It’s so weird to me being on Facebook and seeing these memories things, where you can see the things you posted years past. It’s kinda cool in that I can see where my head was at all that time ago, but it is also kind of depressing in that I can see how some avenues of my life have changed in the time that I have been around. One such area is my watching of the YouTuber Zinnia Jones.
Time was, just like Richard Coughlin and so many other atheist YouTube personalities I watched back before 2011, Zinna Jones was one who I actually found enjoyable. She made content besmirching religion and the anti-LGBT conservatives in this country. It was cool stuff. My favorite was the video she did against ICP that they actually responded to. That was funny shit! However, after 2011, when Atheism + reared its ugly head, Zinnia decided to get the SJW bug up her ass. And from there we see where she has come today.
And where is that? Let me tell you. Just recently, Zinnia actually made the contention that photo footage showing Muslims in the Middle East throwing members of the LGBT community off a roof is fake. That they were committing suicide and that the person who shared it should be ashamed. When the person who posted that rightfully came back at them with the point that they were being thrown off, she then followed up by saying that the people doing the throwing are trying to stop them from jumping. The level of how asinine that is just blows my mind.
Hey, Zinnia, maybe that was too subtle for you. After all, it’s hard to know the context of a photo. Perhaps we can use video evidence?
Is that a little clearer? Amidst the charming ditty by Syetenatheist you get to see video evidence of ISIS members throwing LGBT people off roofs. And if that doesn’t kill them, one clip has members of the crowd rushing in to help finish the job. Oh, and the video also includes passages from the Quran and Hadith which show that the religion of Islam hates you and what you are. Much the same way that the religion preaches that women are lesser and that because men are stronger, if their women get uppity they have every right to beat them! That’s the religion that you and your fellow chucklefucks like Steve Shives defend. Something that never ceases to blow my mind.
But when she’s not busy defending Islam from us evil culturally-appropriating white people, she is also harassing people in her neck of the woods who don’t agree with her! Like when Blair White came onto the scene, Zinnia made a video where she publicly denounced her and has gone on Twitter saying that doxing of people like Blair is okay. Because she is the LGBT equivalent of a race traitor. The trans version of an Uncle Tom. It never ceases to amaze.
Oh, and let’s not forget when Zinna came out publicly saying that there needs to be a campaign to ruin Laci Green’s livelihood and life because she decided to actually give the other side of the culture war a chance to have their ideas heard. Zinnia was so outraged that she was not subtle about wanting to ruin Laci Green’s career and declaring her the feminist equivalent of an Uncle Tom. I always am amused when these people are so quick to turn on allies like rabid dogs the moment they say anything that violates the Church of Social Justice’s teachings. That’s right, Zinnia, you are a member of a faith. Your church has teachings, values, demagogues, Original Sin, and is quick to punish apostasy. Man, no wonder you defend Islam. You pretty much have the same ideology in some ways. I think SyeTenAtheist made a video about that too.
Just today, however, the thing that Zinnia said that took the absolute cake came to me. I’m going to show you the screen-cap, because this blows my fucking mind. In one statement, the bitter hypocrisy of her and hers is laid bare for everyone to see. To the point that they spit in the face of their own values system. It’s pretty incredible stuff.
Let me get this straight, Zinnia (pun intended) – you want to tell people who are not attracted to a certain physical gender that they need to have their orientation changed? Did I get that right? Because if so, holy shit, woman! Did you just tell someone that their sexuality isn’t something they’re born with, but instead a choice?! It sure as hell looks like that from where I’m sitting. This is the EXACT same thing as a person saying that a lesbian will like dick if they just try it. There’s no difference.
When idiots like Riley Dennis say this kind of crap, I get the feeling that it comes from a place of not wanting to have people hurt by being rejected, sexually. But not you, Zinnia. You believe this shit. On some level, you actually buy into the idea that the sexual preferences of people are not something they are born with. It’s something that can be changed. But only in respect to straight men. Why do you believe this? What informs this knowledge? After all, all the evidence that exists holds that the sexual preferences and orientation of an individual are ingrained. You can no more be attracted to what I am attracted to anymore than I can become attracted to all the things you are. It’s part of who we are. If all the scientific evidence spits in the face or your point of view, then where exactly does this values system you have come from?
That’s easy – your religion. Your church espouses this view. And just like the conservatives you used to mock or the Muslims that you go out of your way to defend, your faith is blind. The leaders of your church tell you how to think. Even when it spits in the face of reality, that’s no problem. Your church will tell you why this view is correct, and without questioning it even a little, you will accept the teachings of your church. It’s amazing, really.
Zinnia’s fall is not in the fact that her content became terrible, though it did do just that. It’s not the fact that she has become a champion of doxing and harassing and ruining other people’s lives in order to spread her church’s message, though that is bad too. Her fall is when she went from an atheist who thinks critically about things to buying in to a different dogma. One that does what the most prolific churches do – get past people’s critical thinking and appealing directly to their emotions. Because if you don’t like trans women, you are a bigot! You have church leaders telling you so, so naturally that’s all you need.
Social justice is a faith. A college in Toronto actually had an event where straight white men could go into a confessional and confess their sins. While I am sure that was meant to be satirical on some level, given these people’s belief in the Original Sin of being a straight white man, part of me wonders how not on the level it really was.
In the meantime, if I am intimate with a girl and I find out she has a penis, I am very likely to be turned off. Because if she was not honest with me about the fact that she had one (I don’t do one-night stands, so don’t even go into the “if you’re just hooking up with a girl, she doesn’t have to tell you”), and I have to find out like that, I am going to be upset with her. I am likely not going to be attracted to her anymore. I expected one thing, there was another. If that hurts you and yours so much, then here’s some cold hard facts of life – suck it up, buttercup. Life’s hard. Not everyone is going to be attracted to you. Just like how lots of women are going to find Riley’s giant Adam’s Apple unattractive. And you can’t change this behavior in people.
To use a phrase that clearly you don’t buy anymore – they are born that way.
Until next time, a quote,
“The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.” – Richard Dawkins