EPISODE 20   |   MARCH 26, 2019
THE DEFAMATION MACHINE
Why are all mainstream comedians liberals? To find the answer, we follow the story of one of the funniest guys on the planet, Gavin McInnes, and in the process, we’ll learn the price a funnyman has to pay when his form of humor is not sanctioned by the Left. DefendGavin.com.
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EPISODE 20   |   MARCH 26, 2019
THE DEFAMATION MACHINE
Why are all mainstream comedians liberals? To find the answer, we follow the story of one of the funniest guys on the planet, Gavin McInnes, and in the process, we’ll learn the price a funnyman has to pay when his form of humor is not sanctioned by the Left. DefendGavin.com.
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Patrick Courrielche: Late night talk shows are dominated by left wing comics. Do you ever wonder why? Jimmy Kimmel thinks he knows the
Jimmy Kimmel: Pretty much every late night talk show host is a liberal. And that’s because it requires a measure of intelligence.
Patrick Courrielche: Well, Jimmy used to date Sarah Silverman, so he can’t claim to be smart. But it’s not just late night. You’d be hard pressed to find a popular sitcom or film that isn’t starring an openly leftwing comedian. But why? Why are all mainstream comedians liberals?
I’m Patrick Courrielche and this is Red Pilled America, a storytelling show. This is not a talk show covering the day’s news. We’re all
about telling stories. Stories Hollywood doesn’t want you to hear. Stories the media mocks. Stories about everyday Americans that the elites ignore. You can think of Red Pilled America as audio documentaries and we promise only one thing…the truth.
Welcome to Red Pilled America.
Patrick Courrielche: So why are all mainstream comedians liberals? For many years I thought I knew the reason. Hollywood is liberal, was
my default reply. But that’s not the whole truth.
To find the answer, we’re going to follow the story of one of the funniest guys on the planet, and in the process, we’ll learn the price a funny
man has to pay when his form of humor is not sanctioned by the Left.
Patrick Courrielche: You wake up and you start thumbing
through Facebook. Someone shared a CBS News report. The name Gavin McInnes is
in the headline. You’ve been seeing this name a lot lately so you decide to
click this time, and the picture you get isn’t pretty – he’s founder of a
far-right group known as the Proud Boys. Facebook and Instagram just banned him
and his entire crew. You read on. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated
them a hate group.
You get up and start your day, and a few hours later, another
story about this Gavin guy is in your timeline…this one, from the Daily Beast. Apparently
he’s already been banned by Twitter as well. You read a little further. The Southern
Poverty Law Center says Gavin’s Proud Boys used Facebook to plan violent
appearances at political rallies.
Hmmm. Well that’s not good. You go on with your day.
A few weeks later you jump in your car and pop on the radio.
An NPR news report is playing.
Ari Shapiro: An organization known as the Proud Boys has
been at the center of many high-profile and sometimes violent political
protests. The FBI has now categorized the Proud Boys as an extremist group with
ties to white nationalism. That designation was just made public through an
internal report from law enforcement in Washington state.
Patrick Courrielche: Violent. White nationalism. FBI now
calling them an extremist group. These guys are scary.
Shapiro: Molly Solomon of Oregon Public Broadcasting joins us now to tell us
what this all means. Hi there.
Solomon, Byline: Hi. Thanks for having me.
To begin with, explain who the Proud Boys are and what they believe in.
So the Proud Boys are a self-described Western chauvinist fraternal
organization for men. They were founded in late 2016 by Gavin McInnes, who's
probably most known as the co-founder of Vice Media. McInnes has been very
vocal, though, that the Proud Boys are not an "alt-right" white
nationalist group. But they have a well-documented track record of using
anti-immigrant rhetoric, a history of misogyny and violent activities. Earlier
this year, I should say, the Southern Poverty Law Center actually elevated the
Proud Boys to an official hate group.
Patrick Courrielche: Official hate group. Official. It’s
That sticks in your head…you carry on with your day. You
don’t even question the report. And why should you? It’s NPR – funded by
OUR tax dollars. And it’s, well, official.
But it turns out it’s actually not. There’s nothing official
about it. The whole report was built on a lie.
What you’ve just experienced is the Defamation Machine in
action. And it’s effective. Very effective.
A day later, the leader of this so-called hate group was
pressured to quit the fraternal organization he
Gavin McInnes: As of today, November 21st, 2018, I am
officially disassociating myself from the Proud Boys, in all capacities,
forever. I quit.
Patrick Courrielche: But it doesn’t quiet his problems. A few
weeks later he’s fired from his job. No reason is given…but everyone knows why.
Gavin McInnes has been branded by the massively funded
Southern Poverty Law Center as the poster boy of hate – and the entire
media took that poster and plastered it all over their webpages, radio shows,
and social media platforms. Gavin didn’t stand a chance. He’s now suing the Southern Poverty Law
Center, also known as the SPLC.
He recently launched DefendGavin.com in hopes of garnering
donations to fund his David versus Goliath effort against the SPLC – a
once respected civil rights organization that has now morphed into the very
thing that it claims to be fighting…hate mongers.
To understand how Gavin McInnes has found himself in the
fight of his life, you need to first understand where this man comes from, and
why he is so uniquely positioned to be a turning point in the culture wars.
Adryana Cortez: Hello. I’m Adryana Cortez.
Gavin’s story begins across the pond.
McInnes: So my parents are Glaswegian…
Adryana Cortez: In other words, Scottish.
Gavin McInnes: Scots are very brutal.
They're very in your face. I think it's because of booze. They're heavy drunks
because genetically they were under siege for 700 years from the English. And
that makes you love conflict and love war. And what booze does is it
incapacitate you so you know you're at war with trying to walk down the street.
It's like a little battle going on right in your body. And I think
that's why they're such drunks but it also makes them funny and brutally honest…
So my dad has an Irish background but his
his father was a bookie a normal trust an Irishman to change his name from
McGuinness to McInnes but he was from the Gorbals which is a slum and he was a
bit of a bad boy you know got a boxers no was from brawling. And I think my
mother who grew up without a father figure she was one of the few single mom
kids in the back then. You know this is the 50s I think she liked that he was a
bad boy. So she married him. Much to my grandmother's chagrin. And they started
a life together.
Adryana Cortez: Gavin’s father, with some Scottish and Irish
influence, followed in his cultural tradition.
