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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The convergence spreads

No matter what your hobby, the Narrative will infiltrate, infect, and invade it:
The longtime internet knitting community Ravelry updated its content policy this week to ban support of President Donald Trump from the platform. The new policy holds that support for Trump is support for white supremacy, which is not conducive to positive community-building.

Ravelry’s announcement of the policy change, made on Twitter on June 23, was short and to the point, noting, “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy.”

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. 

In the full updated policy, Ravelry clarified that its ban on Trumpism “includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.” The policy also states that the ban does not apply to other forms of conservative content, nor is it intended to target conservative Ravelry users themselves, specifying that “hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.”

The policy also notes that Ravelry is following the lead of the longtime gaming forum RPG.net, which banned Trump support in October 2018.
Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity. Those are the infection vectors of the Narrative. If you support any of those things in any capacity, if you so much as permit any of those things, your organization will be converged.

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116 Comments:

Blogger Halvar Andersen August 22, 2019 5:41 AM  

Gotta love the bastardization of language these cows use. By excluding a set of viewpoints they think they are literally more inclusive now.

Blogger Matrick August 22, 2019 5:56 AM  

I think it's good that such a large segment of society is being forced into the 'white supremacist' camp. At some point people will stop caring about the label.

Blogger Lovekraft August 22, 2019 6:02 AM  

Apparently there's a new website - an offshoot of Rotten Tomatoes - that ranks movies based on 'wokeness' (youtuber The Quartering's "I Am NOT Kidding! Movies Now Reviewed & Scored On "WOKENESS").

This is academia Obama/Soros spilling over into the 'real world'. Why the SJW doesn't think this would be helpful to us is mind-boggling, and most commenters there say the same thing - it will just signal which garbage to avoid.

Blogger Gregory the Great August 22, 2019 6:08 AM  

My answer: I just became a paying member of the Darkstream (bronze level). Now I am looking forward to come down without mercy on anybody trying to tortuously interfere with my contractual relation to Vox.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 22, 2019 6:09 AM  

Unspoken bastardization of language is the immediate recourse of the deceitful when people start trying to pin them down. Not sure why that's surprising.... They'll just start using words in totally different ways as if they always meant something entirely different, rather than being perverted on the spot.

This one isn't innovative though. It's a really basic heretic expulsion ploy with presumptive righteousness for the people doing the expelling, and the "hate" thing specifically has been in use for at least a couple of decades.

Moloch furnaces and wicker men were around before witch burnings. To scale it down to proportionality, expose, shun, and exile them on contact for their wickedness before they can attract others to their ways. There are other ways for them to return to righteousness than letting them have their way in perverting other people.

Blogger Brett baker August 22, 2019 6:17 AM  

This is how we get our Pinochet.

Blogger Ultrahardcore August 22, 2019 6:18 AM  

Wow. Of all the hobbies...I did not expect knitting to be anti Trump.

Blogger Paulito August 22, 2019 6:21 AM  

Only in the Upside Down does excluding half the country count as an "inclusive" move.

Blogger Rick August 22, 2019 6:23 AM  

It’s amazing how quickly and completely the Narrative has changed to Trump = white supremacist = Trump supporters (voters).
Into kitting circles? This is not natural or organic. It’s too fast. Their tentacles reach everywhere, because they’ve been there all along.
Desperation.

Blogger Silent Draco August 22, 2019 6:24 AM  

The key phrases are tortious interference and restriction of trade. This will not end well.

A lot of professional and amateur designers sell patterns, designs, and at times finished products or components on Ravelry. A lot of small and independent spinners and dyers use Ravelry to promote their products and sell yarn kits and packages in conjunction with pattern releases. That's a lot of money at stake for small businesses, where an interesting set of wool colors (with a good pattern) can make someone's year - hundreds to thousands are crucial for small operators, some raising animals for fiber, others focused on batch dyeing for many fiber producers.

Anyone member who's losing business or facing trade restrictions has a case against Ravelry.

Indiegogo may be the first casualty of causality, but not the last.

Blogger PG August 22, 2019 6:28 AM  

See so much of this carry on now. These arse-clowns who can't just stick to the subject, in this case knitting, make me sick!

Blogger Amy August 22, 2019 6:36 AM  

Silent Draco, the fiber arts community presupposes that all of their members are inclusive One Love conservators of the hippy ideology. At least, that is what I gather from the people I meet in the community.

I shared a piece of work I’d done and most of the feedback was “so glad to see young people doing the hippy thing we did in the 60s” or “we have so much to learn from the Navajo/African weaving community!”

Well, yes, we do, but my particular focus is on northern and Eastern European textiles. Google “snartemo band” and have a gander at the patterns.

Those 1000+ years old patterns have been flagged for banning on Ravelry. Soon on FB too I suppose.

Blogger Gregory the Great August 22, 2019 6:37 AM  

@10 Silent Draco. You wrote: "The key phrases are tortious interference and restriction of trade."
Exactly!

