Wow, it’s been quite a while since my last time posting anything. As it stands, I’m still feeling a little bit burned out, and with little desire to talk about any topics in particular (though who knows, when the inspiration will hit me again?). However, I still want to get some content out, so I’ll do what I always do, whenever I’m going through one of these phases. I’m going to do another post in my “A small sample of what we’re up against” series, in which I take screenshots of crazy things that have been said, which serve as examples of just how bad things have gotten in the world. To see my most recent post in this series, please click here.
And that’s it for now. Though of course, there will definitely be more posts in this series in the future. Plenty of more material to come.
There are a lot of countries in the Western world competing in the race to be the first to commit national suicide. There’s the United Kingdom. There’s Belgium. There’s Germany. There’s Canada. Then of course, there’s my own personal pick to win, Sweden. However there are occasionally times when I question if Sweden really is the front-runner in the race. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t happen very often. Usually whenever I start to doubt Sweden’s commitment to destroying itself the quickest, they manage to outdo themselves, and remind me as to why they’re my pick. However, after reading this latest story from France, another top contender in this race, I’m really considering the possibility that I may have put my money on them to win (if you can really call it “winning”) instead.
This is basically a surrender, exactly what the French are infamous for. He’s outright admitting that the multicultural plan has failed miserably, by making this statement.
Professor Christian de Moliner admits that an independent society has formed within France, which he described as: “A branch that wants to settle their lives on religious values and is fundamentally opposed to the liberal consensus on which our country was founded.
And the obvious answer to this problem would be to discontinue immigration from the kinds of people who make up this “independent society”, and then round up the ones already in the country, and deport them to a country better suited for their ideology. But of course we can’t do that, or people might call us names, and as we all know, being called names is far worse than having our homelands stolen from us.
“We can never convert the 30% of Muslims who demand the introduction of sharia law to the merits of our democracy and secularism.
“But we also can’t deport them to a country which practices Sharia law, because that would be barbaric.”
“We are now allowing segregation to take place that does not say its name. Rather than veil the face or adopt unimaginable measures in democracy (remigration, forced evictions of the most radical), why not establish a dual system of law in France?”
He literally said that deporting cultural aliens back to their countries of origin, no matter how radical they are in their beliefs, is “unimaginable”. Can you see why I’m seriously considering that France may be overtaking Sweden in this race to national suicide?
De Moliner writes that Emmanuel Macron’s Presidential election victory will not solve the problems, but will only postpone them.
“We will never be able to eradicate the radical Islamism,” he says, adding: “While we are not yet at open war, the faithful of the Prophet are already regrouping in areas sometimes governed by special rules.”
They’re waiting for the demographic balance to shift in their favour, before they go to open war. Seeing as their birthrates are higher than that of the native French population, it’s only a matter of time. Once there are enough of them, the open war will begin.
His “solution” is to create a “state inspired by colonial Algeria and Mayotte of the twentieth century: one territory, one government, but two peoples: the French with the usual laws and Muslims with Qur’anic status (but only for those who choose it).
Brilliant idea. Model your modern, democratic, technologically advanced society, on a backward colony from a century ago.
“The latter will have the right to vote unlike the natives of colonial Algeria, but they will apply Sharia in everyday life, to regulate matrimonial laws (which will legalize polygamy) and inheritance.
“They will no longer apply to French judges for disputes between Muslims, but to Qadis. On the other hand, conflicts between Christians and believers will remain the responsibility of ordinary courts.
It’s not just “multiculturalism” now, but “multilegalism” as well. One law for the French. Another law for the Muslim invaders. I wonder will they go ahead and legalise the right for them to throw gay people off of roofs and take sex slaves, seeing as this would be in line with their beliefs?
“This system would involve schools or hospitals reserved for believers and therefore the creation of local committees that will manage them independently. A council of ulemas will fix the religious law, but the autonomy will stop there,” de Moliner hopes.
“It is obviously out of the question that an embryonic Muslim government is settling in France.
“But instead of doing the sensible thing of nipping it in the bud by removing these people before they have the chance to take over, we’re just going to willingly surrender a large chunk of our territory to them. Anything else would be wrong.”
“This system worked without too many problems from 1890 to 1940 in Algeria.”
Isn’t that great, French people? Instead of living in 21st century France, you get to live in 1890-1940 Algeria instead. Doesn’t that sound exciting?
We live in a decaying society. All over the Western world, economic prospects are bleak. Good jobs, which pay a decent wage, and which are fulfilling to do, are few and far between, with rapidly increasing automation only going to make this even worse as time goes by. Affordable housing is an unobtainable fantasy for most young people these days. In Europe, the Barbarians are at our gates, and are actually being welcomed in with open arms, predictable consequences for doing so be damned. In America, racial tensions are the worst they’ve been in almost half a century. Terrorist attacks are happening so regularly, that they barely get any attention anymore, unless they have an exceptionally high body count. Gender relations are completely out of whack, with divorces on the rise, an inability for people to make relationships work at all, and with many men just giving up on them entirely, turning to pornography, masturbation, and soon, sex robots, as an alternative. We live in an absolute nightmare.
