by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
I’ve touched on a little of this recently when I mentioned some of my emails being bounced back to me, supposedly because of their “spam” content. Only could you consider my emails to contain spam content if you considered sending people the link to my blog as spam. Of course that would be enough for the censors. They can’t like most of what I send out. It’s far from politically correct.
However, a comment from one of our faithful readers at the conclusion of my last article started me thinking.
I will reproduce his comment here in case most folks didn’t read it at the end of the previous article. He says: Al, if you aren’t aware, Goolag is shadow banning Revised History blog. I typed your blog into duck duck go search engine, “Revised History blog Al Benson Jr.” and 4 other arrangements with these words, went back 8 pages and there was not a single direct listing for this blog in 4 attempts.
They sneaked in under cover of darkness and tipped Revised History over like a Confederate statue.
I’d always thought DuckDuckgo.com was a pretty good search engine, so I checked out what he said. Not that I doubted his word but I just wanted to see what was going on there. My faithful reader was on target. I checked out several pages on DuckDuckgo and found lots of my articles reproduced and referenced, but not one single reference, as far as I went, directed people back to this blog, not one! So if you go to this search engine and type in the name of this blog you won’t find one reference that leads you back to this blogspot, at least not in all the pages I checked out and I checked out a batch.
Just for the heck of it, I went back to Google and did the same thing. On Google the Revised History blog came up as the first one on their first page, but their first page limited me to four entries and then they moved on to something else altogether. So I got 4 listings on their first page and that was it. I can remember the time when I could find my articles all over the first 10-12 pages of Google. No more. Now four entries on page one is it!
I checked out my friend Donnie Kennedy and it was pretty much the same situation. You used to be able to find Donnie’s stuff all over the internet, too. Now the listings for him are limited also.
I don’t know if this is what you call (gasp) shadow banning or not, but if it is, I wonder how many more Christian/Southern/patriotic blogs and sites are suffering the same discrimination. I can’t believe my little blog is that much of a threat to the Establishment/Deep State that it has to be banned/censored, or are they just now starting to do this to all conservative sites that have any circulation out there? Makes me wonder. If they are trying to cut my circulation down, who else are they doing it to. I’ve been reading about what they have been doing to persecute Alex Jones and Info Wars, but he reaches millions. At best, I reach thousands. If they are that concerned about someone like me then we really do need to start looking behind that curtain to see the grouchy little old guy that is trying to scare everybody because he’s really nothing more than a Deep State Fake!
And then I wonder, how many more are there out there like me? I know there are literally thousands of blog spots out there and lots of them are conservative and patriotic–so many so that I can’t keep track of them all. So maybe we collectively represent a real threat to that old grouch (Deep State) behind the curtain. Maybe if we waved a Bible in his face he’d really run!