Did you guys see the Lego Movie last year? We went with a bunch of friends, and wound up with the “Everything is Awesome” earworm for literally days afterward.
Well, there’s a new earworm. I like to call it “Everything is Racism,” and frankly, I’ve just about had it with the sniveling, hysterical, screeching social justice warriors tossing around the racism epithet like a shield for their stupid!
Criticize the current administration’s IRS? Racist.
Criticize the president? Racist.
Run a sci-fi campaign to include a more diverse slate in the Hugo awards that stands up to the (mostly white) leftards who have dominated the awards for years? Racist.
Marry someone of a different race? Racist, and you’re using your spouse and child as a “shield.”
Justice system doesn’t work the way you want it to? Racism.
Correct grammar and spelling from college and graduate students who should possess basic written and oral communications skills? Racist microaggression!
And now, in a new bout of stupid, blogging about the treachery and evil of Edward Snowden is also racism.
If you’re looking at your screen like a monkey fucking a football, I don’t blame you. Some basement dwelling social justice warrior decided to weigh in on the debate, and in the process threatened me (yeah, my generation would totally destroy you and your blog, if you were more mainstream), called me a fake Christian (I’m not a Christian at all. I’m an atheist.) Claimed my information about Snowden is “incorrect,” because apparently having graduated from SUNY New Paltz and studied “political science and international relations” trumps the knowledge and experience of someone who has been actually working in national security and the military and has a Bachelors degree from Johns Hopkins and a Masters in national security from AMU. Mmmkay?
Oh, and apparently I’m a racist. Because Snowden… or conspiracy… or I disagree with something the Chafed Vagina Club has barfed out into the cybersphere lately… or something.
It must be easy to continue distributing this hate and (just straightup incorrect) “information” when you have a bunch of senseless birds cooing to your nonsense. You’re lucky you aren’t as mainstream as you want to be, because if my generation got wind of the garbage you proliferate to make an extremely dull point, you wouldn’t have a blog anymore. They would shame you for bending over to a ideology and a party that uses your racist, simpleton worldviews to keep themselves in power. You ammunition hungry fake Christians are the joke of the Millennial generation. And thats what matters. We are the future. You and people like you are evolutionary primates. Your small minds will be phased out. The future is here, and I don’t give a fuck if you don’t like it. #EdwardSnowdenALLDAY #TrueHero #FuckOff
Racists are some of the most repugnant people in the ‘verse! I know. I’ve lived it as a Jew in the former USSR. (But of course, regardless of their history, the discrimination, and the FUCKING HOLOCAUST, Jews are apparently now considered part of the privileged class, ostensibly because they were able to overcome their desperate, violent history, and therefore they’re no longer victims.)
So when you happen to show the members of the Irritated Labia Society that they’re wrong, or challenge their worldview in any way, they hurl the first and only piece of excrement they have at you like angry monkeys – RAAAAAACIIIIIIISM!
Because the more repulsive you make your opponent out to be, and the more you hurl such disgusting public accusations – true or not – the more you dehumanize and degrade your opponent. And once you dehumanize him or her, it becomes easy to threaten, to doxx, to denigrate, and even destroy.
In “Less Than Human: the Psychology of Cruelty” David Livingstone Smith – co-founder and director of the Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of New England – explores this phenomenon.
During the Holocaust, Nazis referred to Jews as rats. Hutus involved in the Rwanda genocide called Tutsis cockroaches. Slave owners throughout history considered slaves subhuman animals. In Less Than Human, David Livingstone Smith argues that it’s important to define and describe dehumanization, because it’s what opens the door for cruelty and genocide.
The repulsive racist is the new rat/cockroach/subhuman animal. Not that I disagree with the description. Given my own experiences with racism, I’d call them much worse.
The problem is that when you call any opponent – even if it’s just someone with whose political views you disagree – a racist, what you’re doing is dehumanizing them in the eyes of the world merely for opposing or challenging your views. It’s a dull arrow in the quiver of a dull mind, but in today’s environment it’s been disgustingly effective. Because racism is something against which we can all unite.
By painting their opponent as someone everyone should hate, these whining, lying, ennui-ridden mediocrities have galvanized hordes of their comrades to stand with them against the object of their ire. Again, who doesn’t hate a racist?
Because they can’t carry their own water. Because they can’t make an effective argument. Because they can’t be strong, competent, forceful, or impressive.
And when faced with that unpleasant reality, their only weapons are ad hominem attacks and downright lies. Once you’ve called someone a racist and made them out to be less than human, it really doesn’t matter what they say. That brush holds some seriously permanent paint.
Yes, it’s sad, but in today’s world where most have the intellectual depth of a teaspoon, this is the ultimate weapon.