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Men’s Rights Activists reveal greatest t-shirt in history, victory for MRAs now assured

‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man’s rights activist

The Justice 4 Men and Boys party — the UK electoral powerhouse — is selling these on its web store, for real. Get yours before they’re all sold out!

616 replies on “Men’s Rights Activists reveal greatest t-shirt in history, victory for MRAs now assured”

@Zatar

*affects*

It’s true; whenever I’m working out, I just sit a read some of what he writes and it just gets me hankering to pump iron and beat the shit out of the punching bag. It’s motivational; his raw, masculine energy just reaches out from the words on the screen and grabs me. It just gets me in the mood to fuck something up. It’s a shame that healthy, male impulses and drives like this are so stigmatized in modern civilization. Heartiste really understands that sometime, men must be men, not eunuchs.

@Miggraine

but not as low as Diarrhea and Axe

#relationshipgoals

I think I like Axe better than Diarrhea, because Axe has a sense of humor** and a willingness to admit to their mistakes, but not sure

Actually, @Dali is a hoot. She just has better things to do than make 1000 puns on your name. I, on the other hand, don’t lead nearly so exciting a life, Mr Miggyzptlk

Abunga:

“Blatant insecurity” and “hatred of minority’s” is what you see as masculinity? God you are such a misandrist.

You made a statement, I counteracted and gave an explanation for why I did not do as you had counseled.

What statement? “You could have said no.”?

I have to laugh at your dedication to pretense in your trolling style, Abunga.

Seriously though, fuck off, Miggs. Or like, stick to one thread or something. Last thing I want is to wake up and see you’ve been vomitting all over another thread – which is exactly what just fucking happened.

There’s days I have the patience to deal with that idiot. Election day is not one of those.

@Axe

I wouldn’t compare her to Jill Stein but I guess they do have about the same chances. But I actually like Arthaud, unlike Stein.

@migglysquigglywiggly

I have to give you a worse trolling grade. It’s less funny when you overdo it. Lies need to have a certain believability, dear. You’re trying too hard.
The beginning was excellent and “muscular writing” was lovely, but the last few posts have been lacking. I am disappoint.

@Abunga

Heartiste really understands that sometime[s] men must be men, not eunuchs.

Yeah, yeah, but only sometimes.

@Treeperson:
The very first work in the western literary canon, The Iliad, is absolutely crammed full of pop-culture references and asides to current events. I haven’t read it but I’m told that Journey to the West is the same.

Homer would probably have spoken in gifs if they’d had them. Shakespeare and Eliot certainly would. It’s probably easier to list the writers who wouldn’t have done it.

@Sinkable John:
All the best for the election. My partner (who is French) is just going out to vote now.

Bon courage.

‘I also hear “the Tale of Genji” had the literary equivalent of .gif spam with many conversations consisting of the first lines of a poems with the reader being expected to know the rest’

Yes–we need tons of footnotes to understand it now. I’m guessing it was the model for Darmok in Star Trek:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok

Speaking of which, decades ago I read Pride and Prejudice in Russian translation–about a third of the book was the story, and the other two thirds was footnotes to help people from another culture understand wtf was going on. I actually think footnotes would be helpful for Austen in English, too.

@TreePerson

also hear “the Tale of Genji” had the literary equivalent of .gif spam with many conversations consisting of the first lines of a poems with the reader being expected to know the rest (apparently speaking in quotes was how it was done in the imperial court).

Thank you, that is a beautiful fact.
The modern concept of “originality” has only been around for a couple of hundred years, really, hasn’t it. Many of the creations we now think of as unique and original look that way to us because they have survived in relative isolation while the surrounding cultural context is lost to us, like volcanic outcrops after the surrounding stone has weathered away.

abunga is not being entertaining enough. I think they should dance in a more interesting way or piss off (well, ok, the bit where they havered on about writing muscular prose was mildly amusing, but that really is the minimum entertainment threshold they should be aiming for). Other than that, they are a sad little tosser who aspires in vain to the dizzying heights of qualifying as a poxy toerag.

