Promoting Wilson’s brand

Jason Wilson sent John Roskam an email and then published it on his blog. In particular he thanks John for promoting his brand – only happy to do more for his brand. We’ve covered Wilson before.

Mr Roskam,

Thanks for mentioning my Guardian column in your latest fund-raising letter. You have increased awareness of my brand among the many corrupt property developers, chinless libertarians, young fogies, and elderly racists that compose your membership. Without doubt, there are good times ahead for me.

I note that you do not quote the parts of the column where I point to the IPA’s enduring mediocrity. So in case it wasn’t clear enough, I should emphasise that my contempt for your organisation and its values is bottomless. Fortunately we’ve never met, but I daresay that this also goes for you personally. It certainly extends to the more prominent members of your staff.

It’s difficult to nominate a single reason for this. It could be your willingness to appeal to racial prejudice in campaigns clothed in the raiments of “liberty”. It could be your advocacy on behalf of the manufacturers of products that kill their customers and despoil the planet. It could be the bumptious expectation that your third-hand Hayekian dross will be taken seriously as an intellectual position. Your publicity headshot doesn’t help.

From time to time, some people on the left forget about the moral absence at the heart of your enterprise, and play nice in various forums with a few of the man-children you employ as “research fellows”. Rest assured that I never will.

There wasn’t space in the column to spell out the things that have aided the IPA’s recent ascent from mouldering irrelevance. The ABC’s strange conception of “balance” and the Liberal Party’s intellectual bankruptcy have played a part. So has the admixture of avarice, naïveté and bigotry among your members and fans. Your Institute’s prominence in print and broadcast media has benefited from you and your staff’s willingness to take every public opportunity to venture beyond the small range of your competence.

The future, however, is brighter. I am confident that soon enough, after the current Government inevitably fails to persuade the Australian people of the value of any of your ideas, you’ll once again be enjoying the obscurity you so richly deserve.

Yours in Freedom,

Jason Wilson

Portland, Oregon

PS – Apart from the quote you pulled from my piece, your letter is very poorly drafted. I’d offer my services as an editor, but I have some scruples about who I accept money from. I know that you’re not that fussy, so my attitude in these matters may be something you need to add to the long list of things of you don’t understand.

HT: Steve from Brisbane

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45 Responses to Promoting Wilson’s brand

  1. Joe Goodacre

    Completely different world view.

  2. Robbo

    Jason sounds a bit miffed. Perhaps that has been caused by nobody knowing who he is or caring about what he claims to know. Irrelevancy can be cruel.

  3. Marko

    an admixture of naïveté !!

    Narcissistic little twerp.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Moved beyond belief by that particular piece of writing, I’m making a further donation to the I.P.A.

  5. Gab

    He’s very emotional. JR must have really upset him. Poor hurty Jason. Apart from his ad hominems, he doesn’t actually say what has piqued him so; it’s just a letter of the usual lefty abuse.

    Time to donate a bit more to the IPA.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Thanks for the minder Jase.

    It’s EOFY. Another donation coming the IPAs way.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Steven will appreciate the Hat Tip.

    Poor bastard has even had to threaten Homer with a banning!

  8. Gab

    So for those who refuse to click on SFB’s blog, here’s what he wrote:

    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    An assessment of the IPA hard to disagree with

    Detritus — Thankyou note to John Roskam

    (OK, maybe a couple of lines are too harsh, but I’m right up there with the general sentiment.)
    Posted by Steve at 10:49 AM
    1 comment:

    Anonymous said…

    I think I’ll send the IPA another $500. It’s tax deductible after all. Win/win.
    7:03 PM

  9. David

    What is a Jason Wilson when its at home? The last bloke called Jason that was any value was the one looking for the golden fleece.

  10. Clam Chowdah

    What quote did Roskam use that annoyed the man-child? Without seeing this letter, it’s all a bit obscure.

  11. the many corrupt property developers, chinless libertarians, young fogies, and elderly racists that compose your membership.

    HEY – I’m a grumpy old fart.

    How come grumpy old farts never get a mention.

    Ageist left wing douchenozzles.

  12. Rabz

    FFS – what a smug wanker.

    That has inspired a tax deductible donation.

    P.S. Roskam’s letter seemed quite logical and easy to read. Wanker’s gibberish was laden with the usual pretentious regressive bollocks. He also has no idea what “admixture” means.

  13. Rabz

    Oh – and Sinclair – giving a shout out to that drooling, ejaculate obsessed cretin really is a bit much.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    HEY – I’m a grumpy old fart

    I am promising myself a peevish, grumpy, cantankerous and irritable old age. It’s a privilege I have earnt.

