I knew my Thursday night post would get me in trouble — when I post about race, it always gets me in trouble — but I didn’t expect that the mud would splatter as far as Jihad Watch. A commenter there has accused Robert Spencer of harboring the same vile racist thoughts that I do. Since Robert can occasionally be found in the same room as me, it must be true, right?
Here’s what the commenter said:
So Mr spencer, is this what all this mess is about? White Nationalism?
You have no escape now Mr.Spencer. this is coming from your friend, Baron Bodissey, the one you’ve just met and drank champagne [NB: it was wine and beer, no champagne — BB] with last month in Washington DC.
So what is your excuse now? Ooooh, it’s his own opinion and I have nothing to do with that and bla bla bla.
Well as we say, birds of the same feather flock together.
drop the mask and stop fooling your readers.
PS: by the way, are you even considered white by those folks to hang out with them and work for their cause?
Maybe you’ll be considered an honorary white when the fourth reich regime is restored?
I don’t think that anything I say can possibly help, but even so I felt compelled to post a response:
Well, I certainly managed to get Robert in trouble. Sorry about that, Mr. Spencer!
It just goes to show that some people cannot detect bitter irony when they read it. I should have used the irony mark (؟) so that even the slow-witted might catch my drift.
It also shows that I’m right in what I said: one cannot discuss the matter of race without having the dogs of the racism-mongers loosed upon oneself. The subject is simply too red-hot to be touched.
But I have made my decision: I refuse to precede my remarks with the mandatory disclaimer “I’m not a racist, but…” or “I deplore white nationalism, but…”
Saying things like that cedes territory to the race-baiters, and I won’t do it.
It gets me in trouble and has turned an honest Counterjihad blog into a pariah site, but that’s the way it goes. That’s what happens under the laws of PC if you veer from accepted formulations.
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My body of work speaks for itself. Visit http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com, browse the archives, look at the “important posts”, read Fjordman’s work, and decide for yourselves. Since you’re Jihad Watch readers, I assume you’re reasonably intelligent. I don’t have to tell you whether or not I’m a racist. I’m sure you can figure it out.
You’ll also notice that our commenters range from Muslim and liberal trolls through reasonable people on both the right and the left to the “race nationalists” and the hard-core Nazis. I let them be, provided that they abide by our four easy-to-understand rules for commenters.
I do that because I sincerely believe in the value of free speech, and I thrive on being disagreed with. Come on over and disagree — I won’t delete you as long as you are civil, temperate, on-topic, and show decorum in what you post.
There was a time when I would knuckle under to the PC Thought Police, but that time is long past.
Regular readers should consider themselves warned: this blog is poison. If you hang out here, you are announcing yourself to be an eager advocate of the Fourth Reich.
You’re guilty until proven…
Well, actually, you’re just guilty. Period.