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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bigots Are Like Cockroaches: If You Find One, You're Infested

Posted by on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Conservative site National Review has fired their second contributor this week for egregious racism:

Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism. He will no longer be posting here. Thanks to those who brought it to our attention.

Dylan Byers at Politico says:

Weissberg spoke at the conference about "viable alternatives" to white nationalism, including the creation of "Whitopias," according to the American Renaissance website.

National Review commenters are upset that National Review has decided to fire its racists:

And the purge continues. Bloody hell.

This purge is all about the replacement of a spine with a limp wrist.

Now, with [Weissberg's] and Derb's sacking, NRO has become much more intellectually gray and monolithic, just like academia.

I'm taking it that the group that "brought this to your attention' was either Media Matters and Little Green Footballs.
So you are thanking groups whose sole purpose is to scream "racist" and intimidate conservatives into purging real conservatives.

What happened to freedom of speech. Since when telling the truth was wrong.


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Allyn 1
See, I would have gone with: "Bigots Are Like Cockroaches: If You Find One, Kill It", but that would cause problems, wouldn't it...
Posted by Allyn on April 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM · Report this
Makes sense, doesn't it?
Think about the kind of environment a racist would be comfortable in.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on April 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM · Report this
merry 3
Ooo, look at 'em scurry when the lights are on!!
Posted by merry on April 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
I will never get used to Little Green Footballs being lambasted by the right-wing. That site was so toxic.
Posted by sisyphusgal on April 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 5
I love when people cry "Freedom of Speech!" when bigots get fired, as if the FIrst Amendment guarantees the right to say anything at all, with no consequences.
Posted by Aurora Erratic on April 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM · Report this
OMG did you read the summary of what the speakers said posted at the American Renaissance's own website, as linked through Politico's reporting of this story? It is straight out of the Nazi Party. White Power and white supremacy to the max. I swear. To God. Eugenics, "voluntary" sterilization, whites and East Asians are smarter than everyone else, multiculturalism and intermixing of the races is bringing all of society down, Muslims this, blacks that, "anti-fascist thugs" as enemies, lots of (ignorant) talk of genes, lots of mentions of "race" - it is total, shameless Nazi racism, in the year 2012. I don't see how you not fire this guy Weissberg, unless you want to say, "You know what? You're right. We need a White America.". The fact that their readers are complaining merely reflects what they are: Racist.
Posted by floater on April 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM · Report this
Sandiai 7
Floater, you do not exaggerate! I wouldn't have believed it without seeing with my own eyeballs.
Posted by Sandiai on April 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM · Report this
sirkowski 8
Freedom of speech means you have the right to climb on your soap box and scream insanities while everyone ignores you.
Posted by sirkowski on April 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 9
Why does a racist - oh, I'm sorry - "conservative" site fire it's bigots? If this keeps up they'll have to shut down the site.
Posted by TreGibbs on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 10
Hey, what's wrong with all those guys going to be together in some "Whitopolis?" Maybe just carve out a nice section of Alabama/Mississippi and keep to themselves. We can cut it off from the power/data "grid" and let them form their own society. They can start their own schools, and govern themselves.

Good riddance.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on April 12, 2012 at 7:20 AM · Report this
@10 already happened in big swaths of Idaho and Montana.
Posted by Westside forever on April 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM · Report this
I would ask them this:

"What, exactly, were these people backing that made them 'true conservatives' in a way that the people who are left at the National Review are not?"

Either they have to admit not only their racism, but that "true conservativism" IS racism, or they get a chance to prove they have legitimate concerns about legitimate viewpoints being censored and thus address any appearances that they're racist.

Of course, most likely they simply deny that the writers are racist at all without really answering the question.
Posted by Morgan Wick on April 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM · Report this

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