Posted on | January 3, 2014 | 22 Comments
Both Heartiste and Return of Kings are so-called “game” blogs, that is to say, they are male-oriented sites about maximizing sexual opportunities for single guys (“players”), an attitude that I — as a Christian traditionalist — do not endorse. For obvious reasons, however, “game” guys are hostile to feminism which is why, from time to time, I’ve taken notice of some of their arguments.
Anyway, Return of Kings (ROK) did a blog post about the Arapahoe High School shooting that argued “women’s selfishness makes men kill.” This offended Kevin Conboy (@alternatekev) and another person with the Twitter handle @jaydot, who then evidently plotted to delete both ROK and that site’s ally, Heartiste, from the WordPress software platform.
As a result of protests against their Thought Police act, both (@alternatekev) and @jaydot have switched their accounts to “protected” status, which is the Twitter equivalent of waving the white flag of surrender. This controversy is not about whether you endorse “game” (I don’t) or whether those blogs are offensive (which sometimes they are). Rather, this is about the totalitarian impulse to suppress the voices of those with whom The Enlightened Forces of Progress and Equality™ disagree.
Notice that The Benighted Enemies of Progress and Equality™ — that’s us, my friends — are not the ones doing this. We aren’t trying to get obnoxious feminists banned from the Internet.
Rather than trying to get this insane lesbian feminist freak (but I repeat myself) banned from the Internet, normal people reacted by criticizing her ideas, e.g., “Any Inkling I May Become a Feminist is Now Gone.”
This is how you win arguments — by arguing.
People who can’t win arguments instead try to silence their antagonists.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 1, 2014