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Sunday, June 11, 2017

CNN cans Aslan

It took them a while, but CNN finally did the right thing:
CNN has dropped host Reza Aslan days after he called President Donald Trump a ‘piece of s***’ on Twitter.

‘CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series “Believer with Reza Aslan,”‘ the network said in a statement. ‘We wish Reza and his production team all the best.’

Aslan issued an apology on Sunday after he slammed Trump on Twitter for emphasizing the need for his travel ban in the wake of the London Bridge attacks.

Aslan called Trump a ‘piece of s***’ after the president responded to the London Bridge attacks by tweeting: ‘We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!’

On Sunday afternoon, the author and religious scholar apologized, tweeting: ‘I should not have used a profanity to describe the President when responding to his shocking reaction to the London Attacks.’

He also attached his full statement, which read: ‘When in the first few minutes of the terror attack in London, the President of the United States tweeted about his travel ban, I lost my cool and responded to him in a derogatory fashion.

‘That’s not like me. I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London. I apologize for my choice of words.’…
Apparently apologies aren't working for SJWs either these days. The lesson: reprisals work. If the Right had responded by defending Aslan's free speech rights, he'd still have his job as a propagandist with a major platform.

Always hold the enemy up to their own standards. They don't share your standards, so they can't claim the protection of them.

Sadly, as always, conservatives don't understand how to fight or how to win. Nothing - literally nothing - is more important to them than to be seen taking what they foolishly believe to be "the high road".
Fox News host Sean Hannity stepped in and defended the host, writing: 'Reza calling the @POTUS a POS is bad form. Calling me the same fair game. I do not think you should be fired. You apologized #FreeSpeech' 
Never grant your enemy the benefit of your superior standards when he does not recognize them. Play by the rules of his game.

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82 Comments:

Blogger Robert Scottson June 11, 2017 4:02 AM  

Could someone differentiate this from "Dems are the real racists"? You don't want to grant that their standard is right, right?

Blogger VD June 11, 2017 4:05 AM  

Saying "Dems are the real racists" is making an appeal to moderates. This is ineffective dialectic. Accusing an SJW of racism and firing him for it is holding the enemy accountable to his own standard. This is effective rhetoric-based action.

OpenID aew51183 June 11, 2017 4:10 AM  

Can we go after Don Lemon next?
word-replace references to whites with references to jews and he sounds like hitler.

Blogger SteelPalm June 11, 2017 4:24 AM  

Goddamn it, Sean Hannity! You would think that after leftists trying to destroy Sean by going straight for his advertisers after he started digging into the Seth Rich case, he would FINALLY comprehend that this is a serious life-and-death struggle.

But nope, Hannity still wants to be high-minded and forgiving towards his enemies. Some of these cuckservatives are unteachable idiots, at their core.

As for holding the enemy accountable to their own standards, that's straight out of Saul Alinsky. Who was a very evil man, but also a damn smart one. Good to see the right-wing finally adopting it.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club June 11, 2017 4:25 AM  

Any sort "free speech" issue really softens the spines of many "conservatives", even when it's obviously a case of a private company making a business decision. How dcan anyone believe in these chumps.

Aslan's "apology" is a masterwork in not actually apologizing while getting a buttload of partisan talking point slams in. Clearly he's not really arsed about losing his job (not like we would expect him to change anyhoo).

Blogger SteelPalm June 11, 2017 4:35 AM  

@5 Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club

Aslan probably is arsed about losing his job, but modern-day leftists are fundamentally incapable of giving a normal apology no matter how bad it is for them. Compare this to Kathy Griffin's non-apology apology.

It's actually comical when one realizes it.

Blogger themightypuck June 11, 2017 4:43 AM  

I generally don't like this sort of thing but I come back to Defoe from almost 500 years ago.

There are some people in the World, who, now they are unperched, and reduced to an equality with other people, and under strong and very just apprehensions of being further treated as they deserve, begin, with ESOP’S Cock, to preach up Peace and Union and the Christian duty of Moderation; forgetting that, when they had the Power in their hands, those Graces were strangers in their gates!

Anonymous LurkingPuppy June 11, 2017 4:44 AM  

They're just afraid that they'll catch kuru from him. That sort of ignorant bigotry can't be allowed to go on, because diversity of personal diet choices is as important in today's multicultural society as diversity of sexual orientation.

