Globalist, Cuckservative: Deadly Words You Must Learn to Understand the Alt-Right

Words matter, and so do their meanings. Subtle changes in meanings can translate into big problems unless you're aware of them.

Cuckservative, a new favorite of the alt-right, is a blend between the words cuckold and conservative. One definition, according to Wikipedia, is a conservative who has sold out, bought into the key premises of the left and sympathizes with liberal values. When used, it's meant to insult and demean.

"This is a word specifically designed by the alt-right. So when you see that word, warning. That should be a warning sign. But most people are just like, Yeah, I like that word, or what is that word? They either dismiss it or they adopt it. Do not adopt it," Glenn said.

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these questions:

• Who is funding the alt-right in Europe?

• Can you be an American conservative and believe in socialism?

• Why is the rise of the alt-right as critical as that of the caliphate?

• What is Neo-Eurasianism and how can you learn more about it?

• What is the alt-right's new definition of a globalist?

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Okay. I want to talk to you about something. I want to talk to you about Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin has now upped the game and is now funneling money, training, and terror to the alt-right in Europe.

We told you in a story two years ago that this was already happening through -- through Aleksandr Dugin into our churches here in America.

This -- this is not political. This has nothing to do -- I will be talking about this in greater detail after the election. I haven't brought this up during the election in great detail. I've told you that I'm going to be doing some chalkboard things. But I haven't done it because I know that it will fall on deaf ears. And whatever I say will be turned into, "See, he's just trying to help."

No. This is a big principle. I want to talk to you about this because a story broke yesterday that you need to know.

Don't allow anyone to -- to minimize this warning by making it about politics, by making it about Trump or Clinton. The people I am going to tell you about were here long before Donald Trump even thought, "Maybe I'll run." They were here -- we warned you about this when I was at Fox. This has nothing to do -- and, in fact, this would be happening if Ted Cruz were the nominee. This would be happening if Marco Rubio or anyone else were the nominee.

This has nothing to do with Trump or his supporters. I would be telling you and issuing this exact same warning if Ted Cruz were the nominee, and I would be saying to his supporters, "Warning. Watch yourself. There is something dangerous inside, right now."

This is not, for the last time, about politics. This is about our national survival.

If you remember, when I was on Fox, I did a chalkboard. And I talked about uber right. And, remember, I taught about the right and the left are different in Europe than they are here.

We call them the alt-right here, but they are not. They are fascists. They are communist or socialist. National socialism.

You cannot be an American right, if you believe in socialism.

The American right believes in small government. But we have allowed the media to define the American right as a European right.

If we aren't careful and the media isn't careful -- I spent, Ellen, 15 minutes, ten minutes on Dugin and this, with the New York Times on Monday. And said, "You must understand. These are not the Trump supporters. These are not the Tea Partiers. This is a subsection that's very nasty. And if you make these into the Trump supporters, you will shut down the hearing of everyone on the right, and no one will listen to you." Because that's not who these people are.

It is now officially happening in Europe. And it's only a matter of time before this happens here. I believe it already is. Here's what happened in Hungary.

In Hungary, they have the neo-Nazis. And when I was on Fox, I told you, "Watch for the hatreds of the 1930s. They will rise again." This was before the Golden Dawn Party in Greece. This was before any of this.

The neo-Nazis are rising again, and they are gaining great power because of what the EU is doing. A, they're forcing everybody to be the same. B, they're forcing everybody to take these refugees without any questions.

It is causing the alt-right to -- to have a fan base because they're the only ones saying, "We have to stop this." And because they are well thought out, because they are well financed, and because of Putin's influence as an invisible hand, they are gaining strength and popularity.

Remember, when I talked about them, they had no seats. Now in many countries, the alt-right, not the conservative, but the alt-right, the neo-Nazi, the nationalist and fascists are now, in many countries, 18 to 25 percent in national polls.

They are gaining seats.

There is a -- what a surprise, cop-killing spree in Hungary. The neo-Nazis are fueling a lot of this. And the cop-killing spree, as they went in and they caught one of these cop killers, they found out, "Holy cow, look at, this is a neo-Nazi. This is an old neo-Nazi. He's 70 years old. He's been coordinating this?"

