The 'Anti-Greta' Had an Early Inspiration— Which Makes Him News

Naomi Seibt's support for Stefan Molyneux draws media attention
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2020 11:00 AM CST
The 'Anti-Greta' Was Inspired by Alleged Cult Leader
Naomi Seibt.   (YouTube)

Naomi Seibt is news again, and not for her campaign against climate science. The teenage German YouTuber, dubbed the "anti-Greta," expressed support Friday for an alt-right commentator who's drawn a searing critique from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Washington Post reports. "I'm still a fan, absolutely," Seibt said of Stefan Molyneux at the Conservative Political Action Conference. According to the SPLC, Molyneux is "a skilled propagandist" and an "alleged cult leader who amplifies scientific racism, eugenics and white supremacism." But Seibt is quick to defend the Canadian libertarian who calls himself "skeptical" of white nationalism, the Guardian reports. "He is not devaluing other races, not at all, he's just describing his experience in western countries" Seibt says.

She adds that "we still have freedom of speech in these countries, and we're very happy that's the case." Yet a roundup of Molyneux quotes paints another picture, with him calling blacks "collectively less intelligent" and saying the backlash against non-whites "will be quick, decisive, and brutal." Both have drawn attention for their remarks about Jews, with Molyneux appearing to sympathize with German anti-Jewish sentiment before the Holocaust, and Seibt saying after a fatal synagogue attack that Jews are "at the top" of groups considered oppressed while "ordinary Germans" are "at the bottom." Molyneux has a big YouTube following, while Seibt has been hired by the US thinktank the Heartland Institute to decry "climate alarmism." (See why one critic says Seibt spreads "the four Ds.")

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