Saturday, September 20, 2014

Doxxing, civility, and the SJW desire to "change the system" by hurting individuals

I'd been thinking about making a post about SJW hypocrisy regarding civility and doxxing. I realized they were related when I saw this, from Ben Kuchera of Polygon:

I found that at Ben Kuchera starts twitter smear campagin against Eric Kain because I was googling to see how Kuchera fit into Gamergate. In this case, it's not the example I'm interested in; it's the attitude: "At the very least it's going to hurt his career, which is a step in the right direction."

It reminded me of SJWs saying doxxing is bad, yet happily doxxing Zathlazip, Igor Sanchez, Violentacrez, and others for doing things that I also disapprove of, but are legal. In every case, the doxxers' justification was that hurting people who did not follow their code of behavior was good—even when, in Violentacrez's case, the outer, Adrien Chen of Gawker, knew the doxxing would lead to Violentzcrez losing his job and his disabled wife losing her healthcare.

As for how the SJW desire to see people suffer connects to civility, SJWs reject "tone policing" or any suggestion that they should try to treat their targets with respect, yet the usual sin of the people they attack is behaving uncivilly. SJWs defend their calls for word-policing and censorship as being simple requests for politeness and common decency—yet common decency must be too common for them, because they reject the idea that they should practice what they preach.

Mind you, hypocrisy is not unique to SJWs, even on issues like doxxing. Popehat pointed out that Reddit has a double-standard there: Reddit's Doxxing Paradox. News flash: partisans are partisan. When they call for fairness, they're only demanding preference—or, to use the SJWs' favorite term, privilege.

Actual social justice workers have a very different idea about how to change the world. Martin Luther King said, “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”