Amazon Censoring #Book Reviews

Censored
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Zy Marquiez
May 22, 2017

A few months ago, I was notified by my some friends that Amazon was censoring my book reviews due to the nature of the topics.  My instincts about this make me think this is because these book reviews, just like those of other individuals, are in fact being read, and taken into consideration by people.  As such, all of these reviews stand to help individual realize some deeper truths that are not ruminated upon, or even covered by the mainstream establishment.  Such is the power of the written word that we all have, and one of the many reasons why censorship is on the rise.

Jumping right into the cauldron of censorship, Amazon has censored many reviews of mine over the last year.  One of the first censorship instances I noticed was my review of the book The Secret Space Program & Breakaway Civilization [Richard Dolan Lecture Series Book 1] by Richard Dolan.  If you sift through all 5-Star reviews, you will not see my review anywhere.  However, you can see proof of the submission through a workaround by clicking on the picture under “customer images”, which is the only one available, and seeing the review under the alias ZyPhReX titled, ‘A Salient Excursion Into The Secret Space Program & Breakaway Civilization Concept, which was posted on August 31, 2016.  That’s the only way to see I reviewed the book, and if it wasn’t for the picture having been attached, nobody would even know it existed.  Evidence of this can be seen in this screenshot below:

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If that was all the censorship taking place, it would be bad enough, but there’s more.

Amazon has also censored my review of the book, Sekret Machines: Gods: Volume 1 of Gods Man & War by Tom DeLonge & Peter Levenda, which was published earlier this year on March 10, 2017.  Again, if you search for the review of my book under the same alias, it is nowhere to be found.  Similarly, you can see a picture, the middle one in customer images, of my submission for it.  It’s a carbon-copy circumstance of the above scenario.  Evidence of this can be seen below.

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In similar fashion, just a few days ago I realized that Amazon has censored a new review I just published on the phenomenal work by Dr. Mercola called Fat For Fuel – A Revolutionary Diet To Combat Cancer, which was just released.  This alternative health book stands to help countless people take back their health.  I posted the review the book yesterday, and although it was shown as one of the reviews yesterday and could be seen by others, it’s nowhere to be found for those seeking additional information today.  Evidence of the review being published can be seen below.

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As one can gather, if I have already reviewed the book, there’s no possible reason for it not to be showing, except that of censorship.  I would chalk up a lone incident to coincidence, but its way more than that.  Those three book reviews are not the only reviews being censored by the way.  I could continue to catalog additional evidence, but that would matter not.  It shouldn’t have happened in the first place and shows Amazon clearly has an insidious agenda.  Obviously, Amazon has shown it does not respect freedoms in any way shape or form.

Given these circumstances, Amazon is leaving a lot to be desired.  Similar to all others who have historically controlled information, Amazon is positioning itself at the vanguard of the censorship by controlling what, and what doesn’t get allowed to be shared.  That is simply the corporate version of Orwell’s 1984 du jour.

This information is being brought forth in order to show others that reality is being manipulated in more ways than people imagine.  When honest and helpful book reviews become the target of blatant censorship, something is incredibly wrong with the system.  Then again, Amazon has already shown in the past how easy it is to go into people’s devices and delete a book already purchased without telling people, as they did when 1984 was delete from people’s devices.

These days, current facts and information are changing by the day, sometimes by the hour.  Being cognizant of what is, and isn’t truth, and what is, and isn’t being censored is the only way to attempt to grasp the totality of corruption that is plaguing society.

The only way to pierce the veil of lies, disinformation and propaganda is by doing your own due diligence and employing keen mental discernment in all instances.  Then and only then will we be able to separate the wheat from the chaff, and stand at chance at shifting the system that seeks not only to distort history and facts at every chance, but to also subjugate the individual.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

His other blog, BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com features mainly his personal work, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information nigh always ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world.

Book Review: The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse | #SmartReads

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Zy Marquiez
May 19, 2017

Wide in scope, and methodical in its examination, The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse is not only a dire warning, but a call to action for those who are seeing the decline of modern adults and the transmutation and erosion of adulthood in modern times, and the erosions of Freedoms as well.