On some level, most people know that things aren’t right, and look for distractions from it all. This is nothing unusual, and has been a pretty common occurrence in societies on the verge of collapse. The Romans had a term for it, “Bread and Circuses”. Basically, the Romans had figured out that as long as the people weren’t going hungry, and had some form of entertainment to take their minds off of things, that they could be appeased, and the real problems facing the empire would be ignored. Of course ignoring the problems doesn’t make them go away, so Rome eventually collapsed under their weight, circa 476 AD.
Things really aren’t that much different today. Society is going to hell, but people have plenty of “circuses” to keep them pacified. Movies, TV, professional sports, social media, videogames, etc., etc., all fulfill this role in the modern world. However, I’ve noticed a very interesting phenomenon that has been taking place in recent years. The whole point of the circuses is to distract people from the problems that are all around them, a temporary respite from them, if you will.
In other words, they’re supposed to be a safe haven from, not a reminder of these problems, because if they remind people of the problems, they lose all effectiveness as a distraction from them. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing happening these days. The problems people are trying to distract themselves from, are becoming conflated with the distractions themselves.
Lets take sports as our first example, specifically, the NFL in America. As I already mentioned, professional sports are a perfect example of the modern equivalent to the Roman games, and if anything, are probably the closest thing to them. The NFL was a very popular distraction for many Americans from the everyday problems that they face, or at least they were until…
So for those who are unaware, the NFL is currently being plagued by massive and very public controversy. Many black players are choosing to kneel, rather than standing in respect when the national anthem is being played. Their reason for doing this is to protest against alleged racial injustices that black people supposedly face in America. This of course serves as a reminder of the problem that is America’s increasingly poor race relations, a problem that people would rather distract themselves from. So can you imagine how this must look to white NFL fans who see this happening? They’re ordinary, working class people, dealing with problems of their own, that they wish to distract themselves from, and they turn on the TV and see a bunch of millionaires, paid to play a sport they probably enjoy playing anyway, whining about how oppressed they are, and how privileged their audience is. How do you suppose that has gone down with the audience?
So the NFL has actually gone from being America’s most popular sport, to its least popular, directly as a result of these protests. People didn’t watch the NFL to be lectured to, and to be reminded about the problems in their society. They watched it as a distraction, and now that that distraction is gone, they’re tuning out instead.
But hey, it’s not just the NFL that is failing in its duty as a distraction for the masses. There’s plenty of other forms of entertainment doing the same thing. Look at late night, comedian, talk show hosts like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, etc. Ever since Trump came along, he has pretty much made up the entirety of their acts. Now I’m not saying that it’s anything unusual for comedians to take shots at political figures, and I certainly don’t think that Trump should be exempt from their ridicule. There’s definitely a lot of material to work with there. The problem is, they aren’t simply mocking Trump himself. They’re mocking his base, his supporters, the people who voted for him. That’s 63 MILLION people that they’re attacking. It’s quite possible that many of these 63 million people were at one point, viewers of one or more of these comedians. Do you think they’re still fans now after having been labeled as “racists”, “misogynists”, “dumb rednecks” etc., simply for voting for what they felt was the better choice for themselves and their families? I would be shocked if they are.
Why would any of these people tune in to distract themselves from the problems in their lives, if they know they’re just going to be mocked and insulted by the hosts? What is the benefit to them? There are two other notable examples of entertainment media that I can think of off the top of my head, which are having similar problems. Video games, and comics.
Long considered refuges for geeks and nerds, in the western world at least, video games and comics have both generally been most popular with males, particularly white ones. Most of the most popular super-heroes have historically been white males and this makes sense when you consider the fact that most of them were created in America, back when America was still somewhere between 85 and 90 percent white. That’s not to say that there hasn’t been female and racial minority super-heroes as as well, but the most popular ones of all, such as Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Iron Man, Captain America, etc., have all been white men. Similarly, popular video-games have usually had white male protagonists, because these are more relatable to the biggest target market, but again, plenty of exceptions exist.
In recent years however, there have been attacks on these two industries from outside. People who aren’t even fans of them have whined about how “noninclusive” “racist” and “sexist” they are, and have demanded changes to better suit their own tastes. One of the two big comic publishers, Marvel, has done exactly that. Rather than do the sensible thing of better promoting their existing female and racial minority characters, or creating brand new heroes altogether, they took the approach of taking their most beloved and popular characters, with decades of history and reader attachment, and either replaced them, or made drastic changes to them. Lets take a look at some of these changes that they’ve made the past few years.
That’s just off the top of my head. These changes have not been well received by long time Marvel fans, and Marvel is aware of this. They try to frame it as if the fans are just a bunch of bigots who can’t accept diversity, but is this really the case? Nobody had any problems with racial minority characters such as Black Panther or Blade, nor did they have any problems with the many female super-heroes that have appeared on teams like the X-Men or the Avengers over the years. Over at their rivals, DC, nobody ever had a problem with Wonder Woman, the black Green Lantern, John Stewart, or the gay super-hero, Midnighter. Diversity was never the problem, because diversity has always existed to some extent in comics. The problem is that they’re replacing beloved and popular characters that fans are emotionally invested in, and then making derogatory comments about the fans when they speak out against it. And sure enough, their sales have declined, and they’re blaming the fans, rather than themselves for this.
