“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.