Gavin McInnes: My dad's a big drunk and I
think that caused some rest in their marriage. He's also a genius. He got a
scholarship to Glasgow University…
Adryana Cortez: He came out with a degree in physics and at
the time, if you had credentials in science, finding a job wasn’t hard.
Gavin McInnes: he got a great job in England
moved my mom down there and then they had me and we had a bad bucolic childhood
down there was in Hitchens chatting 10 which is far from the Tommy Robinson
shithole of Luton very posh and so my working class parents were now making
pretty good money and and you know they'd go to the pub and we were sort of it
was sort of like a country suburbs where there was a lot of backyard space
Adryana Cortez: They were living a middle class life –
and it was a good life.
By the mid 70s, technology started to be a thing in Canada.
Gavin McInnes: So they just said to the
world anyone who can do anything remotely computer ish can come to Ottawa.
We're building our Silicon Valley. We'll give you Scarlett we'll give you a
home citizenship whatever you want. And Britain and the British colony India
took the bait. So when I was a kid half my friends were Indian and half were
English. Very few had parents that were born in Canada.
Adryana Cortez: Gavin’s dad found work in engineering,
subcontracting for Canada’s southern neighbor.
Gavin McInnes: back back then a lot of the engineering stuff was for
American military. So although he was always freelance in the sense that he didn't
work for the American military it seemed like everything he did was some
missile system or some laser optic doo hickey for a helicopter he worked on The
X M1 tank the fastest tank. There was a lot of sonar equipment I I
always say that my dad ended communism and it really pisses him off but he
developed sonar system and these subs that helped identify who exactly was in a
nuclear sub and the Russians were bluffing about their nuclear subs and my
dad's technology was able to call their bluff. And I've always said that was
the beginning of the end for Russia.
So my dad into communism and he whenever I
said I don't think my dad wasn't a threat one thrown off did not end fucking
Adryana Cortez: Gavin may not have realized it at the time,
but his dad was training him to have thick skin.
Gavin McInnes: He's calling me dumb I've got
a million ways to save money with your taxes but you can't understand them
because you have a low IQ.
Adryana Cortez: Gavin
grew up in a time when boys were allowed to roam free and be boys.
Gavin McInnes: in the 70s we were near a park. It was 38 Stinson Avenue and
those corners and we'd get on our bikes.
I had this awesome fucking bike my parents
got me when I was about nine or 10 and it was it was a motorcycle a fake
motorcycle so it had a plastic gas tank and it had shocks and then it had the
big knobby tires of a dirt bike. But it was a bicycle and it with the knobs
would purr as you rode through the suburbs just as the streetlights were going.
Coming on this got it was we would make jumps where I would be in the air for
an hour and a half I would have to bring a book and a snack.
I am obviously
misremembering it where they call it the Mandela Effect but I swear I swear I
was concerned about power lines but can't be possible.
Those are 20 feet in the air but I really
felt like we were getting that kind of air.
Adryana Cortez: Being a kid was different back then. A young
boy would wake up, scarf down a bowl of cereal or pop tart, then jump on his
bike and not come back for hours and hours.
Gavin McInnes: Eating was was a huge pain in the ass and you'd come home for
lunch because you yet hunger pains and just ram like a raw potato in your face
and run out again…
Adryana Cortez: Video games weren’t yet a thing. There were
no smartphones. There wasn’t 300 cable stations, so there was nothing to do
inside. Kids hit the streets, and they went on daily adventures with the guys.
That was Gavin’s childhood.
Gavin McInnes: yeah you know finding a dead raccoon building a Ford in a
tree throwing snowballs at cars. One time Brian Cook this Indian guy comes out
oh what the fuck are you doing. And he just stands and goes you throw a
snowball at me and then we're all watching through the bushes going. Brian get
out of there. What are you doing. And you're just sort of a deer in the
headlights. And then the Indian guy just goes oh look in the face and we're all
sitting there in the bushes going Ho Lee shit like we've never seen an adult hit
when it was before he was a true pioneer.
When it came to getting your ass kicked.
Adryana Cortez: At this young age, Gavin also first started
showing his uncanny ability to create groups.
Gavin McInnes: When I was in fourth grade we
started to I want to be called Wolfgang but Mike Reid made us the Falcons which
I didn't really like …He stole it from a movie.
Adryana Cortez: When Gavin hit his teens, he was introduced
to something that would change the course of his life.
Gavin McInnes: I was about 13 I discovered
Billy Idol and the song white wedding and it was just a 90 degree turn in my
life. I mean. I really got into him and then I heard he was in a band called
Generation X before he was Billy Idol and then I heard that generation X with
this thing called punk and that I was now 14 and I was just my life was totally
and utterly dedicated to punk in every way shape or form…
Adryana Cortez: Their punk was British punk.
The scene was perfect for him. It was an unruly movement.
Anarchistic. Like the Scots, it almost welcomed conflict, but thrived on
satire. It was possibly the most politically incorrect music scene to date. It
was anti-authoritarian and shook its fist at the government. And it was rough.
Punk gave birth to the mosh pit – a form of slam dancing where punkers
push and slam into each other as the band does its thing on stage. In the pit,
the moshers give as good as they get.
Punk fit like a glove for Gavin. I mean this was a guy that
in high school, he hung around with a bunch of guys that if someone farted and
didn’t say “safety” before someone else said “slut”, everyone got to punch the
farter until he could name five breakfast cereals. It was an
innocent way for boys to be boys. So punk’s coarse nature made sense to teenage
He went through high school with a crew of troublemakers
called the Monks. It was made up of punkers, mods, which were punks but more
tidily dressed, and a few Canadian rednecks. They were your standard teenage
boys. They partied, partook in a little mind-altering activity, and beat up the
undesirables in their scene…
Gavin McInnes: You know it was the punks
fighting the skinheads which I did in the 80s right. That's all we did every
weekend was fight Nazis.
Adryana Cortez: The Monks were your typical misfits.
Unlike kids today that try to stay at home as long as
possible, Gavin was ready to move out the minute he was officially an adult.
Gavin McInnes: I don't understand why anyone wouldn't. My parents said I
couldn't leave till I was 18 and I was staring at the clock on my birthday
night waiting for it to turn midnight so I could be 18 to get the fuck out of
there. I mean I would say that to them to like I'm gone in a couple months. Never
see my aunts again. My dad being good. I can't wait to you go fucking front
Adryana Cortez: So when the clock struck 18, Gavin was out.
