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Monday, November 30, 2015

The final five percent

Now you know why SJWs are constantly telling us that we are -phobic. Third Law. This recent Twitter exchange, which an old acquaintance brought to my attention, is extremely amusing.
V. aimmyarrowshigh ‏@aimmyarrowshigh
Pre-emptively block V/ox D/a/y, for your own safety. Literal safety.

Ella Dawson ‏@brosandprose
@aimmyarrowshigh oh he's blocked. I subscribed to a GG autoblocker like a year ago and it saved me from a WORLD of harassment this summer.

V. aimmyarrowshigh ‏@aimmyarrowshigh
Good, good. He's a sociopath, and I don't say that lightly.

Ella Dawson ‏@brosandprose
one look at his profile is enough to make that extremely clear.

V. aimmyarrowshigh ‏@aimmyarrowshigh
It makes me feel physically sick that men like that are still given sizable platforms and go unquestioned.

Ella Dawson ‏@brosandprose
Yup. I'm terrified 95% of the time.
In the interest of accuracy, I should point out that I am NOT a sociopath. While I am narcissistic and machiavellian, I score unusually high in empathy, so I am actually more anti-sociopathic than the average individual. It is merely my predilection for abstraction and my natural curiosity that makes me come off as sociopathic to the superficial observer.

The bad news is that because I can feel your pain, I am quickly able to learn which buttons one must push in order to inflict it upon you. I believe it may have been R. Scott Bakker who warned that the torturer you should fear most is the one who sheds tears as he works.

But as Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil, I am pleased that I can give these women what they most want, which is fear. They need that heightened sense of drama in order to feel alive, and I am content to know that merely by acknowledging the fact of their existence, I can grant them what they crave.

Am I not kind?

In any event, it appears they do well to fear me in light of the intellectual company in which I am to be found these days.

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118 Comments:

Anonymous Scintan November 30, 2015 2:11 AM  

I would say that being pre-emptively blocked by a bunch of clucking hens is a great accomplishment, but it's no longer the feat that it used to be. The pre-emptive block has become just another standard page in the SJW playbook, albeit one that's often falsely played.

It's good that you're in their heads, though. If nothing else, at least they'll have someone specific over whom to feign the vapors.

Blogger Ostar November 30, 2015 2:17 AM  

"Literal Safety." Too many people seem to use Alice in Wonderland as an instruction manual:
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ "

Blogger Daniel November 30, 2015 2:18 AM  

Don't introduce them to the Gamma Rabbit Players, or whatever that cover band was...they'll be so scared they'll throw panties in self-defense.

Blogger dh November 30, 2015 2:20 AM  

I am so glad to be supporting these lovely types via a lifetime of welfare, subsidies, and tax donations.

"Author of The Panem Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hunger Games (Smart Pop Books 2012). I also like boy bands. A lot. And fanfic. Hamline MFAC student."

So lets see, a read-along companion to paperback fiction. It's like a graphic novel explaining a comic book.

Then of course, she "likes" boy bands a lot. Because it probably gives her tingles down there. And of course, fanfic, which most likely means erotic fanfic to finish off her tingles down there.

And there it is, a lifetime of welfare. MFAC at Hamline. Of course.

Plus, a literally pitch-perfect misuse of the word of "literally". Maybe they'll cover dictionary usage at some point during that intensive MFA program.

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 2:27 AM  

Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply.

Anonymous TroperA November 30, 2015 2:30 AM  

And there it is, a lifetime of welfare. MFAC at Hamline. Of course.

Now that's a bit harsh. I'm sure she could weasel her way into a government job or a university position and squeeze even MORE lucre out of the taxpayers. If she's smart enough to write fanfiction based on the pop culture equivalent of a Salisbury Steak TV dinner, she's smart enough to get a professorship at an Ivy League college, at least...

Anonymous WillBest November 30, 2015 2:30 AM  

@2 I believe MW has been updated to include figuratively in the world literally.

