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A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints. Now it’s dominated by profit-making monopolists who can squeeze out anybody they feel like.

 
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  1. Youtube needs serious alternatives. This just talk no action attitude has been around for too long & without result.

    • Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Support Bitchute. Watch videos there instead of YouTube whenever the option exists, and tolerate the bugs and clumsy design. It's just one guy vs the might of Google, so don't expect perfection straight away.

    , @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian



    Youtube needs serious alternatives.

     

    Is bitchute.com not considered serious?

    Replies: @Michael S

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Youtube needs serious alternatives.
     
    I think there is hope that Spotify is moving into that space as a big competitor. The Joe Rogan deal may pull a lot of content providers over.
  2. Note that she at least once incorrectly identified her hosts, The Center of the American Experiment, as the Center for the American Experiment.

    This clearly puts all her data under suspicion, as well as her own bona fides, and thus qualifies this as fake news meriting removal. Now back to the Squad…

    She probably also called the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party “Democrats”, which is unforgivable, even if no one has seen a real farmer or laborer among them for decades.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    She should be called Heather Nic Donald...

    Dismiss her arguments.

  3. Hmmm …. I thought they disappeared her too.

  4. I wish she were a White House policy advisor and gave public/press briefings.

    I also have the same wish for Steve Sailer.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @North Carolina Resident

    Heather Mac Donald's career is based on covering for GOP fakestats policy. She's been lying since the mid-90s about "broken windows" policing.

    http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2019/02/everyone-knows-that-crime-went-down-for.html

  5. What ever happened to the Streisand effect?

  6. Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @Anon


    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?
     
    Because she is a big government apologist who does every thing she can to push a false narrative of a "war on police". When in reality the cops have been waging war on the American people for decades. She serves to keep the sheep in fear and demanding more militant police.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Redman

    , @kaganovitch
    @Anon

    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?


    Jewish privilege.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Jesse
    @Anon

    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone. Plus, fewer people read books than watch TV. She's useful in turning away reasonably intelligent and curious people on the margins.

    Replies: @Simon, @Art Deco

    , @Art Deco
    @Anon

    She works for the Manhattan Institute, and they're quite content with her stated viewpoint. You can see the tech companies and higher ed apparatchiks aren't, and they're trying to limit dissemination of her view.

    , @ATBOTL
    @Anon

    She works for establisment neocons who support mass immigrant and race replacement of white Americans. Nothing she has ever written differs from the 80's era Wall St. Journal line. She never touches any really proscribed topic like white identity or the forces behind the things she complains about. Her pro-police line is very much part of the establishment's approved list of narratives.

  7. Who is the “YouTube Community” and how do we eliminate them?

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @El Dato

    They are the ones who down vote all the Conservative videos.

  8. “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”

    What is this “YouTube community”? How does one become a member? Are there any membership fees? What is the population of this community? How does it make decisions; by majority vote? Who determines the questions to be voted on? I want a Civics lesson on the YouTube community. Where can I find one?

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @anon
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    The Community is ADL.
    You know their requirements.

    , @International Jew
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Of course it's a bogus "community".

    Now if you have a real community, say the community of Satilla Shores, Georgia, and you want a community standard like "no jogging burglars allowed", well then you'll have problems.

  9. Spooky how YouTube/Google pretend to care for the kids nowadays.

    Completely rational, sound and sober Heather Mac Donald is forced to walk on eggshells. Everyday sadism.

  10. I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don’t want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I’m unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn’t meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I’m just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    • Replies: @M-tt
    @Papinian


    I don’t want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?
     
    Just copy the video link directly into your browser
    https://youtu.be/qbMkYZGFVw0
    But aren't you, by the same logic, also afraid of YouTube knowing that your IP address accessed this video directly?? Sounds like you need a VPN for peace of mind

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Papinian

    The ad revenue thing is an issue in that sites are somewhat beholden to woke corporate decisions.

    The alternative is a pay scheme. I wouldn't mind this except that when Visa and Mastercard decide to jump on the woke bandwagon, I'll get booted for making payments to RacisTube or whatever.

    You can see where this is headed--completely separate parallel financial institutions down to banks.

    Maybe there is a way around this with BitCoin but I don't use that so I don't know how it can work.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @J.Ross
    @Papinian

    Use a frontend like hooktube (same url, replace you with hook) or invidio.us

    , @M-tt
    @Papinian

    Sorry I was trying to post the video URL itself in my earlier reply to you, but it just embedded the video in my comment.

    hxxps://youtu.be/ylbG0Uulys4

    Replace the X's

    (is there a "code" tag in this comment system?)

    Replies: @res

    , @huwhyte ppl
    @Papinian


    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?
     
    There are multiple issues with that.

    1) Videos consume a lot of disk space and bandwidth, it's by far the most resource consuming type of content. YT hosts videos for free, making up with the advertisements, but even with that they say that they don't make any profit out of YT (and it's hard to verify). Of course, nobody will want to spin any ads on a nazi white supremacist misogynist service which is sure what MSM will claim it is. That's why projects like bitchute have to rely on donations and have total shit quality of videos.

    2) A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile. E.g. Google, having most of the search engine share in the US, won't index it, will put it to the bottom of any search output. Hosting providers and datacenters will refuse service. Payment providers will refuse service. DNS providers will seize your domain (what happened to TDS). Network operators will seize your IP addresses.

    I'm sure there's more, it's just off the top of my head.

    Replies: @Papinian

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Papinian


    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?
     
    The network effect is a b*tch. Once someone has a critical mass of content and a decent search and interface, it's pretty hard to tear people away with piecemeal offerings.

    Google has sunk hundreds of millions of losses over a decade and a half into YouTube to get it to total market dominance. YouTube's user base tends to skew male and conservative/libertarian. But its run by the same SJW (Susan Wojiski) who fired James Damore for citing facts to power.

