Writers, of all people, are now censors

They should never call themselves writers again

by Jon Rappoport

January 20, 2021

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It had to happen.

People who call themselves WRITERS are signing a letter pressuring publishers to ban Trump, and anyone who has worked for him:

Do not publish a Trump memoir. Stay away from him.

The letter was penned by Barry Lyga. Who?

LA Times, January 15 [1]: “More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration.”

“Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz, journalist Sarah Weinman and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ author Celeste Ng are among signatories to the letter, written by novelist Barry Lyga and titled ‘No Book Deals for Traitors’.”

“’We all love book publishing, but we have to be honest — our country is where it is in part because publishing has chased the money and notoriety of some pretty sketchy people, and has granted those same people both the imprimatur of respectability and a lot of money through sweetheart book deals,’ the letter read. ‘We affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion for publishing houses when considering book deals’.”

“’Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021 coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses’.”

Beloved publishing houses? I’m sure no writer, in the last ten thousand years, has ever used that phrase.

Are the author, and the signers of this letter, down on their knees, looking for their own book deals?

Since the invention of language, writers have fought to win the freedom to WRITE without interference. In the process, they’ve been arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, imprisoned, tortured, and murdered. That’s the history of the war.

And now this little venal band of scum—writers—wants censorship.

Here’s a chapter from that history; Giordano Bruno, 16th century Dominican friar, poet, and philosopher. For teaching a theory of reincarnation, for stating the universe was infinite, for discussing the possibility of life on other planets, on February 17, 1600 in the Campo de’ Fiori Square, “field of flowers,” the Roman Church burned him at the stake.

Yes, this happened. It wasn’t a Netflix movie. It was one stop along the way in the war for freedom.

But all right. These contemporary buffoons want to cancel Trump. Fine. Who’s next?

What about beloved Obama? I have evidence to support retroactive censorship against him. All his books, wherever they can be found, should be assembled in a great pile, in Freedom Plaza, and burned.

His publishers should demand the return of all advances and royalties, and if Obama can’t come up with the cash, a court should empower the publishers to take over his homes and sell them off.

The evidence?

The Guardian, January 9, 2017, “America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign,” by Medea Benjamin [2]:

“…in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs. This means that every day last year, the US military blasted combatants or civilians overseas with 72 bombs; that’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.”

“While most of these air attacks were in Syria and Iraq, US bombs also rained down on people in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. That’s seven majority-Muslim countries.”

“One bombing technique that President Obama championed is drone strikes. As drone-warrior-in-chief, he spread the use of drones outside the declared battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, mainly to Pakistan and Yemen. Obama authorized over 10 times more drone strikes than George W Bush, and automatically painted all males of military age in these regions as combatants, making them fair game for remote controlled killing.”

“President Obama has claimed that his overseas military adventures are legal under the 2001 and 2003 authorizations for the use of military force passed by Congress to go after al-Qaida. But today’s wars have little or nothing to do with those who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001.”

“Given that drones account for only a small portion of the munitions dropped in the past eight years, the numbers of civilians killed by Obama’s bombs could be in the thousands. But we can’t know for sure as the administration, and the mainstream media, has been virtually silent about the civilian toll of the administration’s failed interventions.”

“In May 2013, I interrupted President Obama during his foreign policy address at the National Defense University. I had just returned from visiting the families of innocent people killed by US drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan, including the Rehman children who saw their grandmother blown to bits while in the field picking okra.”

“Speaking out on behalf of grieving families whose losses have never been acknowledged by the US government, I asked President Obama to apologize to them. As I was being dragged out, President Obama said: ‘The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to’.”

“Too bad he never did.”

If you petty little band of censors—who call yourselves writers—want to shut down Trump, then you have to go after Obama.

And then GW Bush, and Clinton, and so on. Don’t stop there.

There are lots of American politicians you can assail, going back to the 17th century.

You’re every censor who ever existed. You think you’ve got a special case in Trump. You don’t have a clue.

You don’t know anything about the history of writers.

I wouldn’t trade three dried-out yak turds for one of your books.

But those books won’t be censored. That’s how generous and consoling freedom is. I could say you should try freedom yourselves, but I know better than that.

I see who you are.

Miniature gargoyles, peddling your virtue-signaling inquisition.


