Thursday, November 21, 2013

Making all the right enemies

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, some time in your life." - Winston Churchill

The manosphere site Return of Kings got in trouble recently for publishing this article: 5 Reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder. Apparently it ignited such an emotional eruption on social media that even the Washington Post got involved by pointing out the obvious: their tantrums are only making Roosh even richer. Heck, I hadn't even read the original article before it became the object of the daily Two Minute Hate. Leaving aside my personal feelings about the sort of lifestyle that website advocates (extramarital sex is not an option for the practicing Catholic), I applaud Roosh's official response to the tide of feminist outrage: double down and make them even angrier.

Shaming is one of the greatest weapons in the Cathedral's arsenal. The other day a woman on Facebook furiously denounced me for linking to Dalrock. She went through all the usual feminist insults almost to a tee. Their enemies must, they simply must, be virginal losers because otherwise they might have to reconsider their assumptions and we can't have that. I laughed in her virtual face. And I seriously laughed out loud in the real world. A middle aged manjawed housewife trying to shame me for being a terrible, terrible white man was the comedic highlight of my week so far.

Never, ever, ever back down when they try to shame you. Laugh in their face. Agree and amplify. Double down. Dare them to do something about it. Whatever you do, don't ever apologize. Never give in. Because it isn't going to work. How many times have we seen mainstream conservatives fall all over themselves to apologize for disagreeing with left-liberals? How often have we seen them sweating it out, trying to prove a negative? "I'm not a racist or a sexist or a homophobe! My adopted black daughter is a lesbian!"

Liberalism is incoherent and inhuman. It's as doomed to failure as was Communism. But that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't hasten its demise. Trolling is a weapon we shouldn't ignore. Because if there's one thing the devil can't tolerate, it's being laughed at.

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