The video that I am responding to is one that just got suggested to me by the YouTube algorithm today out of nowhere. I had never heard of this content creator before, and they definitely aren’t my cup of tea. There is something about their delivery that is so quiet and bland and lacking personality that doesn’t speak to me. I’m glad that she has her audience, and I wish her nothing but success in the future, but it isn’t for me. Not to say that I like loud and spastic things, but her ton of voice is like Ambien to me. That being said, the video that was recommended to me was about the rise of Doomer culture. This is something that I absolutely subscribe to, so naturally I had a lot to think about in terms of this content. But while I did find that she tried to give as much deference to the people who have my mentality, I think she deliberately missed the biggest issue that most Doomers subscribe to.
Before I get into my response, let me put her video on here so you can see it for yourself and not say I am taking things out of context. I like to give people a chance to say their own piece before I response, since I am doing this via text and not with a video of my own because I’m a pleb. Let’s get started. Here is her video on the subject.
I gave her video a thorough watch, and like I said, I do give credit for her making an attempt to see the perspective of where people like me are coming from, but I get this feeling that she is REALLY trying to dodge the biggest issue that is contributing to this. And I get why, because this topic is so ugly and so prone to argumentation that once you touch it, you buy it. Just ask Vaush how it goes, or TJ when him and Paul get into arguments on DFF. It’s an ugly topic with answers that are not easy and nobody wants to really get into it.
From where I’m sitting, the biggest rise in Doomer culture was never a right-wing thing. In fact, for the longest time, they were happy as clams with their orange-skinned God-Emperor in power. The real rise in Doomers came from the other side of the political spectrum – the left. The far left, specifically. Leftists like myself comprise the vast majority of people who have succumbed to the Doomer mentality. And when you look at our reasoning, it all becomes much clearer. In fact, this last election was pretty much a referendum on why this whole train of thought exists.
Once upon a time, I was really politically active, supporting causes and even did PR work for a big political campaign in the city I am living in. But I got to see democracy get subverted in front of me, blatantly, and then watched as the people did fuck all about it. I was ready for civil disobedience in the street, and instead it was a room full of people just shrugging their shoulders with “we’ll try again next year.” The issue was not being able to kick LGBT people out of an apartment because of their sexual orientation. This was a LONG-ASS time ago. I am so old. It was so clear that there was foul play. There was proof that the mega-church pastor had bused in people to vote on this. There were ballot shortages in districts that had more LGBT support. The vote was clearly tampered with, and nobody would do anything about it! Where was the outrage?! Where was the desire to show that we would not let this issue die quietly?! Nowhere. It was just defeated people shrugging their shoulders and walking away.
I took what happened that year to heart, because it is a referendum to the entirety of American politics. The reason a lot of leftists like myself are becoming Doomers is that we realize that the corruption that is not a part of the system, but integral to it owns all of politics in this country, and there is no escaping it. The DNC is utterly corrupt. It is so corpo and so desperate to preserve the status quo that there is no possible way to affect real change outside of their leadership all having sudden heart attacks. You have status-quo “progressives” like AOC, who couldn’t sell out her values to tow the party line fast enough. Part of me really wants to think that Nancy Pelosi took her and all those like her into a room and said, “look, cunts, if you don’t do what the party wants, we will make your life here living hell.” I don’t put it past that dinosaur bitch. But the reality is that AOC and her “Squad” was courted by the lobbyist structure that owns Washington DC and they compromised their values.
I wrote a post about how the “harm reduction” movement was essentially the despair of the American left trying to avoid falling into complete existential dread as they realized that the liberal cause is lost because of how utterly spineless the left is, so now all they can do is just vote for Democrats and pray to whatever deity they worship that things can get worse slowly enough so that by the time it all falls apart, we are too old for it to matter anymore. So it can be the next generation’s problem. Just like our parents’ did. If we can’t change anything by voting, we just keep the same broken game going and then cry into our pillows. “Harm reduction” is the last desperate gasp of the left before we all resign to the authoritarian conservative nationalism movement that is coming.
That is where my Doomer-ism comes from. Sarah says in her video that one of the solutions is to not give up trying to do anything and to do whatever one can to make things better. To give yourself as much hope as you can. Tell you what – if the left ever decides to sack up and take the fight to the corpos who own this country (don’t bother fighting the government. They’re pawns. You could get rid of all of them and the next ones will be bought just as fast), I’ll be right there with molotov in hand. I literally see no other way to change things outside of that. The country is too corrupt to vote the problem out. The parties are too corrupt to allow a grassroots movement to work, unless the progressives who get voted in decide to actually flex their voting power like Joe Manchin. Won’t happen. They have no spine. They fight for nothing. They don’t want to be hated by the media. Such weakness. It’s an inherent part of the left. We are the side who believes in peace and tolerance. So much so that we can’t stand our ground for anything at all.
Anyway, Sarah’s video was a neat watch, and I will give that she is trying to fight against the mindset that people like me preach, but I think the biggest contributor in this country is a point that she did NOT want to get into, but one that is important if you want to understand why this movement is so prevalent and why it is going to kill any and all voting in the future, because I have already tuned out, and only vote for local initiatives I agree with or if a local politician is an Independent and doesn’t take party money. #NoConfidence.
Until next time, a quote,
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the Black Flag, and start slitting throats.” – H.L. Mencken