I’m Jeremiah Harding, and it’s [CURRENTYEAR2019]. If you’re here, you probably know me if you don’t, leave now – there’s still time!
No? Still here? Fucking… okay, well then…
I’ve been on the internet since my senior year of highschool. Not much to be said for my presence then though… although I did have a Twitter. That account is exactly a DECADE OLD tomorrow, even though there have been countless times I thought for sure I’d be banned for something. Click here to go there.
You can find out a lot about me there – from the bio I wrote to the profile pic I chose, and the fact that my pinned tweet is two years old, there’s a lot to unpack. God, do I fucking hate that phrase… “a lot to unpack”. Like, I’m pretty sure it comes with a gender studies degree and a pussy hat. But that line? That’s a line I don’t think I could’ve gotten away with on Twitter. Or Facebook – click here for mine – where very recently, one of my fucking posts was CENSORED for HATE SPEECH when it was a joke criticizing right wing statists, and contained NO language against a protected class.
No really – read this piece I put on Steemit about that. It’s crazy. And while you’re over there, also read this one I wrote days later about Facebook’s massive purge of the alternative media. They’re coming for us all – and Twitter is going along with it.
So why bring all of this up? Because, in no uncertain terms…
FUCK THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS!
I’m tired of worrying that what I say will be censored, or that it will stop being profitable. I need to eat. I need to pay rent. And I’m tired of being suppressed by algorithms that favor megacorporations at the expense of human freedom and dignity, and I’m here to say NO MORE, and remove the gloves for good. I’ll be civil with civil people, but these censorious worms must sleep with the corpses on which they dine – they have no place among the living.
“But you’re already on Steemit – why not just post there more?” Steemit is not terrible, but it’s not great either. I’ve watched contests do very well, and I’ve watched people swarm when they believe something is profitable, but leave out completely the content which they can’t immediately make money off of, so quality is underemphasized in favor of personality cults and spam. And criticize anyone big there? Lose your Steem power to fakeass “cleaners” in it for that Kool Aid. Well FUCK THAT too. I’ll still post there occasionally, but it’s not a home for someone as unafraid of people as me.
“But what about Minds? Can’t you earn cryptos there?” I’m there, but it’s spammy, slow, and just like Gab, it has a rather nasty reputation as a hive of far-right villainy after the social media purges took some alt-right accounts elsewhere. It’s not terrible either, but it’s not by any means great, and it’s ass hard to make profit there, too. Honestly, most of the people who made the most by spreading to Minds and Steemit had a HUGE backlog of cross-postable content and HUGE subscriber bases already. I may look popular, if you look at raw numbers, but when it comes down to it, a lot of those people are there for a free show, and I don’t have a huge backlog of crosspostable content. It’s just not as good for business for me as it is for them.
Plus, I did all my shit out of order. I got a following before I started making content at all, and then when I started making content, a lot of people I’d never spoken to had already blocked me, and a lot of people to whom I had spoken hated my guts. I wasn’t very smart about it because up until recently, I wasn’t trying to make a career of this, and shitposting is free. But now I’ve alienated most people, to the point where I recently had to move two states away just to have a landlord who would take my rent, and I collected donations to do so. I am deeply grateful to all who supported me, and were that not the case, I’d be on hiatus right now, computer in storage, sleeping in the SoCal desert dirt.
As it stands, I’m in WA. Why? Because after about seven months of trying to find a new place where I’m from when it was necessary, I got almost no replies to the hundreds of mails and messages I sent, and when I did, they asked for social media, and that was all she wrote. And make no mistake, I could’ve settled a long time ago. I could’ve cucked to the establishment, lied about how I felt and what I thought, kept my mind and life as closed as possible, and never pissed off anyone. But I didn’t. I take full responsibility for not having done so, and I accepted a long time ago that doing what I did would maybe mean I was homeless someday. I also don’t think I’m gonna live to be old – I have some things in the works for 2020-25 that are going to make all the wrong kinds of people all the right kinds of angry at me, but I can’t do it alone.
Getting to the point…
This site is where you come in. I have a Patreon set up, and a Venmo for donations, and a BitBacker for those of you who don’t want to spend Federal Reserve Notes. I’m going to try to put out a piece of content at least every weekday, and possibly more, and some on the weekend. My next goal is to move to Olympia within the next couple months so I won’t be in the backwoods of HughesNet territory, at which point I can stream again, and plan to run news shows, do gaming stuff, and much more. It’s all gonna be a little more than a little insane, and it’s gonna get crazier in the coming six years, but only if I can still eat and live in a place. So if you begin to appreciate what you see here, and elsewhere, consider flipping me some tips. A dollar monthly pledge on anything would sustain me entirely if half my readers from elsewhere did it.
If you don’t want to do that, but you shop online, I’ve installed VigLink to power this shitshow, and their plugin means ads will automatically pop up if I talk about something. It’s one of the least intrusive methods I’ve seen yet. I also have sponsored ads here. If you want to support what I do, and have a product or service you want to put in front of a bunch of crazy anarchists, libertarians, and conspiracy theorists, hit me up, and we’ll chat. This is already brought to you by Thin Blue Line: The Game and LibertyMugs, and could be brought to you by your brand if it’s a workable relationship. I’m not gonna sell pro-gov stuff for instance… this may be a job, but that doesn’t mean I’m selling out. Do you shop with Chrome? Install Lolli and Honey (yeah, their names are terrible to people who know how the internet works, but I doubt they realized that). I also do work. Want to hire me? Here’s $20 off your first job.
But ultimately, just show up. This could be great, or it could end horribly. I’ve given myself a month to turn a profit on this site – call it a trial run. This isn’t its final look either, but I decided to launch before I finished my theme I’m making custom, so it’s someone else’s. You win some you lose some, and I’ve already had the hosting too long to not have used it. So if you like what you see, show up, and share. I’m starting a newsletter, too. Details soon. But this machine is gonna kill fascists.
Are you with me?