Meow everyone. My regular readers are all too aware of the actions of the left wing radicals , and what they stand for. They will tell you that they are radical in order to somehow change the system , make things better, so on and so forth. If you have read my articles in here, I have always stated that nothing could be farther from the truth. I have stated ad nauseum that these radicals are nothing but a bunch of self centered, self entitled idiots who think of themselves as being oh so important . However, now, right here, you will in the words of one these left wing radicals, that their radicialism is exactly what I have always stated is was, Further, this left wing radical will tell you, in her own words, just how dangerous they really are . Behold, the confession of a radical. I will add my comments under each section individually as they apply .
” … I’ve been involved in activism since the Occupy Movement of 2011. Over the years this has included anti-capitalist, labour and feminist organising, as well as coordinating a local Food Not Bombs chapter, a number of direct actions against big oil (in solidarity with First Nations people), and prisoner justice campaigns.
While I will always be part of the movement and believe in creating a better world through people power, over the years I have become increasingly frustrated with modern activist culture and the way that today’s left conducts itself.
First of all, I’m tired of watching people turn into pretentious assholes who think their activism makes them better than everyone else, even the oppressed and marginalised groups with whom they claim “allyship”.
I can think of no better examples that these so called leaders or facilitators of the occupy movement who thought they were so far above the rest of the people they they preyed upon and exploited their leadership positions to get what THEY wanted . I can also think of none better examples of these ” pretentious assholes ” with some of the most vile people such as Sakura Saunders , Sid Ryan , Judy Rebbick, Pam Palmateer, Clayton Thomas Muller, Amanda Lickers , Tracie Parks , Alex Hundert and their ilk.
” … If you’ve ever worked with oppressed groups, such as people who are homeless, abused, addicted or suffering from mental health problems, there’s one thing you learn straight away. They usually don’t frame their worldviews in terms of academic theories students learn in gender studies classes in university. For the most part, they tend to not analyse their experiences in terms of systemic power and privilege, concepts such as “the patriarchy”, “white privilege”, or “heteronormativity”. … ”
There is good reason as to why the above mentioned do ” not analyse their experiences in terms of systemic power and privilege, concepts such as “the patriarchy”, “white privilege”, or “heteronormativity”. It is simply because these concepts were CREATED by these ” pretentious assholes ” in order to justify THEIR actions and agendas and to use these people as pawns for their agendas . The black lives matter flavor of the month protest movement is a great example of these idiots creating these so called class struggles to create a race war. Here are some examples of how black lives matters CREATES a struggle that did not previously exist, then escalate it to become violent, only then, to blame to other side for the violence THEY ( the black live matter protest movement ) created.
So, my question to the black lives matter protesters …. if you want allies , why are you wanting to murder those who would or could become allies ? Of course I don’t expect any answers because these ” pretentious assholes ” are they to cry foul , oppression and all the usual buzz words for the cameras , but in reality , THEY are the architects of their own violence. The screen shots don’t lie.
Professional protesters make claims to wanting allies , often. Its pretty standard practice, a well scripted , somewhat boring call out. However, in fact, they DON’T want allies, they DO want only like minded minions who don’t, or wont think and reason / rationalize things for themselves. Its far too much work to convert a prospective ally than it is to take a willing , mindless drone , and when the time is right, throw them under the proverbial bus. Rodney Diverlus is a textbook example of such a person , a KEY founder and organizer of the black lives matters movement. Here , he CLEARLY shows that he doesn’t want allies, he doesn’t want reasonable thinking, he doesn’t want to hear both side of a story. Indeed, he is ONLY interested in hearing what HIS narrative is . Other voices, possibly the voices of allies are NOT WANTED.
Hey, wait a minute, I though you guys at black lives matters WANTED allies . Now you’re saying that us white guys are not wanted as allies ? Oh, So then you do have a double standard , saying one thing publicly, doing the exact opposite in practice.
” … While many of these folks know that they’re directly impacted by class inequality, they don’t sit around pondering capitalism, reading Marx, or tackling the effects of “problematic behaviours”. They are not concerned with checking their privilege. No. They are busy trying to survive. Getting through the next day. Meeting their basic needs. They don’t bother with policing their language and worrying about how their words might unintentionally perpetuate certain stereotypes. They are more concerned with their voices being heard. … ”
I agree with the above statement. The people that these professional protesters are claiming to care about, in fact don’t care what these idiots think. Surviving is THE SOLE priority. Being politically correct and / or so called anti oppressive is the farthest thing from their minds. Frankly, I , as well, don’t give a rats ass about being politically correct . For me, as well as reasonably minded people, what is important, the ONLY thing that is important is the truth . If you cant handle the truth, go play in your proverbial sandbox , by yourself and your feelings wont get hurt.
