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After Florida school shooting, idiots are blaming the games again…

Oh boy, just as I’ve predicted in an my article from few days ago, after the usual parade of idiots who want MOAR GUN CONTROL! after every school shooting, the idiots who blame games finally crawled out of their caves, just as I’ve predicted it…

First it was this retard…

No, rape is and has never been rewarded…

First of all, there is literally NO game in existence where you are rewarded for raping someone. In fact, there is not a single game where you, as a player rape anyone. Because such game would fail all the possible ratings and approvals and wouldn’t even ever made it to the market. There were games that involve rape, granted, I can name you one, F.E.A.R. 2. And you don’t rape anyone, Alma, the supernatural antagonist rapes you. No points awarded to the player either. More like, what the fuck just happened factor.

Killing is not always rewarded, it’s often punished…

While killing in games is rewarded with progression, new weapons that you can pick up as part of progression and obstacles to overcome, they are often also punishing. For example killing non-targets or other civilians in military games, tactical games like SWAT or assassin games like Hitman. You actually get deduction of points or penalties if you kill people that are not part of the mission.

Games make you to empathize…

But games don’t only “teach” you killing and glorification of violence and desensitization to violence. Such games also teach you companionship and team work, makes you value people that fought for us in the past. I was never in the military, I’ve never fired an actual gun (apart from air rifle and paintball gun, but that doesn’t count imo), but I hold a respect to this tool we created and has shaped our civilization for the good and worse through centuries. I’ve fought in the beaches of Normandy in Medal of Honor, storming the beach as bullets were flying past my head and my fellow soldiers were dying left and right as we ran from the boat, you turn to the left and medic who’s rescuing someone gets blown up by a mortar, dust flying all over the place, yelling, explosions, ringing in your ears… You start to value the lives that were lost there so we can have the free Europe of today. One thing is reading history books and watching documentaries, something else is experiencing it from first person and experiencing all the terror and despair from the eyes of a soldier. This doesn’t teach you how to do school shootings, this teaches you to value life, it makes you empathize, feel bad for what it happened to the character.

Difficult moments in games…

Majority of these violent games also push the limits of your emotions when you work with some character for half the game and then something tragic happens and you lose that person. Sure, it’s just a fictional game with fictional characters, but it happened on several occasions that I got watery eyes when it happened. Now, tell me, do I look like a mass murderer when I almost start crying for a non existent character in a game? And I know I’m not the only one, I’m just one of few people who is not afraid to openly admit that. I’ve got tears in my eyes when memorable characters in games died, I got watery eyes when memorable characters die in movies, I cried when my actual friends and family members died, there is no shame in that, it’s what makes us human. Games invoking our emotions is a normal process of being human. But who can’t be classified as a human, all these mass murderers who kill innocent children in schools, does anyone honestly believe games did that or they’ve been that way the entire time even before they touched any game?

Chronological problem of the violent games argument…

There is also a major problem with this argument that games cause violence and that is a chronology of violent games existence. We didn’t actually have violent first person games before 1990’s, more specifically 1992 when Wolfenstein 3D (Wolf3D) came out. I mean, who doesn’t remember playing this as a kid?

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If games are the cause of school shootings, then what the fuck was causing them before 1992 when era of “realistic” first person shooters began? Was it Tetris? Pong? Sokoban? Pac-Man? I know, it was Commander Keen! A motherfucking sidescroller… Besides, millions of people played Wolf3D or later Doom along with hundreds of others alike. We don’t see mass shootings all over the world as some sort of global epidemic because of games. In fact, violence in general among youth and in general has dramatically decreased…

I’m not saying correlation means causation, but the fact remains, as games became more violent and more graphic, global violence among people kept decreasing. So, I don’t know, maybe the reason is, I don’t know… elsewhere? But games are such easy scapegoat to blame after every fucking incident. And they are only doing it because whole industry is so passive. If games studios giants smacked these idiots in the face and demanded scientific evidence to support their claims, then they’d probably stop because there is not a single scientific study in existence that supports their claim that violent games increase violence among people. None. And quite some have been done so far. It’s a fucking 21st century witch hunt that has been going on for decades now. Show actual academic evidence to support these claims or shut the fuck up already.

