Friends, & Enemies

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~ ITEM: 9-11 Event– Moments After Hillary Faints, Campaign Claims She Felt ‘Overheated’

~ ITEM: The People’s Cube— Les Deplorables: the poster, the trailer, and the theme song; plus, People’s Karaoke: Deplorable

~ ITEM: Hillary’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Smear Sparks Twitter Backlash

~ ITEM: THE ALT-RIGHT: Young, white men are tired of having to atone for the historical sins of their forefathers

~ ITEM: Deplorable me and disgusting Hillary, By Ethel C. Fenig

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~ SO MRS. CLINTON has arisen from her fainting-couch long enough to continued her wild swinging against the demonized U.S. alt-Right, Trumperies, who she consider a horrible unAmerican “basket of deplorables.” Catchy phrase, that.

Maybe she’s partly right. Whatever. The gaffetastic one later sort of apologized (the typical “regret” falling far short of apology or repentance or rethinking), so there’s that.

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You just gotta know she did NOT just mean Trump supporters.. she meant anybody in America & Planet Hillary who (a) do not worship her, (b) and who won’t bend the knee to all that she wants & stands for. (I.E. most human beings ever, everywhere, and a majority of Americans).

All others? Deplorables = to be deplored. Sub-human. Not entirely American. Not entitled to rights, respect, due process, justice, proper representation. Christers.. Republicans.. Tea Party scum; alt-right; online critics, anti-Hillary journalists & media & bloggers. Peasants who don’t know their place.

A Cadre Of Misleaders 

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Truth Be Told….

A President Hillary, i.e. a possible “leader” like Obama, her own husband, Trudeau-Wynne-Notley, and too many Western “leaders” of recent history. Supreme Intergalactic Empress Hillary will not– and chooses not– to be the responsible & accountable leader of ALL the people she is supposed to serve. This is a gross failure of character, and politics.

Clearly, there’s her sheep, and then there’s wolves, scum, and many tens of millions other deplorables in the basket, who are less than, and who will get what is coming to them, sooner or later. She just doesn’t seem to want to be president of all of the U.S. population– based on her progressive ideological supremacism. Get on board, or else.

ITYS.

Meanwhile, the online meme & Twitter reaction [ #BasketOfDeplorables ] has been predictably hilarious, while we’re still free to laugh, poke fun, criticize, or even ask smart reasonable questions in the West. ~

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So saith,

The Deplorable Binks

Word To A Scottish Blogger

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Saith the Binks– the following (minus section-headings,minor formatting, and graphics) was written as a comment on Loki’s webpage for the article just below. It is unedited, and so there you are, and there you go. ~B~

~ ITEM: PRIVILEGE AND PREJUDICE: SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AN AGE OF MALE CONFUSION– February 25, 2016 by Loki The Scottish Rapper

Sargon of Akkad:
The Regressive Left has Become the Religious Right

Dear ‘Loki’ Scottish Blogger–

This is a brilliant, courageous, truth-speaking essay, and while you will get flak from your own side as a possible heretic, keep speaking, thinking, and looking at reality as you are trying to do.

I don’t fit in many of the modern categories– I’m a vaguely libertarian-ish old-liberal-ish semi-Catholic-ish middle-aged male Christian. Where do we believers fit, except in the categories of ‘old absolutist’, bigot, superstitious, and wrongly maligned as if all Christians are anti-intellectual, creationist, and laughable, and exactly the same? Everywhere, and nowhere– equally oppressed?

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Picking A Team

Therefore, looking around the current political battlefields, I find many of the new Atheists interesting, because rigorous, if biased; I find the power-mongering systems-theory irrationalist SJWs cultic and absolutist and moralizers and comment-blockers; and the secular economic capitalist too cruel and immoral; the MGTOW/ PUA/ MRA men’s movement partial and obsessed, if worthy of sympathy; the 3rd wave feminists unreflectively and nastily Marxist, without understanding their own progressivism. Sigh.

