Alex Jones is now an unperson, straight out of the plot of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Regardless what you think of him and Infowars, this is the equivalent of digital book burning and sets a horrifying precedent for mass censorship by Big Tech.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 6, 2018
FoxNews.com reports that
Controversial Infowars star Alex Jones’ removal from Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify over the past 24 hours, prompting even some of the bomb thrower’s staunch critics to voice censorship concerns.
Jones is a notorious conspiracy theorist who has been widely criticized for a variety of outlandish and polarizing content including discredited claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Apple removed Jones’ podcasts on Sunday and then YouTube and Facebook both declared on Monday that he was violating their terms and policies with his rhetoric. Spotify also removed all episodes of “The Alex Jones Show” from its service. Jones quickly became one of the top trends across social media with critics celebrating that he was pulled from the tech giants and others coming to his defense — sort of.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell echoed many pundits, stating that, while Jones is not to be taken seriously, censoring him could result in further actions against people that aren’t accepted by the mainstream media.
“I don’t support Alex Jones and what InfoWars produces. He’s not a conservative. However, banning him and his outlet is wrong. It’s not just a slippery slope, it’s a dangerous cliff that these social media companies are jumping off to satisfy CNN and other liberal outlets,” Bozell said, presumably referring to recent push by CNN to have Info Wars removed from various platforms.
I must confess that I have never been a huge Alex Jones Fan.
While doing my research for my daily postings of the last 8 years, I have read several of his columns. There were some that were thought-provoking to say the least and some that were just “out there”.
However, in my humble opinion, he did not deserve to be tossed from the Social Media Platforms. listed above.
If those such as Louis Farrakhan, Maxine Waters, and the Far Left goons of Antifa, who unabashedly call for violence, bigotry, and civil disobedience against the President, our Federal Government, and average Americans who hold Christian and Conservative Beliefs are still allowed on these Social Media Platforms, then the actions taken against Alex Jones are clearly nothing more than blatant bias against Conservative Thought and Free Speech.
As anyone who has been on Social Media Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has noticed, writers who espouse Conservative Political Viewpoints have been given “time-outs” or have even been “shadowbanned” in increasing since Donald J. Trump was elected President.
Now, whether these bannings, such as Mr. Jones’ and others are some form of retaliation for the election of Donald J. Trump as President by the Liberal Owners and Management of these Social Media Platforms, we can only guess.
However, it is rather remarkable (in a bad way) that his banning coincides with a verbal assault on two Conservative Twitter Celebrities, Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk, who were eating their meal in peace at a restaurant, by a bunch of Radical Leftists with no home training.
Why are Modern American Liberals so afraid of Conservative Thought and Free Speech?
Is it possible that this head-on rush by the Far Left Democratic Party to immerse themselves and our Sovereign Nation in the Marxist Theory-inspired Political Philosophy of Democratic Socialism has caused them to emulate those who were responsible for the original Russian Revolution, some 100 years ago?
Just like their predecessors a century ago in a land far away, these “New Bolsheviks” are using any means necessary to shut down any and all opposition to their effort to “radically change” America into something that it was never meant to be.
As Americans, it is our Constitutional Duty to oppose the “dying of the light” of individual liberty, including our Freedom of Speech.
Ray Bradbury, legendary Science Fiction Writer, penned a book in 1953 about the dangers of censorship, titled Fahrenheit 451, in which you can read this pertinent thought…
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?
The very real Political War being waged against our basic rights as Americans must not go unopposed.
It is time for average Americans to take our places along the wall of this fortress of individual liberty and freedom known as the United States of America.
As we did on the night of November 6, 2018, it is time once again for “The Elite” as President Trump recently called us, to make our voices known.
Until He Comes,