A Month Later: 4chan vs 8chan

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In the wake of #GamerGate and SJW’s being said to invade 4chan.org/pol/, a number of users made a commitment to give up 4chan for good, beginning October 1. According to various snapshots from Alexa taken throughout the month, it appears a large number of people made the migration to 8chan, which did make a dent in 4chan’s numbers. Starting with a snapshot at the beginning of October:

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On October 15:

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And this morning:

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While the damage to 4chan hasn’t quite met up to what I imagine organizers were thinking at the beginning of the month, the last graph does show a downslope and downslope only for 4chan since the beginning of October. And obviously, 8chan.co is doing nothing but going upward since the beginning of the month, so large numbers did head over to Frederick “Hot Wheels” Brennan’s creation in the time since #GamerGate, #TheFappening and everything around it started.

Keep up the good fight, young warriors!

A Portrait of the Autist as a Young Man: Leftists Have Become Rain Man

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Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in Rain Man

Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in Rain Man

As ebola fears continue to circulate and build throughout the Western world, the West’s progressives continue to whine and complain about the fact that people are, well, being mean about the whole issue. Whether it’s suggestions of quarantines, to travel bans, to any other commonsense approach to containing what appears to be an increasingly dangerous situation all-around, the Left has now approached a point where they sound like Dustin Hoffman’s character from Rain Man. Autistic, rocking back and forth, muttering all of their favorite catchphrases: racism, racism, racism, social justice, social justice, social justice, misogyny, misogyny, misogyny, and back to racism.

Case in point: The Washington Post, over the weekend, came out with a story titled “The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a diseased, dirty place.” In it, authors Laura Say and Kim Yi Dionne, like Rain Man rocking back and forth talking about Judge Wapner, say part of the Ebola fear stems from the West’s perception of Africa as a permanent place of “otherness”:

Othering happens when an in-group (in this case, white northern Europeans) treat other groups of people (the out-group, here, Africans and other people of color) as though there is something wrong with them by identifying perceived “flaws” in the out-group’s appearance, practice or norms.

They continue on in their typically autist, leftist way, making the tired case that the actual root of the problem (you know, not a deadly virus that has a potential to spread like few others in recent memory due to the globalization of the economy and travel) is White people fearing Blacks, no matter their place of origin:

Newsweek’s piece is in the worst tradition of what journalist Howard French calls “Ooga-Booga” journalism, the practice of writing in exoticizing and dehumanizing ways about Africa.

(One wonders if either of the authors caught this piece from June, in which a Congolese soldier tells journalists, “When we rape, we feel free.“)

The entire way the story is framed also seems to imply that Africa isn’t that bad of a place to be, and that Western fears about the continent and its peoples are overstated. There must be no reason, then, that Somali-born rapper K’naan had a song come out in recent years simply titled T.I.A (This Is Africa.) Anyone who watched the movie Blood Diamond should also be familiar with this phrase. Let’s see what a native of one of the few “stateless” societies in the world has to say about his home continent:

I’ll take rappers on a field trip any day
They never been opposite real clip any way
I know where all the looters and the shooters stay
Welcome to the city we call Doomsday

Where niggas are just fried chicken like Tuesday
Oh, you from the hood, huh, who say?
My Nigerian niggas will call you pussy
My Somali niggas are quick to grab the Uzi

Sounds lovely, don’t you agree? Another fact worth considering for our autistic writers at WaPo is the amount of mass migration out of Africa over the last several decades. As WikiPedia notes:

The number of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Europe are between 3,5 and 8 million, concentrated mainly inBelgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

So, millions upon millions of Africans have left their ancestral homelands. But, you know, it’s wrong for the West to think poorly of the continent and its inhabitants.

The last six years have shown the complete bankruptcy of leftist ideals to solve the modern world’s problems. Whether it’s the financial crisis, to terror groups like ISIS, to Ebola, the left is a broken record now. Their answer for all these problems boils down to some combination of racism, racism, social justice, social justice, white privilege, white privilege, sexism, sexism blah blah blah.

Even in cases where it’s not a major crisis, but rather new, disruptive technologies that many see as a possible solution to some of the world’s current problems, like Bitcoin, the Left falls back on these threadbare explanations, for whatever reason. Soon enough, hopefully, the Left will be confined to dusty corners, with very few paying attention to them anymore. When all you can do is rock back and forth fitfully and all you say is “racism, racism, racism etc.”, it’s no surprise that people are going to tune you out completely after awhile.

