Book Burning – 21st Century Style

A librarian is celebrating the removal of books from a library. Because some books we should not be read. Woke Fahrenheit 451.

Sorry to go full Godwin on this, but this is how you actively create ignorance. Ms Barnett seems more concerned with giving kids woke thoughts than teaching about love of literature and learning.

But it is fair to go “full Godwin” when the Left today is doing the same things the National Socialist Party did in the 1930s, and often for the same reasons. They know what thoughts you should think. They know what you should and should not read. (Ich bin ein auslander.) EBL mentions Bradbury, and I’ve said before that we live in an age that looks more like his Fahrenheit 451, than it does like Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four.

New York Times and Its “Airplanes took aim” Insanity

Facepalm X 2Media bias? What media bias? New York Times deletes Sept. 11 ‘planes took aim’ tweet.

The tweet in question…

18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today, families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died.

Because actually admitting who did what on 9/11 would be against all the rules of Political Correctness. Or something.

The tweet was deleted. The story was edited. Because reasons.

Times spokesperson Danielle Rhoades-Ha told iMediaEthics by e-mail, “We have no comment beyond the follow up tweet and acknowledgement,” and pointed to its tweets.

And yes, I realize this is yesterday’s news, but I just love having a record of the NY Slimes and their continuing efforts to rewrite any bit of history that they don’t like.

The Comedy Police and a Truly Epic Fail

Rotten Tomatoes have been trying all year to eliminate “audience” ratings. It really started when there were large numbers of audience ratings for Captain Marvel that found that movie less than thrilling. They haven’t let up. Oh, they like audience ratings, if you buy movie tickets through them, otherwise you’re a bot from Russia, or something.

The latest show to earn the wrath of Rotten Tomatoes, and the ire of all people “woke,” is Dave Chappelle’s Sticks and Stones. I haven’t seen it, but I may have to try. (I won’t subscribe to Netflix, but friends are subscribed.)

Details, or at least a description of what caused the Kerfuffle is at ‘Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones’ On Netflix Doubles Down On His Critics. (Hat tip to Crowder.)

Don’t Support the Organizations That Don’t Support Us

Using Google, F*c*Book, Twitter and all the associated insanity is supporting the people who want to destroy your rights, your privacy, and the Constitution. Fall Back To The Fortified Blogs!.

Given the ongoing “cancelling” of conservatives and libertarians on social media, I’ve been using the title of this post as something of a catchphrase, and occasionally educating random yoots on how blogs worked before Jack and Zuck enticed us into their walled gardens. The rest of us ought to be giving some serious thought to those alternatives in case Google, Facebook, and Twitter decide to take the gloves off and just boot everyone who even looks like they might vote for Trump off their platforms before the 2020 elections.

As they say, go read the whole thing. And…

Here’s a useful article from Techdirt back in June listing plenty of options to avoid Google.

A Politician Telling Lies?

I’m shocked… From Power Line – Warren’s Ferguson lie.

Tremoglie recalls: “Michael Brown was not murdered. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in an act of self-defense. This is why the grand jury declined to indict Wilson for murder or manslaughter, and it was also the conclusion of the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.”

So can she be sued for libel or slander or whatever?

People Don’t Trust the Story Regarding Epstein

Not that everyone believes one version of events, just that no one is buying the official line. Via Moonbattery – Epstein and Public Trust.

Maybe the best thing about the demise of Jeffrey Epstein is that the story is too lurid to escape widespread attention and too fishy not to erode public gullibility regarding the trustworthiness of Big Government and Big Media.

A video from Black Pidgeon Speaks at the link.

Twitter Doesn’t Like the Truth

Especially when the truth contradicts what the WaPo, NYSlimes, et al are writing about. Punished for tweeting the truth.

In March, I tweeted that the perpetrator of the New Zealand mosque shooting was “a socialist, environmentalist, who hates capitalists & free trade.” I also wrote that the killer believed his attack would “lead to more gun control” in New Zealand and the United States.

What I tweeted was entirely accurate, and Twitter hasn’t bothered to provide me with an explanation for why they locked my account, but they have made clear that it was this tweet that supposedly violated their terms.

I’ve come to the conclusion that continuing to use Twitter is to agree to all this insanity.

People Are Surprised That Actions Have Consequences

In this case the action is the entire #MeToo movement, and rational response to it. Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate’s Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man.

Robert Foster doesn’t want to deal with a bunch of #MeToo issues, and so is protecting himself. I for one, don’t blame him. This guy’s policy predates #MeToo, but makes sense given the type of accusations that are likely to be thrown around.

In the days since, Foster has continued to “stick to his guns,” saying “perception is reality in this world.” He maintains that he’s been dogged by professional political trackers for the past seven months who are itching to get something incriminating on him. “They’re looking to try and manipulate anything they can to try to hurt my character and hurt my chances in this campaign,” he said.

And so he is taking steps to ensure he can’t be hurt for something he didn’t do.

As has been noted elsewhere, this whole “guilty with no way to prove you’re innocence” movement has set women back decades. “Perception is reality.” Feelings are more important than facts. And due process is a 19th Century idea.

Project Veritas Exposes Google’s Plan to Cook the Search

Google wants to control the elections, so they need to control what people know and what they think. Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

The simple choice is to STOP USING GOOGLE. There are better search engines. (I use DuckDuckGo for 90% my searches.)

The only place I found the 2 minute teaser is on Twitter. The full 25 minute video is below. (And also there is a link to the Bit Chute backup of video, because censorship is a thing.)

The Soviet Union, the East German Stasi, and every other dictatorial regime would LOVE to have been able to control info in this fashion. This is beyond even Nineteen Eighty-four.

BitChute has the video because everyone expects YouTube will deep six this video, and probably kill the Project Veritas channel.

UPDATE: As expected, YouTube can’t handle the truth.

Black Pigeon Speaks On Bit Chute

Black Pigeon Speaks was banned from YouTube for about 12 hours, because of their ever-changing, “we don’t like conservatives so they must be spewing hate-speech” rules. But of course YouTube isn’t quite all of the internet. Black Pigeon Speaks: The Bit Chute Channel.

But because YouTube is where all the ads are used to be, there is Patreon.

For the details see the current video.