Culture Wars: Then and Now

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(Replies to Nev):

I grew up in a secular household, so I never understood where people were coming from with the religious stuff. And things were pretty bad when I was a kid, as far as people throwing Christianity into your face. About as bad as it is now with Islam, although the crusaders of my childhood were generally non-violent.

Tay and I grew up during America’s last culture war, when people felt threatened by *legitimate* social progress and were trying to impose what essentially amounted to conservative Christian values upon others — even though it wasn’t so simple as religious vs. secular or left vs. right.

Al Gore and his wife — believe it or not — were at the forefront of those who wanted to use government censorship to keep subversive, Satanic ideas from working their way into the minds of young people. The Evangelicals were with him, unsurprisingly. But non-churchgoers and the moderately religious were not.

The same sort of media-driven outrage you see now was going on back then, only they were playing up the divide by stoking outrage over traditional “American” (i.e., conservative) values, even though the media back then was almost as left-wing as it is now.

It was about ratings — for the networks, at least. For the average Joe, it was about religion, and for the politicians, it was about political power. Both the Dems and the GOP wanted to secure their share of thr Evangelical vote, which back then was pretty evenly split.

The crusaders ultimately took it too far. People (especially young people) rebelled — hardcore. The concept of America as a judeo-Christian nation slowly began to die, except in the minds of the Evangelicals.

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[DISCORD] Re: Hilarious Feminist Redirect Cringe

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It’s a common tactic with the Regressive Left. They actually taught us how to “redirect” in a gen ed communications class I took in college. They claimed it was a “debate tactic”.

Only back then there was actually some finesse involved. You look at young leftists these days like this brave womxn and AOC, and it becomes obvious that no one has even bothered to instruct them. They simply ignore inconvenient questions and come out with their prepackaged soundbites.

NPCs at their finest. Which is probably why I am now able to watch this womxn and laugh. A few months ago, that wouldn’t have been the case.

[Tay] can vouch for me on that. He’s been subjected to more of my feminism-is-cancer rants than any of you guys.

Feminism is an ideology that has nothing to do with women’s rights. Womyn are simply convenient tools for these neo-Marxists to achieve their vision of an identity-based caste system of goodthinking minority womyn on top and cis white males — and “gender traitors” — on the bottom.

Celebrities have made feminism seem sexy, and the mainstream media has been sugarcoating the inherent racism and misogyny of it all, but feminism’s worst enablers have been ordinary people who say, “The don’t mean that literally,” and “Not all feminists…”

[DISCORD] TDS

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I am thoroughly convinced that every person with TDS is suffering from some form of unaddressed mental illness, and that said illnesses are only further complicated by exposure to media messages about Drumph.

The mainstream media provides enough of a cop-out to allow them to lay all of their problems on Trump, and a hearty dose of social media — to which they become addicted — is what unleashes the hysteria.

What you’re ultimately left with are thousands of mentally ill people refusing treatment who are easily weaponized by the Democratic party, which was largely responsible for their cultivation via the media to begin with.

Memo to L

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Hey, you’re wrong about the NPC meme being right wing, and 4chan had very little to do with it.  The 4chan mods HATED it, and almost every NPC-related thread was pruned shortly after its creation.

(They also began censoring the term ‘soy boy’ at this point.  But antisemitic and racial slurs are still a go. 👌)

There’ve been people of all different political persuasions involved in the central aspects of it — the memes, the memeing, the LARPS, the RL appearances, the articles, the videos, etc.

The beauty of the NPC meme is that it’s only offensive to the people to whom it applies.  It isn’t solely applicable to the Regressive Left, but they’re at the center of the current culture war (pushing the rest of us off into the ‘alt-right’ category), so that’s how it’s being used.

Also, don’t believe a damn thing you hear about the NPC meme from the mainstream media.  They‘ve been among our primary targets, which is why they’ve been our greatest detractors.

