As many of you are aware, a few members and myself have been hard at work this Summer putting together contingency plans for men to have continued access to free communication for themselves, friends, and their tribes.
When we launched this initiative we had no idea how bad censorship on the internet would become. Over the past few years, multiple domains have been shuttered via registrars, facebook and twitter have been on a warpath to silence alternative opinions, and youtube and google have been hard at work censoring anything that goes against the popular narratives.
I have a lot more that I'm going to be saying on this subject over the next few weeks, as well as some big announcements, but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible.
There is no greater threat to men then losing free speech.
There are some very strong forces at work attempting to achieve this goal.
And while every single company seems pretty fucking bad these days, one is standing out for me as we delve into application and web development:
Apple locks their devices to their app store, and Apple is 100% pro-censorship of masculine ideas.
Many stores are going to ban free speech platforms as we move forward. I expect google to do the same in their android play store (both apple and google rejected Gab's app).
But there's a difference. Android can easily sideload APKs with little fanfare. Apple, on the other hand, limits side loading to developers, making the distribution of an iPhone app very difficult to support if the feminist gods at Apple decide we're too politically incorrect for inclusion on the store.
Is it still possible to sideload on an iPhone? Yes, with difficulty*. Is it worthwhile to support the platform? No.
If you are in the market for a new phone, I suggest you avoid any platform that actively tries to stop you from accessing the content that you want.
No doubt, android is going to present us with unique challenges in the coming months/years. But for today we focus on apple. Do not buy Apple.
*Difficulty includes: Jailbreaking your iPhone, paying yearly for a developer account to sideload your own apps, or using an app like Cydia and re-syncing your sideloaded apps once every 7 days for eternity.