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Amazon.com Continues to Purge Counter-Currents Titles

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On February 24th, Amazon.com banned my book The White Nationalist Manifesto, removing the Kindle eBook and the product pages for ordering the hardcover and paperback editions. You can read all about it here.

On February 26th, Amazon banned 15 more Counter-Currents titles: 

  1. Greg Johnson, New Right vs. Old Right (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  2. Greg Johnson, Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  3. Greg Johnson, In Defence of Prejudice (Kindle)
  4. Greg Johnson, ed., North American New Right, vol. 1 (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  5. Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  6. Son of Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies (Kindle)
  7. F. Roger Devlin, Sexual Utopia in Power (Kindle)
  8. Jonathan Bowden, Western Civilization Bites Back (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  9. Jonathan Bowden, Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics (Kindle)
  10. Michael Polignano, Taking Our Own Side (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  11. James J. O’Meara, The Homo and the Negro: Masculinist Meditations on Politics and Popular Culture (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  12. Spencer Quinn, White Like You (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  13. Savitri Devi, And Time Rolls On (Kindle, HC, and PB)
  14. Savitri Devi, Defiance: The Prison Memoirs of Savitri Devi (Kindle)
  15. Irmin Vinson, Some Thoughts on Hitler & Other Essays (Kindle, HC, and PB)

Jonathan Bowden, in the moment

I put a lot of myself into these books, so each and every ban is experienced as a painful personal attack. Frankly, though, I feel the worst about Jonathan Bowden’s Western Civilization Bites Back. This volume is a tribute to a friend who was taken from us far too soon. There’s nothing in it that any honest person — even an honest Leftist — could deem worthy of censorship. Banning this title is clear evidence that the aim of this purge is simply economic and psychological warfare against me and my team.

Banning F. Roger Devlin’s Sexual Utopia in Power was also a cruel blow. Nobody else can deal with the wrenching social and personal catastrophes of the sexual revolution with Devlin’s combination of incisive analysis, moral urgency, and sheer class — and a bit of well-contained rage. The world is surely a safer place now that Amazon has banned Sexual Utopia in Power but continues to carry The S.C.U.M. Manifesto and How to Destroy A Man Now (DAMN): A Handbook.

I had similar feelings about James O’Meara’s brilliant book The Homo and the Negro. Left-wing morons who only read the title think it must be all about homophobia and race hate. Right-wing morons who only read the title think it must be about “promoting” homosexuality and race hate, but they have no problem with the hate. But the surprisingly large number of people who actually read the book in spite of — or because of — the title, know that James O’Meara is a genius in the technical sense of the term: he sees connections that nobody had seen before.

Amazon has also banned four titles written or edited by Jared Taylor:

  1. White Identity
  2. If We Do Nothing
  3. A Race Against Time
  4. Face to Face with Race

In some cases, all traces of these books have been removed from Amazon. In others, they are simply no longer being sold. The inconsistency and sloppiness of this purge smack of blue-haired SJW hysteria.

Realistically, though, we have to expect that all Counter-Currents titles will eventually be purged. Our books remain available at other bookstores, at least for now.

Counter-Currents will, of course, continue to sell our purged titles. We will also make available our own eBooks and audiobooks.

I will continue to publish my own books at Counter-Currents. But it does not make sense to take on any new authors or titles. Why publish books that will be banned by the world’s largest bookstore? (Ironically, my primary recommendation is that authors at least try to self-publish with Amazon — if you can look yourself in the mirror, you will gain a large potential audience. Sadly, I cannot recommend Arktos or Washington Summit/Radix, for reasons I will be glad to elaborate in private.)

But it is not as bad as it sounds. Although Counter-Currents was initially conceived as a publishing company with a webzine on the side, it rapidly evolved into a webzine that published books on the side. The webzine absorbs most of our time and provides most of the value to the movement. Books definitely add an aura of legitimacy to our cause, but our publishing operations barely pay for themselves. Not taking on new titles will free up capital and time that we can use to expand the webzine and especially our audio and video work, which will dramatically increase our impact.

When the Manifesto was banned, I was still willing to give Amazon the benefit of the doubt. I was not going to call for the boycott of a company that I would not boycott myself. No longer. Amazon.com is dead to me. I went to the site and canceled all my pre-orders and outstanding orders. I will not renew my Prime membership. I will still use it to find titles, but I will buy them directly from the publishers or brick and mortar bookstores. Amazon used to offer convenience and choice. No longer. You can now choose between convenience and freedom. Preferring convenience to freedom is pretty much the definition of the Last Man. Shopping at Amazon.com is no longer consistent with my self-respect — or yours.

