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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/10/21 9:45 AM 
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March 10, 2021

       "Also readily available on the site is the book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," an antisemitic conspiracy theory book that purported to reveal a Jewish plot for world domination."

https://justthenews.com/nation/ebay-purges-dr-seuss-books-its-servers-while-still-allowing-nazi-manifestos-pro-slavery

eBay purges Dr. Seuss books while still allowing Nazi manifestos, pro-slavery books

Hitler's "Mein Kampf" can still be purchased, but "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" is being wiped.

Ebay this week is working to purge from its servers the listing of six disputed Dr. Seuss books, even as it continues to allow the listing and sale of works such as Hitler's antisemitic Nazi manifesto "Mein Kampf." 

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced this week that it would cease production of half a dozen Seuss books it claimed contain "hurtful" and "wrong" portrayals, including pictures of Asian men and at least one use of the word "Eskimo." 

Ebay shortly thereafter announced that it would be scrubbing listings of those books from its online marketplace. Copies of the discontinued children's stories were being listed and sold for significantly inflated prices following the books' cancellations. 

The Internet bidding behemoth said this week that it is "currently sweeping [its] marketplace to remove these items," with a spokeswoman reportedly admitting that the total purge of the titles will "take some time."

Yet, even as eBay works hard to remove those books from its servers, multiple books with far more controversial content remain readily available for purchase on the site. 

Among those are Adolf Hitler's infamous "Mein Kampf," a vitriolic autobiography written by the genocidal dictator several years before his rise to power. In that work, Hitler laid out his grievances against what he said was a global Jewish conspiracy and called for "international poisoners" to be "exterminated," a foreshadowing of Hitler's eventual attempt to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe. 

Also readily available on the site is the book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," an antisemitic conspiracy theory book that purported to reveal a Jewish plot for world domination. That book was cited favorably by Hitler in "Mein Kampf" and has been promoted by notable anti-semites such as Henry Ford.

Likewise available for purchase are copies of "The Planter's Northern Bride," a U.S. pro-slavery novel written in 1854, as well as "Race Crossing in Jamaica," a book of racist pseudoscience by the eugenicist doctor Charles Davenport. 

Ebay did not return requests for comment on why it is purging the Seuss books while still allowing shoppers to purchase works in support of racism and genocide.

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The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked the 100 most frequently challenged books every decade since 1990, with books on the lists including "Sex" by Madonna, the Harry Potter series, the pro-gay marriage "Heather Has Two Mommies," and "Beloved" by Toni Morrison. 

No Dr. Seuss books appear on the lists of most-challenged books from 1990-2009.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/11/21 6:10 AM 
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March 11, 2021

         "By banning children and not adults from watching these innocent cartoons, Disney must believe that they are doing their part to prevent children from becoming racist. Why else would they make this ridiculous change?"

https://therightscoop.com/disney-bans-children-from-watching-dumbo-peter-pan-on-streaming-service/

Disney bans children from watching DUMBO, Peter Pan on streaming service

Hollywood is losing its collective mind over cartoons from the past and Disney+ is leading the way by banning Dumbo, Peter Pan, and another older cartoon from children’s profiles because they are racist or something:

DC EXAMINER - Disney+ removed several movies, including Dumbo and Peter Pan, from children’s profiles over stereotypes deemed offensive. The move comes after Disney placed warnings on certain children’s movies for “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people and cultures.”

Children under the age of 7 will now no longer be able to watch the movies, including Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocats. Adults with Disney+ accounts will still be able to watch the movies.

Disney explained why the movies were pulled, saying in the case of Dumbo: “The crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations. The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.”

Peter Pan was pulled because “the film portrays Native people in a stereotypical manner that reflects neither the diversity of Native peoples nor their authentic cultural traditions. It shows them speaking in an unintelligible language and repeatedly refers to them as ‘redskins,’ an offensive term. Peter and the Lost Boys engage in dancing, wearing headdresses and other exaggerated tropes.”

The Aristocats will no longer be available to children because “the (Siamese) cat (Shun Gon) is depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth.”

Disney has clearly bought into the idea that watching these shows will make kids racist, which is something akin to what educators are teaching in states like Arizona. In the Grand Canyon state liberals are now teaching that white babies will grow up racist by default unless parents teach them not to be racist.

By banning children and not adults from watching these innocent cartoons, Disney must believe that they are doing their part to prevent children from becoming racist. Why else would they make this ridiculous change?