And then there is this second cretin…

This is an interview with Governor of Florida, Mr. Bevin…

And while I agree with him that it’s a cultural problem and not a gun problem as he goes on about how they as kids brought guns to school and no one shot anyone and then fucks it all up by going with the same bullshit arguments as Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich about the games. Read my paragraphs above how much games desensitize us from violence and death. And then also read the study below… The thing is, they don’t cause this. Games don’t lead to school shootings or violence in general. Unless you have pre-existing problems with perception of death, violence, perception and separation of fiction from reality, games affect you about as much as a bag of stale chips. Or they do the reverse and increase the capacity to perceive death and violence and show higher levels of empathy. And also, there’s the same chronological issue as in Ozzie’s argument. There were school shootings before 1992. So, please do tell me what game caused those if evidence is so hard rock solid that he has the balls to say “what other evidence do you need” so nonchalantly? Because you haven’t presented any either apart from baseless accusations of games and throwing shit around without ever talking or reading any criminal psychology papers or studies.

Recent academic study tells a different story…

Like for example recent actual academic study done by Karger in Germany.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/487217

The study used The Sims 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5 which lasted for 8 weeks. Each group was later induced a stimuli that should fire the response to pain and empathy in our brains while monitoring the brain activity under 3T MRI scanner and it showed no difference in brain activity. Both groups responded basically identically to stimuli, concluding the study that there is no evidence to support the claims that playing violent games makes people desensitized to violence or death.

And while this is just one recent study, more have been done in the past and they have not shown any evidence that games induce violence in people either.

And we also know people play games differently. When Buzzfeed played GTA5, they immediately went after the hookers and ran them over with a car because they heard that’s what people do. Well, most players first drive around the city and explore it. Do silly things like steal a helicopter and throw themselves out of it, do silly jumps with tanks and trailer trucks etc. Just like we often play The Sims games in a normal way until we get a bit boring and we start drowning Sims in swimming pools without ladders to go out or closing them with a phone in a 2×2 cubicle, allowing them to order pizza but no doors to receive it and then they die of hunger in their own pool of piss. Or leave their kitchen burn to the ground while removing the doors from the kitchen. Don’t act like you haven’t done it, we’ve all tried it. That doesn’t make us any less human or any less empathetic. It just shows we know the separation between harmless fictional game, because we wouldn’t do this in real life because it harms another human being and would cause us to land in prison for a very long time if we did. You know, just the very most basic capacity for moral decisions. I can murder all the “people” in games and drown them in their own piss, but I wouldn’t be able to squash a spider in real life, because I’d feel bad if I did.

So, Mr. Bevin, the Governor of Florida, I’ve presented academic study and my personal experience of myself and millions of other gamers. What have you done, other than just flinging shit at us gamers who mind our fucking business being too busy playing games to even be bother to go and shoot some people at schools when doing it in games is probably actually far more fun and we can do it repeatedly without any harm to anyone or consequences.

I’m slowly getting tired of this bullshit and game companies and publishers should step up the game. It’s their industry. Seeing how every dick with 5 minutes of time is throwing shit and pissing all over us like we’re some sort of monsters really blows the lid of my head.

America has a cultural problem, but isn’t interested in finding a real cause of school shootings…

Yeah, America does have a cultural problem in this regard, but it’s not fucking caused by games, movies, music or tabletop games. It’s a problem of media vomiting all this glorification of mass shooters, it’s problem with this endless chasing of fame in America. They are the ones who desensitize everyone from it. We used to be shocked in the past when shooting happened. These days it’s more like “Oh for fucks sake, again?” And followed by “Oh no, they are gonna go after gun control and blaming the games again, like every single fucking time…” That’s what’s causing the desensitization, this endless parading of media with the shooting details about the shooter. I still believe it’s that and nothing else. It’s not the guns, America had them around for ages and they weren’t getting shot like Mr. Bevin stated, we have hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide backed by academic studies that games are not causing it either and we already know Rock & Roll didn’t cause it either so going after rap music “glorifying” violence is a bit of a silly path to go as well.

Maybe if they’d stop chasing these non existent bogeymen, they’d maybe already find the actual reason. But why bother and actually do real research when you can just throw lame accusations at the first thing you can think of and that’s again and again games. These people are a disgrace and they should be ashamed of what they are calling us gamers based on literally nothing.

