Owen Jones for those of you lucky enough to be unfamiliar with him is a left leaning political activist, and journalist for The Guardian and The New Statesman. He is also the author of such books as Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.
Now in spite of what people have said about me being alt right I would consider myself a socialist. I believe a total capitalist system leads to corporatism and that we need to at least start making our way towards socialism. Despite its problems for instance I still think the NHS is vastly superior to a privatized health service.
So with this in mind there are probably a lot of things I overlap with Owen Jones on. However ultimately I find him to be someone who does far more harm than good. He is almost a walking parody of a “Social Justice Warrior”.
Now normally simply being an SJW wouldn’t be enough to make me dislike someone. Claudia Boleyn for instance who is a total SJW I actually rather like personally. Whilst I think a lot of her beliefs are silly (as I am sure she does mine.) She’s always very polite to me and other people, and has never EVER tried to shut anyone she disagrees with down. Indeed she doesn’t even delete comments on her channel. So really its very hard to dislike Claudia.
However Owen Jones is actually a threat to free speech, as well as a total hypocrite and a racist, on top of being one of the most high profile apologists for the most retrograde system on earth, and in this article I am going to show you why as I run through the reasons I hate Owen Jones.
Hypocrite on Free Speech
My biggest beef with Owen Jones is the way he tries to present himself in his youtube series such as in the video above, as a laid back, nice guy who is open to hearing other people’s opinions. He even ends his video with a “tell me what you think in the comments below”. The truth of the matter is its best not to disagree with Owen Jones too much or else he will try to shut you down and maybe even get you fired from your job and ruin your life.
The most notorious example of this was when he complained about there not being enough LGBT voices being allowed to talk about the Orlando massacre, yet he deplatformed Douglas Murray, a gay man by refusing to appear on Channel 4 with him because he disagreed with Murray’s views on Islam (and other things).
A more recent example of Jones’ shutting down people he disagreed with was when he got Katie Hopkins fired from LBC.
Now I generally don’t like Katie Hopkins. Much like Milo Yiannopoulis, she is someone who does make some valid points, but generally seems more obsessed with presenting herself as outrageous.
Still Jones behavior towards her was absolutely disgusting. What happened was that Hopkins said there needed to be a final solution to the Islamic problem after the recent Manchester attack.
Now obviously “final solution” was a very poor choice of words, but Hopkins after realizing how bad it sounded apologized and said that she did not mean to encourage violence against Muslims, simply that people needed to wake up to the problems Islamic extremism caused.
That wasn’t good enough for Owen Jones however. Jones started a campaign to get Hopkins fired from her job and sent tweets to her employers. He called for a public boycott against LBC until they fired Hopkins.
Sadly LBC relented and after Hopkins was dismissed from her position Owen Jones spent the next day gloating about it in the most nasty and childish ways.
See for yourself
Of course after the next Islamic massacre in London, Owen Jones ended up putting his foot in his mouth just as Hopkins did when he tweeted not long after the attack that he was sitting in a pub having a great time.
Many people took it the wrong way and thought that he was gloating over the victims by pointing out that he was having a nice night whilst they were being butchered. Jones however claimed that people were taking him out of context and that he simply meant that he was trying to show how the Islamic extremists have not won as people are still having a nice time in London despite their efforts.
Personally I still thought it was an insensitive remark, but whatever ridiculous statement Jones was trying to make, it was nice seeing him have people refuse to accept his apology, refuse to believe that his words could be taken out of context and jump down his throat like he did to Hopkins.
Owen Jones is a like a little spoiled child, stamping his foot, and refusing to appear on tv if someone he doesn’t like is on with him, or storming off on live tv if everybody isn’t talking about what he wants. Compare him to another left leaning journalist John Pilger who in this clip interviews a truly disgusting individual named Duane Clarridge yet keeps his cool.
And Owen Jones couldn’t even share the stage with Douglas Murray! To even call him a journalist is an insult to true journalists like John Pilger.
Ultimately I don’t think Jones has actually harmed the career of Katie Hopkins or Douglas Murray in the long run, but its not through lack of trying. The fact that he would want to prevent some opinions from being heard, and even ruin people who express a view he doesn’t like’s entire livelihood makes him a threat to free speech and a nasty bully all around.
Rank Islam Apologist
Owen Jones despite being openly gay is an utter apologist for a belief system that wants to criminalize his entire way of life. He treats all legitimate criticism of Islam as comparable to people who want to drag Muslims off the streets and kill them.
The fact is that apart from a few genuine right wing fanatics nobody has ever even tarred all Muslims as evil.
People like Tommy Robinson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Paul Joseph Watson, Sam Harris and Douglas Murray have always stressed that not all Muslims are evil. Indeed the likes of Murray and Harris are close friends with Maajid Nawaz a devout Muslim man and reformer of the Islamic faith. Sam Harris has even written a book with Nawaz.
However whilst there are obviously many decent Muslims, the fact is that Islam itself is a dangerous, violent and evil ideology.
Its holy books the Quran and the Hadith command ALL Muslims to murder all non believers, and apostates, and all LGBT people too. It also says that all women are inferior to men, and that white people are superior to black people too.