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/12/21 8:35 AM 
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March 12, 2021

        "What they found was that 82 percent of the 1,000 comments flagged by the AI classifiers were incorrectly pulled because of commonly associated chess vocabulary."

https://www.westernjournal.com/youtube-chess-star-punished-harmful-dangerous-content-talking-white-black-game-pieces/

YouTube Chess Star Punished for 'Harmful and Dangerous' Content After Talking About White and Black Game Pieces

It sounds like a humorous made-up cautionary tale about the hypersensitivity surrounding race relations today — except that it’s completely true.

According to the Independent, chess champion Antonio Radic believes his chess channel was temporarily barred from YouTube because of a “glitch” in the algorithm that picked up the “black against white” chess terminology and flagged it as racist content.

Radic, a Croatian chess player who is known as Agadmator to his more than 1 million channel subscribers, was suspended June 28 for supposed “harmful and dangerous” content during a premiere viewing of an interview with grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.

In a video recounting the shutdown of his channel, Radic explained that his electronic request for appeal after his suspension was almost instantaneously denied, leading him to believe “it was done by an algorithm that maybe heard some keywords that are not appropriate for the current situation in the world and decided to take down the video.”

He theorized that it might have been because of his explanation that “white will always be better” when discussing specific technical moves, and said that of his over 1800 uploads, “it’s pretty much black against white to the death in every video.”

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He and his colleague Rupak Sarkar ran a simulation of their own using a similar speech classifier apparatus to test whether AI would be able to tell the difference between actual racist content and chess terms among 680,000 comments from five other YouTube chess channels.

What they found was that 82 percent of the 1,000 comments flagged by the AI classifiers were incorrectly pulled because of commonly associated chess vocabulary.

Their findings were published in a paper presented to the Association for the Advancement of AI annual conference last month where the pair was awarded Best Student Abstract Three-Minute Presentation.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/14/21 6:39 AM 
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March 14, 2021

       "As a former Senator, Biden understands that if Republicans are pushed to the sidelines and not allowed to offer amendments or engage in extended debate, they will find other ways to fight the party in power."

https://townhall.com/columnists/briandarling/2021/03/10/democrats-extending-cancel-culture-to-congressional-republicans-n2586037

Democrats Extending Cancel Culture to Congressional Republicans

Congressional Democrats are extending cancel culture to the House and Senate.

They are trying to sideline Republicans from any participation in the legislative process as a means to silence them. Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric, because the attack on the Senate’s filibuster and House’s motion to recommit is nothing more than a power grab and a way to squelch dissent.

While Woke Disney cancels Peter Pan, Dumbo, The Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocrats, Woke Democrats in the House and Senate seek to cancel outspoken Republicans like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX). The private sector woke warriors have pushed for the burning of Dr. Seuss books, while Drs. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) are being marginalized by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The progressive puppet masters of the Democratic Party are setting themselves up for a painful 2023 when Republicans regain majorities in the House and Senate if they continue to marginalize Republicans.

There is no doubt that Washington Republicans and Democrats are in a political war and have been for years, yet Democrat majorities in the House and Senate should not lead to Republicans participating in the legislative process being cancelled. That is not the way our Founders anticipated the legislative branch of the federal government to work.

President Joe Biden is wise to resist calls to destroy the nature of the Senate by abolishing the filibuster. As a former Senator, Biden understands that if Republicans are pushed to the sidelines and not allowed to offer amendments or engage in extended debate, they will find other ways to fight the party in power. With no opportunity to participate in the legislative process, expect war to bleed over into a public relations battle with Republicans verbally sniping at Democrats during press conferences and on conservative media platforms.

Progressives want Democrats to stamp out dissent by Republicans and even pockets of resistance in the Democratic Party like Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Those two members like being Senators and are not willing to sip the Socialism-lite Kool Aid that will end up devastating the Democratic Party. Progressives want to abolish the filibuster so they can bully moderate Democrats into going along with elements of the Green New Deal that will end up marginalizing Democrats with moderates.

