I was sent a link to a YouTube video that I was told I needed to watch, so I clicked on the link and this is what I got … ‘This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines’
So, what are YouTube’s ‘Community Guidelines?’
• Nudity or Sexual Content
• Hateful Content
• Harassment and cyberbullying
• Child Safety
• Harmful dangerous content
• Violent or graphic content
• Spam, misleading metadata and scams
• Additional Policies
These are the categories where if you violate them, your video will be removed. Nothing is said of Political content such as Conservative points of view, yet many Conservatives have had video content removed due to violations of one of these items in YouTube’s community guidelines. I suppose the category of ‘Harassment and cyber bullying’ would be the category used to remove Conservative content.
YouTube, Facebook, and Google are all private companies that have a right to choose the rules that govern their public access. However, you can see how these companies can and do censor content they would disagree with, especially if they have to do with ideas that would conflict with their worldview. I am thinking of Dennis Prager of Prager U who has been in court suing for the right to keep his content on these platforms. Prager U is a Conservative video service that challenges the culture by presenting the opposite point of view of what is commonly believed by our modern culture. To a Left-leaning Liberal, anything Prager produces is offensive, because it gives the audience a chance to hear the other side of the Liberal argument.
I raise this issue because this is the world in which we live. There is an attitude that “If you don’t agree with me, you’re wrong.” It doesn’t matter what you believe or think if it doesn’t align with what others want you to think. This is why we are so polarized in our Politics today. No one is willing to negotiate the best solution anymore, because “it’s my way or the highway,” for anyone who doesn’t agree with one side or the other.
There is another danger in all of this, and it is the word ‘propaganda.’ Pay special attention to this definition:
Propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
This is a daily practice in America today. Our news media isn’t concerned about reporting a story but more about reporting an agenda. That agenda is to convince you about what your point of view ‘should be’ and how it aligns with a Progressive Political worldview. This worldview believes in the following:
Progressivism is a political philosophy in support of social reform. It is based on the idea of progress in which advancements in science, technology, economic development and social organization are vital to the improvement of the human condition.
• Social reform
• Economic development (stimulus programs)
• Social organization (shared socialism)
Notice what is missing?
Freedom of religion/Free enterprise capitalism/Government ruled by the Constitution
Progressive ideas are not traditional family friendly Values. They are out to redefine the family as any cohesive group that decides they want to live together. These ideas redefine sexual behaviors and gender identification can be anything you deem it to be. These ideas are open to anything goes … except Conservative thinking. That has to die along with the Judeo-Christian Values and Principles because those Values stand in the way of anything goes.
Politicians talk in general terms … so they don’t blow their cover. Their cover is in the under the table deals and ideas they want to pass Bills without most people knowing what is being passed. Remember Nancy Pelosi’s famous words about Obama Care, the Affordable Health Care Act? “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." It was a disaster for most working Americans, and most of them only found out what was in the Bill as it began to cost them more for their health care.
Listen, it is time we wake up as Americans. Stop trusting the propaganda machine of the media, and don’t trust those who tell you everything is going to be okay … because that is a lie. It will only be okay when the Progressives get their way, and then it’s too late for you.
The Bible Teaches us to be wise as serpents and as meek as doves. Don’t live by what other people tell you … live by what God says. Man does not live by bread alone (bread is made by man) but by the very Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of God:
Deuteronomy 8:3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
Even though they may remove our videos and censor our material, we need to continue to speak the Truth. We may be censored and ignored, but our Call is to never quit telling the Truth.
Give me liberty or give me death. ~Patrick Henry
This too should be our Calling as we stand to defend our Religious Liberty and stand against the tyranny of those who oppose the Truth.
Keeping Life Honest and Truthful … Larry Kutzler