Here are some sources to back this up.
Note: I also lost all respect for Kraut the maker of this video after he got Rage After Storm a youtuber fired by contacting her employers. I didn’t agree with Rage’s video that he replied too about race realism, but Kraut much like Owen Jones should not have tried to harm someone’s career. I am no longer subscribed to Kraut on Youtube, and I will not support him any longer. However that said this video is probably the most detailed and well researched on Islam’s violent hatred towards LGBT people, so I will still use it for the purposes of this article. I can dislike someone and still agree with them on some things. Hell like I said before, there are plenty of things I will agree with Owen Jones on too.
Now again there are many decent Muslims in the west, but these Muslims tend to either be cherry pickers who select only the good parts of their religion and dump the bad bits, or in some cases I think a lot of them haven’t even read their holy book as David Wood has often pointed out.
However the many Muslims who are raised on genuine Islamic beliefs hold very bigoted views towards women and LGBT people and Jews and Atheists. And this is before we get into the rise in Islamic terrorism which has struck nearly every major European city over the past 4 or 5 years from Paris to Barcelona to London.
Islam’s influence needs limited in the west. All Madrassess and Muslim faith schools should be shut down and a limit must be placed on immigration from any Muslim majority country until these issues can be dealt with. Furthermore all of Islam’s flaws need to aired out in the open, and the religion needs criticised as often as other faiths such as Christianity. Finally the religion also needs reformed by people like Maajid Nawaz, Imam Tahwidi and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Ironically thanks to the likes of Owen Jones who shut down any discussion about Islam, Muslim reformers such as Imam Tahwidi are actually in greater danger as even they are deemed as Islamophobic, and thus their message isn’t able to reach as wide an audience leaving them more vulnerable.
This is not about race, this is about stopping a dangerous and poisonous ideology’s influence from spreading throughout Europe.
Sadly however Owen Jones and others like him have to make it all about race simply because a lot of Muslims have dark skin. This in itself ironically is racist as basically Owen Jones and others like him are not holding dark skinned people to the same high moral standard as white people.
Owen has done all he can to make it impossible for people to talk about the problems with Islamic extremism. From slandering and ruining the reputations of anyone who talks about Islam as a racist like Richard Dawkins, to getting them deplatformed like Douglas Murray, to getting them fired from their job like Katie Hopkins. Jones has also I’ve noticed almost every time there is an Islamic attack managed to shift the discussion away from Islam and onto some kind of manufactured offence against the mainstream media.
After the Orlando massacre, Owen Jones I feel gave a lot of the SJWs an excuse to not talk about what it was that caused the massacre, the Islamic hatred of gays. For the first few hours after the slaughter I noticed a lot of SJW’s I follow like Claudia Boleyn and Paul Cornell being oddly quiet on social media. I think it could have been a turning point for many of them as this was one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history directed solely at a group of people whose rights they claim to fight for. Here for once they couldn’t just sweep it under the rug. They’d have to confront Islamic hatred of LGBT people as dictated by the Quran, but sadly Owen Jones on air tantrums allowed them to side swerve it once again.
Instead all the SJW’s would talk about the next day was “Sky News is so homophobic because it didn’t say LGBT every two seconds and apparently mistreated Owen Jones because of that.”
Similarly after the Manchester bombing, Owen Jones once again diverted attention to Katie Hopkins, and again gave the SJW’s a chance to not talk about the real issue, a religion that commands that all non believers be killed and is inspiring people to do that all over Europe. No the problem is Katie Hopkins tweets of course!
Owen Jones has often compared the hatred towards Muslims in modern society as being comparable to the hatred Jews experienced in Nazi Germany.
I think its disgusting that Owen would try and compare people like Tommy Robinson and Paul Joseph Watson to the Nazis. People like Jones ironically with their obsession with comparing everything to World War 2 (Trump is Hitler, the Muslim ban is like the Holocaust, the EDL are the Fourth Reich etc) are in danger of trivialising the true horror of the Nazis.
The hatred of Jews by the Nazis was widespread, violent, and culminated in an attempted genocide. Its obscene to even attempt to pretend that some bad tweets against Muslims is even remotely comparable.
Furthermore hatred of Jews in Nazi Germany was obviously sanctioned by the government. Laws were brought in against Jewish citizens, police officers wouldn’t charge people who carried out acts of violence against Jews.
In modern European societies there have been some occasions of the authorities actually covering up crimes carried out by Muslims out of fear of looking racist.
Can you imagine the Nazis doing all they could to cover up a crime carried out by a Jewish man so as not to appear racist?
The Nazis’ hatred of the Jews was also founded on a racist belief that the Jews were racially inferior, the unter mensch.
Now I’m sure that there are some individual bigots who hate Muslims because a lot of them have brown skin, but certainly the majority of, as well as the most high profile critics of Islam are not racist.
Watch any video by the likes of Paul Joseph Watson, David Wood and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and all of their objections against Islam are to do with the beliefs of Islam, NOT the race of any of its followers.
