Censorship In The Digital Age

Authord by Jason Hirthler via CounterPunch.org,

The grand experiment with western democracy, badly listing thanks to broadsides from profiteering oligarchs, may finally run ashore on the rocks of thought crime. In the uneven Steven Spielberg project Minority Report, starring excitable scientologist Tom Cruise, Cruise plays a futuristic policeman who investigates pre-crimes and stops them before they happen. The police owe their ability to see the criminal plots developing to characters called pre-cognitives, or pre-cogs, kind of autistic prophets who see the future and lie sleeping in sterile pools of water inside the police department. Of course, it turns out that precogs can pre-visualize different futures, a hastily hidden flaw that threatens to jeopardize the profits of the pre-crime project. Here is the crux of the story: thought control is driven by a profit motive at bottom. As it turns out, just like real life.

Now, the British government has decided to prosecute pre-crime but has done away with the clunky plot device of the pre-cogs, opting rather to rely on a hazy sense of higher probability to justify surveilling, nabbing, convicting, and imprisoning British citizens. The crime? Looking at radical content on the Internet. What is considered radical will naturally be defined by the state police who will doubtless be personally incentivized by pre-crime quotas, and institutionally shaped to criminalize trains of thought that threaten to destabilize a criminal status quo. You know, the unregulated monopoly capitalist regime that cuts wages, costs, and all other forms of overhead with psychopathic glee. Even a Grenfell Towers disaster is regarded more as a question of how to remove the story from public consciousness than rectify its wrongs.

The Triple Evils

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously, or infamously, depending on whether you are a penthouse mandarin or garden-variety prole, linked the triple evils of poverty, racism, and militarism. These evils are as yet unaddressed in our society, as we are daily shown on the media mouthpieces of imperial capitalism. Wars must be waged. Victims of social injustice must be incarcerated. Society itself must be made poor to ensure higher profits.

Yet there is another set of evils that are primarily used to mask the original trifecta outlined by King. In fact, the connection between propaganda, surveillance, and censorship is clear and inseparable. Take as your initial premise that imperial capitalists want to control the world. Not an unjustified claim. As an imperial capitalist, you are part of a privileged minority whose objective is to further exploit the disenfranchised whose only recourse is the resources you are pillaging. War, be it with bombs or sanctions or special forces or proxies, is immensely profitable to the capitalists. Arms makers make money. Chemical companies make money. Energy companies make money. Media companies make money. Presidents not only make money, they also make history. But the workers, the poor, and the downtrodden pay the price. That’s why they won’t be happy to hear of your plans. Therefore, they must be lied to, lied to so convincingly and comprehensively that they accept, without a second thought, the plans you have laid out before them.

This convincing requires three decisive actions: propaganda, surveillance, and censorship. The first is the official lie you craft to convince them to believe you. The second is the dragnet of digital observation by which you assess whether or not they do believe you. The third is the coercive methods by which you punish those that don’t believe you (justified by the imperial tale you first wove).

The official interpretation of reality is already in place: western civilization is beset on all sides by maniacs that want to take away our freedoms. The surveillance is already in place through programs like the Five Eyes alliance and ECHELON, PRISM, Boundless Informant, FISA, Stellar Wind, and many others. What remains is to tighten the noose of censorship around the neck of our open western societies.

Idiots Abroad

To that end, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd recently announced that citizens that view too much extremist material online could face up to 15 years in jail. Rudd related,

“I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions, face the full force of the law.”

This flaxen cipher of totalitarian control opened by tabulating some 67,000 tweets by ISIS, along with 44,000 links to ISIS propaganda, had been generated in the last year. Already, Section 58 of the Terrorist Act 2000 criminalized the possession of information that might be useful to a terrorist. But this is not enough for 10 Downing Street. Rudd is taking that law of possession and expanding it into a law of perception. It is now enough to simply watch extremist content. You needn’t download it, distribute it, or otherwise act on it. You need only see it more than once. At that point, by Rudd’s surely flawlessly calculated probabilities, you have become an existential threat to the state, or rather, to national security. You are more likely to commit acts of terror than those who have not seen the extremist content. Pre-crime without the pre-cogs.

