Amphiist 48: A balanced look at Richard Spencer, Mike Cernovich and Roosh V

· Philosophy, Politics

There are many sides fighting to influence our world view

We need to listen to all of them (free speech)

Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover

The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives:

Shia Muslims, men’s rights, socialists, etc.

Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides

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Mainstream Media

The mainstream media tends to like to divide people among groups who identify as a certain niche. This makes it easier to write about them, and makes things less confusing. So we will hear people like Mike Cernovich called alt right, Richard Spencer a Nazi, Roosh V a rape apologist, etc. Newspapers are written at a level that an 8th-grader can understand. Nuance does not sell papers. It is easier to stereotype someone as belonging to a group which conjures up immediate emotions. That gets readers to engage, and makes them more likely to like, comment, etc. on the article that they are reading, which leads to more revenue for the newspaper in question.

(Turn over page for other perspective)

The Other Side

This is unwise. Take the three examples noted on the other side of this edition of Amphiist. Mike Cernovich has enjoyed some scoops as a journalist. He has also been part of debunked conspiracy theories like Pizzagate. He is well read and cultured. But he also disseminates fake news mixed in with real stuff. You will not read this kind of nuance in the mainstream media, just the Amphiist.

Spencer is undoubtedly a racist, at least in terms of some of the words he speaks. But he doesn’t have the Nazi mindset. He does not mock people for being differently abled, overweight, etc. He is friends with black people. Of course, the things he does wrong are so horrific that they outweigh the little good, but I’m just saying that I wish the mainstream media engaged in a more balanced approach on these issues.

Now let’s look at RooshV. He wrote an article that was satirical about making rape legal on private property. He meant to say (badly) that women need to be more careful and that some of it is actually their responsibility. However, the fact that the media purposely misunderstood him because of their embrace of feminism doesn’t negate the fact that Roosh actually said at one point that he didn’t want to appear on a YouTube stream with a fat woman. This truly is the Nazi mindset.

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