Thankfully, it appears we’ve reached that point finally.

Combating Ebola is Racist: The Left Goes Full Retard

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As the ebola virus continues to consume lives and spread around the globe, the left is back to more of their tired old tropes. You see, contemplating travel restrictions, bans or quarantines is…you guessed it… racist.

On Sunday, Twitchy noted that a King County, WA emergency manager tweeted one of the first barrage of this idiocy:

I mean, never mind the fact that it’s taken nearly 4,500 lives in West Africa alone, and has also taken lives here in the US and Germany. Or the fact that one of the nurses who treated the American ebola patient came down with the virus herself and then proceeded to fly from one end of the country to another, exposing approximately 750 people in the process. 

And then there’s this doozy from the UK’s Guardian, The problem with the west’s Ebola response is still fear of a black patient. Author Hannah Giorgis trots out some of the most boring and tired cries of racism yet:

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the United States, was not the right kind of victim for the west: he wasn’t a pretty young woman smiling in sunglasses as a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley licks her cheek; he didn’t have a young, benevolent doctor’s facethat looks “appropriate” plastered on newspapers; he wasn’t a kindly older nurse who told reporters how God had spared her. He wasn’t the kind of person to whom primetime news specials would dedicate 20 minutes and glorify with quotes from loved ones about his kind spirit or ceaseless determination to overcome an unfair affliction.

Thomas Eric Duncan was black, he was poor, and he was African.

She continues in the same boring manner:

Ebola now functions in popular discourse as a not-so-subtle, almost completely rhetorical stand-in for any combination of “African-ness”, “blackness”, “foreign-ness” and “infestation” – a nebulous but powerful threat, poised to ruin the perceived purity of western borders and bodies. Dead African bodies are the nameless placeholders for (unwarranted,racist) “panic”, a conversation topic too heavy for the dinner table yet light enough for supermarket aisles.

In the next paragraph, Giorgis cites the numbers already used here, a reminder that the disease has a significantly high mortality rate. In addition to those numbers, it was reported earlier this week that of 16 members of Doctors Without Borders infected with the virus, nine had died. To top it all off, the aforementioned death in Germany was an infected UN worker.  And so while many are trying to downplay the threat to the West, it’s worth noting that healthcare professionals treating the disease don’t seem to be faring too well in their efforts.

So we have a virus which has a significant mortality rate, and is also spreading fairly quickly, crossing borders and oceans with ease thanks to the global economy and global travel. Common sense should tell most everyone that this is probably something worth worrying about, and that an effective means to combat the virus is through various forms of quarantine. People have a right to be worried, and also have a right to be protected from the disease. Continued travel to and from West Africa is risky at best and downright dangerous at its worst.

But then you have the left coming along as usual, lecturing people about racism yet again in the face of reality. Anymore, they sound like broken records, and it’s no wonder that people are tuning them out in significant numbers. They’re definitely in full retard mode, and unfortunately, this instance of the left going full retard contains the potential for death and disaster on a significant scale.

Dammit, lefties, YOU NEVER GO FULL RETARD.

Staring Into a Murderer’s Eyes


It’s been nearly a year since David was murdered, and six months since we were all in court for his killers first court appearance. And so it was with a bit of trepidation that we all headed to court last month for some random legal wrangling between the prosecutors and defense attorneys.

This time was a bit different than the last time we were all in court. For one, there was no glass wall separating the gallery from the actual courtroom itself. The temptation to reach out and punch David’s killer, an 18-year-old black piece of shit named Byron White, was very powerful. Especially after he and I locked eyes for a few brief seconds.

We took our seats on the left side of the courtroom, not knowing that meant we’d have a clear line of sight for White when he entered the courtroom. We waited tensely for a number of minutes until he finally appeared. He entered through a side door, escorted by a jail officer. In that moment, my eyes met his and I finally had the chance to look my friend’s murderer in the eyes.

I’m not sure what I thought I might find there. Considering he was 17 when he murdered David, and 18 now, I thought there might be the slimmest chance that I’d glimpse some sort of humanity in him, some indication that he was a kid who was scared out of his mind. That was not the case, however.

