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With the rise of the "alt-right" -- which is exactly like the racist far-right, except they call themselves "alt" in order to insinuate that they were very cool in the '90s or something and maybe even listened to Nirvana -- the bar for what constitutes a "Social Justice Warrior" is getting lower and lower. So low, in fact, that it now includes former Breitbart "News" editor Ben Shapiro, who has long and proudly stood against anything even vaguely resembling justice of any kind.


Shapiro was recently added to the SJWList, a wiki created by followers of "alt-right" hero Vox Day. Said wiki defines an SJW as “Self-identifying as a Social Justice Warrior; Publicly advocating the disemployment or no-platforming of an individual for failing to submit to the SJW Narrative; Being a journalist and publishing articles that support the SJW Narrative or an SJW attack campaign.”

What horrific crime did he commit in order to find himself on such a list? He said mean things about racists in an interview with David Rubin. Specifically, he said "Of course there are legitimate racists, and we should target them, and we should find them, and we should hurt their careers, because racism is unacceptable."

In order to understand what was so upsetting about that statement, it helps to know that according to the alt-right, racism is basically the Schrödinger's cat of personal belief systems. It exists and does not exist at the same time. On the one hand, it is a concept that was invented by SJWs who want people to feel bad just because they happen to enjoy discriminating against or insulting people of other races. But also, simultaneously, it is not a bad thing to be and to call it "unacceptable" is perhaps one of the cruelest things one could ever say.

In his own post on his recent SJW coronation, Shapiro points out that he has long been opposed to people having the right to boycott a company or person based on their beliefs, noting that he has "called for boycotting members of the left for leading boycotts based on beliefs" which is not at all the same thing as boycotting someone for their beliefs.

The difference, he says, between what he advocates and what he opposes is that he thinks it is OK to not shop at a place if the owner is actively behaving like a racist dickbag. But it's not ok to not shop at a place if the owner merely thinks like a racist dickbag. According to the principles of the free market, everyone ought to be legally required to spend money at places owned by racist dickbags who say racist things, so long as they are not actually running around beating minorities with axe handles autographed by Lester Maddox.

Shapiro has been slipping for a while. Just recently, he quit his job at Breitbart.com after Trump goon Corey Lewandowski manhandled their reporter Michelle Fields, and the site took his side in the matter. What is next for him and his sudden woke-ness when it comes to common decency? Will he say "please" when asking someone to pass the salt? Will he chew with his mouth closed? Will he (GODFORBID) suggest that it's probably not totally weird that when you go out of your way to insult people, that some people will then be insulted? The possibilities are endless!

Or not. Shapiro claims that he is not the SJW, the alt-right people are the SJWs because they are trying to destroy him for not giving Donald Trump the loving tongue baths he so deserves. SO THERE.

[DailyWire]

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Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse

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