Back in the 1980s when I was in university, the politically correct were trying, but failing in their first effort to conquer academia, silence criticism, and make colleges into tribal hooting places, instead of a level playing field for learning, thinking, gaining some grasp on various topics via effort and research, without profs being nasty cheerleaders for this or that propagandistic cartoon of a topic. Yes, there was such a time, even after the irrational rumblings of the 1960s.

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The 80s? You talk to all sorts of people to learn what & how they think; you disagree, or even disapprove in some cases, but still have coffee and friendly chit-chat after; you actually try to think both sides of an issue– then you know more than a one-side-only obsessive. You imperfectly use the evidence and reasons and tools you have, without judging someone who differs from you as stupid, or immoral, not entirely human or deserving of respect… or in need of re-education camp.

Enter The Now

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Safe-spaces? Tantrums? No-platforming? Really? Monsterizing anybody who disagrees in any speck or word of the current moment of identity politics? Nope. Erasing from our common humanity whole categories of our fellow men and women via class, race, gender, cheap discount Marxism, and right-grabbers, minoritarian cry-bullies and petty tyrants? No way.

Anyhow, sorry for the pontification. Great article. I got here via Sargon of Akkad.

Cheers,

Binks

http://www.steynian.wordpress.com
http://www.therebel.media/binks_webelf

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Uncool! Hippie Lives Matter, Dude

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Mz. Bonita Tindle, SFSU Student Blacktivist,
Smirking feminist bully & racist smugtard….

Cuz SJW Brainwashing Makes People Go All Boing!…

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~ UPDATE:  ITEM: Bonita Tindle speaks out after SFSU “Cultural Appropriation” video

~ ITEM: Black woman attacks dreadlocked white man over ‘cultural appropriation’. This confrontation between two San Francisco State University students has been viewed more than a million times in little over a day

#SFSU Black Student Assaults White Student for Cultural Appropriation
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~ ITEM: Bonita Tindle’s (inactive) Blog “BONITAISSPEAKING

Red Pill Philosophy On SFSU Racist Assault

Assaultee Cory Goldstein responds to viral dreadlocks video, dude

~ ITEM: San Francisco State University statement in response to on-campus incident

~ ITEM: The history of the dreadlocks hairstyle

~ ITEM: WashPost– Can a white guy have dreadlocks? Binks thinks they actually meant “Should…”

~ ITEM: Explain It Away? “Cory Goldstein & Bonita Tindle: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know”

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~ NEEEXT! SO, DREADLOCKS are the latest topic in the Black Lives Matters/ SJW/ perpetually offended culture wars. Because dem dreads belong only & forever to black people, mon!

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Ancient Greeks.. apparently time-travelling thieves, culturally appropriating all the things, including a form of what we now call dreadlocks.

Except… not? The Indian Hindus may have been doing this for many many thousands of years, before modern Jamaica & Rastafarians ever were.

Elsewhere, dreadlocks are everywhere in paganism, ancient artistic examples, and in not a few cultures: the Neolithic, Egyptian, Greek, Aztec, Biblical Hebrew, ancient India, South Pacific Islanders, Ethiopian (hence the Ethiopian Emperor, Ras Tafari, a.k.a. Haile Selassie I, 1930-1974, after whom the Rastas named themselves), Dervish (Sufi) Islam, ancient Celts and their druids (Shakespeare’s ‘Elflocks’).

Modernly speaking, dreadlocks are popular with Rastafarianism (which “… draws its belief from three main sources; the Hebrew Old Testament, African tribal culture, and Hindu tribal culture“), a.k.a. Rasta dreads = flagrant “Cultural Appropriation!!, hippies, vegans, stoners, surfers, goths, cyber goths, and fans of the Grateful Dead.

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Racist Dog culturally appropriates Rasta/ Black dreads. BAD Bigot! NO!

Hey You, Racist Whitey Man-Scum!