On “muscular” writing : dude, I used to do that too, when I was like 8.

Then a teacher kindly pointed out to me that I did have some talent, but that was most certainly not it. Fast forward 16 years, people who read my “from the gut” stuff display a range of reactions, but hilarity is not one of them. Just sayin’, you might be doing something wrong.

@EJ

Thanks. I’m going through the day on a 420 bender starting as soon as I’m done rolling the first one. Hopefully I’ll emerge to see a Le Pen vs Someone Decent second round – seems at this point, she’ll be part of it no matter what, so it’s just a matter of who she’ll have to face now.

I fucking hate today.

Someone I know who is non-neurotypical actually learned to speak by way of a method rather like Darmok.

@John:
You mean “go on a mighty weed bender as soon as I’ve cast my vote“, right?

@EJ

Sadly, that was exactly what I meant.

The nasty-ass depression period last year and the ensuing lapse of awareness led me to believe, for some reason, that the registration system makes any sort of sense. By the time I remembered that it actually doesn’t, it was too late.

Going to vote.

The one thing I hate is that I can’t be sure of which between Macron and Melenchon give the best odds of avoiding Le Pen x Fillon, which is the one thing I want to avoid.

@Ohlmann

If it’s a choice between the asshole and the almost-decent guy, I would say it’s a rather easy choice.

Shall we hold a fundraiser to buy style guides for trolls? Or would Strunk & White (to name but one) be wasted on them?

(Insert “rhetorical question” pun here – I haven’t had enough caffeine yet to make it)

@Ohlmann
@Sinkable
Best of luck to you two in next two and a half hours.

@Zatar
They’re the right wing propoganda machine, it’d be more surprising if they didn’t practice their bigotry off camera.

@Anbuga

To I have to restate to you how much I despise Beyonce Knowles? She is the very apotheosis of what is wrong with our debauched modern “civilization,” she is the harbinger of white male fiefdom that it surely to come in the future.

How the fuck does that even work?

You are getting the same question I gave my own family. How do the things you don’t about Beyonce possibly go down a road like that?

She pulls meaningless stunts, like her endorsement of racist faux-equality movements like BLM, hogs up considerable shares of the limited attention spans that coalesce around vapid dreck aggregators like Buzzfeed, monopolizes the affections of entitled, spiritually-neutered, perennially-networking, terminally-adolescent, gif hoarding, emoji-spewing millennials, and has nothing to her name but a seemingly endless outpour of polished mediocrity and dolled-up insipidity.

Meaningless to you. Can you ever look up eat the meaning was to Beyonce?

That’s a fucking objective fact by the way. No watter what your feelings on the matter are it has meaning to someone. Your own words betray the lie, it has meaning to you, a negative meaning. All you want to do is shut people like Beyonce up so you get with other people feeling threatened by things you can’t actually describe and play pretend about reality. As a white man I’m supposed to be impressed by this weakness of character? For all your posturing and puffery you are weak and incapable when it comes to more than gang activity with other bigots.

That you and your ilk can’t actually describe reality accurately is a flaw I will take advantage of while being open and honest about it. Get a spine and start introspecting about the things you dislike.

Best of luck, France!

Apparently Fox news employees made the black women employed there engage in arm wrestling matches for the entertainment of their white superiors.

The fuck.

@Anbuga

See, people like you are EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Did you really need to go hunt up some inane gif in order to express a sentiment that could have been much more easily conveyed in text?

Are you fucking kidding me? Why should anyone care if they want to convey meaning with an image and text? Have you ever looked at language more broadly? Do you have any idea just how many ways human beings can transmit information and meaning? Why should anyone be limited by text? Language evolves. At no point in time has it ceased to change from one generation to the next. Why should it stop for you?

Language has been pictorial and frankly this change makes perfect sense. If more meaning can be passed on with less effort that’s just what human beings are going to do. You whined about the Guttenberg press didn’t you?

