The big news in the conservative world this week was YouTube’s unceremonious demonetizing of Steven Crowder, yet another example of techno-elites censoring conservative and dissident voices. Apparently, YouTube has somewhat reversed that decision if Crowder removes the hilarious “Socialism is for Figs” t-shirt from his website’s store (which, if that link is any indication, they have done).
The occasion for this deplatforming was a bout of limp-wristed hysterics from gay Hispanic (that’s a two-fer) Carlos Maza, a whinging, soyboy-ish fop with a penchant for calls of violence against conservatives. Once again, loafer-lightened totalitarianism rears its fabulous head.
Whoa. Inciting violence @gaywonk? Not a good look. pic.twitter.com/URtMblHnuP
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 6, 2019
Maza argued that Crowder had “bullied” him in a series of sketches lampooning the sassy Latina’s emphatic videos for Vox. As such, Maza demanded YouTube demonetize Crowder’s videos on its site. When YouTube refused, Captain Canines led progressive journalists on a crusade against YouTube, claiming it didn’t do enough to protect LGBTQ2+etc. creators.
Please. As Will Chamberlain writes in a piece on Human Events, Maza is one of the most privileged people on the planet: he’s a flamingly gay Hispanic journalist. Few people enjoy greater access to the full might and rancor of the progressive press (but I repeat myself) than this guy.
Crowder, on the other hand, has to hawk humorous t-shirts and hand-etched mugs to create a source of non-YouTube funding in order to keep his show going. He’s been urging fans to subscribe to Mug Club for years for precisely this reason: YouTube could pull the rug out at any moment (use promo code “Free Speech” for $30 off an annual subscription—that’s an incredible bargain).
YouTube brought in users with the promise of using their platform to make a living. Now that they have a monopolistic market share of viewer eyeballs, they murkily shift their guidelines like a witch’s cauldron, booting conservatives for the slightest perceived offense.
Conservative content creators need reliable sources of funding to fight against the progressive media machine. Steven Crowder needs your support.
And trust me—the mug alone is worth $70.
11 thoughts on “First They Came for Crowder”
I wish we had more “mug clubs”. (I “hat” Patreon and many of the other forms of supporting content creators due to the fact that they lean blatantly left instead of leaning blatantly money friendly).
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Yes, it’s increasingly difficult to trust that platforms will even honor their agreements with conservative and dissident users (Patreon being a prime example). That’s one reason I’m testing out SubscribeStar (https://www.subscribestar.com/the-portly-politico), as they seem committed to the idea of letting you do your thing, and they take a little cut. I found out about the site from The Z Man, who is definitely out on the fringes (his SubscribeStar page: https://www.subscribestar.com/the-z-blog). I don’t do this for a living—it’s more of a personal project that I hope adds some value to people’s lives—but even an amateur like me shouldn’t have to fear that some soyboys in IT at a big tech company will wake up one day and decide that my mild views wrapped in hilarious rhetoric constitute wrongthink.
Mug Club was a brilliant idea on Crowder’s part, as he clearly saw the writing on the wall. I admire that he’s been taking the fight (at great legal expense, as Half-Asian Lawyer Bill Richmond suggests) to YouTube, et. al., to keep his videos available and profitable. That’s a huge service to all the little guys and girls out there chipping away at the Accepted Discourse.
Thanks for your comments, likes, and views, Free Matt. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog.
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