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Dispatch / March 23, 2012

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — A short update. Dr. Dolan’s old friend, Mark Steyn, the Canadian right-winger, has been touring Oz lately to promote his new book, After America, and Australia’s Tories are falling for him head over heels, declaring him the Great Right-Wing Humorist – almost makes you miss Hitchens, doesn’t it?

The Spectator I have in front of me shows Steyn posing with ex-Prime Minister John Howard and Murdoch columnist Janet Albrechtsen. That’s what I mean by “head over heels.”

The really curious thing, though, is the magazine’s cover:

You read that right; “Rowan Dean on why Mark Steyn must not be silenced.”

Well, I was stupid enough to pay $9.95 (AUD) for an issue.

I thought, “Hey, the world is going to shit, we’re living in the 1930s, version 2.0., and I’m stuck in the Eastern Suburbs of Perth, lugging tins of cat food around and playing Smithers to my Boomer mother while she recovers from a spiral tendon rupture – at least give me the pleasure of watching a tick like Steyn facing the Spanish Inquisition. I’d pay $9.95 for that! Cheaper than a movie ticket; and let’s just say I don’t have much time for movies right now. Mark Steyn vs. Torquemada! Steyn getting pegged by some Canadian she-commissar! Hoo boy! This is gonna be good! This is gonna be good! Bring out the gimp! Bring! Out! Da! Gimp!”

But, hoo boy, it was a fucking rip off.

Rowan Dean’s actual article didn’t give a single case of anyone threatening to “silence” Steyn. The closest example Dean can cite is an old 2007 case where the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal wagged its finger at him:

In 2007, Steyn ‘fell afoul of the Tolerance Enforcers and Diversity Compliance Regulators of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal,’ who ‘devoted an entire day to analysing the “tone” of my writings,’ even flying in a professional stand-up comic to give an appraisal of his wit. In the end, they ‘let him off the hook’ but nonetheless accused him of flagrant Islamophobia. As Steyn quips: ‘How is flagrant Islamophobia any different to normal Islamophobia?’

Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic. British Columbia could easily be the most militantly PC place in the Western World and Steyn still couldn’t manage to get persecuted there. You Tories should be ashamed of yourselves – applauding a third-rate wannabe hater who can’t get busted for hate speech in Vancouver!

Instead, the Spectator article just recaps Steyn’s speech about how anti-racism is the biggest threat to Western liberal democracy since Lenin.

I’m not kidding:

Steyn maintains that we are losing the war on free speech: ‘The lights are going out all over the world on core western liberties; one light at a time, one cartoonist at a time, one novelist at a time, one filmmaker at a time, one newspaper columnist at a time.’ Steyn’s mission, he says, is to ‘relight those lamps.’

[…]

‘The lofty ideal of anti-racism is going to be to this century what communism was to the last,’ opines Steyn. ‘It is happening in UK [sic], Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Scandanavia and now Australia,’ he says, referring to the recent federal court case in which columnist Andrew Bolt was found guilty under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Was I shitting you? I wasn’t shitting you! Steyn-enitsyn here is comparing Murdoch columnist Andrew Bolt’s racial vilification trial (in which a group of Aborigines sued Bolt for calling them “white” in a newspaper column) to some kind of Soviet gulag persecutions.

Just one tiny problem. The worst that Bolt got served with – this is pissant civil law we’re talking about, not the criminal stuff – was an order to apologise to the Aborigines and a ban on the republication of his offending column. As far as I know, he hasn’t been sent to a hard labour camp in Magadan Oblast or locked in a psych ward and pumped full of insulin (which is what real Stalinists would’ve done to a real dissident). Maybe, if Andrew Bolt is brave enough, he’ll get charged with contempt of court and sent to the Aussie-Minimum-Security-Prison-Farm Archipelago – maybe, but I doubt it.

