pose a similar question to Facebookers, ‘Clever, but is it smart?’ Having all one’s acquaintances in one, big, easy-access lump has its appeal. However, there are a great many consequences of Facebook, and it would be foolish to acquire that site without giving at least brief contemplation to these other effects. Having rationally mulled over the issue, one places himself in a fair position to ask whether it would be a wise, shrewd, and prudent decision to acquire Facebook. If one takes the time to think through the concept of Facebook, he will conclude that the cons of Facebook heavily outweigh the pros…”
We hope to have Miss Buckner’s full article available online soon!
The Anti-Facebook League of Intelligentsia was created out of a sense of concern for the state of American culture. Facebook is only one of the many factors contributing to the disintegration of our society, but we believe that it is a very important one to battle against. To some extent, there is power in numbers. Therefore, we hope to unite and provide encouragement and support to Americans who oppose Facebook. We hope to make simple yet sound arguments opposing Facebook readily available to AntiFacebookers. We also hope to bring honest Facebook users to a realization of the profound effects of what they are endorsing. Perhaps these are lofty ideals, but we believe that they are necessary ones.
We are excited to be here on the web, but it will take us a little while to get fully set up. Please be patient, we hope to be up and running very soon!
- The AFLI