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    Mob Rule in the Book World

    By kyle | October 19, 2017

    Watching the Left consume itself is always amusing. This time it was a Muslim woman of color whose review of a book about Muslim internment camps landed her publication in hot water. More here.

    Topics: Books | 4 Comments »

    4 Responses to “Mob Rule in the Book World”

    1. K Says:
      October 21st, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I can understand why useful idiots would go for banning cultural appropriation, but I have trouble believing hard core leftist intellectuals would use it as an excuse in to censor a book which seemed oto help their side unless there was something else under the surface. Like not publishing something that would help to further radicalize western jihadis.

    2. Don Reed Says:
      October 23rd, 2017 at 10:25 am

      “Grindhouse entertainment”!!!

    3. Don Reed Says:
      October 23rd, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Nothing sums up the pleasant face of the American Communist-“liberal” henchmen than this cheery moment (before they eventually lynched the man on the right):….0…1.1j2.64.img..34.1.639.0…0.BHGtjtF0BOE#imgrc=CKhXRhN3KbFkKM:

    4. Don Reed Says:
      October 23rd, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Kyle, if it hasn’t been done already, a future column would be a line-by-line listing, going back to the Clarence Thomas hearings, of all the American (and European) “blasphemists” — one-time members in good standing of the Left who consequently made ONE mistake and were then lynched by their fellow Leftist lunatics.

      “Lynched” in this context is not literal, but then again, it wouldn’t have been any more ugly and in violation of genuine human rights standards had they been.

      Start with the information in “There Is No More Molly” (p. 362) in Mark Steyn’s “The [Un]documented Mark Steyn” (2014), a book marred only by his editor’s insane decision to present Steyn’s columns NOT in chronological order.

      Molly Norris at the Seattle Times:….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..100.12.1134.0..0i13k1j0i13i5i30k1j0i67k1j0i30k1.255.zhBXeeVm2R0#imgrc=85M1xIvk2piWKM:


      Kurt Westergaard:….0…1.1j2.64.psy-ab..


      There’s the beginning or the middle, but definitely not the end of the list, seeing as how the editor of Kirkus has now been marked for an American fatwah.

      It’s a factory of denunciation and demonization. All factories must be kept running at full speed; the pace will continue. No exceptions. Accuse and DESTROY.