You are what’s wrong with millennials, using popular culture and entertainment as your medium of expression and relating to other people.

That’s perfectly normal human behavior you ignoramus! XD !
So much of this cultural conflict has been about people trying to say that X normal behavior is is unacceptable because…and then a bunch of feelings attached to nothing I can find outside of you. The common denominator looks like a need to socially handicap people in a political conflict and I see nothing to to change my mind in you.

Did you get the meaning of the .gif? If so mission accomplished. Time to move on to whatever is next.

Your generation is a generation that will go down in the annals of history as one that simmered unconsolably on social media at the ills of late capitalism while forever using its most vapid and pedestrian products as your means of relating to one another and the world at large.

I think that’s what they said about newspapers and political cartoons too. Keep on whining. You just don’t want to have to pick up new skills to compete. This is weakness.

And yet they just keep coming! What is it with you brain-dead leftists and your affection for gifs? Why must you relate everything back to celebrities, HBO, and YA fiction?

Can you be any more culturally unaware? Young people on the political right use image macros (“.gifs”) and other memes as much as on the left. It’s all over Facebook and Twitter.

@Anbuga

Jesus fucking christ, she just keeps destroying things – is that why you leftoid fuckers love her so much? Those people are complete idiots, grinning while she trashes what is most likely an innocent person’s car AND busts a fire hydrant, wasting valuable water (you know, that thing so many black people in Africa don’t have easy access to? But black lives matter!)

Pure social manipulation. You don’t give a shit about black people in Africa and I don’t believe for one minute you’ve made similar complaints with respect to music videos with political slants favorable to you. Fucking prove it if you think they destroyed someone else’s property. You are hitting lots of racist bingo squares, the “all black people are thieves” is unsurprising you socially degenerate fuck.

If you think water should be conserved in such a way go address it in a place that makes sense like places where water policy is being argued. All you want once again is to prevent people from expressing themselves politically. I hope you are at least be honest about it to yourself, otherwise your mind is fucked. Not irretrievably but still fucked nevertheless.

LindsayIrene said

Weren’t baby boomers big into ‘Love Story’ and ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’? Yabbut it’s millenials who have terrible taste!!

I’m a late Boomer (was still in grade school when these gems were popular) and yeah, they were everywhere. The theme from Love Story was the very first song I got completely burned out on.

zaunfink | April 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm
“girlflux”? Sorry for the following derailing.

No problem, friend! I don’t mind talking about my gender. Mostly because it sometimes helps me make sense of things that I don’t understand quite yet myself.

I can understand everything else, mostly because I have felt related things, but genderfluidity (and agender especially) escapes me.

I can’t speak for everyone, but for me personally: It’s like waking up one morning feeling like pretty Feminine and being more okay with being female, and other days waking up and being less okay with it. Somedays, I just wake up and don’t feel like any gender at all, and I just shrug and go about my day as though I didn’t have one, which is, I just go about my day as normal, really.

I mean, I do participate in Female-boxed things, like crafting, sewing, liking cooking and the color pink, etc., but I don’t do those things because they’re gendered so much as it’s because I like those things.

It’s a little hard to explain because it’s based more on feeling than it is on more tangible things. But then again, that’s what 99% of gender is for me: feeling.

I mean, I know it exists and hey, if someone needs me to use certain pronouns, I will – because it’s important for another human and it costs me nothing – and intellectually, I can understand genderfluidity at least somewhat (mostly because of sister Claire and Magpie), but my mind just refuses to understand how agender would feel. And I would like to understand.

Again, it’s really hard to explain because it’s a feeling. It’d be like describing what “happy” is to someone who’s never experienced it, or what “love” feels like to someone who has no frame of reference.

But, the way I view it is: I’m not a gender. I am me. I am Alex. And Alex is Alex. I don’t wake up and feel like a “woman” a lot of the time. I just wake up and feel like Alex, if that makes some kind of sense.

