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“The Rise of the New Normal Reich” banned in Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands!

CJ Hopkins

So, the censorship of my latest book, The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021), continues. Amazon.com has now banned the book in three countries … Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands.

The pretext the Amazon Content Review Team has cited as grounds for banning the book is the semi-visible swastika on the cover. This pretext is clearly a pretext, i.e., a lie, as Amazon sells a number of other products displaying semi-visible swastikas in these markets.

For example, William Shirer’s books, or Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, as depicted in the images above. Some of the swastika-displaying products Amazon offers in these markets display not merely semi-visible swastikas, but totally-visible swastikas on their packaging.

For example…

So, the Amazon Content Review Team’s pretext for banning the book is clearly a lie, and not even a convincing lie. But then Amazon doesn’t have to lie convincingly.

When you are an unaccountable supranational corporation founded and executive-chaired by Jeff Bezos, the second-richest person in the world, and a component of the US Intelligence Community, the “rule of law” does not apply to you.

You do not have to justify your actions to any court of law or regulatory body, much less to some mid-list author whose income and reputation you are maliciously damaging.

Sure, there are constitutional protections against censorship and discrimination, and other laws that ostensibly forbid you from maliciously damaging the reputations and incomes of mid-list authors like me. For example:

Article 5 of the Grundgesetz (i.e., Germany’s constitution):

“Every person shall have the right freely to express and disseminate his opinions in speech, writing, and pictures and to inform himself without hindrance from generally accessible sources. Freedom of the press and freedom of reporting by means of broadcasts and films shall be guaranteed. There shall be no censorship.”

Article 3 of the Grundgesetz:

“No person shall be favoured or disfavoured because of sex, parentage, race, language, homeland and origin, faith or religious or political opinions.”

But these laws do not apply to you, not when you’re Amazon.com, because you know that: (a) the governments in question, i.e., the governments of Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands, condone your violations of their constitutions (which they have abrogated in any event under the pretext of a “public health emergency”) and might have even had something to do with them, i.e., your constitutional violations; and (b) lawyers will be too afraid of your wealth and power to challenge you in court.

Moreover, mainstream journalists will completely ignore your censorship of political literature that does not conform to the new official global-capitalist ideology, or they will “like” or retweet one of my tweets, and then rush back to covering whatever one of their colleagues tweeted about some other colleague’s tweet, and their colleagues’ responses to that tweet, i.e., the tweet about the original tweet, because they, i.e., the mainstream journalists, are also scared shitless of incurring your ire, and potentially getting their books banned by Amazon, and their incomes and reputations damaged, and getting fired by their literary agents, and so on.

Which means you can pretty much do whatever you want to anyone you want, which is a pretty sweet deal if you’re an immensely powerful supranational corporation that dominates book sales and distribution globally and is also an essential component of the global-capitalist Intelligence Community.

Which that is kind of the point of this piece. Yes, Amazon’s banning of my book will damage my book sales and reputation as an author, but I’ll survive. The point is, as I put it in a post I published yesterday, before Amazon advised me that they had banned the book in Austria and The Netherlands, in addition to Germany:

“What is important is that corporations like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (which control our communication networks) do not have the slightest qualms about censoring information, banning books, suppressing facts, spreading disinformation, and generally behaving like Orwellian Thoughtpolice … and we are gradually becoming accustomed to it. It is becoming “normal,” boring even. I don’t know about you, but I am not OK with living in a world where Amazon and other unaccountable global corporations decide which books we are allowed to read, which films we are allowed to watch, which facts we are allowed to know about. And that is where we are headed, currently. We’re not going to arrive there suddenly, one day. We’re going to arrive there just like this … little step by little step, one little act of corporate censorship at a time.”

I don’t know how to fight this, exactly … not my book ban, the larger phenomenon. It probably has to start with mainstream journalists and lawyers taking on these global corporations. Relatively obscure little literary outlaws (like me) do not have the juice to do it.

So, if you happen to know any people like that …

Oh, and, for those of you who enjoy seeing how the ideological-sausage gets made, here, for the purpose of criticism and review, is my recent correspondence with the Amazon Content Review Team:

August 29, 2022 (4:35 PM)

Hello,

During our review process, we found that your book’s cover image contains content (i.e. Swastika, Reichsadler, Sowilō) that is in violation of our content guidelines for Germany and may infringe German law. As a result, we will not be offering the following book for sale in Germany:

The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021)
ASIN: B0B1VCK39P, 3982146429

You may reply to this message if you believe this decision has been made in error.

Our content guidelines are published on the Kindle Direct Publishing website: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2TOZW0SV7IR1U.

Best regards,

Amazon KDP

Content Review Team
Amazon Content Review Team

* * *

August 29, 2022 (5:18 PM)

Dear Amazon KDP Content Review Team,

German law is clear on the banned/permitted use of images of swastikas. See, e.g., this Deutsche Welle article …

  • Swastikas and other banned symbols can displayed in Germany if they are used for “civic education, countering anti-constitutional activities, art and science, research and education, the coverage of historic and current events, or similar purposes,” according to the Criminal Code.

There are numerous examples of books, films, artworks, etc. containing swastikas for the above-cited purposes in Germany.

The cover artwork of my book (which has been on sale throughout the world since May 2022, and was an Amazon bestseller in several countries upon its release) clearly falls under such exceptional use under German law, therefore, there is no legal ground for Amazon to ban its sale or otherwise censor it.

Additionally, Amazon.de offers for sale other products bearing images of swastikas, e.g., William Shirer’s books, a Quentin Tarantino film, etc. Thus, your decision to ban my book can only be seen as arbitrary, rather than as the result of a consistent in-house policy.

Moreover, Amazon’s banning of my book violates Germany’s constitutional protection of freedom of expression as set forth in Article 5 of the Grundgesetz:

  • Every person shall have the right freely to express and disseminate his opinions in speech, writing, and pictures and to inform himself without hindrance from generally accessible sources. Freedom of the press and freedom of reporting by means of broadcasts and films shall be guaranteed. There shall be no censorship.

I trust you have taken this decision based on your misunderstanding of German law and lack of awareness of the other books and products Amazon offers in Germany that also contain images of swastikas for the above-cited purposes, and not based on any political or ideological bias and/or intention to damage my income and reputation as an author. Thus, I assume you will immediately reverse this ban.

I look forward to your prompt reply.

Yours sincerely,
CJ Hopkins

* * *

August 30, 2022 (3:07 PM)

Hello,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

We need a little time to look into the problem.

We’ll reply and send you more information within 2-3 business days.

Thanks for your patience.

Content Review Team
Amazon Content Review Team

* * *

August 30, 2022 (6:24 PM)

Hello,

Thanks for your email.

We’ve reviewed your book “The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021)” (ASIN:B0B1VCK39P, 3982146429 ), and found that it is in violation of our content guidelines and we will not be offering this title for sale on Amazon.

