[This article was written for the Unz Review]
A couple of months ago I did an interview with one of the foremost scholars of rabbinical Judaism, Michael Hoffman. The occasion was the release of his latest book “The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome”. At the time I did not expect to have to ask for a follow-up interview with him, but when I learned that Amazon had censored his books (please see Hoffman’s own account of this here). Specifically, the ban is on three of his books. A complete ban (Kindle + printed book) on Judaism’s Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded, as well as The Great Holocaust Trial: Revised and Expanded, while his textbook, Judaism Discovered, has been removed from the Kindle. I felt that I had to talk to him again and he kindly agreed to reply to my questions. I submit to you the full text of our Q&A which I will follow-up with a short commentary.
The Saker: Please summarize what happened to your books and Amazon and tells us what specific explanations were given to you. Did Amazon ever offer you a “page and paragraph” list of “offending” passages? Do you have any means of knowing exactly what your book is being banned for?
Hoffman: Whether it is Facebook, Google or Amazon, the excuse most often cited for suppression is “content guidelines’ violation.” Amazon notified us on August 13 that two of our titles, which they have been selling for years and in thousands of copies, Judaism Discovered, our 1100 page textbook published in 2008, and Judaism’s Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded, published in 2010 — were being permanently removed after “review” by the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) unit of Amazon. A facsimile of the KDP notice can be viewed here:
In their e-mail they told us that “…we found that this content is in violation of content guidelines.” In studying their content guidelines one encounters a vague, generic statement about not permitting that which is “offensive.” There is no guidance as to what “offense” has suddenly arisen after these books were sold on Amazon for several years. Like the Red Queen in Wonderland who declared to Alice that, “A word is anything I say it is!” — that which “offends” is anything Amazon says it is. A third book, The Great Holocaust Trial: The Landmark Battle for the Right to Doubt the West’s Most Sacred Relic, was also forbidden.
Does Amazon have the chutzpah to publicly categorize these books as “hate speech” or some other alibi for censorship that could be contested? No, they do not. They leave authors and publishers twisting in the wind, making it more difficult to appeal the decision and report to the public on the tyranny. Although since they allow no appeal, it’s a moot point. Personally, I have no doubt concerning why my books were censored.
The Saker: What is, in your opinion, the true intent behind the ban on the sales of your book? What is Amazon’s interest in this?
Hoffman: I don’t believe Amazon has much interest in this. It is more likely that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLC) is the interested party. Last August 7 the New York Times online published a revealing piece by David French in which he wrote: “We live in a world where the Southern Poverty Law Center, a formerly respected civil-rights organization, abuses its past trust to label a host of mainstream organizations (including my former employer, the Alliance Defending Freedom) and individuals as ‘hate groups,…based sometimes on…outright misreadings and misrepresentations of an individual’s beliefs and views…Amazon recently booted Alliance Defending Freedom from its AmazonSmile charity program because of the center’s designation.”
At around the time in 2017 that the SPLC was trying to interfere with the business operations of people such as myself, by intimidating banks and credit card processors into refusing to process payments for books, Paypal notified us that due to the contents of our website (www.RevisionistHistory.org) we were an embarrassment to their brand and they were terminating our account. As long as Paypal was owned by libertarians, all was well and we had a high customer satisfaction rating for our integrity and dependability. The original Paypal mainly cared about whether you were a responsible seller. A politicized administration eventually took over Paypal and in 2017 we were terminated, very likely on the “advice” of the SPLC.
To return to Amazon, CEO Jeff Bezos founded it in 1994. It was very much a libertarian book operation from the start. From 1994 until a year or two ago, Amazon only refused to sell hard core pornography and books that constituted direct appeals to violence or law-breaking, which is how it should be. Every other type of book was sold, without censorship, which is one reason for Amazon’s early success and increasing market share. Then last year, after Mr. Bezos had reached the status of one of the world’s wealthiest persons, and Amazon’s total value was beginning to approach that of Apple and Google, Amazon staged a huge purge and eliminated more than a hundred World War II revisionist history books published by Germar Rudolf’s CODOH organization (books smeared as “Holocaust denial”). This year it was my turn. Next year it might be any author not part of the university press syndicates or the major houses. Such is the heedless power and immunity of Amazon.
It’s important to note that the thought police who removed three of my books were based in the digital division of Amazon, where the electronic Kindle books are marketed and managed. A Kindle permits anyone connected to the Amazon website to read approximately the first thirty pages of any Kindle book free of charge. Consequently, my Judaica scholarship was on display around the world and therefore it was much harder to lie about me and mischaracterize my Talmud and Kabbalah research under those circumstances.
We were also beginning to sell ever increasing numbers of these Kindle books to people in Asia, particularly India and Japan. It’s my hunch that Big Brother is not half so worried about printed books as the digital kind. Removing the three books from the Kindle was the primary objective.
To be banned by Amazon is not equivalent to being banned by any other private business. Most publishers will admit that Amazon has replaced Bowker Books in Print as the industry’s authoritative guide to what books in English have been printed in the past and what is in print now. Amazon is currently the reference source. For a book to be forbidden by Amazon renders it largely invisible. It is equivalent to burning the book. So this is not a matter of Amazon exercising the prerogative of private enterprise. Amazon is a monopoly. It has no rival. If your book doesn’t exist on Amazon, then for most people who are not research specialists, your book doesn’t exist. The consequences for the pursuit of knowledge are ominous.
There is a problem here for Amazon as well. The more Amazon excludes books that embody facts and ideas that constitute radical dissent, the more it becomes a narrow censor’s aperture rather than a reliable bridge to the entire range of the Republic of Letters.