But wait, Steyn has more examples of dastardly PC Stalinism. According to The Spectator’s fawning two-page article:

Just as ludicrous is the story of Constable Sam Adams in Britain, where, as Steyn jokes, ‘everything is policed except crime.’ [R.G.: Zounds, never heard that one before! This guy is truly the Great Right-Wing Humorist of our time! Rest in peace Saki, you queer old josser! You finally have an heir in Mark Steyn and his smirking Canuck jokes!] The gay constable, who happens to be his local area’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Liason Officer, overheard street preacher Dale McAlpine chatting about the Bible’s disapproval of homosexuality. McAlpine was promptly carted off to the nick, booked, and held for several hours. As Steyn puts it, ‘Constable Adams arrested Mr McAlpine for offending Constable Adams.’

Truly, this is the Nazi apartheid communist Inquisition of our time – a schizo vagrant getting lightly kettled for trolling a gay cop with ye olde Leviticus. Forget Obama’s new anti-Occupy laws; unmedicated street preachers is where da persecution’s happenin’!

The Spectator takes it even further. If you look at their cover, it’s Steyn who’s getting “silenced” by the fuzz – see that cartoon of him, gagged and hog-tied by a mullah and a gay constable? (We know he’s gay, see, because he’s wearing stockings.)

Rich white male victimhood doesn’t get more imaginary than that.

P.S. In case you think this is an isolated event, here’s a similar cartoon, of Mark Steyn getting “muzzled,” from the anti-Islamic blog Wings of Jihad.

Let me repeat. Steyn couldn’t even get persecuted in Vancouver, but the Right are intent on turning him into the next Salman Rushdie.

Ramon Glazov lives and writes in Perth, Western Australia. Email him at “ramonglazov at gmail dot com”

Would you like to know more? Read Ramon Glazov on Oz: “Papua New Guinea Through The Eye Of A Pig” and “How An Australian Oligarch Is Using Dirty Tricks and Libertarian Lies To Fleece Aborigines” and “Pretentious Junkies Down Under: A Survey Of Contemporary Australian Drug-Lit”

 

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  • 1. Anarchy Pony  |  March 23rd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Delusions of grandeur much?
    I like how when anyone stands against them, the righties all love to yell about how they’re being persecuted. When was the last time any rightie protesters were attacked by riot pigs? Hell even neo-nazi demonstrators are are more likely to be attacked by anarchists than by police.

  • 2. GosDepAgent  |  March 23rd, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    While I do not agree with Syten’s views I think censorship (which did not occur in this case, to be fair) is harmful and inherently wrong.

    Look at this, people are getting in trouble for posting stuff on *THEIR OWN* facebook accounts, twitters, etc: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/20/teenager-offensive-facebook-message-soldiers

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/21/man-racially-abused-collymore-twitter-spared-prison

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/16/facebook-riot-calls-men-jailed <– this one is especially disturbing. Four bloody years! For a facebook post!

  • 3. euro-dude  |  March 24th, 2012 at 5:03 am

    The big censorship today is from the CIA’s Google Inc. totally ‘erasing’ some dissident websites entirely from search results … while their long-time criminal partner, the CIA’s Wikipedia, plants hoaxes and lies about what happened, and about the victims of censorship.

    Google and Wikipedia together are erasing history and even recent events from public memory.

    While Google normally eliminates duplicates from search results, it makes an exception for the CIA’s Wikipedia, multiplying them over and over, so search results are crowded with Wiki-sh*t, reproduced on sites like Answers-com, run by Mossad and headquartered in Jerusalem.

    Wikimedia pseudo-founder and internet hoaxter, and former pornography king, Jimmy Wales, is a Zionist extremist, an agent of the US and Israel, so important he is invited to the birthday parties of the President of Israel, his good buddy, thanked profusely for helping slander and destroy Muslims and the other Jews who are not Zionist.

