We are on borrowed time fam. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube were not created as tools for black liberation. We joined these platforms and bent them for our own needs. In doing so we gave these platforms the power/ability to shut us up, to diminish our voices, to deactivate our profiles and discard years of work without notice.
It is naive to think that we can fight ws and for black liberation using the master’s tools. These social media platforms have all kinds of surveillance in place… they work with law enforcement, labeling us identity extremists… they work with groups/individuals like Black Lives Matter/Deray to manipulate hashtag activism. They shut down channels/profiles at will, with no recourse.
Bro Ben X was the latest victim. His youtube channel was terminated. Ben X could be any of us. We don’t have the luxury of waiting until our accounts are terminated to take action.
This is why I put out the call to create our own… our own media, tech companies and social media… 4 years ago when nobody else saw this coming. And that’s what I with the support of like minded individuals have been doing… building our own institutions that will empower us/give us the ability to educate our masses, amplify our own voices, control our own narratives and mobilize. This > Nike, Kaep & Disney movies…