Language is power. In the attempt to make reprehensible language more palatable both the extremes of the far-left and far-right have utilized a modified terminology which acts as a cocktail of existing words being twisted into new words to appear more credible at their faux sophistication but also to communicate to a specific audience while leaving the rest of us, who may object to said language, in the fog. The far-right language tends to be more blatant with it’s offense whereas the far-left is more likely to hide concepts behind a frankenstein of “isms” and qualifying prefaces.
My intention here is to help you become more aware of the coded language others may use to manipulate you. If you know someone who engages with a lot of these types of language then this COULD be an indicator that they are becoming ideologically possessed. Good books for them to read to de-radicalize them would be 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson, Righteous Minds by Jonathan Haidt and Political Tribes by Amy Chua. If they’re not too far gone, these may be books to help pull them away from the cliffs edge.
Ok. I feel the need to start here, with this. 4chan has just become such a central point to the culture war that I think anyone who wants the full context to what’s been going on needs to understand 4chan. Most journalists will simply refer to 4chan as the breeding ground of hate. But there’s a lot to this. And people tend to forget what the internet was like before 2016. Meaning people really only started paying attention after Trump won the election. Launching this deranged obsession with censoring and banning everything distasteful.
As much as I’d like to blame Trump for everything I think the real issue here is social media. Facebook and Twitter and these major companies have essentially served to pool EVERYONE in to the same platform where we are all confront with each other at the same time and if it’s anything I’ve learned from the internet growing up is that there’s a reason we form cleeks. Because there certainly are some communities that are just incompatible with other communities. And there’s something liberating in having your own corner of the internet to flee to from the stress of daily life.
And in a world wherever everything you say and do is recorded and saved to a cloud by your smart watch, your online profile, your chat forums, And there’s nothing wrong with that. If we ALL got along and conformed to one centralized community I honestly think we would lose the colour and flavour in the world. Not that I’m trying to defend or apologize for the most deplorable among us but these are not normal people. Don’t fool yourself. This isn’t really a conversation about hate and bigotry. It’s not an “us” vs “Them”. There’s just us. And the real conversation is about mental health. I’d also argue we would lose the ability to innovate as we would all align to the same conventional thinking and doing. Even if we managed to conform to one single entity it would just be a matter of time until a renaissance emerged. Because we are individuals first with individual needs and desires.
I think for one to truly understand 4chan you must first understand sites like newgrounds. See the thing is, the internet has always been a flaming asshole of trolls and shenanigans. If anything it’s only gotten better. But today thanks to social media it’s in our face, forcing us to look at it 24/7 so it’s created the illusion that it’s worse:
Watch the history of newgrounds:
Watch the history of 4chan:
Watch the history of 4chan Boards:
Watch Christopher “Moot” Pool deliver a 2010 TED talk about 4chan:
Watch the Tumblr-4chan wars:
Watch the Triggering of Shia Labeouf; he will not divide us:
Watch Top 10 4chan pranks:
Watch Top 5 scariest 4chan posts:
Top 15 Mysteries solved by 4chan:
Watch Documentary How Anonymous hackers changed the world:
The Gamergate controversy stemmed from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the hashtag #GamerGate. The controversy centered on issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture. Gamergate is used as a blanket term for the controversy as well as for the harassment campaign and actions of those participating in it.
Beginning in August 2014, a harassment campaign targeted several women in the video game industry; notably game developers Zoë Quinn and Brianna Wu, as well as feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. After Eron Gjoni, Quinn’s former boyfriend, wrote a disparaging blog post about her, #gamergate hashtag users falsely accused Quinn of an unethical relationship with journalist Nathan Grayson. Harassment campaigns against Quinn and others included doxing, threats of rape, and death threats.
Gamergate proponents (“Gamergaters”) have stated that they were a movement, but had no official leaders or manifesto. Gamergate supporters organized anonymously or pseudonymously on online platforms such as 4chan, Internet Relay Chat, Twitter, and Reddit. Statements claiming to represent Gamergate have been inconsistent, making it difficult for commentators to identify goals and motives. Gamergate supporters said there was unethical collusion between the press and feminists, progressives, and social critics. These concerns have been dismissed by commentators as trivial, conspiracy theories, groundless, or unrelated to actual issues of ethics. As a result, Gamergate has often been defined by the harassment its supporters engaged in. Gamergate supporters have frequently responded to this by denying that the harassment took place or by falsely claiming that it was manufactured by the victims.
The controversy has been described as a manifestation of a culture war over cultural diversification, artistic recognition, and social criticism in video games, and over the social identity of gamers. Many supporters of Gamergate oppose what they view as the increasing influence of feminism on video game culture; as a result, Gamergate is often viewed as a right-wing backlash against progressivism. Industry responses to the harassment campaign have focused on ways to minimise harm and prevent similar events. Gamergate has led figures both inside and outside the industry to focus on methods of addressing online harassment.
Watch PSA Sitch explain the gamergate controversy:
👌🏻 The “OK” hand sign:
Started as a trolling prank on 4chan to trick media into believing this symbol was a nod to white supremacy. The idea being the fingers form a ‘W’ and the hole between the fingers and forearm form a ‘P’, referencing the words “White Power”. Since this is a common symbol everyone from basketball players to chefs to almost everyone else uses, the joke is everything is a white supremacy conspiracy. The media, predictably, ate it up and now those on the left regard the symbol as a modern day nazi salute. The best most recent example would probably be Cathy Griffin referencing the Covington kids on twitter. The prank was so successful that many now use the symbol in memes and in photobombing so much that the symbol has lost it’s irony.
Watch Tim Pool cover Sweden government acknowledging 4chan memes as hate symbols:
Watch Tim Pool cover hate symbols derived from 4chan:
Another 4chan prank which has made it’s way on the Swedish government list of hate symbols. Widely received by media around the world that people are using milk to celebrate visible whiteness and white supremacy.
Make America Great Again:
The MAGA hat has become so polarizing that to show such open support for Donald Trump in such a public way is, to the left, a symbol that advocates for intolerance and bigotry. The belief is when Trump says “make America great again” he’s actually saying that minorities and progressivism has made America weak and in order to make it ‘great again’ we must amend equal rights initiatives and disproportionately privilege ‘white men’ over everyone else. Even if what Trump is actually means bringing back jobs to the lower and middle class and improving the economy. This is how it is widely received despite how Trump explains it. It’s more than likely, given how often Trump has made reference to Ronald Reagan that he has taken a note from his 1980 campaign slogan “let’s make america great again”. It’s important to note that Reagan was able to appeal to working class democratic voters and in many ways this is also a Trump tactic.
Today it’s like holding a sign at a homosexual wedding which reads “God hates fagots”. It says immigrants are inherently evil and unwelcome. It says women and minorities do not deserve equal rights to white men. Because this is such an egregious offense, the majority of those who wear it often do so as a method of trolling those triggered by it. But in the context of wearing it at political events or rallies, it’s simply a form of solidarity to support Donald Trump and the policies he’s initiated since taking presidency. Such as support for the wall, moving the American embassy to Jerusalem and Trump’s support for free speech, etc. However to the left, wearing a MAGA hat is the equivalent to waving a Nazi flag and, to an extremely small minority, some do wear it as such.
this is the emoji form of Pepe the frog. This is such a loaded topic that I really feel a mini 10 minute doc video will be a better way to explain this one:
((())) Triple parentheses (also (((echoes))) or coincidence markers):
used to highlight those of Jewish or partial Jewish ancestry, as such: (((NAME))). Users of triple parentheses allege that triple parentheses highlight how much control Jews have over the world, which bears close resemblance to the “International Jewish Conspiracy” conspiracy theory. (Or: It’s a convenient way to poison the well by smearing someone or something as Jewish, in a racist appeal to identity.) Nazi blog The Right Stuff calls these cases “coincidences” in which “Jewish surnames echo throughout history”. The hashtag #Cohencidence (which trended on Twitter for a while) is linked to the idea of coincidence marking, as a portmanteau of the word “coincidence” with the common Jewish surname “Cohen”.
