John Ondrasik has always been a favorite of mine.
Even before the world became so highly politicized, you could always tell who the good people were.
And even 10-15 years ago, I knew John Ondrasik was one of the good guys.
You probably know him better by the name of his band: Five For Fighting.
They’ve released so many legendary songs like Superman and 100 Years. I guarantee you know those songs.
I remember when he used to go on Jim Rome’s show and was always one of the best, most thoughtful guests.
And now he’s back in the news because he’s penned a song that is becoming an anti-Biden anthem among our military.
He was on Hannity last night talking about it, take a look:
Here is the song with images added by Fox News with Ondrasik’s permission:
Here is the official video uploaded by Ondrasik:
And here he is performing it live in concert.
Watch here on Rumble:
Well, guess what?
YouTube didn’t like all the attention and they deleted the video.
John Solomon’s JustTheNews reports on the deletion:
Ondrasik, best known by his musical pseudonym Five for Fighting, blasted the Biden administration late last year for its calamitous Afghanistan withdrawal.
The singer/songwriter, known for hits like “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” and “100 Miles,” wrote the protest song “Blood on My Hands” to share his frustration with the Taliban’s return to power and the ensuing death and destruction. He posted a 4-plus minute music video for the track to YouTube on Sept. 13.
More recently, Ondrasik posted a longer video of both an acoustic version of the song, sung outside the White House, and commentary on the foreign policy debacle. The clip in question, the Grammy nominee says, drew north of 250,000 views before YouTube pulled it down due to its “graphic content.”
Except, Ondrasik told his Twitter followers, YouTube had no problem with the clip’s challenging visuals when he posted it on Jan. 2.
“I placed a ‘Graphic Warning’ disclaimer at the front of the video to let the audience know that the content would not be suitable for younger audiences due to images of Taliban atrocities,” the musician said via his Twitter account.
YouTube reviewed the video and inserted its own “child content restriction” on the clip with his full approval.
He included the graphic material to make a point.
“To not show said Taliban atrocities in any artistic statement on Afghanistan would be a gross injustice to the victims and enable the Taliban’s ongoing persecution of 40 million Afghan citizens,” he said in that social media statement.
Five days later, the clip was gone.
YouTube claimed the video violated the platform’s “graphic content policy,” Ondrasik shared via Twitter.
The clip’s removal “should concern anyone who values free speech and advocacy for humanitarian causes,” said Ondrasik, who posted the censored video on YouTube competitor Rumble, which vows to embrace a wider variety of views than YouTube.
The video also can be seen on Twitter.
Big Tech censors have been busy of late.
YouTube recently deleted Joe Rogan’s interview with Dr. Robert Malone, a conversation in which the infectious disease guru slammed the nation’s pandemic protocols and questioned narratives surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Twitter removed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from its platform earlier this month for allegedly spreading misinformation, and roughly this time last year Twitter and Facebook banned former President Donald Trump from its cyber spaces.
Ondrasik isn’t as aggressively political as many of his musical peers, and his blistering “Blood on My Hands” briefly name-checks President Joe Biden. The longer-form video is much tougher on the commander in chief, though.
We see the president wrongly predict the Taliban won’t swiftly resume control of the country after the U.S. withdrawal. Later, Biden comments on his military’s vow to “respond with force and precision” to renewed Taliban aggression. We then see reminders of the administration’s drone strike which went awry, killing 10 Afghanistan civilians, including seven children.
Big Tech platforms have punished other right-leaning voices in recent months, like conservative comedian Steven Crowder and Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican. Paul’s punishment came after he claimed masks are ineffective against COVID-19.
More recently, several news stories shared similar arguments, including sentiments from CNN medical expert Dr. Leana Wen.
Ondrasik wrapped his Twitter note by saying he quickly found other videos on YouTube with similarly graphic imagery tied to the Taliban’s barbarous methods.
YouTube has not responded to a request for comment.
For now, the video is still viewable on Twitter here:
Abandoned to Taliban
Afghan Brothers in Arms 200K
Women Rights Decimation 20M
Children sold for food
Accountability – 0
— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) January 3, 2022
And also saved safely to Rumble here:
I wonder if America realizes now that the tyrant never was Donald Trump….
The tyrant is Big Tech and the Media companies.
It’s becoming worse than Orwell’s 1984 ever anticipated.