[1] https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-01-15/book-world-signs-letter-to-block-trump-book-deals

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/america-dropped-26171-bombs-2016-obama-legacy

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52 comments on “Writers, of all people, are now censors

  1. Haniel Adhar says:

    “No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus…”


    “involuntary surgeries on women”?

    Are they fucking joking?

    And then say “scoffed at science”? Do they not understand THE WHOLE FUCKING CONCEPT BEHIND ISOLATING A VIRUS BEFORE BLAMING IT FOR ANY ILLNESS?

    This is by far and away the dumbest fucking thing I have ever read in my life.

    Liberals are the stupidest people on earth. Please, Typhon, can’t come back soon enough and wipe this entire planet out. Stick a fork in us, because we are DONE.

    • DSKlausler says:

      Are you old enough to remember this one:

      “Calgon, take me away.”

      Or this:

      “Help Mr. Wizard, I don’t wanna be a peon human anymore.”

      I sit beside myself muttering “WHAT THE FUCK??”

    • Melanie says:

      Lol, I’m awaiting said annihilation too, especially after today’s gag-inducing inauguration. We ARE done for.

    • Jim S Smith says:

      These people are being PAID and/or pressured to push this.

      But yes, many of these so-called “experts” are also very naive, and some are stupid to the extreme.

      • Jim says:

        This delusional behavior doesn’t need anyone to pay for it. The insanity has been growing long enough for it to perpetuate itself. There’s gonna be a great culling. And we need it.

    • Railroad guy says:

      As we all must do today, I read a lot of websites and Jon is hands down the best at his craft, and he never pulls punches. The lefties know that they have a tremendous advantage since Clitton consolidated the media in the late ’90s and now they are mostly presstitutes for the lefty leaders. There is unending hypocrisy in the way they reported on Trump vs the sh*t that we’re going to hear about St. Joe the sleepy one. Have your puke bucket handy always. Double standards are endless. Does anyone know if the cases of election fraud are still being pursued vigorously. I still have hope, most of the time. I’m in my mid-60s and (cliche) I never thought I would see an election with so much obvious fraud just blown off. Everyone knows that the evidence by Trumps allies is fake, but none of them every “looked” into the evidence. They all claim to “follow the science” but there is NO science in human caused global warming, 9-11, JFK, RFK, King, Malcolm, any of the fake pandemics of the last 40 years, the germ theory fuckery,, and oh, I almost forgot about the election fraud and capitol siege. Make sure you catch Jon on the Richie Allen Show whenever Richie is fortunate enough to have him on. Richie is a great interviewer and hearing Jon always tells me that I’m not alone.

  2. No More Lies says:

    “I wouldn’t trade three dried-out yak turds for one of your books”.
    EXCELLENT!! And funny!

    • Lisa Franklin says:

      Yep that made me chuckle out loud, well it was more than a chuckle. Nice one. Not much to laugh at here in the UK either. ‘Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath’ -George Carling.

    • Jim S Smith says:

      Right in line with my own favorite:

      “Two shit-pebbles out of a rat’s balding ass.”

  3. Bruce says:

    I’m an excellent driver…

    • Frank G L says:

      I had to quit the idea of driving for flying and sailing. It’s much safer for an alcoholic. I’m pretty sure every pirate and/or pilot, agreed.

      Being a pilot is of course natural to me, considering how high I usually am. Pirating has been more difficult. Mainly because I don’t have enough rum. Someone should sponsor me so that I can become a better Pirate. I’ll even wear a t-shirt with your logo on it.

      And if you’re a pirate and a pilot, like me, you never bother with glasses either half-full or half-empty. You should always have a full cup in both hands. Which, btw has practically no influence (other than the inherently increased job satisfaction and efficiency) on the quality or safety of services I provide.

      And remember, there was a president who mentioned something about freedoms. Lol, do you remember that?

      Because I don’t. I’m just testing how up to speed you are on the new regulations dictated by constantly updated historical data as I see fit. Based on the factual consensus-agreed politically correct unbiased and objective history I provide and inform you about, it appears that no American president has ever referenced freedom.

      Please take your complaints to the other pirate. I’m a politician now.

    • Opie Poik says:

      Tell ‘im, Ray!

      KoronaMart sucks!

  4. Paul says:

    “I see who you are.

    Miniature gargoyles,
    your virtue-signaling

    And WE DO TOO.


    Thank you,

  5. Sean says:

    Gosh it is getting easier and easier to see the many people that plan to try to control my thinking and the world. Please keep it up so I dont have to research so much. Thanks, Fellow Americans.

