Hi everybody, Alex Roberts here. I hope that you all are having a good day. Whatever your day may be like I can almost guarantee that it isn’t as bad as Tuesdays events were for some people in San Bruno, California. That morning I had written an earlier article for Halsey News entitled Love and Heartbreak Go To Work: An Attack At YouTube University. https://www.halseynews.com/2018/04/03/6229/ At the time of that writing the local police were investigating the attack as a domestic dispute. Obviously with any situation there is some change in the understanding of a situation between when it happens and the days that follow that event. So lets have a look at some of what we knew then and what we know now. At the time of my first writing on this topic the shooter had yet to be identified and three people had been shot. I believe they were a 36 year old male, a 32 year old woman, and a 27 year old woman who were all being treated at Zuckerburg Hospital. From what I understand they are the only three people who were actually shot besides the young woman herself. While we did not know her name at the time of my last writing we now know her as Nasim Narjafi Aghdam.
https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/nasim-aghdam-youtube-shooting-suspect-channel-instagram-photos/ Heavy.com reports that Aghdam is a 38 year old woman who was born in Iran, but lived in southern California. She had her own YouTube channel and often times ranted about the company on her YouTube channel as well as Instagram and her own website. She identified herself as being Persian and posted videos in three different languages. English, Turkish, and Farsi. So this woman didn’t even identify herself as being an American even though she lived in our country and got to enjoy basic freedoms that may not have been offered in Iran or other parts of the middle east. First of all people and this is purely my opinion when I say this, but this is an example of the kind of people we need to get out of our country. I don’t care if they are here legally or not. If you are going to live in America and if you are going to enjoy basic American freedoms then you need to identify as American. If you can’t identify as American then get the hell out of my country. That’s all I’m saying on that topic. Lets see what else we can learn about this woman. She would have been 39 two days after the attack on YouTube university so that would make her birthday April 5. She also had at least two other aliases. Nasim(e) Sabz and Nasim VeganBreeze. She could have had more than just these two aliases. If she did I don’t know. These are the only two I see reported.
I may be wrong, but I don’t believe that this is being investigated as a domestic dispute anymore, because according to the police there is no evidence that she actually knew the people that she shot. There is nothing that shows the three she shot were even specifically targeted by her. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wow, that would really suck. One minute you are minding your own business doing whatever it is that you are doing. It is believed that she felt that YouTube was trying to discourage her from sharing she felt that there is no free speech in the real world. It says here that her YouTube channel has since been deleted. That’s too bad. It may have actually been interesting to be able to go back and see some of what this woman had to say. Heavy does show a video where she actually speaks about some of her grievances against YouTube and there are two links advertised within that video. When I checked both of them I was told that neither page could be found so I’m assuming that both of those have been taken down as well.
In the video that Heavy.com has posted Nasim says, “I’m being discriminated and filtered on YouTube and I’m not the only one. So recently they also attacked my Persian channel … And if you go and check my videos, you will see my new videos hardly get views and my old videos that used to get many views stopped getting views. This is because I am getting filtered. They age restricted my ab workout video. A video that has nothing bad in it. Nothing sexual. Why did they do that? Because it got famous and was getting many views, so they age-restricted that video to keep it from getting views. I contacted support team and team and they all said the same thing, ‘there are some inappropriate things in your videos.” She continued on and said,” Videos of singers like Nikki Minaj, Miley and others have sexual things so inappropriate for children to watch, don’t get age restricted, but my videos … gets age-restricted. It is what they are doing to vegan activists and many other people who are trying to promote healthy, smart and humane living. People like me are not good for big businesses, like for animal business, for medicine business and for many other businesses. That’s why they are discriminating and censoring us.”
On another video that Heavy.com was able to get access to she actually makes fun of YouTube and talks about how to be successful. While looking into the camera she actually says this, “How to grow on YouTube? Make stupid videos. The more stupid stupid videos you make, the more successful you will be. Never talk about moral and humane issues. Never talk about your own beliefs. Otherwise you will be discriminated and censored. Growing on YouTube is not in your hands. It all depends who is controlling your channel. If she or he likes your videos, then they will let your videos get views.” Then she says “otherwise, your videos will be merely relegated.” In a separate video not shown on Heavy.com she stated that YouTube wants us to be slaves and not think outside the box. She also stated that our knowledge is their enemy.