Clearly we need another taxpayer-funded public education campaign to teach everyone that, just like HIV, you can't catch kuru from casual contact with an infected person. Hug your friendly neighborhood cannibal today! Don't worry, it's perfectly safe!

Blogger Wanderer June 11, 2017 4:57 AM  

Fucker couldn't even apologize without taking a few passive aggressive jabs at the president. What the hell is so shocking about wanting a travel ban as a response to multiple terrorist attacks from Muslims?

Blogger Doom June 11, 2017 5:03 AM  

Hannity isn't on our side. He is, at the very best, a moderate. Which means he isn't even on HIS side. We simply do not have news sources. Then again, he really isn't news. He's just soft propaganda himself. Especially without having a real side.

Blogger Doom June 11, 2017 5:05 AM  

Oh, the reason he got fired is because Trump has stopped accepting certain things. It is Trump, not the "right", which is holding them to the line. He isn't a conservative either, though, so firing is how he does things. Heck, he made a mint on a show based on that very principle. Not a bad thing, but it is how he plays. It isn't "us" holding them to their ways, is is one of theirs playing as they do. Just... to be clear.

Blogger Tyr June 11, 2017 5:09 AM  

The President's shocking reply? In a sane world, we'd all be shocked if someone reacted differently.

Also, in what way does President Trump's statement show a lack of sympathy for the victims? Unless, of course, Arselan considers the terrorists to be the real victims.

Blogger SirGroggy June 11, 2017 5:14 AM  

In a way I prefer the left to keep pieces of s*** like Aslan as their frontmen because it shows their true colours and shows where their true (dis)loyalty lies.

It's not as if CNN is any less the enemy. It just makes it harder to spot the enemy.

Anonymous Rocklea June 11, 2017 5:16 AM  

"When in the first few minutes of the terror attack in London, the President of the United States tweeted about his travel ban, I lost my cool and responded to him in a derogatory fashion."

#NotAllPresidentsAreLikeThat

Anonymous asdf June 11, 2017 5:20 AM  

Not sure why you guys are bashing Hannity, I guess you didn't hear that he recently helped set up an organization to go after the advertisers on left wing networks - an example of using the left's tactics against them. He's also one of the only Fox hosts who never strayed from supporting Trump.

Blogger SirGroggy June 11, 2017 5:25 AM  

Doom wrote:Hannity isn't on our side. He is, at the very best, a moderate. Which means he isn't even on HIS side.

Exactly. All those blowhard TV jocks are ego-maniacal and self-centered, they think the world revolves around them. All they really want is to criticise the Democrats and support the Republicans while building up their own fame and fortune. Which is part of the reason why the alt-right is more successful, because there is much more cooperation and mutual support including from the grass roots, e.g. when Tommy Robinson was up on charges, a crowd funding campaign raise the money instantly to get him high quality legal defense.

The conservative blow-hard brigade are part of media wing of the old guard of the conservatives which has completely failed to conserve anything.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable June 11, 2017 5:41 AM  

The President's shocking reply?

The "shocking" part is that Trump isn't wasting time on the usual virtue signaling. You're supposed to think about optics first and say something painfully insincere about standing with the families and blah blah blah.

He can't be bothered. He's got a point to make, and he makes it while the illustration is still right out there to use. A hell of a lot more honest than the Left, and they can't stand it.

Anonymous deplorable six pan June 11, 2017 5:50 AM  

The True Aslan would never cuck to Calormen.

Anonymous David Wilson June 11, 2017 6:15 AM  

Unless I'm mistaken, it didn't seem like there was a campaign from the right to get him canned. Why hasn't CBS canned Stephen Colbert?

Blogger TheMaleRei June 11, 2017 6:21 AM  

I like the mantra of a video game from the 90s on how to deal with existential threats to Western Civilization.

No pity.
No mercy.
No remorse.

Blogger TheMaleRei June 11, 2017 6:22 AM  

Crusader: No Remorse.

Anonymous oneofthecrowd June 11, 2017 6:36 AM  

"Unless I'm mistaken, it didn't seem like there was a campaign from the right to get him canned. Why hasn't CBS canned Stephen Colbert?"

Yes. He went very easily. I would not be surprised if CNN knew something much worse about Aslan and took this opportunity to distance their brand from him now.

Blogger Johnny June 11, 2017 7:08 AM  

Clausewitz got it wrong. War is not politics by other means. Rather politics is war by other means because war came first. Politics is a less lethal refinement.

