I’m happy to say I haven’t thought of Kevin Williamson in many months but here is a cogent argument for why the globalist point of view doesn’t fit the human way of thinking about community and life in general.
In case you didn’t know Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson are the intellectual leaders of the Right-Wing. Or to use their terminology, they are “intellectual leaders of the dark web.” I was sent this link and normally I wouldn’t click anything from the NYT but the description was so hilarious sounding I couldn’t resist. After reading it I was full of conflicting feelings. The overwhelming emotion was amazement at just how inaccurate the conclusions were. Another was anger that the NYT was once again attempting to misdirect people to useful idiots who would do the Left’s bidding. And finally was hilarity at just how ridiculous their choices were. Jordan Peterson, the man whose 12 rules of living include standing up straight and taking your pills, was somehow a right-wing Machiavelli directing the revolution like a three dimensional chess master.
What is it with these people? I mean I know the republicans are the stupid party but come on! In what alternate universe is NeverTrumper, Ben Shapiro on the cutting edge of dissident right wing thought? Give us some credit. We finally figured out the Bushes, the neo-conservatives, the Weekly Standard and the National Review were the controlled opposition. Don’t turn around and send the same group right back at us again. At least put fake moustaches on them and change their names to Jones and Smith. While they’re at it they might as well claim that JEB! has seen the light and is ready to embrace Pepe the Frog as long as Pepe renounces White Supremacy.
Kevin Williamson just found out what happens when you embrace the Left. You get shanked for your trouble. And if you can get along with your new insect overlords it means you have been bought and paid for. You’ll discover (or if you don’t then anyone who reads you will discover) that you now think just like your employer. I think folks on the right have had enough of playing nice with the left. It won’t be necessary to install a skinhead in the White House but we can stop trying to please the New York Times. Donald Trump has demonstrated that not compromising with leftists and pushing the limits works. You hear about the Overton Window but actually seeing it pushed in our direction for once is inspirational.
So don’t be tempted. The right wing is infested with crazy people. Half of the things they believe sound like gibberish. Nobody knows whose ideas will turn out to be the ones that finally defeat the Left. And maybe all of our problems go away under President Trump’s moderate administration and we never have to find out if the Alt-Right apocalypse would turn out the way they hope. So use your judgement and keep your eyes and ears open and weigh everything carefully.
But don’t let the New York Times tell you who to follow. That will lead to Bill Kristol, John McCain, Justice Kennedy and some endless war in Podunkistan.
The Z-Man discusses how the bow tie crowd (and Williamson in particular) think of themselves in relation to the Left. An interesting if depressing discussion of these champions of the noble loss.
Boy, this guy really must need a job. He’s still getting his friends (and enemies) to talk about him. Jonah Goldberg expends enormous eloquence and even some unexpected candor quoting Michael Anton’s verdict that the Right must adopt the same rules as the Left or suffer defeat. But he still refuses to acknowledge its necessity.
The Z-Man will have none of it and his analogy of the Marquis of Queensbury boxer getting in the ring with the Lord Humongous wielding a nail studded club is extremely vivid and persuasive.
I wonder if anyone (including myself) would be this interested if I got fired. What a big baby.
The Right-Wing is awash in Kevin Williamson opinion.
“Schaedenfreude,” “Christian condolence,” “there but for the grace of God,” “I told you so,” “a cautionary tale.” I guess I’m not sure what I think. Probably a little of each. But it really doesn’t matter what I think about Kevin and his troubles. But what I think would be interesting would be an interview by someone farther out on the right side of the spectrum who could explore how he thinks this fits in with his ideas about the just desserts for the dirt people. I wonder if some intrepid blogger might call him up and find out if his recent experience may have impacted his feeling about the great unwashed. That would interest me.