Saturday, January 2, 2016

The snarkfulness is terrific

Milo Yiannopoulos, in his own inimitable and often screamingly funny fashion, declares 2016 to be the year for "All-Out War On So-Called ‘Social Justice’."  Here's an excerpt.

In 2016, battle lines will be drawn. On one side, people of all colours, genders and orientations are rallying around the flag of freedom of speech. On the other, a nasty set of authoritarians are rallying around a flag that identifies as a flag only on Mondays, uses they/them pronouns and will try to get you fired or expelled from school if you forget it.

Let me explain. In 2015, I saw the seeds of a movement begin to sprout. Across the internet, and even in fear-gripped halls on campuses, young people began to stand up and challenge the humourless, divisive, identity-obsessed elites that have taken over our cultural discourse. People of seemingly disparate interests and politics — gamers, pundits, metalheads, comic book and science fiction fans, atheists, Catholics, conservatives, libertarians and even many disaffected liberals — came together to agree on only one thing: art and culture should be left alone.

That movement is called cultural libertarianism. It stands against any authoritarian, from the Right or the Left, who sucks fun and freedom from the world like some kind of vampire without the cool factor, and who uses faux grievances and exaggerated victimhood to get what they want. Cultural libertarianism rejects the fainting-couch feminism and race-baiting of the Left in favour of deliberately provocative joyfulness and exuberance. It also predicates facts over hurt feelings, versus the social justice crowd who want to turn harrowing anecdotes into “lived experience” — which we are then expected to treat like scientific data.

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The public is getting sick of nasty, spiteful rants from people who pretend that their objectives are nice-sounding things like “diversity” and “equality” but who are really just bullies. “Why does no one like me?” cries the SJW. Maybe because without regard to your race, creed, colour, gender, sexual orientation, et. al., the content of your character just sucks. Here’s a tip for social justice goons: sometimes when you think the rest of the world is mad and evil… it’s not them, it’s you.

Ordinary people are also getting sick of seeing stupid people hectoring them, lecturing them and admonishing them while denying obvious facts and scientific research for the sake of feelings. Social justice warriors have made themselves experts at ignorance. I mean, for instance, is there a class of people dumber and less well qualified to talk about gender relations than Gender Studies graduates?

It’s like getting wildlife advice from a guide who’s terrified of animals. “So tell us about the animals in this zoo.” “THEY ALL TERRIFY ME, I NEVER LEAVE THE RANGER STATION!” I’m sorry, but nobody needs sex advice from a silly little girl who’s not only never had any, but is actively terrified of men and penises. Get your sex advice from where all sensible people get it: your depraved uncle Milo ... As for the endless pandering and mollycoddling of gays, it’s almost enough to turn me heterosexual.

There's more at the link.

I recommend following Milo's regular column over at Breitbart.  He's always challenging and often very funny.  Very worthwhile reading.  As Vox said of him:  "There are few things I like better than breathtaking arrogance that is based on genuine self-confidence and ability."  I agree.



Rev. Paul said...

It's about time that the Resistance takes a more formal, organised stance ... so to speak. We have had quite enough.

Fred said...

Now that's funny!
But take note; Social Justice is about the destruction of history, heritage, ideas and belief which are to be supplanted with the glorious revolution. Make no mistake, this is a serious fight. Although the current actors are petty, post pubescent, intellectual and emotionally infantile crybaby's their handlers know exactly what the real goals are. Several stories here and there about taking down statues and changing the names of things are the early warning signs of statist control freak-ism not scared children. This, like Gun Control is not about the object, it is about the control. It is right out the Marxist playbook, make light of it at your children's peril. The author of deceit and those that willfully deceive, as his minions, are easily defeated. Do not stand-by in tolerance and fakery while satan runs amuck. Truth and light and love of liberty, we win!