    Someone could break YT's monopoly. But they would have to come in with a big enough initial investment to get credibility and attract content. I think Spotify may be gearing up to make just such a move, and freer speech may be one of its marketing points.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Papinian


    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?
     
    Short answer: network effect.

    Longer answer: financial and infrastructure chokepoints held by hostile wokels, plus ADL, SPLC et al. on overwatch.

    Others on this thread have elaborated.

    I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did
     
    As others mentioned, VPN is (part of) the answer. As your downthread comment avers, though, a VPN is not a perfect invisibility cloak. Cookies, reference links, browsing habits, etc., can identify you even through a VPN. VPN works best if it is on a separate machine from any browsing where you identify yourself (access email, bank, amazon, etc.: any account tied to your real name). So ideally you have a machine dedicated to your activity where you want to be identified (personal email, shopping, banking, etc.), and another separate machine with VPN dedicated to activity where you don't want to be identified (iSteve and other thoughtcrime).
  11. @Reg Cæsar
    Note that she at least once incorrectly identified her hosts, The Center of the American Experiment, as the Center for the American Experiment.

    This clearly puts all her data under suspicion, as well as her own bona fides, and thus qualifies this as fake news meriting removal. Now back to the Squad...

    She probably also called the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party "Democrats", which is unforgivable, even if no one has seen a real farmer or laborer among them for decades.

    Replies: @Cortes

    She should be called Heather Nic Donald…

    Dismiss her arguments.

  12. You can watch restricted videos on youtube without signing in by using hooktube (with the same video id). Eg for the video above:

    https://hooktube.com/watch?v=qbMkYZGFVw0&feature=youtu.be

  13. What!

    YouTube hasn’t totally squelched this BadThink yet?

    How is Biden going to win if this sort of thing keeps up?

  14. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    I don’t want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Just copy the video link directly into your browser

    But aren’t you, by the same logic, also afraid of YouTube knowing that your IP address accessed this video directly?? Sounds like you need a VPN for peace of mind

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @M-tt


    But aren’t you, by the same logic, also afraid of YouTube knowing that your IP address accessed this video directly?? Sounds like you need a VPN for peace of mind
     
    What a pretty pass we've come to, as this and most of the posts in this thread demonstrate. Pretty soon North Korea will be poking fun at us for our lack of freedom.
  15. @El Dato
    Who is the "YouTube Community" and how do we eliminate them?

    Replies: @bruce county

    They are the ones who down vote all the Conservative videos.

  16. Not sure why BitChute hasn’t gotten more traction except that its layout and graphics have a distinctly downscale and clickbaity vibe. Compare with, for examp!e, Unz Review–not beautiful, but it ‘s not embarrassing either. Somebody needs to make a video platform with a better look if they want to make a viable alternative to YouTube.

    VDARE has this problem too–it’s website architecture and graphic design make it almost unreadable. I have it in my bookmark favorites, but I rarely read it because it’s so unpleasant to use.

    Takimag is another one–they didn’t have a great website before, but their current incarnation didn’t add much while taking away the whimsical branding.

    Not sure why these kinds of websites have so much trouble with design unless this is a feature and not a bug, like the poor quality of so much modern music and film.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Chrisnonymous

    My problem with Bitchute is that its search feature is terrible. I do better looking up their content from the outside, on Google.

    Between that, and the layout issues that bother you, the lesson is that Youtube is what it is because of a whole lot of expensive engineering work.

  17. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    The ad revenue thing is an issue in that sites are somewhat beholden to woke corporate decisions.

    The alternative is a pay scheme. I wouldn’t mind this except that when Visa and Mastercard decide to jump on the woke bandwagon, I’ll get booted for making payments to RacisTube or whatever.

    You can see where this is headed–completely separate parallel financial institutions down to banks.

    Maybe there is a way around this with BitCoin but I don’t use that so I don’t know how it can work.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Chrisnonymous



    I wouldn’t mind this except that when Visa and Mastercard decide to jump on the woke bandwagon, I’ll get booted for making payments to RacisTube or whatever.

     

    Visa and Mastercard made that decision long ago. Just ask anyone running a right-wing website who has tried to use either of them to process payments .


    You can see where this is headed–completely separate parallel financial institutions down to banks.

     

    Banks, credit card issuers, and other financial institutions are heavily regulated and exist only as long as long as the government says they do.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Choke_Point

    Parallel financial institutions is a good idea, but anyone who saw saw what happened to Hatreon can take a pretty good guess at what the future will look like.
  18. @Bardon Kaldian
    Youtube needs serious alternatives. This just talk no action attitude has been around for too long & without result.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666

    Support Bitchute. Watch videos there instead of YouTube whenever the option exists, and tolerate the bugs and clumsy design. It’s just one guy vs the might of Google, so don’t expect perfection straight away.

  19. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    Use a frontend like hooktube (same url, replace you with hook) or invidio.us

  20. Bitchute.com is the de facto emergent right wing YouTube alternative. Just like Parler is a good substitute for twitter. We need a conservative crowdsourcing Alternative for gofundme

  21. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian
    Youtube needs serious alternatives. This just talk no action attitude has been around for too long & without result.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666

    Youtube needs serious alternatives.

    Is bitchute.com not considered serious?

    • Replies: @Michael S
    @Anonymous

    Bitchute is about where YouTube was 10-15 years ago, i.e. crap.

    It's not just bugs, it's a total lack of effort. Broken search. Cringe recommendations. They use Disqus for comments, themselves notorious for both censorship and shillbotting. Technically they have a native mobile app, but it's worse than the mobile browser experience. Want to use it on a Roku, Samsung TV or other "smart" device? Fuhgeddaboudit.