What I find really irritating is the number of conservative or moderate writers who without need or reason will suggest a more benign motive then the one that is apparent by the actions. The everyday version of this is the 'he meant well' comment.

Blogger Elizabeth June 11, 2017 7:22 AM  

themightypuck wrote:I generally don't like this sort of thing but I come back to Defoe from almost 500 years ago.

There are some people in the World, who, now they are unperched, and reduced to an equality with other people, and under strong and very just apprehensions of being further treated as they deserve, begin, with ESOP’S Cock, to preach up Peace and Union and the Christian duty of Moderation; forgetting that, when they had the Power in their hands, those Graces were strangers in their gates!


Louis Veuillot made a similar observation in the 19th Century: When I am the weaker, I ask you for my freedom, because that is your principle; but when I am the stronger, I take away your freedom, because that is my principle.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume June 11, 2017 7:26 AM  

I realized after the London Bridge Attack that my own father has been completely cucked by my mother's incessant Hillary Harping and near 24/7 MSNBCNN Indoctrination. He's a former Navy Vet who served on a PBR. He used to be one of the toughest men I've ever known, who had the ZFG attitude of a man who saw real combat and nearly died. But 45 years of my mother has changed all of that.

He was incensed by Trump's "rude and insensitive " comments. My father told me, "He needs to show a modicum of respect for the dead."

My response: "Adam Smith: Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent. Respect for the dead would be action that ensures this doesn't happen again. Candlight vigils and soft words are porn for jihadis."

He shut up.

Anonymous joseph watts June 11, 2017 7:28 AM  

You Vox, must not understand spiritual principles. An eye for an eye does make the world go blind. All leftists and negative people will fall on their own sword, even if not by their direct "enemy." Taking the high road benefits the person taking it... and grants them freedom (under actual natural law) vs trying to punish and destroy your enemy, you destroy yourself.... Forgiveness and Rising Above is always the harder choice... So, call me a Cuck.. but i'm going to be free and happy.. All you resentful and angry tough guys can stay in hell where your unforgiving attitude keeps you.

Anonymous Teapartydoc June 11, 2017 7:36 AM  

I'd say Hannity is playing by the rules of the enemy in this instance, to keep his job.

Anonymous Teapartydoc June 11, 2017 7:38 AM  

#26 sounds like a parody account.

Blogger Lazarus June 11, 2017 7:40 AM  

joseph watts wrote:Forgiveness and Rising Above is always the harder choice... So, call me a Cuck..

Before forgiveness can come, repentence is necessary.

You are a Cuck.

Blogger Otto Lamp June 11, 2017 7:40 AM  

" I would not be surprised if CNN knew something much worse about Aslan and took this opportunity to distance their brand from him now."

He ate a human being's brain. How much worse could it get?

Blogger Wanda Sherratt June 11, 2017 7:41 AM  

@5 "Any sort "free speech" issue really softens the spines of many "conservatives", even when it's obviously a case of a private company making a business decision."

And then they'll leap to the OTHER side when it's a *conservative* getting fired for saying something offensive. When it was NR dropping Mark Steyn or Derbyshire, appealing to the free speech principle immediately brought forth Mr. Gradgrind piously intoning about free enterprise and the absolute right of a private company to do whatever the hell it wanted. There's nothing they won't do to manufacture a losing position for the rest of us.

Blogger Otto Lamp June 11, 2017 7:45 AM  

@ joseph watts,

You need to spend some time studying game theory, in particular "tit for tat".

Blogger Cail Corishev June 11, 2017 8:16 AM  

Nothing - literally nothing - is more important to them than to be seen taking what they foolishly believe to be "the high road".

A high road that they allow the left to define in terms of things like "free speech." Funny how the high road always means making allowances for the left, never the right.

If Hannity keeps pressing on Seth Rich, he'll find out how much his high-road-taking has gained him. He'll be lucky if all he gets is fired.

Blogger VD June 11, 2017 8:20 AM  

Forgiveness and Rising Above is always the harder choice... So, call me a Cuck.. but i'm going to be free and happy.

God does not forgive the unrepentant. Neither should the Christian.

You're going to cuck in Hell.

Blogger Johnny June 11, 2017 8:26 AM  

joseph watts wrote:Forgiveness and Rising Above is always the harder choice... So, call me a Cuck..