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Guns are not the problem, media glamorizing mass murderers is

I’m quite certain you’ve heard already about the new mass school shooting in USA, more specifically in Florida, it’s hard not to, since it’s being pushed on every possible news network all over the world with 24/7 coverage that will last for days if not weeks…

Every single time…

And as usual, there is a whole shitshow of morons flinging shit and political labels at each other over it. It’s inevitable and it happens every single time. You get the typical racists who first brush against the skin color of the shooter, then you have the political crazies who need to quickly define who the shooter supported politically and then the usual load of morons who start screeching about “MOAR GUN CONTROL!” and “I BET THE VIOLENT GAMES ARE CAUSING MASS SHOOTINGS!”

Well, the usual games blaming hasn’t begun yet, but I’m sure they’ll get there. It always does. The gun control idiots are in it from the start though…

Gun control dilemma…

I’m just wondering, they’ve been whining about gun control for years, they even had their buddy Obama in it for 2 terms (8 years) and they’ve done fucking nothing about it. And it’s not even because the gun lobby is so strong or because no one really wants to improve anything, as it turns out, just banning guns isn’t all that simple and law abiding citizens who are also gun owners are not liking the idea. Everyone keeps saying uh oh, 2nd Amendment is silly, do you really think USA would turn on its own people? Yeah, well, every country was probably thinking the same before their very own government disarmed them and went tyrannical on them… No one knows what future holds for us and that includes our otherwise allegedly civilized western governments.

America learned nothing from Europe…

America could also learn something from the shitshow across the pond, here in Europe. Europe generally has far stricter gun laws than USA. And when we got bunch of terrorists who were unable to obtain explosives or ranged weapons like guns, they resorted to what? Vans and trucks. So, are we just gonna ban all the vans and trucks? That’s how effective the ban of guns could be. Then these deranged mentally ill “youngsters” would just resort to something else. What problem is it to steal a family car and ram it in a group of people in a school yard at very high speed? Or even go further and create an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) or go to illegal gun dealers who would certainly start flourishing. Black markets always do when bans are imposed. It hapepned during prohibition era, it happened with drugs and so has with guns in countries where they are otherwise heavily controlled. Guns, even legally obtained are just convenient at the moment, so they use them. Banning them nation wide and they’ll resort to something else. And I’ll tell you why that would most likely happen…

Rising to fame, the ultimate America’s obsession

America is obsessed with fame. If you’re not somehow famous in America, you’re a nobody, a loser. You need to be famous, either with singing career, as actor, as entrepreneur, as inventor, Youtube star or a photo model on Instagram, something just so your name is known to larger masses of people. This thing is ingrained in America’s mentality so hard there is no way rooting it out. And while some from the group mentioned above get to the fame with hard work, others get there with pure luck. And there is this third group of losers who use school shootings to reach that “fame” status…

The core of the problem is mainstream media

And here is the core of my rant. The problem is not racial, political or gun related. To some extent, sure because it’s always easy and convenient to blame someone on these things, but mainly it’s the above mentioned fame. And this fame is being delivered to entire world by mainstream media, all the news stations doing extensive coverages mentioning the name of the gunman repeatedly, showing his photo, constantly mentioning the “kill count” like it’s some sort of achievement, constantly talking about his past and what a “good boy” he was and blablablabla. This is the fucking problem. The media glamorizing these mass murderers, telling whole world that if you kill bunch of innocent kids in school, you’ll get immortalized by non stop coverage on television and clickbait media on internet following the TV news. Every publicity is a publicity. Even a bad one. Isn’t this what everyone keeps saying to all of us, especially America?

And media is doing it passionately because drama and horror brings the awesome clicks and those sweet view ratios. And all this brings money and fame. See, not even fucking news stations can get out of this “everyone needs to be rich and famous” shit.

Possible solution?

Several years ago I’ve come across a video of some forensic psychiatrist Dr. Park Dietz who was talking about this exact issue. Media needs to stop talking about these mass murderers and stop doing these weeks long coverages glamorizing them with their names, photos and kill counts. And this doesn’t mean we have to desensitize ourselves from these atrocities, it just means the media should just tell there was this shooting in this and this institution and location, there were several victims and focus it to the affected communities and ONLY talk about good innocent people who lost their lives and what heroic things they might have done during these difficult times.

