A bit of perspective often helps. When you are busy doing something, your mind gets locked into a box defined by the thing. Your actions give a behavioral feedback of the thing, any deviation from it would create cognitive dissonance and you don’t really have time to think about anything but the technical issues of “doing the thing”. When you stop this loop for a time, answers come more easily.
I kept thinking how could I defeat the socials who carry the morons and slackers in games. Then I noticed with dismay how gaming itself – along with social media, conventional media and art – got consumed by an extreme version of the socials: the social justice movement. I saw them as lunatics who claim obviously wrong things (hello women with penis) and yet they gain power and influence instead of ridicule. Even worse, in the most recent years we see those who refuse to follow their madness get censored and banned. It was the 1930-es again, going head-first into a bizarre dictatorship where genocide is not only accepted, but explicitly desired. The social justice ideas are like grabbing a bunch of Nazi texts and replacing “jew” with “white male”. Literally.
Fighting them all day in games and gaming media left me no time to see a huge inconsistency in this worldview.
The power holders who decide who gets censored, who gets tenure, who gets a TV show or a movie are absolutely not the “target audience” of the social justice movement. On the contrary. Zuckerberg, Soros, Bezos, Zucker and nearly all media, social media, gaming industry and entertaiment giants, along with university presidents are white, heterosexual males who are obscenely rich, live in walled mansions and emit more carbon dioxide than all the “white working class”. How can such people believe in the social justice movement? How can they not see that if the social justice activists ever get into power they will tear down the megacorporations and the oligarchs will be #cancelwhitepeople-ed with the rest?! How can they carry water for the lunatics?!
The obvious answer is that they don’t. It’s the other way around. The social justice lunatics are a tool in the hand of oligarchs for reaching what Piketty found:
It’s absolutely not a coincidence that the more “progressive” a country is in terms of “social justice”, the more money the top 1% has. That’s their purpose.
Let me explain. The progressive, educated youth was always a force for socialism or at least social democracy. They were fighting for the “little guy”, the “working class” against “exploitation”. This always created swarm of activists who organized strikes, marched and agitated for higher taxes and welfare programs. This is considered obvious and is usually illustrated with the Churchill quote “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.”
The social justice movement is a tool in the hand of the oligarchs to break this. I mean the educated youth is still “progressive”, but it no longer means social democrat. These “new progressives” don’t fight for the working class, for living wages, no wars or for healthcare. They are too busy fighting for transgender bathrooms, proper representation of minorities in entertainment products, pronouns, diversity quotas and similar marginal nonsense. The working class is now renamed “white working class” and is a target of hate for telling dumb jokes about different people and dog-whistling women on the street. Because jokes and whistles the totally the biggest problems of our time. Never mind all the people dying in conflict zones, poverty even in first world countries, illiteracy or lack of affordable health care.
The social justice activists are supported by the oligarch not because they fight conservatives. They are supported because they are fighting social democrats – and as a by-product get conservatives elected. They reject social democrats as “racists, sexists, homophobes” by creating bizarre standards which are failed by everyone except by the most “pure” zealots. You can “become” a transphobe after a life of progressive activism and being “LGBTQ person” yourself for … rejecting dudes in women’s sports. Bernie Sanders, who spent his whole life fighting for a progressive agenda lost among the progressive voters to the butcher of Libya because he didn’t pander to BLM and the other fringe crazies.
Have you noticed that the conservatives are doing nothing against the “censorship”? Putin or Trump didn’t start their own Facebook despite they easily could. That’s because the bizarre behavior of social justice activists frighten and outrage moderates so they vote for “conservatives” like Trump, Putin, Orbán or Salvini. I did that too. Please also note that “censorship” isn’t really silencing the conservatives. They “somehow” always get the word out and then the conservative media can talk about this or that guy being censored.
We’ll be fine. There won’t be any kind of social justice dictatorship with gas chambers to #cancelwhitepeople. They will never have any power as they have none now. They are just puppets moved by oligarchs to defeat the working class. We will live in capitalism, under leaders like Trump, Putin, Orbán or Salvini as long as the millennials who are most infected by this nonsense die out.
The only downside is that to serve their purpose, the social justice crazies have to dominate the universities and the media, both to be able to crush social democrats – who used to live there – and to disgust everyone else. Watching them censoring and abusing innocent people on the internet is the very act that make independents go to the ballot box and place an X next to a “conservative”. Yes, it means that “we” must leave the media at large unless we want to be the censored and abused ones. I sure won’t be around to serve as a martyr.
PS: I do not claim that the social justice activists are willingly cooperating with oligarchs. They honestly believe their nonsense and would spread it anyway. However they could only preach to the pigeons in the park like lizard men believers or the flat-Earthers without the huge media and social media support they receive. I also do not claim that the individual conservative is not hurt by censorship, does not feel silenced or is somehow colluding with the censors. He is just a foot soldier picked for martyr by his superiors against his will or without his knowledge.