Sunday, April 12, 2015

Jay Lake on the hypocrisy of fandom's SJWs—and my final post on this blog

In 2012, at marlowe1: Bullies, pt 2, speaking about one of fannish SJWs' favorite conventions, Jay Lake said,
I don't feel safe at Wiscon anymore because I've been explicitly threatened with being spat upon, mobbed, shouted down and walked out on by Tempest and her followers. (Actually, the walking out part would be fine with me.) The Wiscon community, including the motherboard, has never to my knowledge disavowed these threats or done anything to discourage them. That effectively sends the message that zero tolerance doesn't apply to this kind of harassment.

Being threatened with abusive and assaultative behavior makes me feel unsafe. Wiscon does not seem interested in curbing those threats, which validates my sense of lack of safety.
This is my final post here. I've turned off the comments, but I'm leaving the lights on for fandom's historians. The reason this is my final post will be on my main blog today or tomorrow, most likely.

Go in peace, everyone.

ETA: On second thought, I'll give Jay the last word:

“Any cause that requires mockery and abuse to advance itself isn’t one I need to engage with, regardless of my basic beliefs or agreement with the underlying goals.” —Jay Lake

ETA 2: And on third thought, I should end with a link to the post I mentioned above, which contains another quote from Jay: Confessions of a Scarred and Broken Man, or If I Blog Again about Fandom’s Social Justice Warriors, Kill Me

Friday, April 3, 2015

Why I'm worse than Vox Day

A friend just mentioned that there are SJWs who think I'm "as bad as Vox Day". I answered:
I'm actually worse than Vox Day. To them, he's a pagan; I'm a heretic.
It will always amaze me that SJWs believe focusing on class makes you racist and sexist. By that logic, they're sexist and racist when they only give lip service to class, because poverty disproportionately affects women and people of color.

But when you notice that SJWs tend to be graduates of schools for the US's economic elite who want to preserve their economic privilege, all becomes clear.

Related: How I Became A Misogynist White Supremacist Doxxing Troll, or Things about me that SJWs cannot understand, or Fisking a Mixoning, A response to SciFi Fandom's most self-righteous warriors

ETA: I realize it's very difficult to explain the importance of class to people who're obsessed with race and gender, but a look at history reveals that the racial and gender gaps are narrowing while the wealth gap grows. This does not mean sexism and racism no longer matter. It means we're winning those fights while we're losing the fight for economic justice. Warren Buffet was right when he said, "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."