Monthly Archives: January 2016

On-line Community Snobbery -WTF …?

The bigger they are, in terms of reputation and membership, the quicker they are to  chew you and spit you out again as not worthy.

More recently than I care to admit, I tried joining a community which makes a living out of humour, politely and apologetically asking for directions on a certain subject. By the time someone was kind enough to offer them, I’d already been voted down for existing and for not being familiar with the full structure of their website, which was pretty intricate by the way. Then they quietly voted me down again for asking for an explanation regarding what I’d actually done.

By the way, this was meant to be a group of intellectuals; the cream of the crop; so at first I posted naturally, figuring a bunch of funny, very smart people would not slight someone for landing there unfamiliar with their establishment and trying to communicate.

It seems, somehow, that many such communities, American in particular, have got a stick up their rear ends thicker than the mast on the HMS Discovery.

It seems regardless of the niche, on-line groups are often led by arrogant types who jump on you just for being in their line of sight.

Never again. Ditto.

 

This Stranger Is Not Your Abuser

The world is currently full of little Hitlers who have lost all trace of humility, seeking to adapt everyone else’s lives to their personal inner reality, from their moral unicorn (as high horse doesn’t cut it anymore), regardless of the devastation they leave behind them.

There is no room for ”I could be wrong”, ”the truth might be somewhere in the middle” or ”this is not my call to make”. There is no longer a middle ground, only extremes. In this reinvented socialist view, internationalism has become reality as one is no longer considered an ”enemy of the state”, but an ”enemy of humanity” if they disagree with them. They are the ones promoting international standards for what people should do, consume, say, believe or express in the form of art, as well as the creation of institutions to enforce these standards. 

Reminding them of their own fallibility disrupts their narrative and fantasy of heroism.

Social justice warriors are in love with abstract concepts, even if they are empty of true meaning since their meaning keeps being changed by the system as time passes. Equality, inclusion, civilisation. They refer to a civilised society when describing acts of revolting cruelty such as the state tearing families apart without good cause and fail to see their verbal confusion.

Today, besides overtly violent extremists of all kinds, the ones to fear are these tyrants in hippie ”skins”, constantly talking about love, tolerance and human rights, while being capable of or supporting radical acts without batting an eyelid. You see some of them gnash their teeth, snarl or shake with anger when they talk about love and harmony, whilst others are as jolly as they would be on Christmas morning before other people’s unimaginable misery. 

And you know they’re not all there just by looking at them.

 

Today I’m angry. Really angry.

Understandably, many abused people pour their frustrations out on-line, sometimes seeing their situation reflected onto others they come across.

However, they should think twice before publicly convicting those who are accused of wrongdoing in dubious circumstances, just because some of the details look similar to their own saga. Their inner need for justice is understandable, as long as they don’t drag potentially innocent people into their repetitive game of seeking satisfaction, to the point of having a wank at the thought of someone else’s life being destroyed.

People with a perpetual ax to grind can truly be dangerous. What is it with this phenomenon of the oppressed becoming oppressors, losing the need for objectivity? Why don’t they even question their radicalism and motives?

It seems some of the countries considered the epitome of European civilisation have run out of tolerance for Christians. Not being one myself, I can’t be accused of bias, but I do see how parents are cornered by schools for teaching their children what is ultimately a peaceful dogma. It seems youngsters should be increasingly careful not to mention their religion, for fear of staff accusing their parents of indoctrination and reporting them to the nanny state, full of benevolent bureaucrats who sound like genuine psychos. From there on it’s an effort to pin crimes on them and separate their families forever.

However flimsy such a case may be, taking shortcuts around laws to accelerate matters, there will always be gleeful spectators applauding what they call an efficient system. In their eyes, if there is any suspicion of maltreatment, even if there is no evidence at all or there is  more evidence against the claims, it’s best to ”be safe”. Because tearing children from their parents’ arms or kidnapping them form school, as a preventive measure, is a ”safe” and ”civilised” thing to do.

The ease with which some people affirm that is truly disturbing. I wonder if society itself is becoming sociopathic on some level, by conditioning people to accept inhuman acts as normal. 

The fact that one can remain passive before the account of a heart-breaking forced separation, reminiscent of what the Nazis and communists did in olden days, indicates a frightening lack of empathy, coming from those who show it in other situations. If a state institution arranged such a radical measure, in their view it must be justified, however horrible the consequences are for those involved.

In fact, rules-before-decency is an all-pervasive mentality in the numerous occasions of SJW’s getting people fired for laughable trifles. They have no empathy whatsoever.

Instead of hoping for the best, it almost feels like they want investigators to scrape some kind of evidence together and make the separation permanent, just so they can sleep more easily by confirming the state was right after all. 