I want to thank all those who have offered us moral support. We have already received a flurry of new orders, and a number of generous donations.

Counter-Currents can bite back as well.

If you want to help, please do the following:

  • Share this outrage on social media.
  • Make memes.
  • Buy our books direct from Counter-Currents.
  • Invite me on your podcast or livestream. Contact me at [email protected]
  • Complain to Amazon.
  • Boycott Amazon.
  • Support the regulation of tech giants.
  • Make a donation to Counter-Currents. We basically need to revamp our entire operation. It is long overdue, and it will allow us to have a greater impact in a world where fewer and fewer people buy and read books. But we are going to need your help to get through the transition.

I will keep you informed of new developments.

In gratitude,

Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief

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21 Comments

  1. A.G. Martinez
    Posted March 24, 2019 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    In addition to this list, Amazon has also banned Colin Flaherty’s “Don’t Make The Black Kids Angry”, the four volumes by The Historical Research Department of The Nation of Islam’s “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews,” George Lincoln Rockwell’s “White Power,” Kevin MacDonald’s “The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements,” and Philip Ray Greaves’ “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover’s Code of Conduct.” Whitcoull’s of New Zealand has banned Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules For Life.”

  2. Colliton
    Posted February 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if there is some kind of consumer rights advocacy group that would look into this abuse of power.

  3. Vehmgericht
    Posted February 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    YouTube is also purging heretical content.

    The ‘plights’ of Luciana Berger, a Jewish MP hounded out of the Labour Party by antisemites, and Shamima Begum, a young groomed British muslima who has become the focus of a right-wing campaign of vilification, have led the Guardian newspaper to welcome the removal of Tommy Robinson and to call for more stringent measures to protect women and minorities from online hate.

    It is only a matter of time before the backlash intensifies to Soviet levels of surveillance and suppression, particularly if Trump is deposed or fails to win re-election.

  4. Ash
    Posted February 28, 2019 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a public email at “[email protected]” that actual people read. I will be writing to “Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company” to complain! At the very least they ought to know that people noticed their totalitarian behavior.

  5. Dante
    Posted February 28, 2019 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    For Darkhorsenyx and everyone else you can complain to .. [email protected] or for US it’s presumably .com, Cheers guys.

  6. Shane
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Greg, disgusting to read about what happened to you. For what it’s worth however, recently Vox Day had a similar problem with Amazon and Castalia house titles which he was able to resolve quickly with all Castalia House titles back on sale promptly. I’m not sure if it’s a similar case but it might be worth checking out and maybe contacting Castalia to see what can be done. His followers are a bit fan boyish for the most part but the one’s that work in the legal and tech fields seem very capable. I hope this works out to your advantage. Please keep fighting the good fight l.

  7. Martin Donohoe
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I have just complained to Amazon and cancelled my Amazon account. I told the operator that I would be boycotting Amazon from now on and advising all my associates and friends to do the same. I have just joined Barnes and Noble and ordered a second copy of The White Nationalist Manifesto as a gift for one of my children. What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger. 1488.

  8. Clover
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Yesterday, PayPal alerted its users that it has teamed with the SPLC to begin outright banning accounts deemed controversial and incendiary. Conservative Twitter is predictably being stoned, Ann Coulter RT’d one casualty.

    I don’t want to be the blackpilled doomist here, but I’m surprised Amazon took this long to begin its F451 operation, given Bezos’s Lex Luthor-like grudge with Trump and his white base. Amazon doesn’t care about white Americans, it cares about cheap labor, automation acceleration, and global hegemony.

    When America’s largest bookseller is selling its facial “Rekognition” and “DeepLens” camera software to the feds and China, and selling cloud space to the CIA, the dystopia of ‘Snowcrash’ is written like urine in whites’ snow. I recommend everyone re(watch) the hyper-prescient short “EPIC” about the inevitable consolidation that will be GoogleZon:

    https://youtu.be/OQDBhg60UNI

    We can expect two things if Trump loses: major banks begin rejecting Conservative white American accounts, esp in alt-media; the rollout of a domestic “Social Credit Rating” backed by the ADL and SPLC that will baked into the latest Android devices, where “good standing” unlocks cheaper prices and “bad standing” locks you out more and more from online discourse.

    My only question is: who exactly is making these Big Calls that have Facebook, Jewgle, Twitter etc all cracking the whip. It’s not just the Soros family. Make no mistake, we’ve never faced this type of coup before, this is TechnoCommunism. It’s not going to get better, folks. We’re all on this ride, against ZOG SkyNet. Counter Currents is a true lighthouse.

