When I launched Donate and Patreon (which will ban us soon) back in January I was humbled by the support of this community and the willingness of so many to donate. As promised, all donations get rolled back into the site to pay for ongoing server expenses and upgrades to provide more features to the community.
Thanks to your donations and support, there is a big upgrade today.
YouTube has been going absolutely insane lately in their war on conservatives. We now have a viable alternative to bending the knee to Google’s increasingly ideologically driven agenda.
The short version is, as a community we have a model for an actual YouTube killer, focused on free speech, and open to anyone and everyone who is getting demonetized or kicked off YouTube entirely. In time, it will be possible for to completely replicate the YouTube experience for viewers and creators, without forcing anyone to operate within the constraints of YouTube. Community guideline strikes, channel deletion and demonetization have taken a heavy toll on content creators, not to mention the broader fight for online free speech.
FreebirdTV isn’t even 24 hours old. I still have a lot more work to do on the platform. It’s not perfect - yet. However, it us usable. It works just like YouTube does and is actually a bit more straightforward to use. Especially the live streaming which is compatible with all streaming software and all mobile devices.
Right now, I don’t have a lot of content on there but all are welcome to create and contribute. This is YOUR platform. The members of this community will always have priority. As the service matures I’ll share updates along the way. For now, take a look around and listen to the Constitution (I know - I need to figure out embeds like I did here with YouTube).
Republic Standard Shop
Some of you may have noticed the new shop in the menu above. Instead of just asking you nicely for your donations - we are also offering you things like mugs, t-shirts, and hoodies to help cover our costs. The prices are about as low as I could get them and still (hopefully) make a little something to cover expenses. I did all of the designs myself and many are NOT politically correct - that wouldn’t be any fun. All proceeds go to funding both Republic Standard and Freebird.
Just to dispel any confusion, Republic Standard was a blog I created a while back and turned off because I didn’t have the time to devote to it. That all changed in January and a huge thanks to our fellow community member and editor @Ash_Sharp for breathing a tremendous amount of life back into Republic Standard, hitting 100k views in 75 days, and encouraging the finest authors available to partner with us.
Stick around everyone! Things are getting exciting!