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Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” Thus begins The Trial, Franz Kafka’s 1925 work, in which Joseph K., ordinary bank employee, is arrested at his home by mysterious agents and notified of legal proceedings against him. He is not informed of the offense or crime of which he would allegedly be guilty – he is only given to understand that he must have broken some unknown law – and is notified of a summons to court a certain day, without knowing the exact time or place. The protagonist is dragged into a completely absurd circle, wavering between inspectors, bailiffs, lawyers and judges, and not knowing at any time for what or against whom he must defend himself. He is finally executed by three distinguished executioners who, with “odious politeness”, plant a butcher’s knife in his heart.

The procedure by which Youtube deletes videos and even the entire content of a channel is comparable to this Gothic novel in more ways than one. As I mentioned in a previous article, my channel Sayed Hasan, which, for more than five years, has subtitled in French and English speeches of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, as well as Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and Sayed Ali Khamenei (in addition to interviews with Norman Finkelstein, content about revolutionary Latin America, etc.), was given two strikes by Youtube in less than one month because of two Hassan Nasrallah speeches, on the pretext of a “violation of the rules concerning violent or graphic content on Youtube”. The total suppression of the channel did not take long, since it occurred on December 20th, 2017, after a third and last strike announcing the guillotine, still because of a Hassan Nasrallah speech published in… 2014 – there is no prescription on Youtube, nor half measure. Thus, 400 videos, more than 6 million views and soon 10,000 subscribers have vanished, at the time of the greatest growth in their history. Youtube strives to hide its censorship behind a pseudo-legalistic procedure, but in fact, as we will see, all creators are under the constant threat of its political blade that drastically restricts tolerated contents.

Sayed Hasan channel in mid-December 2017
Sayed Hasan channel in mid-December 2017

The first strike is dated October 24, 2017, and concerns a February 2015 speech titled “Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is Israel’s ally and aims Mecca and Medina”. Its complete transcript is available here: . As we can see, this speech only denounces the terrorist group ISIS, characterizing it as a danger for Islam, Muslims and all humanity, and recalls its collusion with Israel. It contains absolutely nothing legally reprehensible (call to hatred, murder, etc.). Youtube does not in any way indicate where or how such a video would have violated the “rules regarding violent or graphic content”, probably relying on the acumen of the accused – who finds himself de facto convicted. I have found absolutely nothing wrong with it, even by the strictest standards – unless, of course, any negative mention of Israel is unsustainable for the good souls of the IDF, who are tirelessly and relentlessly striving in this work of cyber-denunciation (their soldiers and mercenaries are more enterprising on the Internet than facing real fighters), and find in Google, Facebook and other giants of the Web a particularly complacent ear. We will come back to this point in more detail.

In good faith, I immediately appealed this decision – shockingly, Youtube does not grant more than 200 characters for this “procedure” (spaces included), but true, it is difficult to be loquacious in the face of an unknown crime – and to date, I have received no response. It is a sort of witchcraft trial, where, in violation of the most elementary principles of law, it is up to the accused to prove his innocence in the face of an unspecified violation, and where the mere fact of being suspected by (or denounced to) the all-powerful “Google” Inquisition entails an automatic conviction, without at any time the grievances being clearly stated, the defense, even muzzled, being heard, a semblance of reasoned judgment being rendered or the pseudo-appeal procedure being taken into account, even formally. “We don’t answer questions like that,” opposes a police officer to Joseph K.’s requests regarding the reason for his indictment. “But in general we don’t proceed with trials we’re not certain to win.”

The second strike came on December 14, and concerns a December 11, 2017 speech entitled “Hassan Nasrallah: We are about to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and all of Palestine,” which only stayed online half an hour before its suppression. Its transcript is available here: . Again, beyond the title of the offense regarding “violent or graphic content”, Youtube has not provided any details to justify its decision. It is true that in this extract, Hassan Nasrallah supports the dismantling of the racist, terrorist and colonialist state of Israel, world champion of human rights abuse and international law violations, and invites Palestinians and all the Resistance Axis to take up arms in defense of Palestine and the holy places of Islam and Christianity (he is joined by the Neturei Karta, an orthodox Jewish group that publicly burns Israeli flags in the heart of Jerusalem, as can be seen on its YouTube channel). And it turns out that the rallying slogan “Death to Israel” is spoken by Hassan Nasrallah and echoed by thousands of protesters participating in an opposition rally to Donald Trump and his decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel. But beyond the fact that armed resistance to an occupier is perfectly legal according to international law (United Nations Resolution 37/43 of December 3, 1982 reaffirming “the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle”), the right to information must prevail, because without this, no political speech in a warlike context could be published on Youtube. However, Google does not consider in any way problematic statements much more “violent or graphic” like Donald Trump threatening to “completely destroy” North Korea, the Israeli bragging about bombing Iran and toppling its regime, assassinating Hassan Nasrallah or even General de Gaulle’s June 1940 appeals, or Aimé Césaire’s speeches, which should be banned on Youtube according to a purely literal application of the regulation concerning violent content or call for violence (in these cases, calls to resist against Nazism or colonialism). But obviously, with Kafka, Youtube seems to have also integrated Orwell: “All [contents] are equal but some are more equal than others.” Only videos hostile to imperialism and Zionism are subject to censorship and banishment.