Intentionally using triple parenthesis around one’s own name (e.g. on Twitter) is sometimes seen as an act of defiance against the alt-right.
56%: Also known as Amerimutt or La Creatura, refers to the claim that the USA is 56% white.
1488 or 14/88:
a reference to two racist concepts, the Fourteen Words created by white supremacist David Lane (“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children,” or more rarely “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth”) and 88 (Which originally referenced Lane’s “88 Precepts” but now represents two H’s (8th letter of the alphabet) to make “HH”, for Heil Hitler.) It is claimed that the 14 words were inspired by a specific sentence from Volume 1, Chapter 8 of Mein Kampf which is exactly 88 words in length, though neither Lane nor his publisher Fourteen Word Press ever claimed this and it is probably a coincidence.
A compliment to describe someone who is authoritative, reasonable and views situations objectively.
Used to describe male feminists, male ‘allies’, males who virtue signal and/or males who subscribe to any ideology which require they engage with self hatred and/or self destructive behaviour. The soy boy is a characterization that all “girly men” likely drink soy milk with the theory that soy contains phytoestrogen and therefore drinking soy raises the levels of estrogen in your body. This then gives men feminine attributes including the possibility of developing breasts, making men more prone to the feminism ideology and other effeminate features like if you feel that you are required to speak on behalf of women. You are a male. Let women speak for themselves. but this boundary confusion between gender identity can be a direct symptom to heightened estrogen via soy milk product. Note: these are rumours and myth not exactly backed up by science. More based on trolling over immutable traits shared between men who “virtue signal” or identify as “allies” or “male feminists” or other such champions of political correctness.
For example. If your avatar display photo depicts you sipping from a mug with large glasses and a single raised eyebrow you likely have higher than usual levels of estrogen as brought about by regular ingestion of soy based product. Most likely soy milk specifically. Other signs could be the desire to let your partner participate in an open relationship while neglecting your sexual relationship in the process. Hence the term cuckold. And personality traits like these make you less of a man, hence the term Beta. If:
- you are less attractive to women than the average male,
- you can be easily killed,
- you have utopian visions of the world while unable to keep your own household and/or bedroom in functional, clean order,
- you still live with your parents as an adult child,
- are prone to participate in self-destructive behaviours or self-flagellation,
- you pursue expediency and struggle with delayed gratification,
- often emotionally immature and unstable at times
- your partner finds better companionship from the dog you share
Chances are you are a beta male. Not intended to be terminology from any one specific scientific journal but more a trolling oriented attempt to measure value from leadership qualities, overall competence and your contribution to your family and society as a whole and place that at the heart of what it means to be a man. Suggesting that if you score low in these categories, a good man you do not make.
Watch Pewdiepie satire on soyboys:
Blood and soil:
one of the rallying cries of the alt-right. It is a translation from the German Blut und Boden, a phrase which originated in German 19th-century agrarian nationalist-romanticism, and which was adopted by the Nazi Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Under the original Nazis, it indicated then that the original descendants (Blut) belonged to the land (Boden).
Feels before reals:
The habit of people to react to a debate or argument by the way they feel about it, emotionally. A criticism without any real critique other than the emotional response it elicits. Or the prioritizing of one’s emotions over objective rationalization. A term influenced in large part by Ben Shapiro’s famous quote, “facts don’t care about your feelings.” And in a small way by Gad Saad’s quote, “fuck your feelings.”
Goy (plural: goyim):
is the standard Hebrew biblical term for a “nation”, but has also acquired the meaning of “someone who is not Jewish” (synonymous with gentile). It is not an inherently pejorative term. The term is used in order to reinforce the idea of an International Jewish Conspiracy.
The politicization of identity. In common usage refers to a tendency of people sharing a particular racial, religious, ethnic, social, or cultural identity to form exclusive political alliances, instead of engaging in traditional broad-based party politics, or promote their particular interests without regard for interests of a larger political group. In academic usage, the term has been used to refer to a wide range of political activities and theoretical analysis rooted in experiences of injustice shared by different social groups.
It’s also the action of putting emphasis on superficial characteristics such as skin colour, ability or disability and gender are used to artificially restructure the societal hierarchy. If you are a white man then it would be considered politically incorrect to question any claim or accusation made by a black woman. If you are a black woman it would be politically incorrect to question any claim or accusation made by a disabled LGBT person of colour. The politicizing of identity.
Government can participate in identity politics when they introduce a bias into policy making where they essentially create a protected group over all other groups. Like when the Trudeau government put forth motion 103 (referred to the anti-islamophobia motion) where they condemn ‘hateful conduct’ against Islam and Muslims. Despite the data that reveals a rise in anti-semitism and other forms of discrimination that remains prevalent, the Liberal government voted down an amendment which would include all other religions and religious people. Studies are now being done to study Islamophobia while ignoring other forms of hate crimes.
Or when Justin Trudeau produced a gender parity cabinet despite the fact that roughly only 26% of MPs were women. prioritizing identity and visible representation (diversity) over merit. Citing the justification for doing so as “because it’s 2015”. Implying that the concept of meritocracy was old fashion, outdated, obsolete thinking. Also see intersectionality.
The term intersectionality was coined by Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. ”Intersectionality“ represents an analytic framework that attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society. It is widely seen that intersectionality is just a new label for marxism in an attempt to make marxism more palatable.
Watch: Panel discussion on “is intersectionality a religion?”:
The supposed competition for oppression points to determine one’s place on the progressive stack or the intersectional hierarchy. In 1993, the phrase “oppression olympics” was coined by feminist author and activist Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez to challenge the idea of the “hierarchy of oppressions” when addressing inequalities faced by minorities.
used by the right and left to describe those who live conventional lives and often opt out of participating in the culture war. They generally accept mainstream narratives at face value whether that mainstream be the hyper partisan Fox news or CNN, if they follow any news at all. They likely do not participate in online discourse over social media and are generally unaware of cultural developments. Aka they are NORMAL people. A derogatory undertone to describe a person who is considered neutral within the culture war.
In video games an NPC is a “Non-Player Character”. A bot or program often used to be interacted with within the video game. Your character walks into a building and there are other players around to interact with however there is no real person behind the character, you are interacting with the game software. The characters are programmed to say one or two things or have predetermined dialogue when receiving a quest or task from them. Where one’s actions are not a product of free will but limited to the parameters programmed for it. Also subject to all possible glitches that come along with such programming.
Watch a compilation of glitchy NPCs interactions in the popular game Oblivion:
This is often used to describe the excessive reporting by MSNBC and CNN of the Trump/Russia collusion as “orange man bad”. In other words you don’t really need to listen to what’s actually being said because all conclusions of all panel discussions and all breaking news and all analysis will lead to the same “trump is bad” sentiment. It’s engaging in a debate when you have already determined the outcome of the debate and only intend to steer the conversation towards that conclusion, without honestly contending with other sides of the argument.
An example of NPC culture on the right-wing would be how everything Trudeau ever does is always the worst possible thing. Whether sitting at the dinner table at holidays or sharing thoughts on facebook or engaging in debates using the same overused tropes rhetoric to make the same point they always make that Trudeau is the worst prime minister ever. Whether Trudeau gets a haircut or initiates a non-binding motion, it’s always just further proof that Liberals are ruining the country. They just become a talking head for the opposition.
