The Daily Beast reports on the "Deploraball"/Baked Alaska/Cernovich controversy:
These kinds of squabbles are typical of squishy revolutionaries, said Spencer, who has earned global condemnation for his hardline racist views.
“The ‘Alt-Light’ faces a major problem,” Spencer wrote in an email to The Daily Beast. “People like Mike Cernovich and Milo don’t have an ideology; they don’t even really have policies that you can point to. They are Trump fans, who are vaguely conservative and a bit neocon-ish. They don’t like feminists and SJWs (social justice warriors); in other words, they pick the low-hanging fruit.
“The Alt-Light has also hitched its wagon to ‘free speech,’” he continued. “The catch is, there’s clearly some free speech they don’t like, particularly regarding race and Jewish activism and influence. In order for the Alt-Light to maintain its current position—playing footsie with the real Alt-Right and playing footsie with establishment conservatives—they are going to have to engage in thought-policing and disavows.”
Spencer said he supports Treadstone attending the Deplora-Ball but he himself will not be going.
How long can alt-light figures like @Cernovich maintain their "edgy but not too edgy" position without having to police fans for badthink?— TheRightStuff (@ThaRightStuff) December 28, 2016
Because at some point a number of fans are gonna go places they don't want to, and then what?— TheRightStuff (@ThaRightStuff) December 28, 2016
Once you start down the path they have started down you end up right back at liberal censorship of ideas just because.— TheRightStuff (@ThaRightStuff) December 28, 2016