Every major city at the time had a punk epicenter. In LA
there was Cathay de Grande. In New York City, CBGB. Gavin’s hood had one as
Gavin McInnes: So there was a club in Montreal called for fun eclectic which
means electric ass and it was a punk bar with two floors and no skinheads no
mods no normal people just all punk rockers...
I thought well that's where we have to go.
At 18 I moved there to be with the Montreal
punk scene and the four foot electric
Adryana Cortez: There was a band at the club called Anal
Schnook. Gavin started singing for the band. He was also doing the college
thing, but it was more like a part-time job…he didn’t take it seriously.
Gavin McInnes: My tuition was like seventeen
hundred dollars a year. So I was a janitor at the same school and I could pay
it off as I went. So I didn't get any student debt thank god because my degree
was fucking English the stupidest degree imaginable
Adryana Cortez: Gavin
was going through the motions at school, but in parallel he was fine-tuning a hustle
that went back to when he was a kid.
Gavin McInnes: My dad give a head. You want to quit smoking said I'll pay
you five dollars for a cigarette. You see me smoke. So after that the end of
the night I would just go to the ashtray and I'd be like five 10 15 20 20
And I amassed I think three hundred dollars
when I was twelve or thirteen. That 300 dollars has never been touched. It's
always been up from the 300 dollars
And I never didn't have a job. My first job
was when I was 14 when my brother was born
Adryana Cortez: From there he worked every odd job you can
think of – cleaning pools, mowing lawns, census taking, driving an ice
cream truck. But one job conditioned him more for success than perhaps any of
his other gigs.
Gavin McInnes: So tree planting in Northern
Ontario was is the worst job in the world. We did it like ten days on one day
off and the more morning the night in the morning Arctic. It's like the desert
up there in the Arctic in the morning and then by noon it's 100 degrees and
then it's back to snow at night. And there's bugs everywhere
Adryana Cortez: The harshness would prepare him for the
Gavin kept doing the band
thing, he traveled to Europe and connected with the punk scene there. But
during this time in the early 90s, he also picked up another creative outlet.
Gavin McInnes: But I was a cartoonist and in Montreal in the French world
that was cool. It was like being in a band but with all this superhero shit in
America you know it sounds corny nerdy stuff.
It was sexy very artsy fartsy to be a
cartoonist in Quebec… it was like storytelling
Adryana Cortez: So by 1994, he’d done every odd job you can
think of. He’d also done the college thing, formed a band – and he was
now becoming a cartoonist. But something was missing – he wanted
something else. What he didn’t know at the time, though, was something much
bigger was ahead – that something would make a massive impact on American
More after the break.
Patrick Courrielche: Welcome back. I’m Patrick Courrielche.
So by 1994, Gavin McInnes had done every odd job imaginable.
He had dreads, and was a cartoonist in Montreal. He also started a new band…a
new band called leatherassbuttfuk – all one word…that’s a whole ‘nother
story. But with all this under his belt, he was ready for something more.
Gavin McInnes: This is when I had this
epiphany on my roof with my friend Eric DeGraw. And I was we're looking at
smoking a joint. We're looking out over the city I was dealing pot and I said
do you just want to sink your teeth into something like really this is our time
great winter or b 20s. Let's make our mark let's do a thing. I feel like I'm
done with all these stupid jobs I want to take on a real project and it's not
that stupid band.
Anyway I said that to Eric it's just like
smoking joint you just like me goes nope. And I said well I feel that way.
Patrick Courrielche: And then like magic a friend of Gavin’s
told him that he knew a guy named Suroosh that was starting a magazine. This
guy, Suroosh Alvi, had connected with some Haitians in Montreal that, I guess
you could say, were running a scam.
Canada at the time was looking to promote multiculturalism,
and created a government grant program for people that would help push that
agenda. So this group of Haitians started a French/English bilingual magazine
to grab some of that government cheese. By 1994, they were looking to double
dip, by converting their one publication into two - one French, and another
English…making way for two separate grants. They hired Suroosh to produce the
Gavin McInnes. And then I meet Suroosh and
he's like okay yeah you read the comics editor he goes but I need more than a
comics editor I need like a guy to do the whole thing with me. I'm in over my
head here. I said I said no. And then he said OK fine that he hired some gay
dude and I changed my mind because it's too late. And I said fire that guy and
I I can't remember how he did it. But he managed to get rid of that other guy.
Patrick Courrielche: To get the new government grant though,
they actually had to be on welfare, because the grant was created to promote
multiculturism but also get people off of the government dole.
Gavin McInnes: So let me get it was to get
on welfare. So I acted like I had severe mental problems and I was cross-eyed
and I went limping into the welfare office and they signed me up right away.
You know you fill out all the forms with your left hand is the key to expedite
Patrick Courrielche: They called the magazine Voice of
Montreal and it was basically a local music and culture magazine. They soon
realized they needed someone to sell advertising. So Gavin reached out to an
old childhood punker friend – Shane Smith – and asked him to come
on board to drum up advertisers. Shane said yes.
Voice of Montreal grew from a local to a national Canadian magazine
– so they dropped the Montreal, renaming it just Voice. But a conflict
began to brew. The scamming Haitians that owned the publication weren’t helping
sell ads and were pocketing most of the grant money.
Gavin McInnes: So that was a government scam
and we couldn't grow. They didn't want us to grow. We were a golden goose for
them and they were probably taking 90 percent of the money
And I said let's just leave. So we left
them. They said they're going to sue us.
Patrick Courrielche: So to avoid a legal battle, they paid
the Haitians around thirty grand and changed the name of the magazine from
Voice to Vice.
Gavin McInnes: People want to know why we
change the name instead of saying we we didn't want to get sued by our old
bosses. We lied. I lied and I said the Village Voice threatened to sue us. That
blew up because American Canadians love stories like that American bullies.
Patrick Courrielche: So now the guys were on their own. They
were starting fresh and the three became partners in this new venture called Vice
Magazine. Suroosh handled all the music. Shane handled all the sales. And Gavin
handled the entire editorial content and graphic design.