  6. The Ghost of Freedom says:

    “Infantile Narcissism” runs rampant in the “land of the free, home of the brave”.

    What happens when the “board of education” is finally and firmly planted on the “seat of knowledge” ?


    and lot’s of em.

    • Jim says:

      What do you mean by when? People being stupid enough to trust government to supply them with all the knowledge they’ll ever need has been a reality for a while.

    • silverpen123 says:

      When? Try 50 years ago. Where do you think these little infantile narcissists came from? Not from homeschoolers.

  7. Steven Antonich says:

    Yes…I’d keep the Yak turds as opposed to trading them for one of their books, as the dried turds can be used for fuel to heat my humble abode. Good one Jon. Steven

  8. Mike says:

    I don’t think they are ‘writers’ at all. They are political tools for evil. Hypocrites, at the very least, but probably more Orwellian and sinister than that. Whom do they think they are deceiving? Only themselves.

  9. Paul says:

    “When you tear out
    a man’s tongue,
    you are not proving him a liar,
    you’re only telling the world
    that you fear
    what he might say.”

    ~ George R.R. Martin
    (from Trilogy: A Clash of Kings,
    Volume II: A Song of Ice & Fire)

    “Who is more to be pitied,
    a writer bound & gagged
    by policemen
    or one living in perfect freedom
    who has nothing more to say?”

    ~ Kurt Vonnegut

    “Once a government is
    committed to the principle
    of silencing the voice
    of opposition,
    it has only one way to go,
    & that is down the path
    of increasingly repressive measures,
    until it becomes
    a source of terror
    to all its citizens
    & creates a country
    where everyone lives
    in fear.”

    ~ Harry S. Truman
    (Special Message to Congress on US Internal Security, August 8, 1950)


    “If this nation
    is to be wise
    as well as strong,
    if we are to achieve our destiny,
    then we need more new ideas
    for more wise men
    reading more good books
    in more public libraries.
    These libraries should be open to all
    —except the censor.
    We must know all the facts
    & hear all the alternatives
    & listen to all the criticisms.
    Let us welcome controversial books
    & controversial authors.
    For the Bill of Rights
    is the guardian of our security
    as well as our liberty.

    ~ John F. Kennedy
    (October 29, 1960)

  10. Diane Hackett Carlton says:

    With respect, please be nice to gargoyles. They were placed in special places to deter evil spirits. They aren’t the bad guys.

    • Frank G L says:

      No offense, but looking at what sort of spirits enter those “special” places to do their daily business, mostly involving fraud and theft…. I’m going to have to say that the idea that Gargoyles ward off evil spirits is comprehensively debunked.

  11. Pam says:

    I’m surprised the LA Times published the letter without removing the libel about caging children and operating on women. Maybe it’s a new way to start unfounded rumors. Very bizarre! What motivates these people?!

  12. Melanie says:

    Jon, I thank God for you and your *uncommon* common sense. Keep fighting the good fight. Even if just one new person sees what you see, you will have done your work for humanity, by the ‘law of one’. Thank you.

  13. I’ll have you know Yak poop is the reason for this aboriginal rights and nonsense about Columbus and oh what a bad white man he was…

    Now their were always people here, continuously and so the massive hordes of immigrating refugees from their steppes of Russia which was experiencing some serious cold and lack of wildlife, so they took a excursion, a caravan of sorts of the unlikeliest to cross the Bering Land bridge and enter Canada illegally.

    We had terrible immigration laws back then.

    We should have set some ground rules. No running 1000 buffalo of a cliff just to get a steak. ya know that sort of stuff.

    There was plenty of room so we thought “Okay whats a few more, and they look like nice people but have strange habits?.

    At that time all of North America was part of Ireland, ya see… the great Irish people of old owned it — my ancestors, and many relatives the Tuath(a) Dé Danann we owned the whole thing back then…

    We had been here since the end of Fomorians Wars and had driven half those little bastards to the four corners of the globe or underground.

    So we saved North America and many other parts from their gnarly clawed greedy clutches and allow it to be itself, a area of immaculately pristine and natural beauty.


    The yak shit burners came across the land bridge in droves, hungry and looking for welfare, we thought “Well its a strange thing to burn poop in your campfire but hey, live and let live right!”
    They don’t seem to be bothered by the smell of the campfire. And hey, “One man’s food is another man’s poison!”

