The SJW Cult
Earlier today, I sat down and listened to the new Radio Nero program from Milo Yiannopoulos. Actually, I was alerted to it via email almost as soon as it dropped. You should definitely sign up for that. The program itself was excellent. My significant other made a remark about it sounding like NPR program. Except this was much better than that, because I’m pretty sure we would be getting the shaft at a place like NPR. Hell, it’s already happened once. That’s why it’s so important for us to establish our own voice, and programs like Radio Milo build the foundation for our alternative media.
Milo was in rare form. Adam Baldwin was great (watch The Last Ship on TNT), and InternetAristocrat hit us with his encyclopedic knowledge of the GamerGate scandal. But the the person who inspired this article, was Christina Hoff Sommers. She was impressive, like she always is. But she seemed to be trying to say something, without coming right out and saying it. When talking about the types of radical feminists we deal with in gaming, she mentioned how feminism was almost like a religion for these people. She seemed to want to make the point a little more obvious, and so went a little further. Sommers said the religion it most reminded her of, was Scientology. She’s right, it does remind one of the L. Ron Hubbard nutjobs.
That’s because the SJW’s operate as a cult. Sommers understandably didn’t want to go as far as to say that, because it’s a pretty controversial statement. But, that’s what they are. What else would you call a group of people who spit in the face of all available evidence, shut down debate, shun members of the cult who step out of line, and continually insulates itself from the world at large? The cult conclusion is inescapable.
They refuse to police their own extremists, then have the nerve to accuse GamerGate of not policing ours. Look at Samantha Allen. Why has she not been denounced by all mainstream feminists? She has publicly said she hates men. It was a completely serious document. She explicitly said don’t think this is fake, it’s real. I hate men. How can someone like that be allowed to write for any prominent publications? It’s a travesty. At least we got her out of gaming, I will say that. Yet, you still find the other side holding her up as a paragon. This is the way a cult behaves.
Let’s also clarify something, while we’re here. SJW, or social justice warrior, isn’t a political term. It’s not a slam on all liberals. It’s a slam on these “politically correct” enforcers of ultra-feminist dogma. Most liberals don’t actually agree with these assholes, believe it or not. They’re just highly organized, and very good at amplifying their voice within the leftist coalition. But, the majority of liberals despise this group, because they continually make the rest of us look like idiots.
When they’re not too busy looking like fools, they look like disgusting hypocrites. They repeatedly use racial slurs, make sexist jokes, personally demean women, and use the same sorts of harassment tactics that they otherwise decry. They are an extremist cult, hell bent on enforcing their views, by any means necessary. How else could you describe such intellectually dishonest people, who stick to their guns no matter how big the lie, or how twisted the action needed to support that lie? They simply refuse to give any ground to reason or logic.
How do you fight such twisted fanatics? First, you point out the flaws in their claims, backing it up with evidence (since our side actually has some). Second, you ridicule and mock these people at every turn, and make them into a punchline. If you’ve studied politics, you can see how this can be a very effective strategy.
The third thing you do, is fight. Don’t pull any punches. Hit the SJW’s right in the mouth rhetorically. They do it to our side all the time. Turn the snark against them. Harness Twitter to push your goals. Make their mouthpieces ineffective messengers. They’ve been doing this sort of thing for years, and with a lot success. Let’s turn the guns against them. It’s time for our side to get as organized as they are. Thankfully, GamerGate has started the ball rolling in that direction.
The SJW Cult is officially on notice.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) September 23, 2014