If you ask most denizens of the Manosphere, they’ll describe AVfM as nothing more than “Feminism for men” (meanwhile, the MHRM would probably describe the Manosphere as “Nothing but a bunch of guys trying to get laid”). These are both gross mischaracterizations.
On December 9th, 2014, the Democrats of the Senate Intelligence Committee published a report of the torture methods employed by the CIA during the War on Terror over the past decade, methods that were authorized under Bush, and carried on under Obama. My reaction can be broken down into three categories: the morality, the tactics, and the context. Let’s take these one by one.
I should have written this weeks ago. But it hurt too much. My brother – a young man from my military regiment – his name was Nathat Cirillo – was murdered by a terrorist during the attack on Capital Hill Nathan Cirillo belonged to my regiments. He was an Argyll. I was surprised by how much this affected me. I was in the middle of editing video when I heard this – somehow – over Twitter or something? – nonsense. I was in New Hampsire at the time, and an Argyll was dead. I went outside to sit on the...
I wanted to get my thoughts out there on #GamerGate, as well as to address some concerns regarding The Sarkeesian Effect.
Even Beethoven didn’t write his first great symphony until he was in his 30s, and music is the sort of endeavour which can be focused on exclusively, it doesn’t require a breadth of life experience – just a lot of time. Politics, meanwhile, demands a wide set of experiences, a familiarity with the human condition, an awareness of your own dark nature, and a broad understanding of the various philosophies and ideologies which govern human society. There are no savants in politics; and for a teenager to be awarded this medal demeans the medal, as well as the recipient.
The issue is not whether or not Miss Sarkeesian fabricated anything – the issue is that game journalism, as well as mainstream journalism, took her at face value and never investigated her claims.
The San Francisco PD would like to know to whom Sarkeesian made the report about the death threats she’s been receiving; they deny ignoring her, as she claims.
The enemies of civilization only argue to create distractions. They have no honesty or integrity to their words, they’re numb to beauty, and whenever possible they resort to underhanded personal attacks. They sow the seeds of discord wherever they go, and when we fight amongst ourselves we’re doing their own work for them.
Hope is frightening; it implies the potential for failure. Hope is demanding; it provides an objective to work towards. Hope is humbling; it makes you realize that your own weaknesses are your worst enemy. Living without Hope leads to failure, but it’s a comforting sort of failure. It’s the root of all addiction.