There were never 10,000 Twitter bots.  The retweet-bot idea was discarded 48 hours in because: capchas.  There were real people behind these accounts, and the idea was to provide a steady stream of freebased identity politics while promoting awareness of social media censorship.

We never set out to influence an election, and the NoMenMidterm meme (from July) only made a comeback after the mainstream media decided to integrate it into its “voter suppression” narrative.

When they reported that we were giving out a false voting date, we put out word to push THEIR November 7th voting date.

This is what they do. The media brought the racism and antisemitism over to 4chan back in the mid-2000s when they began reporting on non-existent racism and antisemitism.  The racists and antisemites swarmed in.

The rise of Anonymous shortly thereafter was the direct result of Greta van Susteren’s sensationalized accounts of a series of mean-spirited adolescent pranks.  Actual hackers moved into /b/ and brought with them a political agenda.

The media’s practice of creating its own news is what brought the NPC meme to life in the first place.  It had been dead for over two years when some idiot journalist decided to dig it out of the meme graveyard and claim it was being used to “dehumanize” SJWs.  The “alt-right trolls” were only too happy to comply.

Not a Good Month For Friendship

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NOTE: Update to follow (eventually, I swear), because there’s a Part II to the genderqueef shit, and it’s seriously one of the craziest things I have ever seen from the Regressive Left.  Which is saying quite a damned bit.



October has not been a month for friendship.  My friends are dropping like flies — and it’s largely the fault of Lindsey Graham.  He has released from within me an utter abhorrence for unethical shams.

About a dozen people have unfriended me on Facebook since the Christine Ford farce, and I’m pretty sure the majority of those who didn’t are no longer following me.

For the most part, I have been silently unfriended.  By whom, it’s hard to tell, which suggests no major loss.  But here are two cases in which I played an active role in the dissolution of a friendship — for better or for worse.

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FACEBOOK: What Supporting Kavanaugh Was Really About

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All right, everyone — listen up, because an astonishing number of you don’t seem to understand the overwhelming support behind Brett Kavanaugh, or how the SCOTUS confirmation process even works.

The President can nominate whomever he damn well pleases, and it’s up to the Senate whether or not to confirm.  There isn’t an ideological litmus test, and it doesn’t matter how “mainstream” a nominee is, because the Supreme Court does not exist to represent YOUR interests OR mine.  The only “interests” it represents are those of the United States Constitution.   (Worth noting: Brett Kavanaugh is an utter caricature of Middle America.)

The only relevant concern is whether the nominee is capable of doing the job.

Think he lacks the experience to fill a seat?  Fine.  Think he doesn’t understand the Constitution, or how to properly apply it?  That’s fine too.  Have concerns about the candidate’s ethics, or do you otherwise question whether he can and will remain objective in his rulings?  Then certainly, Senator, you should vote ‘no’.

But please, all of you screaming your heads off about Roe v. Wade — shut the fuck up already.  You don’t actually believe Trump can be pressured into nominating someone who supports abortion; you’re just looking for an excuse to bitch about Trump.

If you had any serious concerns about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, you belonged taking them to your senator — not taking to the streets like savages or whining about it on social media.

(To anyone who contacted their senator’s office and THEN whined: 👍  But I hope they had the good sense to ignore you unless you actually had something constructive to say.)


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I’m tired of all the mischaracterizations of Kavanaugh supporters, and of people reframing the issues around irrelevant topics instead of challenging our arguments directly.

This was NEVER about abortion — not for us.  It was never about politics — not for us — and if you think this was a right-wing movement, you’re living in an echo chamber.

Standing With Brett was never about wanting him confirmed.  It was never about the Patriot Act, or about Donald Trump, or the myth of male privilege, and we aren’t the ones seeking to politicize sexual assault.

Standing With Brett boiled down to three things:

(1) Upholding the integrity of the judicial nomination process.

(2) A reaffirmation of due process.

(3) A rejection of the #metoo movement and its underlying feminist ideology.

No matter where any one of us happens to stand politically, THESE were the three things we held in common.

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