In the early 1930s, The German Student Union (DSt) conducted book burning ceremonies in Hitler’s rising Third Reich and Austria aimed at destroying any political materials deemed “subversive” or counterproductive to Nazism.
In April 1933, the DSt declared a nationwide “Action against the Un-German Spirit” and deemed that a literary purge and “cleansing” by fire was necessary.
By May, several other burnings had taken place, one of them involving something like 25,000 volumes which went up in flames in the square at the State Opera in Berlin. Thus began the Nazis’ era of censorship and complete government control of all information via Josef Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda.
Today, there is a parallel taking place between the Nazi book burnings of the pre-World War II era and “digital” book burnings by e-tailer behemoth Amazon, and for much the same reason: To rid the world of ‘content’ found ‘objectionable’ or ‘subversive’ to the Left-wing globalist authoritarian viewpoint.
As noted by Allum Bokhari at Breitbart News:
Under pressure from left-wing journalists and activists, Amazon is purging right-wing authors from its store, including a book co-authored by English Islam critic and independent commentator Tommy Robinson.
Amazon has long been the dominant seller of books, having actually begun primarily as a bookseller when founder Jeff Bezos started the company. Today, Amazon accounts for 50 percent of physical book sales and 83 percent of all e-books sold in the United States, giving the e-tailer incredible power — which it is abusing.
This kind of power gives Amazon the unrivaled ability to squeeze authors the company finds objectionable nearly out of the market — a digital book burning if you will. And that’s what’s happening to authors like Robinson, who have fallen victim to a new Left-wing fake racist construct known as “white nationalism.”
In February, Bokhari notes, Amazon “banned a number of books from white identitarian Jared Taylor, and a book called The White Nationalist Manifesto by Greg Johnson. These purges followed earlier bans on Holocaust revisionist books in 2017 as well as all books by a controversial pickup blogger named Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh.
The problem with banning books, however, is that once it begins, it’s impossible to know where to stop — so it doesn’t stop. It just keeps expanding and expanding until pretty soon the ‘objectionable material’ list is extensive and includes simple disagreements over political, social, and cultural viewpoints.
Consider: Last month, Amazon banned the book “Muhammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam,” which was a critique of the Islamic religion that Robinson authored.
Robinson’s book, which he co-wrote with Peter McLoughlin, is simply a chronological reordering of the Koran; Bokhari said the e-tailer didn’t bother to return a phone call seeking comment as to why it was banned. (Related: Amazon bans “anti-vaccine” films, but gladly sells books on the religious worship of Satanism, with chapters on “teenage Satanists” and “animal sacrifice.”)
In 2010, however, Amazon would not ban a book that defended pedophilia (which is an illegal sex act by an adult on a minor child) using this reasoning: “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable.”
The company added that it “does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.”
Back then even a great deal of social pressure could not force Amazon to change its policy on the pedophilia book. But today, it seems, even the slightest criticism of ‘protected’ religions is enough to get you banned, as is support for a country that once actually existed — the Confederacy.
“Amazon doesn’t seem to have a problem with extremist or destructive books in general,” Bokhari writes. “Two of the most destructive books in history, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are available for purchase.”
For the record, “white nationalism” is NOT “white supremacy,” nor is it a concept having anything to do with race.