    Since Google itself is erasing the truth, most people don’t even know it is happening. Out of current EU legal and administrative cases, regarding the Google – Wikipedia attacks on Europeans:

    Live Photo: Google Inc. Caught Censoring EU Search Results (for USA – CIA)
    Google Internet Censorship – Censure d’Internet par Google – Internet censuur door Google
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22325431@N05/6100668211/in/photostream

    ‘Ex-Agent: CIA Seed Money Helped Launch——-BZ BZZZZZ BZZZZZZ THIS LINK HAS BEEN DE-ANTI-SEMITIZED

    Wikipedia and Google in the attack on Europe, trying to silence and destroy European citizens criticising the USA:
    Report to the EU Parliament and the Commission of the European Union
    Anti-Competition Crimes of EU Internet Monopoly Google Inc. (with CIA) and Wikipedia (with CIA), to Erase EU Journalism, to Slander and Murder EU – Polish Citizen, Writer, Journalist, Non-Zionist Jew, and Harvard graduate. “- Google Inc. German executive Philipp Schindler, his neo-Nazi crimes of using ‘Google gas chambers’ to exterminate and help murder Polish citizens and dissident Jews in Europe; like Hitler’s Nazis of 1940s, the German Schindler is ‘just following orders’, helping carry out threats to kill Poles and Jews in today’s European Union;———-BZ BZZZZZ BZZZZZZ THIS LINK HAS BEEN DE-ANTI-SEMITIZED.

  • 4. Eurotrash  |  March 24th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Steyn is a simpering, dishonest arse of a man who’ll never in a trillion years have the guts to tell us what he really thinks of us.

    Still and all, public money should never be spent on inquisitions. Just imagine falling afoul of some po-faced Transbagger Community Liaison Officer’s idea of acceptable bible cover – there is just no smug big enough.

  • 5. Henry Warnamont  |  March 24th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    To commenter #2- Modern England is a very, very screwed up place.

  • 6. Zhu Bajie  |  March 24th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Still and all, public money should never be spent on inquisitions.”

    Get Blackwater to do it!

  • 7. Mr. Bad  |  March 24th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Mr. Glazov,

    It’s time to call your associate “Eileen” and inform her that the Hunger Games movie is a fucked up, twisted conflation of terms where the confederate states get recast as polish jews in ww2 and teleported to an orwellian dystopia where transvestites and effeminate men (the media, hell, CALIFORNIANS!)force them to give up their moral cherry just to survive – see how easy that was, wrote the whole review for you.

  • 8. Foog  |  March 25th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Steyn couldn’t write his way out a wet paper bag while a columnist here in Canuckistan. What the fuck kind of math is it that makes

    shit writer
    +
    illiterate winger audience
    =
    success

    AEC:
    YOU’RE FORGETTING SOMETHING CALLED THE KOCH COEFFICIENT

  • 9. Mike C.  |  March 25th, 2012 at 5:57 am

    It’s like in soccer, where a player will flail around like an antebellum widow, feigning injury as some emasculating tactical maneuver.

    “Oh my heavens! I declare—I fear ‘ey am bein’ stifled for my honesty!”

    Funny how the evil powers that are stifling them always happen to be a fictional subset of an incredibly marginalized group, tweaked just enough to make them totally unsympathetic, AND somehow a tax burden at the same time. In the case of that sloppy article, the bad guy is some gay, offended (I’ll allow that he might have abused his power, as cops do, but I don’t know) over the bigoted screaming of a schizo bible thumper—but not only that, he’s a COP, meaning he’s being gay (which is BAD ENOUGH, not that there’s ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT) at YOUR expense, Joe Taxpayer.

    I remember back when I was a kid, I’d apparently sent out enough sample subscription cards for survivalist magazines and military surplus catalogs (TERRORIST!) that I was getting solicitations from “Reason,” American Spectator, and a host of other libertard groups (and, by contrast, from the dull, cautious atheist orgs, as well). The letters always warned of an epic economic crisis looming because of lawyers and unions forming to organize LGBT welders (I shit you not).

