“If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.”
The sudden removal and censorship of InfoWars across all digital platforms had a strong emotional impact on me. Not because I’m a fan of InfoWars or Alex Jones, but because at any time, Silicon Valley can remove you from their spaces without notification – something unprecedented until that point. I had the presumption that YouTube will continue to exist as a long-term impartial platform where uploaded videos would be stored forever as a historical archive for the ages. That presumption was shattered that day. A couple of months later, I received an email from YouTube stating my channel was also to be terminated. But as Tyler Durden says, it’s only after we’ve lost everything are we free to do anything.
This presentation is a tribute to the themes of Fight Club and its current-day similarities. That alienated, unhappy men can find meaning and acceptance in masculine rebellion – manifesting in Infowars, Alex Jones, Gavin McInnes and the Proudboys. The central message behind the 1999 film is just as relevant as it is now as was then.
In Tyler we trust
Fight Club 1999 | Alex Jones – Various Clips | Meet the Proud Boys, a group that says it speaks for a new minority: the disenfranchised young male – SBS Dateline | Far-Right Proud Boys Cultivate Male Angst – NBC Left Field | Who are the Proud Boys – CNN | David Pakman Show – Various Clips | The Young Turks | The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder – Various Clips | Never Is Now 2018 – ADL | Alex Jones goes to Washington – Washington Post | Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO | Tuck Buckford Will Not Be Silenced – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify remove Alex Jones’ Infowars content – CNBC Television | Twitter bans Alex Jones for life – FRANCE 24 English | Youtube’s new CEO Susan Wojcicki Full Interview Fortune MPW – Fortune Magazine | Jack Dorsey speaks about Twitter’s problems – CNN Business | INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG A Bad Lip Reading – Bad Lip Reading | MY SETUP TOUR 2018 v2 – PewDiePie | Bloody Nose VideoSong – Jack Conte | Ariana Grande – thank u, next
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