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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Allan Davis reviews SJWAL

His article Counter-Attacking in the Cultural War is featured on Lew Rockwell today:
Last weekend, the SJWs who rule science fiction fandom were forced to retreat with a “scorched earth” tantrum, as they refused to award five of the sixteen Hugo categories–rather than see them presented to a winner not approved by the ruling faction.

Gamergate is a line in the sand, “this far, no farther.”  The Puppies demonstrate that SJWs can be beaten.  What the world needs now is a combat guide–a field manual exposing the SJWs and their tactics, and describing the most effective ways of fighting them, and beating them.

Vox Day has written that manual.

“SJWs Always Lie:  Taking Down the Thought Police” is a no-holds-barred depiction of the SJW “in the wild.”  It contains detailed information on the motivations and behavior of the SJW and, most importantly, how to fight back against them.

Vox, who was active in both the Gamergate and Puppies campaigns against the SJWs, lays out the full story of both fronts in the war against Political Correctness.  He details how his long-running feud with John Scalzi and his “purging” from the Science Fiction Writer’s Association helped him to formulate the Three Laws of the SJW:

    1. SJWs Always Lie
    2. SJWs Always Double Down
    3. SJWs Always Project
One of the things I've noticed in the Amazon reviews is that those readers who have themselves either been the object of an SJW attack, or who have witnessed one, recognize the patterns I am describing in the book. I am pleased to see this, as it testifies to the veracity and utility of SJWs Always Lie.

Also, by sheer happenstance, Castalia House makes a second appearance on Lew Rockwell today. David the Good, Extreme Composter, explains why you should start planning your spring garden now that fall is approaching:
As the main growing season winds down and fall gardens are being planted across much of the country, you might think it would be time for me to post on fall gardening.

Fall gardens are well-worth doing, but instead of jumping on that train I’m going to focus on what you can do right now that will make your spring gardens better than they’ve ever been.

Gardeners, like most people, tend to think of their gardening in terms of one season. When you step back, however, and see how building up your plots and planning ahead will benefit your gardening for years to come, a whole new window opens.
In related news, Castalia will have a new gardening book out from David the Good before the end of the year.

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59 Comments:

Blogger Josh August 29, 2015 9:40 AM  

Do SJWs make good compost?

Blogger Robert What? August 29, 2015 9:46 AM  

@Josh - good one. But no. Too many toxins.

Anonymous Viidad August 29, 2015 9:46 AM  

@ Josh

The high level of antidepressants, birth control hormones, infected piercings and THC in SJWs make them unsuitable for direct application to the garden; however, if you outgroup them from the main pile to a corner of the homestead, they'll eventually break down spectacularly.

Blogger Salt August 29, 2015 9:53 AM  

@3 Forget fencing. Lay them around the perimeter. Probably stop most critters from crossing and ravaging the garden.

Blogger Peter P. August 29, 2015 9:55 AM  

Is there any off chance that you will accept credit card payments without using paypal as the middle man?
It is still frozen in here.

Blogger VD August 29, 2015 9:56 AM  

Is there any off chance that you will accept credit card payments without using paypal as the middle man?

At some point, yes, but not now.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 29, 2015 10:00 AM  

Get this book to the Sailerites pronto

Blogger JaimeInTexas August 29, 2015 10:08 AM  

Also pointing David. Class act, Vox.

Blogger IM2L844 August 29, 2015 10:15 AM  

@1

Not much left after you render all the fat. They're better for making LIE soap. *mic drop*

Blogger Nate August 29, 2015 10:16 AM  

Viidads new book is going to amazing

Blogger wrf3 August 29, 2015 10:35 AM  

Send copies of SJWAL to the University of Tennessee, stat! University encouraging students to use gender-neutral pronouns like ‘ze’ and ‘zirs’.

Vox is completely right that SJWs deny objective reality. "I'm a special snowflake and deserve special treatment!"

No. No, you're not. And, no, you don't.

Blogger Matt #0083 August 29, 2015 10:56 AM  

@wrf3:

State Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, wrote on Facebook: “First it was eliminating the Lady Vols. Now this? I doubt if parents spending over $15,000 a year expect this kind of nonsense education from the University of Tennessee. My advice would be find something better and more productive to do.”

One of at least three state senators and representatives that have already reacted to the newsletter about pronouns. Instapundit is all over this.

Anonymous PA August 29, 2015 10:57 AM  

I want to buy the book now, but elementary technical question first: is the e-book downloaded as a pdf? I have an android and a normal laptop but no kindle.