Instead, all I saw was emptiness. The blank stare of a shark or a bear, of a predator. Strangely enough, this was vaguely relieving to me. It confirmed for me what he is, and what many from his group are: lawless, reckless, barely civilized creatures, who use violence to get what they want, and feel little to no remorse for their violence.

The moment passed as he turned his back to us to take his seat with his lawyers. We all noted that he was much larger than when we last saw him, and figured it’s due to the fact that he’s been in fear of his life for almost the entire time he’s been in jail. The threats on his life were credible enough that he’s been removed from general population and now spends his time in segregated confinement, which is actually closer to solitary confinement than you might think. To be honest, it brought a bit of joy to my heart to know this.

I stared into the eyes of my friends murderer, and came away realizing he’s closer to sub-human than human. And he will hopefully spend the majority of his life in a place that treats him as such.

Til next time.

CH Sommers and #GamerGate: The Lost Boys Find Their Wendy

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CH Sommers has been affectionately dubbed "based mom" by gamers and chan-ers

CH Sommers has been affectionately dubbed “based mom” by gamers and chan-ers

While GamerGate has been full of plenty of ugly, one unexpectedly delightful outcome has been the discovery of equality feminist CH Sommers by the disaffected gamers and 4chan-ers. As the GamerGaters battled with authoritarian feminists like Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and Leigh Alexander, Sommers was able to provide a counterbalance to the equation, and has, accordingly, gained the love and trust of the disaffected youth who largely make up the various facets of GamerGate.

This new found love was given a chance to express itself, unfortunately, with the passing of Sommer’s husband, Frederic. Milo Yiannopoulos, who goes by @Nero on Twitter, helped organize the outpouring of support for Sommers last week:

Now, according to Quinn et al, their opponents in GamerGate are the worst of the worst. Unbridled misogynists who hate anything and everything feminine. Blogger Penny Red even went so far as to characterize gamers and 4Chan-ers making up GamerGate as a“million mouthbreathing manchild misogynists.

Thankfully, the signature book at dearbasedmom.com tells a different story:

Refvgee @Blaugast My deepest sympathies, you continue to be an inspiration.
Bunny I cant imagine what you must be going through, but my heart goes out to you in this sad time, We <3 you Based mom.
David Wiley @iamDavidWiley Condolences on your loss. Your many internet children wish you the best.
@raindropfrog Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers Based Mom.

In short, as the title suggests, the Lost Boys have found their Wendy. Thank you SJWs. You’ve opened up a whole new generation to the reality of your bullshit, and have pushed them in directions they likely otherwise never would have taken. Do you realize it yet? Of course you don’t. Which is just fine by us. We’ll be over here having a great time with Based Mom while you continue to be fucking miserable twats about anything and everything.

:)

On 4Chan and the SJW Gentrifiers Who Killed It

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Zoe Quinn crowing about the destruction of 4chan

Zoe Quinn crowing about the destruction of 4chan

As the picture shows above, Zoe Quinn, one of the principal players regarding #GamerGate, took some time to crow about her success in destroying the cultural space of 4Chan. So what is it exactly that she’s celebrating? Well, as Twitter user @ALLCAPSBRO (ACB) pointed out yesterday, she, and her SJW comrades, are essentially gloating about their victory of their gentrification of 4Chan:

ACB points out something that others have previously, namely that SJW’s loud insistence on diversity and multiculturalism eventually means liquidation of said cultures. Just like the gentrification of poor neighborhoods that has been a cause celebre of the left in recent years, the SJW’s attempt to do the same thing, although their efforts are aimed at spaces and cultures which they don’t control.

Perhaps the most prominent example of this in recent months has been the controversy surrounding the NFL in light of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson allegations. The NFL is an anachronism to the modern left. Full of hierarchy and male violence, it is a space that the SJW’s *cannot* abide. As many commented during the height of the Rice scandal, the NFL has already been gentrified to some extent with the prominent wearing of pink during October. And with the fallout from Rice and Peterson, the gentrification continues apace, when the NFL announced in mid-September that a team of four women had been created to help combat domestic violence within the league.

Also of note is the conflict regarding the Peterson story as well. As Charles Barkley pointed out, severe corporal punishment of children has been a part of black southern culture for a long time now. But, that’s not acceptable to the SJW gentrifiers, and so their sights become set on yet another culture mostly out of their control that they feel they must liquidate.

