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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

I have been active on social media for over a decade. Not once in that decade have I lost access to one of my social media accounts….Until two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, YouTube decided that I had violated their “misinformation” policy. It doesn’t matter if I didn’t, they said I did and banned me from posting anything for 1 week and placed a “strike” on my account that does not expire until the end of August. This week, I was suspended from Twitter. The infraction was in response to a user who replied to a post on my timeline and I said, “Opening with Kamalaçunt was prolly not the best idea.” (I was forced to delete the tweet as you can see in the thread.) I called her a cunt because she is one, in my opinion. But my opinion is considered a violation of Twitter’s terms of service, specifically their rules against hateful conduct. Their hateful conduct policy says that I may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious disease. My expression that Kamala Harris is a cunt is not a promotion of violence, it was not a threat and I did not harass her as she was not included in the tweet. The word cunt has nothing to do with race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease….Upon appeal, I was told that I’m still found to have been in violation of the rules against hateful conduct. The problem I have with this is that it is a clear violation of my civil liberties. I have the right to free expression. I have the right to free speech. If the rules are going to be applied regarding “hateful conduct” then why are they not applied equally? That’s the big thing these days, right, equality? Take a stroll through this query and let me know if you see any “hateful conduct” that matches or surpasses my infraction…where they literally use the words “I hate” in their tweet…… The argument that YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter are private companies and they can do whatever they want is no longer valid as far as I am concerned. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are not permitted to turn my cell phone off for a week or 12 hours because I told someone that I think the election was illegitimate or that I think Kamala Harris is a cunt. All three of those entities are private companies. I would also argue that the majority of communication is done on social media, now, and not via phone calls and text messages. The “town square” has moved. More important than my anecdotal experience on my teeny tiny, insignificant account, Twitter purged a massive number of accounts, yesterday. They permanently banned hundreds of users with no explanation, simultaneously. The only common theme with these accounts is the fact that they are pro-gun accounts. Two very large company accounts, Fenix Ammunition (Ammo manufacturer) and Red Balloon Industries (Holster Manufacturer), were not only banned from Twitter, their company websites are now forbidden to share on the “platform.” One of our friends who committed suicide in December 2021 had both of his accounts suspended. Not sure how two accounts simultaneously violate terms of service when the user passed away over 7 months ago. None of these users were given a reason for why their accounts were banned and none of their requests to appeal were honored. You can view a small percentage of the accounts that were banned at this link. They want you to feel alone. They want to isolate you and prevent your ability to network and communicate. They want you demoralized. They want you to believe that you are the minority and that you have done something wrong by expressing your opinions and championing your inalienable rights. They want to control the messaging and the narrative. We are the ones with the power. Netflix is a prime example of that. They tried to go woke. They sexualized children and tried to silence Dave Chapelle and we responded. We canceled our subscriptions and for the FIRST time they experienced a net negative to their bottom line. It is possible to force these other companies to do the same. Stop watching YouTube. Stop posting content on their “platform.” If someone posts a YouTube link, don’t share it, don’t watch it. Go to Rumble or Odysee and see if the video is there…If it isn’t, reconcile that you’re not going to support their platform. Delete the app from your phone. Change your habits and push back. If you get banned on Twitter, start another account. Screenshot every single infringement. Appeal it every time. Do not comply. We are a free country full of free people. Free men do not need permission, stop asking for it. “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” My morning show will be back up and running on Monday. It was a good week off, but I’m ready to be back to my daily vibe. I love you guys and I hope you have a great weekend. If you have not yet subscribed, you can catch “Everything Yesterday This Morning” on all the major podcast platforms including Spotify and iTunes! Turn on notifications so you never miss an episode. <3

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