In terms of ideologies, an NPC is someone who similarly reduces themselves to a mere talking head for the doctrine of the ideology they subscribe to. For libertarians regulation is always the enemy. For free speech absolutists speech always trumps everything else despite how indefensible the speech may be. For feminism it’s that women are always victims at the hands of men despite what studies and data reveal otherwise. For the identity politics crowd it’s the refusal to believe that the very perception of reality does not exist outside of the way they decide it to be, without needing to justify such claims. White men are allowed to have their human rights violated because they are all collectively tainted, guilty and unqualified to hold independent opinions.
The neo-marxists will in one minute claim there is no such thing as biological sex differences and the only reason we even have the conventions around men and women is because as a society we impose such conventions on blank slate babies living in an oppressive world of stereotyping but then in the next minute completely validate one’s desire to transition from one sex to the other. Without any interest of stepping outside of their confirmation bias social bubble, these NPCs remain within the parameters of their programming.
a term modeled by post-modernism with which it shares certain concepts and methods, and may be thought of as a reaction to or departure from colonialism in the same way postmodernism is a reaction to modernism. The ambiguous term colonialism may refer either to a system of government or to an ideology or world view underlying that system—in general postcolonialism represents an ideological response to colonialist thought, rather than simply describing a system that comes after colonialism. The term postcolonial studies may be preferred for this reason.
Postcolonialism encompasses a wide variety of approaches, and theoreticians may not always agree on a common set of definitions. On a simple level, it may seek through anthropological study to build a better understanding of colonial life from the point of view of the colonized people, based on the assumption that the colonial rulers are unreliable narrators.
a narrator whose credibility has been seriously compromised. The term was coined in 1961 by Wayne C. Booth in The Rhetoric of Fiction. While unreliable narrators are almost by definition first-person narrators, arguments have been made for the existence of unreliable second- and third-person narrators, especially within the context of film and television, although sometimes also in literature.
(this falls under why lately Shakespeare has been removed from literature studies as through the modern lense that intersectionality provides, Shakespeare’s work is illegitimate material to study given his place of privilege and the lack of his ability to speak to the minority experience. His position of authority was deemed to be falsely appointed to him by those in positions of power and we ought to be observing him as ‘just another dead white man’ within his appropriate place on the social hierarchy.)
Narration: is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. Narration encompasses a set of techniques through which the creator of the story presents their story, including:
- Narrative point of view: the perspective (or type of personal or non-personal “lens”) through which a story is communicated
- Narrative voice: the format through which a story is communicated
- Narrative time: the grammatical placement of the story’s time-frame in the past, the present, or the future.
A narrator is a personal character or a non-personal voice that the creator (author) of the story develops to deliver information to the audience, particularly about the plot. In the case of most written narratives (novels, short stories, poems, etc.), the narrator typically functions to convey the story in its entirety. The narrator may be a voice devised by the author as an anonymous, non-personal, or stand-alone entity; as the author as a character; or as some other fictional or non-fictional character appearing and participating within their own story. The narrator is considered participant if he/she is a character within the story, and non-participant if he/she is an implied character or an omniscient or semi-omniscient being or voice that merely relates the story to the audience without being involved in the actual events. Some stories have multiple narrators to illustrate the storylines of various characters at the same, similar, or different times, thus allowing a more complex, non-singular point of view.
Narration encompasses not only who tells the story, but also how the story is told (for example, by using stream of consciousness or unreliable narration). In traditional literary narratives (such as novels, short stories, and memoirs), narration is a required story element; in other types of (chiefly non-literary) narratives, such as plays, television shows, video games, and films, narration is merely optional.
Sometimes the narrator’s unreliability is made immediately evident. For instance, a story may open with the narrator making a plainly false or delusional claim or admitting to being severely mentally ill, or the story itself may have a frame in which the narrator appears as a character, with clues to the character’s unreliability. A more dramatic use of the device delays the revelation until near the story’s end. In some cases, the reader discovers that in the foregoing narrative, the narrator had concealed or greatly misrepresented vital pieces of information. Such a twist ending forces readers to reconsider their point of view and experience of the story. In some cases the narrator’s unreliability is never fully revealed but only hinted at, leaving readers to wonder how much the narrator should be trusted and how the story should be interpreted.
the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination over one or more other territories. Wikipedia
This is often used by postmodern neo-marxists to justify a form of protest aimed at attacking all aspects of whiteness in society. Everything from the tearing down of historical statues or monuments to changing education curriculum to remove the likes of Shakespeare from study. These are all viewed as forms of decolonization. As the western world itself is founded by racism, sexism, bigotry, and a range of phobias (according to the postmodern neomarxists).
the social construction of “whiteness” as an ideology tied to social status. Pioneers in the field include W. E. B. Du Bois (“Jefferson Davis as a Representative of Civilization”, 1890; Darkwater, 1920), James Baldwin (The Fire Next Time, 1963), Theodore W. Allen (The Invention of the White Race, 1976, expanded in 1995), Ruth Frankenberg (White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness, 1993), author and literary critic Toni Morrison (Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, 1992) and historian David Roediger (The Wages of Whiteness, 1991). By the mid-1990s, numerous works across many disciplines analyzed whiteness, and it has since become a topic for academic courses, research and anthologies.
A central tenet of whiteness studies is a reading of history and its effects on the present that is inspired by postmodernism and historicism, in which the very concept of racial superiority is said to have been socially constructed in order to justify discrimination against non-whites. Since the 19th century, some writers have argued that the phenotypical significances attributed to specific races are without biological association, and that race is therefore not a valid biological concept. Many scientists have demonstrated that racial theories are based upon an arbitrary clustering of phenotypical categories and customs, and can overlook the problem of gradations between categories.
Thomas K. Nakayama and Robert L. Krizek write about whiteness as a “strategic rhetoric,” asserting, in the essay “Whiteness: A Strategic Rhetoric”, that whiteness is a product of “discursive formation” and a “rhetorical construction”. Nakayama and Krizek write, “there is no ‘true essence’ to ‘whiteness’: there are only historically contingent constructions of that social location.” Nakayama and Krizek also suggest that by naming whiteness, one calls out its centrality and reveals its invisible, central position. Whiteness is considered normal and neutral, therefore, to name whiteness means that one identifies whiteness as a rhetorical construction which can be dissected to unearth its values and beliefs.
Major areas of research in whiteness studies include the nature of white privilege and white identity, the historical process by which a white racial identity was created, the relation of culture to white identity, and possible processes of social change as they affect white identity. Other topics among whiteness studies include “Whiteness and architecture” and “Whiteness and education”.
Writer David Horowitz draws a distinction between whiteness studies and other analogous disciplines. “Black studies celebrates blackness, Chicano studies celebrates Chicanos, women’s studies celebrates women, and white studies attacks white people as evil.”Dagmar R. Myslinska, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, argues that whiteness studies overlooks the heterogeneity of whites’ experience, be it due to class, immigrant status, or geographical location.
Barbara Kay, a columnist for the National Post, has sharply criticized whiteness studies, writing that it “points to a new low in moral vacuity and civilizational self-loathing” and is an example of “academic pusillanimity.” According to Kay, whiteness studies “cuts to the chase: It is all, and only, about white self-hate.”
Kay noted the leanings of the field by quoting Jeff Hitchcock, co-founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC) who stated in a 1998 speech:
There is no crime that whiteness has not committed against people of colour…. We must blame whiteness for the continuing patterns today… which damage and prevent the humanity of those of us within it….We must blame whiteness for the continuing patterns today that deny the rights of those outside of whiteness and which damage and pervert the humanity of those of us within it.
