Leftist Youtube |OT| We Virtue Signal

Oct 25, 2017
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Discussion thread for the bizarre progressive corner of Youtube. Many of these folks produce great content but aren’t large enough to have received their own thread. They're a pretty important group, as for the last many years Youtube has been outright dominated by disingenuous centrists and far-right extremists, which is extra unfortunate since this platform is immensely popular among kids. But now we have a bunch of excellent content producers and they’re gaining a lot of traction, hopefully in the next year we'll see them overtake the “sceptic sphere.”

This topic will provide a space for discussion on the newest videos, debates or Twitter drama. But it could also be used for debate between users or discussion on the "sceptic community," to make fun of Ian Miles Cheong's tweets, or to laugh at the newest Sargon content, etc.

Bellow is a list of Youtubers suggested by ResetEra members, but that does not mean they are the sole focus. It would be awesome to increase this list to more content producers. So if there is a Youtuber that you like, please recommend them and ideally type out a little blurb to explain why others should check them out.

Content Warning: Many of these videos are criticising or responding to some very hateful people, as a result some of the content features clips of misogyny, homophobia, racism and transphobia.
If you're going to recommend a video, ideally let users know if it may include vile content. I marked some channels that feature clips of hateful people with this icon:


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Contrapoints
Youtube Twitter

Aesthetic

Contra produces amazing, artistic videos that delve into current political and social issues, from discussing the alt-right, gender identity to introspective criticism on the left. She's very passionate about her content and invests quite a bit on costumes, set design and skits that go towards making very enjoyable videos.
-Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a [email protected] | ContraPoints
-What is Gender? | ContraPoints
-Why Wh!te [email protected]$m is Wrong | ContraPoints
-Debating the Alt-Right | ContraPoints

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Shaun
Youtube Twitter

Shaun s p e a k s v e r y s l ow l y
Honestly though, he’s well worth checking out. Shaun has provided us with made many great critiques of “sceptic" Youtubers. I think he stands out, since he usually dives deep into the sources that his targets are citing, often debunking their arguments from the root or showcasing the clear racism embedded in the origin of their talking points.
-Do women destroy civilizations? - A response to Black Pigeon Speaks
-The Great Replacement Isn't Real - ft. Lauren Southern (ex-Rebel Media personality, and /pol/ favorite, Lauren Southern's)
-Sargon of Akkad can't read
-Outrage News (Critique of Breitbart and other far-right propagandists)

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Lindsay Ellis
Youtube Twitter

Zeyphersan:
"Previously the Nostalgia Chick way back when, Lindsay is now on YouTube producing amazing, long-form video essays focusing on all aspects of film and more or less anything Disney (and Michael Bay. Don’t question it). She brings incredible insight into the reading of a movie, and doesn’t shy away from examining it through the social context under which it was created. She’s funny, sarcastic, and never afraid to get real. If you want a different, incredibly thorough take on film that’s a bit different from other channels, Lindsay’s the one to check out. She’s only been doing this for like, ever."
-Hercules, Disney’s Beautiful Hot Mess: a Video Essay
-RENT - Look Pretty and Do As Little as Possible: A Video Essay
-Joel Schumacher’s Phantom of the Opera: A Video Essay
-The Complex Feels of Guardians of the Galaxy v.2
-Transformers and Film Studies | The Whole Plate - Episode 1

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Dan Olson/ Folding Ideas
Youtube Twitter

Dan "fascism is a loser ideology" Olson is a really great dude. He has a long history on Youtube, with videos covering topics such as GamerGate, culture, movies and video games. 8chan really hates the fellow, that's probably a great recommendation on it's own.
-Folding Ideas - #GamerGate
-The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad
-Folding Ideas - Fight Club and Toxic Masculinity
-The Morality of Shadow of the Colossus

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Hbomberguy
Youtube Twitter

Youtube's #1 commulist. Hbomb is not only hilarious, but he was also one of the first progressive content producers who began responding to far right trash like Sargon. Most of his videos analyse and respond to current trends or talking points in the anti-feminist or skeptic community. He puts a lot of effort into adding skits and or humor into his videos which always makes them a joy to watch.
In my opinion, his gaming content is pretty great too.
-What is "Virtue Signalling"? (relevant video)
-Cultural Marxism: A Measured Response - Hbomberguy
-Antifeminism VS FACTS (Critique on Sargon)
-Power Fantasy, Male Objectification and Lady-Fanservice
-The Golden One: A Measured Response
-IDIOT WARS: THE RACISM AWAKENS [PART 1/2] - Hbomberguy