But Rudd’s was another step in a long line of encroachments peddled by fascist-minded western governments. Theresa May, the reviled Thatcherite epigone, wants to play a paternal role in preventing citizens from even having the chance to view extremist content. The Tory manifesto tells us, “Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet. We disagree.” Britain plans, quite proudly it seems, to become the “global leader” in the regulation of the Internet. Just before these announcements were made, Britain had passed the Investigatory Powers Act, which lets the government sweep up user browsing histories. So the surveillance data authorities would use to implement Rudd’s plan is already there. Want to read that eloquent jeremiad against the Tories? Sorry, that was just labeled hate speech. Want to visit your favorite leftist forum? Apologies, mate, but that was deemed a “safe space” for extremist speech and shut down. Want to watch some attractive young people copulate? No problem. Just submit a request to your local minister outlining your precise reasons for wanting access to such nominally proscribed content. Otherwise, forget it.

The Germans aren’t far behind. The so-called Network Enforcement Act is said to create a framework for managing Internet activity, particularly in social media. The act is part of the country’s fake fight against fake news and hate speech, or rather its quite real fight against progressive, leftist, or communist thought and expression. This law demands, on pain of a fifty million euro penalty, that companies with two million or more web visitors must, on receipt of complaint, remove “unlawful content” from their sites. Facebook has opened a new data center in Germany to deal with removal requests, sure to be flooding in from the Bundestag. As the World Socialist Web Site makes clear, if your fake news promotes war (Iraq 2003), mischaracterizes coup d’états (Ukraine 2014), or spreads anti-immigrant hysteria (Cologne 2015), then you’ve got nothing to fear. Of course, it falls to the government itself to decide what is and what isn’t extremist content, no doubt a comforting thought for myriad Der Spiegel loyalists. And, of course, the erstwhile European Commission, destroyer of Greece and perpetrator of other ills, has published guidelines to help member states remove “illegal” content. Even the Russians have joined in, promoting legislation designed to curtail digital freedoms.

Stateside Schlemiels

None of this would be news to Barack Obama, whose own legacy of crumpled writs of habeas corpus, worthless privacy platitudes, and high-altitude wetwork, sits like a canker on the body politic. On his way out the door, through the turnstile of public weal into private gain, he provided the deep state with millions of dollars when he added the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which consecrates black budgets, cost overruns, price gouging, and all other manner of insecurity practiced by the Pentagon and its parasitic defense contractor community. The CDPA, if that’s how it will eventually be known, will effectively pay people to generate officially sanctioned narratives. The U.S. government is fighting fact by calling it propaganda and then producing its own propaganda and calling it fact.

Thanks in part to pressure from Congressional Senate Intelligence Committee that, and the indefatigable efforts of Democrats Adam Schiff and Mark Warner, major brands have been hopping on the clanging tumbrel of Russiagate, as it wheels unsteadily through the digital space, collecting the corpses of freethinkers. Facebook is now blocking “fake news” from its ads. YouTube has begun to fetter content producers with a more restrictive ad network and murky review policies. Google has tweaked its algorithm to keep “fake news” from surfacing high in Search Engine Results Pages, or SERPS.

What precisely constitutes fake news is evidently up to the Zuckerbergs and Schmidts of the world. For Google, it has decidedly meant suppressing progressive and left-wing content, as plummeting traffic numbers have indicated. Of course, it won’t mean suppressing the fake news produced by the CIA or Mi5 or the standard state-fluffing smorgasbord of lies, deceits and hit jobs offered up by the so-called mainstream media.

