This isn't an airport. You don't need to announce your departure.Apparently Joe, forum management does not share your opinion.
My post was pulled. I suspect they did not like White Flyer being associated with the KKK. Of course no one really thinks that there is any association what so ever, and everyone who viewed the post knows it was a joke. But if forum management feels the joke was in bad taste, so be it.
In this time of cancel culture it seems that even our forum is not immune. Are we to eliminate all posts that reference the history of our past if it might offend the far right or the far left, or worse yet, a corporation? I am not disputing the right of management to eliminate any and all posts, this is not a democracy. But it does make me wonder if I should submit my posts for approval prior to posting!
If I cannot poke fun at White Flyer regarding their name it sets a precedent that I am not comfortable with. How does this balance out with all of the posts that inundated this forum the past couple of years regarding Black Lives Matter? And if I made fun of say Perazzi and linked them to Mussolini would that post be pulled? And think of the uproar if I made fun of Krieghoff and mentioned the unsavory past of Germany and the Nazi's.
I know Robert Crow, the National Sales Mgr. for White Flyer Targets. He has visited with me at Eastern Hills Rod & Gun Club. He has an open invitation to hunt mature whitetail bucks with me on my property. We would also visit at the Cardinal while at the three major shoots. I know he would only laugh at the photo I posted. Robert is a first class guy!
This post is going to make forum management a little uncomfortable. And it should. I have somewhat thrown down a gauntlet. I have the utmost respect for the mod's and am very fond of George MT. This is not personal. I have to wonder what would happen if I worked up a photo showing a carton of targets labeled Black Flyer? Where is the line in the sand?
Perhaps my take on humor and sarcasm is just a touch too much for this forum.
If that is the case, I will take my leave.