YouTube Censors Patriots' Soapbox, The First 24/7 Volunteer-Run Independent News Channel, Despite Having No Strikes

YouTube Censors Patriots’ Soapbox, The First 24/7 Volunteer-Run Independent News Channel, Despite Having No Strikes

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. –Nadine Gordimer

July 7, 2020 – After over two years operating on a shoestring budget 24/7, 365, and without any warning, YouTube has completely black-holed our livestream in the middle of a broadcast.

This was literally done in the dead of night, as though they were too ashamed to try something like that in the bright light of the day.

Because of this, we had to move to our backup channel and essentially lost over 70,000 subscribers.

As you can see, YouTube has not provided an adequate explanation for their behavior.

Screenshot of our channel page showing no “strikes”

As you can see from the above image, there are no “community guidelines” and/or “copyright” strikes indicated.

We have received a response, but YouTube does not say what it was that “violated” their vague guidelines.

This is not going to stop. We have seen over 54,000 channels silenced in the past few weeks alone.

Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them; I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. – Charles Bukowski

Censorship is evil and fundamentally anti-American. There is no egalitarianism in a system run by a few monolithic corporations for the sake of profiteering and perpetuating their own lavish existence.

Denying people information they find essential and useful simply because you don’t like it, is NOT the stance of a “neutral” platform. These are editorial decisions that YouTube applies arbitrarily and on the whims of the activists working within Big Tech.

There’s been an incredible censorship in America and throughout the world, but particularly in America where students aren’t even allowed to critically think about evolution, the issue of origins; they are not allowed to hear other points of view; they are taught incorrectly about science and taught that evolution is fact. – Ken Ham

President Trump correctly called this out as indoctrination and viewpoint discrimination.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. -Frederick Douglass

When you target one group of people for censorship simply because of their politics and viewpoints, you are saying they can be turned into second-class citizens.

I am an invisible man … I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. -Ralph Ellison

Wherever power and ignorance are allied, freedom and liberty are always the first casualties, followed by truth. We shall turn this hardship into inspiration and a source of strength. We will not allow them to silence us and intimidate us into self-censorship.

We will keep you informed about our plans, for now please use the above link to our backup channel and continue to check the website for updates.

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