Examining a veritable panoply of issues, the author centers upon myriad issues in modern schooling such as age segregation, over-consumption, lack of knowledge or literary skills, and also the incomplete view on what Freedom really is and all that it entails, and more.

Speaking about the glaring disrespect for Freedom and all that it took the gain, the author incisively notes:

“Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has created the tragically apt phrase “unlearning liberty” for the troubling turn from freedom of expression and academic freedom toward political correctness and speech codes on our elite campuses.

“Let’s state it clearly: This is nearly the opposite of hat American Revolution as fought for.  America declared independence from Great Britain in pursuit of liberty, not “safe spaces.”  Freedom, and particularly freedom of discourse and debate about the big ideas of life, death, and meaning, is the foundation of the American idea.  Fleeting notions of psychological safety from having to considering competing ideas are quite nearly the opposite.”[1]

Such is what takes place when people are raised wrapped in bubble wrap, and are only allowed to experience a fraction of the totality that the world holds.  Worse, these actions are antithetical to Freedom since they aim to castrate others of the very views Freedom aims to protect, even if they are unpopular.

At one point, the author centers upon the work of award-winning teacher, John Taylor Gatto, who has done yeomen’s work in sounding the alarm regarding the insidious nature of public schooling.  In his landmark book, Dumbing Us Down, the author notes that:

“…seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood,” in our cookie-cutter schools.  The main consequences for students are: emotional confusion, social class disparity indifference, passivity, intellectual dependency on experts, conditional self-esteem, and surveillance by those in charge.”[2]

In such a system that seeks to conform, Is it a wonder that many are merely shadows of what they are fully capable of?

That said, there are two contentions to note with the book.  The first contention centers upon footnotes.  Although the author has a bibliography, and does in fact does address why the footnotes are missing, it still leaves a lot to be desired.  Given that this book aimed to cover a large scope of information, for those wanting to not only verify the information given, but wanting to research it further, footnotes are black pearls, they are essentially priceless.  One can only construct the present out of the roadmap of the past, and without a roadmap, one is unable to know where to go.  One would have to spend hours trying to stitch together the book’s sourced material in an attempt to ascertain which statement correlates with what book in the Bibliography, and there in you STILL don’t know what page that statement came from.  Had he given the page in the bibliography this would have been alright, but such was not the case.

The second contention with the book is that although the author does note some of the incisive issues that are taking place within society, and rightly so, the author doesn’t go far enough and only does a cursory examination.  One could make a sound argument that a large portion of issues stems from the social engineering in education, which is wholly verifiable if one takes the time to look.  It’s certainly not the only reason, but a leading one.

In fact, the very work that the author cited of John Taylor Gatto, throughout his books shows at length many references for the system having been engineered this way.  It wasn’t random that America’s education is failing, and that critical thinking skills have been lost – It was meant to BE that way.  Gatto’s work is a crucial start to glean this.  Moreover, the work of whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt, who was a former Senior Policy Adviser for the Office Of Education Research & Improvement in the Reagan Administration adds more fuel to the fire, and sheds more light onto the darkness.  Her intriguing book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America, is a phenomenal foray into the insidious roots of this broken system.

Also noteworthy is a gentleman who came out pulling no punches on this very topic named Professor Patrick Deneen.  In fact, in a lucid article entitled “How A Generation Lost Its Common Culture,” he states the following:

“We have fallen into the bad and unquestioned habit of thinking that our educational system is broken, but it is working on all cylinders.  What our education system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a wholesale lack of curiosity, history-less free agents, and educational goals composed of content-free process and unexamined buzz-words like “critical thinking,” “diversity,” “ways of knowing,” “social justice,” and “cultural competence.”  Our education system produces solipsistic, self-contained selves whose only public commitment is an absence of commitment to public, a common culture, a shared history.  They are perfectly hollowed vessels, receptive and obedient without any real obligations or devotions.”[3]

Such is the true nature of the beast.   Not only is society being dumbed down, but culture as a whole is being eviscerated, one child at a time.