Blogger StrongCoffee61 August 22, 2019 6:39 AM  

Leftists never define terms or give examples of Rightwing "evil". It's just endlessly vomiting slander.

They're too embarrassed to admit that in their Cultural Marxist mindset, White Supremacy is;

Defending Western culture.
Defending White people.

On the other hand;

Jewish Supremacy is cool, hip, and progressive.
And should never be uttered.

Brown Supremacy is cool, hip, and progressive.
And should never be uttered.

No one should question the gigantically disproportionate Jewish leftist involvement in the institutions that that influence politics.

No one should question the the Left's full support for trying to destroy White people's political power through mass 3rd world immigration.

Everyone who has not converged into the Leftist human Centipede needs to understand that the Left has markedly mentally degenerated from decades of low IQ immigration and single mother child rearing and government dependency, and it's only going to get worse.

Blogger Gregory the Great August 22, 2019 6:40 AM  

From Ravelry's Terms of Service:
Governing Law; Disputes; Consent to Personal Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its principles regarding conflicts of law. In the event of any dispute between you and the Company, you agree to take all reasonable steps to resolve the dispute quickly and efficiently first, through good faith negotiations, and then, through formal mediation or arbitration if requested by the Company in its sole discretion. In the event of a dispute that cannot be resolved in accordance with the foregoing principle, the state and federal courts of Massachusetts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter arising hereunder, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction in those.

Blogger urthshu August 22, 2019 6:44 AM  

Knitting is a very girl hipster/ man-with-a-bun activity in cities.

Blogger JACIII August 22, 2019 6:46 AM  

"hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions"

This is what the left has successfully sold to millennials. It is the wedge they, their neocon sneaks, and churchians have used to keep factions of the right splintered.

Blogger VD August 22, 2019 6:53 AM  

The key phrases are tortious interference and restriction of trade. This will not end well.

Forget the dire warnings. Literally no one is listening to them anymore. Make them a reality and actually DO something about it.

Blogger VD August 22, 2019 6:54 AM  

You're banned for cuckery, Varuna. No more commenting here.

Blogger Doktor Jeep August 22, 2019 7:11 AM  

11 years ago when I was living in Seattle I used to jog past some knitting supply store and one night a week they had some kind of meeting or knitting circle so to speak. I would see all this through the large storefront windows.
The most stereotypical collection of dried up ex-hippie - but having not gotten the memo about that ex part - old boomer chicks you ever saw.

Blogger Halvar Andersen August 22, 2019 7:15 AM  

urthshu wrote:Knitting is a very girl hipster/ man-with-a-bun activity in cities. Not surprising, but who cares about them? The more interesting question is how big is the market for the group that is having their interests banned? Would they move to a smaller, newer platform that caters to that interest? What say the ladies here?

Blogger DiGi377 August 22, 2019 7:19 AM  

Someone published in Quillette a couple of articles detailing the descent into SJW madness by Ravelry. The convergence now negatively affects small businesses who rely on social media. They now must toe the SJW line or face shunning. Conservative minded knitters have shut up or left for other groups. It should be remembered that knitting is not only a hipster hobby now but a therapy recommended to help soothe those who have trouble with their anxiety and emotions. In other words highly neurotic and unstable personalities have pushed this in the community. Combine those disorders with the SJW religion and a high female to male ratio and it's no wonder Ravelry blew up.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira August 22, 2019 7:19 AM  

I understand that these animals are lying scum, but do they have to be so gay?

Blogger Robert Browning August 22, 2019 7:20 AM  

What does chosen mean? Chosen means racially superior to all others by virtue of Gods will. Jews regard themselves as racial superior to all others and yet not one peep out of anyone about the Jew racial supremacists. How can everyone be so blind as not to see?

Blogger SemiSpook37 August 22, 2019 7:26 AM  

I am reminded of the South Park episode “The Death Camp of Tolerance”. The same principles mocked in that episode seem to apply to this situation.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 22, 2019 7:32 AM  

My wife was in a hyper-rage over this when it happened.

I'm still hearing about it.

A lot of the patterns she owns are on Ravelry and now she can't access them.

She wasn't banned, she canceled her membership in protest.

Blogger Sargent.matrim August 22, 2019 7:34 AM  

Knitting! They converged knitting! It really is getting insane.

What nonsensical doublespeak as well. We are not punishing Republicans just those who support the Republican president, the US president.

They are stupid and evil. A very consistent combination it seems.

Blogger wahr01 August 22, 2019 7:41 AM  

@26

She cancelled her membership and didn't pull down her own data first?
Wat?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 22, 2019 7:41 AM  

"They are stupid and evil. A very consistent combination it seems."

Then it should be very easy to severely punish them for it.

Blogger Gregory the Great August 22, 2019 7:42 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:
My wife was in a hyper-rage over this when it happened.

I'm still hearing about it.

A lot of the patterns she owns are on Ravelry and now she can't access them.

