The Left's Virtual Book Burning: Stop Buying from Amazon
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https://justthenews.com/nation/technolog...books-hate

Quote:Sometime before this week, when it removed from its digital shelves a book critical of transgender ideology, Amazon altered its content policy to explicitly forbid books that promote "hate speech," a major rule change that could be used to rationalize action against a broader range of books sold by the digital retail giant.

Saying that a man is a man and cannot become a woman is now considered "hate speech" and grounds for censorship, according to Amazon.
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(02-24-2021, 02:26 PM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote: https://justthenews.com/nation/technolog...books-hate

Quote:Sometime before this week, when it removed from its digital shelves a book critical of transgender ideology, Amazon altered its content policy to explicitly forbid books that promote "hate speech," a major rule change that could be used to rationalize action against a broader range of books sold by the digital retail giant.

Saying that a man is a man and cannot become a woman is now considered "hate speech" and grounds for censorship, according to Amazon.
I just contacted Amazon customer service and asked what they meant by "hate speech" and "pornography".  No definitions are provided on their content policy page.  I'm aware of any number of books, for example, that contain what might be considered "pornography".  They weren't able to help much other than to forward my "concerns" to the appropriate people.  

For a number of reasons, price, availability, ease of access, etc. we buy quite a few different things from Amazon, some which are almost impossible to find elsewhere.  I know Bezos is in the same boat with Soros, Gates, et. al. but what large corporation in America today isn't in that boat with them or at least supporting them?
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(02-24-2021, 04:09 PM)J Michael Wrote: For a number of reasons, price, availability, ease of access, etc. we buy quite a few different things from Amazon, some which are almost impossible to find elsewhere.

Like what? We've cut Amazon out of our lives since AWS deplatformed Parler, and only twice have I even thought about going back.
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Amazon is not putting a gun to anyone's head. The problem is that Amazon began as just books and they discounted new books. Who doesn't like a discount? After years of no profits, they began to make money. Why? People became used to the idea of getting their books at a discount. Anyway, books can still be bought direct from the publisher. And even though people are now trained to go to Amazon, there are other options out there, including used book sellers.
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(02-24-2021, 04:29 PM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote:
(02-24-2021, 04:09 PM)J Michael Wrote: For a number of reasons, price, availability, ease of access, etc. we buy quite a few different things from Amazon, some which are almost impossible to find elsewhere.

Like what?  We've cut Amazon out of our lives since AWS deplatformed Parler, and only twice have I even thought about going back.

Point taken.
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(02-24-2021, 06:01 PM)J Michael Wrote:
(02-24-2021, 04:29 PM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote: Like what?  We've cut Amazon out of our lives since AWS deplatformed Parler, and only twice have I even thought about going back.

Point taken.

The question wasn't rhetorical, actually. Everybody's situation is different. We live on the outskirts of a medium-sized metro, so we have everything from warehouse stores down to smaller family-run operations.

If there are certain things that just can't be found in person, there are other ways to order online. I'm buying more stuff on eBay and from independent stores. eBay probably isn't any better, politically, but it's not the genderqueer demisexual elephant in the room.
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You can buy Mein Kampf on Amazon. You've been banned from a platform that won't cancel Hitler. Wear it as a badge of honour. It's not like anyone was going to buy your book anyway. This is the best thing that could have ever happened for your sales.
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(02-24-2021, 06:56 PM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote:
(02-24-2021, 06:01 PM)J Michael Wrote:
(02-24-2021, 04:29 PM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote: Like what?  We've cut Amazon out of our lives since AWS deplatformed Parler, and only twice have I even thought about going back.

Point taken.

The question wasn't rhetorical, actually.  Everybody's situation is different.  We live on the outskirts of a medium-sized metro, so we have everything from warehouse stores down to smaller family-run operations.

If there are certain things that just can't be found in person, there are other ways to order online.  I'm buying more stuff on eBay and from independent stores.  eBay  probably isn't any better, politically, but it's not the genderqueer demisexual elephant in the room.
We live between Frederick and Baltimore in Maryland, both of which we try to avoid at all costs, esp. Baltimore.  We have a Walmart superstore, Home Depot, and about a thousand fast food places.  I'm not sure about Walmart's politics other than they buy a crap load of stuff from China which pisses me off.  

So, if ebay "probably isn't any better, politically..." the only thing that would seem to differentiate it from Amazon is that it's not the elephant you so eloquently describe.  But...how does that make it better and why not stop buying from them, too?  Or are you suffering from pachydermism :-) ? 

Seems to me that if we were to stop buying from anyone who is like Amazon politically, we may start running out of places to buy things from.  Now, that might just not be a bad thing....

What about Barnes and Noble?  Are their politics any better?  Serious question, cuz I don't know.

One thing that I might offer in our defense, such as it is, is that we are on an extremely limited budget and it just so happens that much of what we buy at Amazon and Walmart is actually much more affordable for us than elsewhere, especially the smaller stores, the mom and pop shops which we support to the extent we are able but unfortunately just cannot compete.  Do without some stuff?  Yup...we do without lots of stuff already.

But you have given me/us good food for thought and we will definitely start looking more seriously for viable alternatives to Amazon.  Thanks!
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Sad news is it doesn't matter if you "boycott " because if you buy from say Wal-Mart, you are still supporting wokeism bc it's dominating everything.

People went to Amazon when Target was pushing tranny-bathrooms...now they are flocking back to Target because of Amazon...you still are playing the game.


If you are not buying local (even some regional companies are compromised) then you are supporting the same agenda that Amazon supports. Chick Fil-A should have been a wakeup call to anyone with half a brain that no corporation is friend to the Christian white man.
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(02-24-2021, 08:37 PM)J Michael Wrote: So, if ebay "probably isn't any better, politically..." the only thing that would seem to differentiate it from Amazon is that it's not the elephant you so eloquently describe.  But...how does that make it better and why not stop buying from them, too?  Or are you suffering from pachydermism :-) ? 

Seems to me that if we were to stop buying from anyone who is like Amazon politically, we may start running out of places to buy things from.  Now, that might just not be a bad thing....

Well, it's not a perfect strategy. :) But there are two things that it does have going for it, I think.

The first thing is that boycotting Amazon is taking a swing at the biggest bad guy. Even if we still buy stuff from the other bad guys, taking a swing at the biggest and baddest one sends a message to the others. "Amazon Profits Plummet Amid Right-Wing Boycott" is a headline that will stop all of this woke nonsense in its tracks.

The second thing is that a company's influence and, therefore, ability to export cultural degeneracy doesn't scale linearly. If the average company exports N units of cultural degeneracy per year, then a company twice its size doesn't export 2N units of cultural degeneracy. Instead, it exports 4N units (or more) of cultural degeneracy per year. Simply by favoring smaller exporters of degeneracy, we can limit the harm they do.

(02-24-2021, 08:37 PM)J Michael Wrote: What about Barnes and Noble?  Are their politics any better?  Serious question, cuz I don't know.

I have no idea. A website called 2ndvote used to compile research like this. But I think they require a subscription to see their ratings, now.
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