Sunday, September 9, 2018

Munky Shines: Racist misogynists do not deserve a platform — anywhere

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The Munk Debates is inadvertently sanitizing Steve Bannon in inviting him to participate in a debate on “the rise of populist politics in Western societies.” This is a white washing of Bannon’s racist, misogynistic, and white nationalist agenda.

He deserves no platform.

Let us recall Bannon’s shameful list of credentials. He is the former executive chairman of Breitbart news, a platform for the “alt-right” by his own description. The Southern Law Poverty Centre describes this movement as “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization.”

The non-profit organization, which monitors hate activity in the United States, has carefully documented the frequent anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim narratives that have appeared on its site. As well, the centre has reported that in 2017, over 100 people were killed or injured by people influenced by this toxic ideology, including Heather Heyer during a rally and protest in Charlottesville, Va.

Breitbart news has also featured “violent, sexist, extremist and radical political content,” according to one corporation that joined over 2,000 other organizations and companies last year in pulling its ads off the platform.  (more...)

Not a first for the Munksters:

Perhaps a suitable homework assignment:

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