People with a harsh upbringing or who have been blatantly abused tend to worship this kind of institution and by default demonise the people it targets, regardless of how the case actually looks. They are joyful whenever children are taken from their parents, even without a shred of evidence. They all but clap with this sinister, vomit-inducing satisfaction, as if all the suffering were somehow wonderful.

When planning their utopia, socialist types leave nothing to chance – or choice. They will ”keep people safe” from birth to death, even against their will. Even if it destroys them. Even if it kills them or makes them commit suicide.

They will make victims out of those who argue – to the point of shouting – that they are not victims. They will attempt to save those who don’t need or want to be saved, just to feel better on their white unicorn.

Take this situation for another relevant example; it’s a Red Pill video entitled Social Justice Warriors: Helping People to Death (And Getting Rich While Doing It). It details a marital incident the media got involved in on behalf of the wife, against her will, resulting in her husband losing his job and no good coming out of it whatsoever.

The same happens on those blessed recovery forums, which are basically break up assistance services, not caring about the truth but always applying the same formula to any case brought to their attention. Time and time again, members lash out and get back (in their own minds anyway) at the ones who hurt them by influencing others. And when they successfully do so and a couple splits because of their direct intervention, they congratulate themselves and each other for that accomplishment .

There is something morbid about social justice warriors. They seem to feed on misery – including when obviously avoidable – and glorify it.

 

“White Genocide” – Another Mindfuck

So here we are, on the brink of a radical transformation across Europe, including demographically. According to some, the sole cause is, of course, immigration – forgetting that regardless of new arrivals and their origin, we would perish anyway, if the current tendencies are kept up.

When populations are falling below the minimal replacement rate, they might want to care less if they could be out-bred by immigrants or grey squirrels and more about how they ended up in that situation in the first place.

In any anti-immigration debate we hear the statement  “our native population is declining”, as if it were a fact of nature and not the result of our establishment-induced life choices.

We,  in the west, live in a feminist-dominated culture, which keeps pushing homemakers down and discourages  “breeding” until one is completely financially secure – which, for many women, is not likely to happen until they are in their early 40’s, meaning stretching their chances to have one baby, let alone two or three. For some, complete financial security might never, ever happen.

Especially during a recession which hits the whole of Europe and beyond.

Past generations bred through hardship and wars; that’s how most of us are still here. Most of us in Europe have family tales linked to WWII, famine, widowing, death and desolation. And still, life went on.

Nowadays, it seems, one must meet a certain salary threshold, even if nothing is guaranteed forever anyway. One must meet living conditions they might never achieve in the prime of their existence, when they are most fertile and most likely to produce healthy children.

Because, of course, we have to defy nature at every pace, just to suit ourselves and our own expectations.

And if, after fertility has already waned, we are hit by infertility, we can always sacrifice a handful of embryos to a single successful in vitro procedure, again, to suit ourselves.

To be considered a satisfactory parent nowadays, one must adhere to such strict criteria many prefer to skip that role altogether. In some countries they are told what political opinions are permissible in order to “not harm a child psychologically”.  Well done, the state can now dictate your optimal belief system, your optimal political adherence, your minimal economical situation and so forth. And incredibly, some people voice their support for draconian legislation mandating sterilisation, contraception etc in certain situations or mandating one should by default obtain a permit in order to use their own reproductive function.

Anyone who was alive 20 or 30 years ago is likely to wonder if they recognise the world they live in anymore. Things are progressing very quickly.

Which is sad in any way you can think of.

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Spaces – No Such Thing Under The Sun

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As the media keeps reporting, the demand in western universities – to my knowledge, in the US and UK- for safe spaces is on the rise, many seeing them as an essential right for their well-being. Although the Wikipedia definition is one based on respect towards others, the expression has been used many times to indicate a place where students are shielded from triggers or contrary opinions, to avoid being traumatised by realities or views which make them uncomfortable.

To start with, let’s state the obvious – safe spaces are a first world privilege and what is more, the need for them is uniquely first world, as people in less  fortunate circumstances are living, in real time, the terrible events these sensitive students can’t bear thinking of. Presumably, people in war zones need safety more than western students require a break from war-related books and documentaries. They’d like to stop hearing bombs overhead and seeing pointless death all around them. Sex slaves are more affected by being raped daily than feminists by reading about it. And so forth.

Physical safety is never guaranteed anywhere in the world. Wars can start practically overnight, no country has ever been spared bloodshed. Natural disasters also happen unexpectedly, bringing death and devastation out of the blue. Violence is rife, mental issues constantly rising and radical ideologies thriving, with a fair number of successful maniacs to show for it. The world is not safe. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. The next minute is not guaranteed. If the neighbour downstairs leaves the gas on by mistake, he can take 20 people with him, just like that.  Pretending that we can – or should – hide from the volatile nature of our existence doesn’t help, just like New Age  “serenity now” positivism can’t actually change life to a great degree.

