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memedumpster
What country was it that used protest holograms? Spain?

I have a hilarious idea.
SolRo
Read the YouTube description, you fucking idiots.
Scynne
I read it. Now what?

Xenocide
The Youtube description is more embarrassing than anything this woman has ever done.

"THESE FIVE SECONDS OF RANDOM FOOTAGE ARE PROOF THAT GENDER STUDIES HAS DESTROYED SOCIETY FOREVER AND [goes on for three increasingly sad paragraphs]"

15th
Published on Apr 30, 2016

"On April 25, 2016 I attended a panel called “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” at UMass Amherst’s Bowker Auditorium to see conservative comedian Steven Crowder, writer Christina Hoff Summers, and Breitbart journalist/ professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos address radical feminism and its cancerous hold on campuses across America. The public discussion attracted some of the most horrific byproducts of extreme leftism I have ever seen.

The screaming meme you see before you today is a shining example of what happens when a generation of students is taught that it’s okay to trust their gender studies professor over actual stats and logic; To hold a need to be “safe” and comfortable over the natural curiosity to listen to other opinions, grow as an intellectual, and GOD FORBID, risk being proven wrong.

I have plenty of protest footage from the event to compile and upload soon, and I think doing so will help to give viewers an accurate glimpse of the living hell all three speakers had to put up with that night. And I’m not exaggerating, there was hardly a minute that went by without one of them being interrupted or cussed out by a heckler. There were protesters leaning over balconies demanding to know why there were only white people on stage, femi-nazis with identical Rachel Maddow haircuts in the front row screaming questions but not accepting answers, and most famously, the chick you see here swinging those meaty drumsticks like she’s trying to tackle a Black Dahlia Murder song in expert mode on a RockBand drum set.

I could go on forever, but I think I’ll save it for my next upload."

Fezren
I read it. I'm not sure why I'm supposed to care about it, though.

I did find one thing interesting. If you replace all the SJW-related nouns with Israel or conservative or Gamergate-related nouns, it sort of sounds like it was written by a PoE user.

lotsmoreorcs
Solro: Nigger sympathizing faggot and Hillary supporter

AKA Top Cuck

memedumpster
"The screaming meme-"

I swear this isn't me, THOSE GUMMI BEARS ARE LYING.

"- you see before you today is a shining example of what happens when a generation of students is taught that it’s okay to trust their gender studies professor over actual stats and logic;"

I look at my back catalog of right wing videos I have submitted, and I can't help but think if I had submitted this as "GOPrincess Sad At Party" with the description "Attention not paid to prettyness one, sadness mode engaged" with the tags "bolemia, Disney Princess, plastic surgery" and "CARDIO!" it would have been five stars no controversy.

Old_Zircon
You know who loved stats and logic?



HITLER

Enjoy
You forgot to post a trigger warning for SolRo. He is triggered by anything that goes against the SJW agenda.
Gmork
Yianna fever up in the hizzy

Caminante Nocturno
Stay perfectly still. Its vision is based on movement and butter.
StanleyPain
See, it's not bullying if we...oh wait it is exactly bullying.
blue vein steel
her appearance devalues the content of her protest. The opinions of people i don't find attractive matter less
CIWB
Yes, because it's only her appearance that is revolting.

Caminante Nocturno
If we ignore her comical appearance and focus on what she's saying, then she only sounds like a big fat clown.

Zoot42
Ah yes Caminante, if only she had the body of a sickly 11 year old with pink hair and the voice of a mouse.... ah... then!

blue vein steel
because the name "Triggllypuff" has nothing to do with her appearance

Bort
We make fun of even slim young women acting like idiots. Shall I link to the Target shoplifter video? Why yes I think I shall:

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=35908

It's the behavior.

Bort
Or, even closer analogy: Suey Park. Physically beautiful, but man is she ever hilariously repellent in word and deed.

giygusattack
Yeah, probably doesn't deserve this much attention.
Pillager
Act like a mature, responsible adult get treated like an adult.

