The knives are out for Rod Dreher, The American Conservative’s (TAC) prolific Orthodox Christian blogger. Cultural Marxism does demand regular sacrifices, after all. Nathan Doyle noted a few of the prominent leftists keeping tabs on Mr. Dreher, but with due respect, only the tip of the iceberg was scraped.
Let he who has ears to hear, hear: Rod Dreher's racial politics are very, very bad and they have been for a long time. https://t.co/RZfGbF0nuM— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) January 25, 2018
Camp of the Saints literally depicts white genocide at the hands of evil immigrants. Dreher thinks it raised some good points. That should trouble anyone with a conscience.— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) January 25, 2018
Below is an excerpt from Rod Dreher, a Christian and author of “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” It is now even clearer why Dreher sees separation as the best option.— Jemar Tisby (@JemarTisby) January 22, 2018
New premium ep is up: David French and Rod Dreher back in force— Chapo Trap House (@CHAPOTRAPHOUSE) March 2, 2017
And introducing...the Basketball Snobhttps://t.co/8mrOYu3C8l
But there is plenty more.
Amanda Marcotte, the resident feminist at Salon:
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Jamelle Bouie, Slate’s Ta-Nehisi Coates:
anyway dreher is just derbyshire with hipster glasses and “liberal” friends— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) January 22, 2018
Hannah Gais, a regular at The Baffler:
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Noah Bertlasky, exemplar of the Jewish tendency to gate-keep:
Rod Dreher wants you to know that you're discriminating against him if you shun him because he's full of hate.— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) April 24, 2018
It's the same thing he's wanted you to know in every other article he's written. W/o bigotry, his whole written persona would dissipate into ether. https://t.co/Cc1B84Qhng
Rod Dreher was nattering on endlessly yesterday about how gay marriage is a "cosmic" shift, and Catholicism can't survive without bigotry. Again, bigoted nonsense doesn't deserve to be seriously debated.— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) April 3, 2018
Rod Dreher should take the Benedict option and crawl into a cave, never to trouble us more.— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) August 17, 2017
With so many prominent media voices deeming him beyond the pale, it is the to the immense credit of TAC for sticking with him. But just because they have, does not mean they will. One cannot help but wonder what Mr. Dreher’s fate will be if the heat is ever turned up considerably. For example, what if the Southern Poverty Law Center turned its sights on him? What if examples of his supposed bigotry make it on a segment of national television? That happened to Katie McHugh, who was eventually fired by her long-time employer Breitbart.com.
TAC is, on the whole, a worthwhile and brave publication. But they are also clearly hungry for more mainstream acceptability, and that does lead them to make cowardly decisions every now and again. Last October, the magazine severed all ties with Phil Giraldi after his article for Unz, “America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars,” went viral. On top of that, Mr. Dreher does grapple with tough questions about race and society honestly, and this may one day push him into verboten conclusion. [The Redpilling of Rod Dreher, by Logical Meme, Counter Currents, September 15, 2017]
And if you are reading this, Mr. Dreher, remember what another wise Southern Christian once said, “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”