IT is reported that ‘organisations fighting for racial justice’ accuse Amazon book publishers of being distributors for ‘supremacist, racist and Nazi products’.
Experience and common sense tell us that these weasel words are racist as they are solely aimed at removing the rights of ethnic-Europeans. The intention of these shadowy groups is to remove all material that endorses racial equality for ethnic-Europeans.
Ethnic pride and preference is celebrated with the sole exception of White pride which is now dubbed ‘race hate’. When ethnic-Europeans express preference for their own kind, as do 7.4 billion other peoples, it is classed as a criminal offence.
Hundreds of books that once educated and inspired people of all ethnicities have been furtively removed from library and book sellers’ shelves as being politically incorrect.
Books and theatre drama such as those of the venerable Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie have been purged or re-written. University rag-mags loaded with earthy English humour once raised enormous sums of money for charities.
They are no longer published as their content is deemed politically incorrect. Great television shows like The Black and White Minstrel Show, television sitcoms and epic movies are no longer available.
Amazon has removed hundreds of book titles, many of which are sourced in academia. As a publisher I am familiar with the taboo titles. By no stretch of the imagination could these books be categorised as ‘supremacist’, ‘racist’ or ‘Nazi’. They simply challenge the prevailing orthodoxy.
Finnish political analyst Petri Krohn, says, “I have seen many users abandoning Facebook and moving to other social media platforms because they think that Facebook is nowadays too restrictive on their speech.”
In Soviet Occupied Europe nonconformists used independent printers and underground publishers just as dissident writers in Britain and Europe do today.
Banned and censored dissident authors are now returning in droves to print-on-demand book publishers. The only downside is that orders need to be paid up front. But as print runs are now as low as 100 and priced at less than €5 per copy it would be a wise commercial decision anyway.
Amazon notoriously treats authors and employees as kitchen skivvies. The publisher skims 55 per cent off the cover price, profits further by loading shipping costs, and pays its authors a miserly 8 per cent of the cover price after tax.
Sorry, Amazon, you are not ditching dissident authors, dissenting writers are ditching you. Don’t slam the door on your way out.
“Here’s freedom to him who would speak; here’s freedom to him who would write; for there’s none ever feared that the truth should be heard; save he who the truth would indict!”
~ ROBERT BURNS.