So this morning, @labradorgolden, someone new to the blog (started at the end of 2001), labeled me “a @michaelmalice wannabe.”

I like Malice’s Twitter timeline —I’ve not read his books — but it is typical of a certain type of online “con” to believe...
...history began with his own introduction to internet political engagement.

A reminder: this breakdown of the Pomo move to re-affirm racial separatism — under the self-serving guise of keeping racialism relevant solely as a political and academic tool to carve out a power...
...niche — I first published on in 1996, in an op-Ed that appeared in The Clarion, the campus newspaper at the University of Denver where I was teaching at the time (and then later updated to encompass reaction to the 9/11 attacks). The piece stirred controversy among the...
...English Dept and identity studies faculty, but I never backed away from — and in fact, tirelessly defended and fleshed out its central premises — the argument that the kernel assumptions of this re-branding of race (and later gender) as social constructs, were internally...
...contradictory and ultimate collapsed upon themselves under the weight of their own ill-engineered artifices.

On proteinwisdom, I explained how all this works in terms accessible to those not trained in either language or critical race theory; as of 2010 I’d reached 60 mil...
...unique impressions — and eagerly took on all comers who tried to defend racialism (including a debate w some on the right, including Steve Sailer, in what I thought an interesting and instructive exchange).

“Punditry” — as early as 2002 online — showed an inevitable move...
...toward territorialism and hierarchy; arguments with those of your own political leanings often led to petty feuds or outright uprisings, none of which, to my way of thinking, should forestall the necessity of making the arguments, no matter whose egos were bruised, or whose...
...feathers got ruffled.

For all that, I can to this day say with complete confidence and honesty that was never derivative of anything else online. In fact, the mere suggestion, back in the salad days of the blogosphere, would have been met with...

And yet today, the suggestion is that I’m a “wannabe” pretender to another’s work and style.

This is why I find it increasingly futile to make my cases: the territorialsm and niche stakeholder claims to intellectual territory redounds every bit to...
...ahistoricity among certain rightwing readers as it does with leftists who dismiss prior history as regressive and backward looking.

Anyway, here’s the piece I wrote in 1996 and updated on pw. If it shows me as a retroactive wannabe content thief, I guess I’ll carry that...

I’m exhausted having always to defend myself.

So I’m going to take a break here for a bit. After all, you can always just read the “real” thing; why waste time on we “wannabes”?
Incidentally, the url for the blog archives is listed in my profile.

So there’s that.

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