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KASSAM: No, I Don’t Feel Sorry For Journalists Who Have Lost Their Jobs — I’m Bloody Thrilled

Raheem Kassam Contributor

I usually do a pretty good job of swallowing my sociopathic tendencies, but I have to confess I have absolutely no compassion for the fired journalists of the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. I mean none. And nor should you.

This cadre of know-nothings, haters, anti-white racists, fake news propagandists, and hounders of conservatives have tried to make life hell for people like me for years, simply for having differing opinions. They’ve also done it with smirks on their eminently punchable faces that made that Covington school kid look like he’d swallowed a wasp.

And don’t tell me I’m not allowed to call their faces punchable. I learned the phrase from Reza Aslan. Just hope I don’t learn the action from AntiFa.

Some — more magnanimous than I by a factor of infinity — have suggested we should feel compassion for anyone losing their jobs. This would be a laudable thought process were it not for the active destruction these people were paid to accomplish literally every day. Sometimes at the expense of conservatives, but more to the point, at the expense of ordinary people and Western civilization.

You don’t even need to hunt around the HuffPo opinion page to find all kinds of bumptious prattle masquerading as intellectualism or thought-leadership. Check out some of the last headlines they ever published (God, it feels good to write the the LAST headlines they ever published.)

  • The Covington Teens’ Racist ‘Tomahawk Chop’ Is The Product Of Native Mascotry
  • If You Think Trans Rights Are A Distraction, You’re Part Of The Problem
  • Support For Palestinian Rights Should Be A Mainstream Idea, Not Suppressed
  • Gillette’s Masculinity Ad Is Actually Quite Conservative
  • Condemning Steve King Doesn’t Mean Republicans Suddenly Care About Racism In Their Ranks

You’d have thought such brazen hectoring of, well, the whole Western world would have warranted a smidgen of reflection in advance, right? Especially for a business that really, really relies on the buy-in of its would-be audience to survive.

“Nah! Just berate them into submission,” the opinion editors clearly thought, failing to heed the multiplicity examples of failed social justice warrior projects including but not limited to: that shoddy Ghostbuster’s remake; that car crash Gillette commercial; that pitiful Ocean’s 8 movie; that pathetic attempt to take over the NFL; and that feculent attempt to shame a guy who punched a suffragette in Red Dead Redemption 2, which just made the rest of us go and punch the suffragette in Red Dead Redemption 2. Yes, I did it. And I’d do it again, dammit.

Not to mention Target’s transgender fetish, Battlefield 5’s attempt to force gamers into bizarrely playing a woman on the frontlines in World War II, and Dick’s Sporting Goods making eponymous of themselves vis a vis gun sales.

What I’m trying to say is there was plenty of precedent to warn BuzzPo and HuffFeed that their non-consensual assail of normal America would land them in financial turmoil. Whomever approved these decisions at a board level should never be allowed fiduciary responsibility again. It was glaringly obvious what would happen. But again, I’m so delighted it has.

Because abnormal America, as found in these “newsrooms” (a word we can now use interchangeably with “Starbucks”) needed this proverbial curb stomping.

These are the people who work with groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hope Not Hate, and others, repeatedly attempting to throttle the right media’s revenue streams, or have conservative personalities kicked off social media platforms. They’ve got as much in the way of journalistic bona fides as Liz Warren has Native American blood.

These “reporters” and columnists actually spent their time confecting news by calling up corporates and adding pressure to the dozen or so anonymous Twitter bots calling for the suspension of certain right wing figures. They doxxed people. They let slip their own, albeit toothless Twitter dogs of war to hound individuals. They sowed the division they claimed to stand against. And why?

Because their belief system, believe it or not, was never liberalism or progressivism. It was unbridled cultural Marxism, determined only to tear down, with no idea what they wanted built in replacement of Western traditions or institutions.

They were professional tantrum artists who only knew one thing: how to bludgeon the West to death with identity politics. And now, with the most arousing irony I have been witness to in years, we can safely say, “#TimesUp”.

And honestly, I don’t want you thinking I’ve been amping up my glee over this for artistic effect. I really am thrilled to my core.

Raheem Kassam is a fellow at the Claremont Institute and the Middle East Forum. He is the author of two bestselling books: “No Go Zones” and “Enoch Was Right.”


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