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And the Extremists Can’t Figure it Out…

So not too long ago over on Gab, racist asshole Andrew Anglin had a tasteless post up that the registry of Gab took exception to and ordered taken down or they would take down Gab entirely.  And that started a shitstorm of epic proportions that probably rages on to this day.  Nobody cares that it was a matter of survival that it got removed, companies need to go out of business because “free speech!”

Then, BitChute decided to take down another alt-right racist video called “Kill the Kikes! Race War Now!”  Yeah, let’s think about that for a moment.  And of course, the shitstorm just moved elsewhere with everyone screaming that they have a right to free speech with no consequences!

These people are just idiots.  But worse, they’re idiots that can’t figure out why they have so many problems.  They just think they’re right and everyone else is wrong, which is why I’ve largely stopped engaging with them because, like the religious, they are incapable of holding an intellectual discussion about their fanatical beliefs.  It led me to make a video over on YouTube about free speech needing to be responsible speech, but nobody on the fringes, either left or right, is ever going to agree with me there.  It’s really why I’ve stopped caring all that much what goes on over on Gab, because rational people have pretty much given up the ghost.

Now I am an advocate of free speech, I think people ought to be able to say whatever they want to say, but as they say, actions have consequences and none of these people want any consequences at all for their actions.  They want to run around insulting people and suffer no repercussions because “muh free speech!” And I’m sorry but it doesn’t work that way. There has to be some base expectations below which people are not permitted to go.  You have to expect that people will operate relatively maturely and not sink to just calling each other every name in the book.  Yet that’s where Anglin and his cronies want to go, although I will admit that Anglin himself isn’t often as reprehensible as many others on his side, but they have to understand that actions have consequences and they simply refuse to do that.  And when you’re on someone else’s platform and doing things that could conceivably destroy not only their reputation but their entire livelihood, you have no basis whatsoever for demanding that they put up with your shenanigans.  None at all.  Yet that’s exactly what these idiots want.

I really hate humanity anymore.

Racist Trolls are Really Bad at it!

Trolling:  to make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.  And if that’s the definition of the word, there are a lot of really blatantly obvious trolls online that are really, really awful at it. It’s like they don’t even know what they’re supposed to be doing.

I’ve come to the conclusion that a huge number of the most offensive racist posters over on Gab are, in fact, trolls.  Whether they actually hold any racist views of their own, it’s clear that these are just children who are trying to piss people off and doing a terrible job at it.  They’re not upsetting anyone, they’re just making themselves look like complete morons in the guise of being “edgy”.

They’re not even entertaining.  I’m not sure who they are trying to piss off because they seem so utterly unfocused.  If they’re trying to piss off the alt-left, which I guess could be interesting, they’re on the completely wrong forums to do it.  Are they going after the alt-right?  Seems like a pointless gesture because they’re saying things that most wouldn’t be offended by, and in fact would probably agree with.  So is it the rest of us, the centrist majority who hates both the far left and far right?  They’re still just a bunch of laughable buffoons who are so absurdly obviously trolling that nobody takes them seriously, yet they exist by the ton and take the bait with nary a moment’s hesitation.  It’s hard to believe anyone is this dumb, but they are!

But that seems to be the new norm online these days, kids pretending that pissing people off is fun, but only if they do it anonymously so they don’t get popped in the mouth.  Unfortunately, they’re not even good at it and they quickly get added to everyone’s ignore list so their idiocy is no longer seen.  Not that I’m complaining, I have a very low tolerance for stupidity these days as it is, but I really don’t understand why they’d think this is a worthwhile way to spend their time.  Then again, I’m sure I’m a lot more intellectual than these low-brows who would probably find kicking cripppled kids to be hilarious.  I weep for the future of mankind, really I do.

The Dumb, It Burns!

Every time I start to think that social media is at all worthwhile, something like this happens.  So I’m hanging out over on Gab.ai, which is sort of a free-speech Twitter replacement of sorts.  I knew that the far-right crazies were there, just like they are over on Minds, but I hadn’t run into any of them, mostly because I hadn’t spent any considerable time on Gab.ai.

Boy am I regretting it now.

So anyhow, this asshole makes a post saying that we ought to declare George Soros a terrorist sympathizer and therefore, we ought to confiscate all of his money and his companies and presumably throw him in jail for the rest of eternity and all that crazy crap.  And I simply posted that the whole idea behind that is so utterly reprehensible, no matter how much I hate George Soros, that everything about that sentiment was not only absurdly authoritarian, but ridiculously illegal.

And of course, the alt-right children came out of their echo chamber to challenge me.  It is amazing how damn stupid these people are.  They say that they can just change the law so they can steal all of Soros’ money.  First off, that’s unconstitutional, but secondly, laws are not retroactive.  Well sure they can be!  Oppressive regimes have been passing laws and retroactively stealing things forever!  We should too!

It was right about then that I gave up, these were either trolls or complete morons and so I walked away and they chased after me for a good hour, sending every insult they could think of my way, trying to get me to jump back into the fray.  I refrained.

But the more I look around the site, the more I see crap like this.  Crap that is clearly either intended to piss people off or to display the utter ignorance and stupidity of the people posting it.  This has become the norm for online social media these days and frankly, I want no part of it.  As I’ve said before, where do the normal people hang out?  The people who have a clue in their heads and some idea what logic, reason and critical thinking are?  Because those are the only people I want to be around anymore.  I’m tired of the rest.

I’m all for free speech, even speech that I find reprehensible, but why do people waste their free speech on utter stupidity?  I am at a complete loss.  What the hell is wrong with people?