I’m really not a fan of Tumblr, it, like Twitter, represents the short-attention-span culture that I detest in the world, filled with mindless memes and quick quotes. It all goes by without much context, people repeating what they read somewhere else and very rarely ever resulting in an intelligent conversation about the issues.
I really don’t follow many people there because I haven’t found many worth following, but one that I have picked up is Wil Wheaton because occasionally he tweets something cool and geeky. He also posts a metric shit-ton of liberal political nonsense. I know I shouldn’t be surprised but so much of it seems to go by totally uncritically, very similar to the nonsense we see in the Atheism+ community. Yes, Wil is an atheist and for that he gets some modicum of respect, but like so many other liberal atheists, his ability to logically and rationally evaluate typical liberal tropes ends there.
Today, he posted the following, as a reblog:
“You must remember, it isn’t about “All men are menaces to women,” it’s about “All women have been menaced by men.””
Yeah. Sure Wil. You keep telling yourself that. If you go ask a dozen random women on the street, I’m willing to bet that they’ll tell you this is nonsense. How do I know? Because upon seeing that, I did ask a bunch of women I know and that’s exactly what they said. Absolutely none of the people I randomly sampled said they have *EVER* been menaced by men. Not one.
I’m sure that’s a solid baseline too. If you took a wide spectrum of women across the country, accounting for all ages, all social and political and financial backgrounds, and asked them if they’ve been personally menaced by men, either specifically or as a general group, they’d largely say no. Now sure, I’m certain some of them have been raped, some have been beaten, some have been abused and that’s both regrettable and reprehensible, but to say that all women have been menaced by men is absurd to the highest degree. Arguing that not all men are a menace to women is absurd. Virtually no men are a menace to women! You’re looking at a very tiny percentage of men doing anything violent toward a tiny percentage of women.
I’m not trying to downplay actual violence toward women by any means but I’m pointing out that you have a group of women who, by their own admission, hate men and have been caught time and time again outright lying about the statistics and then you have men like Wil Wheaton, and he’s certainly not alone, who are only too happy to buy into this radical feminist bullshit because they feel they have to in order to be liberal. They can’t say “this doesn’t make any sense” or “show me your data”, they’ll get shamed by their liberal cohorts. It’s that kind of idiotic group-think that causes so many problems. People who think they have to fall into lockstep with others who claim their label without seriously thinking about the actual position need to be whacked over the head with a stick, maybe it will knock some sense into them.
Now I don’t know that I’ll drop Wil from my ever shrinking watch list on Tumblr. I really do like him, I love Tabletop, I love that he’s a geek, but like most people in Hollywood, he’s a dyed-in-the-wool liberal and like most liberals, he’s out there reacting emotionally, not intellectually. Maybe I should keep him for a laugh now and then, or a reason to roll my eyes. Heck, he might even be good for another blog post someday, you never know.