Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Global Alt-Right Movement Part 2

The Global Alt-Right Movement Part 1

The New York Times has an interesting article about the way the alt-right media defends Trump through lies. And especially interesting to me is his connection to Ezra Levant who I've mentioned several times this year on this blog:
Mr. Posobiec, a 33-year-old Navy veteran, was until recently the bureau chief for a right-wing website based in Canada called The Rebel. Its founder, Ezra Levant, said Mr. Posobiec was no longer employed there.
“We wish him well,” Mr. Levant said, offering only that Mr. Posobiec’s promulgation of the Rich conspiracy had nothing to do with his departure.
I became interested in Ezra Levant through Levant's obsession, which I believe is at least part sexual, with Justin Trudeau, which has been evident since at least 2012.

Another buddy of Ezra Levant's was recently mentioned in the NYTimes, Gavin McInness
Many in the movement, like Mr. Chapman and Mr. McInnes, say they are supporters of Mr. Trump’s agenda to tighten immigration and fight political correctness.
Posibiec may be a former employee of Levant, but McInnes is currently working for Levant. It's interesting that it's not considered significant that Canadians are inserting themselves into American politics.
The founder of the Proud Boys, Mr. McInnes, 46, a Canadian with a hipster-lumberjack aesthetic, is no stranger to controversy. He helped found Vice Media and edited its edgy magazine before leaving in 2007 over differences with his partners. In one episode that drew his colleagues’ ire, he told The New York Times in 2003, “I love being white.”
I've mentioned McInnes on this blog, in reference to the connection between Steven Pinker and the alt-right. McInness considers Pinker a hero.

McInness and Posobiec are pals, of course. Here's McInness retweeting Posobiec.



The Canadian alt-right has an incoherent view of homosexuality. McInness went so far as to make out with Milo Yiannopoulos while working for Rebel Media:



But yet a year later McInnes tweeted this:



So apparently being gay is good when it offends conservative Muslims, but bad all the rest of the time.

I think it's highly possible that, like Ezra Levant, McInness is a (barely) closeted homosexual. His revulsion towards female bodies is extreme. 

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