Ironically Islam as an ideology is comparable to Nazism. Both have a pathological hatred of the Jews, both despise LGBT people, both view dark skinned people as inferior to white people, and both want to impose their own fascist rule on all societies across the world.
With this in mind Owen Jones ironically can only be viewed as a modern day Quisling or Lord Haw Haw. He is betraying everything he claims to support such as free speech, LGBT rights, gender equality, and equality for all based on skin colour by making it virtually impossible to have the discussion that needs to be had about Islam.
Racist, Sexist Hypocrite
Owen Jones like many on the left is not only a racist who I feel refuses to say anything bad against Muslims simply because most of them have dark skin, but he is also happy to generalise all white people and men too.
Want proof? Take a look at this article that Owen wrote about the supposed rape culture in the west.
In this article Owen argues that all men in the United Kingdom are complicit in the widespread abuse of women due to the culture they live in. Apparently even though we live in a culture where rape is rightfully viewed as one of the worst crimes a man or woman can commit, and where an accusation of rape is enough to ruin a man’s entire life, our culture still somehow tells men that rape is okay?
Yes there are terrible miscarriages of justice in some rape cases, but the same is true for many crimes. Our justice system overall is not perfect.
Still lets play Devils Advocate here and suppose that Owen is right that there is a rape culture in the west.
Okay Owen so if all western men, even those who do not commit crimes are still complicit in it because they are part of a culture that promotes it why does the same not apply to Muslims? Even all of those innocent Muslims? They are part of the same ideology that does say to kill all LGBT people, kill all non believers and that all women are inferior? So using YOUR logic Owen ALL Muslims are complicit even if they don’t take part in the extremists atrocities.
Yet you won’t find Owen ever saying that all Muslims need to take responsibility for the crimes carried out by their religion. In fact quite the opposite
The great irony here is that Owen is judging people for something beyond their control, whilst famous critics of Islam like Tommy Robinson that he regularly derides as bigots are not.
If you are a Muslim then that means you have actually chosen to be one, as Islam is NOT a race or a gender. Its a belief system. Yes okay some people are born into Muslim families, and in a lot of cases are scared to leave the religion out of fear of being killed. Though these people are most certainly not helped by the likes of Jones who shout down anyone willing to talk about the problems of Islam as a racist.
Still in most cases Muslims have chosen to be Muslims and so therefore its not unreasonable to ask them to defend their faith, anymore that it would be to ask a Communist or a Socialist like me to explain why they have chosen to associates themselves with this particular political ideology.
Being a man however is simply how you are born, yet apparently all men are still somehow guilty because of the actions of a few in Owen’s mind?
Of course ironically I have never nor indeed have any of the major critics of Islam like Paul Joseph Watson, Tommy Robinson, Sargon of Akkad, Douglas Murray Sam Harris, and David Wood have ever said that all Muslims are evil or that they are accountable for what the extremists do.
Indeed as I have been over many of these people have worked with and promoted Muslim reformers such as Maajid Nawaz and Imam Tahwidi.
Still Owen dismisses them all as bigots because they apparently tar all Muslims as evil by simply saying that there is a problem with Islam.
So then by his own standards Owen Jones is a bigot too. Not only is he holding people accountable based on how they were born, but he is also tarring an entire group of people based on the actions of a few. Still I suppose because they are white men, then in Owen Jones’ mind that’s okay which makes him a genuine racist.
Worse than that however, Owen Jones has even said that white people are not victims of racism in the United Kingdom.
Really Owen? So in that case anti semitism doesn’t count as racism? Also what about the unprecedented epidemic of white girls being abused by Muslim men who openly say that they abuse them because they view white women as inferior.
Owen Jones for all his talk of socialism and feminism is perfectly happy to throw these young underprivileged girls under the bus by basically denying that they were victims of racism, as hey by his logic they can’t as they are white.
Its very telling that Naz Shah recently retweeted and liked a tweet from an Owen Jones parody account telling white girls who had been abused to shut up for the sake of diversity, thinking it was actually a real tweet of Owen’s.
It amazes me that Owen Jones after this didn’t maybe rethink a few things? Imagine knowing that someone could do a parody of you saying that young girls who have been raped should shut up, and people would actually think it was you!
Personally if that was me I’d definitely reassess my position as a champion of women’s rights and the little guy.
Owen Jones is a bully and a threat to free speech, and is actually helping to stop genuine progress in the United Kingdom. There is a real problem with Islam that needs to be talked about, but the longer it goes unsaid the more not only will innocent people like the victims of the Muslim grooming gangs continue to suffer in silence, but also Muslim reformers will continue to be in danger as they will be left out in cold, and finally there will be a greater chance of a genuine right wing backlash against ALL Muslims.
Finally Owen Jones also seemingly doesn’t care about people as much if their skin is white. He’s happy to demonize a group and hold them all accountable if their skin is white (and their gender male), and he’ll deny that white people are victims of racism in this country even when hordes of young white girls are being sexually assaulted because of the colour of their skin.
With all of this in mind Owen Jones in my opinion can only be viewed as an utter disgrace and a Quisling.