Skip to comments.Paul Harrell’s Independence Day Monologue
Posted on 07/11/2019 8:30:32 AM PDT by Windflier
How to avoid a revolution
In this six-minute video, Paul Harrell talks sorry, no shooting other than when he tosses the bird to YouTube about Independence Day and freedom of speech among other things.
He opens with a sentiment Ive long held, which is that calling Independence Day by another name (Fourth of July, The Fourth, etc) is not right because it dilutes the meaning of the holiday. At least, thats where I expected him to go with it instead he notes sensibly that if Independence Day were celebrated on the same day of the week each year (such as Memorial Day or Labor Day), that would make more sense.
Hard to argue with that nothing wrong with three-day weekends.
About halfway through, he gets into the issue of rights and freedoms; specifically, freedom of speech and YouTubes right to punish him for his subject matter by demonetizing his videos so that his work will make money for YouTube but not for those who actually make the videos. Its no mystery why he counts YouTubes right on his middle finger.
Hes not wrong when he holds up a couple firearms, and while displaying each one he states, This is freedom. He then addresses the topic of exercising ones freedoms and rights responsibly in hopes of never using ones rifles against ones fellow Americans.
"You only really have those freedoms and rights which you can defend
and we defend those freedoms with our voices and our votes both of which have to be used frequently and responsibly. And I am steadfastly of the opinion that if you frequently and responsibly exercise the rights of your voice and your vote, that will preclude the need to defend your rights with your rifle."
He ends the video holding up two fingers of each hand. Pair of peace signs? V as in victory? Four fingers for July 4, 1776?
You be the judge.
What could possibly be YouTube’s rationale for demonetizing Paul Harrell? His videos are as apolitical and inoffensive as they get, and he doesn’t attempt to sell any firearms.
I love Paul Harrell. He’s super knowledgeable regarding firearms of a huge variety and type, and his humor is dry enough to make a desert out of New Guinea.
He's a conservative, patriotic gun guy. That's all the rationale they need.
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