November 16, 2018

Book sales are creeping back up. Here's why conservatives should take note

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

The Wild Wild West of the Internet is dead for conservatives. We’re being censored left, right, and center. We can’t use social media, and ISPs are kicking us off their platforms. So what can we do?

I think the only answer, at least right now, is going back to print. We must write and share what we can in traditional ways until we’re able to resolve it. It’s going to take some real brain power and commitment from people on our side to get us back up and online.

This is like China, isn’t it? They have already censored Google and many other websites, and it seems like it’s happening here. It’s happening in Europe after General Data Protection Regulation laws stopped many US websites even offering their content to EU readers.

For now, the Information Super Highway is dead for conservatives.

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commented 2018-11-18 12:04:53 -0500
Having once described myself as “a hitch-hiker on the information highway”, I can now see that ALL of the traffic is going the wrong way.
commented 2018-11-17 19:55:42 -0500
This one is for Roy Clark..RIP Brother.
commented 2018-11-17 16:32:28 -0500
It’s not that bad. Jordan Peterson has millions of views on YouTube. He has more subscribers than the CBC. He has monetized SJWs!
Books can be censored too. Where will you publish the book? Amazon? Where will you advertise it? YouTube?
commented 2018-11-17 02:53:14 -0500
At present (I am based in the Old World) I am still surprised at the sort of ultra-extremist material I have found on the Internet when conducting a search for “right wing” online publications a little while back.
However, the move to outlaw all forms of alternative online expression, to censor all challenges to the orthodox liberal-progressive world view, is very real, and growing.
My own Blog site (rabbiedeoir.com) is very mild, and I write from a rationalist’s perspective, not afraid to examine and criticise some of my own once fiercely held beliefs, but it routinely challenges the liberal-progressive orthodoxy.
I have always relied on books and reputable print publications as an ultimate source of information, analysis and philosophical conjecture (for most of my life, the Internet had yet to be invented), and I have in mind publishing a book drawing on my own Blog entries.
commented 2018-11-17 02:38:03 -0500
To say nothing of the fact that “reading”, anything more than a dozen words, promotes brain growth, intuition, critical thinking and innovation of thought… Now how scary is that!?!?
commented 2018-11-16 18:38:16 -0500
The Wild West of the internet has been corralled by big tech giants, but the opportunity for regaining a free internet is still there, with more use of peer-to-peer networks rather than centralized data centres. Still, physical books are great!
commented 2018-11-16 17:29:24 -0500
Gab – Twitter alternative
Vimeo, Twitch, & Bitchute – Youtube alternative
Vero, Mastodon, Ello, Digg, Steemit – Facebook alternative
DuckDuckGo – Google search alternative

People should move off of Twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, & Google
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