She wasn't banned, she canceled her membership in protest.


Would she consider starting a website called KnittersForTrumpUnite.com
to find other people for a class action suit?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 22, 2019 7:46 AM  

My wife does the sign making Cricut thing and they are dealing with crazy SJW women and all sorts of new rules thru their websites or whatever.

One thing as a devoted husband I don't do is the usual conservative arm flapper intellectual let me explain it all bit I just tell her "those women are effing crazy and they ought to mind their own damned business and stew in their craziness which they friggin deserve."

Blogger Jab Burrwalky August 22, 2019 7:59 AM  

There's gotta be reason charges in here somewhere...

Blogger Jab Burrwalky August 22, 2019 7:59 AM  

Treason charges, I meant to write.

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 22, 2019 7:59 AM  

Of all the hobbies...I did not expect knitting to be anti Trump.

I'd bet it isn't, which is why it was converged. Gaming and open source software weren't anti-Trump either; if anything they were right/libertarian-leaning. But they were aggressively tolerant of differing viewpoints, which is an open vector for convergence. As the province of Nice White Ladies, knitting would have welcomed SJWs (or anyone else) with open arms.

Gotta love the rhetoric there: "Oh, you can espouse conservative positions all you like! You just can't express support for the one man who has actually accomplished anything conservative in the last thirty years."

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 22, 2019 8:06 AM  

wahr01 wrote:@26

She cancelled her membership and didn't pull down her own data first?

Wat?


She downloaded what she could but you had to know what that site looks like. There is no central, "this is what you own" tab.

I know, I know, "build your own platform."

Blogger Karhu August 22, 2019 8:12 AM  

Another example of Corporate Cancer spreading, "NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads, Cites “Gradual Shift” on Guns", https://blog.k-var.com/op-ed/nascar-rejects-gun-ads-gradual-shift-guns/

The article notes:

"This is an organization which bragged for years that it was born out of bootleggers running Moonshine. NASCAR’s Winston Cup Series ran for over three decades sponsored by none other than the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. What about the Busch Series?"

Blogger The Cooler August 22, 2019 8:12 AM  

I suppose knitting is higher-hanging fruit? -- not much left to converge once you've got a lock on knitting. Maybe The Elusive They are bored.

Women, themselves, are always the primary attack vector. The hand that rocks the cradle... Or the woman that uses her guurl power gibs to pay Esmeralda to do it, either way.

I don't remember the where and what at the moment, but I read some time ago that 80+% of all documented exorcisms have been performed on women.

Blogger APL August 22, 2019 8:13 AM  

Just trying to figure out how many black girls are into knitting?

Blogger thalios August 22, 2019 8:18 AM  

From the article: Shortly after announcing the policy, the site closed its registration to new members, and moderators began freezing comments sections and deleting inflammatory posts and discussion.

How very tolerant of them.

Blogger peacefulposter August 22, 2019 8:20 AM  

When did they switch from calling Trump "racist" to "white supremacist"?

Seems like it happened overnight.

Blogger cloom August 22, 2019 8:24 AM  

@40 I just had a brown acquaintance say to me he heard Trump might be a white supremacist. I replied he has to build the wall or the country will break-up into smaller nations, Hispanic in the south. Trump sees it coming. That broke the spell, momentarily.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 22, 2019 8:25 AM  

Of course they attack our women, women being very, very vulnerable to attacks on the Moral level, and of course conservative men reduced to the jibber jabber of the intellectual level or phony toughness of the physical level.

Blogger ZhukovG August 22, 2019 8:33 AM  

With the humiliating failure of the Russian Collusion campaign. The Globalists have switched to Racism/White Supremacy to try and stop President Trump's reelection.

It is a sign of desperation. We are winning.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Caesar Trump!

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 22, 2019 8:36 AM  

Gaming and open source software weren't anti-Trump either; if anything they were right/libertarian-leaning. But they were aggressively tolerant of differing viewpoints, which is an open vector for convergence.

This exactly.

I can't think of a single Libertarian-leaning anything that hasn't been converged.

Libertarianism is the weakest of reeds. Completely useless. I know because I used to be one. When they virtue signal it's always to the Left and it's always about tolerating THEIR viewpoints. Never ours.

At least Libertarianism will die with Generation X. Right wing Millennials and Gen-Zers want nothing to do with it.

Blogger The Cooler August 22, 2019 8:36 AM  

https://www.ravelry.com/about

Blogger wahr01 August 22, 2019 8:46 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:wahr01 wrote:@26

She cancelled her membership and didn't pull down her own data first?

Wat?


She downloaded what she could but you had to know what that site looks like. There is no central, "this is what you own" tab.

I know, I know, "build your own platform."



It sounds like the site was terribly designed period.

