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Racist YouTuber JonTron is even more racist than people already thought he was

Well, he’s already got the uniform

So another YouTube videogamer dude with a ludicrously enormous number of subscribers has started talking like a Nazi.

Jon “JonTron” Jafari built up his fanbase — he’s got more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube — with videos big on jokes and light on politics. But in recent months he’s started talking politics, and of course, this being 2017, it turns out that his politics are pretty terrible Trumpian/alt-right garbage.

Dude, take another look at the picture you just posted. The Founding Fathers wore leggings and powdered wigs. I don’t think a man wearing a pink hat would really faze them. But I digress.

Even some of his most devoted fans began to worry a little when, late in January, JonTron appeared on a 5-hour livestream with reactionary YouTube blabber Carl of Swindon Sargon of Akkad and basically came out as an alt-right fellow traveller.

This Sunday he managed to top even this with a surreal two-hour online debate with fellow YouTube videogamer dude Destiny. It did not go well for him, debate-wise, and over the course of the debate he revealed just how much of a racist idiot he really is.

In the JonTron subreddit, because of course there is such a thing, most of his fans seem to be a bit alarmed by his terrible opinions; he’s also lost more than 10,000 YouTube subscribers.

One industrious Redditor transcribed a number of JonTron’s more, well, colorful statements. Here are a few of them. (I haven’t gone back and checked these against the video because, well, life is short, but I believe these are mostly accurate.)

  • “Wealthy blacks … commit more crime than poor whites, that’s a fact.”
  • “What is so offensive about white people saying they’d like to preserve their demographic majority?”
  • “It’s clear that whites are not allowed to speak up against their demographic um… oblivion.”
  • “[Whites] are not being killed, they’re being displaced. You are the same guy who says that Europeans displaced the native Americans but apparently, when other people do it to white Americans, it’s okay because fuck white people.”
  • “Why is it when the chinese were trying to colonise tibet, why was that a save tibet situation but when it’s white people… I’m using an analogy to try to give a parallel situation so you can see the hypocrisy.”
  • “There is an absolute disproportionate of crime committed to whites by nonwhites. There’s no arguing that, that’s just FBI statistics. But white people are not allowed to address this because it’s called racist by people like you.”
  • “I don’t recall Trump ever saying anything explicitly racist.”
  • “Nobody wants to become a minority in their own country. Why is it bad if they (whites) remain a majority?”
  • “Not all Mexicans are going to go on welfare but a lot of them are going to commit crimes. The El Salvadoreans are going to create the MS13 gangs.”
  • “These days the confederate flag has been banned, they’re burning american flags in the streets. … And I think immigration policies that haven’t been the smartest are partially to blame for that.”
  • “We’ve gotten rid of discrimination in our western countries. If you don’t think we’ve gotten rid of discrimination, you’re living in a fantasy land.”
  • “This oppression in America, it doesn’t exist.”

Though JonTron likes to present himself as a champion of Truth and Reason, most of these are alleged truths are not in fact true, and most of his opinions are decidedly unreasonable. Adding to the surreality: the earnest defender of all things white is himself half Iranian.

I think this calls for the infinite facepalm.

If god forbid you want to listen to the whole damn debate, you can find it here, all 2 hours of it.

I tried to find a watchable video with some excerpts in it, to no avail; the only ones that did contain actual clips tended to be by pasty white dudes more or less defending JonTron.

This video doesn’t have any clips in it, but it summarizes the whole JonTron mess in a relatively non-annoying way, which is really the best you can hope for on YouTube.

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5 years ago

Sorry, I came across really authoritarian there. :/
Not my intention!

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

Most recently last night, I just forgot her name.

EJ (Marxist Jazz Weasel)

Replying to myself upthread:

I found a website called Critical Distance which seems to discuss some of the things that I was looking for. It’s mostly written-form rather than LPs, but that’s not a bad thing, as it’s easier on my phone.

4 years ago

Why do you people feel the need to defend my race for me? Jon is not racist im sure I could talk to the guy and have a good conversation about any random shit. So what he disagrees with me in some places? I know what’s in his head but I don’t know what’s in the mans heart. I a black liberal who dislikes Donald trump with a passion stand with a guy who gives me what we need: the ability to stop. And laugh. But no I’ll probably be called a brainwashed fanboy won’t I? Well it was worth a shot. I’m gonna go and…get a life now.

4 years ago

As an Iranian I have to say, I’m ashamed that this person is half-Iranian and for the billionth time, Iranians are Aryans and Aryans are ALL WHITE even if unlike this one they have a more bronze-ish complexion!
And, uhum, what does he actually mean by “incompatible countries”?
Clearly he doesn’t even have enough knowledge about his own father’s country (as an example) to realize that the distance or closeness of countries depend on what the regimes or governments see convenient for themselves like how things are with that Trump! Wasn’t the US and Iran ‘close’ in the 50s? And again, uhum, it was the US politicians who came up with the plot to stop Iran from making progress as quickly as it was due to fear of Iran taking over the region that resulted in them assisting the current regime to take office and stopping Iran from pretty much doing anything thusfar! So, what’s compatible with what again? This kid doesn’t even know where he’s coming from .. smh
And in case someone’s gonna say he’s just trying to fit in by offending part of himself, pretending to be against where you’re coming from is not gonna change the reality and we can see it well now that racism very easily wins under Trump administration, so he’s still gonna be viewed as part Iranian by pretty much everyone (but himself apparently)!

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