When I saw The Bible Reloaded’s video about their latest fiasco with the Christiano Brothers, they talked about the email they got from YouTube, where they were told that their videos were protected under Fair Use. This has NEVER happened with YouTube before. It almost looked like they had learned their lesson about the DMCA abuse and were taking steps to combat it. But now we realize that one step forward for them involves two steps back.
Back in the REALLY early days of YouTube, your videos could be pulled down because of things like bad language. It’s why my favorite YouTuber, The Amazing Atheist, used to have to bleep out foul language. Well, I guess that’s what’s going to have to happen again, because YouTube has decided that they are going to work to cripple those who make content on their website. Deliberately. Why? Because they want to make money! It’s all for the money. See, YouTube wants to appeal to advertisers now. So if your videos don’t appeal to them, they don’t want you to make money. Don’t believe me? Here is a screen-cap of their new Terms of Service policies. See for yourself.
Can you feel the Orwellian wash over you? Can you feel the insane level of disgusting and how this is spitting in the face of free speech? I can. This is such bullshit. It spits in the face of everything this website was supposed to stand for. It was created so people could upload their own content. It was given monetization so people could make a living off the work they produce. Then YouTube had to whittle that down more and more, to the point that content creators have to go to Patreon in order to make ends meet. Didn’t used to be that way. Used to be that they could just make content that they wanted to make and this site gave them a good paycheck for their work. Now this site is going out of its way to cripple those who are popular for no other reason than because it isn’t “advertiser friendly.” Unbelievable. Orwell would be proud to see how good his predictions were.
Sure, there is the stupid shit that makes me ask how old these fucking losers are. Like how you can’t swear now. I’m sorry, I thought that the lot of us were grownups. But I guess not. I guess that they want YouTube to turn into fucking Disney, with us all out there making PG content that a family can sit down and watch. I have a YouTube channel. I make videos. There is often swearing in them. Hey kids, come watch my videos! Oh, there’s a bad word! Better not let that be monetized. Not to mention, guess so much of the Drunken Peasants library is now demonetized because of their free promotion of smoking weed. The horror! Children might be exposed to the safest drug in the world, that you cannot die from! How awful! And tits! Gotta remember tits! Tits are evil! Is there’s a video with a chick showing any amount of cleavage or anything, it can’t be monetized!
But the thing that truly gets to me is the one that is highlighted. Now it is deemed not “advertiser friendly” to make videos about controversial topics. So many YouTuber creators are coming out with incredibly long lists of videos that have gotten unmonetized. Naturally, they often follow a theme. Have a problem with SJWs? Well, you better believe that you can’t make money! Guess Milo Stewart gets to have her cake and eat it too. Congrats, to you and yours. You have finally struck a winning blow against your detractors. Those who made videos that were well thought out, used clips of your content, not promoting violence or anything against you, are having their work spit on by a website that is supposed to be about content that “you” make. So long as it’s PG. I wonder if that Uhuru fuck that Milo promoted got hit. He’s a disgusting black nationalist. Would be fitting if that cocksucking weasel got hurt by this. But of course not. He’s on the left! It’s so obvious that these new rules will give those on the regressive left the biggest benefit of the doubt EVER.
I am almost in AWE of YouTube doing this. Truly, I am. This is the same site that stood with people in fighting against SOPA. They stood tall for freedom of speech, and now they are basically giving the finger to those that they were supposed to be sticking up for. But I can hear your refrain – “But Lucien, it’s their site! If people don’t like it, they can go somewhere else!” Where? Where exactly can they go? Vimeo is a joke. There is no other service that can compete with YouTube. Doug Walker had to come back to YouTube because his website wasn’t making enough money. There is no legitimate competition. If someone who is bright and decides to strike out on a venture to make a website that can compete, power to ya. I think some legit competition would be good for YouTube. Maybe make them sweat a bit when a new avenue for making money opens that doesn’t buttfuck its creators and is easy to use. Like the early days of YouTube, before the interface went to shit.
Consider this – YouTube has demonetized videos about depression. That’s right, Mr. Repzion made videos about depression and dealing with it, and they say that that’s not advertiser friendly. Videos about fighting acne, as one woman who does makeup videos did, were deemed not advertiser friendly. YouTube is taking steps to now be some “family-friendly” website, and in the process giving the finger to EVERY SINGLE ONE of the people who made them what they are today. It’s like they are saying, “hi there, guys! You made us a shit-ton of money and a complete monopoly on all video content on the Internet. But let me just shit on your careers for ya.” That’s what they are doing. People have made their careers on YouTube. It’s their fucking job. This website is actively working to hurt people’s livelihoods, unless they play ball with this Orwellian bullshit.
And you just know that they aren’t going to say shit about it. The new CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is never going to talk to the press. This website has a reputation for being a brick wall about their policies, no matter how big the names are that are talking to them. They just put up a wall and tell the people who make content for them nothing. This website is becoming a disgrace, where the only videos that can make money are cat videos, reaction videos, and whatever the regressive left deems worthy. Because you know that they will NEVER feel the hammer come down on them. Ever. Anita Sarkeesian troll-baits, but will she get her videos demonetized? Of course not. Because she’s a feminist! That’s all you need to be free from regulation. Just call yourself a feminist, and you have magical powers to avoid repercussion. It’s amazing!
YouTube, fuck you. Fuck your stupid content. You are shooting yourselves in the foot, and for what?! Do you think that your site is going to be somewhere that families can go? If that’s the case, you deserve to fail. And you will. As for Susan Woj…whatever, here’s a question – if bad language is such a problem with you, then why don’t you make the age ratings a bigger part of your platform? Either play with all the pieces or shut the fuck up! Groj!
What’s more, I guarantee that this is just one step away from removing people who they deem not “advertiser friendly” from YouTube altogether. Soon, it won’t be enough to just take away their ability to make money. Instead, they’ll be deleting their videos and banning their channels. Just watch as it happens. Unreal. Fuck you, YouTube. Fuck. You.
Until next time, a quote,
“We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin, the second is knowing when to stop.” – Paulo Coelho