Thursday, January 29, 2015

College: what is it good for?

Why would anyone want to send his daughter to an American university in light of stories such as this:
Over Christmas, the Daughter returned from college in New York, steeped in identity politics and brandishing her PC views like a cat o’ nine tails. Boy, were we in trouble. “Every time I say something, she says it’s offensive or racist,” complained her brother, who wanted his funny, irreverent sister back.

I asked her if there might be something wrong with a nation which jails one in three black males, whilst obsessing over precisely how they should be referred to. She then admitted that she had recently gone on a New York march against the killing of young Michael Brown in Ferguson. The police, she noticed, were arresting only black people. When an elderly black man fell over, Evie had shouted at the police to please help him, but they turned away. Whether we call him a black man, a coloured man, an African-American, or a person of colour is not the issue. The issue is that, as far as the cops were concerned, he was barely a person at all.
For me, the amusing part is that the mother doesn't even realize that her daughter didn't do anything to help the man; apparently yelling demands at the very police whose actions she is protesting is the full extent of her moral responsibility. So much for the pretense of equality.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Don't cut your damn hair: Beauty Queen edition

Pro tip: if you want to win a beauty competition, don't look like a man:
'If short hair is a problem why didn't they say': Fury of family of Jamaican beauty queen as they claim she lost out on Miss Universe crown because of Halle Berry hairstyle.

The grandfather of the Jamaican beauty queen who lost out on the Miss Universe crown has hit out at the pageant judges for being unclear about the requirements needed to win the show.

Michael Fennell said that Kaci was the victim of ‘unwritten factors’ and that the judges should have stated if Miss Universe needed to have long hair.  He said: 'If short hair is a problem why didn’t they say so in the contest? In my mind she was absolutely beautiful in her short hair. She was different but if the judges didn't want short hair then say so. I wish I knew how these contests were judged where there are other factors that are unwritten that have to be considered'.
And here we see the problem of the Gamma and Delta father, who lies to his daughters about the world. Granted, this is a fairly harmless example, but on what planet do men prefer short hair? Miss Jamaica doesn't look "absolutely beautiful" in her short hair, she looks like a dyke trolling for femmes.

Ladies, it's not that hard. Men find long hair attractive. They always have, they always will. That is never going to change, so deal with it. No one is telling you that you can't cut your hair off, we're just warning you that the consequences will generally be negative.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tough Girls

Stingray explains the process by which women conclude they can beat up men just like Buffy and Xena:
I think it's innate. We see a strong woman beating up a man (this means that she is inherently better than him) and then we think, "Yeah! She did it, I identify with her, so I can do that, too!" It's not coherent like that. It's just a feeling. But that is basically the process.

It's female solipsism.
This no doubt explains the otherwise mysterious popularity of all the incredible warrior women over the last 20 years. Although it doesn't come close to replacing the conventional romance model, in which two Alphas battle over the right to be chosen by the reader representative

Feminists, of course, would like to see that trope transformed, so that Bella stakes the vampire, has the werewolf put down at the pound, and runs off with a woman who looks like Pete Rose.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gamma delusion in action

There is literally no reality that the Gamma male can't rationalize away. But it's not often that we get to see the delusional process of bubble construction laid out in print:
I had been reading a novel and reached a part where two brothers, once deeply committed to each other, experienced a profound fissure. The thought that this could someday happen with my own brother, whom I loved fiercely, unraveled me. Before I knew it, I was sobbing, all-out chesty heaves and whimpers. My girlfriend stared out the window with set, narrowed eyes. Nearby passengers and attendants stole glances my way.

If this wasn’t enough of a surprise — I hadn’t cried in 19 years, since I was 11 — I did something that unwittingly became one of the most important political acts of my life.

I stared back.

I made sure that anyone who looked my way saw my swollen, bloodshot eyes. They were going to have to turn away first, and I stared them all down. On the walk to baggage claim my girlfriend looked everywhere but at me. “What was that all about back on the plane?” she asked, her eyes still narrowed.