With regards to videogames, there’s too much for me to even cover. I’d just suggest reading up on the “Gamergate Controversy” to get a superficial idea of what’s been happening there. Of course, there’s a lot more to the story than what is being reported there. There’s always the Encylopedia Dramatica article on the topic, if you want to get the other side of the story.
Seeing this infestation of politics, social conflicts, and other problems into what are supposed to be distractions from these issues could have an interesting effect on how people react. The whole reason for bread and circuses is to pacify the masses so that they don’t pay attention to actual problems, and demand real solutions to them. But if these distractions stop working, and people no longer feel that they have a safe haven from these problems, then what are they supposed to do? How can they be kept pacified? Could we perhaps be on the verge of seeing a big awakening soon? I sure hope so.
In case it isn’t obvious, I’m suffering from a very severe case of writer’s block at the moment. I guess I’m just getting fed up constantly writing about the same kinds of insanity happening over and over again. I feel as if I’m just covering the same ground with every post, and that really effects my motivation to write anything.
Nevertheless, I do still want to keep making posts, as I enjoy doing this blog, so today I’m going to do what I always do, whenever I’m going through a drought of content. I’m going to post another batch of content that I’ve taken from the TumblrInAction reddit board, just to give you an insight into the kind of insanity that we’re dealing with in this world. If you want to see my previous posts on this topic, please click here, to see part 3, and from there, you can find the links to parts 1 and 2.
Anyway, that’s it for now, but I can assure you, there will be a part 5 at some stage.
I’ve jokingly referred to Western universities as “Marxist re-education centres” in the past. Anyone who has seen what goes on there should understand why. However, it seems that some Marxist ideologues, aren’t willing to wait until their targets are in university, before commencing with the brainwashing. They’d rather get to the kids while they’re still in school.
The New York City Department of Education is investigating a taxpayer-funded secondary school principal in Brooklyn for allegedly promoting communism and recruiting students for radical political causes.
If there’s one thing the world needs more of, it’s attempts to implement Communism. Sure, it has been an abject failure, resulting in millions of deaths, every single time it has been attempted before, but eventually, it’s sure to work out well. We just have to keep on trying, and eventually we’ll get it right.
The New York City education department initiated its investigation into Bloomberg’s alleged communist and communist-recruitment activities based on a tip from someone who remains anonymous.
Probably afraid of suffering retaliation for speaking out. And really, who can blame them with how unhinged those Antifa, Communist scum have become as of late?
The tipster told officials that Bloomberg is affiliated with the Progressive Labor Party, a revolutionary communist political party based in Brooklyn.
Court documents filed by the education department say that the investigation is focused on allegations that Bloomberg has worked to promote the agenda of the Progressive Labor Party by recruiting students “to participate in organizational activities, including marches for her political organization.”
According to the Progressive Labor Party’s website, the group seeks to foment violent revolution. “Only the dictatorship of the working class — communism — can provide a lasting solution to the disaster that is today’s world for billions of people. This cannot be done through electoral politics, but requires a revolutionary movement and a mass Red Army led by PLP.”
It’s amazing that this sort of thing has been tried countless times already over the past century, and every single time that it has, it has always made things even worse for the “working class” that it’s supposed to help. Mass arrests and incarceration. Food shortages. Slave labour. Torture and executions. It’s always the same. I actually wonder at times, how many of these people who push for this are just evil, totalitarian brutes, who know this and simply don’t care, and how many are just naive idiots who have no knowledge of what has already happened..
Also: “Communism means the Party leads every aspect of society. For this to work, millions of workers — eventually everyone — must become communist organizers. Join Us!”
That’s because it has to control everything, because it’s completely at odds with human nature. If the party didn’t control everything, nobody would go along with it, because it is such a stupid system that no sane person would willingly participate in.
The Progressive Labor Party “fights to destroy capitalism and the dictatorship of the capitalist class” by organizing “workers, soldiers and youth into a revolutionary movement for communism.”
“Destroy a dictatorship”
“Implement a different dictatorship”
Court documents filed by New York City’s education department allege that students who disagree with Bloomberg and her comrades “are not allowed to express” their political views.
Of course not, because in a fair and honest debate, they wouldn’t be able to justify their belief system at all. There’s no logic or sanity to it, and if people were allowed to have an open discussion about it, it would be torn apart with ease, hence why they have to silence opinions that are critical of them. It’s the same reason why the Antifa scum use violence and intimidation against people they consider “fascists”. It’s because the “fascists” have logic and reason on their side and would easily win a debate, so the Antifa use violence, rather than logic to support their belief system.
In addition, the school district says, Bloomberg and her husband used footage of Park Slope Collegiate students and staff in documentary for a Progressive Labor Party-affiliated group “without authorization” from the students or staff members.
