The alt-right racists are in town. Are you really happy to shrug your shoulders?

Detachment is a luxury only some enjoy. For women, non-whites or any of the subjects of Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern’s rants, looking the other way is rarely possible.

This week’s analysis edition first appeared at The Spinoff.

The introduction appears here. To read the full piece visit the Spinoff at this link.


White nationalism is, for the basement dwelling 4chaners, mouth breathing Redditors, and Youtube philosopher kings, nothing more than a desperate search for an alternative fatherland. The US? Immigrant scum run the streets, and liberal sell-outs run the government. It’s doomed. Canada? Immigrants, again, and pretty boy Justin Trudeau. The UK? Immigrants, Muslims, and a Black princess. Australia? Immigrants. New Zealand? Immigrants.

Oh, and bloody maoris too.

Russia, apparently, is the last white homeland. Strongmen rule over a proud people. Convicted criminal and KKK grand wizard David Duke thinks Russia is the “key to white survival”. The former alt-right standard bearer Richard Spencer, famous for eating a punch, celebrates it as “sole white power in the world”.  Lauren Southern, a darling of the white nationalist right, made her pilgrimage to the fatherland in June, interviewing the country’s leading neo-fascist.

Southern’s world tour arrives in Auckland this evening, an “alt-lite” treat for the country’s exceedingly small fascist scene. We can expect Southern’s greatest hits. In the UK she marched through Luton handing out leaflets reading, among other things, “Allah is gay,” the adult equivalent of drawing a dick in the school toilets. In Australia she turned up in Lakemba, a supposedly “sharia-ruled” suburb in Sydney, asking “do you see many British pubs?”

The locals pointed her across the road to the Lakemba Hotel, where VB’s Aussie green is plastered over the front wall…


If you find Southern and Molyneux’s views detestable, you can join the peaceful rally for tolerance and diversity in Aotea Square, Auckland, this evening.

For an explicitly Māori view on hate speech, you can read Tina Ngata’s righteous piece.