In July, I was accepted as a YouTube Partner Member and I was very happy about this. I thought this really meant something big for me because I could have my voice heard by the world but the happiness that I felt then has soured greatly. Unfortunately, YouTube is a part of a bigger problem that too many people in this country (and world) face and that is censorship of their beliefs.
This is not happening because YouTube says my views are dangerous but rather, they disagree with them politically. This is completely wrong for any public domain platform to do because we do have a Bill of Rights and Constitution that grants all people freedom and equal rights to one another. YouTube is no longer a public domain video content distributor but an editorial board that picks and chooses what people see and hear.
This is not the sign of a strong functioning society but one that is completely off course. There is a right and wrong way of doing things-still-and just because you feel something is right or that something makes you feel bad does not make you right nor does it make the other person wrong. Sean Hannity once explained “I have liberal friends. They are misguided, they are wrong. I disagree with them. I don’t want them to vote. I want them to go on vacation in November. “
Hannity understands that these people are misguided but he does not hate them. He points out that they are wrong which is why he does not want them to vote in November but with that said, he does not say that he wants their right to vote taken away. This article is not meant to be political but many of the same problems that society was facing in the late 19th century are still burdening so many, today. Many other notable names have faced the same fate including Steven Crowder and Dan Bongino.
Bongino is greatly needed in the environment that we are currently in. On May 27, 2019, he wrote “A warning for conservative content creators planning to utilize YouTube – You will be demonetized often for unexplainable reasons. Use their platform to get your ideas out there but don’t expect to be treated fairly and you won’t be disappointed.” When I became a YouTube Partner Member, I was not aware of the bias towards conservative creators but I am not surprised anymore and both Facebook and Twitter are just two other problems with big tech companies.
Again, this is not a political article but I wanted to use a real life example from my life of how the mainstream world use their prejudices against both conservatives and Christians. Unfortunately, things are only going to get worse as our society becomes more secular and liberal. Even many Christians are loose Christians and have accepted a liberal form of Christianity which is not real Christianity. One lesson that I have learned is if you are being silenced because others do not want to hear truth then you have exposed them to the truth and perhaps, you are the first person to do so for this individual(s).
This is significant because a seed cannot grow until it is planted and perhaps, you’re the first one to plant this seed. Leave the rest up to God because He is the only one that can make things grow. Perhaps the most important take away from this experience, for me and for anyone else, is that the mindset that anyone who disagrees or holds an opposing view point must be censored is just one more weapon being utilized by Satan in this spiritual fight. This is a spiritual fight and we cannot forget about this and while it did not spring up overnight, it is being used brilliantly by Satan.
Ephesians 6:12 reassures us of the fight that we are engaged in: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].” Ephesians 6:11 further explains how we are to take on this foe: “Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” It is never easy when we go up against the Devil but with God, we can overcome and be victorious even against an enemy the size of big tech and social media companies.
“A warning for conservative content creators planning to utilize YouTube – You will be demonetized often for unexplainable reasons. Use their platform to get your ideas out there but don’t expect to be treated fairly and you won’t be disappointed.”
-Dan Bongino, May 27, 2019