You can watch the video of this doctor talking about the issue media is propagating…

Media not doing these extensive coverages anymore would openly tell these mass murderer “fame chasers” that doing a mass shooting in a school won’t make them famous and it won’t bring them the attention they crave for. They’ll just end up being these unnamed losers who shot some innocent kids and who will most likely be found out in prison, got brutally raped and stabbed to death, because I honestly believe inmates still don’t like two kinds of people, pedophiles and child murderers. And if they won’t get a guaranteed fame through media, chances are, over some time, these mass killings will simply stop or at least, at worst, only decline heavily. Not right away, because unfortunately more of them will need to happen, but without these end to end extensive media coverages, this attention whoring would decrease for sure. I’m also certain they’d look for other means to get this fame status, most likely using social media themselves, but I think social media, if following guidelines by Dr. Park Deitz could much faster and better censor and manage such “publication”, avoiding this unwanted glamorizing of these mass murderers. I could be wrong, but I think it would work as it’s more manageable than news stations whoring for views and no one there to really manage and tell them to hold their horses already.

Do you still think stricter gun control or banning of guns would really solve the problem with these mass murders in America or is the actual problem in this obsession of chasing the fame and using media to get there? I think it’s really the problem in later and not so much in guns…

Also, notice how I didn’t mention any details about the shooting incident? No names, no photos, no “kill counts”. Because I think this doctor was onto something and I think following his guidelines could be effective means of combating this issue America is and has been facing for decades. Maybe YOU should follow it as well. Do you hear me mainstream media and all the clickbaiters online?

Twitter, stop the censoring madness!

Twitter is slowly but consistently spiraling down into a dumpster fire it’s apparently meant to be. Their new addition is this garbage…

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This Tweet was suppose to have 3 replies. Of which I can see NONE. And whole Twitter is riddled with this nonsense now. Yesterday, some guy was asking about one function of a Swiss Army knife and what it is meant for, he apparently got the answer from one of 12 replies of which I could only see his reply. In the end it looked like he was talking to himself… It’s fucking monumentally retarded. Twitter, get your shit together and STOP censoring shit on my behalf. I don’t want some dumb retarded automated system removing tweets/replies because it thinks I’m not suppose to see them for god knows what reason. Stop fucking up the platform, like it’s not bad enough as it is, you have to keep on adding this bullshit and when it breaks everything, they just call it a “glitch”. Fuck off.

Make a god damn per-user censoring system so anyone who wants this nonsense can have it, but leave the rest of us the fuck alone. There is literally nothing that can offend me on Twitter so much that it needs to be entirely removed from my timeline or replies. NOTHING! If I see something I don’t like, I’ll just fucking scroll past it. It’s not a fucking hard concept you know!

Stop calling everyone a “Nazi” you stupid Americans

It’s been a while since I posted anything politically related after GamerGate thing kinda died out. But the crazy left just never let us have a break.

Now, before anyone rushes into calling me an alt-right Trump supporter, this is where I align politically…

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And yes, for some stuff I actually do support things Trump does, because the left has dragged shit so far to the left it has become regressive, we need some of the right’s actions to restore balance again. Call me whatever you want for it, I don’t give a shit. What I believe in is balance between both sides and even though I lean slightly more to the left, it proves my point even more if I at the same time support some of the right’s actions.

Now that we got this shit out of the away, let me continue with something that annoys me quite a lot as an European observing the shit going on in America…

After the crazy far left has called literally everyone a sexist, racist, homophobic, bigoted misogynist rapist a year or two ago (not that they have stopped doing that) and watered down the meaning and seriousness of those definitions, they are now doing yet another utterly moronic thing. They are now calling anyone they disagree with either a “Nazi” or a “Fascist” (often spelling fascist wrong which kinda proves how uneducated they are from all the useless social studies garbage).

The Antifa

The front runners of this nonsense are so called “Antifa” group in USA which is (allegedly) anti-fascist and their mission is to fight Nazis. All fine and well if they were actually fighting fascists. Here’s their definition from official webpage…

Antifa_Mission_Statement.jpgI’m not kidding, this is from their actual, official webpage. Who are fascists for them? Pretty much anyone who happens to disagree with them really. I mean, they are so deranged, they even placed, and I kid you not, FIREFIGHTERS on the list of who fascists are.