In any case, Sasse does provide some solutions to these problems and they are worthy of consideration.  The solutions that the author offers are not only practical, but much-needed.

It would be prudent for those seeking to understand more thoroughly how all these issues came to be to not only read The vanishing American Adult but also to read up on the work of Gatto, Iserbyt, and Deneen.  Complement this piece not only with the prior authors’ work, but also with Dr. Joseph P. Farrell’s and Gary Lawrence’s Rotten To The Common Core, and Gatto’s books called Weapons Of Mass Instruction, A Different Kind Of Teacher, The Underground History Of America, and John Holt’s How Children Learn, and one will begin to have a firm foundation upon which to grasp the totality an depth of this disturbing issue and even some possible solutions.

The myriad ramifications of this book abound, and should be ruminated upon at length.  If the America of the future is to have a firm foundation, at present, action needs to take place, with an ironclad education at the vanguard.  All individuals that value Freedom need to realize their fullest potential in mind, body and soul.  The future that awaits seems rather bleak, and it will remain bleak as long as ignorance remains.

That is why being proactive should be a daily priority.  Change starts with the individual – every single one of us.  Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.  For if we don’t take time to teach our children, kit and kin about the lessons of life, a great majority will arrive at life’s end having learned nothing.

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Footnotes:

[1] Ben Sasse, The Vanishing American Adult, p. 250.
[2] Ibid., p. 71.
[3] Professor Patrick Deneen, How A Generation Lost Its Common Culture

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

His other blog, BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com features mainly his personal work, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information nigh always ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world.

 

Netflix bans “The Red Pill” movie because it contains too much TRUTH

Image: Netflix bans “The Red Pill” movie because it contains too much TRUTH
Source: NaturalNews.com
Tracey Watson
May 18, 2017

Let me start out by saying that I have no political agenda. Like most of you, I’m just a regular, straight-down-the-middle person living my life. That said, I am open-minded and believe that getting different perspectives and listening to many viewpoints is important in shaping my own views. The world would be a bleak place, indeed, if we were all forced to accept only one side of any given equation. And yet, that is what we are increasingly being bullied into doing, as evidenced recently by the totally over-the-top reaction by many to filmmaker Cassie Jaye’s documentary The Red Pill.

In the movie, Jaye, an investigative journalist and self-proclaimed feminist, decided to go down the rabbit hole of the Men’s Rights Activism (MRA) movement, described by Urban Dictionary as “an organization of men and their women allies who draw attention to the ways in which misandry (anti-male attitudes and actions) and gynocentrism (women-privileging) harm men.”

The film sets out to examine what MRAs really stand for, what they believe they’re fighting for, and what their attitudes really are towards women.

In spite of the movie’s huge commercial success, Netflix has refused to air it. In theaters in Canada, Australia and the U.S., feminists have come out en masse to protest viewings, and independent theaters have been under huge pressure not to show it. [Related: Discover what else they don’t want you to see at Censored.news.]

CBC News recently reported that theater patrons and sponsors in Canada have threatened to stop doing business with theaters that dare to go ahead with scheduled screenings.

Gavin McInnes of Rebel Media calls this type of pressure “economic terrorism,” and makes the interesting point that many of the people who protested so vehemently against the film have never even seen it.

McInnes argues that many recent documentaries have been very biased toward one particular viewpoint, and some like An Inconvenient Truth, have been scientifically flawed and totally one-sided, yet have been accepted as fact and allowed to mold the thinking of many.

On the other hand, with The Red Pill, Cassie Jaye does “what true journalists should do,” she insists. “You set out with no agenda and you don’t end up where you thought you would.”

And judging by the content of the trailer, that is just what Jaye does. While providing the perspective of the MRAs, and highlighting some of their most pressing issues, she also speaks to prominent feminist activists and journalists to get their take on those issues.

