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Digital Book Burning and Big-Tech Censorship

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In the politically correct world we live in it’s hard to keep track of the ever-increasing list of banned ideas, individuals and other aspects of society. 

Amazon for some time now has been under fire for what has become known as ‘digital book burning’ – the censorship of certain content. 

What I want you to know is that it’s not just about the actual content, but the silencing of opinions and evidence which go against their political narrative. This is political, this isn’t about censorship for the sake of ‘questionable content’. 

Those affected by this virtual lynching range from left leaning ex-muslims and muslims who are critics of Islam  – such as Yasmine Mohammed and Ayaan Hirshi Ali. To the likes of Jared Taylor and Greg Johnson. 

Yasmine Mohammed is an ex-muslim and human rights activist who escaped a forced marriage to an al-Qaeda operative. Amazon previously banned her book “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam” as ‘controversial’ (it is now available again).

Unveiled, is a memoir/polemic that recalls her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. In it, she sheds light on the religious trauma that so many women still today are unable to discuss.

In Unveiled, “Yasmine speaks her truth as a woman born in the Western world yet raised in a fundamentalist Islamic home.”

You would think that the left – who claim to support women’s right – would support Yasmine Mohammed, who advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries. However, the political left rather choose to try to silence her, because her views on Islam don’t fit their narratives.

Yasmine is the founder of No-Hijab day, aimed at bringing awareness to the oppressive nature of Islam and the forced wearing of Hijabs. In contrast, leftists encourage Western women to don hijabs and celebrate ‘Burkinis’.

Amazon, Facebook, YouTube, even Twitter try to silence her.

“A few hours after she posted about Amazon suspending her ads, Mohammed says her post was then removed by Facebook for violating its community standards.” – see more here.

Ayaan Hirshi Ali is a Muslim, but also an advocate for the rights of Muslim women. She is Somali-born (and a genital mutilation survivor), and activist, feminist, author – and even former politician. And yes – she is censored by the left for being too critical of Islam.

One of her books – Infidel –  shares her story of being raised in a strict Muslim family, surviving civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2005 along with many other honorific titles and awards.

These brave women – who have risked their lives to criticise Islam are who the left censors. 

Jared Taylor’s work centres around the demographic and cultural replacement of white people. He shows how this is happening to white people exclusively. Other countries are often hostile to white people, while white people are becoming minorities in their native lands.

Researchers and writers like Jared Taylor and Greg Johnson have explicitly stated over the years that they are against ‘white supremacy’, but yet they are hounded by the cancel culture crusaders as ‘white supremicists’. If you have done a search on these authors you would have no doubt come across such libel.

Despite the so-called concern for women’s rights, their well-being, and their advancement, the political left’s tactics – like their policies (as Milton Friedman pointed out) – often have the most devastating outcome for the very people they are supposed to help. 

Hirsi Ali pointed out that it keeps women and these cultures in a backwards state.

“…cultural experts fail to notice that, through their anxious avoidance of criticizing non-Western countries, they trap the people who represent these cultures in a state of backwardness.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam

Gatekeepers of Thoughts

The mainstream media (which is mostly left learning) are on a crusade to be the gatekeepers of knowledge. Nay the gatekeepers of your thoughts. They position their censorship as ‘for your own good’, or ‘for the greater good’. Not only is it fase concern but it’s condescending – it’s them telling you that you cannot know what is right or wrong without their stamp of approval and their protecting of you.

This banning culture is also based on the false premise that if people read ‘dangerous’ books then they will do dangerous things, which simply is not how it plays out in the real world. Sensible people don’t just read a controversial book and then do bad things. In the same way that sensible people don’t play video games and then go out and enact the violence in the real world.

This is a crude cartoonish view of the multiple variables at play in the real world such as underlying mental health problems, drug involvement, a lack of exposure to counter views. Or simply just being a bad person.

Dangerous people do dangerous things.

But don’t believe the lie of ‘dangerous’ books. The best place for bad ideas is in the sunlight where they can be challenged and exposed in the public domain.

There are many authors being banned by Big-Tech censorship – too many to cover them all here. There are probably many that neither you nor I will ever know of because the censorship will have been successful. 

This article covers the banning of Greg Johnson’s, White Manifesto. The author shows the following list and explanation of books still available on Amazon without any banning.

(This list is correct at the date of publishing, and may have changed by the time you are reading this.)

As the author points out – pornography and drug paraphernalia continue to go uncensored. This article shows how even pedophilic content is available on Amazon. 

This banning is done to suppress certain political narratives – the narratives against multiculturalism, the narrative against capitulating to Islam, and the narrative against an amalgamated “one world” order.

They go to such lengths to prevent you reading these works. To keep you ignorant of these works and the people behind him. Wikipedia pages and leftist organisations smear these authors with labels and attacks but hide the person’s qualifications or their story, their background and academic achievements. 

They attack not ideas, but the person. 

As the author succinctly summarizes ‘Every other ethnic group is encouraged to have an identity, and indeed is lauded for it. Just not whites. And the left is so obviously whipping up anti-white sentiment and discriminating against whites….”

Inconvenient Truths

You might wonder what an liberal ex-muslim and a white nationalist have in common to both be censored on the same platform? 

The answer is – they don’t fit the narrative of the left. They smash the narrative of the left. 

They reject the multicultural utopia, socialism, and the victim narrative.

It’s important to note that white nationalism is not white supremacy. 

White nationalism is the idea that white people should be able to have a country that is predominantly white, so that its citizens can retain their values and cultures. Just as other races can have countries where their race and their culture is predominant.

“As for the idea of whites reigning over other people, I don’t want that. I am a nationalist. I believe in self-determination for all peoples.” –  Greg Johnson

I’m showing you two very different people both banned by Big-Tech for telling ‘inconvenient truths’ but what is the same in both cases is their narrative is a square peg in the round hole of the political left.

This article points out that “[Amazon] continues to sell the bomb-making manual known as  The Anarchist’s Cookbook, the Unabomber’s Manifesto, and justifications of terrorism by  Al-QaidaOsama Bin Laden, and  Hezbollah. It also sells black nationalist manifestos by  Elijah MuhammadMarcus Garvey, and  Louis Farrakhan.”

Ask yourself,  if they want this content banned so badly – what’s in it for them? What do they gain by keeping you in the dark about certain views? I believe that by removing more options off the table, it makes it easier for you to take the only ones left, the ones they are pushing.

In the absence of a different opinion it is easier to go with the one you are presented with as the only ‘legitimate’ one.

If this was neutral there would be a ban on ‘hateful’, ‘supremacist’ material on both sides of the political spectrum, but this is not the case. 

Wait – you may say, “Hirsi Ali and Muhammed are left leaning authors”. Correct – but they both have publicly spoken out about the myth that Islam does not have a very big problem with violence, and both have spoken about about the oppression of women in Islamic countries – and this is what is squarely at odds with the current identity politics and the multicultural myth.    

The censorship is often done without any explanation to objectively demonstrate what violated the guidelines, if anything. The authors are kept in the dark about their censorship and they are relegated by Big-Tech to virtual deadspaces on the internet.

Jared Taylor is an American author and editor of the online magazine – American Renaissance. He has been interviewed more than once by the black conservative and radio host Jesse Lee Peterson

If he was a racist it would have come up in their lucid interviews touching the very subject of ‘white nationalism’. And as you might expect, Jesse is attacked by the political left for being the ‘wrong’ kind of black – because he doesn’t share many of the left’s views. 

Conservatives like him are often attacked by the left as ‘Uncle Toms’, ‘sell outs’, and other labels to discredit those that break away from the hive mind of the left. Larry Elder’s new documentary is about this exact issue.

Many of the critics of these authors attack a version of what they think is being said based on a maelstrom of misinformation (and in some cases, downright bias), having never read the work in question themselves. 

The left, through their bans and campaigns of libel, is controlled by the Big-Tech rich elite which has become a leftist circle jerk creating echo chambers and appointing themselves gatekeepers of knowledge. 

Both Sides

If you want democracy, you are going to have to tolerate views that are different from your own – even those which may even be repugnant to you. 

Criticism of ideas has a vital role in society, but to do so, we need to be able to access these ideas. To read, to learn, to make informed opinions. Access to ideas, and the opportunity to criticise them, are needed for a flourishing and well-informed culture and its citizens.

The digital book banning is political, not puritan, in nature. Make up your own mind based on what the actual text says. Not based on what a man-in-the-middle interpretation of it, says it is. Use critical thinking and read widely. 

The worlds of Orwell and Huxley are scarily becoming our own. 

In my next post I’ll go over some tips on how to find banned books online.