Mr. Watts, if I could address you on a personal level, lots of people do not make the distinction between the personal and the impersonal. If someone hurts you on a personal level, overlook the hurt is often more difficult than dealing with it. When someone hurts other people, toleration is the easy way out and a covert encouragement. Often a justification for inaction rather than an act of virtue.

Blogger Salt June 11, 2017 8:29 AM  

Teapartydoc wrote:I'd say Hannity is playing by the rules of the enemy in this instance, to keep his job.

He's attempting to shame the left by upholding the standard they once championed. It might require his job for him to learn 1) the rules have changed and 2) you can't shame the shameless.

Blogger Bill Halsey June 11, 2017 8:30 AM  

"Aslan defended himself on Friday, saying it was best to part ways with CNN in order to 'honor his voice' as a social commentator."

In other words in order to SJW better.

I see that Vox's definition of SJW convergence may apply at the individual level as well as the organisational level:

“The more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function.”

Anonymous Deplorable Winning June 11, 2017 8:34 AM  

Otto Lamp wrote:" I would not be surprised if CNN knew something much worse about Aslan and took this opportunity to distance their brand from him now."

He ate a human being's brain. How much worse could it get?


How about-

He ate a human being's brain for an episode of his CNN show and CNN aired it.
In between mouthfuls, Mr. Aslan informs us "I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar..."
CNN's Sean Hannity apparently had no objection to Mr. Aslan's cannibalistic exhibitionism.

Blogger Stephen St. Onge June 11, 2017 9:00 AM  

        The cucking response of Hannity to Aslan’s firing is another result of refusing to recognize we are in a war for survival. But then, so many cucks do recognize it, but secretly want us to lose.

        In the last real war the U.S. fought, the troops didn’t respond to war crimes by the Germans and Japanese by saying ‘We’re better than that.’  They retaliated, e.g. by refusing to take prisoners as a response to phony surrenders.

        No holds are barred in a death fight.

Blogger Elocutioner June 11, 2017 9:06 AM  

Treat savages as such. Don't tolerate intolerants.

I didn't expect Aslan to be fired. #FakeNews must be hurting them more than they're showing. Would be a real shame if they lost more sponsors...

Anonymous basementhomebrewer June 11, 2017 9:11 AM  

joseph watts wrote:but i'm going to be free and happy..

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Do you even understand the words you are using? You are going to be living under the lash of the most depraved people on the planet. You are already changing your attitudes to appease them on a daily basis. I wouldn't doubt that you are already miserable and subjugated to every other person you encounter.

If you are reffering to the afterlife, I am sorry but there is no freedom in either option. Heaven is service, but service to a just and loving ruler. I suspect you will find yourself in the other domain for failing to repent of your pride and arrogance.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 11, 2017 9:21 AM  

The Democrats are the real racists, and I approve.

Blogger James June 11, 2017 9:23 AM  

Teapartydoc wrote:I'd say Hannity is playing by the rules of the enemy in this instance, to keep his job.

Hannity may be a nice guy. I don't know him. All I see is what you see. A talking head. His metamorphosis over the years has been a slow, constant slide left. Since the Murdoch son's have taken over, he will move slightly further left until there is no difference between him and a CNN sports commentator. Whether or not Hannity occasionally supports true alt-right positions is beside the point. He is more concerned with continuing his wealth producing scam of stroking Republicrats and conservatives. If he is too aggressive, he will get the O'Riley treatment. And he could be a major force if that happened and he started his own unrepentant podcast or broadcast. But, he will prefer the cash flow to standing on the world stage with a target on his back. And his forehead.

Anonymous BBGKB June 11, 2017 9:25 AM  

I prefer the left to keep pieces of s*** like Aslan as their frontmen because it shows their true colours and shows where their

TRUMP is shipping out the sunglasses from THEY LIVE to every town.

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 11, 2017 9:29 AM  

Fox News host Sean Hannity stepped in and defended the host, writing: 'Reza calling the @POTUS a POS is bad form. Calling me the same fair game. I do not think you should be fired. You apologized #FreeSpeech'

Gee, I wonder why MSNBC finally beat Fox in the ratings?

Blogger Lucas June 11, 2017 9:32 AM  

Vox, you are wrong. Cuck Hannity did the right thing.

Because, Constitution.

Blogger Zaklog the Great June 11, 2017 9:39 AM  

Someone please explain to me how "Let's stop this from happening here" displays a "lack of . . . sympathy for the victims"?