The interviews Jaye conducts for the documentary highlight issues like men having virtually no rights when it comes to custody disputes, and the fact that if a woman should decide to abort her baby, her spouse or partner would have no say in the matter. The documentary also highlights the fact that 93 percent of workplace fatalities affect men, and that 4 out of 5 suicides are men. [Related: Men have to pay more at the pharmacy now as a “gender inequality tax”.]

As one of the interviewees notes, men are suffering, but, “Society doesn’t want to hear their pain. We value female life more than we value male life.”

Dr. Warren Farrell refers to a “big hole in the area of compassion for boys and men,” and Paul Elam, president and founder of A Voice for Men, notes that the anti-men message is a subtle subtext in statements like “stop violence against women,” rather than simply, “stop all violence.”

In her video diary, Jaye looks really confused and says she’s unsure if the MRAs are simply “duping” her to convince her of their out-there theory that “men are discriminated against, and women have the advantage.”

The trailer also shows her listening to many feminist voices, including that of Katherine Spillar, executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, who insists that it is indisputable that women are still oppressed physically, financially and economically, and that in the political and business halls of power, men are advantaged over women.

All in all, the trailer certainly depicts a balanced, thought-provoking documentary that shows both sides of the issue. It’s hard to understand what all the furor is about. But then, perhaps Harry Crouch, president of the National Coalition for Men summed it up best when he said, “We just don’t seem to respect each other for who we are.”

Watch the documentary, and decide for yourself.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Mainstream media conspiring with Google to rig all search results and silence dissenting views… Google becomes “Fake Search”

Image: Mainstream media conspiring with Google to rig all search results and silence dissenting views… Google becomes “fake search”
Source: NaturalNews.com
Jason Veley
March 18, 2017

What does Google have in common with traditionally liberal news networks like MSNBC, ABC and CNN? On the surface, nothing much at all – the former is an Internet search engine and the latter are a couple of national broadcasting corporations with political hosts and commentators. If you dig a little deeper, however, it becomes clear that both the search engine and the liberal news networks have something in common after all, and it has to do with a vicious assault on the freedom of speech.

Last month, it was revealed that Google was going to begin tagging articles that come up in search results as either true or false. The effort, as the company explains, is meant to curtail the amount of inaccurate information, or “fake news,” being spread around the Internet. “With thousands of new articles published online every minute of every day, the amount of content confronting people online can be overwhelming,” Cong Yu of Google and Justin Kosslyn from fact-check partner Jigsaw said in a joint statement. “And unfortunately, not all of it is factual or true, making it hard for people to distinguish fact from fiction.” (RELATED: Google rewrites algorithm to manually crush independent media because mainstream media’s lies can’t compete with the truth on a level playing field.)

The Internet search engine’s fight against fake news was first confirmed in a BBC News interview with Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, just days after the presidential election. “There have been a couple of incidences where… we didn’t get it right,” Pichai explained, referring to the spread of fake news across the search engine platform. “It is a learning moment for us and we will definitely work to fix it.”

Like adding fuel to a raging fire, the mainstream media indirectly assists Google in the quest to purge fake news from the Internet by constantly talking about it. If you think about it, the term “fake news” was really first introduced by the media and certain cable news networks during the presidential election. Even today, they continue to urge all of us to be wary of fake news, and insist that something must be done to curtail it. In this way, the media and Google work together as a machine, of sorts, with liberal networks providing the fuel and Google turning the gears.

While the spread of false information is certainly not something that should be encouraged, the real problem here is how one defines fake news, and who is defining it. Indeed, what may be considered fake news to a liberal may be considered real and legitimate to someone who is more conservative. When Google says that it is going to begin flagging articles that appear in search results and label them as either true or false, the immediate questions that should be asked are, one, what methods are used in their fact checking, and two, who specifically is verifying the information behind closed doors?

The thing about progressivism is that it works in a very slow, incremental fashion. While today liberals and Google may claim to only be targeting fringe websites such as white nationalist blogs or articles advocating anti-Semitism, tomorrow they could very well be targeting more traditional sites like the right-leaning Breitbart.com, Conservative Review or Fox News.

