DIGITAL DETOXIFY: Britain's Scroll Free September

LOL! Social Media Suppression Here to Save Your Body Image, Not the Nation

By —— Bio and Archives--August 31, 2018

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Message from Social Media to the masses they insist on holding hostage: ‘Every conservative news site sending out pro-Trump messaging has been effectively SUPPRESSED between now and Midterms.’

Mega messages from one Hillary Clinton-branded “deplorable” to another:  ‘Come out!’ ‘Come Out!’ wherever you are, we’ve got a red wave to deliver to Democrats in Midterms!’

Of most important significance for the Conservative voice-deprived masses:  They already knew the score before being deprived and will be out by the millions to vote Republican.


They can see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears that it’s been impossible for media to suppress their leader President Donald Trump, who said in Evansville, —- Indiana, Thursday night, “You can call it a revolution if you like”.

Message to Social Media and Mainstream Media: ‘You’re too late in trying to pull off your latest political ploy.  We will take you by surprise, just as we did in 2016’.

MSM and Social Media hoopla notwithstanding, the “Blue Wave” is nothing more than a Socialist pipe dream.

It’s gotta’ be worth at least 63 million LOLs that Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health is launching ‘Scroll Free September’ right after Labor Day 2018, and thinks it’s going to work.

“Cutting down on social media is as important for your health as stopping smoking and drinking, experts say on the eve of ‘Scroll Free September.’ (Daily Mail, Aug. 31, 2018)

Don’t know about blokes across the pond, but in North America rubes have already been cut off from finding anything conservative online.

Social media here seems to think that conservatism is the most contagious disease of all time.

But while social media in North America wants to suppress the conservative voice between now and presidential Election 2020, Scroll Free September wants people to only give up social media activity for a month.

Experts are increasingly concerned about the psychological impacts of surfing the ‘Net.

“That is the warning issued by the Royal Society of Public Heath (RSPC), which is encouraging people to participate in the first ever ‘Scroll Free September’ in a bid to stop the negative mental health impacts caused by these online services. (Daily Mail)

“Previous research has found social media use is linked to heightened feelings of anxiety and depression, poor sleep and body images issues. 

“It hopes those who take part will not use the services as frequently after the month.

“It follows similar campaigns like ‘Dry January’, which aims to break people’s habits around alcohol by challenging them to stay sober for the month, and smoking-free ‘Stoptober’, which is held in October each year.

“Getting young people to cut down on social media is as important to public health as campaigns to curb smoking and drinking, according to  the Royal Society of Public Heath.

“The Royal Society for Public Health announced that three times more women than men were expected to participate.

“This is because social media makes them feel particularly inadequate and they are also more likely to have been trolled.


“Being ‘on’ all the time can have a serious effect on our mind and our bodies, which is why a world-famous personal trainer and health author has shared his tips on how to do a digital detox.

“Adelaide-born PT, James Duigan, 42, is the former personal trainer of Elle Macpherson and his words are often treated as gospel as he has also worked with the likes of Emilia Clarke, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lara Stone. 

“Although many of us communicate with people online and check into social media, Mr Duigan believes we’ve never been lonelier:

‘Even a quick scroll before bed can keep you awake at night or send your self-esteem plummeting as you’re barraged with Insta bums and impossible abs.’

“Mr Duigan explained that social media platforms have been purposefully built to be addictive as each notification brings along the ‘happy hormone’ with it.

The ‘happy hormone’ seems to have disappeared in North America where millions are coming down with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).

“In a blog post on his website Bodyism, James revealed what his top three tips for a digital detox are. (Daily Mail)
“As with any cold turkey experience, it can be hard to wean yourself off social media - but the trick is to replace the addiction with something else.

‘Use an app called Freedom to block your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter apps for as long as you need – or can bear,’ Mr Duigan suggested.


“As long as you need—or can bear”.  Now that’s downright hilarious.

“His second step is simple: just log out. (Daily Mail)

‘Creating that extra step between you and your ‘feed’ will help you resist the lure of mindless scrolling when your resolve is wearing thin,’ he said.

‘Mr Duigan’s third and final step is to be in the moment and make sure you’re tuned in on what is going on around you.

‘No pictures. No selfies. No boomerangs. No Snapchats. For one day at least. Don’t lose the moment by trying to capture it,’ he said.

‘Live in the moment and it will live long in the memory.’

‘That knowledge could help us build a healthier, more balanced relationship with social media.

‘We know this will be a challenge because of the addictive nature of social media technology, which is why we need to work closely with the Government and the social media industry to create an online environment that is more conducive to positive mental health and wellbeing.’”

Good luck with that!

SOS to the UK websites who ran with this story, including The independent, Sky News, Telegraph, The Guardian.  BBC, ITV, Irish Examiner, Youtube, PRC Online

Any ideas how folk can stop social media from forcing the election and re-election of Democrats down the throats of the masses?

Didn’t think so.


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