HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 09:  Actress Leslie Jones arrives at the Premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Why the alt-right isn’t wrong

The Trump-supporting vigilantes of conservatism dismiss the mainstream as spineless cuckolds

I got told off this week by a presenter on BBC radio for using a four-letter word live on air. In my defence, I was merely quoting a tweet from a black Hollywood comedy star called Leslie Jones which said: ‘Lord have mercy… white people shit.’ And the only reason I did so was that I thought it important that someone, somewhere, spoke out against the double standards which seem to exist on social media right now: one rule for progressives and accepted victim groups; quite another for everyone else.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can’t read

    • Jay Currie

      Go icognito in Chrome or block cookies…The Spectator is a great mag but it has a silly paywall.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Thanks for the tip!
        I finally got that to work on my iPad.
        The Chrome trick never worked for me.

        • El Martyachi

          … tried coming up with some crack about starbucks, gay porn, etc WRT your ipad but it’s getting bright out already and I’m burnt.

    • It’s James Delingpole. Here’s the rest of the article:

      A good example is the ban recently imposed by Twitter on my friend
      and colleague Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo had got into a public spat with
      Jones when he goaded her over the awfulness of her new movie, an
      all-female remake of Ghostbusters. Nothing he said matched the
      borderline racism and incitement to mob bullying in some of Jones’s
      tweets. Yet guess which party it was that ended up being booted
      permanently off Twitter…

      This is why I took very strong exception to a piece written by
      Brendan O’Neill on Coffee House condemning Milo and his Twitter
      followers as ‘alt-right angries, convinced the world is one big lefty,
      feminist plot to ruin your average white dude’s life’ and ‘as anti-PC,
      bedroom-bound fans of Trump and strangers to sexual intercourse’. It
      seems to me that if you’re going to campaign for fairness and free
      speech — as Brendan frequently and heroically does — then you need
      correctly to identify the true enemy.

      To help you understand what’s going on, I’d like you to cast your
      minds back to the Eighties and the era of ‘political correctness gone
      mad’. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its
      own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to
      lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing
      about ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’, and thence to nonsense like the ‘safe
      spaces’ promoted on university campuses for a generation of special
      snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at
      Oxford by anti-white race hustlers known as Rhodes Must Fall.

      Yes, to some it might seem a joke but to the kids who have to live in
      this oppressive environment — as Brendan himself knows, having written
      about the Stepford Students in The Spectator — it’s horribly
      real. Young white straight males suffer especially: the moment they
      arrive on campus they are treated like potential rapists; in lectures
      they’re harangued by Marxist professors on their ‘white privilege’, as
      if all ills in the world from the abuse of women to racism are somehow
      their fault. And the conservatives who should have been fighting their
      corner just haven’t been up to the job because of the fatal weakness so
      many on the right have: a secret terror that they’re as nasty as the
      left claims they are.

      For years, from America to Europe to Australia, on a whole range of
      social issues from the environment to gay marriage to multiculturalism,
      diversity and gender, mainstream conservatism has far too eagerly
      conceded territory to the progressive opposition in order to demonstrate
      its caring, fluffy side. Even when conservative administrations have
      been in office they have failed to arrest the leftwards drift of the

      Clearly something had to give and just recently it has. Possibly it
      had some influence on the Brexit vote; definitely it helps explain the
      rise and rise of Donald Trump. For most voters it’s just a feeling — the
      sense that they don’t recognise their own country anymore; that they’re
      being bullied and constrained just for being who they are — but for a
      certain kind of red-meat conservative intellectual it has coalesced into
      a movement (albeit loosely defined and fissiparous, mostly existing
      only in internet chat rooms and on social media pages) known as the

      Part of me feels uncomfortable defending the alt-right because it has
      been associated with anti-Semitism and racism. Yes, most of this stuff
      is confected and insincere — just mischievous internet kids
      experimenting with irony, knowing that if there’s one way absolutely
      guaranteed to rile the grown-ups it’s a hideously tasteless Holocaust
      joke. But undeniably for some of the alt-right’s more extreme exponents,
      it’s a sincere expression of their philosophical core.

      Ultimately — as blogger Sargon of Akkad explains on a YouTube
      investigation — it’s about the idea that white culture (which they
      identify interchangeably with western civilisation) is under threat and
      must be preserved for the future of the race. Hence the alt-right’s
      violent objection to immigration; hence the nationalistic ‘America
      first’ theme of Trump’s campaigning: it all appeals to that increasingly
      popular impulse, from northern England to middle America to Angela
      Merkel’s immigrant-friendly Germany, that this represents ordinary white
      folks’ last chance to preserve their culture and traditions before
      they’re overwhelmed by the dusky hordes.

      Should more mainstream conservatives be worried by this? Well yes, of
      course, but they have largely themselves to blame. It’s why the
      alt-right refers to them disparagingly as ‘cuckservatives’ — that is,
      cuckolds whose spinelessness, compromise and me-too virtue signalling
      has enabled the social justice warriors of the progressive left to take
      so much territory.

      You could argue that what has happened to conservative politics is
      not dissimilar from what has happened in Syria and Iraq: when there’s a
      lawless space, a power vacuum is created which sucks in the most
      aggressive and committed players and in the process crushes all the

      The alt-right are, if you like, the vigilantes of conservatism. The
      regular authorities didn’t do their job to protect the conservative
      community from the marauding gangs of social justice warriors (think
      Mao’s Red Guard — only with hipster beards or feminist–blue hair)
      strutting round the neighbourhood enforcing their oppressive rules. So
      the alt-right stepped in instead. And are now preparing to claim the

  • simus1

    You ain’t nevern goan be a diamon, Les, jalways be jus lump a coall, praise Jesus.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Ghostbusters will be Leslie Jones’ second-to-last film. It’s a multimillion dollar international flop, but the progressive Left in Hollywood will ante up the bucks for another Leslie Jones vehicle. And it will be an even bigger flop. And Leslie Jones will fade away, maybe become a drug addict, and finally disappear into total obscurity.

    “If only she had had genuine comedic or acting talent,” people will say, “it would all have turned out differently.”

    Because giving people opportunities they do not deserve but rather because of the color of their skin is simply setting them up for failure. The untalented Leslie Jones also does not possess the self-awareness or intelligence to recognize that she is both untalented and thick.

    Leslie Jones’ fifteen minutes of undeserved fame are ticking by fast………

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It is a given that the media will at some point during the campaign use the alt-right as a trap to snare Trump. The racism and antisemitism in the rantings of the article’s comments are too juicy a target to ignore. Therefore, I hope the Trump campaign takes heed and exercises an ounce of prevention before the alt-right’s shit hits the fan.