I woke up this morning to find this Change.org petition in my Inbox:
“The New York Times and other media are using the more acceptable sounding (and inaccurate) terms “alt right” for “white supremacist” and “nationalist” for “white nationalist” in its reporting. This is misleading and dangerous. It normalizes the extremist views taking hold in our country.
Its own reporting “Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’” (NYT 11-20-16), describes the leader of the white supremacist movement, Richard B. Spencer, as having coined the phrase “alt right” and defining it as “a movement with white identity as its core idea.” Yet the very headline of the piece regurgitates this deceitful terminology!
It doesn’t matter your political party or for whom you voted. If you are against white supremacism and euphemisms to describe it, then this petition is for you. Please sign and share it far and wide if you are so inclined. We have to raise awareness!”
This latest virtue signaling campaign by liberals (nothing gives them that rush of fuzzy feels like a big self-righteous crusade against racism) comes on the heels of the Associated Press announcing that journalists shouldn’t even use the term “alt-right” without adding their own spin on the term:
“And on Monday, The Associated Press published its own usage guidance for the term, saying that journalists should not use the term without defining it because “it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience.”
The standards editor at NPR published a memo in mid-November titled “Guidance on References to the ‘Alt-Right,’” that encouraged an explanation of the term, and the progressive news site ThinkProgress said in a post last week that it would “no longer treat ‘alt-right’ as an accurate descriptor of either a movement or its members” because the term is used as a self-descriptor and obscures the group’s overt racism. …”
Henceforth, we promise we will only refer to the alt-right as really, scary people. They’re bad, bad, bad … evil, wicked, immoral, DANGEROUS PEOPLE! BEWARE! STAY AWAY! Sore after losing both the election and their legitimacy after being exposed as a bunch of frauds, every newsroom in America is now in no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA mode!
The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune are quoting me in an article with the scaremongering headline, “The ‘alt-right’ splinters as supporters and critics agree it was white supremacy all along”:
“When people start throwing Nazi salutes in public, it has a way of clarifying where everybody stands.
The loosely defined “alt-right” movement — made up of social-media-savvy white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, misogynists and other fringe figures who supported Donald Trump’s election — has splintered in recent weeks as less hard-core supporters distance themselves from the term.
At the same time, critics and media outlets have moved to avoid using the phrase “alt-right,” saying it’s a deceptive new term for old far-right ideologies that have traditionally been shunned in American public life. …”
The Lügenpresse is going to lie. That’s what it does.
Can you EVEN BELIEVE that happened? We’ve got like a dozen -isms and -phobias right here that says Brad Griffin is a bad guy! We’ve hit him with xenophobia and Islamophobia and homophobia and racism and sexism and nativism and white supremacism and heterocentricity! He’s guilty of bigotry and white privilege and institutional racism and systemic racism … and he’s not even sorry!
Let’s address the charge of “white supremacy”:
1.) Number One, I believe that biological differences exist between and within races and between and within the sexes. I don’t believe in “equality.” I don’t know of any system of measurement known to man which has ever demonstrated the existence of “equality.” I believe in difference and inequality.
In other words, I believe that some people are short and others are tall for biological reasons. I believe that some people are better at math and others are better at sports. I simply don’t believe the liberal mantra that we’re all the same or we’re all human beings. Yes, I agree that we are all human beings, but nothing I have seen suggests to me that, say, everyone is a winner or everyone is equally smart and talented.
The Alt-Right holds these truths to be self-evident, that all men ARE NOT created equal, and that the interaction between biology and environment which we call evolution has created intractable differences between them which no amount of Jiminy Cricket “Wish Upon a Star” sentimentalism will ever change.
2.) Number Two, I am not embarrassed to say that the White race is one of the world’s most accomplished races in the arts and sciences. We’re one of the world’s top races in technology. Am I ashamed that we have contributed so much more to the world in these areas than the black races of Africa? No, I am not. I don’t believe in equality in the first place so I don’t believe our success is due to their failure.
3.) Number Three, I believe we should govern ourselves. I don’t have any desire to “oppress” anyone. I don’t like multiracial democracy because it generates perpetual strife and conflict. We can’t get anything done when we are forced by our circumstances to vote along racial lines. I’m tired of seeing Van Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jamelle Bouie on television. Why can’t we divorce these people?
4.) Number Four, I don’t really think in terms of “superiority.” I think it is true that Whites are biologically gifted, but what we do with that is ultimately determined by our culture. Right now, I don’t have many positive things to say about our degenerate culture. The White race that I know is beaten down and demoralized. I think it is more accurate to say we used to be great in the past, but we’re not in a great place right now. In fact, we’re probably at one of the lowest points in our history under liberalism.
The strongest argument against white supremacy is a trip to your local Wal-Mart. Do you the people you see in Wal-Mart strike you as superior? I don’t think of them as superior. I think of them as my people. I identify with them, love them and care about them and want them to recover from one of the darkest periods in our history.
Look at the great civilizations of world history. There was a time when Egypt was superior, Greece was superior, Rome was superior, Spain was superior, France was superior, England was superior, America was superior. If you look at the Mayans, the Chinese, Angkor Wat, the Caliphate, the Mongol Empire and so on, you don’t see any inevitable march of upward historical progress. Instead, you see a rise followed by a long decline.
We’ve unquestionably been living through a long period of decline. We’ve become politically correct. We’ve deluded ourselves with the Enlightenment’s fantasy ideology. We’ve become disconnected from our heritage and disinterested in the future our people. Because we live in the present, we’re not superior by a long shot anymore, but we should aspire to be great again.
We aren’t living up to our full potential. We need to slough off this funk we have been in since the 1960s.
Note: I’m throwing this in here just to trigger any leftwing journalist who might be reading this blog. Plus, I also think it is pretty damn funny, and I hate political correctness.