Noxious proto-fascist John Jay has declared that he will write no more:
i am despised by the left. toxic to my friends, those who remain. and, seemingly either ridiculous or not of interest to all others, just not relevant in any particular, it would seem.
So far, so good. But let’s get it right — you’re despised by pretty much any thinking person who values a just and decent society. You are toxic to your friends because you write vile things that reveal the authoritarian ends of the right-wing anti-Islam movement, the things they try, at least most of the time, to conceal.
so, from this day forth, i will write no more forever. it’s just not worth the bother, not worth the indulgence.
The punchline is that, after writing this, he updated the post. Twice. And one of them makes clear that he’s been leaned upon by Geller and Spencer over this recent outburst:
i have no editorial, nor intellectual, nor administrative connection with either “f.d.i.” or “s.i.o.a.” nor have i ever. i have no editorial, nor intellectual, nor administrative connection or input into the running of either “atlas shrugs” or “jihad watch.” i certainly do not contribute to the authorship of what appears at those blogs, nor to the content of their posting. nor to the ideas they propound and advance.
i support what they do, … , but, i apparently add nothing to it, & detract from it.and, it may be said w/ absolute accuracy that neither pamela geller nor robert spencer have any input, or contribution, or control over what has appeared in the “pages” of this blog, nor any connection to the blog. you may be given to understand, moreover, that they disavow any approval over my recent posts here, and they have expressed their vigorous disagreement with the same.
But the truth is that Geller and Spencer also support terribly authoritarian and unjust actions against Muslims. They feverishly work to deny the First Amendment rights of Muslims to build mosques. They continue to argue that Islam is not really religious but is a political movement so as to diminish the free exercise rights of Muslims (Geller makes that argument yet again in her most recent Worldnutdaily column). It’s only a small step from “you can’t build any more mosques or expand the ones you have” to Jay’s “burn down the mosques.” Suppression by governmental coercion is little different from the violence of the mob.
And does anyone think he means it? I don’t. He’ll be back. People like him can’t help themselves.