The Purge

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.

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