We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience and remove that content from sale.

You can find our KDP content guidelines, here: https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G200672390

Thanks for your understanding.

Best regards,
Amazon KDP

Content Review Team
Amazon Content Review Team

* * *

August 30, 2022 (6:39 PM)

Hi Amazon Content Review Team,

Could you please clarify:

(1) in which countries Amazon KDP has banned and/or is planning to ban the book;

(2) the nature of the “poor customer experience” you have cited, or which specific “content guidelines” the book violates?

I would note that the book has overwhelmingly positive reader reviews from readers all around the world, so I am unclear as to which customers are having a “poor experience.”
With kind regards,
CJ Hopkins

* * *

August 31, 2022 (9:38 AM)

Hello,

During our review process, we found that your book’s cover image contains content (i.e. Swastika) that is in violation of our content guidelines for Germany and may infringe German law.

As a result, we will not be offering the following book for sale in Germany, Netherlands and Austria:

“The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent > Factory
Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021)” (ASIN:B0B1VCK39P, 3982146429 )

Regarding the Paperback version “The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent > Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021)” (ASIN: 3982146429) KDP Print availability may not always align with digital availability.

For European countries sales, in order for a KDP paperback title to be available in one European country, you must make the book(s) available in all European countries.

If your book(s) is not in the public domain, or you don’t have publishing rights in any one of those countries, then none of the European countries should be selected as territories.

For a list of European countries, visit Help: https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G201834280

If you have additional questions, please reply to this email.

You may reply to this message if you believe this decision has been made in error.

Our content guidelines are published on the Kindle Direct Publishing website: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2TOZW0SV7IR1U.

Best regards,

Thanks for using Amazon KDP

Content Review Team
Amazon Content Review Team

* * *

August 31, 2022 (1:31 PM)

Dear Amazon Content Review Team,

Thank you very much for clarifying in which countries you have arbitrarily decided to ban my book, clearly for political/ideological reasons, as you offer several other products containing “content (i.e. Swastika)” that you falsely claim is “in violation of [y]our content guidelines for Germany and may infringe German law” (referenced in my previous email).

I especially appreciated your failure to address my explication of German law regarding the permitted use of swastikas for certain purposes, and your robotic repetition of the phrase “may infringe German law,” as if I had not explained it (i.e., German law) to you. That was a lovely touch. It radiates Faceless Unaccountable Power, which I assume was what you were going for, so kudos!

Your refusal to explain the nature of the “poor customer experience” that you claimed customers have experienced or might experience, after I demonstrated that your “German law” pretext was nonsense, and a lie, and which specific Amazon “content guidelines” the book violates, is also much appreciated. Again, it evokes that “You-Are-Dealing-With-A-Faceless-Orwellian-Machine” feeling, so … good job!

Thank you also for the gibberish about “publishing rights” in European countries, which has absolutely nothing to do with this matter.

I will be sure to update you regarding the results of your efforts to damage my income and reputation as an author in due course. Until then …

All best wishes and kindest personal regards,
CJ Hopkins

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volumes I and II of his Consent Factory Essays are published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.
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Jack Bean
Jack Bean
Sep 5, 2022 6:42 AM

You’re over the target CJ Hopkins.

Marco
Marco
Sep 4, 2022 3:39 PM

Where can I buy the book now?

Viviana
Viviana
Sep 4, 2022 7:39 PM
Reply to  Marco

bookdepository.com

Robin Ashe-Roy
Robin Ashe-Roy
Sep 4, 2022 10:53 AM

The 4th Reich is healthy and breathing its ideology, moulding a power which has clearly been undermining any semblance of democracy for a very long time. These oligarchs must be put on trial for destroying our inalienable rights before the WEF has drunk our blood.

Johnnycomelately
Johnnycomelately
Sep 3, 2022 8:29 AM

Alex jones used to do this and it increased sales.

David
David
Sep 2, 2022 9:15 PM

 Ve vill not allow displaying of swastikas! (Where it suits us.) I haven’t bought from Amazon for yonks and I miss them like toothache.

mariusmioc
mariusmioc
Sep 2, 2022 7:58 PM

I had similar experience in Romania with my book „Covid, minciuna veacului” (Romanian: Covid, the lie of the century). Bookstore chains refused to take this book for sale. I had a bookstore in Bucharest with which I collaborated for 20 years (as I published several other books), after I send them the new book „Covid, the lie of the century”, they told me that they stop colaborating with me. Not only that they refuse to put the new book on sale, but they returned all my other books that I had at them. An other company received my new book, it sold very well, I saw on their website that the book is no longer available and I ask them if they want to send them more copies. They refused, without explanations.
Partially, my experience was mentioned by Al Jazeera, as I met one of their reporters at a protest in Bucharest: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/6/vaccine-hesitancy-grips-romania-as-threat-of-omicron-surge-looms

Johnnycomelately
Johnnycomelately
Sep 3, 2022 8:16 AM
Reply to  mariusmioc

Did they turn the power/water of last month for a day or 2 in Romania.?

mariusmioc
mariusmioc
Sep 3, 2022 5:18 PM

No, at least in my city (Timișoara).

Victor G.
Victor G.
Sep 4, 2022 7:20 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

Beautiful place! Battle on! To you the victory!

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Sep 6, 2022 1:48 AM

Multiple Apartment complexes owned under Corporation, if the water/ sewerage rate arrears is not paid to the City, the public essential water works will shut off the water services.
I know it may seem harsh, but bottom line the Bill hasn’t been paid.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Sep 2, 2022 6:25 PM

Freedom and Justice for all (who can afford it). American schools censored the last four words in the sentence. So, nothing has changed in over 151 years… See “Organic Act” of 1871.

Acceptable rhetoric? Fuck Jeff Bezos and his Content Review Team…

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 2, 2022 6:01 PM

Poornima Wagh addresses the charge that she faked her double doctorate: What she says is incredibly evasive, and increasingly hard to listen to. Audio interview, 41m 55s..

I feel sorry for this woman, but the questions really had to be asked (Note: The bizarre title of this post bears absolutely no relation to its content.)

https://philosophers-stone.info/2022/09/02/dr-poornima-wagh-under-talmudic-psychological-attacks/

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Sep 2, 2022 7:56 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

I sent you that link at 11.03am today, in further response to one of your posts of yesterday!
(further down this page, quite near the end)

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 2, 2022 8:46 PM

Yes, thank you for it, I posted my reply here at the top of the page so that anyone who’d been following the discussion would not fail to see this latest development.

No idea why the post was downvoted, by the way. It’s not just gossip or trivia, Poornima Wagh had already managed to catch the attention of at least two prominent opponents of the COUPVID scam, Füllmich and Merritt, as well as many readers and listeners online. Truth is really essential here. Serious lies can’t be tolerated and need to be exposed before they can spread further and do worse damage.

