Darkstream channel membership

If you’d like to support the Darkstream on YouTube, you can do so now by becoming a member of the channel. Unauthorized subscribers, please note that all of you who want them will also receive notifications of a livestream. Within a week, I will be sending out an email with instructions about signing up for notifications of your favorite stream and/or content creator.

We’re not going to simply send out notifications to all subscribers for everything because that would be incredibly annoying and probably lead to our emails getting spam-trapped in the future, given the way we’re uploading 2-3 videos every day. And if you’re wondering why I have turned on channel memberships when we absolutely prefer for people to subscribe to Unauthorized, well, just watch the video. It’s an obvious question, which I address directly, and, I hope, convincingly.

I’d be interested in hearing any ideas for what channel emojis might be desirable. Since I have literally never intentionally utilized an emoji of any kind, it’s more than a little outside my area. And we will definitely improve the badges in due course.

Current emojis:

  • :like
  • :sad
  • :flag
  • :ask
  • :skl
  • :sdl
Currently we can have five more custom emojis, so feel free to suggest any more ideas. SKL = skull.

DBC: Mere Christianity II

This is the quiz for the Darkstream Book Club: Mere Christianity II.

1. What did the older thinkers really mean by “The Law of Nature”.

  • a) The physical laws of Creation.
  • b) The Law of Human Nature.
  • c) The Law of Tooth and Claw.
  • d) Sir Isaac Newton’s three Laws of Thermodynamics

2. What was the reason for the name being given to the Law of Nature?

  • a) The law dealt with the natural world.
  • b) The law was based on the natural environment.
  • c) The law was imposed by human government.
  • d) No one needed to be taught it.

3. In what way does Lewis suggest that the Nazis cannot be criticized for their actions?

  • a) In the absence of an accepted standard for human behavior.
  • b) In the absence of Christianity.
  • c) On the basis of moral relativity.
  • d) Because Lewis more or less agreed with Nazi principles.

4. Why do some people say the Law of Nature is unsound?

  • a) Because the laws of nature can’t apply to artificial social constructs.
  • b) Because different ages have different moralities.
  • c) Because it contradicts the teachings of Christianity.
  • d) Because the Law of Nature is a social construct.

5. What two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves?

  • a) I think, therefore I am.
  • b) The Law of Nature exists and it is broken.
  • c) Right and wrong are illusions in which we must believe in order to have a civil society.
  • d) Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love under law.

Mere Christianity I

Chernobyl and the cost of systematic untruth

I watched the five-part miniseries on Chernobyl with Spacebunny over the last month and it was really good. And while the show did not tie the historical Soviet situation to the current situation faced by the West, it would be hard for any viewer to fail to miss the obvious analogy between the way in which the systematic untruths of the Soviet system led to the meltdown of the reactor and the way the systematic untruths of the West in general, and the USA in particular, are leading to war, ethnic conflict, and societal meltdown.

I addressed this analogy on the 400th Darkstream on Unauthorized. Watch it there, discuss it here.

Gamma confirmed

KG confirms what everyone had already realized about him:

Yes, everyone and anyone that disagrees with you is pedantic and playing secret king and needs to go play elsewhere. Sure guy.

Maybe while you’re responding to reasonable opinion comments with insults, assuming anyone that disagrees is a gamma fag trying to be a smart boy, and making nationalism claims while living in my nation instead of your own, you’ll notice you ran away from your nation to play secret king of a gay blog that just reposts drudge articles.

Was a long time reader/viewer, but I won’t bother your blackpilling gamma rage with my presence any longer. Sorry.

It would certainly be nice if KG would just go away and stay away for good, but we all know he won’t. Because gamma. Speaking of which, “reasonable opinion comments” is the gamma tell here, being a form of the more common “honest and respectful criticism”.

Gammas never realize that it isn’t the fact of their disagreement that enables me to identify them, but the way they go about expressing that disagreement. Notice how rapidly the ever-present anger and desire for revenge boils to the surface, even among purported fans, in response to being corrected and criticized.

As I pointed out last night, Friedrich Nietsche clearly identified the gamma behavioral pattern, although he called them “the tarantulas”.

Welcome, tarantula! Black on thy back is thy triangle and symbol; and I know also what is in thy soul.

Revenge is in thy soul: wherever thou bitest, there ariseth black scab; with revenge, thy poison maketh the soul giddy!

