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Leni Reifenstahl and Steven Crowder

Posted on | June 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

Look, I don’t care what you think of Steven Crowder, his YouTube channel is not in the same category as Triumph of the Will, but in the great crackdown at YouTube — evidently inspired by gay totalitarian Carlos Maza’s complaints — they’ve banned Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 Nazi propaganda film, to say nothing of suspending advertisements on dozens of innocent channels. YouTube will regret surrendering to the SJWs, the only question is when and how they will pay the price.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)

UPDATE: Here’s liberal Katie Herzog’s take on l’affaire Crowder:

Crowder is a comic, doing exactly what comics do: Mocking a public figure. There’s nothing illegal about that, and if YouTube does reverse its decision and start to ban everyone who mocks people for their sexuality or race, they’re going to have to ban a whole lot of queer people of color who enjoy making fun of straight white dudes next. That’s not a precedent I’d like to see set.

Exactly. Maza’s attitude reminds me very much of certain feminist Tumblrinas who publish unhinged anti-male screeds and yet immediately cry “harassment” as soon as they get any blowback. Engaging in public debate — which is what you’re doing when you publish a political blog or produce videos about politics — makes you a public figure, and makes you a fair target for criticism. There is a difference between criticism and harassment, but many people don’t seem to understand this.

Feminists like Anita Sarkeesian led the way in this crusade to prohibit online criticism, back during the 2014-2015 “GamerGate” controversy. Now we see the LGBT community imitating their bad example — which has boomeranged back on feminists, ironically, as many have been punished for criticizing transgender activists.



 

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