After explaining the long-term grievances against the media last week, our post this week will be shorter. For Part 2, we are going to focus on Rumble. Back on October 30, 2013, Chris Pavlovski launched Rumble, the alternative to the largest video sharing platform on the internet, YouTube. Like many up-and-coming websites competing against the tech giants, Rumble had a difficult task ahead of it. YouTube is the dominant force in video streaming. It was purchased by Google on October 9, 2006, for 1.65 billion dollars. YouTube makes its parent company 20 billion dollars in advertising money every year. Other streaming video sites like DailyMotion and Vimeo exist but pale in comparison to the market domination that YouTube has achieved. Part of the appeal of YouTube is that it shared advertising dollars with its content creators, a form of monetization that Rumble has copied.
Like many people, YouTube was my favorite online video streaming site. I went there for a handful of content creators (If you have not discovered VideoGameDunkey, please go there now), movie trailers, sports highlights, and political debates. I was not a cat or bird video guy. I actually tried to learn something on YouTube. My trust in YouTube all started falling apart during the COVID lockdowns. It did not take very long to discover that YouTube from a political perspective was a propaganda operation. All content that contradicted the statements of our “health” officials or the US government were quickly removed and after a certain number of warnings, were actually eliminated. If you had an opinion outside of the acceptable mainstream one, it was not long before YouTube brought the ban hammer to your content. This became an issue across multiple social media websites (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) especially after the recent discovery that the DHS was leading this “disinformation” campaign online. So, I decided to close my YouTube account in December of 2020. Thankfully, the switch to Rumble was almost seamless. Of the 20 subscriptions I had on YouTube, Rumble already had 12 of them. I have whittled YouTube down to 3 channels now, Dunkey, Screen Junkies, and Team Coco. Here is my list of subscriptions on Rumble. All of these were discovered on YouTube and were moved over to Rumble for different reasons.
THE HODGE TWINS: The very funny conservative leaning, African American twins who perform comedy shows throughout the country and make hilarious videos in the Jon Stewart tradition by skewering cultural icons and politicians in our present day.
PAUL JOSEPH WATSON: Founder of SUMMIT NEWS and collaborator with Alex Jones. He is highly opinionated but can often be very funny with his analysis on our culture.
THE HISTORY GUY: A short collection of videos on certain aspects of history that most people do not know about. He keeps it informative and non-political.
AWAKEN WITH JP: Comedy sketches from JP Sears who has undergone a transition from liberal technocrat to a libertarian defender of freedom since the COVID-19 lockdowns.
THE TULSI GABBARD SHOW: Defender of freedom who focuses on personal rights and an anti-war message. Used to belong to the Democratic Party until they lost their minds in pursuit of power. I also follow her Substack where her written articles are published.
RAND PAUL: My favorite son of my all-time favorite politician. His attacks on Dr. Fauci have been an inspiring light in the tunnel of darkness that is the US Congress.
RT News: News presented with a Russian bias. Understanding this bias is important. Think of RT as the opposite of MSNBC and CNN that often counters their narratives. I follow it because understanding the Russian perspective when our two nations are sliding into war is important despite disagreeing with much of their content. But I also do not agree with the United States’ censorship of the channel. The opinions on RT should be heard by everyone.
Ron Paul Liberty Report: A channel that I supported financially in the past. It is a short, daily broadcast by Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams on the important issues of the day with a strong freedom and libertarian perspective.
Glenn Greenwald: This channel airs Glenn’s video recordings that are separate topics of discussion from his Substack writing. This channel may disappear due to a new venture that Greenwald is undertaking (More on this in a moment).
Academy of Ideas: MY FAVORITE YOUTUBE and now RUMBLE CHANNEL. A channel I also support financially. Videos presented in a research format that analyze many elements of our present-day culture, philosophies, religion, and politics by analyzing the great thinkers of our past and comparing that to our modern times.
Russell Brand: Actor and ex-YouTube content creator. Brand is an open-minded chap from England who is just looking for truth and reason in a world going mad. His open-mindedness has gotten him in trouble with the YouTube censors. So Rumble is his home!
Epimetheus: An analyzer of historical civilizations and ancient cultures.
As you can see, the content I consume on Rumble has a few carryovers from Substack but it differs in a few significant ways (Especially when it comes to history).
Before closing this post, I have to mention LOCALS, the new live feed broadcasting application that was recently launched by RUMBLE. LOCALS differs from RUMBLE in one significant way. RUMBLE pays out money to the content creator based on their overall views. This system is similar to YouTube’s monetary compensation. LOCALS also has streaming videos, but they can be watched via subscription. So far, I only follow three people on LOCALS and two of those names you already know.
GLENN GREENWALD: Because of my Substack subscription, his LOCALS feed is complimentary. Glenn is launching an hourly newscast in November which will air five nights a week and discuss political issues from a civil liberties perspective.
TULSI GABBARD: Since I watch her Rumble videos, read her Substack, and listen to her podcast, I am not sure how LOCALS will differentiate from her other content. So this channel is a wait and see.
PETER SCHIFF: My favorite metal investor who has been screaming about inflation for years. Peter has his own podcast and YouTube channels also. But, his best content is his writing on SchiffGold.
There you go. Don’t let the censorship tactics of the gigantic internet companies slide you into depression. Even if you are not interested in the same channels (And who would be), there is something to enjoy on RUMBLE. So move your membership to RUMBLE and make the strongest political statement you can make towards Google about their views on censorship. If you continue to violate the Constitutional laws and traditions of this country, you will end up in the dustbin of history. RUMBLE is the future!
11/16/2022 09:39:22 pm
Thanks for that Crispin. I agree with all of those alternatives I have to check out. Glenn greenwald but the other ones I look at every so often...
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