As any constitutionalist or liberty-loving American will tell you, this is absolutely an assault on the freedom of speech. Google and the mainstream media have essentially worked together to set in motion a national constitutional crisis, which they will continue to tell us is in our best interest because after all, they’re only trying to make sure that you get factual information. This is how modern day liberals operate – by telling us that all of these changes are for the good of the people, when in reality they are nothing but detrimental.

Perhaps we should begin calling Google “fake search,” since they seem to be so interested in purging the Internet of anything that is false or illegitimate.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources:

Strategic-Culture.org

BBC.com

Policing Agencies Are Trawling Our Websites in an Effort to Remove the Truth

Policing Agencies Are Trawling Our Websites in an Effort to Remove the Truth
Source: GreenMedInfo.com
Christina England, BA Hons
May 9, 2017

Over the years, a growing number of organizations, companies, and websites have found themselves being targeted by either the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) or their local Trading Standards authority, for daring to promote the health benefits of natural products on their website.

In 2014, a journalist and author, Ms. Anna Victoria Rogers, found herself a target of this ‘policing agency’ when she began advertising a range of health products on Miss Eco Glam, her website promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Policing Agencies Are Trawling Our Websites in an Effort to Remove the Truth

Anna Victoria Rogers of Miss Eco Glam.

She told GreenMedInfo that her problems began when she opened an online shop, sparking a series of complaints by the Advertising Standards Agency. She stated that:

In 2013, I received a series of emails from the ASA, stating that it had been brought to their attention that I was making false claims about a collagen product that I was selling on my website. This led to further emails a few years later, regarding a zeolite product, found to remove heavy metals and toxins.

Each time it was the same deal and I was ordered to take down vital information, leaving only the product name, ingredients and price with a purchase link. Whereas, previously, I had written information on the health benefits and the science behind the products, so people could see what it could help them with.

Now of course, as many of us are aware, we cannot state what natural products can do – even if we quote the science and studies that the companies had used themselves.

Ms. Rogers continued:

Despite the fact that zeolite was used in over 300 Pub Med studies, according to the ASA, I wasn’t even allowed to state this on my website and instead they asked me to prove the claims myself! I replied that surely it was up to them to get the information from the manufacturer and not me, as I was just offering the product for sale on my website. However, they insisted that I had to prove it myself!

What they were asking me to do was a huge undertaking which resulted in me closing down the shop altogether.” 

Ms. Rogers concluded that the whole experience had left her feeling extremely disillusioned, and told us that:

I’m lucky because my shop was relatively small and I didn’t rely on it for my income but I know that these strict regulations can destroy small businesses because by removing so much information affects SEO and websites can lose a lot of traffic. I feel sad for the people that I can no longer help.

At the time, I also received emails from my local council who had received my information from the ASA, to basically say they were aware of the case and that if I didn’t do as I was told they would make me go to court.

What goes on is quite ridiculous, government money cracking down on harmless products that do help people. But there is an agenda going on under the name of Codex Alimentarius. I think the ASA are in cahoots with other organizations, such as Sense about Science, who go after people in the natural health movement. They are a pro-GMO and pharma group. They are not pro-health and have publicly attacked many natural health experts and homeopathy.

Sure, I do know that there have been cases of things being sold on the internet that are dangerous and have harmed people, but the two products I sold (Visi Probita and Pure Body by Touchstone Essentials) have thousands of happy customers who swear by the benefits and I personally took both whilst pregnant!

Ms. Rogers believed that many of the emails that she had received were extremely intimidating and forwarded them to GreenMedInfo, giving us permission to include their content.

One of these emails stated:

From: Sally Ramsden
Sent: 25/03/2014 11:22
To: ‘anna————‘
Subject: RE: Advertising Standards Authority Investigation A14-257479/SR

Dear Anna

Thank you for your e-mail.

Im sorry I missed your call last week and thank you for pointing out that my voicemail message was out of date.

