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Amazon CEO says company won't take down antisemitic film

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Regardless of the content and whether it's true or not, I applaud Amazon for standing up for free speech and refusing to bow to cancel culture.

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The synopsis on Amazon says the film “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel.”

If Protestants are allowed to offend Catholics by claiming to be 'the real Christians', and Sunnis are allowed to say they are 'the real Muslims', why shouldn't the followers of Black Israelism be allowed to claim that they are 'the real Jews'? Black Israelites are just the latest in a long line of religious sects to do this. British Israelism (the idea that the Anglos are Jews) was an acceptable idea in the 19th century. One of Britain's most popular patriotic songs 'Jerusalem' is a legacy of this. Should it also be banned for promoting a fringe conspiracy theory?

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M3,lots of people of the Jewish faith are not even Semitic,Semitic People include the original Jews and Palestinian and other people that inhabited Palestine Google Original Semitic People

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Is Ye tweeting about it? Oh…

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“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable — objectionable and they differ from our particular viewpoints,” the Times quoted Jassy as saying.

I have no issue with this ^^^. It's better for openminded, culturally aware people to be able to disseminate hate speech and decide for themselves (if the film is indeed hateful). Not doing so is protecting authors of hate.

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Sh1mon M4sadaToday  09:16 am JST

I have no issue with this ^^^. It's better for openminded, culturally aware people to be able to disseminate hate speech and decide for themselves (if the film is indeed hateful). Not doing so is protecting authors of hate.

Well put.

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Once upon a time in a land faraway I owned a bookstore, I refused to sell titles such as Mein Kampf, the collected works of Stalin, Lenin and Mao.

Free speech you will obviously argue about. Do you consider recent events such as Tump's inciting a riot free speech? Free speech is BS.

The availability of books, websites and social media accounts simply continues hate.

Time to end this.

Amazon and other e-retailers think it through. Better stop buying from them despite their prices.

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Essentially, it is up to us to challenge our own biases and prejudices and keep doing it over and over. Free speech exists so that we can challenge our prejudices. But many of those who shout loudest for free speech are those who want to allow their prejudices wide dissemination. When free speech challenges their own comforting illusions it would be closed down in a heartbeat. They are essentially authoritarian ideologists of one hue or another, without open minds. I think the film should be allowed but I can also see how it would fortify some in their biases.

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