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"Canada Right"
A Scathing Rebuttal

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From Duncan Coons
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Nizkor: Vile, Lazy, or Ignorant
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 09:34:00 -0500
Message-ID: <01bb6e6c.d5ab0960$83cfd3c6@default>

Anyone with even a passing familiarity with mainstream political and academic discourse should examine Nizkor's archive file "canada-right," a contemptible piece of character assassination that purports to be a directory of far-right groups (orgs/canadian/northern-foundation/canada.right).

Included in this libel are the following fascist luminaries: the late Alan Bloom, Straussian philosopher, translator of Plato's "Republic," author of (appropriately in this context) "The Closing of the American Mind"; William F. Buckley, founder and former editor of "National Review," ADL supporter, author of "In Search of Anti-Semitism," practically an exemplar of a mainstream conservative commentator; Dinesh D' Souza, author of "Illiberal Education," the book which (even more appropriately) introduced the term "political correctness" to our everyday lexicon; Doreen Kimura, distinguished psychologist, author of influential studies of sex differences, co-founder (heaven forfend) of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship; Michael Walker, the director of the conservative Fraser Institute, a notorious hotbed of Canadian neo-naziism. Etc, etc.

The list is a stunning study in guilt by association, associations which in this case no sane person would ever consider. But at least Nizkor is an equal-opportunity libeller: Jews, Catholics, women, East Indians, wicked white males of various ethnic and political persuasions--public and not-so-public figures whose only crime is conservative politics, defence of free speech, or traditionalist religious convictions--all merit inclusion along with the likes of Tom Metzger, George Burdi, and Ernst Zuendel. And the list does, to its credit, yield some real McCarthyite delights: eg. UNB math professor Matin Yaqzan "supports Malcolm Ross, is supported by Camille Paglia." Thus do the tentacles of this sinister conspiracy reach ever outward.

A few explanations of this abomination come to mind: you guys are vile beyond anything I could ever have imagined; no-one actually read this "neo-right directory" before it was archived for the world to see; or you are so massively ignorant that you don't actually know anything about those whom you have libelled.

On the optimistic assumption that the latter is the case, I would advise that you consult someone outside of your obsessive anti-racist clique and its circle of admirers, preferably some techno-peasant who still actually reads the occasional book, newspaper, or magazine, and ask him if Irving Kristol really deserves to have his name appear right above the Aryan terrorist David ("Wodensson") Lane, or why D'Souza and former Grand Wizard David Duke are not exactly soulmates.

In any event, if you have any decency at all, you will remove this trash >from your site. Quickly.

The original plaintext version of this file is available via ftp.

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