With two strikes in less than a month, the life of my Youtube channel was hanging by a thread: it is true that after 3 months, a warning is removed, but three successive warnings on an account lead to outright removal of the channel and all its content, not just the videos concerned. And it was clear to me that these two unjustified and unprecedented warnings would soon be followed by a third and a complete suppression of my channel. To make a judicial analogy, it is as if a conviction for defamation (which, in any body of law, cannot be held from 3 months to 1 year after the offense, but Google seems to have opted for imprescriptibility) resulted in the removal not only of the passage incriminated (for example, in Zola’s “J’Accuse”, the two incriminated words “by order”, Zola obviously not having the means to prove materially that the second War Wouncil had been forced to acquit Esterhazy by the military hierarchy), but of all the work of the journalist, author – or producer of Youtube content. Without conviction, I conducted the Orwello-Kafkaesque 200-character appeal, protested to Google by email and published an article denouncing this censorship and the announced deletion of my channel. This time, I received a response from Youtube in 12 hours, which showed me, if any doubt still remained, that these procedures are nothing more than a masquerade meant to conceal the totally arbitrariness, or rather political orientation of Google’s censorship: indeed, the answer was in three lines in which Youtube thanked me for having made this appeal procedure, informed me that after a closer examination of the content of my video, they determined that it did not respect the Community rules, and addressed me cordial greetings. Can we conceive of a judgment, let alone an appeal procedure, which dispenses with all argumentation? Google has completely automated the pseudo-legalistic process of deleting content, which is done for the unfortunate victim without any human interlocutor and therefore without any possibility of defense.

As expected, the third warning, which was but a mere formality, came soon: it occurred on December 20, 2017 and concerns a 2009 speech published in 2014 (re-sic) entitled “Hassan Nasrallah: the next war will change the face of the region.” In this excerpt, Hassan Nasrallah considers the hypothesis of an Israeli aggression against Lebanon, and asserts that this threat can be turned into an opportunity if the enemy army is crushed on Lebanese soil, after which even Palestine and Al-Quds (Jerusalem) could be liberated, as was southern Lebanon in 2000. This video does not even include the slogan “Death to Israel”. The formulation of the very hypothesis of the liberation of Palestine after an Israeli aggression (many empires collapsed because of their external military expeditions, as recalled by Hassan Nasrallah) would therefore constitute a taboo. Once again, one would be right to wonder why Netanyahu can for its part freely threaten Gaza, Lebanon, Syria or Iran with invasion/destruction, without Youtube considering they should remove these videos. One understands that when Youtube wants to delete a channel, it will use the meanest pretexts and fatally plant its “butcher’s knife” in the heart of its victim.

It is necessary to specify, to the credit of Youtube, that an appeal procedure also exists against the suppression of a channel, and this time, not 200 but 1000 characters are allowed, about 180 words. It may seem light for a job of several years (maybe the work of a lifetime), completely destroyed in a few clicks by Google, but legalistic to the end, I followed this pseudo-procedure the same day. The response was quick – to the credit of Youtube, let us quote again this particularly expeditious and recurrent judicial time: 12 hours, against several years for the traditional justice system. It seems obvious that the appeal procedures are systematically rejected by a mail-type sent automatically after 12 hours. This answer is worth quoting in its entirety, its brevity lending itself willingly:

Thanks for appealing the suspension of your account. We decided to maintain the suspension, in accordance with the Community Guidelines and our Terms of use. For more information, see .


Youtube Team

This is the epilogue – and the only epitaph – of a Youtube channel that dared publish anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist content. Denouncing the muzzling of the Internet is now a cliché, but it is always good to illustrate it with concrete examples, this process being known only to its victims.

There is no doubt that all videos broadcasting the point of view of the Resistance Axis (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, Iraq) are being stalked by IDF cyber-soldiers. The fact that this video was flagged and deleted as soon as it was published would even suggest that a soldier or paid – not just zealous – agent of “the most moral army in the world” was on the alert, especially in this hot context following Donald Trump’s recognition of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel. Social networks, following the dominant media, tend to integrate and anticipate government directives through a process of self-censorship well described by Noam Chomsky, so it is quite possible that employees of Youtube themselves take care of this task, especially at the time of the official hunt against the so-called “fake news” – which is only an attempt to preserve the monopoly of mainstream patented liars in the service of power and major economic interests, put in mortal danger by the freedom of the Internet. The voice of Hassan Nasrallah in particular is targeted by this censorship, because he is the only Arab leader who inflicted two – humiliating – defeats to Israel (2000 and 2006), and whose fighters played a leading role in the defeat of ISIS: if irreducible agents still dispute the quality of terrorists of the “Jewish jihadists” of Israel, nobody dares to do it anymore for the “Wahhabi jihadists” of ISIS. More than ever, the voice of the Secretary General of Hezbollah is able to find an echo in the Arab-Muslim world and beyond, and cannot be tolerated. After the multi-removal of channels such as Pure Stream Media or Anti-Zionist Party, the main channel translating Hassan Nasrallah’s speeches into French and English was unlikely to escape censorship for long.

