The purposeful propagation of misinformation is a multimillion-dollar business offering a lot of political power, percs, and prestige. To my experience, that begins with the denigration of science in favor of creationism and other pseudoscientific woo. I think if people know better, they'll vote better. My opposition knows that too; that's why they do what they do. That's why this is especially important here in the southern states; where science and education are both under specific attack from every level of politics and constituency. I do what I do, not to promote myself, but because something needs to be done, and I need to do something. I've also gotten a great many supportive emails and private messages over the years, encouraging me to keep going, because it is making a difference. So I'm going to keep going somehow.
I prefer to make educational science videos that are entertaining and informative, and which appeal to people who aren't scientists themselves. These require a substantial investment of time as well as money, and thanks to those that already support them. I also want to continue doing classroom appropriate explanations of common core science standards relating to evolution. These are topics which most people have been mislead to misunderstand, and which many teachers find difficult to teach. My wife is a science teacher and a curriculum specialist with the Next Generation Science Standards who has a hands-on perspective as to how to help these teachers.
I have other projects too, relating to my secular activism -with presentations, protests, and appearances all over the country and occasionally abroad. I'm usually out-of-pocket for most everything I do. I used to work a dead-end job at a soulless corporation in order to fund my passion, but honestly, that alone barely covered the monthlies. I even told my boss once that my job interfered with my work, which is true. But thanks to patrons, I have been making more videos and reaching a wider audience instead. I like to make information-rich videos which require many hours of research and a lot of editing. Anything else I want to do requires time off to travel. I try to do it cheap, but I can't afford what I'm already doing. I want to make more valuable content and be more involved, but the costs are such that I often have to stand back in silent rage.
Thanks to continued support, my channel now produces more different types of freethought content than most. But I can do a lot more with the help of supportive patrons. So, if you donate...
- Pledges are per video- You can cap your monthly amount
- I will release 2 videos per month on average, but thanks to viewer support my output has increased to at least 4 videos per month, of different types, documentary, science classroom supplements, presentation, vlog, podcast, etc. I prefer quality over quantity. I want the content to be useful.