Anonymous Frank Luke August 29, 2015 11:08 AM  

College Republican at USC fighting back! He's using their own rhetoric against them (Left Wing Privilege) and demanding that conservatives be given a voice because they are marginalized. He's also demanding an apology from one particularly vehement SJW who has thrown antisemitic labels at him (he is Jewish).

http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/30636-student-claims-he-s-a-minority-as-college-conservative-liberals-freak-out-and-prove-his-point

Anonymous 334 August 29, 2015 11:20 AM  

@13 PA

Adobe Digital Editions is free and will enable you to read epub on your laptop.

http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html

Blogger Cail Corishev August 29, 2015 11:35 AM  

You can also use Calibre, a free program, to convert between Epub, PDF, and many other formats.

Blogger Michael Maier August 29, 2015 11:37 AM  

Android has a Kindle app. IIRC, it's free.

Not much left after you render all the fat. They're better for making LIE soap. *mic drop*

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous The other robot August 29, 2015 11:42 AM  

Guess which Kindle book is ranked at 427,839 paid in Kindle Store?

The Angel Vox Day and the War for the Heavenly Gamergate Puppies (Give Me a Hugo!): Chapter 1: The Wicked Victory of Shoeless John! (The Chronicles of ... Angel Vox Day and His Flaming Sword!!!!!!)

I kid you not, that is the title. SJWs fail when it comes to titles, but perhaps they are only trying to pad their word count.

Blogger Michael Maier August 29, 2015 11:49 AM  

@ The other robot:

God help us... WTF is that?

Anonymous The other robot August 29, 2015 11:50 AM  

In another case of SJWs Always Lie, it seems that Vester Lee Faggagan was a homosexual prostitute ... why is it that the SJWs never tell us about this aspect of his background and the drugs he probably took.

Blogger Michael Maier August 29, 2015 11:51 AM  

OTOH, 'THRONE OF BONES is listed as $324.00 for the HC. A true bargain at only 5300% more than the Kindle version!

Anonymous The other robot August 29, 2015 11:53 AM  

God help us... WTF is that?

Dunno. I stumbled over it today. It seems to have had its keyword changed to SJWs Always Lie. It is 11 pages! It was published back in June.

Beware! There is a Chapter 2!

Blogger Matt #0083 August 29, 2015 11:54 AM  

@PA:

The Kindle app is free for all platforms - you don't need an actual Kindle device to read Amazon ebooks. Also as others have noted, Calibre makes it easy to convert to various formats. Takes a little bit of poking around to figure it out but not a big deal.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 29, 2015 12:03 PM  

Talk about SJW being sociopaths by omission Obama is doing well to prove it another cop was murdered in Texas this time and I'll bet not a word is said. Obama and his crew are stone cold sociopaths

Blogger JWM August 29, 2015 12:06 PM  

The lynching of Timothy Hunt proves Vox's three laws of the SJW. These people are below disgraceful. Trigger warning. This article will leave you sick and furious

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-timothy-hunt-witch-hunt/

JWM

Anonymous The other robot August 29, 2015 12:06 PM  

Another quiz for you.

Which "Science Fiction" novel won the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards, has had 771 reviews but is languishing down at 4620 in books on Amazon?

Compare that, with way, Ender's Game, which seems to have won no awards and is at a rank of around 826 in books on Amazon.

Blogger JDC August 29, 2015 12:15 PM  

Last weekend, the SJWs who rule science fiction fandom were forced to retreat with a “scorched earth” tantrum, as they refused to award five of the sixteen Hugo categories–rather than see them presented to a winner not approved by the ruling faction.

A great summary of the Hugo results.

Blogger James Dixon August 29, 2015 12:22 PM  

> I want to buy the book now, but elementary technical question first: is the e-book downloaded as a pdf?

Catalia House downloads seem to be available in epub and mobi formats (i.e., Nook and Kindle).

> Adobe Digital Editions is free and will enable you to read epub on your laptop.

ADE is a tool of the devil. The Castalia House books do not have drm. You can read them using any good epub or mobi reader. FBReader is a good one to try, but there are plenty.

Anonymous The other robot August 29, 2015 12:26 PM  

And The Martian is #12 in books.

Seems people like books with gendered pronouns. Damn, I gave it away.

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Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 29, 2015 12:36 PM  

There is a listing of recent Puppy articles at File 770. From that,

... the PuppyKickers controlled the media. ... It’s because of the fact that Nielsen-Hayden and friends knew how to issue a freakin’ press release, and did so regularly. You can see the evidence for this in the fact that all the articles online and in print kept using the same phrases and sentences over and over. That’s because they got press releases, and used them as source material. To my knowledge, the puppies didn’t issue any. They waited for the media to come to them, and by the time they did, what passed for objectivity was the Wired article last weekend….

