I didn’t give credit for the inventions of Shabbies, when I used it (misspelled) in the article, because I honestly didn’t remember who had said it, just that it was a pivotal thing for me.
I remembered the person was on PJ TV and that he was suffering from a cold (a lot of the video involved him putting a towel around his face and inhaling steam) which exasperated him more than usual when dealing with an ubiquitous anti-war demonstration in DC. (Remember those. Amazing how they stopped when Obama took power and sent our troops abroad like the Easter Bunny dispensing candy. Or maybe not amazing because the left are Shabies.)
Then I mentioned it to a friend and he said “that was Alonzo Rachel and the old PJ TV”.
And suddenly I remembered him saying “They’re sheep, they’re babies, they’re shabies.”
Friend also shared that Youtube has throttled Zo’s views to such an extent that he’s now gone back to his former occupation of waiting tables.
Look, I didn’t agree with the man on everything, but his show and Trifecta’s were the reason I signed for and paid PJTV a subscription.
It occurs to me that PJTV killed their TV channel at the worst possible time, because now conservative pundits and speakers need a TV channel more than ever. Maybe if they’d taken some time they’d have found it profitable. But it’s not my money, and I’m not going to second guess them.
What I’m going to tell you is to go listen to the Zo. Look, I don’t even know his position on Trump because he dropped off my radar, but again even back when I disagreed with him on tons of things, and still enjoyed his show.
And look at that “dropped off my radar.” Be aware even if you subscribe to, say, Right Angle, you’re not getting notice when a video goes up. Be more proactive in looking for them.
And if you have the money and the time (I have neither for the next 2 or 3 years, at least) consider what an alternative to YouTube would look like and implement it.
I do have an idea for an alternative to Amazon and a way to make it profitable until (almost inevitably) Amazon goes full potato, be it five years in the future or more. We MIGHT have the money for that, but we’ve been struggling for the time particularly “friends who program” time.
But we have to make time. And we have to put the money where our mouths are. Because otherwise we’ll consent through silence. And that’s not the world we want.
Build under, build over, build around. Create and subvert and BUILD. You’re nto alone, and it’s time.