Regarding whiteness studies (WS) more broadly, Kay wrote:
WS teaches that if you are white, you are branded, literally in the flesh, with evidence of a kind of original sin. You can try to mitigate your evilness, but you can’t eradicate it. The goal of WS is to entrench permanent race consciousness in everyone — eternal victimhood for nonwhites, eternal guilt for whites — and was most famously framed by WS chief guru, Noel Ignatiev, former professor at Harvard University [sic, Ignatiev was a Ph.D. student and then a tutor at Harvard, but never a professor], now teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art: “The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race — in other words, to abolish the privileges of the white skin.”
In 1974–1975, Allen extended his analysis of “white privilege”, racial oppression, and social control to the colonial period with his ground-breaking Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race. With continued research, he developed his ideas as his seminal two-volume The Invention of the White Race published in 1994 and 1997.
For almost forty years, Allen offered a detailed historical analysis of the origin, maintenance, and functioning of “white-skin privilege” and “white privilege” in such writings as: “White Supremacy in U.S. History” (1973); “Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race” (1975); “The Invention of the White Race,” Vol. 1: “Racial Oppression and Social Control” (1994, 2012); “The Invention of the White Race,” Vol. 2: “The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America” (1997, 2012);“Summary of the Argument of ‘The Invention of the White Race'” Parts 1 and 2 (1998); “In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy” (1998); “‘Race’ and ‘Ethnicity’: History and the 2000 Census” (1999); and “On Roediger’s Wages of Whiteness” (Revised Edition)”;
In his historical work, Allen asserted that:
- the “white race” was invented as a ruling class social control formation in the late 17th-/early-18th century Anglo-American plantation colonies (principally Virginia and Maryland);
- central to this process was the ruling-class plantation bourgeoisie conferring “white race” privileges on European-American working people;
- these privileges were not only against the interests of African Americans, they were also “poison”, “ruinous”, a baited hook, to the class interests of working people;
- white supremacy, reinforced by “white skin privilege”, has been the main retardant of working-class consciousness in the US; and
- struggle for radical social change should direct principal efforts at challenging white supremacy and “white skin privileges”.:pp. 10–11, 34 Allen’s work influenced Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and sectors of the “new left” and paved the way for “white privilege”, “race as social construct”, and “whiteness studies”. He also raised important questions about developments in those areas, and he avoided using the term “whiteness”, using quotation marks when he did.:pp. 8, 78 n. 187, 80–89
Laura Pulido writes about the relation of white privilege to racism.
“White privilege [is] a highly structural and spatial form of racism … I suggest that historical processes of suburbanization and decentralization are instances of white privilege and have contributed to contemporary patterns of environmental racism.”
Writers such as Peggy McIntosh say that social, political, and cultural advantages are accorded to whites in global society. She argues that these advantages seem invisible to white people, but obvious to non-whites. McIntosh argues that whites utilize their whiteness, consciously or unconsciously, as a framework to classify people and understand their social locations. In addition, even though many white people understand that whiteness is associated with privilege, they do not acknowledge their privilege because they view themselves as average and non-racist. Essentially, whiteness is invisible to white people.
“I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So I have begun in an untouched way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious” (188).
McIntosh calls for Americans to acknowledge white privilege so that they can more effectively attain equality in American society. She argues,
“To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions. The silences and denials surrounding privilege are the key political tool here. They keep the thinking about equality or equity incomplete, protecting unearned advantage and conferred dominance by making these taboo subjects” (192).
Watch Jordan Peterson Debunk white privilege:
a concept within sociology for examining social, economic, and political advantages or rights that are available to men solely on the basis of their sex. A man’s access to these benefits may vary depending on how closely they match their society’s ideal masculine norm. Wikipedia
Dead White man/men:
there are historical figures such as philosophers like Socrates, playwrights like Shakespeare and founders like Sir John A. Macdonald, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and inventors like Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein. Through the lense of intersectionality and neo-marxism, these men are all visibly white and therefore placed low on the intersectionality hierarchy as tainted and guilty by association with the crimes and immoral actions of other fellow white men. The idea is that they have risen to prominence as a result of illegitimate privileging by those in positions of power and in doing so they have corrupted their positions and fields of study. And no white man can escape the crimes of the past.
Even if the men mentioned here vary in their ethnicity, these ethnicities are leveled at the feet of their visible identity. ‘Whiteness’ encompasses Jews, Italians, British, Scandinavian and anyone else who “passes” for white in the same logic as a transexual man “passes” for a woman. To classify white historically prominent figures as merely “dead white men” is an attempt to retroactively revoke their positions of power and equate them to the level of living white men today which is the bottom social class as collectively tainted and guilty and unqualified to have opinions. Banning the study of these figures is also seen as an attempt to “decolonize” the current system of oppression which their actions served to prop up. To make way for more “diverse” voices which have more authority.
Like Kylo-Ren said in The Last Jedi, “let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” But no, there is no ‘culture war’ going on. I’m just crazy. And soon I’ll just be another dead white man.
Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. All were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures after the Reconstruction period. The laws were enforced until 1965. Wikipedia
used as a qualifier word to operate as a red flag. A toxic relationship is characterized by insecurity, self-centeredness, mean spiritedness, power struggles over control, abusive in nature or enabling of bad habits, attitudes or codependence. Likewise, the word ‘toxic’ holds the same characterization as it is used to qualify a person or group. To signal to others the nature of that individual or group. Usually used for the purposes of politicizing. An attempt to box an individual or group and isolate them from public discourse as someone to be not listened to and dismissed. I.e. this person only gave Captain Marvel a negative review because they are a toxic troll. Not just any troll. Not someone looking for a laugh trying to prank someone. A toxic troll looking to cause harm by their actions.
Captain Marvel and Brie Larson have started to create a blueprint for how to handle toxic trolls – Vox news
It’s effectiveness comes from it’s broadness. Because it doesn’t point in any one direction as to what the nature of the behaviour is, it serves to signal to others that regardless the accusation, there is credibility. To claim someone is sexist, racist or homophobic you generally are required to cite a reference to this claim to explain the prejudice. By merely calling someone “toxic” you get to indicate that there could be various ways in which this person has displayed prejudice and from there you need only cite something disagreeable rather than offensive and the rest can be left up to others projection to fill in the blanks. A person can leave a comment that based on the marketing and personal views on the movie’s main lead they are not looking forward to said movie. For being negative or disagreeable in general the commenter is now vulnerable to being characterized, if nothing else, as toxic. And is vulnerable to having their dissent censored by website conduct policies seeking to weed out ‘hate speech’.
Terry Kupers defines toxic masculinity as “the constellation of socially regressive male traits that serve to foster domination, the devaluation of women, homophobia and wanton violence”.
Watch the Gillette advertisement on toxic masculinity:
Watch Joe Rogan react to Toxic masculinity:
Watch Jordan Peterson answer “what is the solution to toxic masculinity”:
In Marxist philosophy, cultural hegemony is the domination of a culturally diverse society by the ruling class who manipulate the culture of that society—the beliefs, explanations, perceptions, values, and mores—so that their imposed, ruling-class worldview becomes the accepted cultural norm; the universally valid dominant ideology, which justifies the social, political, and economic status quo as natural and inevitable, perpetual and beneficial for everyone, rather than as artificial social constructs that benefit only the ruling class.
