Date: February 17, 2010
Note: I wrote and posted this about a year or so after my YouTube account [eqvideo] got locked and then deleted. This was after months of being hounded and harassed by idiots, who were trying to intimidate and impersonate me on YouTube. My relationship with YouTube has recovered substantially, since that time. I thought this was still worth posting, for historical significance. – Steve 2015
Oh Look! YouTube Does Offer Alternatives…
…and a chance to bring your account back into good standing…
…Well…they do for some, apparently privileged, groups of people.
Being someone who has never actually seen YouTube reach out, with a respectful, understanding and balanced response, towards perceived violations in “terms of service”, this video really caught my attention.
Wow…they really go into detail, with the person in question…even pinpointing exactly where, in the video, the “offense” started.
YouTube gave him 48 hours, to “correct” this very clearly defined material.
There really is no question at all, as to what YouTube is referencing, or what YouTube expects this person to comply to.
My question is…
…If YouTube is this concerned, and that dedicated to working through conflicts amongst it’s users…
…then where was “my” ultimatum?…where was the clarity, in specifying how “I”, allegedly, violated their “terms of service”?…and where the hell was even so much, as a simple e-mail, acknowledging me, or my account, or what some bigot was doing to me?
I went from no problems [except being cyberstalked and threatened, by online sociopaths using YouTube], with an account continually in good standing…to a full stop, suspended account…which I got locked out of, without even so much respect, as a simple acknowledgement that I exist…
Now, that is true contempt.
It is inexcusably shameful behavior, on the part of YouTube…which continues to sweep this kind of behavior under the rug, and whitewash it.
In contrast, it actually floors me, to see evidence of various other targeted people, where YouTube actually takes the time, and care, to respectfully work with people…and resolve the conflict at hand.
I never had problems with YouTube prior to the sudden locking of my account…I minded my own business, and was not harassing anyone.
In all of this, YouTube lost sight of the fact, that I was the one, being targeted and abused by other YouTube users.
YouTube’s response in all of this, was to victimise me all over again, by taking away my account…while allowing the accounts, of those who have lied about me, and disparaged my character, to remain unchallenged.
That is wrong, unethical and just flat out abusive.
Date: February 15, 2010
“Among animals, it’s eat or be eaten. Among people it’s define or be defined.” – unknown
This unnamed person, has pinpointed much of the motivation in what I do…
…or, at least what I am fighting against…
…that being, skewed, dishonest and maliciously horrible definitions, imposed upon people and actions.
So many of the people who get caught up into the resulting hysteria, are hapless victims of scapegoating…and as individuals, wholly undeserving of the terrible fate imposed upon them.
If you tell a lie long enough, most people will believe it, and start to repeat it…
…It is still a lie, however.
People suffer horribly, in so many ways, because of an institutionalized unwillingness to be honest.
When are we, as a species, finally going to stand up for truth?
When are we going to defend, and celebrate, truth?
When are we going to value each other, as brethren of the human species?
When is our species going to ever learn, how to be humane?
Date: February 15, 2010
Some people may take issue, at what might be seen as an inflammatory remark earlier…where I call “age of consent” law, outright stupid.
…but, keep in mind, many people have been foretelling of the outcome, inevitable in these laws [and the blind motives of vengeance and hate, behind them]…some for many years.
What have we gotten from “age of consent”?…
…an all new brand of “sex criminal”…
…one without any real world victims, for starters.
It’s gotten us a parade of young kids [teens, and literal children], now branded as “sex offenders” [many in cases, where authority integrity has outright failed them], for doing nothing more than what normal, healthy, sexual beings do…with consenting partners, even.
It has given us news report, after news report, of the most outrageous stupidity…counterproductive idiocy [which typically does not even serve the purported agendas of the bigots who want these laws].
It has gotten people who are not sexually violent, or even dangerous by any sane, honest assessment, branded “sex offenders”, and placed on “sex offender registries” for life.
This is an awful, life destroying burden upon the people who get snared up into it…It is an inexcusable waste of public funds and resources [why don’t we just burn the money, instead?]…and at the end of the day, it just causes far more problems, than it could ever hope to solve.
If people would get past their self supposed “right”, to demand that all things sexual which they don’t understand, “should be deemed a crime”…we could put an enormous amount of social conflict to rest…and move forward, in a meaningfully productive manner.
I call “age of consent” stupid, because it is nothing more than a predatory, political barrier…which is stopping true progress, towards true solutions…It is causing vast, many problems…and we are not better off for having these laws in place.
Some people will disagree, and say that because they act as a deterrent, some children are saved from a terrible fate…as if “that” is their social validity.
…To which I have to remind…laws predating “age of consent”, addressed and dealt with true assaults, quite effectively. There was never any valid reason for additional laws.
No, “age of consent” had ulterior motives behind them…motives that go beyond, and fall outside of, “protecting the public”.
“Age of consent” exists, in order to force wide spread conformity, to a limited range of social, sexual models.
It exists, so that bigots will continually have “perverts”, to blame all the woes of human life upon…so they will always have someone to curse, abuse, exploit, ostracize, politically rape and throw into prison.
There are plenty of people out there, who would like to see “me” thrown into prison, and have all manner of inhumanity befall me…and for what?
