There are people advocating for 0 tolerance of guns, no guns whatsoever, who are exceptional human beings – who make sense, even if their goals are more Utopian than I would strive for today. There are also people who advocate the absolute freedom to bear arms, who are exceptional human beings – they also make sense, and from my perspective their view of reality is more Dystopian than I would be willing to concede. But what's important to see, is that there are people, on both sides of this debate, who want the best for themselves, their country, their families, communities and the world. They just have very different starting places, and/or finish lines, in terms of how we actually make things better. We need to recognize we have allies on the other side of the aisle, and work with them to find a solution that will solve the root issues affecting our society today.
I don't support Alex Jones, but I support his right to speak. I don't think YouTube made the best decision for themselves and for everyone really – but I support their right to make it – whichever way they see fit. I also support whatever platform that picks Alex Jones up – and support whatever wave of dislike that follows – because that's what freedom is. YouTube can ban or reject anyone, just as any other entity can include and broadcast anyone they see fit. Freedom and fairness can be hard to adopt in every real world situation, especially those on the margins. But freedom is the goal, and fairness tends to be one of, if not the best rule to play by, if you want anyone to win, in any meaningful way.
What we have in Podcasts and YouTube is a medium through which we can share information in ways that the world has never seen before. It's similar to the radio, the printing press, television, in that the repercussions of the ability to share information on a massive scale have always been disruptive and transformative. We happen to have stumbled into creating the greatest tool known to our species, the Internet, allowing us to research the entirety of human knowledge, as well as share our findings and ideas with millions of people around the world in many different, new exciting, formats. The IDW, is a collection of free thinkers in one way shape or form, and my goal in this podcast is to give you a thought or two regarding The Intellectual Dark Web that has yet to be espoused – something you haven't heard before.