In philosophy and in sociology, the term cultural hegemony has denotations and connotations derived from the Ancient Greek word ἡγεμονία (hegemonia) indicating leadership and rule. In politics, hegemony is the geopolitical method of indirect imperial dominance, with which the hegemon (leader state) rules subordinate states, by the threat of intervention, an implied means of power, rather than by direct military force, that is, invasion, occupation, and annexation.
part of R. W. Connell‘s gender order theory, which recognizes multiple masculinities that vary across time, culture and the individual. Hegemonic masculinity is defined as a practice that legitimizes powerful men’s dominant position in society and justifies the subordination of the common male population and women, and other marginalized ways of being a man. Conceptually, hegemonic masculinity proposes to explain how and why men maintain dominant social roles over women, and other gender identities, which are perceived as “feminine” in a given society.
As a sociological concept, the nature of hegemonic masculinity derives from the theory of cultural hegemony, by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, which analyses the power relations among the social classes of a society. Hence, in the term hegemonic masculinity, the adjective hegemonic refers to the cultural dynamics by means of which a social group claims, and sustains, a leading and dominant position in a social hierarchy; nonetheless, hegemonic masculinity embodies a form of social organization that has been sociologically challenged and changed.
a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late 20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism. The term has also more generally been applied to the historical era following modernity and the tendencies of this era. Wikipedia
Watch Jordan Peterson explain post-modernism:
encompasses 20th-century approaches that amend or extend Marxism and Marxist theory, typically by incorporating elements from other intellectual traditions such as critical theory, psychoanalysis, or existentialism. Wikipedia
Watch Jordan Peterson Answer “why is marxism so attractive?”:
constituting or presenting a problem or difficulty. Usually used to red flag a person or content as being inappropriate in nature. Those who use the term will often explain the problematic content or person of being “potentially harmful” which is a notion that subscribes to the postmodern concept that harm extends to feelings beyond mere physical altercation. Where ideas are dangerous and words are violence. i.e. to not use a person’s preferred pronoun would be equated to robbing them of their humanity or attempting to exterminate them.
An example of a person who is often described as “problematic” would be Jordan Peterson, author of 12 rules for life. He has been virtually denounced as hateful and accused of abusing his students but as his book has now passed 3 million copies, the hit pieces have all fallen flat. Because those who oppose him cannot make regular slander stick due to the fact that is isn’t a sexist or racist or a homophobe and if anything he actually works to de-radicalize individuals from extremist ideological views. Making his message to the world a net GOOD rather than a net negative. So it’s much easier to simply rate him and his content as problematic.
Because he will have a conversation with anyone and everyone he has taken photos and had conversations with known counter culture ‘trolls’. Even though he has also been denounced as a jewish shill by the ethno-nationalists, that isn’t enough evidence for the postmodern neo-marxists to dismiss concerns around radicalization. And through this guilt-by-association he is deemed problematic. Even though the accusation is hollow and grounded in deceit it still impacts him to this day as he most recently found himself disinvited from a fellowship collaboration to Cambridge University over a study on the Bible. And his book 12 rules for life has been banned from New Zealand in light of the Christchurch shooting. Despite the fact you can still access Mein Kampf.
Land acknowledgements are an ‘honest’ and ‘historically accurate’ way to recognize the traditional First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit territories of a place. They can be presented verbally or visually: think signage, short theatre presentations or simple spoken-word greetings. According to Anishinaabe-kwe Wanda Nanibush, the first curator of Indigenous art at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), land acknowledgements have one goal, regardless of format: They commemorate Indigenous peoples’ principal kinship to the land—and the fact that we have not and cannot be erased from her, our collective first mother. “They’re a starting place to a change in how the land is seen and talked about,” she says. “[They] help redefine how people place themselves in relation to First Peoples.”
Watch Lindsay Shepherd on “why I reject indigenous land acknowledgements”:
Inspired by the 94 recommended calls to action contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (now known as the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, or NCTR), land acknowledgements are a necessary first step toward honouring the original occupants of a place. They also help Canadians recognize and respect Indigenous peoples’ inherent kinship beliefs when it comes to the land, especially since those beliefs were restricted for so long. (as per locallove.ca)
A reference to the Intersectionality hierarchy where victimhood is synonymous with virtue by granting the dispossessed a status of “marginalization” whether it be people or society or by extension the universe as a whole as being their oppressor, marginalizing them. Add your ethnicity and sexual orientation or gender identity and these will determine your placement on the social hierarchy of intersectionality. Each oppressed check mark representing another virtue to add to the ‘progressive stack’. This is where “virtue signalling” operates as an attempt to accumulate progressive points by proclaiming all the ways in which you utilize your oppression to grant you authority or perhaps your allyship with the oppressed to score points by proxy.
For example, if you were a disabled, lesbian, trans, muslim whos father is black and mother is native then you are essentially untouchable by anyone and everyone. You could probably commit murder and if not for the courts upholding existing laws against murder this society would simply characterize your actions as using the tools of your oppressors against them. BECAUSE WHAT ABOUT THE CRUSADES!? REMEMBER THE CRUSADES!? NONE OF THEM GOT ARRESTED BY COPS IN 2019, SO CONVENIENT!
Whereas if you are a white man you have the opportunity to choose not to breed and further your ethnic privilege. You can ‘step down’ from your voice in society and use your position of power to prop up minorities. Whether you aid their bid for political office or work with non-profit organizations looking to aid marginalized communities or donate your income to such people, these are various ways in which you can seek allyship. When a protest takes place you are expected to participate and use your position of power to disrupt the status quo, by any means necessary, including the use of force. And thus your progressivism stacks ever higher as you seek to climb out of the social hell from where you were placed in the name of progress.
often used to characterize diversity of opinion as more valuable than diversity of identity (sex/gender, race, religion, etc). The idea that all have an equal say in the global conversation and that you should be judged by your ideas, words and opinions rather than by superficial characteristics like skin colour and genitalia. Not used to justify or to promote disparities in visible representation within public spaces or workplaces/institutions but often misconstrued by leftists as a dog whistle to white supremacy and as an objection to immigration and minorities.
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.Wikipedia
political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different, or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. The analogy is to a dog whistle, whose ultrasonic whistling sound is heard by dogs but inaudible to humans.
Watch PSA Sitch explains dog whistling:
a reference to visible diversity. If you are a woman watching a movie without any women you do not have representation. If you’re a person of colour before a jury of white people you do not have representation. If you’re a gay person voting for all straight candidates you do not have visible representation. This form of logic is used to explain what many are now calling “barriers to access”. The argument is that a woman is less likely to run for office if the city council is dominated by men. Less people of colour are likely to apply to jobs at a workplace where majority of employees are white. This lack of ‘visible representation’ creates ‘barriers to access’ as it can serve to signal to others that they are not welcome.
This is also considered an example of patriarchy and white privilege by dominating systems and institutions. In other words if you can find an excuse to stop you from getting involved you can then use your own excuse to cite another excuse as to how society is racist and sexist. Not to say there isn’t any validity to this argument worth exploring but visible representation is nothing more than a palatable way of asking for equal outcomes. The process of eliminating all disparities by enforcing all workplaces and institutions to reach a racial and gender parity of employment. See Equity.
Equality of outcome, equality of condition, or equality of results is a political concept which is central to some political ideologies and is used regularly in political discourse, often in contrast to the term equality of opportunity. Wikipedia
Watch Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Haidt explain equality of outcome:
a disparity is a form of discrepancy or inconsistency/imbalance. We can observe economic disparities between different regions in the country. We can observe disparities in career jobs. How majority of plumbers are men and majority of nurses are women. Disparities in earnings between employees between gender and ethnicity. Through the lense of post-modern neo-marxists disparities are the basis for their theories on systematic discrimination with regards to things like wage gaps and gender gaps. Often used to argue for equality of opportunity.