As far as GamerGate and 4Chan go, both were spaces that were outside of SJW control. Gaming and image boards have always been predominantly male, predominantly young. Accordingly, both cultures were reflective of the demographic reality. Sexualization of women, wildly politically incorrect views, and general maleness were the norm for both.

And then, Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and others decided it was time these spaces were gentrified. Not because it’s going to produce an ultimately better outcome for anyone, but mostly because it was an organic social arrangement that mostly excluded them, and, as already noted, that’s something the left *cannot* tolerate.

I’ve pointed out previously that the return on investment curve for SJW’s and their gentrification efforts is fast diminishing. Some of the “great” problems they’ve attempted to solve, have been. So now, they must search further and further afield for new places to gentrify. James Kalb, author of Against Inclusiveness, pointed out the increasing futility of the SJW’s gentrification efforts.

 As time passes and the diversity regime develops, the system of force becomes ever more comprehensive. Any inequality corresponds to a benefit in which some do not share, so that the settings and circumstances thought to demand intervention only multiply. A movement that began with calls for anti-lynching legislation has ended in concerns about micro-inequities and inappropriately directed laughter.

In the long run, it seems that the SJW’s form of gentrification is probably the far more dangerous one than the situation we usually think of when contemplating the term. SJW gentrification is more than happy to liquidate anything outside of their control, with questionable positive gains as the result. At least when it’s used in it’s more recognizable context, gentrification leads to positive results for neighborhoods and the people living in them. But, that’s the left isn’t it? Something positive for a place and the people living in it is actually a negative, while the destruction of a self-governed space that excludes them is seen as an inherent positive. Good times, guise, good times.

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The West’s Crisis in Masculinity…or Who Would You Rather Have Defending You

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Having recently re-read Jack Donovan’s 2012 book, “The Way of Men“, I found myself thinking about a number of the West’s leaders, both in the realms of politics and thought. And in many respects, at least from a purely American view, it feels like we’re totally screwed. The men who comprise the political and thought leaders in our country today are deeply lacking in masculinity, and, when we get right down to it, that’s a serious problem.

As Donovan writes in his book, the way of men is the way of the gang. Human males, since our earliest times, have organized themselves in small groups in which there is a clearly defined “us” and a clearly defined “them”. Those in the group who are effective fighters, who help hold the perimeter against the outside, quickly rise to the top, and a hierarchy is established within the group.

And here’s where our modern problem comes in: In that basic arrangement, as already noted, the ones who rise to the top are likely the most masculine, the best fighters, the ones who draw people to them because of their adherence to the manly virtues of strength, honor, courage and mastery. Those men unable to meet those criteria are either recognized as lesser men, and shunted off to the females of our hypothetical group, or else somehow prove their worth to the group, and their worth as a man, in other ways. Unfortunately, at least within the United States, this process has been inverted. Think of some of the recognized “thought” leaders for the American left these days:

The pudgy-faced Matty Yglesias of Vox. Would you want a guy who looks like this on the barricade with you? Me neither.

The pudgy-faced Matty Yglesias of Vox. Would you want a guy who looks like this on the barricade with you? Me neither.

Ezra Klein. He definitely looks like he's ready for an existential battle for the future of the West, doesn't he?

Ezra Klein. He definitely looks like he’s ready for an existential battle for the future of the West, doesn’t he?

Salon's David Sirota at least trying to exude some essence of manliness. Unfortunately, I don't think your average jihadi is going to be concerned with this idiot. Lol.

Salon’s David Sirota at least trying to exude some essence of manliness. Unfortunately, I don’t think your average jihadi is going to be concerned with this idiot. Lol.

While it’s a narrative that’s been lost in recent years, the resurgence of ISIS has seemed to remind many people that we are in an existential battle with modern radical Islam right now. Let’s take a look at some of their leaders, just for a bit of compare and contrast:

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, spiritual leader of ISIS... He certainly has a sense of gravitas, a sense of masculinity lacking in those already mentioned, doesn't he?

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, spiritual leader of ISIS… He certainly has a sense of gravitas, a sense of masculinity lacking in those already mentioned, doesn’t he?