Vice started off as a music and culture magazine but it would
become something completely fresh in publishing. It covered counter culture
with an anti-journalism flair. Gavin mocked the traditional writing style that
was ubiquitous in other culture magazines. Showing Gavin’s roots, Vice had a
punk sensibility with a Scottish sense of humor. It was crude, even shocking,
and always sarcastic. If they were writing about drug addicts and prostitutes,
it felt like the articles were written by drug addicts and prostitutes –
people that were right there in the mix of it all. It appeared like they were
hanging with the dregs of society, because they were. There was nothing like it
on the market. But this debauched approach to editorial still had to make
Shane said we need fashion ads. And I go I look at fashion shoots and I want to
slit my wrists they're so full of shit. I mean you look pick up any magazine
today and look at the fashion what the fuck are they doing. Why is she upside
down. Why does she have a toaster on her foot. You know …. And I said I'm not
I'm not I don't want to do fashion shoots like that. And he said well you gotta
figure something out because without fashion we don't have a magazine. So I
said Okay let's do a page of do's and it'll be the client's clothes and then a
page don'ts and we'll dress people up in ridiculous outfits.
And then I
started taking pictures of people on the street. And when then we would do
fashion shoots but they had to have some sort of editorial bent so it would be
like the children of single dads in the hood. And then we dressed them up in
our clients’ clothes but there'd be editorial merit to the photo shoot.
Patrick Courrielche: I was introduced to Vice around 97. I’d
been creating a fashion event that would later be credited with starting a
trend called pop-up retail. That event was so hot that I was hired to create
and produce a subculture trade show for what was then the largest fashion trade
show in North America called MAGIC International. Every youth culture magazine
in the English-speaking world had to be there – so I can say with some
authority that Vice stood out head and shoulders above that crowd. It covered
every substantial youth subculture movement under the sun in a way absolutely
no one else did. That was all Gavin. And I should note that there wasn’t even a
remote hint of bias against any particular race or ethnicity. They celebrated
and insulted everyone with equal measure. No topic was off limits and there
were no sacred cows. Vice garnered a fiercely loyal following because of it.
McInnes: And we were doing great.
ninety six to ninety nine.
Patrick Courrielche: But there
came a point where the guys needed money to grow it.
Gavin McInnes: And then Shane convinced this
guy Richard Sowenski this local multimillionaire who made a lot of money on
Jurassic Park special effects. He he bought twenty five percent of us for a
quarter mil and so each had like eighty five grand we'd never had money before
Patrick Courrielche: So in 1999, the three took their newly
phat wallets and moved from Canada to New York.
The company was growing. Their investor was pumping serious
money into the business and coaxing them to spend it, sometimes foolishly. This
was the dotcom boom, and Vice was benefiting from it. They had a record label.
They opened retails stores where they sold gear by youth brands featured in the
magazine. For the first time Gavin had a budget to work with – almost too
much budget. Gavin felt something was off.
Gavin McInnes: And we were living high on
the hog from ninety nine till about 2001. And then he learned he has no money.
Patrick Courrielche: When the dotcom bubble burst, their
investor had to cease all funding of the magazine almost overnight. The company
took a big hit. And Shane and Suroosh focused on pulling the company out of
debt. They got the business back from the Canadian investor by offering pennies
on the dollar to regain full ownership.
And while Shane and Suroosh focused on getting the business
out of the red, Gavin focused on producing the magazine.
Gavin McInnes: Now it's 2003 and we're in
the Triple Five Soul loft in Williamsburg Williamsburg was a dangerous shithole
at the time. It's hard to believe but back then it was just junkies and Puerto
Rican kids running around without a dad and with a golf club in their hand
ready to knock out people they're playing the knockout game with a golf club
instead of a fist and crabs wouldn't go there from Manhattan. It was a pain in
Patrick Courrielche: While in Williamsburg, Gavin was at the
center of defining THE youth culture movement that would dominate the next
I think when we moved to to Williamsburg I was essentially the do's and don'ts
were essentially saying rules every day. There was one do and one don't every
So the thing
about the dos and don'ts every single day was I was inadvertently creating a
rulebook and that's what subcultures are punk mods skinheads boot boys skaters
metal heads Goth. There's a series of rules with Goth. You have to wear black.
You have to be morbid. You're supposed to be sullen. You make your face white.
You listen to these bands. You know you can't wear orange rubber boots. That's
not goth. So I was inadvertently creating the parameters of a subculture. And
eventually from around 2000 up 2000 2005 we had created this this look
Patrick Courrielche: That look
came to be known as the hipsters. Gavin would come to be known as the godfather
And it was Williamsburg it was skateboards it was stealing your music it was
second hand clothes a lot of Montreal kind of stuff. And we were heavily
influenced by the sort of this group of kids Ryan McGinley Dash Snow they call
themselves Iraq because Iraq is to shoplift and they're always stealing stuff
stealing clothes and stuff and they help define it. The skinny jeans and the
the mustache and the ironic T-shirt and the army coat and the Air Jordans and
the next thing you know there was a subculture.
Patrick Courrielche: It’s hard
to overestimate the impact hipsters had on American culture. It defined the
ever-illusive term cool and marked the new gentrification of urban
neighborhoods. And Gavin McInnes was at the center of it all. That is truly one
of his gifts…one that he holds in rare abundance. Gavin is good at identifying
a growing movement that no one else really sees, then creating a thing out of
it – and he does it all with comedic flair. Gavin’s talent was even
recognized at the time by late night leftist Jimmy Kimmel – when he told
the New York Times, quote, ''People throw the term 'politically incorrect' around a lot,
and normally it's a lot of bluster, but Vice truly is un-p.c. Their brand of
humor is what I would do if there were no 'standards and practices' on TV.'' End quote.
But this gift, this ability to
be at the center of a movement, and having fun while in the middle of it, that
gift would also turn into Gavin’s personal curse.
More after the break.
So while Gavin was busy defining
the youth culture movement of the decade – the hipsters – his
partners were busy trying to make the company profitable. Gavin was largely sheltered
from that headache…and it may have been the beginnings of a riff between him
and his partners.
You see, Gavin’s job as editor
of the youth media company Vice meant his punk ethos, his crude and sarcastic
youthful energy, stuck around with him longer than most people. It was his job
to know what was happening on the street. So when others were getting older and
boring, Gavin kept his edge. That became part of his DNA.
You know that my job was to go out and see what people are doing. You know I I
would go out every night till 4:00 in the morning and I'd find a guy from Canal
Blues who bought a dirty bomb and that would become an article in the paper
about this guy who was so close to terrorists he bought a nuclear weapon. And
maybe it's part of my personality I just like making a thing like making a
gang. Making a group
Patrick Courrielche: On the
flip side, his partners Shane and Suroosh were focused on growing the business.
So Gavin’s no limits, no sacred cows mentality, the same energy that made Vice
successful…was on a collision course with his partners’ desire to expand.
