Amazon bans book critical of transgender ideology

By Jonathon Van Maren

What happens when the exchange of information is not controlled by the government, but by private companies? And what happens when those private companies sign on to a censorious ideology devoted to silencing its opponents? We are likely about to find out. The Big Five of Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft — hold enormous power. They intend to use it for cultural ends.

I had a conversation on my podcast with Rod Dreher on his book Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents about Big Tech and his view that a Chinese-style social credit system is coming to America some day soon. In the meantime, however, we’re getting a preview of the sort of speech that the information overlords would like to deep-six: anything critical of trans ideology.

The Wall Street Journal’s Abigail Shrier isn’t even opposed to sex change surgeries as such, but when she released a book titled Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, the rainbow mafia descended in force. Those who interviewed her were told she was an extremist and transphobe, and there was even a hilariously ineffective attempt to cancel Joe Rogan for talking to her. The ACLU wanted the book banned; Amazon banned advertising for it.


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