October 13, 2014
The Week’s Most Notorious, Censorious, and Vainglorious Headlines
THOUGHT CRIMES IN BUDAPEST
To hear the castrated voices of the sold-out-to-globalists Western press tell it, Hungary is a viper’s nest of “neo-fascists” and “far right” meanies who sit around denying the Holocaust when they aren”t beating up Gypsies and urinating on the homeless. From all the hype, one would think that Zsa Zsa Gabor’s birthplace would at least be a safe haven for a genteel group of neo-reactionary intellectuals to hold a conference with the decided non-inflammatory title of “The Future of Europe: Its Culture, People, And Civilization.”
The conference, which had been scheduled for October 3-5 at a Budapest hotel, was to feature American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor, Croatian academic Tomislav SuniÄ, Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin, French identitarian Philippe Vardon, Austrian-born identitarian Markus Willinger, former Taki’s Mag editor Richard B. Spencer of the National Policy Institute, and Marton GyÃ¶ngyÃ¶si of Hungary’s “far right” Jobbik Party.
But on September 29, Hungary’s Minister of Interior issued a statement banning the conference and calling the National Policy Institute a “white supremacy” organization. Jobbik’s Marton GyÃ¶ngyÃ¶si appeared to have a sudden Saul of Tarsus moment, and after the scales fell from his eyes he told The Wall Street Journal, “I can hardly sympathize with the views of some of the speakers”namely those of the US racists; I don”t share their ideologies at all.” Dugin was denied a visa. Publisher William Regnery II of the National Policy Institute was detained at the Hungarian border, jailed overnight, and then deported to London.
Most egregiously, Hungarian police crashed a pre-conference get-together at the Clock CafÃ© in Budapest, locking it down and grilling bar patrons for hours before arresting Richard Spencer on the pretense that he wasn”t carrying a passport. Spencer would spend the next three days under the thumb of Hungarian authorities”much of it in a jail cell”before being deported.
But by the time Hungary’s allegedly “far right” government was done, only Jared Taylor and Tom SuniÄ managed to squeak past authorities and deliver speeches”and then only over a hastily arranged private dinner at a Budapest restaurant rather than in the conference room at the hotel, which had pulled out of booking the event and canceled attendees” room reservations in the wake of negative publicity and the government crackdown.
In true leftist turd-slinging ad-hominem fashion”it’s quite obvious they are capable of no other argumentative style”the Daily Beast dubbed Spencer a “white nationalist creep” who harbors “odious views” as well as “stupid and bigoted thoughts.” Naturally, the article failed to present even one of these odious views or stupid thoughts for public scrutiny because, you know, they present a clear and present danger of infecting people’s minds. “It’s time to shine a 1,000 watt light on these idiots,” mewled some over-emotive moron in the comments section. Yes, pulling the plug on them and refusing to allow them to even speak is the most efficient method of shining a light on them. Increasingly, it’s becoming obvious that the only remaining acceptable speech is doublespeak.
FROM COP-KILLER TO COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Meanwhile, whereas white people in the nearly all-white nation of Hungary are forbidden to speak openly about being white, America allows black cop-killers to deliver commencement speeches to what is presumably a nearly all-white graduating class at a tiny Vermont college.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther who became a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre after blowing away a white Philadelphia police officer in 1981, delivered a videotaped commencement address from prison to students at Goddard College, where Jamal (or Abu-Jamal”he was born Wesley Cook, for heaven’s sake) majored in “Third World Studies” in the 1970s and from which he received a degree in 1996. The text of his speech offered up such gag-worthy banalities as “Your job isn”t to “get a job”; It’s to make a difference!” and “Help be the change you are seeking to make!”
Goddard College, describing Mumia as “an award winning journalist who chronicles the human condition,” offered this defense for featuring him as a commencement speaker:
Many diverse commencement speakers have been chosen to represent perspectives not normally in our discourse. Even if it is unpopular, we need to listen to and engage in difficult discussions. This is what free speech is all about.
Good to hear. Since you seem so receptive to all hues of the rainbow, when exactly will the college be featuring a “far right” commencement speaker?
Maureen Faulkner, widow of Mumia’s shooting victim Daniel Faulkner, delivered her own speech at a ceremony in Philadelphia. It included these passages:
Once again, my family and I find ourselves being assaulted by the obscenity that is Mumia Abu-Jamal. … Mumia Abu-Jamal will be heard and honored as a victim and a hero by a pack of adolescent sycophants at Goddard College in Vermont. … Let’s be honest. The instructors, administrators and graduates at Goddard College embrace having this killer as their commencement speaker not despite the fact that he brutally murdered a cop, but because he brutally murdered a cop.
Let’s be honest: For all of Mumia’s reputed literary prowess, the wife of a slain Philly cop is far more eloquent.