This ragingly racist and soft-fascist black woman (SFSU student Bonnie “Bonita” Tindle) seems informed or interested in history, art, culture, cultural appreciation, freedom of expression, or anything else. The feminist-entitled she-bigot (and her smirking sidekick) definitely were interested in harassing, judging, and technically assaulting Dude– down two flights of stairs, then with repeated grabbing and blocking his attempted escapes– all because he was a white (evil) man (evil) wearing dreads (evil), and because of what she (in her utter ignorance) only associates with modern black people.

Because Whoopee Goldberg. And, you know, cuz Google is, like WAY hard, and hard facts are sexist and just feel wrong.

Also, because the ‘aspiring filmmaker’ thought she was self-righteously correct versus a guilty offender, and probably could get away with it. Why? Dunno– maybe she thought nobody else was around (or recording things), except her friend as witness to the events.

In any case of “He said, she said”.. always trust the poor widdle shes, right? And “Lissen And Bleev“, plus the inevitable and lying “WELL, HE TOUCHED MY CHEST!” self-defence tactic. It’s all getting sadly predictable, lame, and transparent, isn’t it?

Flip All This Around, ‘K?

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Flaming Sh*tstorm To Ensue For Weeks And Weeks And Weeks

OK, so– imagine, if you will, the viral headline “White Racist Man Assaults Black Woman Because Of Her Appearance“. He’d be expelled so fast he’d hit light speed on the way out the door.

Then, EVERY news outlet, all the lefty-rad talking head shows, SJW websites, Black Lives Matter blogs, regressive Left YouTube channels, feminist forae, and the mainscream mass media would go completely and utterly rabid and full megaphone over this: judge, jury, and executioners all. One male life ruined? Worth it.

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…Or, until proven guilty. It may take some time.

The actual events, as recorded on video?– why, it just doesn’t fit the pre-boiled narrative, wherein only rapey & racist white mens have teh cooties.. well, this– can’t even?.. uh.. but, how.. DOESN’T COMPUTE. IGNORE. REDIRECT.

One lame apologia article, tries to paint the victim (Dreads Dude) as the actual perpetrator, also mentions that the unfairly misunderstood Mz. Tindle may have grown up partly in foster-care. OK, that’s often unpleasant, but lots of other people have rotten kid-lives, and possible past suffering is still a crap excuse for mistreating other people, years later.

In fact, my difficult youth years mostly taught me to be kind, patient, and sympathetic, since you can never tell just what people are going through, plus, don’t bully or stomp people just for kicks. Leave things better than you found them.

Her Uppance Has Come

The expression when smirk-bully Mz. Bonita realized she was being recorded (and knew it would probably end up on YouTube?), and was totally busted as a racist, soft-fascist jerk? Just look. Dun dun DUUUUUNNN!

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OH. CRAP… DENY DENY DENY DEFLECT

Priceless! Suddenly there’s a mirror for her to see who she is and what she did. Ouch.

Finally, I hope this young woman repents, apologizes, makes good, and learns a lasting life-lesson about jumping to conclusions based on ignorance, and about assaulting people on the basis of bigotry and reverse-racism. This nasty road in U.S. culture wars leads to no good place. ~

So saith,

The Binksmeister

* Note: to be completely fair, if this Mz. Tindle posts a response or defence of her actions online, I will link to them. Furthermore, I will consider you lower than an tax collector, publican, or SJW bully if you try and cyber-pester this nasty woman, because the web-gone-angry or cyber mobbery is a big big hammer on the head of an individual, however dislikable or deserving. Life itself is a punishment for this kind of person. She’s become a meme.

* Mz. Tindle recently posted, then deleted, a comment on the altercation. You can read the text– and more comment from the assaulted, right here.

Her actual words, below the break. She is currently, sadly, a Black Marxist/ Feminist puppet spouting all the the usual dehumanizing and ‘It wasn’t my fault, the patriarchy did it” kind of mental and ideological avoidance behaviour, hiding the fact of who she is, what she did, and the racist bullying attack she tried to get away with. Sad.

