The pearl-clutching and virtue-signaling reached Everest-high heights this week in response to a very thoughtful, articulate speech by Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute. Spencer concluded his talk with “Hail Trump. Hail our people. Hail victory!” In response, a bunch of LARPers, trolls, or fifth columnists did the Roman/Nazi salute – all in the presence of mainstream media.
Since then, journalists have screamed the usual “Oh, my God, racist Nazis! Trump is literally Hitler” rhetoric. Even some libertarian writers and media figures have come out against Spencer for this one short phrase and condemned him as a fringe lunatic.
Never mind that the other 99.99 percent of his speech was anti-war, anti-imperialism, anti-interventionism, and anti-neocon. Whatever your thoughts on “white nationalists” or identitarians, their foreign policy positions are far sensible, morally defensible, and politically anti-state than what we can expect from the probable person Trump appoints as secretary of state, or from other libertarians for that matter.
But Spencer and his kind don’t think all races are the same in every way possible and should be allowed to live separately in peace, so that makes him evil. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Madeline Albright under President Bill Clinton defended murdering half a million Iraqi children during the 1990s as the result of U.S. economic sanctions on national television and nobody batted an eye.
But a bunch of trolls mockingly do the Nazi salute and everybody freaks out – you know, as if they had murdered half a million kids for no reason.
Their meeting was also disrupted by antifas and protesters who trespassed and damaged private property in an effort to attack the attendees. I thought libertarians were supposed to defend private property rights. Where’s the outrage about that?
The response by nearly everyone to this incident speaks to the corrupt, depraved moral priorities of modern Western culture today.
The message is clear: Kill as many non-whites in foreign countries as you like. Bomb their hospitals, starve their kids, invade their nations, destabilize their regions. Put up no-fly zones and start civil wars. Drone strike their weddings – just make sure you’re a state agent and reaffirm that all the people you slaughter are no different from you in any way whatsoever – but somehow you’re exceptional so it’s ok to kill them but it’s not acceptable for them to repay the favor because it’s terrorism when they do it.
So, forgive me if I’m slow to condemn people who want to see the Empire engaging in these kinds of atrocities end just because they don’t hold to the views on race as decreed by our wise overlords who believe all men are equally worthy of acting as a sacrifice on the altar of the state.