Monthly Archives: March 2015

White Supremacy and Magic Paper 7/7: Free Ramsey Orta

This is the last post in a seven-post series.  The first post is here. The entire series consolidated in one post is here. There was a time, such as when a trio of anti-war reds started the ACLU, that the Bill of … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 6/7: Putting the Libertarian in Civil Libertarian

Clearly there’s quite a lot to consider when assessing the utility to human liberation of haggling in court over fascist and corporate speech rights. But consistent with the minimizing dishonesty of Magic Paper Theory, today’s First Amendment absolutists reduce all objections to attempts at imposing one’s own values … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 5/7: Precedent Hardly Matters

In the absence of political pressure to do otherwise, there’s very little to stop a court from honoring or ignoring precedents capriciously. Therefore, the partiality the state shows white supremacists means precedents set on their behalf need have no meaningful effect on any group the … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 4/7: The White Supremacy Difference

Since the KKK  and its ilk are reactionary, it’s not too surprising that they strengthen and weaken roughly in proportion to conditions that promise leftward social change, just as state repression does. Historians say that there have been three discrete Klan movements. One emerged … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 3/7: Magic Paper Theory

The usefully infantilizing role models of the left like free speech absolutist Noam Chomsky conjure a U.S. that has made huge strides since the bad old days of overt and often murderous state repression. While admonishing leftists for “paranoia about concentration camps,” the world’s most … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 2/7: There’s No Such Thing as First Amendment Absolutism

Today’s First Amendment Absolutism, which performs regard for all contested speech as equal, that refuses to weigh other interests against any speech, and which adherents espouse as if in possession of eternal and obvious Truth, is of relatively recent vintage. Hugo Black, the Supreme Court justice … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Magic Paper 1/7: Frat Boys, Redskins and Ramsey Orta

White Supremacy is having a good month: On March 5, the ACLU put its weight behind Pro Football Inc’s fight to keep its Washington Redskins trademark.  A few days later, legal scholars from the right and permissible left along with The New Republic scolded Oklahoma University for expelling two SAE fraternity members who led … Continue reading

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