The policies of New York City’s school district “prohibit the use of school facilities, equipment and supplies on behalf of political organizations,” according to the education department’s court filing.
It’s ok though, she’s one of God’s chosen people. The “system” will probably take that into consideration.
Bloomberg’s lawsuit concerning the investigation — filed Friday — contends that the investigation into her alleged communist activities is retaliation because she opposes racism and has criticized the New York City Board of Education for, she says, practices that amount to segregation.
No, it’s probably because you’re trying to brainwash impressionable children into supporting a totalitarian and failed ideology that has resulted in millions of deaths.
Earlier this year, Bloomberg charged the education department with discrimination because, she said, a school with many white students received more sports equipment than Park Slope Collegiate did. The students at Park Slope Collegiate are primarily black and Latino.
I’m guessing the white students probably have parents who pay more in taxes, so their kids should benefit more.
Supporters of Bloomberg packed a Lower Manhattan courtroom for a hearing related to Bloomberg’s lawsuit. Many of them all wore the same t-shirts.
Like the brainwashed cult that they are…
After the hearing, Bloomberg and her supporters spoke.
Probably speech that she personally disapproves of.
“The speech I am most known for is anti-racism,” the principal also said.
Bloomberg’s supporters recited her message in remarkably similar fashion.
A Park Slope Collegiate eighth grader named Maya showed up at the court proceedings to declare that Bloomberg only wants to fight against racism.
And to fight to implement Communism.
“It’s just upsetting that she’s being accused of stating her own political views when she’s just stating the facts that racism is here,” Maya informed Chalkbeat.
Funny how she’s allowed to state her political views, but the students who disagree with her aren’t.
A special education teacher, Sarah Vega, swore that Bloomberg never tries to indoctrinate students with revolutionary communist propaganda.
“I’ve worked for her for over a decade,” Vega told Chalkbeat. “I’ve never seen her furthering any political agenda whatsoever. She fights against racism, but I don’t really consider that partisan politics.”
Bloomberg has indicated that she does not belong to the Progressive Labor Party.
Somehow, I don’t believe any of this
This week, a federal judge is expected to decide whether to allow the investigation by school officials to proceed.
My guess, the judge will probably have a last name ending with either “berg”, “stein”, “witz” or “cohen”, and will throw it out. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong though.
So I’m sure at this point that most people are aware of the recent rioting that occurred on the UC Berkeley campus. And I do want to make it quite clear that these were riots, not “peaceful protests”, no matter what narrative, delusional people suffering from severe cognitive dissonance might try and spin instead.
Smashing windows. Starting fires. Brutally beating and attempting to silence people, whose political opinions they don’t approve of. These are not peaceful protests.
It’s difficult for me to really find the words to explain how I’m feeling right now. I can barely even comprehend the reality of what is actually going on, that’s just how nonsensical everything is. Nevertheless, I’ll try my best.
So let’s begin with what exactly these people were so upset about. Breitbart writer, and professional internet troll, Milo Yiannopoulos was set to give a talk at the university (something which he has done in numerous universities already). Typically, he tends to talk about topics that are not welcomed by the so called “liberals”: his opposition to feminism, his opposition to Muslim immigration to the West, his opposition to political correctness, his support for Donald Trump, etc. These opinions have resulted in many people (naive left leaning college students in particular), thinking that he’s some kind of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist. There’s just three major flaws with this assessment.
He has a particular affinity for sleeping with black men, and never shuts up about it.
The whole narrative makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, except when you realise that a lot of the people who are protesting against him, don’t even know who he is, and have never actually listened to anything that he has said. They’re going on second hand information, and are protesting against a racist, sexist (and even hilariously enough, homophobic) caricature that has been built up for them to oppose, without ever having researched him themselves.
“This man is a bigot”, says the guy who wants to shut down the speech of someone he knows nothing about. I don’t think that word means what you think it does…
In fact, Milo isn’t a bigot at all. Crude, maybe. Controversial, definitely. Bigoted? Absolutely not. He tends to just make his speeches citing whatever facts or statistics he feels are necessary to back up his claims, and when he’s done, takes questions from the audience and if necessary, will debate them openly, without the need to try and silence and censor them. Just look at this video for example.
The idiot student accuses him of being a white supremacist and of course, Milo brings up the same points I mentioned already: his love of black men’s penises, the fact that actual white supremacists like those of the Daily Stormer, hate him, etc. Eventually, the student, realising that he hadn’t really thought things through (and visibly annoyed and dumbfounded at this point) settles with the lame argument of “You’re a white supremacists because you support Trump”. Yep, this is the kind of circular argument they’ll use.
Q: “Why am I a white supremacist?”
A: “Because you support Trump.”
Q: “But why does supporting Trump make me a white supremacist?”
A: “Because only white supremacists support Trump.”
Q: “But how can you be sure they’re white supremacists?”
A: “Because they support Trump.”
Q: “But why does supporting Trump make them white supremacists?”
A: “Because only white supremacists support Trump.”