Apologists for censorship of radicals and authentic conservatives often claim that no First Amendment rights are violated when Amazon bans books, therefore it is not a civil rights issue, merely an inconvenience of the capitalist system. In the 1950s however, when the privately-owned movie studios banned certain directors, actors and screen-writers judged to be Leftists or Communists, that action on the part of private enterprise was inscribed in the rolls of the culture wars as the infamous “Blacklist,” and we are still reading and weeping over it sixty-five years later. So it depends on whose ox is being gored.
My Judaica studies are free of “Jew hate,” as anyone who peruses the sections in both books titled “To the Judaic Reader” knows. There we state that the books are dedicated to pidyon shevyuim (redemption of the captive), i.e. rescuing those Judaic persons who are in bondage to the Talmud and the Kabbalah.
Our enemies easily turn to their advantage books containing hatred of “The Jews.” What they absolutely have no credible answer to is a critique predicated, as our books are, on a sincere foundation of true Christian love. Boundary-breaking scholarship united to compassionate concern for the welfare of Judaic people is almost unprecedented in this field. This approach makes my studies of Judaism among the most powerful and effective because they are free of the “hate speech” which is the pivot upon which turns the machinery of liberal-approved censorship. For that reason, making Judaism’s Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded, and Judaism Discovered available on the Kindle undercut decades of hatred and libel. Therefore those volumes had to be suppressed.
The Saker: Since this ban was put in place – what reactions have you heard? who has spoken in defense of your scholarship and right to be heard? has anybody taken your defense or spoken up for you?
Hoffman: Ron Unz allowed me to publish a note on the ban at unz.com and you, the Saker, have taken an interest. Our many friends, readers and subscribers have expressed outrage on Twitter and in e-mail. Meanwhile we have contacted everyone from a columnist for Taki’s website to the legacy media, to no discernible effect thus far. The Washington Post, which is owned by Mr. Bezos, has as its motto, “Democracy dies in darkness.” Yet it is in that very darkness where Amazon’s book-banning dwells, due to the apathy of the media and the American Library Association. To ban books by a vulnerable independent scholar is not exactly a daring move in this age where “hate speech” is anything that offends someone’s cherished myth. The definition is so loose it functions as an inquisitor’s sword.
On the positive side, we have seen an uptick in orders to our own online store for the printed books which Amazon has banned [https://truthfulhistory.blogspot.com/2016/02/judaica-books-and-resources.html]. There is no replacement for the banned Kindle editions, however.
The Saker: What do you believe could be done to resist this state of affairs? what can we all do to put at stop to this kind of censorship?
Hoffman: In a general, the supporters of the lies of the Overlords wage spiritual and psychological warfare with far more dedication, commitment and self-sacrifice than the purported allies of God’s truth. The Cryptocracy’s defenders are 24/7 militants resolved to contend with their perceived foes with every ounce of their being. Whereas on the side of Christian conservative renewal, with honorable exceptions, I find mainly armchair warriors and folks so enormously distracted by the choices offered by the Internet’s deluge of words and images, that they are nearly paralyzed by the spectacle.
Compare the reception Judge Kavanaugh received in the Senate hearings with that of recent Supreme Court nominees Kagan and Ginsburg. The Republicans were too cowed to seriously confront those ladies. Maintaining decorum was the chief concern of the timid GOP at the time, while Kavanaugh faced a near riot in the visitor’s gallery and extremes of withering interrogation and contempt from defiant Democratic senators.
When CODOH’s books were banned we reported the case extensively online and in our printed newsletter. We contacted an executive with the American Library Association to elicit his response and express our outrage. We did what we could even though we have almost no relationship with CODOH. We would do the same for any person of good will who is denied the right to advance human learning with suppressed facts and ideas. This was formerly a truism in America, up until the rise of the punks of social media who seem to be more like a branch of Antifa than an intellectual class invested in discovery and enlightenment.
Advances in human knowledge are achieved on the basis that “error has rights,” for the reason that enshrined dogmas are often wrong and demonized dissidents are sometimes the bearers of rare discoveries. But the epigram of our time is “Error has no rights,” which was the doctrine of the fiery Inquisition, of the head-chopping French Revolution and of the Bolsheviks and Maoists. If error has no rights then neither does truth, in that what is denounced as hateful error by the mob is sometimes a destabilizing, necessary and even cosmic truth.
Reading Hoffman’s words I thought that what happened to him is so typical of the Orwellian world we live in where the what I call the “Skripal rules of evidence” (aka “highly likely”) have replaced even basic evidentiary notions, a world in which false flag attacks are announced weeks in advance, a world in which the Planetary Hegemon has declared urbi et orbi that nothing in the body of international law applies to the “indispensable nation” (or to the parasitic host feeding off it) and where “might makes right” has become the motto by which everybody lives. Of course, the censorship of a book cannot be compared to the initiation of a war of aggression (which is the “supreme international crime” under international law: this was the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial on this topic: To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole). Still, there is something uniquely devious and evil about the censorship of Hoffman’s books by Amazon, several things in fact:
- What is attacked in not a person or even a group, but ideas, arguably the most precious attribute of mankind. This is therefore not only an attack on a human being, but an attack on the very notion of humanity as such
- While the method is different, the intention here is no different from the book burnings of the Nazis or the Papacy except that in these latter cases it was obvious who ordered the burning of putatively “degenerate” or “heretical” books. Thus the ideological motive of the Nazis and Papists was always clear whereas in the case of Hoffman this ideological motive is hidden (even if obvious with anybody with a modicum of intelligence).
- The ultimate hypocrisy lies in the fact that most so-called libertarians (from the Left to the Right) have nothing to say about this because this is not a case of censorship by government but the action of a corporation which has the “right” to do as it wishes, nevermind that the result is still a clear de-facto infringement of Hoffman’s First Amendment rights and the freedom of academic scholarship.
- The US government and Congress, by allowing monopolistic corporations such as Amazon to have that kind of power are basically engaging in what I would call “censorship by proxy” which is to be expected from a deep state which now does almost everything by proxy in order to bypass fundamental US and international laws (“extraordinary renditions” anybody?).