The sad thing is, I think she is well-meaning, and right about a lot of things, and she simply got in over her head and felt obliged to invent academic qualifications to bolster her credibility, with the completely opposite result.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Sep 2, 2022 8:58 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

I agree with you re. the bizarre title of the video! Have not yet listened to it, have not had the time.

0use4msm
0use4msm
Sep 2, 2022 4:43 PM

I get it that content creators want to cast their distribution net wide, but we should all be boycotting Amazon. Spread the wealth. Amazon’s working conditions are truly appalling: no bathroom breaks allowed.

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Amazon: Just tie a knot in it.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 2, 2022 5:22 PM
Reply to  0use4msm

The day the herds of MMS/3i’s are able to boycott anything in a successful manner… would be a funny day.

0use4msm
0use4msm
Sep 2, 2022 4:31 PM

Amazon is hiding behind “we’re only complying with national laws”, but this is blatant nonsense. The sale of Mein Kampf is against the law in the Netherlands, but other than that there is no law in the Netherlands that forbids depictions of the Nazi swastika on books and other products. If that were the case the History Channel would the first to be banned.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Sep 2, 2022 3:43 PM

Irony

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Sep 2, 2022 3:41 PM

The Nazification Hoax Strikes Again!

Fernando Montiel, a 35-year-old Brazilian with a Nazi tattoo, was tackled by security and arrested after the .32-caliber Bersa, which was loaded with five bullets, jammed and did not fire.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11171761/Man-detained-pointing-gun-Argentine-vice-president.html

Caption: The suspect has a tattoo of a large black sun on his elbow, a symbol originally used by Nazi Germany and later by neo-Nazis and is associated with Nazi occultism

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Kevin Buttler
Kevin Buttler
Sep 2, 2022 2:23 PM

This is absolutely disgusting. I have no words. I worked for those monsters left after 6 weeks

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 2, 2022 5:23 PM
Reply to  Kevin Buttler

CJH is just getting a little taste of what he also do to others.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 2, 2022 9:51 PM
Reply to  Kevin Buttler

If you feel like telling us what motivated you to leave so quickly, I for one would be interested in hearing about it.

(For the record, I hate the Bezos op and what its has done to independent bookshops (etc.), and I have never bought anything through Amazon,)

Freecus
Freecus
Sep 2, 2022 12:31 PM

I don’t know how to fight this, exactly … not my book ban, the larger phenomenon.

The larger phenomenon is indeed what needs to be addressed. We are witnessing an attempted ‘Great Transition’ into a new digital social, financial & governance panopticon.

Edwige
Edwige
Sep 2, 2022 12:17 PM

Mainly ah excuse to propagandise how costly it is to have children:

https://dumptheguardian.com/business/2022/sep/02/soaring-costs-could-strip-basic-dignity-from-millions-in-uk

Any use of the word ‘dignity’ from an elite-controlled source and eugenics won’t be far away.

tom
tom
Sep 2, 2022 11:37 AM

Well the swastika shouldn’t be banned in any case, independently of its use, as it’s stupid to ban symbols. Also the Nazis didn’t invent it. That said… I like C. J. Hopkins, but he tends to uses too much Nazi imagery and allegories. This thing of making the Nazis the ultimate cartoon villains, forever, ultimately plays to the status quo. Which is not controlled by “Nazis”, I can tell you that much.

Hendrick Momsen
Hendrick Momsen
Sep 2, 2022 12:24 PM
Reply to  tom

Agreed.
This discussion, however, has been going on for ¾ of a century, with thousands of people failing to break through.
Therefore, if you do this, your book getting banned is more likely than the “amen” in a church. You cannot act surprised here.

semaj
semaj
Sep 2, 2022 7:13 PM
Reply to  tom

Might be wrong but I think the swastika originated in Mesopotamia thousands of years ago.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Sep 2, 2022 11:11 AM

Dr Vernon Coleman here talks about “Medical corruption and insanity” to the UK Column team (this was obviously recorded very recently).

“UK Column interview” (video: 1.25.30 hours), at:

https://vernoncoleman.org/videos/uk-column-interview

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
Sep 2, 2022 11:03 AM

Try questioning The Holocaust in Germany and you will soon find out how free it is.
I made a complaint to the BBC as they repeated the six million Jews murdered in The Holocaust Lie. The six million Jews suffering or dying had been used long before world war 2.The six million number was reused shortly after the end of world war 2 when no one could now how many Jews had been murdered or died. The Auschwitz plaque stating 4 million suffered and died here at the hand of the Nazi Murders was replaced with a new plaque that said the Nazi murdered about one and half million mainly Jews. Many put the figure at 1 million some at half a million or less. A reduction of at least 2 and a half million but the total of 6 was not reduced. 6 – 2.5 = 6?
The BBC replied that there were a lot in other camps that were not known about at the time. This then added back to 6 or more.
The Holocaust has become an industry with people not directly related claiming compensation.

Free Dumb as Deek Jackson used to say on KFN news
It used to be free to be dumb but I think it will soon be compulsory.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Sep 2, 2022 9:26 PM
Reply to  Brian Sides

The six million is a figure pulled out of Henry Morgenthau’s backside to convince the USA to enter the war, people like Norman Finkelstein’s mother who question it get called holocaust deniers even though she was actually in 2 different camps. Morgenthau then convinced the USA to mass murder German civilians in the millions from 1945-49 before Truman started the airlifts of food and supplies. Russia alone raped 200,000 women and girls in those years, the French were not better, the USA herded them into wire cages and left them to die without food or water and shot anyone who tried to feed them, they were almost all women, kids and old people. In one winter 60,000 old people froze to death in the USA quarter and in one train voyage of stripped and starving German women and kids sent to Russia by Australia 30,000 were slaughtered. All this is documented but never allowed to be mentioned. Even pointing out that 110 million were slaughtered in 2 world wars had me listed as a holocaust denier in Australia. Giles McDonough in After the Reich has published documents and photos.

Derek
Derek
Sep 3, 2022 12:28 AM

America entered the war because the Japs attacked Pearl Harbour not because Morgenthau convinced the rest of the yanks that 6 Million(tm) Jews are/were exterminated.
The RUSSIANS liberated Auschwitz then built that fake gas chamber and crematoria chimney that connects to nothing at all. No extractors to make the room safe after the gassings, The wooden “gas tight” door that kept explosive hydrocyanic fumes from the crematoria ovens is just laughable. Well not really if you know its just a fake
Then there is the fact that there is no blue staining present but for some strange reason there is in the delousing chambers.
They helped the good guys maintain that myth until the Ernst Zundel trials after which the numbers were reduced to 1.1 million, about 750,000 of whom were Jews.

