The racist Michael Moynihan, formerly of Portland, has established a new site for himself called the "Moynihan Institute" at http://www.moynihaninstitute.org, which looks like it's trying to peddle hate under the "we're hip, we're cool", ironic style that Jim Goad pioneered.
Goad, also of Portland, who puts his right wing rants in a "I'm just talking about the hypocracy of the left" mode, wrote "Redneck manifesto", which, actually, wasn't that bad, but has since distinguished himself by going out onto the far right in far less honestly ironic and disciplined ways.
He edits Exotic, a soft core guide to strip clubs which has a Seattle edition, which I've seen, that also uses the whole "Lefties just want to spoil our fun" tactic to pretty crassly push the agenda of strip club owners who just care that the money's rolling in.
After seeing the whole bullshit strategy a few times you begin to pick up on the fact that the "I'm just stepping up to politically correct hypocracy" shtick is a smokescreen. These people don't care about correcting excesses; they're straight out reactionaries who are veiling said reactionary rhetoric with this rigamorole. So, this then entitles them to be as racist and sexist as they want without suffering the consequences because, hey, they're being ironic.
People who point out excesses of political correctness in more honest ways are welcome to do so, but these people aren't being honest about their motivations or what they really stand for.
Which gets me back to the point about the "Moynihan Institute" blog. From the beginning, just using what's on the front page, about the mayor of Boston " This weekend we found out he did it again. We all know that Mumbles wants to be seen as a multicultural guy. That’s why he hosts a yearly “gay prom” in city hall for queer high schoolers. It’s also evidenced by how he gives valuable land away to militant Muslims so they can build a Mosque where they disseminate hate and make plans to blow up things in the United States."
"I’ve never really been a big fan of Joan Rivers. I’ve always found her to be the stereotypical whiney New York Jewess. In fact, anyone that has had as many face lifts as her and still looks that scary should sue for a refund from their doctor."
"So the driver was sitting there with his flashers on, minding his business, and 3 kids came running up to the bus. One of them was apparently beaten up pretty badly and they appeared to be quite scared. The driver says that they were essentially seeking shelter because they were being chased by some other kids, one of which had a gun. Eventually the other kids caught up to them, fired at the bus, and one of the bullets went right through the driver’s window and clipped him. The shooter and his buddies then took off.
That was the first part of the story that hit the news the night it happened. Before any descriptions were given, you just knew that this was a bunch of homies doing what they do best. At face value one could surmise that the 3 kids were simply being terrorized by some thugs, but Moynihan readers know differently:
- ALL of them turned out to be black.
- Their clothing ranged from do-rags, to hooded sweatshirts, to baggy jeans, to baseball caps.
Well I was shocked to hear that.
Personally I really don’t give a shit whether these monkeys kill each other off. We’re better off for it in the end on a number of levels – tax dollars being the most important to me. What really bothers me is that these fuckers are running around and firing guns off at will and a decent, hard working husband and father gets clipped. "
Note, these aren't all written by Moynihan himself, he has a posse of racists working for him.
Yes, it appears that the only thing different between Moynihan and the average racist skin is that Moynihan has taken a few hits of acid in his time and has enough wherewithal to know that by exploiting the "hip" rejection of political correctness he can rope some people in who are willing to delude themselves that they're not actually agreeing with, and accepting, racism and white supremacy.
I'm sure that if I made some contact with some people down in Portland, anti-Racist Skins, that, in point of fact, they'd be extra-willing to give me a chronicle of what exactly Mr. Moynihan was up to in their town, beyond the white wash of the fawning Willamette Weekly profile that managed to run interference for him over his racist activities.