You know at our 10 year anniversary I was dressed as a as a Nazi skinhead. I
had hired midgets to do midget tossing and I was broadcasting Japanese puke
porn on an IMAX screen. That was about 40 feet wide and it was also Japanese
shit point 2 and people were throwing up and fighting and it was chaos. And I
liked that and that's my background and I you know eventually when you're
merging with HBO and Viacom and all these different companies it just becomes
impossible and that was part of my business plan. I want editorial and
advertising to be enemies I want I want ad editorial to make fun of sales guys
when they walk in and they want editorial guys to feel very uncomfortable when
they're in the sales part of the office.
you know that conflict can't last forever and it's going to snap.
Patrick Courrielche: And snap
it did. In 2008, Gavin left Vice. The official statement at the time was the
partners had “creative differences.”
After he left, Gavin wrote a
couple books – including his autobiography The Death of Cool. He went on a
standup comedy tour to promote the book, and that turned into a documentary
called The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants.
He also took up acting,
appearing in a few movies, and spent some time in the Hollywood circuit.
I was also pitching TV and comedy shows and stuff and that was actually
although you've never heard of any of them doing pretty well. I'd get like 40
grand to put together a pilot and they never made it to air but that was a good
Patrick Courrielche: And he started an advertising agency called Rooster
that he ended up selling to a large advertising firm.
But with all these new creative
ventures, it wouldn’t be long before the hipster beast that Gavin created would
come back to bite him in the ass.
By 2014, the hipster movement had
taken a bad turn.
Gavin McInnes: It sort of fell apart it's
sort of split became like fake biker types on one end of the spectrum and then
the other in these metrosexual as who were genderless blobs. And now I mean the
thing it's become is just these really irritating shrill social justice
warriors that want to get you fired and ruin your life if you don't support all
their crazy views one hundred percent.
Patrick Courrielche: And he learned that firsthand when they
decided to take down their godfather.
Gavin penned an op-ed entitled Transphobia Is Perfectly
Natural for a popular hipster website.
Gavin McInnes: And then I said trans people
are not women you're mentally ill gays and that didn't go down great. This this
is the beginning of the real mob Twitter shit and they just bombarded all our
clients and and us in the office and so my CO coworker said Can we just say
you're on leave or something and I said whatever works. And it didn't work and
have us fired as all shut down the agency.
Patrick Courrielche: And it didn’t stop there.
Gavin McInnes: But after the tranny thing
the creative community kind of cut me out and I was persona non grata in all of
Patrick Courrielche: His Hollywood manager, Jimmy Miller, the
brother of famed comedian Dennis Miller, was one of the biggest managers in
Tinseltown. He managed Will Ferrell and Jim Carey.
McInnes: He didn't know I was conservative.
goes. How did I not know you're the most conservative person on Earth. I said
I'm not and I don't know.
He dumped me. So
anyway I was more and more ostracized can't you criticize like people go Why
don't you do humor anymore I go because humor fired me.
Patrick Courrielche: This was all probably a sign to Gavin
that his no limits punk ethos was no longer welcome in Hipsterdom. But being
quiet is not how he rolls.
Gavin had already become a contributor to Fox News, but he
added to that by turning to the web.
In mid 2015, he began producing talk shows for both Canadian
conservative outfit Rebel Media and radio legend Anthony Cumia’s new streaming
network. He called his show with Cumia the Gavin McInnes Show and it coincidently
debuted on the same day that Donald Trump announced his campaign for the
presidency. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Gavin would become one
of Donald Trump’s earliest, and most colorful supporters.
Like throughout his entire life, watching the rise of Trump,
Gavin must have instinctively felt a shift in the zeitgeist. The rise of
Transgenderism, the hipster de-evolution, the Twitter mobs, the war against
Western values, the feminization of men – all of this, this rise of the
social justice warriors, was bound to spark a counter movement.
Gavin’s entire life was building up to this moment in culture.
The Western values he held in such high regard were now under siege. His
satirical sensibilities, the male comradery of his youth, the desire to treat
all races equally, the value of family, the natural roles of men and women, his
no sacred cows approach to public discourse - his entire punk ethos was now
under attack by the very hipster movement he curated into existence.
In response, his natural group forming ability kicked in
– and that gave rise to a fraternal club he called the Proud Boys. Here’s
Gavin explaining it:
McInnes Explains Proud Boys.
Patrick Courrielche: Although they had their first in-person meeting in July 2016, Gavin
didn’t introduce the Proud Boys to the public until
September 15, 2016 – the height of the 2016 election. The group was
apolitical, however, its tenet of western chauvinism meant it was defacto in
the Trump camp. If Trump got any traction, the Proud Boys would become a
political target of the Left.
That traction would arrive November 8th, 2016.
Gavin and the Proud Boys met in New York City for election
McInnes: I am a western chauvinist…what if we fucking win?
Smith: Donald J. Trump is president elect…
Boys Crowd Cheer
Patrick Courrielche: But as Gavin and the Proud Boys would
soon learn – they were about to become a target for unpersoning by the
More after the break.
So in the eyes of our elites, the inexplicable happened.
Trump won the election – and Gavin and the Proud Boys couldn’t have been
prouder of their boy.
But they were about to learn that they had just become an
The attacks started in earnest at a Trump inauguration party called
the Deploraball. Antifa, a violent leftist extremist group, threated to attack
the event with butyric acid. Gavin anticipated trouble that night, but didn’t
want that to affect their right to peaceably assemble.
McInnes on Deploraball
Patrick Courrielche: When he arrived, an Antifa member attempted
targeting Gavin for attack – but the punker in Gavin came out – and
he pushed the guy to show he wouldn’t be intimidated. Gavin spoke about the
incident at the time.
Patrick Courrielche: A few days later, social commentator Milo
Yiannapoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley. Antifa rioted at the
location and the event was swiftly cancelled.
News coverage of Milo Berkeley Event
Patrick Courrielche: But a few Proud Boys, trying to attend
Milo’s speech, got outnumbered and beaten by the violent Antifa rioters.
Gavin was scheduled to speak at NYU the next day. With Milo’s
event now less than a day old, Gavin no doubt knew there may be trouble. So a
few Proud Boys escorted him to NYU’s campus. But right when Gavin arrived,
Antifa converged on him.
Arrives at NYU
Patrick Courrielche: One Antifa member pepper sprayed Gavin
in the face. The godfather of hipsterdom barely made it onto campus. In his
opening remarks he reflected on the attack.
