How the Lottery Scams Poor People


So the Mega Millions lottery jackpot here
in the United States, as of today, has reached a record high of 1.6 billion dollars. That is a comically large amount of money
but it is definitely not unprecedented. Just a couple years ago, another lottery game
called the Powerball reached almost the same amount. The Powerball, incidentally, currently has
its own jackpot of over half a billion dollars. These games are very popular in America, with
millions and millions of lottery tickets being bought every day. And eventually, one or more absurdly lucky
people will win the jackpot. As long as people keep buying tickets, it’s
bound to happen. Even so, you really shouldn’t buy lottery
tickets. You’re not gonna win. Also, the lottery is
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lottery. So just to get it out of the way, you’re
not gonna win the lottery. It is an absolute waste of money to play the
Mega Millions or any lottery game. Technically, there’s a very very small chance
that you might win a jackpot, but that chance is so infinitesimal, that it is essentially
and practically zero. The mathematical odds of winning the Mega
Millions jackpot is about 1 in 300 million. Incidentally there are about 300 million people
who live in the United States, so if every single man, woman, enby and child in America
bought a random lottery ticket, odds are only about 1 single person would win. Almost everything that you can think of that
can happen to you that is really improbable, is much more likely than winning this jackpot. Being struck by lightning, getting a royal
flush in poker. Becoming the President. I mean this fuckin guy did it. All of that is way more likely to happen to
you. It’s actually more likely to flip a coin
and have it land on heads 28 times in a row than it is to win the Mega Millions jackpot. But a lot of you probably understand that,
and of course this all by design. In fact, that’s the reason why these jackpots
are reaching record highs. Because the organizations that run these games
are making the odds of winning them lower and lower. Both the Mega Millions and Powerball recently
changed the way their games work; doing things like increasing the range of numbers you can
choose from, which vastly decreases your odds of winning, thus allowing for higher base
rewards, and also creating more losers, which allows them to crank up the jackpot even more. And this works, because people go nuts for
these absurdly high jackpots and buy more tickets when they reach astronomical levels. You might think that people would be more
interested in a lower jackpot if the game was easier to win, but this just isn’t the
case in practice. Which is proven by the fact that these organizations
are seeing record sales, even though the game is literally harder to win. After a certain point, they don’t even have
to advertise the lottery anymore, because everyone’s talking about it, in the news
and on social media, and YouTube videos… and all of this buzz encourages purchases
from people who don’t normally play the lottery
And it’s the participation of these infrequent players that causes the prize amounts to really
tip the scales. I live in Alabama which is actually one of
the very few states where you can’t play the lottery, but even here everyone’s talking
about it, asking their friends and family from out of town to buy them tickets, or sometimes
even driving across the state border themselves. And in case you’re wondering how these organizations
can afford these billion dollar payouts, don’t. Sales of lottery tickets in the United States
reached about 80 billion dollars this year. So, I think they can cover it. Now a lot of you are probably like, yeah but
who cares if it’s likely? Just let people have a fantasy! [MAN]: What’s your big dream if you win? [WOMAN 1]: I’d live on the beach. [WOMAN 2]: Buy a house, and go on vacation! Who cares what other people spend their money
on? And I generally agree with that. I mean I would prefer that people be rational
with their money, but I spent 80 dollars at the bar the other day, so I’m not one to
talk. But I do think, like most things, it’s a
little more complicated than that. Numerous studies have shown that disproportionately,
the people playing lottery games are poor people. And lottery revenues actually go up when the
economy is doing bad. One study showed that the more poor a person
feels, the more likely they are to play the lottery. And while many people definitely play the
lottery just for fun, a lot of people see it as a legitimate opportunity to escape poverty,
or unemployment or some other financial hardship. As I hope you understand by now, this is false,
you’re not going to win the lottery. And not only that, but the constant money
wasting only makes their financial situations harder. So it actually does the exact opposite of
what people expect from it. But it’s no wonder people feel like this,
because the lottery is advertised to the public as a reasonable purchases. [VOICEOVER]: New York Mega Millions; hey,
you never know. This fantasy of overnight riches is sold to
us as something that is within our reach, “it only takes is a dollar and a dream.” Sometimes the media even contributes to this
sentiment. So yeah people are free to spend their money
on whatever they want. But we’re talking about people, convinced
that they could possibly receive a large reward, spending money and in reality getting very
little, if anything, in return. That sounds like a con to me. In my opinion this falls in the same category
as other unethical business practices that prey on the poor, like payday loans, or overdraft
fees. But even in those examples, which are definitely
ripoffs that you shouldn’t sign up for, you at least get something of minute value
in exchange for your money. Unlikely the lottery where you get essentially
nothing. Now as you may or may not know, lottery games
are run by state organizations, so all of the revenue that isn’t paid out to winners
goes to local governments. And this fact is often used to defend the
existence of lotteries, because that money is sometimes used by governments to fund local
initiatives. This can include things like environmental
or transportation funding, but education funding is the quintessential, and most often cited
example. I mean, I would have much less of a problem
with this if they were using that money to help those poor people in some way. But poor people get the short end of the stick,
because even though they contribute the most to lottery revenues, middle and upper class
people are benefiting from that education funding, just as much, if not more than them. And more education funding isn’t a bad thing,
I just don’t think that poor people should be the ones paying for most of the bill. But that’s only if that funding even really
exists. Some lotteries are advertised almost as if
they are charities, boasting about how much money they give to education, but this is
often disingenuous. Instead of using lottery revenue to add extra
funding to education, many states simply use that revenue as a substitute for their existing
government budget, which they then spend on who knows what. It all gets lost in the red tape by that point. So no one’s actually getting a boost. In fact states with lotteries hardly spend
any more on average towards education than states that don’t have lotteries. Alaska spends more on education per capita
than any state except New York, and they don’t even have a lottery. Lotteries are portrayed as a chance for lucky
citizens to win free money. But these games don’t benefit the players. The lottery exists primarily as a revenue
generator for local governments. In that way it is essentially a tax. And I am not one of those edgelords that’s
going to tell you that taxation is theft. Taxation, when handled intelligently, is probably
an integral part of a functioning society. But in this case, you’re literally just
giving money to the government, and usually getting nothing noticeable in return. You might as well just put grab a 20 dollar
bill and drop it on the doorstep of your governor’s office. And this is a tax that is disproportionately
and regressively paid by poor people—people who have been tantalized with false dreams
of becoming overnight millionaires, and sold this impossible fantasy as if it is a rational
solution to their financial uncertainty. I have nothing against gambling specifically. I’m a big fan of the craps table, and I’ll
smash you in Texas Holdem. What does make me uncomfortable though, is
exploiting the anxiety of the most disadvantaged people in your community. Taking their money under false pretenses and
then doing nothing with it that is useful to the people who gave it to you. DAS JUS ME DOE. What do you think? Thank you for watching! This video, like most of my videos is brought
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100 comments on “How the Lottery Scams Poor People”

