Limitless Mindset kicked off Youtube
I got some bad news this week. I received three community strikes within 24 hours and the Limitless Mindset Youtube channel with 600 videos and 13,000 subscribers was deleted.
I want to explain why and my plans going forward…
Youtube is NOT a free speech platform.
In fact, it seems to be really opposed to free speech. For the longest time I didn’t really think this would be that big of a problem because my channel is about mindset and health but the censors at Youtube don’t draw a distinction between videos of promoting the use and abuse of narcotics and people like me making educational videos about science and responsible usage of legal supplements.
I think I got the strikes because I spoke honestly about Kratom, a lot of people who use Kratom are recovering heroin and opioid addicts. They are justifiably paranoid that the federal government is going to ban Kratom. I personally don’t have anything against Kratom, I’d like it to stay legal so that Opioid addicts can use it to taper off worse drugs and so that people with PTSD or chronic pain can use it. I made some videos explaining what the Kratom community should do to try to keep Kratom legal and the American Kratom Association totally ignored my suggestions.
These fairly hysterical Kratom activists have been quite rude to me for years on the internet but I’m not certain that they targetted my channel and if my being kicked off Youtube is because of my stance on Kratom.
The good news…
Is that I’m going to continue to make videos and podcasts about Nootropics and Biohacking. I may even make some videos about Kratom BUT I’m not going to distribute them on Youtube, at least not for a while.
Please join and follow me on at least one of these free speech platforms
- Bitchute — This is a distributed version of Youtube. This is where you can find all the documentaries that are too interesting for Youtube! This is where all my old Youtube videos can now be found.
- Brighteon — A health and liberty focused free speech platform I’m uploading to
- Minds.com — This is like a free speech version of Facebook with discussion groups. Join Minds, it’s the best social networking website on the internet that actually respects your privacy.
- Gab.com — This is a free speech version of Twitter with shorter status updates.
- My podcast on Castbox.FM app — I’ve done a lot of searching and this is the best podcasting app and service, download the Castbox app to your smartphone and get my podcasts automatically. You’ll also want to subscribe to my video feed on Castbox, I’ve got all my videos here and you can download them to your device for offline viewing.
And of course my website LimitlessMindset.com! Please join my email newsletter there.
I realize that these platforms are slightly less convenient than using Youtube, Youtube is marvelously convenient, but the price of that convenience is very high… The price is the truth.
Youtube creators like me work very hard to research and make videos for you but to be honest, we’re not totally honest because we’re in constant fear that Youtube might randomly kick us off their platform. We have a sword of Damocles hanging over our heads that can fall at any moment.
There might be a certain biohacking supplement, technology or strategy that could really help you, that you might really want to know about that might help you or someone close to you to overcome some debilitating health condition but you’re NOT going to hear about it if it could somehow be misconstrued as something edgy or offensive to a totally ignorant censor at Youtube or to someone out there on the internet that hits that flag and report button on a video.
If truth matters to you I urge you to get off Youtube!
I’m thankful to Youtube because their platform helped me to build an audience but they are going in this weirdly puritanical direction of trying to thought-police everybody.
Eventually, this hysterical mob that wants to censor everyone they disagree with will come for you so please join and support the free speech platforms on the Internet now.
But at the same time, I need to take some responsibility. This is probably not solely the fault of Youtube’s bad policies or some hysterical activists. It’s also probably my fault. In some of my videos, I could have been more explicit about advocating for conservative usage and dosage of Nootropics.
I’m sorry about the inconvenience. I apologize to everyone who enjoyed my channel. I’m sorry about all the Youtube videos embedded on my website and articles that are now broken. I especially feel for everyone out there who suffers from crippling depression or lack of focus or cognitive decline who could really be helped by my videos about Piracetam or no fap or whatever.
Ads vs Freedom
Several brilliant philosophers and technologists have said that nearly all of the problems that the internet has now with free speech are because of the online advertising business model which is how Youtube, Facebook, and Google make ungodly money.
Check out the TEDx video We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads
The free speech platforms don’t have ads! They are either membership-supported or they have very clever schemes where creators get paid a tiny bit of cryptocurrency every time someone views their article or video. These are much less perverse economic incentives that actually encourage meritocracy and truth as opposed to scandal, hysteria, and exaggeration.
Youtube and the mainstream social media apps and websites are psychologically engineered to be very addictive and encourage your impulsive usage of them. They encourage this frenetic, frenzied lower consciousness state of mind.
Check out my podcast reviewing the book The Shallows where I explain that chronic internet use has a similar effect on our minds as chronic heroin use does.
The free speech platforms on the internet are not quite as addictive and intuitive. They work pretty good but are not something that’s going to suck you in for hours at a time.
I have appealed Youtube’s decision to suspend my channel because I demonstrated that a computer error was a factor in one of the community strikes I received. But I don’t know if they are going to restore it and if they do restore it I don’t know how long it’s going to be before somehow something I say offends someone out there on the internet and then my channel goes down again.
Yesterday I was talking to my girlfriend about my channel being deleted and she was a bit surprised that I wasn’t like super enraged and more upset that my channel with 13,000 subscribers that I worked on for 5 years was just flippantly deleted. I’m honestly NOT that bothered because I know that my audience will follow me to whatever platform I go to. I’m honestly kind of relieved and excited about the future because I was increasingly unhappy with Youtube and now I have an excuse to just devote all my energies to the free speech platforms on the Internet.
I look forward to a continued conversation with you somewhere on the Internet that respects free speech!
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