Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 11, 2010
A T-shirt that warns against how dictators like Hitler used gun control to disarm their victims has been sensationally banned by eBay after the online auction giant labeled the garment “Nazi propaganda” despite the fact that it carries an anti-Nazi message.
The “Mass Murderers Agree – Gun Control Works” Infowars T-shirt features images of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, all dictators who ensured that their target populations were disarmed and vulnerable before killing them by the millions.
We received the following email from eBay entitled, “eBay Listing Removed: Hateful or Discriminatory”.
Mass Murderers Agree Gun Control Works-Alex Jones shirt
Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy:
Images depicting high ranking Nazi officers are not permitted to be sold on the site. Please do not relist this item.
We recognize the historical significance of World War II and that there are many militaria collectors around the world. We allow some related historical items, but ban others, particularly items with Nazi markings and items which may be considered Nazi propaganda.
However, after a cursory search we found numerous other T-shirts that are being sold on Ebay which depict the image of Adolf Hitler and characterize him as a mass murderer. There’s a whole line of shirts that feature the words “The Killers” with images of Hitler, Saddam Hussein, George W. Bush, and Osama Bin Laden. The only thing missing from these designs is the message that gun control is how tyrants disarm their victims, which is apparently the only thing that eBay finds “offensive” given that these other shirts are allowed.
Spot the difference: The T-shirt banned by eBay on the left and the permitted shirt on the right. The only real difference is that the banned shirt features an anti-gun control message, proving that the ban has nothing to do with Hitler and everything to do with eBay as a corporation objecting to a pro-Second Amendment message.
While claiming to be combating “Nazi propaganda,” eBay is in fact encouraging it. This is an anti-Hitler message and a warning from history about how the Nazis used gun control as a conduit for mass murder.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
One of the first things Hitler did when he assumed power was to disarm Jewish Germans before ordering his henchmen to attack them in the streets and burn down their houses and synagogues. Having been completely disarmed, the victims were unable to resist.
In his book Death by Gun Control, author Stephen Halbrook “details how, upon assuming power, the Nazis relentlessly and ruthlessly disarmed their German opponents. The Nazis feared the Jews — many of whom were front-line veterans of World War One — so much that Jews were even disarmed of knives and old sabers.”
In addition, when the Nazis invaded Poland they immediately disarmed the occupied people, ensuring that the Warsaw ghetto uprising was able to be crushed when it may have succeeded had the resistors been able to source more firearms than the few they had managed to acquire from the black market.
The T-shirt that eBay banned in the name of preventing “Nazi propaganda” is in fact a warning against the kind of tyranny imposed by the Nazis. If anything, by banning the T-shirt, eBay is aiding Nazi propaganda.
In reality, the only reason for them banning the T-shirt is the fact that eBay as a corporation supports gun control and hates the Second Amendment, which was added to the Constitution by the founding fathers specifically as a bulwark against tyranny.