Act like a sniveling, unhinged crybully get treated like a maladjusted toddler.

Or am I missing something?
Spaceman Africa
top fucking kek
Bort
So, please list the things that are right about what Cora Segal (a.k.a. TrigglyPuff) is doing.
memedumpster
1.) She is not afraid to speak. I know, but there are those countries... *
2.) She is not ashamed to speak. See 1.
3.) She's mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore.
4.) Cardio.
5.) Industrial music loop.
6.) Holographic protestor.
7.) John Waters's new muse.
8.) Brings poeTV together in love and harmony.
9.) That is not a squirrel in party hat, it is frightened cupcake.
*.) She's showing this is not the country she says it is.


That guy
I'm not really interested in this unfortunate soul herself, so I don't know if Vine-level ridicule of her is that interesting to me.

As one of x thousand of insane assholes, she's interesting.

I'm waiting for campus politics to finally birth itself into a religion. What's taking so fucking long?
memedumpster
What's so unfortunate about her, she's shouting it from the mountain, though it took me six listens to discern what exactly. My point is, she doesn't need interest, she needs a witness!

Can I get an amen!

Trying to help the religion along.

That guy
Then again, this is a good example of a victim who would be a horrible villain if she had any power.

Bort
Is she a victim, though? Not every angry mob has a good point, and not every angry mob is full of people trying to express their legitimate grievances.

Mobs are intoxicating things, especially when you're too young to understand that you, yes you, could be in the wrong.

That guy
I just meant general victim of life, probably got picked on horribly in school, etc.

On this she's just a crazy person. And you don't have to convince me that not every angry mob has a good point.

poorwill
In the wrong? You mean compared to Milo Yiannopoulos? Let's not get stupid now - she's just embarrassing.

Potrod
It's pretty close to religion by now. Self-flagellation, confession and repenting of sin (that many are born with) seem to be huge aspects of it.

Hazelnut
It wasn't actually Milo she was shouting down. It was Christina Hoff Sommers, a surprisingly reasonable, well mannered, articulate, soft-spoken person even if I disagree with some of her views.

Bobonne
Being soft-spoken, well mannered, and articulate doesn't mean you're not wrong, and being shrill, obnoxious, and angry doesn't meant you're not right.

This can be a particularly ugly set of assumptions people tend to make when viewing arguments, especially since the powerless and legitimately aggrieved party often has little on their side save for anger and pain and outrage. Meanwhile, the side of the oppresser often has little reason to be anything but calm, soft-spoken, and well mannered; after all, they're on the winning side, and aren't subject to the grief and pain of the people they're helping to oppress.

That's all I'll say.

Caminante Nocturno
The only thing oppressing this chili barrel is gravity.

Bort
"In the wrong? You mean compared to Milo Yiannopoulos? Let's not get stupid now - she's just embarrassing."

Just because she happened to pick a target that smarter people can justify opposing, doesn't make her right. If a dog bites George Zimmerman. can I honestly make the moral pronouncement that it's a "good boy"? Well, I'll pat it on the head, but that doesn't mean it understands what it's doing or why I'm fine with George Zimmerman getting bit.

Yes I am likening a young protester to a witless animal that knows nothing other than it's time to attack.

That guy
No, I wouldn't say that emotional intensity is much of a guarantee of anything.

The problem with your point, regarding the angry campus left, is that they're close-minded crusaders who have built up an indignation metaphysic without a lot going for it.

Nikon
It's a cult.

memedumpster
"Yes I am likening a young protester to a witless animal that knows nothing other than it's time to attack."

And the dog that bit him!

Bort
Stars for you, m-dogg.

Old_Zircon
"Bort
Mobs are intoxicating things, especially when you're too young to understand that you, yes you, could be in the wrong."


Have you read The Devils of Loudon? I think you'd like it.

Old_Zircon
"Potrod
It's pretty close to religion by now. Self-flagellation, confession and repenting of sin (that many are born with) seem to be huge aspects of it."


