H.L. Mencken you say? This H.L. Mencken?
The educated Negro of today is a failure, not because he meets insuperable difficulties in life, but because he is a Negro. He is, in brief, a low-caste man, to the manner born, and he will remain inert and inefficient until fifty generations of him have lived in civilization. And even then, the superior white race will be fifty generations ahead of him
Oh how deliciously illustrative it is for you to close by quoting a white racist! Demonstrating at once your (i) softness for white supremacists and/or (ii) your abject ignorance in these matters. Oh how wonderfully ironic that Spencer, the Nazi you defend, is a founder of and Director of the H.L. Mencken Club! The White Nationalist organisation whose creation was”inspired” by the late Sage of Baltimore himself!
You’ll notice I referred to Spencer as a Nazi; as that is what he is. You didn’t quite have the heart to do so yourself. You limit yourself to a single sarcastic remark – “see terrible human being”. Your obscurantism is most illuminating. You are avoiding the crux of the issue and caping for a Nazi in the process. You reduce the real threat to all non-white minorities of the rise of neo-Nazism to “someone speaking their mind”. Eugenics, forced sterilisation of blacks, ethnic-cleansing and actively working towards creating a white ethnostate are not “speech” and certainly shouldn’t come for “free”. Spencer’s speech is calculated propaganda engineered to recruit and advance his racist agenda.
Not that you need concern yourself Stephen. As a white atheist and European male you’ll be last in line for the ovens. That’s if you’re not herding the minorities in yourself. You’ll be OK though, you can show Spencer your zero attacks on Neo-Nazism versus your attack on the “suspicious” Black Lives Matter. You even have more in common with the dapper Nazi than a shared love of Mencken. You both share an obsessive fixation on the “regressive left”/SJWs. You and Spencer have mutual friends. You find anti-Muslim hate-group leader Tommy Robinson “likeable” while Spencer holds a deep admiration.
Which reminds me, given your supposed objections to “thuggery” you never did justify a) Your platforming of convicted violent criminal and football hooligan Tommy Robinson and b) Your failure to criticise him over this or his public threatening of all British Muslim with the violent retribution of his ultra-nationalist followers baying for blood.
In fact, it’s not just your blind-spot for the far-right, there is a lot you don’t say. While your own Government is month-after-month literally fuelling horrendous war crimes in Yemen as blockaded children are starving to death you reserve your ire for Mo Ansar, CJ Werleman, Malia Bouattia and Black Lives Matter. Where are your priorities?
Your empty protestations for defending Nazis on liberal principles are betrayed by your own past. It shows that you pick and choose whose right to speech to defend. Which makes your passioned defenses of Le Pen, Milo and now Spencer troubling. For example:
- UK Lawmakers Push To Outlaw Criticism of Zionism: Silence
- Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation: Silence
- Journalism Is a Dangerous Job For Palestinians: Silence
- I Got Deported From Israel For My Pro-Palestinian Journalism:
Bias firmly established, there can be no doubt that you are comfortable with violence (with the exception of violence against neo-Nazis) — And coincidence or not this comfort hasn’t extended beyond the targets of this violence being in majority-Muslim nations.
You are a member of the Quilliam Foundation: Warmongers. Your heroes (some of whom you have platformed yet never challenged on their violence) are warmongers. Sam Harris: Warmonger. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Warmonger. Douglas Murray: Warmonger. Christopher Hitchens: Warmonger and War Propagandist. Nick Cohen: Warmonger and on and on we go.
I see no reason to respond to your idiotic claims of “misrepresentation” by using your own words verbatim against you. Though its curious that you insist Bukhari (a Muslim) never be offered a platform on television again for relatively trivial reasons all the while you’ve neglected to demand the same for Spencer, who was being filmed by mainstream Australian news at the time of his assault. Telling.
You’d do well to heed the words of the ironically intolerant Hirsi Ali: “Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice”. You’re a coward.