Blogger Zaklog the Great June 11, 2017 9:43 AM  

This still won't scare most of them. They will start being afraid when we start successfully coming after the jobs of ordinary, everyday people. That's what they've been doing to us for the past decade or so, and it's worked. Everyone is afraid to speak against the narrative. Well maybe we can make them afraid to support it.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable June 11, 2017 9:52 AM  

Someone please explain to me how "Let's stop this from happening here" displays a "lack of . . . sympathy for the victims"?

He didn't pretend to be all worked up about something that happened halfway across the world. Bastard!

Blogger Drew June 11, 2017 10:07 AM  

He is not a tame lion.

Blogger Horn of the Mark June 11, 2017 10:08 AM  

Crazy thing is, ten years ago, there were plenty of conservatives willing to say that insurgents who didn't abide by Geneva Convention rules didn't receive its protections.

Same damn thing.

Anonymous crushlimbraw June 11, 2017 10:09 AM  

What is a Cuck? Why do they assume they have the high ground?
A hint from Proverbs - Proverbs 26:4-5
4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.
5 Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation.
12 There is more hope for fools
than for people who think they are wise.
Before we assume God is on our side - are we on God's side?
Try reading the Imprecatory Psalms sometimes - God's judgments have not been annulled - and neither has His Law.
My point - when you assume your own righteousness in claiming the moral high ground, you're cucking on sand!

Blogger Cail Corishev June 11, 2017 10:20 AM  

I'd say Hannity is playing by the rules of the enemy in this instance, to keep his job.

That may be his intent, but if so, he's wrong. If his paymasters decide he's out, it will be because they don't like the stories he covers, or because they've decided to replace him with someone they like better. No amount of virtue-signaling about things like free speech (which leftists don't believe in anyway) is going to make the slightest difference in that calculation -- except perhaps to make him look like a softer target.

Blogger tuberman June 11, 2017 10:20 AM  

O.T. Yet similar

I really like the videos done on Tommy Robinson, more and more.

Blogger tuberman June 11, 2017 10:26 AM  

53. Cail Corishev

"That may be his intent, but if so, he's wrong. If his paymasters decide he's out, it will be because they don't like the stories he covers, or because they've decided to replace him with someone they like better. No amount of virtue-signaling about things like free speech (which leftists don't believe in anyway) is going to make the slightest difference in that calculation -- except perhaps to make him look like a softer target."

Yep, he's not a Traitor, but he IS A COWARD.

Anonymous VFM #6306 June 11, 2017 10:27 AM  

CNN fired Aslan because he has to go back.

Blogger michaeloh59 June 11, 2017 10:31 AM  

"You Vox, must not understand spiritual principles. An eye for an eye does make the world go blind. All leftists and negative people will fall on their own sword, even if not by their direct "enemy." Taking the high road benefits the person taking it... and grants them freedom (under actual natural law) vs trying to punish and destroy your enemy, you destroy yourself.... Forgiveness and Rising Above is always the harder choice... So, call me a Cuck.. but i'm going to be free and happy.. All you resentful and angry tough guys can stay in hell where your unforgiving attitude keeps you."

All of you alt-right haters have it all wrong. This is truly beautiful sentiment. It could be a song, like John Lennon's 'Imagine', or soaring dialogue from any TV show on the CW Network, like 'The 100', or John McCain's concession speech, or Bob Dole's, or Mitt Romney's, or George HW Bush.

Blogger Bill Halsey June 11, 2017 10:49 AM  

"I really like the videos done on Tommy Robinson, more and more."

Indeed.

Tommy turns out to be the complete, 100% opposite of the bogus story I'd been fed for years by the BBC and other MSM outlets. The guy is a complete hero.

I got red-pilled about TR after watching his Oxford Union address a year or so ago but still, the latest Stef Moly interview with Tommy Robinson was extraordinary. A real eye-opener to the methodology and attempts of Islamic infiltration into government.

Tommy's comment: "We are such morons" was spot on.

Blogger michaeloh59 June 11, 2017 10:51 AM  

#2 "Saying "Dems are the real racists" is making an appeal to moderates. This is ineffective dialectic. Accusing an SJW of racism and firing him for it is holding the enemy accountable to his own standard. This is effective rhetoric-based action."