Having been unable to reach you yesterday, I wanted to ensure you have a quick response to your query.  Firstly, we welcome your cooperation in removing the claims from your Facebook advertising.  Regarding the website, if you are prepared to make changes to your advertising with a view to resolving the complaint informally, you would need to provide a written assurance that the challenged claims, and other claims that are likely to have a similar meaning to consumers, will be removed.

To expand on that (and this also applies to advertising more generally), health claims (those that suggest or imply that a relationship exists between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and health) cannot be used unless you can demonstrate that they are authorised on the EU Register.  Appearance or other efficacy claims, including those in testimonials, must not be made unless you can support them with a high level of documentary evidence (for example, peer-reviewed controlled clinical trials).  Similarly, you must hold a high level of documentary evidence to demonstrate that effects seen in before and after photos are genuine.

Therefore, we would be happy to discuss an informal resolution if you are prepared to provide an assurance that your advertising will be amended to remove health, appearance and other efficacy claims (including those in testimonials) as well as before and after pictures.  If you are not in a position to demonstrate that the claims meet the requirements set out above, we would recommend the product is advertised on an ‘availability only’ basis (whereby no direct or implies claims are made about efficacy).

If you do not wish to change your advertising as described, or if you would otherwise prefer to defend the claims, please instead send your comments on the complaint and the evidence you hold in support of the claims.  We look forward to hearing how you wish to proceed by 1 April.
While we must first tackle the complaints we have received, it might reassure you to know that CAP, our sister organisation, has a team that can provide advice on the specifics of your proposed future advertising, to help you avoid ASA investigations in future.  We will provide their details once the case has been closed.

I hope this helps explain our position.

Kind regards

Sally Ramsden
Senior Investigations Executive
Direct line 020 7492 2179
Advertising Standards Authority
Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6QT
Telephone 020 7492 2222
www.asa.org.uk
Follow us on twitter: @ASA_UK
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Another email stated:

On 3 Apr 2014, at 09:52, Sally Ramsden <SallyR@ASA.Org.UK> wrote:

Dear Anna

Thank you for your email.

Having reviewed your website, the changes go some way to addressing the complaint however further changes are needed in order to ensure compliance and to therefore close the file.  I have outlined the additional changes that should be made below:

The ASA continued with a long list of changes that they required Ms. Rogers to change and stated that:

You must be in a position to support the objective claims such as those about the importance of protein and collagen with evidence and they should not appear in conjunction with any claims that state or imply efficacy.

In addition, we should make clear that while we consider you responsible only for the content of marketing material under your control, we would not encourage the use of links to other sites that are likely to include non-compliant content (i.e., those to testimonials and to what health professionals say).

If you could get back to me by 8 April to confirm that the additional changes outlined against the bullet points will be made, we ought to then be in a position to close our file.

Kind regards
Sally Ramsden

It appeared that the ASA were only satisfied when Ms. Rogers decided to close her shop down. She explained that she felt that she could no longer cope with the stress and the continual attacks on her good name.

It is Not Only the Small Websites That Are Under Attack

Unfortunately, from the information that we have received, it appears that these aggressive techniques are being used on a growing number of online distributors advertising alternative health products.

A few months ago, Mr. Rex Garratt, the Director and UK Distributor for Acilis, the silica-rich mineral water by Spritzer, was approached by Trading Standards and asked to remove a number of proven ‘health claims from their website.

In a letter to GreenMedInfo, Mr. Garratt explained that…

Continue Reading At: GreenMedInfo.com

Mainstream Media Blackout: PROOF: Something Very NEFARIOUS is Going On At You Tube

Source: SGTReport.com
May 9, 2017

It has now become crystal clear that the You Tube ‘Adpocalypse’ is just phase one of a far more sinister plan to sabotage successful You Tube channels in order to kill competition, robber Barron style, so that the corporate, legacy and mainstream media can yield more power, control and eyeballs on You Tube. What’s being done to the SGT Report You Tube channel can be quantified by alarming statistics which prove, the fix is in. As John D. Rockefeller famously boasted, “Competition is a sin.” Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Book Review: The Library At Night by Alberto Manguel | #SmartReads

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Zy Marquiez
May 8, 2017

“A house that has a library has a soul.”
– Plato

Just like A History Of Reading is an unabashed book about all things reading, The Library At Night is an unabashed book about the veritable signature sanctum for all readers throughout history: The Library.