Does anyone have any good resources to hopefully get closer to understanding? I do know the gingerbread person and that helped tremendously with fluidity and stuff.

I don’t have any resources personally, but I do have my own experiences, so I hope that helps!

The theme from Love Story was the very first song I got completely burned out on.

I have a number of things to say about that song. Now, where do I begin…?

I have a number of things to say about that song. Now, where do I begin…?

Begin with how the entire song is about what a woman can do for a man, with not even one word about her being an actual person.

I just looked up the lyrics and they are horrifically cheesy and yeah, not much about the woman as an actual person.

This is the line that bugged me most though.

The sweet love story that is older than the sea

Just because the oceans were on Earth way before any sapient animal that might feel love was.

I guess it’s better than Vanessa Williams’ Save the Best for Last

Sometime the sun goes round the moon

Wtf? No it doesn’t.

I know song lyrics aren’t necessarily meant to be literal let alone scientifically accurate, but some things I just can’t get past.

The song, the book, and the movie are all tremendously vapid. Even the tagline, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” is idiotic.

@wwth the lyrics that have always had that effect on me are from “Missing” by Everything But the Girl:

“and I miss you
like the deserts miss the rain”

Argh! Why would a desert ecosystem miss the rain? It gets as much as it requires, it’s a niche that would be devastated by torrential rain!

😉 just silly lyrics-rage.

@Ooglyboggles

Ah, I see you’ve never had the dubious pleasure of seeing the movie or you’d realize that is exactly what it is about.

They’re both at Harvard, I believe, although only Oliver’s academic career is important, of course, and the entire story is how Jenny’s beautiful, graceful, and most importantly silent suffering and death from cancer affects HIM.

Her pain and troubles never stop her from loving HIM and letting HIM know he’s the most speshul-weshul important boy in the whole wide world.

If that isn’t enough glurge for ya, I believe there is also a sequel called “Oliver’s Story” but I have thankfully never seen it.

Anyone else afraid about the French election right now?

Second round will be Macron vs Le Pen

Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck FUCK

Alan – “…to tell the story of how bad a film can be?” ;o)

dreemr said

The song, the book, and the movie are all tremendously vapid. Even the tagline, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” is idiotic.

I was so glad my parents never got into that book/movie because when they (mostly my mom) did, we had to have the book and the album* too. So after 47 years, allow me to “fix that for them”:

Love means saying you’re sorry whenever it’s needed. (Among other things.)

“People who never have to say sorry” is a null set. Whenever anyone quoted the original tagline ten-year-old me rolled my eyes.

*I found the soundtrack to “Paint Your Wagon” in my dad’s collection when I cleaned out the house! 9_9

@dreemr
That’s, so much worse. Like, holy smokes, there’s objectifying, and there’s turning a dying women into your willing and comforting hug pillow for YOUR needs. Isn’t a person like this usually the Villain in romance because they don’t consider the thoughts and feelings of their partners outside of their own wants?

Wikipedia’s excerpt on Oliver’s Story, it has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes:

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his young wife Jenny, who succumbed to leukemia. As he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don’t ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners at the firm.

Oliver’s inconsolable grief begins to alienate those around him, at least until he finds new love with Marcie Bonwit, the wealthy and beautiful heiress to the Bonwit Teller fortune. Despite his affection for her, Oliver finds it difficult to leave the memory of Jenny behind, which causes many problems in their relationship, even as he concurrently begins a reconciliation with his autocratic father.

A brogressive rich lawyer with a persecution complex goes after even more wealth and power through an affair but his attachments of his previous victim I mean love is ruining his current relationship and his father’s approval. I think my anger broke.

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

No, love means you can say you’re sorry and really really mean it, because the person you love and who loves you is worth it.

PI:

I don’t have any resources personally, but I do have my own experiences, so I hope that helps!

This reminds me, one time in my high school biology class we discussed human body temperature. It’s usually around 36.5 to 37 C, with a little individual and time-of-day variation.