    I realize that the core technology behind Bitchute is incredibly hard, and monetizing creators is probably even harder, so I sympathize somewhat with them being forced to make hard choices about where to invest, but I'm not going to patronize a business out of sympathy for them or hatred for their competition; they have to put out a product that's at least decent.

    The impression one gets of Bitchute - and I won't pretend that I can read their inner thoughts, I'm only saying that this is how they appear - is very much like Minds and other upstart social media, i.e. that they think they can coast along on pure spite for big tech and don't really need to develop any technological advantage. What substantial improvements have they made since, oh, 2018 or so?

  22. @Anon
    Maybe I'm just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn't been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @kaganovitch, @Jesse, @Art Deco, @ATBOTL

    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?

    Because she is a big government apologist who does every thing she can to push a false narrative of a “war on police”. When in reality the cops have been waging war on the American people for decades. She serves to keep the sheep in fear and demanding more militant police.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Chris Mallory

    Thanks for the fantasies. Been an education.

    , @Redman
    @Chris Mallory

    There’s definitely a balance to be struck between the insanely woke who think cops are all out to kill blacks and the gung-ho pro cop brigade who want every drug dealer thrown down a well.

    Right now, the political left is against the cops for all the wrong reasons. Anyone who thinks civil society can survive without policing is nuts. Can the cops get a little out of control sometimes? Sure. Is police brutality against blacks a problem? No.

    Try to keep up with the correct framing of the issue.

  23. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    @Papinian

    The ad revenue thing is an issue in that sites are somewhat beholden to woke corporate decisions.

    The alternative is a pay scheme. I wouldn't mind this except that when Visa and Mastercard decide to jump on the woke bandwagon, I'll get booted for making payments to RacisTube or whatever.

    You can see where this is headed--completely separate parallel financial institutions down to banks.

    Maybe there is a way around this with BitCoin but I don't use that so I don't know how it can work.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I wouldn’t mind this except that when Visa and Mastercard decide to jump on the woke bandwagon, I’ll get booted for making payments to RacisTube or whatever.

    Visa and Mastercard made that decision long ago. Just ask anyone running a right-wing website who has tried to use either of them to process payments .

    You can see where this is headed–completely separate parallel financial institutions down to banks.

    Banks, credit card issuers, and other financial institutions are heavily regulated and exist only as long as long as the government says they do.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Choke_Point

    Parallel financial institutions is a good idea, but anyone who saw saw what happened to Hatreon can take a pretty good guess at what the future will look like.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  24. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    Sorry I was trying to post the video URL itself in my earlier reply to you, but it just embedded the video in my comment.

    hxxps://youtu.be/ylbG0Uulys4

    Replace the X’s

    (is there a “code” tag in this comment system?)

    • Replies: @res
    @M-tt


    (is there a “code” tag in this comment system?)
     
    Not sure what exactly you are looking for, but if you want to post a link to a video without having it embed just use an a tag with the text the same as the link.
    https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp

    Like this.

    https://youtu.be/ylbG0Uulys4
  25. As per somebody’s tweet:

    ‘…We have exchanged democracy for terms of service and there may be no going back.’

  26. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?

    There are multiple issues with that.

    1) Videos consume a lot of disk space and bandwidth, it’s by far the most resource consuming type of content. YT hosts videos for free, making up with the advertisements, but even with that they say that they don’t make any profit out of YT (and it’s hard to verify). Of course, nobody will want to spin any ads on a nazi white supremacist misogynist service which is sure what MSM will claim it is. That’s why projects like bitchute have to rely on donations and have total shit quality of videos.

    2) A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile. E.g. Google, having most of the search engine share in the US, won’t index it, will put it to the bottom of any search output. Hosting providers and datacenters will refuse service. Payment providers will refuse service. DNS providers will seize your domain (what happened to TDS). Network operators will seize your IP addresses.

    I’m sure there’s more, it’s just off the top of my head.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Papinian
    @huwhyte ppl

    @huwhyte ppl


    A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile.
     
    I usually watch a video on Twitch (owned by Amazon) as I fall asleep each night. Tonight, I got the strangest ad: "Gaming needs your superior DNA" it said. Then, as if that wasn't creepy enough, there was silence for almost 15 seconds, then a logo I'd never seen before, then the Intel logo.

    I've been reading on here for only about three days, and I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow: "Watch out, you: we know what you've been reading." How is that ad even in the lineup? How does telling me I have superior DNA supposed to get me to buy whatever it was the ad was for?

    So now I must decide, is reading this blog worth the risk? And I don't think the risk is zero, even if I stop clicking through to links, which I will certainly never do again. I could try a VPN, yes, but what if it's not the click-through that's giving me away? This morning, I typed "www.unz/isteve.com" instead of "www.unz.com/isteve", and my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results. I'm sure there are other ways I've given myself away, unawares!

    I'm not ignorant just of the mode of detection but also of the possible methods of retaliation. As I stated above, I make my living online, so I am a service which relies on a ton of hostile infrastructure. But what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn't I read here that some bank's (Ffloyd's?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it's relevant for businesses, why not for individuals. I assure you, my inability to dissemble what I think well enough has definitely reduced my earning potential (over, and over again. It is why I run my own business, now. Or maybe it's just my awful personality!). My political views are 100% relevant for an organization deciding whether or not to, say, give me a mortgage. Etc, etc, etc...

    So, if it is impossible for me to dissemble my political views online, if even one slip up will reveal them to everyone forever, I have to think about avoiding this blog, even though it fills me with sunshine and joy, quite literally. I think some people here do say somewhat scary things (I'm thinking of you, guy, who says Jews are in a crypsis arms race with other whites. Pretty close to actual, literal Nazism, no?), but on the whole, it's wonderful to read frank conversations about these topics by clearly well-intentioned people. And this is why I've come here so frequently in the past three days.

