Finding a place to express my opinions on the internet has been a frustrating journey, where safety councils dominate virtually every platform. Video sites such as YouTube aren’t any better and are a bit riskier if I wish to remain truly anonymous at a time when it’s a social crime to be a white, straight male.
I could start my own WordPress site like so many others do, but how does one stand out when these pages are a dime a dozen? That’s especially true when the attention span of each generation grows shorter. Creators.co was an interesting place that was shut down before it could deliver on its promise of growth. Blogger is under the thumb of Google, so that isn’t a viable option either.
Eventually, I did give Medium a shot. Writing on Medium seemed to be a pointless endeavor unless you’re spreading the religion of feminism or blaming white men for the world’s ills. So I normally relegate myself to the comment section where I can be direct without wasting too much of my time. Though the “woke” Stazi Stormtroopers of Medium could certainly kick me off the site for wrongthink.
Most of these “brave” progressives can use their real name while shouting misandrist nonsense without consequences. I certainly can’t show my real name or face there. That would get me in a lot of trouble in a work environment that actually believes diversity is a strength. Many may think it’s strange that I don’t use my real name in the era of blame whitey and kill all men hashtags
I’d rather not talk about politics at all, but escapism is racist, sexist or homophobic in the current year. For every movie announcement, we get a white person whining about the lack of minority representation in films. That’s one of many reasons I stopped posting on Letterboxd. They even added made up genders to the male/female option for the site. A lot of the “reviews” are nothing more than rants or stupid one-liners.
All I’ve ever wanted is a place to write without being silenced by the social justice disease that has infected every aspect of online interaction in the last few years. I don’t even care if I get paid. That would be nice, but I’m far more concerned about creative freedom and avoiding censorship for wrongthink.
Hopefully linkyou is a place I can grow into without the restrictions of other platforms.