Prominent opponent of white nationalism chalked-in to speak at Berkeley, so (of course) this happens.
The Left, as pretty much everyone now recognizes, is a fascism factory.
ADDED: Sailer’s coverage. “Seriously, what % of the political violence in the U.S. over the last 18 months has been from Trump’s side of the spectrum and what % from the respectable side? […] 5% vs. 95%? […] 2% vs. 98%? […] I resist the 1% vs. 99% ratio as improbable (although, admittedly, possible).”
I like to pride myself on having a very low opinion of people, but even I’m sometimes surprised by how idiotic they are …
(Empirical-realist, and punchy.)
Apparently we’re already in the next phase:
To call Trumpism fascist is to suggest that it demands from us a unique response. We can deploy the “fascism” moniker to Trump’s ascendance by recognizing features like selective populism, nationalism, racism, traditionalism, the deployment of Newspeak and disregard for reasoned debate. The reason we should use the term is because, taken together, these aspects of Trumpism are not well combated or contained by standard liberal appeals to reason. It is constitutive of its fascism that it demands a different sort of opposition.
I doubt whether they’ve thought this through, but don’t let that get in the way of progress.
Final level unlocked.
(There’s been some concern about this site soaking up visitor information, so if that’s the sort of thing that worries you, take care.)
ADDED: Here‘s the introduction page.
Yes, it’s a ‘Moron bites’ that I’ve lazily twitter-packaged. Here‘s the almost incomprehensibly dismal source.
Have to plug in a link to this (at Columbia) for history’s sake.
“We have edited this post, because the original tone of the post was inappropriate for the severity of its content.”
The comment thread turns into a dark irony envelopment exercise some time before its end. (Digressive sub-question: When was it exactly that irony become exclusively and bitingly right-wing?)
ADDED: “The Dark Enlightenment doesn’t even have good memes.”
(I haven’t listened to it. Tracey’s description is enough.)
From ThinkProgress (surprisingly!):
The belief in the genetic predisposition of qualities like intelligence are [sic] a hallmark of white nationalism.
So, just to begin with, the entire discipline of genetics is now classified as ‘white nationalist’ by these lunatics. A cynical liar, a pitiful ignoramus, or an abominable racist — choose one. No wonder these creatures are losing so badly.
It’s always at least a bit worse than you think:
Roughly a third of American voters think that the Marxist slogan “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” appears in the Constitution.
An instant classic from Wired:
Silicon Valley, the 50 square miles of land in the US that has created more wealth than any other place in human history but has still achieved very little in becoming a more inclusive, truly diverse place.
It might be functional, but it’s failed hopelessly at making itself dysfunctional. Thiel just doesn’t get that.