Sunday, 8 May 2011

Temporary Closure of YouTube Channel

I have decided over the last week to temporarily suspend my popular YouTube channel which I started exactly a year ago today.

The channel has started to drift away from its original purpose, which was to highlight the political failings in Britain such as political correctness, mass immigration, social injustice and inequality, and biased media reporting. Although some of the content at times has touched on politically and socially sensitive issues, it was never intended to be a channel for bashing ethnic minorities, encouraging hatred towards people or stirring up religious intolerance towards Moslem's.

Unfortunately the comments being left on the channel (not all of them genuine I might add) are starting to make the channel look like a hate channel. This is a consequence of trying to support freedom of speech and allowing people to discuss issues and comment freely and openly. Some use it to vent their anger or extreme views and other people abuse it. That not only puts myself as channel owner in jeopardy but also creates distress for others.

I considered pulling the channel completely and starting over. I think that would be a shame though, as lot of content being lost. So I decided to review all the existing content and try to bring the channel back on course. This has meant removing a lot of comments and implementing strict moderation and approval of future commenting. I've also decided to remove voting and rating for comments and videos as these were frequently being abused by political opponents.

I'm sorry to those who contributed in the past and have seen their comments removed. I'm sure you can understand though why it has been done and not take it personally.

Unfortunately, the reality is that Britain is not an open and free society any longer. Merely expressing certain political views is a crime. This is the political climate we find ourselves operating under in Britain today and why those involved in the struggle for our country must remain ever vigilant to the dangers that we face in trying to get our message across.

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