But they also found guns and training from Vladimir Putin's Russia. They now have -- their version of the FBI has on tape Russian operatives going over in Europe, specifically in this case Hungary, coming in and training terrorists, alt-right terrorists.

And they are saying, you -- you are right. You've got to do this because of globalism. Because of the EU. Because of the banking -- they are feeding people exactly what people want to hear and are turning them on -- on things that we should be upset about.

Globalism is real. When Hillary Clinton, if she is elected and there is a downturn and a banking -- a real banking crisis, I will tell you now, her solution will be for nationalization of banks or a global bank that takes it over. A global bank. This is the path we're on.

It is my firm belief that Donald Trump will do the same thing. Because the experts that surround all of our politicians all believe those things.

This will be in direct conflict with what people, you and me, people who live in our streets, in America, in Canada, in Europe, in Russia, everywhere will be against it.

But Vladimir Putin has other designs. If you understand Neo-Eurasianism. Say it. Can you say it for me? Eurasianism. Neo-Eurasianism. If you understand that, which we will get into at a later date -- if you understand that, he is correcting the mistakes of modernism.

I want you -- the reason why I issued this warning yesterday -- and I can't give you a stronger warning -- I don't know if I ever have on anything. Yesterday, I wrote this on Facebook and said, "Look, there are some -- without getting into great detail, I'm going to be very general, but there are some things where you can spot their influence.

This is a generalization, and it is not always true. But if you take the time and read Facebook, you will notice that many times people are on Facebook, and it's like what they're saying is not in their first language. You will see that what they're saying and how they're writing it is not -- is clearly not their first language.

There are words that you may not have ever heard before or heard sparingly. But now all of a sudden, they are everywhere. And other terms and ideas that were not a conservative driving force -- for instance, trade barriers. That's not conservative. How come trade barriers are now suddenly so huge? There are ideas that were never conservative, but most of us just go, "Huh. I must have missed something. All of a sudden, this is everywhere. I don't know what that is." The way they're describing things with new spins, the ideas might sound really good. We just dismiss and support them or accept them.

If you repost (phonetic), one of the easiest wonders to know, you are now entering the world of the alt-right is the cuckservative. That word was nowhere. What the hell is a cuckservative? Right? How many times have you thought of that?

STU: This is a weird segment, man. We started out with masturbation shows, and now we're on to cuckservatives.

GLENN: Right. This is an easy sign to see that the writer has either been deeply influenced without his knowledge or is a member of the alt-right.

PAT: What is a cuckservative? I don't know what that is.

STU: Yeah. Cuckold.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's -- eh. I mean, it's not really stuff we can really talk about. But it's basically -- it started out as a racist slur, essentially.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Saying that you don't -- you care so little, you're giving up your wife to black people, is essentially the accusation. And when you are --

PAT: Oh, we've been cuckolded?

GLENN: Yes, yes.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: But notice it has its roots in racism.

STU: Of course.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: So cuckservative is a cuckold and conservative put together.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: This is a word specifically designed by the alt-right. So when you see that word, warning. That should be a warning sign. But most people are just like, "Yeah, I like that word, or what is that that word?" They either dismiss, it or they adopt it. Do not adopt it.

We'll get into more of this here in a second.

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GLENN: So, again, a hasty generalization on what's happening with the influence of Russia. Story came out yesterday about how Russia is now funding running guns and training to the alt-right in Europe.

This alt-right is, burn the entire thing down. And out of the ashes of global chaos, we will rise. And the -- the true alt-right, as it is understood in Russia and Europe and more so here in America, not by Trump or Trump supporters, but it is understood by people like Breitbart and Bannon. And I can say that because they've announced it and printed it themselves.

They know what they're doing. And the idea is burn the entire thing down. And out of the chaos, we will rise. And it is a very different world.

It is not what Trump supporters or anybody else wants. And I'm issuing this warning. I -- I'm telling you, this is as important as the warning that I gave before the collapse in '08 and the warning that I gave on the caliphate. More in a second. Don't go anywhere.

