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August 02, 2018

The NTY's Defense of Leftist Racism -- It Was Just Some "Counter-Trolling" -- Looks Suspiciously Similar to Claims the So-Called "Alt-Right" Made About Their Trollish Comments; Why Does One Standard Apply to Leftist Racism and another to the "Alt-Right's"

The question at this point isn't merely rhetorical, it's outright stupid: It's because the left has imposed a caste system with the support of the nominal, liberal-adjacent "right."

What is called the "alt-right" did post a lot of racist memes and tweets. Sometimes these were hardcore, inarguable racism; sometimes it was debatable what the intent was -- was it just to provoke the "triggering" of easily-triggered Social Justice Warriors and Tumblrinas, or actual racism?

And, did it even matter what the intent was, if some of this stuff was hard to distinguish from seriously-intended racism?

Well, we know the position the New York Times took: If it even looks a little like racism, it's racism, even if the intent is claimed to be, or even likely to be, satirical or trollish.

But now, the Times announces a new standard for its new racist Jeong: Trollishly racist stuff is okay if you're just trollin'.

Notice how clearly both rationalizations for racism echo alt-right apologists: "She responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of her harassers," The New York Times writes. "I engaged in what I thought of at the time as counter-trolling," Jeong writes. "While it was intended as satire, I deeply regret that I mimicked the language of my harassers."

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The New York Times appears to have hired Jeong knowing that she had publicly written these sorts of vile things about people of a certain race many times -- their statement mentions “candid conversations” through a "thorough vetting process." This makes it perfectly clear that the Times promotes not only a double standard, but a double standard in which people on one side are likened to Nazis and Hitler, but people on the other, doing the precisely same things but aimed at a PC-disapproved group instead of a PC-favored one, receive positions of high cultural leadership and prominence.

In addition, the author Joy Pullman notes that this excuse is, how best to put it?, a lie.

Because "counter-trolling" a "harasser" would seem to require responding to said harassment, so that one can see both the "harassment" and the alleged "counter-troll" to that harassment as a coupled exchange of provocations.

But Jeong did not respond to anyone in these tweets -- she was just broadcasting her hatred of white people to everyone.



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