And this circular argument repeats until you lose patience, give up, and they declare victory in their own mind. The point of posting the video above is to illustrate that these people haven’t really thought about the logic behind their belief systems, and when they actually attempt to do so, they’re quite simply incapable of winning the debate based on the merit of their arguments. So this is why they use violence and intimidation instead to try and shut talks like these down. Why engage in a fair and reasoned debate with your ideological opponents, when you know that you’ll lose? Shutting people down is their go to tactic instead because they know it’s the only one that has any chance of working.
So anyway, lets get back to the main point of this post, rather than continuing to get sidetracked talking about Milo. The riots seem to be pretty big news right now, but the reality is, these Antifa/Anarchist/Marxist scum are nothing new. They’ve been doing this sort of thing in both America and Europe for decades now. Even here in Ireland, where we’ve been relatively sheltered from what’s been happening in the rest of the world, we still occasionally see their thuggish behaviour occurring.
How dare he start a political party to represent the interests of the Irish people… in Ireland?
Their standard tactic is to dress in black, and to cover their faces using scarves and hoods, or masks, and to to attack people in groups of 5-10 against one. They do this while claiming to be “anti-fascists”, who are just trying to prevent fascism from gaining strength. The problem is, that their definition of “Fascism” seems to be “anyone who has political opinions that we don’t approve of” and more often than not, the victims of their violence are just normal people, no different than you or I, who are simply supporting policies that they feel are best for themselves and their loved ones.
Meanwhile, when these “Anti-fascists” encounter actual fascists…
…they turn into a bunch of spineless cowards, who are about ready to wet themselves, even despite holding a significant numerical advantage.
The thing that bothers me the most about these Antifa scum is that the majority of them are a part of my own generation. It saddens me to see that so many of my generational peers are this angry and consumed with such powerful hatred, and are so brainwashed, that they’re lashing out violently at people who don’t even deserve it. I hate to beat a dead horse, but I really cannot help but think of Orwell’s 1984, when I look at the current situation. In the novel, we have a “Ministry of Love” which inflicts pain on people, we have a “Ministry of Truth”, which lies to the people, and we have contradictory slogans such as “War is Peace”, “Freedom is Slavery”, and “Ignorance is Strength”. In the real world right now, we have violent “protesters” yelling slogans like “Love Trumps Hate”, while they brutally beat people, a lying mainstream media which is decrying the spread of truth (or “Fake News” as they call it), and we hear the often repeated motto of “Diversity is our greatest strength”, when it’s clear to see that diversity by it’s very definition, leads to division, and a divided people is anything but strong. How can diversity possibly be a strength, when in times past, when there was unity rather than diversity, we weren’t seeing social cohesion collapse like this?
I really feel as if we’re looking at history repeating itself. We’re all at least somewhat familiar with the rise of Fascism in Europe in the 1920s and 30s, but what is often neglected from the information we hear, is the circumstances that led up to it. In Germany for example, there were a lot of problems with Communists using violence against political opponents, and even attempting to overthrow the government, such as in 1918, and in 1923. Obviously, the German people, having heard about what the Communists in the Soviet Union had done to people (such as the Red Terror and the Holodomor), didn’t want something similar to happen to them, and in turn, became more extreme in their resistance to a potential Communist takeover. And of course, who were the strongest and most outspoken anti-Communists in Germany at the time, and were seen as the best option for a frightened and fed up people to turn to, to protect them from Communist violence?
I don’t think these so called “Antifa” have any idea of what they’re doing. Their use of violence and intimidation against ordinary people (whom they refer to as Nazis), isn’t going to win them any support. They aren’t offering people a vision of a world that anyone would want to live in. What they’re offering, is the same kind of nightmarish dystopia that the German people, ironically enough, tried to avoid, by supporting the Nazis. This kind of behaviour isn’t going to convince them that they were wrong to vote for Trump, or that they’re wrong to listen to Milo’s speeches or whatever else they’re supposedly wrong about. It’s just going to cause them to double-down in their beliefs, and lead to greater division.
We’ve heard a lot of hysterical rumblings about the possibility of a second American civil war. That possibility becomes more and more realistic in my mind, when I see things like this happening. In fact, I’m not sure they aren’t already in one at this point, that’s how bad it’s getting.
Social justice has no end in sight. There’ll never be a point were its advocates will feel that enough is enough. They’ll always find some new “problem” to have a hissy fit over. You can just tell at this point that we’ve long gotten past the point of actual real problems, when they’re starting to complain about stupid shit like this.
VIDEO game critics have claimed the family-friendly Super Mario video games series is unsuitable for children because it’s SEXIST.
Mario, a video game series that has been enjoyed by millions of children, girls and boys alike, over the past three decades, the majority of whom have grown up to be perfectly normal, well-adjusted adults, is suddenly unsuitable for children, because some dickhead on the internet says so.
But feminists have rounded upon the game, with one writer suggesting it was time Mario was rescued BY his love interest Princess Peach, rather than going on missions to save her.
That has already happened. The game is called Super Princess Peach, and it came out about ten years ago.