One of the girls mentioned that her normal temp was under 36 C. This made one of us boys sincerely curious, and he asked: “Does it feel…different?”

Girl: “Uh…what?”

Teacher (smirking to the class): “He was asking, do you feel different than him?”

https://i.imgflip.com/mb5hn.jpg

Holy butts Miggy, do you not know what a paragraph break is? Or are you like that other troll we had earlier who just didn’t know where the fuck it is, and refused to look out of sheer laziness?

Abunga Is Among Ya | April 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Amazing. Simply amazing. Here you all are, blathering and sobbing about how MRAs are a bunch of reactionary fascists and about how fascists are so deadly,

I don’t recall anyone saying that all MRAs are “reactionary fascists”. I do recall people saying that there’s a lot of overlap between the two groups, which I agree with, but not that all MRAs are fascists and vice versa.

yet you’re talking about showing up and crashing a party, IRL.

We would if it wasn’t so damn expensive to go and listen to Elam and Co. run their mouths for hours on end.

But, the real question is: How are these two points related? How is going and “crashing a party” even remotely comparable to fascism?

What was this I was told about women not feeling safe in society because of toxic masculinity or whatever?

There’s a lot of other reasons why women feel unsafe in society, but I don’t really expect you’ll listen so there’s really no point in telling you is there?

I don’t care if you think you have the right to do something, just because you have the right doesn’t mean you’re in the right.

No one said it was the “right” thing to do. Just that it’d be fun.

There are serious issues affecting men and boys in our society

Finally, something we can agree on!

See, here’s the thing, Miggy: We here can agree that the MRM does bring up a lot of very real problems! We do believe that there are a lot of problems that men and boys face in our society that really do need to be addressed, and the MRM recognizes most of them.

The problem comes when this happens:

(caused by feminism and the attendant encroachment of the welfare state),

When the MRM says that it’s those Evil Feminists/”welfare state”/[insert MRM boogyperson here] who are the ones causing the problems, instead of looking at things like Toxic Masculinity or oppressive gender roles, which is what feminism focuses on.

This is where their credibility falls apart.

The other, OTHER issue is:

and I strongly suspect that these men will address these issues,

You must not have seen the videos from last year’s “conference”. They really don’t address these issues. At all.

They just kvetch for hours about how feminists are ruining everything, but they don’t actually care to do anything about it beyond harass feminists and whine on the internet.

Which is what Paul Elam says his mission is anyways.

in simple, commonsense terms that anyone can understand (unlike the turgid, jargon-pregnant academese used by feminists and other assorted cultural Marxists, likely in effort to elude the comprehension of the very “working classes” that these people claim to represent, thus allowing themselves to claim that those who disagree with them lack “[blank] consciousness,” and are thus in need of vanguards staffed by androgynous, anime-haired pencil pushers and low-t inbetweener weeners).

Holy shit, that’s only a sentence fragment. Brevity, dude. Brevity.

You sit here and complain that feminists and our ilk are using “turgid, jargon-pregnant academese”, but you post a wall-of-fucking-text full of “lookit me, I’m so smart!” style prose and expect people to parse that shit on your behalf.

Pot, meet kettle.

Sure, not everything feminists talk about is for the layperson. But not everything is supposed to be. A lot of this stuff is Advanced Feminism, not meant for everyone to understand until they’ve studied the subject some. Feminism is a complex issue, with a lot of layers. You can’t get to the core until you’ve at least peeled back a few of those layers.

The problem with bullshit like this is: you’re demanding that every conversation about feminism is Feminism 101 level, so it can be on your level. You’re demanding control over the pace and the topic of a conversation that you don’t need control over.

You’re demanding that we take time to sit down and explain everything to you in the simplest of terms, instead of getting off your (metaphorical) ass and doing some research yourself to find the Feminism 101 section on your own. It’s like walking into the Reference section of the Library and demanding that there be children’s picture books on the shelf for the same topic, instead of going to the children’s section to find those books for yourself.

