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Right-wing trolls embrace new “NPC” meme, taking aim at soyboy cuck libt*rds who respond to everything with meaningless buzzwords

Triggering the soyboy libt*rd cucks by calling them NPCs (Detail from meme found on Reddit)

By David Futrelle

Alt-right trolls have a new insult: NPC, a sort of all-purpose replacement for formerly ubiquitous anti-SJW putdowns like “cuck” and “soyboy,” suggesting that everyone who doesn’t agree with them is a mindless, even soulless, robot, akin to a videogame Non-Player Character who can only respond to stimulus with a small number of preprogrammed lines of dialogue.

As an insult, NPC has been floating around the chans for some time, but it took off in a big way recently after a two-year-old 4chan post resurfaced on social media. In the post, one disaffected anon wrote about how he — I’m assuming it’s a he — had started to look upon most of those he encountered on a daily basis as little more than real-world NPCs,

soulless extra walking flesh piles … who autonomously follow group think and social trends in order to appear convingly [sic] human.

For these NPC “flesh piles”, he continued, politics is literally no more than a collection of handy catchphrases.

If you get in a discussion with them it’s always the same buzzwords and hackneyed arguments. … it’s like in a vidya [game] when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact same lines word for word once more.

As journalist Cecilia D’Anastasio has recently noted in Kotaku, this is literal dehumanization, a way for alt-rightists and their fellow travelers to reduce their “enemies [to] objects, pawns, strawmen, tools.”

But, I would add, it’s also proven to be a great way for the trolls to demonstrate what completely original thinkers they are, and how seldom they resort to meaningless buzzwords.

Flattmeister (100% Soy Resistant) ‏ @TheFlattmeister Follow Follow @TheFlattmeister More Hey people new video up, NPC Is The New SJW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml61WtP-Djk … What a great and poignant new label for sjws and soyboys.

 

Rogue Hanzo Quinn ‏ @RogueHanzo Follow Follow @RogueHanzo More Replying to @edwardgorelik @Mantrarei8 and 3 others Soy boy NPC AlertFaint Jester ‏ @FaintTyrant Follow Follow @FaintTyrant More DON'T BE A NPC SOY BOY

ThunderAppreciated ‏ @Thunder91965361 Follow Follow @Thunder91965361 More Replying to @MadwitTY @ConfusedLibera2 @DavMicRot Get shat on you globalist NPC soy man

?CRY₿TO JOHN PODESTA ? ‏ @bitcoinizations Follow Follow @bitcoinizations More Replying to @john_boyne normal people laughing, makes a beta npc soyboy miserable, bitches about it on twitter afterwise. you are the joke, the punchline and a n-word lmao

Your ratio, indicates ur a spoiled little soy boy #npc throwing a fit. Even your blow up doll wife is tired of ur idiocy. Calm down, go for a walk, get healthy, step away from the soy, and leave OUR country, not ur president? Not ur country, run along porky.

By the way, did I mention that these guys really hate buzzwords?

Lein ‏ @WriterOfFuture Follow Follow @WriterOfFuture More Replying to @VoluptuousLiana NPC = SJW. Think about it. You can’t reason their one track mindset with anything and when you try to talk to them they spout the same buzzwords every time.

Strelok Horrigan ‏ @CyborgKnightDx Follow Follow @CyborgKnightDx More Replying to @Kexta89 @Abryn5 @BBC Those who make feminism their core are NPC. You are a leftist thus an empty creature full of progressive ideals delivered by other NPC's. Only the hugbox think is allowed. Just from your profile pic, I see the soyboys you bed or cuck never satisfy the emptiness. Poor girl.

Zepie ‏ @Zepie_ Follow Follow @Zepie_ More Replying to @APurposefulTrap Seems like just another #Remaintard NPC spouting off more ghey europhile scripted cuck dribble, britbong Twitter is full of them TBH.

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Pie
Pie
3 years ago

@Cindy

Wow. Just wow. How could you even believe everyone who doesn’t think exactly like you do is just an empty soulless shell

It’s a grand old randian tradition, that’s for sure. Everyone who doesn’t embrace seriousnes selfishness as the highest virtue is in fact totally consumed with self loathing and suicidal ideation and wants to take everyone else with them.