Google claims to stick to political neutrality, respect for freedom of expression and the right to information and transparency. But its Transparency Report published every year is singularly lacking in transparency: it evokes (very succinctly), as regards the deletions of content, only those concerning 1 / Copyright, 2 / The European law upholding the right to be forgotten and 3 / Formal requests for deletion by States – the United States and Israel are in a good position. But what about other deletions, especially due to “individual” flagging or Google initiatives, which certainly represent the majority of these deletions? “Individual” flagging apparently only, as many emanate from governmental agencies or from State propaganda. The IDF cyber-soldiers or “Hasbara trolls” have already been reported for their active and paid propaganda at the highest levels on Wikipedia, Facebook, and other social networks. The Netanyahu government just gave 37 million dollars to such an agency, Kella Shlomo. The New York Times itself has revealed that “Israeli security agencies monitor Facebook and send the company posts they consider [hatred/violence] incitement. Facebook has responded by removing most of them.” Glenn Greenwald, who published the Snowden case, just revealed that Facebook is coordinating with the Israeli and American governments the suppression of anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist voices, as recently shown by the removal of Ramzan Kadyrov’s Facebook account. It goes without saying that Israel’s propagandists are also particularly active on YouTube, the world’s leading online video-sharing platform (and the main source of content whose suppression is requested by States according to the Transparency Report), conferring a kind of near-monopoly on Google, who, in its hybris, allows itself to flout the right in its decisions to delete content.

Such decisions do not spare anyone on Youtube, and the biggest names of this platform have complained about the utmost contempt with which it treats its creators. This is the case of PewDiePie, the number 1 of Youtube, whose channel of Gaming / Vlogs itself (nearly 60 million subscribers and 17 billion views) has recently suffered the (pro)-Zionist wrath which clearly spares nobody. The Wall Street Journal himself took care of this odious witch hunt, engaging in slanderous accusations against PewDiePie to Youtube and his own sponsors, Disney in particular, presenting him as an anti-Semite and admirer of Hitler (sic). The WSJ failed to have his channel closed, but Disney broke their contract with PewDiePie, and YouTube excluded him from their paid programs, causing him to lose considerable sums (he does not even appear in Youtube Rewind 2017). PewDiePie had already denounced the arbitrary demonetizations of videos, including all those containing any kind of political content. This censorship policy was formalized in June 2017, with Youtube announcing that “Video content that features or focuses on sensitive topics or events including, but not limited to, war, political conflicts, terrorism or extremism, death and tragedies, sexual abuse, even if graphic imagery is not shown” are not suitable for ads, and therefore demonetized. This is how YouTube keeps its creators at bay, forbidding them to merely speak about “Controversial issues and sensitive events” by this more discreet form of censorship, namely demonetization, and confining them exclusively to simple “entertainment”, in the most restrictive sense of the word. Youtube obviously dares not remove all videos or channels that do not comply for fear of the harm that it would cause them, given the notoriety of some creators, and is content with a pecuniary sanction just as crippling, but has absolutely no scruples for channels with a modest audience like mine, which are suppressed without qualms. As we can see, freedom of expression stops at the (eternally extensible) borders of Israel and its exacerbated “sensitivity”.

This is obviously a significant loss for the individual who has spent hundreds or even thousands of hours translating and subtitling these videos, and who sees five years of effort erased with a stroke of pen – or rather an ax. The impact that these videos have been able to have for five years is not reduced to nothing, but it is the possibility of seeing it grow which is indeed destroyed, and the public acquired for the next videos reduced from ten thousand to the unit. But is this censorship a sign of strength on the other side? Certainly not. The fact that the voluntary work of a private individual in his free time can disturb to this point is only a telling indication of the monumental failure of the billion dollar Zionist propaganda, supported by the mainstream media and by most political forces in the West. But despite all the efforts of Israel and its omnipresent “Thought Police”, its mercenaries and other rabid guard dogs mercilessly sent against any form of criticism of Israel (CRIF or LICRA in France, ADL, AIPAC and others), the Zionist entity remains widely regarded as a criminal state and pariah by the majority of the populations, principal threat for the peace in the world even in Europe, and cannot bear that the speeches of Hassan Nasrallah reach the Western public, considering that they endanger its security and its very existence. Let us remember that Israel is the only state in the world to claim a “right to exist”, aware that its existence is factitious – and temporary. In his last speech at the UN, Netanyahu, striving to demonstrate that Israel has support all around the world, expressed his wish to visit Antarctica, because it was reported to him that “penguins too are enthusiastic supporters of Israel.” There is no need for the defenders of Palestine to flag Zionist videos for censorship, Israeli leaders and their sycophants doing an excellent job of discrediting themselves – and that is certainly why Hezbollah does not engage in targeted operations to avenge his leaders murdered by Israel, relying on their “wisdom” and “charisma” to help destroy the Zionist entity from within.