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Feminist Frequency
Youtube Twitter

"Feminist Frequency is an ongoing series of video commentaries exploring gender representations, myths and messages in popular culture media. Created and hosted by Anita Sarkeesian."
Or as someone unironically posted in this thread: "Anita? She would literally cut off my balls given the chance." Post #220
-Women as Background Decoration: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games
-Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games
-Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

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Innuendo Studios
Youtube Twitter

Mezentine:
"Broadly his work probably focuses on four major, overlapping areas:

-Narrative and ludonarrative design within video games and how narratives within games engage with interactivity.
-Broader musings on the nature of art and storytelling and their interaction with human cognition (his absolute best video is this frankly phenomenal examination of The Beginners Guide)
-Dissection of the alt-right and reactionary activity, especially on the internet, with a focus on examining structure and especially rhetorical techniques. He is less concerned with debunking or mocking their ideas and more with putting their tools of engagement under a microscope so we know how to fight them. If you’ve heard of his work before, its probably for his project about Angry Jack which he put out during the throes of Gamergate, and which he is following up on now with a new series called The Alt-Right Playbook
-As well as some wider projects concerned with the very nature of internet communities, internet fame, and how relationships between people change in the digital age. His other video you’d probably be familiar with would be This is Phil Fish"

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Kat Blaque
Youtube Twitter

Someone type up a blurb that I can put here. I don't know her content
-IMO: I'm Not a Feminist Anymore (not clickbait)....

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Marina Watanabe

Youtube Twitter

Messofanego:
"Really great intersectional bi feminist who talks about all kinds of issues. The videos are usually bite-sized, too."
-Should White People Feel Racial "Guilt"?
-Stop Blaming Gun Violence on Mental Illness | Feminist Fridays

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Peter Coffin
Youtube Twitter

kansai_mish:
"Peter is, as he currently describes in his twitter bio, a leftist cultural critic. He has a pretty active YouTube channel with ongoing series such as Very Important Documentaries—infotainment which focuses on politics and various aspects of society."
-Horseshoe Theory (VERY IMPORTANT DOCS №9)
-Facebook MLM Pyramid Schemes (VERY IMPORTANT DOCS №3)
-Firearms (MANY PETERS №2)

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Mexie
Youtube Twitter

Canadian, discusses politics with an academic background.
Someone type up a blurb that I can put here. I don't know her content

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Philosophy Tube
Youtube Twitter


Loona:
"Olly has been making philosophy videos while/since studying it in college, basically providing his education to everyone else for free. The bulk of his content is about philosophic concepts and some notable figures in the field, and on occasion goes into the mental models and processes that go into the formation and rejection of political processes and narratives, and how those are used to justify more oppressive tendencies."
-Liberalism playlist (What Was Liberalism? #1 Ideology & Violence | Philosophy Tube)

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demotivatoropinion/ Tim Blake

Youtube Twitter

RellikSK:
"Basically a normal guy uploading his thoughts on social issues, making fun of the Skeptic(anti-SJW) community from time to time."

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Three Arrows
Youtube Twitter

the_kaotek1:
"A fairly new channel, Three Arrow's videos debunk alt-right talking points/denials through a historical lens. His videos are very well researched and concise, and draw a direct line between Nazi and alt-right ideology."
-How Cultural Marxism became the Far-Right's Scapegoat
-Debunking the Alt-Right: The Myth of a Peaceful Ethnic Cleansing

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Roland S. Martin

Youtube Twitter

IcedBlackCoffee:
"A Progressive Talk Show that covers many issues but has a focus on Civil Rights topics."
-'We're Not Going Anywhere:' Watch Roland Martin Challenge White Nationalist Richard Spencer
-Roland Martin, Ben Carson Clash Over ACA Slavery Comments During Exclusive NewsOne Now Interview

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Some More News w/ Cody Johnston
Youtube Twitter

Someone type up a blurb that I can put here. I don't know his content

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Extra-Credits
Youtube Twitter

wandering:
"Extra Credits provides insightful yet concise commentary on game design and the context of the games industry from a progressive point of view with a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusivity and an emphasis on the responsibility of games to take seriously the way they interact with culture and society. Also with a bonus educational series on world history!"
-No Gendered Mechanics - How Genre Stereotypes Limit Games and Players - Extra Credits
-The Division - Problematic Meaning in Mechanics - Extra Credits

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Internet Comment Etiquette with Erik
Youtube Twitter

nynt9:
"Join Erik as he educates internet commenters on Youtube and Twitter about important issues, and how to properly voice your opinion with decorum. He totally doesn't troll people with 9/11 conspiracy theories, he doesn't shitpost at Ted Cruz or Ajit Pai on Twitter, and he's completely polite. Erik is not sarcastic, and he never ever satirically advocates the opposite of the position. Not at all.