Sounds like a replacement forum that simply promises to be "only knitting, no other bagge" is good "learn your own web-dev" exercise for any of these disenfranchised people.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 8:46 AM  

I downloaded all of my patterns and nuked my Ravelry account. So did all of my friends, some of whom made large portions of their incomes from selling patterns and yarns on Ravelry. Other craft sites, like Etsy, can learn from this, or they can be just as foolish.

The couple that started Ravelry are SJWs, so the site was doomed from the start. It was bad when all the anti-Trump p---y hat nonsense started, and it could only get worse from there.

Have a look at the founders here. Never will you see a man more uncomfortable in his own skin.

There may be a considerable urban, hipster, whatever, part of the crafting community, but there's also a considerable apolitical, conservative, right-wing part of the community. Probably zero chance we'll ever find out what % of their membership Ravelry lost over this, but I'd be surprised if it was less than 25%. That harmed a lot of people who make a living selling patterns and yarns.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella August 22, 2019 8:48 AM  

Ravelry was built by a coastal tech guy for his wife. The pink pussy hat brigade is their friends. Regular women who knit- 80% of the market- are being excluded from Ravelry.

Stitch and Bitch is a book series by the editor of Bust? Bitch? magazine. She has a degree in women's studies from an Ivy League university. It was considered wildly daring for her to put a knitting pattern into a feminist magazine. Her defense is that she's Dutch, not American. The Stitch and Bitch book has a knit bikini and power wristbands referencing Wonder Woman.

The woman who did the pink pussy hats is a disabled Jewish woman in California who thought Trump was a bad idea. I have questions like, who listens to disabled, single old women about anything, but that's supposed to be a rude question: successful billionaire international Presbyterian builder, or single woman on the dole?

The Pink Pussy hat brigade think they are everyone, since everyone they know went to one of the Women's Marches. Also, their view of conservative knitters is women who shop at chain stores- Walmart, Michael's Crafts, Joann's Crafts- but not women who buy wool yarn from individual stores. So there is a huge class element to the whole thing-

Well, age and generation: Boomers and Millenials knit in public, and have websites, while GenX knits in private.

Democrats know that knitting is a big deal politically because a Canadian woman with a knitting blog- the Yarn Harlot- had " hold my sock" photos- and someone had candidate Obama hold their sock in progress, and women said they would vote for Obama because of this photo. Not one woman- a great many women. I expect that blog post is still up, if you ever wanted to not trust the 19th amendment.

If you google, there are tons of "knitters for Obama" pins, stickers, and such. There are knitting and crochet patterns for making a yarn Shepherd Fairey poster- the red, blue and white stylized print.

There is none of this for Romney, nor any for Trump. I want to say there's one Trump quilt- but it got buried, quickly. The irony is that Romney is a type of sheep, and ought to have had knitting kipple.

Hillary paid some huge sum of money to have knits made or altered for Lena Dunham to wear while campaigning for Hillary- faux hipster costumes.

If anyone wants to build their own: it's mostly a big, gigantic database, and the market is both worldwide, and worth a cool billion or two.

Blogger My Shield Is Disgust August 22, 2019 8:49 AM  

E X T E R M I N A T U S

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams August 22, 2019 8:55 AM  

@The Cooler

I thought there would be more ham planets. White fatties love brown men because browns have lower standards. They hate the white men they're invisible to. Trump is the ultimate white man to them.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 8:58 AM  

She downloaded what she could but you had to know what that site looks like. There is no central, "this is what you own" tab.

The "Library" tab includes a section with all of your patterns. I had no trouble identifying and downloading all of mine (100+).

It sounds like the site was terribly designed period.

The site was well organized, one reason it was so popular.

Sounds like a replacement forum that simply promises to be "only knitting, no other bagge" is good "learn your own web-dev" exercise for any of these disenfranchised people.

It wasn't just a forum. It was a complex and diverse site that featured not only a social space, but a highly searchable database with literally hundreds of thousands of patterns and yarns, and a marketplace where you could buy and sell them. It also provided a customizable personal library of your patterns, projects, and supplies, as well as journals where you could document your progress on projects and share with the community. There's a reason Ravelry's corruption was such big news.

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 22, 2019 9:00 AM  

At least Libertarianism will die with Generation X.

I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're right. Boomers liked the pro-drug and free-sex aspects of it, but only Gen X could really embrace an "everyone just leave everyone else the hell alone" attitude and think it could be workable policy. I still feel the attraction of it emotionally, even though intellectually I know it means disaster.

I see a lot of libertarian Millennials and Zoomers in gaming and IT, but it seems more like a default position they inherited, so it's easier for them to abandon it.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 9:02 AM  

Have a look at the founders here. Never will you see a man more uncomfortable in his own skin.

Sorry, you gotta start at the 13:06 mark to see them.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 22, 2019 9:09 AM  

Stickwick Stapers wrote:She downloaded what she could but you had to know what that site looks like. There is no central, "this is what you own" tab.

The "Library" tab includes a section with all of your patterns. I had no trouble identifying and downloading all of mine (100+).


