GAVIN MCINNES AND THE MENACE OF STRAIGHT WHITE MALES

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Photo: Gavin McInnes at Super Deluxe’s Make Funny Not War event at SXSW 2008, by Matthew Schuler.

In my recent article on the Alt-Right, I tried to be as inclusive as possible. It’s a broad movement of dissident conservatives and libertarians, not just a bunch of neo-Nazi skinheads as Hillary portrays us. I admit that there are those within the movement who say “you’re not Alt-Right unless…” for example, you must support a white-majority America. Sorry, guys, but on the Internet, there are no gatekeepers. Nobody has the right to determine what the Alt-Right is or isn’t.

While we’re on that topic, one person I accidentally omitted from my list was the co-founder of Vice Magazine, Canadian-expat punk rocker and comedian Gavin McInnes. He considers himself to be an anarchist rather than Alt-Right (I myself am both of those things) but people place him there on the spectrum because of his edgy, anti-PC humor.

McInnes is a favorite of mine. Being by nature a Midwestern nicey-nice, I find offensive humor particularly hilarious. I don’t care whether it’s Howard Stern picking on Baba Booey, Parker and Stone mocking Mormonism, Triumph insulting nerds, or the Wayans Brothers goofing on everybody. McInnes, like Donald Trump, is crude, crass and tells it like he sees it.

While doing on-line research on McInnes for this article, I was surprised by the amount of venom and hatred people have for the man. There were dozens of spiteful screeds by Social Justice Warriors gloating about the fact that he had been booted from his position at the Rooster Ad Agency because of a particularly offensive article he’d posted on August 12th. What could he have said to finally cross the line?

You may not be aware of this, but in the Bizarro universe of Social Justice, there is a pecking order of official victims. That’s why Jesse Jackson could refer to NYC as Hymietown and not get drummed out of polite society, while Eddie Murphy caught hell for making an AIDS joke. It turned out that the uber-powerful group McInnes had offended was transsexuals. Thinking back to this year’s heated bathroom controversies, I realized that the “T” in LGBT was now at the top of the victim pyramid.

Disclosure and disclaimer: in my participation in the “Out Loud” theater group sponsored by Phoenix Pride, I’ve become acquainted with several transsexuals, and I’ve become quite sympathetic to their condition. One of the pieces we staged was a very moving poem about a drag queen who becomes a real woman only in the afterworld. Though I couldn’t care less what strangers think of me, I don’t wish to offend anyone I consider to be a friend. I hope that if any of them read this, they don’t interpret it as a personal attack.

McInnes’ article, “Transphobia is Perfectly Natural,” appeared on a website called Thought Catalog. In response to numerous complaints, they took the article down, replacing it with a scathing critique. As a libertarian, I believe that it’s their right to do so. But the name Thought Catalog implies impartiality. It’s all well and good to preface the article with a “content warning,” and to include an opposing view. But I’m a grown-up and this is not Iran or China. Don’t tell me what I can and can’t read, assholes.

By this point, I had to read this uber-offensive article. I found a repost of it here. As I expected, there’s plenty of crude, graphic language. McInnes sees transsexualism as a form of mental illness and deplores how progressives support them mutilating themselves in a futile quest for happiness. He adds that he doesn’t know any transsexuals over 40 because they so frequently commit suicide. The politically correct rejoinder would be that they do so because of the cruel intolerance of society, which is why meanies like McInnes must be silenced. I imagine that this evil article alone probably caused seven or eight troubled teens to kill themselves.

Pardon my obvious sarcasm, but McInnes has the right to speak his mind, and he’s not responsible for anyone’s self-hatred. Remaking society is a fruitless task. Rather than demanding that some authority figure make the bad man stop, it’s a million times more effective to support LGBT groups who provide counseling services. I know from personal experience that basing your self-worth on other peoples’ approval is a mistake; you have to accept yourself first.

Speaking of psychology, the banned article seems like a bit of a confession on McInnes’ part. He is quite frank about the discomfort the idea of gender surgery causes him, a squeamishness that I share. Yes, people own their own bodies and I believe they should be free to do whatever they want with them, up to and including suicide. But the thought of amputating healthy tissue gives me the creeps. Heck, I’m even opposed to circumcision.

Like McInnes, I worry about transsexuals’ mental health. In this PC atmosphere which glorifies gender reassignment surgery, some people may see it as a magical cure for their unhappiness. What happens if the happiness doesn’t come, and they’re left with only regret? For some people, the transition may be an irreversible mistake.

In summary, I think McInnes sincerely believes what he’s saying, and that he says it out of genuine concern for the transgender community. Just be gay, he urges; you don’t need to mutilate yourselves. You may accuse him of being ignorant and projecting his hangups on people who really, really want to change their sex. But if would be wrong to call him a hater, and you can’t blame him for anybody’s self-destructive behavior.

