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I know — I should ditch YouTube because it’s anathema to those fighting to preserve what’s left of free speech. I ditched Facebook for this very reason and experienced an inner peace I’d been lacking since Skynet became self-aware. But I still use YouTube all the time for two main reasons:
- Unlike Facebook, a good alternative fails to exist. Rumble just doesn’t cut it yet.
- Most of the good guys’ channels are still up and dishing it, despite YouTube’s best efforts to silence them.
I have plenty of channels I subscribe to, almost all of which have nothing to do with politics. I subscribe to several ministries (Todd White, Dutch Sheets, Flashpoint, my church), a bunch of movie and film channels, channels with nerd stuff, and a couple of NFL ones. They show up on my feed and I watch them in the quiet hour after the kids are finally in bed, or at three in the morning while trying to get the toddler back into his bed. If you’re looking for a soothing balm to mitigate the news of the latest atrocity against our country, or just want a break to kill the time in a waiting room somewhere, here are my latest favorites. (Note: unless noted, these are not always appropriate for kids.)
I’m one of those keep browser tabs open forever people, believing that I’ll eventually read that article, watch that video, or look up that band or song. The tab for this interview has been open (restoring my previous tabs whenever I restart my laptop) since April, and I finally watched this video today. This interview, […]
Alan Dershowitz and Joel Pollak discuss Pollak’s new book about the election, YouTube censorship, and the blacklisting of opposing viewpoints in academic circles. As you might expect, Dershowitz does a lot of the talking. Then again, Pollak is his former student, and Pollak does change the Professor’s opinion on at least one thing. A refreshing […]
If you use a lot of YouTube, and Windows 10, I would suggest you pause automatic updates for a while. Maybe 3 weeks. The latest Windows “Quality” (what a joke!) Update appears to break YouTube, at least directly on their site. It doesn’t seem to affect embedded videos such as on Ricochet. Preview Open
Cydnee Black uploaded her first makeup tutorial to YouTube in 2013, at that time, she was one of the few African Americans doing makeup tutorials. She now has over 1 million subscribers and is considered an “influencer” even though she despises that term. She has since transitioned into researching moments in history that interest her and creating informational videos about topics such as the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, JFK’s affairs, and the life of Coco Chanel, while still doing makeup applications. She talks to Bridget being a black girl with blue eyes, how she was bullied for “speaking white,” and how she and her sister were the only black kids at their school. They cover why you should never idolize anyone on the internet, why women hate their bodies so much, keeping themselves small to make others feel more comfortable, BLM, cancel culture, psychics, colorism, and being your own brand.
I spent the weekend away from writing, spending the time with my wife. Politics can be so depressing, and the national news so infuriating, that from time to time I have to go on a news fast to prevent me from losing my perspective on life in general. When I do this, I try to find something humorous to watch.
I was thinking about this as I planned my weekend. I worked some ham radio communications on Saturday and then settled down with a few of my favorite YouTubers. YouTube has done more to convince me that there is a lot right with America than the media let on. Some of the stuff on YouTube shows the real people trying to communicate the truth.
John Stossel had a segment about YouTube censorship. https://lbry.com/what Preview Open
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a series of conservative legislative victories. They also react as YouTube admits it is suppressing what it deems “borderline” content. And in a double crazy martini, they discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (literally) running from Republican competition while reportedly entertaining a future primary challenge to either Sen. Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
I know many of us have been waiting impatiently for the Tina Fey impersonation of AOC that might equal the totally fair and unbiased job she used her talent for when inspired by Sarah Palin. (There is now supposed to be an SNL version with a lesser-known I haven’t seen). But, until the well known […]
On Friday afternoon, 15 March 2019, New Zealand time, there was a horrific terrorist attack at least two mosques in New Zealand. They are 20 hours ahead of the U.S. West Coast time. According to the initial reports, an attacker livestreamed the event. The image, at right, was captured by media before the video was taken down. There apparently was a lengthy manifesto. There have been multiple people arrested. It appears this was an attack by white New Zealand and Australian citizens on Muslims.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “This can only be described as a terrorist attack.” The linked BBC page has a series of videos. The PM is not inclined to tweet. Indeed, you can see her last communication was in October.
The initial casualties being reported are
40 killed and over 20 wounded at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:
The number of documentaries one can watch on YouTube for free is staggering, including some of the classic art documentaries the BBC released between 1969 and 1980. The impetus for finding them online was the news that a new Civilisations (yes, the English spelling) series was being released, and as this YouTube comment relates, it’s […]
Awhile ago, I did a post about the YouTube history channels I’d been watching as a respite from the simplistic sensationalist garbage on the TeeVees. Here’s an update, with some new finds.
Even though the Great War ended one hundred years prior to November 11, 2018, The Great War channel is still soldiering on. Dedicated to events, week by week, that happened a century ago during the war, the channel is still a great resource if you are interested in that conflict. Now that the war is “over,” the channel does updates on the aftermath. Boy, there is still a lot of fighting going on.
With my newly minted Coolidge account I shall post! (Someone tell me if I’m doing this wrong.) So this was more of a “Hot Take” when I started thinking about it last week. Since then several events have caused people smarter and with actual audiences to weigh in on this. Variations on “Do We Need […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see a key figure from the Florida high school shooting replaced in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office but are irritated the media has stopped covering Sheriff Scott Israel, who still has his job despite failing to perform his duties before and during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They also reject Democrats’ call to regulate the internet as a public utility in the wake of Facebook, Apple, and YouTube’s ban of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And they mourn for Venezuelans as dictator Nicolas Maduro survived a botched drone assassination attempt, and they discuss regulations on drones and the potential to use them for terrorism.
It’s starting to drive me nuts. I know, I know, nostalgia is a powerful, heady emotion, but come on already. Preview Open
Where are the liberal free speech advocates? Conservative thought is being silenced. Silicon Valley’s powerful programmers are hiding voices with which they politically disagree by using statist-like media restrictions not dissimilar from North Korea. Kim Jong Un approves. Just this week we saw two new examples:
Project Veritas latest investigation demonstrates Twitter’s shadow banning of conservative accounts:
Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame.
It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a little bit clumsy and awkward, but the (political) hormones are thick in the air! We had a great time. As for Teri maybe she didn’t, like, listen to our show before agreeing to join us. But it all turns out for the best in the end.
TeacherOfPhilosophy on YouTube will soon feature . . . the Great Texts playlist, where you can learn the basics of about thirty texts from Plato’s Republic to Heidegger’s “Letter on Humanism”; the Topics in Philosophy playlist, where you can meet things like the Euthyphro Question, the Problem of Evil, the Verification Criterion, and the Mind-Body Problem; […]