  1. Grandsome says:

    That's why I play only on Friday the 13th, and if I ever win I'll start to be scared of thunderstorms and of getting on a plane.

  2. Julia Matsieva says:

    want shirt. D:

  3. Sangie Nativus says:

    Are you referring to the Texas lottery with it's current jackpot? o:

  4. Ellieescent says:

    I want some of that!

    The lottery is such a sham, beyond the odds, the statistics, the cost, the waste of money, there's also stuff like the taxes you have to pay when you win and such. Anyway, keep up the excellent work! Love your vids!

  5. Michael Sanora says:

    I want some of that. Better chance than winning the lottery

  6. sea bunny says:

    Can I get uhhhhhhhh…somma dat.

  7. M0rn1n6St4r says:

    Lottery: A tax for people who are bad at math.

  8. William Beck says:

    I love your channel. I'd love a tee shirt. Thanks for doing it.

  9. Naturalistmind says:

    i once had a lyft driver who was high off his gourd explaining to me his master plan to definitely win the lottery, im certain im not the only one.

  10. BanYourBoss says:

    Tell this to the winner

  11. Max Fritze says:

    I want some of that baby

  12. Nich PK says:

    I want some of that! Also, thanks for the great content!!

  13. Jester Jenkins says:

    you're fantastic bro! this is a great video providing context and parallels, i didn't catch before! keep these videos up and watch your growth reach higher places!

  14. Paganbeer says:

    I want some of that.

  15. Kaitlyn Hall says:

    I want some of that!