Whenever you post on rhetoric and/or dialectic I always pay particular attention since it is a topic I knew absolutely nothing of before I began reading this blog. So admitting I know nothing about the subject I'm gonna opine anyway, this is the Internet after all: isn't the difference between firing Arselan and "dems are the real racists" not that moderates are targeted for persuasion but rather the nature of the accusation? You say "dems are the real racists" is ineffective rhetoric because dems don't believe that. True, they do not believe they are racist towards minorities. But in this case Arselan is not accused of attacking any of our privileged minorities, but a white man, whom he most certainly despises. IOW the difference between taking down Arselan because he hates Trump and accusing dems of being the real racists (against non-whites) is that one is true and the other is not.

I await the takedowns. The childish, the irrelevant, the brutal, and perhaps even the instructive.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 11, 2017 11:13 AM  

Emmett Fitz-Hume wrote:"Candlight vigils and soft words are porn for jihadis."

That's poetry, son. I'm definitely stealing it.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 11, 2017 11:14 AM  

joseph watts wrote:All you resentful and angry tough guys can stay in hell where your unforgiving attitude keeps you.
And you can live in slavery, which is where your high road leads.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable June 11, 2017 11:29 AM  

All you resentful and angry tough guys can stay in hell where your unforgiving attitude keeps you.

Yeah, yeah. Keep turning that other cheek. Just quit turning your wife's, your daughter's, your neighbour's and your civilization's cheek at the same time. They ain't yours to turn.

And don't let the door hit your cheek on the way out ...

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 11, 2017 11:31 AM  

A great loss to CNN, in terms of both diversity and vibrancy. The journalistic community, and therefore the broader public which it strives so thanklessly to inform, and to serve, was greatly enriched by his Muslim cannibal perspective, which cannot be easily replicated by those who lack the depth of Mr. Aslan's lived experience.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 11, 2017 12:09 PM  


"Never grant your enemy the benefit of your superior standards when he does not recognize them. Play by the rules of his game"

Rule #4.

@Stephen St. Onge
"In the last real war the U.S. fought, the troops didn’t respond to war crimes by the Germans and Japanese by saying ‘We’re better than that.’ They retaliated, e.g. by refusing to take prisoners as a response to phony surrenders."

"America's Two Ways of Waging War"

@SirGroggy

"Exactly. All those blowhard TV jocks are ego-maniacal and self-centered, they think the world revolves around them. All they really want is to criticise the Democrats and support the Republicans while building up their own fame and fortune"

People whose chosen career path is involves being on camera in front of millions of people are more narcissistic than most? Color me surprised.

@Wanderer

"What the hell is so shocking about wanting a travel ban as a response to multiple terrorist attacks from Muslims?"

It's not allowed. The approved "leftist" response is candlelight vigils, worrying about backlash against Muslims, and vague platitudes. The permissible "right wing" response is to advocate for bombing the Muslims over there some more, or perhaps to rant about "radicalization," or to even to speak in general terms about muh evil devil cult of Islam; as if Islam was something floating through the air, that attaches itself to the unwary. Or perhaps something spread by door-to-door proselytism, like Mormonism, or the Jehovah's Witnesses.

But pointing out that Islam is arriving in the West, not as some kind of free-floating mind virus, but carried in the brains of millions of foreign invaders, that there is no rational reason to continue to import these people, that "radicalization" is a meme intended to distract from the real issue, and that the obvious first step toward a solution is to simply close the door? That's a weak point in the narrative-- something they have no rational answer for, so the only response they can generate is blind rage.

Blogger VFM #7634 June 11, 2017 12:21 PM  

As for holding the enemy accountable to their own standards, that's straight out of Saul Alinsky. Who was a very evil man, but also a damn smart one. Good to see the right-wing finally adopting it.

@4 SteelPalm
Cucks turn their noses up at Alinsky. The Alt-Right reads him. Guess who's winning.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt June 11, 2017 12:25 PM  

When it comes to DR3, it's enough for me that the tactic never works, and I've seen it deployed by high-minded conservatives for years.

I don't know about the theory, but by observation I've concluded that "DR3" entails a pre-emptive concession by a conservative in order to find common ground with a leftist. It concedes that the left has the authority to assert what is virtuous and what isn't - the left declares that racism is an unforgiveable sin, and the conservative scrambles to agree.

Then the conservative tries to follow this up with, "Since we agree that racism is the greatest sin, you surely must acknowledge that when you do XYZ it shows that *you* are behaving in a racist way, which makes you wrong, etc."

