DEBATE: Andrew Anglin vs Vox Day on National Socialism (Saturday 11 am NYC Time)
So, that was slightly less of a clown show than I expected. Although it was the first debate I’ve seen that the moderator lost. One thing I thought was interesting was the way Anglin did not reveal his Google pageviews. Based on the difference between his pre-prepared statement and his ability to argue from it, I would guess that several people were involved in writing it.
He provided a few informative statements. I don’t recall them all, but I did note these:
- “Nobody cares about the historical context of left and right.”
- “Everything that Hitler did served to support the order of nature.”
- “Liberalism was invented by Jews.”
- “I have never commented on your blog.”
- “Everywhere I look, behind every problem I have, I see hook nosed jews.”
In my opinion, the actual debate ended here:
AA: Understanding Right wing is preservation of the natural order through tradition. Left wing is the push for equality to override the natural order.
VD: NSADAP Munich Manifesto, Point 9. All citizens must possess equal rights and duties.
While the meta-debate ended here:
AA: Don’t be Vox Day, Don’t attack people on the same side as you.
VD: We’re not on the same side.
My favorite take: “It’s just bad PR for Vox Day, even if his rant was correct and Hitler was left wing, that has literally nothing to do with Andrew Anglin.”
True enough. I can’t argue with that.