It’s intellectually lazy, Miggy.

Abunga Is Among Ya | April 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm
@ComeOnIrene

To I have to restate to you how much I despise Beyonce Knowles? She is the very apotheosis of what is wrong with our debauched modern “civilization,” she is the harbinger of white male fiefdom that it surely to come in the future.

Wait, huh?

Do you know what “harbinger” means?

How is Beyonce announcing or bringing about “white male fiefdom”?

See, this is the point I made earlier: You don’t know what you’re talking about and are getting mad that other people aren’t stooping to basic levels to appease you.

She pulls meaningless stunts, like her endorsement of racist faux-equality movements like BLM,

I’mma just dot “BLM is racist!” square on the Troll Bingo card.

hogs up considerable shares of the limited attention spans that coalesce around vapid dreck aggregators like Buzzfeed,

Why do you care what Buzzfeed posts about if you hate it so much, broseph?

Unless you’re just mad that they’re not posting what YOU want them to post about? In which case, I’d offer for you to go and actually post the stuff you wanna post about instead of sitting around and huffing about Buzzfeed not doing it.

monopolizes the affections of entitled, spiritually-neutered, perennially-networking, terminally-adolescent, gif hoarding, emoji-spewing millennials,

And yet we feminists are the verbose ones, yeah?

Let’s break this down though, because I’m amused by it.

“entitled”

What, like being a guy who gets mad that Buzzfeed doesn’t post only what he personally approves of? Or like a guy who gets mad that feminists aren’t carefully explaining to him why they need to exist? Or a guy who thinks that people with vaginas or different genders or things that are different from his experience should shut up and not speak because it bothers him?

“spiritually-neutered”

Someone’s mad that not everyone follows his religion as religiously as he does, I see.

See, the thing is: I’m actually kind of religious myself. I just don’t make it a huge, central part of my life. It’s a part of my life, sure. And it’s a part I devote a good portion of time to. But I don’t let it rule me, and I certainly don’t try to use it to rule others.

But apparently that makes me a bad person?

“perennially-networking”

Well, that’s the only way we’re going to get jobs in this economy that the previous generation ruined for us, so…

It’s also a great way to get new experiences and learn about cultures different from your own.

“terminally-adolescent”

CS Lewis once said: “To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.”

What I see is a group of people who are mature enough to genuinely enjoy “childish” things, while still doing all the adult things like paying taxes and having jobs and such.

A’int nothin’ wrong with that.

“gif hoarding”

Hey, I don’t do that anymore! There’s sites for it now, so I can free up space on my hard drive.

“emoji-spewing”

Does anyone understand the current emoji-EVERYTHING fad? Because I don’t.

I mean, emojis are neat little shortcuts for expressing feelings that we may not be able to put into words, and they’re also great for adding context to text that otherwise would have been missed, but I don’t understand why we need emoji everything.

Especially of the poop emoji. I don’t understand the fascination with the poop emoji.

“millennials”

Oooh, there’s a buzzword!

So, what is a “millennial”? Well, most researchers start the group in the 1980’s, and a lot of reachers put the cutoff date as 1994 or 1995, but it has been put as far forward as 2004.

So, anyone born between those years is technically a “millennial”, myself included.

But I don’t think that’s the thing anyone thinks about when they refer to a “millennial”. When I hear people use it in a negative, much like Miggy, what I hear is “you durn kids git off muh lawn!”

and has nothing to her name but a seemingly endless outpour of polished mediocrity and dolled-up insipidity.

She’s also got more money and fame than you, and people like her a lot more than most MGTOWs.

Sounds like those grapes are sour.

Abunga Is Among Ya | April 22, 2017 at 11:36 pm
@Axe

See, people like you are EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Did you really need to go hunt up some inane gif in order to express a sentiment that could have been much more easily conveyed in text?

Actually, copying and pasting is sometimes a lot easier than typing out words.

