I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, although more often disgusted is a more apt description, at the online antics of the Atheism+ crowd and especially their self-proclaimed leaders. The more I read, and trust me, I don’t pursue it on my own, either I get linked to it or just come across it on the Interwebs, the more convinced I am that there is something seriously wrong with the leadership of Atheism+, that by and large, they suffer from various and sundry disorders which desperately need treatment.
Now keep in mind, I’m not calling them clinically crazy, although for some, that may be an apt description. I’m saying that there is something seriously wrong with how some of these people look at the world around them. I’m not a psychiatrist, nor do I play one on a blog, but judging by their actions and how they talk, I wouldn’t be surprised if paranoid personality disorder wasn’t common among them. They think the world is out to get them, as if most of the planet gives a damn about them in the first place.
That said, I stumbled across this selection of tweets from Jen McCreight, who complained that she came across a homeless man while walking to work. Thanks to @Whoozley for pressing Jen on this stupidity.
Okay, I guess that might be a little disturbing to come across someone on the street engaged in an overtly sexual act. If I saw the same thing, I might be tempted to contact the authorities so the individual could be evaluated and receive either the help, as is likely in this case, or the punishment they need. But instead, she posted a follow-up tweet.
Wait a minute, now instead of just a guy masturbating, he’s now masturbating “to her”? How does she know this? Did she go ask? Or, I suppose, this could mean people are defending the guy masturbating to her, but not about her. Either way, the tweet is a bit confusing. This did stir up a bit of controversy in the twitter-verse, as some people looked at it as Jen asserting that the man was thinking of her specifically while he was masturbating, an egotistical statement if ever there was one. However, given the alternative view of the tweet, I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt and take the high road, at least until I found this other tweet where she makes it clear what she meant.
Okay, now she’s convinced me that she actually thinks he’s masturbating to her. Sheesh Jen, egotistical much? Do you honestly think every event in your general vicinity happens because of you? This just underscores the absurdly egotistical nature of many of the feminists in the Atheism+ movement.
Now, instead of being surprised or offended at coming across a homeless man who is masturbating on the side of the road, she’s clearly insisting on making it all about her, that somehow his actions directly and purposely offended her delicate sensibilities. So let’s look at this from a different perspective, shall we? Why shouldn’t he be offended that she walked in on him in the middle of his sexual gratification without announcement or permission? After all, he didn’t consent to having her watch, which based on other things I have heard, she did so for an extended period of time. For a decent person, if you happened to walk in on someone using the bathroom, you’d stop, apologize and back out, leaving them alone to do their business in peace. You would not get pissed off and accuse the individual of purposely offending you by taking a shit. That’s not how it works. Here, though, that’s exactly what McCreight does. Instead of it being her fault, or at least, a neutral event, now it’s this guy’s responsibility to poll the surrounding population to see if they consent to his masturbatory act?
Did he consent to you being in his “living room”? Did you ask him if it was okay if you watched? No? Then check your privilege. Isn’t that what you Atheism+ idiots are famous for asking for? At least you have a place to go to when you want to masturbate. He doesn’t. Many homeless people have severe mental illnesses and need help. Did you stop to consider that? Of course not! It’s all about you! Yes, what he was doing was illegal in probably every city, but the proper response to something illegal is not to get offended and throw a hissy fit, it’s to contact the authorities and let them handle it. Did she do that? No, she was too busy getting on Twitter and letting her fawning sycophants know how insulted her white, privileged ass was.
People wonder why the blogosphere keeps complaining about Atheism+, why the twitterverse keeps tweeting to the #AtheismPlus hashtag, it’s because of stupid crap like this, done routinely by people who proudly wear the “A+” armband. These are not people that I want representing me in the eyes of the larger world. I don’t want to say I’m an atheist, only to be assumed to fall into their small-minded man-hating camp. So long as this is the kind of news we see coming out of the Atheism+ camp, I will continue to criticize it. It deserves nothing less.