The game sold relatively poorly in comparison to the regular Mario series by the way, which is probably why they haven’t made another. Point is, at least they tried to do something like this, and a full decade before this dickhead started whining on the internet about it.
Chris Suellentrop, a top games reviewers at the New York Times, said the recent iPhone Super Mario Game was “inappropriate for children”.
It’s just incredible how arrogant this comes off. 30 years worth of children have been playing this series without being negatively impacted by it, but apparently it’s inappropriate for children because this guy says so.
“In an era where we can watch Frozen or Moana…this is not okay,” he said on his podcast, Shall We Play, according to Heat Street.
“Different options are not OK. Because the Princesses in Frozen and Moana are strong characters who aren’t in need of being rescued, no Princess can ever be portrayed like that again.”
I guess going by the same logic, we can’t allow children to watch any of the older Disney animated films like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or Cinderella, because they have outdated portrayals of princesses, which will somehow mess up young girls today, even though they didn’t mess up young girls from previous generations.
“People give Nintendo a pass because they’re family-friendly, you know what? This is not family-friendly.”
How is it not family friendly? What exactly isn’t family friendly about a man going to great lengths to save the woman he loves from danger? Are we just going to deny the basic biological drives of our species, in order to promote ideological nonsense? In harsher time periods, while our species was still evolving, women tended to choose a strong man, who could protect them from danger, and provide for them, as a mate. In the same way, men have a natural, biological drive to protect women because it is through women, that we are able to pass on our own genes.
In our current social environment, this kind of dynamic is less of a necessity because of the way civilisation is set up. In the modern world, in which we aren’t at war with nature and rival tribes for resources, women are quite capable of providing for themselves, and they don’t need a strong man to protect them, because we have law and order to do that instead. However, absolutely nothing about our biology has changed, as civilisation has developed quicker than our biological evolution.
As a result, despite how much our lifestyles may have changed in the last few thousand years, ultimately, we still have the same animal instincts now that our stone age ancestors had when women instinctively sought out strong men to protect and provide for them, and men had a biological drive to want to protect from harm, the women who would potentially bear their offspring. Therefore, I would contend that because our biological instincts haven’t changed, that most males will naturally identify with the male power fantasy of rescuing a princess, and most females will identify with the fantasy of being rescued and protected by a brave hero, rather than being the hero themselves. I’m not saying every single person will conform to these gender stereotypes, and for those who don’t, their preferences are perfectly valid as well, but a lot of people will identify with the gender stereotypes, so having games that cater to these perfectly natural fantasies is hardly “inappropriate for children”.
“How dare they have fictional video game woman bake a cake for the man she loves? This sends such a horrible message to young girls somehow, even the ones who just happen to enjoy baking.”
Most Mario games involve saving Princess Peach, who has inevitably been kidnapped by the plumber’s arch enemy, Bowser.
Ina Fried, a respected technology journalist, said these old-school storylines do not reflect the modern world.
“It’s *current year*, therefore everything has to change. We won’t give any reasons why this is suddenly necessary, other than the fact that we now think the old way is outdated because of the current year.”
In an article for Re/Code, she wrote: “It has been 30 years since Mario first rescued the princess back in 1985. Since that time, more than 50 women have gone into space, more than two dozen have been elected to the U.S. Senate and several hundred have climbed Mount Everest.
Wait, you mean these women managed to accomplish all those incredible things, despite such a “sexist” video game series existing? Wow, that almost makes me think that capable women are capable no matter what, and the existence of a video game series that utilises an “outdated” story, is not going to stop them from achieving. I’d also bet that statistically speaking, with how popular the Mario series is, that at least a few of these highly accomplished women have played at least one Mario game in their lifetime and yet all that “sexism” didn’t harm them in any way.
This all goes back to the point I made in my article about the campaign to convince parents to buy their sons a Barbie doll. I don’t believe for a second that there is actually any real problem here at all, but what is happening, is a bunch of insecure adults are projecting their own insecurities and failures onto children, and are finding a scapegoat to blame for these insecurities and failures, rather than taking responsibility instead.
I mean come on, lets really be honest with ourselves here. How many people (and this question is for both men and women) played Mario games in their youth and started thinking that women were worth less than men because of it? Obviously, I can only cite anecdotal evidence which in the grand scheme of things, means nothing, but I will say that I certainly wasn’t thinking about gender stereotypes when I played these games. I just enjoyed them for what they were, and I’ve known plenty of female gamers who played the series, enjoyed it, and are now perfectly normal, well-adjusted young women, who haven’t been negatively affected in any way from doing so. They didn’t feel insecure as females playing a game in which the male hero has to rescue the princess. They just had fun playing the game and didn’t think any deeper than that.
“More importantly, the next generation of girls and boys are learning gender norms from, among other things, games like Super Mario Run. Personally, I think it is about time for a game where Peach rescues Mario.”