The always sharp Glen Ford at Black Agenda Report writes that the FBI has created a fresh construct to deal with African-American unrest, called, “Black Identity Extremism,” already truncated into another mind-murdering acronym, BIE. (As though an acronym adds just the note of tenability required to pass off a fatuity on a mal-educated populace.) Foreign Policy, in an otherwise surprisingly liberal-minded story, suggests the construct risks reviving the racism the agency has worked so hard to overcome. Ford drily notes the overlooked matter of J. Edgar Hoover targeting blacks since the 1920s, not to mention COINTELPRO and attacks on the Black Panthers. Regardless, in the eyes of the FBI, blacks angry about police abuses, persistent economic inequalities, and the New Jim Crow, are little more than “identity extremists,” a danger to national security, notably the security of the white plutocracy which it serves.

(Fore) Closing Thoughts

Remember that much of this apparatus of thought control has been applied beneath the banner of the fake Russia hacking story. That story, created by the Clinton camp to distract from the DNC email revelations provided by WikiLeaks, at first blamed Russia for hacking into “our democracy”, then suggested Donald Trump had colluded with Russia to swing the election, and then emphasized that Russia had launched an “influence campaign” designed to swing the election, with the focus subtly shifting from hacking to collusion to influence. At each turn, the evidence proves paltry, the claims absurd, and the virtue signaling nauseating. The bar is being progressively lowered until it meets a threshold of credibility by which the Senate Intel Committee can prosecute Donald Trump or justify some sort of punitive measures against Russia.

The story is so transparently false, from the technical detail to the geopolitical motive, that it is only sustained by the permanent - or deep state - elements of the foreign policy community that need a means by which to control and direct the Trump administration. Russia collusion served as an ideal pretext to force Trump away from campaign-trail odes to conciliation and toward a continuation of the hostile foreign policies glibly enabled and advanced by Barack Obama. The comedy of it all is that Facebook found ‘incriminating’ ads that amounted to less than one percent of the Facebook total ad buys. Congress would like to ban RT, which has ratings that are 0.3 percent of Judge Judy’s. And the infamous hack has been shown to be a leak. What are we left with? A grandiose deceit based on a need to sustain a brutal ideology of oppression, austerity, and war.

But this is how the imperialists do it. They organize globally to oppress locally. That’s why they’ve been rightly rebranded as ‘the globalists’. The workers always trail behind, left to cope with recently discovered alliances of institutional powers collaborating to fence in the prospects for economic equality, social justice, and the fair distribution of a nation’s wealth. We find ourselves beneath the a pregnant cloud of metastasizing repression, conceived and constructed beneath our own gaze. In his recent novel Purity, one of author Jonathan Franzen’s characters, a famous East German exile and whistleblower extraordinaire (a more charismatic Assange), finds himself a global celebrity, the subject of countless interviews wherein,

“…he’d taken to dropping the word totalitarian. Younger interviewers, to whom the word meant total surveillance, total mind control, gray armies in parade with medium-range missiles, had understood him to be saying something unfair about the Internet. In fact, he simply meant a system that was impossible to opt out of.”

Whether it is too late for a world of working class people and the ubiquitous poor to opt out of the globalized imperium dreamed up by our post-war planners, is hard to say. But if you think there’s still time, be extremely careful, since the pre-crime police are nearly omnipresent, and they might overhear you quoting Marx or see you scrawling ideas about redistribution on the walls of some abandoned underpass. Just imagine some future advertisement for the pre-crime program, a glistening LCD ad floating between skyscrapers, a smiling family at play, a nation secure, and an omniscient narrator softly reminding you, “Don’t forget—it’s the thought that counts.”


HenryKissinger… loebster Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:38 Permalink

can the government plant FAKE evidence that appears legit, that shows you have been watching "hate speech" videos???Germany, e.g. has the staatstrojaner (since 2008):"This complete control over the infected PC – owing to the poor craftsmanship that went into this trojan –  is open not just to the agency that put it there, but to everyone. It could even be used to upload falsified "evidence" against the PC's owner, or to delete files, which puts the whole rationale for this method of investigation into question." https://ccc.de/en/updates/2011/staatstrojaner 

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wisehiney Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:53 Permalink

It is high time that these censors were exposed for the scumbags they are.There is proof beyond any doubt that it is            !So now you know.