“I’m not sure,” I said, and I turned toward her, wanting her to see the dried, salty streaks on my cheeks, which encoded some message like invisible ink. She stared straight ahead.
Notice the way in which that the Gamma has internalized the feminist mantra of "the personal is the political". He has, in his own mind, turned his own weakness into a bold political act. So, he's not a crybaby, he is a fearless Social Justice Warrior.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The loneliest paladin

A recovering ex-Gamma male once told me that the heart of the Gamma is a relentless willingness to lie to oneself, even in the face of the undeniable. This tweetstream of @mikebrendan, Paladin and Straight Stepper Upper, provides an illustration of the truth of his explanation.
MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
What's incredible is they don't realize how they're making themselves look. Completely clueless berks, the lot of 'em. Ah well...
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
It was mildy admusing watching those fuckers foam at the mouth, but they're a really sad lot if they have all that anger in them.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
All these idiots are doing is giving my block button a workout. Wasting their time.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
Things I don't get: why Ghaters would rally around Vox Day. Dude is the epitome of loser.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
Not only did Vox get kicked out of SFWA for being a racist homophobic sexist dipshit, he took sixth place on a five person ballot.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
Sixth place. That's like...the Colonel's Secret Recipe of dumb and ignorant. Oh well. Dojodrive time.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
So, Ghaters, revel in your lies and your cowardice. I'll be out there in the world, kicking more ass than you'll ever sit on.
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
Tomorrow, Ghaters, I'll be training, gaming, and then out on a date. I'll be enjoying life, while you sit at your screens refreshing in RAEG
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MikeBrendan @MikeBrendan
So, GooberGhaters, here's what I'm gonna do. Pour myself a nice glass of pinot noir. Watch Star Trek. Paint Skaven, because I'm a gamer.
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So, we have someone who is drinking wine and watching Star Trek alone on a Saturday night. WINNING. Notice all the replies, retweets, and favorites, or rather, the lack thereof. He can't even get a response from anyone without mentioning me.

Gammas are always in search of dragons to slay in order to impress the princesses they pedestalize. Don't be the Gamma. Be the Dragon. The hotter the princess, the more she digs Dragons.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Portrait of a Gamma (Paladin-class)

Notice that this guy has no children, no wife, and no life, and lives alone with a cat, but he's a Paladin in his own mind: He is a true Social Justice Warrior and he is "stepping straight the fuck up"!
If these fedora vaping MRAs and game-stooges want a fight, I’ll give them one. Hell, I’ll let them take the first swing if it ever gets into the Real World (which is as unlikely as them landing the first hit). What are they gonna do, call me a Social Justice Warrior? That’s only an insult in their heads. A White Knight? I’ve got news for them: I’m a goddam Paladin to these motherfuckers, and I’ve got Smite Evils to go around. I see a Dudebro bullying a woman, a POC, or a GLBT, trying to use terror to get them to be quiet or quit gaming, I am stepping straight the fuck up.

And if any of you Dudebros are reading this, if you think I’m doing this in the hopes of getting rewardsex, stop projecting your deprivations onto me. I’m in your face because you refuse to be a decent human being. Full fucking stop. I’m engaging because it’s the right thing to do, because trying to be the strong silent example gets overwhelmed and obscured by your shit, and because I want my two darling nieces to not livein  fear of jackasses like you.
Sure you will, Internet Paladin with your "Okinawan KarateDo" and your two-year quest to "get down to 22% body fat". Sure you will. The poor guy has no idea how unattractive his white-knightly supplication is to women.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Nightmare at Central Perk

And the menace of Chandler Bing. It's no wonder the Social Justice Warriors are always so on edge. For them, the clock is always ticking on when their attitudes and actions will abruptly transform from heroic to villainesque:
Chandler, identified in Season 1 as having a “quality” of gayness about him, is endlessly paranoid about being perceived as insufficiently masculine. He’s freaked out by hugs, and by Joey having a pink pillow on his couch. (“If you let this go, you’re going to be sitting around with your fingers soaking in stuff!”)

In retrospect, the entire show’s treatment of LGBTQ issues is awful, a fault pointedly illustrated by the exhaustive clip-compilation “Homophobic Friends.” But Chandler’s treatment of his gay father, a Vegas drag queen played by Kathleen Turner, is especially appalling, and it’s not clear the show knows it. It’s one thing for Chandler to recall being embarrassed as a kid, but he is actively resentful and mocking of his loving, involved father right up until his own wedding (to which his father is initially not invited!). Even a line like “Hi, Dad” is delivered with vicious sarcasm. Monica eventually cajoles him into a grudging reconciliation, which the show treats as an acceptably warm conclusion. But his continuing discomfort now reads as jarringly out-of-place for a supposedly hip New York thirtysomething—let alone a supposedly good person, period.

When it comes to women, Chandler turns out to be just as retrograde as Joey, but his lust comes with an undercurrent of the kind of bitter desperation that I now recognize as not only gross, but potentially menacing.
Yes, I know that when I am in the mood for a scary horror movie, my first thought is to dial up an episode of Friends. It's somehow appropriate that Chandler Bing, of all people, should turn out to be the Freddy Krueger for the Millennial generation.

The best that one can say of these people is that they are differently sane.