My ballot is already in the mail, and we all know Joe Biden is going to win New York anyway. At least I got to vote for AOC for the first time.
Anyway, I figured I’d do something worth my time instead, so I started reading Talia Lavin’s “Culture Warlords,” and let me tell you it is FANTASTIC.
Talia, who describes herself as “Jewish bitch journalist with an IWW membership card,” spent a year going undercover and infiltrating white supremacist groups online. She even created fake profiles on a white supremacist dating site, which led to my favorite passage so far:
When they wrote to me, they wrote about their cats, about their dinners of pinto beans and pork, about their love of Xbox gaming, about gas prices, the motorcycles they owned. They wrote about guns. They wrote a lot about guns. And just as often they wrote about their desire to maintain the purity of whiteness; about the white children they hoped I or some other willing woman would bear them; and about the sinister Jews controlling the world, about the “cucks” (cuckolds) running the government, about the “Marxists” brainwashing kids, about “white genocide,” and their favorite fascist YouTube channels.
I got about a third through the book before I made myself put it down. I’ve been a fan of Talia’s on Twitter for a while, but this book is a feat. I highly recommend it.
Yes, Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public again this past weekend–the same weekend the state of Florida announced a record 15,300 new cases of Covid-19 in a single day. Who is going to Disney World in the midst of a raging pandemic? You can call it stupid, you might even call it sociopathic, but I guess even when there’s a killer pandemic, you just gotta get your Dole Whip on.
If you don’t get it, here’s a good place to start.
I would consider myself a free speech absolutist, but I rarely use that term because most “free speech absolutists” don’t actually care about free speech — what they want is to stop hearing criticism from others for the things they say, which is the opposite of free speech.
When you are a worldwide celebrity with more money than god, accusing everyday Twitter users of “canceling” you — and worse, quote-tweeting them so your legions of fans will descend on them with death threats and harassment — is not defending your own free speech. It’s silencing others.