Gavin speaks at NYU
Patrick Courrielche: But just a few minutes into his speech,
protestors interrupted and wouldn’t let him continue. Gavin had to cut it
short, and exited the campus to a rabid mob.
Patrick Courrielche: One woman, who claimed she was a
professor, was going absolutely mental over Gavin’s mere presence.
Professor goes nuts.
Patrick Courrielche: It was a sight to behold. Antifa’s
mission became clear – shutdown any and all events associated with Gavin
and other prominent Trump supporters. An Antifa ally made that very point outside
Gavin’s NYU appearance.
says Gavin should be afraid in public.
Patrick Courrielche: Gavin was clearly aware of what was
Gavin McInnes: we started getting attacked like I got attacked at NYU when I
was doing a talk. I meant to fight and TFA not like for fun but to get in and
out of the venue.
Patrick Courrielche: Gavin was called a Nazi by the Antifa protestors. When he got
home, he hugged one of his Native American kids. The pepper spray still on his
clothes made his child break out in hives.
Here’s Gavin. A man that grew
up in the punk scene. That hustled to make it in life. A man that lived to
participate in cultural movements. A staunch free speech advocate. A man that
had fighting back in his blood – was being threatened with violence if he
even came out in the public. This was not a situation that Gavin or his
fraternal club was going to back down from.
Gavin McInnes: They were mobbing us. So we
started being more than just a drinking club and now it was let's provide security
for people like Lauren Southern and you know Ben Shapiro Alan Dershowitz and
make sure these anti for pussies can't prevent them and so we started doing
sort of like guardian angels volunteer security
Patrick Courrielche: In mid-April 2017, the Proud Boys went
to a Patriot Rally at Berkeley to protect the participants. Antifa attacked the
pro-Trump attendees, and even threw M80s into the crowd.
Antifa member throws M80s into crowd at Berkeley.
Patrick Courrielche: Several Antifa members involved in the maylay
were asked by a reporter if they condoned the throwing of these explosives into
member condones throwing M80s into crowd.
Patrick Courrielche: A few weeks later, Ann Coulter was
scheduled to give a speech at UC Berkeley. Antifa threatened violence, and the
school responded by telling Ann she’d personally liable for any damage caused
by the event. So Ann canceled. Gavin wasn’t going to let this mob terminate
free speech, so he took one for the team.
McInnes: We’re not allowing that to happen. The show must go on.
Patrick Courrielche: Gavin showed up to Berkeley, surrounded
by black, white, and Hispanic Proud Boys as his security, and read Ann’s speech
to the crowd.
What Gavin was doing was ballsy. It was patriotic. He wasn’t
going to allow the violent threats of Antifa stop the American right to peacefully
assemble, and he wasn’t even an American citizen. He took a stand, and he did
it with his signature sense of humor. His approach was attracting young men.
And as everyone knows, the young are the backbone of the Democrat Party.
Gavin’s effort had to be stopped. Enter the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Known by its acronym, the SPLC is a once respected civil
rights organization that in its heyday took on and bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan.
Today they create a hate map showing the location of various organizations they
classify as hate groups. But its critics now say that the SPLC has morphed into
political hit men by expanding the definition of hate to extract larger and
larger donations. In 2010, they classified the Family Research Council as an
anti-gay hate group. In 2012, a gunman walked into the Family Research Council headquarters
with the intent to kill its staff and smash Chic-fila sandwiches in the faces of
each of his victims. The building manager on site thwarted the gunman’s plan and was shot in
the process. The shooter was caught and questioned by the FBI.
FBI: Now how did you…this building, this
organization. Did you, did you, how did you find it earlier? Did you like look
it up online?
Gunman: It was a uh, Sothern Poverty Law,
lists, uh anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research,
went to the website. Stuff like that.
Patrick Courrielche: The SPLC’s hate map puts its targets’
lives in danger. Their critics claim that they’ve found a way to monetize hate.
Designating hate groups has been quite a lucrative business
for the SPLC. Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and others have helped them amass a
war chest in excess of half a billion dollars. Poverty is nowhere to be found
in the Southern Poverty Law Center. And no matter how much money the
organization raises to fight hate – according to their statistics, hate strangely
continues to rise. Which makes sense. If you make money finding hate, you’ll
come up with ways to find or create more of it.
Despite all of this, the SPLC is still considered by many
within the mainstream media to be the official classifier of hate groups.
Gavin and the Proud Boys were victims of Antifa attacks. That
didn’t appear to matter to the SPLC. They began using their reputation and
massive war chest to create a narrative that the godfather of hipsterdom was
now using his skills to create a neo-Nazi movement.
Gavin was forced to push back.
McInnes: No Nazis in Proud Boys
Patrick Courrielche: When a free speech event called Unite
the Right was scheduled in Charlottesville Virginia to protest the proposed
takedown of a Democrat Confederate monument, Gavin sensed the event was a trap.
So he disavowed the rally months before it was scheduled and encouraged Proud Boys not to attend.
It was a smart decision.
News Charlottesville coverage
Patrick Courrielche: But nonetheless, the SPLC attempted to
tie the horrific event to Gavin’s fraternal club. Again, he was forced to push
Gavin McInnes: Who is REALLY to blame for Charlottesville?
Patrick Courrielche: The tragic event was a gift to the
media. They weaponized it to attack Trump and his supporters. And the Southern
Poverty Law Center used it to ramp up their narrative against Gavin and the
These rallies were becoming traps. Antifa would provoke
violence, the media would capture the conflict, then pump out headlines blaming
It was about this time that Gavin announced his new show, Get
Off My Lawn, at a burgeoning new conservative streaming network, CRTV. Gavin
announced his new coming project.
Gavin McInnes was about to go mainstream. And for his
enemies, that could not happen. This guy was just too effective.
A few months later, in February 2018, the Southern Poverty
Law Center classified the Proud Boys a hate group
– and began a full campaign against Gavin, using his image increase
donations to their war chest.
Given what had transpired over the past year, many viewed
this as a political hit job. Even with all of the violent attacks by Antifa
– their use of explosives, their riots, their vandalism, their hatred of
Trump supporters, their assaults – the SPLC did not designate Antifa a
hate group…they left that label for the breakfast cereal experts.
The Proud Boys continued providing security at pro-Trump
rallies. They attended patriot events in Portland and elsewhere to protect the
participants – and Antifa was there to provoke the violence without fail.
