Sci/Tech Who are political YouTube Influencers you follow and why?

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  1. Kneeblock

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    I often see people post quasi-political videos with random people rambling into the camera about whatever their topic du jour is. I also often see slickly produced ideological videos that suggest there's some money behind them.

    My question is what makes you follow a political pundit on YouTube? Do you mostly listen because you agree with most of what they say? Do you follow them because they visibly identify with your political group? Is it based on their credentials, i.e. education, experience? Also, how do you hear about them?

    Post some channels you follow and explain why, if you don't mind. Fair disclosure: This isn't research, just curiosity, because I don't engage with political Vloggers at all, but it could prompt some research down the line.
     
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    I don't follow any. I wouldn't mind a list of who the big names are and where they tend to sit on the spectrum.

    Also, to answer your question I'm mostly interested in a captive narration or story telling. I don't care how much I agree or disagree if its a great listen.

    I listen to NPR and I find their own staff opinions pretty ridiculous sometimes. But I also think they have a good production value and bait me in with a strong prologue.

    I used to listen to talk radio 20 years ago for the same reasons, but had to stop as it makes me uptight and edgy. Everything paints an "under attack" picture and is panicky. It was seeping into my subconscious even when I thought of them as just "talking heads".
     
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    Only personality I have found to be consistent is James Corbett.

    U can't fuck with that guy.

    Always calm and level-headed, no fanatic bias or drama. His research is mind-boggling, always provides sources. When he makes a documentary you know he has done his homework, and not afraid at all to rationally call out anyone his research leads to.

    WAR Corbett Report

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    Interesting channel...

    First thing of his I clicked on was this:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgMx2F41XD0&2m30s



    Interestingly, I just got done reading three books about continuity of government and the cold war, trying to understand context of the time. This exchange highlighted is super interesting. The surprising part is not actually about "suspending the constitution", though that has been in various ways agreed upon throughout the cold war. But rather the important part is his response of a "classified area". The questions will force an admission that in the event of nuclear war, the government had a bunker area to run its subterranean government until the country could be put back together. The entirety of the cold war, this became increasing elaborate in nature as more think tanks asked, "what about X???" and they came up with solutions. Hilariously, until very late in the cold war there were no plans for the government servants to bring their spouses or kids lol. They thought of everything...except human nature that some dude isn't going to pick up his special phone, say "yes sir, I understand", and silently drive directly to the safe house to be ushered away, leaving his wife and kids to nuclear holocaust Armageddon.

    To discuss the continuity of government, he'd have to expose Mount Weather where officials are safe and to rebuild society and the rest of us die
    Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center - Wikipedia

    Also hilarious, mount weather was exposed beyond a "local secret' when an airplane crashed into it. Like wtf are the chances. The think tank guys must have been losing their minds at the chances.

    Interestingly is the book, Seven Days in May, Seven Days in May - Wikipedia , exposes Mount Weather almost directly, but the author just changed roads and you take a left instead of right at one point.


    Anyways, the rest of his video is Jade Helm logic and there isn't a military plan to invade the USA. The videos are mostly from isolated urban training because we were seeing a change in warfare and woefully unprepared for it. We have now built entire towns to practice urban warfare on base grounds.
    There's a conflation of national guard use (state and domestic entity until loaned to the federal government for overseas activities) and active duty army (federal and to be used foreign).

    There has been a tug of war between rights and law and order, as well as what's a national emergency ever since Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. Habeas Corpus Suspension Act (1863) - Wikipedia So it's nothing new and its not some alarming change. It's the same circle going on for years. I wonder if Corbett would be such an absolutist in the case of Lincoln. Some think Lincoln wrong but I'm not sure I do. Context matters. Same with all the plans during the cold war. Plans were being hashed out to put society back together after a decapitation strike on Washington. The ability for a single bomb to remove all of the US government highlighted the serious deficiencies in planning and redundancy. Suddenly those in power are confronted with their responsibility to freedom, but also the peaceful transition of power in the event of such an attack. I'm not totally saying Corbett's worries about freedom are wrong. I'm just saying his video lacks some context and links some benign events with actual times the feds had plans to suspend rights for safety. But those suspensions are almost entirely in the context of absolute devastation and loss of institutions that reinforce freedom. And the plan also includes an exit strategy to return to those institutions.
     
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    the amazing lucas has some funny videos sometimes.
     
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    I wonder how many times this guy has had attempts on his life those illegal money white collar yacht guys are working for druglords and mob bosses.
     
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    @Splinty@Splinty must have ordered all the residents to take care of patients today with the encyclopedias he's writing ITT
     
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    I wouldn't say you're a capitalist bootlicker. You live in a socialist paradise!
     
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    I find Alex Jones interesting for the reasons above. He tells a great story. He's also nuts and playing a character 90% of the time that is an exaggeration of himself.
     
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    Thanks man, I don't know lots of these
     
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    Is there anyone out there today that one would dare compare to a Bill Cooper or Mae Brussell etc?

    They all seem kind of kooky. Bill and Mae were like some legendary parental figures we never had lol
     
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