> You've [Jews] got your own homeland now, which we of the Alt West fully support, relocate yourself there.
It makes me sick to read that here. My first instinct is usually to let users off with a warning, especially when they've been here a long time and post good comments in other contexts. But we've already given you countless warnings, way more than we give most users who repeatedly flout our requests to use this site as intended. And then I recall that you just told Jews to "relocate themselves" on HN, and I want to throw up. Therefore I've banned your account.
Of course, following that up with calling for the mass exclusion of Jews from all societies other than that of the State of Israel is not helpful, either.
And there'd be more consistency to your argument there if you argued that non-Jewish Whites should be, similarly, excluded from all societies other than those of the European continent.
Or if, as you say, you Just Don't Care how you are seen, then stop complaining when your overt and blatant anti-Semitism is rightly called out as such. I mean, for someone who doesn't care, you seem pretty darned sensitive on that point.
You should be banned from here. Seriously. Advocating that Jews be "excluded if not eliminated from society" is hate speech.
It greatly disappoints me that the HN moderators apparently think it's okay to leave virulent anti-semitism unchecked.
I am Jewish. I have never been to Israel. America is my home. Why do you want to tear that away from me?
We don't come close to seeing all the comments here, so that's not a valid conclusion to draw.
I apologize for assuming that you had seen the comment and for believing hga's assertion that you had reviewed his comments and determined that the good made up for the bad. This was entirely my mistake, and is probably a testament to the effectiveness of a veneer of respectability over cold-blooded hatred.
That a long-time commentator could call for ethnic cleansing of myself and my family upset me greatly and I apologize for letting that emotional reaction extend to the moderators.
If you would like to remove this subthread, feel free. I don't want people incorrectly assuming that HN mods don't care.
I appreciate what you're saying in this subthread, but from below, the infection has to this point seemed to largely pass by the proprietorship. And it's some bad shit, so that's pretty worrying! Of course, I am a very biased observer, and I'm certainly not suggesting you take what I'm saying as Gospel but merely anecdotal experience...but I know I'm not the only one in this subtree who's getting this vibe, 'cause we've talked about it off-HN.
When it comes to interpreting, we try (hard) to give users the benefit of the doubt. That does leaves room for comments that suck, but the alternatives that I'm aware of would suck worse.
Two things that override the benefit of the doubt are (a) when someone is using HN primarily for politics or ideology, and (b) when we warn someone or ask them to use the site as intended and they still don't change. If you notice cases of that, or cases where we need to be warning someone and haven't yet, those are what we most appreciate having brought to our attention. I skimmed through both your 'favorite' comments and flagged comments lists and didn't see any clear cases of these.
EDIT: (I didn't downvote you, btw)
They've been recently called out by the HN mods: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12994342
For the record, I think it is a problem that someone can consistently drop hateful political rhetoric (I looked through hga's history) essentially without repercussions. It looks like he has some perfectly fine technical contributions, but that shouldn't be an excuse to regularly derail threads with hateful commentary.
Any new account which displayed hga's history of political commentary would be summarily banned. I'm skeptical that HN should allow such commentary to continue just because it comes from the same account that has technically good content.
It is, though, based on ... dang's comments I think, in a previous incident.
They to date don't appear to believe that I "consistently drop hateful political rhetoric" nor to I believe I do, and I certainly try to avoid "regularly derail[ing] threads". Take this discussion, for example, what I've had to say is pretty much by definition on topic in a topic about "White Nationalism"
Your "alt right" position on Jews is precisely that of anti-Semites and Nazis. They too called for the "exclusion if not elimination" of my people.
You should be banned from HN. I will say that in no uncertain terms. You are a hateful person calling for the mass deportation of citizens and threatening "much worse selections on the menu" if that isn't fast enough for you.
Nobody is suggesting that you should be forced out of the country and/or into gas chambers. Get a reality check. Your racist ideology is totally non-sensical: if I didn't tell you, you would have no idea that I wasn't yet another of your favored Aryan whites, yet you still want to deport and/or murder me.
The one thing I'll commend you for is that you post these comments under your real name. That way I can be sure I never work with you.
One of the things that keeps me coming back to HN is the Pavlovian feed of new information. I never know when I'm going to learn something new here.
So, I didn't think the worst comment on HN would come from you, nor did I think it would be so calmly written, or so superficially civil. But I've learned something new. It turns out that a calm, carefully written appeal for direct ethnic violence by an adult is more horrible than any unhinged edgy "alt-right" rant by a teenager.