It is mind-boggling how much YouTube has become part of our society. Last year, I read somewhere that Google was the number one search engine (no surprise) but the number two search engine was YouTube – a website which was designed for videos, not to compete with Yahoo, Bing, or Google had risen to be the second most-used search engine on the internet. That’s pretty incredible.
There’s not much you can’t find on YouTube, from old full-length television shows to thousands of home-made DIY instructional videos. Forget about the radio, you can play non-stop music videos on YouTube.
There’s also simply no shortage of stuff that’s not useful; stupid videos, crude videos, and nearly any level of material that someone could find inappropriate. Of all the videos I’ve ever watched on YouTube, the first time I ever saw the following screen was when I attempted to watch a Donald Trump video called the Vicious Snake.
The video has been out for several months and has nearly 5 million views (at the time of this writing). The content of the video is largely Donald Trump reading an old poem while playing mainstream media news clips.
So what’s offensive about the content that it has to be marked “inappropriate”?
Is it offensive because it’s Donald Trump reading the poem?
Is the poem supposed to be offensive to people who like snakes?
Or… could it be that the subject matter in the news clips is; destructive muslim refugees?
Perhaps, if snakes could possibly be offended, then they could be offended by the comparison of themselves to muslims? But, snakes don’t watch YouTube silly, so that can’t be it.
Video embedded below bypasses the content warning – click here to view directly on YouTube.