” … Yet I witness so many “activists” who ignore the realities of oppression despite saying that they care about those at the bottom of society. They think that being offended by something is equal to experiencing prison time or living on the streets. They talk about listening, being humble and not having preconceptions. Yet they ignore the lived experiences of those who don’t speak or think properly in the view of university-educated social justice warriors, regardless of how much worse off they really are. … ”
The professional protesters ignore the realities of oppression because oppression and violence are KEY tools these same protesters use against those with whom they disagree with . A perfect example of this took place several years ago when my good friend Greg was physically assaulted in a public park by a group of pathetic and cowardly anarchist thugs, because they didn’t like his point of view. But wait, I thought these same people wanted allies . Please forgive me here but my immediate , admittedly hastily arrived observation would suggest that hitting someone over the head with a weapon is not likely to garner support and ally ship.
” … This isn’t to say that we should accept bigotry in any form — far from it. But I would go as far as saying that the politically correct mafia on the left perpetuates a form of bigotry on its own because it alienates and “otherises” those who do not share their ways of thinking and speaking about the world. … ”
Not only do we accept bigotry, we institutionalize it , we turn it into academic discussion, we even encourage it . The anti Israel movement within the university system is a perfect example of how much we do in fact condone and institutionalize it.
” … I’ve witnessed incidents where people have lost their jobs because of mistakes they’ve made in the eyes of left-wing activists. I’ve seen relationships and friendships destroyed. I’ve known people who have been banned from participating in certain places, and become so alienated from “the community” that they are afraid to go out in public at all. This has caused serious mental distress to people I’ve worked alongside, and has even resulted in suicide. Social “justice” indeed. … ”
To use a line right out of the George W Bush era, ” … you’re either with us, or against us … ” . With the professional protesters, this is absolutely 100% true. They will think nothing of throwing a person under the bus if that person so much as strays off THEIR intended goal, interferes with THEIR agenda or disagrees with them publicly.
” …These incidents tend to happen over allegations that rest on each person’s word. Yet only one party is allowed to tell their story, while the other one is told to sit down, shut up, and accept the potentially life-destroying consequences. And if anyone tries to step in or question how things are being done, they are immediately silenced and threatened with the same fate if they don’t comply. … ”
The word of a person who makes these allegations is already in question since that person has an already skewed view of the person they intend to try and destroy. They have tried, many times on me as well, but they get laughed at each time . facts to these people are meaningless because those facts always oppose THEIR narrative they want to convey. To them, fact simply get in the way of a good smear campaign. Only the most resilient person usually survives.
” … I’m sick of the cliques, the hierarchies, the policing of others, and the power imbalances. I am exhausted by the fact that any difference of opinion will lead to a fight, which sometimes includes abandonment of certain people who are consequently deemed “unsafe”. … ”
These power imbalances are there by design to create the ” us vs them ” mentality . Occupy was the prime example of this with these leaders / facilitators . They thought they were better than everyone else, while trying to play the ” oh we are just like you ” game. The pressed jeans, Rolex watches, free trips, new laptops, Iphones , cash payments and suites at the Sheraton Hotel proved otherwise .
” … It’s disgusting that the left claims to be fighting for a better way of dealing with social problems, but if a person makes a mistake or says something wrong, they are not even given a chance to explain their side of what happened. This is because the process of conflict resolution is now driven by ideology rather than a willingness to understand facts. In today’s activist circles one is lucky to be given any sort of due process at all. Meanwhile, everyone is put under social pressure to believe everything they are told, regardless of what actually occurred in a given situation…. ”
The left are creating the problem they want, then miraculously find the solution they also want . The left create the conflicts , vilify those who ask the tough questions that these radicals don’t want answers generally known . Due process is non-existant, is a fallacy , a term used only when around media in order to appear publicly as receptive to new , alternative ideas, when in front of the cameras. In reality, one is guilty and has NO CHANCE of being proven innocent. This should sound familiar to most of us, this is the legal system in islamic countries and communist countries .
” … This is not freedom. This is not social justice. There is nothing “progressive” or “radical” about it. … ”
This is by design, purpose built this way to silence any possible chance of dissent .
” … There is a disturbing trend on the left nowadays of rejecting free speech that could possibly be hurtful to someone, somewhere. This is not only dangerous but it also works against us. As leftists we are often labelled as threats by the state and at the very least, we are unpopular by society in general.
