Vox Day Shows Everybody Who’s Boss!

“Vox Day” has been securing his right flank for some time now, with Jonah Goldberg style explanations of why Nazis are leftists and useless losers too.

He has picked up the clever insult “alt-retards” in his attempt to establish his social dominance. The problem is there’s no social dominance here, he’s just a guy, he’s not a leader of anybody. Labeling insiders and outsiders helps group cohesion, but there’s no group here.

This would be normal internet retardedness (on his part, not the “alt-retards”) except some piqued party decided to insult him back, on Gab, the free speech alternative to Twitter, with words that can in all fairness be described as libelous.

So he wants Andrew Torba, the founder of Gab, to take them down. Torba is not some guy on the internet, he’s trying to do something to preserve free speech and debate. He has already been threatened by his registrar and doesn’t want to provide private information, take down the posts or close the accounts. So Vox will sue.

Nobody takes internet insults seriously but Vox can cause all kinds of legal trouble for Torba, probably destroying Gab before finding an assetless person to harass with a judgment.

There is no alt right, just people attacking each other while Trump screws them. Pax says don’t accuse Vox of trying to sell books because that’s too easy. I don’t think he wants to sell books, he wants to satisfy his ego and he can because he has enough money from selling books.

To me, this doesn’t seem like a good use of his time. But the nice thing about being rich is you can indulge your ego and use money to put yourself above other people. But hurting Torba and Gab is a shameful way to do it.

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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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7 Responses to Vox Day Shows Everybody Who’s Boss!

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  3. J. Junger says:

    Scott Adams strikes me as a similar case. Everyone was really over-the-moon about his Trump playing 4D chess BS, and all I could think was that this mediocre draftsman is really impressed with his mediocre intellect. Adams also posts a lot of pictures of his gold-digging millenial girlfriend, which makes me think he might have a Donald Sterling-type moment somewhere on the horizon.

  4. Young Heaving Bosoms of Liberty says:

    > I don’t think he wants to sell books, he wants to satisfy his ego and he can because he has enough money from selling books.

    This is foolish. Nobody gets rich running a small publishing house. Castalia House is largely a labor of love.

    Matthew
    Castalia House production editor.

  5. Danby says:

    Vox is NOT suing Gab. He has said so repeatedly. Please stop spreading that lie.
    He is suing the libellers. Mostly I think for two reasons. To establish a good and observable distance between himself and the Nazi LARPers, and to put the fear of God, or at least the power of the US judicial system, into them.
    Of course, being morons, they have consistently doubled down.

  6. Ryu says:

    You are keeping up with the racist rumor mill, Thrashy.

    Don’t worry. The real life leaders of WN are different than the net leaders. I daresay that most real life WNs salute the swastika.

  7. matt says:

    I wrote a simple primer for what happened with Vox Day and Gab.
    Vox Day asks Gab to break the law by providing private user information, and Gab told him to go to hell. Gab isn’t in any legal risk here, and Vox Day probably won’t sue.

    https://goo.gl/UHmZDD

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