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Dec 23 2013

Mark Steyn Stands Firm With Phil Robertson

As John Hawkins correctly notes,

It’s incredibly refreshing to have someone under attack by the Left’s political correctness police who’s willing to stand firm instead of whimpering and hiding in a corner because he wants to make it all go away.

Hawkins is referring to Phil Robertson, who instead of licking the hand of the degeneracy-promoting liberal fascists who control television, has stood firm by his conventional values. The same applies to Mark Steyn. After being publicly chastised by his editor for siding with Robertson against the pink Nazis at GLAAD who have been attempting to destroy him for his decency, Steyn doubled down:

Having leaned on A&E to suspend their biggest star, GLAAD has now moved on to Stage Two:

“We believe the next step is to use this as an opportunity for Phil to sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share,” the spokesman said.

Actually, “the next step” is for you thugs to push off and stop targeting, threatening and making demands of those who happen to disagree with you. Personally, I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for the GLAAD executive board to sit down with half-a-dozen firebreathing imams and learn about their values, but, unlike the Commissars of the Bureau of Conformity Enforcement, I accord even condescending little ticks like the one above the freedom to arrange his own social calendar.

As for the editor who publicly denounced him, namely Jason Lee Steorts, Steyn writes:

It is a matter of some regret to me that my own editor at this publication does not regard this sort of thing as creepy and repellent rather than part of the vibrant tapestry of what he calls an “awakening to a greater civility”. I’m not inclined to euphemize intimidation and bullying as a lively exchange of ideas – “the use of speech to criticize other speech”, as Mr Steorts absurdly dignifies it. So do excuse me if I skip to the men’s room during his patronizing disquisition on the distinction between “state coercion” and “cultural coercion”. I’m well aware of that, thank you. In the early days of my free-speech battles in Canada, my friend Ezra Levant used a particular word to me: “de-normalize”. Our enemies didn’t particularly care whether they won in court. Whatever the verdict, they’d succeed in “de-normalizing” us — that’s to say, putting us beyond the pale of polite society and mainstream culture. “De-normalizing” is the business GLAAD and the other enforcers are in. You’ll recall Paula Deen’s accuser eventually lost in court — but the verdict came too late for Ms Deen’s book deal, and TV show, and endorsement contracts.

National Review has played a role in denormalizing in the past. Ostensibly a conservative publication, it serves the liberal establishment of which it is part by providing a phony opposition (much like the GOP), while restricting what conservatives are allowed to say.

Readers will recall that when John Derbyshire made certain undeniably accurate racial observations in a separate publication, he was promptly fired by National Review’s Thought Cop in Chief Rich Lowry for stepping outside the bounds of political correctness.

I’ve been wondering how long a sincere and gutsy guy like Steyn would last at NR, considering that he stood firm and won against the PC totalitarians who tried to gag him in Canada. Looks like we are about to find out:

I am sorry my editor at NR does not grasp the stakes. Indeed, he seems inclined to “normalize” what GLAAD is doing. But, if he truly finds my “derogatory language” offensive, I’d rather he just indefinitely suspend me than twist himself into a soggy pretzel of ambivalent inertia trying to avoid the central point — that a society where lives are ruined over an aside because some identity-group don decides it must be so is ugly and profoundly illiberal. As to his kind but belated and conditional pledge to join me on the barricades, I had enough of that level of passionate support up in Canada to know that, when the call to arms comes, there will always be some “derogatory” or “puerile” expression that it will be more important to tut over. So thanks for the offer, but I don’t think you’d be much use, would you?

Wow. As Bill Clinton would say, Steors had better put some ice on that.

Given the right conditions, a few sparks of boldness have been known to set off major conflagrations. If Robertson and Steyn can stand up to the corrupt establishment, so can the rest of us.

On tips from Varla and Rob Banks.



27 Responses to “Mark Steyn Stands Firm With Phil Robertson”

  1. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    ‘We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.’–Ann Coulter 9-12-2001

    “You’re fired.”–National Review wimps 9-13-2001

  2. jtm371 says:

    nro has been off this computer for a long time just another gop mouthpiece.another version of rino talk.nro go to hell.

  3. Anonymous says:

    MOONBATTERY SAYS:

    “National Review has played a role in denormalizing in the past. Ostensibly a conservative publication, it serves the liberal establishment of which it is part by providing a phony opposition (much like the GOP), while restricting what conservatives are allowed to say.”