    But, I mean, there are obviously risks just to visiting this site. I wish it weren't that way!

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Redman

  27. @Anon
    Maybe I'm just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn't been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @kaganovitch, @Jesse, @Art Deco, @ATBOTL

    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?

    Jewish privilege.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @kaganovitch

    Why would the daughter of Robert MacDonald and Elouise Hartmann be allocated 'Jewish privilege'?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  28. In L.A., they’re threatening to cut off water and power to homes which host large parties: a novel approach to enforcing the law in the No Police Violence era. Although it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the usual suspects take the opportunity to squawk “water is a human right!”

    I wonder what will end more black lives: Fergusson 2.0 or the corona spread by protestors not social distancing. I know which one sellout Steve will pay attention to.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Alexander Turok


    In L.A., they’re threatening to cut off water and power to homes which host large parties...
     
    I'm not sure I'd wanna be the guy up on the pole cutting off power to a diverse house party of several hundred POCs. Not without a SWAT team nearby anyway.
  29. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences."

    What is this "YouTube community"? How does one become a member? Are there any membership fees? What is the population of this community? How does it make decisions; by majority vote? Who determines the questions to be voted on? I want a Civics lesson on the YouTube community. Where can I find one?

    Replies: @anon, @International Jew

    The Community is ADL.
    You know their requirements.

  30. @Chrisnonymous
    Not sure why BitChute hasn't gotten more traction except that its layout and graphics have a distinctly downscale and clickbaity vibe. Compare with, for examp!e, Unz Review--not beautiful, but it 's not embarrassing either. Somebody needs to make a video platform with a better look if they want to make a viable alternative to YouTube.

    VDARE has this problem too--it's website architecture and graphic design make it almost unreadable. I have it in my bookmark favorites, but I rarely read it because it's so unpleasant to use.

    Takimag is another one--they didn't have a great website before, but their current incarnation didn't add much while taking away the whimsical branding.

    Not sure why these kinds of websites have so much trouble with design unless this is a feature and not a bug, like the poor quality of so much modern music and film.

    Replies: @International Jew

    My problem with Bitchute is that its search feature is terrible. I do better looking up their content from the outside, on Google.

    Between that, and the layout issues that bother you, the lesson is that Youtube is what it is because of a whole lot of expensive engineering work.

  31. Can you believe in race “differences” in general, with overlap, without believing in “General” racial superiority. I prefer music made by Black People, especially compared to “White people who emulate Black musical performers” but, I love white people’s arts and endeavors too. Shakespeare can’t be beat and downhill skiing is as exciting as it gets.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Michelle

    That's like saying black guys outdance asian guys, but asian guys are better at math than black guys. Two outrageously true statements, but only one may be uttered in polite company.

    Who drives better? I mean, who drives worse? It's a tossup.

    ---------------------------
    PS you can substitute 'jews' for 'asians' in the above, but it makes the jews angry.

    Replies: @Michelle

  32. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences."

    What is this "YouTube community"? How does one become a member? Are there any membership fees? What is the population of this community? How does it make decisions; by majority vote? Who determines the questions to be voted on? I want a Civics lesson on the YouTube community. Where can I find one?

    Replies: @anon, @International Jew

    Of course it’s a bogus “community”.

    Now if you have a real community, say the community of Satilla Shores, Georgia, and you want a community standard like “no jogging burglars allowed”, well then you’ll have problems.

  33. @M-tt
    @Papinian


    I don’t want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?
     
    Just copy the video link directly into your browser
    https://youtu.be/qbMkYZGFVw0
    But aren't you, by the same logic, also afraid of YouTube knowing that your IP address accessed this video directly?? Sounds like you need a VPN for peace of mind

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    But aren’t you, by the same logic, also afraid of YouTube knowing that your IP address accessed this video directly?? Sounds like you need a VPN for peace of mind

    What a pretty pass we’ve come to, as this and most of the posts in this thread demonstrate. Pretty soon North Korea will be poking fun at us for our lack of freedom.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  34. @North Carolina Resident
    I wish she were a White House policy advisor and gave public/press briefings.

    I also have the same wish for Steve Sailer.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    Heather Mac Donald’s career is based on covering for GOP fakestats policy. She’s been lying since the mid-90s about “broken windows” policing.

    http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2019/02/everyone-knows-that-crime-went-down-for.html

    • Thanks: Alden
  35. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints. Now it’s dominated by profit-making monopolists who can squeeze out anybody they feel like.

    Al Gore is very pleased that his friends upgraded Al’s invention that badly needed effective chokepoints!
    Now pay up your Carbon Credits, Al needs a new 757 to travel to his Zero-Carbon Conventions.

  36. @Bardon Kaldian
    Youtube needs serious alternatives. This just talk no action attitude has been around for too long & without result.

    Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666

    Youtube needs serious alternatives.

    I think there is hope that Spotify is moving into that space as a big competitor. The Joe Rogan deal may pull a lot of content providers over.

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
  37. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?

    The network effect is a b*tch. Once someone has a critical mass of content and a decent search and interface, it’s pretty hard to tear people away with piecemeal offerings.

    Google has sunk hundreds of millions of losses over a decade and a half into YouTube to get it to total market dominance. YouTube’s user base tends to skew male and conservative/libertarian. But its run by the same SJW (Susan Wojiski) who fired James Damore for citing facts to power.

    Someone could break YT’s monopoly. But they would have to come in with a big enough initial investment to get credibility and attract content. I think Spotify may be gearing up to make just such a move, and freer speech may be one of its marketing points.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Thanks: Mr McKenna
  38. @huwhyte ppl
    @Papinian


    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?
     
    There are multiple issues with that.

