Last week, HuffPo published a piece entitled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” written by supposed feminist activist “Shelley Garland.”
“Some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men,” wrote “Garland” in the article. “If white men were not allowed to vote, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union, it is unlikely that Donald Trump would now be the President of the United States, and it is unlikely that the Democratic Alliance would now be governing four of South Africa’s biggest cities.”
“If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened,” she continued, adding, “At the same time, a denial of the franchise to white men, could see a redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners.”
Garland has now been revealed to be the pseudonym of Marius Roodt, a think-tank employee from Johannesberg, who created the persona in order to expose HuffPo’s racism and “lack of fact-checking.”
In the face of public outrage, the Huffington Post initially defended the piece. According to Verashni Pillay, editor-in-chief of HuffPo South Africa, “dismantling the patriarchal systems that have brought us to where we are today, a world where power is wielded to dangerous and destructive ends by men, and in particular white men, necessarily means a loss of power to those who hold it.”
Only after learning that “Shelley Garland” did not exist, and that they had been trolled, did the Huffington Post retract the article and affirm that they “fully support” universal enfranchisement.
In a later post, Verashni Pillay also apologized for initially defending the piece.”I did not make it clear enough in my initial response that I absolutely do not agree with the disenfranchisement of any group of people,” wrote Pillay. “I don’t hate white men.”
“I don’t hate white men……………much.”
“I don’t hate white men. In fact I think I should be allowed to own several of them.”
It really is the ultimate embodiment of Poe’s Law when even the publisher can’t tell the difference…
Don’t know the reliability of the below outlet (fake news n all) but it seems huffpo also just removed an article saying that trump supporters deserve to die. Classy.
We are sure that HuffPO hasn’t been double trolled & Marius Roodt is, in fact, a monopedal black lesbian transexual living in Detroit?
whatever war Trump wants to start so he and his billionaire buddies can profit off weapons manufacturing and oil contracts.
Lol. Teenage Trot Activism 101. It’s always about the oil…which North Korea doesn’t have. Oh.
I heard that on Matthew Wright’s TV show yesterday he and his CM chums agreed that the minimum voting age should be lowered to 16 and the franchise withdrawn from everyone over the age of 55.
The old mainstream media isn’t so bad after all, is it? (Actually, yes it is, but not for these reasons). HuffPo will keep getting stung like this because they don’t have the skill or judgment to check things out and are apt to go for sensation. Virtue-signalling Onanists.
The last 18 months have been brilliant. The Left is finally being exposed for the authoritarian anti-democratic power hungry set of arseholes that anyone with a brain and a history book knew they always were. They have moved so far from logic and intellectual consistency that anyone can see they are utterly barking, and nasty with it.
And as such are for the first time being voted against in a real manner – they have been used to winning constantly for the last 30 years, even when they have ‘lost’ elections, the general direction of travel has still been leftwards, particularly because they have increasingly taken control of the levers of power within the State sector. But Brexit and Trump, and maybe Le Pen are real reverses, and they don’t like it, and it is provoking a very revealing reaction. Which in tern is making them even more electorally unpopular.
Its a wonderful downward spiral, long may it continue!
What amuses me is the assumption that they are only talking to those on the ‘correct’ side of the argument, hence the following headline:
Nightmare scenario, dream scenario more like, but it will only happen if people vote for it.
And according to the updated article the guy has lost his job after HuffPo tracked him down and confronted him, blaming him for the outcry the article had caused.
So no insight from the leftists as to what mistakes they made, only a desire to punish those who did them wrong. I wonder why we don’t want them to rule us.
Marine Le Pen is renowned for her far-right views and has vowed to hold a Frexit vote, return to the French Franc and slash immigration to 10,000 a year while regaining control of French borders and cracking down on suspected Islamist terrorists.
@DocBud – Oh, the extremism! The ‘far right’ isn’t what it used to be, eh?
“Progressives” are driven to ever greater excesses in their looking-glass world because, as the Red Queen said, “it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
“…wrote Pillay. “I don’t hate white men.””
“…I just can’t help looking like I do with everything I publish.”
“…according to the updated article the guy has lost his job after HuffPo tracked him down and confronted him…”
A job he’s clearly better off out of, then. Any sensible boss would have given him a raise.
Proof that they really do hate us. On racial grounds.
In the future it won’t matter if Rusty rejects racism or not. They will come for him because of the colour of his skin anyway.
Screaming as he is dragged away “but I called other people thick, racist pricks! I’m on your side!”
And the Huffington-Puffington Post doesn’t know what ‘troll’ means.
Wait, that’s Allum Bokhari at Breitbart, writing about HuffPuffPo, who doesn’t know what troll means.
I’m constantly surprised by professional writers who have a tin ear for dodgy prose styles.
I though t it was the rule of law that ensured assets were held by their rightful owners. So, next time I’m burgled I should call an SJW not a policeman?
Western Civilization is the problem. Brought to you by white men. To end Western Civilization, and the human rights it defines and supports, you must get rid of white men.
(“I hate Western Civilization – which is white men – I hate white men – but I need their help to destroy them, so . . .”) “I don’t hate white men.”
The Guardian unwittingly published an article by Godfrey Elfwick – the Alt Right online poison nearly turned me racist. It is a brilliant piece.