The gas chamber story is just a myth like that Mussolini quote bandied about here by some:

Victor Cavendish-Bentick
We have had a good run for our money with this gas chamber story we have been putting about, but don’t we run the risk eventually we are going to be found out and when we are found out the collapse of that lie is going to bring the whole of our psychological warfare down with it? So isn’t it rather time now to let it drift off by itself and concentrate on other lines that we are running.” [Public Record Office Document F0371/34551 revealed by Stephen Mitford Goodson, Inside the South African Reserve Bank]

Victor G.
Victor G.
Sep 4, 2022 7:30 PM
Reply to  Derek

Which Mussolini quote! Dickbag?

jimbo
jimbo
Sep 3, 2022 4:23 AM

stralya ruled by Tel Aviv ZIO-Terrorists

open mouth = anti-Semetic

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Sep 2, 2022 10:20 AM

Shit

The Germans are eternally having their noses rubbed in their shit. The British,the Yanks, the French and others favued by the banksters are not put through this ordeal.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Sep 3, 2022 12:51 AM

I meant favoured.

Hendrick Momsen
Hendrick Momsen
Sep 2, 2022 10:18 AM

This looks a bit like a marketing stunt, even. You could have asked ANYBODY in that area, and they all would have told you that if you put a swastika somewhere this is going to happen.
Literally all games, books and such do have “German censorship friendly” versions, where those elements are being swapped for something else. In other words, this doesn’t say ANYTHING about the contents, unfortunately. You’d have more luck putting boobs on display in Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Sep 2, 2022 2:44 PM

The trouble is that there are other items with a swastika on them that aren’t banned. The decision to cut off CJ’s book is both arbitrary (by the standards of the objective rules) and political.

Hendrick Momsen
Hendrick Momsen
Sep 2, 2022 4:05 PM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

Yes – and we’ve been having exactly that discussion since ¾ of a century. It’s basically like handing them a stick and then complaining that they beat you with it. Claiming that they didn’t beat somebody else won’t help either. Others handed them the stick before and got beaten just the same, uttering the same complaints.
Amen!

Mr Y
Mr Y
Sep 2, 2022 9:51 AM

How about replacing the offending symbol with one of the symbols used by the lovely nationalists in Ukraina?

TDj
TDj
Sep 2, 2022 3:42 PM
Reply to  Mr Y

Fine lateral thought ! Well, fuck yeah… systems demand clarity !!!
Testicles on Tables 🤣 not some A.i. Aladdin Styled BlackrockVanguardStatesSide…

Victor G.
Victor G.
Sep 4, 2022 7:32 PM
Reply to  Mr Y

Ka-ching!$$$!!

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Sep 2, 2022 9:51 AM

we could stop suporting this and change ourselves!

Edwige
Edwige
Sep 2, 2022 8:40 AM

Berlin and Heidelberg are signed up to the C40 Cities’ initiative:

https://www.c40.org/

Targets include zero meat and dairy consumption and no car ownership by 2030. How many Londoners know that Sadiq Khan has signed them up for this?

Unsurprisingly most of the Democrat satraps in the US are signed up (Portland, San Francisco, Chicago etc).

rechenmacher
rechenmacher
Sep 2, 2022 3:34 PM
Reply to  Edwige

For Heidelberg, being wedged between hills and the river it might actually be a good idea to get the cars out. You can’t drive in the historic center anyway (deliveries excluded). But what will replace them? Public transport? Goodness!
Berlin – just forget it. Nothing ever works there. Nothing!

Savorywill
Savorywill
Sep 2, 2022 8:33 AM

I am very sorry that you are having such a difficult time publishing your book. I personally really like your writing and would certainly consider buying your book. How else can we support one another in these difficult times, where the world is falling apart in front of our very eyes?

William Sabre
William Sabre
Sep 2, 2022 8:05 AM

Banning things isn’t the problem, you can’t expect to allow everything and keep your security, trust, culture and traditions. It was freedom of speech that got us into this homogenised, diverse, inclusive, abandoned child, degenerate music, fashion and film, anything goes sh#thole in the first place.

A moral society doesn’t have freedom of speech it has freedom of spirit which entails boundaries and a disciplined, discerning and compassionate tongue.

William Sabre
William Sabre
Sep 2, 2022 10:20 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

Until you understand this ^ you will keep repeating mistakes and falling into tyranny. We need healthy boundaries for a moral society or you are to blame for the degredation and suffering. Of course lying and dishonesty, from amazon, isn’t healthy boundaries.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Sep 2, 2022 12:25 PM
Reply to  William Sabre

Domestically banning things, an individuals needs/wants is Fascist ideology congratulations so far to wherever.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 6:54 AM

I didn’t read the article – It looked kinda boring… – Is CJ tryna scare us all, again?… – *Yawn*…

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Sep 2, 2022 11:57 AM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Whereas your impression of a teenager is so interesting 🙄 A2

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 10:09 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

…- I know, I know – That was petulant of me – born of frustration… – I just wish CJ would quit with the relentless doom-mongering and get back to the excellent, incisive sort of analytical and solutions-based writing he used to do talking about ‘GloboCap’ in, eg: ‘GloboCap’s war on Populism’… – Those articles, cross-posted to Zerohedge are what first turned me onto OffG back in the day, before I even started commenting here…

…- That we were always headed to straight-up Naziville, as the ultimate denoument of NWO GloboCap in it’s final act, was a foregone conclusion imho, and the fact we’ve finally arrived here now is hardly a revelation… – Allow me to emphasize that: ‘*Final* act’ – what we’re living through is literally the last throw of the dice of desperate and deranged Perps and, seen the right way, grounds for celebration, taking faith, and encouragement… – History is quite clear on what becomes of such regimes, *Invariably*… – I mean, did you *See* that speech Biden just gave all lit up in red?!… – They’re *Fucked* and, most important of all, they *Know* it…

Victor G.
Victor G.
Sep 4, 2022 7:37 PM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Thanks! I really give a big wet shit what you read … And then you comment. Get a grip.

lotuseater
lotuseater
Sep 2, 2022 3:36 AM

We live in a creamless age where the only thing that rises to the top is scum…

Stop The Prison Mentality
Stop The Prison Mentality
Sep 2, 2022 8:47 AM
Reply to  lotuseater

Indeed. When it comes to politicians I personally think we no longer have leaders just people who happen to rise to the top of political parties and for much the same reason as a well aerated turd will float above all the others in a dunny bowl.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Sep 2, 2022 2:10 AM

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Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 6:57 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

…- Where does Jussie Smollet fit in there?… – Lynched Negro? (*Ahem*)…

William Sabre
William Sabre
Sep 2, 2022 8:11 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

The young people in america are poisoned by a completely fake modern diet; of anti-nutrient carbohydrates; and natural and unnatural toxins that strips the gut lining of healthy microbiota and fills it with pathogenic bacteria; destroying their intelligence, their emotional stability and health; as it is all connected.