The Alt-Right is Alright!

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Some of my favorite Alt-Right villains: Vox Day’s Vile Faceless Minions

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.” – Barry Goldwater

Hillary Clinton is at it again, smearing Donald Trump and those who support him as racist extremists who shouldn’t be taken seriously. The Alternative Right, or Alt-Right, is a hotbed of Trump support and thus suspect. It’s important that, rather than taking Clinton’s extremely partisan word for it, we take a look at these so-called Alt-Right-wingers and what they really stand for.

The Alt Right are a loose collection of pundits, bloggers, and activists, mostly former conservatives or libertarians, who have “come out of the closet” with their true politically incorrect opinions. As the “social justice” leftists who dominate the media continue to restrict the range of acceptable thought, many Alt-Rightists believe they must speak out now, lest the “hate speech” police silence them forever.

The Alt Right exists because mainstream conservatives – whom they hilariously call “cuckservatives” – have given up the battle and surrendered to the “social justice” warriors without a struggle. They’ve caved on every significant issue from the Rebel flag to unisex bathrooms.

Alt Rightists refuse to parrot the “social justice” nonsense that polite society espouses. They include such figures as immigration patriot Pat Buchanan, #Gamergate figure Vox Day, human biodiversity guru Steve Sailer, gay free-speech activist Milo Yiannopolous, and South African expat Ilana Mercer. These people speak out for truths that should be self-evident  but are now deemed heretical. Below are ten examples of unspeakable Alt Right truths.

  • Campus “rape culture” is a myth propagated by angry anti-male feminists.
  • There are only two sexes, and wanting to be something one is not doesn’t make it so.
  • So-called “white privilege” ended fifty years ago and is not a valid excuse for anyone’s personal troubles.
  • Islam is not a “religion of peace” or tolerance; the proof is in the Koran itself.
  • Western civilization is the current peak of human accomplishment and is well worth defending.
  • The USA has no “responsibility to protect,” help, or democratize people in other countries, only to leave them alone.
  • Traditional gender roles exist because men and women are different, with different priorities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Diversity is not “our strength,” it’s irrelevant at best, and the mindless pursuit of it leads to arbitrary, divisive quotas.
  • Immigration to the USA is a privilege, and we Americans have the right to choose whom we will welcome.
  • White middle-class voters are not angry about the rise of minorities, but because government and big business have stolen their savings and shipped the best jobs overseas.

My personal theory as an Alt Right sympathizer is that the “one percent” have endorsed political correctness because it’s an effective way to divide the rest of us into warring camps. Fussing about unisex bathrooms and gay wedding cakes diverts our attention from the good hard screwing we’re getting from the IRS, the banks, and the insurance companies. That’s why the progressive media is so hysterical about Donald Trump. I don’t agree with everything he advocates, but his opposition to corporate-sponsored trade deals like NAFTA and the TPP are in my opinion, sufficient reason to support him.

I’ll end this with a surprising note. I’m going to thank Hillary Clinton for her “Alt Right is evil” speech. Any publicity she gives to the movement, even hysterical criticism, will help make it stronger in the end.

P.S. I just heard Hillary say that Trump would abolish the “bedrock Constitutional principle” that makes the children of illegals born in America into citizens, A.K.A. “anchor babies.” I say, what other nation tolerates this kind of nonsense? Go Trump!

 

My 2016 Election Predictions

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Above image from patheos.com

Most of the 11 or so people who follow my blogs and my Facebook author page are probably aware of my bias on the upcoming elections. After really pissing off some old friends with my recent post bashing Gold Star dad Khizr Khan for his work on behalf of the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia, I’ve decided to quit pussyfooting around and make my unvarnished opinions public. After that, I plan to take up Zen meditation and only blog about things which I can spin in a positive way, unless of course, the sky turns out to be actually falling. Submitted for your approval below are my predictions and odds for the four, yes four, major candidates.

Hillary Clinton
Best case: Clinton’s reign is a continuation of the Obama administration, with the US muddling along through a stagnant economy, botched foreign interventions, and increasingly stifling political correctness. Congress manages to nip the worst of the Clinton agenda in the bud. She does manage to appoint a totally unqualified transgender lawyer as Attorney General. Social justice warriors blame whites and Republicans for “lack of progress” and incite fierce riots in the inner cities.
Worst case: Clinton is the “fall gal” for the Evil Globalist Agenda, which I believe is this: America’s individualist culture must be destroyed. Christian, conservative, and libertarian websites are shut down by “hate speech” laws ratified by a progressive-dominate Supremed Court. The Draft is renewed for men AND women, to provide cannon fodder for the US invasions of Syria and Iran. Local police are forced to carry out door-to-door confiscation of private firearms, which provokes open rebellion and the secession of ten states. Vladimir Putin, furious with the admission of Ukraine to NATO and the US carpet-bombing of the Russian-speaking rebel areas, threatens nuclear war.
Odds of winning: Despite being ahead in the jury-rigged polls publicized by the media, Clinton is despised by half of the population, so I’ll say 50%.
Personal stake: I would vote for Satan Himself before voting for Hillary.