Before I comment on what we have so far I want to go on record and say that I do not agree with her actions. I don’t agree with going up and shooting three random people right out of the blue. Chances are that none of the three people she shot are the people who were actually doing this to her. Even if they were the ones doing this to her I still don’t agree with her actions. The fact is I have no way of knowing whether or not these three individuals were the ones responsible for what was going on with her videos or not. But we are talking about a building that housed 1,100 employees. Out of 1,100 people the mathematical odds that the three people she shot were the ones personally responsible are enormous and highly against her. With that said although I don’t agree with her tactics I can not say that I disagree with the reasoning behind her anger that drove her to this. People we aren’t stupid. We know that YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter does this to those of us who don’t support the agenda that they are trying to push. While I personally have not seen her videos I can easily believe what she says because I know of it happening to others. Not too long ago Stefanie MacWilliams was banned for 12 hours from twitter even though she was the one attacked when she defended herself against a self proclaimed muslim. My other publisher Halsey English lost one of his debate videos a couple days after he debated with Mark Collett when YouTube took that one down. I don’t feel that these three particular individuals deserved to be shot, but seriously big names like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google, are not innocent in this. When you take away the voices of the people because you don’t like what they say then you become as responsible for their actions as the hand that holds the gun, because if you hadn’t taken away their platform they may have never done this.
This is what the leftist and social justice warriors have brought us to people. They want to control how we speak, how we think, what we say when we are out in public areas and in classrooms on college university campuses across America. They do a good job of it to. If they don’t like us for whatever reason or if we hit too close to the truth with something that we say they end up doxing us or try to silence us in some other way. A teacher down in Florida, Tiana Dalichov recently resigned from her job as a teacher because a month ago people doxed her when they did not agree with views expressed on her radio podcast Unapologetic. It didn’t matter that her personal views had no impact on her performance in the classroom as a social studies teacher. Julianne Benzel from California is another example of the left and social justice warriors trying to control how we speak, what we think, what questions we ask. I feel sorry for the three people who got shot on Tuesday because they were just three individuals of a bigger problem and I hope that they have improved since Tuesdays shooting. I wish them lots of luck on their recovery. I however feel no sympathy for the company that this happend to.
Moving on now, in a post from her site Nasim shared, “There is no free speech in real world & you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered & merely relegated, so that people can hardly see their videos! There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!”
In an Instagram post that she made on March 18 Nasim would state, “All my youtube channels got filtered by youtube so my videos hardly get views and it is called ‘merely relegation.’ This is also happening to many other channels on youtube. This is the peaceful tactic used on the internet to censor and suppress people who speak the truth and are not good for the financial, political … gains of the system and big businesses,” she wrote. “I recently got filtered on instagram too and maybe its related to youtube and youtube staff asked instagram to filter me here too!!?”
There are some people who would sit here and try to tell us that this woman was being paranoid, but that is only because either they are a part of the agenda or they support the agenda. By now several people on twitter know what it is like to go to sleep at night and have something close to 5,000 or more followers. Then the next morning they wake up and find that several hundred of their followers have suddenly disappeared. The same happens on YouTube. Several people have warned us that YouTube and others were doing this to our posts and our videos. Nasim hated YouTube. Her reasons for hating YouTube are understandable. While all of us don’t go to YouTube or Twitters headquarters how many of us truly enjoy the way these people treat us. While I can not agree with shooting up three random people and I don’t. At the same time I agree that something has got to be done. Yes, the reason that places like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google, other companies have the power that they do is because of the numbers. It’s not the numbers that we claim it is though. It isn’t because there are so many people that allows these people to have the power that they do. It is because there are so many people out there who aren’t doing anything. They aren’t leaving these plat forms and going to places like Gab. If they do then they aren’t using these places as their primary. Instead they keep using places like YouTube as their primary. On top of the fact that they aren’t leaving sites like YouTube they are also not boycotting the companies that invest in these platforms so that they can advertise on them. This woman had the right idea, but she went about doing it the wrong way. If everybody that truly stands against the way YouTube does things really boycotted YouTube as well as companies who have a business relationship with it then they would be forced to hear us because it would have an influence on their money.
In an interview with NBC that occurred the next day her father apologized for his daughters actions.https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/youtube-shooter-nasim-aghdam-was-vegan-who-had-complained-about-n862586 I can only assume that he did not understand or know the extent of what companies like YouTube are doing to the people who use its platform. Apologizing for her actions was the right thing to do. That does not make Nasim the villain in the situation. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google, these are the villains. If our voices were being given the same respect as those who toe the line and follow the agenda then situations like this would happen less often. I am not encouraging anyone to go out and buy a gun so they can go and shoot at random individuals who work at the companies I have mentioned in this writing. I am encouraging those of us who are tired of being victimized by these companies to find another way to rise against them, rise against the left, the social justice warriors, and say we will not allow this to happen to us anymore. To not take an action is an action in itself. We have done that every time that we tell ourselves and others that there is nothing that can be done. Doing nothing turns people who love animals and would not hurt a fly into people who go out and shoot three random individuals. People do nothing long enough until they reach a point of anger where they are tired of being victims and something snaps. YouTube took a peaceful woman and turned her into the kind of person who was able to do what Nasim did. How many more of us have to be martyred and turned into potential killers before people will start to unite and stand together?