We should be positive. We shall be positive. But we shall not be blind. The US prison industrial complex is now corrupt to the core: in the commonwealth that is reserved for the Human Rights Commissions, Health and Disability Commissions, and other quasi judicial bodies that work in secret.

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I remember when a suspect was regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Today prosecutors convict their victims in the media in order to make an unbiased jury impossible and thereby coerce a plea bargain that saves the prosecutor from having to prove his case. In the United States law is no longer a shield of the people. Law is a weapon in the hands of prosecutors.

Paul Craig Roberts

I like to think that I live in an old fashioned country where the police are unarmed and we do not have prosecutors that stretch their role to the point of making a tyranny of the tribunate, but I'm not naive. Such people exist.

And such people promote evil. While avoiding good: if you are virtue signalling you are not doing the job that society expects you to do.

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In the meantime the same people are destroying brands. I like Amazon. It allows me to find things, physical things, that my beloved likes that are very hard to find in NZ. I like kindles. But the twits are unplatforming one of the publishers -- Castalia House -- that produces good fiction because badthink.

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I will be moving the books to Calibre and then fiddling with the formats so I can put them on Kobo. I've cancelled Amazon Prime. And I note that there are alternative platforms. Besides, the dread ilk and Ivan Throne are litigious: this will not end until Amazon's fields are sown with salt.

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I no longer use twitter or instagram: let those still in the trenches retweet.

(Update: this started to get publicity and Castalia House's Kindle Direct Account was reinstated when the management realized they were going to face lawsuits.)

The moral: do not listen to the passion. Do not listen to the accusations. Do not plead guilty. (Link is to a Mormon swearing because a SJW mob took out a first time author).

Look at the contract: demand that they prove it in court. And if they willingly break the contract hold them to account. It is not time to lose confidence. The enemy is yelling loudly as they retreat under fire.

Towards a Babylon that is crumbling.