The Enemy Combatants Stake Their Claims
My daily video and podcasts for Freedom Prepper are growing steadily in popularity. So, it was of great interest to me last weekend when I learned that YouTube had pulled my November 18th episode for unspecified and surely contrived allegations of “inappropriate content.” I still have no idea what they mean by that. All I talked about was the operation of the Federal Reserve … nevermind, I think I get it. I also got their serious power trip: the censorship was immediately followed by a seven-day ban on new videos at FP’s channel.
We were prepared and easily shifted over to our own dedicated server space, which allowed the videos to run regardless, at freedomprepper.com and as promoted at the new Freedom Prepper Community (like Faceberg, but without the SJWs, spying, and associated stupidity). Still, I look forward to returning to our old channel because of its reach and subscriber engagement. Sadly (or not!), that may be short-lived.
I truly have no idea why we were temporarily banned. They don’t tell you why, they just do it. They’re small, sensitive creatures, easily frightened by the slightest hint of departure from the narrative. They’ve also, of late, been labeling any and all content which in any way touches on the “vaccine” and the AP’s selection of Biden. As they put it on December 9th, they’re really ramping up the censorship on that latter issue.
Our Community Guidelines prohibit spam, scams, or other manipulated media, coordinated influence operations, and any content that seeks to incite violence. Since September, we’ve terminated over 8000 channels and thousands of harmful and misleading elections-related videos for violating our existing policies. Over 77% of those removed videos were taken down before they had 100 views.
We also work to make sure that the line between what is removed and what is allowed is drawn in the right place. Our policies prohibit misleading viewers about where and how to vote. We also disallow content alleging widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of a historical U.S. Presidential election. However in some cases, that has meant allowing controversial views on the outcome or process of counting votes of a current election as election officials have worked to finalize counts.
Yesterday was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect. Given that, we will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, in line with our approach towards historical U.S. Presidential elections. For example, we will remove videos claiming that a Presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors. We will begin enforcing this policy today, and will ramp up in the weeks to come. As always, news coverage and commentary on these issues can remain on our site if there’s sufficient education, documentary, scientific or artistic context.
There is absolutely no placating these Children of the Lie – though, at least next week, I intend to try (fool’s hope and all). First, concerning FP’s “strike,” I intend to invite YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki (yes, (((of course))) ) on my show to educate me and my audience about our “inappropriate content.” As to the “strike,” I’m sure that will resolve everything. As to the prohibition of any discussion whatsoever of the massive, blatant, and criminal frauds deployed during and after the 2020 election, I’m not so optimistic.
I want this to be clear. I’ll phrase it in Georgia Piedmont-friendly terms so simple that the tribe at YT might be able to understand: Joseph Biden has about as much chance of being sworn in as the 46th US President as the Bulldogs have of claiming another football national championship this season (not that the Dawgs would necessarily acknowledge their victory – Biden, to his credit, would his).
At the close of the lawful election, Trump won. For what constitutes the “lawful election,” please see Foster v. Love, 522 U.S. 67 (1997). The Supreme Court will see that case, again, soon, and will soon remind themselves of the concept of stare decisis. Pursuant to the law, this election is headed towards the legislative branch, either in the statehouses, or in Congress, or both. The Associated Press and YouTube can keep calling whatever they please – and I hope they do. Why root for people who silence you?
Because of what constitutes foreign election interference and treason. By openly declaring both themselves and their campaigns, before, during, and after the popular election of November, an election teeming with one in one-quadrillion^4 irregularities and copious proven examples of tampering by hostile foreign powers (in conjunction with domestic criminals), the Ministry of Truth has put itself squarely in the camp and conspiracy of those engaged in actual hostilities against the United States, both the people and especially the government. The remedies for these enemy combatant acts extend beyond the authorities outlined in a certain Executive Order (9/12/18). Like the courts, the executive is imbued with precedent. That established by Abraham Lincoln would suffice Trump in the coming months, though it has been greatly augmented of late by men with names like Bush and Obama.
The next month and a half will be, to say the least, entertaining. I, of course, do not know any definitive outcome for any of these matters. However, I find that a cheery disposition helps during times of uncertainty. When I learned of the severity of FP’s YT punishment, I lightheartedly relayed it to the audience as our little “vacation.” Certain parties might well do the same from the sunny confines of GITMO.
*Speaking of cheer(!), we will soon, and very soon, turn our national affairs attention to the celebration of Christ’s Mass in America! Perhaps this year shall see the continuation of the old Christmas fiction tradition.