I may have got something wrong there. Knitting is her hobby not mine. I just know she's been complaining about not having ready access to the pattern library.

Blogger Robert What? August 22, 2019 9:09 AM  

If you are not ashamed of being White, you might be a White Supremacist.

Blogger Ransom Smith August 22, 2019 9:13 AM  

Another example of Corporate Cancer spreading, "NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads, Cites “Gradual Shift” on Guns", https://blog.k-var.com/op-ed/nascar-rejects-gun-ads-gradual-shift-guns/
Nascar, like country music, has long since stopped even pretending it's about the original concept.
Nascar desperately wanted to be hip and cool and forgot their target market.
Same with mass market country music which has been pop with a twang for decades now.

Blogger Luis August 22, 2019 9:14 AM  

"Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity." T.E.P.I.D.

Revelation 3: 16 "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Blogger ZhukovG August 22, 2019 9:15 AM  

I had hoped a kind of Nationalist-Libertarian synthesis could become a viable way forward. But I realize now that Libertarianism is to shot through with utopian wishful thinking to be even remotely useful.

The fact is that Nationalism IS Freedom. Christian Nationalism is Freedom for those Nations that are Christian.

Blogger Whitecloak August 22, 2019 9:16 AM  

@55 That's the 2018 definition. Assuming the spiral continues, being merely OK with being White will be grounds for White Supremacy.

If you aren't a Skoptsy you must be a Nazi.

Blogger AT August 22, 2019 9:23 AM  

The best response to pussy hats would be a Woody hat with the Toy Story character on top. That would drive the left frothing mad.

Blogger cloom August 22, 2019 9:25 AM  

Some SJW strategy is at 1:06:31 . "We're innocent ... . We don't want to host certain kinds of behaviour. We rely on the community to find things. More tools to notify what is going on."

Blogger Avalanche August 22, 2019 9:26 AM  

@40 "When did they switch from calling Trump "racist" to "white supremacist"?"

Last week:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/new-york-times-chief-outlines-coverage-shift-from-trump-russia-to-trump-racism

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president's alleged racism.
...
Baquet made the remarks at an employee town hall Monday. A recording was leaked to Slate, which published a transcript Thursday.
...
... "The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened," Baquet continued. "Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, 'Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.' And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we're talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We're a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that's what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?"

Baquet used the gentlest terms possible — "the story changed" — but the fact is, the conspiracy-coordination allegation the
Times had devoted itself to pursuing turned out to be false. Beyond that, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled to press an obstruction case against the president. The Trump-Russia hole came up dry.

Now, Baquet continued, "I think that we've got to change." The
Times must "write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions."

"I mean, the vision for coverage for the next two years is what I talked about earlier: How do we cover a guy who makes these kinds of remarks?" Baquet said. "How do we cover the world's reaction to him? How do we do that while continuing to cover his policies? How do we cover America, that's become so divided by Donald Trump?"
...

Blogger The Masked Menace August 22, 2019 9:28 AM  

Please note, we have officially moved from "Russia, Russia, Russia" to "White supremacy, white supremacy, white supremacy".

Please do not notice that Israel has a wall and that and it will soon be illegal boycott Israel.

That is all.

Blogger jeffinjapan August 22, 2019 9:30 AM  

Our exclusivity shows our inclusivity.

Blogger Rex Leroy King August 22, 2019 9:30 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:I know, I know, "build your own platform."

The domain name thepirateskein.com is available.

Blogger sammibandit August 22, 2019 9:40 AM  

I'm sure they'd be scandalized to learn there's an origami board on half chan.

Thanks for posting btw. I was looking forward to it after you brought up fiber arts the other day.

Blogger VD August 22, 2019 9:43 AM  

The best response to pussy hats would be a Woody hat with the Toy Story character on top. That would drive the left frothing mad.

Why are you so concerned with what the Left thinks? Why don't you think about actually doing something material and substantive?

Only cucks and conservatives pay any attention to "making their heads explode".

Blogger AJ Rhino August 22, 2019 9:56 AM  

I'm a novice artist and had to leave my art class as the boomer old ladies were driving me absolutely insane with their idiocy. Several people from the class messaged me asking where I was, but those questions stopped after I sent them my drawing of Trump on Mt Rushmore as an entry for one of their shows. Needless to say, the drawing didn't get approved by the jury. It's an infection. I ended up calling the teacher directly and work with him privately. I drop subtle redpills on him when we meet and I don't think he will be working at the art league much longer.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 9:56 AM  

The best response to pussy hats would be a Woody hat with the Toy Story character on top. That would drive the left frothing mad.

I hear Riff and the Jets have come up with a new dance move that's gonna make the Sharks crazy.

Blogger RC August 22, 2019 9:56 AM  

I was considering following VD's advice and building a replacement so I created a login and poked around a bit. This is actually a pretty comprehensive and quality site, even an API for third-party integration.

Blogger The Cooler August 22, 2019 10:03 AM  

I thought there would be more ham planets.