Seriously though, it's more a comedy channel than an educational one, he posts ridiculous over-the-top comments on videos about PUAs, conspiracy theories, "both sides" idiots or other Youtube garbage. His claim to fame was taking salvia and zoning out, but over time he turned into guy who makes fun of garbage content on Youtube, and of course that morphed into making fun of a bunch of racist/sexist/crazy stuff. Be warned that he uses extreme language in his imitations of stupid internet comments."
Internet Comment Etiquette: "Nice Guys"
Internet Comment Etiquette: "Mansplaining"
Internet Comment Etiquette: "Alex Jones"

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The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Youtube Twitter

DyslexicAlucard:
"I'd actually recommend both The Majority Report and The Michael Brooks Show (a sub-show of TMR) as well, although they're more political commentary with a leftist perspective than lefty commentaries. Think TYT but with actual brains and common sense. They have a specific POV, but don't blindly seek out stories and narratives that back their views up (*cough* Jimmy Dore *cough*)."

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moviebob / Bob Chipman
Youtube Twitter

JCHandsom:
"Moviebob is an outspoken anti-Trump, anti-Alt-right, anti-GG figure on Youtube who has made a concerted effort to push back against the more toxic elements of fandom. His video "Really That Good: The Matrix" explicitly pointed towards what he openly called more qualified figures on the discussion of The Matrix as a metaphor for Trans people. He probably has a lot that would disqualify him in the eyes of many, but looking at the crowd gathered he seems like one of them."
-Really That Good: THE MATRIX

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rantasmo
Youtube Twitter

Grizzly:
"Rantasmo is part of Chez Apocalypse (same as Lindsay Ellis etc.), and his videos are pretty great points of view about LGBT-representation in media."

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David Pakman Show
Youtube Twitter

Gorger:
"He has been hosting his show for years promoting liberal and progressive left-leaning issues."
-The Truth About Race and IQ (Debunking Race Realism)

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KyleKallgren / Brows Held High
Youtube Twitter

Samara:
"He speaks about how purple is the go to color for lighting bisexuality scenes in movies. Also other videos like the watermelon woman. He's pretty good."
-Bi Lighting: the Rise of Pink, Purple, and Blue
-The Watermelon Woman - Who Are We Forgetting?

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the1janitor
Youtube Twitter

Typhonsentra:
"Another person I like (Though do not always agree with) who hasn't really broken out is the1janitor . I appreciate his perspective on racial justice and feel he does a good job of communicating his ideas to an audience that may not be normally receptive to it."

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-A note regarding Steven Bonnell / Destiny

Destiny is not in the list of recommended Youtubers, but his content does appear and is discussed throughout this thread. He can’t be recommended for a couple reasons. Destiny has some problematic viewpoints, he seems unable to stop using offensive ablest slurs, as well he posted on Resetera giving a defence for the use of slurs in private. Hopefully he reflects and rethinks this behaviour, as it's not acceptable.

In regard to why he still appears in this thread, Destiny is one of the only people who directly engages with the real gutter trash of Youtube. For whatever reason Destiny participates in live, researched debates. These discussions usually result in alt-right or disingenuous centrist Youtubers displayed as clueless or to have arguments based solely in emotion and racism. The debates have resulted in many people being swayed away from vile, near alt-right extremes instead towards feminism or progressive beliefs. Essentially, Destiny is really shitty, but he has some from of tangible positive impact on Youtube politics and his debates may show up in this thread.

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Here's a selection of gaming centred channels that haven't been afraid to voice out about the current political climate, at the cost of losing subscribers.



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Some more thread suggestions:

Luvlaskan:
-Thom Avellas "They covers a pretty wide range of topics from breakdowns of right wing talking points, introductions to anarchism and also covers music."

Stalk:
-Badmouse produced a bunch of sceptic criticism videos, as well as political videos from a communist perspective.

Eylos :
-À Esquerda "Portuguese language
She has PhD in sociology, talks about brazilian politics, world politics, socialism, feminism, ecology etc."

oddity :
-Eric Taxxon "his channel is a mix of media criticism, and his own music, he branches into other stuff as well that I feel makes him fit in here. Still a pretty young channel by my impression but I like what he's doing so far."