Or this photo of ISIS “enforcer” Shakir Wahiyib:

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Now, given a hypothetical fight between our ISIS examples and our American examples, who do you think will win?

On a geopolitical level, many on the American right have noted how Obama exudes effeminancy. The easiest example of this is the infamous picture of him riding a bicycle:

The helmet. The jeans. This is the man who's supposed to lead the world's most powerful nation during a time of constant crisis? LOL

The helmet. The jeans. This is the man who’s supposed to lead the world’s most powerful nation during a time of constant crisis? LOL

Because of this, the American right has flirted with admiring Russian leader Vladimir Putin a number of times in the last couple of years. As humorous as it may come across to some, Putin makes sure he exudes manliness at every opportunity he gets:

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Another political leader on the world stage that appeals to the American right these days is Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. While Netanyahu doesn’t quite go for the photo ops like Putin, Netanyahu’s military history means he views the world very much through an “us vs them” mentality, and bases his actions off of that. This probably comes from the fact that Netanyahu served for a long time in the IDF:

netanyahu Ultimately, this crisis of masculinity means big problems for us in the near future. The universalist, globalist agenda that powers our politics and thought these days is incredibly dangerous to the preservation of our culture, nation and way of life. We have become so complacent that we no longer have the spine to reject such threats. As many have noted, the Obama administration gravely underestimated ISIS’ power and ability to grow, when they called it Al-Qaeda’s “JV” team. Or, even more recent, the fact that none of our leaders are even calling for a complete cessation of travel into the country from Ebola-infected parts of the world.

We are on the downslope of our civilization’s return curve. The only hope for at least a slight revival in our civilization likely lies with hard men making hard choices, in which the goal is our preservation as a society and nation. Looking through some of the men above, though, who do you feel has the upper hand in this conflict?

The Tired Tactics of the Left: Ferguson Protesters Pull 70 Year Old Alinsky Stunt in St. Louis

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According to numerous reports, protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony over the weekend in response to the shooting death of Mike Brown earlier this year in Ferguson, MO. As this RawStory report notes:

Attendees at Saturday night’s performance of the St. Louis Symphony were treated to an addition to the evening’s scheduled  program when a flash mob of protestors serenaded the audience with a civil rights song dedicated to slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown.

According to the St. Louis Dispatch, as the symphony musicians and chorus prepared to perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem following intermission, two audience members stood up and began singing “Which Side Are You On?” to the stunned attendees.

Instantly, I was reminded of Saul Alinsky’s words in his book, “Rules for Radicals”. When applying pressure on the Kodak Company in Rochester, New York at the beginning of last century, Alinsky shared one plan that had been developed in order to put pressure on Alinsky’s “haves”:

I suggested that we might buy one hundred seats for one of Rochester’s symphony concerts. We would select a concert in which the music was relatively quiet. The hundred blacks who would be given the tickets would first be treated to a three-hour pre-concert dinner in the community, in which they would be fed nothing but baked beans, and lots of them; then the people would go to the symphony hall — with obvious consequences. Imagine the scene when the action began! The concert would be over before the first movement!


The “protest” in St. Louis seems to be following Alinsky’s cues almost verbatim. Unfortunately, for the left, this is just another example of the stasis in which they find themselves. They’re reduced to the same motions over and over again, and with each repetition, their audience lessens.

Another march for cause “x”? Sweet, you get right on that bro. I’ll be over here still not paying much serious attention to anything you’re saying, like 95 percent of the people around me. For the protesters at the symphony in St. Louis… do you really think you changed any hearts and minds with your stunt? Those people could care less about your cause, and have the money to keep themselves free of your bullshit. Lol.

As I’ve argued elsewhere, the return curve for leftism is on the downward slope. They’re having to scrabble more and more to find an actual real “injustice” to rally around. Just look to GamerGate and the push for trans rights. GamerGate is quite literally one of the left’s most ridiculous crusades, although I’m happy it happened because the left seems completely ignorant of what they’ve done in that particular case, and that’s a good thing for anyone opposed to the left.

Trans rights are essentially the same. Making people care about a relatively minor proportion of an already small population seems like a waste of time to most sensible people. But not the left, lol.

I’ll take it though. Anytime the left is grasping at illusory injustices and resorting to 70-year-old tactics thought up by a Jewish communist is a good time for anyone who stands opposed to them.

Hot damn!

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