There is no such thing as political neutrality

Being evenhanded with evil ideas is "ridiculous," argues Martin Amis.

  • Every piece of writing has a political bent, says Amis. Thus, in his view, neutrality is a chimera — a "mythical creature."
  • Some things are so "unshirkably ill-advised" — such as white supremacy — that Amis believes treating such views "evenhandedly," as an alternative perspective of equal moral standing to others, is ridiculous.
  • Amis says that he doesn't have it in him to be respectful toward people who harass the bereaved parents of Sandy Hook or Parkland, Florida.

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Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' march during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Pepe the Frog. Not so funny anymore.

One of the effects of the President-elect running on a platform with... ahem, questionable racial ideas is that the extreme racists in our society are emboldened, like those in the Alt-Right sphere, which is defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as:

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