    Contrary to what Bruce Lee said, sometimes it makes sense to look at the finger. Because attached to said finger, you’d find the Kochs (either directly, or through one of seven hundred million phony “think tanks”).

  • 10. Eurotrash  |  March 25th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thing is, *Steyn* wasn’t arrested by anyone. His tales of prosecution begin and end with the BC human rights commission, and the gay rozzer of Cumbria had nothing whatsoever to do with him. Steyn’s so fiercely prosecuted he couldn’t come up with two incidents of prosecution that actually happened to him.

    As to the manic street preacher who had the temerity not to have gay rights at the top of his agenda, it turns out he didn’t get a compulsory course of awareness counseling either. He got 7k compensation and an apology from the cops.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1339843/Homosexuality-sin-street-preacher-wins-7k-police.html

  • 11. Eurotrash  |  March 25th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Prosecuted? Persecuted? I’m a dirty wog, give me a break (or an editing option)

  • 12. super390  |  March 25th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    #7:

    District 12 in The Hunger Games is based on West Virginia, a state formed by an anti-Confederate counter-secession against Virginia backed by Union troops. The West Virginians have been screwed by plantation owners and robber barons alike over the years, making them stock victims in American folklore. However, the book itself is describing the modern globalized economy in which resources are extracted from single-crop economies to enrich a Rome-like Capital. This is common within 3rd world countries and the main cause of rebellions. The question is whether Collins is saying the USA is the Capital. She had the savvy to avoid that controversy by erasing racial distinctions, but I think any readers who have read anything about resource exploitation will pick up on her hints that indeed Amerioa and its high-tech, air-supremacy military is the Capital.

  • 13. super390  |  March 25th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Now Steyn is saying “core western liberties” are being suppressed. So is he saying that Bill Maher losing his job because he said that a suicide bomber is less of a coward than a Western bomber pilot operating in complete safety, or a Native American professor losing his job because he said the financial hustlers who died in the WTC deserved it, or the right of Latino Studies courses in AZ schools to criticize past actions of whites against Latinos is banned by state law, are an attack on “core western liberties”?

    No! I’m sure Steyn is fine with those oppressions.

    The core western liberty is only for the white majority to continually reinforce each other in telling racist lies, while minorities and white dissidents who say something else must be squeezed out of the public sphere.

    Too bad he’s too stupid to be able to explain why.

    Long ago right-wing columnist Cal Thomas actually had the balls to come out and say why. He attacked multiculturalism on the grounds that, get this, whites had already “won”, and established their myths and prejudices as the only interpretation of seemingly neutral law and morality, and our system is successful and prosperous, so why risk the disruption of new values?

    Since then, our system has not been very successful or prosperous, so Cal has adopted a more standard far-right line of bullshit.

    Which is a shame, because for one brief shining moment he advanced an argument that could be objectively debated, which is something they don’t want.

  • 14. Lumpenproletariat  |  March 25th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Yet another example of the white bourgeois conservative persecution complex. How I wish there was someone out there with the balls to subject the reactionaries to the actual persecution the so desperately deserve. Burn them, reeducate their stupid pig children, and seize their ill-gotten property.

  • 15. ajax151  |  March 25th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    @ #9 Mike C.

    Thanks for making my day.

  • 16. Anon  |  March 25th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I consider myself quite leftist, but I still like Steyn, and I think his points regarding Islam at least are valid. It just saddens me that it is up to right-wingers like him (and even worse, the christian fundie right-wingers) to oppose Islam.

  • 17. Rob  |  March 25th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I had hoped that turd had vanished for good; been years since he was on the radar. Canada seems to produce odious, petty assholes with persecution complexes like him and ezra Levant

  • 18. CensusLouie  |  March 26th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Hey Anon, you disgusting reactionary doughboy, what exactly differentiates Islam from good old American Christianity? Iran is the EXACT same setup the religious right fantasizes about for America. The only reason they hate it so much (besides AIPAC lobbying) is that it calls out their agenda.

