Thanks to my brother for this nocturnal news update: Gavin McInnes’s new subscription-based service, FreeSpeech.TV, is ready to launch. Listeners to the excellent, hilarious Get Off My Lawn podcast know that Gavin has been planning this platform for some time now, so it’s exciting to see the lineup. The most exciting part of that schedule: the twice-monthly sit-downs with Milo Yiannopoulos to talk about the news. Talk about throwing gasoline onto a raging fire of awesomeness.
The service is $10 a month, or $100 a year, which is on par with Steven Crowder’s Mug Club or Ben Shapiro’s subscription. I just don’t think it comes with a Leftist Tears Hot-or-Cold Tumbler, much less a far superior hand-etched mug. But with McInnes’s crazy, controversial, humorous observations about life and culture, I can live without a drinking vessel tossed in (although it would be hysterical to drink coffee from a mug made to look like McInnes’s bearded mug).
Because of constant censorship from techno-elites and their ever-shifting “terms of services,” conservative and Dissident Right voices have fewer and fewer options to raise funds. Some sites, like immigration patriot website VDare.com, can’t even use PayPal anymore. As such, more and more content creators are turning to alternative or free-speech-friendly services, or undertaking the cost of creating their own infrastructure, so they can continue to get their work to fans.
I am definitely a small fry in this game of commentary, but that’s why I’ve setup a page with SubscribeStar. My goal isn’t too live off of subscriptions, but just to supplement my income slightly to make blogging more on a daily basis more feasible (and to reinvest some of the funds into maintaining and improving the experience).
For guys like Gavin McInnes, who has been hounded from even supposed safe havens like his old employer, CRTV (now BlazeTV), reliable income streams aren’t a passing lark—they’re absolutely crucial.
In a better timeline, McInnes would be hosting Red Eye. But he’s a fighter, and I have no doubt his new service will continue to deliver the laughs.
Free speech isn’t free. Support creators like McInness, Crowder, Shapiro, and Milo to the best of your ability to keep their content alive.
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