Struggle Sessions

Jack Dalton
Can I just not like any person in this video, but still chuckle at the name "Trigglypuff?" Is this a safe space to ask that kind of question?
Hazelnut
We're going to make it one, at the Friendship Gala.

SolRo
Why don't you just head on over to liveleak if you find conservative insult memes so funny.

Nominal
Look at this ridiculous crazy person!

Wait...which "side" is she affiliated with? Better double check if it's the one pre-approved for mockery first.

Critical thinking is a fun identity flowchart!

Void 71
Her hair looks like a party hat.
Nominal
PETER
Empty your heads. Don't have an opinion! We've only got one shot at this!

GOZER
The choice is made! The Traveler has come!

PETER
Whoa! Whoa! Nobody had an opinion. Did you have an opinion?

EGON
No!

PETER
Did you?

WINSTON
My mind's totally blank!

PETER
I didn't have an opinion!

PETER, EGON and WINSTON stare at RAY

RAY
I couldn't help it. It just popped in there!

PETER
What? What just popped in there?

RAY
I - I tried to think -

WINSTON
What did you do, Ray?

RAY
I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never, ever possibly be considered offensive.

*THUD THUD*
EvilHomer
OK, I'll give you some stars.

memedumpster
☆☆☆☆☆

my god, hahaha

fedex
I bet she smells like cream cheese that has been inside a musk ox
EvilHomer
I'm surprised that nobody's commenting on how cute Mary is.

She likes Black Dahlia Murder, too!
Bort
I think people are still in shock over her terrifying overreaction.

Change
so many fat fucks here jerking off because they are less fat than the fat in this video
John Holmes Motherfucker
Regina George disapproves. Welcome to the Marketplace of Ideas.
chumbucket
KEEP MOVING! YOU CAUSING TROUBLE BIG HATE BEE ISLAND! CAUSING TROUBLE HATE BEE ISLAND!
bawbag
Sommers and Yiannopolous and an audience of mostly gamergate-related losers -on and offline- picking on a fat woman who made a scene at one of their 'aren't feminists stupid these days' circlejerks.

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt
ZackKnight
I love how many people in the comments are getting triggered by this. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling of white privilege.
Jack Dalton
Can't we just mock the stupidity of everything? If you find the intent of the video offensive, I think there is a great conversation to be had about its terrible audience -- i.e. the true forced loneliness/ gamergate/ privileged white bros. If you laughed, take your laugh to the fat chicks in party hats safe space, where the trigger word is beanbag-snack
That guy
Are you, and another dozen or so people on this site, collapsing this whole issue into a simple dichotomy because it makes it easier for you to think about?

"If hate SJW then gamergate"
"If hate gamergate then SJW"
"Anything else not compute. Assume suspicion."

Jack Dalton
Yes- We are Jack Dalron, or thumbs get tired.

are you a fat?

That guy
fat and sassy

Rodents of Unusual Size
So this fat idiot went to an event that people paid to get into, just to disrupt it and now people are whining on her behalf about the internet bullying her?

Here's an idea. She should have known better. She is a grown (real grown) adult and she should know how to behave in public. She brought any mockery on herself by acting horribly.

Also I am becoming a genuine fan of Milo Yiannopoulos for irritating the shit out of people that disagree with him. He brings it to an art form. And I listened to the entire forum. There is nothing in this forum that deserved to be shouted down.

I've become pretty horrified by the trend of colleges to demand safe spaces, asking that politicians not speak at their schools if their politics are unpopular, or demanding that everyone hop on board the white guilt white privilege apology train. Fuck all of that. Remember when being liberal was about opposing the government from a horrendously expensive war in Iraq? Now it seems to be about protecting a bunch of crybabies from hearing opinions different from theirs.

