Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you should know by now that we live in a politically correct dystopia, where expressing opinions that don’t fit the cultural narrative will get you in major trouble from the cultural apparatchiks. What’s the point of erasing the first amendment if some blue haired, feminist harpie is going to record an innocuous conversation between you and your buddy, show it to your boss and get you fired? Or a mob of hired goons will use violent coercion to stop a speech from happening? Or a website host will take down your video or blog if they feel it offends too many people? Unlike other Western countries, where certain words, phrases and ideas can get you thrown into jail, the easily triggered, Social Justice Warriors and leftists of the world are doing the government’s job for it. No need to waste time writing laws to suppress speech when the fear of losing your job is a good enough “bad idea” deterrent.
Davis Aurini, author of the Stares at the World website, and director of the youtube documentary Immersed in Subversion and other videos, has watched his content get removed for no discernible reason. You can read about that here.
Others have noticed a pattern in the way in which youtube, twitter and Facebook have been biased towards ideas they don’t like. Not being one to take it sitting down, Aurini has launched Operation #CreatorGate: Petition for Content Creator’s Bill of Rights.
As you’re all aware, there’s been a major push for Internet censorship in recent months, driven by the bureaucrats within the European Union, and the major information carrying corporations – Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft. Nothing is going to censor us – but it’s critical that we resist them every step of the way.
So what are we going to do, sign a petition?
We’re going to sign the right kind of petition. Operation #CreatorGate not only demands that common carriers of information respect the principles of the first amendment, it ridicules the overly-sensitive Stasi-wannabes who are demanding tyranny for the sake of their feelz.
The Content Creator’s Bill of Rights
We, the undersigned, hold that Common Carriers of information must be committed to informational neutrality. Many private companies have achieved financial success through the creative output of the content creators who joined their networks, under the assumption of this neutrality. However, in recent months, we have seen a worrying trend towards content censorship.
We adamantly oppose any and all censorship, whether it be based upon politics, religion, creed, race, or any other metric. We hold that all content should be allowed to succeed or fail based upon its own merits, and as such we demand that Common Carriers embrace the following set of standards to ensure accountability.
- Disclosure of Bias: Common Carriers must declare allegiance to a particular political or religious creed, or remain neutral on all matters. A pro-furry forum can remain pro-furry; all others must embrace the principles of free speech and vigorous debate. We reserve the right to use words such as (but not limited to): fag, dago, breeder, porch monkey, douche, pansy, queer, cis-shit, skronk, tranny, pozzed, Jew, feminazi, and niggardly.
- Accountability of Employees: Should a dispute arise, employees must identify themselves through a unique Employee ID number. We will no longer accept anonymous or first-name-only help centres; Common Carriers shall not be “safe spaces” for passive-aggressive weaklings to push their agendas.
- Penalties for False Flags: At present, the system is rife with manipulation. Videos can be spuriously flagged for any reason, causing great difficulty for the creators. Those who engage in false flagging must have consequences applied to them. A side benefit of this is that accountability terrifies the sort of people who are behind most of these false flags, and the threat of exposure will silence them, saving the Common Carrier money.
- Confronting the Complainant: Content creators shall have the right to know which account is making claims against them, and shall have an opportunity to confront their claims; as a side benefit, logical confrontations will often trigger the complainants, silencing them for several months as they check back into the clinic.
- Innocent Until Judgement: At present, Content Creators have penalties applied to their accounts based purely upon accusations. Until an accusation has been sustained, we demand the presumption of innocence. Common Carriers shall assume a “yes means yes” form of acceptance upon content upload.
- Clear Definition of Standards: All policies shall be explicitly and simply defined. Terms such as “hate speech” and “harassment” have become as meaningless as “healthy body image” and “trans-nigger” and must be eschewed.
- Clear Explanation of Verdicts: If flagged content is pulled down, then a public statement explaining what rules it violated—and how—must be provided. If necessary, the Common Carrier shall supply Xanax, Seroquel, or a pacifier to the employee making the announcement, should they suffer from a “nervous disorder.”
- Preservation of Anonymity: Common Carriers shall not require that personally identifiable information be made public. Anonymous has a rich tradition in the Western Canon of upsetting those who need upsetting, and we hold that Common Carriers must aid in protecting those voices from exposure to mob violence from blue-haired freaks wearing “problem” glasses.
- Transparency: If a voice is silenced, we have the right to know why. If a Term of Service is violated, we have a right to know which one. If a judgment is being made, we have a right to know who made it. And if a radical activist was behind it, we have a right to know whom. We call upon all Common Carriers to be transparent, keeping a public record of all such actions, so that those who help “progress” society can be justly rewarded.
We, the undersigned, understand that for some, the free marketplace of ideas can be as frightening as the free market itself. Their natural incompetence, social maladjustment, hormonal damage, and useless educations make them feel like someone who brought a knife to a gun fight—or in the case of SJWs, an animal dildo. For these gentle souls, soiling their nappies whenever they hear impassioned debate, we suggest a seldom-used feature that has been present on most Common Carriers since 2005…
…the block button.
Go sign the Change.org petition, share it under the #CreatorGate hashtag, and repost/reblog about it on your own channels.
Censorship protects feelings; free speech protects lives.