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Black Lives Matter except when they're NOT based on lies

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  • Black Lives Matter except when they're NOT based on lies

    Shelby Steele, a black author, gets his film about his life experiences and the facts surrounding the Michael Brown shooting banned from Amazon. Of course...

    It’s tempting to dismiss this as just another instance of media censoring views it doesn’t like, but it’s about far more. It’s about the entire “conversation” we supposedly are having on race in America, and why it’s no conversation at all.

    “What Killed Michael Brown?” is a new documentary written by impeccably credentialed Shelby Steele, who has long been among the most prominent voices challenging orthodox thinking on race.

    The film isn’t another look at the facts surrounding the shooting of a black man, Michael Brown, by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. That shooting sparked riots and gave life to the entire Black Lives Matter movement as well as the “hands up, don’t shoot” meme.

    Instead, Steele uses the event as an example through which his broader views are presented, updated to address America’s meltdown on racial issues over the past year. The “poetic truth” that the establishment likes to push, as Steele put it, is that Brown was executed. He wasn’t executed, making the shooting a metaphor for many other faulty “poetic truths” Steele challenges.

    Since Steele himself is black and gifted with unusual clarity in thought and words, the cancel culture’s reaction should be no surprise.

    Amazon, where the plan was to stream the film, abruptly cancelled, sending only a smug email saying this:

    Unfortunately, we have found that your film doesn’t meet Prime Video’s content quality expectations and is not eligible for publishing at this time. We will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed.

    Consider the irony in that. Amazon got its start as a book seller. Having achieved near monopoly power, it’s now a book burner.

    Amazon also reportedly has contributed millions to Black Lives Matter.

    But credit Amazon for knowing what to squelch because the movie undoubtedly would succeed in opening many of the minds Amazon would like kept closed.

    It’s superb.



    "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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    I don't think they banned it as much as they just rejected it outright. It has never been available on their platform as far as I can tell.

    https://www.republicworld.com/entert...-responds.html

    Source: republicworld.com - ‘What Killed Michael Brown?’ Rejected By Amazon; Director Says 'It Was Shocking'

    Shelby Steele is a popular American columnist and filmmaker who recently made a documentary movie on a famous incident that happened six years ago in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. It was an incident where an 18-year-old Black guy was shot dead by a white policeman. Shelby Steele came up with a documentary movie about this incident and named it What Killed Michael Brown? And when he connected with Amazon to showcase his documentary on their platform, they rejected it.

    © Copyright Original Source



    Shelby Steele seems interesting, I'll read more about him.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Leonhard View Post
      I don't think they banned it as much as they just rejected it outright. It has never been available on their platform as far as I can tell.

      https://www.republicworld.com/entert...-responds.html

      Source: republicworld.com - ‘What Killed Michael Brown?’ Rejected By Amazon; Director Says 'It Was Shocking'

      Shelby Steele is a popular American columnist and filmmaker who recently made a documentary movie on a famous incident that happened six years ago in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. It was an incident where an 18-year-old Black guy was shot dead by a white policeman. Shelby Steele came up with a documentary movie about this incident and named it What Killed Michael Brown? And when he connected with Amazon to showcase his documentary on their platform, they rejected it.

      © Copyright Original Source



      Shelby Steele seems interesting, I'll read more about him.
      Any liberal sources you read about him will probably already have him dubbed a white supremacist.
      "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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