SJW's pretty much destroyed POE News and founded Bo News for the incestuous shithole that became, for what that's worth. SJWs and anyone else that wants to be condescending and say that none of these people have a valid point, go ahead. I am convinced that most of these protesters (and especially the Black Lives Matter movement who follow Milo from event to event) are devoid of any ability to contribute opinions that can improve society. They just want to harass the opposing side and that isn't civil and it isn't something I have any respect for.
Nominal
It's hard to take the 1-stars argument seriously since it's practically a who's who list of posters who are exclusively about condemnation or rage no matter the subject.

Triggly is just the shouting street preacher archetype under a different banner; both have jack shit to do with their gospel of love and understanding and just want to latch on to something that gives them an excuse to scream at people. They fit the "high conflict person" diagnosis to a T. Rage can be addicting and people should honestly ask themselves if they're really about a cause or the cover it provides for shitting on others.

I'm genuinely puzzled why these people just don't go to Bo-news. They have the same services and same favorite past time of devoting 100% of their free time to commenting on how everyone but them is an MRA/redpiller/KKK/ISIS bigot (in-between constant self-policing and purges). They post weekly how this place is a "hate group" now so...what's keeping you here?

Enjoy
Wherein ROUS brings tear to my eye. You you are exactly, one-hundred percent right.

Trigglypuff is not some brain-damaged soul who wandered into the event and is being unfairly made fun of. She's a professional protester and SJW who went in, with the intention of disrupting the event to the point that it could not take place. In the campus SJW mind, free speech and the right to assemble take second fiddle to her need to make sure nothing offensive was happening near her.

Milo is an interesting genius. The man she was shouting down was actually the obnoxious windbag, Crowder. But who cares? It's a college campus - bring the most obnoxious windbags available on campus and let them windbag.

Serious Professional Moment: In real-life, Enjoy is a senior manager who hires hundreds of college graduates into high-tech. I am *grossly* disturbed by the attitudes coming out of universities the past 4-5 years. The grit, determination, and delayed gratification has been replaced by this SJW horseshit. They have no training on how to deal with the hardships of life and business. Instead, imports from India and other places are absolutely eating their lunch. And by lunch I mean six-figure salaries within a few years of graduation so it's a pretty good lunch.

The SJWs, like SolRo and his ilk, might think they are changing the world for the better, but they are actually wrecking a future generation. Other cultures, who have no SJW cancer, are benefiting.

That guy
I think we have some in-betweeners as well. Any one video might hit someone a certain way in a certain week of life.

But there are some clear patterns, too.

What saddens me is the left eating itself, recapitulated in microcosm on this site. The idea, from about 6 or 12 poesters, that the rest of us atheists and LGBTs and pinkos on this site might actually be heretical gamergaters who need to 'come to God' is the sort of unshakeable fundamentalism that Target preachers would be proud of.

15th
Enjoy, the people that you hire - what degrees do they typically have?

Oscar Wildcat
Also: you know that "Logans Run" was a dystopic science fiction story and not a viable staffing strategy?

Fezren
There is definitely a group of users on this website who are so 'loud' with their indignant personal politics that it's easy to forget that there are moderate users as well.

I find it really strange that people are 1-starring this video as 'bullying'. Do these people know where this website came from? If so, they have clearly forgotten.

I've said it before, but lots of the most prolific commenters on here seem like they could have easily qualified as exhibits back in the day.

memedumpster
ROUS! You're back!

I was legit concerned.

That guy
But Enjoy, I do think there is a slight difference between the young woman in the video as 'a representation of a political thing' and as 'a complete person'. Even if you had proof that she's a professional protestor, that doesn't mean her life isn't fucked up, etc etc. Both things could be true.

Bort
"SJW's pretty much destroyed POE News"

They weren't SJWs, they were jackasses who decided they could be however shitty they wanted so long as they didn't say "fag". There was no pretense of any movement behind it, just a lot of self-congratulatory posturing. If I were to liken them to anything it would be to hateful bigots whose post-church lunch at Denny's serves as a forum to talk about how much they hate blacks, Jews, welfare mothers, and liberals ... but they make a very public show of saying grace.

