Is Gavin McInnes the last bastion of hope for freedom of speech in broadcast media? #ClickBait
No, Probably not. But he is giving it a good bloody try and should be applauded for doing so. Many in the public eye are understandably quick to kowtow, back pedal and apologise when their ideals are put under fire. This is due to the incredible amount of power the ultra liberal movement has. And who can blame them? If your life and career were constantly only one tweet away from a piranha like frenzy from so called social justice warriors would you stand by your convictions?
Gavin is usually introduced as the co-founder of Vice in the mid-nineties and writing his unfiltered views which have been known to cause him a few minor career hiccups in the past.
Most notable was a piece written about trans people which resulted in him being ousted from his own company Rooster last year. in this piece Gavin suggests that they’re mentally ill and need our help. Rather than the liberal media questioning the high rate of suicide in the trans community and possible psychological contributing factors, they label it as a hate piece, dust their hands together and move onto the next victim…Great job!
It really doesn’t matter if you agree with any, all or none of the points made in this piece, my argument is that peoples opinions should not be policed, they should be left out in the open and debated regardless of it being “Illegal immigrants are secretly curing cancer while we sleep” or “Buckingham Palace to be converted into private mosque for terrorists” Ridiculous or plausible it is someones concern, and shutting it down without addressing it doesn’t remove this concern or the questions surrounding it.
If the offended parties took the time to read the whole article, provided they didn’t recently have the brains replaced with actual human shit they would see this piece a purposefully provocative piece of satire. Its goal? To highlight how our inclusion babyish culture is blinding us to the actual realities of peoples lives, how acceptance without question can do more harm than good. For me the piece did what art should do, invoke conversation and force introspection on your ideals. I didn’t however start sewing dicks on trannies and quoting bible verses at questionable genders down by the docks. Sometimes there is no simple digital answer, only analogue questions and we should all be afforded the right to question everything without mindless offence blocking our conversation.
Just for equilibrium;
here is Jezebels stance
And here are some opinions on the piece
Now the biggest worry here is that we’re loosing our ability to question anything and many journalists suggest we lost the battle for FOS a long time ago.
We’re not so much loosing our FOS to the leftyest of ill-informed left wing liberals, it’s more that they’re changing the definition and we’re all scrabbling to pin down what the hell is meant by FOS in this scary socialist paradise of unwashed, long haired crusts wearing Che Guevara T-shirts and stinking of patchouli oil. Oh what’s that?, your parents paid for you to spend 3 months traveling around SEA so you could get ripped off buying a pashmina you keep forever but can never manage to get the smell of your own exploding bowels out of…Hold the fucking presses no one need think any longer this 21 year old dud seems to have all the answers!
No one saw totalitarianism coming from these hacky sack wielding fuck bags who seaming have no stake in society other than to ruin my day an insist on pockets on every item of clothing they own / neglect to wash.
I know i’m going a little off topic here, but this isn’t intended to be an impartial presentation of fact…More of an explosion of hatred I suppose. Now of course not all of these lefties fit my very distinct profile…But when you have a hammer, all you see is nails!
The point of freedom of speech is to have a well informed society, where all views can be expressed without fear of persecution. We have to allow all views regardless of our own personal stance on a subject, to not do this is just an expression of your arrogance, that you could be so right, so often. FOS has since evolved to: “I don’t like what you’re saying, I’m not going to question my own convictions…But I’m going to try and ruin your life”. (Basically organised religion)
FOS to me means if I saw some guy in the park with a cardboard sign saying “God is in my anus” whilst dancing sexily and addressing me menecingly with his eyes, I can turn my friend and say “Hey, look at that guy! What a fucking mental”.
However much I doubt that God is in-fact inside of his anus, it’s not for me to say, and to pressure him into silence means we’ll never find out! And that’s the real crime here.
So where does Gavin and others like him come in? What’s the future for us free thinkers? There’s no large habitable land mass to emergrate to this time is there? Only there is, but this time it’s digital, infinite in size and for the most part ungoverned, only the internet can save us!
Gavin now hosts The Gavin McInnes Show On the Anthony Cumia Network founded by former XM Sirius radio DJ Anthony Cumia (O&A). Anthony suffered a similar fate in 2014 when he was attacked in time square while taking photos. The tweets that followed resulted in his firing from XM Sirius and the start of TACs
The Gavin McInnes Show, openly welcomes debate from oposing trains of thought, constantly questions “why?” and shows us how good satire can still exist. This truly is the future of broadcast media, the restrictions from advertisers, network executives and investors will always ensure the network television will always be a one trick, bias, slightly down syndrome pony. Now don’t get me wrong, Gavins’ show isn’t a stallion in this long winded analogy, but at least its a donkey. And a donkey with a weak chin will always beat a retarded pony.
Be independent, be rational, be informed and most importantly check your anus for god!
Shoot your TV!