Monday, October 13, 2014

#1178: Nicholas Stix

Nicholas Stix is a blogger and journalist best known for his racist and white-supremacist rants at the “immigration restrictionist” hate-site VDare. To get an idea of where he is coming from, Stix has described the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling outlawing school segregation as “arguably the worse decision in the Court’s 216 year history,” and argued that later civil rights legislation is unconstitutional and that “integration and the civil rights movement led directly to the destruction of great cities” (solution? Reintroduce segregated neighborhoods).

So for instance, chiming in on the murder of Eve Carson in 2008, Stix concluded (in “Doomed by Diversity: the Murder of Eve Carson”) that “[b]lack predators correctly see college campuses and nearby neighborhoods as sanctuaries full of docile, domesticated, white and Asian prey,” and that “[a]ll departments that treat of racial topics ruthlessly suppress and systematically lie about the reality of black crime, and punish anyone who tells the truth about this urgent subject.” As you may have guessed, Stix’s favorite tactic is be cherry-picking, and in particular crime-stats, which he distorts so as to pretend crimes committed by all groups are in fact predominantly committed by people of color, particularly African-Americans.

Of course, given his lack of aptitude for evidence, reason and fact you can expect Stix’s reasoning abilities to fall short on other topics than race as well. And indeed; Stix is, for instance, a climate change denialist. In February 2014 he could report “5–10 inches of snow expected tonight and tomorrow, in what has been the coldest winter in a generation. For one measure of how effective the Global Warming/Climate Change hoax has been, whenever there’s yet another snow storm or bitterly cold day, I crack to neighbors, business people, and frequent fellow bus riders, ‘It’s that global warming again,’ but no one seems to catch the sarcasm.” Indeed.

Diagnosis: An exceptionally unsympathetic fellow who is not afraid to distort any factoid, report or piece of information into service for his attacks on freedom, dignity, truth and civilization.

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