When it comes to the issue of true freedom, which of these
statements applies to you?
1) "I like being in a small, exclusive group of people who
understand the truth, so we can have disdain for others."
2) "I want the world to understand this, so all the authoritarian
oppression, extortion and murder can end."
I suspect there are some people who, if they were honest, would
pick the first one. I hope it's not you. If you picked the second,
then please pay close attention to this message. After this, I
won't be sending any more updates on the new "Josie the Outlaw"
project to this list. It has now been exactly ONE WEEK since we
released the first four "Outlaw" videos. When we first launched,
people could theorize about how people MIGHT respond, and what the
effect MIGHT be. Now I can show you what DID happen.
In ONE WEEK, Josie has gotten over 200,000 video views. "Message to
Police" alone got over 100,000. Her YouTube channel already has
over 5,600 subscribers. (For comparison, my channel just topped
10,000 subscribers after 4.5 YEARS on YouTube; Josie is well over
halfway there after a WEEK.) And the vast majority of views and
comments are NOT coming from the proverbial "choir." And a lot of
people new to these ideas didn't merely like the videos, but are
excitedly spreading them around to others (and telling us that).
The comments and the likes-to-dislikes are hugely, overwhelmingly
positive--more so than I expected, in fact.
In short, when it comes to spreading the message of TRUE freedom
(self-ownership, non-aggression principle, and a stateless
society), nothing I have ever done has come anywhere near this
project. This isn't conjecture anymore. This is now the
statistically obvious reality. At the end of this message I'm
including a chart which shows my top-viewed videos of all time,
compared to the new "Josie the Outlaw" videos. Look carefully at
it, paying special attention to how long the videos have been up,
and then decide if this isn't something worth supporting. As I said
before we launched, we did NOT make these videos to preach to the
choir. So frankly, I don't really care if the videos are what YOU
want to see. You're not the problem. I care if they are what OTHER
people want to see. And they are; the numbers don't lie.
This is the last request I'll make to this list about this, but if
you want to support something that is ACTUALLY WORKING, now is the
time. If you haven't yet watched the videos yourself, the new web
And the donation/subscription page is:
My own videos, compared to the new Outlaw videos (titles
Views Posted Title
284,000 (2.5 years) The Tiny Dot
120,000 (4 years) I'm Allowed to Rob You
102,000 (1 week) ***MESSAGE TO POLICE***
76,000 (1.5 years) How To Be a Crook
66,000 (1.5 years) The Jones Plantation
64,000 (1 week) ***WHY GOOD PEOPLE SHOULD BE ARMED***
60,000 (1 year) When Should You Shoot a Cop?(*)
57,000 (2 years) Shooting Cops
50,000 (4 months) It Can't Happen Here
49,000 (2 years) If You Were King
43,000 (4 years) I Love My Country
31,000 (4.5 years) You're Not the Boss of Me! (part 1)
22,000 (1 week) ***ON BEING AN OUTLAW***
18,000 (1.5 years) Eek, an Anarchist! (Tessa)
18,000 (2.5 years) Tiny Dot Explained
17,000 (6 months) What Anarchy Isn't (Tessa)
16,000 (1 week) ***WHEN RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY***
(Dozen of mine with fewer than 16,000 views are not listed.)
* The same video, posted on CopBlock a year ago, has 490,000 views.