Free speech haters get Sargon of Akkad kicked off Patreon

Posted by  $  Solver 6 months, 2 weeks ago to Politics
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The mob strikes again! They cut off his monthly income from many of his donators. But it is worse than that.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    I don't agree with Sargon's action (use of racial slurs), although I could understand someone doing so in a moment of anger.
    However, if what Sargon says is true, it appears that Patreon is not following its own terms of service rules.
    If Patreon's site is a commercial site and privately owned then Patreon can set their own rules within the site. Posters who use the site must comply with the rules. If someone violates the rules they should expect Patreon to enforce the rules. They should also expect Patreon to limit their actions to the rules as stated.
    From the evidence that appears in the video it appears that Patreon has acted outside and against their own rules. It appears that Patreon has allowed their employees' bias (as influenced by people who hate Sargon and want to silence him) to affect their action (removing Sargon's site from Patreon.) In a free market other users of the site should respond to this infraction and punish Patreon by no longer using the site.
    This assumes that Sargon has presented a complete and fair view of the facts in his video.
    I see this posting in the Gulch as part of the process of exposing Patreon's actions and encouraging others to act.
    I do not follow Sargon's postings or use Patreon's site.
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  • Posted by PeterSmith 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Sorry guys, but it's things like this that quickly demonstrate who has a solid grasp of the basics and who does not.
    Patreon kicking Sargon off their platform IS free speech, among many other individual rights, and their right to do so must be protected.
    We can disagree with it, but we cannot call them "free speech haters" for exercising their free speech.
    Remember, only the government can violate your right to free speech. Individuals or businesses cannot do so.
    I expect this ignorance from Sargon who is a completely disintegrated thinker and a collectivist, but Objectivists should know better.
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    • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
      I’m guessing you did not watch the video. The free speech haters are the mob Sargon of Akkad talks about. The mob creates a hit list and sends all their collective dislikes to Patreon. Patreon has rules. Patreon ignores their own rules and kicks him off. Watch the video.
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      • Posted by PeterSmith 6 months, 2 weeks ago
        I watched the video, but I don't think you read and/or understood my post.

        Nothing that you've described qualifies as "free speech haters".

        Patreon kicking Sargon off Patreon, even for the terrible reasons given here, is NOT a free speech issue. Or rather it IS a free speech issue, in that Patreon is exercising their free speech, among other individual rights, by kicking him off.

        Only the government can affect your free speech.
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        • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
          “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.”
          -Free speech lover

          If we do not agree with what you have to say, we will make it our collective mission to punish you for saying it.
          -Free speech haters

          I still disagree. It is a free speech issue. You ignored my main point where the illiberal free speech hating mob activity executed a plan to shut him down. They do not like or agree with what he says so by any means necessary they collectively plot to prevent him from speaking. Patreon was one of their targets to do that. That mob is not the Patreon company, that Sargon of Akkad shows, continues to break it’s own rules, but that is a different serious problem.

          These people (the mob) do not respect the right to express one’s own opinion unless it matches their ideology. They hate that people sometimes can and do offend other people just by talking. I’m not talking about Patreon nor the government here.
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  • Posted by  $  RobertFl 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    It's Patreons Livingroom, they can throw out whoever they want.
    I agree, they are caving to Mob rule, but it is their call.
    If you want to pop-off and say anything, go over to steem-it, or dTube.
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    • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
      True, but another problem is that Patreon seems to have broken their own written rules, while their CEO says they stick to their rules.
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      • Posted by  $  RobertFl 6 months, 2 weeks ago
        But, they are allowed to do that as well. Gulch should just build a Patreon site of its own and have no link to email the complaint department.
        My guess is, many sites like this are afraid of getting sued over hurt FeFe's - so, it's easier to shut it down. Put it on the blockchain, and you can't shut it down.
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  • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
    In the video Sargon of Akkad also shows that some Silicon Valley CEOs are colluding but not for money, but for the collecrtive power to control people, the way they speak, and the way they think.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Me dino's tinnitus did not want to make friends with that particular video's audio,
    Me dino had to look Patreon up. Hmm, even my spell checker doesn't like it.
    Did look. Artists in San Fransicko.
    Figures.
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    • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
      For many independent content makers, Patreon is the main way people can donate periodically to a site. Lose that and you can lose your main income stream. You can think of a content provider losing Patreon similar to a business losing MasterCard.
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      • Posted by  $  pixelate 6 months, 2 weeks ago
        Over the years, I have donated to content vendors via PayPal. From the main PayPal login, I can donate from my PayPal account (which I also use as a collection system for my products and content), or select my checking account or my credit card. Maybe I am missing something -- I have not used Patreon as a means to pay anyone as of yet. Perhaps it is more flexible than PayPal.
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        • Posted by  $  gharkness 6 months, 2 weeks ago
          The advantage/disadvantage of Patreon is that it is a subscription model. The advantage to content creators is that they can "count" on $X coming in each month and they are notified of people unsubscribing.

