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by Ron Unz: 'Banned by Amazon and Purged by the Neocons' / The Usual Enemies of Free Speech are desperate

Postby Hannover » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:09 am)

Righteous Jew Ron Unz strikes again.
Here he goes into further detail about the banning, censorship by Amazon of scholarly 'holocaust' debunking books and books which are critical of appalling Jew behavior. Not something that makes him very popular with The Usual Enemies of Free Speech.

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More than two-thirds of the books focus on the subject of “Jews” and over half deal with the Holocaust in particular. Indeed, it appears that the Amazon ban now now encompasses virtually all Holocaust books that substantially deviate from the orthodox framework promoted by the ADL and its allies, which is currently enforced by the threat of fines and prison sentences throughout most of Europe. These include several of the texts I had relied upon for my long 2018 article American Pravda: Holocaust Denial, but which I had fortunately purchased at Amazon before they were banned.

In response to censorship he now has his own bookstore (see link in text below) which offers major Revisionist works and books which expose Jews First hate mongering, deception, and lies. http://www.unz.com/bookstore/

I also recommend that you generally browse The Unz Review http://www.unz.com which features a variety of 'holocaust' Revisionist articles. Unz is not fooling around, just imagine the fits racist Jews First groups like the ADL are having.

Ah yes, schadenfreude in spades.
Read on.

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Banned by Amazon and Purged by the Neocons
by Ron Unz
http://www.unz.com/announcement/banned- ... e-neocons/

Over the last decade, Amazon has gained a near-total monopoly over Internet book sales, and late last month, we saw the dangerous consequences of such intellectual control as the company suddenly banned dozens of books, many of them of excellent scholarly quality. Apparently, activist organizations such as the ADL and the SPLC had succeeded in pressuring the company to ban those works to avoid any risk that American readers might become “confused” on certain controversial historical matters.

In an extremely ironic twist, several outstanding works of black historiography were banned at the height of Black History Month, presumably because they provided a far more complex and nuanced view of the historical relations between blacks and Jews than the ADL and those in its orbit have long promoted. In particular, one of the volumes published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, which I had only discovered and read last year, seemed to conclusively demonstrate that the circumstances of the ADL’s own establishment a century ago were almost exactly contrary to what I had long believed based upon my standard history books.

Clearly, the ADL was loath to have others discover these same facts, and must be pleased that Amazon has now banned the work in question. I covered this and the various other Amazon book banning in a lengthy article a couple of weeks ago.

Although various people have discussed plans aimed at pressuring Amazon to retract its policy and I have even provided them some suggestions in that regard, it is not at all clear whether a company with a market value of nearly $900 billion will be swayed by a few intellectual malcontents. Indeed, the far greater likelihood is that large numbers of additional books will eventually be “disappeared.”

This small webzine was founded with a mission of providing “interesting, important, and controversial perspectives largely excluded from the American mainstream media.” Therefore, it seems natural to extend this policy to cover books, and I have now added a new Bookstore Section, allowing interested readers to browse and order those texts that Amazon has banned, in most cases directly from the websites of the particular publisher. As a start, I have stocked it with the hundred-odd books banned by Amazon but still available elsewhere on the Internet.

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A half-century ago in a totally different America, publishers sometimes trumpeted the fact that their books had been “Banned in Boston,” which vastly increased their sales in many other parts of the country. Since past sales of the banned books had hardly been great, it seems not impossible that the notoriety associated with their removal might actually boost their visibility and purchase sufficiently to render the policy counter-productive.

After all, Amazon eagerly sells many millions of books these days, including Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto, and how-to manuals for producing homemade explosives to be used in domestic terrorist attacks. Yet the hundred-odd books now provided in my new system are apparently believed to contain ideas so horrifically dangerous that Amazon has chosen to violate its longstanding policy of intellectual freedom and ban them. Perhaps you should consider purchasing a couple of them and deciding for yourself.