#MeToo

Sorry, you gotta start at the 13:06 mark to see them.

Space cadets.

Blogger English Tom August 22, 2019 10:21 AM  

Imagine being stitched up by SJW's over knitting!

Blogger binks webelf August 22, 2019 10:31 AM  

@10. Silent Draco-- "The key phrases are tortious interference and restriction of trade."

And

@15. Gregory the Great-- From Ravelry's Terms of Service:
"Governing Law; Disputes; Consent to Personal Jurisdiction....."

The SJWs *want* more non-SJW talk. They love threats & outrage and people quitting. Instead, all you ousted or self-ousted knitters need talk to Vox about exactly how to register a complaint & do the Indiegogo-type mandatory arbitration.

Hit these Commies where it counts, and make the rubble truly bounce. Until there are serious consequences for the SJW infection making things toxic, it will continue, even if all that's left afterwards is ruins.

E! Use your quarters! Stop playing surrender-games!

"Easy for you to say, Binks." When-- as a working parish clergyman-- I realized the entire Anglican news world was converged, I created an alternative news service which went Anglican-world-wide. Even my enemies were reading me. The office of the Archbishop of Canterbury was reading me. Primates & Archbishops & Bishops & parish clergy were reading me. Why?

Because the goal of the narrative church press was old news, tightly filtered. I provided timely news, hot and fresh, and that one-man organization became serious competition with large staffs & multi-million operations.

Just as Vox & Owen think outside the box, we all have to do likewise, and we all can make our difference, big and small, by prayer, and legit lawfare, by conversion of souls & action in the world. Jesus started with 12.

https://steynian.wordpress.com/binky-vs-the-zombies/

Blogger lowercaseb August 22, 2019 10:33 AM  

Stickwick Stapers wrote:The best response to pussy hats would be a Woody hat with the Toy Story character on top. That would drive the left frothing mad.

I hear Riff and the Jets have come up with a new dance move that's gonna make the Sharks crazy.


"Yeah! They totally owned Officer Krupke...he's certainly not going to be bothering us anymore!"

Blogger Arthur Isaac August 22, 2019 10:39 AM  

There is no space too small that SJWs won't scour it for non-wokeness. The more trivial and insignificant it is the greater the virtue that is signalled.

Blogger Scott Alfter August 22, 2019 10:41 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:wahr01 wrote:@26

She cancelled her membership and didn't pull down her own data first?

Wat?


She downloaded what she could but you had to know what that site looks like. There is no central, "this is what you own" tab.

I know, I know, "build your own platform."



Also, the "cloud" is just someone else's computer. If your data aren't on your computer, it's not really yours.

I have projects of different types scattered around sites like GitHub, GitLab, and Thingiverse (to name a few). None of these are the exclusive homes of any of my projects. I have my own private Git server where I track my projects; the aforementioned sites are just the means by which I publicize some of them. If any of these sites disappeared tomorrow or changed its terms in a disagreeable way (such as the pre-Microsoft-ownership convergence at GitHub), I still have all of my stuff and can start putting it up elsewhere (nearly all of what I had on GitHub is now on GitLab instead).

Blogger Karhu August 22, 2019 10:58 AM  

@76 Scott Alfter is right, and you should check where a company's offices and people are before you do business with them. No company is safe, but the more converged the location, the more likely and sooner they'll harm you. If they're based in super expensive San Francisco that says a lot, you can bet they're your sworn enemy.

Blogger wahr01 August 22, 2019 11:03 AM  

@67

The splodey-head effect is actually a substantive political move.
The more inflamed the left is the more obviously they jump the shark, drive their moderate wing away, and turn off the normies by amping their insanity to the point it leaks through the MSM's "blackout firewall"

For reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM1Yjwry48c

Blogger Beardy Bear August 22, 2019 11:12 AM  

White supremacy is cultural appropriation. The Goyim can't have Jewish culture.

"How dare you call me a white supremacist, I don't culturally appropriate from Jews."

Blogger Beardy Bear August 22, 2019 11:14 AM  

I was the same. Already subscribe on unauthorized but if there is a chance for an sjw skull, that is worth $5 a month.

Blogger wahr01 August 22, 2019 11:23 AM  

@76

'the "cloud" is just someone else's computer. If your data aren't on your computer, it's not really yours.'

The MegaUpload incident should have been a canary to anyone serious about fault tolerance that something needed to be done about sudden termination of individual cloud providers.

Instead, the industry further centralized and now a cyberattack on AWS takes down 30% of the net.

Even with abstraction of cloud orchestration monopolies still need trust-busting for that to work, and while the CIA has thus far failed to fully engineer a domsetic coup and administrative takeover politically, they have made it absolutely impossible to repeat what Teddy did to Standard Oil.

Blogger pyrrhus August 22, 2019 11:24 AM  

From my observations, the bottom line is that women are easily bullied by other women...The most aggressive women are Jewish and Yankee women, who are 80% leftist. So once they get control of something, it will move left in a hurry...

Blogger Dirk Manly August 22, 2019 11:36 AM  

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Blogger Dirk Manly August 22, 2019 11:43 AM  

Ugh

"I started knitting.. when I was commuting(?)"

Anybody who can't utter a declarative sentence about themselves without using an intonation like they are asking the interviewer "is this the right answer?" is an oxygen-thieving waste of skin.

40 years old and apparently going on ... what, 8?

Blogger DonReynolds August 22, 2019 11:57 AM  

Double-speak pours from their oily hide and drips from their elbows. EVERY word they carry around on a pillow contradicts what they do. When I first encountered the idea of Double-speak, I wondered who the heck could possibly do that with a straight face.

No, this is not a joke and I am not kidding. I really do insist we all be tolerant, while I ban people who support the president. I really believe people are all equal, but the rules should favor one population segment and lean on another. I am going to be Inclusive, by excluding what may be the majority in this country. I am going to demand MORE Diversity by insisting that whites be dumped in favor of my friends and pets, no matter how many or how few. After all, Diversity does not mean diverse or varied, it just means more Negroes and gays and foreign-born.

Blogger DonReynolds August 22, 2019 12:06 PM  

Then I remember the motto of France, born in the French Revolution....

Freedom, equality, fraternity

The same motto that gave the Europe and the entire world, the Age of Napoleon, when France was NOT any of these.

Blogger lowercaseb August 22, 2019 12:07 PM  

Dirk Manly wrote:Anybody who can't utter a declarative sentence about themselves without using an intonation like they are asking the interviewer "is this the right answer?" is an oxygen-thieving waste of skin.

Hell...even in theatre they can't stand that:

...“Uptalking,” also picked up from friends, is a way of ending your sentences with a vocal inflection that turns up at the end like a question. I tell my coaching clients and those who are auditioning for me that uptalk results in the listener not taking them or their content seriously. I vocally show them through mimicry the importance of ending their sentences definitively, rather than sounding as if they want to communicate a point without being too decisive or potentially ruffling feathers. Uptalk is very passive-aggressive and it isn’t helping anyone in an audition, a business setting, or a personal setting, for that matter.

Blogger Up from the pond August 22, 2019 12:12 PM  

How many non-white knitters are there?

Their percentage is very likely less than whites', if only because whites are more numerous generally and tend to be older.

This is community disruption; white knitters will simply drift away from the organization and keep clicking their needles, but alone.

I wonder where the impetus for community disruption comes from? Oh wait. No, I don't wonder.

"Maybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So Bad: How the prevalence of civic associations in Weimar Germany may have sped the rise of the Nazis, by Ray Fisman" (from Slate)
https://bit.ly/2MvKDA0

Blogger liberranter August 22, 2019 12:36 PM  

The solution is painfully simple: you abandon the infected, converged organization and launch a new one to replace it, adding the organizational equivalent of an anti-malware program to keep out any SJW infection.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl August 22, 2019 12:46 PM  

Did I read that right? They want to ban 100 year old PATTERNS? Unless they consist of swastikas & black suns, what could be offensive in a knitting pattern & why?

Blogger HouellebecqGurl August 22, 2019 12:49 PM  

"Banned for cuckery," is literally the FUNNIEST & BEST reason for a banning that I've ever seen here.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl August 22, 2019 12:55 PM  

Let's be honest, the reason it works so well on women is because most of us are gullible idiots and perennial hall monitors.
The best Nazis & Commies are always women.

Blogger CM August 22, 2019 12:57 PM  

They contain swirls that resemble swastikas.

Blogger CM August 22, 2019 12:58 PM  

Hey Amy, you have a blog? I do tatting and embroidery.

Blogger Statix August 22, 2019 12:58 PM  

What did the cuck say? Now I'm curious.

Blogger Statix August 22, 2019 1:01 PM  

Calling them neurotic and SJW is redundant. The two traits are more-or-less directly linked.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 1:05 PM  

How many non-white knitters are there?

Interestingly, crafting community demographics break down roughly proportional to the overall demographics of the U.S.

If anyone is inclined to write this Ravelry thing off as the convergence of a niche activity, keep in mind that almost two-thirds of Americans have some kind of craft hobby, with spending at about $44 billion annually. For "fiber arts" (knitting, crocheting, etc.), about 25% of U.S. households participate.

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis emphasized the importance of hobbies and other innocent diversions, and why the enemy would want to corrupt them:

I would make it a rule to eradicate from my patient any strong personal taste which is not actually a sin, even if it is something quite trivial such as a fondness for county cricket or collecting stamps or drinking cocoa. Such things, I grant you, have nothing of virtue in them; but there is a sort of innocence and humility and self-forgetfulness about them which I distrust. The man who truly and disinterestedly enjoys any one thing in the world, for its own sake, and without caring twopence what other people say about it, is by that very fact fore-armed against some of our subtlest modes of attack. You should always try to make the patient abandon the people or food or books he really likes in favour of the “best” people, the “right” food, the “important” books.

