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Richard 🎃 Spencer @RichardBSpencer
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.@FaithGoldy's run for Toronto mayor was ultimately demoralizing.

It didn't have to be that way.

I once thought she could be a bridge figure. I'm now convinced she's bridge to nowhere.
I don't say this because Goldy lost. After all, one can win while losing. Ron Paul put libertarianism on the map in 2008 and changed the trajectory of mainstream conservatism, even though he had no chance of becoming President.
I don't say this because Goldy might have made some tactical errors on the trail. Anyone who steps into the arena makes tactical errors, which are unfairly deconstructed by various armchair quarterbacks afterwards.
And I certainly don't say this because Goldy was attacked by every aspect of the legal, governmental, and media apparatus. Indeed, that was the most instructive and inspiring aspect of her run.
Faith Goldy is demoralizing because she combined the very worst aspects of "quixotic" and "pragmatic" campaigns. She ran a campaign that was only about her "brand" and proved that she has precious few ideas or ideals beyond that.
Goldy had no chance of victory—and yet focused her campaign on issues like pot holes, traffic, tax cuts...and Zionism!
Having an opportunity to promote basic, approachable identitarianism, Goldy instead promoted the very worst aspects of neoconservatism and the Alt-Lite (not even civic nationalism). We didn't hear much about White identity but lots about a one-state solution in Palestine.
Goldy claimed that her connections to the Alt-Right were "fake news." But the media could be forgiven for thinking that she was one of us. Over the course of 2017, and especially after her firing from The Rebel, she more than flirted with the movement and our ideas.
Goldy praised Kevin MacDonald and myself, recited the 14 words, and became a fixture on various Alt-Right podcasts and live-streams. She now claims that this was all a "social experiment." She didn't mean it.

Hopefully, no one will be fooled next time.
A Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, or Milo political campaign wouldn't look much different. Goldy took the heat for being an actual identitarian, but advanced ideas that were retrograde and wrong. Her campaign will be remembered for her shrill yelling at opponents ("Loomering").
At the end of the day, she advanced her brand.

Sadly, many Alt-Right incels will continue to drool over the "trad QT."

No self-respecting person should be fooled by her.
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