Never induce a tweetstorm.

Sam Rosa is a Vancouver Papist and progressive. He starts all this by writing a review of Petersen’s book, and (as you would expect) tweets about it.

I don’t know how Vox does it (one of his authors he edits has just published another book and he’s working on volume III of his fantasy series between soccer gams) but he read it and quoted Sam. As did I this morning. Because he spoke some truth, and we don’t care where truth comes from.

But this scared Sam.

Vox Day took the thread and posted on his website, to save us reading 140 letters at a time.

PUBLIC NOTICE & STATEMENT:

I have been informed that the Alt-Right blog *Vox Populi* has a sympathetic post excerpting and linking to my critical review of Jordan B. Peterson that ran yesterday morning at Catholic News Service and listing my 12 rules parody thread.

I fully, completely, and totally reject any form of sympathetic association to this site and its ideology.

More than that, I see these people’s ideological platform as a grave evil. As a Mexican-American, I cannot assume if they take me to be “white” or not. So let me assure them that I am a racial mestizo and proud of it.

All intellectual debates aside, I want nothing to do with any person who advocates for anything approaching any form of political ethnonationalism, most of all that falsely conceived, racist ethnos called “white.”

I have been extremely critical of Rod Dreher and Jordan Peterson and others for not distancing themselves immediately from any form of alt-right sympathy. I hold myself to the same uncompromising and absolute standard. As soon as I found out, I posted this thread.

My Roman Catholic faith — and every other institution I am affiliated with — also condemns this ideology, but, tragically, it is the particularity of my race that is now the clearest bright line. All the same, I condemn the Alt-Right, totally.

Sam Rocha, Vox Popoli

Then he started screenshots. Of the comments at Vox Popoli. (Just don’t do that folks, the vile faceless minions earn that title by taking down people 4chan can’ get to)

And then the ilk who still have twitter accounts started trolling.

And it got brutal

What people outside of the dank end of the christian right and their allies do not understand is that we have been called evil and unprogressive and racist and sexist and hateful so often that we don’t care. We generally know our theology better than those who protest and we do not expect any support.

But we do know how to make the internet work, and we network. Sam poked a stick into a hornet’s nest. Next time someone you don’t like quotes you approvingly, consider that you may have inadvertantly said something quite real and quite true, or conversely something quite evil. But you will be able to sort them by their roots. And the diversity proponents are not making a civil society.

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