David Cole writes:
Ace knows that the bulk of his fans fall on the left side of the political spectrum, and he’s never been one to pick fights. So I asked him why the “Milo riots” moved him to post comments he knew would be unpopular among his fan base. He replied that even before the events of last week, he’s had a major beef with leftist preening about “anti-racism”:
“Racism”—as defined by Berkeley and the left and the mainstream media in general—basically means: “White race bad, all other races good.” “Whites are racist, all other races fight against white racism.” Of course, I don’t buy that crap. So I rarely get into discussions or dialogues about race. It’s like entering into a game where the rules are fake, and rigged against you from the beginning. Why bother playing?
So why speak out so unashamedly now?
The Berkeley protest against Milo (on the Mario Savio Free Speech Plaza, no less) was like déjà vu. Reminded me of when the same rabble-rousing idiots shut down David Irving back in the 1990s. As a free-speech advocate, it annoyed me that certain people felt they had the right to decide what I could or couldn’t read. Fuck them.