This incessant and fierce censorship demonstrates, as the Secretary General of Hezbollah has asserted, that the Zionist state is “weaker than a spider’s web”, and that its days are numbered, just like those of the monopoly of the dominant social networks – Youtube, Facebook, and others Twitter, which owe their success to their universalist policy of openness, but dig their own grave with their policy of censorship and submission to governments, imperialism and Zionism. Day after day, the giants of the Web are unveiled more and more like simple agents of the power, whether political or economic, and will be progressively deserted by those who look for authentic and unfiltered information. Freer, parallel platforms are emerging and will continue to emerge, gradually ending their monopoly. Hassan Nasrallah does not even lose anything: while at the beginning of my channel, only specialized or even marginal alternative information sites relayed his speeches (Al-Manar, AlAhed News, …), today, the whole mainstream press is forced to do so to avoid being on the margins of international news and its main actors (New York Times,Washington Post, Daily Mail, Le Monde, Le Figaro,…). Youtube, yesterday precursor, is today an exception.

So there is nothing left of my channel, except an indication that “This account has been closed due to an infringement of the YouTube Community Guidelines.” Youtube sends the user to “similar channels” with no similitude whatsoever like BuzzFeed Video or … PewDiePie. When Youtube buries you, it’s for good, and you do not even have the right to a tombstone. No trace must remain. All this is of course eminently discouraging. Any “dissident” channel arriving at a certain degree of notoriety is therefore condemned to be deleted. What good is it to start from scratch? One must, however, not give in to censorship, nor give up in the face of adversity. When your enemies wish to neutralize you, this is proof that your efforts are having an impact and that you are on the right track, so it is an invitation to multiply your efforts and not to surrender. We must always strive to defeat the objectives of the opponent: Israel wants Hassan Nasrallah to disappear from Youtube? He must therefore be present there more than ever. To date, the monopoly of the main social networks remains relatively undisputed (after 5 years, the same video had less than 150 views on a parallel platform like Dailymotion and more than 65,000 on Youtube), and censorship itself is a sign of recognition of the importance of this work. Moreover, these are the instructions of Hassan Nasrallah himself, who has enjoined the whole world to a real electronic intifada against the Zionist entity.

This is why I inaugurate my new English channel with this speech: “Hassan Nasrallah calls to an Intifada on Social Networks in support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)”, calling to subscribe massively. Hoping, without much hope, that this call will not be considered as “content that intends to incite violence or encourage dangerous or illegal activities” by Youtube. And of course, from now on, I will publish all my new videos simultaneously on my main blog and my Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook and ShiaTv accounts, to which I also invite readers to subscribe. I will no longer make the mistake of not embedding subtitles in videos, which has the advantage of having multiple languages ​​simultaneously but makes videos unreadable outside of Youtube. And I invite all readers / viewers to download and repost these videos on Youtube and elsewhere as much as possible, as redundancy is the only effective way to get around censorship, like Hassan Nasrallah pointed out.

The battle of information – and on all other terrains – continues and will continue until the final victory, namely the total liberation of Palestine, that all the censorship of the world cannot prevent or delay.

To thank Google France for this decision:

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  1. This is an important topic but this example is difficult to interest most. Here is a nice video about this topic:

  2. Clyde says:

    Stop getting so worked up over Hassan Nasrallah. He’s a gutless wonder who has not attacked Israel in years. A fat clown Zionist stooge who feasts while his people starve. An embarrassment to all Shiites.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    , @Alfred
  3. Amomynous says:

    What does it take to start a competitive alternative to You Tube? Or do its owners hold propriety rights on the concept?

  4. Castellio says:

    Keep up the good work, Sayed Hasan! And thanks for continuing the struggle.

    I am now aware of the alternative sites, and appreciate that very much.

  5. “The YouTube Community” LOL, priceless.

  6. Miro23 says:

    To date, the monopoly of the main social networks remains relatively undisputed (after 5 years, the same video had less than 150 views on a parallel platform like Dailymotion and more than 65,000 on Youtube),

    When information sources engage in censorship they do become weaker and lose credibility.

    Somehow, I can’t remember where, I came across the unbelievable fact that a third tower had collapsed on 9/11 (Building 7). It was unbelievable, because I regarded myself as well informed , and the detailed media reports and 9/11 Commission Report said nothing about it..

    This was a ” Damascus Road Experience”. Propaganda can be very insidious, offering a complete interlocking comfort package of facts and interpretation, with the “all educated right thinking people love Hillary” effect (i.e. you risk social exclusion if you don’t agree).

