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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

So is this what Heather Heying meant by "we’re now getting the chance to do something on a much larger scale than we could ever do in the classroom"?

Heather Heying made that statement in Bari Weiss's 2018 IDW article

It's been pretty clear since even before the article that Heying and her husband Bret Weinstein and her brother-in-law Eric Weinstein are opportunistic grifters, and more recently they are probably working for the Trump campaign like so many other members of the IDW appear to be: Joe Rogan, James LindsayAndy Ngo and Bari Weiss herself.

But even I could not guess how stupid and sleazy they would turn out to be. 

Per Business Insider:

Unity 2020 is the brainchild of former Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein, a charter member of the "intellectual dark web" (IDW) who is probably best-known for being the target of a student-led mob on campus in 2017. Unity 2020 isn't a party; it's "a grassroots presidential campaign to restore patriotic, courageous & capable leadership to the United States," according to its website.

Fundamental to the Unity 2020 ethos is the belief that the country faces certain doom if either President Donald Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election in November. The idea, then, is that a "patriotic" bipartisan ticket can save the day.

The "student-led mob" story was very likely one of the earliest free speech grifts of the Intellectual Dark Web, before they even decided on their little club's name.

Somehow, mysteriously, the IDWs of the Unity 2020 grift can't see a difference between Trump, a treasonous, corrupt, pussy-grabbing monster from hell and a middle-of-the-road standard politician like Joe Biden.

Heying could be seen hawking the "both sides are bad" on Twitter recently. It's so funny to see such a conscience-deficient sleazeball like Heying proclaiming anybody else to be guilty of playing to "basest instincts." 

The continuing dishonesty of Bret Weinstein was on display a little later in the Business Insider article:
A self-described "radical progressive," Weinstein said: "Economic inequality, growing past a certain point, tends to trigger revolts." But he added, "The focus on race on the BLM left is going to drive the entire nation to a place that it has been in the past, where race was a primary feature of how we viewed each other. And anybody who understands the United States knows that moving in that direction will be negative and not positive."
How stupid would someone have to be to buy Weinstein's story that he's a "radical progressive?"

I have to say, though, that Heying and the Weinstein brothers did get me to agree with an actual Libertarian:
The Libertarians and Greens have other ideas about Unity 2020's ambitions. 

"They're absolute f---ing morons," Nicholas Sarwark, the Libertarian Party chair from 2014 to 2020, said. "They don't have any plan for ballot access other than pretending it's not a thing."

Sarwark said Unity 2020's plan is to "transcend laws" by using a kind of magical thinking that he likened to Marianne Williamson's big-on-love and short-on-policy campaign.

"Who's your ticket? Dan Crenshaw and Tulsi Gabbard? And the runners-up were William McRaven and Andrew Yang. It's like the start of 'Street Fighter': Randomize your fighter and let's see how it goes," Sarwark added.
That was pretty damn funny for someone who admires Ayn Rand.

But I think it's extremely unlikely that they ever meant Unity 2020 to be on any ballots. The likely point of the whole thing is to help Trump by claiming to their idiot social media followers that Joe Biden, a vastly superior human being to Trump (as virtually all human beings are) is somehow on the same incomprehensibly psychopathic level as Trump, thus dampening their enthusiasm and likeliness of voting for Biden.

The IDW in general, and certain members in particular are soulless, corrupt, lying, sleazy grifting rat-fuckers. They do absolutely nothing in good faith and they have absolutely no qualms about it.

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