The funny thing is, even if it is true, the case against statism still holds....
that maybe so. However:
It's all just yet more distractions, desperate tactics by desperate fools as always.
I wouldn't call this a regular distraction...you are right that some may take advantage of this, but so what? I find the fact that someone used a false DMCA to be pretty damning as it is--regardless of the reasons.
I have to say, I do find the "dubious" claim to actually probably be the most believable. There's vids going after Stef all over youtube and have been for years. It REALLY doesn't make any sense that he'd suddenly do it now for those reasons. In other words, if he was out to censor dissent, he'd have done it a LONG time ago.
totally irrelevant. So what if his reasons were "believable"? what is he doing DMCA'ing someone (the admin that is)? he had better methods of dealing with this guy than a DMCA--you know that, I know that, even that Maoist guy knows that!
and even if it were important, this interpretation is not the only possible one. especially if you saw TruShibes videos--which I did. I can totally see a Thomas Becket style affair coming out of ths (that is, a zealous lieutenant acting on behalf of Molyneux--whether by express command or not, to silence on particularly outspoken critic). The fact that TruShibes wasn't even guilty of the accusations (as D correctly pointed out), really hits home the fact that this isn't as the FDR people claim it to be.
And let's be generous: suppose that it were the case that it was a lieutenant doing this independently: If so, why wasn't he fired or punished? it has been some time already. Where are Molyneux's protestations?
I agree, we don't necessarily have the whole story, but what we do have doesn't look good at all...
btw, in case no one saw this Shibes guy: here's a partial mirror of one of his videos: