Mr Pool's understanding of the issue is actually LESS in 2020 than it was in 2017.
The first thing I posted in 2019 was "Progressivism poisons everything" and it''ll quite likely be the last as well. :-(
The APA did this with the DSM several years ago when they replaced "Disorder" with "Dysphoria" due to the so-called stigma - It was only a matter of time until both were retired worldwide as well.
Why? Not because of "money". Not because of "power". Not for any of the friggin' reasons commentators conjure up every few years when they notice something odd is taking place.
It is done for ideology. That ideology is "progressivism". And it poisons everything.
Why do people keep asking for clarification whenever YouTube implements another of these ridiculous policies?
EVERY ToS/EULA (for social media, MMOs, message boards, and pretty much everything else online) written since the late 1990s can be boiled down to a pithy:
"Your access to this service can be withdrawn for any reason, and at any time, we see fit. Full stop."
Asking these companies to be more specific is a waste of time as the entire reason policies like these are so vague is precisely so wrongthinkers can be dragged off to Room 101 at the company's leisure.
Progressivism poisons everything.
This has been an ongoing process on YouTube since at least late 2013: First with "trolls" (Read: People guilty of wrongthink) in comment sections and, eventually, with "hateful creators" (Read: People guilty of wrongthink).
How are folks managing to be continuously shocked whenever they roll out the next phase of the process?
By the way... The answer to Mr Quartering's question about who has asked for this type of crackdown is painfully obvious as is the ideology driving them:
Ideological zealotry poisons everything.
Bill Burr. Philadelphia. 2006.
I must disagree (at least partially) with Mr Sargon on one point: "Berating the audience" can work quite well - But only when a talented comic is involved. ;-)
If you thought this case is bad... Some dude in Canada's province of Quebec just got fined $5000.00 for being impatient with a customer service rep over the phone.
Progressivism poisons just aboot everything, eh?
I'll just leave this here...
Mr Pool has been dipping his toes into what's currently called "The Culture War" since 2015ish and, despite having it explained repeatedly (at least 3-5 times a day, every day, throughout 2017-2018), it STILL isn't sinking in.
The factions in the "The Culture War" are as they have been for (at a minimum) several decades: Progressives on one side with EVERYONE ELSE on the other.
Tim Pool. Richard Spencer. Sargon. J.F. Gariepy. Alex Jones. Nancy Pelosi. Hillary Clinton. Mitch McConnell. Obama. Trump. Every host on CNN. Every host on FOX. (Almost) every host on MSNBC. Every self-professed liberal, conservative, and libertarian...
... Literally EVERYONE who doesn't zealously adhere to constantly changing progressive doctrines is seen as an evil rightwing racist/sexist/etc oppressor in desperate need of silencing and, ideally, permanent removal from society - More often than not by any means necessary.
And none of this has even touched upon the rather disturbing fact that the UK, Canada, France, Germany, and most of Scandinavia are going down the shitter permanently - All due to the very same ideological plague currently infecting America.
Progressivism: It poisons everything.