    1) Videos consume a lot of disk space and bandwidth, it's by far the most resource consuming type of content. YT hosts videos for free, making up with the advertisements, but even with that they say that they don't make any profit out of YT (and it's hard to verify). Of course, nobody will want to spin any ads on a nazi white supremacist misogynist service which is sure what MSM will claim it is. That's why projects like bitchute have to rely on donations and have total shit quality of videos.

    2) A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile. E.g. Google, having most of the search engine share in the US, won't index it, will put it to the bottom of any search output. Hosting providers and datacenters will refuse service. Payment providers will refuse service. DNS providers will seize your domain (what happened to TDS). Network operators will seize your IP addresses.

    I'm sure there's more, it's just off the top of my head.

    Replies: @Papinian

    A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile.

    I usually watch a video on Twitch (owned by Amazon) as I fall asleep each night. Tonight, I got the strangest ad: “Gaming needs your superior DNA” it said. Then, as if that wasn’t creepy enough, there was silence for almost 15 seconds, then a logo I’d never seen before, then the Intel logo.

    I’ve been reading on here for only about three days, and I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow: “Watch out, you: we know what you’ve been reading.” How is that ad even in the lineup? How does telling me I have superior DNA supposed to get me to buy whatever it was the ad was for?

    So now I must decide, is reading this blog worth the risk? And I don’t think the risk is zero, even if I stop clicking through to links, which I will certainly never do again. I could try a VPN, yes, but what if it’s not the click-through that’s giving me away? This morning, I typed “www.unz/isteve.com” instead of “www.unz.com/isteve”, and my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results. I’m sure there are other ways I’ve given myself away, unawares!

    I’m not ignorant just of the mode of detection but also of the possible methods of retaliation. As I stated above, I make my living online, so I am a service which relies on a ton of hostile infrastructure. But what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn’t I read here that some bank’s (Ffloyd’s?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it’s relevant for businesses, why not for individuals. I assure you, my inability to dissemble what I think well enough has definitely reduced my earning potential (over, and over again. It is why I run my own business, now. Or maybe it’s just my awful personality!). My political views are 100% relevant for an organization deciding whether or not to, say, give me a mortgage. Etc, etc, etc…

    So, if it is impossible for me to dissemble my political views online, if even one slip up will reveal them to everyone forever, I have to think about avoiding this blog, even though it fills me with sunshine and joy, quite literally. I think some people here do say somewhat scary things (I’m thinking of you, guy, who says Jews are in a crypsis arms race with other whites. Pretty close to actual, literal Nazism, no?), but on the whole, it’s wonderful to read frank conversations about these topics by clearly well-intentioned people. And this is why I’ve come here so frequently in the past three days.

    But, I mean, there are obviously risks just to visiting this site. I wish it weren’t that way!

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Papinian


    I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow
     
    Meh, corporate ad campaigns are surprisingly expensive to create and launch, so I can't imagine Intel making one just to frighten badthinkers. You probably fit the profile for a likely gamer, so Intel served you their latest ad aimed at the gamer segment, which happened to include the word "DNA", which to them is a semi-meaningless corporate buzzword.

    my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results
     
    Change your default search page away from Google. May I suggest Yippy? Also, don't do any crimethought browsing in Chrome, which is Google spyware. May I suggest Brave or Vivaldi? Google (and Chrome) have their uses, but you don't want to end up under their scrutiny by default.

    what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn’t I read here that some bank’s (Ffloyd’s?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it’s relevant for businesses, why not for individuals.
     
    Already happening, dude. See my previous comment for recommended defense.

    fills me with sunshine and joy
     
    Welcome to the club.
    , @Redman
    @Papinian

    I think you need to up your meds bro.

  39. One more thought: it’s probably the embedded Tweets that’s giving me away. Every time I load a page with one on it (almost every single page here), my browser sends a request to Twitter’s servers for the Tweet information.

    It’s such a nicely formatted Tweet, there. . . In order to do that, Twitter needs, at least, some information about my browser and my device.

    The real question is, does my browser’s request for the Tweet information also include the URL of the website that referred my browser?

    Is so, then Twitter may know: 1) who I am (from my device specs) 2) when I visit, 3) which posts I read.

    Will even a VPN solve this? If so, how?

  40. @Michelle
    Can you believe in race "differences" in general, with overlap, without believing in "General" racial superiority. I prefer music made by Black People, especially compared to "White people who emulate Black musical performers" but, I love white people's arts and endeavors too. Shakespeare can't be beat and downhill skiing is as exciting as it gets.

    Replies: @anon

    That’s like saying black guys outdance asian guys, but asian guys are better at math than black guys. Two outrageously true statements, but only one may be uttered in polite company.

    Who drives better? I mean, who drives worse? It’s a tossup.

    —————————
    PS you can substitute ‘jews’ for ‘asians’ in the above, but it makes the jews angry.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    @anon

    Yes, and I prefer dance to mathematics, always have always will, but I'm glad that people can do both.

  41. @Anon
    Maybe I'm just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn't been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @kaganovitch, @Jesse, @Art Deco, @ATBOTL

    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone. Plus, fewer people read books than watch TV. She’s useful in turning away reasonably intelligent and curious people on the margins.

    • Replies: @Simon
    @Jesse


    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone.
     
    Really? I’ve read Mac Donald's books — and her articles, op-eds, etc. — and found them gracefully written, intelligent, and admirably courageous. Nothing “offputting" about them.

    What bothers me is that, when her book The Diversity Delusion came out a couple of years ago, I looked for it at my local Barnes & Noble — Upper West Side of Manhattan, hence enemy territory — and couldn’t find it amid the displays of new nonfiction stacked up on tables in the front. The only copy the store had available at the time was shoved spine-out in the Education section on the second floor.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    , @Art Deco
    @Jesse

    I think you mean you find her abrasive because you cannot think of counters to the points she makes.