    Once you “convert”, you’re in a not so comfortable place – but maybe it’s easier for younger people who don’t have so much loyalty to Globo-Zionism.

  7. Kweli says:

    This piece, while understandable, labors over the obvious; it ignores the relentless campaign by the Zionist power brokers whose control of the MSM and a growing number of European news sources is now a fait accompli. Attempts at expanding the reach of Zionist tentacles in gagging narratives from alternative sources in the internet will continue. The real, viable alternative is for video equivalents of Unz, Counterpunch, Al Jazeera or RT complete with the financial perks for participants to. To be sure, such a venture is unlikely to come from Paypal, Google, Facebook, Amazon or YouTube. But then who has the resources — and the courage — to tie the bell to the cat? Hard to think of takers on this one. The Left is largely a talking shop with scarce resources to make an alternative impact. Playing catch up is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  8. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    You are unhappy that Google suppressed your videos.

    It should not be news to you that YouTube/Google is a private company and is not obliged to provide you a means to promulgate your opinions.

  9. … a telling indication of the monumental failure of the billion dollar Zionist propaganda, supported by the mainstream media…

    Sorry to nit-pick, but a telling indication of its success is the continued use of the term,”mainstream media” when you really mean “mass media.”

    Anyway, despite a few transient successes here and there, let the sad sacks run around in an ultimately futile effort to try and keep plugging the holes in the dikes. They are their own worst enemies and all of this’ll turn out like it always does.

    The 2 year olds never seem to learn.

  10. Karl says:

    3 Amomynous > What does it take to start a competitive alternative to You Tube?

    you would have to start with people who didn’t think that the ReConquista was Islamophobia.

    then you would need to find an Ummah that actually gave refuge to the Rohingyas.

    those who attempt to expell the Ethnic Hebrew people from their indigenous place, will end up sleeping next to Rachel Corrie.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    , @Clyde
  11. E says:

    LiveLeak seems to be used a lot for “controversial” content. Perhaps upload there?

    Long term, the best solution may be federated social networks – that is, ones with distributed nodes that can’t be easily censored by a single entity. An illustrative example is this notice from the Diaspora admins about having difficulty censoring ISIS on their network:
    Ideally, you should be able to move easily and quickly from one node to another if one of the hosts decides to censor you. That’s pretty crucial. I’m not sure whether Diaspora makes that easy or not. (EDIT: I see that they currently don’t allow it, although they’re “considering it”: Too bad!)

    MediaGoblin seems to have pretty good support for videos, audio and other “media”.
    (however, if you want to use it at this point, you’ll probably have to set up an instance yourself on your own; the ones that allowed public uploads no longer seem to be open)

    I also notice there’s something called the “Fediverse”, featuring replacements for Twitter, Facebook, etc. (particularly Friendica, Diaspora):

    A look at Friendica’s features list shows it can publish to popular publishing platforms (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, RSS): WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if MediaGoblin and the Fediverse are integrated at this time (so, you can’t embed MediaGoblin videos directly in your posts there). There seems to have been a bit of discussion years ago but it went nowhere:
    It’s also still listed in the “feature ideas” on the MediaGoblin wiki, but no progress seems to be being made:

    I researched all this some years ago as I had a similar problem to your own – I had a Youtube channel that I had to close because it got two strikes against it (actually, I closed it pre-emptively without waiting for a third strike). Back then, I came to the conclusion that the federated social networks weren’t quite fully ready yet. I’m not sure whether that has changed by now. Perhaps they’ll never BE ready without some path-breakers ready to take the plunge and figure it out.

  12. Miro23 says:

    You are unhappy that Google suppressed your videos.

    It should not be news to you that YouTube/Google is a private company and is not obliged to provide you a means to promulgate your opinions.

    In fact the Jewish owned MSM basically doesn’t owe you anything, and it’s also going to ignore you.
    And the AIPAC/Corporate run Congress is going to ignore you, and the privately run FED is ignoring you (apart from putting you in debt to fight Israel’s wars) and isn’t interested in your opinions.

    Welcome to America’s privately owned Democracy.

  13. wayfarer says:

    The human mind is easy to hack, easy to hijack, and therefore easy to control.

    “Facebook is ripping apart society.” – Chamath Palihapitiya

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Musk’s Space X rocket exploded destroying Zuckerberg’s Facebook satellite. Now the incident was hardly something that sets back any effort.

    The grievances of any group can be effectively smothered, co-opted or destroyed. The revolution is not going to be on the web. The question to ask is why the aggrieved Palestinian Youtube poster wants to please the youtube/google police. When you talk on the internet you talk to to the CIA and the FBI, everybody knows it is the preeminent military weapon.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  15. Che Guava says:


    I have heard that so many times, also from users making useful but unpopular comments on u-tub (while the pure troll comments are remaining).

    You have back-ups? For sure. There must be a better video host than Google-controlled u-tub.

