Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jim Goad on identitarian infighting

Goad's been called a racist asshole, which I think is a great oversimplification—he's the embodiment of contrarian, and he hates all forms of "P.C.", but if racism equals power plus prejudice, he's got no power and his prejudices seem to be all-encompassing. He wrote The Redneck Manifesto, which anyone interested in class in the US should read. This post of his seems very relevant to this blog: Cannibalism Among the Oppressed.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Black Panther Fred Hampton saw the difference between identitarianism and socialism

“When I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don’t fight capitalism with black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism.” —Fred Hampton

Muhammad Ali on racism

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.” ―Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Damien G. Walter and "class envy"

On second thought, I'll keep this blog going until I decide whether to make a book about social justice warriors, so here's a twitter exchange that seems relevant:

  1. No, Will. This is the whole point. As we covered already, this isn't about Jemisin. It's about you, and your victim complex.
  2. And your class envy, and your being beaten up as a kid. And your anger, which you've turned in to racist insults, when...
  3. …you could have turned it in to something better.

I responded:
  1. Ah, "class envy". On this side of the pond, that's what rich folks say about the people who don't know their place.

The interchange reminded me of Jemisin's use of "flyover country".

What can I say? Elitists are elitist. Or as identitarians would say, classists are classist.

What he was thinking of when he said I deal in racist insults, I haven't a clue. I do my best not to insult anyone, though I realize that to cultists, any disagreement is insulting.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

when you think social justice warriors can go no lower: the SFWA edition

Joe McCarthy's witch-hunt ended soon after Joseph Welch asked him on public television, "Have you no sense of decency?"

I keep waiting for that moment to come with the internet's social justice witch-hunters.

The answer to Welch's question is that witch-hunters have no sense of decency. They're hunting witches, after all. To holy warriors, decency is only weakness.

The latest example is a tumblr, Speculative Friction, dedicated to sharing posts made at a site that's not available to internet search engines, and which has an explicit privacy statement. At Vox Popoli: A scandal a day for SFWA  there's a claim in the comments about who's behind specfriction, but I haven't been able to verify it. (And for gentle flowers, I'll add a warning that Vox Day's fans defer to no one's concept of propriety.)

Warriors claim they respect privacy, but they only respect their own. They doxxed Zathlazip, who tried to keep her identity private, then turned around a year later and accused people of "outing" Coffeeandink, who was using her legal name in public posts. Hypocrisy lies at the heart of their identity.