  • 19. franc black  |  March 26th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Steyn is simply an opportunist trying to ride the wave of christian caucasian outrage over having to share power with ‘others’.

    His material is crap, and the only way he could draw attention is through this tactic of claiming to be censored.

    I’d advise your readers to check out his stuff to prove my point, but I wouldn’t want them to be wasting their time.

    Giving him this column on Exiled is generous promotion enough for that unCanadian loudmouth loser.

    Enough said.

  • 20. Hester  |  March 26th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    18. CensusLouie | March 26th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    “Hey Anon, you disgusting reactionary doughboy, what exactly differentiates Islam from good old American Christianity? Iran is the EXACT same setup the religious right fantasizes about for America. The only reason they hate it so much (besides AIPAC lobbying) is that it calls out their agenda.”

    And you have the nerve to call others names? Oh yes, the fantasy of Christian fundamentalists is just as a bad as the reality of mullahs who hang gays from cranes in public.

  • 21. Mike C.  |  March 26th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Oh, so we’re trolling the thread with this religious fluff, are we? What a perfect echo of the desperation of the GOP to distract Americans with their “values,” since they can’t even make their economic policies (as in the shit that’s on everyone’s minds now) palatable to their numb-skulled base.

    You’re implying that it’s ballsy of right wingers to bitch about Muslims, along with every other group they vilify to reassure provincial idiots their view of the world is complete and perfect in its hostility to anything that they didn’t know about by their final year of high school.

    The further implication being that the left is approving or complicit in cultural practices the west objects to. It’s not even a good straw man. That kind of radical relativism resides in the same fantasy dimension as the welfare queens and influential unions for gay welders.

    Nobody approves of that crap, they’re just not as enthralled at being barking, saber-rattling cowards, whining about perceived wrongs on other continents, with no personal intention of doing anything about them. The left complains about atrocities, but are less apt to fantasize about violently homogenizing every other country on the planet with white bread oppression. They might even try doing something about them, other than converting the locals to their equally drab and brutal Abrahamic superstitions.

    Right wing pundits act exactly like Carlos Mencia. They make some shitty joke or bigoted comment against a powerless minority, then respond to an imaginary convulsion of shock from the audience. When really, they’re just chuckling distractedly for half a second. The pundit audience is enjoying the image of this left that’s so aghast at the piercing insight and honesty, when for the most part they don’t really care. It only comes to their attention when something so stupidly backward is said that it seems irresponsible not to comment, or else allow the precedent to stand, emboldening conservative hicks to believe there’s a place for their crap in a post-agricultural civilization (you’d all be so much happier on the steppe—if your rhetoric were true, which it’s not, because you’re bullies praying on vulnerable and weak subgroups in this country, but too chicken-shit in your desperate clinging to tradition and deference to authority to do anything that matters).

  • 22. Mike C.  |  March 26th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    “Preying” on the vulnerable, though the typo works, too, in a sense.

  • 23. Mr. Bad  |  March 26th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    @ 12. super390

    Yeah that’s good, go with that, it’s all about the 13 provinces (like the C.S.A: count the stars on the flag, dumbass) destroyed by war that “rise again” ala District 13 and destroy the faggots that enslaved them for the cheap thrills. I totally buy it. What else are you selling? I love how the survivalist bitch protagonist becomes proficient with a bow and arrow despite the fact she lives in a super future dystopia – I guess the Feds took the GUNS! Oh lawd this shit writes itself.

  • 24. Mr. Bad  |  March 26th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    @ 12. super390

    I think the most important thing to remember is that I’m writing about the MOVIE not the book (most red state denizens can’t/won’t read anything but the blues clues bible) and further-fucking-more you are right about everything, most especially because the survivalist white girl befriended a sad little black girl who in turn dies saving her white life, like all good black people do throughout cinema history and who in turn honored the sacrifice of that good negro by throwing up a black person style hand salute to the camera which incited another black guy to go house on those Gubment guys holding him in the concentration camp so there IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY this movie could be playing up Red State values or beliefs, especially since the blacks in this movie know there place and take their cues from moral, upstanding right wing white folk.