    Well, well, well…

    That is why we are faced with the uncooperative reality that National Review is stupendously controlled and run by ‘you-know-whos’…

    What else can we expect when all eight major film studios in Hollywood, the four major TV networks, the whole publishing industry, the school and academia system, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Executive Branch, Congress, The Federal Reserve and Wall Street is undeniably and compactly controlled and run by The Chosen?

    The whole conservative movement, including the Tea Party has been co-opted by Them. Never mind the GOP. It has been their lackey for many decades.

  4. marcus t. cicero says:

    When will GLAAD dupes sit down and exchange “religious”
    philosophy with a bunch of Muslim Imans??? That should
    be interesting,better have metal detectors handy.HeHe…

  5. Dr. 9 says:

    Radical gay activists love using intimidation and the threat of “something or other”, to get their way. Anyone who stands up and disavows the insidious and corrosive virus known as political correctness is a hero in my book.

    BTW, another place you can find people who are routinely smothered by PC-speak is Fox. That’s right, Fox. Their on-air wimps and border-line “conservatives” are so strangled by PC that they often sound like they have a speech impediment.

  6. Bo Jangles says:

    TODAY’S QUESTION

    Blinded by idealism and optimism, we’ve elected reprobates, retards and rank amateurs. While searching for the second coming of a Founding Father, we’ve elected meatheads, morons and Moonbats. In our zeal who pick someone to represents the best in us, we’ve elected Caesars and appeasers. When it comes to picking our nation’s leaders, why can’t We the People get it right?

  7. 762x51 says:

    “Wow. As Bill Clinton would say, Steorz had better put some ice on that.”

    Or to quote the rapper Lil Wayne – “Walk it off nigga”

  8. Spurwing Plover says:

    The rainbow brownshirts are the radical arm of the gay extremists but i already heard that this is backfiring on GLAAD

  9. Teawithouttheparty says:

    1) A&E suspended the racist bigoted inbred on their own without public outcry as any business in a free and capitalist society is allowed to do when an employee makes the company look bad.
    2) The man said Jim Crow was good for black folks….. seriously…… if he’s not out and out racist… he’s as stupid as one.
    3) If Bill Buckley were alive he’d agree with A&E on this, but then again, Bill as well as Reagan were a couple of libtards to you racist (blame the jew bankers) fake patriots. I used to come to this site back in the day, because it pointed out the lunacy of the radical left…..these days its just a mouthpiece for the racist fake-christian wanna be fascist right….. you people are just as socialist as the commies you oppose…. sad…

  10. Fiberal says:

    Steyn’s comment:

    …..when the call to arms comes, there will always be some “derogatory” or “puerile” expression that it will be more important to tut over.

    —has great application to the indolent right who sat on their speckled, quarter-pounder-slurpy-fed asses finding some insignificant reason not to support or vote for Romney, thereby brilliantly giving away the election to the Marxist and his fascist regime.

    What will be the word from the right to excuse themselves from voting in the 2014 midterms?

    “Ah…they’re all corrupt; I’m gonna sit right here and watch my 156th hour of football.”

    “Republicans? There aint a damn bit of difference from the democrits. I’m sitting right here.”

    “I’m putting my prayers where my vote is.”

    “Gotta garlic-polish my ammo on vote day.”

    “If Reegan aint runnin, then I aint votin.”

    “This stuff in Warshington don’t affect me nohow.”

    “I aint votin. Obama won twice. He’s just gonna win again.”

    “yeah…ain’t the beverley hillbillies on that day? WHere’s the damn bacon, Maltilda?”

    “man…I can’t figure out those touch machines. They aint got no handles these days.”

    ” Best stay home. I advise everyone to do the same.”

    “Whats the use? You cant fight city hall. Their gonna do what their gonna do anyway.”

    “Ted Cruz is like all of ’em. Just out for himself.”

    “They’re all crooks.”

    “The democrats will just cheat and so my vote won’t count anyway. Even if it did, I don’t care.”

    “Wut ‘lection?”

  11. heh says:

    Teawithouttheparty….

    Let the butthurt flow through you. By any objective standard, life for Blacks as a whole was far better pre-1965, post Reconstruction than today. Crime and STD rates were far lower, Marriage rates at 90% higher than any other ethnic group, a rapidly growing and expanding middle-class and drug/alcohol abuse rates slowly retreating.

