Sargon, you’re our only hope… or something like that ;-)
This is the kind of thing I’ve been talking about. What the Fools Of The Loony Side Of Left do not understand is that: thinking people adapt and that technology is not theirs to control. The entire Dark Web is evidence of that.
OK, I’m going to coin a new word: Grey Web.
It isn’t entirely illegal and illicit and forbidden things, like the bulk of the Dark Web; but is the Politically Persecuted “grey” areas. The folks who may well be visible outside the “deep web” but for other than illegality.
IMHO, this is the start of the rise of the Grey Web. As the major providers are executing a Jihad against anything not hard core Left Wing, similar to how the hard core Right Wing drove things into the Dark Web with legal prosecution: The alternatives arise.
As there is no illegality involved, this will just be a parallel set of structures and providers that does NOT indulge in the Political Left Persecution. It can stay visible on The Web (at least for now…) so long as the players have the Guts to tell their harassers to STFU when the SJW Hoard Of Locusts descends on them.
We, collectively, just trusted our various providers (of financial, blogging, “social media” communications, etc.) to be fair and unbiased providers. As they prove that is NOT the case, a parallel set of providers will arise. (My only regret is not having a way to join one of them and make a BUNDLE out of it… even 1/4 of Google’s business is a BIG business!). We can now see it happening in real time.
Youtube begat Bitchute, Twitter & Faceplant begat Gab.ai and Twister, and now Patreon begat the growth of SubscribeStar. (AND the various back end money handlers have now increased the profits for another bunch of money handlers a great deal too…)
As noted, the Dark Web already handles things like drugs, porn, gambling, and more despite being entirely illegal and forbidden. To quote a move hacker somewhere “you can’t stop the bits…”… Compared to that, the Grey Web is child’s play. It is just setting up a legitimate business on an established model with agreeable infrastructure providers; or becoming an agreeable infrastructure provider yourself and banking even more…
AT MOST, the attempts at political oppression and suppression of free speech can cause a month or two of “dip”, then things come roaring back (often stronger than ever). Oddly, an example is ROKU. For a while, the Alex Jones show INFOWARS was available as an “app” there. Now they, too, have succumbed to The Big Stupid and removed it. The result? I spent most of the few days after that watching InfoWars… ON ROKU! (On a minor public access channel that also carries it…) Now that doesn’t mean Alex Jones is home free. But I find it fascinating that I watched it about 3 hours total in the years prior to it being made a “Political Target”, then watched it about 200 hours during the assault on them… and now have watched it for a few days almost all day when told it was not going to be available on Roku anymore… on Roku. Just to be cuss’ed about it. IF the feed I presently use get’s whacked, then I’ll run it directly from their web page. (And if that gets hit, I’ll volunteer to show them how to bypass all that crap…)
There is nothing quite like saying something is FORBIDDEN! to get folks to exert themselves greatly to get it. See The Porn Wars and The Drug Wars – being lost for generations now…
So, with that: Please search out Sargon of Akkad and subscribe. Send him money if you can and like his stuff. Right now he’s the Centrist Knight out in front taking PC-arrows for NOTHING (he literally was giving grief to White Supremacists by calling them “white Nig…” n-word… yet the Loony Left could hot figure that out… he’s a “Slightly Left” near as I can tell, but learning what it means to be 1 foot off of “ultra-left”…
Sidebar on me: Just a minor FYI. I like to say “It isn’t about ME”, because I really do think I’m just not important and definitely not very interesting. But just a reminder that while I support Trump, it is entirely BECAUSE he is essentially middle of the bird and a populist. He isn’t Right Wing (see the Never Trumpers in the Republican party…) and he isn’t Left Wing (obviously). He IS Pro-America. As I’ve stated before: I’m 100% in favor of your right to do whatever you want with your body. Drugs. Prostitution. Whatever (as long as it is from your own free will and not coerced). I have offspring as “donor dad” to “2 Moms” couples. I’m fine with that. (Some of the kids have contacted me and they seem to have turned out very well.) I don’t care what race someone is, I care about the “content of their character” and my “clan” has been busy marrying all sorts (including but not limited to Hispanic, American Indian, and we think some Africa via Puerto Rico but nobody has cared enough to find out for sure). I find it funny when folks on the Alt-Left try to call me “right wing” or “racist”; and I think I know how the Republican Blacks feel when they are called “racist” by the same folks. I’m a solid “leave me the hell alone” small government Libertarian, and I think they ought to leave you alone too. It isn’t about Left vs Right; it is all about US vs the manipulative Greedy Evil Bastards running the Globalist Overlords organs like the UN, EU, IMF, etc. etc. That Trump is a bull in their China Closet is why I like him.
So as the Alt-Left Socialists try to lock us all up in their Thought Crime Box, realize there is lots of room for the rise of the Grey Web and hopefully it will win out long before we need to resort to Dark Web methods and software. Though know I’m ready, willing, and very able to help roll them out too.