^See the problem here. These idiots don’t even have any understanding of what they’re even complaining about. They just take a quick, superficial glance at things, think they’re suddenly well informed on the topic, and start complaining and demanding changes to things they aren’t really interested in. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Meanwhile, while this uninformed moron is complaining about the Mario series and acting as if it’s the be-all, and end-all of the video game industry, he’s ignoring the existence of the many strong female video game characters that already exist, some of whom have existed almost as long as the “sexist” Princess Peach character.
And all the above are just a small example, specifically limited to strong playable female characters. There are plenty of other strong female characters in games, both playable and those in a supporting role, as well as games which allow the player to create a blank avatar from scratch of either gender.
The point I’m trying to close on, is this. The Mario series has existed for decades and has been popular with generations of children (including girls) the entire time. Women who have grown up in a post-Mario world have still managed to accomplish amazing things, despite its apparent “sexism”. Acting as if Mario’s traditional “hero rescues a princess” storyline, is somehow damaging little girls, without presenting any supporting evidence to back up this claim, is completely idiotic and intellectually dishonest. However, if you still feel that Mario is not suitable for girls because Princess Peach is a bad role model, then that’s your choice, and there are plenty of alternative games out there with strong female characters to play instead. Not every game needs to have a badass female protagonist though. There is plenty of room in the gaming industry for different options, and Mario just fills one of many. You don’t like it, then don’t play it. It’s really that simple.
The typical “anti-semitic” hate crime, follows a very predictable trajectory. Usually, a crudely drawn swastika and hate filled message (often poorly spelled for extra effect) are found on the wall of a Jewish business or home. The media goes crazy and starts demanding something be done and there is a big moral panic over the “alarming increase in racial hatred”. A few days pass by and people start asking questions. Suddenly, holes start turning up in the original story, and this causes suspicion. Then the Jew who faked the hate crime is exposed, a brief retraction is made by the media for the purpose of feigning plausibility, and the whole sordid affair is quickly flushed down the memory hole. The lesson we’re supposed to take from all this is not that we should be skeptical about these bogus hate crime lies. No, what matters is it COULD have been real and next time, it may very well be. Then of course, “next time” comes along and the exact same process plays out.
However, it seems that “fake hate crimes” are no longer the exclusive domain of the Jews. In the post-Trump world, everyone is getting in on the fun.
Another story that the mainstream press wielded against Trump is now being exposed as a possible hoax as police have arrested an black man in the “racist” arson attack on a black church in Mississippi.
And it appears that the suspect is a member of the church:
The mainstream media went on a whirlwind of hand-wringing and moral haranguing after the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned down and “Vote Trump” was spray-painted on its wall. Clearly this was a racist attack animated by all the racism spouted off by the Trump campaign, right?
Of course. It makes perfect sense, right? If Trump supporters want to encourage people to vote for Trump, then what better way to do it than burning down a church and writing “Vote Trump”, so people will associate their burned down church with the voting for Trump. It’s such a brilliant plan.
“We do not believe it was politically motivated. There may have been some efforts to make it appear politically motivated,” Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press.
Of course it was politically motivated, just not in the way originally suspected. It was politically motivated in terms of making Trump voters look like racist caricatures who burn down black churches for absolutely no reason.
Andrew McClinton was arrested and charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship, which occurred one week before the election, no doubt in an attempt to produce ire against Trump by attempting to frame his followers.
“But it wasn’t politically motivated”.
Take this from “the Daily Beast” for example:
BREAKING: Bishop says man charged with burning black Mississippi church is a member of the church.
A Plainview man was arrested Tuesday and charged with drawing hateful graffiti on the Nassau Community College campus in East Garden City on multiple different occasions, police say.
According to authorities, Jasskirat Saini, 20, of Central Park Road, was arrested at 12:38 p.m. for multiple bias incidents at Nassau Community College. Police say Saini drew two swastikas on the exterior wall of Building H and “KKK” on the floor of F Building Cluster 225 before his arrest on Tuesday.
Police had been responding to the campus for instances of swastikas drawn on buildings since October. Most of the swastikas were found drawn in men’s bathrooms in the various buildings around campus.
Saini is charged with multiple counts of aggravated harassment and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Now just watch as both these stories are quickly forgotten about the next time we hear about an alleged “white supremacist hate crime”, as the media instantly assumes the worst. I guarantee it will happen.
Always with the demands. You would think that if they wanted to have Islam have much greater prominence in their lives, that they would choose to live in Muslim countries but no, instead they’re more interested in coming to our countries and demanding that we make them more like the countries they originally came from.
A leading imam has said he is “disappointed” at the Catholic Church’s rejection of a world religions curriculum for primary schools – a move he feared could encourage radicalism among young Muslims.
Would Muslim run schools teach a curriculum that included lessons about other religions? I seriously doubt they would from looking at how non-Muslim religions are treated in Muslim majority countries. So why should the schools which are run by the Catholic Church in a country which has historically been majority Catholic do so? I’m not here to defend the Catholic Church which quite frankly, is an organisation I don’t particularly care for, but in a conflict between Islam and the Catholic Church, I’ll take them any day.