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GLENN: This is going to require you to see new nuance and to see -- to see beyond generalizations. And that's what's going to make the alt-right so dangerous in the future. And I -- yesterday, on Facebook, I published a story about what Putin is doing in Hungary. You need to read it. You need to understand what's happening. Because it's happening over in Europe now. And it is happening here, hopefully not to this degree. But it will -- if it's not, it will soon.

Over in Europe, there are now Russian operatives that are training those in the alt-right how to fight, how to -- they're even arming them, giving them guns, and training them on how to cause chaos and terror. And you need to understand the role of Vladimir Putin.

So I'm -- I want to give very hasty generalizations. We'll get into this after the election with the chalkboard. I want you to know, this has nothing to do with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. This would be happening if Ted Cruz were the nominee today. It is vital that you understand this, because this is something that we're going to be battling over the next, I don't know how many years. This is as important as the understanding of the caliphate.

But I want to give you quick generalization on how you know you're in the company of one of these people or one of these people who have been influenced, perhaps without their own knowledge.

One of the things, when you read on Facebook, if you see the word "cuckservative," run. That is an alt-right word. And it is -- it is -- it's everywhere now. And people have adopted it online. Don't adopt it. It is a word that is a tell on who is influencing the mind of these people.

There's also other things that are much less apparent, if you're just wrapped into the world of us and them.

Imagine, Stu, if I said to you now that you can no longer be an Eagles fan. You had to be a fan of the NFL. And, Pat, you could -- you could no longer be a fan of BYU. You had to be a fan of, what? The Big Ten. Right? Or -- is that right?

JEFFY: Just college football.

PAT: College football.

GLENN: College football. And you would say, "Well, I am a fan of college football. I am a fan of the NFL, but my team is -- yeah, but we don't play teams now. We don't play teams now.

Well, they're still on the --

It doesn't matter.

And they started phasing out and making everybody play in black-and-white uniforms. And every other game, they all switched uniforms. But it was just the NFL. And you were forced to cheer, "Yeah, go NFL!"

Imagine what the fans would feel. Well, that's what's happening with globalization. With things like the EU, we are -- in Sweden, if you hang the Swedish flag in front of your house, you are assumed to be a nationalist. The flag has even been taken away, to where they say, "Don't fly the flag. The flag is a symbol of nationalism. And we are open to the whole world. You can fly the EU flag." Imagine the power in Germany -- the power lost when they lost the Deutschmark.

Losing the Deutschmark and adopting the euro --

JEFFY: The euro.

GLENN: -- they were promised that things would get better. Their lifestyle has gone down. Their money isn't worth as much. They are no longer the engine. Even though they are the engine, they have to provide for everyone else, without their lifestyle going up. Okay?

This is real. And the people on the streets are feeling it. And when we say we're against globalism, what we mean as conservatives is, we are against jammed-down globalism. We're against things like the EU, where if you want to stay in the EU, stay in the EU. But if you're a country that the population says, "I don't like this," you should be able to leave.

But the elites have made it almost impossible for you to leave. Okay?

And if you want to leave, you're painted as a bad guy. That's not going to stand. But we as conservatives are for global trade. We are for -- we're not isolationists. We are not our country is better and your country sucks, so we should be able to destroy you.

We should be proud of what we have, just like I'm proud of my country -- my family. But that doesn't make my family better than your family.

Globalist is now a term to describe anyone. Notice anyone who is for free trade, is now a globalist. People who were deep -- deeply respected intellectual conservatives. Krauthammer, George Will, they're now cuckservatives and globalists?

Jonah Goldberg is now a globalist. I am now a globalist. That word is being thrown around everywhere. But it's thrown around by people who are in the alt-right. For instance, what's his crazy face.

PAT: Alex Jones. Uh-huh.

GLENN: Alex Jones, okay? This was the world -- everybody was, "Globalist. Globalist." But now it's spread. That's from the alt-right. And you need to be careful.

There are many words and ideas and people that are being mainstreamed, quite honestly, by Breitbart. And this is out in the open. They say it.

