I hear Facebook and Youtube have banned far right nutcase Alex Jones from their platforms. Truth be told, I don’t know what to make of it. Of course, it’s pretty clear that Jones has something wrong with him: watch any of his videos and you see a clearly unstable man becoming more and more agitated in his attempt to spread baseless conspiracy theories. His act might almost be funny if what he was saying wasn’t so fucked up. Yet for these web platforms to ban such reactionaries completely, as if they have judged that such views have no place in modern society, risks straying into some very dangerous territory.
The western world seems to be in a very dangerous place right now. Nazi thugs attacked a left-wing bookstore in Bloomsbury on Saturday, in an episode reminiscent of fascist Germany. The morons thought they got their way two years ago, but now reality is setting in and the utter stupidity of both Trump and Brexit is becoming painfully clear, they are becoming angry. They are like children who can’t get their own way, denied the toys they thought they were promised; or like drunken football supporters who thought their team won, but is having that victory questioned. It’s now pretty clear that sooner or later, Trump will be impeached and Brexit will be cancelled – good sense always wins the day eventually. My only worry is, how the right-wing thugs will react.