LD50 is a privately owned art gallery run by Lucia Diego in London. The gallery became a major news item last year for for hosting a conference called Neoreaction, with speakers including white supremacist Brett Stevens, whose works inspired killer Anders Breivik, a fact of which he appears proud. Antifascist groups are planning to protest against the gallery on Saturday 25th Feb.
In an opinion piece in the Guardian yesterday Jonathan Jones argued compellingly that the gallery should not be forced to close, and that censoring the alt-right artists was the wrong stance to take. He was, I think, making this judgement based on the idea that the gallery was merely an outlet for free expression. The fact is though that the owners of the gallery have a long standing connection with racism, anti-semitism and scorn for social justice.
Why did the ancients hate the jews: their religion wasnt cosmopolitan and inclusive enough.
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) September 26, 2015
The Altright are the real jews this election #FreeRicky
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) October 5, 2016
@persona773 put another way, the tradwives would put on the hijab quickly and happily when bride captured by muslims
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) December 1, 2016
>We need to get rid of all oppressive and patriarchal institutions
>Ok, now we need to import as many muslims as possible
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) May 22, 2016
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) May 3, 2016
@Urban_IX It's like how blacks have lower than average iq, as a group, of course. You may just be that exception.
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) February 15, 2015
Is the primary goal of NRx the reconciliation of Communism and Fascism?
— HUNTED KANTBOT (@kantbot2000) December 31, 2014
As can be seen from these unpleasant tweets, the owners of LD50 are not simply providing an outlet for neo-nazi (sorry, “alt-right”) propaganda, they are actively endorsing it.
Image by Linda Nylind for the Guardian