Writing and distributing a press release is something of an art form. I'm sure the Torlocks are very good at it. One one outlet like Gizmodo post an article, others pick it up. SJWs Always Lie might benefit from press releases. The launch itself is an interesting and ongoing story. "soars to #238 on all of Amazon on the first day", "spawned an hilarious parody from Rainbow Brite (see image)", "struck fear in the English Depts", etc.

Later on- "flash mobs waving copies of SJWAL in a scene straight out of the Cultural Revolution" "Donald Trump, quoting form SJWAL, said today".

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 29, 2015 12:59 PM  

@31. Forrest Bishop VFM #0167

Writing and distributing a press release is something of an art form.

A good place to start is with the outlets and the specific reporters that have already interviewed Vox Day, like Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. One paragraph in one of those might suffice to see the story picked up elsewhere.

Blogger Jim Rizzi August 29, 2015 1:01 PM  

Vox, congrats on the success of SJWAL.

Anonymous Guy August 29, 2015 1:28 PM  

SJWs never call us what we are (they call you a white supremacist despite you being a multi-racial race realist), yet they demand to be called something they're not. I don't like calling these deranged lunatics Social Justice Warriors. These people despise justice and are total cowards.

They should be called Social Intolerance Fascists, or Social Terrorism Dictators, or something like that. SIFs sounds really soft and captures the low-T manlet nature of the male (sic) "SJW"s, while STDs creates a mental connection between them and worldwide epidemics. Or maybe even STIs (Social Terrorism Inquisition). Either way it's a much more accurate portrayal of who they really are and what they stand for.

Anonymous Erik August 29, 2015 1:34 PM  

Guy @34: "Social justice" should be interpreted the same way as "Rubber duck" - the adjective has modified the noun to the point where the compound phrase no longer belongs in the same class as the original noun.

Blogger Groot August 29, 2015 1:38 PM  

It's sarcasm. Everybody gets it immediately. Append "Thought Police," and it is both instantly understood by all sides and funny.

Blogger VD August 29, 2015 1:54 PM  

I don't like calling these deranged lunatics Social Justice Warriors. These people despise justice and are total cowards.

It's called irony, sport. And there is nothing more futile than trying to change effective rhetorical terms that have already been accepted.

Either way it's a much more accurate portrayal of who they really are and what they stand for.

So what? All you've demonstrated is that you don't know a damn thing about rhetoric. Trying to fight a rhetorical war with logic and accurate portrayals is like taking a slide rule to a gun fight. It's not even a miscalculation, it's a category error.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 29, 2015 2:02 PM  

Heh, I was just thinking that maybe the success of this book and the vehemence of the SJW reaction to it would finally put behind us the "We should use a more accurate term" complaints. Guess I'm still too much of an optimist.

Blogger David-093 August 29, 2015 2:03 PM  

"I don't like calling these deranged lunatics Social Justice Warriors."

Not this again.

Anonymous Stingray August 29, 2015 2:08 PM  

Demeaning the name that they themselves have some up with is so much worse for them than any clever name we think we came up with. It's far more devastating for them.

Blogger VD August 29, 2015 2:11 PM  

Guess I'm still too much of an optimist.

Aspies gonna aspie.

Blogger ScuzzaMan August 29, 2015 2:24 PM  

Has a copy been sent to Mr Trump? If anyone has an address I will happily pay for it ...

Anonymous Guy August 29, 2015 2:29 PM  

So the term originated from anti-SJWs? Well then, that certainly changes things. I've always heard them being referred to but never looked into the origin.

Blogger maniacprovost August 29, 2015 2:49 PM  

Social justice is "justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society"

This means that wealth, opportunities, and privileges are taken away from those who have earned them by building a society, and given to the least deserving members of the proletariat in exchange for their support of the new aristocracy.

Anonymous patrick kelly August 29, 2015 3:26 PM  

"Has a copy been sent to Mr Trump? If anyone has an address I will happily pay for it ..."\

Probably react like this:

YouMagnificentBastard

Anonymous Stanley August 29, 2015 3:27 PM  

You can easily send the MOBI version to your Amazon Kindle account using DropBox, look on the export menu. It will show up on your device as well as Amazon's digital content menu but under Docs instead of Books.

Blogger Markku August 29, 2015 3:34 PM  

So the term originated from anti-SJWs? Well then, that certainly changes things. I've always heard them being referred to but never looked into the origin.

I have heard that it was originally invented by some fringe Tumblerinas. But it's mostly Larry Correia who is to be thanked for managing to turn it into a pejorative without changing one word in it.

Blogger Carl Philipp August 29, 2015 3:40 PM  

@43
Oh, no. The term originated from SJWs. They invented it as a badge of honor.
Now it's our term.
Like how Vox Day calls himself the Dark Lord or whatever, but in reverse. They called him evil, so he smugly plays the part. They called themselves warriors for justice, so we smugly say, sure you are.

Blogger Fatherless August 29, 2015 7:47 PM  

Actually, they break down pretty quick, but again, anti-depressants are unsuitable for gardening.

Anonymous BGS August 29, 2015 7:51 PM  

main pile to a corner of the homestead, they'll eventually break down spectacularly.

Merely forcing contact with reality is enough for a spectacular breakdown.

other robot it seems that Vester Lee Faggagan was a homosexual prostitute

I am pretty sure I mentioned that along with the part about the cameraman he short filed an HR complaint against him the first day he worked with him(from killers twitter) most likely sexual harassment. escort=prostitute, even more notable is he was a gay cat lady.

Blogger Harsh August 29, 2015 10:14 PM  

I read the whole thing on my flight back home from North Carolina last night. Good stuff. I was aware of some of the past drama from reading this blog but it was cool to get more details about the conflicts with the SFWA, Scalzi, Jemisin, et al. I'll definitely be recommending the book.

Blogger Feather Blade August 30, 2015 12:05 AM  

Actually, they break down pretty quick, but again, anti-depressants are unsuitable for gardening.

You sure? sounds like a great way to get happy little trees to me.

Blogger Mint August 30, 2015 12:19 AM  

While the concept of social justice can be traced through Ancient and Renaissance philosophy, such as Socrates, Thomas Aquinas, Spinoza and Thomas Paine, the term "social justice" only became used explicitly from the 1840s. A Jesuit priest named Luigi Taparelli is typically credited with coining the term.

When I first read Social Justice Warrior as derogatory term, it's hard for my brain to wrap around this new meaning. Social Justice in the old meaning is about assuring the protection of equal access to liberties, rights and opportunities as well as taking care of the least advantaged members of society. Social Justice for along time to me means a utopia since I am a minority living in a society hostile to what I believe in as Christian. That as Christian I might not as freely to conduct worship in my own property as the majority religion in my country is something that I accept as a given daily living fact. So the topic of social justice in my brain remains something ideal that will never be achieved for me and my kind but something that I am willing to work for others less fortunate than me. That's why I work in a charity organization/humanitarian aid organization. "Charity" = Divine love is the soul of Justice.

The word 'warrior' after the 'social justice' is what makes the term derogatory. I think of the equality crusade every time I read it nowadays.

Blogger Jim August 30, 2015 1:24 AM  

I don't like calling these deranged lunatics Social Justice Warriors. These people despise justice and are total cowards.

It's no different than the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea. The fact that they need those words to describe themselves is the surest sign that they have no relation to them. That's what it means to be a mockery, and why the term can be turned against them as an effective weapon.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 30, 2015 8:31 AM  

You sure? sounds like a great way to get happy little trees to me.

I know you're joking, but I think what some people aren't getting is that anti-depressants don't make people happy so much as they make them numb. They (may) take the edge off the depression, but that's not the same thing as being laugh-out-loud happy. Sometimes they cause manic phases, but that's not the same thing either. They generally don't result in carefree, above-it-all laughter of the kind that SJWs fake when they want to disqualify something, is the point.

Anonymous Nxx August 30, 2015 10:59 AM  

VD can you please elaborate on why other terms should be excluded?

As I understand it SJW is just another way of saying PC left, professionally offended, authoritarian progressive, cultural marxist, thought police, radical left, gramscian etc. All these terms are equivalent.

SJW is the favored term (attack label) as it is perceived as having the most bite. Fair enough, but since they all co-exist, why not add more? What if another term is found that has even more bite?

I am honestly trying to understand the issue here. I do recognize the value in the term SJW; it has become an asset and we should continue investing in it.

However, what's the problem, if any, with my approach? Here is my SJWAL review at amazon.IT (amazon italy) as an example:

http://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B014GMBUR4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1440709616&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=sjw+always+lie&dpPl=1&dpID=41S7%2BqrUYIL&ref=plSrch

Notice how I use CRAP (Crazy Religious Authoritarian Progressivism) as complementary to SJW ("SWJ believe in CRAP").