- Unlike the government which does have to produce at least some evidence before it can censor an individual or organization, a US corporation does not even have to justify itself by a single word. This is viewed as a triumph of deregulation by mindless libertarians who would gladly surrender all their freedoms as long as it is not to the state. In the real world, of course, they still end up handing over their freedoms to the state, except that the state is hiding behind their beloved corporations.
It is also pretty obvious that those who might, at least in theory, have something to say about this kind of censorship by proxy remain silent because, at least according to them, Hoffman is an “anti-Semite” (which, having read many of his books, I can attest is a total falsehood; by way of evidence here are sample pages from his book: https://twitter.com/HoffmanMichaelA/status/1039159686233088000) and thus he is undeserving of support. So-called “anti-Semites” are, along with the pedophiles, the “consensus villains” of the day (I explain that in detail here) but what the anti-anti-Semites fail to realize is that each time a “consensus villain” is deprived from his rights, this sets a precedent for everybody else. This is why Yehuda Bauer warned us when he wrote: “Thou shalt not be a victim, Thou shalt not be a perpetrator, And above all, Thou shalt not be a bystander”. To no avail, alas: we live in society of silent bystanders apparently! And when YouTube decides to silence all the Syrian state channels to better prepare for a false flag chemical attack, everybody looks away – “ain’t my problem”…
We all know that in Europe (and in Russia) you can be jailed and your books banned if a court finds them to be “revisionist” or “anti-Semitic” or “hateful” and the like. But at least in Europe (and in Russia), you get your day in court and you can defend yourself against accusations which the state has to prove. In Russia, just last week, a man accused of “rehabilitating National-Socialism” (for reprinting an article by another author!) was found non guilty by a majority of jurors (5 to 3) (the punishment he was facing was a fine and several years in jail). Thank God, in the “home of the brave” no such thing could happen, right?!
True, Hoffman does not risk jail (yet!). But in terms of crushing crimethink, I submit that the US system is much more effective because it allows the deep state to hide behind the veil of corporate malfeasance. There have been plenty of revolutions against a state, but I don’t know of any revolutions against the corporate dictatorship.
You tell me: which is worse, the absence of freedom or the illusion of freedom?
Personally, I find the latter *much* worse.
I never expected the corporate presstitutes to really care about our freedoms, ditto for the libertarians and the progressive Left. They are all too busy with their narrow ideological agenda. As for the US academic world, it has shown its true face when it allowed the persecution of Professor Norman Finkenstein. But I have to say that I am shocked by the fact that the blogosphere and the so-called “alternative media” has remained so silent in the face of such a blatant censorship by proxy by the deep state against one of the foremost US historians.
I urge all those reading these lines to speak up on Hoffman’s behalf and to support him by purchasing his superb and censored books. This is how every one of us can resist the Hegemon and his rule!
I would love to possess hard copies of these censored books. it pushes me more to order these from alternative source. i will stop my orders in jewmazon!
You will find all most antisemite books on amazon. They don’t car as long as you pay. That’s a jewish rule. Try you’ll see.
No, none of the holocausthandbooks are available via Amazon (too close to the truth for their confort): see http://www.holocausthandbooks.com and compare with amazon.
An Amazon customer since the 90s, I find this disgusting.
They were my intro to sources of history, archaeology, and much more that was not available anywhere else.
Now this. Especially disgusting is the mantra “our commitment to free speech” mouthed on every holiday by elected trolls while letting their corporate lickspittles do their dirty work. Or are US politicians actually just the ventriloquist dummies for Finance, as my socialist friends always insisted?
Either way I find The Saker’s slap at libertarians both timely and praiseworthy. Although my own Libertarian Party card was years ago, and only on the state level, I now even regret the five-buck registration fee I paid out at the time. How low the “party of principle” has fallen!
Fortunately, there is an internets out there beyond Amazon.
A search on a non-google search engine found sites still selling these books. Mr. Hoffman’s own site was one of them, but there are still others as well.
Its important for people to learn or remember that there is a big internet out there that goes far beyond the restrictive confines of Amazon or Google or Facebook. They can only control their spheres. If we learn to go beyond those limits, then they become powerless.
This could be a useful area for a Chinese or Russian company to step in. A site that offers for sale books banned on the corporate sites, or that can allow viewing of videos banned on the corporate sites?
“Fortunately, there is an internets out there beyond Amazon…”
True, and thanks to all others who have brought this up.
But be warned that the Amazons and the Googles of the world have been buying up these smaller outfits, sometimes secretly. Abe.com was one of my most reliable suppliers… I had no idea Amazon bought it out till nearly two years after it happened.
Others were infuriated by that. Amazon did not list Abe.com as one of its holdings for quite some time after the sale either. Let the buyer beware.
Actually I hope Hoffman’s direct sales increase over this. As for tablet sales, I was able to use the old PDF format to sell manuscripts ten years ago. There are many more formats to choose from now.
Direct sales from author to client may need a bit of work. But as you note, Amazon is cutting lots of authors and readers off. Time to start cutting off Amazon. All of us.
They begin by burning books, they end by burning people.
The advent of the internet has undermined the otherwise smooth operation of managing empire/foreign and economic policy in the interests of the few. The internet represents a tunnel under the walls of the keep. People talking to each other directly without passing through the filter. And where they have shut one tunnel it has spawned two.
I said a long time ago that the advent of the internet would leave self-interested government with a binary choice: either they accept the accountability inherent in the scrutiny of the internet to the profound benefit of mankind, or they become a dictatorship starting with a desperate attempt to regain control of the narrative i.e censorship.
Unfortunately, as Hoffman found out, they have chosen the latter path, in earnest since Clinton’s loss prove that the levers of the classical media had disappeared.
