December 01, 2015
Taki’s own Gavin McInnes just conducted a mesmerizing interview with Breitbart.com’s Milo.
It was titled “Why We”re Winning,” because Milo’s new column in question is called “Why I”m Winning,” and so they talked for over twenty minutes about how and why “we””the right; anti-SJWs; cultural libertarians; Your Name Here”are finally thrashing the politically correct left’s pimply flat ass.
I so want to believe that Milo and Gavin are correct:
That their firsthand recon online and off reveals a robust mutiny brewing against “progressive” tyranny.
Milo is winning because (a) all the right (that is, left) people hate him; (b) as @Nero, he’s acquired almost 100,000 Twitter followers in just a year and a half, and gets 50 million tweet impressions a month (“More impressions than some news sites”); and (c) our side is more fun, better-looking”just cooler overall:
My “on the DL” fans include world-famous rappers, comedians, novelists and movie stars. Your head would explode if you knew who you”re sharing a favorite journalist with.
My secret is just this: I don”t exclude people. I”m everywhere, all the time, and I talk to everyone, especially the people polite society tells me not to.
I was hopeful when I read that part. Did Milo mean “white supremacists” and “neo-Nazis,” i.e., crusty Caucasians prosecuted by the state for posting anti-immigration “poems” on the Internet? Tea Partiers in cornball tricorn hats? Me?
Reading Milo further, it turns out he meant antifeminist women and Gamergaters. So our definitions of “polite society” differ slightly. Fine.
And this is mostly terrific:
My career is evidence not just that free speech is effective, but that free speech combined with a lack of snobbery and class war always wins in the end. There’s no defence against the truth”especially when it’s wrapped up in a joke and has great hair.
“Mostly” because while I share Milo’s valorization of “the truth,” “lack of snobbery and class war,” and “jokes,” the part about “always wins in the end” is the sticking point.
I”m guessing I”m almost twice his age. Plus, I”m Canadian. So I”ve seen “the truth” “wrapped in jokes” lose again and again. (See “anti-immigration “poems,”” above, or Google “Guy Earle.”) And even when we (and our jokes) “win,” that victory costs between half a million and 2 million bucks a pop, and the “hate speech” law we overturn gets put back any second now.
So maybe it was the “hair” part? (Surely that was Kim Davis” problem?)
Long before my firsthand, financially challenging experience arm-wrestling with SJWs, I”d been shoulder-checking leftoid beta-male faggotry on my blog since the summer of 2001.
And before that, I”d been hearing about “the death of political correctness” ever since the day it came home from the hospital. Because I was at the baby shower.
Back then, in the late 1980s, SJWs were mostly British, and were referred to disparagingly as “the loony left””hideous, humorless weirdos”even by leftists I worked and lived with.
The contagion spread to America, but no worries, because the satirical film PCU came out and people were like, “Look! We”re mocking them! They”re toast!”
That was twenty years ago.
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