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All Hail The Machine!

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But.. is It human, any more?

~ ITEM: Wiki– Technological singularity

~ ITEM: Hilary White– “In Praise of Inconvenience: Why We’re All becoming Fat, Lazy, Stupid and Immoral”

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IT IS SOMETIMES asserted by futurist-types that humanity is approaching a “Singularity”, a union with technology, you know, because reasons. Evolution. Progress. Robots.  Amusement. Keeping up with it all. Entertainment. A new religion….?

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I view this horrific possibility as the final destructive insanity of mankind, where we crawl ever further into our own butts, growing ever smaller and smaller, finally to vanish with a ‘pop’, and nothing more. It is mass-suicide and extinction by machine.

The great lie in the middle of it is that it’s all inevitable, can’t be stopped, evolution, you know, it’s totally going to happen. The other great lie is that the technology is somehow ‘evolving’ to this point– except, it’s people who invent computers, programs, technology, and so it’s other people who are actually shaping the world, the future, and people controlling the possible destiny and doom of all the other people influenced by their gizmos and ideas– via machines and technology.

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A union with our own technological creations would be the ultimate tyranny, the perfect world of utopians, except not via political means. It’s also the culmination of elites and controllers everywhere:

“They constantly try to escape
From the darkness outside and within
By dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.”

Choruses from The Rock – T.S. Eliot

Oooo! Perfect systems! Forcing everybody to be good! What’s not to like?

Dreaming Dark Dreams

Yet if there is darkness outside us, and evil and imperfection and blindness within us, how then can we hope to perfectly save ourselves with a de-natured techno-heaven, a digital salvation, if that saving thing itself is made by imperfect sinful creatures which cannot see all ends, and all possible consequences? If I can’t outrun my own shadow, how can we manufacture our own perfection?

You can’t escape yourself. The Mad Hatter is amusing in a story, but you wouldn’t want him making and running your utopia, your mind and your life.

Experimenting On Our Kids

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The current vanishing of so many kids, teens, and adults into the tiny hand-held world of the smartphone/ tablet for so many of their waking hours is already a warning about how such a “singularity” is likely to turn out. Badly for all concerned, except the profiteers and rulers.

What do we get in return for worshipping the shiny things? Amusement. Advertising. More amusement. Distraction. Control. Spoon feeding. Tiny flitting memories, attached to wizzled up brains unused to logic, passion, love or truth.

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What do we lose? Walking through the soaring blue sky cathedral of a leafy walk in a park,– but hearing and seeing no birds, barely noticing the flowers, not sensing the endless activity of all the flying, crawling, creeping, buzzing things everywhere, smelling no leafy mulch, nor spicy pine trees, hardly noticing the breeze through your hair, nor feeling the thrum of the nature in your own heart and bones and countless cells resonating with the nature all around you, both ongoing and self-making creations of the same Everliving God.

You know, because text, or YouTube vid, or funny picture, selfies, or– Squeee!– teh kittehs! Click clicketty click-click. Shiny Thing makes it all better.

But.. Oops.. We Never Meant…

In the ground-breakingly cool & insightful movie The Matrix, humanity is reduced to the status of Duracell batteries, after a war with the machines which we created blocks out the sun, and so they harvest our biochemical energy to run themselves. In the film, ‘The Matrix’  itself is the simulated reality pumped into each brain, to make them imagine they are living a real life in a real world, although it is a illusory computer program.

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I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

The other possibility, of course– and it’s real, not just a Terminator movie-script– is if our misbegotten “artificially intelligent” weaponized machines decide to revolt, and we end up in conflict with them. That, or something bad like a global digital mind, made by us, decides humans are some kind of dangerous virus to be ‘cleaned up’.

Yes, inventors and scientists consider both of these real dangers, and problems to be prevented. Seriously.