The argument being that all disparities represent discrimination or a result of ‘barriers to access’. Instead of entertaining possible multiple variables that could be influencing these disparities the neo-marxists simply chalk these discrepancies up to discrimination. More so to use as evidence of their greater claims of patriarchy, whiteness and western colonial dominance. Rather than attempting to actually address the disparities in question towards finding an actual solution.
Watch Jordan Peterson on whether men and women can ever truly be technically ‘equal’:
The term safe space refers to places created for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, most commonly located on university campuses in the western world, but also at workplaces, as in the case of Nokia. Wikipedia
a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc., alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material (often used to introduce a description of such content).
Watch a panel discussion between Christina Hoff-Sommers, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying mediated by Peter Boghossian about trigger warnings, safe spaces and academic freedoms:
a derogatory term to characterize liberals as retards.
argued to originate from the movie Fight Club where Brad Pitt’s character says “You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” It is a term used to describe a person who is overly sensitive. Often used by conservatives to make fun of liberals. Also used to refer to social justice warriors for their rhetoric around compassion, feelings, trigger warnings and safe spaces.
a pejorative term to describe men who defend women on the internet. Or feel the need to speak for women on women’s issues. Possibly in an attempt to virtue signal their virtues around equal rights. Or to act as an apologist for women. The assumption is that they are looking for a romantic reward in return.
The white genocide conspiracy theory is a conspiracy theory, generally associated with neo-Nazi, far-right, alt-right, identitarian and white nationalist, supremacist, and white separatist ideologies, … Wikipedia
the individual or collective guilt felt by some white people for harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by other white people both historically and currently in the United States and to a lesser extent in Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Wikipedia
Watch Vice news cover one method of alleviating white guilt:
Watch Lauren Chen Debunk white guilt:
Populism is a range of political approaches that deliberately appeal to “the people”, often juxtaposing this group against the “elite”. There is no single definition of the term, which developed in the 19th century and has been used to mean various things since that time. Wikipedia
Social Justice Warrior:
an individual who promotes socially progressive views, including feminism, civil rights, and multiculturalism, as well as identity politics. Wikipedia
SJWs operate in online mobs and tend to operate in coordinated attacks to slander and spam whomever they deem problematic. Anyone who speaks out against political correctness will likely see their social media spammed with threats and accusations. They can also find that the mob has gone to their employer and attempted to get the individual fired.
In some cases SJWs can track down their target’s personal information and DOX them by releasing their personal contact and address information out on the internet for the world to see and for others to use to harass the person in question. In the most extreme cases SJWs will call local police with fake threats which triggers swat teams to respond and infiltrate the targeted person’s home. In one occasion of swatting a person was actually shot and killed by police.
Watch Joe Rogan with Jamie Kilstein about being a reformed SJW:
Watch Blaire White on how she used to be a SJW:
Watch We the Internet TV comedy sketch with a SJW therapist:
Watch exposing social justice with Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay:
Watch Family Guy’s sketch on the SJW mob:
Watch John Stossel on SJW tactics:
Watch interview with Jake Shields about Berkley SJW protesters:
Watch SJW complete takeover at Evergreen college:
Watch Tim Pool discuss social justice has become the left’s “non-theistic religion”:
Doxing or doxxing is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting private or identifying information about an individual or organization. The methods employed to acquire this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites, hacking, and social engineering. The practice is considered legally as an invasion of privacy. Wikipedia
Swatting is the criminal harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into sending a police and emergency service response team to another person’s address. This is triggered by false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, murder, hostage situation, or other alleged incident. Wikipedia
Watch 10 streamers get swatted live:
any criticism or negative sentiment that affects young or old people, regardless of validity.
a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. Someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned female at birth is, for example, a cisgender woman. The term cisgender is the opposite of the word transgender. Related terms include cissexism and cisnormativity. Wikipedia
the idea that people, objects, and ideas can be identified based on externally observable features. Although this is empirically true, social justice warriors consider this idea to be problematic.
Ethnocentrism is the act of judging another culture based on preconceptions that are found in the values and standards of one’s own culture. Wikipedia
the idea that there are only two genders; male and female.
a person’s internal sense of gender. This may or may not be in alignment with biological reality.
legally speaking it is the incitement of violence or the act of violence against an identifiable group based on their religion or ethnicity or sexual orientation. Socially it has been extended to depict statements, opinions and symbols which form of prejudice motivated by some aspect of the identity, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
a term used to denounce a member of a group said to be oppressed who deviates from social justice ideology narrative. If a woman comes out in opposition to the Feminist narrative of patriarchy then she is dismissed as having internalized the sexism in a form of self hatred. If a muslim comes to the defense of free speech it is internalized racism in the form of self hatred. If a trans person objects to the push to affirm transition then that is internalized homophobia or transphobia specifically.
Varying from white ally, male ally, straight ally, etc. An ally is someone who aligns themselves with the same politics as a group within the culture war. The trans movement or other LBGTQ movements, the black lives matters movement or the Marxist academics, etc. You are an ally in the context that you are not a member of that community but serve to further that community’s agenda. You then support the group financially or otherwise and advocate for that group.
Watch PSA Sitch breakdown what the term Ally really means:
a Men’s Rights Activist. A new movement brought about to advocate for men’s issues and often hold meetings to discuss mens rights and to offer a counter narrative to feminist propaganda.
Watch Barbara Kay speak at CAFE conference:
Watch the trailer for the movie “The Red Pill”:
stands for Men Going Their Own Way. Men Going Their Own Way is a mostly pseudonymous online community of men supported by websites and social media presences cautioning men against serious romantic relationships with women, especially marriage and cohabitation. The community is part of what is more broadly termed the manosphere. Wikipedia
The problem with this movement is they often converse in a bubble of confirmation bias and can result in them commenting or sharing content that can be very dehumanizing to women and does not encourage men to be better people. Some of the most cringey, disgusting videos you can find online are from the MGTOW community. The common theme that I could see is there is a distinct lack of taking responsibility for one’s own actions. All negative outcomes are blamed on women or society’s unfair expectations of men. Any legitimate points they have tends to get lost in their blaming of everyone else for their problems. And the refusal to improve their lives in such a way to embrace healthy relationships in any meaningful way. And this makes them just as negative and ideologically possessed as feminists who dehumanize and attack men.
Watch a MGTOW community member “Turd flinging monkey” on one of his sex toy review:
members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. Self-identified incels are largely white and are almost exclusively male heterosexuals. The term is a portmanteau of “involuntary celibates”. Wikipedia
Watch Paul Joseph Watson on the truth about incels:
According to Urban Dictionary’s top definition, a “thot is a hoe,” with the plural being “thotties.” Other definitions, however, reveal a little more about how the word itself came to be: “Thot” is actually an acronym that can either stand for “that hoe over there” or “thirsty hoe over there.” Generally Thots are women who use their sex appeal to gain views and likes on video their content creation shared either over youtube or twitch or tiktok. This can include sexual perk tier rewards for donators or subscribers. Some women who participate in camming may use social media platforms to advertise with the intent of luring customers to their official cam channels or an online store to purchase personalized content or products. It’s widely seen as a modern form of prostitution without direct participation in sex with the buyer.
Watch Paul Joseph Watson on THOT patrol:
Watch Philip Defranco on #ThotAudit:
On June 2nd, 2017, PewDiePie uploaded a video titled “How to: Respect Women!”, in which he discusses how to Respect Women. Within two months, the video received upwards of 4.5 million views and 36,400 comments.
