As a small safety organization, we don’t have a huge budget. We are all volunteers actually. We definitely do not nor will we ever pay social media companies to promote our message. It is our view that social media is a necessary evil. We use the different platforms as a way to educate, entertain, and to bring awareness to our important mission. The algorithms are constantly changing, we are increasingly censored because of our mission. This censorship affects the number of people that we can reach. Which in turn puts children at risk inadvertently or maybe on purpose. Restricting our ability to reach the public because you don’t agree with our position is maddening. While we might have a hard time proving the correlation between censorship and potential loss of life. Anecdotally it makes sense. We used to be able to reach upwards of 100k people per month, now we have been reduced to a few thousand. This affects the number of families that learn about what we do and how many come join us for a class. All we want to do is to continue to serve our community. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into what we do. It takes funding and the ability too outreach to the public. Big tech censorship hurts all of this. We take our position very seriously and that is why we are careful with the information that we put out. We choose to remain moderate with of the information that we put out. Our message will continue to remain positive, educational, and entertaining.
We have to realize that as a society we in a war for information. Either good or bad, depending on where you align politically. It’s chaos really. We suffer as a result, we pass this fear and emotion to our children. Our children are already being influenced in their own circles, most often to their own detriment. We have to monitor what kind of information or media that they take in. We need to be observant of what happens in their schools. Here in Oregon the school system has been corrupted and our children are being indoctrinated. I highly recommend that you attend school board meetings and be involved in your kids education. I got involved in safety many years ago because I was concerned about the future of the republic for the next generations. Some of the things that I have seen in my career are simply unacceptable. I’m blessed to be in a position to offer some solutions, if I can get anyone to listen. That is the real struggle, so much to say without having the ability to do it because my voice is being restricted. We won’t stopped though, our cause is righteous, and we have support from all of you. Together we will continue to speak our “truths.” They will come from a position of experience and perspective. They will be our guiding force for good. So no matter what your “lane” is. Find it, build your message and go forth to make the difference that you see fit. We will continue to do the same. We need to support one another. Please remember that your likes, comments, and shares are the only way to defeat the big tech censorship. Until next time. Be safe!