Raise Your Hands, Anybody Who Didn’t See This Coming

So yesterday or the day before, we’re not quite sure, Alex Jones’ InfoWars got “de-platformed” (a much more modern and, dare we say “progressive” term for the old Soviet practice of “un-personing” undesirables) by YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify, all within 12 hours of each other, almost as if the whole thing had been previously coordinated by the lot of them.

But that would be a crazy thing to suggest, so we won’t. Much.

Now, this is not about the plight of Alex Jones and the impact this purge by the above social media monopolies has on us, personally, because it won’t have any impact on us whatsoever. We’re not in the market for frothing rants about vaccines causing autism, alopecia and cancer, nor do we have any particular concerns regarding “chemtrails” (mainly because we know how thermodynamics actually work) and we are most certainly not interested in the finest herbal snake oil supplements that money can buy.

We’re just asking the question that anybody even remotely interested in free speech should be asking themselves right now: “who’s next?”

Yes, we are well aware that the monopolies in question are “private companies” and, as such, can “ban anybody they feel like” and we also don’t give one flying fuck about that particular argument. Nor do we pay any attention to the one about how “they’re not the government, so it’s not about censorship”, because it is, indeed, censorship. It’s no violation of the First Amendment, that much is true, but that doesn’t make it “not censorship.”

If some particularly obnoxious or tedious (given His Imperial Majesty’s rather lax banning policy it’s more likely to be the latter) troll were to bore us to tears in the comments, so much so that we went on to ban him, it would be no violation of his First Amendment rights, but it most assuredly would be censorship. The most ineffectual and irrelevant bit of censorship imaginable, considering the utter lack of consequences for said troll. It’s not like he wouldn’t have approximately seven gazillion other websites to go drone at.

But where does somebody go when he’s been banned from, say, YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify?

No, please don’t bring up examples of fledgling, no users platforms out there, because it’s a piss poor argument, almost identical to the one brought up by campuses when they say “what do you mean we have no free speech on campus? We have a “free speech zone” and everything, right over there behind the Porta Potties next to the construction equipment where we’re building a new football field!”

Speech is incredibly pointless if you’re only allowed to speak where nobody’s listening.

Now, some might say, like we pretty much did, that it won’t matter to us personally whether we have easy access to Alex Jones’ frothing rants because we’re not interested anyway, and others might say that they find him so intolerably obnoxious that they’re glad he can’t spread his nuttiness to a large audience anymore.

That’s not the point. And in the case of the idiots who think that society is somehow “improved” by forcing nuts underground, they couldn’t be more wrong if they tried.

We have some experience with the effects of putting a lid on certain opinions, given our upbringing.

Neo-Nazis, for instance. No, we’re not comparing Alex Jones to Nazis in any way, he’s just your average garden variety nutjob, but we need an example. Now, if you’re looking for a group of individuals who are really disgusting, you’d be hard pressed to find a candidate that fits the bill better. And when we were a young adult, we were fully on board with the benefits of keeping a lid on these bastards and their hateful, racist filth. No papers would publish them, no TV stations would interview them, no printers would print their books and nobody would hire them if they knew who they were. And if they did manage on occasion to get an unwary printer to help them spread their obscene message, they had to be extremely careful with the wording, lest they found themselves running afoul of my native country’s anti-racism law, earning themselves a bunch of arrests and possible stays in the gray bar hotel. That rarely happened, because they learned quickly how to carefully avoid it.

Their opinions didn’t change, however, they were, and are, as far as we know, still full-on Nazis.

So who cares? They’re disgusting! We agree and, as we said, we cheered such measures on without reservations. But did it benefit society?

Not even slightly. Quite to the contrary, as a matter of fact.

Yes, it did make it extremely difficult for them to spread their disgusting lies and propaganda, and we can certainly count that as a plus from a purely humanitarian point of view, but it also made it extremely difficult to effectively counter their hatred when they did manage to spread it.

We already mentioned that it taught them to be careful. It taught them very well. Getting an idea as to who they were, how many there were of them and just what kind of influence they might have was extremely difficult as a result. It’s not like they were about to proudly proclaim their ideology when they knew that they might land in the hoosegow as a result or get fired from their jobs as a minimum. It wasn’t impossible to get an idea, of course, it’s not like they couldn’t be infiltrated, it was just needlessly difficult and, potentially, detrimental to one’s health.

It would have been so much easier if we hadn’t forced them to build secret networks and keep their operations running in the dark.

“Oh, but at least it kept them from spreading their sick ideology effectively!”, some well-meaning folks might say. Yes and no. To be sure, it did make it difficult for them to get their party manifesto out to the masses but, in all honesty, it would have been better if they’d been able to.

Allow us to explain: When it’s hard for people on the street to get first hand, factual information about a phenomenon that they know exists, they’ll start to substitute actual facts with hearsay, speculation and other such nonsense. Because they won’t stop being curious, that would go completely against human nature. If we had a buck for every time we heard a “man on the street” say things like “there must be some reason why the government doesn’t want us to hear what they have to say”, we’d be very rich indeed. Funny thing is, when you then handed said man on the street a copy of the Nazis’ manifesto and allowed him to read it, his interest in what they had to say plummeted to zero immediately and his reaction, in 99.9% of cases, would be one of revulsion, shock and disgust.

Wouldn’t it have been easier and much more effective if he’d been able to read it on a Nazi website, fresh from the horse’s mouth, so to speak?

We very much doubt that it would have led to the masses flocking around a Nazi banner, based on our own experiences and, moreover, based on comparing neo-Nazis over there to neo-Nazis over here.