  42. @Papinian
    I really wish there were some site other than Youtube to watch this lecture on. I don't want Google to know that my IP address was referred to Youtube from this website.

    No offense! But I make all of my income online. If my IP address were placed on some sort of blacklist, and my service downgraded because of it, I mean, how would I even know that that had happened?

    Why don't conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity? Is it just the hardware issue, buying and operating the required number of server farms? Or are there legal issues I'm unaware of, which would force any video-sharing platform of that size to behave like Youtube/Google does? Or is it just the winner-takes-all nature of the ad marketplace, where a smaller competitor couldn't meet its operating costs in the long run?

    All this to say, I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did, and particularly (no offense! I'm just scared of them, not ashamed of you) without their knowing I came from here.

    Replies: @M-tt, @Chrisnonymous, @J.Ross, @M-tt, @huwhyte ppl, @Hypnotoad666, @Almost Missouri

    Why don’t conservatives just switch en masse to a different video-sharing platform, perhaps privately owned by a non-liberal entity?

    Short answer: network effect.

    Longer answer: financial and infrastructure chokepoints held by hostile wokels, plus ADL, SPLC et al. on overwatch.

    Others on this thread have elaborated.

    I really wish I could watch these things without Google or Twitter knowing I did

    As others mentioned, VPN is (part of) the answer. As your downthread comment avers, though, a VPN is not a perfect invisibility cloak. Cookies, reference links, browsing habits, etc., can identify you even through a VPN. VPN works best if it is on a separate machine from any browsing where you identify yourself (access email, bank, amazon, etc.: any account tied to your real name). So ideally you have a machine dedicated to your activity where you want to be identified (personal email, shopping, banking, etc.), and another separate machine with VPN dedicated to activity where you don’t want to be identified (iSteve and other thoughtcrime).

  43. @Anon
    Maybe I'm just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn't been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @kaganovitch, @Jesse, @Art Deco, @ATBOTL

    She works for the Manhattan Institute, and they’re quite content with her stated viewpoint. You can see the tech companies and higher ed apparatchiks aren’t, and they’re trying to limit dissemination of her view.

  44. @Papinian
    @huwhyte ppl

    @huwhyte ppl


    A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile.
     
    I usually watch a video on Twitch (owned by Amazon) as I fall asleep each night. Tonight, I got the strangest ad: "Gaming needs your superior DNA" it said. Then, as if that wasn't creepy enough, there was silence for almost 15 seconds, then a logo I'd never seen before, then the Intel logo.

    I've been reading on here for only about three days, and I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow: "Watch out, you: we know what you've been reading." How is that ad even in the lineup? How does telling me I have superior DNA supposed to get me to buy whatever it was the ad was for?

    So now I must decide, is reading this blog worth the risk? And I don't think the risk is zero, even if I stop clicking through to links, which I will certainly never do again. I could try a VPN, yes, but what if it's not the click-through that's giving me away? This morning, I typed "www.unz/isteve.com" instead of "www.unz.com/isteve", and my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results. I'm sure there are other ways I've given myself away, unawares!

    I'm not ignorant just of the mode of detection but also of the possible methods of retaliation. As I stated above, I make my living online, so I am a service which relies on a ton of hostile infrastructure. But what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn't I read here that some bank's (Ffloyd's?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it's relevant for businesses, why not for individuals. I assure you, my inability to dissemble what I think well enough has definitely reduced my earning potential (over, and over again. It is why I run my own business, now. Or maybe it's just my awful personality!). My political views are 100% relevant for an organization deciding whether or not to, say, give me a mortgage. Etc, etc, etc...

    So, if it is impossible for me to dissemble my political views online, if even one slip up will reveal them to everyone forever, I have to think about avoiding this blog, even though it fills me with sunshine and joy, quite literally. I think some people here do say somewhat scary things (I'm thinking of you, guy, who says Jews are in a crypsis arms race with other whites. Pretty close to actual, literal Nazism, no?), but on the whole, it's wonderful to read frank conversations about these topics by clearly well-intentioned people. And this is why I've come here so frequently in the past three days.

    But, I mean, there are obviously risks just to visiting this site. I wish it weren't that way!

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Redman

    I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow

    Meh, corporate ad campaigns are surprisingly expensive to create and launch, so I can’t imagine Intel making one just to frighten badthinkers. You probably fit the profile for a likely gamer, so Intel served you their latest ad aimed at the gamer segment, which happened to include the word “DNA”, which to them is a semi-meaningless corporate buzzword.

    my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results

    Change your default search page away from Google. May I suggest Yippy? Also, don’t do any crimethought browsing in Chrome, which is Google spyware. May I suggest Brave or Vivaldi? Google (and Chrome) have their uses, but you don’t want to end up under their scrutiny by default.

    what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn’t I read here that some bank’s (Ffloyd’s?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it’s relevant for businesses, why not for individuals.

    Already happening, dude. See my previous comment for recommended defense.

    fills me with sunshine and joy

    Welcome to the club.

  45. @kaganovitch
    @Anon

    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?


    Jewish privilege.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Why would the daughter of Robert MacDonald and Elouise Hartmann be allocated ‘Jewish privilege’?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Art Deco

    A joke.

  46. @Chris Mallory
    @Anon


    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?
     
    Because she is a big government apologist who does every thing she can to push a false narrative of a "war on police". When in reality the cops have been waging war on the American people for decades. She serves to keep the sheep in fear and demanding more militant police.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Redman

    Thanks for the fantasies. Been an education.

  47. @Art Deco
    @kaganovitch

    Why would the daughter of Robert MacDonald and Elouise Hartmann be allocated 'Jewish privilege'?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    A joke.