Antifa is as far left authoritarian as one can possibly position them on the political compass and anyone positioned anywhere else is literally a Nazi.

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Want to see more of these absolutely insane people who call themselves “anti-fascists”?

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The first one is especially a sparkling gem. “This is your country and you have the right to free speech.” Only irony here is, they go on and shut down anyone who they yet again disagree with, from expressing THEIR right to free speech. Last biggest incident was a Milo Yannopoulos speech at UC Berkeley (The Faggot Tour, look it up) which got shut down by these actual fascists. Here, they talk about freedom of speech and then they go on and shut down a flamboyant conservative Jewish gay speaker. Now, who do such people remind me off… ooooh, right, the actual Nazis!

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The “Punch a nazis” is no less idiotic. Now that we established that they hate literally everyone, they go on justifying violence on people by calling those everyone a Nazi and then committing violence on them and their property. Which they clearly displayed during Trump’s inauguration riots as well as recent UC’s Berkely riots where they knocked a man unconscious with flag poles, hit women  who were just standing in the wrong place, pepper sprayed a girl who was just giving an interview to someone while wearing a red hat which wasn’t even a MAGA hat, it actually said “Make Bitcoin Great Again” on it and they felt obliged to assault her just because she roughly resembled a Trump supporter. They torched and smashed businesses that have nothing to do with any of this. Especially businesses like Starbucks which often panders to these actual fascists and they just smashed it anyway.

I mean, does this speech looks to you like something a fascist white nationalist would say?

And no, they aren’t stopping just here either, they are going down route of threats as well…

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Yup, threatening people and their children with violence, now you’re really showing them who’s a real Nazi! Boy oh boy, your arguments are just flawless!

The outcome of left’s riots

The end result of these riots and threats of violence and actual violence committed upon different thinking people was pretty sweet in a way despite it being horrible. These idiots have such a short fuse they’ll never realize they are just ensuring Trump’s re-election for second term and even stronger position of the right. Milo had a talk to maybe 200-300 students at Berkeley. After the cancellation of his event, he was given a nation wide interview which gave him audience of several million people. Congratulations idiots, your senseless and violent rioting is doing the opposite of what you’re supposedly trying to achieve, and that is silencing people with different opinions. I don’t necessarily agree with everything Milo says, but I love to listen to his speeches. And he opened my eyes for certain things that were on the very liberal side of my mindset, but he proved that doing that in a more conservative way is actually better. Challenge your beliefs and allow others to speak up. Exchange of ideas is the core element of free speech and if you’re shutting down one side, you’re the fascist who needs to be shut down!

The Nazism and Europe

Now that we have come to a conclusion who are the real Fascists and Nazis (the Antifa), let me go back to my starting statement why I find this disturbing as an European.

They have watered down the meaning of words like sexism, rape and racism by calling everything not even by far related to these things, these exact things, they are doing this to Fascism and Nazism as well. For them, it’s just a buzzword to be thrown around and to somehow justify senseless violence, for us Europeans, it’s a very strong historic reminder of what should never ever happen again. Granted, I haven’t lived through that period of time and I’m grateful for that, but my grandparents have. And they have told me of all the horrible things that happened during that time. Europe actually lived through that while most Americans had no clue what’s going on across the Atlantic and now all of a sudden a bunch of spoiled American millennials think they are fighting Nazis and Fascism? Give me a fucking break. Open a 20th century European history books and learn something about dark times of Europe instead of spouting out this absolutely pointless drivel and destroying an actual meaning of these words yet again.

Until then, YOU are the actual Fascists, beating people, smashing businesses and property and silencing people who’s ideas don’t strictly align with yours. You are the fucking Nazis and you deserve to be called a domestic terrorist organization and be shut down immediately!

One of a kind Pepe. The SheePepe

Since I missed the Pepe train from years ago, I’ve made a return this time around. After all, Pepe the cartoon frog was named a symbol of hate and racism in the current year. It’s 2016 alright haha 😀

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23 thousand hours in Paint.NET. A true work of art, a one of a kind masterpiece, the rarest Pepe at the moment!

