Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Did They Get the Message? Alex Jones Censored

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

In a previous article, I pointed out the fact that Mark Zuckerberg took a $16 billion dollar hit to his stock holdings, after defending the right of Holocaust revisionists to express their opinions. There was a great deal of collateral damage to other like companies. Perhaps, Zuckerberg should have investigated whether or not any deliberate or illegal practices occurred which caused the value of his stock to nose dive.

At about the same time as the stock market crash of 26 July 2018, the press announced on 27 July 2018, that Facebook was considering censoring Alex Jones. The day before the crash, on 25 July 2018, it was reported that YouTube had censored Alex Jones videos, but Facebook had not. And on 15 July 2018, the press reported that Facebook was "taking heat" for not censoring Alex Jones.

But it wasn't until now, not long after the stocks began to tumble one after another, that an apparently orchestrated move was made to obstruct Alex Jones' access to public forums. The press is reporting that this is a free speech issue, which it is--but it is more than just that.

This censorship crosses State and International lines. It inhibits free commerce between States. It discriminates against political, religious and racial views, issues and groups. It creates a monopoly that inhibits free access to the marketplace of ideas, books, videos, etc. The internet is the movie theater of the modern age. It literally transmits movies shown in public theaters. It is illegal to discriminate in such public forums, and blocking providers of content also of necessity blocks viewers of content from that content.

I wonder what impact, if any, the drop in stock values had on the decision to engage in this massive censorship. It is a symptom of the creeping and creepy Bolshevism taking place all over the world. And the censorship in Soviet Russia, Red China and Bolshevik North Korea is even worse than it is in the West.