Also, why is he suggesting that young Muslims might become radicalised if their religion isn’t taught in schools? Isn’t it strange how there’s this fear that young Muslims might get radicalised, unless we teach classes about their belief system, but nobody ever seems to worry about the possibility of members of other minority religions becoming radicalised. It almost makes me think that perhaps Islam is different from other religions somehow.
Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, made his comments after it was reported by the Irish Independent that plans by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to introduce a new curriculum on religion had been blocked by figures in the Church concerned about children receiving mixed messages.
Makes sense. Why should Irish children be confused with a mixed message in order to accommodate the needs of an alien group who voluntarily chose to come here? If they don’t like how Ireland does things, then they’re quite free to fuck off back to wherever they came from. We will not change our ways to accommodate the demands of an alien group who should be thankful just for the opportunity to live in our country.
Dr Al-Qadri warned that integration of Ireland’s Muslims was vital to avoid their potential radicalisation, and suggested visits to mosques, temples and churches as well as school visits from rabbis, imams and priests during which children could put questions to them.
Still doesn’t answer the obvious question from before. Why is there no worry about young members of other religions besides Islam becoming radicalised?
He said that in “a handful” of places in Ireland, Muslims espoused the intolerant views that would, for example, instruct Muslims not to befriend non-Muslims. “That is the beginning of radicalisation,” he told the Irish Independent.
Why did we allow people like this into our country? We had no legal obligation, no moral obligation, and there is no tangible benefits to having them here. What was the point in doing this? We already had the example set in countries like England, France, Belgium, and Sweden as to what would inevitably happen. Why did we think Ireland would be any different?
Dr Al-Qadri was critical of the current educational provision, where pupils in Muslim schools are not regularly taught about other faiths, and Muslim children in State schools are separated from others for religious education, because he said these practices led to their “isolation from a young age”.
You know where they wouldn’t feel isolated? In Muslim majority countries, among other Muslims with a belief system similar to their own.
Explaining his disagreement with the bishops’ position, he said that while denominational schools had a right to teach their faith from their perspective, he believed there would be many benefits to adding “a standard curriculum taught in all schools that reflected the diversity” of contemporary Ireland, and that this “should try to develop acceptance, tolerance and understanding of other faiths in the child”.
We didn’t ask for this diversity. It hasn’t benefited any country that it has been forced upon. All it has done is led to more and more conflict and division. It’s not as if this diversity is the result of a natural progression. There was one homogenous group living in Ireland, other groups were brought in, without consulting those of us already living here, and then we’re told that we need to change things in order to be more “accepting” and “tolerant” of these other groups. Why should we?
“I don’t know what the bishops were thinking,” he said.
They were putting their own group interests first and foremost, exactly like what you and your people do when you try to change things about your host societies.
Dr Al-Qadri said it was vital that children and young people saw how the Bible and Islamic scriptures promote respect and understanding to one another.
So much respect and understanding…
“We’re not trying to convert anybody, we’re just trying to create understanding
Yes, and I’m sure the same thing was said in every other country your people have tried this trick in.
. . . I want non-Muslim children to learn that Islamic scriptures teach tolerance; there’s so much misconception about Islam,” he said.
See the “Black Pigeon Speaks” video above, or look at the information below to see that, no, there is no misconception.
I’m having a bad case of writer’s block right now. There isn’t a whole lot going on right now that I find worth discussing, or at least, not a whole lot worth discussing that doesn’t require me going into massive depth in order to do it the proper justice. There is for example, the ongoing Pizzagate online investigation of a possible massive child trafficking scandal, but that story is unconfirmed so far, so I would prefer to wait until confirmation before discussing it.
That, and I really haven’t any insights of my own to add to that particular topic. There are already thousands of people online involved in researching the evidence available who have a much better understanding of it than I do. I simply can’t do it justice, so rather than trying to, I would suggest that people look it up and become aware of it.
The more people who know about it, the harder it will be for the media to just dismiss it as nothing more than “fake news”, making it more likely that there’ll be demand for a proper investigation at some point which will either confirm the suspicions of those researching it, or put it to rest once and for all.
The people investigating it have brought up a very good point though. If the people being accused are innocent, why aren’t they doing more to defend themselves? That alone is very suspicious. I know that if I was being wrongfully accused of child trafficking and molestation, I would be up in arms defending myself, rather than staying quiet. I will say that I absolutely don’t endorse a “guilty until proven innocent” approach, but I do think that people need to at least be made aware of this potential scandal so that a proper investigation can be pushed for.
Anyway, I’m losing track of myself. For a guy who claims to be suffering from writer’s block, I sure wrote a lot there. I need to get back on topic. On two previous occasions, when I’ve had trouble writing for a while, I’ve made posts full of screenshots taken from the tumblrinaction reddit board, which illustrate some of the stupidity that is infecting the world, and therefore can potentially give us an insight into why things are going the way they are. These people aren’t funny, and should be seen as a threat. If more and more people start thinking like this, who knows what impact it will have on the world. Parts one and two of this series can be read here and here.
So now, I would like to present part three to you.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I can’t handle anymore craziness at this point. Plus, I gotta save the rest of my material for the inevitable part 4 in this series.