>”Watch a bunch of little girls curse like sailors to promote feminism!”
>Implying adult feminists aren’t themselves emotionally-stunted children in oversexed bodies.
The outbreak of drunken rioting and property destruction by spoiled, petty bourgeois, white, New England college kids at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH yesterday has led to a triumphant hashtag campaign by liberal twitter activists. These astute social crusaders and moral relativists have discovered the blatant hypocrisy that lies behind the system of white supremacy in America. Why, they ask, were these raucous white youths treated differently than Michael Brown? Why do they get a slap on the wrist, when Brown got six bullets? Where, they ask in particularly smarmy and insufferable gloating tones, is the white outrage? Why are these youths burning their own communities? Truly these heroic and gallant social warriors are teaching us a lesson in privilege and making us challenge our own assumptions about race. Or not.
It never ceases to amaze me to see the lengths women will go to signal status and achieve what they believe to be a higher place in feminism’s trivial pecking order.
The CNN article begins with Mrs. Theresa Corbin’s early life, being totally repulsed by the intellectual barrenness and sexism of Catholicism (lol cool story). The author would spend four years “poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents”(READ: drum circles and exotic boyfriends), before settling for the hijab.
She is vague on specifics, but ultimately converted to Islam two months after 9/11… For reasons totally unrelated to politics I’m sure.
A black guy just died of Ebola in Dallas. As mentioned in a previous article, this made liberals go absolutely bananas, given that the first guy to get Ebola in America, Dr. Ken Brantly, a white man, survived his ordeal while Thomas Eric Duncan, a black man, did not.
If you listen to the left, the cause is clear: racism.
Thomas Sowell once talked about the liberal inability to think of actors in any given situation as anything other than “abstract people in an abstract world”. It goes far deeper than that, however, with the modern left. They are abstract people in an abstract world where the only thing that isn’t abstract is racism.
Picture the following: featureless, gray humanoids, all assembled in two different groups. Give one, or both, of those groups weapons. Now, do they start to kill each other? No. Not yet, lets not make them do that just yet. First, lets paint one of these groups black.
Did you do it? No, no, don’t give them huge nostrils and stop making them chant “Bix nood mofugga”. That’s insensitive.
Recently PBS film-maker Whitney Dow strongly invoked Poe’s Law by creating “The Whiteness Project“, a series of interviews designed to encourage the sort of racial navel-gazing so beloved by members of the political left. Part Struggle Session, part voyeuristic horror, Dow’s project ostensibly proves that yes, we white folk are still awful, and yes, we can still clutch our pearls over it. If you were perhaps concerned that popular consciousness was forgetting about the White Devil and his evil ways, rest assured, Dow is dragging that demon back into the spotlight for us all to view with a mix of mortification and curiosity.
We here at TRS care deeply about social justice, and the social justice issue of our generation, or maybe your generation (tfw old), is GamerGate. GamerGate is a firestorm of bigotry, patriarchy, misogyny, bigotry, cisheteroprivilege, and, most importantly, bigotry surrounding the doings of a noble heroine, Zoe Quinn, developer of Depression Quest. But we’re not here to talk about how Zoe Quinn fought off the patriarchy with nothing more than a few simple blowjobs. We here at TRS know there are much better sources for learning about GamerGate. All we know is that an innocent women was targeted by a bunch of misogynists for the simple crime of taking control of her sexuality and making womyn’s choycys with the lived experience of her unconventionally beautiful body, and we fully support that and any other decision she might make.
So what about the game? TRS fellow Michael Enoch challenged me to go beyond the limits of my inborn privilege and play this game, and what follows is the review. The short version is that this is to video gaming what the Sistine Chapel is to Renaissance art. The longer version is below the jump.
Like many of my fellow white, cisgendered, patriarchal sci-fi geek oppressors, I blithely skimmed over the explicitly racist, genocidal attitudes of H.P. Lovecraft while reading his work without giving it a second thought. Thankfully, I have been rescued from my willful ignorance by the educational materials provided in a certain youtube video, created by a creature that in no way resembles a terrifying Lovecraftian abomination itself. Apparently Lovecraft was an anti-Semitic, genocidal lunatic who fondly enjoyed Mein Kampf and professed his glowing adoration of Adolf Hitler. The scales fell from my eyes as dizzying accounts of Lovecraft’s racism extended far beyond the infamous “Nigger Man” housecat from “Rats in the Walls.” Quite simply, I had no idea that Lovecraft’s fanatical racism and xenophobia permeated every iota of his work, like some pernicious, otherworldly plague.