  16. mario figueroa says:

    it is a scam because one employee was able to win 5 times and they say he did it because he worked making the winning codes!!! no random balls computer codes!!! plus americans are so dumb that they allow the winners to stay anonymous because they can't understand why is necessary

  17. Batia Segal says:

    I can smell the liberal. Yes it’s dumb to play the lottery. But like let’s say I had a lot of money and had a dollar or to to spare every once in while why not. But I still wouldn’t really buy a lottery ticket because I believe in working hard for money. I won’t value the money at all if I win it

  18. Josh Davis says:

    The most that I've ever gambled was probably $30 at a casino. I was mainly there to get drunk, and laugh as my friend blew away $200.
    Also, I want sum of that

  19. Avid High-Fiver says:

    Hi

  20. Hypocritical Sailboat says:

    According to your figures for the odds of winning, each ticket would be worth about $5.30 at the Mega Million's highest jackpot. Since each ticket costs $2, you would be making about $3.30 in 'profit' for each ticket bought. However, this is before taking in account taxes, assumes the value of money is linear, and undermines the huge value of economic stability, but from a purely mathematical standpoint, where money is just a variable, you should be buying as many tickets as you can possibly afford.

  21. Gelotologist Grandma says:

    [insert any industry in modern capitalism] is a Predatory Scam

  22. Alvaro aka Tico says:

    The only thing I can think of saying right now is that T1J doesn't like to acknowledge commenters. Why is that? I do agree with the contents of this presentation, but come on man. I mean, this is your channel, mingle with us, your subscribers. You don't have time? Make time than. You've gotten too big to answer a bizillion comments? I can see that. One thing is for sure, if this channel had only, say 135 subscribers, I will bet you doughnuts to dollars you'll mingle with us little people of YouTube. Yes, I don't know you, or about you. You could have a full time job doing other things in providing for your family or loved ones, but this is your channel man, nurture it and it will grow, and word will get out.
    PS: It really doesn't matter what I say here because T1J will not read this.
    Subscribed to your channel because I like how you expressed yourself, and you made too much sense in a short period.

    Please don't include me in the giveaway unless you're giving out future winning numbers on Mega Millions.

    Peace from beautiful Costa Rica ✋

  23. HalcyonSunset says:

    It's not just a tax, it's another way for the system to keep the poor and disenfranchised tolerant of their place within society.. "You never know" or "anybody could win!" are just imaginary carrots on sticks that keep the poor concentrated on something intangible and unrealistic rather than seeing the big picture. It's Reganomics at work, it's the same idea that if you "just work hard enough" you can become wealthy too, which is a fallacy of a capitalist economy that encourages the consolidation of wealth.

  24. The freest of speech says:

    It's not a scam people are told upfront the odds.
    If they then chose to play it is a decision they made.
    That's why you dont see people shooting up the place.

  25. Rasta Fonz says:

    please do a dreadwrap! dreadlock update, its so cool! thank you t1j

  26. Marley says:

    I want some of that

  27. Luna's Peridot says:

    What if you're not poor? I'm middle class and I buy like one or two tickets a week, most weeks no matter the jackpot. Just how I feel, but I might as well take a low risk chance than not take one at all. Then again I do know that I might literally never win anything ever. Some don't

  28. Kristi Coleman says:

    I can only speak to lotteries specific to a Canadian province, different context for sure. But as a former social services charity employee I can say that we relied heavily on government funds largely derived from lottery sales to fund operational costs of social services programs during drier years. Years of recession and higher unemployment rates drove up demand for social service programs, while decreasing the amount of money the general public was able to donate for these causes. Sure, there are lots of corporate responsibility programs that will help support charities with one-time donations, and government pots of cash for new programming. But this money is often earmarked for "innovative" new programs, with cumbersome reporting requirements and limitations on funding that can go to pay the people needed to complete the reporting, ensure funds are used appropriately and hire the frontline staff needed to deliver the programming. Ongoing and increased need for basic services like counselling and respite care for families caring for those with disabilities are not attractive causes for annual giving reports.

    Larger, stable charities can often weather economic fluctuations, but smaller niche organizations cannot without support. I don't for a second deny that winning the lottery is merely a fantasy, and designed to be predatory. And there's something to be said about taking money from the poor to pay for programs that are supposed to help them for free. But we did get something, of minute value, from the lottery. Sometimes….

