A terrible thing can have good consequences. It can be a clarifying moment. An obvious example is the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. The event was a human tragedy and a terrible blow to the United States militarily. It left the U.S. interests and people in the Philippines at the mercy of the Japanese armed forces. But it galvanized the country to such an extent that millions of young American men immediately enlisted in the armed forces and everyone else steeled themselves for the imminent war.
So, that’s the archetype. Now drop your sights ten levels down and observe a clarifying moment on a much smaller stage. Over the last couple of years, the left has been using the persistence of internet records to banish anyone who has ever said anything that is now politically incorrect. An example that comes to mind is the libertarian journalist Kevin Williamson who was hired and fired by the Atlantic over the course of a few hours because some left-wing trolls dug out his anti-abortion tweets and shamed the Atlantic into firing him. Of late, the right has been trying to use the same trick. Mike Cernovich produced a very large number of tweets by Hollywood director James Gunn that flippantly espoused pedophilic opinions. His employer, Disney, terminated him immediately. And most relevantly, The New York Times fired Quinn Norton, a white woman, back in February for having twitter comments that people thought were racist or anti-gay.
Now comes Sarah Jeong. She was just hired for seemingly the same job that Quinn Norton was fired from and the evidence of anti-white racism in Jeong’s Twitter feed is more than knee deep. In fact, it seems to be practically an obsession. A mountain of quotes has been circulating on this situation. The New York Times answered these criticisms by saying that Jeong was just responding in kind to racists and she will not be penalized because of it. So, it’s official. The New York times will fire white people if there is even a pretext for calling them biased but it will ignore even blatant anti-white racism by non-whites. For the average reader of this blog I don’t think any of this is a shock. Basically, it’s business as usual at “the Gray Lady.” But who it might shock are normies. They may have thought that we are all equal in front of the internet mob. They might have imagined that the New York Times would always prefer to avoid the appearance of harboring an openly racist employee. Well, if they’re paying any attention at all to the details of this case they will see that they were wrong and the New York Times didn’t. That should be a clarifying moment. The New York Times says it’s okay for a non-white journalist to openly express racial hatred against white people.
It occurs to me that the correct way to handle this is not to complain to the New York Times. They obviously don’t care. But how about their advertisers. Would for instance, a company like Disney respond to complaints from its customers by pulling ads from the New York Times? How about Walmart? Could they be persuaded to pull ads? Seems like a worthwhile thing to do. But at least it’s clear who the New York Times cares about and who it despises. Clarification noted.
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.
I know that I shamelessly link to articles over at American Greatness but they have several writers that produce excellent articles on a regular basis. Of course the posts by that guy photog ( here and here ) are a bit weird but what can you do? No publication can be 100%. What I like about this present post by Walsh is the quotes from the Reagan era that could have been lifted verbatim from a Times hit piece last week. That’s doing your homework. I absolutely refuse to open any link to the Times or Post even if it’s just a baseball box score. Providing them with revenue would feel like subsidizing tuberculosis. Hardly a palatable choice. So it’s nice to have someone else do the dirty work of dissecting their pathology for me.