Spaceman Africa
"SJW's pretty much destroyed POE News" hahaha

SolRo
Welcome back ROUS, still the most verbose moron on the site after evilhomer I see.

Hazelnut
Dude, SolRo. Dude.

Old_Zircon
" lots of the most prolific commenters on here seem like they could have easily qualified as exhibits back in the day."



Hey, leave me out of this.

misterbuns
This whole mess is really about spoiled white chodes being triggered by the fact that in less than twenty years white people will know what it feels like to be a minority.

You really want to see someone get triggered, tell that to fascist.

So bullying people like this girl is just ordinary psychological projection. Making someone else feel helpless like you.

It won't last.
Caminante Nocturno
This is the funniest comment yet.

endlesschris
In 100 years we're all going to be the same shade of brown, so who gives a shit?

EvilHomer
I'm having a pretty sad day. I feel kinda crappy, kinda really crappy, and I'm worried that it's only going to get worse over the next few days. Then I see you guys fighting, and it makes me feel even worse.

Please let's have this Friendship Gala. Invitations are in the hopper. Real life might suck, but we can be anyone we want to be, here in our bright little cyberworld - so why don't we just let it all go, and choose to be friends?
15th
:)


Oscar Wildcat
Yeah, it's something in the wind to be sure. I just talked to an old friend of mine, and he reminded me of the Tibetan Buddhist sand painting ritual. A couple monks lay out a fantastic mandala in colored sand on a slab over the course of several days then sweep the whole of it away in a few moments. It gave me some food for thought.

memedumpster
Those mandalas up close are incredibly gorgeous. Some schools make them underwater, which takes way longer because you have to place the sand without displacing the water. Impermanence is a great lesson.

Or, as the Sufi story goes, "This too shall pass."

Hazelnut
It'll get better EH. We don't always see eye to eye but you're good people. It'll get better.

Bort
Stay strong, EH. Remember, there hasn't been a day yet you couldn't get through. Thousands of days thus far and you've beaten them all; whatever is going on the next couple days, my money's on EvilHomer.

As Stan Rogers sings in a song about a hard-working farmer, "There's victory in every quarter mile." For you it's not fields plowed (I assume), but whatever it is -- even if it's just hours endured -- there's victory in every one of them.

Bort
For you, EH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDjS-FeY6wc

Yes, it's Supergirl on a couch with a bunch of puppies.

EvilHomer
Thank you, everybody! I wasn't trying to be emo, and I wasn't trying to make this about myself - it's a Chasing Amy love triangle thing, and knowing the sort of guy I am, it's bound to get a lot worse before it gets better - but I will get through it eventually. I always do.

My main concern here is for you guys! It's sad to see you all fighting. We used to all be bound together in common interests, like laughing at furries, and it sucks that people who bonded so well over furries now get so angry about videos like this one.

EvilHomer
The love triangle is between myself, a close friend I am (secretly) head-over-heels in love with, and her former lesbian-girlfriend, whom she still pines for. I've spent the last week helping this Amy of mine get back together with her ex, like a bizarre mashup of Chasing Amy, Cyrano, and Tale of Two Cities. I don't really see any way that can end happily.

Interesting aside, she and I first bonded over laughing at furries, too.

Bort
Find some way to be physically repulsed by your friend; maybe ask her to film herself doing a Tubgirl thing. Once your brain can disentangle physical attraction and love for her as a person, you'll be good.

Failing that, Bort sez, this sounds like an unhealthy thing, you trying to push the two of them back together. You can probably do it, but it's not necessarily necessary for it to be your burden, and you'll pay a heavy emotional toll for it. Martyrs make for great fictional protagonists, but it's not a great way to live one's life.

