I’m rather fond of Wraith so this post is no reflection on him at all, but he left a comment about how we should “stop equating the alt-right with White supremacy.”
Well, I should very much like not to do that, and I believe there are quite a few sensible people calling themselves “Alt Right.” However, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s just a duck. The Alt Right flat-out has a white supremacy problem, as is evidenced by the actual white supremacists within their ranks, and then the lessor known white supremacists they like also to praise and hold up as heroes.
To make matters worse, Wraith linked to Vox Day’s 16 points on what the Alt Right is, specifically point 15. “The Alt Right does not believe in the general supremacy of any race, nation, people, or sub-species. Every race, nation, people, and human sub-species has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and possesses the sovereign right to dwell unmolested in the native culture it prefers.”
While Vox Day may enjoy navel gazing over his own alleged rhetorical trickery, color me quite unimpressed, downright disappointed actually. He’s just not the sharpest tool in the shed, so those who hang on his every word, must be breathtakingly stupid indeed.
Unless one has just been dropped out of the back of a turnip truck and landed on their head, “a sub-species having the sovereign right to dwell unmolested in the native culture it prefers,” is nothing more than a fancy way to say, Indian, go back to the reservation. Mexicans to Mexico, black folks back to Africa, and Italians back to Italy. What you do with us half breeds is beyond me. The native culture I prefer happens to be American.
See, the idea is that “the native culture that you prefer,” is also the place you are assigned to be, and you have the sovereign right to be there…. which we will enforce. You have the sovereign right to be there unmolested, but should you step out of your place, you will indeed be molested….
That’s what that means.
So the actual accusation from Wraith, one which I actually respect, one which has some merit to it was, “You may or may not agree with the alt-right, but defaming them is a) a sure sign that you can’t win the argument on its merits, and b) you’re bearing false witness, which we Christians are really not supposed to be doing.”
I can totally win the argument on its merits alone and I frequently do. I do not defame them, they defame themselves. People like Vox Day actually will not allow any discussion, primarily because they are extremely paranoid and extremely insecure. So the reason why you do not see people like me commenting at those places is not because we don’t have a good argument, but becasue they ban us and will not allow any discussion.
As to the second part, “….you’re bearing false witness, which we Christians are really not supposed to be doing,” as I said, they defame their own selves. I can only know them by their fruits. Their fruits are often very dark and hateful. I can’t make a purse out of a sow’s ear or spin straw into gold. They are simply without excuse. To bear false witness would actually be more akin to denying the nature of the problem and trying to spin a public relations campaign for those who are obviously in the wrong. It is simply observable reality that many on the Alt Right do indeed have a white supremacy problem.
This guy here was recently praised and idolized as a hero. Ironically, punching an unarmed girl in the face is the least of his problems. He has a pretty extensive criminal record, PTSD, is a self-declared white supremacist, and has even be featured in the LA Times as an advocate of white supremacy on college campuses. So, the excuse, we aren’t actual white supremacists ourselves, we just glorify and hero-worship the violence perpetuated by them, is a weak excuse indeed.