Banning Conservatives Shows Democrats Are the Real Fascist Authoritarians

Alex Jones, host of the radio show Infowars, was banned from Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify, in an unprecedented move that has raised fresh concerns about censorship from tech giants. 

Under the guise of "objectionable content" this coordinated effort (all companies deleted him within 12 hours of each other) has shown that voices that nearly any pretext can be used to silence voices and signals that a push to end free speech has taken a massive leap forward. And there is an active push by tech giants to ban only conservative and libertarian voices from their platforms.

Responding to the ban, Jones posted a video taped statement, saying:

"We knew it was coming. The whole things was formulaic. First demonize Infowars lie about us build a straw man, then sue us to add credibility to that then have few fake strikes on Youtube and Facebook with nebulous terms like bullying children and Islamaphobia and then voila, two weeks later ban Infowars completely off of dozens of major platforms where we were all in the top five or top 10 news feeds.

"Make no mistake, this is being setup to create a precedent, in their own words, for you––nationalists, conservatives, libertarians, Christians, people that stand up to the New York Times editorial board members saying 'whites are subhuman and should be extincted.' This is the agenda they're pushing."
Regardless of your thoughts on Alex Jones or Infowars a dangerous precedent has been set when monopolistic third parties are allowed to "ghost" anyone with whom they disagree, simply because they disagree with their views. 

While it may be possible that a case can be made for anti-trust lawsuits by the government against
these companies, until such actions go into motion it's difficult to know what will happen next or how soon additional bans may go into place.

Joel Pollak commented on Twitter, saying, "This is a bullying campaign of censorship, led by the same CNN that complains it is threatened by criticism from the White House and protest from the public."

Stefan Molineux referenced a poem by Martin Niemöller, saying, "First they came for the Alex Jones, and I did not speak out — Because I was not Alex Jones."

Niemöller was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. His famous poem reads:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Many on the Left like to say that President Trump and anyone on the Right are fascists. However, it's incredibly ironic that Adolph Hitler actually borrowed ideas directly from Democrats in America to craft some of his fascist policies. And in 2018, its American Democrats engaging in some of the same type of fascistic behavior practiced by the Nazis.

You can watch the full statement from Jones here: