As is customary, I got up to a cacophony of demands and insults and questions on my computer. Among them was this odd thing:
@pzmyers I'm curious, why do you automatically defend people with ideas so obviously poorly thought out that they turn off YouTube comments?
— Bryan Leger (@MyBiAss) February 10, 2015
I’m curious, why do you automatically defend people with ideas so obviously poorly thought out that they turn off YouTube comments?
It’s a striking remark, because 1) I don’t think he’s curious at all, but is merely taking a poorly executed poke, 2) that I automatically defend certain people is not in evidence, and seems to be another stab at me, by suggesting that I don’t think, and 3) who on earth considers the presence of youtube commenters to be an indicator of a worthy argument?
It was dumb. Really dumb. But before I hit the block button on Twitter, I usually take a quick scan of their posting history; maybe this was a one-off error. Maybe I’m misreading their intent.
But no, in this case, he really does seem to be an idiot. Here’s a video he claimed was a “Beautifully written fictional short-story about the power of women”, titled “The Terrifying Future of Social Justice” by Sargon of Akkad. It was enlightening — these MRA/MGTOW types really are horribly deluded.
It’s a painful poor-pitiful-me story about a man in the future who has a boring dead-end cubicle job with lots of demanding make-work, who is being lorded over by fat (they’re always fat), lazy, bossy women on flex-time who get bonuses and promotions on the basis of his work. It’s not even well-written. It’s kind of an anti-Mary Sue, in which the obviously superior male being is ignored by everyone, and eventually commits suicide. It’s entirely fictional, but the guy uses it as a justification for his feelings of oppression, and, supporting my opinion of my twitter interlocutor, the comments are equally insane.