Stefan Molyneux has had 14-years of work deleted after YouTube decided to ban the Canada-based philosopher from the video-sharing platform.
Molyneux’s YouTube channel contained thousands of videos, attracted over 250-million views, and had close to 1-million subscribers before it was completely removed for allegedly inciting violence and hatred.
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In Molyneux’s words, “YouTube just suspended the largest philosophy conversation the world has ever known.”
In a video posted to Twitter, the Free Domain host said: “The accusation is the usual one, that I’m fomenting violence and hatred, and so on – which is not true at all.”
“I have consistently promulgated the non-aggression principle and called for reason and evidence as the methodology by which we can resolve social disputes and differences.
Molyneux continued: “Doesn’t seem to have mattered, of course. The reality is that the book-burning is underway. Myself and many other dissidents and anti-Communist intellectuals and speakers have also had channels destroyed across a wide variety of platforms within the span of only one hour, in what I assume is a highly coordinated effort to silence us.”
Twitch, Reddit, and Twitter also reportedly joined in the major combined purge on unapproved thought. Reddit alone on Monday banned over two thousand subreddits, including r/The_Donald and r/TheNewRight in an effort to stop the “promotion of hate”.
But if tech giants were really concerned about “hate” then we should expect to see a similar crackdown on left-wing incitement. The fact is, we rarely do.
Once again, this is simply an attempt to silence unapproved opinion. Of course, “hate speech” and similar terms are merely employed to create an illusion of virtue in censoring dissenting ideas.
Branding criticism or critique of particular ideologies or certain policies as “hate” and “incitement” provides the Left with a means of silencing an opponent without having to meaningfully engage with their arguments.
Molyneux went on to say, “The goal, of course, is to remove the middle. To remove those of us who are looking for peaceful solutions, rational solutions, philosophical solutions to social differences.
“To take us out so that there is no center to society and everyone can gravitate to the extremes, wherein the tinderbox of violence can be lit in a revolutionary conflagration of brutality. I’m going to strongly urge you, my friends, to resist that temptation. Resist that temptation to go to the extremes, to go to hostility, to go to rage, to go to violence,” he said.
Stefan Molyneux can be found at Freedomain.com