I’ve passed 1.5k views on my latest video!

I’m happy to see that people have been watching my latest video about Article 13 and Article 11!

I made this follow-up video since I received replies from the EU politicians that I contacted about the future of YouTube.

YouTube has encouraged all of their creators to make videos about this topic since it threatens the video sharing site as we’ve come to know it.

Just yesterday I was watching a hilarious parody/mash-up that made me laugh just as hard as the 007 spy-adventures of the now infamous YouTuber Kraut.

If Article 13 passes through the EU it will probably not be possible anymore to watch and enjoy such content as I sincerely doubt that the content creators had any permissions in place before they created said video.

Google/YouTube are trying to mobilise as many people as possible since the legislative changes would mean job losses in the millions and YouTubers losing out on revenue.

In a worst case scenario it will result in millions of videos being blocked in the EU, videos like the one I was watching yesterday, and it would also mean that people within the EU would be prevented from uploading new content without all of the correct permits!

This might not seem like a big deal, but it is a direct assault on the culture of Millennials & Generation Z, in addition it can potentially destroy countless lives due to their income being drastically reduced or completely taken away from them!

Even though I am an original content creator I stand with everyone else who are part of the #SaveYourInternet campaign!

I hope that my contribution was helpful!

Thanks for watching & thanks for listening! ❤

Thou Shall Not Laugh In Europe – The End Is Nigh For YouTube Entertainment!

The end of YouTube as we know it might be near thanks to the western world’s most notorious party-poopers: The EU.

YouTubers doing covers of other people’s music, game-channels, parody channels, top. 10 lists and independently run news sites will be the first content creators to be affected since the law is supposed to protect those who own their own copyright a 100%, in addition to whatever mechanical and/or visual copyright. (I do, or  we’ve paid for a license).

In short you need to own all the content that you upload. It will ultimately be the responsibility of YouTube to ensure that this rule is being followed. Which means that it might only be profitable and safe for social media platforms to approve content from major entertainment companies.

This will literally mean the end of socio-economic mobility and independent brand-building via social media an opportunity open to anyone with an internet connection. It will simultaneously be the end of the youth-culture that our younger siblings and/or children have grown up with.

The face of my younger sister when I explained this to her says it all, I don’t even want to know how my youngest sibling might react.

The role-models of Generation Z are YouTubers, when they meet they talk about bloggers, when they laugh they enjoy parody accounts and memes, their heroes are gamers and influencers and Millennials and other Zers who are doing covers, often times 10x better than the actual original.

Not only will it mean the end of their unique and diverse culture it will also put a lot of influencers and role-models who have not become part of the entertainment establishment out of business.

It is an attack on anyone who is not a baby-boomer, an attack on anyone who is independent, an attack on those who’ve been fortunate enough to be able to create their own playlists and choose their own role-models rather than having content defined for them by whatever establishment.

It is an attack on freedom, youth, diversity, creativity, vitality and innovation.

The EU are the ones who claim that they care about diversity, cultural enrichment and children, now we see how deep this concern truly is in their handling of the internet.

Generation Z & Millennials will never forgive them – Thou Shall Not Laugh In Europe.

You can contact your EU representatives and find out who they are by a simple Google search or make a video if you are a YouTuber: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/your-meps/uk_meps.html#shadowbox/1/

 

This is how it looks like when Facebook screws you over…

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The amount of people who pre-order my album once they hear about it is really good, the challenge is to get the word out there … so please share my links with all of your friends and/or followers!

When I thought that things couldn’t get any worse on Facebook, the thumbnail from my music video just disappeared, which is an even more shitty thing to do….

You pick a photo that you think will entice people to click on your link…I’m not sure whose gonna be interested in clicking on a post like that ↑

It would also be nice if it was possible to reach all of those individuals who’ve liked my page and interacted with my content in the past! Remember, I’ve run two successful crowdfunding campaigns mainly trough Facebook, so I’m not quite sure what to make of the fact that they now not only limit your reach but also want to “blackmail” you in order for you to reach existing fans….

It reminds me of the death of Myspace and other social media sites…..

It’s really annoying, since I obviously want as many people as possible to know about my upcoming album release!

I’ve now experienced mysterious issues with Facebook, Twitter & YouTube  in addition to an avalanche of strange accounts contacting me on Instagram.

So please help me bypass this idiocy by telling your friends about my work!

Is The Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Yesterday I organised my blog and chose a new design for it, so that it is easier to instantly pick a category and navigate around.

By doing so it also gave me an overview over what I gravitate towards when it comes to my writing and it is quite interesting to see how concerned I am about matters that don’t necessarily affect me at this time of writing.