Youtube Heroes is the dumbest idea ever

Now, while I’m not a Youtuber, I do spend quite some time on this platform watching stuff. And when Google announced Youtube Heroes program I was like: “WTF, now you’re going to police what I like and want to watch!?”

And yes, it’ll be a freaking heaven for trolls and SJW’s. Just look at this garbage…

Btw, this Youtube Heroes program is so awesome and applauded (not really) by people that they had to disable comments entirely. When initiative to stop unwanted content has to do that you know it’s very idea is broken entirely…

Youtube Heroes is a bad idea

They’ll give moderator power to random people who vaguely qualify for the “job” and they’ll reward them for flagging stuff. To make things worse, when they’ll be good at their “job”, they’ll get upgraded tools like “video mass flagging”. Youtube is already plagued by mass flagging issues where a certain community gathers around and flags videos of someone they don’t like en mass. And since Google itself can’t police billions of users they just automated this. If you flag something in large enough number, systems automatically demonetize video or even remove it or ban the account. And now they are upgrading this to give individuals same power. Why does a fucking blogger like me have to explain to one of the largest tech companies on this planet why this is a fucking BAD idea?

Way too vague terms of service rules

And the Youtube rules are so vague they’ll erase 3/4 of the Youtube in one single week. They don’t want “negative” content. Ok then. What is a “negative” content then? What qualifies as “negative” when rules are so vague anything can be “negative”? An atheist arguing how religions are stupid? Theists will find this negative and they’ll flag this. Veterinarian channel showing live surgeries (because of some blood and organs being shown)? Channel where bunch of crazy Brits are eating nasty foods and then puke like water fountain? Videos of violent car crashes? Videos of people arguing the stupidities of Black Lives Matters or feminism? All this qualifies as “negative” to someone. You can already see what kind of clusterfuck this will become when this “Heroes” program goes live.

Real issue are the comments sections

Reality is, Youtube is really focusing on comment sections and not as much on actual videos themselves. Because if those are actually that offensive, they get taken down anyway by casual reporting. Moderating trillions of comments under billions of videos is another story and many content creators expressed the impossibility to moderate those efficiently. So, lets focus on comments sections a bit more…

Give more power to content creators

Instead of giving unlimited power to random people, how about giving content creators more power to approve people moderating just their channel? So you have qualified people who YOU approved to keep your channel in check and free of negative stuff per YOUR rules? If you’re a content creator that doesn’t want word “nigger” on your channel, there is an easy solution to that.

How about giving content creators and their moderators power to automatically shadow hide (only hide for everyone else, but not for poster of that unwanted comment) comments that contain certain words? A simple list tool where you add undesired words and any comment containing them would simply get shadow hidden. It’s a simple solution that can eliminate 99% of trolls with few clicks. Trolls still think they are doing shit, but others don’t actually see their garbage. This would almost single-handedly eliminate the need to disable entire comment sections for individual videos.

These could be global with global or per video exclusions (so video cannot contain this and that offensive, but if it contains some 3rd word, it can be allowed). So you can still allow certain comments on specific videos even though same words would be banned globally on your channel, adding extra flexibility for automated moderation of your channel.

Give more power to viewers

Something offends you? Then don’t fucking watch that. If you don’t like something, unsubscribe from that channel. No one forces you to watch it. Just because you don’t like it, that doesn’t mean others don’t like it as well. So, first tool is ability to unsubscribe. Use it as it’s already there.

Next one is “Word filtering for comments” for viewers. Just like content creators, users should have same tool for self censorship. This way you only police content YOU view, not the content EVERYONE else are viewing. So, if certain words offend you so much in comments section, you add them to your personal “Word block list” and comments containing those words won’t be visible for you anymore. But only for YOU. A simple solution for “great” problems. You as a viewer are in full control over what will hurt your feelings and what won’t. You can ban 90% of dictionary if you want. This will be your view on the Youtube then.

Gab.ai social network, a spinoff from Twitter is already using this. This way censorship stands entirely on shoulders of the viewer. You are the censorship authority for your angle of view only and no one else. This way you can live in a beautiful fairy tale while not affecting others who just want it all 100% authentic and uncensored, with trolls and whining SJW’s included. Isn’t this better because YOU are in full control what YOU want to watch and not someone else dictating it to you?

