As I've often observed, almost everyone says they support free speech and almost no one really does. It is in cases like this that commitment to principles is tested and, almost invariably, found wanting. I thought I'd try and keep a record of those who passed the test, normies who disagree with or even despise the Daily Stormer but nonetheless defend its right to exist and its publisher Andrew Anglin's right to free expression.
If you know of any other examples of Normies defending the Stormer, please link to them in the comments section. Have the Counterjewhad sites said anything about this?
Brendan O'Neill: Why Nazis Must Have Freedom of Speech
Tucker Carlson, Mark Steyn:
David French in the National Review: White Supremacist Free Speech Ban Sets Dangerous Precedent
Robert Spencer: Free Speech: The Left Moves in for the Kill
Spencer defends the principle of free speech abstractly and with reference to his own site Jihadwatch, which has had various services cut off following accusations of "hate speech". He cites the SPLC and ADL as the organisations targeting him for suppression but, of course, being on the David Horowitz payroll, does not mention their quintessentially Jewish nature. He complains about "The Left's determination to silence all of its foes rather than debate them".
It's worth noting that Spencer used to link to my blog from his website, JihadWatch. He removed the links after I started pointing out the ways in which Jews were facilitating the islamisation of Europe and the West, especially by suppressing any critical discussion of it, via hate speech laws and other expedients. I also discussed the historical role Jews had played in facilitating the expansion of Islam, for example by collaborating during the Muslim invasion of Spain (see The Jew as Ally of the Muslim). And I drew attention to the vastly disproportionate involvement of Jews in Communism, which still serves as an intellectual seeding ground for the modern Left. Spencer wasn't interested in debating these issues with me. He just removed the links to my site. Perhaps his recent experiences will prompt him to re-evaluate his own sense of ethics, but I doubt it.