Now victims, now victors, ralliers flaunt their dysfunction
They were rallying for free speech, which is a liberal thing. But the free speech they were demanding would involve forcing private companies to act in public ways. Which is a liberal thing. And they wail the cry of victimhood and demand special status a persecuted minorities. Which is a liberal thing.
No wonder they hate themselves.
“Blonde Screech from Saved by the Bell”: I may never sleep again.
Roy - how many people attended the rally? I am tempted to believe every attendee also spoke. The crowd pics are tight so I am guessing the crowd was small.
I was going to buy a sleep machine but the ad said it produces White Noise and I thought, "Not having those assholes yelling in my bedroom."
Back in 2017, when the nightmare was still young, I saw Gavin McInnes on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House. He'd probably just been conferring with some other Nazi in the administration. Mr. Tough Guy looked distinctly nervous that he'd been recognized. I thought to myself that if I'd had a pistol, I could have shot him dead on the street and give him a taste of real Weimar Republic politics. Fortunately, reality intervened and his Uber showed up.
Very bad boys being very naughty. Wish Mommy would take them home for a nap.
They really have nothing but their victimhood to meet, greet, cry, defy, and scream about, do they? Groups on the left at least have agendas to promote WHILE they're being victimized. Do the Proud Boys ever yell "Power to the Corporations!"? What are they for, other than each other's sympathy and the odd (very odd) chance that, if they get out of the house, they might meet someone and get laid? All these nudniks have in common is their self-image of being losers. This they transmute into self-pity and anger, which sort-of feels like self-respect and which allows them to be manipulated by scumbags.
One thing these people all have in common was that they were, or claim to have been, "de-platformed." They don't recognize, unlike the rest of the world, that their platforms are vertical, and sinking into the Hate Swamp.
This isn't the New Tea Party. This is the Pity Party.
(Incidentally, whenever I hear about the "Proud Boys," this starts playing in my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9PBaSH9G5Q. Because I am weird.)
Conservatives: Private ownership and free markets are sacrosanct. Let the market decide.
The Market: We are banning white supremacists, sexists, & homophobes from our site.
Also Conservatives: It is a violation of our 1st Amendment rights to deny us access to a privately-owned platform where we behave like enormous assholes. Help, help, we’re being oppressed.
Just to confirm what "Free Speech" means among these guys, William Pierce -- the neo-Nazi whose "Turner Diaries" inspired Tim McVeigh -- had a radio show called "Dissident Voices" and a newsletter called "Free Speech."
I do love the mirror image, fun house quality of their main beef -- PC culture -- but there they are, whining about marginalization by propping up a couple of fascist gays, a black woman whose pop was a previous generation's freak show black dipshit and an Iranian Christian refugee for...reasons? They hate being pegged as white supremacists I guess (but like Gavin, they are ABSOLUTELY peg-friendly) but of course, the MAGA idiots in the crowd still toss up "Jews Control the USA" signs and the cis-het jagoffs are invariably whining about cancel culture because they want to tell the world about white superiority. They are basically a 4Chan thread as a roadshow.
I literally had some rando on the twitter machine today demand that I prove the Proud Boys were antisemitic. So I threw up a couple of quotes from McInnes, which of course were "out of context" or "edgy jokes," and his endorsement by David Duke and Richard Spencer was "guilt by association." *sigh* These guys don't even have the courage of their godawful convictions. At least the AnimeNazis will admit they hate Jews/blacks/gays/etc.