Shortly after I published my post this morning on Dr. Josephine Livingstone’s false characterization of me as an alt rightist, I was contacted personally by Dr. Livingstone. This showed real character on her part, and very much appreciated.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that when one achieves a certain level of accomplishment and publicity, he will inevitably attract the attention of guttersnipes, frauds, and incompetents. People who have no achievements to their name, or who are incapable of producing decent work in their fields, are offended by the sight of those who actually create and do useful work. The man of achievement is an object of hatred for such people. They take refuge in hiding behind baseless accusations and name-calling. And when they can find no labels or smears to attach to you, they simply invent them. As Ibn Munir said on this subject: