Breitbart’s shameful conduct was especially concerning given the site’s publishing history and associations, which in the past included defiance of Political Correctness, frank reporting of racial realities in crime, and championing of European nationalist movements. McHugh’s tweet was not only true, it could barely even be considered edgy by Breitbart standards, or even National Review standards. Furthermore, it was a tweet.Right-media watcher Will Sommer argues Breitbart is collapsing as it pursues respectability, advertisers, permanent congressional press passes etc. He predicts any employee who gets in the way of that quest can expect to be fired, observing accurately that McHugh would still have her job a year or two ago “when Breitbart still had a ‘black crime’ section and employed Milo Yiannopoulos” . [Between Breitbart and a Hard Place, by Will Sommer, Right Richter, June 6, 2017]Charles Johnson of GotNews similarly charges Breitbart is losing hits, as well as its brand, because it is dependent on advertisers and donors, not readers.Jonah Goldberg once called VDARE.com Dear Leader Peter Brimelow a “once-respected conservative voice” to which Brimelow countered that National Review had become a “once-conservative, now respected, magazine.”Breitbart, of course, will be neither. The Left is committed to branding the site irrevocably as a “white nationalist” publication.And significantly, the Left is assisted in this task by former writers from Beltway Right magazines like Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast, formerly of National Review and Red Alert Politics. Similarly, the journalist responsible for leading the point and sputter campaign that cowed Breitbart was Oliver Darcy, once Managing Editor of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. The conservative Leadership Institute, where Darcy worked before The Blaze, once bragged he wasn’t a “typical liberal journalist” [The ‘Viral Genius’ Journalist, by Carmela Martinez and Carol Wehe, October 2, 2014]. But from his new perch at CNN, Darcy waged a sadly typical campaign to drive out McHugh, enabled of course by traitorous Breitbart colleagues eager to leak denunciations of her to the very network President Trump habitually labels “fake news” [Breitbart employees infuriated by colleagues ‘appalling’ comments after London terror attack, CNN, June 4, 2017].Breitbart donors wondering why their investment’s value is plummeting should be demanding answers why the leakers weren’t the ones fired, not McHugh.(In passing, it should be noted that activists who migrated from the Left to the Right include such titans as James Burnham and Whittaker Chambers. Can anyone imagine reading Betsy Woodruff or Oliver Darcy after their deaths?)The urge to control speech after a terrorist attack by cracking down on victims is now typical of the so-called center-right. Theresa May’s solution to the problem of Muslim terrorism in the U.K. is to censor the Internet, which of course will take the form of an anarcho-tyranny policy of cracking down on British nationalists while doing nothing to stop jihadists [Theresa May’s Call for Internet Censorship Isn’t Limited To Fighting Terrorism, by Scott Shackford, Reason, June 5, 2017]. The only way you could use censorship to stop jihadists is if the U.K. took a page from Geert Wilder’s book and banned the Koran.From Breitbart to May, from CNN to Ariana Grande, the West is living in denial. Hopkins and McHugh have been targeted because they suggest actually doing something to solve the problem, namely, 1) getting Muslims out of Europe and 2) stopping more from coming.It’s not that Europeans and European-Americans don’t know this would solve the problem. Nor does anyone deny Europe is headed to submission if Muslim immigration continues. But to identify the obvious problem, the obvious solution, and the obvious consequences if the solution is not carried out is to impose a moral burden most Westerners do not want to accept.Hence, Hopkins, McHugh and others like them become the targets of hatred, and their defenestration a cause for rejoicing, because to even allow them to speak would condemn those who remain imprisoned by their own cowardice.At a certain point, the refusal to understand becomes a moral failing. The cuck who won’t dump his cheating girlfriend, the heroin addict who tells himself he doesn’t have a problem, the obese woman who insists she is healthy while destroying herself—all can be figures of sympathy, but only to a point. Those who present harsh truths to these unfortunates are often condemned for their trouble, those who offer comforting lies are praised by them. But given sufficient knowledge of both problem and solution, victimhood becomes collaboration.We have reached this point in the West. Katie Hopkins and Katie McHugh are suffering for the sins of our supposed leaders, both in Conservatism Inc. and in the high councils of state.To refuse to defend them is to join their tormentors and become complicit in our own destruction.And to remain silent is acquiesce not just to their condemnation, but the condemnation of our entire civilization. James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.
That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017