Like RawStory, the hard-left propaganda site Crooks and Liars is enraged that I would dare question being banned by PayPal, or compare the situation to pre-war Germany. They picked up the RawStory piece and are trying to make it seem as if I said something egregious in comparing the situation today to that of pre-war Germany.
But I was right: in both cases, society was becoming increasingly polarized. The leftists and the socialists Germany didn’t just wake up one day and begin murdering en masse. The National Socialists (the Nazis) began by beating up their opponents in the streets, shouting down anti-Nazi professors, and the like. Then when they took power, they didn’t immediately send all the Jews to death camps. First they began denying them access to various jobs and services, and gradually but steadily began cutting them off altogether. It’s the same thing now: the leftists are increasingly violent, and are now pressuring platforms to start denying those who aren’t leftists access.
It is a process: the process of demonizing and dehumanizing those with whom they disagree. The process of shutting down free speech.
Paypal reversed their decision after thousands and thousands of supporters took to social media to excoriate them. Bravo!
But the goosestepping smear merchants on the left are not happy.
“Pam [sic] Geller Rages As PayPal Bans Her: ‘Like Pre-war Germany – Leftists Run Amok,'” Crooks and Liars, August 22, 2017:
Pamela Geller, a blogger who is infamous for inciting hate against Muslims, cried foul this week after PayPal joined other tech companies in closing the accounts of white supremacists.
In a tweet on Monday, Geller revealed that PayPal had decided to ban her website, AtlasShrugs.com, “due to the nature of your activities.”
“We ask that you remove all references to PayPal from your site,” a letter from the company’s Brand Risk Management department instructed.
“PayPal banned me,” Geller complained. “It’s like pre-war Germany. Leftists run amok.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Geller is known for “her broad-brush denunciations of Islam” and other “preposterous claims.”
“Geller has mingled comfortably with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied the existence of Serbian concentration camps. She has taken a strong pro-Israel stance to the point of being sharply critical of Jewish liberals,” the Center notes in a profile of Geller.
Through her website, Geller has promulgated some of the most bizarre conspiracy theories found on the extreme right, including claims that President Obama is the love child of Malcolm X, that Obama was once involved with a “crack whore,” that his birth certificate is a forgery, that his late mother posed nude for pornographic photos, and that he was a Muslim in his youth who never renounced Islam. She has described Obama as beholden to his “Islamic overlords” and said that he wants jihad to be victorious in America. In April 2011, Geller accused Obama of withholding evidence in the then-upcoming trial of accused Fort Hood mass murderer Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
Geller’s anti-Muslim stance has also drawn the admiration of white nationalist and even neo-Nazi proponents on the extreme right – a rather remarkable feat, considering she is Jewish. She has been the subject of positive postings on racist websites such as Stormfront, VDARE, American Renaissance and the neo-Confederate League of the South…
Rebuttals to these false charges here.
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