“I was there and saw the whole thing. The man with the machete was yelling “No more white people! F*** white people! Down with white people!” over and over. The man being attacked was white. The attacker was black, and had what might have been a Jamaican accent. The police were very quick to arrive, only seconds after Atrium security had tackled and disarmed the attacker. The man who was attacked didn’t seem to be seriously hurt, he got up and got into the security office under his own power. I hope he’s all right.”
–Kantata (comment on cbc.ca,
Dec 23, 2015 5:08 PM ET)
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
I am a fan of free speech. I am such a fan of free speech that I believe even in extending this courtesy to the most hateful bigots that dwell in the dank corners of the internet. The hope of course is that the average person will be resilient to ideas based on such intellectually indefensible ideas as racism, sexism, bigotry and prejudice. I believe this because I believe free speech is more than just a nice idea to throw out the window the minute people start getting offended.
I even support your right to be a contrarian moron.
There are two divergent but rising trends happening in this regard that I’ve been noticing more and more lately. The first is an ever increased call for censorship against offensive speech, the second a misguided notion that overt racism towards white men is not only morally permissible, but perhaps even virtuous.
Free Speech is under fire, especially on America’s college campuses. A recent pew research poll showed that 40% of millennials support restricting free speech which could be deemed as offensive by minorities. Even Obama chimed in telling college students to grow a proverbial pair.
Meanwhile the battle for a free internet seems to be taking a turn for the worse. The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) has approved a new error code to replace 403:Forbidden when a site is blocked for legal reasons. The code is 451, which is taken from the infamous Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451. Ironically, Bradbury swears up and down his novel wasn’t about censorship, but rather the perils of giving up reading for television, but that’s another story. Welcome to China, Internet.
While the debate about hate speech rages on and the internet gets purged of offense, there is another type of censorship all around us which is the cultural censorship of political correctness (actually it’s about localization). Even Game of Thrones showrunners have promised to tone down the rape in response to viewer backlash. Which might not be the end of the world, and to be honest I don’t want to derail a conversation about hate speech and censorship too much with a conversation on neo-progressiveness, but then again they are sort of intertwined in our current social climate, so I want to say this about it:
The proponents of so called social progress will of course tell you this is a good thing. Nobody is holding a gun to Jeremy Podeswa’s head. Fans have made requests and creators have responded. That’s exactly how it’s suppose to work in a democracy, right? Well yes, frankly. But here’s the thing, ye SJW types, you don’t get to bully our favorite content creators into capitulation and simultaneously write post after post mocking what you call ‘white male geek entitlement‘ (foreshadowing) because you are literally justifying that sense of outrage when you get all up in our shit and ruin it with censorship and ham-fisted diversity.
Anyway, that was a bit of a side ramble but hopefully we’ve established that freedom of speech is a good thing, and important, and worth defending, yes? One last thing to point out, I’m a Canadian, and we don’t have unfettered freedom of speech here. We have some fairly well defined hate speech laws. I also want to point out that these laws are not immutable, but that they tend to move easier in the authoritarian direction than they do the other way. These things are constantly in flux. As recently as Feb of 2013 a hallmark case for Canadian free speech laws came to pass. We already fucked the pooch here in Canada and gave into the irrational fear of bad ideas. This article is about warning my friends to the South not to let the same thing happen.
Which brings us finally, to our other topic of the day, killing all the white man, and the bizarre way that it is so socially acceptable to espouse such views. For example, let’s consider the case of Noel Ignatiev, a former Harvard Professor who for years advocated for abolishing the white race and known for such pithy comments as “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity“. Would these types of views fly if he were talking about any identity other than white? I don’t think so, but if you know of any other examples of views like these being abided in academia, in relation to non white identities, hit me up in the comments.
But it’s not only in the halls of Harvard that these ideas have been able to gain traction. If you’re like me, by which I mean not a blind, retarded monkey, you’ve probably noticed this sentiment getting bounced around the internet just a wee bit, lately. Consider some of the following headlines:
“The thought of a white man in my chimney does not delight me”: Let’s stop lying to our kids about Santa
And by far the most abhorrent:
All kidding aside, on the scale of things that are cool, I find this trend not particularly cool. I mean I don’t know if you people at Salon realize this, but that shit is actually kind of racist. I can’t speak for all of history, but there definitely has never been another time in my life when anti white sentiment ran so high. From the internet youtube channels of intersectional feminists like Kat Blaque, to the front pages of Salon magazine, anti-white is in, and anti-white sells.
The media blitz seems to be working as well, since a recent study in the UK found that young white men are the most derided demographic in Britain, with young white women trailing not far behind as 3rd most derided. If you try to bring this up with the SJW types, they don’t see it as a bad thing, they see this as progress, because in their unimpressive minds, racism is justifiable, as long as it’s their particular brand of racism.
I’d like to dissect this, if you’ll permit me. First off, I’ve sometimes heard racism towards whites be referred to as reverse-racism. That’s fucking stupid. There’s no such thing as reverse-racism, there is simply racism and if you are making judgements on people based on their skin color then you are behaving as a racist, even if those people are white. It can be confusing sometimes, to know if what you are saying is racist, so let me give you a little trick. A quick and easy way to test if what you’re saying about a certain demographic is racist is to replace that demographic with a more marginalized or persecuted one, perhaps jews or negroes, and see how you like it now. If it feels as morally reprehensible as it does intellectually indefensible, then sorry to telly you, it’s probably racist. Try these on for size, Salon:
Uncouth, Salon, uncouth. Or how about this:
Wow. I dunno, I just feel like if all it takes for me to turn your magazine into literally stormfront, is changing a single word, you might be doing something wrong. I can hear you now “oh poor white boy, so oppressed, whiny assholes”, just like the intellectual powerhouse admins of Muh Men’s Rights Activism above, the only way to defend your racism is retreat further into racism. But it’s time for real talk, if I may.
It’s not me I’m worried about. I don’t really have to sweat your stupidity because I’m lucky enough to be part of the demographic majority here in Canada. You see, believe it or not, we both want the same thing, which is an end to racism and a world where people can live in harmony. It’s just that you’re the only one fucking stupid enough to think that the way to get there is with more racism.
It’s like I said at the beginning, I don’t agree with what you’re saying, but I defend you’re right to say it. It’s just that it would also be kind of cunty of me if I didn’t at least let you know what a fucking moron you sound like when you put your faith in identity politics.
It’s probably also worth mentioning, that maybe, just maybe, what you’re doing is actually capable of causing real harm. Which brings us right back to our opening, Kantata, the cbc and a man arrested last night in Toronto.
The truth is that racism only begets more racism. The language of division will never unite us. I know that Salon as a business is really just being a business. I can pretty much guarantee that the majority of people who read that site are probably white. White and outraged. But if some mentally ill guy reads your rhetoric and takes it too far and people end up dead, at the end of the day, that’s on you. At the end of the day you really aren’t any better than stormfront. I hope people will stop falling for your outrage bating, and learn to just ignore you like the fools that you are.
And finally, one last point, to tie it all together. Your freedom of speech is going to come under attack in the not too distant future. I’m telling you this now so you can be ready. White people still pull weight. Hate speech laws won’t get passed without support of the white middle class. This is why you have to stay vigilant to what is happening and understand that there is a better way to weather this storm of racial tension. Because if the SJW’s keep pushing their anti-white rhetoric, and more people gobble it up to the point of committing hate crimes like what happened in Toronto last night, the white middle class of America will become scared, freedom of speech will be targeted, and that is the scariest thing of all. Because America is and can always be great, as long as you preserve what makes you truly great, as long as you preserve your freedom.