  29. Paul Hanhan says:

    T1J, I love your channel. Please help me find one video you made where you talked about a bunch of different versions of trolling. I want to show it to some people i know. Thanks!

  30. Randy Arnold says:

    My sentiments exactly.

  31. Matthew Mertens says:

    Just discovered your channel after seeing your video about the S symbol, great stuff!!

  32. d1s3ng4gE says:

    I only occasionally agree with your points of view, but I definitely agree on this one! Great video!

  33. SpoopySquid says:

    hurridly kicks lotto ticket under the carpet

  34. Andrew Manickar says:

    i need sum o dat

  35. Ryan M says:

    DAMN! looking at the collective impact rather than personal impact– its a SCAM

  36. rollo cavalier says:

    Hey talking turd! Why did you dismantle the like button? Afraid of dissent?

  37. Wasting Time Inc. says:

    Thank you for your comment about how overdraft fees are predatary on the poor. I’ve tried explaining this to a couple of my friends, especially after I saw it firsthand working at a credit union (even they do it…), but they were both convinced that it was just punishment for not managing your money, or spending money you didn’t have. Tell me how 4 trips to buy maybe $20 worth of small essentials is deserving of $25 hit pertransaction. Why does the card work at all? Most people could and would both go without that $20 worth of stuff rather than pay for it five fold. ($120 in the end including fees)

  38. Pastor's Closet says:

    Just here cause of iDubbbzTV's vid

  39. John Macintosh says:

    I agree that it is a bad idea: it prays on bad decisions to take money from people who wish they had more.
    It's like a reverse hunger games, in which instead of a few people being fucked over a lot, a lot of people are fucked over a little bit.

  40. imaginarygun says:

    as an afroamerican im disgraced about the views u hold… you are entitled child

  41. Jaqen H'ghar says:

    Hey if I get to pretend in a billionaire for a little while for two bucks, ehh, who cares, it's fun. That said, someone wins. I find it hilarious that morons buy hundreds of tickets. It's an idiot tax.

  42. Jaqen H'ghar says:

    You know poor people usually aren't the smartest people. Thats why they are poor and also why they waste their money which is yet another reason why they are poor.

  43. Al Sweigart says:

    If a friend of yours still wants to buy a ticket, tell them to pick the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 because those numbers are just as likely as any other combination to come up. They'll say, "No way those will be the winning numbers." EXACTLY.

  44. Nicole Rusche says:

    In my current state of residence, the lottery is literally called "The North Carolina Education Lottery" they know no one wins 99.99999% of the time.

  45. mike carson says:

    it's strange how none of the winners are from deep hood Ghetto's area when they play the lottery just as much IF NOT MORE then nice areas..

  46. Lemon Grab says:

    “Man woman enby and child” god bless

  47. PumpkinEskobarr says:

    I think I spent almost $50 in a span of 13 years.
    Each time I play I get anxiety and nightmares about winning a lot of money. Like family can turn on you. It's difficult to make new friends and get into relationships.
    Real friends can play you or they have relatives that put them in a jam and therefore plot against you.

    Ever seen 30 for 30: Going Broke on ESPN? And Curse of the Lottery Winners… I watch enough of those things to see where they went wrong and what I will do right.

    My plan is,
    -claim the money under an LLC.
    -Get a lawyer
    -Get an accountant
    -Don't tell family or friends
    -I want to make my money work for me by owning property or businesses. There's families that own every store on the same block. And they hire their own people to run in.
    -Go back to school actually learn business and realestate.
    Seriously if you win millions, there is no reason you shouldn't use that as a seed to grown an empire.
    Wealth over Rich.

  48. jason edwards says:

    shoulda did kropotkin! You ever read any Peter Kropitkin?

  49. Roberto Fontiglia says:

    Man… I've only just found out about your channel. I'm watching video after video and I just LOVE you dude !

  50. Roberto Fontiglia says:

    At this point, though, I'm leaning more towards "grateful that the lottery is state-run and not in the hands of private corporations" — because it's more likely that the private sector will try to get their hands on that cash than that the lottery would end for ethical reasons.

  51. Rebecca Clark says:

    I remember when I was little my father once told me you have a greater chance of meeting a random person on the street and guessing their phone number completely right first time then you do winning the lottery – kinda put it in perspective.