Does this not mean that freedom of thought and expression are crucial to our struggles? That we should always defend our right to question what we’re taught, our right to be different? As Noam Chomsky put it: “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
We have the right to challenge other people’s speech, but what many people are seeing is the shutting off of dialogue entirely for the purpose of “safety”. What could possibly be safe about censorship? What could possibly be safe about a group of people who claim to be freedom fighters dictating who can speak and what can be said, based on whether or not we agree with them? Study any kind of history and you will find that censorship has never been on the right side of it. … ”
The radical left is not interest in free speech. They ARE ONLY interest in THEIR speech and will silence, or at least try to silence, any one has an opinion that is not in line with their own, using any and every means possible. Violence is not a deterrent to them. Indeed, they will resort to it when looking to try and make a example of someone they are greatly opposed to . The higher the profile of the person they wish to silence, the more extreme the method they will use to enact this silence.
” … The world is not a safe place. It is extremely dangerous, flawed, full of bloodshed and corruption. By sheltering ourselves from its harshness we are doing nothing meaningful to change it. If we are serious about confronting power we must throw ourselves into the danger that so many people have no choice but to live with. While self-care is necessary to sustain us in the long run, avoiding the darkness entirely is nothing more than a cop out.
So folks on the left – do the world a favour and get serious about changing the world. And enough with the safe spaces and trigger warnings. I used to love the idea of safe spaces, but eventually realised that they did not protect me from humanity’s flaws. Escapism is necessary once in a while, but if we are serious we need to avoid hiding behind ourselves. It is extremely naive to think that we can just walk into a room, declare it a safe space, and expect it to magically become one. Unless you and your safe space enforcing friends plan on isolating yourselves from the world rather than engaging with it, it is not realistic at all and pretending it is will only hurt you further. … ”
The ONLY safe space is the one YOU create for yourself . If you rely on someone else to create a space for you, you may just find yourself disappointed to learn that in fact, the so called safe they created is really for THEM , and is likely to EXCLUDE you ….. by design. If YOU need a safe space , you have now shown weakness in the eyes of these professional protesters , therefore, you are now weak enough to be swayed into alternative points of view .. something the radical left cant have. You are now, therefore , expendable and can expect to be thrown under the proverbial bus.
” … As for trigger warnings, as a rape survivor and someone who deals with PTSD, how is writing something like “TW: Rape” not inherently triggering? I simply don’t get it. Anything can be triggering to someone, and there is no way of knowing what that will be. Personally, I think we are better off working out how to support someone who becomes triggered in a given situation rather than triggering them ourselves in an attempt not to.
Our ideas cannot be forced on other people, but must be adopted voluntarily. This requires patience and a willingness to work with others as they explore themselves. We need to be there to answer their questions, and make it clear that no question is a stupid one. … ”
Trigger warnings are there , used by these protesters as a means of controlling one, making sure they tow the party line. Your feelings and experiences mean NOTHING to them , indeed, they are there to be exploited.
” … We are not always going to enjoy the process! But without freedom of thought, speech, and expression, no other freedom can exist. Bigots and hateful people in general will make fools of themselves, and again, our freedom to speak means that we can and definitely should challenge and outsmart them. But the idea of being so self-righteous that we think we deserve to be authority figures in all of this is soul-crushing. … “
For the radical left, there is no such thing as freedom of thought. Their thoughts are scripted by the communist party , the international socialists party, the NDP party and the unions that pay them to act on their behalf . The Occupy movement could not prove that more clearly. These self righteous minions who think they are advocates of some cause, have no concept on how to actually , successfully advocate, because they are too busy acting as school yard bullies against those who ask questions, or think for themselves .
This leads me to ask the question to the original author of this story as shown in green as to what motivated, what precipitated her to right this article? I ask because she is spot on with her assessment of just who these so called social justice warriors ( SJW ) are . However, as she too is one of these SJW’s ( or was one ) I am curious as to what made her change her mind . I wonder as well, will her newly discovered assessment of just who and what these people are, actually alter the way SHE will in future , approach her advocacy in what ever area she deems as important to her? I wonder as well, as to whether her shedding light on the clear hypocrisy of these SJW’s, in fact have her be put on the outside looking in?
The author of the article as depicted in green is quite a bright and intelligent lady , one with whom I have had numerous conversations with, albeit short ones, or on line. I will say that while we have , or at least had opposing views on many subjects, the one she wrote about in green is clearly one where we do find common ground an dare in agreement with each other, at least in my view.
So, now that she has written her article on the flaws of social justice warriors, will, she now turn her advocacy to changing the way the SJW’s conduct themselves ?
I want y’all with this priceless video that clearly states what most people REALLY think of these so called Social Justice Warriors . I couldn’t agree more :