Liberaltarian pundit and volunteer junior thought policeman Will Wilkinson just got fired by Niskanen Center president Jerry Taylor for emitting a lame but obvious joke about how both sides of the political spectrum could find unity in lynching Mike Pence.
The centrist Niskanen Center announced:
Ironically, Taylor, the man who fired Wilkinson for his dumb joke, put out an evidently serious tweet encouraging violence last summer.
The president of the Niskanen Institute boasted that if he’d been part of the trespassing BLM Mostly Peaceful Protesters who broke through a locked gate to get onto private property and were confronted by the McCloskey homeowners, “I like to think I’d rush them and beat their brains in.”
Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center think tank, fantasizes that if he had been breaking and entering onto the property of that St. Louis couple with the guns, he would have turned into NFL legend Lawrence Taylor and sacked the homeowners: pic.twitter.com/vgl4qiEgdh
— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) June 30, 2020
Taylor then doubled-down on endorsing violence:
When thinktank executive Jerry Taylor stares into the mirror and dreams, I bet that this is what he sees:
Let’s all watch Reggie White destroy people with one arm for 40 seconds … pic.twitter.com/hT5Jqnb1GY
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) January 21, 2021
But … amusingly, Wilkinson himself strongly endorsed Google firing scientific truth-teller James Damore in 2017:
For my part, I think the dude was way out of his lane, and I would have canned him in a second for hurting team morale and the company’s PR.
Also, in 2013, writing in The Economist as “W.W.,” Will Wilkinson praised the Heritage Foundation firing Jason Richwine for writing his Harvard Ph.D. dissertation on the IQ of immigrants:
Will Wilkinson, who just got cancelled by the Niskanen Center, praised the firing Harvard Ph.D. Jason Richwine by the Heritage Foundation.
"Racism and immigration policy – The Richwine affair" https://t.co/e43hILGcva
— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) January 22, 2021
Of course, to Wilkinson, Cancel Culture didn’t exist:
But at least Wilkinson didn’t call for beating up Damore and Richwine (I hope), so he’s got that going for him in his struggle with his ex-boss for the moral high ground.
Commenter Publius suggests that Wilkinson’s firing offense was using the L word, a symbol of the sacred suffering of Blacks, to joke about a white man being lynched, which demeans the Holy Horror in which we are to hold the L word:
I think you have it wrong. He wasn’t fired for making a bad joke about attacking a Republican. I’m pretty sure you can definitely joke about that and not get in trouble. What he did was use a word that is not to be joked about in his joke. That’s no laughing matter and of course they sacked him for that.
Could be …