Julian von Abele: 'I Believe That Every Single Person Should Love Themselves And Love Their Culture...'Chris Menahan
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Columbia University sophomore Julian von Abele, whose late-night drunken rant praising white people went viral earlier this week, released a statement on Tuesday saying he never "denigrated anyone's race" and he believes "that every single person should love themselves and love their culture, and we should all be allowed to be proud of our heritage."
Both CNN and The Daily Beast refused to run his statement in full and insisted on interjecting their own slanted commentary.
As CNN reported on Tuesday, "When initially reached for comment, von Abele told CNN he would provide a statement but only if the network agreed, before seeing it, to run it in its entirely. CNN declined to do so."
Nonetheless, The Daily Beast ended up running what appears to be a good amount of his statement:
Julian von Abele, a sophomore studying physics, claimed in a statement provided to The Daily Beast that the stunning video “does not show my true beliefs” and that his rant was actually “part of a broader debate and series of events that provide important context.”They left out that one student said she wants to "kick him" repeatedly and another student appeared to assault him by shoving her finger in his face.
Ultimately, von Abele admitted in his statement, “I regret that I subsequently engaged in an exchange that was admittedly overzealous and was not the right venue to discuss the value of identity politics.”According to CNN, von Abele's statement also said, "I am not afraid to challenge the use of the term 'white privilege,' and labeling that view as racism creates divisiveness and stifles free thought and expression."
You can see from von Abele's YouTube he appears to be a boy genius (this video is from 2013):
He also wrote a book on quantum physics in 2015 titled, "Physics Reforged: The New Theory of Parallel Universes, Hidden Dimensions, and the Fringes of Reality" and another in 2017 titled, "Time and the Multiverse: Selected Writings on Novel Physical Theories," which right-leaning folks have been buying just to support him.
As of Tuesday morning, his books were ranked 2 and 4 in the best sellers list for quantum theory on Amazon.
As I reported Tuesday, CNN regular Tim Wise in a since-deleted tweet called for von Abele to be completely and utterly destroyed.
"Time to wreck this little shit," Wise wrote. "The irony of his rant is that once we make his ass famous for this, he will never accomplish anything, his white male-ness notwithstanding...Columbia should expel him. His future should be bleak...Good luck Chip..."
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