In the House, conservatives are throwing roadblocks into the Democrats' administration of the House to leverage amendments and a more significant opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Politico reports, “a frustrated slice of the GOP conference is attempting to hamstring the House by refusing to allow quick passage of non-controversial bills — instead forcing every member to cast their vote on the floor and sometimes adding extra procedural votes. The rebellious Republicans say they're responding to broad anger with how Democrats are running the House, from the lack of GOP amendment opportunities to the razor-wire fences erected around the Capitol.” This is a natural outcome of Democrats removing the motion to recommit vote that Republicans traditionally have offered on bills as a way to get one amendment vote on legislation.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/15/21 10:58 AM 
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March 15, 2021

        “This entire experience has made it even more clear to me that Twitter is only interested in censoring conservatives,”

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/newt-gingrich-locked-out-twitter-criticizing-bidens-immigration-policy

Newt Gingrich Locked Out Of Twitter For Criticizing Biden's Immigration Policy

Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich was locked out of his Twitter account for over a week after he published a tweet that criticized the Biden administration’s approach to the southern border and raised concern over immigrants crossing the border illegally who may be infected with COVID-19.

“If there is a covid surge in Texas the fault will not be Governor [Greg] Abbott’s common sense reforms. The greatest threat of a covid surge comes from Biden’s untested illegal immigrants pouring across the border. We have no way of knowing how many of them are bringing covid with them,” Gingrich tweeted on March 3.

Twitter promptly sent Gingrich a message explaining that his account was locked for “violating rules against hateful conduct.”

In an opinion piece published in The Washington Times, Gingrich defended his tweet saying that he was reacting to a recent story that said federal officials had no way of testing people who are picked up by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol — or forcing them to quarantine.

In order to unlock his account, Gingrich was required to delete his tweet or go through an appeals process. Gingrich assumed he received this message by accident.

“Thinking this must have been an error somehow generated by the company’s algorithm, we sent Twitter a message pointing out that my tweet didn’t “promote violence against, threaten, or harass” anyone. We asked that my account be released,” Gingrich said.

Twitter reiterated to Gingrich that his tweet had broken their rules of conduct.

“I fail to see how drawing attention to the public health dangers of massive illegal immigration during a pandemic can be censored. So, to unlock my account, I deleted the tweet this morning,” Gingrich wrote.

“There was no reason to censor my tweet or lock my account,” Gingrich continued. “Nothing in the flagged tweet “promotes violence against, threatens, or harasses” anyone. It is simply pointing out the fact that those entering the country illegally are not tested for COVID-19 and could be a health risk.”

In an open letter to Twitter officials, Gingrich posed the following questions:

Do the Twitter censors acknowledge that we are in a pandemic?

Do the Twitter censors acknowledge that testing is a key tool in fighting the pandemic?

Do the Twitter censors acknowledge that, unlike people entering the country legally, people who come into the United States illegally are not tested for COVID-19?

Do the Twitter censors acknowledge that, unlike U.S. citizens, people who come into the country illegally are unlikely to voluntarily get tested because they are trying to keep a low profile?

If so, how exactly do they justify censoring discussion of the threat to public health posed by people coming into the U.S. illegally without being tested?

Gingrich noted that the vast majority of those being silenced online are conservatives.

“This entire experience has made it even more clear to me that Twitter is only interested in censoring conservatives,” Gingrich said.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/16/21 7:32 AM 
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March 16, 2021

        "Instead of asking a person, “What are you? Where are you from?,” the query should be, “What is your cultural/ethnic background? Where are your ancestors/is your family from?,” according to Grace’s guide."

         That's what I always say to new acquaintances: "What are you? Where are you from?"

We Asked 7 Experts: What Would Aliens Actually Look Like?

https://nypost.com/2021/03/10/nyc-school-encourages-kids-to-stop-using-words-mom-dad/

NYC school encourages kids to stop using words like ‘mom,’ ‘dad’ in ‘inclusive language’ guide

A Manhattan private school aiming to use more “inclusive language” is encouraging its students to stop using the terms “mom,” “dad” and “parents” because the words make “assumptions” about kids’ home lives.

The Grace Church School in Noho — which offers academic courses for junior kindergarten through 12th grade — issued a 12-page guide to students and staff explaining the school’s mission of inclusivity.

The detailed guide recommends using the terms “grown-ups,” “folks,” “family” or “guardians” as alternatives to “mom,” “dad” and “parents.” It also suggests using “caregiver” instead of “nanny/babysitter.”

“Families are formed and structured in many ways. At Grace Church School, we use inclusive language that reflects this diversity. It’s important to refrain from making assumptions about who kids live with, who cares for them, whether they sleep in the same place every night, whether they see their parents, etc.,” the guide reads.

The document also states how to use appropriate terms relating to gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.

Instead of asking a person, “What are you? Where are you from?,” the query should be, “What is your cultural/ethnic background? Where are your ancestors/is your family from?,” according to Grace’s guide.