Bort identifies too much, and wishes Bort could tell these things to Bort 1998. :-(

EvilHomer
Well, I'm not really pushing. SHE'S pushing, and I'm helping her, because I genuinely want her to be happy, and because yeah, I've got terminal martyr syndrome! For example, I spent much of yesterday driving around the southern half of the state, looking for rare roses to send to the ex-girlfriend on Amy's behalf. I'm smart enough to know that's not really healthy, and I'm self-aware enough to know that I'm not owed anything for simply "being a Nice Guy", and therefore, cannot blame anyone else but myself for the internal problems I'm causing. All the same, this is what I do.

I tried getting grossed out by her, but the problem is, she's too perfect for me. Emotionally, I mean! She's insanely attractive, yes, but to be honest, I barely even notice her looks - it's her brains and her attitude, our shared interests and the frighteningly similar life stories that roped me in, and that kind of stuff is both far rarer and far harder to "get over". Plus, whenever I get around her I transform into a charming, confident, highly-motivated alpha male, and it's hard to be phased by gross stuff when I'm in beast mode like that. She talks about BO, she talks about fecal incontinence, she talks about autistic SJW otherkin slapping her in the face with dragon dildos - doesn't help at all.

On the plus side, I think the confidence she inspires in me has been bleeding out pheromones, because there's been a bunch of young ladies taking an interest in IRL Homer as of late. Unfortunately, none of them motivate me anywhere near like this one girl does, which is leading to further, interlocking love triangles.

Bort
Yeah, that does sound too familiar: "well I can't have ____ but at least I can do this much for her". Looking back at when I was going through something similar, this was the "bargaining" stage.

YOU are the alpha male in your life. You may behave more like one in her presence, but she doesn't bring it out in you, you opt to show it. That's all you, bud!

Some of my most rewarding periods have been when I chose to be in no relationship. If you can feel complete outside of a relationship, that's a good place to be in sometimes.

Old_Zircon
Evilhomer, the solution is sitting there right in front of you already, you're practically doing it without even realizing:

Build a Pavlovian association between her and Kevin Smith, problem solved. There's no way you can pine over someone who makes you think about Kevin Smith.

EvilHomer
It's a decent plan Mr Wildcat, but with my luck, I will instead wind up with a fetish for Kevin Smith.

Oscar Wildcat
You're corn-fusing me with some other cat!

What I say is, you can take the boy out of the rye field, but you can't take the rye field out of the boy. Can you dig it? Yes, you can.

EvilHomer
Oh, yeah, sorry, Mr Zircon. My mind's like 10.6 miles away right now.

Old_Zircon
EH, I've probably already said this at least once but when you start calling people "Mr." and "Ms." on here it makes me imagine that you're actually Tiny Tim.


So by all means keep doing it.

dairyqueenlatifah
lol
Anaxagoras
Wow. I had no idea that this event would prove so divisive.

I will say this, though: all politics & contextual issues aside, this video did make me giggle. I admit upfront that I may be giggling for uncharitable and immoral reasons, but it did make me giggle all the same.

I don't know how to rate this video, so I'll take the coward's way out.
That guy
....fair enough- it's hard to rate this 1, 5, 3 and N/A all at once. There's no button for that.

YET

NewHeavenSockman
the most interesting running theme throughout this comment cesspool is the sheer amount of hand-wringing about other people's hand-wringing
Spaceman Africa
Poetv must uncuck itself

That guy
Will you two lead the reformation, please?

Oscar Wildcat
So which one of you fuckers is gonna be POETV's Martin Luther?

Old_Zircon
Would I have to nail up my 95 Theses, or can I do it like Philip Seymour Hoffman in Happiness?

yogarfield
I've been away from the internet for a few weeks. I don't know what this is. I don't want to know. Glad I missed it.

5 stars
John Holmes Motherfucker
The triviality of all this is staggering. It says everything about these bubble headed twits that theyre treating this as the highlight of their event. This isn't politics. Its just bullshit.
SolRo
If she looked like rich daddy's conservative smughole in the video and did the exact same shit it wouldn't be here.

but conservatives found themselves a nice stereotype for THOSE DAMN SJW LIEBRULS RUINING OUR CUNTRY!!