    Everybody should avoid u-tub unless wanting to see

    i. old music videos and movies, hosted there in violation of copyright law, take-down notices make the number for Japan very small,

    ii. talking heads dull and with bad voice on any topic,

    iii. stupid stuff that is supposed to be cute but isn’t (like kitten videos), or funny but isn’t,

    iv. very occasional good art videos and truly interesting twists.

    I am making many good scenic and music (live performance) videos, I will let the latter to place them on Goo-tube if they are wanting, it is their performance, they are not wealthy from it, I work for the vid, so do not like that.

    A different platform is essential.

    The business model of u-tub was accurately described as ‘digital crack’, well before Google bought the company.

    Original u-tub started not too long after the original Napster was pulled down grounds of copyright infringement. U-tub, even in its pre-Google-owned form, made massive traffic from copyright infringement. Not much profit.

    Clearly the decision from USA powers-that-be that it was useful to them was the only reason for exceptional handling of u-tub, even more so after it was becoming part of the Google vampire.

  16. jack ryan says: • Website

    “To know who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.”


    In our society the worst forms of hard core pornography are allowed or encouraged, but criticizing the Israeli lobby or the American Jewish media mafia monopolists are not allowed.

  17. Wally says:

    Is that why Jews insist that private bakeries must make cakes for homosexual ‘marriages’?

    Is that why Jews insist that private companies hire unqualified blacks & women just because they are black & women?

    See ADL for more, a long list.

    “Some stories are true that never happened.”
    – Elie Wiesel

  18. 1/YouTube is a private website just like is. It’s not a monopoly-there’s a lot more sites like it.

    Who chooses who gets to write article for Ron Unz. Ron Unz can delete any comment or commenter he likes (include this one). He effectively has ‘censored’ all comments for PCR’s articles. Because? Because, because, because. That’s why. I wish that wasn’t true, but my recourse is zilch.

    2/ Interesting that next to it on this site is a critique of another private meida outlet, Commentary. don’t like Commentary, don’t read it. Don’t like Youtube, don’t use it.

    3/ I notice that whenever I write a comment it says ‘Your comment is awaiting moderation’. Whatever can that mean?

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    , @Antiwar7
  19. AnonFromTN [AKA "Anon"] says:

    Anon from TN
    Did the author spend the last few decades in a coma? Blatant political censorship is exercised by all MSM and social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. He, who pays the musicians, calls the tune. What else is new?

  20. AndrewR says:

    Thank you for the daily reminder of why libertarians need to be first in line for the gas chambers.

    • LOL: RobinG
  21. @Clyde

    Actually, Hezbollah has never “attacked” Israel at all. They have twice successfully ejected Zionist aggressors from Lebanon.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  22. @Amomynous

    Well, there’s It has pretty much all the functionality of YouTube; the main problem is that there’s not quite as much content there. It’s similar to the situation with Facebook and Although I strongly prefer VK myself, I can’t quite get away from Facebook entirely, because most of my friends & relatives prefer it.

  23. @Karl

    … those who attempt to expell the Ethnic Hebrew people from their indigenous place, will end up sleeping next to Rachel Corrie.

    The indigenous place of the “Ethnic Hebrew people”? Would that be Warsaw or Minsk?

  24. @anony-mouse

    Comparing Ron Unz to Goolag or the MSM is pathetic. Unz deliberately seeks out the voices/views that are being censored by the MSM. Unz is equal time; the MSM is just raw propaganda.

    • Agree: lavoisier
  25. Sherman says:

    As a stockholder in Alphabet I’m proud that Google is censoring hate speech on YouTube.

    I’m always happy when the corporations I have a position in engage in corporate social responsibility.

    Thank you Mr Hasan for the update!

    If Nasrallah wants to spew anti-Israel venom online perhaps he should set up a web domain in that underground rathole he’s been hiding in since his “divine victory” over the Zionists in 2006.

  26. “The racist, terrorist and colonialist state of Israel, world champion of human rights abuse and international law violations.”

    World champion, eh? You are deluded by your hatred. It’s easy to make a reasonable and persuasive case against Israel, but you’d rather get all worked up with polemic and hyperbole and sing the praises of a homicidal dunce like Nasrallah. To each his own, I guess.

    Either YouTube is for freedom of speech or not. Clearly, it is not. It’ll pick and choose what it finds acceptable, and toss the rest out. It’s a loss for democracy, but is easily remedied by creating other video-hosting services on the Internet. If people care enough about it, they’ll put their money where their mouth is and build alternatives.

  27. Antiwar7 says:

    Unz prevents comments from PCR’s articles at the request of PCR (Paul Craig Roberts). PCR was sick of having to refute comments at the various places his articles appear.

  28. @Amomynous

    It would most likely involve quite a bit of storage for video files and a new web site that can host them in a similar manner.

    There are tools that allow for the streaming of video to web pages. Even WordPress has them along with a number of other concerns.

    So no, YouTube does not have any proprietary rights over the use of streaming video, though the manner in which they do it may involve similarly proprietary algorithms.