The guts are truly the government of the body. To enslave a society, destroy their natural diet, it works everytime i.e. native americans, aborigines, westerners etc. etc.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Sep 3, 2022 5:33 PM
Reply to  William Sabre

They don’t KNOW what’s their natural diet, how should they. Nobody tells them.
Read more… https://archive.org/details/RawEating/page/n1/mode/2up

Violet
Violet
Sep 2, 2022 1:18 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Is that thing in the the bottom right corner a geezer bird by any chance, asking for a friend….. Lol 😬.

siamdave
siamdave
Sep 2, 2022 1:54 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

well done – so true

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 2, 2022 7:13 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

For DeGenZ not confusing at all…

Gordon
Gordon
Sep 2, 2022 1:06 AM

Nicely put. I hope at least one of the faceless Orwellian robots needs extra oiling after your dressing down.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Sep 2, 2022 12:58 AM

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
― Socrates

An apt quote, I think.

For the sake of honesty, I’ve never been blessed with private school classical education, so Socrates et al are discoveries of my adult years.

siamdave
siamdave
Sep 2, 2022 2:09 PM
Reply to  Veri Tas

if listeners to the debate are stupid enough to be swayed by slander, you’re wasting your time anyway

Ravensara
Ravensara
Sep 2, 2022 12:51 AM

We are allowed to speak. Citing evidence for when Globocap silences us does not really silence us in any world we generate – only in theirs.

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Sep 2, 2022 12:44 AM

The Harvard Crimson refused to take ads for my book, Malvern. (malvernthenovel.com) That lead to the ad “And you thought Alan Dershowitz was the worst thing about Harvard” — which was rejected by Yale University and MIT.

Thankfully, Amazon hasn’t banned the book yet. Hurry!!

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 7:08 AM
Reply to  Nick Baam

…- El Dersh’ was a frequent flyer on the Epstein Express, or so I’ve heard… – Oh, Yep yep!…

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Sep 2, 2022 2:51 PM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Just grabbing a ride.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 4, 2022 3:22 AM
Reply to  Nick Baam

…- Grabbing *Something*, no doubt…

wardropper
wardropper
Sep 2, 2022 12:17 AM

There you go again, trying to use logic, diplomacy, common sense and intelligence to talk to the human equivalent of a toaster…

As the blows of brutish ignorance and greed now rain down upon us from every direction, we should perhaps be asking ourselves whether resisting the fuckwits might not be an option…

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 12:53 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Something always seems to pop up when I talk to my toaster.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Sep 2, 2022 9:04 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Yes, the repetitive nonsense which CJ received back from Amazon, and which failed to even attempt to address his points, reminded me so much of trying to get sensible and considered answers out of my local MP. I really don’t know why they do it, other than being obliged to ‘reply’ (ie. send a worthless piece of paper) to correspondence from constituents to keep up the pretence of being on top of things. They must think we are idiots and won’t notice or, more worryingly, they are the idiots who represent those claiming to run our country.  🤔 

node
node
Sep 2, 2022 10:00 AM
Reply to  JudyJ

Yes, why do they do this?
I have been watching the recent events in Germany very closely, to name two examples the ministers flying to Canada without face diapers while forcing it on the plebs, secondly, the foreign minister saying she doesn’t care what voters think.
My conclusion is that they are neither stupid, nor do they think we are.
They do it on purpose. As to why, so far, I have two theories:

  1. They want to make clear to us, that whatever we do, it won’t change anything. So they want to give us a sense of helplessness.
  2. They want to make us aggressive.

Make of that what you want.

William
William
Sep 2, 2022 10:14 AM
Reply to  node

You answered your question. They do it to display omnipotence. Abusive relationships are predicated on this, the abuser has to make themselves appear indispensible, so first they weaken the abused (the proletariat) into thinking they need them; by acting like a god i.e. there is nothing you can do without me. It’s a big illusory authoritarian tactic, ‘cos look at the menonites, they are completely self-sufficient without the need for corporations or politicians.

The last time anyone had true democracy was when we lived in tribes.

node
node
Sep 2, 2022 10:40 AM
Reply to  William

Sure, but why do they accelerate now?

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Sep 2, 2022 11:20 AM
Reply to  node

Both theories could be correct.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Sep 2, 2022 6:09 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

You nailed it here: “They must think we are idiots and won’t notice or, more worryingly, they are the idiots who represent those claiming to run our country.”

Alas!

Stop The Prison Mentality
Stop The Prison Mentality
Sep 2, 2022 12:14 AM

Don’t be worried about your reputation CJ, quite the opposite to be honest, because the truth of the matter is if your books aren’t being banned in Germany then you’re just a fascist stooge and full of shit.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 1, 2022 11:14 PM

“We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience and remove that content from sale.”

Only spooks could come up with a formulation so utterly vacuous and so slimily, disingenuously “caring”.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 1, 2022 11:40 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Well at least they are making sure their poor customers are having an experience. I wonder what their rich customers have?

wardropper
wardropper
Sep 2, 2022 12:21 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

They shop at Tiffany’s and sell stuff at Christie’s.
Amazon isn’t on their horizon at all, except for the shareholder dividends.

mgeo
mgeo
Sep 2, 2022 8:06 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

So much for the fabled “free market”.

Grace Johns
Grace Johns
Sep 1, 2022 11:10 PM

Dumbest sentence of the decade – “It probably has to start with mainstream journalists and lawyers taking on these global corporations.”

This is not “New Normal” for Zon. They’ve been banning authors or their publications since they used us to get readers fully hooked into their hive in 2015 as well as take on the Big 6. We knew where it would lead but we went along with it at the time, because that’s what dumb humans do.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 12:12 AM
Reply to  Grace Johns

Dumb humans literally can’t speak for themselves.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Sep 1, 2022 10:51 PM

Freedom of speech for those of us dissenting against the new normal fascism, and calling out convid and the “health mandates” for what they really are about is essentially over. Except on sites like Offguardian, Winter Oak, The Corbett Report, et al. At least those that don’t censor you for wrongthink.
Sitting on a train into the city and the large groups of unmasked high school students all chatting and laughing have seemingly disappeared. Literally everyone on my carriage is fully masked and staring at their phones or out the window. Admittedly tho, out in the outer suburbs a lot more people are unmasked on public transport.
To be honest, some days I find it surreal and disorientating what has happened. And yes, I do know about the clenched steel fist hidden within the velvet glove. That steel fist has always been there ready to be used against those who don’t go along with the herd mentality and who don’t follow orders to the letter.
Enjoy is probably the wrong word to use in this climate of fear and fascism, but I do enjoy CJ’s work. Keep up the good work.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 1, 2022 11:42 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Don’t worry Gezzah, due to climate change that fear and fascism will be gone in the next few days.

fxgrube
fxgrube
Sep 2, 2022 1:28 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

As to the return of masks, where (approximately) do you live? I’m curious, because I live in the northeast and at least locally there are no masks, but a pal from Tucson tells me that there are plenty of masks there-esp in interior spaces. This is a real reversal of the usual pattern & one I can’t grasp.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Sep 2, 2022 5:17 AM
Reply to  fxgrube

I’m in Melbourne, Australia, Fxgrube. To give you a rough idea, its very woke and is a cross between Seattle, Portland and Boston combined. In the one city. There are 9 Universities here along with a lot of academics and wannabe academics. Melbourne is not only a partner of the World Economic Forum but is also part of the Strong Cities Network. The majority of people here cannot bend over far enough to obey whatever the Government tells them. Especially the men. There is no such thing as a rebellious Australian spirit, as the majority here are spineless cowards.