On Hoffman’s topic, it is not widely discussed with any precise rationale, if at all, specifically how and why the Messianic vision of Zionists drives the current state of world affairs. The jewish people are terrorised by a subset who crave a messiah of their own making, in their own image and likeness, that comes as a culmination of their worldly efforts. Restoring the land to the borders of David’s time; rebuilding the temple; repatriating all Jews to Israel are the three preconditions of the messiah. To renege on these goals is to cast away any hope of their version of a messiah. President Rabin was shot by an ultra orthodox at a rally I was at for negotiating a peace which essentially nailed the door shut on the Messiah for ever by creating a Palestinian state within the borders of Davids kingdom.
The US military and economy is fundamental to this small and economically weak nation achieving these things and meeting with their conception of a transcendent destiny. The whole formulation of messianic Zionism is the rabid and foolish hope of men attempting to make God perform on queue rather than learning from their history of perpetual correction by the divine for having applied the laws and desires of men to the heavens. Their fanatical fear of a loss of momentum in their reach, with US military help, for the preconditions in the ME for their Messiah have a lot to answer for in driving the policies of the west and particularly the US. Their driven madness is helping drive the whole world mad.
Talmudic Jews seek world domination and supreme hegemony and subjugation of the entire human race. Israel is but a small part of their ultimate goal.
The overwhelming and vast majority of international Jews are Talmudic persuaded Jews. They collectively believe in this. That’s why they are so organized and cohesive, and act as one powerful body. To say that most Jews are held captive by a nefarious few is simply misguided.
Not true, bored. They do not ‘seek world domination’. The whole idea of world domination is not actually consistent with the hopes of Judaism. Messiah does not = empire. The messiah is ‘king of kings’. An empire has one king. You have missed a major difference inherent in that title.
The sequence of Judaic thought is: chosen people, above all others – covenant with the divine – promise of a leader to restore the fortunes and integrity of Israel. Empire is not a part of it. The conversion of non-Jews is not a part of it. Their struggles abroad are specifically related to securing a worldly, temporal messiah as they conceive it. They fully expect that he will appear as a leader from within their own ranks of priests. They are neither evangelical or imperial. In Judaism the bloodline, the faith and the land are intertwined and inseparable.
You are confusing the traditional sins of ‘international Jewry’ with the sins of their faith. If you read their book, they have made major errors in hungering after material wealth and temporal power and for making the Law more important that God. Most of their prophets, including the Christ, have chastised them for these failings. Add to these traditional sins (which we all share) their greatest error – the denial of their crowning glory and vigorous attempts since to eradicate the memory and witness of it from history.
Most people I knew in Israel are secular and wanted peace. The fanatics are relatively small in number, well connected, dedicated, secretive and will have their arse handed to them sooner or later, as has happened many times before. Most of their money makers are not fundamentalists, just better at their job than the next guy.
I agree, but the Zionazi elite are the most dangerous such group in the world, with the possible exception of the USA, but that entity is, as Ariel Sharon, the terrorist butcher, boasted, controlled by ‘..we, the Jewish people’. The Zionazis are psychopaths, genocidal and aggressive, and they represent the greatest threat to Jewry, as well as the rest of humanity.
“Most of their money makers are not fundamentalists, just better at their job than the next guy.”
I have not found this to be the case at all and I have met and befriended many Jews especially when I lived in the US. I expected it to be true (having been brainwashed by Hollywood and other zionist-owned loudest megaphones) and after many years of working and studying with them – I realized it’s a pure myth.
They are just greedier and more obsessed with money and control than other normal people and many jewish friends admitted that to me (they told me terrible things about their control freak mothers – and I have seen that myself on many occasions – which probably explains why so many gays I have met were jews)
I have never found any jews to be most intelligent or the best at anything – despite the fact that they usually are the hardest working and the geekiest (at the university etc) They are also the most one-dimensional in my experience – especially the ortodox ones.
it’s a myth and I have very dear Jewish friends.
They also tend to promote each other and help each other get loans and grants (with art foundations and universities – even though they lack talent – I have seen this in LA a lot – and my friends were involved both as receivers of these grants (even though they are not talented) and other friends were the ones giving them money because they used to sit on these boards.
Connected, determined, greedy, one dimensional – yes – but not at all better than average – that is my experience of 20 or so years spent with jews
I agree with you. I did ot say ‘more intelligent’. I said ‘better at their job than the next guy’. In the Darwinist system of US/western capitalism, the most ruthless, determined and conscienceless animal spirit wins, and they have advantages in this system. My experience is from the City of London and Israel. For every successful money making jew there are 100+ Caucasians in the money industry.
Where the advantage comes into the life of a jew is, as you say, they have an indoctrinated superiority over other ‘humanoids’, making ruthlessness easier; they have strong traditional family structures; they often share a higher goal (Israel and their people). Their Caucasian counterparts are individualists, compete with the whole of humanity, do not identify even with their neighbors or colleagues let alone a nation or faith, and are satiated by wealth having nothing to spend their money on but themselves (or in the case of Darwinist Bill Gates, sterilising 3rd world women).
I have met Israelis of phenomenal intelligence. They were out of the Russian system, though.
thanks for your insights.
when I read a few books on psychopaths about 5 years ago (I was on a holiday in Greece and I finished reading Steve Jobs biography – only because there was nothing else to read – I had no interest in him or Apple and was shocked with how crazy, abnormally nasty and weird SJ was – so I spoke to a friend in London who told me SJ was a psychopath – which inspired me to read a few books like The Sociopath Nextdoor, Without Conscience by Rob Hare etc) and an interesting thing happened.
I lived in LA at the time – and as I read about the symptoms, my Jewish friends kept coming to my mind – especially overall as a ‘culture’: the focus on status symbols, the fake charm, the manipulative mothers, the constant attempt to elicit sympathy while blaming their victims (jewish mothers), the intense and normalized Machiavellism…I remember thinking – wow – this is a psychopath-as-a-culture. I found that to be the best metaphor for them.