  9. Jay
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m extremely glad I purchased a couple of these titles before they began purging them.

    It might be a very good idea to manually download any such titles you may have from the web site itself, so that you’ll still have the kindle files on a folder on your computer, even if Amazon.com “memory holes” them from all of your kindles and apps.

    One can then google for applications that may be able to remove the DRM and possibly allow for one to read these books on a computer, even if you can’t effortless transfer them to a kindle from the web site anymore.

    One should manually download any such kindle books from the web site, as well as an any other controversial books.

  10. Travis LeBlanc
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I remember when liberals used to complain about Walmart refusing to stock certain CD’s with explicit lyrics.
    They thought it was a gross violation of people’s civil rights that you could not get 2 Live Crew at WalMart. Their argument was that for some people in small towns in the middle of nowhere, Walmart was the only place they could get music. This was when the Left pretended to care about free speech. “If you don’t like it, don’t buy it! No one is making you listen to it!”
    Such innocent times. Now all music is basically 2 Live Crew.

    • darkhorsenyx
      Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      AMAZON BURNS BOOKS

      Spread the meme

  11. Dante
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I just complained to Amazon now and told them I await an explanation and that I will in due course cancel my account, I told them that likely many others will be doing the same.

    • darkhorsenyx
      Posted February 27, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      What is the email address to contact Amazon about this virtual book burning ?
      Thanks

      • Dante
        Posted February 28, 2019 at 2:14 am | Permalink

        It’s [email protected] so I imagine for the US it’s .com at the end. I’m going to get a few friends to complain too and will cancel account after making it clear why I’m cancelling. Cheers

  12. Posted February 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear about this. I have just cancelled my Prime account. I tried to file a complaint with Amazon (via https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/contact-us), to cite the CC/Taylor purges as the reason for my cancellation, but there doesn’t appear to be any way of doing so through their U.S. site. I may send to the Amazon UK email GJ noted.

    Let reason & sound risk management strategy dictate CC’s next steps / course of action / business model. CC is one of the best sites for dissident intellectual content, particularly regarding various memory-holed intellectual figures of the past. Focusing on ‘core competencies’ is a time-worn tactic for biz success.

  13. Colliton
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to more audio and video content as I’ve recently become addicted to Youtube!

  14. Brazilian reader
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Some of the titles are still available for purchase to Brazil

  15. Wanred
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    “Boycott Amazon.”

    Shouldn’t be too difficult, I never found (the German) Amazon to be a viable option when ordering anything.

    Your books are still available on Ebay from small-time bookstores (well, at least smaller than Amazon). Before there was Amazon, there were bookstores that would stock whatever they deemed worthy.

  16. Peter Quint
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    The jews are getting scared!

    • Ambrose Kane
      Posted February 27, 2019 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      Yes, they certainly are. Isn’t it interesting how Jews over the decades have openly supported every debauched and immoral cause, particularly when it came to combatting any moral crusade to ban pornography or cinematic filth from society. They cried from the rooftops about the importance of ‘free speech’ and equated any ban of books as ‘Nazi book burning.’

      Yet these same people are strangely silent when it comes to Amazon’s ban of books written by Greg Johnson and Jared Taylor. I know it isn’t surprising, but it does reveal their stunning hypocrisy. Everything about these wicked people is disingenuous and duplicitous. To add insult to injury, Amazon still permits the sale of books written by Black radical, Black nationalists, and Blacks who are openly racist and hateful of Whites.

      And Jews are not really silent in their banning of certain books either. No, they won’t bat an eye justifying their banning and censoring of Johnson and Taylor. They’re quite proud of it, in fact. This too shows what phonies they are.

      The Jews know that Blacks have no real power. They’ll gladly allow them to express their Wakanda fantasies in print and in movies because Blacks lack organization, intelligence and are a dysfunctional mess. But not so with Whites. If Whites regain a sense of racial pride and identity, and see Jews as they really are, great social and political changes can occur. The rise of race-conscious Whites, then, threatens the power base of Jews, and they know it all too well.

  17. Benjamin
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    You can actually get some good deals if you buy in bulk from online stores other than Amazon.

    For instance, a lot of my online orders are for workout and nutritional supplements, and I was able to get the same brand or off brand equivalent cheaper from The Vitamin Shoppe and Bodybuilding dot com.

    The only thing you really /need/ Amazon for is Createspace self-published titles, like Tarl Warwick or Bronze Age Pervert

    Good luck to you GJ. Also, don’t forget you promised us Counter-Currents t-shirts this year

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