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‘The Least Worthwhile People’ and @The_Moviebob’s Darwinian Inversion

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

 

If you don’t know who Bob Chipman is, it’s not your fault. He’s an untalented nobody with a YouTube channel who was a movie critic or something for a site called The Escapist until (a) in 2014 he became obsessed with ranting against #GamerGate and (b) in 2015 was laid off from The Escapist, and although (c) it would be a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy to suppose (a) and (b) were related, (d) most people do.

Anyway, I never heard of the guy until Tuesday, when Ian Miles Cheong tweeted about “Bob Chipman and the Unhealthy Preoccupation with The Superior Future,” which turns out to be one of Chipman’s stock phrases.

 

You see that, to Bob Chipman, the kind of people who vote Republican do not belong in the “superior future.” Another of his stock phrases is “properly evolved,” signifying the supposed genetic inferiority of — you guessed it — the kind of people who vote Republican.

 

One might think that Bob Chipman, being so superior as to be able to discern who amongst us is “properly evolved,” must be a total babe magnet, because all the chicks want to swing with the Alpha Male, right? Rather ironically, however, Bob Chipman is a bloated endomorph whose lifetime total number of female partners is zero, as far as anyone on the Internet knows. And, just by the way, Bob has been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, which doesn’t seem like a “superior future” kind of thing.

If “the personal is political,” as feminists say, isn’t it fair to suspect that Bob Chipman is projecting his own manifest inferiority on others? He is obsessed with “societal evolution,” and the idea that people he doesn’t like (i.e., Republicans) are unevolved and therefore unworthy of the “superior future.” Yet whatever the future may be, in 30 or 40 years, will there be any of Bob Chipman’s offspring there? This doesn’t seem likely and so, in the Darwinian sense, it is he who is faced with evolutionary failure, his evident inability to find a mate and reproduce having rendered him unfit for any future, superior or otherwise.

“The future belongs to those who show up for it,” as Mark Steyn says. Strange how the Darwinist fanatics so often prove to be dinosaurs . . .

 

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