Gorger:
LiberalViewer "I watched him a lot years ago, but stopped and haven't seen much of him until he suddenly started showing up in my inbox. It's cool to see that he is still active with over 100k subs. He can definitely be considered a left-leaning liberal progressive. In real life he is a lawyer and an ACLU activist."

As a final note, if anyone has any suggestions for this thread, please let me know.
Also credit to MrMysterio for helping with the thread.
 
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TaleSpun

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Oct 25, 2017
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Aw hell yeah

Not sure if they warrant OP mentions, but Lindsay Ellis and Dan Olson (foldingideas) are also great and friends with everyone above!
 
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CannonFodder52
Oct 25, 2017
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Aw hell yeah

Not sure if they warrant OP mentions, but Lindsay Ellis and Dan Olson (foldingideas) are also great and friends with everyone above!
Yea, I haven't seen Lindsay since back when she was making nostalgia videos. Though I hear her new stuff is good.

Dan though, he's great. Loved a lot of his recent content. I'll definitely write up a thingy for Dan.

If you want to write up a recomendation thing for Lindsay I can add it to the OP.

Debate with Pink Sparkles - Twitch Boobie Streamers
So, about that Amazing Atheist video ... [Patreon Goal Reached!]

Also there's been two new videos in the last 24 hours, haven't gotten around to watching them yet though.
 
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Hexxen-panda

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Aw, I love Shaun's videos! The soothing voice really helps me from getting too mad at the alt-right dipshits getting dunked on.
Contrapoint's production values have also gotten really good recently. Very well done and informative.
 

Luvlaskan

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I love the channels you mentioned. Would also recommend Thom Avellas channel. They covers a pretty wide range of topics from breakdowns of right wing talking points, introductions to anarchism and also covers music.

Mexies channel is also good. It's a bit dryer and more academic than the other channels listed above but very informative.

edit: Forgot to mention Philosophy Tube I like his series on liberalism and his videos on propaganda.
 
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RellikSK

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Nice title. Destiny's 1v5 debate should be in the OP, honestly one of the best from a entertainment perspective.
 

o k

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I like hbomb but that recent controversy has me side eyeing him

Was there any resolution to that? He was easily one of my faves from the hellsite that is youtube
 
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CannonFodder52
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Nice title. Destiny's 1v5 debate should be in the OP, honestly one of the best from a entertainment perspective.
Added it, put a warning though. Pretty sure Nick literally tells a trans woman to her face that she should get Electrotherapy.

I like hbomb but that recent controversy has me side eyeing him

Was there any resolution to that? He was easily one of my faves from the hellsite that is youtube
Wait whats this about, I noticed he was winding down on political videos. Was this on him not being a good allie in that previous event, I never really researched into what was going on. Or the previous Metokur site affiliation?

I'll check them out when I get home.
 
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RabidDwarf76

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Very interested in checking these out and further channels added to this thread. I'm no leftist but I always like hearing different schools of thought. Cheers.
 

Stalk

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Wait whats this about, I noticed he was winding down on political videos. Was this on him not being a good ally in that previous event, I never really researched into what was going on. Or the previous Metokur site affiliation?
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"The recent controversy" is probably related to the stuff that happened like 6-7 months a'go? Accusations he gaslit someone. https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/63pstz/left_mods_response_to_hbomberguy_revelations/

annoying that gaf was the only way I could find that link for sure.

I think in a recent Q&A as well he said he was still going to do political stuff he just wanted to do fewer "Measured Response" videos since he was essentially doing the same thing the people he was critiquing were doing (low hanging fruit etc).
 

Psittacus

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yea, I haven't seen Lindsay since back when she was making nostalgia video. Though I hear her new stuff is good.

Dan though, he's great. Loved a lot of his recent content. I'll definitely write up a thingy for Dan.

