Something I have always and will always believe is that the people who say that they are the ones who are leading the charge against a cause are typically undermining it to one extent or another. As an example, more and more male feminists are being outed as sexual predators. Turns out, unless you are a Ryan Wiley little bitch, a lot of these guys are just using it to troll for pussy. Who would of thought? Then there are the religious groups against pedophilia, which there are some truly amazing stories of pedophiles within their ranks.
One thing that routinely comes up in what I see is how SJWs are some of the most bigoted groups of all, but not against white people. It’s against other people. One of my favorite forms of racism/sexism that they propagate is the racism/sexism of lowered expectations. “We need to lower our standards for intelligence or academic achievement because X group can’t measure up!” These people say that society is too hard for X group, and so it needs to change because they are either too stupid or too weak to be able to handle it. That sort of thing always blows my mind.
The Black Panther film is coming out next month, and I have seen all kinds of ridiculous things being said by the regressive left about this film. My favorite is that it’s the first black superhero film. Whoever did that article deleted it pretty fast when the Internet sleuths were up their ass within seconds. Much like the person who wrote the article about how the captain in Star Trek: Discovery is the first black captain was rightly vilified. Or there are the people who wrote articles about how the fictional nation of Wakanda is how Africa would look if it wasn’t for the white man. A statement so ludicrous that it makes me chuckle a little. Then there was this little nugget of bullshit that made me stop for a second.
This whole diatribe is racist. It really is. Against black people. Why? Because these people apparently believe that being able to identify with a black person is something that someone has to learn. You can’t just be born with empathy (or “cinematic empathy,” as this retarded writer put it) and be able to identify with a person because of our shared human experience. It’s something you have to be taught. Unbelievable. Does that mean that this person had to be taught not to hate black people? It’s what they believe “white nerds” have to be, so clearly it means that they weren’t born with empathy towards other races.
I also hate how it’s “white nerds” who are so fucking racist. If there is ANY group of people who is open to other races and other cultures, it is nerds. There is real data to back this up. Since nerd culture is now millennial culture, it has been shown that this latest generation is the most open and accepting culture that has ever been. And the larger part of that are nerds. The media likes to characterize nerds as the kids who are on voice chat in CoD calling people racial epithets or attacking women because they are playing video games. Meanwhile, there are pictures from Cons and nerd events showing people of all stripes, There was a great juxtaposition of a social justice event filled with white people, while a fighting game tournament had people of every ethnic group you can think of representing.
Nerd culture has always been the dog that the powerful can kick around. As much as I would like to count myself among them, I’m a pathetic hipster who doesn’t stream on Netflix (I do DVDs because a lot of what I want to watch doesn’t stream. Not gonna wait for the off-chance for it to come to their streaming service one day when I want to watch it now) and works in a cubicle getting yelled at on the phone all day. Nerds are easy to make fun of. They’re typically socially awkward, they engage in hobbies that as much as nerd culture has become part of the mainstream, the really devoted practitioners of it are still treated like shit.
With all the vitriol being thrown around about white people being so awful, is it any wonder nerd culture is so done with this? You have people like a Samoan man I work with who was with me in hoping that this film doesn’t go the “white man is evil” route. He made a joke about him not being white and still thinking that because he wants a good comic book film, not a sermon with a man in a superhero outfit.
Do these people just not think that I’ve ever seen a black person in a film and been able to empathize with them? I saw the original Blade and empathized just fine with the cruel nature of Blade’s existence, and the tragedy when his mentor and friend dies, and the reality that he is stuck in a war he will likely never win. I identified with Solomon Vandy in Blood Diamond trying to do the right thing and being led along by a man only in it for himself. I identified with Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven, who couldn’t kill Balian because he had shown him kindness when he could have kept him as a slave or murdered him outright. Not a black character, but you see my point. Only watch the Director’s Cut of that film. It’s amazing. Oh, and one last superhero reference, I could identify with Spawn’s plight in the HBO animated series of the character, who is both a black character and voiced by the implacable Keith David.
This idea that us nerds are just these virulent racists who go around hating black people and who have never seen a black character and empathized with them is a ridiculous stereotype that is rooted NOWHERE in fact. Not one goddamn place. It’s a belief by people who subscribe to a mindset with all the fervent passion of a fucking religion. That’s what SJWs have – a religion. The Church of the Regressive Left.
Until next time, a quote,
“I had to remind myself to breathe.” – Lewis Black