Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 @MikeStuchbery_ Journalist / Historian ★ (@BylineTimes/@TheLocalEurope)★ 'Let everything happen to you, beauty & terror, just keep going, no feeling is final.' ★ ↙️↙️↙️ / ⌛ Jun. 06, 2019 2 min read

What's an insult, Paul, is to suggest that having a streaming platform (ham-fistedly) crack down on white supremacism is in any way akin to the sustained campaign of legislative restrictions and state-sponsored violence that followed the Nazi rise to power.

Censorship and intimidation is not having your YouTube channel taken down. It's sweeping legislation, such as the Reichstag Fire decree, that *essentially* criminalised *all* other political groups in March 1933, just as the Nazis came to power.  https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/reichstag-fire-decree 

Let's not forget that many of those who are worried about their channels going down are the same cheering on laws that would jail masked 'Antifa' for up to 15 years and open the door to such groups being proscribed.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/antifa-act-antifascist-mask-protest-dan-donovan-us-congress-prison-a8442971.html%3famp 

Censorship or intimidation isn't losing out on revenue or getting a strike because you used a slur - it's further legislation like the Enabling Act, made weeks after the Reichstag Fire decree, that placed sole dictatorial power in the Nazi cabinet.  https://www.thelocal.de/20190322/how-the-enabling-act-paved-the-way-for-nazi-dictatorship/ 

Again, the same folks complaining about their channels being in danger, and having to get a job are ominously silent about the United States in freefall down the list of least corrupt, most democratic nations.  https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/cpi-2018-regional-analysis-americas 

Censorship and intimidation isn't having a YouTube channel taken off you for talking about the same ideas motivating recent deadly terrorist attacks, it's stuff like the Editor's Law of October, 1933 that gave complete control of the media to the state.  https://alphahistory.com/nazigermany/editorial-law-nazi-censorship-1933/ 

You yourself, @PrisonPlanet, keep asking for the government to step in and legislate in social media spaces.

I'm fine with that, but you appear to be calling for Trump to do so, circumventing due process.

Censorship and intimidation isn't having hate on social media reported or written about, it's actions like the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service of April, 1933, that identified 'enemies' that could be dismissed from schools, etc.  http://ghdi.ghi-dc.org/sub_document.cfm?document_id=1520 

You've promoted Turning Point UK, whose parent organisation ran the 'Professor Watchlist', an attempt to catalogue leftist academics.  https://www.professorwatchlist.org 

Finally, censorship and intimidation isn't having a singular audience denied you, it's the establishment of a camp, Dachau, months after taking office in 1933, to imprison communists, dissidents and critics.  https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/history-and-overview-of-dachau 

Meanwhile, you've had nothing to say about reps of a political candidate beating a person in the streets and instead meltdown over milkshakes.  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tommy-robinson-supporters-swarm-beat-14987396 

In short, get some perspective, read a few more books and quit thinking the thought of not repeating white supremacist rhetoric, on one platform, represents an assault on your personal freedoms. /FIN

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