By David Futrelle
Yesterday, Twitter was filled with heartfelt tributes to Anthony Bourdain, the outspoken chef-turned-author-and-television-personality who had taken his own life the night before.
Some shared stories; some expressed gratefulness for the solidarity he showed to women and the #metoo movement and his sincere appreciation of cultures other than his own; some shared screenshots of his pointed takedowns of moral monsters like Henry Kissinger, the man he hated above all others on planet earth for what he and Nixon did to Cambodia.
Others on Twitter talked about suicide and the depression that too often triggers it, sharing their own experiences and offering support for those battling their own darkness.
Today, I thought I would see what people were saying about Bourdain on Gab. the so-called “free speech” Twitter alternative that has become a haven for literal Nazis, ironic Nazis, conspiracy theorists, and assorted other terrible people.
Paging through the past ten hours or so of Anthony Bourdain talk on the site, I found little more than batshit conspiracy theories and over-the-top hate.
The only commenters who felt any sadness at his death, it seemed, were those convinced he had been “Hillaried” — murdered or forced into suicide — because he had been preparing to release damning information implicating the “satanic” pedophile Jewish cabal that they have convinced themselves runs the world. I found only a tiny handful of posts from those troubled by Bourdain’s death or concerned about suicide.
As you read through the following comments, bear in mind that these aren’t outliers; they are in fact rather typical of the response to Bourdain’s death on Gab. Many if not most of those I didn’t screenshot expressed similar if not identical sentiments, if sometimes a little less colorfully.
It’s difficult to get screenshots of Gab comments with text large enough to read comfortably, so I will follow most of these comments with their text.
“He was PC…That is trash! He was subhuman filth! Humanity is better without him!”
“degen druggie jew killed himself. hopefully they all follow his example.”
“what if and just what if all these suicides are not suicides but scoop ups and being put in witness protection ?”
“He was an anti-White Jew.
“Bourdain promoted White Genocide:”
“Bordain Murdered? islamonazi Minions like Mike Loser @WolverineTongueStreudel Piss @StreudelHiss are out in force smearing & preventing light of truth to shine. Boudain got red-pilled of late and created an episode to air on his CNN show which was sent to and in the possession of Alex Jones. This will air in good time.”
“HOW COME NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS CONNECTION???
Anthony Bourdain girlfriend was member of the “red witches” society.
Yes, Israel-Firsters &/or Jew-Firsters, Jews actually DO practice black magic.
They call it ‘Kabbalah’.
Tell me again how Satanic sorcerers are ‘Gods Chosen People.
I need a good LOL.”
“The more baby boomers who die off, the more we can progress towards fixing this world and creating a Final Solution for the J Question. Baby boomers, can you hurry up and drop dead?”
“Just another white hating kike. Nothing of value was lost. His death is a net positive. Shame he was able to go on his own terms and not shot in the spine on his way to the store. Would have been nice to see that shit stain linger for a while. Oh well, at least he died.”
“How would this Jew know about this if he wasn’t in on the scam? How does he know what private intelligence agencies do?”
Sorry, I have to interject here: BECAUSE ALL OF THIS WAS WIDELY REPORTED IN THE MEDIA. Which you would know if you paid attention to real media instead of Fox News or 4chan or Alex Jones or wherever the hell you get your “news.” Or if you had taken three seconds to Google.
They really can’t decide if he was a murdered “red pill” hero on the verge or proving all their conspiracy theories correct, or “just another white hating kike” they’re glad to see dead.
Oh, apparently (at least in the fevered brains of alt-right assholes) he also had AIDS — or, as many on the far-right insist on calling it, GRIDS, which stands for Gay-Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a phony acronym based on what AIDS was originally called before anyone really knew what it was.
“He gleefully celebrated your demise… don’t be afraid to celebrate his.”
“Did Anthony Bourdain Off Himself Thinking About His GF Fucking Harvey Weinstein?
“‘But imagine being Bourdain and finding out that your gf had sex on purpose with Harvey Weinstein.’
“note: I thought Bourdain was one of the gays?”
I don’t even know what the fuck this guy is talking about:
“No doubt it was a satanic blood ritual sacrifice by the degenerates at CNN to help save their platform. It wouldn’t surprise me if wasn’t placed in a cartoon or film for predictive programming of the event.”
Meanwhile, Gab admins and their apologists continue to insist that the site isn’t all about monetizing hate. Yes somehow every public conversation I look at on the site seems to end up just like this one.