    They told us they brought Yaks, single lines of yaks drudging across the white desert of snow with six feet of dried yak shit tied and bundled on top of them to keep warm in the frigid crossing, and I said, “Hey, its winter in Canada and you need to put on more clothes and stop walking around half naked, with your face painted and feathers in your hair.”

    “Goose down jackets, and good ole Saskatchewan sealskin boots is the cat’s meow as far as warmth.” they said “Meow?”

    I said “Cats?” You haven’t seen it? Christ almighty playing hockey on a frozen Saskatchewan slough, it has been playing continuously for the last 40,000 years, its in a new re-cast for a North America tour, and North Korean tour, but they won’t let you bring your Yak poop.

    I know I’ve wandered off the topic but…seriously folks if it wasn’t for goddam Yaks shitting 16 times a days they wouldn’t have been able to get here carrying all that dried Yak shit.

    BTW, it had value as currency too, two bricks of Yak Poop could get you a half gallon of Yak milk.

    So that was the reason for that long ago caravan of hope, and now again it happens from the south, from Guatemala with China Joe bidding them on…hope their not bringing Yak poop.

    Of course this is coming from the link below, from the NY TIMES, and as we know from twitter, they have been banning newspapers that tell lies…


  14. Eluard says:

    History doesn’t change. It just goes round and round with the same matrix characters appearing over and over again crushing freedom in every form while posing as saviors and the same light-giving angelic vibration oriented souls who come to heal and shine into the dark and create balance.

    Jon calls it a “ten thousand year war.” Yes, and longer still. But could we be near the end of the war? I’ve never seen in my lifetime so many people, notwithstanding the sheeple, open their eyes to the real drama playing out in front of us.

    We need an end to history. Not some cult bs scheme. A true transcendence. But it has to come from within each of us. It can’t come from a president, a guru or a movement. I believe it’s possible and there is help for us from other realms. I just don’t know When. Maybe that’s the problem–there is no “when.” It’s now. Always now.

  15. Donna says:

    There is a double standard in our country. Maybe it’s even a triple or quadruple standard. Watch this video from Tony Heller: https://youtu.be/-HvtfSBbG50

  16. David McBain says:

    I could use those yak turds for my roses. Virtue signalling “writers” we could all do without.

  17. hayden says:

    nothing like book burning , oh well these censored books will make great fire starter for me, burn it all.

  18. Opie Poik says:

    “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
    ~ Mark Twain

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys lost
    Everybody knows the fight was fixed

    “All the News that Fits the Narrative”

  19. lamberth says:

    The Great Library of Alexandria is still on fire.

  20. Paul says:

    A most interesting 5 minute inaugural commentary, by Greg Gutfeld, on The Five, @ 5 minutes in.

    He’s too, is still writing.

  21. bike-anarkist says:

    ‘No Book Deals for Traitors’.”

    The U$A progressives, I guess will NEVER be writing about their culpability.

  22. Larry C says:

    “Beloved publishing houses? I’m sure no writer, in the last ten thousand years, has ever used that phrase.”

    Yet another reminder to NEVER sip a beverage while reading a Rappoport missive. ????

  23. kadak says:

    I have been saying for some months that we shall soon be dissident writers. No longer writing in the expectation of mass readership, but for those few who are still nourished by a grain of truth.

  24. Larry C says:

    I just saw a crow fly in front of the moon.

    For now…all is right with the world.


  25. Lodewijk says:

    Thank you Jon as ever for your writing.
    I’m not a writer, nor do I ban Trump.
    I watched Bi-biden, and then the quite stunning National Youth Poet.
    It all inspired me to right away write the following poem.
    Voilà. C’est pour vous.
    Cheers from Belgium.


    For you,
    Miss Gorman,
    National Youth Poet

    One Twenty, Twenty One


    You couldn’t see a lot of their faces,
    but, at scheduled moments, at speeches,
    one of the masks would come off —

    then you could see the hypocrisy
    still covered up, not by a mask,
    but now, as always, under a smile.


    It is sad to see such a built-in mask:
    cemented smiles, deceiving so many,
    hiding such unspeakable evil —

    yet, despite the perversion, it’s hopeful
    to see your smile, mouth, expression,
    and beauty; all that we fight so hard for.