  • 25. LetsMakeOrwellProud  |  March 26th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    A moviemaker wasn’t murdered in the streets of Amesterdam because of a film he produced critical of Islam. No authors had “fatwas” placed on thier heads because of books they wrote about Islam. No women’s rights advocates have ever been murdered, or live in constant terror for speaking out about opression due to Islam’s teachings. Pussy ass countries did not enact laws restricting the free speech of it’s citizens due to threats of violence from Islam. Mark Steyn doesn’t speak or write about these imaginary threats either, No one has ever threatened him over this because he never said nor wrote them.

  • 26. jyp  |  March 26th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Well.. (not so) Breitbat is dead, right, so um they need this guy now.

  • 27. HitchBitch  |  March 27th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Awwww….

    Lookit at the kyooot little pseuds! You’d howl your empty heads off if there was any hint at a publication ban on you, but when it happens to someone else, you’re big and macho.

    Pathetic.

  • 28. super390  |  March 27th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    #20:

    Uganda’s government, run by a man beloved by US Christian extremists, is trying to enact a law that would execute gays without getting in too much trouble. US Pentecostal networks are all over Africa teaching this kind of hate. Didn’t you know a Kenyan witch-hunter, Thomas Muthee, anointed Sarah Palin in a ceremony in a Wasilla church?

    Even Confederate President Jefferson Davis didn’t believe in witches, but America’s hottest religious movement does. See talk2action.org for the details.

    #25:

    What about the doctors assassinated in the US by religious extremists for performing abortions, with applause from conservative media stars? What about the clinic bombings?

    Why the fuck are the crimes of extremist Christians always treated as aberrations and ignored, and the crimes of extremist Moslems always treated as doctrine, and used to justify US mass murder abroad?

  • 29. super390  |  March 27th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Mr. Bad, I’m selling the fact that I read all three books and I know where the story is going. The story that is becoming a bible to millions of teenage American girls. What does it mean when teeny-boppers suddenly stop buying Disney products and instead learn about the complexities of organizing revolutionary propaganda and the danger of co-optation by foreign allies? This is a very strange occurrence, and instead of pissing all over it you might consider that it has a larger context in the era of Occupy.

    My God, what will the teenage boys be reading next year at this rate, Franz Fanon?

  • 30. Eurotrash  |  March 28th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    @28 What about the doctors assassinated in the US by religious extremists for performing abortions, with applause from conservative media stars? What about the clinic bombings?

    That’s your parochial phenomenon, a lovable idiosyncrasy of the American believer. Islam-inspired terrorism manifests globally.

  • 31. Mike C.  |  March 28th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Stop trying to divert people from the subject of this article, and the linked Dolan article: that Mark Steyn is a blubbering pussy, and duplicitous wanker, who can’t even drum up two stories of persecution by the indifferent media.

    As far as religion goes, you Christians and Muslims (and Jews, while we’re at it) both belong to drab, fun-hating death cults that lead back to Abraham—a schizo jackass ready to follow his hallucinations so far as slitting his son’s throat. If that happened nowadays, social services would step in, and he’d be in jail.

    I’d think you’d all get on like a temple on fire.

  • 32. jimmythehyena  |  March 28th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Yeah well which side of the PC mushroom cloud bazooka does Exiled think it’s on? Yep, I’m a 90s-era retard who still thinks that PC moral police is just as bad as serfdom in service of the oligarchy. Remember folks, first they come for the Steyns, and you don’t say anything….then they come for the McArdles, and you don’t do anything…and then they come for Gary Brecher…but there is no one left to help him. All because of you! Defend Steyn!