Thus do I speak unto you in parable, ye who make the soul giddy, ye preachers of equality! Tarantulas are ye unto me, and secretly revengeful ones!

But I will soon bring your hiding-places to the light: therefore do I laugh in your face my laughter of the height.

Therefore do I tear at your web, that your rage may lure you out of your den of lies, and that your revenge may leap forth from behind your word “justice.”

Because, for man to be redeemed from revenge— that is for me the bridge to the highest hope, and a rainbow after long storms.

Otherwise, however, would the tarantulas have it. “Let it be very justice for the world to become full of the storms of our vengeance”— thus do they talk to one another.

“Vengeance will we use, and insult, against all who are not like us”— thus do the tarantula-hearts pledge themselves.

On a not-at-all-unrelated note, you can see the number of thumbs-down on my recent YouTube Darkstreams. But what you can’t see are the angry, vengeful comments that are spammed and hidden from the channel, of which there are literally hundreds, all posted by gammas alternatively cursing, LOLing, mocking, pretending to be indifferent, and furiously ranting.

Locking down the chat

I’m interested in getting the opinion of those here who are Darkstream viewers now that we are going to have the option of streaming directly from Unauthorized as well as from YouTube with the new update scheduled for today.

The Unauthorized stream does not have a chat function available yet, much less a Superchat function, but the broadcast software I’m using will allow me to stream simultaneously to both and display either YouTube superchats or the entire YouTube chat. Given what appear to be the inevitable problems with the YouTube stream after the last three days of significant stream interruptions there, as well as the indisciplined way even non-trolls can’t seem to stop filling up the chat there with obvious and redundant comments – how many times do they think I need to be “informed” that the stream was interrupted when I get a message right on my screen that frames are dropping? – I’m leaning towards just turning on the Superchat alerts so I don’t miss any of them while ignoring the regular chatbox.

Once the Darkstream channel reaches 30k subscribers, it’s possible to turn on the YouTube memberships, I might be able to turn on the regular chats, but at present, it just seems counterproductive to pay any attention to it. But that’s just my perspective. The best option is to do everything through Unauthorized, of course, but that’s not an option yet.

What do you think? Locking down the comments here appears to have worked very well, to the extent that even some of the old timers are surfacing to share their thoughts from time to time.

UPDATE: a Darkstream viewer shares his thoughts.

As a viewer only and because you asked, it would be marvelous to listen to you and learn without the distracting chat. You have a lot of knowledge and when you are focused on a subject its very absorbing. 

To put the situation into context for non-viewers, this is the sort of thing that consistently pops up in the Darkstream chat due to the sheer number of people attempting to discredit Owen Benjamin.

Instead of acting like children and calling those you disagree with rude names, why not address some of their important questions?  One thing I would like to know is why Vox would want to be a business associate with a someone who falsely accused an innocent person of attempting to poison his child?  Not only that, right after Owen admitted his cult members “might do some shit” in retaliation Owen actually read the man’s real name on stream. This is okay with you, Vox? 

Doxxing critics and attackers is absolutely fine with me. I deal with the likes of the New York Times and Wikipedia going out of their way to doxx me – “real name, Theodore Beale” – almost every single time they write about me, so I have zero regard for the anonymity of people who attack public figures in any way. As the Dread Ilk know, I am a firm believer in making vigorous use of every single tactic that is ever used against me and mine.

DBC: Mere Christianity I

This is the quiz for the Darkstream Book Club: Mere Christianity I. If you want to join the discussion tonight, you can do so here.

1. The contents of Mere Christianity were first presented where?

  • a) on television
  • b) in the newspaper
  • c) on the radio
  • d) in a book
2. Which is not a name for one of the original three published parts of Mere Christianity?
  • a) The Three Faces of God
  • b) The Case for Christianity
  • c) Christian Behavior
  • d) Beyond Personality
3. What four Christian denominations does CS Lewis specifically say you will not learn to become from reading the book?
  • a) Anglican, Baptist, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic
  • b) Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic
  • c) Episcopalian, Evangelical, Lutheran, Roman Catholic
  • d) Calvinist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Christian Science
4. In what sense does CS Lewis use the word “Christian”?
  • a) One whose soul is saved by grace.
  • b) One who believes with his heart that Jesus Christ is Lord.
  • c) One who accepts the common doctrines of Christianity.
  • d) One who has been baptized as an adult.
5. To what does CS Lewis liken his book?
  • a) To a home
  • b) To a room
  • c) To a church
  • d) To a hall