Release the Social Justice Bullies

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Social justice bullies already interfere way too much in our lives. They boycott businesses that we use, they target individuals for having the wrong opinions and now thanks to YouTube’s ?Orwellian program ” Youtube Heroes” they can now control what you can and can’t see. ?The name of the program indicates that Youtube thinks that censors are heroes whose job is to protect us from ourselves.

Youtube have cleverly harnessed the passion and self-righteousness of the SJB’s for this program. By attracting the SJB’s they have attracted a workforce prepared to work for free in exchange for the kind of power that gives them sticky knickers. Even better, the very people who usually complain constantly to online businesses like Youtube are SJB’s so this program kills two birds with one stone. Youtube has handed over the powers of censorship to their most vocal critics.

YouTube has launched an Orwellian program for users to ?moderate content.? For ?YouTube Heroes,? volunteer contributors concerned about trollish or inappropriate content?or really anything they don?t like?can connect with other ?heroes? to get ?deplorable? videos shut down. The premise is that YouTube should be a place where everyone feels comfortable because ?you deserve a place you call home.?

Really? Is YouTube a safe space comparable to hanging out in your bedroom with a bunch of friends, or is it supposed to be a place where ideas are freely shared, even those we find offensive? Evidently not the latter.
Watch the introductory video for YouTube Heroes. It?s downright creepy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh_1966vaIA

That?s right, folks. You can become a self-proclaimed ?hero? by deleting comments you don?t like, adding captions or subtitles to videos, accessing a so-called ?hero dashboard,? receiving more intensive ?training? with other heroes, getting ?super tools? like mass-flagging videos and connecting with the YouTube Overlords directly, and accessing ?hero perks? and privileges like getting sneak peeks into new products and testing new features before release.

The more these online agents report undesirables, the more points they earn. After all, as the #YTHeroes tagline says, ?All heroes deserve a little glory.?
…Kinda reminds me of Hitler?s Youth program. It?s always a favorite tactic of totalitarians to enlist impressionable do-gooders?who are often really bitter malcontents who simply want revenge on their social, economic, or moral betters?to become deputies to the statist elites.
Think of Draco Malfoy in ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,? joining Delores Umbridge?s Inquisitorial Squad, which rewarded students for spying and reporting on anyone who dared to violate one of the High Inquisitor?s tyrannical decrees. It took fearless pranksters like Fred and George Weasley to challenge her authority and incite an uprising that would drive the statists from power. That?s exactly what?s happening across the Internet as rebels refuse to comply.

…One of the most recent targets of YouTube?s Inquisitorial Squad is Paul Joseph Watson and his video blog rant on the Charlotte riots. The editor at the controversial site InfoWars exposes how the mainstream media has tried to downplay the violence in Charlotte?something the ?heroes? of the Left have deemed racist and bigoted.

…YouTube snitches descended on Watson?s video in droves, even though his point was valid. There was violence in Charlotte?a lot of it.
…Watson?s attempt to push back against the narrative of the mainstream media by calling attention to the facts of the case couldn?t be tolerated by those who want to control the narrative and shut down someone they find offensive. These faceless, online monitors of ?Truth? don?t want you to know that the black man was shot by a black cop, that he was a convicted felon who served seven years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, that it was illegal for him to have a gun, that thugs took over the protests in Charlotte, and that Black Lives Matter is a racist movement bent on agitation and chaos.

…If you care about your rights and liberties not being trampled on by social justice warriors, YouTube Heroes should send shivers down your spine. Even though YouTube is a private company and therefore deserves the freedom to set its terms of use, this policy is bad for YouTubers because it gives power to the most easily offended people and limits the free and open discourse that sustains a free society.

A hard lesson about liberty that needs to be learned, not only by those on the easily triggered Left but by some socially sensitive conservatives on the Right, is that freedom is messy. It can be uncomfortable as you hear and see things you think are offensive. But if you live in a world free of offense, then you don?t live in a world that?s free.

-thefederalist.com

 

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