  48. @Alexander Turok
    In L.A., they're threatening to cut off water and power to homes which host large parties: a novel approach to enforcing the law in the No Police Violence era. Although it wouldn't surprise me at all if the usual suspects take the opportunity to squawk "water is a human right!"

    I wonder what will end more black lives: Fergusson 2.0 or the corona spread by protestors not social distancing. I know which one sellout Steve will pay attention to.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    In L.A., they’re threatening to cut off water and power to homes which host large parties…

    I’m not sure I’d wanna be the guy up on the pole cutting off power to a diverse house party of several hundred POCs. Not without a SWAT team nearby anyway.

  49. A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints.

    “I’d like to return this new 1984 Internet I just received for the 1998 Internet I used to have.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Abe

    I'm sorry Abe, I'm afraid I can't do that.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Abe

    That's a good one.

  50. I would encourage people to look into a new technology that bases websites on the blockchain technology, which is used for cryptocurrency. This is advertised as a decentralized existence rather than a hosted existence. There are startup companies that are trying to get it off the ground.

    https://builtin.com/blockchain/censorship-decentralized-domains
    https://unstoppabledomains.com/

    I don’t like government provided stuff but I would recommend (temporarily):

    1. A law that requires specific and transparent terms of service that can be appealed at the cost of the company and the customer is assumed to be “innocent.” These rules cannot be applied retroactively and they can’t be changed capriciously. Of course, I don’t object to people making “threats” as much as other people do.
    2. Federal Domain Registrar – a last resort if the tech overlords try to freeze you out
    3. This might be undoable (and potentially privacy endangering) because of cost etc but government funded with no ads or revenue generation: web hosting, twitter, facebook, email, reddit.

    Some alternatives reddit:ruqqus mail:proton mail youtube:bitchute twitter:gab I can’t seem to complete my account on Parler because I don’t have a cell phone.

  51. @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian



    Youtube needs serious alternatives.

     

    Is bitchute.com not considered serious?

    Replies: @Michael S

    Bitchute is about where YouTube was 10-15 years ago, i.e. crap.

    It’s not just bugs, it’s a total lack of effort. Broken search. Cringe recommendations. They use Disqus for comments, themselves notorious for both censorship and shillbotting. Technically they have a native mobile app, but it’s worse than the mobile browser experience. Want to use it on a Roku, Samsung TV or other “smart” device? Fuhgeddaboudit.

    I realize that the core technology behind Bitchute is incredibly hard, and monetizing creators is probably even harder, so I sympathize somewhat with them being forced to make hard choices about where to invest, but I’m not going to patronize a business out of sympathy for them or hatred for their competition; they have to put out a product that’s at least decent.

    The impression one gets of Bitchute – and I won’t pretend that I can read their inner thoughts, I’m only saying that this is how they appear – is very much like Minds and other upstart social media, i.e. that they think they can coast along on pure spite for big tech and don’t really need to develop any technological advantage. What substantial improvements have they made since, oh, 2018 or so?

  52. the Democrats only was more riots looting and arson so they can force Gun Control and Gun Confiscation of America and the Small Arms Control Treaty signed by America Traitor and Dirty Liberal Democrat John Kerry

  53. @Chris Mallory
    @Anon


    Maybe I’m just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn’t been purged yet?
     
    Because she is a big government apologist who does every thing she can to push a false narrative of a "war on police". When in reality the cops have been waging war on the American people for decades. She serves to keep the sheep in fear and demanding more militant police.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Redman

    There’s definitely a balance to be struck between the insanely woke who think cops are all out to kill blacks and the gung-ho pro cop brigade who want every drug dealer thrown down a well.

    Right now, the political left is against the cops for all the wrong reasons. Anyone who thinks civil society can survive without policing is nuts. Can the cops get a little out of control sometimes? Sure. Is police brutality against blacks a problem? No.

    Try to keep up with the correct framing of the issue.

  54. @Papinian
    @huwhyte ppl

    @huwhyte ppl


    A service relies on a ton of other infrastructure, all of which is hostile.
     
    I usually watch a video on Twitch (owned by Amazon) as I fall asleep each night. Tonight, I got the strangest ad: "Gaming needs your superior DNA" it said. Then, as if that wasn't creepy enough, there was silence for almost 15 seconds, then a logo I'd never seen before, then the Intel logo.

    I've been reading on here for only about three days, and I interpret this ad as a shot across my bow: "Watch out, you: we know what you've been reading." How is that ad even in the lineup? How does telling me I have superior DNA supposed to get me to buy whatever it was the ad was for?

    So now I must decide, is reading this blog worth the risk? And I don't think the risk is zero, even if I stop clicking through to links, which I will certainly never do again. I could try a VPN, yes, but what if it's not the click-through that's giving me away? This morning, I typed "www.unz/isteve.com" instead of "www.unz.com/isteve", and my browser, realizing that it was an invalid URL kindly sent the text to Google for search results. I'm sure there are other ways I've given myself away, unawares!

    I'm not ignorant just of the mode of detection but also of the possible methods of retaliation. As I stated above, I make my living online, so I am a service which relies on a ton of hostile infrastructure. But what if the people who track my behavior sell my online profile to credit rating agencies, whose proprietary formulae are secret? Didn't I read here that some bank's (Ffloyd's?) diversity initiatives were regarded as credit positive by Moody? If it's relevant for businesses, why not for individuals. I assure you, my inability to dissemble what I think well enough has definitely reduced my earning potential (over, and over again. It is why I run my own business, now. Or maybe it's just my awful personality!). My political views are 100% relevant for an organization deciding whether or not to, say, give me a mortgage. Etc, etc, etc...