And often like with individual psychopaths – their sickness is not their fault – they can’t help it- so it’s up to us to protect ourselves from being used and abused or destroyed. The more people learn to spot psychopaths – both individual and psychopathic ‘cultures’ – the easier it will be to avoid the damage and to not become part of their eventual self-destruction (according to the above mentioned book most psychopaths tend to self-destruct eventually)
Go read the Talmud, which Jews the world over will tell you superceds the Torah.
Menachem Begin said himself that Jews will be the leaders, overlords of the gentiles, and that their Messaih will come down and rule with an ‘ iron ‘ fist.
The Talmud preaches domination of their race/tribes and preaches supremacism, even of the racial kind.
The Talmud also preaches genocide of gentiles, as we saw in the Jewish Bolshevik Red Terror Revolution.
90% of the worlds Jews are organized, and speak with one voice, especially when it comes to Israel. AIPAC in the U.S has subverted, subjugated and taken over the U.S. government. There are literally 100’s of Jewish organizations that seek domination of the affairs of the gentile masses in the U.S. alone. They act as one. For the goal of domination, world domination. Because they believe they are ‘ chosen ‘ people, as if God were somehow a bigot. Nonsense, eaten up by gullible Christians and others.
I think you are right – although you would think they would be confident, happy and have enjoyable lives. Many that i have met (even if wealthy) have no confidence, are not at all happy, they feel threatened (and even if nobody is threatening them they want everyone else to think they are the biggest victims the world has ever seen). To be happy you have to respect yourself and to have clean conscience.
So all their plots are not happiness inducing – my brother once described to me a Serbian woman (a friend of his I never met) – if you were to give her all the money in the world – she would say – that’s definitely not enough…
this is how this psychopathic ‘culture is’ – if you give them everything – it still would not be enough. It’s a sickness.
It seems to me that Jews basically discovered how effective unity is – and through their loudest megaphones like Hollywood – and zionazi owned media – they do their best to make sure they are the only ones profit from it. They love to create divisions, jealousy, mutual fear in Gentiles around them.
that’s their formula I think.
What an eloquent comment proper gander – Thank You
It appears that an older version of Judaism’s Strange Gods (not the expanded version) is still on Amazon and has not been banned. I am speculating if it was not the inclusion of The Noahide Laws that caused the revised edition to be banned.
The weakness is that companies like Amazon rely on low-paid and abused workers to perform their tasks. They are happy to do as little as possible to avoid the slave foreman’s whip on their backs, and to take their 10 cents in wages home to their starving children. Thus, they don’t work very hard to uncover such older editions. The order from the Overseer gave a list of books to be banned on the system, thus that is what happened. And nothing more.
I like your explanation and there must to be some truth to it. In this case, however, I overlooked a more obvious transgression. Hoffman’s revised edition includes discussion of Toaff’s 2007 Blood Passover and the changes made in later editions due to organized pressure.
Thank you for this very revealing .. essay interview …. I am totally disgusted at todays censorship.
(if the CEOs are that concerned then shut down all the malicious online sites….. They havent because despite other arguments they are profitable)
Search engines, fake book, twit er MSM plus corporates per se dont care about anything but profit . But today a new disease has arisen.
All of the present day mess has its origins in the many – religions – which morphed from there …. all man created religions from deciphered old scripts … some not so old religions. Many of the beliefs are false thus fake religions have surfaced which tolerate accept and make excuses for violence. (Not for debate here please as off topic)
Thus it is vital that there are debates on all of the contentious happenings arising in middle east and their respective histories ….. and authors should be able to express views , opinions whatever, without censorship.
We can not develop as a global people unless we can debate all …. Not a select few topics which have no go areas within.
I am totally disgusted at the violence the Israel government reigns down on the displace peoples inside and around its borders. I am totally disgusted at the attitude from polling inside that tiny nation which accepts this violence. I am totally disgusted at the deceipt which poors out to justify the violence.
This needs urgent public global debate: some justifications for violence are based in historical and religious scripts. Those researchers and others who objectively review these scripts and others should have their findings made freely available.
I am going to buy Michael Hoffman s banned books so I can be better informed.
Thank you Saker and Michael Hoffman
Big Brother hates free speech. In fact Big Bro hates all forms of real freedom. Big Bro wants to protect you from having thoughts that deviate from his exclusive version of truth.
Thanks to The Saker for taking up the case of this amazing prophetic and truly American voice, who is sadly too little known. This kindle censorship is surely evil, and criminal, but Mr. Hoffman has also been under another very insidious form of censorship, in that his work is so brutally objective, it threatens so many cowering under the Weimerican culture terror apparatus, that it’s simply not or rarely discussed. Compare his work, (unexelled), with his public exposure, (very little), and you’ll see what I mean.
FWIW there are other suppliers than amazon and I make a point to use them whenever possible. My latest e-book order was from kobo. Likewise, there are viable alternatives to youtube, one of them being rutube.ru. And VK (V Kontakte) is a good alternative to Facebook.
I would like to try VK, but they ask for your cellphone number. Doesn’t that concern you?
I have ordered one of Mr Hoffman’s books. I doubt that, by itself, an act such as this will change much, but if the content is interesting and intriquing, then that could be different.
I find censorship fascinating. The perpetrators do not understand the problem. Knowledge tends to flow around obstacles for example the readers of Pravda learned to interpret text to mean someting entirely different from that intended. Language is born of complexity, it cannot be easily changed.
If I may add a link that I found revealing, here it is:
Prepare yourself for dreary boring reading of the intellectual type. Not the quick fix of the zerohedge!
The “progressive left” used to care about freedom. Back when they were real progressives.