…certainly not over any act of violence on my part [I’m not violent]…certainly not because of any danger I pose to children [I’m no danger to children]…
…It is because, some people need a target…and that can be anyone, convenient…so that they have some place to direct their hate, rage and stressful dissatisfaction, with the harshness of their own lives.
Anyone who speaks truths, which others are not comfortable hearing…
…they often become prime targets.
Date: February 14, 2010
The EQ. Foundation unequivocally condemns all acts of inhumane treatment, and violence; including those committed under guise of “social protection”.
For this reason, the EQF condemns to the strongest possible degree, what is currently taking place in Uganda.
The Ugandan government is presently seeking to embark, upon a holocaust level assault against homosexuals, within it’s own borders.
While I don’t think to much of online petitions, this one may be worth signing.
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Date: February 14, 2010
…Do I need to add additional commentary here?
My apologies to those offended, by the graphic chosen for the video…but, that’s how the person uploading this content, chose to present it…and I have no choice in that decision. I would have linked to an alternative, if I knew one were available.
You know, amongst the tragic things about all of this…
…is all the people engaged in this kind of behavior, who do not think of themselves as terrorists…or even just abusive.
A lot of them, immediately following, and while committing these deeds, consider themselves to be “good, decent, respectable and kind people”, no doubt.
Where did their common sense and sanity evaporate to?
Who ever told them, that this sort of behavior is acceptable?…or good?
Is this how their parents raised them?
Some of those comments and threats, are quite violent and demented.
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Date: February 14, 2010
Wow…More hate speech on YouTube…and it has been up, for over a year and a half, now.
So, this young man seems to believe, that because the views and opinions of others do not accommodate his own preconceptions, that means those people have no purpose to live…and hence, they should just kill themselves.
He even goes so far, as to offer advice [via private messaging], as to how to go about committing suicide, while making your death appear from natural cause.
The message is pointed at atheists [obviously]…
Seemingly, because we don’t define our existence, based upon religious lore…this renders us, what?…”invalid”?…”undeserving of life”?
As an atheist, as a homosexual, as a child lover…I have every bit as much right to exist, and live, as any other person on this planet.
…and, no…People like that young man, do not have any business, strongly implying to others that their life is not justified enough, to continue on living.
It is none of his concern, that I decline the poorly crafted, and unsupported, god concept…or other mystical superstitions, for that matter.
I’d be willing to bet, he rejects a lot of religious lore, himself…most especially, that not adhering to his own, familiar religion.
Who is to say, his own beliefs are not “meaningless”, or worse…because he is following a false god, in a false religion?
Is there no sanity, or common sense, in this world?
It does not matter, if you think that arrival at some “happy land of death”, is the ultimate goal of life.
What we really know, is that life exists, and we are here, regardless of what we do, or do not, understand and like.
It is not for you, or anyone else, to subjectively dismiss my own existence, or right to struggle on in life.
What an example, of sickening levels of contempt…
As to, “how could you not exist?”…
Think about this question…
What status did you exist in, prior to birth?
By any honest examination, you simply did not exist…and anything which has been put forward, in attempts of answering this question in a contrary manner, falls squarely into the realm of mystical lore.
What is so difficult, about understanding that we return to this status?
You must have a very crippled mind, in order to have problems with understanding such a basic concept.
Now, “why haven’t I killed myself, already?”…
Inevitable consequences of life [ie: death], are not reason enough to abort life.
It makes no sense, at all, that anyone would make such a conclusion.
Maybe, I enjoy some aspects of being alive?
Why should I throw that away, over some simplistic idea, that “none of this matters, so we should just quit”?
That young guy has a lot of personal growth and learning ahead of him [hopefully]…and he needs to learn empathy for others.
Date: February 14, 2010
You see, this is why “age of consent” laws need to be abolished…and it is imperative that we put into place, an honest, ethical and practical set of guidelines…which do not accept, or condemn, sexual relationships based upon some arbitrary timeline, or bigoted ageism…but, instead, measure the legitimacy of such a relationship, based upon it’s real nature, as experienced by the people involved, and upon the benefits, or consequences, which it presents.
To claim people “are”, or “are not” ready for all forms of sexual contact, at or prior to a specific age…is just plain ignorance.
“Age of sexual consent” laws, have always been an incredibly stupid idea…and they have opened the floodgates, to a myriad of incredibly stupid legal, and social, miss-steps.
All this, because some people cannot get a handle, on understanding or accepting the vast range of human sexuality, or how it is beneficial in many ways, at every life stage.
You cannot put an age restriction, on human sexual intimacies…It is a foul prohibition, denying the beauty of life to many…and it is ultimately unenforceable, with only those being exposed, suffering the intended consequences [often disproportionate, to the act which they honestly engaged in].
“Age of consent” law, is a crime against nature…
…and an all around horrible idea.
No, protecting children is not the aim behind these laws. Social control is.
Yes, sexual awareness is something that a lot of us had, even as young children.
That video, in my opinion, is very intelligent. I wish we would see much more of this.
Smart, honest, ethical, critical and articulate people are out there.
Maybe he does not go as far as many of us would prefer…because, he really is just on the edge of “safe speech”…but, I like the direction of this general trend.
This is a war on sex and sexuality.
Very insightful young man.
Hopefully, this guy does not get his YouTube account suspended [or locked], for having spoken intelligently about these kinds of issues.
As many of us know…a lot of YouTubers who do this sort of thing, are not so fortunate.