Steve Bannon has said, "We are a platform for the alt-right. They have become a platform. Milo Yiannopoulos is -- what? That's not his name?

Yeah, anyway, they have announced their official platform. Who is the guy that they say is the main voice? What's his name?

STU: Spencer.

GLENN: Robert Spencer. Richard Spencer. Look him up. That's who Breitbart says is the main thinker for the alt-right. And we are a platform for the alt-right. Steve Bannon, exact quote.

Spencer's wife is the English language translator for Aleksandr Dugin. This is tied directly, in America, to Dugin and Putin.

The movement's origins are traced back to the opposition, and I think some of it justifiable of George W. Bush, especially the invasion of Iraq.

I am a noninterventionist. I don't think we need to be intervening everywhere.

There are times that we do. But that's a case-by-case basis. I think many of the problems are because we went in and said, "We'll give you freedom." And so we have become interventionists. We are the world's policemen.

Now, there's a difference between that -- globalist -- and an isolationist. An isolationist is also claiming that everyone who is against them is a globalist.

Be careful. The subtleties here are deadly. They are suspicious of free markets. They believe that business interests are in conflict to what they view as higher ideals, those of cultural preservation. They use the word "traditionalism, identism." On Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, has issued a manifesto of what sorts of groups he believes are their allies and which ones are not. It's Beltway conservatives. They say hate the alt-right more than Democrats or progressives.

Please do not laugh this off. Please do not dismiss this. I am going to -- after we get past -- hopefully we do -- this election, hopefully we can return to a place to where we can all talk again. But please inform yourself. After the election, I'm going to be doing stuff and chalkboards on this. And even if it's five people that are paying attention to this, those five, you need to strap on the armor. Because it will mean the difference between conservatives surviving or not.

I want you to inform yourself on Neo-Eurasianism. Also, the forth political theory and Aleksandr Dugin.

A good book to start is this, if you have a pen: Eurasian Mission: An Introduction to Neo-Eurasianism.

There are other books. In fact, if you will give me a second, let me go into my kindle. There is another book that is also quite good called The American Empire Should Be Destroyed. These are the words of the alt-right and Aleksandr Dugin. Please read those. I will be doing chalkboards on them. I haven't done them yet because everything in the world we currently live in are becoming about Clinton or Trump. But this has been in play for many years. Again, I laid it out on a chalkboard while I was at Fox.

And the campaign season has allowed the alt-right and these operatives to plant deep roots among us because they thrive in division and hatred. But it doesn't matter who would have been the candidate. This is a powerful force. It is an outside force. And it is -- if we remain blind, it will be the winning force. These are not Trump supporters. Some are masquerading as Trump supporters. And they are infecting the entire conservative movement. But they were here long before Trump even thought of running. I don't believe Trump is involved or knows -- is aware of this, would take seriously the roots.

Clinton, I don't believe is aware of this. And here's what's going to happen: The left and the media will eventually lump these people with all conservatives, if we don't self-identify, know who they are, understand their philosophy, their plan, and can articulate it to our friend.

These people are a great, grave danger to the republic and to the freedom of the West. And they have already infiltrated the American right.

In some cases, as we pointed out two years ago, they have already funneled money into the American churches. That began with the gay marriage debate because this is what they do. They find the things where they can join in, but their version of the gay marriage debate is radically different than your version of the gay marriage debate. You might say, "Hey, it's none of the government's business, and I want my church to be able to stand up and say this is wrong." Their version is, "Take away the driver's license of gay people. Gay people should be destroyed."

What's happening in Europe and what is happening mainly in -- in Russia -- and you might say, "We'll never fall for that." But when anger is involved, look at what historically we have fallen for. The rounding up of the Japanese. "We would never do that." We already have.

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Stop trying to be right and think of the children

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All the outrage this week has mainly focused on one thing: the evil Trump administration and its minions who delight in taking children from their illegal immigrant parents and throwing them all in dungeons. Separate dungeons, mind you.

That makes for a nice, easy storyline, but the reality is less convenient. Most Americans seem to agree that separating children from their parents — even if their parents entered the US illegally — is a bad thing. But what if that mom and dad you're trying to keep the kids with aren't really the kids' parents? Believe it or not, fraud happens.