To explain that, “progressive” is an old term in American politics. Wikipedia describes the Progressive Era as “The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to the 1920s. The main objectives of the Progressive movement were eliminating problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and corruption in government.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era
During the Vietnam and Civil Rights era of America in the 1960’s, the people fighting against the war and in favor of basic human rights and freedom were proud to call themselves “liberal.” After that, two things happened. First was a massive wave of corporate and rightwing politician propaganda against “liberals”. Then, creatures like the Clintons called themselves “liberal” to disguise their corruption and wilingness to do whatever the bankers and corporate America wanted.
Thus, during the Clinton regime, the people who used to proudly call themselves liberal as they worked against war and corporate power and abuses against human beings decided that the term had become too polluted to be used any more. Thus, they resurrected the word “progressive” as a way of seperating themselves from the pro-war, pro-banker, pro-empire, anti-human-rights crowd such as the Clintons that were now polluting the word liberal.
At some point in the Obama regime, they decided to steal the word progressive as well. Then, awful creatures like Hillary and Obama were using the word progressive to describe their pro-Empire policies, even though of course the progressives both past and present were strongly against the the Empire and wanted human rights for all.
Thus, what is now described as “Progressive Left” is in reality definitely to the right of Nixon and generally to the right of Reagan.
In this age of censorship, which this piece accurately describes, there are still people who believe in what the old liberals and the old progressives believed. That is honorable and good. The phrase People over Proftis comes to mind. But these people are hard to find in this era of corporate censorship. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that corporations only censor the right. I know many on the right spread that myth. But doesn’t it make sense that if corporations were to start censoring material, that their old traditional enemies from the left fighting against war, abusive police and prisons, low-wages and worker abuse approaching slavery and the Empire in general would be the first targets?
You don’t find the left on TV anymore. The corporate channels have long blacked it out. Noam Chomsky was a voice against the Vietnam War and the Empire. When was the last time you saw Prof. Chomsky on CNN? And, of course the Democrats have co-opted the old left. The old left publications and shows were always broke and struggling for money, so Democrats and their corporate backers came in and offered money. Then slowly used that leverage to change them into pro-Democrat mouthpieces that nowadays talk about Identity Politics. There’s another story about how corporate power has removed what was once an honest movement of people who wanted human rights for all into a twisted notion that says MeFirst.
The above story is an example of what the Saker fears in this article. That corporate power can obliterate and remove an entire movement of well-meaning people who object to the corporate dreams of world domination and the submission of all humans to its designs. I suppose its accurate in that what corporations have defined as ‘the progressive left’ is indeed what the Saker describes. But in this Brave New World, be very, very careful about accepting the corporate definitions of anything.
“progressive” simply means breaking away from feudal Europe. There was order and peace, then oil was found.
For most of my life “progressive” has been a code word for those actively supportive of socialism. From around 1990 or so this focus has faded.
Thank you Saker, for bringing up the valuable work by Michael Hoffman. I gather material: books, articles, photographs, witness accounts, emails which describe historical events as I have witnessed and experienced them and I put them in a safe place for my child who is now far too young to understand. I hope to get a hold of these books as well. I refuse to let Google executives, Amazon, us politicians, israeli politicians re-write my life and brainwash my child. I strongly recommend the readers of this blog to do the same. It’s on us now. The universities have been corrupted. The knowledge will be lost if we do not preserve it.
Amazon is just rotten all around; from censorship to the treatment of its workers. We can thank Obama/Clinton in large degree for the lack of reaction from large swathes of the population. “Hope and Change” served to de-claw much of what had historically been the most militant and revolutionary minded group in the US in the form of African Americans while Clinton (H. R.) dragooned much of the White Liberal Left into the mire of Identity Politics. There is simply no unified and conscious constituency to stand up for democratic rights in the US in the present moment. So, to paraphrase Trotsky, we all are tobogganing toward catastrophe with eyes wide shut for lack of resistance to the Empire and all that flows from it.
Sorry, this isn’t censorship. There have always been big publishers and small publishers. Big publishers have always chosen which books they want to publish. Things are actually BETTER now than before. In previous eras when the big publishers rejected a manuscript, the author had to pay heavily to a ‘vanity press’ or find a local print shop and do his own distribution. Now the printing and distribution are easy and cheap via the web.
Amazon is not selling the books because they don’t think they can make money from them, leaving them to be sold by smaller retailers/publishers. They are not selling the books due to “content guideline violation”.
-So, you say censorship is nothing new? With that I agree. Always existed in one form or another. I hope the internet is the realization of the old expression “information wants to be free”.
I think that Mr. Hoffman made it very clear. His books were selling before on Amazon with no problems. Then suddenly NOW when Facebook, Reddit, GOOGLE, Youtube etc. are all synchronizing the banning of individuals, Amazon joins the coordinated conditioning of the Plebs to the turning of the lights out to unwanted voices. This has nothing to do with publishing books.
“Might makes right” is one of the foundations of Western power in whatever shape or form they governed their people (Democratically or otherwise). The motto was hidden for a few decades under the veil of so called democracy……But now the ugly face of the West is showing itself and is taking its society down with it.
The question is will they take the rest of us down with them ?
No need to post this comment, but consider rewriting (b/c the illusion of freedom implies the absence of freedom, so you are not offering a choice; there is no dichotomy):
You tell me: which is worse, the absence of freedom or the illusion of freedom? >>
You tell me: which is worse, the overt absence of freedom by public oppression or the illusion of freedom that masks its absence?
Interesting choice. To me, the absence of freedom means we know we aren’t free, and therefore we know our problem lies outside ourselves. But the illusion of freedom means we don’t realize we aren’t free, so we assume our problem lies within ourselves. The resulting self-analysis and self-criticism this invokes can be psychologically more painful than outward oppression. I have loved ones who are victims of the illusions created by the MSM, and blame themselves for every shortcoming in their lives and then some.