I think it's really a shame that we're ignoring the fact that SJW are religious fanatics and that we don't have an attack label to pin them down on it (CRAPists?). The potential for humor, parody and humiliation (badfeels) is enourmous IMHO.

For example, it automatically makes "debating" SJW easy as pie: Why do you persecute people with different political views? SJW: because tolerance. Why persecute for tolerance? SJW: because hitler ("lessons of history"). You: LOL you're one of those religious freakazoids who think people need to be sacrificed or else the Evil God Adolf Hitler will ARISE and wooooo woooooo BLOT OUT THE SUN!!!!

There's also the fact that recognizing SJW as a religion means secularism suddenly becomes OUR purge tool to provides US with an end game means to flush them out of govt institutions. Shame to lose out on that too.

Please note that the religious nature of SJW is indisputable. A religion is a system of ideas based on faith; since SJW believe that they have to sacrifice people to keep their god, the Evil God Adolf Hitler, from arising in the FUTURE, they are religious BY DEFINITION).

Also note that SJW will often pretend their persecutions are not about religion but about history. Bullshit. Stalin killed more than Hitler yet SJW don't persecute marxists because Stalin really is history whereas to SJW Hitler is religion.

As you can see I'm not asking why you exclude other terms simply to be a nuisance; I honestly believe there is merit to the SJW-as-religious-fanatic approach and, if the concept can't get its own attack label, at the very least it should co-exist with the SWJ-as-gamma approach you champion.

Just to be clear: Strategy is the line between point A, where you are, and point B, where you want to go. SJWAL is a breakthrough because it represents our point A. I believe the concepts expressed above are necessary to construct point B, our end game, so that we may then draw the strategy. As such I want to be crystal clear that I am by no means criticizing the value of SJW as an attack label, I am simply looking further ahead and asking what next.

Finally, I am on vacation atm and hotel has no wifi so am commenting on mobile roaming. I cannot debate until after sep 5th. Am just looking for quick reply to test the waters; if you are open to alternate terms (attack labels) I'll take up the issue again when back.

Blogger SciVo August 30, 2015 6:22 PM  

Nxx @56: "As you can see I'm not asking why you exclude other terms simply to be a nuisance; I honestly believe there is merit to the SJW-as-religious-fanatic approach and, if the concept can't get its own attack label, at the very least it should co-exist with the SWJ-as-gamma approach you champion."

Other terms can co-exist; they just can't substitute for what works. For example, a great term that I read recently is "shriekerati," which gets the point across without context; but that only makes it a good gateway for introducing SJW to those who haven't heard it before.

I also support pushing the "progressive cult" meme, as their dogma is so rigid and closed that you might need something like Combating Cult Mind Control to deprogram a leftist. It truly is a secular religion.

But those memes can only supplement -- not replace -- the term with traction. As with any other artform, a memeticist can ride the lightning, but he can't bottle it.

Try different things, and when you find what works, do more of that. Not easy, but simple.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 30, 2015 9:26 PM  

@56. Nxx

SJW is the favored term (attack label) as it is perceived as having the most bite. Fair enough, but since they all co-exist, why not add more? What if another term is found that has even more bite?

1. The best propaganda keeps the message simple and repeats it over and over. (I'm using "propaganda" in its original sense, without positive or negative connotation.) Repeat after me:

SJWs Always Lie
SJWs Always Lie
SJWs Always Lie

2. SJWs invented this term to describe themselves. We are turning their own recognizable weapon against them.

3. Brand recognition: Social Justice Warrior. There are now even University courses called "Social Justice Studies" or something. Using "SJW" shoot the missile right into their camp.

4. There are neutrals- the silent majority- caught in the middle of this. "SJW" isolates the target and gives the neutral a way of distancing themselves from it. (No, an SJW is not necessarily a gamma.)

5. Most importantly, adding in new terms confuses and dilutes the message of the original propaganda. It is like introducing a new species to an existing ecosystem: that always ends badly. The ecosystem can only support so many organisms, so too can the mind only hold so many thoughts.

Blogger SciVo August 31, 2015 2:13 AM  

@ Forrest Bishop VFM #0167: "The ecosystem can only support so many organisms, so too can the mind only hold so many thoughts."

If you'll forgive the tangent, that is my argument in favor of Pollyannaism. There are many things that are true, and we can only keep so many in our heads at a time, so we might as well focus on the empowering truths.

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