Matt Bracken and Vlad Tepes Discuss Video Samizdat

Last week Vlad Tepes made a guest appearance on an InfoWars segment hosted by Matt Bracken. The video below shows their hour of discussion (with the commercials removed). As you may notice, the video has been hosted on YouTube, but not on Alex Jones’ channel — as far as I know, the InfoWars YouTube channel has been permanently taken down.

This is an example of what I discussed a couple of months ago in “Samizdat in the Age of Digital Totalitarianism”: the imperative to propagate dissident information through distributed lateral networks. That’s what Matt and Vlad talk about in this clip, specifically as it pertains to bit-torrented video platforms:

2 thoughts on “Matt Bracken and Vlad Tepes Discuss Video Samizdat

  1. Outstanding video. A couple of thoughts occurred to me.

    You would never advise me to get a hard copy of a book if you saw all the stuff I already have.

    I’d very very interested in the dynamics of how and why JihadWatch was banned in Israel. Intuitively, it would seem JihadWatch would be bread and butter in Israel. I don’t see any JihadWatch stories on being banned in Israel, although I do see the Muslims in Israel committing political and physical violence against critics of jihad. Israel, like other places, has a split between progressive and conservative constituencies, so a small, issue-focused identity group like Muslims will eventually come to hold deciding power, which is a very powerful position to be in.

    Eventually countries wishing to maintain their identity, security and freedom will either have to limit the franchise or work out separate regions of homogeneous populations, which is not that different from limiting the franchise.

    I suppose I’ll have to learn to use cryptocurrency so I can be independent of my banking institutions, Bank of America and Chase, who have already shown a willingness to withhold services from customers for political reasons.

    One concern I have which has not been addressed yet is the actual assignment of Domain Network names through ICANN. ICANN used to be an agency of the US government, under the protections of the Constitution, since it was US Army funds that developed the internet. But, Obama divesting the US government from controlling the assignment of names, and turning it over to an NGO, made it possible for an unaccountable decision to totally cut out internet access to customers who are disapproved of. I don’t know if using a VPN or public DNS will solve the problem if ICANN gets serious about not allowing any porousness in user access.

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