Virtue Signalling by Defending Neo-Nazis

Back in 1978, the ACLU defended neo-Nazis’ right to march in Skokie, Illinois. They still boast about it today:

In 1978, the ACLU took a controversial stand for free speech by defending a neo-Nazi group that wanted to march through the Chicago suburb of Skokie , where many Holocaust survivors lived. The notoriety of the case caused some ACLU members to resign, but to many others the case has come to represent the ACLU’s unwavering commitment to principle.

No, it’s not “principle” that motivates anti-white organizations, such as the ACLU, to defend neo-Nazis. It’s a political move. By taking up the case of unsavory pro-whites, organizations such as the ACLU can claim that they actually defend free speech and freedom of assembly. “See, we even defended some neo-Nazis 40 years ago!” Prominently displayed above the Skokie story, is the ACLU’s donation portal. Defending our liberties can be lucrative business.

The Skokie case was not the only time the ACLU defended pro-white causes. From the Chicago Tribune:

When white supremacists wanted to hold a “Unite the Right” rally at the site of a Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, the Virginia city insisted they gather in a different park. So the neo-Nazis got help from an organization widely vilified on the far right: the American Civil Liberties Union. It sued the city, and a federal judge ruled in its favor. The hateful assembly occurred where it was originally planned.

We all know what happened next. Fighting broke out between protesters and counter-protesters, and a woman was killed after being run over by a car driven by an alleged white nationalist.

The backlash against the ACLU was immediate. Waldo Jaquith resigned from the board of directors of the organization’s Virginia chapter, declaring: “What’s legal and what’s right are sometimes different. I won’t be a fig leaf for Nazis.” K-Sue Park, a fellow at the UCLA School of Law who has done volunteer work for the ACLU, wrote in The New York Times, “By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes.”

I don’t believe that the ACLU leadership is stupid; it must have known that the Unite the Right rally would be publicly perceived as a gathering of neo-Nazis, skin-heads and white-supremacists. The Chicago Tribune article concludes by stating:

Thanks to the Constitution, the white supremacists who showed up in Charlottesville and Boston had their say. But in doing so, they only stimulated a national debate that they are bound to lose.

Of course, there was no “national debate,” only “lawfare,” suppression of free speech and outright lies from the Establishment Left. You can read about it here and here.

My point in bringing all this up is to point out that it serves the powers-that-be to sometimes give the illusion that the rights of pro-whites matter to them – but this only makes sense to them when the pro-whites in question do not present a threat to the Official Narrative. Neo-Nazis are never going to sway large swaths of the American public to their point of view, and neither are those who publicly chant “Jews will not replace us.”

A friend of mine was once approached by a member of the corporate media. The reporter wanted to know if he was interested in an interview where he could explain his pro-white views… but when the reporter discovered that my friend has all his teeth, and does not sport any tattoos, the interview was off. Showing a well-groomed, normal-looking man, to represent pro-whites simply would not do.

Similarly, when the 2011 American Renaissance, scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, was shut down, and our First Amendment rights violated, the ACLU was nowhere to be seen. Unlike the neo-Nazis, American Renaissance actually represents a THREAT to the Official Narrative.

Why am I writing all this now? It’s because I’ve been one of the administrators of the Quora space “It’s Okay to be White” since its inception. We’re now closing in on 15,000 followers, and we’ve been around for the better part of a year – this despite the fact that we endure multiple malicious reports against us daily. As you might imagine, we attract a motley crowd that includes conservative-type Republicans, Christians, sympathetic non-whites – and neo-Nazis. We do our best to moderate effectively, so as to remain within the bounds of what Quora considers acceptable. Of course, we’re not perfect, so non-compliant comments slip through now and then.

Normally, a space of our size could earn money – but Quora quashed any such option with the explanation that we “promote our product too aggressively.” Of course, we HAVE no product, so this is just a random excuse that a bureaucrat pulled out of his derriere. He was told to deny advertising funding for our space, but we had broken none of the stated rules, so he just came up with a random one. Requests for clarification remain unanswered.

Be that as it may, our space has so far survived, and it thrives. Visit if you have some time, and make sure you read the rules and FAQ before posting anything. Why are we still around? Well…

My hypothesis is that the higher-ups are so convinced that the very term “It’s Okay to be White” is universally held to be toxic that we pose no threat; instead, they’re using us for virtue signalling, much as the SPLC used the neo-Nazis. Quora’s administrators do not consider It’s Okay to be White to be a threat, because (in their eyes) the name implies that we’re extremists, and few will take us seriously. They might as well take advantage of the situation, so that they can claim that they’re open-minded and tolerant.

One of the most common retorts I’ve seen on our space is the claim that “whites don’t suffer from discrimination.” That systemic anti-white racism doesn’t exist.

Therefore, I created a couple of secondary spaces: Anti-White Discrimination; First-Person Accounts and (more recently) Government and Corporate Discrimination Against Whites.

This morning I received the following notice from Quora moderation:

Your Space Government and Corporate Anti-White Discrimination has been deleted as it was found to be in violation of our Quora Brand/Logo policy. To learn more about our Spaces policy, click here. If you think this is an error, you can appeal here.

I have no idea what they mean by “Brand/Logo policy,” but I did appeal. We’ll see what happens, but I’m not hopeful; these spaces are powerful, and they do present a challenge to the Official Narrative. While the Personal Accounts space is still up, I’ve backed up the material. Alas, it never occurred to me to do the same with the Government and Corporate space, since I was so scrupulous in following all the rules. How naive of me.

Edit: The space has been restored, and Quora moderation has apologized for the error.

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1 Response to Virtue Signalling by Defending Neo-Nazis

  1. Lon Spector says:

    There’s no appeasing people who are controlled by the Devil. If you give them
    an arm, they take a leg. They are ruled by an insatiable craving for POWER,
    and a lust for vengence- not principles. They are like the wolf in “Little Red
    Riddinghood.” They must be put down at ALL COSTS. It’s us or them.

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