DAILYKENN.com -- YouTube is cracking down on free speech under the well-worn pretext of "hate speech."
YouTubers whose content promotes "violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes" risk having their channel deleted.
The problem is: YouTube omitted thousands of attributes from the list.
Below are a list of privileged classes that are "protected" by YouTube's new stance. Note the list does not include numerous categories such as people who wear MAGA hats, Confederates, height, and individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. (We could think of a thousand more).
By puporting to protect a handful of people groups, YouTube is discriminating against thousands of other people groups by default. In other words, YouTube isn't going far enough.
What's more, the term "promotes" is, of course, ambiguous. Just discussing a topic could be construed as promoting violence. In other words, YouTube's new policies are not about hate speech, they are about silencing free speech.
A simple solution: Make YouTube a free speech zone.
Let's review the stated attributes:
Promoting abortion clearly discriminates against individuals who age predates birth. All so-called "pro-choice" content must be banned due to its extreme violence against children whose age is 'pre-born.'
This includes the mega rich. Advocacy of graduated taxation that punishes the top one percent constitutes hate speech.
Racism is a disability. Content that discriminates against racism is hate speech.
Defined as "state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition," 'ethnicity' would include Southerners who are proud of their Confederate heritage. Criticizing the Confederacy is hate speech as is the term, "neo-Confederate."
• Gender Identity
I identify as Kenn. Content that criticizes me is hate speech and must be removed.
So we can criticize globalists?
Race is a social construct. This should not be on the list.
• Immigration Status
The immigration status of people living in Turkmenistan is non-immigrant. They may not be criticized.
Hate speech targeting atheists is permitted.
All so-called "feminist" content must be removed as promoting hate against males. Terms such as "mansplaining" will result in the wrath of the censors.
• Sexual Orientation
Those who are disoriented are fair game for hate speech?
• Victims of a major violent event and their kin
National Socialists (aka, Nazis) and their kin are victims of a major violent event called "World War II." Criticizing Nazis or their kin is cause for deletion.
• Veteran Status
Is AWOL a veteran status? What about stolen valor, those who wear uniforms with medals they did not earn? Are they included?
From youtube.com ▼
Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube. We remove content promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes:
Victims of a major violent event and their kin
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