Michael Gerson is worried about White Nationalism invading “respected institutional spaces on the Internet” and calls for censorship to squelch all of this “hate” before it snowballs into something more sinister. Please note the delicious irony: the same man who would have us force “democracy” on the Islamic world at gunpoint cowers in fear of a free exchange of views at his own newspaper. When Gerson and his fellow neocons sing the praises of “democracy,” what they really have in mind is a closed society in which they are allowed to lord over their fellow citizens as a privileged intellectual elite.
In any case, Gerson calls attention to a trend that I have long noticed: the comment sections of online newspapers and magazines are often full of racialist comments. White Nationalism either has a huge internet following or the typical White American has far stronger racial views than surveys and polls give him credit. For millions of Whites, anti-racism is a dogma which they give lip service to in public, but privately don’t believe in. The anonymity of the internet doesn’t “amplify hate”; it reflects our true racial sentiments.