(I’m reacting to Sparty’s latest pinned comment on youtube)
I understand it can feel like a losing battle when commercial algorithms diminish the reach and minsiformed trolls flags videos, but I wanted to bring an important point.
I personally believe that affecting a few deeply is more powerful than affecting tons slightly. There’s always going to be the “casual” viewers that will forget about it, despite the horror as time goes on and the last WAH episode they watch becomes a fading memory. This is especially true of those who are not regular viewers.
However, there’s those who support the effort and watch every single episode, even when youtube makes it slightly more complicated. I’d be inclined to think almost none of the regular viewers will forget about this series even after it ends. I also think it’s plausible that many of us will talk about the content of this series when it feels relevant. I know I do. My point is the reach is greater than the direct audience.
This series is highly relevant as it’s the most brutal but the best example of how far indifference as a form of learned lack of empathy can bring us.
… especially in this day and age where human contacts have too often become an abstraction (social media), getting rid of friends is now a click away, indifference is rampant, critical thinking needed more than ever to filter through a constant feed of internet nonsense – but replaced by meme posting and cheap black or white simple solutions to any question …
I’d like to support you guys but I’m seriously very broke, but I figured words count as well. Maybe a one time donation I could do, but I’m not interested in a subscription at the moment.
In any case, censoring WAH would pretty much diminish the impact it has on those who care, and change nothing whatsoever on those who just skip through a video out of curiosity.
Worst case scenario, I’d prefer if the videos were literally just a 15-30 seconds trailer that links everyone to the official odysee channel. I’m just putting that suggestion out there.
Don’t give up the fight against indifference. What you are doing matters.