BobEore wisehiney Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:32 Permalink


You must mean the scribblers who write endless and repetitive 'exposes' of the crimes of "oligarchs" / "imperialists" / "our overlords," etc.,??

That \expose/ nothing, elucidate zilch, explain nada, and instead... work well to cover up the voluminous number of facts which point to the presence of vultures among us!

The tru 'thought crime' is to mention point blank... that the weapons merchants, financial manipulators, government 'influencers' and ... source of ALL important policy decisions made by.... haha ha 'western governments'

|But Rudd’s was another step in a long line of encroachments peddled by fascist-minded western governments.\

is Ashkenazi talmudist supremacism with a sprinke of good ol Sephardic Luriac kabbalism thrown in to spice the matzo ball with.

No - never mind "the jews" - the endless false trails which lead to that witless brainwashed sect of angry god practitioners... they simply fall in line with their real masters - same as their dumb golems do.

We will be better served to focus pon the "moneychangers"... whose ancestors long ago eschewed the biblical religion of Abramham for a concoction of neognostical crypotology... bottled according to local conditions/

as in = those who went north and west - the Hispano/Italic kabbalist klub who moved with opportunity first to the Low Countries, then the Isles/the eastern marches of Germany...

starting crypto sects later called "protestant"

or those who went east - joining tzevi in apostating the muslim thing - Dolmeh sabbateans dressing up as adherents of THAT angry god religion publicly.

Masters of monopolistic mercantilism, they changed the face of this earth by means of goyfronted "DutchEastIndies" or "EIC" trading cartels, started 'central banking' and new world slave trading, sold guns n liquor to redskins so as to foment chaos mongst new and old arrivals there...

and when the time was ripe... welded together their east/west alliance of cryptology by means of Josef Franks instructions to marry into the wealthy goyworld and become "catholics" or "protestants" or whatever... but not 'jews'... who looked upon these pretenders with contempt - at first - then wised up and

followed the money, content to be subverted into a satanic version of the angry god ethno-religious fantasy.

But let's not talk bout that stuff... at all!

Instead... let's go over the talking points agin - "oligarchs" / "imperialists" "bad merika" "good russians"... get the whole dialectical deceit thing workin in the minds of dumbed down cattle unable to perceive their world in anything but COMIC BOOK cutouts... anymore!

So that.... now - they don't know...nuthin nigga!

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pigpen Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:55 Permalink

For the love of freedom of speech please let's destroy the digital advertising  monopolies of Facebook and Google. Their business model only works bc of ignorance of masses.It is time for everybody in the planet to use brave browser to block all digital advertising, malware and tracking by DEFAULT.Works on any operating system or device.Run all social media apps out of brave browser including YouTube to block advertising.It is time to revalue true human attention as the user should get paid for viewing advertising.Brave is fastest browser on market and you will wonder how you surfed internet before brave.Render digital advertising useless. Block delivery of ads and tracking of who you are.Cheers,Pigpen

redmudhooch Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:56 Permalink

Controlling the world's sources of news, Jews can always prepare the minds of people for their next move. The greatest exposure yet to be made is the way the news is manufactured and the way in which the mind of whole nations is molded for a purpose. When the powerful Jew is at last traced and his hand revealed, then comes the ready cry of persecution and it echoes through the world pres. The real cause of the persecution (which is the oppression of the people by the financial practices of the Jews) are never given publicity"Henry Ford May 1920Tom Cotton Pledges To Stand With Netanyahu To Subvert American Foreign Policyhttp://www.politicususa.com/2015/09/01/tom-cotton-pledges-stand-netanya… Republican Senator Tom Cotton met with “his” most favorite nation’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, he said “Today’s meeting only reaffirms my opposition to this deal. I will stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel and work with my colleagues in Congress to stop this deal and to ensure that Israel has the means to defend itself against Iran.” It is bad enough that Cotton pledged to “stand with Netanyahu and Israel” to subvert American foreign policy, but why did he not demonstrate exactly how the United Nations P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran strips Israel of its means to defend itself; especially when American taxpayers are funding over 15% of Israel’s military. But Cotton is working from blind devotion, and a solemn pledge, to a foreign nation and its warmongering leader to subvert his own nation’s foreign policy so expecting any kind of evidence to support his sedition is a waste of energy.Benjamin H. Freedman speech (UNEDITED VERSION!) 1961https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnLdAYvmSZESteve Bannon Is a “Proud Zionist”https://nationalvanguard.org/2016/11/steve-bannon-is-a-proud-zionist/La… Solov, Breitbart’s Jewish CEO, says “Breitbart’s origin story has its roots in Israel.” Breitbart’s CEO and senior editors for the site — say he is an ally and proud Zionist.“I can say, without hesitation, that Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel"“As a Jew who has worked for years with Steve Bannon,” Horowitz wrote in an email to the Forward, “I can tell you he is not an anti-Semite or a White nationalist.”