The school defended the guide, telling City Journal that its goal is to “promote a sense of belonging for all of our students.”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/16/21 8:07 AM 
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March 16, 2021

        Donald Trump has endorsed Owens for U.S. Senator from Georgia

https://noqreport.com/2021/03/14/burgess-owens-calling-voter-id-laws-suppression-is-racist/

Burgess Owens: Calling voter-ID laws ‘suppression’ is racist

'We are capable of getting an ID (and even using the internet!)'

The primary opposition to laws requiring voters to present photo ID is that they unfairly discriminate against blacks and other minorities, presumably because many are unable to obtain an ID card.

That amounts to racist “voter suppression,” according to critics such as Stacey Abrams, who continues to insist she lost her bid for governor of Georgia for that reason. But that assumption itself is racists, contends Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, who grew up in the Jim Crow South.

On Twitter, he responded to a user who accused him of “bias” because he opposed gun-control bills while approving of voter ID laws. “You know what’s racist? Assuming because I’m black that ‘I just don’t have the capability of getting an I-D.’ Disclaimer: We are capable of getting and I-D (and even using the internet!)”

“I used my I.D. to drive a car, to get a job, to board a plane, pick up prescriptions, and virtually everything else in life … So tell me again, why is showing an I.D. ‘Voter suppression’?”

A former NFL all-pro defensive back, Owens won a seat in Congress last fall, representing a district that includes a large portion of Salt Lake City.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/17/21 8:49 AM 
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March 17, 2021

       "Rich-Mulcahy, who describes herself as a “porcophile,” joined a knitting group on Facebook to help cope with the loss of her husband and decided to set a target of knitting 100 pigs. The trouble started after she described her knitted stuffed piglets as “white pigs” in a Facebook comment."

https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-slaps-knitting-81-year-old-hate-speech-warning/

Facebook Slaps Knitting 81-Year-Old with a 'Hate Speech' Warning

Facebook warns widow, 81, her knitted-pig posts are hate speech

Imagine Rita Rich-Mulcahy’s surprise when Facebook flagged her for an offense she knew she didn’t commit. This widowed 81-year-old knits to pass the time. And she says it nearly got her banned for “hate speech.”

“Facebook obviously use a bot to trawl around Facebook and I had made two comments, totally innocent, which the bot saw as hate speech,” Rich-Mulcahy, who lives in Adelaide, Australia, told the Shropshire Star last month. “It may seem a small thing to most people, but to someone who had never even had an overdue library book, being charged with using hate speech was frightening.”

Rich-Mulcahy, who describes herself as a “porcophile,” joined a knitting group on Facebook to help cope with the loss of her husband and decided to set a target of knitting 100 pigs.

The trouble started after she described her knitted stuffed piglets as “white pigs” in a Facebook comment.

The comment warranted one of two warnings she feared would eventually lead to her account’s removal.

“The second time was when I posted a picture and I said ‘hi-viz piggy,'” Rich-Mulcahy said.

“Now I have two strikes against me with no way to appeal. So the bot will watch everything I type now. It is ludicrous. If I ditch Facebook I would lose my great connection with my Shropshire friends.”

One more strike would lead to a permanent ban, Rich-Mulcahy said Facebook told her.

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If a term as simple as “white pigs” could warrant this response, what other harmless language could lead to baseless bans? Better yet, who or what should possess the authority to determine what constitutes or goes beyond acceptable speech?

In Rich-Mulcahy’s case, the censorship proved erroneous. Facebook admitted and apologized for its mistake and restored her posts.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/18/21 8:52 AM 
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March 18, 2021

       “Everyone agrees that gender dysphoria is a serious condition that causes great suffering...There is a debate, however, which Amazon is seeking to shut down, about how best to treat patients who experience gender dysphoria.”

       If an illness, then it is treatable as an illness. If a desire, then the desire needs to be overcome and/or controlled. It is the same with desires toward theft, idolatry, or sleeping with the neighbor's spouse. When one has such desires, they need to be overcome and/or controlled. 

        This is vital, because God gives each of us his own personal set of desires/urges toward things He forbids. We must then overcome and/or control those desires, and THEN God will judge how we did. With enough success we attach ourselves for an eternal experience with God Himself. Without enough success...sorry.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/12/amazon-stops-selling-books-framing-lgbtq-identities-as-illness/

Amazon stops selling books that frame LGBTQ identities as illness

 

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