You’re not even safe in your own head.

In fact, many people dread their subconscious mind, repressed memories repressed urges more than anything else. Many are in therapy, perplexed by what comes to the surface sometimes from the land of nightmares and weird fantasies. Not to mention fears. Since death could arrive without warning, any given second, there’s no point living every hour of everyday in fear. But deep down we harbour inner monsters which torment us and which are our personal problem, not anyone else’s. Therefore, if something triggers us, it is not society’s role to accommodate us but our job to heal and adapt.

The safety feeling these students are seeking is artificial. It narrows the mind, slowing or even impeding the much needed struggle to grow by seeing the complexity of the world and human beings.

There is one small step required for these loving social justice warriors to become fierce wannabe revolutionaries willing to fight tooth and nail. Just contradict them. Once. It’s enough.

SJW movements of a broad range are becoming increasingly radicalised, unable to handle disagreements or meet anyone halfway at some point. Those who speak against these peace bearers often receive the most vile death threats, addressed not only to themselves but also to family members, sometimes even minors. I have lost count of the articles I read involving such tactics by those who swear to uphold the highest standards of morality today. A quick list of aberrant behaviours:

  • Compassionate, squeamish vegans threatening murder and wishing for omnivores to die in the same manner as slaughtered animals;
  • Human rights zealots defending religions which are based on human rights violations;
  • Feminists harshly criticising women for choosing to be homemakers, while advocating women’s freedom to choose any kind of lifestyle they want;
  • Anti-discrimination activists causing more harm than good by constantly hyping differences which would most likely go unnoticed in most western societies (seeing micro-agressions everywhere);
  • Do-good busybodies helping people against their will by publicly making victims out of those who refuse that status, in the name of ethics etc.

None of these groups are really trying for the social harmony they claim to desire; they are trying to save your soul; they are no different than a religion on steroids. So many young people spend their time pushing their “ultimate truth” , convinced they’ve actually found it, even if they lack basic life experience.

If students’ sensitivity is crippling, perhaps they should consider sorting out their issues before they become licensed to provide essential services in society. This is not “able-ism”, it’s just fact. If I want to become a doctor, I need to make sure I don’t occasionally faint at the sight of blood, otherwise that will surely disrupt my activity, at a very high cost to others. The system will not adapt to my weakness. Similarly, if these people can’t handle the subjects they are studying, maybe they should consider alternatives.

When judging their disproportionate reactions rationally, it becomes clear that the world needs to be protected from them, not vice-versa.

Facilitated by those in power, they will blindly push their agendas until they cause irreparable destruction.

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Vegan Bullying Intoxication

In recent years, there has been an explosion of aggressive vegan propaganda, particularly on YouTube, where self-proclaimed diet gurus or we-can-save-the-planet types raise veganism to the level of a new religion. Some are so militant you might want to show kindness to the next Jehovah’s Witness knocking on your door, by comparison. Even while alluding you might go to hell, at least they don’t plan on putting a gun to your head, like this lovely woman here.

A strange phenomenon of our time, it seems the general understanding of hate speech is only designed to protect minorities. When the majority is targeted (meat eaters or omnivores in this case), even advocating mass murder is permitted. Though in some countries such innovators might be placed on anti-psychotics.

Besides straightforward preaching, what a lot of them do is upload purposely misleading videos with anti-vegan titles, to draw the attention of those who disagree with them. If you type search terms such as ”vegans are crazy”, ”vegans are annoying”, ”I’m sick of vegans”, ”anti-veganism”, ”I hate vegans” etc., the top results, if not the entire first page, will be more of their crap disguised as critique. As soon as you click on a video they will mock that opening statement (the title) and move on to praising their lifestyle choice. You will most likely find the word ”vegan” in the name of the channel, which is revealing enough to avoid clicking on it.

Either that or it will be intended satire all the way through (only intended as it is humourless) , sounding very much like this. Once you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.

Therefore, if your search terms are positive or neutral, you get pages upon pages of their propaganda. If you type in negative terms, more of the same. It’s like they’re trying to push genuine critique so far down the list of results one  will give up trying to find it after clicking on 50 variations of the one mentioned above.

Also, it seems that when they congregate they manifest the same toxicity towards each other as a number of other SJW-type groups do. This blog, written by someone who has chosen to replace the ”vegan” label with ”herbivore” in order to break  all association with said community, details the demanding and judgemental attitude of self-righteous snobs putting down those among them they deemed ”not vegan enough”.

When one starts reading about today’s most popular movements, especially among young people, matters always seem to lead to cult-like dynamics hidden behind well-marketed fanaticism, where reasonable people are cast out as not worthy.