I’m only familiar with a small fraction of the banned books, but can highly recommend the following half dozen:

- The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, by Nation of Islam Research Group, which I had discussed last year at considerable length in American Pravda: The ADL in American Society.
- The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume One, by the same organization, on the Jewish role in black American slavery.
- The Culture of Critique, by Prof. Kevin MacDonald, on organized Jewish activist movements in America, originally published in 1998 by a leading academic press.
- Breaking the Spell: The Holocaust, Myth & Reality, by Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom, a British historian of science
- The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, by Prof. Arthur Butz, the seminal text of Holocaust Denial
- Stalin’s War of Extermination, by Dr. Joachim Hoffmann, a leading mainstream German military historian, presenting analysis that I had discussed last year in American Pravda: When Stalin Almost Conquered Europe.

The works provided in this Bookstore section may be filtered based on Topic, Author, or Period, and the first of these criteria may provide some intriguing clues as to why they were selected for elimination from among Amazon’s endless millions, along with suggestions of the source of the pressure. George Orwell famously observed that those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past. Therefore, we should hardly be surprised that the overwhelming majority of the banned books fall into the category of scholarly texts dealing with important historical events.

More than two-thirds of the books focus on the subject of “Jews” and over half deal with the Holocaust in particular. Indeed, it appears that the Amazon ban now now encompasses virtually all Holocaust books that substantially deviate from the orthodox framework promoted by the ADL and its allies, which is currently enforced by the threat of fines and prison sentences throughout most of Europe. These include several of the texts I had relied upon for my long 2018 article American Pravda: Holocaust Denial, but which I had fortunately purchased at Amazon before they were banned.

The Unz Review Bookstore
Books Banned by Amazon but Available Here
http://www.unz.com/bookstore/

Aside from now providing convenient access to what the Amazon Corporation officially ranks as the hundred most dangerous books in the history of the world, I’m also pleased to be able to resurrect the collected writings of a very prominent conservative writer and intellectual purged from National Review nearly thirty years ago, during the early stages of the Neocon takeover of the conservative movement.

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Although the name of Joseph Sobran may be somewhat unfamiliar to younger conservatives, during the 1970s and 1980s he possibly ranked second only to founder William F. Buckley, Jr. in this influence in mainstream conservative circles, as partly suggested by the nearly 400 articles he published for NR during that period. By the late 1980s, he had grown increasingly concerned that growing Neocon influence would embroil America in future foreign wars, and his occasional sharp statements in that regard were branded “anti-Semitic” by his Neocon opponents, who eventually prevailed upon Buckley to purge him. The latter provided the particulars in a major section of his 1992 book-length essay In Search of Anti-Semitism.

Oddly enough, Sobran seems to have only very rarely discussed Jews, favorably or otherwise, across his decades of writing, but even just that handful of less than flattering mentions was apparently sufficient to draw their sustained destructive attacks on his career, and he eventually died in poverty in 2010 at the age of 64. Sobran had always been known for his literary wit, and his unfortunate ideological predicament eventually led him to coin the aphorism “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.”

Following his defenestration from National Review, he spent about a dozen years as a syndicated columnist, while providing a small monthly conservative newsletter called Sobran’s. I’m very pleased to have now made arrangements to republish his complete archives of that period, currently totaling just nearly 650 columns and a half-million words, but probably due to rise as additional writings are located and added.

The obvious similarities between between the purge of a leading conservative writer thirty years ago and the banning of various books from Amazon thirty days ago provides an intriguing glimpse in the underlying nature of American political life, and the forces that can shape its trajectory. Writers, authors, and other intellectuals constitute a minuscule fraction of our society, yet removing or muzzling just a few of these can have enormous influence upon the social and political directions eventually taken by our country.
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Re: by Ron Unz: 'Banned by Amazon and Purged by the Neocons' / The Usual Enemies of Free Speech are desperate

Postby borjastick » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:39 pm)

The question is whether this action is driven by the jews because they want to stop 'hate speech' or because they are feeling very uncomfortable that the truth about their holocaust is fast gaining traction and mass awareness.