    I would suggest that it would most likely be a rather healthy turn of events of people simply stopped using these mega-sites along with social media. There is really very little good that comes out of any of it while the sociological deterioration in society as a result is quite obvious.

  29. annamaria says:

    “This piece … ignores the relentless campaign by the Zionist power brokers whose control of the MSM and a growing number of European news sources is now a fait accompli.”
    — The campaign is too obvious to talk about it. The fait accompli will be inevitably translated into financial losses because of the “controlled” news’ stench.
    — “…it is quite possible that employees of Youtube themselves take care of this task [censorship], especially at the time of the official hunt against the so-called “fake news” – which is only an attempt to preserve the monopoly of mainstream patented liars in the service of power and major economic interests, put in mortal danger by the freedom of the Internet.”
    — Google must reform or die: “Criticism of Google includes aggressive and contrived tax avoidance, misuse and manipulation of search results, its use of others’ intellectual property, concerns that its compilation of data may violate people’s privacy, censorship of search results and content, and the energy consumption of its servers as well as concerns over traditional business issues such as monopoly, restraint of trade, antitrust, idea borrowing, and being an… “Ideological Echo Chamber.”
    — Better if it dies.

  30. Re: Hasbara Trolls:

    “The Netanyahu government just gave 37 million dollars to such an agency, Kella Shlomo.”

    Well, why not, those are American taxpayer’s dollars, not Netanyahu’s shekels.

  31. republic says:

    Is there a video equivalent of the Internet archive: Wayback machine which indexes old websites?

  32. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Twitter clamps down too.

    But some people get their messages through.. though probably not for long.

    ‘Dreamers’ are really Wet-Dreamers who violate American Sovereignty and Rule of Law.

  33. El Dato says:

    everybody knows it is the preeminent military weapon.

    The Internet is as much a military weapon as a sack of wet pringles.

    One cruise missile or badly configured BGP setting and it’s all over.

  34. Clyde says:

    Rachel Corrie AKA Saint Pancake. USA progs still mourn her. She went to that crazy Evergreen State in Washington State that was taken over by racist blacks (students) and other phonies of color.

  35. @Anonymous

    I’m sure you don’t need to be reminded that Google and U-tube are both owned and by Jews, as are the majority of sites on the internet, including Wikipedia. is also owned by Ron Unz who is a Jews, who to his eternal credit does not censor comments critical of Jewish ownership and control of America.

  36. @Antiwar7

    Thanks. PCR stopped allowing reader comments shortly after resuming his writing career a few years ago. At the time, he justified the move by stating that he could see no sense in spending time and effort writing articles, the contents of which could largely be disputed or discredited by comments left in the comment section. I guess I understand this thinking up to a point, but I personally have more respect for writers like Phil Giraldi who back up their articles with easily confirmed facts, accompanied by participating in the comments section when appropriate.

    • Agree: Cloak And Dagger
  37. @Seamus Padraig

    Thanks. Clyde and his fellow Jews do not appreciate being reminded of Israel’s humiliation at the hands of Hezbollah. That just was not supposed to ever happen. But the fact that it did is something they simply cannot live with and something they will never get over. Which is why I never fail to remind them as often as the opportunity arises.

  38. Kafka?
    Irony of fate!
    Changed places.
    You Tube is only a tool.

  39. No one is obliged to host the speech of people who would celebrate their murder.

    Use one of the other video sharing sites.

  40. @Antiwar7

    Paul seems to be barely holding on to his sanity these days. I remember seeing him include in the text of his articles rants against commenters and thinking at the time that he was overreacting to something most writers recognize as being out of their control, and therefore beneath their dignity to notice.

    His articles have become short rants of a few paragraphs. It’s sad to see.

  41. Alfred says:

    If you believe even a tiny fraction of the “Israel victim” story, I have a bridge in Manhattan for sale. 🙂

    Suggested reading: “9-11 – Israel did it”

  42. utu says:

    Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran (11 March 2015)

    “When the Messiah comes, Ben-Eliyahu wrote, Israel will reverse the Final Solution. “Twenty, thirty atomic bombs on Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, Dortmund and so on to assure the job gets done. And the land will be quiet for a thousand years,” he wrote.”

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  43. polskijoe says:

    google a private company lol.
    which is in bed with the US government and intelligence agencies and more.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  44. The Jewish role in global political censorship is over-powering, unrivaled and disgraceful.

    Significantly, Jewish pornographers and Jewish lawyers have successfully convinced the SCOTUS that the First Amendment (which is an 18th century invention) implicitly sought to protect explicit pornographic sexual depictions–but not the free exchange of political ideas.

    This view is absurd.

    These legalistic reasonings are counter-intuitive. They are also inconsistent with the original meaning and spirit of the US Constitution.

    Unfettered political speech is vital to any genuine democracy, including ours. Few legal scholars would deny as much. Political expression (and religious freedom) are what the First Amendment is all about.