BobEore redmudhooch Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:41 Permalink

Bannon = fifth columnist goldmanite

traitor to the western peeples, "leveraging"

his 10 talents into a program of media-based influence peddling that seeks to impose Noahide talmudist rule over whatever is left of the occident.

oops... sorry - this be the 'hedge' =

Steve Bannon... white knight warrior o the word...aka
"the real Donnie Drumpf"


Whiteys' last, best hopium.

Talk bout outta the fry pan... into the fire!
(cue beard muttering/scurry of furry feet towards vote meters disconnected to power source!)

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HRH Feant2 DjangoCat Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:40 Permalink

That is our single advantage. Because I looked at a website twice I am what? Going to be locked up?

I think most people know if you visit child porn or terrorist sites you are going to be tracked.

I assume I am tracked because I post here and in other places. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to have my front door kicked in at three-dark-thirty.

We are the many and they are the few. They should be afraid. Very afraid.

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PT HRH Feant2 Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:47 Permalink

If they want to get you then they can manufacture all the evidence they need.  Except now they are changing laws so they don't even have to manufacture evidence.  The truth is that they just want to enslave you and steal all of your stuff.  When they acquire enough power they won't even bother to pretend any different.You won't go to jail becoz you might be naughty.  You will go to jail so they can enslave you and steal all of your stuff.  This is a message to anyone anywhere near any oligarchs:  You think you are safe??????  They'll throw you in the mud so they can walk right over you.  You think they'll throw someone else in the mud first?  Sure, but don't pretend you are not on the list.

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Endgame Napoleon Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:26 Permalink

Dispense with the “pre-cog” magic realism element. In the Age of the Bot, those savant-like humans will be downsized, like all the other non-automated workers. The Deep State will just hire a lackey programmer to design a Thought Police Algorithm. It will be called 1984.

ThrowAwayYourTV Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:56 Permalink

I am very very very close to throwing my computer and cell phone in the dumpster and paying my only 3 bills by usps again.If you dont hear from me here soon, thats what I did. A/K/A I went into hiding.

Bender-338 Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:14 Permalink

This might have been an interesting article if it didn’t have the socialist propaganda in it. Imperialists and socialists are pretty much they same. Both groups are totalitarianists. Both ignore the rights of others. Both use the authority of government to maintain their control and wealth. Welcome to the “new world,” same as the “old world.” There is always going to be people who don’t respect the rights of others.

uhland62 Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:25 Permalink

I have experienced censorship in Europe, i.e. US forcing Germans to blacklist.I see censorship here in Australia every day, which is more a censorship to protect big business than political. That's the bad news.The good news is that people learn to write between the lines and others learn to read between the lines - one of those needleprick strategies applied by East Germans.i believe they are working on software to pick it up but it's probably not going to be succesful. The bad part of it is that evildoers will learn that skill, too. If they didn't have unjustified censorship there'd not be pushback. 

red1chief Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:46 Permalink

"...You know, the unregulated monopoly capitalist regime that cuts wages, costs, and all other forms of overhead with psychopathic glee." Doesn't the author know that most who will read the article on this site will just call him a "Libtard"?

Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:29 Permalink

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Congress must resume its responsibility and coin money and regulate its value as granted to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 5 of the constitution.The fundamental flaw in main stream economics is that it begins by accepting  the validity of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the IMF, BIS,  and World Bank which are all part of the privately owned banking cartel charging interest to sovereign nations which is nothing more than a bank tax on citizens for which they have no right to claim, therefore making it a circular argument based on a logical fallacy!If we continue down the yellow brick road of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and privately owned international central banking cartel:1.)We will destroy the economy  when we  reduce the national debt,  because the money supply is based on debt.2.) There will  be an endless boom bust cycle because when the banks issue loans, they create money in the equivalent of the principal of the loan, but do not create the money required to pay the interest on the loan, leaving a shortfall in the money supply of the interest payments required.3.) We will go deeper into debt or destroy the economy because the only central bank solutions are  to issue more debt or destroy the economy.If Congress were to resume its responsibility as stipulated in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 5 of the constitution and coin money and regulate its value debt free, and if other nations would do the same:1,) The budget would automatically balance.2.) There would be no need for income taxes, estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes.3.) There would be no need to reduce spending.The rise of cryptocurrencies has litigated and won the case before the world, precisely how easy it is to get rid of the central banks! I prefer cash, which would not use the gold standard because history has proven that every time that it has been implemented,  most of it ends up in the hands of a few wealthy families, and it and they destroy the nation!During the middle ages in England, King Henry 1st implemented the tally system and the bankers and goldsmiths did not control the economy, the average man provided everything necessary for his family by working 16 weeks a year! The rest of the time was spent learning, traveling,  on the arts, and volunteering for the church! For more on this topic please read The Web of Debt and the Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free by Ellen Hodgson Brown J.D.2.The military should be used for defending our borders. 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The judicial branch and the supreme court in particular have failed miserably their oath of office to uphold the constitution. Life time appointments must end.The federal government is supposed to exist to serve the public. Currently, approximately 3 million federal employees, including elected and appointed government officials have become so delusional, that they believe that 336 million people exist to serve them!The government has removed the common thread that wove the fabric of our nation, our liberty, in a futile attempt to take the heat off of them, where it rightfully belongs, and to incite civil war, leaving corruption as usual in charge!

SweetDoug Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:49 Permalink

'''How long ago, would you have laughed your ass off, if somebody told you this would be, could be happening in the future?Going to jail for using the wrong gender name?We're barreling down the track on the crazy train and the bridge is out.OJOV-V

SweetDoug Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:49 Permalink

'''How long ago, would you have laughed your ass off, if somebody told you this would be, could be happening in the future?Going to jail for using the wrong gender name?We're barreling down the track on the crazy train and the bridge is out.OJOV-V

Anonymous (not verified) SweetDoug Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:53 Permalink

The same time that I would have laughed my ass off if someone had told me that an entire presidential administration and prseidential candidate and ex president could sell plutonium to Russians and take bribes from them, have the audacity to say that the current president was involved with Russians illegally, and that Russians hacked and rigged the elections through pokemon and 500 Facebook ads and not ho to jail along with the CIA, FBI, and justice department! 

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africoman Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:58 Permalink

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING. ...Brave new world coming to mow down the non-conformists- Since the faux rebels are perfectly compliant when it comes down to taking any risk or moral stand, they'll be just fine with the regimes AmericaCensored, Surveilled, Watch-Listed, and Jailed for thoughtcrimes and meditated  “pre-crime” under the rationale to protect the public. .. 

XBroker1 Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:50 Permalink

" The third is the coercive methods by which you punish those that don’t believe you..."I can no longer write reviews or even ask questions of other buyers on AMZ ; and am banned from most 'news' sites as well. So here I am.. lol

Blue Dog Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:04 Permalink

"Victims of social injustice must be incarcerated." LOL. They're not victims of social injustice. Blacks commit crimes at much higher rates than whites.I have no problem with Muslims going to prison for going to terrorist websites. Winston Churchill said that Islam is to man what rabies is to a dog. I have to agree.