Looking at libraries from fifteen different perspectives, Manguel shows us the The Library as myth, order, space, power, shadow, shape, chance, workshop, mind, island, survival, oblivion, imagination, identity and home.

In each of these respective chapters, the author keenly compares each topic to the library, and in a very refreshing, vivid, and thoughtful way shows us how the library fulfills each of those themes.

Since time immemorial, entering a library has always been seen as entering a different domain.  It matters not whether one is merely a researcher, a reader, a student, or someone else.  Everyone knows that the library is a place of adventure, place of learning, a place of rumination.  The fact that one can hear pin drops in libraries [and most book stores for that matter] shows the respect everyone has for such an ancient intellectual sanctum.  Throughout the book, the same level of respect is shown by Manguel as he takes us on a journey on all things libraries.

For avid learners, libraries have always been a private realm, a place of mental solitude and discernmentAny individual, at any time, in any place can keenly escape into the mental freedoms such a place affords.

In a sense, libraries are a page of human history – a well known locale in which one can hearken back in time, and even forward, to witness the totality of the human experience.  Or at least what’s left of its memories.

Be that as it may, Libraries haven’t always been respected.  Within this book, Manguel details a few of the most heinous human acts: the destruction of libraries.

Given that books impart great power, books have always been seen as dangerous by those in power.  Libraries are symbols of what human nature can accomplish when totally free to explore and create, which is why time and time again there are those who have sought to destroy them, to keep people dumbed down and ignorant of the roots of civilization – the veritable pages of history.

As Manguel sobberingly notes:

“The libraries that have vanished or have never been allowed to exist greatly surpass in number those we can visit…”[1]

Of those that remain:

“Throughout history, the victor’s library stands as the emblem of power, repository of the official version [of history], but the version that haunts us is the other, the version of the library of ashes.  The victim’s library, abandoned or destroyed, keeps on asking, “How were such acts possible?”[2]

What has humanity forgotten?  What has gone by the wayside to the sands of time?  It’s worth ruminating upon, especially since the cycles of history teach us that sooner or later, the war against books and libraries takes center stage.

And given that censorship of articles, books and blogs is beginning to run rampant as governments and institutions try to censor “fake news”, the modern version of book burning will merely be the censorship of the written word through the landscape of the Internet, and many are feeling the flames of this fierce fire, myself included.  Again, what are they trying to prevent?  What are they trying to hide?  Each and every one of us should ponder these questions deeply.

Mostly though, Libraries conjure positive thoughts, and most of the book covers the positive aspects that libraries infuse into individuals.

Manguel elucidates on this:

“The existence of any library, even mine, allows readers a sense of what their craft is truly about, a craft that struggles against the stringencies of time by bringing fragments of the past into the present.  It grants them a glimpse, however secret or distant, into the minds of other human beings, and allows them a certain knowledge of their own condition through the stories stored here for their perusal.  Above all, it tells the reader that their craft consists of the power to remember, actively, through the prompt of the page, selected moments of the human experience.”[3]

Those reasons are exactly why libraries will confer power, because they allow individuals to become self sufficient in more ways than they can imagine, fine tuning their mental faculties in ways no other place does.

Libraries help us see the past, but even better, help us imagine a greater future.

In a time where countless issues abound, imagining a better future is certainly a prospect worthy of proper ponderance.

Whether you are a student, a researcher, a reporter, or merely a reader, the library will always provide a sanctum, a personal space, like a warm fire at night, to be used at any moment.  In similar fashion, this book provides readers with comfort and all the amenities that libraries provide, but in book fashion.  If that notion appeals to you, then you will undoubtedly enjoy this book.

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Footnotes:

[1] Alberto Manguel, The Library At Night, pg. 124.
[2] Ibid., pg. 247.
[3] Ibid., pg. 30.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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