All articles and posts on 12bytes.org are categorized. While each article category lists all of the articles/pages for a given category, none of the blog posts for that same category were listed and some of them are quite relevant, though not enough so as to warrant a dedicated article/page. I made a change that will now list all relevant blog posts for each article category. When one clicks on the History sub-menu of the Articles menu, for example, a new page icon will be displayed (History – Blog posts of interest) that will lead to a page which lists all of the blog posts for that category.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to restate that subscribers who receive email notifications for the '12bytes Website' category will not receive notifications of new posts/pages for this website in general. The '12bytes Website' category is used only for updates to the website that are more of a technical nature, such as this announcement. You can change the categories you're subscribed to from a link in the notification email for this announcement if you wish.
For those unaware, ThemTube (aka YouTube) is in the midst of perhaps the biggest mass purge ever. Anything and anyone critical of Israel, or who questions certain historical events (holocaust), is being deleted, demonetized, deplatformed, and/or censored regardless of the validity of their claims. It's not just Israel either, it's anything and anyone critical of popular and politically sensitive mainstream narratives. Project Veirtas had a video removed for simply REPORTING NEWS and they are, by far, not the only ones.
A commenter on this site credited me recently for having "the balls to post stuff on the Zio cartel running the world". I suppose for some people having balls is a requirement for addressing sensitive topics, but it isn't for me. I simply seek the truth and i don't give a shit where it may lead or what the consequences are for me personally because it's the right thing to do.
Anyway, the point to this rather pointless post is to gripe about ThemTube, and also to claim a victory. My series of articles, Rescuing Israel: The Holocaust, has a truck load of links to 3rd party sources and many of those links are… or rather were… links to ThemTube videos and one by one those videos have been removed — hundreds of them — and this has forced me to find alternative sources. Just in the last few days i have had to seek out new sources for over 100 ThemTube videos and the Internet Archive has been a huge help in many cases. What scares me about the Internet Archive is that it's the only platform of it's size and scope that i'm aware of. Sure, there's the privately funded 'archive' which is great for archiving web pages, but you can't upload audio or video files and the size of the archive is way smaller.
So today i claim victory insomuch as i managed to bypass ThemTube censorship, but for how long? Freedom of speech is being continually eroded and assaulted by a lot of very powerful organizations. How long until their wrath forces websites like the Internet Archive to comply with their absurdly broad definition of "hate speech"?
"To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?" — Kevin Alfred Strom, All America Must Know the Terror That is Upon Us, Aug 14, 1993 (source)
Enjoy the Wild World Web friends… while it lasts.
I did a bad thing. I deleted all my subscribers that receive post notifications. Wasn't exactly my fault either, but it happened. I restored the subscriber list from a backup, but the only way i could figure out how to do that was to resubscribe everyone to ALL post categories. Since you may not want to receive notifications for all new posts in all categories, you'll have to click the "If you'd like to change the categories you're subscribed to" link in the notification email you received for this post. If for some reason you deleted the email and emptied your trash bin, simply wait for the next post notification or contact me and let me know what you'd like to do.
I'm really sorry about this, but i didn't foresee the problem which was ultimately due to a bug in the notification plugin.
I updated the Subscribe page with a new category; Israel. Anyone who is subscribed to 'All' categories will automatically receive post notifications for the new category.
Now, while i was looking at my subscriber list i noticed several people subscribed to email announcements for the '12bytes Website' category and i suspect they may not know what this category is for. The reason they may not know what the category if for is because i apparently don't know what it's for either, or more accurately, i sometimes forget its intended purpose even though i'm the one that did the intending. Those subscribing to the 12bytes Website category probably want (i'm guessing) to subscribe to the 'All' category instead which will send email notifications for everything, site-wide (all categories). From now on, the 12bytes Website category will be used only to announce technical stuff regarding the website, such as this post.
So if you're one of those that subscribed to the 12bytes Website category, you may want to change your settings which you can do from the email announcement you got for this post.