This just doesn't work on leftists. Once you've conceded that they're right, they are immunized against any further attack. Indeed, in their eyes, it just makes the conservative more guilty, because he's just announced that the left is competent to define virtue, yet he STILL remains in opposition.

Conservatives have wasted years trying to win through fancy footwork. Now the alt-right has jettisoned all that, and is using plain combat, and lo and behold, it works!

Blogger VFM #7634 June 11, 2017 12:25 PM  

I didn't expect Aslan to be fired. #FakeNews must be hurting them more than they're showing. Would be a real shame if they lost more sponsors...

@40 Elocutioner
First Kathy Griffin and now Reza Aslan... yes, it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in Fake News' boardrooms.

The fact that liberals are only now willing to fire their own in the same way cucks used to do is very, very telling. The Alt-Right method of fighting works, folks.

Blogger Kr0w5f33t 7 June 11, 2017 12:35 PM  

I never understood how he got fired for calling Trump a POS but got a pass for eating human brains; one of the most primal taboos in human culture and an irrevocable fast track to hell for a muslim.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 11, 2017 12:50 PM  

Kr0w5f33t 7 wrote:an irrevocable fast track to hell for a muslim.
Muslims are universalists, they don't believe in hell as a destination for the damned. Instead you will be made a servant of the virtuous Muslim for all eternity, as is right and just. In Muslim cosmology, Hell is the abode of demons and other evil spirits.

Anonymous Jack Amok June 11, 2017 1:13 PM  

an irrevocable fast track to hell for a muslim.

All he has to do is die trying to kill infidels and all is forgiven.

Someone should probably keep an eye on the SOB.

Blogger Lovekraft June 11, 2017 1:15 PM  

Standard soft jihad tactics. Infiltrate/impose one's religion on a society. Poke and provoke said society to illicit a reaction, claim victimhood and/or 'opportunity for discussion.'

Obama encouraged and helped set up this racket.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 11, 2017 1:40 PM  

@VFM #7634

"@40 Elocutioner
First Kathy Griffin and now Reza Aslan... yes, it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in Fake News' boardrooms"

Neither is a member of the (((ultimate protected class))) in journalism, of course. Note that (((Bill Maher))) seems to be riding out his little episode of saying the nagger word on air without difficulty.

Still, leftists getting fired from the media for excessively-enthusiastic signaling in favor of the narrative is an interesting trend. Can't recall any similar cases in the past.

Anonymous Confused June 11, 2017 1:45 PM  

Would someone explain to me, slowly and with simple words, how a travel ban on Muslims is any different than, say, a ban on assault weapons?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 11, 2017 2:43 PM  

Confused wrote:Would someone explain to me, slowly and with simple words, how a travel ban on Muslims is any different than, say, a ban on assault weapons?
You are SUCH a racist!

Blogger Beau June 11, 2017 3:13 PM  

@ Snidely Whiplash

Still praying, how goes the search?

Blogger El Diestro June 11, 2017 3:49 PM  

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Blogger El Diestro June 11, 2017 3:51 PM  

Would someone explain to me, slowly and with simple words, how a travel ban on Muslims is any different than, say, a ban on assault weapons?

A travel ban on Muslims would reduce violence.

Blogger Zaklog the Great June 11, 2017 4:04 PM  

Would someone explain to me, slowly and with simple words, how a travel ban on Muslims is any different than, say, a ban on assault weapons?

A travel ban on foreign Muslims is, unquestionably, constitutional. A ban on "assault weapons" is, at best, debatable.

Also, assault weapons have some usefulness in modern society.… It's not clear that Muslims, on the whole, do.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 11, 2017 4:22 PM  

Beau wrote:Still praying, how goes the search?
Thank you for that Beau. I appreciate it more than I know how to say. I've had considerably better response of the last couple of weeks, but still no actual job offers.

Yet.

Blogger Thucydides June 11, 2017 5:08 PM  

Reza Aslan is a piece of shit and was treated appropriately.

That is really all that is necessary to say (especially to any Progressives who want to argue otherwise).

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable June 11, 2017 6:55 PM  

He was a progressive who was canned by progressives. Let them eat their own, and long may they dine.

Anonymous c matt June 12, 2017 4:58 PM  

It wasn't even a real apology - he might as well have said "I am sorry the President was such an a-hole I lost my cool."

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