Why none of this should be enforced by Google/Youtube?

Erm, because it’s fucking creepy idea? I don’t want some faceless company dictate what content creators should have on their channels or what we, the viewers are allowed to watch or read under the videos in comment sections. But if content creator decides he/she/attack helicopter doesn’t want to see certain types of comments, they could easily and in few seconds solve with word blocking list. Don’t want “faggot” or “bitch” in your comments section? Add them to the list and voila, comments containing these two words are gone. Because some content creators might want that, while others maybe don’t.

But with very simple tools mentioned above, each viewer could decide what they want or don’t want to see during their Youtube experience. Isn’t that far more reliable and abuse proof because YOU are the one creating the rules for content YOU want to see (or don’t want to see).

Appeal to Google

So, Google, fire everyone who came up with this retarded idea of Youtube Heroes and implement features I’ve mentioned above. It’s how you make Youtube experience better, not by allowing trolls and SJW’s getting even more tools to abuse and wreck your platform that’s already not in the most brilliant state…

It’s not censorship when private companies do it. Or is it?

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There was a lot of talking about this after basically all incidents where high profile people got censored on social networks for what they posted there or sometimes even got banned for it. And every time it ended with: “yeah well, they are private company and they can do whatever they please since it’s their social network, but…”

This idea only supposedly holds true if the government is censoring people, which by the First Amendment in America, it’s not allowed to. I’m not aware of any law here in Europe that entitles us to same level of freedom of speech. I guess we have something similar, but it’s not as prominent as famous First Amendment in US, which is why I’m not aware of it off the top of my head.

Three reasons why I think this is bullshit and why private companies should be held to the same standards as governments when it comes to free speech:

1. Laws like First Amendment were written down in times when there was NO concept of internet or social media. At all. It was designed for forms of media existing back in those days, which was basically just public communication in person and newspapers, maybe? Today, media in general spans far wider and as we can see already, social networks are far more important and effective than any other form of communication, especially when it comes down to pushing ideologies or shaping global political landscapes.

2. Companies can do it on behalf of the government and allow governments to censor people unpunished. It’s not like they’ll gonna brag about it, so, if no one finds out, no harm done by the government, right? Nice example of that was Facebook censoring Germans when they expressed concerns over “Syrian refugees”. Anyone daring to talk about that or even criticize Angela Merkel for allowing this mass immigration from Middle East got punished on Facebook by a ban or demand to delete those kind of messages, because Germany’s government and Facebook made a censorious agreement in that regard. Of course they weren’t bragging about it, but it’s not like people wouldn’t find out…

3. Third and in my opinion most important reason, social networks these days are bigger than most governments. In fact they are bigger than biggest governments combined. And since they are so effective at shaping narratives or pushing certain messages to millions and billions of people, they should be held to the same standards as governments when it comes to free speech. Especially because these very same social networks dictate how governments are perceived or shaped by the voters based on how company itself is aligned on the political map. For example, in Twitter’s case, they are very much aligned with the pushing of feminist bullshit and hating the people who align with the political right. Facebook censoring people who have an opinion over Middle Eastern immigrants taking over their country. Yes, they are private companies, but they affect real life countries and governments more than anything else these days. If you ask me, that very much makes them involved with the governments and lives of people under certain government and thus they are doing censorship in the name or on behalf of governments. And such behavior should be prohibited by a worldwide global law(s).

Social networks should be neutral

Because of the above three reasons, social networks should be neutral and should not side with anyone, because they are already too involved with governments no matter how much everyone denies it. And yes, this is censorship and silencing of people. I don’t give a fuck if a social network is run by a private company. It’s clearly and very much visibly affecting real world governments and people under them and not necessarily in a positive way. Technologies and media change, but laws remained the same. Laws need to be updated for current modern times to ensure this neutrality and actual freedom of speech. Yes, also by enforcing this on private companies like Twitter and Facebook.

Only question is, which government will be the first one to enforce it? I have very little hope for Germany given recent events and it’s not looking particularly good for United States either, despite existing First Amendment… There might be some hope in France maybe. French know how to do revolutions. But in the end, governments are benefiting from all of this, why would they interfere with it? This is my main concern why things might never change or improve…

What’s your opinion on this? Let me know in the comments down below.