          The advantage to subscribers is that they don't have to remember to go to Paypal to take care of this. This can also be a DISadvantage if you would prefer not donating every month. Double-edged sword, but what isn't! I can certainly understand why a person wouldn't want to be "sucked into" this model.

          This is not a small amount of money. People have reported earning upwards of $70k-$80k per month on the Patreon platform, so they wield a LOT of clout.

          I have exactly one person I support on Patreon, and I'm unlikely to add to that. In my case it's not to get "subscriber" benefits, but to encourage him to do more of what he's doing. He's quite uncontroversial, thank goodness, so he's probably not going to lose his account any time soon.
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          • Posted by  $  pixelate 6 months, 2 weeks ago
            Thanks for the information regarding Patreon. I can see the benefits (were I to be a content producer).

            With so much revenue flowing through this particular portal, it see ample opportunity for a competitor to join the fray and offer a new service. I am a subscriber to the Gulch ($3.95 / month) ... I recall setting that up when I joined. Wait ... I can see that I set this up as an Auto Payment through PayPal. Here is the content from my most recent PayPal service invoice (below). Apparently, I set this auto-payment up back in August 2013.

            Amount: $3.95 USD
            To: Atlas Shrugged Movie Merchandise LLC
            For: Galt's Gulch Online Producer Membership - $3.95/mo
            Customer service URL: http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com
            Customer service email: support@atlasshruggedmovie.com
            Customer service phone: 856-359-4258

            To change or cancel your agreement with Atlas Shrugged Movie Merchandise LLC, log in to your PayPal account, go to your Profile, and click My money. Update your agreement in the "My preapproved payments" section.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 6 months, 2 weeks ago
        Note to me dino self: Do not donate one red cent to Patreon. Not ever.
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        • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
          I use Patreon to donate to a number of content sites I support. If Patreon continues to ignore reasonable requests from Sargon of Akkad, I will assume they have gone illiberal crazy and change my donation method.
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          • Posted by  $  6 months, 2 weeks ago
            I removed the managing of my monthly $$$ donations from Patreon. They will receive no commissions from me. I did not donate to Sargon of Akkad, but I can not support what they did, how they did it or their illiberal biased collective continuing to do so.

            I cannot do much about the mobs of free-speech haters that hide in their safe spaces.
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  • Posted by  $  pixelate 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    With so much revenue flowing through this particular portal (Patreon), it see ample opportunity for a competitor to join the fray and offer a new service. I am a subscriber to the Gulch ($3.95 / month) ... I recall setting that up via PayPal when I joined. Here is the content from my most recent PayPal service invoice (below). Apparently, I set this auto-payment up back in August 2013.

    Amount: $3.95 USD
    To: Atlas Shrugged Movie Merchandise LLC
    For: Galt's Gulch Online Producer Membership - $3.95/mo
    Customer service URL: http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com
    Customer service email: support@atlasshruggedmovie.com
    Customer service phone: 856-359-4258

    To change or cancel your agreement with Atlas Shrugged Movie Merchandise LLC, log in to your PayPal account, go to your Profile, and click My money. Update your agreement in the "My preapproved payments" section.
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