When I joined social media, it was for the purpose of advertising my fiction and talking to friends and family. After Facebook banned me for three weeks for a one-line statement about the 2020 election and did not inform me, I realized I could not abide subterfuge. An algorithm was activated against me easily and could be again if I had remained. Can the same be done on a small portion of a long homily? YouTube’s algorithms must be state of the art to be able to censor a little piece of Nolan’s homily.
Just to clarify, I was not interested in what Father had to say about the virus. I could not hear it anyway. What caught my attention was the imposed silence.
Why would YouTube be concerned about the content of speech, unless someone has threatened to harm or kill someone else? Law enforcement investigates crime, not googly YouTube. Following are its guidelines (guidelines on bad language are even more serpentine): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9891785?hl=en
To Catholics: You are held to a higher standard, like it or not. If you say Father should not say these things, you are probably still using TikTok, buffoon. Stay in your hidey-hole and build your wealth until judgment day arrives, and then you will have some ‘splainin’ to do. If you remain silent long enough, you are guilty of the sin of omission. One time, a Catholic on social media said to me that a pregnant woman refusing to wear a mask at Mass, because she felt faint, was a danger to herself and others, and, therefore, her arrest was justified. I spent all of my life working in the secular world, and I would rather be around non-Catholics and atheists who believe in the First Amendment than you!
Here on this website I can write about anything, as long as I am not committing a crime, and that includes saying something about the virus, though I refrain, but I cannot talk or write about certain things on social media. The lizards of social media possess wizardry.