I wonder what its like to be afraid 95% of the time. Presuming she means waking hours, that means there is only 50 minutes in a day when she isn't afraid. Wonder what emotion she is feeling at that point.

Must be hard to be a woman. The male ability to singularly focus on the task at hand means I am not worried about the impending collapse of the US while I am working on my clients projects.

Blogger Daniel November 30, 2015 3:05 AM  

That 5% must be positively blissful, except for all the other moments spent terrified that the 5% may never return. #Fiver%

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 30, 2015 3:10 AM  

I laugh inwardly and magine with glee what one of these people would do if they met a Dread Ilk in real life, and stared deep into the Ilky abyss.

Blogger chris November 30, 2015 3:18 AM  

Bring on the ICD-11.
The draft has but five classifications of personality.
1. Normal
2. Personality difficulty
3 Mild Personality Disorder
4. Moderate Personality Disorder
5. Severe Personality disorder

Which get rids of Borderline, Narcassistic, Sociopathy, Psychopathy etc to the land of Tumbler. Where they belong.

Blogger Groot November 30, 2015 3:18 AM  

"Are you not entertained?! .... My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Blogger guest November 30, 2015 3:24 AM  

V. aimmyarrowshigh could question you herself, but she would have to unblock you first.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 30, 2015 3:27 AM  

LIKE

Blogger Bradford Walker November 30, 2015 3:51 AM  

Hamline. Of course. That school, like Macalester College on the other side of I-94 in St. Paul, produces so many brain-addled twats who owe their position to patronage and nepotism far more than merit (many coming from out of town, and just as many as legacy cases), that I'm certain what would befall it if the greater Minnesota population knew what went on there: it would be burned to the ground, the ruins salted, and the population killed or scattered. (It's building towards that for the U of MN as it is.)

Blogger Feather Blade November 30, 2015 4:01 AM  

@7 Wonder what emotion she is feeling at that point.

Hunger?

Anonymous Steve Canyon November 30, 2015 4:19 AM  

A cursory google search of Ella Dawson reveals several hits on a woman whose great contribution to society is blog/bragging about being infected with herpes.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 4:26 AM  

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler <--Look inside

Uhh... Ok...

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 4:31 AM  

I mean, this is the first time a book merchant has stuck Hitler on my face and told me to look inside. That book must really mean a lot to you, Amazon.

Blogger pdwalker November 30, 2015 5:08 AM  

I think it is time to add "Bogeyman" to your resume.

You deserve it.

Blogger bearspaw November 30, 2015 5:09 AM  

Martial Arts, politics, economcs, Buddist synbolism...SJW's just don't apprexiate the rarified air your latest tome occupies!

Blogger pdwalker November 30, 2015 5:09 AM  

(I was going to use "Monster Under the Bed", but I thought it was too unwieldy).

Blogger bub November 30, 2015 5:27 AM  

Interesting that she references your "sizable platform".

Blogger SciVo November 30, 2015 5:37 AM  

Interesting! I found a test for the same things (the dark triad), and it said that I was average in narcissism and machiavellianism, and in the bottom ten percent of psychopathy (which is to say in the top ten percent of emotional depth). It also said said that I should consider not sharing the results, which is understandable no matter what they are (since higher is better for success and worse for looks).

One Man's Chorus @5: Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply.

You're confusing several issues, since you can have low or high perceptiveness, low or high caring, and low or high need. How do you think normal people like us get our supply? We perceive what we need, and don't care too much to do what it takes to get it. And that's normal.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 5:43 AM  

Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply.

You are confusing Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the trait of narcissism.

Blogger Seán November 30, 2015 5:50 AM  

A brief perusal of their timelines shows the usual flattering verities — the 1 in 5 statistic staggers in like a scrofulous piss-soaked uncle at a dinner party — vouchsafed to the peanut gallery. Further down appears a tweet which endorses the opinion that any woman who has not revealed her rape to a male acquaintance does so not because she is ashamed, or angry, or confused, or simply because she believes in the sphere of the inner life, but rather because she considers the man to be "unsafe".