    Upon reflection, and after soiling my fingers at Steve of brisbane’s blog, I am increasing the donation to the I.P.A….

  15. I am the Walrus, Koo Koo K'Choo

    Jason who?

  16. Upon reflection, and after soiling my fingers at Steve of brisbane’s blog,

    Paint stripper is the only thing that will remove the taint.

  17. MsDolittle

    Yep, end of financial year tax deductible IPA donation coming right up.

  18. Leo G

    Jason’s huge competence as an editor doesn’t seem to stretch in the direction of English grammar (eg. “the many that compose your membership”, “for who”, “you and your staff’s willingness”, “soon enough you’ll once again be”, “The future, however, is brighter”) or logic ( eg. “we’ve never met … this also goes for you personally”, “rest assured that I never will”, “products that kill their customers” etc.)

  19. Rob MW

    There’s something remotely novel about people that think their shit don’t stink.

  20. wreckage

    Whatever you did, Sinc, he really needs a soothing ointment.

    Or as he might put it

    “rest assured, I am not without some small need of an ointment both cooling and anaesthetic, with which I fully intend to anoint my butthole anon; the pleasing satisfaction gained by bathing in the glow of my superior intellect alone being only partially qualified to the task.”

  21. His Omniscience

    [This sort of comment might be acceptable at the St. James Ethics Centre - but it isn't here. Sinc]

  22. Gary

    Jason Wilson is a “writer and researcher whose work is focused on the intersection between new media technologies and politics.”

    An effete arsehole in other words. His mug shot is a good giveaway.

  23. Marlon Shakespeare

    How can a chinless libertarian take a comment on the chin?
    And since when did contempt have a bottom, and if so how can it be bottomless?
    And he can edit too.
    Talented man from Portland.

  24. Percy

    although justified given the brilliance of his letter.

    That be a very dry sense of humour you have there HO.

  25. Tom

    What a prissy little beta male bitch. The left is upset because the fat-arsed Grattan Institute, gifted $30 million of our money to advocate the left’s favourite causes, is getting done like a dinner by an organisation a fraction of its size (facts and figures here).

  26. Tom

    By the way, I see we’ve picked up two new trolls. A big, hearty welcoming fuck off, scum.

  27. johno

    chinless libertarians

    Wow. He is going all out. Claiming IPA members don’t have chins. That must really hurt. The pain of being called ‘chinless’ by some brain dead Guardian suck hole from Portland Oregon.

  28. Pyrmonter

    In the postscript – is “whom” really dead among Americans?

  29. Yohan

    Notice how its all ad hominems and abuse, calling IPA supporters racists, bigots, heartless, no morals e.t.c
    No logical argument or referral to fact.

  30. Supplice

    Notice how its all ad hominems and abuse, calling IPA supporters racists, bigots, heartless, no morals e.t.c
    No logical argument or referral to fact.

    And that sealed the deal on my donation to the IPA. $500 winging its way right now.

  31. Toiling Mass

    The style (and pique) are strangely reminiscent of Barking Betty’s snit-column at being included in Blair’s ‘Frightbat survey’.

  32. goatjam

    He describes himself as “conservative leaning”. He is a Grade A leftard going by everything I saw on his blog. Must be one of those “Liberal voters” in the Q&A audience

  33. Mr Rusty

    Jesus wept.

    [I'm sure you enjoyed typing that out as much as Wilson enjoyed his rant. Sinc]

  34. Mr Rusty

    You have increased awareness of my brand

    What? He thinks he is a “brand”?
    Wow.
    Any more narcissistic and he’ll be breaking mirrors trying to bum his reflection.

    And a brand isn’t exactly compatible with the anti-capitalist Guardian is it?

  35. .

    goatjam
    #1361548, posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:06 am
    He describes himself as “conservative leaning”. He is a Grade A leftard going by everything I saw on his blog. Must be one of those “Liberal voters” in the Q&A audience

    No.

    He probably is a conservative. Look at the Liberal Party, FFS.

    Well. As for the personal abuse – too easy.

  36. Major Elvis Newton

    He’s from Porkland Oregon. Home of the other whitemeat.

  37. JakartaJaap

    Carpe,

    Agreed. My mob, the Picto-Celtic Hugenots, are excluded as well. Raaaacism.

  38. Jason Wilson

    Hey guys what’s happening in this thread?

  39. wreckage

    Mostly we think you’re a pretentious git, but some of us think you might also be brain-damaged in some way.

    You know, the usual.

    Hey, I can’t help noticing how your question wasn’t a monstrous run-on sentence that trotted out a double negative every time it felt a bit insecure. Is that really you?

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