  • 33. Exiled in Oz  |  March 29th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    On his recent visit to Australia Mark Steyn was a guest on the panel show “QandA” on the public broadcaster, their ABC.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201203/programs/FA1107H005D2012-03-05T213720.htm?program=Q%26A

    On another point of intersection between the ABC and The Spectator, the chief political correspondent on the ABC’s flagship politics and current affairs program (“7.30″), Chris Uhlmann, writes for The Spectator (Australian edition).

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/chris-uhlmann-seen-as-biased-by-both-sides/story-e6frg996-1225966028401

  • 34. jimmythehyena  |  March 30th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    My statement’s not worth of improvement of omnipotent AEC! I don’t know if I’ve done enough damage to my brain to be a retard yet but I am an exfelon and certified psychotic so I guess I’m not really capable of becoming a cubicle serf even if I want to. My only choices are SSI, incarceration or homelessness not that I’m trying to get anyone’s sympathy because I’m a completely amoral fucker who deserves no pity. The Canucks can send this Steyn Schwul to a reeducation camp for all I care.

  • 35. jimmythehyena  |  March 30th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I don’t think they’ll “come” for Gary Verbrecher. They use economic pressure to simply push people like him out of existence. And I’ve got trouble seeing homosexuals as an oppressed group in North America given that the majority of the Republican Party sont des pédés refoulés quoi.

  • 36. HitchBitch  |  March 30th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Oh, Lord, now I recognise the author of this article. It’s the same idiot who thinks that Nabokov was the equivalent of Ayn Rand. I mean, what can one say to something like that?

    @31, cool down kiddo. You lot talk big, but you never do squat when it comes to real, state-level repression against free speech. So just simmer down and go away.

  • 37. Mike C.  |  March 30th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    @ 36. HitchBitch

    1. You’re deriding mock bluster, dick breath. As in the main point of the article. Note that unlike the right winger, I never made any claims regarding my own oppression by imaginary forces.

    More mock bluster to mock blusterers.
    http://buffalobeast.com/?p=12436

    2. I don’t need to try to imagine state oppression. You’d know that if… alright, there’s no reason for you to know that. It’d be creepy if you did.

    Regardless, you gambled and lost on that remark.

  • 38. Mike C.  |  March 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Although I must admit I’ve never experienced 1.5 seconds of water-boarding, with Yanni playing in the background.

    That could well have taken the wind out of my sails.

  • 39. Anon  |  April 1st, 2012 at 6:35 am

    @18, if you think Islam and even the most hardcore brands of American Christianity are in any way comparable, you are deluded bro. Christian fundies try to teach creationism in your schools, or picket soldier’s funerals. Muslim fundies blow themselves up in crowded marketplaces. Read the Qur’an and the New Testament (Christians ignore the OT) and compare them: Jesus’ example is turn the other cheek and be crucified rather than fight back; Mohammad’s is slay the infidel and conquer for Islam.

    Ever wonder why Latin American Christians didn’t fly planes into American buildings in the 80s, despite being brutally oppressed (especially the latin american church) to an extent that the middle east couldn’t dream of? Well there you go

  • 40. SweetLeftFoot  |  April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I went out with a French girl who was very left, marched to save gay whales and all that. She wasn’t racist as she’d had a relationship with a black guy before me. But she was virulently opposed to Islam in every way, and came it not from a “feminist” perspective but a, that’s fucked up wearing a veil typeof thing.

  • 41. HitchBitch  |  April 2nd, 2012 at 1:16 am

    @37. Simmer down kid. Call that an argument? It’s barely even a grammatical sentence. And, sure, easy enough to come up with a faux history of oppression on the web, isn’t it?

    And it’s a fact that the author of this “piece” really is so fucking stupid that he can conflate Nabokov with Rand. Give me strength.

  • 42. Mike C.  |  April 2nd, 2012 at 11:43 am

    @ 41. HitchBitch

    Your comment wasn’t interesting the first time around, yet here it is again—like a sick day’s Congee staring back up at you from the john.

