The “tech totalitarians” of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google have been joined by financial services corporations like Paypal in not only “de-platforming” and censoring alternative voices on the Right but “de-financing” them by blocking access to their services. Paypal is teaming up with the leftist, anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center to determine who to ban from using its services, a subject Tucker Carlson recently took up on his program.
In 2016, Donald Trump used Twitter to bypass mainstream media, something his enemies remember quite well, so it’s no surprise that tech and financial monopolies are aiming to cripple alternative media and block access to financial channels Trump and his supporters might use during the 2020 presidential campaign. In the long run, attempts to build alternative institutions on the Right could be blocked by denying them access to alternative communications channels and financial services. Together with “fake news” media, the tech and financial sectors are aiming to smother the only real opposition to globalism. The “Swamp” has conveniently forgotten about anti-trust laws and free speech, and so far Trump hasn’t done anything more than tweet while his supporters are under attack.
Amazon has played the game by pulling books off its website based on their political content and censoring reviews, including reviews of my novel, Field of Blood. Jim Jatras, for instance, recently told me he had posted a review of my book but the review never showed up. Reviews that did appear tended to be short, without any detailed description of the book’s content.
Here is the review Amazon found so offensive it had to be blocked:
Wayne Allensworth’s Field of Blood: A Modern Western is not what you’d call a “feel good book.” In fact, it’s the exact opposite. But if you are someone who gives a damn about what’s left of this country, you need to get it and read it. You won’t think about the country you live in (or the one you thought you lived in) the same way again.
The story takes place in an America where open borders are a reality, as is what amounts to a North American Union. Terrible realities that are commonplace in Mexico—tortured bodies dumped in public view, with a warning scrawled on a piece of cardboard, “Come for another. We are waiting for you”—are becoming our reality too.
Field of Blood takes us into another world, a magical world that is growing right next to us but—for the time being—unseen and unfelt by most Americans (or more properly, Anglo “Muricans”). Life is becoming surreal in globo-America, with the strange mixture of cultures, but Muricans mostly haven’t a clue.
The corruption, along with a number of incidents mentioned in the book (the disbanding of a border town police department infiltrated by cartels and police selling weapons to drug runners, for instance) are real. These things actually have happened, and we are seeing cartel murders in Texas (a 2013 daylight assassination by a masked gunman at a shopping center in an affluent DFW suburb, for example). Nothing as mass in character as takes place in the book (early on in the narrative, in South Dallas) has happened yet, but the violence and influence of the cartels is moving North along the arteries that the drug traffickers use, and a number of Texas cities are hubs for cartel activity. Put another way, the 2015 film Sicario is becoming a reality in parts of the border states nowadays, and it wouldn’t take a whole lot to get to the dystopia described in Field of Blood. One unforgettable hitman in the book, el Brazo—“the Arm”—is based on real life. So are others, including a Mexican “warlock” and a Mexican street preacher.
Parts of Texas are already looking quite surreal to Murican eyes, what with interior Border Patrol checkpoints deep inside Texas, and Mexican “Day of the Dead” celebrations, etc. (This reviewer lived in Mexico during an earlier, less dangerous era, but even so—hey, sometimes too many skulls is just a bit creepy.) Belief in witchcraft, sorcery, “evil eyes,”—say hola to the new normal. Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte (“Our Lady of the Holy Death”) and the “narco-saint” Jesús Malverde are growing cults on the US side too.
Field of Blood introduces us to a mystical world that is literally alien to us, a world of old, deep pagan roots. (The dark, rip-out-your-heart kind of paganism, not a maypole dance.) It’s a world that’s closer than we think, but most of us are morally and spiritually disarmed in large part because we’ve lost our own native religious sensibilities. It’s there but most of us don’t see it.
Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership, comments on financial and foreign policy topics and on U.S. politics in his publication TheJIM!gram. Tweet him at @JimJatras.
Amazon is reportedly sharing information with Facebook and has used that data help decide which reviewers to block. Under “democratic capitalism,” denizens of the D.C. Swamp state needn’t bother with censorship. The monopolists (“woke capital”) will do the job for them.