Unless we look at the digital social media world, of course. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if my ridiculous reach on FB has to deal with deliberate censorship, which sucks considering that the social media platform was one of the best marketing tools that we had when it came to my music, now I cannot reach my followers and fans the same way that I could once upon a time. This is not good when you need to alert people of a new release or a brand new music video. It was also possible to have a “conversation” with Facebook representatives “back in the day” since they would respond to messages and complaints.

Whether my limited reach is a result of corporate greed, that inadvertently or intentionally, reduces social mobility and innovation due to power being limited to those who already posses it, or whether it is the result of “wrong think”  I cannot really answer myself – but it is of interest to note that I did experience demonetisation on a couple of YouTube videos last year before this gross mistake was thankfully corrected on YouTube’s end.

After I released a whole bunch of videos from a benefit concert that I did to raise funds for a local church here in England though, I saw a remarkable drop in traffic to my YouTube channel that certainly seemed intentional since I all of a sudden had no comments on any of my content and few views in comparison to how everything has been these last years. It was peculiar to say the least; then it all changed as if though I had been released from “YouTube-prison.”

I have obviously  no interest in anyone sabotaging what I’m doing. To call it evil would be an understatement.

When social media works it makes it possible for creatives and others who are selling products and services to climb whatever ladder that is provided, but it also challenges whatever narratives that “the establishment” want to sell and put out there.

In the last few years there are many who’ve started to mistrust those who govern our systems due to “citizen’s journalism” and “alternative news.”

It also challenges the notion that you need “gate-keepers” in certain professions, you know, gate-keepers like Harvey Weinstein….

The other day I picked up a magazine and ended up asking myself who these people were writing for? I ended up feeling like I was reading something that was completely out of touch, written by one clique for the members of the exact same clique, completely detached from the rest of the world. In other words: it did not speak to me and I was basically wondering which planet these writers and their intended audience were residing on.

It is because of this type of reporting that people like myself thought that Remain and Clinton were a given, only to be shocked when seeing the opposite and how even voting patterns can be. The people I cheered on won, but I had my doubts due to the “artificial, ideological dominance-impression” that is deliberately created.

With the internet and the spread of information established “truths” are being challenged every single day.

Disregarding the digital world, I don’t live in a run-down neighbourhood here in England, nor do I live in the U.S.A., which means that I could simply ignore what is happening in this country and around the world.

If you don’t like something then shouldn’t you try to fix it? Well what if you don’t have the power to? And if you don’t have the influence to fix what’s broken will you not only sour your own mood by obsessing over what you cannot alter?

It is of course silly to assume that your part of a territory won’t dramatically change, especially when it is everywhere else. But my personal experience in this moment of time, is thankfully reserved to observations when travelling from one bubble to another, or by aligning my previous experiences with what others are reporting.

Meaning: I know that the current turbulence in the U.S.A. is factual since I’ve lived over there in the past and now see a worsening in a tribalism and dissonance that I was exposed to back then. The same can be said of the territory that I belong to and live in: Europe. I also know that the stories coming out of South Africa are true, due to hearing the same narratives recounted by people I’ve met in the flesh, who live and come from that part of the globe.

Obviously I would never worsen my situation deliberately in order to stand in solidarity with whomever since I’m very happy with my surroundings indeed, meaning that I cannot really picture myself moving back into a “Southside Chicago” scenario voluntarily in order to “share in the suffering,” I’m glad that I got away from such a place to put it that way, yet it is peculiar that some members of the human species, myself included, can become so emotionally entangled in suffering that isn’t necessarily theirs.

I cried after one of the terrorist attacks over here in England last year, even though I didn’t know any of the individuals who had been affected … and even though I wouldn’t have much interest in going to that part of the country, unless forced to due to work.

It is a strange aspect of us humans that even though we could be perfectly content when focusing on ourselves and our own endeavours, we start shifting our thoughts towards “starving kids in Africa” or “deforestation in Latin America,” lamenting the terrible state of affairs due to abused dogs in Asia and sexual violence towards women in the Middle East.

It is of particular interest when considering that internal diversity within the territory that you live in, might put you into a state of mind where you cannot quite relate to some of your fellow country men and women.

I deeply regret that I was exposed to the “East-side” of Oslo, just to pick one example, and was very grateful that my stay there didn’t even amount to a full year.

When driving to a completely different part of England due a medical appointment I was horrified at the area and how it looked like. It certainly made me even more grateful to live where I currently do as I would certainly not be interested in swapping with anyone.

