Free The Animal

is creating Stories of an American expat living in deep rural Thailand

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About Free The Animal

Free The Animal is Now a Members Only Blog

Thank you all for being Patrons for so long. I really appreciate it. I can only imagine that most of you who are still contributing are doing so just as support for my content on FreeTheAnimal.

Due to the socio-political environment brewing globally over the last several years, I have been loath to put much content up here on Patreon. Why? Well, first, because I'm controversial by purpose. I hold it as my role to critique conventional wisdom, political correctness, cancel culture, so-called social justice, and wokeism.

This puts me in danger of investing a lot of time and effort to grow a paid audience, only to have it cancelled in a flash, without even the benefit of a member list to follow-up with. Recently, while not a paid audience, it was legitimately built over many years. 7,000 followers on Twitter, where at least I could alert them to a new blog post (when not being shadowbanned)—gone in a flash, without warning when Twitter unilaterally decided I was not fit for their "platform." They gave me a right to appeal, which I did, receiving a confirmation and being told they would review it and get back to me. That was two months ago. Crickets.

So, I wrote this blog post: DOING EVERYTHING MY WAY BECAUSE SOCIAL MEDIA IS BECOME SOCIAL CANCER.

And just yesterday, I pulled the plug on it: NOW FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

That explains everything. In short, FreeTheAnimal is now members only, just as Patreon is patrons only, with the exception of the ability to put up non-member public posts both places. All the bells and whistles required to run a paid membership site are installed right in my blog. I own all the content, all the member lists. I can move to any of thousands of Internet Service Providers from a full backup in a matter of hours.

So, what I suggest all of you good folks do is move your patronage from here over to there. Just simply go sign up at the link below, any level(s) you want, and once confirmed, feel free to cancel over here.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AT ANY LEVEL YOU WISH, INCLUDING FREE

Whatever you decide, thanks very much.
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To continually make ourselves better in all available ways: to ourselves, loved ones, and others in society.

To continually introduce new topics, or revisit those I haven't visited in some time.

To create widely integrated variety; literally, to jump around from topic to topic.

To always include a personal touch.

To tell you all of my stories in an engaging manner, integrated with all of my lessons, good and bad.
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