The Southern Poverty Law Center used these face offs to
continue their narrative. In an August 1, 2018 posting, the SPLC warned the Proud Boys
were going to be involved in more violence at upcoming rallies, suggesting they
were the instigators of clashes at previous rallies. But not once in the
article did they mention Antifa. The following day, the SPLC highlighted the
Proud Boys use of social media to attract new members. Twitter appeared to take
On August 10, 2018, Twitter banned Gavin and other Proud Boy
accounts for violating its policy on quote violent extremist groups. Twitter
did not do the same to Antifa accounts.
For a public figure like Gavin McInnes, it’s only a matter of
time before someone invites you to perform at an event. That would come on October
12th, 2018, when the Manhattan Republican Club asked Gavin to speak.
Antifa caught wind and began threatening the organization
hosting the event, first with phone calls, then vandalizing the property and
leaving a threatening manifesto. So Gavin was faced again with either caving to
the violent mob, or attending. He chose the latter.
The Proud Boys escorted him to the event.
But we outside with these people screaming no Nazis in NYC they spelled my name
wrong which is very suspicious if you're so familiar with this guy.
Patrick Courrielche: Gavin got in. He typically uses these
events to perform a standup routine because Leftists have basically cut off traditional
comedy venues to anyone who is not on the Left. His set included a comedic
reenactment of a famous Japanese assassin named Otoya Yamaguchi. He finished his set
and prepared to leave.
So ATF is out there screaming and yelling at people calling them Nazis throwing
piss at them. There's this one guy the citizen journalist I think is name's
Paul. They mob him beat the shit out of him and take his equipment and get
arrested for it right. I go outside at the end the police keep us inside until
they can get rid of the ATF a mob outside. So we were stuck there by the cops
and then they say OK you go first. I go out I meet my car the throwing bottles
of piss and ice. I pull out my plastic sort of go auto Yamaguchi forever just
fucking with them. You know what else am I gonna do. Like crawl into the car
like I'm some sort of evil pedophile. No. So then and TFA leaves they're
dispersed. But what they did was they circled around the block and they came
back. So as proud boys were being escorted to the subway by the cops and
they're done for the night actually. They knew there was going to be some sort
of conflict so they brought pillows because they thought you're not getting
your optics boys we're gonna fight you with pillows to show you how useless you
are. But it was so late in the night and everything was so dead they left the
pillows like in the garbage and at the Republican Club they're just walking
home time of what bar to go to. And boom there's an TFA now. This is after they
had vandalized the Manhattan Republican Club smashed the windows glued the
locks and left a manifesto saying we are not civil.
So the proud
boys see them. And this isn't just like seeing anti far on the elevator. This
is after a week of threats and then it's an ambush and they drew a line like
there was a line of them and there's blocking the proud boys way and they throw
a bottle of piss and so proud boys bum rush them. The first guy Max it looks
like he's punched in the head he's actually pulling off the guy's mask and ATF
is winning at the beginning. They're pounding some guys kicking them when
they're down and then the other probably see what's going on they come in and
they beat up the guys who attacked them. So the police show up. This is all 30
seconds long by the way. The police show up and they go to the ante for you to
press charges are a problem here. And TFA says Fuck you pig and so they go.
guess that's a no on pressing charges now.
So the whole thing
was nothing and everyone went to bed and went. That was a kooky night. The next
day the DNC and this possibly always been the plan realized that they could
So that de Blasio. Cuomo the attorney
general and the media everyone seized upon this as hate violent hate gang it
was right before the midterms. So the DNC the DNC the media and TFA are not
different NTFS just the paramilitary wing. The DNC call the shots and the media
are the ones who are too chicken to go fight and they just fight online so they
all ran with this and my life just went upside down.
Reporter: Police continue to investigate a
brawl between alleged "Antifa" protesters and members of the
"Proud Boys" right-wing organization.
Patrick Courrielche: News report after news report cited Gavin
as the founder of an SPLC classified hate group. Days after the incident, the Proud
Boys were banned from Facebook, Instagram, then Paypal.
Gavin McInnes: and the NYC 9 much more
importantly than any of this. We're facing unbelievably serious charges felony
gang attack a year in prison.
Whenever I talk to their lawyers that his
call me back from a different phone your phone's likely tapped my phone. How
did we get here. Like that's worse than a pedophile and shutting down all these
I don't get to be on PayPal you know chase
shut down the head of proud boys. The chairman of proud boys
This is why
you should go to defend Gavin O'Connor because they're not just saying I don't
want you putting a swastika on Twitter. They're saying conservatives may not
use the banks and that's by the way exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews.
They started shutting down their banking that's what the Russians did to the
My jaw hit the
floor when that happened and before that it was just like like the NYU thing
was kind of fun. It was fighting a.. Eleven people got arrested but they were
all released and it was just these dumb rich kids thing communism is a thing
and they think Nazis exist and they're trying to fight us. They're easy to beat
up. That was a good brawl. Good old fashioned brawling. And it was all silly
and it was all basically fashion. You know it was the punks fighting the
skinheads which I did in the 80s right. That's all we did every weekend was
fight Nazis. These Nazis now say they're antifascist but they're the same Nazi
skinheads. Except much worse fighters I've noticed.
So yeah a big
change for me was was to go from all this silly fighting and online bickering
to you're facing serious jail time.
Patrick Courrielche: So their
lawyers tell Gavin that they may try to pin the Proud Boys as an organized
street gang with him as the leader – a serious allegation that has
Now you're obviously not doing illegal activities but they might try to argue
So if you step
down you kill 50 percent of their argument which could help their court case
and I say fine. So I do a press conference and I say I'm no longer alone. I no
longer have anything to do with the problem.
Now was never
the leader. I only started the fucking thing. And as far as my proud boy life
it was meeting my friends once a month at a bar in our little Fred Perrys and
laughing and you know doing a little ceremony. If that's if if never doing that
again means these guys get time shaved off their sentence. Of course I'll do
it. So that's why I did it.
Patrick Courrielche: A few
weeks later Gavin was fired from his job.
When I got fired I thought all right that's it. This is too much now.
Patrick Courrielche: He’d been
targeted by Antifa now for roughly two years. Just attending his scheduled
appearances meant he had to face being pepper sprayed, doused with urine, and
physically assaulted. He fought back by having his fraternal brothers protect
him at his appearances. And for doing that, for fighting back when attacked, the
SPLC classified his fraternal club as a hate group. This literally gave a
justification for the violent Antifa attacks.