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While there are plenty of heartbreaking stories of parents simply seeking a chance for a better life for their children in the US, there are also corrupt, abusive human traffickers who profit from the illegal immigration trade. And sorting all of this out is no easy task.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security said that since October 2017, more than 300 children have arrived at the border with adults claiming to be their parents who turned out not to be relatives. 90 of these fraud cases came from the Rio Grande Valley sector alone.

In 2017, DHS reported 46 causes of fraudulent family claims. But there have already been 191 fraud cases in 2018.

Shouldn't we be concerned about any child that is smuggled by a human trafficker?

When Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pointed out this 315 percent increase, the New York Times was quick to give these family fraud cases "context" by noting they make up less than one percent of the total number of illegal immigrant families apprehended at the southern border. Their implication was that Nielsen was exaggerating the numbers. Even if the number of fraud cases at the border was only 0.001 percent, shouldn't we be concerned about any child that is smuggled by a human trafficker?

This is the most infuriating part of this whole conversation this week (if you can call it a "conversation") — that both sides have an angle to defend. And while everyone's busy yelling and making their case, children are being abused.

What if we just tried, for two seconds, to love having mercy more than we love having to be right all the time?

Remember when cartoons were happy things? Each panel took you on a tiny journey, carrying you to an unexplored place. In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud writes:

The comics creator asks us to join in a silent dance of the seen and the unseen. The visible and the invisible. This dance is unique to comics. No other artform gives so much to its audience while asking so much from them as well. This is why I think it's a mistake to see comics as a mere hybrid of the graphic arts and prose fiction. What happens between . . . panels is a kind of magic only comics can create.

When that magic is manipulated or politicized, it often devolves the artform into a baseless thing. Yesterday, Occupy Wall Street published the perfect example of low-brow deviation of the artform: A six-panel approach at satire, which imitates the instructions-panel found in the netted cubbyhole behind seats on airplanes. The cartoon is a critique of the recent news about immigrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border. It is a step-by-step guide to murdering US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.

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The first panel shows a man shoving an infant into a cage meant for Pomeranians. The following five panels feature instructions, and include pictures of a cartoonish murder.

The panels read as follows:

  1. If an ICE agent tries to take your child at the border, don't panic.
  2. Pull your child away as quickly as possibly by force.
  3. Gently tell your child to close his/her eyes and ears so they won't witness what you are about to do.
  4. Grab the ICE agent from behind and push your knife into his chest with an upward thrust, causing the agent's sternum to break.
  5. Reach into his chest and pull out his still beating heart.
  6. Hold his bloody heart out for all other agents to see, and tell them that the same fate awaits them if they f--- with your child again.

Violent comics are nothing new. But most of the time, they remain in the realms of invented worlds — in other words, not in our own, with reference to actual people, let alone federal agents.

The mainstream media made a game of crying racism with every cartoon depiction of Obama during his presidency, as well as during his tenure as Senator, when the New Yorker, of all things, faced scrutiny for depicting him in "Muslim clothing." Life was a minefield for political cartoonists during the Obama era.

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This year, we saw the leftist outrage regarding The Simpsons character Apu — a cartoon representation of a highly-respected, though cartoonishly-depicted, character on a cartoon show composed of cartoonishly-depicted characters.

We all remember Charlie Hebdo, which, like many outlets that have used cartoon satire to criticize Islam, faced the wrath and ire of people unable to see even the tamest representation of the prophet, Muhammad.

Interesting, isn't it? Occupy Wall Street publishes a cartoon that advocates murdering federal agents, and critics are told to lighten up. Meanwhile, the merest depiction of Muhammad has resulted in riots throughout the world, murder and terror on an unprecedented scale.

The intersection of Islam and comics is complex enough to have its own three-hour show, so we'll leave it at that, for now. Although, it is worth mentioning the commentary by satirical website The Onion, which featured a highly offensive cartoon of all the major religious figures except Muhammad. It noted:

Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened.