At least my concerns are largely directed towards those who live in the same part of the world that I live in whereas “establishment stars” gravitate mainly if not only towards global problems, that make them look very hypocritical considering the suffering that takes place on the door steps of Beverly Hills.

I certainly took note last time I lived in the U.S.A. and knew about the rampant poverty in  L.A. yet saw the “telethon” that American celebrities took part in in order to raise money for Haiti. The irony was certainly not lost on me when I read about American celebrities starving themselves on the Southern border, while showing no concern for their fellow country men, or Lily Allen crying in Callais but not crying for England, but rather stating her embarrassment over being English, much like Madonna apologising for being American.

Yet I myself, worry about all sorts of issues that aren’t mine right now, which can clearly be seen on this blog.

If anything it can be said that we humans are funny.

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Lame, Lame, Lame, Shit.

So now my video got demonetized, like what the hell? A  song I wrote for the victims of all of this extreme weather? I say that we should leave our political differences behind and come together to help the victims? I say that it is nice to see all of these people who are different coming together helping each other and that this is the best of America? Hello? Ridiculous. Beyond annoying too. I’ve never experienced anything like this. Defamation that is exactly what it is. Pricks.

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The Latest Social Media Purge.

So while I was sitting here working on some pretty long opinion pieces I was informed by a family member that conservative artists and political YouTubers are having their YouTube videos demonetized. Huh? I have to admit I was surprised to hear this even though, yes, I’ve written about how reactionaries/alt-righters/alt-liters etc; have lost their Patreon and/or PayPal; but Trump supporters losing their income? Are you kidding me?

I feel like a little kid going: “I know you are the big bad wolf” and then going “Holy shit!” when the big bad wolf confesses: “Yes it is me! I am the big bad horrible wolf, you were right!”

Funny. I can’t believe I was surprised by the news, yet I have to admit that I was. I hate to be right :/ Anyway, grim news indeed. I guess it is now official that any person who isn’t part of the modern left have been lumped into the Nazi/extremist category. Yet, things are not always like they seem and according to this article I came across there’s also been people on the left experiencing their share of censorship from YouTube. Now that’s an interesting detail to note. Even though I’m not particularly keen on conspiracy theories it’s an idea to read and watch this!

Here is a screenshot from another site complaining about the same:

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Obviously it fits into the air of this blog that the cultural marxists are escalating their witch-hunt after everything that has happened as of late, such as this: The Triumph Of Reason.When you read the article I first pasted in and see that a duo like Diamond & Silk are experiencing  censorship it should not be hard to agree with that sentiment. The modern left is strong, merciless, unwavering, with politicians and artists alike endorsing violence in the streets … and in the middle of this there are neo-conservatives like Mitt Romney endorsing ANTIFA, a communist group … Uh? So I guess that these republicans are closet-modern-leftists or something… or? American conservatives.

Not to forget that UK’s conservative prime minister Theresa May officially bent the knee to Islam during her “Eid Mubarak speech”  … and Norway’s female conservative prime minister is not much to talk about either. Is she conservative or what? Honestly it is hard to have heroes in today’s world. Theresa May certainly looked like a total pro during her visit to Washington but she also sounded outdated next to Trump, not to forget that she apparently is on a  “crusade” against *drumroll* Breitbart readers … of all things. I also enjoy watching videos with US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, but he also sounds slightly outdated when it comes to certain things.

Who do you look up to if you’ve decided to side with “The West?”

Anyway … It honestly seems like those on the left want to provocate the right for all that it’s worth, since they keep on poking, poking, poking, poking,poking. It is easy to laugh at it too though when you read hilarious articles like this: Bronze Lives Matter, but the laughter cease when you realise that Jesus, fucking hell these wackos have no boundaries/brakes. Not to forget that there are self-professed patriots out there who would then actually side with militant left-wing radicals who believe in toppling statues….   *Enter confused face*

This is the woman who believes a statue of Admiral Nelson should be removed. She authored the article I just linked to.