After losing his job, he
decided it was time to fight back a different way. So he sued the Southern
Poverty Law Center for what he sees as a vicious defamation campaign against
him and his friends.
Gavin McInnes: So you know the Southern
Poverty Law Center we're getting us fired I think 35 pro boys have been fired
by this mob shit. How are they getting you fired. They just they harass the
employer. They they tell the employer that that this employees I'm a member of
the problems and they're known by the SPDC as a hate group.
Patrick Courrielche: The entire
ordeal was ludicrous to Gavin. The Proud Boys were being called racists and
Nazis when two of the three that are facing serious charges are married to black
women and have black children. Both of those men lost their jobs.
Their little black children were all young lost food on the table because of
this stupid racist Nazi lie. This myth and no.
Patrick Courrielche: These
three facing the most serious charges were offered a plea deal.
They refuse those pleas they said fuck that I'm not spending a year in prison
because I kicked a guy who kicked me who jumped me. I fought back and this is
where we're at
The Proud Boys
It's just as fun men's club where we hang
out and ninety nine percent of it's about drinking
Who are so happy to be able to speak openly
about their love of Trump and that's verboten. No. Men may not do that.
violent. They're not dangerous.
Yes they're violent when they get punched in
the face but so is every real man
they call us violent because we dare to fight back.
Patrick Courrielche: And that’s
just what Gavin is doing by going up against the behemoth Southern Poverty Law
Center in court.
If you can shut someone’s access to digital platforms down and defame him, you
are absolutely cutting his throat.
Patrick Courrielche: That’s Ron
Coleman, a litigator from the law firm Mandelbaum Salsburg. He’s representing
Gavin in his case against the SPLC.
And what the SPLC did with Gavin through it’s influence over the various social
media platforms and funding platforms was to deprive him of his ability to make
a living and substantially handicap the living that he could make.
Patrick Courrielche: In 2014 the SPLC openly began an effort
to demonetize their targets. They do this by categorizing their enemies as hate
groups. Then working to deplatform them from social media and block their
ability to use payment services. They now reportedly work directly with Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Paypal and others to identify hate groups
It is astonishing that these Silicon Valley monopolies would
trust the SPLC. On March 14th, its founder was fired for undisclosed
reasons. A few days later, a long-time SPLC employee published a scathing op-ed,
accusing the SPLC of racial and gender discrimination and claiming the SPLC was
“ripping off donors” and that their work was “in many respects, a highly
profitable scam.” The same day the article was published, the SPLC’s legal
director left the company and a day after that the president of the SPLC
This is not an organization that should be trusted for the
simple fact that even with all of the massive donations flowing into the
company to fight hate groups, according to the SPLC’s own statistics, the number of hate groups reached
a record high in 2018. Their efforts strangely have led to an increase in hate.
And that is likely because they profit from classifying more and more groups –
like Gavin and the Proud Boys – as hate groups regardless of whether they
are or not. To see how the SPLC has redefined hate listen to this SPLC
representative in a 2018 interview:
interviews with Australian Public Broadcasting Network.
Patrick Courrielche: The word Western is now a dog whistle
for white supremacy – regardless if you have black and Hispanic members.
A few months after this interview with Australia’s public broadcasting network,
Gavin was denied entry into Australia.
The SPLC’s campaign against Gavin has had a devastating effect.
Gavin McInnes: My children are ostracized at
school because of this fucking a rumor that was started by lefties. They were
reaching that vindictive Zenith right now of vitriol…
Patrick Courrielche: I asked Gavin how he’s been able to
continue under this massive, orchestrated attack.
Gavin McInnes: You know I'm a fighter and that's the way this sport goes. You get knocked down you get knocked out. You get the shit beaten out of you. You know you're pissing blood after an
important fight after 10 rounds. And I just get back and I get back into
training and I get back in the ring. That's just what I do. You know Jerry
Seinfeld was asked you got tons of money why are you still doing this shit. And he goes it's like a woodchuck. I just got to keep Chuck and wood and you know beavers have been domesticated very occasionally. And the thing about a beaver is his teeth aren't like ours. It's not like he has a skull. And then the teeth are separate things. His teeth come from his skull and they're always growing so they have to gnaw on those trees or their teeth will just grow right into their fuckin belly. Like when those girls have super long nails. So when they get domesticated the beavers just start eating the furniture and they're not doing this because they want to build a dam they're doing this to stop their teeth from overgrown. And I just feel like a beaver. I'm just gonna keep knawing away no matter what you do. I'm just going to keep going and going and going it's it's it's what I do.
Patrick Courrielche: Which leads us back to the question, why are all mainstream comedians liberals?
The answer is two-fold. One, liberals literally have more free speech than conservatives, and two, conservatives are afraid to be called racists.
Funny is often found in the taboo areas. The politically incorrect. The unsaid truth. The no go zones. The preposterous stereotypes. Comedy lives in these areas. If you’re on the Left, you can set up shop in those
spaces with much less risk of being branded a racist, or sexist, or homophobe. Like Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer Mexican joke.
Patrick Courrielche: Her career wasn’t ruined. Or Chris Rock.
This joke debuted on February 14, 2018.
Chris Rock White moms crying joke
Patrick Courrielche: That same day, a shooter walked into a
predominantly white Parkland, Florida high school and killed seventeen people. Chris Rock wasn’t branded a hate monger. He didn’t have to fight his way in and out of his next gig. He wasn’t pepper sprayed. No one threw urine at him. He survived that joke completely unscathed.
But if a conservative enters this space, they will be merciliously attacked by the Left…and prominent conservatives typically remain
silent because they don’t want to be branded a racist.
Gavin refused to let the violent Antifa thugs limit free speech. He went on to college campuses, facing assault and potentially even death. The man isn’t even an American citizen, but he stood up for our way of life. He has been severely punished for his principled stand…but we all benefited from his sacrifice and the efforts of a few other free speech warriors.
President signs executive order for free speech on college.
Patrick Courrielche: Gavin McInnes is without a doubt one of
the funniest people on the planet. But he has been under siege for that gift…and the establishment right has largely abandoned him. He is not allowed to be funny because making someone laugh is real power…and the Left refuses to let their enemy have that power. So they’ve taken jokes he’s made out of context
and used them to brand him a hate monger.
If the Right ever wants to win the culture war, they’ll stand up for their own when they are being attacked. Because if they don’t – the Left will just methodically pick off one hilarious right winger after
another – until there’s no one remaining to make us laugh.