    So, if it is impossible for me to dissemble my political views online, if even one slip up will reveal them to everyone forever, I have to think about avoiding this blog, even though it fills me with sunshine and joy, quite literally. I think some people here do say somewhat scary things (I'm thinking of you, guy, who says Jews are in a crypsis arms race with other whites. Pretty close to actual, literal Nazism, no?), but on the whole, it's wonderful to read frank conversations about these topics by clearly well-intentioned people. And this is why I've come here so frequently in the past three days.

    But, I mean, there are obviously risks just to visiting this site. I wish it weren't that way!

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Redman

    I think you need to up your meds bro.

  55. @Jesse
    @Anon

    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone. Plus, fewer people read books than watch TV. She's useful in turning away reasonably intelligent and curious people on the margins.

    Replies: @Simon, @Art Deco

    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone.

    Really? I’ve read Mac Donald’s books — and her articles, op-eds, etc. — and found them gracefully written, intelligent, and admirably courageous. Nothing “offputting” about them.

    What bothers me is that, when her book The Diversity Delusion came out a couple of years ago, I looked for it at my local Barnes & Noble — Upper West Side of Manhattan, hence enemy territory — and couldn’t find it amid the displays of new nonfiction stacked up on tables in the front. The only copy the store had available at the time was shoved spine-out in the Education section on the second floor.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Simon


    and found them gracefully written, intelligent, and admirably courageous. Nothing “offputting” about them.
     
    Agree. Reading Mac Donald is one of the few pleasures we have in this country.

    That said, I do think she became a bit "offputting" with the advent of the Coronapocalypse. I understand why she lost it, but she still should have kept to the role of the public intellectual in interpreting the facts to the public. I'm on her side in this. But she didn't communicate the key facts, which are: there is considerable immunity (it simply isn't true that no one is immune) and the SARS2 virus is not unique in asymptomatic spread with zero ill effects.
  56. A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints. Now it’s dominated by profit-making monopolists who can squeeze out anybody they feel like.

    The internet hasn’t changed one bit. The eyes have all congregated on a few platforms, google, facebook, twitter, yutub so all the action is there.

    Web pages, self publishing like Untz and Isteve .com, mailing lists, communities all still exist.

    For some reason, maybe the addictive nature of facebook/twitter plus the ease of publishing with no understanding made most content migrate there. So most readers spend their time there. So everyone has to be there (even Steve has a twitter feed) in order to get readers.

    But they are not monopolies that control the Internet in any way. They have a large, by far the largest, audience. The audience voluntarily uses them.

  57. @Anon
    Maybe I'm just an idiot but is there a reason why Heather MacDonald hasn't been purged yet?

    Some kind of special anti-purging powers?

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @kaganovitch, @Jesse, @Art Deco, @ATBOTL

    She works for establisment neocons who support mass immigrant and race replacement of white Americans. Nothing she has ever written differs from the 80’s era Wall St. Journal line. She never touches any really proscribed topic like white identity or the forces behind the things she complains about. Her pro-police line is very much part of the establishment’s approved list of narratives.

  58. @Abe

    A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints.
     
    “I’d like to return this new 1984 Internet I just received for the 1998 Internet I used to have.”

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    I’m sorry Abe, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

  59. @Jesse
    @Anon

    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone. Plus, fewer people read books than watch TV. She's useful in turning away reasonably intelligent and curious people on the margins.

    Replies: @Simon, @Art Deco

    I think you mean you find her abrasive because you cannot think of counters to the points she makes.

  60. @M-tt
    @Papinian

    Sorry I was trying to post the video URL itself in my earlier reply to you, but it just embedded the video in my comment.

    hxxps://youtu.be/ylbG0Uulys4

    Replace the X's

    (is there a "code" tag in this comment system?)

    Replies: @res

    (is there a “code” tag in this comment system?)

    Not sure what exactly you are looking for, but if you want to post a link to a video without having it embed just use an a tag with the text the same as the link.
    https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp

    Like this.

    https://youtu.be/ylbG0Uulys4

  61. @Abe

    A couple of decades ago, the Internet was based on non-proprietary standards with very few centralized chokepoints.
     
    “I’d like to return this new 1984 Internet I just received for the 1998 Internet I used to have.”

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer

    That’s a good one.

  62. @Simon
    @Jesse


    Because, if you read her books, she has an amazingly offputting tone.
     
    Really? I’ve read Mac Donald's books — and her articles, op-eds, etc. — and found them gracefully written, intelligent, and admirably courageous. Nothing “offputting" about them.

    What bothers me is that, when her book The Diversity Delusion came out a couple of years ago, I looked for it at my local Barnes & Noble — Upper West Side of Manhattan, hence enemy territory — and couldn’t find it amid the displays of new nonfiction stacked up on tables in the front. The only copy the store had available at the time was shoved spine-out in the Education section on the second floor.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    and found them gracefully written, intelligent, and admirably courageous. Nothing “offputting” about them.

    Agree. Reading Mac Donald is one of the few pleasures we have in this country.

    That said, I do think she became a bit “offputting” with the advent of the Coronapocalypse. I understand why she lost it, but she still should have kept to the role of the public intellectual in interpreting the facts to the public. I’m on her side in this. But she didn’t communicate the key facts, which are: there is considerable immunity (it simply isn’t true that no one is immune) and the SARS2 virus is not unique in asymptomatic spread with zero ill effects.

  63. @anon
    @Michelle

    That's like saying black guys outdance asian guys, but asian guys are better at math than black guys. Two outrageously true statements, but only one may be uttered in polite company.

    Who drives better? I mean, who drives worse? It's a tossup.

    ---------------------------
    PS you can substitute 'jews' for 'asians' in the above, but it makes the jews angry.

    Replies: @Michelle

    Yes, and I prefer dance to mathematics, always have always will, but I’m glad that people can do both.

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