Advancing Progressively Backwards

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Given that the “incredible, inevitable” social, technological, and mechanical progress of 1900 turned into the machine guns, blistering gas attacks, and slaughter fields of the Somme, and the mechanized Holocaust, and strategic mass-bombing of the Second World War, we have absolutely no reason to be naively optimistic. That is: because of what humans are actually like, our schemes and machines and digital machinations will go awry, and tend more towards a dehumanizing, unnatural, disconnected enslavement to technology far greater and more detrimental to freedom, thought, creativity, justice, love, and faith than the mess we’ve already made of the 20th and the 21st century since Christ’s birth.

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How do I know? Because via well-meaning inventions like the television, and then the public internets, and then Smartphones and tablets, we’ve already been doing something horrible and propagandistic and mind-numbing and time-killing and soul-wasting and immaturity-boosting for up to 65+ years. What would magically change for the good if The Machine was somehow everywhere, and inside us, too?

If we pursue this path, we will be fashioning our own damnation, and destruction, our own insane heaven and hell all at once, concocted in our own broken image. I told you so.

….But it seems that something has happened that has never happened
before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where.
Men have left GOD not for other gods, they say, but for no God; and this has
never happened before
That men both deny gods and worship gods, professing first Reason,
And then Money, and Power, and what they call Life, or Race, or Dialectic.
The Church disowned, the tower overthrown, the bells upturned, what have we to do
But stand with empty hands and palms turned upwards
In an age which advances progressively backwards?

Choruses from The Rock – T.S. Eliot

So Saith,

The Binks

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Echoes. The abandoned heart of our Western Civilization. Cuz our machines we made will save us and make us perfect. Hopefully. Repenting and believing is not an option.

Give A Listen, Maybe?

~ ASIDE FROM his British-Lefty atheism, “Sargon Of Akkad” is an awesome English YouTuber (real name, Carl Benjamin).

If you’re lame enough to enjoy this blog, I’d recommend that you hit his subscribe button, and listen to Sargon’s take on nutty feminism, politics, the regressive Left (who just love him) his ‘This Week In Stupid’ feature, political correctness, and various topical and current-interest interviews well worth hearing.

His commentary make me brain more good. Yay!

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As I said, aside from his religious views, he has a fine B.S. Meter, a decent historical sense, and a real courage in speaking his views firmly but fairly.

Give him a try, and let me know what you think in the comments! ~

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So saith

The Binks

The Twitter-Police Rising, 2016

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UPDATE 2: #CurrentTruth… Ms. Sarkeesian, Attention-seeking feminist silencer & scam-arteeest, denies she wants to silence all the things which bother her, even though on repeated occasions, she’s said she wants to silence all the things which bother her. Evil skeptical man blogger is skeptical (see vid 9:52 ff.). Those expressing concern about her are part of a giant secret misogynist conspiracy, and proves anybody who questions here does so because we hate teh wimmins! Silly peoples– only her giant secret patriarchal conspiracy theory is allowed.

Lady wants what she wants, but she wants to look all heroic and innocent of anything vaguely bad. Gotcha. ‘Hypocrite’ is the term, invented by the ancient Greeks, I believe.

If anybody asked me to be part of a giant Twitter speech-police committee, I’d be tempted to says yes, but only to record the meetings, to broadcast them to the planet. Otherwise, no, because I’m not anybody’s overlord, and don’t wish to be.

UPDATE 1 Another blogger goes down to Evil Twitter? “Did Twitter’s Orwellian ‘Trust and Safety’ Council Get Robert Stacy McCain Banned? Prominent GamerGate figure clashed with council member Anita Sarkeesian. Now he’s gone.”

What he says: “This is why you can’t even state FACTS about these people on Twitter without being accused of “harassment.” Facts are harassment and truth is hate and Oceania Has Always Been at War With Eastasia. Sarkesian is anti-freedom because she is anti-truth. She and her little squad of soi-disant “feminists” are just hustlers looking for a free ride, and the only way they can get that ride is to silence anyone who speaks the truth about them and calls them out as the cheap bullshit artists they actually are.”