If you want to write up a recomendation thing for Lindsay I can add it to the OP
Dan has also been getting a lot of co-writing credits on Lindsay's videos lately. They make a really good team.
 

o k

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"The recent controversy" is probably related to the stuff that happened like 6-7 months a'go? Accusations he gaslit someone. I think in a recent Q&A as well he said he was still going to do political stuff he just wanted to do fewer "Measured Response" videos since he was essentially doing the same thing the people he was critiquing were doing (low hanging fruit etc).
Yeah, it was the gaslighting thing. I don’t know a huge amount about it, was wondering if anything had changed there
 

Stalk

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Yeah, it was the gaslighting thing. I don’t know a huge amount about it, was wondering if anything had changed there
I updated my post with the latestagecapatalism subreddit thread on it. It did the rounds again recently but I believe he issued an apology. I found it a shame but not like JonTron levels of "I'm gonna stop watching now" personally.
 

o k

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I updated my post with the latestagecapatalism subreddit thread on it. It did the rounds again recently but I believe he issued an apology. I found it a shame but not like JonTron levels of "I'm gonna stop watching now" personally.
Thanks for the link :)

And thanks for the thread op :D
 

Stalk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I do find it a shame that there are so few channels of note mind. Thom is enjoyable for sure though. Lindsay Ellis and Dan Olson definitely count and there's also Innuendo Studios, he mostly does video games but has some lefty stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fdssPqmmGhkhsJi4VcckA

also I don't know if I'd recommend him since eeeeehhhh (he also recently stopped doing videos for a while) but some Badmouse videos have value.
 

dialogic

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Oct 30, 2017
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ContraPoints is amazing. Great thread; I wish I had more to offer here but as noted in the OP there's not a whole lot of noteworthy original leftist youtube content out there. Nice to see it's a growing field, though.

Mostly if I want political content I look for lectures or interviews by established thinkers, as that stuff is plentiful.
 

Eylos

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*In portuguese
She has PhD in sociology, talks about brazilian politics, world politics, socialism, feminism, ecology etc.
 

oddity

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Love ContraPoints. Best creator on Youtube right now in my humble opinion and her videos just keep raising the bar over and over.

Shaun's videos are so meticulous they blow my god dang mind.

I'll echo people recommending Philosophy TubeandInnuendo Studios

Also recently stumbled upon Eric Taxxon because of his Undertale Review, while his channel is a mix of media criticism, and his own music, he branches into other stuff as well that I feel makes him fit in here. Still a pretty young channel by my impression but I like what he's doing so far.
 

Waddle Dee

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This is a pretty awesome thread idea and it's a big improvement that we can get a thread like this while Gaf was stuck with threads about hateful garbage like H3h3.

Hbomberguy is always a treat to watch.
 

Dan-o

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OP needs Kat Blaque. :)
This is one of the best videos:

edit2: stick with it.
 
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Rats

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Good thread! I'm already following everybody in the OP, hopefully I can get turned on to some new voices here.
 
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Pretty good idea for a thread! I'll have to look into the couple of YTers that I haven't had a chance to check out yet.

And for fans of ContraPoints, I recommend watching her two interviews with Michael Brooks here and here. Both are thoughtful in their talks, and it makes me really wish they did a podcast together; they have great chemistry. Or, at least that Natalie had her own podcast. Either way, at the end of the second interview they allude to either having something in the works, or her at least being a consistent guest on the show.

I'd actually recommend both The Majority Report and The Michael Brooks Show (a sub-show of TMR) as well, although they're more political commentary with a leftist perspective than lefty commentaries. Think TYT but with actual brains and common sense. They have a specific POV, but don't blindly seek out stories and narratives that back their views up (*cough* Jimmy Dore *cough*).
 

Spiderz

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I'm not sure that people like Destiny are leftists, but the idea behind the thread is good!
 
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CannonFodder52
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I'm not sure that people like Destiny are leftists, but the idea behind the thread is good!
Yea, I know he's a fervent capitalist. I was more looking at people who are socially left.
I mean, the title could have been progressive Youtubers, I guess?

Anyways, I see a lot of cool recommendations in here. I'm going to add them to the op as soon as I get the chance.
 
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Nice. A thread about some of our side's most persuasive debaters. I like it.

I also have to +1 on that Recommendation for Sam Seder, Michael Brooks, and Each of their two shows. They are perhaps the most underrated progressive talk show hosts who are willing to call out Dems on their shit but don't go don't down the rabbit hole of deflecting the Russia story and spewing dumbass conspiracies the way Jimmy Dore and Michael Tracey do. God I fucking hate Dore and Tracey.
 
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Does Destiny consider himself to be on the left? I mean I know he's left compared to the average youtuber but I thought he still said he was centrist-right.
 
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CannonFodder52
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So can we say everyone not mentioned here is an Alt-Right YouTuber?
definitely
Uh, I'm not sure if this is a jab or not. Anyways I don't even think many of the sceptics are Alt-Right, they're definitely enablers though


I added everyone's suggestions to the OP. I can slowly add them to the proper section with a description/image/links. It would help if you folks wrote out a description for the Youtubers that you're recommending.
 