Regarding your question at the end:
“Niemand ist hoffnungsloser versklavt als jene, die fälschlicherweise glauben, frei zu sein.”
(“No one is more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’ve boycotted Amazon for years now and loathe Bezos with a passion. I promote alibris as my preferred book seller. I linked to and quoted one of Hoffman’s passages at the M of A website along with the following comment, all of which I paste in full below.
Back to the Censorship Crisis. The Saker has interviewed the author Michael Hoffman about the banning of some of his books by Amazon. Now, I don’t know this author or his books, but I trust Saker when he says they’re not designed to arouse hatred or anything else open to “normal” censorship. I agree with the author’s assessment of the following point:
“To be banned by Amazon is not equivalent to being banned by any other private business. Most publishers will admit that Amazon has replaced Bowker Books in Print as the industry’s authoritative guide to what books in English have been printed in the past and what is in print now. Amazon is currently the reference source. For a book to be forbidden by Amazon renders it largely invisible. It is equivalent to burning the book. So this is not a matter of Amazon exercising the prerogative of private enterprise. Amazon is a monopoly. It has no rival. If your book doesn’t exist on Amazon, then for most people who are not research specialists, your book doesn’t exist. The consequences for the pursuit of knowledge are ominous.”
Seems Amazon’s become Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451‘s fire department.
Now I rather doubt that Hoffman and I would agree on much of anything, but I must defend his right to have his research published, for if he can be censored and not told specifically why, then so could I and anyone else challenging status quo narratives. Indeed, every barfly at MoA ought to join in his defense–even trolls–since we are constantly engaged at challenging BigLie Media and government imposed narratives, which are the basic means for manufacturing consent.
Orderéd the book on Judaism’S Strange Gods.
Remembrer pope Jean-Paul II mentionning feu years ago, before à UN meeting, that the Anti-Christ was among us. Rater Strange. …they are well informer, for sure.
Running your n website, and having them duplicated on many servers worldwide, including payement sites is something to think about.
Wojtyla was just boasting.
I just (13 Sept 6PM EST) looked at the Amazon website and these books are listed for sale. Are they lying about availability of theses books? They also list used copies which come from other booksellers.
Now I understand! It is the new, expanded versions of these books that are not being offered by Amazon.
The old versions, e.g. of Judaism Discovered, seem to be still offered. A half-hearted censorship job, as if Amazon was reluctantly obeying the Censors.
We always figured Amazon to be on the side of the Empire, doing its part by Speaking Power to Truth.
Need to set up a website-” Banned on Amazon”
and list all the books and other items banned on Amazon.
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While it seems like every week a new website is “deplatformed” with entire libraries of content vanishing down the memory hole, the largest weapon in the war against information, knowledge, and truth continues to be the banning of books.
The Saker failed to mentioned what had prompted Amazon to go on a wholesale cyber bookburning spree in the first place.
In the spring of 2017, based on a wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers, Zionists groups pressured Amazon to remove scores of books with alternative views on WWII, a good many of them scholarly and scientific works. It was subsequently discovered that the antisemitic threats were made by an Israeli-American teen. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/cyber-police-arrest-teen-for-hundreds-of-bomb-threats-to-jewish-centers-1.5452502
Yet, despite this seemingly false flag deception, Amazon never restored these history and science books for public purchase.
Perhaps we need to start talking about transforming these private conveyors of digital information into public utilities.
Colleen McGuire. That seems to me the only way to restore public confidence. Destroying public records ought to be a capital offense; falsifying public records ought to incur punishment even worse than death. There should be no more questioning of the Right to Question. Ever since 911 the wells of truth have been poisoned and the world is sick.
Kevin Barrett wrote a superb article on censorship that provides an excellent explanation of why those of us who are the true dissidents are no longer are able to go viral and get our mesage out.
I heard about Michael Hoffman and his book ‘Judaism’s Strange Gods’ from your previous post and subsequently bought a copy for my Kindle from Amazon. It was delivered to my Kindle, but when I tried to download it to my sister’s Kindle, which is also linked to my account, they kept giving me an electronic copy that had apparent degraded software that could not be opened. I was quite upset because one of the good things about buying the Kindle copy of a book is that you can download it to any other book that is registered to your account.
But now of course everything makes sense
Inevitably, what people find ‘offensive’ is a subjective opinion. You can always find someone who will find something offensive.
As what is probably a poor example, the books of the famous (and now sadly deceased) Iain M. Banks contains depictions of sex, drug use, violence towards innocent animals, as well as a generally contemptuous attitude towards religion. I’ve no doubt many people would find Mr. Banks books disturbing and offensive.
Of course, it’s just fiction, but so is Aldous Huxley’s’ ‘Brave New World’ and George Orwell’s ‘1984’. I’m wondering when they will be banned. Monty Python’s fictional ‘Life of Brian’ was banned in Scotland for almost thirty years, and is still banned in some countries and local jurisdictions.
The censorship activities of Amazon represent the subjective opinions of a small group of people who clearly have their own agenda.
I have never bought anything from Amazon, and I don’t possess any digital books. I prefer a real hardcopy book to read.
Seems to me The Southern Poverty Law Center hates you. On the one hand.
On the othre, is it not that kindle “books” never leave Amazon servers?
Why depend on such a system?
Beside the content of this or other old books, the censorship of one of the distributione channel, leaving the other open, Can be a very old trick to stimulate curiosness, enhance the autor credits and its credibility, and make free spots on it.
I’m just now reading a book of the ’90s about a ’80s disaster, clearly aiming at divert to other objectives.
Yes, clearly hidden are establishment intentions to use our governments to control all entities (people and objects) within each society, and to separate the masses of people by political boundaries (national (nation state), regional(state), local(county, city), and at the home spot. Such a system allows one person (or a few) to control everyone in the world. Corporations learned they could use politicians as focus points for mass control: impose on the world object SFM&R. Structure (constitutions and nation states), functions (duties), methods (technologies) and enforceable (courts, jails, military and police) rules (rule of law).