SolRo
and the some fucktards on the left are so embarrassed to be associated with anyone not fitting the perfect leftist human archetype that they join right in out of fear that they would be accused of supporting the same views.

Old_Zircon
I'm far enough left to support guaranteed annual income, elimination of vice laws, STRICT wage caps, and I'd seriously consider bans on advertising and ownership of more than two properties.


But I look at some (SOME) of the stuff going on at universities right now and all I see is Beijing, 1965.

Old_Zircon
Obviously our great cultural revolution would take a very different form, but in some ways it has already begun, we just use online smear campaigns against intellectuals to discredit them and ruin their careers, instead of locking them up and torturing them, and obviously we're nowhere near that point yet, but the underlying urge to erase ideological opponents is essentially the same.

Hazelnut
I agree with both OZ and JHM here. It is like a miniature, trivial mini-Maoism. It'll never succeed for that very reason (you CAN silence your enemies with enough bullets and gulags, for a long time at least, but not with 'online smear campaigns' and temper tantrums). Still, it will trash some careers needlessly, ruin a few people's lives, and above all distract the Left when it is really needed.

Case in point: our SolRo here is expending FAR more anger and vitriol at POETV LAUGHING AT A SILLY PERSON ON YOUTUBE than on, say, the Republican Party nominating a borderline fascist.

Old_Zircon
I read the new English translation of The Cowshed last winter and had a bit of an epiphany about why so much of the modern left, which I theoretically agree with on most points, rubs me so much the wrong way in practice.

Ji Xianlin's description of the years on campus leading up to the Cultural Revolution, of the destructive role of partisanship, of how he got pulled into it despite being essentially apolitical, and of how it degenerated into organized thuggery, is actually really unnerving in light of the tactics the more reactionary factions on the left have been behaving for the last few years.


I really highly recommend it just in general, politics aside, one of the best pieces of autobiography I've ever read, and short.



In terms of the problems with the left on campus, everyone should give "Galileo's Middle Finger" a read. It's not going to win any awards for its prose style and it's definitely flawed, but if even 10% of the stuff in it is true (and there's no reason to believe it isn't more like 90% if you've been paying attention to this stuff for the last decade) then that's enough.

Old_Zircon
And just for the record, my gut reaction to videos like this is empathy for the subject. I was never a FCIPH type and trolling in general is usually something I'm not that comfortable with (occasionally it's masterful but usually it's either stupid and boring, or these days outright harassment).

But for fuck's sake.

This is what happens when you're born under a Clinton presidency, although the deregulation of advertising to children under Bush 1 didn't help either. Infantilization by mass media and a broken educational system creates great consumers but not necessarily great citizens. This is the left's version of the psychology that also gave us Gamergaters.

Oscar Wildcat
Thanks, OZ. I will look for a copy.

John Holmes Motherfucker
>>Case in point: our SolRo here is expending FAR more anger and vitriol at POETV LAUGHING AT A SILLY PERSON ON YOUTUBE than on, say, the Republican Party nominating a borderline fascist.

I don't seem to think SolRo is necessarily as emotionally invested as you seem to think. He (or maybe she) could be just telling strong truths strongly.

Also, it makes more sense to complain to POETV about what POETV is doing.

Finally, I like Trigglypuff. I think she's kind of badass.

Oscar Wildcat
There is an associated interview clip with the puffster, you should have a listen. She asserts Godwin's Law in under two minutes! Then, emotional meltdown. Then, whatever. I stopped listening at that point. She's a dream boat to be sure.

Old_Zircon
I suggest you revisit it and skip to 2:00, where she makes an extended Power Rangers simile.


I definitely feel bad for the hell the Internet is going to make her life for a couple of months, especially since she's obviously not even close to emotionally prepared to cope with it, but if she plays her cards right there should be a few years of decent lecture tour work waiting at the far end.

That guy
for fuck's sake, JHM

for

fuck's

sake

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