I almost find the corruption of "non-crucial" things like hobbies to be more unsettling than the corruption of crucial institutions. We expect the latter as a normal course of war, like enemy soldiers storming a fort. But when the enemy comes after innocuous things, it's like soldiers coming to your home just to kick your puppy and stomp on your flower garden. That's when you realize they want you broken, and every atom of your being bent to their dominion.

Blogger Bradford C. Walker August 22, 2019 1:09 PM  

The only thing more ridiculous than the announcement is where they sourced the policy from; RPG.net is a tabletop gaming forum, formerly the biggest fish in that small pond, but since going woke has diminished significantly in influence because even fellow travellers can't be bothered to visit much anymore- not when they can reach 10X or more the audience at YouTube.

Blogger CarpeOro August 22, 2019 1:26 PM  

No interest in knitting, but you could call a rival site "Unraveled".

Blogger NewTunesForOldLogos August 22, 2019 1:29 PM  

Best news I’ve heard today. Let us pray that someone there has a Dark Lord streak in them, and knows a good lawyer itching for a class action suit.

Blogger Kat August 22, 2019 1:39 PM  

What alternatives for knitting patterns are people using? I've started going directly to various sites and using Etsy more often, but the problem with Ravelry is that it was seriously well done. You could be as vague (cowls) or as specific (fingering weight baby dresses within a certain yardage range and using color work) as you wanted. It was great. I haven't found a good replacement yet, and I don't have anything like the skills or connections to make one and attract users.

Blogger Oswald August 22, 2019 3:02 PM  

I'm thinking my hobby of collecting world war two action figures is pretty safe for now.

Blogger Duke Norfolk August 22, 2019 3:20 PM  

Stickwick Stapers wrote:I almost find the corruption of "non-crucial" things like hobbies to be more unsettling than the corruption of crucial institutions. We expect the latter as a normal course of war, like enemy soldiers storming a fort. But when the enemy comes after innocuous things, it's like soldiers coming to your home just to kick your puppy and stomp on your flower garden. That's when you realize they want you broken, and every atom of your being bent to their dominion.

Yes, very much this. It's when people realize that the evil will track them down in the most obscure places and make their lives miserable. That's when people finally start paying attention.

Kind of like Gamer Gate, right?

Blogger PG August 22, 2019 4:03 PM  

We have recently had knitting groups form here. Those in them are generally boomers who didn't actually learn to knit because they were too busy getting drunk, high, protesting, and whoring. They knit on big needles like a child and make the most grotesque multicolored "blankets" which they hang over park benches and wrap around trees, some sort of knit bombing stunt. It's disgusting and IMO probably not happening as organically as it seems. There's a Ted Talk by a man, a freemason I'm told, who was knitting up a huge one, I think it was in the Guinness book of records.

The only conclusion I can come to is that sensible people need to take leadership of groups that involve these types of skill, before someone else does.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 22, 2019 5:53 PM  

Kat, I'm just using Etsy,too. If there's ever a decent replacement for Ravelry, I'm there.

Blogger tublecane August 22, 2019 6:23 PM  

"not conducive to positive community-building"

Unless you're white, maybe. But who cares about them?

Blogger Doktor Jeep August 22, 2019 7:32 PM  

For what does a leftist head popping matter when there is nothing inside?
Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Blogger Thesmith August 22, 2019 10:38 PM  

Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity.

"You can't speak about our actions, we'll steal your wealth and give it to our own team, we're going in my direction, you have no say in choosing who will win, and none of the people who will win look or sound like you."

That's what these vectors really are.

Blogger Starboard August 23, 2019 12:09 AM  

First they came for the knitters, and I did not care because I quilt.
Then they came for the cross stitchers...

Blogger Michael West August 23, 2019 7:32 AM  

"Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity." -- tepid. cf Rev 3:16.

Blogger Daniel August 23, 2019 9:44 AM  

They are not amateurs and they are learning fast

Blogger Daniel August 23, 2019 11:57 AM  

I have done many stupid things while angry
Would not blame her for forgetting the patterns

Blogger anorganicbear August 23, 2019 12:06 PM  

In correcting vices, it's often worthwhile to practice the opposite virtue. Here's my proposal for this list:

Tolerance -> Reverence to God and his son Jesus Christ
Diversity -> God, Family, and Nation first
Equality -> Vocation
Progress -> Tradition
Inclusivity -> Fellowship

Blogger liberranter August 23, 2019 1:41 PM  

"Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity" spells T.E.P.I.D

How appropriate, if much too mild.

Blogger Daniel August 23, 2019 4:33 PM  

Do not forget arabs are second class citizens in israel

Blogger Roberto Masioni August 27, 2019 8:16 AM  

Any organization not explicitly against (((globalism))) will become (((globalist))).

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