Hart knew it was unfair
"Conservatives" are bitching and moaning about the "unfair" treatment they get from Youtube and Facebook. It's unfair but it's HISTORICALLY NORMAL. I wrote this comment at a "conservative" site:
If you want to be a powerful independent voice, you need your own separate platform. This was true in the era of printing presses and still true now. The only difference is that we have forgotten the truth!
An editor who wanted to counter the establishment paper didn't expect to rent the big paper's presses and Linotypes. He knew that renting would limit his freedom. He bought his own press and equipment.
He certainly didn't expect the big paper to PAY him for using their press. Modern "independents" are disappointed when Youtube stops PAYING them for using Youtube's equipment. This is just silly.
The Aberree is an excellent example. In 1954 Alphia Hart wanted to edit a periodical to counter the Hubbard cult and discuss related subjects in the 'spiritualist' camp. He knew in advance that he wouldn't be able to rent the services of the Enid News-n-Eagle or Cromwell Press. He knew they wouldn't touch the subject. Partly because it was uncool, mostly because Hubbard sued anyone who questioned his cult. No business wants to stand in front of a bulldozer. So Hart bought a mimeograph, rented a storefront, and got up and running. He later upgraded his equipment after he was making a bit of money. He was then able to make more money by printing and mailing material for other
The plight of "independent" publishers is the same today, except that they're spoiled. They didn't start with their own platforms. Instead they took the fake "free" services provided by the Deepstate drug dealers. Now that they're hooked on "free" Youtube, they're neutered.
Even the "independents" who chose to pay rent are in trouble. Gab.ai is renting servers from Microsoft, and is about to get kicked out. As I predicted.
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