SHE IS A Canadian-educated daughter of immigrant Armenian parents, who has recently attained some interweb & UN fame and fortune.

He is a gay conservative gadfly who engages and enrages feminists and social justice warriors in Britain and abroad, via Twitter, a wide range of articles, and social media. He is  writing a book on the Gamergate controversy.

Connection?

Only this. He just got ‘de-verified’ by an increasingly irrelevant and unprofitable Twitter, and she’s just been hired by Twitter as part of their 1984-ish council of grievance a.k.a. “trust and safety council” for ‘ensuring safe spaces’– i.e., Twitter Speech Police (their official statement). Oh goody.

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Will Nanny ALL Your Twitter Things!

She: Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-raised feminist ‘media critic’ currently residing in the U.S. She  launched her Feminist Frequency blog in Canada, but later presided over part of the #GamerGate controversy, by weighing in against critics of ethical problems & political correctness in game journalism. As a graduate of the infamously hyper-progressive York University in Toronto (an MA in ‘Social and Political Thought‘) as well as California State University, she knows all the tropes and tricks in the social justice warrior playbook, and parlayed that into a cool million dollars of income over the past several years.

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The Dark Lord Milo! Most ‘Dangerous Faggot’!

He: Milo Yiannopolis is an Englishman of Greek background, a homosexual, irreverent, and chatty conservative controversialist and ‘cultural libertarian’ who appears on Twitter, Breitbart, TV shows and media platforms to disassemble feminism, defend free speech, demonstrating that hard-Leftist progressive politics and culture are not mandatory for self-identified gay men.

Now, he’s declared an all-out war on Social Justice Warriors.. in a “fun and provocative” way. Grab the popcorn.

Shut Up! They Argued

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As part of his Dangerous Faggot” 2016 World Tour (dates & details here), Milo spoke on the Rutgers University campus on February 9th, to the usual attempts to shut down his speech by aggrieved “Black Lives Matter” activists. Some protesters had smeared their faces with red paint (which they left splattered on chairs, floors, and doors for the cleaning staff to deal with, no doubt). Tantrums, mess, and incivility matter!

The speech went ahead, after the rest of the crowd started chanting back at the disruptive BLM people “Trump! Trump! Trump!”, i.e., stuff your political correctness, we’re hear to listen to Milo, agree with him or not, so shut-up.

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Some Rutgers Wah-Babies, February 2016

Behold typical neo-progressive campus activism: mischievous and disruptive bomb & death-threats, pulled fire alarms, angry mobs, screaming youth, and some cancelled events have become the new normal. This is just as most campuses in Europe and North America (such as Sarkeesian’s YorkU, Toronto) have become left-leaning toxic monocultures of progressivism, anti-semitism, soft-fascism, anti-Christianity, and a remarkable touchiness about even allowing words and ideas they dislike to be spoken on campus by students or profs, let alone at big events self-described by uppity and ‘Dangerous Faggots’.

Ideas? Thoughts? Discussion? Learning? Not so much. Hence Milo’s Ezra-esque and Steynian cheerful troublesomeness.

You can listen to Milo’s actual words & ideas at the Rutgers on “How the Progressive Left Is Destroying Education” by clicking the link, or on other topics via many YouTube videos.

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Grab That Muzzle

Yiannopolous started out as the ‘Breitbart Tech editor‘, but his fame (and the hatred directed toward him) grew as he journalistically took apart #GamerGate and feminist claims in various venues, to the point that his enemies recently protested his ‘Verified’ status on Twitter.. so the anti-free-speech Twits obediently de-verified him. Can’t have a ‘dangerous faggot’ interfering with the one-message Progressivist signal, can we?