I would suspect it is the latter in which case the genie is out of the bottle, this train isn't about to turn around anytime soon.
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Postby Lamprecht » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:23 pm)

Is there any updated list of Amazon's banned books?

This one is outdated: https://barnesreview.org/amazons-banned-book-full-list/

I am not sure exactly what the actual purpose is of banning **free books** is. Virtually all of the books banned on the holocaust, as well as Kevin Macdonald's books, are available for free online to anyone that wants to look them up.

This is just free publicity, if anything. When a lot of people hear about a "Banned book" they get more curious about it.
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Postby stinky » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:45 pm)

This is just free publicity, if anything. When a lot of people hear about a "Banned book" they get more curious about it.


Which may be true if people hear about it - on a fringe website.

What publicity is Amazon's targeted purge getting?
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Postby Lamprecht » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:24 pm)

stinky wrote:
This is just free publicity, if anything. When a lot of people hear about a "Banned book" they get more curious about it.


Which may be true if people hear about it - on a fringe website.

What publicity is Amazon's targeted purge getting?


See Interest over time on Google Trends for culture of critique - United States, Past 12 months - https://trends.google.com/trends/explor ... ique&sni=3

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I suspect this huge spike is related to the recent ban?

Sure these are "fringe" websites as in, they are not as popular as the main news websites. But people are increasingly moving to these "fringe" websites for news anyway.

Was the average Israel-loving couch potato going to buy Kevin Macdonald's book anyway? I don't think so. The book is over a decade old, I don't think Amazon banning it is anything more than an act of desperation on their part. I'd guess that people were buying it because they heard about it, not because they were recommended the book by Amazon, where they heard it for the first time. :D
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Postby stinky » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:19 pm)

Non main stream - 'fringe' as in pushed out to the periphery. :?

Indeed, I think your observation is correct Lamprecht - the spike is due to the recent banning.

In context, when something has such a low base, a spike as seen is notable, but what does it amount to?
The numbers on the vertical axis of the graph represent what value?
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Postby Lamprecht » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:32 pm)

From Google: "Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term."

I think these bans are counterproductive for their purposes, like I said, it makes people curious. They immediately want to see for themselves why the content was banned. This is especially true with political content.
Some people who hadn't really heard of the book reads that it was banned, and Googled it to see what it's all about, that's certainly what happened.

They can't ban these books from the internet, but what strikes me as odd is that Kevin Macdonald's books just got banned from Amazon despite having been around for over a decade, and actually "Culture of Critique" is quite famous. Macdonald has been called "The Marx of anti-Semites" and the book "The American neo-nazi bible" which are both absurd claims, but this ban clearly only shows their current desperation.

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Postby Lamprecht » 3 months 5 days ago (Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:18 pm)

Additional censorship: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/04/ ... ing-spree/

Bokhari: Amazon Is on a Digital Book Burning Spree

Under pressure from left-wing journalists and activists, Amazon is purging right-wing authors from its store, including a book co-authored by English Islam critic and independent commentator Tommy Robinson.


The web retail giant has become the dominant market player in book sales, accounting for nearly 50 percent of physical and 83 percent of e-book sales in the U.S. As such, Amazon has the power to effectively cut an author off from the vast majority of the books market.

Amazon began its new round of purges by targeting the white nationalist fringe. In February, the tech giant banned a number of books from white identitarian Jared Taylor, and a book called The White Nationalist Manifesto by Greg Johnson.

This followed bans on Holocaust revisionist books in 2017, and a purge of all books by controversial pickup blogger and author Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh in 2018.

As with financial blacklisting, a censorship spree that starts by targeting extreme ideas quickly moves towards the censorship of more mainstream ones. In early March, the online retailer banned Muhammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam, a Chronological Koran and critique of the Islamic religion co-authored by British populist Tommy Robinson.


The book is a chronological reordering of the Islamic Koran, followed by commentary by Robinson and his co-author, Peter McLoughlin. Amazon did not return Breitbart News’ request for an explanation of why the book was banned.


This is no different than a book burning. They are purposefully erasing information.
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