On July 10th, PewDiePie uploaded a video titled “Never Say This to a Gamer,” in which he references the “wamen” joke several times (shown below, left). On July 13th, YouTuber Day by Dave uploaded a music remix of PewDiePie’s “How to: Respect Women” episode (shown below, right). Within three weeks, the video received more than 162,000 views and 840 comments.
a pejorative term meaning ” to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner”. Author Rebecca Solnit ascribes the phenomenon to a combination of “overconfidence and cluelessness”.Wikipedia
refer to (someone, especially a transgender person) using a word, especially a pronoun or form of address, that does not correctly reflect the gender with which they identify.
“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison told the Associated Press. Harrison, who worked on the project, is in the process of gender transition, from male to female.
Facebook will allow users to select between three pronouns: “him,” “her” or “their.”
The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News:
- Cis Female
- Cis Male
- Cis Man
- Cis Woman
- Cisgender Female
- Cisgender Male
- Cisgender Man
- Cisgender Woman
- Female to Male
- Gender Fluid
- Gender Nonconforming
- Gender Questioning
- Gender Variant
- Male to Female
- Trans Female
- Trans* Female
- Trans Male
- Trans* Male
- Trans Man
- Trans* Man
- Trans Person
- Trans* Person
- Trans Woman
- Trans* Woman
- Transgender Female
- Transgender Male
- Transgender Man
- Transgender Person
- Transgender Woman
- Transsexual Female
- Transsexual Male
- Transsexual Man
- Transsexual Person
- Transsexual Woman
For many — though not all — people who are transgender, undergoing a name change can be an affirming step in the transition process. It can help a person who’s transgender and the people in their lives begin to see them as the gender they know themselves to be. It can also alleviate discomfort that may be associated with one’s old name.
Unfortunately, many people may struggle to adhere to a trans person’s new, affirmed name. In some situations, other people may refuse to acknowledge the change altogether. And in situations that involve government-issued identification, having a legal name that doesn’t align with one’s affirmed name can cause staff and personnel to inadvertently refer to a trans person by the wrong name.
This is what’s referred to as deadnaming.
Deadnaming occurs when someone, intentionally or not, refers to a person who’s transgender by the name they used before they transitioned. You may also hear it described as referring to someone by their “birth name” or their “given name.”
This can occur anywhere in a trans person’s life, from personal relationships to the classroom or workplace. (www.healthline.com)
a term used to refer to the phenomenon of “cancelling” or no longer morally, financially, and/or digitally supporting people—usually celebrities—events, art works such as songs, films or TV shows, or things that many have deemed unacceptable or problematic. It has been defined as “a call to boycott someone – usually a celebrity – who has shared a questionable or unpopular opinion on social media”. Cancellation often arises in “response to a person’s comments or actions”.
The term is often used as a hashtag on social media, where it originated from Black Twitter, which is a cultural identity consisting of Black users on Twitter from around the world focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States.The expression “cancelling”, in reference to cancel culture, has been used since 2015, with widespread usage of the expression beginning in 2018.
Lisa Nakamura, a professor at the University of Michigan, described cancel culture as “an agreement not to amplify, signal boost, give money to. People talk about the attention economy — when you deprive someone of your attention, you’re depriving them of a livelihood.” Cancel culture has been defined as a “makeshift digital contract wherein people loosely agree not to support a person (especially economically) in order to somehow deprive them of their livelihood”. Jonah Engel Bromwich from The New York Timesdefines it as “total disinvestment in something (anything)”, often for “transgressing fans’ expectations”.
The impact of being cancelled ranges from “mostly conceptual or socially performative”, in cases such as the social media efforts at “cancellation” of Kanye West even during the same year as a number one Billboard album, to actually leading to cancellation of shows or activities, as in the cases of “Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, and Roseanne Barr“, who had their TV shows canceled due to public pressure.
Watch Joe Rogan speak with Sam Harris about cancel culture:
a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group. Wikipedia
a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. Some patriarchal societies are also patrilineal, meaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage. Wikipedia
a sociological concept for a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Wikipedia
a person who engages in problematic speech and/or behavior.
sex-worker exclusionary radical feminism.
trans-exclusionary radical feminism.
Believe (All) Women:
This is the feminist concept that women do not lie and that everyone should believe everything that all women say. This expression was popularized during the Jian Ghomeshi trial and from there went mainstream during the Bret Kavanaugh hearings with Christine Blasey-Ford.
This is the act of challenging the concept of innocent until proven guilty. The way it is used in the context of feminism is that if the accuser is a woman then the accusation is credible enough for the accused to be guilty until proven innocent. Usually used in cases of sexual assault accusations and was a term made most popular during the Bret Kavanaugh hearings with Christine Blasey-Ford.
Watch Tim Pool discuss “credible” accusations:
to suggest that people have some responsibility for their own well-being and self-defense.
the fear and distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can involve perceptions of an ingroup towards an outgroup and can manifest itself in suspicion of the …Wikipedia
Cultural Marxism can be a controversial term—some assert there’s no such thing, and others use the term as a catch-all for anything they see as undermining society. In short, cultural Marxism is a revolutionary leftist idea that traditional culture is the source of oppression in the modern world. Cultural Marxism is often linked to an insistence upon political correctness, multiculturalism, and perpetual attacks on the foundations of culture: the nuclear family, marriage, patriotism, traditional morality, law and order, etc. Cultural Marxists are assumed to be committed to establishing economic Marxism, in which case their cultural attacks are a necessary preparation for their ultimate goal.
After World War I, some Marxist philosophers felt the need to modify their political strategy. Karl Marx generally saw culture as a secondary concern. His successors realized that culture was, in fact, critical to social change. When a society is willing to criticize its institutions, it is ready to make changes. The result of these ideas was the Frankfurt School, a generic term for Marxist philosophy focused on social criticism and bottom-up change. In particular, the Frankfurt School rejected the idea of absolute truth and promoted aggressive criticism of all aspects of life and society. Some early observers referred to this new approach as cultural Marxism to distinguish it from the earlier, classical forms of Marxism. More orthodox Marxists do not see cultural Marxism as Marxist at all. (GotQuestions.org)
Media report that cultural marxism is a term used by white supremacists as they refute the concept of race and gender being a social construct as a war against Darwinism. Darwinism being their argument to justify race purity in their arguments around ethno-nationalism.
Watch Jordan Peterson explain Postmodernism and Cultural marxism:
Watch Sargon of Akkad discuss cultural marxism trending on twitter:
Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership of the means of production and workers’ self-management, as well as the political theories and movements associated with them. Social ownership can be public, collective or cooperative ownership, or citizen ownership of equity. Wikipedia
Watch Now This World answer “what is socialism?”:
Democratic socialism is a political philosophy that advocates political democracy alongside social ownership of the means of production, with an emphasis on self-management and democratic management of economic institutions within a market or some form of decentralized planned socialist economy. Wikipedia
Watch Bernie Sanders explain ‘democratic socialism’:
Watch Why ‘democratic socialism’ doesn’t work:
Watch Ben Shapiro Debunking 7 ‘democratic socialism’ myths:
at times also phrased cultural misappropriation, is the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minority cultures. Wikipedia
Watch the Globe and Mail discuss what is cultural appropriation:
Watch what actual native americans think about cultural appropriation:
Watch Lauren Chen discuss cultural appropriation:
Watch Jordan Peterson and the idea of cultural appropriation:
(also formulated as “regressive liberals” and “regressive leftists”) is a neologism and political epithet, used as a pejorative to describe a section of left-wing politics who are accused of holding paradoxical, reactionary views by their tolerance of illiberal principles and ideologies. Other similar terms would be alt-left, radical-left, leftist, far-left, reactionary-left, identitarian-left, authoritarian-left, ill-liberals. Wikipedia
Watch Dave Rubin discuss the regressive left:
Watch David Pakman discuss regressive left:
In closing I would like to say that language does change. But there is organic evolution and then there is artificial injection of new terms for the purposes of manipulation and in either way the policing of any language is never a good idea. I am not a free speech absolutist in the sense that I agree with the current limitations on it. From incitement to violence and defamation, etc. But aside from that the idea censoring speech is nothing more than fascism. Our sovereignty begins with our individual self and extends to our property and that extends to our town and region and that extends to our province and country in the greater destiny of the world.