The direction Twitter (and FaceBook) are trending in 2016 is uniformly progressive– towards editing, blocking, deleting, de-verifying, and otherwise interfering with non-Progressive groups, messages, and individuals. Of course, Mr. Yiannopolous has not stopped twittering, but the deverification means that his many online fans don’t automatically receive his tweets in their regular news-feed.

Thus Miss Sarkeesian’s invite to the Twitter Muzzle & Ban club fits where that social media platform wants to go: less dissent, less upsetting ideas, less free speech, less contrarian troublemaking– less stupid evil Milo & company. These are sad and alarming developments: some speech is freer than others; some ideas are more equal than others.

Soft-Fascism Rising

Ever since the fact-checking and talking back to establishment radicals hit with the invention of the public internet, various kinds of speech police have been working double-overtime to stuff the genie back into the bottle. Uncontrollable thought, open discussion, debunking, actual debate and disagreement?– it must be stopped.

So Miss Sarkeesian has chosen to be the poster-girl for Big Brother and Big Muzzle, via social media giants; and a thoughtful gay pest has stood up one of the latest poster-boys for the fightback, for freedom and rational debate in media, culture, on campuses, and no sacred cows allowed. Pay attention to his reasoned ideas now, before someone shoots him.

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Oh, Canada?

Dare we hope some less-than-soft-fascistic Canadian university invites Milo Yiannopolous to speak here, to fight back against the creeping morbidity of mind and politics which is even now re-freezing the Canadian mind and spirit? We could invite Sarkeesian, too, but we already have thousands upon thousands of copies of her in Women’s Studies Departments, feminist groups, and in government and bureaucracy (plus the Prime Minister’s Office) to think she’d really bring anything interesting or new. We helped inflict her on the world– surely we owe the world some balanced fact-checking?

I know whose side I’m standing on. How about you?

My name is Binks WebElf, and I self-identify as a cis-gendered male elf, except on Wombat Wednesdays, and “I’m A Tree, So Hug Me” month.

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Digital Knighthood?

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~ FAR BE IT from me to ask if Rebel Media’s dearly beloved cross-eyed curmudgeon Gavin McInnes, Scottish-Canadian writer and reputed inventor of hipsterdom, really understands the video game thing.

OK, not so far be it. I’m asking. Watch his video first.. it’s just over three minutes.

Right, then.

First, Binks is one of those mysterious super-indulgent grown-up gamers without a life whom Mr. McInnes just cannot fathom. I’ve been gaming off and on most of my teen and adult life: board games, D&D years ago, computer & some console gaming since then– yes, including the original ‘Pong’ (Zz). I have a life: games are recreation.

Second, I do get #GamerGate. It is more mainstream man-hating feminism trying to control all the things, because most gamer and game-designers are male, and teh mens doing man-things is always bad. Social Justice Warriors hate free people having fun, not minding the politics, and not bending the knee to the domineering ideology of political correctness.

What’s not to hate? ask the bullies. EXCEPT– the Left-wing fascists got stopped, pushed back, and given a bloody nose. #GamerGate is a little good news in the culture wars, and a defeat for totalitarian feminism.

And yet.. quoth the hipster:

“There’s a layer of patheticness here, though, that no-one is talking about: namely, I don’t care if video games are sexist or not sexist or politically correct. Video games are for little kids. Why are adults playing video games?”

There’s the question. Or, to be more precise, why are young men and adult men investing time in addictive fantasy worlds, recreated history, crusades and quests and valiant deeds, and rescuing princesses and fighting dragons, via the medium of video games? Hmm.

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God Speed, oil on canvas,  E. BLAIR LEIGHTON 1900.

The other day I enjoyed an extended online speech by a writer & friend of Teh Binks, Sir Charles Coulombe, on the topic of chivalry. The older relation of the sexes called for pursuit & resistance; heroism, rescue, and triumph; men offering themselves in life-long marriage, and work, and child-rearing; roles were somewhat defined, and people knew something of where they were, how they stood. Men could be the knight & lord of their own home-castles.