Neo-Nazis in Europe are a real concern. Neo-Nazis in the U.S. of A. are the tiny LARP’ing community that we all enjoy to point fingers and laugh at. There is no mystery attached to Nazis in the U.S., because they’re right out there in the open, making fools of themselves and demonstrating just exactly why they’re repugnant twats who should be shunned at all costs.

All of this to say that even if you absolutely hate, hate, HATE Alex Jones, you should still think very long and hard before you declare his “un-personing” a Good Thing.

And, going back to a previous point, you should also spend a lot more time wondering who might be next. Because you know that this isn’t the end, unless you’re a complete idiot.

Leftist fascists never stop. They can’t stop purging, because without the purge they’re nothing. Every demand of theirs that is met only leads to fresh demands so they can keep their unwashed mobs outraged and baying for blood. Because if their mobs aren’t hunting scalps, they’d cease to be useful weapons in the left’s pursuit of power. Absolute power. Over everything.

Thatisall.

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0007

Don’t think the fools who came up with this particularly bad idea will like the way it might end…

TravisTX
TravisTX

You bury nuts underground, and they grow into trees that give you MORE NUTS.

Terrapod
Terrapod

The minute the swamp realizes they don’t control the tech sector czars, they will turn on them. If Zuck thinks pols stay bought, he is very naive. Recall that the German politicians of the era thought they could control the Nazi upstart after naming him chancellor, they were mistaken. The swamp creatures will protect themselves first and toss the Zucks… Read more »

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
FrJim, Imperial Chaplain

It’s time we embrace the suck: Amerika is a soft tyranny.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear

And in the case of the idiots who think that society is somehow “improved” by forcing nuts underground, they couldn’t be more wrong if they tried. Au contraire, my Emperor. If you force them six feet underground and cover them thoroughly with dirt, society can be greatly improved, depending on the nut in question. Impalement before internment is left to… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear

And, going back to a previous point, you should also spend a lot more time wondering who might be next. No. I’m wondering when the hell one of us is going to decide, “Y’know, that’s about enough of this shit,” and do unto one of them before he/she/it/xhe does unto them first. ‘Cause so far the violence has been predominately… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Not that I pay any attention to Jones or Infofraud, but there are alternatives popping up now.

Mewe to replace faceplant
Gab to replace twitter.
And for those who like firearms and are getting kicked off youtube, Full30
I know people who are regularly banned on Faceplant who are on MeWe. (Michael Z. Williamson for one)

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

And I was just denied posting! Did Zuckerberg hijack this blog?
:em08:

Terrapod
Terrapod

Testing – let’s see if it posts first try. And…..YEAH BABY!! The R party held Ohio and a black conservative won the primary to go against our (Michigan) Debbie Stabenow. Stabinback. Blue wave, really??!!! :em01:

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Emperor Misha I @ #:

Nah, but the software had a mental breakdown.

Really?
(Channeling Alex Jones)
I think it was the CEO’s of Google, twitter and Facebook having their coder hack into your system under the guidance of the Illuminati to suppress the options I posted!

This was all done under the order of George Soros!!

It’s a conspiracy I tell ya!! A conspiracy!!
:em06:

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Emperor Misha I @ #:

While appreciative of your efforts, we’re still a bit disappointed that you didn’t manage to squeeze in a single reference to the Bilderbergers there.

Shhh! The first rule regarding the Bilderbergers is we don’t talk about the Bilderbergers.
:em06:

LCBren
LCBren

My mother once told me: “You can kill the messenger, wont change the message”. All these morons have done is quietly handed Jones what he needed..a platform that says “They want to silence me” This is where it gets worse CNN lobbied to have Jones banned. Then this AFTER THE INFOWARS APP OVERTOOK CNN ON APPLE’S CHARTS, RANKING AS THE… Read more »

LCBren
LCBren

Gab to replace twitter. NO. FUCK ME SIDEWAYS WITH A PERCHPOLE, you do NOT want to get into that sewer. The owner of Gab has crawled into bed with the owner of the Daily Stormer. I was using Gab until i saw that the lunatics and Jew haters came flooding in the door. You can if you want to…I hope… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear

LCBren says: Gab to replace twitter. NO. FUCK ME SIDEWAYS WITH A PERCHPOLE, you do NOT want to get into that sewer. The owner of Gab has crawled into bed with the owner of the Daily Stormer. I was using Gab until i saw that the lunatics and Jew haters came flooding in the door. You can if you want… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain @ #:4

It’s time we embrace the suck: Amerika is a soft tyranny.

Remember your Franz Sanchez: they are only our self-appointed overlords for life.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LCBren @ #:15

The owner of Gab has crawled into bed with the owner of the Daily Stormer.

And both Frank the Cripple and Churchill latched themselves onto Stalin’s cock to fight Hitler. It’s a war – not every ally is going to be a saint.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

FCI @17.

Remember your Franz Sanchez: they are only our self-appointed overlords for life.

Don’t know Señor Sanchez, but that quote reminds me of Julius Caesar, of whom Wackypedia says:

In February 44 BC, one month before his assassination, he was appointed dictator for life.

There’s a lesson here for overlords.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear

Emperor Misha I says: Bottom line :it doesn’t matter if you don’t want a war if the war is already on. This war is on. We can’t win it by refusing to return fire The cucks can do what they want, declaring themselves “above the fray”, but we all know that they’re just being cowards, hoping that they’ll be eaten… Read more »