  52. Lester Arauz says:

    California lottery is fake as hell big prices only win in new York areas lottery is fake wake up people stop trashing your money fake fake

  53. Rainbow Doodler209 says:

    I rather not join the lottery, I rather work in my labor job in a pizza shop.

  54. Roscoe Dash says:

    I most hate the lottery because it subtly perpetuates the mis-perception of economic value being derived from exchange and not economic production. However, I'm glad that the State runs the lottery because much like illicit drug use, people want to gamble in lotteries. It's dumb, but people love it, so if it's banned then gangsters are going to do it (like they used to in the 1800s) and people will die over it. I'd rather not have local thugs running numbers and smashing kneecaps. It sucks but the lotto is one of those things that you can't legislate out of existence.

  55. Grand Leader Emusberg says:

    The lottery makes me wish that I died in the Battle of Melbourne

  56. Steven Pickles says:

    David Mitchell: "The lottery is a tax on hope"

  57. Sternbery says:

    Doing the math the lottery is as much of a scam as many people think. The expected value of playing the lottery is $5.33. Meaning if you play the game 300 million times, you should come out about about 5 dollars ahead. There are definitely better "investments" to make.

  58. A-Hab the A-Rab says:

    I thought the set and the horse was a joke about disingenuous YouTubers… Disappointed

  59. Tomas Petkevičius says:

    You could name horse BoJack.

  60. Matt Rozzel says:

    How can I chekc if my state adds their lottery revenue to education or replaces it?

  61. Teshome Vaughn says:

    Casball u have a chance to win the odds are slim powerball to high rediclous

  62. ESM100 says:

    I still didn’t see where it’s a scam. It might be very difficult or even next to impossible to win but I don’t see where it’s a scam

  63. ACP says:

    So… tell me something i don't know

  64. ion whooked says:

    its gambling everybody loves 2 gamble

  65. ion whooked says:

    100 million jackpot sounds legit u have better chance winning 1 thousand

  66. ion whooked says:

    this video goes out to them people who buy multiple tickets every week one ticket is okay

  67. ion whooked says:

    u can become a overnight millionaire just sell your soul to the devil and see wat happens

  68. TrustMeImAScientist1 says:

    Only complete morons believe that money collected by the state goes to pay for any public services.

  69. EastSideBlitz1337 says:

    I got a friend that won the state lottery. And I known him before he won. Its not as big as mega mil or powerball but its still a lot. He won like 1.5 mil but the bad thing is that he is greedy as heck and spends lots of money at casinos. It seems like theres never enough money for rich ppl.

  70. Aaron Garrett says:

    The lottery is no doubt a scam on America I live in Arizona and it is never won in this state trump needs to open a investigation

  71. Morgan Heffernan says:

    My father has been struggling to get a job for years and he keeps buying lottery tickets weekly. Often we talk about what we will do and buy of he wins.

    It makes me terribly sad to think that he places his hopes on the lottery and he will never win.

  72. SelfAccountable says:

    Was interested in the video until you attacked the President. Adios!

  73. jdmj707 says:

    WHAT? Please tell me you’re also 256

  74. Not Sam says:

    I hear you and hopefully will not get involved in this, yet, as you talk I can't stop fantasizing about winning the lottery

  75. Jason X says:

    Lottery to me is rigged. Always rich people who win it, poor people play it don’t win shit. I’ve played the lottery for many years and have not won nothing so I gave up because I will always be a loser.

  76. Cowboy Texas says:

    I’ll buy a $1 ticket every once in a while with no real hopes of winning. Just for fun. But some people in my town spend hundreds of dollars and I feel so bad for them and their families . It honestly should be illegal to prey on the poor with these games

  77. hulk smash! says:

    I won the lottery ……Jesus Christ saved me 🙂 that's enough for me.

  78. Anna says:

    first time a cis person has ever said ENby…
    thank you <3

  79. Captain Neckbeard says:

    My opinion on gambling was said best by Brendan Fraser in The Mummy: "I only gamble with my life."

  80. Nout van der Hidde says:

    You don't need money to have a functioning society. Without money there's no taxation.

  81. Raggle Taggle says:

    I needed to hear this. Thank you. I've only ever been able to get volunteer work for a long time – I get so frustrated that employers haven't even once phoned up one of the amazing references I've built up for myself. The DWP in england keep pushing me with "Volunteer! Then you'll get work" "…I already told you guys that I volunteer. Here, here, aaaaand heeere" "…Oh. Good luck, then. I'm SURE it'll change eventually".