I mean, just because you find it more difficult, it doesn’t mean the rest of us do.

Again, it’s a choice of expression that sometimes conveys feelings we might have a hard time putting into words, and it’s a way we can convey feelings to other people who might understand that better than words.

You’re just mad that we’re not chiseling our boredom with you into stone, huh grandpa?

You are what’s wrong with millennials, using popular culture and entertainment as your medium of expression and relating to other people.

I’m adding “popular” and “culture”, and the phrase “popular culture” to the list of words and phrases Miggy very obviously doesn’t understand.

How would you prefer we relate to other people, Miggs? Because most people choose to do it through shared experiences.

That is, we find a common thread with which to relate to people, and that common thread is usually some form of POPULAR CULTURE. As in CULTURE that is POPULAR and is therefore very likely to be relevant to a LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE.

Your generation

Well, I would say that it’s very likely that Miggy was born in the Millennial generation considering the wide berth of years included in it, but then I remember he’s a three hundred-and-something year old.

is a generation that will go down in the annals of history as one that simmered unconsolably

What is “unconsolably”? Even Google doesn’t know what the fuck you’re trying to say. Did you mean “inconsolably”?

And if you did, do you not see the protests and movements that are happening online and off? Or do you have your blinders on?

Because I see a massive group of people connecting via social media that wouldn’t have been possible even a decade ago. I see a large group of people sharing experiences, and relating to one another through shared experiences (yes, even through POPULAR CULTURE), and learning about other people.

I see people using social media as an online avenue to arrange for change in the meatspace, and it’s having a very visible impact.

on social media at the ills of late capitalism while forever using its most vapid and pedestrian products as your means of relating to one another and the world at large.

“when u def want to end capitalism, but low key want more fleek clothes at a cheap price”

https://pics.me.me/apple-airpods-cost-159-but-they-cant-pay-taxes-or-3795009.png

Please tell me how I can stop participating in capitalism. I’d really love to stop participating in capitalism.

I’d love to put in a much better style society where people aren’t told they don’t deserve to live if they can’t “contribute” to it in some measurable way.

But I must love capitalism and have no complaints about it! Because I participate in it! And I can’t be critical of things I participate in!

[insert vapid gif from popular television show]

There’s a word for people like this: Hipster.

@ComeOnIrene

And yet they just keep coming! What is it with you brain-dead leftists and your affection for gifs? Why must you relate everything back to celebrities, HBO, and YA fiction?

Because it’s easy? Because we’re human beings with shared experiences? Because we like things?

Why is this so evil to you? Why do you hate people relating to one another through shared experiences so much? Or, why do you hate people relating through things you don’t personally approve of so much?

What do you think we should be relating with if all these things are so awful and make us “brain-dead”?

What do you relate to other people with? Because I can tell you, it ain’t your intellect or personality.

Abunga Is Among Ya | April 23, 2017 at 12:32 am
@Axe

Jesus fucking christ, she just keeps destroying things – is that why you leftoid fuckers love her so much?

Well, feminists DO want to destroy the patriarchy, and I also just confessed to wanting to destroy capitalism, so…

Those people are complete idiots, grinning while she trashes what is most likely an innocent person’s car AND busts a fire hydrant, wasting valuable water (you know, that thing so many black people in Africa don’t have easy access to? But black lives matter!) AND costing tax-payers money. What the fuck? I did not like that at all, not even the music was good.

TIL: Miggy doesn’t know what a music video is. Miggy also thinks that only Beyonce would waste precious water, and he hasn’t ever wasted a drop.

Here’s a hint: Music videos are fiction.

Beyonce didn’t just run up and bash some dude’s car in. It was staged. The car was meant to be broken.

What are you laughing at? I suspect that you were incapable of merely saying “this makes me laugh,” and are using a gif to express this sentiment?

We can say “this makes me laugh”, but it’s also (again) relating to someone else to post a gif. Simply because we choose not to do something doesn’t mean we’re somehow incapable of doing the thing.

