“…without having to wear white hoods and carry torches — or get called ‘Nazis’ when they don’t?”
Shorter Adrian Humphreys:
Although both Levant and McInnes are now trying to distance themselves from the alt-right’s embrace of white supremacism, neither backed away from other controversial views in the wake of the rally.
“(The protesters) did have some valid points; there is a lot of anti-white racism in this country, white men do get the brunt of abuse in media and pop culture — but they took all of their cogent arguments and flushed them down the toilet,” McInnes said. Levant, in his memo, said “we can point out the differences with which extremist black, gay, Muslim or feminist identity politics are treated by the establishment, as opposed to how white identity politics are treated.”
A casual observer might have trouble identifying the point of divergence, absent the Nazi-esque logos brandished by many at the Charlottesville rally…
You can practically hear the guy’s upper lip curling while he typed that.
Is there a Canadian Press Award for Ass-Covering Snark (“Received Wisdom” division)?
Cripes. From the coverage and attacks, I might have thought Faith Goldy was the driver using Ezra Levants vehicle.
Who else isn’t surprised that NO ONE has mentioned the following videos, to name three?
I’m just going to dump a bunch of stuff here that I wrote on Facebook. Sorry, I might come back later to finesse it.
Adrian conflates “white men get treated poorly in society/media” with guys marching with Nazi flags and running someone over. He calls the former view “controversial.” Really? Given the way men are portrayed in commercials to the male suicide/drop out etc rates?
Classic cover your ass MSM yammering/virtue signalling, esp. in Canada’s tiny media pool, where one wrong fart can cost you your career (as we’ve seen recently re J. Kay and others)
As for Ezra I don’t see the problem. No one has been able to agree on the definition of alt-right since day one. I too saw it as 90% anti-PC frog memes and 10% Jew-haters — who I tend to think of more as “paleos” or any number of long-extant words.
Unfortunately, sometimes things are decided for us, and it is also unrealistic to expect 99% of the general population to understand nuanced political jargon.
As of Saturday, whether we like it or not, Alt-Right officially came to mean Nazi, which is fitting because that word is Richard Spencer’s coinage anyhow.
Lots of us overlooked the source because, let’s be honest, it’s a really cool sounding word.
Now we have to let it go.
That’s really all he was saying as far as I can see. He was clarifying the site’s editorial stance in the wake of a horrible event. Do note that previous to Ezra’s statement, there was almost 48 hours of social media “The Rebel is the alt-right and has a hand in this violence” tweets/facebook post. so something had to be said.