Posted On: Saturday - October 21st 2017 5:33PM MST
In Topics:   Websites  Political Correctness  Global Financial Stupidity  Race/Genetics  alt-right
Let me explain that for you non-LATIN-ohs. “You too, Tyler Durden”, comes from Bill Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, as Caeser is “shocked, shocked, I tells ya’” that Mr. Brutus is in on the plot to murder him, in Latin. No really, he’s IN SHOCK as he has just been stabbed. Wait, OK, let me explain some more - “Tyler Durden” (from the movie Fight Club - You do not tell anyone how much the movie sucks!) is the pen name of the writer(s) at Zerohedge.com.
This post is about ZH’s wimping out on standing up for Marc Faber, who was guilting of spouting out the truth in his financial advise newsletter. Some background is in order as Peak Stupidity has never mentioned this guy. He is an economic Austrian, but actually Swiss. Mr. Faber is a gloom-and-doomer about the (at least Western) economies for mostly the same reasons as Zerohedge, and therefore has appeared on that site many, many times with his own writings, in clips of interviews, and quotes of his take on big-time financial matters.
Here is a complete paragraph of what Mr. Faber wrote in regarding the Charlottesville cntrl-left-instigated violence:
“I don’t want to enter into a serious discussion of the tearing down of monuments of historical personalities, but I cannot omit mentioning how the liberal hypocrites condemned the Taliban when they blew up the world’s two largest standing Buddhas (one of them 165 feet high), situated at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains of central Afghanistan, in 2001. But the very same people are now disturbed by statues of honourable people whose only crime was to defend what all societies had done for more than 5,000 years: keep a part of the population enslaved. And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority. I am not a racist, but the reality — no matter how politically incorrect — needs to be spelled out as well. (And let’s not forget that the African tribal heads were more than happy to sell their own slaves to white, black, and Arab slave dealers.)”Even with all this previous support for his views from the ZH writers, because being called a racist is apparently the worst thing in the world now, ZH included a post on Wednesday that read just like it were something off of CNBC, Bloomberg, or any of the standard Lyin’ Press. ZH, in the post title, calls this a “racist diatribe” and sounds just as scolding and sanctimonious as the Lyin’ Press always does. I’ll give ZH credit for including a graphic of the entire paragraph above (which could only be found as text in its entirety easily via searching for pieces of the first part of the text). They still only included the parts to enable their scolding and finger-pointing in the main body, just as the LP would do, and did do. ZH:
First, good on Marc Faber to stick to his statement and not cower in front of Political Correctness. “Tyler Durden” sounds just silly correcting the spelling of this man who is not a native English-speaker, when they have plenty of typo’s, spelling and bad grammar on their own site (it does not worry me, but it’s just hypocritical here).
Asked for a comment by the WSJ Faber responded in an e-mail: “I am naturally standing by this comment since this is an undisbutable (SIC) fact.”
Reached for comment by CNBC, Faber similarly did not back away from his statements: "If stating some historical facts makes me a racist, then I suppose that I am a racist. For years, Japanese were condemned because they denied the Nanking massacre." In addition to the brief statement, he sent a link to a USA Today story titled, "Banned in Biloxi, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' raises old censorship debate," focusing on the Harper Lee classic.
Well, there are always the commenters to tear the world, and ZH itself, a new one, and they did not disappoint either. They are the best commenters on the web, and as written multiple times here, what makes Zerohedge a great website.
Zerohedge is the 1st site on the Peak Stupidity blogroll, and if they want to stay there, they’d damn well better keep up their normal mode of doom-and-gloom, but with the factual truth coming first, and no Political Correctness. For shame, Zerohedge, for shame!
Addendum: Peak Stupidity has just noted a new ZH post from today, It has a youtube clip of Mr. Faber talking about his previous statement and not retreating with Faber’s text ending with:
I think that to try to deny the fact that the western white man made America great is just not right and for that reason I was attacked very badly."The ZH writer ends with:
We suspect Faber's reponse [SIC] will do him no favors in this age of ever-increasing virtue-signaling, but he has at least clarified his perspective.That is a small step toward redeeming this site in our eyes. Our bold there is to point out “yeah, not if even ZH will sell out the truth for PC!” Oh, and there’s a typo there, guys.... know the line about the glass houses? Yeah, the [SIC] is Peak Stupidity’s - you’re welcome, Zeroguts.
[UPDATE 10/23:]. Corrected this guy’s nationality. I’d always thought he was Austrian from reading ZH. He is Swiss.