Donald Trump
Best case: Trump becomes the American Putin (who is viewed by the Russian people not as a dictator but a national savior.) He takes down Wall Street, arrests corrupt bankers, and breaks up the big banks and health insurance monopolies. He withdraws from NATO and NAFTA and scuttles the TPP. Congress blocks the building of the  border wall, so Trump instead promotes a constitutional amendment banning government benefits for illegals and ending “birthright citizenship” for their kids. It passes, causing millions of them to self-deport. The economy briefly tanks but then begins to recover. On the downside, Trump finds legal ways to arrest his most vocal critics. The inner cities experience devastating riots as welfare benefits are cut, and most large cities are put under martial law.
Worst case: Trump’s administration is like that of Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio, presenting a “get tough” image with little substance. Congress blocks Trump’s most radical reforms and begins impeachment proceedings within the first 90 days. Trump’s executive order repealing Obamacare leaves nothing in its place and millions are left without coverage of any kind. Several liberal coastal states threaten to secede. Trump negates the Iran nuclear deal, causing the frustrated mullahs to start an actual nuclear weapons program (as opposed to the current one, which exists only in the minds of the neocons.)
Odds of winning: Despite also being despised by half of the population, Trump’s supporters are better at getting out the vote, so I’ll say 55%.
Personal stake: I will hold my nose and vote for Trump if there appears to be any chance that Lucifer, I mean Hillary, could win my home state. By the way, that’s very doubtful.

Gary Johnson
Best case: The allegedly libertarian Johnson wins as a Congressional compromise after a deadlocked electoral college. As President, Johnson muddles along like Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford, managing to enact modest cuts in entitlements and military spending. The economy grows, albeit very slowly. Johnson’s biggest success is to replace Obamacare with a voucher system and repeal laws that prevent health care competition, giving the public much-needed relief from astronomical health insurance premiums.
Worst case: Same as the above, except that Johnson’s weak-minded cuts to government engender fierce opposition from “entitled” public dependents as well as conservatives frustrated by a lack of progress. With his approval ratings at rock bottom, Johnson’s firing of mutinous neoconservative generals causes the first successful military coup in US history.
Odds of winning: Believe it or not, I think the above scenario has an actual chance as the Establishment desperately tries to prevent Trump from winning, especially if Clinton’s legal situation worsens. The Republican-controlled Congress is likely to see any former Republican governor, even a proponent of legalized weed like Johnson, as the least evil outcome. I’ll say 5%.
Personal stake: If Ebeneezer Scrooge, oops I mean Trump, appears to have Arizona sewed up, I will hold my nose and vote for this very un-libertarian libertarian to maximize Johnson’s popular vote totals in the event of the above scenario.

Jill Stein
Best case: Stein extricates the US from all foreign conflicts and cuts contributions to NATO, balancing them with increased funding for the UN. Her plan to replace Obamacare with a single-payer system is blocked by Congress, as are most of her socialistic economic reforms. She does manage to allocate savings from military cuts to enact Medicare coverage for otherwise un-insurable citizens, thus taking most of the pressure off the failing health care exchanges. Stein becomes wildly popular with her partisans, who blame Republicans for blocking her agenda. Middle Americans, relieved at the economy’s continued slow recovery, ignore the ubiquitous SJW-inspired protests.
Worst case: Same as above, except that much of Stein’s socialist agenda is enacted as law. Her programs for free universal medical care and college education cause the US to spend its way into hyperinflation and eventual national bankruptcy. Stein presides over a disaster comparable to Maduro’s Venezuela.
Odds of winning: Zero. The major media will work overtime to marginalize Stein, as they believe (correctly) that she will take votes from Clinton.
Personal Stake: I will vote for Stein if and only if Trump and Johnson drop out and she is the only alternative to Mephistopheles, I mean Clinton.

Disclaimer: The above article is satire and I don’t actually believe that Clinton is Beelzebub. Besides, it’s my understanding that Hell is equipped with an impenetrable Glass Ceiling.

Note: You may have noticed that the percentages do not total up to 100. There’s a simple explanation for this. President Obama has declared that all Americans must give 110% toward our nation’s economic recovery.