    Your namesake might have been a pompous ideological windsock, but at least he could say something interesting once in a while. Even his anti-religious Cliff Notes—the very last, and very least, contribution to the bibliography of the Four Horsemen of atheism—was, for all of its onerous romancing of old hat, good for the lulz.

    But why do I spend so much time criticizing you via Hitchens, even though I don’t even know where you stand on the subject?

    Because you are fucking boring.

  • 43. Joe  |  April 2nd, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Steyn used to be syndicated in the chicago sun-times when the now convicted felon conrad black owned it. On an editorial page crowded with stupidity, Steyn’s stood out.

  • 44. Mike C.  |  April 2nd, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    @39. Anon

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-last-word/46934604/#46934604
    http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/violence/history_violence.html

    I’m sorry, you were saying something? All I heard was, “Merp merp merp,” over the resounding collapse of your reasoning. Oh, something about bombs, yes. To your credit, you’re right about one thing: Christians don’t quite have the commitment to blow THEMSELVES up while they’re attacking civilians to appease their magic space man.

  • 45. HitchBitch  |  April 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 am

    So boring that you keep getting drawn back in, hey? By the way, not a good thing to flaunt your penis envy in public. So sad, so sad.

  • 46. Mike C.  |  April 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    @45. HitchBitch

    Sorry if this interaction is sending a mixed message. It wasn’t my intention to confuse you about your dullness. Rather, you’re a sounding board for me. You provide the barest minimum excuse for me to write whatever invective I feel like, without presenting any nasty bits of personality to obstruct my digressions.

    Frankly, I have no idea who or what you’re supposed to be. Beyond your apparent rager for drearily attacking an occasional Exiled contributor, you don’t represent anything. I can assume you have some opinion of Hitchens (unless you’re a bitch of, or from, or toward, a Will Smith movie, or the thing you latch a trailer onto), but it’s not clear what that opinion is. What’s more, if it does relate to the dead armchair hawk, it suggests the first thing that came to mind in picking a handle was an identity totally dependent on its relationship to another.

    Your comments are such bland and generic non sequiturs, I can’t even think of anything to respond to but your stupid username. I replied because you addressed me, not because of content—there is none! Even a troll has to give a little to be effective—you can’t just cower behind your nondescriptness. Right now, you’re blind-firing from around a corner, with your eyes shut besides. Look at Andy Kaufman, or Sacha Baron Cohen—shit, look at purely intellectual ones like Alan Sokal—those are successful trolls. What the fuck are you even doing?

    Just for the hell of it, how about explaining WHY comparing the insufferable Nabokov and deplorable Rand is worth repeatedly, inexplicably rebuking, even on articles with absolutely nothing to do with either?

  • 47. Zhu Bajie  |  April 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    “…what exactly differentiates Islam from good old American Christianity?” — CensusLouis

    Muslims have visual arts of note; US-ianity, none.

  • 48. HitchBitch  |  April 4th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Mike,

    Oh, it’s simple. If you’re really of such a low mental and cultural level that you can claim anything like that, it’s quite a pleasure to be attacked by you.

  • 49. Mike C.  |  April 4th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    @48. HitchBitch

    Are you autistic?

  • 50. HitchBitch  |  April 15th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    What if I was, dipshit?

  • 51. Susan L’Engle  |  May 6th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Steyn is cast in the same mold as Trey Parker.

    They are both nominally heterosexual drama queens who love showtunes, the drudge report and heroically fighting the North America Left that has oppressed the continent and left us vulnerable to the powerful ‘islamofascist’ foes.

    Both are also both controlled by men of Jewish extraction who allow them access to the corporate cash trough.

    Both ‘mavericks’ got rich selling a right-wing victimhood mentality to white males that surpasses the leftist-feminist victimhood excesses they are railing against.

    They both embrace libertarianism and vague notions of god.

    This is as far as I care to understand.


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