Nathan Phillips lied repeatedly, and this story should not go away

I think everybody now knows Nathan Phillips never served in Nam. They know he approached the kids, not the other way around. Most people know he was not a recon ranger but a refrigerator mechanic.

But his lies are worse than that. Those lies do not cause harm to others. However, Phillips told a number of deliberate falsehoods calculated to direct hostility toward a bunch of teen-agers who were minding their own business.

Tim Poole has video- multiple lies by Phillips, and the media isn’t really calling him out.  Some of them have corrected their claims that he was a Nam Vet, but mostly, they don’t explain that he said that. They frame it so you can read it as they misunderstood.

This is important.

One of the things Phillips said is that Sandmann refused to let Phillips move, that Phillips tried to slide to one side and Sandmann blocked him, and he moved to other side and Sandmann blocked him.  That never happened.   Phillips insisted the kids chanted ‘build the wall,’  They never did.

I could go on, but really, you need to watch it all. It’s less than fifteen minutes.

Neo-Neocon is kind of blown away by just how defamatory and hateful Nathan Phillips’ accusations were (and flat out lies), and how people just seem to ignore it:

“That is not some disagreement about who went up to whom, or whether the wall was mentioned by the boys, or what caps some of them wore. This is an extremely defamatory statement by a political agitator, designed to shape perceptions that the boys were vicious racists with a killer instinct. The language is purposefully inflammatory and of the harshest variety.

It is a lie, and unless Phillips is clinically insane and out of touch with reality (something I don’t believe is the case), it is a knowing and purposeful lie about a bunch of teenagers who were minding their own business. It is a lie so egregious, so foul, that I really lack words to describe the depth and depravity of that lie.

And as far as I can see, just about everyone is ignoring it now.

The lie wasn’t a one-off, either.”

People with blue checkmarks on twitter were calling for these kids to be doxxed- some of them as young as 13, Sandmann is only 15 or 16.  They have contacted colleges and asked that the boys be blacklisted. They have encouraged violence, wishing their school would burn down with the kids in it.  They were that eager to believe the worst they could about these kids because they are prolife, Catholic, and some of them wore MAGA hats (souveneirs sold on street corners in D.C.).
One of the weirdest things about the aftermath of this story is how many people just want it to go away, and by no means do they wish to hear about Phillips lies. “Stop it,” they say, “This is just as bad as going after the kids. It’s hypocritical.”
I don’t wish harm on Phillips, but I do wish him not to be believed when he tries this again (this is not, actually, the first time he’s accused a group of people minding their own business of racism). And it’s not the same as he and his followers attacking the kids at all. The kids were innocent and Phillips lied about them. Tim Poole, Neo-Neocon, Ace, others pointing these lies out are not doing the same thing Phillips did because they are not lying about children. This is telling the truth about an adult who has defamed innocent children.

This story should not go away.  If these people will treat children this way based entirely on an obvious tissue of lies, they will do worse to the rest of us.

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