But when people hear those advocate for free speech there’s this weird assumption that advocates are apologizing for or forgiving reprehensible speech and/or behaviour. Obviously there are things people can say that is just indefensible. But I ask you this. Have you ever had a moment of weakness where you’ve found yourself as the one uttering indefensible things? So what do we do about you now? Do you have your right to speech revoked? Do we bar you from access to things online or elsewhere in the world? Even a murder conviction has an expiration date.
In law when someone is convicted of a crime they serve time in prison. This prison sentence represents 2 things. It represents punishment. But it also represents rehabilitation. Because the hope is that once you’ve served your time your second chance will result in you being a productive member of society whose contributions will total a net good for the world. That you will leave behind a legacy that contributes to the greater destiny of the world. The road to redemption is as important as the punishment for the prison sentence for the whole process to represent true justice. Are there those who are irredeemable? I think there actually is. No one wants to see Paul Bernardo back out on the streets. Should we have just killed him? That’s a capital punishment conversation for another day. So I guess we just leave him locked up forever? It may not be the best solution but it’s the best one I believe we have. And that’s at the heart of this whole issue. There isn’t a real solution to this whole hateful conduct stuff. No one wants to defend a neo-nazi’s speech but free speech is still the best of a bad situation.
This isn’t even to consider the NCR cases. Not criminally responsible. Like in January of 2011 when Richard Kachkar stole a snowplow and ran over and killed Sgt. Ryan Russell. Kachkar was found to be not criminally responsible as the incident came about from a “psychotic episode.” And today Kachkar is enjoying his freedom after his release and is doing ‘very well’. Despite, to my knowledge, never actually receiving a diagnosis for whatever his mental illness was exactly. And at the time of his parole hearing Russell’s wife was not even allowed to deliver a victim impact statement because it was actually argued successfully that since Kachkar had been found NCR then no actual crime had been committed. As if Sgt. Ryan Russell had simply died of some kind of oopsie like a fluke skiing incident. And his son, Noah, who was 2 at the time, will grow up without knowing his father and without memories of his father. Kachkar has never apologized to the Russell family. Is this justice?
Watch Sgt. Russell’s widow in a press conference after the NCR ruling:
Watch widow of Sgr. Ryan Russell learning Kachkar has been released:
Now I am in no position to make any determinations over this court case nor am I fit to discuss matters surrounding NCR. But I do feel it’s vital we have checks and balances to advocate for the mentally ill. I just feel we are far from a perfect model in how we handle each case by case situation. And this means there is no existing model that comes even close to how we handle something like online hate and hate incidents. But these people are not normal thinking, normal functioning people. And if we truly want to have a proper conversation around mental health we cannot be ignorant to the things that are uncomfortable to talk about.
As long as the conversation is dominated by forms of punishment we won’t get justice. There is no justice without rehabilitation. And in that there must be a road to redemption for wrong think and bad behaviour. The answer is never going to be to ban groups like the ethno-nationalists. In the age of social media everyone will always have a seat at the table. You can move the table but you’ll never take away their seat. So you want them at the table where we can see them. Because it’s when their conduct gets taken to the street is when we see events like Charlottesville and Christchurch.
Censorship is nothing more than wishful thinking. There’s a reason why Twitter’s attempts to regulate hateful conduct has ended up with them banning anyone who tweets things like “learn to code“. Because none of us are truly righteous. And to leave such power in the hands of any one person or institution to define what is “hate” or “hateful conduct” is only playing with fire. It’s impossible to draw clear boundaries around such a subjective concept. We are all flawed, tainted individuals ripe with vices and limitations.
For crying out loud, there’s a reason that when handed the power to regulate online hate the first person they went after was a comedian, Count Dankula, for a video of his pug giving the Nazi salute. And now the UK is seeing people actually having police come to their door for misgendering people on Twitter. No one person is qualified to make such judgements and so we must assume that anyone with that power will always be the worst person to hold that power. Because to assume any one of does not bear the capacity for the worst atrocities possible is to just be ignorant of 2000 years of history on the planet Earth.
It only shows a deep lack of knowledge and understanding around all of these issues so of course the only solution that comes to mind is “well, let’s just ban it.” What do you really know about vaccines? Or about the kind of paranoia that breed conspiratorial thinking? What do you really know about mental health? Or even about language for that matter? Do you think it ought to be left up to YOU to decide what happens with Richard Kachkar? So why do you think you have any right to decide how we handle any of these complex problems?
The internet did not CREATE these people, it just revealed them to us. Violent crimes have not increased over time the media just reports on them more now. This phenomena is, I think, comparable to how everyone from every cleek and tribe coming together to all the same social medias and simply seeing more things they wouldn’t normally be looking for. And instead of simply ignoring the content it’s far more fun to engage in the road rage style outrage. Outrage is fun. I doubt it’s even really about the content itself. So why do we even humour these mobs with reactions? How are they not the very trolls they accuse everyone else of being?
If you’re anything like me you’re an armchair expert at best. Forming mobs to lobby billion dollar corporations to censor and ban public access and discourse is never going to be the answer to anything. EVER. And in the great sweeping movement to ban wrongthink you will inevitably find yourself being visited by the gestapo and by then there will be no one left to speak for you. If social media is a public utility then to ban or censor someone is the equivalent to cutting off their access to potable water and heat.
10 years ago I would’ve called that claim bullshit but in today’s world where the internet tracks and records everything you do and everywhere you go then the implications that come with banning or censoring a person are far greater reaching than simple access to websites. It’s directly tied to our banking, our credit, our reputation, our shopping, our careers, our networking, our research, our privacy and this can even affect our assets. Just throw in some travel restrictions and how is this not the social credit system China has rolled out?
Watch Tim Pool cover a journalist facing hate crime for misgendering:
In Canada all it takes is a marijuana conviction to bar you from entering America. You don’t think this online mob justice can’t affect one’s ability to travel? How about being put on a hate list? No better example exists than that of the Southern Poverty Law Centre. In an attempt to fight “hate” they are defaming many innocent people and have been weaponized as an activist tool.
This is no longer the days of logging off. Even in the real world we are never truly logged off. If it’s not the watch on our wrist uploading our location to the cloud, it’s the GPS in our phones tracking our every move. If it’s not the smart phone listening to everything we say then it’s our various home assistants. If nothing else it’s the security footage at every place we go, it’s the banks keeping track of our credit and spending behaviors, it’s the roomba uploading the schematics of our home to the cloud. It’s google and facebook storing all our search history and website activity.
So how is banning not an act of locking that person up and throwing away the key? It’s actually got farther reaching effects than actual house arrest. And when the internet has deemed you unfit to exist, where is the appeal process? These are not government bodies or police institutions or religious entities. These are billion dollar silicon valley corporations and we’re actually asking them to act as judge, jury and executioner? Really? Every time someone calls for censorship they’re actually calling for the dystopia. Because the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
“Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules. I’m not sure that’s the way to fight discrimination. I’m not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.”