By David Futrelle
YouTube “philosopher” Stefan Molyneux was never really much of a philosopher. And now he’s not a YouTuber either: the streaming video site has banned his ass.
Molyneux, alas, is still on Twitter, where he broke the news with a typically melodramaic flourish.
Oh, it was a “philosophy conversation,” huh? I thought it was just a weird old dude lecturing young women about how they need to start having babies pronto before their eggs get old and smelly. I thought it was a white dude spewing out racist garbage about IQ and the glories of Western Civilization. I thought it was a not-quite-official alt-rightist serving as a gateway drug, leading possibly thousands of his followers into the official alt-right.
But alas, simply cataloging Molyneux’s assorted obsessions isn’t really the best way to pay tribute to this YouTube Philsopher who isn’t a philosopher and is no longer on YouTube. So I thought I’d provide a handy menu of some of his greatest hits as a public intellectual. By which I mean: here are a bunch of my old posts about the guy.
And of course there’s this one:
Coming soon: Reddit’s halfhearted crackdown on hate.
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