I was originally not going to get political on this blog. This blog was suppose to be about my love of words and books, but when something like this happens, I have to write something about it. It does after all involve censorship.

Let me explain the situation: A guy I watch a lot of videos of on Youtube has just had a bunch of his videos removed from his channel because of a so-called false flagging campaign. The Amazing Atheist, or TJ Kirk as his real name is, is an outspoken atheist. Something you might have realized from his name. I don’t always agree with his viewpoints, but he is eloquent and thoughtful person who is trying to stem the tide of fascists from taking over the internet.

Everybody, and I mean everybody, should be free to spread their opinion. That is the whole point of having a dialogue. The second you restrict someones opinion, because it is either unpopular or politically incorrect, you move into a dangerous territory. You start to become a fascist society, where only the official opinion is the right opinion. You basically become the Oceanian province of Airstrip One.

When will people realize that it is dialogue and the exchange of ideas that helps society and humankind to grow? Help and support The Amazing Atheist. Let Youtube know that we still want free speech.

JH Lillevik is a writer of sci-fi and fantasy. He writes screenplays, novels and short stories. He also works as a writing consultant for upcoming writers. His specialty is mythology, world building and psychology.

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