04.06.18. YouTube Under Fire

This week on Middle Theory, a shooting that occurred at YouTube headquarters in Mountain View, California, has raised questions about the stereotypes about mass shootings and the perpetrators involved.

As we kick things off, we recall fondly the government’s Got Milk campaign that saved a dying dairy industry, and pumped billions of gallons of unhealthy products into the American population. In retrospect, while it remains one of the most memorable and influential ad campaigns of all time, questions can be raised about some of the health concerns associated with dairy products like cow’s milk, which are still recommended for daily consumption despite health problems they may cause some individuals.

We then shift our attention over to Michelle Obama’s recent speech in Boston, and some questions raised in the Q&A afterward which pertain to her political aspirations, as well as whether Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election had been a societal problem in America where even many women “weren’t comfortable” voting for a woman as president. Is it really the public’s (and some women’s) fault that Hillary lost… or could some of it have to do with… wait for it… the candidate?

Then turning our attention to the recent shooting atYouTube headquarters in Mountain View, California, we look at the circumstances surrounding a female shooter of middle-eastern descent, who self-identified as a female bodybuilder and animal rights advocate. An atypical profile among most perpetrators in American shooting incidents, it has raised questions about the stereotypes that exist about mass shootings and those involved; on Op-Ed piece in the UK warned that focusing on the gender and political views of the shooter is ‘feeding right into the Republican agenda’, while some commentators are warning that news agencies like CNN were providing “sexist” coverage of YouTube Shooting by preemptively asserting that the shooter’s motives must have been something akin to a “love triangle” or another personal issue. Meanwhile, what do some of the leading magazines and publications on women’s issues related to health and other subjects have to say about female mass shooters? 

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  • Daniel Baumberger 
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  • Jennie Vongvith
  • EMILIO
  • Rune Erickson
  • Robert Walshe
  • Mark Stephan

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8 Replies to “04.06.18. YouTube Under Fire”

  1. Why, or how, do nut cases always inspire other people to shout along… yes uh huh, alright aye eye sir …If I was in the cia I’d run into political parties in my white trench coat and just start yelling out horse crap and as people start chanting along the boys bag um tag um sell um …salute bend over spread um…for lip?

    It’s only a matter of time before we have the first Chihuahua as president for the reasons of liberation, and equality…You didn’t vote for Fluffer because you are anti animalitarian and your just not ready to drink the punch and step on the ufo at the end of msnoxious devil tail when the comet comes by…

    Do you think one day I’ll look back and go man I really should have voted? I’m going to do a five year plan…uh…nope still don’t care…

    If I was a Jim jones I’d have everyone do a five year plan and then spring the punch on them…

  2. Just had the displeasure of watching a bunch of documentary films about punk rock…

    All middle theory people who read this spread this knowledge…

    I went to film school, I have been interviewed for documentaries, do not ever let someone stick a camera in your face and ask you a question, never…ever!!! Unless you have a prepared speech…

    People like Micah, Trump, any one with half a brain who does interviews has a spiel, has thought long and hard about what they will be asked many times over, and a lot of times they rehearse the interview before hand…

    So this C#$% who makes the pseudo docs decline of western civilization, viewing the 3rd in the series is a great example of not only leading witnesses but asking people with no developed brain, ideologies, or experience, to elaborate on them… I was disgusted enough to hope Harvey had his way with her twice at least…Doc makers of this type try and claim they are getting the real deal this way by forcing people at camera gun point to be put on the spot about something they probably never thought about once in their life…It is the equivalent of slicing an artery and using duct tape cause it’s raw and right there in the moment…I just wonder, I seem to be the only person who looks at Docs and can say this is shit…go watch Burroughs by Uncle Howard you will see a difference between when an artist films things as they are in comparison to a journalist who cooks it up with baby aspirin and baking soda into a crack pot full of half cooked rocks for your brain…One of my goals is to meet this woman and do the same thing to her she did to these kids, and I know the consequences because people did it to me…conned me into opening my stupid mouth…I’m closing in on 40 and barely now as intelligent as everyone thinks I am only now do I have words down and ideas enough to give my own opinions on them… And even only then because I study words and use them on a daily basis…

  3. Micah can understand my facetious most people can’t even read into a line…so disclaimer this is fisheeshish as all hell but does it make a point?

    I’m basically every race so would I, or should I, fight for skin heads, klan’s men, and White power??? seriously should I?

    Ok why would I compare man hating woman to racists? so while all you guys are voting in Sheitler to pander to the female klan, I’m supporting gay rights, GAY RIGHTS is the civil rights movement of our time, women’s rights already happened, so one day when gays and women rule everything who do you think is going to benefit? A good looking straight guy who fought for all Queer people, or a good looking straight guy who fought for man hating women? Women could give a shit less about us men, but a gay man, gay men love men, even straight ones…You tell me which is more logical?

  4. I call the control method female bullying…That girl did it and it is so weak and pitiful that men would hardly call it talking nonsense, but you will notice male bully bad female bully good…

    It reminds me of one of my teachers and mentors who was an intelligent female and I used to just think she must be so alone because women care zero about developing class, personality, state of mind, just like punk it’s all a fashion show to hide shallow surfaces…

    So awesome you brought up the laughing, I watched a doc about American actor joining Shaolin and all he did the whole time was giggle giddy like a 1800’s stereotype for mental disability…we look like clowns to the rest of the world…hahahahaha…

    I get my opinions at the local Scoff and GO….

