For those familiar with Tim Wise he is a "educator" and fighter for the cause of "Anti-Racism". Recently the 45 year old Writer has proclaimed on his website that he plans to sue the creator of a satirical website called Diversity Chronicle, a WordPress site with a sizable following. The site features such satirical pieces as "Pope Francis Condemns Racism and declares that "All Religions are true" at historic third Vatican Council" and the aforementioned article that has Tim Wise threatening legal action "Prominent anti-racist activist Tim Wise embraces racism and sexism, stunning Progressives". Apparently Tim Wise does not appreciate the Websites Humor and has officially stated this on his website as of December 23 the following
"Time after time, attempts to intimidate me have failed miserably, and so now, the white nationalists and supremacists who see it as their job to attack any of us who combat their ignorance and hatred, have switched gears. Now, they have decided to switch to disinformation tactics, intended to discredit antiracists in the eyes of a public they hope will be gullible enough to believe whatever it is they say about us. To wit, today, a website operated by white nationalists (but which fronts as a site focused on Diversity, and which gives no clear indication of its political slant on the homepage), published an article claiming that I had announced that I had “changed my mind” about racism, and was now embracing their white supremacist worldview, anti-immigrant nativism, and other aspects of their toxic and bigoted agenda. Written up as a news story, the blog post said I had made this announcement at a speech, in which my newfound embrace of white racism was met with the “hisses and boos” of my “former supporters,” and that police were needed to protect me from the mob afterward. Though a nice job of creative writing, and although it would have even been amusing had it been labeled as parody, the fact is, the neo-Nazis in question were seeking to pass it off as entirely real."
Really Mr Wise? Is it REALLY an attempt to pass this off as real? Let's look at a few facts. The Website clearly displays a disclaimer that the site is mostly satire and that it was actually written for the amusement of the author. One has to wonder what is the purpose for Mr Wise to even bother with such a site, a site that features titles so obviously Onion-esque in it's style that one couldn't possibly take it for anything but pure humor. Perhaps Tim Wise's frustrations go deeper than just this article alone. Recently Tim Wise has been embroiled in a facebook controversy after making some rather questionable statements about "Internet Trolls" His angered ranting even leaving a few of his former followers questioning if he suffered the same White Privilege he had accused so many others of. A person left anonymous posted the following on his facebook after the incident "If you haven't been hacked, then I am going to assume you're drunk. These last few posts have been awful and drenched in the privilege you claim to have an issue with". Even black blogger/Writers of the site Orchestrated Pulse.com has questioned whether Tim Wise REALLY serves Blacks peoples best interests by speaking for THEM as a WHITE man. The idea that Tim Wise has made a comfortable living off of calling Whites Racist and it's not even directly financially aiding any Black people does not escape this Authors sense of Irony either. So once again I ask, what is REALLY bothering Mr Wise? Trolls? Or perhaps the article written by Diversity Chronicle is simply adding salt to a very fresh wound in Mr Wise's Ego. One could conclude that a number of Non-White people themselves are starting to see that Mr Wise is actually the key benefactor of the so called "White Privilege" he claims to fight against and its hypocrisy is Quite nauseating. The humor of the Diversity Chronicle article is that even though Tim Wise most certainly is not switching sides on his "fight against Racism" more and more are questioning exactly WHO'S side this controversial figure is actually on, many concluding he is simply getting rich off what a Black activist himself could be doing. Perhaps Tim Wise should check his White Privilege sometime in the near future. None the less Tim Wise has threatened legal action and the creator of Diversity Chronicles Website, Erik Thorson has responded back to Mr Wise with the following article on his website
You may have heard that an emotionally-unstable and well known privileged-white-male with an over-inflated ego named Tim Wise, very recently, threatened this site with a lawsuit. He stated in an e-mail and I quote. “I will bankrupt your sorry asses…” I believe the suit is completely frivolous. Nonetheless, litigation can sometimes be costly and time consuming.
While I strongly suspect that Mr. Wise has competent attorneys who will advise him against such a suit, he might be foolish enough to proceed along his threatened course. We live in a very litigious world and frivolous lawsuits are not uncommon. I am, however, prepared to take a principled stand to fight to defend our constitutional right to freedom of speech against its enemies. In many Western countries, the right to freedom of speech, thought, and inquiry, has been steadily under attack and has significantly eroded over the years. This site receives significant traffic from many of those countries.
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Weather or not Tim Wise will choose to take legal actions is not yet known but what is almost certain is that doing so would bring much MUCH more web traffic to Mr Thorson's quirky Parody website.