I’ve written about Canadian shock-jock Gavin McInnes as well as replied to articles written by him. (1) However when a clip of him saying the following was published then I was – to be fair – poleaxed.
The below is an accurate transcript of what McInnes said on 11th March 2017:
‘It’s basically a brainwashing trip. I mean, I think the Jewish – the Israeli government paid for this and we had donors too but I think they were mostly Israelis who assumed we are gonna listen to all this shit we get fed. And that is having the reverse effect on me, I’m becoming anti-Semitic.
Like at the Holocaust museum. Or as I called it the [air quotes] “Holocaust museum.” No, I’m just kidding. [laughs] At one point the tour guide goes “you know and there are some people who think this didn’t happen.”
And I felt like – I felt defending the super far-right Nazis, just because of so much brainwashing, and I felt like saying “well, they never said it didn’t happen…” what they are saying is that it was much less than six million and that they starved to death. They weren’t gassed. That they didn’t have supplies. And they starved to death. They were horrible, and there were mass graves, and all the pictures are real and everything but um, uh, it wasn’t gassing.
I’m not saying it wasn’t gassing, please don’t take that clip out of context, but that’s what the far-right nuts are saying. Goddamn it too, they show this footage of dead bodies getting bulldozed – I mean, the most graphic footage you’ve ever seen. Children naked, women emaciated, being thrown in big piles [yuck].
But, there’s been a lot of genocides. Mao killed seventy million. This guy – I read about this guy that the Tsarnaev brothers are named after that killed 5% – he’s a Moslem he killed something like 5% of the Moslem population – Tsarnaev – anyway, uh, Stalin, you know with the Bolsheviks killed thirty million. But, the Russians don’t talk about that, they don’t even necessarily see it as a horrible thing.
Holodomor was Ukrainians, I think it was ten million Ukrainians that were killed, that was by Jews, that was by Marxist, Stalinist, Left-wing, commie, socialist Jews.
See what this fu**ing place is doing to me?
Even with the Nazis though, wasn’t the Treaty of Versailles, wasn’t that disproportionately influenced by Jewish intellectuals? And the Treaty of Versailles was the deal Germany got after World War One. It sucked, and Germans hated it, and they were basically told that they had to give all their money back to the allies, you know, to pay this undue penance for World War One.
And that sort of “you suck, you suck, you suck” and also having to pay – to give away all your money to taxes, makes white people mad. And, when they said that Jews are the ones that came up with this stupid plan, they said “well then, I hate Jews.”
And then you had the Nazi Party, and then you had World War Two and then you had six million Jews and you have the Holocaust Museum and you have this guy, who won’t stop – god, they’re so obsessed with the Holocaust. And yes, I know it was bad, don’t get me wrong. I’m not pro-Holocaust.
That’d be funny in your Twitter bio if it just “pro-Holocaust.” [laughs] But, it’s a strange thing. It’s like a liberal thing, it’s arguably a white thing, but it’s a Jewish thing to sort of dwell on the past. And this whole nation-state is talking about [Israeli accent] “75 years ago my people were killed. Always the Jews, always killing us, we are the scapegoats.” Sorta getting Russian there.
And then you look at other countries, like Pol Pot and Cambodia and the massacres all over Polynesia and they talk about it like “yeah, that was some crazy times.” You know, North Korea they like Kim Jung-Un. And I don’t know if it’s healthy to dwell.’ (2)
Pretty much everything that McInnes said can be very easily defended by simply referencing the academic literature on each subject as well as the vast assortment of anecdotal and popular literature that is out there.
Israelis are obsessively afraid of ‘Nazis’. ‘Holocaust Deniers’ don’t actually ‘deny’ that jews were killed. The Holocaust is relatively insignificant compared to other atrocities in the twentieth century alone. Stalin’s atrocities – including the Holodomor – were disproportionately carried out by jews. The Treaty of Versailles was disproportionately influenced by jewish intellectuals.
All this is true.
However McInnes – whose primary source of income and notoriety is his association with the militantly Zionist jew Ezra Levant’s ‘The Rebel’ media group – published a retraction video within hours of the publication of his rant in Israel about… well… jews. McInnes also immediately began abusing people like David Duke and Richard Spencer, because… well… they ‘took his comments out-of-context’ dontcha know. (3)
We know Levant almost certainly confronted McInnes immediately – and if I know Ezra hysterically – about what he had said in the video. McInnes likely played up the ‘I was drunk’ excuse and immediately made the retraction video, wrote a retraction article (4) and played the part of the internet hard man by abusing prominent members of the AltRight on Twitter.
Then came the whole McInnes kvetch about being ‘quoted out-of-context’, which is simply a lie and a horrifically bad one at that. People didn’t quote McInnes out of context: McInnes said what he said and did so while drunk, which suggests that these opinions are real. Since alcohol doesn’t cause you to make up arguments and thoughts per se, but rather lowers your inhibitions; so that you say that which you’d never dare say normally, because of social censure, fear of economic repercussions etc.
The fact is however that this is too little too late, because the content is out there now and was not only noticed by McInnes’ political enemies, (5) but drew condemnation from prominent jewish institutions and community groups. (6)
The fact is that by immediately apologising McInnes lost all of his credibility, because he cucked and refused to stand by that which he clearly said. He refused to defend positions that could have been easily defended and proven to be true.
Had he not cucked; he might have suffered economically a bit, but then McInnes is no stranger to that (7) and would have preserved his reputation for integrity intact. He would also have found new sources of income and more dependable allies who are on the up and up in the form of the AltRight.
Now that McInnes has said things that are extremely transgressive in so ostensibly Judeophilic societies as the United States and Canada. He will always be forced by his opponents to ‘explain his denial of the Holocaust’ and previous ‘anti-Semitic comments’ and they will always dog him.
Also to be quite frank; the ‘out-of-context’ claim only works if you have plausible deniability and since McInnes made a video that contained him clearly speaking such heretical words; it means that anyone with the smallest bit of agency will be able to confirm that McInnes did say what his opponents said he did and that he is a liar as well as a cuck.
How as a shock jock do you recover your reputation when you whole brand is based upon you allegedly speaking truth to power when you go back on what you say and in so doing brazenly lie in such a way that anyone can easily verify it.
In short McInnes cucked and as time goes on his fan base will dwindle, because he is entertaining for only so long before one becomes bored and his intellectual sentiments – such as they are- are overshadowed by his public prostration before the altar of philo-Semitic political correctness.
That is the price of cucking that Gavin McInnes will pay: a slow and painful drift into obscurity, penury and political irrelevance that he is so desperately afraid of.
(1) For example: http://www.semiticcontroversies.blogspot.com/2016/03/its-jews-stupid-response-to-gavin.html
(5) For example: http://www.salon.com/2017/03/16/bad-boy-gone-worse-vice-co-founder-gavin-mcinnes-slides-from-right-wing-provocateur-to-the-neo-nazi-fringe/; http://www.mediaite.com/online/gavin-mcinnes-to-mediaite-im-not-a-holocaust-denying-nazi-that-guy-doesnt-exist/
(6) http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/rebel-media-star-gets-flak-10-things-hate-jews-video; http://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/mcinnes-holocaust-humour-defamed-dead
(7) For example: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/08/18/gavin-mcinnes-pushed-out-ad-agency-while-defending-transphobic-vie-0