That is exactly what people talk like, as someone who has owned a Twitter before, I can definitely tell you that people talk like that.

“As someone who has owned a Twitter before”

https://media3.giphy.com/media/ifxLK48cnyDDi/giphy.gif

Wow, really grandpa? One whole Twitter? You owned a whole Twitter?

Abunga Is Among Ya | April 23, 2017 at 1:43 am
@Zatar

Old literature is completely different from what the youth of today are doing, what with their HIMYM/Supernatural/Game of Thrones/Amy Poehler/whatever obsessions.

https://media.tenor.co/images/20b40ec79240f4853b0bcf658d172c05/tenor.gif

Well, yeah. Humans advance society and all that. Those shows are products of their times, just as “old literature” is a product of its time.

Youth are always doing things differently, it doesn’t make it BAD, miggy. You’re doing shit different than your forefathers. I don’t see you giving up electricity or computers just because “youths”.

‘Old literature’ is stuff that has passed the test of time,

This made me laugh. (See, I am capable of doing it!)

Still gonna post a gif tho.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/07/laughter.gif

See, the thing that makes me laugh about this argument is that we don’t actually know what media from our generation is going to pass The Test of Time.

Because most of the media from our generation hasn’t had time to actually take that test yet. And it’s silly (and really arrogant) to assume that the stuff you don’t like won’t be POPULAR enough to actually be talked about years later.

Because that’s all The Test of Time really is: Popularity. Sure, there’s an element of how “good” something is, but we talk about bad shit too.

For instance, people still talk about the Twilight series, the Super Mario Brothers movie, and stuff like that.

And another thing that’s going to flub your Test of Time Theory is this: We now have given the power to archive things to more people than ever before, AND we now have more space to archive things than ever before.

It used to be that only certain people had access to put things into historical archives, and there was also a much more limited space to put things, so ‘good’ things were valued above others. (We’ve actually lost a LOT of historical things because people at the time decided it was bad, unworthy, or they just wanted to destroy it.)

Now, with the power of the internet, anyone can archive anything. And because we have so much space via millions of servers on the internet to archive things, we can also store much ‘less important’ things. Even things that were previously not archived by the generations before us.

We’re leaving a greater understanding of our culture for future generations than any generation before us, and that’s actually really fucking cool.

and will likely always have some kind of cultural or didactic value, whereas the stuff you see on Hulu or Netflix or whatever is likely just a passing phase,

According to you. So no offense if I don’t take your opinions into account.

But this does bring up a point I made in the last response: The things that we happen know of from those times weren’t the only things that had ‘cultural value’.

Those things were decided to have ‘cultural value’ by the people in power at the time, and we have lost a LOT of stuff due to malicious intent, ineptitude, and yes, even the power of decay.

Your assumption (and that’s exactly what it is) that the only things that survived your so-called “Test of Time” were the only things meant to survive is garbage.

something which is popular now but might not be in a decade or so into the future (“Married with Children” used to be one of the most highly-rated tv shows in the 80’s, but nobody talks about it anymore, and I’ll bet that half of the kids today wouldn’t know where it came from if you were to whistle the “Andy Griffith” theme).

I would bet even more than half of “the kids today” wouldn’t know what the Andy Griffith theme song is. I know what that is, but only because I have grandparents who watch a lot of old tv.

Because that show was popular back when black and white television was still the norm.

If we take your “the kids today” to mean anyone under the age of 20, then it’s very likely they grew up long after the show’s popularity waned, and just don’t know what it is because they’ve never been exposed to it.

That doesn’t make them “vapid and unenlightened” or whatever, it just means they grew up in a different time with different values. And those values aren’t inherently worse than the ones that came before it.

In fact, I daresay they’re better because they’re building on a wider base of knowledge and experience.
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Sorry to everyone (except whatever-the-fuck-your-name-is-this-time) for the teal deer. I have to balance troll-chewing and work, yanno?

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