    It all went to hell when the “juice” team got welfare (note, NOT equal rights!) Rolling. For 50 years, we have had trillions transferred from the White Middle class to the Baby mammas. Our cities are crumbling hellholes, STD, crime and illegitamacy rates have skyrocketed, non blacks and blacks both are victimised daily by the hundreds by blacks during robbery, rapes and murders. The “Juice” media lies and twists the truth so much, the chutzpah is astounding. And you have the gall to come here and pontificate like a typical “Juice” edumacated fool. Racist am I? Hint, one of the biggest running gags among us “racists” is, “where can you find the Whitest places where there is nary a Black for ten to hundred miles?” Answer, A Progressive or Conservative Inc. (We lubs us some die-ver-shitty!) Neighborhood!

    So…..
    NEGRO PLEASE!

  12. TED says:

    Teawithouttheparty says: December 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    And you STAIN are a MOBY.

  13. antiLeft says:

    I think that most in the civilized world were content to let gays do their little thing as long as they kept it private and didn’t bother anyone and didn’t shove it into our faces. Tolerance for them was becoming the norm. That state of affairs would have been acceptable to me, imho.

    But the organized gays and their friends just couldn’t be happy being merely left in peace. They just could not live and let live. They just had to force us to participate in their filth. They just had to force us to celebrate them and to defer to them. They just had to target our most important institutions like marriage, in order to destroy them ( check out Masha gessen on youtube who admits that gay marriage is a ploy to pulverize traditional marriage. Also note masha gessen’s ethnicity. It does matters).

    So the gay lobby has declared war on us.
    Well, we normals are fighting back. In america but even more so in other countries.
    Russia is fighting back BIG TIME!

    Gays will lose this war and when it’s all over they will have exhausted our good will and they will regret the good old days when we were happy to tolerate them.

  14. antiLeft says:

    I wouldn’t hang out with Robertson. He doesn’t sound like my type of dude.
    But last I heard, being kinda rough hewn was not illegal. Being unenthusiastic about gays is pretty smart in my book. I’m glad to see that the man is not alone and that decent folks aren’t letting the devil left slaughter him and feast upon his corpse.

  15. heh says:

    AntiLeft….

    I cannot disagree, we queers allowed ourselves to be snookered by the “Juice” team, just like all the other “minorities”. We let ourselves run wild during the “sexual revolution” with AIDS as a result, (note, I did not say HIV/AIDS, that is a horrific farce akin to Japanese SMON). Way back in 1979, a group of queers horrified by the rising death rate within the Castro scene consulted doctors. The answer for AIDS turned out to be simple, stop screwing like rabbits with every man you see, stop using drugs and alcohol like lushes, eat healthy food and get lots of SLEEP. If you get sick with a cold, STAY HOME and recover, dont go out and party. There is far more, but if you are interested, the documentary “House of Numbers” is a good start. As for testing “positive” well, hehe, Gallo has a special place in hell for his phony, f*cked up POS, worthless test.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Actually, a very good word and key question from the right to bring themselves up to voting in the 2014 midterms will be:

    “Does this candidate has the White man’s best interest in mind? And will he pursue that interest once he makes it to Washington?”

  17. forest says:

    Now these kooks have turned the lynch mob on Steve Martin and some liberal exec on Twitter for being “racist” over a couple of lame jokes. They’ve gone way too far, an they are eating their own. Couple it with the comprehensive failure of Obamacare and the collapse of Democrat dominated cities, and a big change may be afoot.
    The Republican candidate was getting cheers at an Al Sharpton event in Southside Chicago for crying out loud. It’s not the time for timidity.

  18. Jan Snyder says:

    The fags need a beatdown. Only thing is, they might enjoy it.

  19. heh says:

    forest, agreed!

    Jan Snyder, no, we won’t enjoy it. Most of us are dumb country folks still deep in the closet and taking care of your babies while you and the wife enjoy a night out.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Teawithouttheparty has ‘anti-White Jew’ written all over his/her handle…

  22. deepred says:

    Ernst Rohm should be the poster boy for GLAAD.

  23. Pat McGroin says:

    The “Gay Mafia”: The new Nazis. Stop shoving your lifestyle down our throats (no pun intended). Stop telling me that I’m consumed by hate and “homophobia” (whatever the phuk that exactly is) if I consider the homosexual lifestyle to be aberrant and a sin.

    Stop telling me that two men engaging in sexual activity is as normal as a man and a woman, married in the eyes of the Church and the state.

  24. daisy says:

    Derbyshire was on the bubble anyway. His misanthrope act is funny in print but it he antagonized several other NPRers.They were looking for a reason to let him go and he gave it to them.


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