Ta-Nehisi Coates is a Gutless Punk

The good people at the Atlantic celebrate the departure of Patrick Buchanan from MSNBC. This isn’t a terribly surprising development; Buchanan has drifted right over the years, going from a middle class, sympathetic to blue-collar issues conservative to someone who actually questions the racial orthodoxy. Chris Matthews has drifted left; he’s a liberal from a middle-class Catholic background who always treated Buchanan as a worthy adversary under Queensberry rules. His uncontrolled enthusiasm for Obama has made him less friendly to anyone who opposes him, and every other personality on MSNBC is a progressive who can just barely tolerate liberals.

What did I do this time? I mentioned that Al Sharpton- race hustler of the Tawana Brawley rape hoax fame and Freddy’s Fashion Mart arson/murder fame, still has his own show there. A case of the vapors immediately ensued. He, or one of his numerous flunkies, could have said “This isn’t about Sharpton” or “Tu quoque isn’t a valid argument” but they can’t even manage that- not even directly address the issue of why a man who has engaged in slander and false criminal accusations, and whipped up the frenzy that led to setting a targeted store on fire and the deaths of 8 people, is considered morally fit to be on TV.

The gang rape in Texas last year was talked about there– Chuck Rudd got banned for a relatively innocuous comment- and Coates banned me for bringing up Nathan McCall, a lower-middle class black guy who wrote a book about his criminal history- including gang rapes- and saying that he portrayed himself as a victim of whites all the way. (McCall is now a chaired professor at Emory University.) Coates emailed me and claimed he wasn’t defending McCall in the process- a lot of black woman hate McCall, including possibly Coates’ wife- but didn’t find it appropriate to bring up his excuses. I think McCall is a perfect example of a black man who thinks gang rape is good fun, and one who uses white oppression as an excuse for his behavior. McCall wasn’t even from the ghetto, he had a decent if not affluent life but found rape, robbery and violence to be more appealing than school and work.

If we’re so stupid, so obviously ridiculous, why do they have to shut us up? If we were stupid, and wrong, everything we wrote would prove it, and the more we wrote, the stupider we would look. But clearly that’s not the case.


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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8 Responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates is a Gutless Punk

  1. Sector 19 says:

    He’s a pretentious half-wit. Just another deliberately-cultureless metrosexual nabob whom not unregularly finds himself with a dildo up his rectum whilst trying to empathize with the gay rights movement. “deep empathy and insatiable curiosity“, indeed.

  2. Odds says:

    OT but I thought you might want to address this interesting news out of Germany.


    translate to english.

    “In the Berlin district of Wedding a left housing project of a Turkish origin transition has been attacked. The Autonomous do not know quite how to respond: “There are neither Nazis nor are bulls, the usual activist funds are not applicable.” The worldview of the Left staggers.”

    Leftist philosophy is slowly crumbling to the ground.

    • Phil says:

      From what I’ve read, it was a group of “antifacists” who were attacked by a Kurdish group. The Kurdish group demanded protection money from the “antifacists”. The “antifacists” wouldn’t pay, so a group of 30 kurds went to the “antifacists” house with baseball bats and a beatdown ensued.

  3. Coates is a race-baiting intellectual lightweight who deletes perfectly on-topic and civil comments on his articles that don’t conform to his ideological biases. The fact that he’s a senior editor at the Atlantic shows what a worthless magazine it has become.

    • Jennifer says:

      I know this is an old thread, but YES! I’ve been deleted by this man for replying with links to actual facts from government census data, and my posts were always polite and relevant. I actually got an email message from him saying he would pursue legal action for “harassment” for posting gov.org crime data broken down by race! Burned me up!

      • Was that you getting banned this morning? The brother is unusually thin-skinned and weak-minded, even for his kind. He has the guts to attack hapless losers like his high school teachers but is terrified of some keyboard jockey. I’ve found arguing with these people is pointless anyway, they not only can’t argue, they won’t argue.

      • Andrew Riegle says:

        I’ve basically stopped reading the Atlantic and I’ve cancelled my subscription to it after Coates’ choice to permaban me from commenting at atlantic.com for on-topic and civil comments. It used to be a good publication but it’s infected with late stage cancer at this point

      • The Atlantic used to be a great publication. Michael Kelly was a great editor. Then he died and it was bought by a rich liberal who turned it into a progressive propaganda outlet. They don’t even have Megan McArdle anymore.

        Coates is perfect for them because beyond his black radical background- not *too* radical of course, his father ran a book publishing outfit and a bookstore- he is sort of a hipster nerd and comic book geek. If he had the fortitude to finish Howard- not a great difficulty I don’t think- he might have the fortitude to argue with a few people who disagree with him, but he gets the vapors and needs the fainting couch.

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