    But, beware that *their* smiles don’t fool you:
    real fighters for freedom, truth and justice,
    no longer laugh; they suffer, give time and lives –

    they laughed, but now curse and sigh: betrayed,
    trampled, confused, bewildered; but also determined
    to laugh again one day, together with you —

    in honesty.

  26. hhi says:

    Has anyone seen any vision outside (or inside) the Capitol Building after the “insurrection” died down.

    Didn’t see any on Aussie media, but was astounded to hear that the FBI was going to track down the invaders.

    Did these people who nearly brought down the greatest democracy that has ever graced this planet (cough), just amble out of the Great Seat of Power after over running it, trashing it and making a mockery of it.

    Surely there is at least CCTV footage of how this WORLD SHATTERING EVENT played out as the protestors were removed (I ASSume) or just strolled out into the crisp air of the twilight zone.

  27. Jim says:

    Laughed at science? You mean what the disgusting bureaucrats with microscopes whoring for grants practice? Give them a scarlet letter. And what involuntary surgery? I’m no fan of trump, but I wouldn’t censor him. As a historian, I find censorship one of the worst crimes imaginable. I will make sure to look up that list so that I won’t ever buy any of those hacks work. The left doesn’t even read, so pissing off the right ensures their bankruptcy. They’re not writers. They’ve revealed themselves as hack propagandists.

  28. Judi R says:

    List is now up to 547. Look for THIS IS A LETTER OF INTENT FROM PUBLISHING PROFESSIONALS OF THE UNITED STATES. Very few on that list I have ever heard of, but some big publishers are represented. Good list of authors to avoid!

  29. Rick says:

    It might be time to discuss Natural Law as a backdrop to this new round of attempted censorship. We’re now looking a philosophical war. So let’s engage. Our weapons will be our lines of reasoning. Our tactics will be online, print and broadcast. Let’s rise to the task and counter those “writers” with a PHILOSOPHICAL counter-action. I think philosophy has been on-the-shelf too long as a weapon-of-choice. Natural Law is the big gun.

    • Jim says:

      Reason with lunatics? Not my weapon of choice. One must use the weapon that fits the environment. Reason has no place here. It’s too foreign a language.

  30. Opie Poik says:

    Biden instantly lowers incidence of Covert-19 microboogeyman on first day as illegitimate prez:


    PCR on, PCR off, Daniel-san. Already a hero. Glory days ahead. All is well. Hail to the chief, yo.

    • No More Lies says:

      Just as Jim amd many have said:( not exact words but, you get this jist) “As soon as the moment is right, suddenly, we have less “positives” “proving” the new treatment works”.
      Predictable. Criminals/liars usually are.

  31. Piksil says:

    I have both of “Obama’s books” (given to me as a joke). I’ve read, I believe, a total of 4 (four) pages (“Audacity of Hope”).

    I’ve always said he didn’t write them.
    Who did then?
    I don’t know, but I believe it may be the same guy who wrote:
    “Dear Penthouse:
    You’ll never believe what happened to me at work(/school/church/the gym/the beach) yesterday…”

    I think those books cost more than 3 yak turds….worth far far less however.

  32. Nora Claypool says:

    I once started a list of OBummer’s crimes, starting with holding two offices at once while supposedly President. (I dispute that he was actually elected because of the rampant voter fraud we’ve enjoyed for decades, and I don’t believe Obummer was even eligible to hold office.) When I got up to eight pages of crimes I decided it was a book rather than a report, since there was so much more to cover. That would have made me a “writer” and I can’t stomach all that negativity. It’s crazy town in our country now, with an openly socialist/fascist CCP puppet about to be sworn in on a copy of the Communist Manifesto. Sheesh. I hope he gets three dried out Yak turds stuffed in his copy.

  33. Truth-Hurts says:

    just follow who owns all the publishing houses? Yip –same rothschilds and rockefellers –through their minions! So if kushner decides, Trump can publish anywhere –for all that matter, Trump would be richer few billions in few years for making trillions for the top 40 billionaires in the world –Thanks to his lockdowns!

    • Lodewijk says:

      Thank you Opie Poik for that link.
      This might indeed be a good thing have avoided another 4 inept years of placeholding and false hope.

      Another quote from your link:
      “Necessity is the mother of invention and as long as people “feel” free then they aren’t free. That’s how it’s worked up until now. The decoupling had to happen somehow.””

      And now we have to create the GreatER Reset:
      Our World. Our Way.
      Initiative of the Freedom Cells:

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