Pie
Pie
3 years ago

@Weird Eddie

The first of these jerk-people hadda be Paul/Saul of Tarsus who, in spite of the things Jesus is reported to have said in the four gospels, STILL successfully turned the apostate rabbi into a god….

Alternatively, he was an asshole with temporal lobe epilepsy who had a fit and the built his own religion using nascent christianity as a foundation. He and his bros wrote most of the new testament, including the bits about how women need to shut up and subjugate themselves.

Marshmallow Stacey Maximal (formerly bluecat)
Marshmallow Stacey Maximal (formerly bluecat)
3 years ago

@ Nequam

Oh? Well, wish I knew what I’d been referencing…

Sorry – that’s an example of my own solipsism at work! Too many literary references in my head, so I assume they are also in everyone else’s head.

I was thinking of the Iain M. Banks novel “Against a Dark Background”. It’s a standalone – not one of his Culture novels – set on an isolated star system which has developed numerous religious sects and warring mafia-style business/family concerns.

At one point, the main character is kidnapped by Solipsists, a group of people who decide that everyone else (including other Solipsists) are merely “apparences”. They are heavily armed, know no fear, and react to the deaths of others in their gang by arguing that the disappearance of an “apparence” is a sign that their will is becoming stronger.

One of them literally reacts to an inconvenient presence by putting his fingers in his ears, closing his eyes, and humming.

It seems quite apt.

It also has convincingly humanoid intelligent self-aware androids – a limited number only – many of whom are listed as missing. They have been kidnapped into presumed slavery. As someone explains, they have been kidnapped for the commission of acts which are illegal when inflicted on humans.

So – enslaved sex bots: another bit of the right-wing MRA-bros fantasy world, right there.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy

@Lumipuna

Speaking of internet slang, I was greatly amused recently when someone on a Finnish forum referred to fly-by reactionary commenters as “nym-in trolls”

(my translation from Finnish “nyymipeikko”, hopefully conveys the Moomin reference)

I can’t even begin to express how wonderful I find this. I’m immediately plunged back into Moominvalley.
*happy sigh*

Kiwiwriter
Kiwiwriter
3 years ago

Nostalgia for the past is endless…the world always looks better in the rear-view mirror.

In the 1970s, there was a wave of nostalgia for the 1950s. Why people would think the era of Joe McCarthy, Red-hunting, nuclear war fears, the Korean War, the horrific violence against civil rights protestors, and the Giants and Dodgers moving to the west coast is something to be nostalgic about, I don’t know.

And in 1940, Time magazine proclaimed American youth to be a “flabby, leftist, pacifist lot.” Today they’re the “Greatest Generation.”

Banananana dakry
Banananana dakry
3 years ago

@Kiwiwriter

Nostalgia for the past is a thing because the past is already written. You can ignore all the bad bits and moon over the stuff you like. It’s the present and the future that are uncertain and in flux, and for most people that’s some scary shit.

Katamount
Katamount
3 years ago

@Kiwiwriter

That’s the thing: I don’t consider things “better” in the 80s or 90s. Just different more than anything else. Perhaps a little slower. A little simpler. But pretty much the opposite of “better.” I mean, slower and simpler I think is just childhood more than the time period that your childhood took place. There were less people and you had less days to pack into your memory.

That’s part of why I try to practice a more responsible form of nostalgia. For one, I’ve been kind of horrified that so many of my nostalgic memories revolve around brand names. Leafing through the Consumers Distributing Christmas catalogue. Miracle Mart. Bargain Harold’s. Bi-Way. Woolco. Pascals.

There’s a whole YouTube channel that just uploads old Betamax and VHS clips of TV shows and commercials that aired in Ontario in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Watching old news broadcasts, I find that the issues that faced the world were actually quite similar, it’s really only the aesthetics that have changed. There was still murder and international strife in 1985, it’s just that the only place you heard about it was on the radio, on the 6PM news and on the corner newspaper box.

That’s why I’m always skeptical of the filtered nostalgia of pop culture. Ready Player One was particularly notorious on in this regard: sure, the 80s were great if the only thing you remember about it was Back To The Future and Van Halen… but that was also when Willy Pickton’s rampage was in full swing and AIDS was storming across the planet unchecked.

I get a lot more meat of nostalgia out of photos, film clips and news articles from that time than pre-packaged “remember this movie” or “remember that song” reminiscence. Because I will always associate Level 42’s “Something About You” with clothes shopping for Osh Kosh at the Scarborough Town Centre when I was like 5.

Back then, the Town Centre looked like this:

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Now it looks like this:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/medias.photodeck.com/aa1a4d50-85bb-11e2-9e2c-9d275a905598/BD-102_xlarge.jpg

No going back to the way things used to be.

Kiwiwriter
Kiwiwriter
3 years ago

Nostalgia for the past is a thing because the past is already written. You can ignore all the bad bits and moon over the stuff you like. It’s the present and the future that are uncertain and in flux, and for most people that’s some scary shit.

Absolutely right…not to mention that nostalgia for the past involves remembering one’s youth, when you were handsome/pretty, your favorite music was played regularly, you could dance well, and everything was (theoretically) in front of you.

Every generation thinks it’s wiser than the past generation and tougher than present and future generations. Or something like that.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
3 years ago

@Katamount:
Consumer’s Distributing, now there’s a blast from the past.

Granted, given that I grew up in B.C. back then, Woodward’s was the big place. (They went bankrupt in 1993 and got sold to Hudson’s Bay.) Just thinking about them puts the ‘Dollar forty-nine day, Woodward’s! Dollar forty-nine day, Tuesday.’ jingle back into my head.

(I usually joke that some people have photographic memories; I have a phonographic memory. Songs and jingles stick around.)

On the other hand, your pictures remind me of the aerial photograph collages I saw in Metro Hall years back, and just how different the city was between the two of them. Especially in Scarborough, which was mostly still wilderness back in the 1950s or so of the first photograph.

Also, yes, people have commented before that for most people, ‘the good music’ is what was created when they were young. Nostalgia for most always seems to focus on the time when they were old enough to be able to do things on their own, and young enough to get away with it.

Which may be part of why so much nostalgia is white-cis-straight-male based, because people who don’t fall into those categories have a lot less of ‘young enough to get away with it’. That’s an interesting idea, that the ability to have nostalgia is dependent on having a certain level of privilege to start with.

Jacob :)
Jacob :)
3 years ago

all you seem really, really old

Katamount
Katamount
3 years ago

@Jenora

Which may be part of why so much nostalgia is white-cis-straight-male based, because people who don’t fall into those categories have a lot less of ‘young enough to get away with it’. That’s an interesting idea, that the ability to have nostalgia is dependent on having a certain level of privilege to start with.

Nailed it on the head with that one. If you were young and aboriginal or black or gay in the 80s or 90s, you had to do a lot of growing up and fast to handle the prejudice being thrown at you. Those memories probably aren’t as peachy.

I also think it’s worth going past the time you were born to find out what life was like in decades past. What you find can be very interesting.

vanmojo
vanmojo
3 years ago

Yeah… “NPC” is all goofy and shit, but think of this in terms of what the Alt-Right is now referring to as “Weaponized Autism”…

Referring to someone as an “NPC” is essentially relegating their humanity to nothing more than a computer generated enemy in a video game that can be harmed with not only impunity, but reward…

Incel Rights are Human rights
Incel Rights are Human rights
3 years ago

This meme is harmless and original. You idiots need to stop being paranoid assholes.

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
2 years ago

@Incel Rights are Human rights

And if you believe that; than there’s kittens on Mars. A meme intended to dehumanize people in order to treat them as “others and enemy’s to destroy”, is as dangerous as pushing anti-semetic conspiracy theories like “the Holocaust is a hoax”.

But you know that; and your playing a “Card Say’s Moop’s” maneuver.

And no: your username is blatant falsehood; Incels are Neo-ractionary hate movements, not “human rights”. Wanna know why: because your ilk wants to strip people of THEIR human rights; because your bigoted authoritarians that like stripping rights from people.

Goober
1 year ago

Only an NPC would assume “He”.

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