By now most conservatives, and especially conservative Christians, have heard a little or a lot about the culture war. The Left is all for inclusivity and tolerance for any who swallow the socialist kool aid, for any who embrace depraved lifestyles, open borders for gaggles of new illegals — er Democrat voters, and for all who champion the killing of babies.
But the First Amendment has no bearing on the Progressive agenda for controlling our actions and our minds — an agenda that will be easy peasy once Lefties have stripped us of our Second Amendment rights.
The culture war is real and raging and no place more evident than in digital media and social media platforms.
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), IAC leadership (Vimeo, Match, Daily Beast, Our Time) purport to be open-minded businessmen. Yet, all of these men and entities rule their content stringently and tyrannically.
Facebook censorship has squeezed the life out of scores, perhaps hundreds of conservative internet sites. Google algorithms have not so subtly directed searches to every liberal news outfit possible, conveniently obscuring conservative sites.
Many notable people and organizations have felt the brunt of social media platform tyranny. Dennis Prager, soft-spoken and brilliantly intelligent, pushed back as YouTube censored his videos:
Prager University (PragerU) has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to stop Google and YouTube from unlawfully censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech.
The lawsuit cites more than 50 PragerU videos which have either been “restricted” or “demonetized” by Google/YouTube. The PragerU videos range on various subjects presenting a conservative point of view, and include a video by noted Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz on the founding of Israel. PragerU previously compiled a complete list of their restricted videos here, which includes: “Why America Must Lead,” “The Ten Commandments: Do Not Murder,” “Why Did America Fight the Korean War,” and “The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians.”
In correspondence cited in the filing, Google/YouTube made it clear that the censorship of certain videos was because they were deemed “inappropriate” for younger audiences.
“Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven. For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America,” stated PragerU founder Dennis Prager.
Prager added, “They are engaging in an arbitrary and capricious use of their ‘restricted mode’ and ‘demonetization’ to restrict non-left political thought. Their censorship is profoundly damaging because Google and YouTube own and control the largest forum for public participation in video-based speech in not only California, but the United States, and the world.”
The total number of people who currently use YouTube exceeds 1.3 billion people. Google and YouTube advertise YouTube to the public as a forum intended to defend and protect free speech where members of the general public may express and exchange their ideas. They have represented that their platforms and services are intended to effectuate the exercise of free speech among the public. According to Google and YouTube: “voices matter.” YouTube states that it is “committed to fostering a community where everyone’s voice can be heard.”
When YouTube states that it is “committed to fostering a community where everyone’s voice can be heard” they lie. And not a rinky dink, harmless fib, but a humongous whopper. An Oscar-worthy, gold-medal lie.
Just ask Joe Dan Gorman. Gorman’s brainchild, Intellectual Froglegs, entertains and informs thousands of folks every month. The content is edgy, but unlike Saturday Night Live’s liberal edge, IF walks a CONSERVATIVE edge and that’s just too much for all those “tolerant” social media tycoons.
First YouTube began censoring Joe Dan, who’s nothing if not indefatigable.
Thus the switch to Vimeo, which seemed to be more hospitable to differing viewpoints.
Mind you, we’re not talking about crude comedians who think holding a fake, bloody severed head of a sitting U.S. President is funny. We’re not talking about even cruder comedians who make jokes about aborting babies, or even about Democratic Congresswomen who think it’s acceptable to call POTUS a mother-f**cker.
Joe Dan Gorman produces fantastic videos, backed with rocking music, that entertain with a brilliant montage of footage displaying the ineptitude, hypocrisy, and lunacy of the Left.
The videos are not vile, but they are truthful and effective…not to mention highly addictive. Imagine an escape from the seriously disturbing (fake) news of the day, a venue where you can see for yourself what the Progressives (aka Socialists) are up to. And while you’re learning more about the Left, you’re feet will not be still as the music rocks: guaranteed you will be tapping your toes and laughing! How cathartic to be able to laugh at the insanity!
Well, just when it looked as though Vimeo would be a safe haven for Gorman’s Intellectual Froglegs videos, they kicked him off. Booted him. Shut down the videos which are now ugly black boxes of nothingness.
Joe Dan asked respectfully over and over, “What did I do wrong? What do you object to?” Crickets. He received boilerplate responses about transgressing their community guidelines and being “offensive.”
When a Lefty accuses you of being offensive they mean whatever you’re saying or doing makes too much sense and might persuade hearts and minds with a conservative message, a constitutional message, or even — God forbid — a biblical message.
Forget about truth, justice and the American Way!
The Left is all about lies and subverting the Constitution. If it promotes illegal immigration, baby murder, neutering our military, or promoting perversion, Lefties LOVE it!
Thank goodness the Utah Gun Exchange fought back and formed a patriot-friendly video platform! As explained at their site:
Utah Gun Exchange is excited to announce the launch of our latest freedom enhancing platform called UGETube!
UGETube is a robust, YouTube equivalent video delivery platform that offers users a safe harbor and a guaranteed censorship-free-forever experience!!!
When visiting UGETube, users will be able to enjoy a familiar and easy navigation experience. Just like Google, users will be able to use their login information across all of our platforms. So fear not, if you are already a member of UtahGunExchange.com, you will not need to create a new account.
We are also excited to announce we have been working tirelessly with content creators to provide you with a massive library of videos!
Content Creators can expect an unlimited number of monetization opportunities! Create your own channel today! Upcoming social media superstars will be created daily!
Welcome to our new platform, and we hope you enjoy having your freedom of speech protected!
Hoorah for capitalism, the free-enterprise system, and entrepreneurial patriots like UGE (AND Gorman)!
Now Joe Dan has a refuge at last for his dynamic videos! Visit the Intellectual Froglegs page often as more of the archived videos will be moved there day by day.
Thank-you UGE and thank-you Joe Dan for perservering!
God bless America!!!