    No the important point is realizing people joined the Mason family cause they liked his politics and views on environment…has anyone at middle theory ever realized that? I would have went a voted had I realized and just wrote in Manson, a con man already in the big house is a lot safer than a con man in the white house…so you can be the next Ted Bundy or Jim Jones and kill people easily just by simply pretending agreeing?You like pizza? I like pizza, this is an easy game of mind control here…

    Put this in political context…

    Jesse Jane a female gun slinger from the film Alien Outlaw pulls up to a gas station with her truck pulling a trailer full of her shooting gallery gear, she is the best shooter in the country and tours doing her gun show. Gas station clerk sees her name and says “Why your Jesse Jane I think everyone should own a gun.”(vote)

    Jesse says “I think most people shouldn’t own a water pistol…”

  5. I wonder if there is something beneath the shooting surface, I wonder if others like me were connected to these shooters and what would that mean from a tribal perspective…

    Can any of you imagine? I had one of my bestfriends become schizophrenic, we were like his family so he was around us more than his parents as he went through this process…young kids as above says with no mind developed yet…and we are teetering on madness with Icke and jones, and 9/11 and thinking we have the answer and it helped my friend all right…helped his insanity boil into a frothing rage…I have experienced the strange for minutes, and that terror is unexplainable…can you imagine hearing voices…there is nothing worse…and I believe cause I can’t prove it… if we didn’t have words this wouldn’t happen…this is a product of a species being controlled by words…if you had tinnitus and all you ever heard was nature that is all you would be capable of translating it into…voices exist with horrible words, because what we have done and are doing with words…they are worse than guns….people with words have no point, no purpose, they are idiot primates tossing a computer like a rock at things…words are for developing individuality through experience…they do not work without action…they do not teach…because we use them only for indoctrination…why don’t your parents want you in their room around Christmas? the same reason big daddy don’t want you near reality…

    again If science were to really adhere to it’s own philosophy of keeping your mouth out were you have no eyes in…they would all be required to get an etymology degree…then you can talk…

  6. Exposing the sham…first it was there is endless gold over here, come right over and just start digging and living its all free…

    So now we have progressed to come over to the internet its all endless wealth…and again found out fake green never leads to #$!$! but slaving for a man…

    Do you think that squirrel eating that hamburger out my window is thinking I’m an idiot I wish I was intelligent like those things who work 90% of their life as sell outs in game face to eat this hamburger and all these nuts the world just shits out for all to take for free…Is the western/eastern I’m god mentality ever going to be capable again of seeing it that way or is that too old a fad to ever be cool again…”we are all just god expressing itself…”

    Word screams out from a garbage can that says MSNOXIOUS right at a talk show host who just happens to be digging through it…

    Man screams we are all one as he jumps into the alligator pit at his local zoo.

    Woman steps in front of bus today before she died we stuck a camera in her face and asked for the meaning of life…she said she and the bus were one and it was her own selfish belief in a separate identity that caused tire track shaped indentions that were now killing her…We asked where do you think you’ll be in five years…

    white Man touches white woman cause she’s him he’s her we are all just each other, gets pelted to death with a sixer by skinheads

    I mean if life isn’t one big series of you are you and not everything else………………..MAN EXPLODES LIKE ATARI STARS WARS COMMERCIAL………….

    I found the one topic everyone agrees on…you all think you are god…I don’t…

    I am the almighty creator capable of making other separate things but I’d rather screw myself…

    Why can’t anyone understand that you come from nothingness and then you experience and put on a little somethingness?

    I saw the trailer for the MEH imogy(do not care how it is spelled it isn’t a real word) movie…Meh is going to be big….They already have hippy, punk, metal, gangster rap, and now Adel, documentaries cataloguing this process of knowledge sucks I want to look like I am in the circus but physically as a paraplegic, mentally as a drug induced personality fixture…Good old magical sex drugs and rock and roll that nobodies having… getting the kids on the cool laid back qualities of meh ing everything…you want to destroy the system become lawyers, politicians, and big business, the whole thing blows sky high as soon as you all come over the hill and actually see it is all bullshit…and not before then…like my friends who don’t watch TV cause 24 7 they watch Alex Jones…turning off isn’t turning to another device…or is that all we are? And why not we were all once nothing, shouldn’t we hunger for more?

  7. Middle theory the only podcast who exorcises demons through its comment section…

    the demons become the inability to not see even your own opinions are not you, and they are anchors weighing you down, and the sooner you do away with them the quicker you get to the good stuff at the top the humor the truth the froth…instead of political drivel…it sinks right to the bottom….once you realize all your mind and opinions are is borrowed from literature the world is truly yours for the picking and using…you no longer see adversary as something to go around you see it as a stepping block…you stop involving in what you think you like cause that’s what is concocted to drug you down…get into what makes your blood boil and your heart beat rise, this is truly listening to the heart…They are not your enemy, they might be your father Luke, they might be telling the truth…And by your own prejudice you choose to fall onto those painful metal antenna things with only one hand…you refused the other…

  8. Boy I realize above I wrote Mason instead of Manson…that’s a huge mistake in some community circles…People liked Manson due to surface based, words, and keeping it cool laid temperament…the civil beast…

    usually I don’t care about misspelling but that went beyond the stretches of even my ability to feign the spell check douche ingrained in me…

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