Tracking (spying) the on-going activities and analyzing the result (essentially a feedback system) allows continuous micro adjustment of the SFM&Rs system elements; a time goes so too does better corporate control over the masses.
First analogue transitioned to digital virtualization, then came networked interconnected, but otherwise isolated information sources, supported by 64 bit, gigabyte speed, desktop machines.
Everyone could deliver any message to the entire world or to a single person but total confusion existed, many computer owners could barely turn on their machines, and finding a website with meaning to the need or interest of a person, was near impossible, then came crawler based indexing which allowed all websites in the world to be automatically searched, their available web page or other web resource information collected, saved, sorted and indexed, and finally, the mathematical search algorithms evolved into search engines which brought the power of the web to every household. The problem was democracy: joe’s back yard could compete with Mr. Big corporation.
Too many people were learning about how they had been manipulated and were still being manipulated, so search engine and high technology access technology had to be redesigned, democracy must not survive, the global masses must not learn and must not become armed with the true verifiable facts; the profiteers must keep the slaves working, without cheap slave labor, corporate profits are difficult.
So now the web servers each with their one to thousands of web pages are no longer reachable unless the contents of such web serves do not challenge the corporate model that says the few shall own the slaves, and the slaves shall do the work, the few shall make the profits.
The corporations are serious about who shall do the work, about who shall profit and about who shall be in control of the masses, the corporations will not allow competition, the corporations shall, if they get their way, be the few in charge of the many.
Behind the scenes were manipulators and interconnected intelligence agencies abusing government funding to develop digital virtual technology, not for the purpose of making the Internet democratic, but instead, to make the web into a tool capable to control the thoughts, knowledge and behaviors (the BKTs) of the masses. Why, Since 1685 when the Corporations were developing colonies in places around the world, the corporations would write books and run opportunity ads about colonies in an effort to find enough people willing to move to (its difficult to make money from a corporate colony if there are no people there to do the work) corporate colonies in foreign lands. Those who fell for the propaganda became corporate slaves, most barely had the money to get to the colony, and certainly did not have the money, or the means, to return home (TEF”s: Sixteen Tons “What do you get, but another day older and deeper in Debt, I owe my sole to the company store..says it all)
Censorship on the web is basically a sort routine(a math pipeline algorithm) just send the search request to trash if the search results leads to information that does not support the corporate propaganda or a different way just remove the mass threatening or challenging web site from the index so the search cannot find it or block access to the offending website.
The problem you address is much broader than Hoffman, and failure to resolve it in favor of democracy will guarantee the future of the masses to be corporate slaves.
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I’ve red M. Hoffman’s books, I’ve never been convinced even if what he said is true. Point is his concept is based on a religious view as a christian. That is wrong and make jews game. There is no god or what so ever. I rather prefer a writer as Douglas Reed. His approach is more realistic and out of religious non sens.
I am French, I don’t know Mickael Hoffman’s books, but there is no surprise to hear such a fact from such big media multinational.
As Howard Kunstler, I think Amazon model is not sustainable on long term because it is an energetivore business model, as is our society. I think all will shrink and such dinausores will be longer be viable.
I noted an bias from the Saker : its’s anti-papist stance, which looks like an obsession ! Relax, and don’t think like the atheist or freemasons who make a mountain from a little hill just to destroy as much as possible Catholic Church. Do you have such a catholic aversion as to always despise it and the pope ? Don’t you have nothing to says against Orthodoxe churches ?
Otherwise great analyses, i like them as they are mostly true, and I love Truth !
Wow, look at this
The Lobby – USA is a banned undercover documentary from Al Jazeera, a media outlet based in Qatar. A leaked clip shows how Facebook is used to spread political propaganda and promote hidden agendas in a way that most viewers do not detect. Hidden-cameras catch Jordan Schachtel, who worked with a covert propaganda team under the name of TIP (The Israel Project) as he explains how the TIP operates. He says it works in the background feeding information to many different Facebook communities to tilt public opinion in favor of the policies of the Israeli government. He says that TIP even produces entire information campaigns that appear as though they originated from organizations unrelated to TIP. [The importance of this disclosure is not merely in discovering how the Israeli government uses social media platforms to engineer public opinion, but in the realization that social media is useful for that purpose on behalf of any government or corporation or wealthy individual that can afford to hire a team of professionals. In truth, the United States government and, in particular, the Pentagon, have been in the forefront of this activity for many decades. Lesson: Be aware that there are powerful forces using sophisticated techniques to engineer your opinions about issues that profoundly affect your future.] -GEG
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Germar Rudolph’s books were censored, including Carlo Mattogno and all of the so-called handbooks (www.holocausthandbooks.com) were no longer available on Amazon. I spoke with Germar about this (via a Skype session) and he explains how this has been a problem all along, including the outrageous laws that Germany itself designed to make any possible real forensic, scientific investigation impossible to be published due to punishment. Luckily I could download most of these books in one sweep on that website and have the files converted via Kindle, so they are all on my Kindle without them realizing that this is the way to do it.
They are eye-opening studies, very scholarly and Rudolph and Mattogno are outstanding scholars.
We have to find ways to pass by such hegemony as Amazon displays, where most of the censoring officers are Jewish who do not wish to see any other possible truths than their own (which is tightly linked to the birth of Israel, so heaven forbid that all was not as horrible as portrayed by black propaganda of those days).
Hi there – started reading your articles on Information Clearing House – thank you for your tireless work in educating the masses! I clicked on ‘persecution of Professor Norman Finkenstein. ‘ to go to the Wikipedia article, and found it is no longer there. Thought you might like to know about the broken link, but then, leaving it there means that more people are discovering for themselves the methods that the PTB use. God bless. Janelle