Saturday 27 June 2020

When the truth doesn't meet Facebook "community standards"

The “factcheckers”on 

Facebook say this goes 

against “community 

standards”: the meme is 

quite factual

This is the background.

This is the background of the name "GILEAD". It indeed comes from "the Handmaiden's Tale"

Go, a little further, it comes from the Bible

Gilead was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River, situated in modern-day Jordan. It is also referred to by the Aramaic name Yegar-Sahadutha, which carries the same meaning as the Hebrew Gilead, namely "heap [of stones] of testimony" (Genesis 31:47–48).[4][5] According to Easton's Bible Dictionary,[5] it refers to a region in Transjordan. The deep ravine of the river Yarmuk (the Classical-period Hieromax, modern-day Shari'at al-ManaŠłćirah) separated Bashan from Gilead, which was about 60 miles (97 km) in length and 20 miles (32 km) in breadth, extending from near the south end of the Lake of Gennesaret to the north end of the Dead SeaAbarim, Pisgah, Nebo, and Peor are its mountains mentioned in Scripture. From its mountainous character, it is called the mount of Gilead (Genesis 31:25Song 4:1). It is called also the land of Gilead (Numbers 32:1Judges 10:4) in many translations, and sometimes simply Gilead (Genesis 37:25Judges 10:8Psalm 60:7).

During the Exodus, "half Gilead" was possessed by Sihon, and the other half, separated from it by the river Jabbok, by Og, king of Bashan (Numbers 20). After the two kings were defeated, the region of Gilead was allotted by Moses to the tribes of GadReuben, and the eastern half of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13Numbers 32:40).

The name Gilead first appears in the biblical account of the last meeting of Jacob and Laban (Genesis 31:21–22). In the Book of Judges, the thirty sons of the biblical judge Jair controlled the thirty towns of Gilead (Judges 10:4), and in the First Book of ChroniclesSegub controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead (1 Chronicles 2:21–22). It was bounded on the north by Bashan, and on the south by Moab and Ammon (Genesis 31:21 KJVDeuteronomy 3:12–17).

"Gilead" mentioned in the Book of Hosea may refer to Ramoth-GileadJabesh-Gilead, or the whole Gilead region; "Gilead is a city of those who work iniquity; it is stained with blood" (Hosea 6:8).

The kingdoms Ammon and Moab sometimes expanded to include southern Gilead. King David fled to Mahanaim in Gilead during the rebellion of Absalom. Gilead is later mentioned as the homeplace of the prophet Elijah.

So,  the factcheckers and Google are lying, or, the truth goes against their "community standards" (and lies don't)

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