About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Very Fine People on Both Sides!

In Sam Harris' podcast "Conquering Hate," his guest Deeyah Khan talked about how the Nazis and white supremacists she's interviewed claim they aren't racist:

"Jared's [Taylor] whole thing is around racist science, where's he's trying to promote a hierarchy of intelligence and IQ and that's it's natural for us to discriminate against people of color because they have lower IQ."


Sam's reaction -- and this is also a quote: "The special problem with people like [Richard] Spencer and I think it might even be more true of Jared Taylor is that there is truth mingled in with his racism."

Un-fucking-believable.

And in case this seems like cherry picking quotes, Sam then goes on (and again, direct quote): "You raised this issue of IQ and the biology of intelligence. There are actually politically inconvenient data that have impeccable scientific bona fides at this point. And more data's coming all the time."

I'm at a loss.

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