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Also for a good recommendation I would add Roland Martin and his YouTube channel to the list. He's a progressive commentator whose show tends to have a lot of focus on Civil Rights.

https://m.youtube.com/user/rolandsmartin

From what I understand Tim Wise is also doing his own Podcast too, though I don't know the URL to his podcast.
 
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I'm not sure that people like Destiny are leftists, but the idea behind the thread is good!
Definitely wouldn't say Destiny is a leftist; dude is a firm believer in and frequently endorses capitalism; However he's leaps and bounds ahead of any prominent youtube skeptic or alt-right moron, he can actually talk to them on there level and does a great job of generally getting through to them in environments where they wouldn't come across a left-ish voice.

I sometimes go on pol out of morbid curiosity and to try and spot any fucked up memes in advance before they come out on the mainstream and since polsters like to put themselves on blast I'm happy to eavesdrop, but every so often I'll see someone will post a link to a Destiny video where people will argue with each other about whether or not he makes good points, the fact that he even pops up in what is essentially the shit pit of the internet and can cause some cognitive dissonance in the people there is an invaluable skill. I don't agree with all of his politics he definitely deserves a mention on the list.
 
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CannonFodder52
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Definitely wouldn't say Destiny is a leftist; dude is a firm believer in and frequently endorses capitalism; However he's leaps and bounds ahead of any prominent youtube skeptic or alt-right moron, he can actually talk to them on there level and does a great job of generally getting through to them in environments where they wouldn't come across a left-ish voice.

I sometimes go on pol out of morbid curiosity and to try and spot any fucked up memes in advance before they come out on the mainstream and since polsters like to put themselves on blast I'm happy to eavesdrop, but every so often I'll see someone will post a link to a Destiny video where people will argue with each other about whether or not he makes good points, the fact that he even pops up in what is essentially the shit pit of the internet and can cause some cognitive dissonance in the people there is an invaluable skill. I don't agree with all of his politics he definitely deserves a mention on the list.
Btw, I'm pretty sure Destiny's fans like to shitpost/troll on /pol/

Anyways, Steven Bonnell II are you okay with being in a thread for leftists? /do you consider yourself to be a left leaning?
 
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Birdie

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Shaun's videos are so hard to watch sometimes when it comes to the people he talks about---ugh, I think the one with TL;DR talking about Anita Sarkeesian is one of the worst. Just, like, it's like bizarro land when it comes to the dude's reactions to what she's saying. Speaking of Anita, no FemFreq listed?

Also that new "Angry Atheist" video makes me fucking hate the Angry Atheist, can't believe I remember people once were into him---I'm glad I never subscribed to his brand of "intelligence".

But +1 for Lindsay Ellis, I've not really gone and watched her older stuff because, well, Channel Awesome left a bad taste in my mouth once I came of a certain age, but her new stuff is top-notch. It's not necessarily politically motivated but her Loose Canon videos are a very neat idea.
 

Rats

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Does Destiny consider himself to be on the left? I mean I know he's left compared to the average youtuber but I thought he still said he was centrist-right.
He's described himself as left-leaning as long as I've been watching him (since the JonTron fiasco). He's definitely on the left as far as US politics are concerned. I don't think he advocates for any policy you wouldn't hear from a mainstream Democrat.
 

Gorger

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A leftist OT is awesome. I have been following Destiny and Contrapoint for some time now , and I just subbed to Shaun and started checking out his videos.

Another leftist I want to recommend is Richard Coughlan I've been following him for almost 10 years. He is a standup comedian, friend with Contrapoints and has been making videos against the alt-right/nazis/conservatives since he started his channel. Some of his stuff is also hilarious like Nationalism in 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKUPFiICPHM

His Channel is:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DickDynasty666/featured?disable_polymer=1
 
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CannonFodder52
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Alright, so I've added Dan Olson and Lindsay Ellis to the OP, since both were being cited quite a bit. Someone has to type up a blurb for Lindsay, I really do not know anything about her.

I also added Anita as I already knew her videos, but uh she honestly kind of stands out among the other content producers. I dunno.

Very interested in checking these out and further channels added to this thread. I'm no leftist but I always like hearing different schools of thought. Cheers.
Glad to hear you're checking out the other side's content. Curious to hear if you like any of these particular Youtubers.