What Takes Precedence

Ever since the raging pandemic tanked out our lives, livelihoods and tomorrows, very few of us have been in a spend like there’s no tomorrow mood. Consequently, our belt tightening efforts must prioritize securing adequate sustenance and livable accommodations.

Yet, all too often, YouTube’s advertising content fails to conform to our pandemic altered, stripped down to the bare essentials, state of consumerism.

I mean, we, the sensible people, are not about to buy into that platform’s vast array of products which, by and large, involve [1] unregulated, unsafe potions / shoddy wares that no one would dare sell at the retail level and [2] quasi-legal, get rich quick schemes. Neither would we want to deal with service providers who, were they to set up shop in the real world, would be rapidly run out of town.

And, so long as I’m already airing my grievances, why are such snake oil salesmen so effing long-winded? I mean, if it takes a guy an hour to dupe the gullible, maybe he isn’t even good at being a crook? Of course, such shortcomings would be a good thing.

Let’s look at this, conversely, too. YouTubers, who post content that’s vital to surviving the pandemic, should not have their messages preceded / interrupted / followed by advertising at all. Ditto that for content addressing discrimination and loss of liberty issues.

I must also pause to make my gripes more America-specific.

If I see even one more godforsaken campaign ad dripping with White House B.S. to whitewash that so-called leader’s grotesque white supremacism and/or promote his concerted efforts to incite urban wars and/or to downplay his DIY pandemic, I do believe my head will explode.

Returning to the basic fiscal matters:

While it’s vital to salvage what little may be left of each and every nation’s economy, what takes precedence is rescuing what’s left of humanity. Once that becomes a done deal, everything else should fall back into place.

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Those Who Don’t March In Lockstep To Be Locked Up?

 

Let’s keep this as brief as possible… 200 words or less. I spend considerable time ISO YouTube clips to corroborate and enhance my written content. I normally start with their homepage recommendations.

However, I’ve noticed… especially since Trump’s illegitimate Senate Impeachment Trial concluded… that the emboldened fake prez is directing his FOX network propaganda ministers to propagate increasingly disturbing content. No need to view this crap… the clips’ titles say it all. How so?

In essence, these freaking ideologues insist on locking up anyone not marching in lockstep with King Donald I.

Look, I’m a champion of the uniquely American freedom, which our Founding Fathers had secured for themselves and posterity AND support our troops, who, throughout our nation’s history, have so selflessly and courageously fought and died to preserve, protect and defend… on our behalf.

That’s why I’m completely appalled by how casually these broadcasting blowholes flip off dissent… the freedoms of speech and press… which are all core American values. It’s what America is all about.

To witness FOX traitors actually arguing on behalf of Fascist Trump… for the express purpose of promoting, preserving, protecting and defending his Fascist State is TREASON!

Can Election Day 2020 save America? Stay tuned…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UsedTube

 

Earlier today, while auditioning YouTube clips for my site’s Vid of the Day and Sunday Song Series presentations, I had my sensibilities relentlessly assaulted by a barrage of toxic Trump ads.

And who the hell wants to look at a narcissist who only looks out for his own political posterior… i.e., rather than look out for the best interests of [1] the people he is supposed to serve [2] the nation he’s supposed to preserve, protect and defend and [3] the planet we expect him to save for posterity.

I don’t know why Donny would even be concerned about Impeachment / removal from office, seeing how he has never done even one honest day’s work within that office.

The irony, here, is how he could’ve easily continued collecting his undeserved paycheck for four… hell… maybe even eight years… by merely doing what he does best… [1] pigging out on fast food, cake and ice cream, [2] vegging out in front of his Fox Network only TV screen and [3] trotting out to the links… FORE!!!!

Since Donny’s YouTube noise machine roars on and on, unabated, it’s obvious that CEO Susan Wojcicki has allowed her platform to become but one more slimy, scaly tentacle of the toxic Trumpian monster.

Why would she not take a stand to preserve, protect and defend America… indeed, our entire world… from the greatest threat to liberty, civility and human dignity / rights since Adolf Hitler. She does have the power to flat-out refuse to run any Fascist’s self-serving ads. Since she chooses to look the other way…

I am seriously considering looking the other way, too, by staging my one-man boycott of YouTube. Were that to happen, the only reason I’d ever reverse my decision would be if I needed a video of Donald J. Trump delivering his resignation speech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Error Occurred… Please Try Later?

 

Within the track, Territorial Pissings, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain once lyrically rehashed that old hippie era saying…

“Just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you!”

Nevertheless… it’s possible that I’m in that state of mind. Or am I?

I’m now reclining on the virtual couch and ask WordPress readers, followers and shrinks to psychoanalyze me. I mean…

It might be nothing at all… YET

It might be every freedom lover’s worst nightmare come true!

My troubles began, recently, while visiting YouTube. Upon clicking onto a video recommended right on their homepage menu, everything began as expected. However, as soon as the lead-in commercial finished, a black screen with this message (in white font) appeared…

An Error Occurred. Please Try Later.

Since I really wanted to view my selection, I copied its code and exited YouTube. My plan was to see what would happen if I pasted that code directly into the new address bar of my browser. Guess What?

I promptly got the exact same runaround.

How odd, indeed! Why did the advertisement play and not the video? My growing suspicion… capitalism usually trumps freedom of speech… but I digress…

So, let’s say the lack of playback could be traced to something readily explainable… oh… say… that the YouTuber (maybe even YouTube muckymucks, themselves) had, out of fear, yanked this video? But if that were the case, why the hell did it still appear as a homepage recommendation?

Not being someone who’ll ever take any crap from any artificial intelligence I tried again, this time using an alternative browser.

Guess what? This time, that VERY SAME video played back WITHOUT A HITCH!!!

In the days ahead I opted, once again, to try this BLOCKED browser to revisit YouTube. You guessed it… many videos would not play. Suddenly, I realized a distinct pattern was developing.

I could not view was NOT ALLOWED to view many of the videos presenting politically liberal content… especially offerings, which portray America’s soon to be installed régime in any unfavorable manner.

In utter disbelief, I chastised myself thusly…

“This cannot possibly be happening… you’re just being paranoid! It still might merely be some bizarre, isolated problem unique to your aged computer.”

At that point I ran an experiment. Tried my damnedest to debunk this suspected censorship.

Lo and behold, while continuing to use this BLOCKED browser, I SUCCESSFULLY viewed every non-politically themed YouTube video I clicked onto.

Now, here’s the real kicker… I could easily watch every rightwing whack-a-doodle’s video, which ignorantly and inordinately extols America’s soon to be installed régime.

Keeping all of this in mind, my questions to you…

Am I paranoid or is this browser issue an early warning sign… perhaps of something far worse? Oh… say… an Internet crash in America? I guess we’ll find out “later”… perhaps as early as next Friday… oh… say… a few hours past high noon?