    It's gotten to the point where I began to slowly think "What have I got to lose?" when friends and family suggest I play the lottery(because how else will I 'ever' afford my own home?) Now, I've stayed away from lottery and even raffle tickets my whole life. I don't like what gambling does to people – yet, it's true what you say. Those of us in the most desperate and hopeless positions will be the people pushed to buy them. I'm sure some wealthy people buy them – but, if it were ONLY wealthy people buying them – nobody else, I'm sure the lottery industry would soon collapse because there just wouldn't be enough consumers buying their tickets. Misery and desperation needs to exist for them to capitalise on this game. The only people I ever see in a Ladbrokes 'casino' are the people who barely have any money in their pocket. Desperate people are the gambling industries most loyal consumers – so of course they don't want any of them to win.

  82. Mak Don says:

    I won $250.000 on a scratcher and haven’t won shit sense I gave up

  83. Fionabuster D. says:

    This video assumes that you have a chance to win…..not true. The entire thing is fixed. See my post below with the links and watch. It's all a set up.

  84. Mike McTighe says:

    I’ve gotten a royal flush a few times 😏

  85. Boris says:

    what do you buy with 1.6 $B ??? (Don't say anything you want)

  86. alexandru benza says:

    "I will smash you in Texas hold'em."

    COME AT ME BRO

  87. Itamar Salhov says:

    How much does a lottery ticket cost in the US?
    Because if it's less than about $5, it was actually worth it to buy that lottery ticket.

  88. imperatorvult says:

    "The more poor a person feels, the more likely they are to play the lottery."

    I know this from personal experience. Thinking of it as an escape is the reason I want to play. Been able to resist recently, fortunately.

  89. MyssBlewm says:

    I buy lotto tickets when the jackpot hits high numbers and I remember to buy one when I'm at the store. Both those things need to happen otherwise I don't buy one. I know I shouldn't buy any because I will never win, but I have a distant relative who won a Powerball jackpot and not gonna lie it has me thinking that maybe it's not so impossible to win it.

  90. fuzzlefeenix says:

    Anyone else get a lottery ad before this video? 😂

  91. heyhipp says:

    It’s got to be. Scam all those numbers be played and no one can pick 6 numbers and maybe a few hit 5 I play mega with multiplier cost 3 dollars and mar I’ll win 6 dollars fuck that but what keeps me playing is somebody got to in why not me

  92. heyhipp says:

    Ps trump 2020

  93. Jade Damboise Rail says:

    Love the shirt i ntis video.

  94. Olly Sean says:

    An anti lottery video started with a giveaway

  95. Glenda Lotuseyes says:

    I have often called the Lottery "the Poor People's Tax". Thanks for bringing more attention to this.

    A few years ago I remembered reading an article that said that some researchers had found that many undereducated people think of the lottery as a viable investment strategy.

  96. Lycaon1765p says:

    It's a dummy tax

  97. Strega222 says:

    There's another factor at play here that people rarely consider. The odds of a given ticket winning the powerball jackpot are fixed, regardless of how many players there are. Therefore, as the jackpot grows, and consequently the number of players increases as well, the more likely it becomes that the winner will have to split their prize with somebody else, thus decreasing the expected value of a ticket.

  98. Jeaneen Dumdie says:

    Awesome video thank you!! Might I add, The lottery was started and created by the mafia, it was called numbers game. Then the corrupt governments seen what they were doing and took over that scam, then said some shit like well our game helps pay for and educate you poor people, then everyone threw there money at them now. So they lied twice , first you can win, then second it helps your community, Nobody wins, they pay actors to say they win, that's why miraculously everytime it's high like billions someone across country happens to win. Cuz they dont exist and nobody in say Indiana lottery is going to know who the guy in Florida who one is regardless to question it. My husband and I started a band to make music on these topics. This song mentions the lottery is a lie. Check it out https://youtu.be/XMybZUYusRQ. Keep standing on the front lines spreading truth, the people are waking and this war will be won someday.

  99. alpha wolf says:

    Your dreams will always be just that…a dream.

  100. Drunk Peasant says:

    Hello T1J. I like your content, but what are the sources of your video please ? I am curious.

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