Readers!
 

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.


Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via Patreon or PayPal. To use Patreon, go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation. For PayPal click one of the following buttons:
 


 

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


 

If Patreon or Paypal don't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652


Today’s blacklisted American: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas: Banned at amazon
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
Blackballed by Amazon Prime.

Blacklists are back and Amazon’s got ’em: During Black History month in February, Amazon decided it would no longer live stream on Amazon Prime the documentary on the life of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.

In the midst of Black History Month, Amazon pulled a critically acclaimed and popular documentary on conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, the only black justice currently serving on the Supreme Court, from its streaming platform. The documentary, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” is “currently unavailable to watch in your location,” the website reads when the title is clicked. The outage appears to be nationwide, as reported by Breitbart.

Amazon appeared to drop the PBS documentary, while still promoting a wide range of films including “All In: The Fight for Democracy” with Stacey Abrams and two movies on widely discredited activist Anita Hill.

That was in February, a time period when Americans of all stripes are supposed to celebrate the achievements of all blacks, no matter their politics. Amazon however for reasons that remain unexplained removed the Thomas documentary at that very moment, and has not reinstated it to this day. You can buy the dvd at Amazon, but you cannot watch it on Amazon’s live streaming service, even though the film’s maker, Michael Pack, was never offered an explanation for its removal.

“Our distributor, who’s the one who made the deal with Amazon, has repeatedly asked them for explanations but they haven’t given any,” Pack told the [Wall Street] Journal.

While I personally find the focus on race for Black History month distasteful, the celebration does not have to focus solely on skin color. It can instead celebrate freedom and liberty for all races. For example, February was chosen because that was also the month when Abraham Lincoln was born, a white man who was willing to die (and did) for the dream of ending black slavery.

For Amazon however celebrating the contributions of everyone toward the goal of perfect liberty is not good enough. Only leftists can be honored. Movies about the longest serving Supreme Court justice must not be seen or honored, simply because his politics do not fit the totalitarian leftist agenda.

Despite numerous demands since February, including petitions and a letter signed by twenty U.S. Senators, all demanding an explanation or reinstatement of the documentary, Amazon has remained silent and refused to do anything. Censorship appears the goal for this big tech giant. While it is willing to sell the dvd, it will not help make it easy for people to see it. And it is doing so even if it means Amazon will make less money because of this blackballing.

Other live stream options are available however. And since America is supposed to be a free country, Americans should avail themselves of these options, and reduce their support of any vendor who acts to stifle freedom.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

7 comments

  • wayne

    Clarence Thomas
    “A High-Tech Lynching for Uppity Blacks”
    (1991)
    https://youtu.be/egTyaIAaqz8
    0:39

  • Phill O

    It may be available, but the price is so high, I fear few will see it, of which, I am one.

  • wayne

    Phill–
    Sadly, this film only had a box-office take of $282K in it’s short theatrical release.
    The DVD is a bit pricey at $29.99, so without the ability to sell this via streaming, distribution becomes the killer.

    –on a tangential note, chinese-owned/controlled AMC owns 65+% of ALL movie theater seats in North America. (That’s Canada, USA, and Mexico)

  • Cotour

    WHY A CHANGE IN DIRECTION?

    The truth all in good time: What caused the Biden administration and those who run it to change their narrative about Covid?

    “NEW EMAIL Shows Dr. Fauci Was Told in Jan. 2020 the Coronavirus “Looked Engineered” #FauciEmails”

    Fauci is going to have to “Retire” in order to spend more “quality time” with his family. His exist strategy is already being formulated.

    This “Revelation” is why the administration was forced to change their Covid origin opinion 180 degrees in the last couple of days. And funny enough, the Biden administration has now been forced to fully align with you know who? The tip of the iceberg, next will be Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, the economy, the Communist Chinese, 2020 election fraud and corruption, etc, etc. Its all coming.

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.edHZLbxodHwAkoxD8BA9bAHaE7?w=251&h=180&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.25&pid=1.7

  • wayne

    Cotour–
    Yes, it’s time the Fauci’s and their entire extended family (and their immediate neighbors) spent some quality time together, in a holding cell, at gitmo, awaiting enhanced-interrogation.

    “Doctor Fauci”
    ( Beatles Parody )
    https://youtu.be/KYnV6910Ktk
    2:14

  • Rigorous

    “Created Equal”, the Clarence Thomas documentary, is available to stream for free (with ads) at Tubitv.com.

  • James Street

    This one minute video of a black father and smart cute daughter talking against Critical Race Theory is getting a lot of clicks.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1399800643880108035?

Readers: the rules for commenting!

 

No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.

 

However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.

 

Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *