Dealing with YouTube’s Thought Police

As many of you know, I’ve written two bestsellers on global warming, Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam (2008) and, Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda Will Dismantle America (2010).

Both books are filled with hundreds of footnotes detailing peer-reviewed scientific studies illustrating why one should, at the least, be skeptical of human-caused global warming claims.

Interestingly, Climategate and Eco-Tyranny also clearly tie the roots of the green movement to a host of influential leftists, beginning with Marx and Lenin.

By the way, if you disagree with my thoughts on Global Warming, I’m fine with that.  Your thoughts are your property. We can agree to disagree.

Or can we?

Last week I posted a tongue-in-cheek video on YouTube, for my ongoing series, “The Epic Story of the Day.”  In this particular video, subtitled, “Global Warming,” I read a vivid description of incredibly warm conditions in the Arctic Circle, and a prediction of worse to come.  I concluded my comments by comically mentioning that the article I was reading was originally published, word-for-word, by the Washington Post—in 1922!

Within an hour of posting the humorous piece, YouTube’s speech police stationed this dictatorial warning directly below the video box:

Global warming is a long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system, an aspect of climate change shown by temperature measurements and by multiple effects of the warming.

The disclaimer, which is primarily seen by those using a desktop computer, included a link to Wikipedia declaring anthropogenic global warming to be fact.

Unreal.  To think that YouTube’s almighty speech police rely on Wikipedia as its purveyor of truth. Last I checked, the bio Wikipedia displays about me is brimming with blunders.

This is chilling.  YouTube (a subsidiary of Google) is likely the largest media content provider in the world.  By all accounts, their Board of Directors and corporate officers lean (way) left.  At what point will a decision be made to add disclaimers to videos involving the Ten Commandments, the deity of Jesus, or Biblically-based morality and family values?

No question, YouTube is in the censorship business.  As a private enterprise they are able to get away with it.

My recommendation? When posting conservative truth, thought, and opinion on YouTube, follow the words of Jesus: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

I’ve posted a follow-up video as a part of today’s, “Epic Story of the Day.”  See it by clicking here.

Brian Sussman

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