    Commercial pornograpy on the other hand was never mentioned or envisioned by the Founders. Yet it has become ‘protected’ speech in the modern era.

    How come?

    Do we not live in a dishonest, money-dominated, corrupt society?

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  45. Che Guava says:

    Precisely. I was about to reflexively saying ”but I was commenting on PCR articles at least one, maybe three times’, but to avoid being foolish, checked first.

    The mouse is correct, there are no comments on PCR articles now.

    You are correct about it being doubtless at PCR’s own request, but I do not recall him ever replying to comments, so incorrect on that.

    Reason would be dotage, a tantrum, or too many Izzie propagandists on one or two, maybe some combo of those, thinking the second is the key.

    Not that he is not still making good points at times, though straying into Alex Jones (who is very entertaining and not always wrong) territory at others.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  46. anarchyst says:

    If a nuclear device is “lit off” in an American city, it will have Israel’s fingerprints all over it. Israel is desperate to keep the American money spigot running as well as sabotaging the Palestinian “peace process” that the world wants it to take seriously.

    The “power outage” in Atlanta was a convenient excuse for Israel to perform a logistical “sleight of hand”, as an Israeli plane was allowed to land and take off during the “power outage” without receiving customs clearance or inspection. Just maybe another one of Israel’s nukes was just being pre-positioned, getting ready for “the big one”. As most Americans are tired of all of the foreign wars being fought for Israel’s benefit, another “incident” on American soil would be enough to galvanize the American public, once again, (just like WTC 9-11) to support another war for Israel’s benefit. Israel’s “samson option” is a real threat to “light one off” in a European or American city, if Israel’s interests are not taken seriously.

    Israel refuses to abide by IAEA guidelines concerning its nukes as they are already distributed around the world. Israel would not be able to produce all of them as most of them are not in Israel, proper. No delivery systems are needed as Israel’s nukes are already “in place”. Look for another “false flag” operation with the blame being put on Iran or Syria. You can bet that some Iranian or Syrian passports will be found in the rubble.

    Israel also threatens to detonate nuclear devices in several US cities. Talk about total INSANITY; the so-called “Samson Option” is it.

    As an aside, American “foreign aid” is prohibited from being given to any country that has not signed the “Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty” or refuses to abide by “International Atomic Energy Agency” (IAEA) guidelines regarding its nuclear devices. Guess what?? Israel does not abide by EITHER and still gets the majority of American “foreign aid”. This prohibition also applies to countries that do not register their “agents of a foreign government” with the U S State Department. Guess what?? Israel (again) with its “American Israel Political Action Committee” (AIPAC) still gets “foreign aid” in contravention of American law..

    There are forty or so congressmen, senators and thousands of high-level policy “wonks” infecting the U S government who hold “dual citizenship” with Israel. Such dual citizenship must be strictly prohibited. Those holding dual citizenship must be required to renounce said foreign citizenship. Refusal to do so should result in immediate deportation with loss of American citizenship. Present and former holders of dual citizenship should never be allowed to serve in any American governmental capacity.

    When Netanyahu addressed both houses of congress, it was sickening to see our politicians slobber all over themselves to PROVE that they were unconditional supporters of Israel…just who the hell do they work for? Certainly not for the interests of the American people and the United States…they should renounce their United States citizenship and be deported to Israel…

    • Replies: @bike-anarchist
  47. Che Guava says:

    As I was saying in a recent post, they (Gruelgol) have at least two fairly recent USAF fighter jets at their disposal, gratis, the official reason is research into the atmosphere, the real reason, clearly, super fun-fair rides.

    Finding out the past flight schedules and if any research was ever conducted or published would be a good project for someone in the USA with the time for checking it.

    Their meteoric rise at a time when several other search engines were as good or better was certainly boosted by the NYT. It has a stench like the CIA’s 1950s extensive Kulturkampf, publications, promoting infantile USA abstract expressionism (when the style started with Cobra, Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, was on much smaller canvanses, and far superior), etc.

    An aside, art galleries in Korea (south) and with Korean art in Japan, I was seeing the only art of that style to matching and exceeding Cobra works. Pollack, any who is saying their kindergarten child can do the same is correct. Just rev them up, make a big canvas, get them to run around throwing paint. Rothko, any 12-y.o. or older, with a sense of shading and colour, can do the same or better.

    Etc., it is a big joke, and was a big hoax.

  48. @anarchyst

    This is an excellent post, as it covers so many previous inconsistencies better than any other hypothesis.

  49. lavoisier says: • Website
    @mark green

    Do we not live in a dishonest, money-dominated, corrupt society?


  50. After Americans swallowed whole the blatantly obvious 9 11 scam that netted the Jews billions and sent the troops off killing Muslims, the sky is the limit. They have total control, and the Americans will believe anything. Now it is just an entertainment for everybody not in the US, watching this get sillier and sillier until both the Americans and Israelis go down as their usury bubble breaks.

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