T1J

is creating videos and livestreams!
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LITTLE HOMIES
$1
per month

Thanks for being a Patron! Everyone who supports me with at least $1 per month receives: 

  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • Specially-colored name when chatting in the Discord (Yellow, or red-orange, depending on patron level.)
Includes Discord rewards
LITTLE HOMIES V2
$2
per month
The reward for this pledge is the same as the $1 pledge, but since you're donating twice as much, you will receive twice as much of my gratitude and twice as much good fortune in your life. Maybe.
Includes Discord rewards
HOMIES
$5
per month

This is my "suggested" pledge level. You get:

  

  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • Your name will show up in an elegant red-orange when you chat in the Discord.



(Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.)


Includes Discord rewards
BIG HOMIES
Limited (30 of 50 remaining)
$10
per month

 

  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • Your name will show up in an elegant red-orange when you chat in the Discord.
  •  A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months! 


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.) 

Includes Discord rewards
BIGGER HOMIES
Limited (28 of 30 remaining)
$25
per month

 

  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • Your name will show up in an elegant red-orange when you chat in the Discord.
  • A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months!
  • An exclusive Sir Applesauce coffee mug! Only Patrons can get this!


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.) 

Includes Discord rewards
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Support for 3 months and get this Sir Applesauce mug!
Ships to US, Canada, and Australia
ENORMOUS HOMIES
Limited (20 of 20 remaining)
$50
per month

You get 

 

  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • Your name will show up in an elegant red-orange when you chat in the Discord.
  •  A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months! 
  •  An exclusive Sir Applesauce coffee mug! Only Patrons can get this! 
  •  A separate piece of a more substantial EXCLUSIVE T1J product twice per year! (Usually a T-shirt, coffee mug or a poster--but could be something else!) 


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video) 

Includes Discord rewards
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Support for 3 months and get this Sir Applesauce mug!
Ships to US, Canada, and Australia

397

patrons

$1,011

per month

About T1J

There is a progressive renaissance happening on YouTube right now. Let's counter the chaos.


From roughly 2014-2016, political and philosophical discussions on YouTube were dominated by content creators with cynical and reactionary worldviews. Admittedly, I sometimes found myself slipping into this mindset, but eventually I saw this trend for what it was. I won't bore you with the details right now, but essentially this was (in my view) an overreaction to the increasing influence of feminism and left-wing politics online, and soon manifested itself into an imagined "culture war" where destroying the "SJWs" at all costs seemed to be the primary objective.

This opened the door for propagandists and demagogues to grow large followings, and eventually begin normalizing the views and personalities of the alt-right, which, although still a fringe movement, now has even gained some influence reaching as far as the federal government.

It became clear that an intellectual rebuttal to this harmful rhetoric was necessary, and so many great YouTube channels sprung forth that espoused ideas that favored social and economic reform, with particular concern for the most disadvantaged groups in society. Several of these channels saw rapid success, proving that this kind of content was in high demand. In addition to this, there was an uptick in support for progressive creators who have been around for a while, like myself.  We are seeing a reformation of the political discourse on YouTube and beyond.

What I’ve found to be my strength is helping viewers parse tough topics in an easy-to-understand way, while at the same time spreading a message of honesty and compassion for other human beings, which serves to counter all of the hatred and cynicism that you often find in these kinds of discussions.

And so here's the thing. this kind of content is difficult to make sustainable. I frequently talk about tough, controversial issues which are increasingly being avoided by wary advertisers. I try to make inclusive, optimistic videos that stress the importance of nuance, but those types of videos usually don't get the traction and exposure as some other more sensationalist and polarizing content you might find. I strongly encourage everyone out there to use their gifts and talents to spread hopeful, yet practical messages of change and reform. But if you’d like to take part in my journey to do so myself, it would be vastly appreciated if you'd consider making a small monthly contribution to support my content.

As my Patreon grows, I hope to increase the quality and frequency of my videos, and get involved in bigger and better projects. So keep an eye out for that!



What am I going to do with the money?

All contributions here will go towards meeting my financial obligations so I can focus on making more and better videos for my viewers, as well as towards equipment and other costs associated with improving the quality and frequency of my uploads. By being a Patron, you are essentially allowing me to make videos and other content full time, and over time I will be able to bring you guys even more awesome content that I could never do before!

To get an idea of what kinds of things I'm looking forward to buying/doing in the future, check out my Goals section which should be somewhere on this page, maybe? They keep changing it.
The main idea for the time being is getting equipment and other resources that make it possible for me to make more videos, better videos, and to engage with you guys even more.

Becoming a Patron is obviously completely optional and will not affect your ability to watch my videos or livestreams, which will always be free on YouTube (or somewhere else on the internet).

If you only want to make a one-time donation, or if you want to find other ways to support me, check out this link!

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of some other great creators you should support on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/marinashutup
https://www.patreon.com/contrapoints
https://www.patreon.com/petercoffin
https://www.patreon.com/rileyjaydennis
https://www.patreon.com/Hbomb
https://www.patreon.com/shaun_jen
https://www.patreon.com/magdalenrose
https://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
https://www.patreon.com/katblaque
https://www.patreon.com/ThreeArrows
https://www.patreon.com/thoughtslime
https://www.patreon.com/lindsayellis
Goals
$1,011 of $3,000 per month
2 VIDEO ESSAYS PER MONTH
In an effort to increase the quality of my videos, I've dropped to only doing one video per month. I believe the videos are more substantial, better produced, and more well-researched than before, but many fans long for the time when I produced multiple videos per month. I plan to start releasing more shorter content during the month, but reaching this level of earnings will allow me to outsource many tasks, allowing me to jump from 1 to 2 better-produced video essays per month without having to sacrifice the quality of the production!
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