Enter feminism– or, rather, the wrecking-ball of Marxism and statism against the family, man-woman unions, fatherhood and motherhood, children as the focus of energy and hope for the future, forms of chivalry and gentlemanliness alongside forms of ladylike behaviour and restraint. Enter also the state– intruding by tax and red tape and busybodiness into the family, the basic building block and foundation of Western life & freedom: some women have, in effect, married the state– husbands are optional.

Comes mass contraception, mass divorce, mass abortion, the ‘sexual revolution’, and the loss of all the rules, except that men are bad and yet must man up, and women are good and should act sexually like the worst sort of men until their biological clocks go ‘ding!’, and then marry & settle down and pop a few spawn out. Yay us.

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Except.. where are the men?– even modern women have begun to wonder. The younger ones are staying away in droves from marriage, church, university, commitments, babies, and difficult careers. With the divorce laws against us, culture & media & politics captured by feminism, and with the bitter fruit of 50 years of ever more divorce unsettling us and the institution of marriage, many men are opting out. Going underground.

Perpetual teenhood is endemic, but not without decades of good reasons. Peter Pan is the eternal boy: so are we becoming, as a gender in the West, in our Never-Never Lands. After all, if you were a young guy: which would you rather?

(a) Yet another college-enforced talking-to about rape culture and how you should know that rape is very bad, and that you– as a male, are a neanderthal rapist, but should not rape anybody, even though you are an evil rapist because you are male…,

Or

(b) The awesome new Batman game for PS4 or XBox 1, where you are The Caped Crusader, unpestered by whinging feminists, unpuzzled by high school or college women, where you kick ass, take no names, and fight for the freedom of Gotham from evil-doers?

Viva la revolucion? Underneath, most men and boys are mostly still men and boys, despite now a century of feminism and nagging and finger-wagging and re-education. Most of us still want adventure, to be brave and heroic to someone, to right the wrongs and lead and make a difference, to ask for a sammich without having our heads taken off, to sacrifice our lives for decades paying for and helping to raise children with a decent woman, all that old evil icky stuff.

Chivalry may get you dirty looks at work, in school, maybe at home, certainly in most areas of public life, but NOT in your gamer-life. Ding!

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Games (and adventure movies) are part of the resistance– a man-zone of often forbidden, care-free, incorrect, and traditional thoughts, aspirations, and ideals. The horror!

Gavin is partly right: such geek-nerd-gamer culture may be partly about a kind of immaturity & playing kid’s games, time-wasting and such– but it’s much more than that, as the anti-GamerGate feminists know: trust them in this, at least. Games: engaging fantasy, freedom, princesses and babes & swords and dragons and heroes and villains and deeds of derring-do. They reflect that same streak of movies about the same themes.

Wanting to be a manly man, or a leader, or a father in today’s environment– unless you are rich or powerful– is just not on. Men and boys find themselves lost, puzzled, angry, and disillusioned by the splintered ‘Nowhere’ of modernity, by endless and contradictory calls to ‘Man Up‘ but ‘Don’t Be That Guy‘; to be sensitive new age manginas.. who nobody wants to marry; to be willing to slave and suffer as a husband & father.. only to be dumped and left without a home or children by some divorce court.

So just perhaps, dear Mr. McInnes, there’s a fire behind all this #GamerGate smoke, with the militant feminists smelling and hating the whiff of freedom and man-culture and olden ways and things they would destroy, that no man (or woman) may ever be free, or noble, or aspire for anything grander than the smelly little orthodoxies of political correctness, in the cramped and soul-killing world such social justice warriors want us all to live in.

Should men wake up, act in the real world, lead to confront good and evil in our times, and all the rest? Well, yes. But adventure movies like Lord of The Rings, and adventure gaming allow brow-beaten and puzzled boys and men to still have a sensation of doing the right thing, in an overwhelming real world gone terribly wrong.

Game On! ~

Saith Binks

* A version of this article is also cross-posted at Rebel Media’s The Megaphone.