Derek Williams
Derek Williams
Sep 2, 2022 6:00 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Ah c’mon Gezza, it’s way more important to be concerned about beard oil, an expensive latte and a tattoo parlour mate!

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Sep 2, 2022 3:08 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Where’s “Crocodile Dundee” when you need him?

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Sep 2, 2022 10:33 PM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

Sadly, another confected myth Pilgrim. Look, out in the bush, way out in little towns like Cobar and Cunnamulla, there will be a few tough “characters” shall we say… But in the large cities, the vast majority of men have been thoroughly emasculated and they sit around sipping soy latte’s while discussing pronouns (almost!)

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Sep 3, 2022 2:10 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Say it ain’t so, Gezz, say it ain’t so!

semaj
semaj
Sep 2, 2022 7:22 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Sad to say British sheep are the same, spineless. Non compliance from day one of the non virus would have ended this bollocks overnight

William
William
Sep 2, 2022 7:57 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

‘Freedom of speech’ is what got the western nations to fall into hell, it allowed satanists to say and do as they wished, to teach children lies, for corrupted fools to express their hatred of the good, true and the beautiful. Freedom of speech is tyrannical tactic that serves no good.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Sep 2, 2022 11:19 AM
Reply to  William

For what it’s worth I didn’t downvote you, but I’ve read your comment twice, and I’m confused by the “freedom of speech is a tyrannical tactic that serves no good”. What is the good, true, and beautiful in your opinion. Can you clarify please.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Sep 2, 2022 3:16 PM
Reply to  William

Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to do so. Freedom is attended by responsibility.

Howard
Howard
Sep 2, 2022 3:39 PM
Reply to  William

The dynamic of free speech is exactly the same as that of a jury trial: better a thousand guilty go free than one innocent be convicted.

So, too, better a thousand corrupted words be expounded than one wise word be silenced.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Sep 2, 2022 10:18 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

And it’s still the AGE leading the charge with the mask hysteria.

Human values
Human values
Sep 1, 2022 10:43 PM

Censorship is an attack against Freedom. Not only is it an attack against freedom of speech, but it is an attack against freedom to ownership, the fact that everyone owns themselves, no human being can be owned by another, because that’s slavery. Censorship steals from its owner her voice, her speech, her ideas, her creations, her products.

Censorship attacks those who are regarded as enemy. It is censorship and the censor who create the enemy. If you happen to be on their list, it only shows their plans.

But we see them already.

Human rights are either practiced or not. If they are not practiced, they don’t exist. Every time they are practiced, they exist. So in order to practice we practice. We do not violate them. And those who violate them show their evil side.

The Evil is truly evil in every way.

This is the revelation of evil. All evils. It’s quite biblical, yes. But because of that, there is hope for the future, since after Revelation comes Armageddon. That is when evil is defeated.

The end of evil is very good.

Muse: Will of the people:

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 1, 2022 10:51 PM
Reply to  Human values

We must censor the Censors!!!

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 1, 2022 11:51 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

That’s exactly what Amazon just did to that one!

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 7:18 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

…”Self appointed judges judge more than they have sold…”

Blind Gill
Blind Gill
Sep 1, 2022 10:15 PM

The Fourth Reich.

wardropper
wardropper
Sep 2, 2022 12:22 AM
Reply to  Blind Gill

and there will be others…

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 7:19 AM
Reply to  wardropper

…- Wake me up when we get to the n-th…

jiin
jiin
Sep 1, 2022 9:13 PM

 😀 
If you did something similar to this – you may of been ok.

WAKE THE F*CK UP BITCH

https://www.bitchute.com/video/t1g8OEysFK2G/

George Mc
George Mc
Sep 1, 2022 9:01 PM

The WSWS continue the assault on the working-class they are so vocal to defend:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced US life expectancy at birth to 76.1 years, the lowest level since 1996 and the largest two-year reduction since 1923. Such is the result of “learning to live” with COVID-19.”

That this reduction could have been caused by anything other than “the deadly virus” is simply unthinkable to the dupe hack writers of this spook regime.

les online
les online
Sep 1, 2022 9:56 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The only reason to visit WSWS site is for it’s coverage of revolting workers whose plights, grievances, and resistance is The Elephant in the Room the MSM ignore – probably fearing the contagious spread of ideas about resisting if reported…As Shakespeare might say “Just because a group calls itself Socialist doesnt make it socialist.” ( Keep in mind
Hitler’s party included ‘Socialist’ – an inclusion that continues to dupe a lot of intelligent people to believe the Nazi Party was a Socialist party.)

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Sep 1, 2022 10:58 PM
Reply to  les online

Fascism and Socialism always arrive at the same end point. Hitler was a religious fanatic who gilded his doctrines with the heady mystery of Nordic spirits. Stalin killed 15 million more he did. He was a businessman.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 12:15 AM

The pendulous joys of feudal capitalism calling the others what they are before they’re called it by them themselves.

les online
les online
Sep 2, 2022 12:30 AM

There is a hell of a lot of ignorance about fascism and people still think that because the USSR banded itself “Socialist” / “Communist” it MUST have been… TV viewers are able to watch an endless stream of docos about the Nazi and WW2, but never is there any about the actual everyday experience of living under Nazism. Nor are programs that analyse Nazi propaganda, its techniques, why it was successful, are shown. (The Ad agencies and mass manipulation media did their studies). Not having exposure the the daily reality of life within a fascist society is the reason we’ll sleepwalk into modern political variants of it…We think that if IT doesnt cover itself in swastikas, or hammer & sickles it cant be fascism etc… Mussolini allegedly said ‘the proper term for fascism is corporatism / the corporate state.’
My experience of working for a large corporation, with its Many Compliance Requirements (mostly unwritten) – adjust/conform/comply, or lose your job – was of a “friendly fascism” variant… Not all variants of fascism were/are as brutal as the Nazi variant…

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 12:57 AM
Reply to  les online

Money and debt are fascist constructs. If you are looking for pointers these fictions will show you where fascism abounds.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 7:26 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

… Debt I can agree with… – Money?… – What is your definition for that, re: Store of Value, Unit of account, Medium of Exchange?… – In an arena of *Entirely* voluntary transaction, of course…

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 7:39 PM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Fiat issued by a central bank.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Sep 2, 2022 9:53 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

…- Yup, and therein lies the problem: – *All* fiat money *Is* debt…

…- Worse yet, being backed by *Absolutely Nothing*, it is the license for the creation of infinite amounts of debt… – Until the entire system implodes under the weight of it, that is…

siamdave
siamdave
Sep 2, 2022 2:20 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

fascism as such is a 20th century construct, money and debt, the basis of capitalism, go back to the 1700s. Capitalism is the true modern evil ideology – could be called banksterism, but they’d probably have a bit of trouble selling that in the same way they sold capitalism.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Sep 2, 2022 4:29 AM
Reply to  les online

“My experience of working for a large corporation, with its Many Compliance Requirements (mostly unwritten) – adjust/conform/comply, or lose your job – was of a “friendly fascism” variant… Not all variants of fascism were/are as brutal as the Nazi variant…”

That’s just one of many steps along the way to the inevitable. Don’t be fooled that any step in this progression flatlines for a time. It WILL continue.

Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Sep 2, 2022 9:22 AM

Interesting facts about Stalin and the Stalinist period in Russia. Firstly all the genuine Marxists – Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev et all were liquidated by Stalin’s henchmen, Beria and Yezhov of the OGPU. Trotsky was even followed to Mexico but was liquidated all the same.

Interestingly enough two eminent Russian economists met the same fate. God knows why but apparently they had upset someone. But in a grotesque political environment the two outstanding economics scholars – Nikolai Kondratiev (of the long wave theory) and Isaac Ilyich Rubin also ‘disappeared’ during the purges of the 1930s.

The thing about totalitarianism in general is that it is fundamentally irrational. Unfortunately, however, it seems like a sleeping monster that rises and falls given a favourable set of circumstances.

This is what we are experiencing at the moment.

siamdave
siamdave
Sep 2, 2022 2:15 PM

you don’t seem to have your isms sorted yet – fascism and capitalism are two sides of the same coin, and do strive for the same endpoint, total democracy-free control – socialism is the enemy of these people, truly striving for democracy.

George Mc
George Mc
Sep 1, 2022 8:17 PM

Great conversation between Catherine Austin Fitts and CJ Hopkins:

https://odysee.com/@scienceisforsale:1/Catherine-Austin-Fitts—WE-NEED-TO-TALK-ABOUT-MR-GLOBAL—PART-ONE:8

They both acknowledge that their meeting is a curious one – her being “Right” and he “Left”- and CJ noted that one good matter thrown up by this schmandemic is that it is now becoming increasingly clear to more and more people that these political designations don’t matter. In fact I think a huge number of folk out there have never thought in terms of Left and Right even from the start.

Which also brings me back to that big stooshie very much voiced on the Left about “curious bedfellows” – meaning precisely this “dubious” meeting between “alleged Lefties” and “the Rabid Right”. This was clearly being stressed as very bad thing. It was Philip Roddis who referred to this via one John Smith who had pieces appear in openDemocracy – one of the most virulent covid pushers.

Thus it was primarily “the Left” that insisted on a “purity” which kept everyone confused.

Mr Y
Mr Y
Sep 1, 2022 8:39 PM
Reply to  George Mc

You yourself use the phrase “the left” a lot. Be the change; start using precise terms instead.

Ort
Ort
Sep 1, 2022 9:09 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I stopped paying attention to “Counterpunch” during the Trump administration, so I have no idea what its perspective is nowadays; I have a vague sense that their inner circle also bought into the Megadeath Virus of Doom scamdemic narrative, thus becoming what I call the “Left Behind”.

Anyway, at the time I lost interest they would’ve righteously denounced such videos as a reprehensible expression of “the red/brown alliance”.

George Mc
George Mc
Sep 1, 2022 9:42 PM
Reply to  Ort

I’ve heard of the red-brown thing. I think I even looked it up. And I can’t recall what it was. Probably just as well.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 1, 2022 10:28 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The Voice of the Pseudoleft in 2022:

“Before you unite in your millions to oppose war, lies, lockdowns, blackouts, freezouts, curfews, forced pricking, hyperinflation, wholesale robbery, hunger, and the brutal destruction of your entire life, make very sure that everyone in that crowd is someone whose opinions I would wholeheartedly approve of.”

Lorie
Lorie
Sep 1, 2022 11:58 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

and make sure they mask up.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Sep 2, 2022 8:00 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Aaahhh, that hoary old Red/Brown alliance, the very thing that the thankfully departed Dungroanin explicitly accused Offguardian of promulgating. More than once by the way. Along with insisting there was a deadly pandemic and we were all going to die, etc. Louis Proyect also accused Offguardian of the same thing from memory, and we know what happened to him. In a nutshell its an alliance of leftists and socialists with the far right.

Ort
Ort
Sep 3, 2022 9:42 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Yesterday I wrote a “reply” to this post. It wasn’t anything earthshaking.

I described my first encounter with the “red/brown alliance” charge, or epithet. This was back in 2016, just after Trump’s controversial election.

Some fellow leftists at a “progressive” website, now defunct, got upset when some of us criticized and disparaged Empress-in-Waiting Clinton and the anti-Trump proto-“Resistance”; we scoffed at the idea that Trump’s official victory could only have occurred if the election was “fixed” or hijacked, and we mocked the pseudo-grassroots “Pink Pussy Hat” protests.

The seeming fellow-leftists excoriated us as– what else?– “Trump supporters”. They also insisted that deriding the Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)-powered “resistance”, and even affirming the existence of TDS exposed us as closet right-wingers and deplorable and reprehensible members of the “red-brown alliance”.

Some of us had previously expressed doubt and criticism about the validity of the traditional “left/right” dichotomy, and advocated for constructive dialogue between nominal leftists and right-wingers to explore common concerns. The argument that the dichotomy was always questionable, and clearly was no longer operative, was furiously denounced as a known “right-wing talking point”.

BTW, before the website shut down and the commenters dispersed, most of our accusers also took the Megadeath Virus of Doom scamdemic narrative at face value– the profile I came to call the “Left Behind”.

I didn’t save a copy of yesterday’s reply because it was innocuous and not particularly important. To my dismay and irritation, it was swallowed up by the “Spam filter” and never returned; I presume it’s gone for good. Whoops!  😡 

We’ll see if this one survives. I belatedly repeat my wish that you have a good weekend!  😎 

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 1, 2022 10:13 PM
Reply to  Ort

Had they had smartphones and the internet at their disposal in the 1980s, these pseudoleftist confusionists would undoubtedly have condemned and attacked the UK Miners’ Strike as a “red-brown alliance”, for it’s undeniable that many of those primitive patriarchalist proles were less than fully committed to “gender self-recognition” and nearly all of them were worryingly unworried about catching a Tiny Invisible Airborne Killer-Dot.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 1, 2022 8:03 PM

Priceless! The censor CJ Hopkins is himself being censored by other MMS.