Of course, Occupy Wall Street is free to publish any cartoon they like. Freedom of speech, and so on—although there have been several instances in which violent cartoons were ruled to have violated the "yelling fire in a crowded theater" limitation of the First Amendment.

Posting it to Twitter is another issue — this is surely in violation of Twitter's violent content policy, but something tells me nothing will come of it. It's a funny world, isn't it? A screenshot of a receipt from Chick-fil-A causes outrage but a cartoon advocating murder gets crickets.

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In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud concludes that, "Today the possibilities for comics are — as they've always been — endless. Comics offers . . . range and versatility, with all the potential imagery of film and painting plus the intimacy of the written word. And all that's needed is the desire to be heard, the will to learn, and the ability to see."

Smile, and keep moving forward.

Crude and awful as the Occupy Wall Street comic is, the best thing we can do is nod and look elsewhere for the art that will open our eyes. Let the lunatics draw what they want, let them stew in their own flawed double standards. Otherwise, we're as shallow and empty as they are, and nothing good comes of that. Smile, and keep moving forward.

Things are getting better. Show the world how to hear, how to learn, how to see.

People should start listening to Nikki Haley

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Okay. Let's take a vote. You know, an objective, quantifiable count. How many resolutions has the UN Human Rights Council adopted condemning dictatorships? Easy. Well. How do you define "dictatorship"?

Well, one metric is the UN Human Rights Council Condemnation. How many have the United Nations issued to China, with a body count higher than a professional Call of Duty player?

Zero.

How about Venezuela, where socialism is devouring its own in the cruelest, most unsettling ways imaginable?

Zero.

And Russia, home of unsettling cruelty and rampant censorship, murder and (actual) homophobia?

Zero.

Iraq? Zero. Turkey? Iraq? Zero. Cuba? Zero. Pakistan? Zero.

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According to UN Human Rights Council Condemnations, 2006-2016, none of these nations is as dangerous as we'd imagined. Or, rather, none of them faced a single condemnation. Meanwhile, one country in particular has faced unbelievable scrutiny and fury — you'll never guess which country.

No, it's not Somalia. It's Israel. With 68 UN Human Rights Council Condemnations! In fact, the number of total United Nations condemnations against Israel outnumbers the total of condemnations against all other countries combined. The only country that comes close is Syria, with 15.

The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday in protest of what it perceives as an entrenched bias against Israel and a willingness to allow notorious human rights abusers as members.

In an address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Nikki Haley said:

Let's remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy. This is what is endangering the people of Gaza. Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday... No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.

Maybe people should start listening to Haley. Hopefully, they will. Not likely, but there's no crime in remaining hopeful.

Here's a question unique to our times: "Should I tell my father 'Happy Father's Day,' even though he (she?) is now one of my mothers?"

Father's Day was four days ago, yes, but this story is just weird enough to report on. One enjoyable line to read was this gem from Hollywood Gossip: "Cait is a woman and a transgender icon, but she is also and will always be the father of her six children."

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Imagine reading that to someone ten — even five — years ago. And, honestly, there's something nice about it. But the strangeness of its having ever been written overpowers any emotional impact it might bring.

"So lucky to have you," wrote Kylie Jenner, in the Instagram caption under pre-transition pictures of Bruce Jenner.

Look. I risk sounding like a tabloid by mere dint of having even mentioned this story, but the important element is the cultural sway that's occurring. The original story was that a band of disgruntled Twitter users got outraged about the supposed "transphobic" remarks by Jenner's daughter.

But, what we should be saying is, "who the hell cares?" Who cares what one Jenner says to another — and more importantly and on a far deeper level — who cares what some anonymous Twitter user has to say?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob?

When are we going to stop playing into the hands of the Twitter mob? Because, at the moment, they've got it pretty good. They have a nifty relationship with the mainstream media: One or two Twitter users get outraged by any given thing — in this case Jenner and supposed transphobia. In return, the mainstream media use the Twitter comment as a source.

Then, a larger Twitter audience points to the article itself as proof that there's some kind of systemic justice at play. It's a closed-market currency, where the negative feedback loop of proof and evidence is composed of faulty accusations. Isn't it a hell of a time to be alive?