Untimely Observations

Portrait of a Psychopath

I make a conscious effort not to get involved in feuds with other writers as they’re unproductive and run on little more than ego and vanity.  I’ve even sworn off talking about Larry Auster in particular and even ignored him when he posted those lies this week, confident that Spencer would set the record straight.  But Auster's shameful last post on us is just too much.

First of all is his assertion that he himself didn’t make the untrue statements about me, Spencer and Brimelow, but that two of his readers did.  Now what’s more likely, that there was one psychopath who fabricated both these messages or that two deluded and/or dishonest readers popped up at the same time to send messages filled with falsehoods?  And if there’s only one psychopath, why can’t it be Auster, since as I will show below he shamelessly lies elsewhere?  I have no proof that Auster made these two “readers” up, but then again, there’s more evidence for that than there is for the claim that Spencer and I are the same person, and Auster has no problem going around claiming that as a possibility.  Auster at the very least publishes lies and by letting them through his selective comment filter has some responsibility for them.  

But, ok, let’s take the liar’s word that he’s not lying in this case and stick to the lies we can prove.  Auster maintains that his main complaints about Alternative Right are still valid.  The first is that this site publishes Kevin MacDonald

Since Kevin MacDonald sees the Jews as a group that are genetically determined by Darwinian evolution to subvert and destroy white gentile societies wherever they encounter them, in the same way that rattlesnakes are genetically determined to sink their venomous fangs into the flesh of mammals wherever they encounter them, we must conclude that he doesn't want Jews to exist in America and Europe. Further, as I explain here with regard to MacDonald's recent article at Alternative Right, it is clear that he doesn't want Jews to exist in Israel either. So MacDonald doesn't want Jews to exist anywhere.

If anyone has a reasonable interpretation of MacDonald other than that he is an exterminationist anti-Semite, I'd like to hear it.

Until then, I provisionally conclude that MacDonald is an exterminationist anti-Semite, and therefore that Peter Brimelow and Richard Spencer are publishers and supporters of an exterminationist anti-Semite.

Now look at what Auster is accusing MacDonald of believing.  Can one “provisionally” accuse somebody of seeking the extermination of an entire people?  Wouldn’t a normal human being ask the accused to clarify that genocide is implicit in his thought or seek a clear statement?  One can look at the SPLC’s profile on MacDonald and see that they don’t even have the nerve to make such claims (also compare the SPLC's relatively fair article on Alt Right to Auster's hysterical shrieking).

Kevin MacDonald replied a day after Auster’s attack and said “I am perfectly happy for Jews to live where they want. I just wish they would not continue to oppose the interests of people like me.”  And a day after MacDonald denies that he’s an “exterminationist,” Auster is at it again, accusing us of “rationalization of those who seek to exterminate Jews.”  (I’m not even going into Auster’s creationist level of understanding of MacDonald’s evolutionary theories, which his sloppy inferences are based on in the first place.  You can read the scientist's own response above.)

On to Auster’s second big lie.

Spencer's blog editor and ideological spokesman Richard Hoste said that the Israeli embassy's complaint to the German government about an anti-Semitic cartoon is the equivalent of Muslims rioting and attempting to assassinate cartoonists, and thus shows that the Jews should be expelled from the West. 

While I do believe there are some equivalencies between the Jewish and Muslim communities’ hostilities to free speech, I never said that this showed Jews don’t belong in the West.  (In other words, I’m not a “repatriationist.”)  What I had originally said in a post entitled “Will Auster Call for Separation from Judaisim?” was that if Auster is going to claim that we can’t live with Muslims because many of them don’t believe in free speech, the same could be said about powerful Jews.  Whatever one thinks of that argument, at first Auster at least understood what I was saying.  He titled his response to this “Another anti-Semite thinks he’s ‘got’ me,” which shows that he was clear on what I meant.  I was trying to “get” him if you will, not put forward an opinion on whether Jews belong in the West.  Also, like MacDonald, I explicitly denied this week that was what I wanted.  Auster ignores this.  I must add that if he’s willing to say that I favor kicking Jews out of the West a day or two after making clear that that isn’t what he thought I said and also on the heels of my spelling out that that’s not what I want, are we to believe Auster is above fabricating a few e-mails?

The only thing I’m puzzled by is that Auster would put forward lies that are so easily proven false.

At the risk of being called a “radical reductionist” or “Darwinian nihilist” one commentator points to a possible answer.  A new study shows that the brains of liars are wired differently from those of us who are honest.

I can’t promise that this is the last time I’ll refer to Auster, though I hope this is the case.  I never in the past closely read the thousands of words of his back and forth debates with Mangan and others but I doubt this habitual lying started when he was talking about AR.  I always suspected that he was a little bit (actually, a lot) bonkers on the issue of Israel and the Jews, but not that he was this completely brazen and reckless in his slanders and indifference to truth.  I’ll do my best to ignore him from now on.