This just comes too late… Maybe the old MMS might learn a thing or two about Responsibility and the Freedom that derives from it.

David Shaw
David Shaw
Sep 1, 2022 7:57 PM

It’s still available where I live so I’ve bought a copy and look forward to reading it. I’ll also spread the word to anyone and everyone with an open mind.

Thank you CJ and everyone else who is trying to keep thought and the exchange of ideas free!

Blind Gill
Blind Gill
Sep 1, 2022 10:28 PM
Reply to  David Shaw

I on the other hand won’t be responding to his veiled advert. It makes me split my sides that all of these “authors” people who are, people who call themselves that – on this side of history – use Amazon to play their trade. Really?

Grace Johns
Grace Johns
Sep 1, 2022 11:16 PM
Reply to  Blind Gill

Advert and pity play to manipulate people into buying or complaining to Jeff about fweeeedom.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 1, 2022 7:25 PM

As much as I think censorship is super-awesome and nobody should really be permitted to say anything about any subject to anyone (imagine the joyful sounds of silence). Let alone read or write in any language what-so-ever ( All language is a Psy-Op)… Amazon is just a shop and they don’t have to stock anything they don’t want to.

The shop-owners don’t seem to dispute the content, only the cover… hence: judging a book by it’s cover, as most of the hyper-intellectual shop-owner classes are wont to do.

My pet Penguin’s answer to your dismay was that perhaps you could just change the cover imagery for your Tuetonically domiciled customers…

There we are.

All better now.

Gordon
Gordon
Sep 2, 2022 1:22 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

Yeah, like instead of the swastika just have the word swastika….. ?

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Sep 2, 2022 1:42 AM
Reply to  Gordon

You’re onto it…

Or perhaps a deliciously chunky sentence such as:

“Culturally Appropriated Sacred Symbol of Hinduism”

… just since it’s a book full of words for people to read, so more words could be interpreted as better value…

(Coincidently if you drop the ‘Sacred’ then the phrase has the acronym of: CASH)

.

Edwige
Edwige
Sep 1, 2022 7:04 PM
Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 1, 2022 8:11 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Yeah… Who could see the tsunami coming?!

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Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Sep 1, 2022 8:13 PM
Reply to  Voz 0db

It needs another two waves after the NIRP…

One for OPERATION COVIDIUS deployed tools and another for the SANCTIONS against Russia.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 2, 2022 5:25 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Who could possibly have foreseen? (2)

The New York Times
@nytimes 18 hrs ago

Breaking News: Test results show the pandemic’s effect on U.S. students: The math and reading scores of 9-year-olds dropped steeply, erasing two decades of progress.

https://nyti.ms/3KF1dJe

George Mc
George Mc
Sep 1, 2022 6:50 PM

And how Amazon have changed over the last two decades. I mean it was awfully nice of them to permit any bozo with a keyboard to pen a review for a product. And also to permit others to comment on the reviews. And the comments fair built up until there seemed a whole community of folk blathering about whether Mozart was overrated, Karajan was better than Furtwangler, Van’s Astral Weeks wasn’t all it was cracked up to be etc. These comments were fun, informative, controversial etc. ….. and then one day they were all gone. Even the link to access the reviews wasn’t as reliable as it used to be. Click to see the one-star reviews so clearly signed up and you found yourself directed to a blank space.

Then there’s the matter of being able to sell your stuff. I used to be able to sell CDs. Not any more. And I found – from remarks elsewhere on the net – that some of the sellers had managed to swing the rules so that only accredited sellers could flog discs.

And then there’s the matter of who to fucking talk to when you want to find out something. Put in a request and find yourself transferred to a customer forum. Imagine that being the case back in the pre-net days. Imagine you went into a shop to get some service and find a sign saying, “The next customer will serve you!”

Result: As much labour pushed onto an unpaid area as possible.  

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Sep 2, 2022 12:58 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I agree Astral Weeks isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Nor is Exile on Main Street.)

John Ervin
John Ervin
Sep 1, 2022 5:43 PM

More than a few years ago*, Joe Bageant’s New Zealand publishers tried to find a USA Inc. publisher for his book “Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War” and were never able to do so, despite Bageant having a huge online readership.

And, in spite of Bageant having been born and raised in Winchester. Virginia. He also came from an ancestral culture of hunters and was reared among rifles.

But over his younger years he had been dispatched as a journalist to many South American countries and what he saw there slowly but surely changed him, as he became more or less Marxist.

A redneck Marxist?! Is that even doable in the lower 48!?

He called (d. 2011) himself a “leftneck” which is I’m sure a niche demographic in Winchester. Or, VA. Or, USA Inc. for all that. (I have strong suspicions he may have emptied that niche upon his demise.)

In any case, it appeared clear that global Coronapalooza was not the 1st instance of ubiquitous lockstep in these terms, as Hopkins describes the ban in the 3 Nordic countries.

His New Zealand publishers noted, after many efforts, that their failure to get his book published here states-side “spoke volumes”. ( Though not consoling as an alternative to print-based hard copy editions, no doubt for them.)

Billing itself as a nation which calls itself “America” when it is only 1 of twenty-something countries that occupy a whole hemisphere of Americas, may presage bad things to come.

And still does. In sales it’s called the “Presumptive Close”. A hard core tactic, when applied to global or hemispheric hegemony. And more than a little bit Nazi. (Forget the Swastika, not much is lost in translation to stripes. Any more.)

This is why I may always use now the more apt and descriptive brand name: “USA Inc.’

~~~ £4£&$4$+my2¢ ~~~

(* mid-2000’s)

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Sep 1, 2022 10:58 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

I wish to God Joe Bageant was still alive. A real writer with a very fine nose for bullshit.

semaj
semaj
Sep 2, 2022 7:29 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Not forgetting David McGowan, he knew what was on and got topped for it!

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Sep 1, 2022 5:40 PM

The citing of the Spanish language cover of Shirer’s “Rise and Fall” is actually rather ironic in the context of this article. Spain adopted fascism in 1936 but because they only participated lightly in WW2, just sending a couple of volunteer battalions to Russia, they were left alone after the war. Along with many other fascist governments — Portugal, various South American countries, Greece (remember the ‘colonels’?). We apparently like fascism provided its “our” fascism.

I find the mid-European censorship of the Third Reich silly and pointless. Banning something makes it interesting while denying us the lessons we can learn from this period. We don’t get history, just a curated cartoon. We’re denied the sheer reasonableness of the arguments in “Mein Kampf”, for example (many of which would be at home on OffG but because most people have only heard of the book and never read it they won’t realize it). We can’t read the studious articles written in the 1930s providing flesh and bones to what was essentially an ad-hoc ideology grafted onto pure corporatism/fascism to make it appeal to the masses (some people will do anything for a buck/mark).

If you want a good read find a copy of Shirer’s “Berlin Diary”.