You can burn or ban the books, and make a martyr of the ideas.

Big Tech continues its assault on real choice. Abortion apologists call themselves “pro-choice”, as long as the choice is to abort. Henry Ford supposedly used to say that a buyer could order his Model T Ford in any color, as long as it’s black. Amazon, the semi-monopolistic book purveyor, wants customers to have a wide choice of books, as long as they don’t offend LGBTQ activists. From Rod Dreher, TheAmericanConservative.com: “Amazon has removed English-language books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, founder of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic, as well as the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), who authored several how-to guides directed to parents of LGBTQ youth, including “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality.”

However, there are still plenty of books that don’t apparently offend woke sensitivities enough to ban them, that you can buy on Amazon.com. These include: The pro-Stalin works of Stalin apologist Grover Furr, an American academic who argues in books and in lectures that Stalin killed nobody, and committed no crimes. (Between 7-10 million Ukrainians and other Soviet citizens died in the Stalin-engineered famine called the Holodomor alone). A history of Communism by the white supremacist David Duke.

The SS Leadership Guide, translated from German. Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler. A highly influential text by the Islamist radical Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, which calls on Muslims to wage relentless global jihad against non-Muslims and insufficiently radical Muslims, until the entire world is under radical Islamic rule.

You can buy titles by Marx, Lenin, and Mao on Amazon.com. The Nazis killed over 6 million in the Holocaust, and were chiefly responsible for a world war that killed millions more — yet you can buy the works of Adolf Hitler and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels on Amazon.com. Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”, forced collectivization of farms, killed over 12 million, by starvation and torture. It ought to unnerve all readers that Amazon trusts its readership so much that it is willing to sell books authored by murderous tyrants, bloodthirsty religious fanatics, and stone-cold racists … but not a psychology book by a deceased Catholic psychotherapist from California who believed, rightly or wrongly, that homosexuality could be cured.

Twitter, too, continues crackdown on conservative accounts. On Monday night, Twitter suspended the parody account “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody)”. Like a hydra, however, accounts parodying AOC have blossomed, with at least five emerging from the void left by the AOCPress account. Unlike Amazon, Twitter and Facebook cannot stop disagreeable information or satire from getting out, it’s too easy to start a new account. Case in point is Twitter. While “miniAOC” was driven off social media by death threats and doxing, Twitter found that trying to suppress AOC satire was like putting out brush fires barefoot.

The account AOC Press (PARODY) sent off its first tweet in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday. The account joined Twitter in May 2019, likely shortly after the first AOC press parody was suspended. As of 3 p.m., this account had garnered 483 followers. AOC*Parody* also started in May 2019 and sent out its first tweet at around 10 a.m. The account, which describes itself as “she blinded me with science,” had gained 33 followers as of 3 p.m. Official AOC From The Block — (PARODY) also joined Twitter in May 2019. Its first tweet came in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. As of 3 p.m., it had 65 followers. AOC Official Parody also leapt into existence in May 2019, firing off its first tweet around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The account had racked up 36 followers by 3 p.m. Rep. AOC (parody) also began in May 2019, firing off its first tweet around 10 a.m. Tuesday. By 3 p.m., it had garnered 20 followers.

Pet owners know how stressful Independence Day fireworks are to dogs, so I offer a belated PSA for owners of liberals, or libs, the same people who want to limit your choice to their agenda.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (BELATED) FROM BABYLON BEE

Independence Day is the time of year libs are most likely to run away. Fireworks, proclamations of freedom and liberty, and celebrations of the greatness of America are likely to spook a lib. They often cower in fear and run away or crawl under the nearest Prius. This effect is exacerbated when a Republican is in office, or even Donald Trump.

“To a lib, fireworks proclaiming the freedom of the United States from England make them feel like they’re about to die,” said Dr. Bob Meander, an expert lib psychologist. “Libs often spook and run down the street screaming at the sky and are prime targets for getting run over by an American-made pickup truck. They’ll be much safer if you bring them inside, speak soothing words of encouragement to them, and turn on some CNN or MSNBC.” The doctor also recommended reading from The Communist Manifesto and feeding them their favorite vegan treats.


Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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