As many of you know, for the past couple of years I have dedicated most of my writing to video scripts for my YouTube channel, An Ear for Men. Producing an average of two videos per week, I have focused my efforts on providing material for men of an interpersonal nature that enhances their well-being and supports a red pill lifestyle. The channel has been successful, growing to over 40,000 subscribers, many of them men who contact me to say that the channel’s message has been helpful, and in some cases life-saving.
Unsurprisingly, it did not take long to encounter problems with internet thug Google in monetizing the videos. Recently, I opened my channel page to find that large groups of videos were demonetized as being advertiser unfriendly. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to the videos that were targeted. They even demonetized a video I did on the therapeutic benefits of dogs.
Given that I have some support for my work via my Patreon page, I elected to simplify matters by just not monetizing videos. I hoped that this would keep Google censors out of my hair. Of course, I was wrong.
Today I was notified by Google that a video of mine, “Why Men Shouldn’t Have Children With Borderline Women,” had been removed from my account and a strike issued against my channel for “spam or misleading content.”
Of course, the video is in no way spam or misleading, so I appealed the decision. It took them less than 10 minutes to reply that my appeal was denied.
I have no choice at this point but to respond to Google’s bullying with different, if less attractive options. First, I have uploaded the targeted video to a different video site. Vid.me.
I will begin the process of uploading all my videos there over the weekend and will put new videos on that site as well. I will continue to post my work to YouTube until Google fabricates a reason to pull my channel, which I see now as a matter of when, and not if.
In taking this new direction, I must ask the moral supporters of my work to take even more supportive action, allowing me to continue to reach out to men and boys with information and a narrative that is in their interest.
Doing so is simple and painless. First, please follow my new channel on Vid.me. I need 50 followers there before I can bypass their bandwidth limitations and upload all my videos.
The other thing is to support the videos through my Patreon page. Google/YouTube can and likely will ban me from using their platform eventually, but I will still have the ability to create and post videos to Patreon through the vid.me.
Patreon support need not be a financial burden. You can select how much you want to pledge per video and cap it wherever it suits you. If you so choose, you can pledge one dollar per video and cap it at one video per month. So, for a dollar a month you will get an email notification of every video I release and instant access to it on Patreon and the Vid.me platform.
I produce on average two videos per week, week in and week out. Each video represents an average of more than two full days work writing, editing, recording and post production. In other words, it is a full-time job all on its own. It is not something I can afford to do without support from the men whom I am trying to service.
So, we are at a crossroads here, friends. The world, as you know, is a hostile place when it comes to honestly discussing the issues faced by men and boys. I have been hacking away at it online for almost ten years now and they are still trying to silence me.
I am still wholly committed to defiance but just as it has been since the beginning, I need to count on you to help me make this happen.
Thanks to all in advance who choose to help.