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Even though I see the modern left as a giant,totalitarian mega-threat that I truly don’t agree with, I’m not quite sure what I think of this spin to the story of those on the left being demonetized too. After all it does seem like any person to the right of “leftist-revolutionary” is being targeted. Regardless of what the full truth may be the modern left are in a strong position and fully display their intolerance and true colours everyday.  Funny enough I hoped that socialist Marine Le Pen would win in France since she is a patriot and wasn’t championing globalism. And what about my own country? I’ve been posting favourably about the right-wing political party currently in our government since they are opposed to the Islamification of Norway. At least they are willing to say that Norway is a country whose culture/identity deserves to be defended. Yet they are in my opinion capitalist extremists after having read their entire party-program, but I can’t support anyone who is centrists or leftists or moderately conservative as they all champion replacement migration :l  … the times are weird to say the least… :/ Why can’t we have Nationalist Capitalism in Europe? That would make things easy. Pro-Norwegian culture, pro-Norwegian business, anti-globalist, anti-mass-migration, pro-the-Norwegian-people without being racist. Strong European Nations standing together because of trade and a military alliance. Europe first. Sounds great to me. Maybe I should start my own party 😛 I’m sure that would be an easy task 😛

In my opinion you don’t need anti-left propaganda when they themselves actually create and/or endorse videos like these: No thanks! You can keep your nastiness to yourself.I wouldn’t want to be associated with something like that. Thanks for convincing me not to vote for your party! You’ve certainly scared me away as if thought the politics weren’t enough! I’m just waiting for Norwegian feminists to vote naked as we saw American celebrities doing over there, or some chubby Norwegian soap-opera star making a horrible rap, or Norwegians threatening to leave the country if those on the right win. Hey, I actually live abroad! Ha! I don’t live in Norway. Yet I’ll use my vote and I’ll vote for the right!!!!!! Mwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

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I googled a little and came across this article concerning pro-Trump musicians targeted by YouTube. When I first looked at it I wasn’t quite sure what to think. In general I don’t really trust musicians as a great number seem to be uniquely narcissistic taking any opportunity whether it is charity, politics, relationships or whatever to promote themselves. Of course the music biz is competitive, I’m also ecstatic whenever my music gets exposure as you need that as a musician! I disagree with the politics often preached by The BBC and The Guardian, yet I thought it was awesome that they featured my music! Anyway –  I cannot really see myself run around and support and endorse whatever just to get attention; so when I first read the article above I was wondering if the “story” was genuine or I guess what I’m trying to say is: that I hope that the artists in question are sincere. Seeing that others have reported on the story as well I trust that they are. In fact here I’ve found some cool tracks you can check out by said artists:

Funny enough I’ve also experienced social media censorship. I had to deal with that in 2013 when I released “I Am The Commander In Chief” as a single with a video. Super stoked about my military-themed video I was shattered when my Facebook posts with the video literally got 0 views after the first time I posted it, something I’ve never experienced neither before nor after. None of the rock’n’roll sites posted it on their YouTube channels either so it was disappointing to say the least. Followers tried to be clever by notifying me that Facebook wants people to pay for visibility but for me this was really not the case as other music videos and all other content didn’t experience the same thing. Even though I was pissed off about my video I guess I forgot about the whole thing when my next video went viral on social media, but then again it was a performance video so I guess it didn’t offend anyone 😛 And for those thinking that maybe nobody liked it, well yes people actually did like it. Somehow that particular release was flagged  which made it impossible to promote as an independent artist.

Back in 2015 I had another weird experience when my blog had its reach decreased over night. That really disappointed me as I’ve written before, since I was stoked over the power of social media! The whole idea that you as an artist can build your own fan base and bypass the gatekeepers of the industry is magnificent, yet I literally experienced having my shares reduced, AND that was before I posted any political content. Now how about that? I have no idea why this post changed everything: 21 Reasons I Suck!

Yet it did (?) Awkward.

I’ve also blogged about my bizarre experience later in 2015, when I for 5 months experienced all of my social media accounts being messed with by God knows who. At a certain point it stopped.

This year I’ve been experiencing some hiccups with my Instagram which I thought was a bug, but as of late I’ve started to have my doubts since updating and restarting the App hasn’t changed anything. Basically what happens is that my Instagram goes black and then I’m all of a sudden out of the App. Not logged out just “out” – like when you just x out of an App on your phone. When does this happen? Well is the same scenario every time – it happens whenever I’m liking conservative posts … go figure… every single time. I’m not joking. I’m serious. It has been going on for a while.

Hmm … anything else weird? Well last year both my brother and I noticed that certain posts we had made on our private Facebooks had been deleted or just looked blank. We had not done this ourselves. There was a petition I signed some years ago calling for FB to change certain aspects of its terms of service I think and this had also been removed – and I didn’t just share someone else’s post, it was mine. Censorship is alive and well it seems.

…and for those who would wonder if I’m lying then let me ask you this: what would I gain by fabricating this information? Answer: Nothing.

I certainly won’t be posting any political content on my YouTube, not that I ever did, besides a little history lesson. In light of how things are now I guess that this is hate speech too?