This is news to me, given that I found out some 12 years into my current relationship that my wife had been sexually abused as a student, whilst at university in the early 1990s. I had hitherto believed her when she expressed a complex nexus of personal reasons, regarding an incident which had taken place over 20 years ago. Upon her return I shall inform her that, contrary to what she thinks she thinks, the real reason she didn't tell me is because she is afraid of me. When she protests I shall assure her I know this to be true because a self-regarding monster on Twitter farted out a baseless opinion for retweets.

in breaking news, Tumblr's favourite feminist porn star James Deen, whose enormously popular pneumatic GIFs are invariably found juxtaposed next to social justice posts and pictures of kittens, is accused of being a rapist. He is presently being erased from public life:

http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-11-29/why-the-frisky-will-no-longer-be-publishing-james-deens-sex-advice-column/

Blogger JDC November 30, 2015 5:53 AM  

The twitter exchange reminds me of the Four Yorkshireman bit. "You think you' re afrarlid! I fear all day!".

" Luxury. Vox makes me afraid day and night, and if there is an afterlife...be it heaven or nirvana, it will be unsafe cuz of him!"

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 5:57 AM  

she considers the man to be "unsafe"

This used to be called "heterosexual".

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 6:00 AM  

V. aimmyarrowshigh ‏@aimmyarrowshigh
Pre-emptively block V/ox D/a/y, for your own safety. Literal safety.


Don't worry, Hayley, I'm sure that noise from your closet was just Big Gay Steve making a sandwich.

Blogger SciVo November 30, 2015 6:09 AM  

WillBest @7: Wonder what emotion she is feeling at that point.
Feather Blade @15: Hunger?

Anger? Arousal? Lassitude? There are quite a few emotional states to fit in 50 minutes of non-fear, although fast switching would explain a lot.

Blogger VD November 30, 2015 6:13 AM  

Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply.

You don't know what you're talking about. Better go and do some reading on the subject before further embarrassing yourself.

Blogger Peter November 30, 2015 6:22 AM  

She "subscribed to a GG autoblocker"? Would that be a GamerGate autoblocker? If so, it seems that SJW's have an entrepreneurial side. They can make money by pandering to their own side's fears and prejudices!

(Regrettably, I can only report that in my limited contacts with Vox, he's been courteous, polite and friendly. Clearly, I'm doing something wrong. How do I provoke the real, demonic Vox to reveal himself? What am I missing?)

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 November 30, 2015 6:31 AM  

Pre-emptively block V/ox D/a/y, for your own safety. Literal safety.



Interesting. Finally, the "safe space" thing is starting to make sense to me: having no experience with physical courage, they are equating emotional safety with physical safety.

Blogger Cataline Sergius November 30, 2015 6:32 AM  

Pre-emptively block V/ox D/a/y, for your own safety. Literal safety.

Literal?

This word doesn't mean what she thinks it means.

How the hell is anyone in danger of great bodily harm or outright insanity by reading tweets.

That fact that he doesn't agree with you does not make him THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

Tina Fey’s movie Mean Girls with Lindsey Lohan makes the point that girls have always been extremely adept on average at nonviolent bullying: girls tend to be quick and sharp at interpersonal thinking with a talent for knowing precisely where to slip in the psychological stiletto.

Of course, most of that talent has been deployed over the millennia against their rivals in the sexual marketplace, other females (although little brothers and henpecked husbands have been victims too). But now our society encourages girls, at the point where their social skills are most advanced relative to boys of the same age, to use their Mean Girls techniques to bully and silence boys in the name of Fighting Patriarchy.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 6:37 AM  

Perhaps she is worried that Vox will persuade her into harming herself, if she takes the fingers out of her ears and stops shouting lalalalala

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 30, 2015 6:47 AM  

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'

Blogger JaimeInTexas November 30, 2015 6:48 AM  

I absolutely love that passage on the book.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 30, 2015 6:58 AM  

Them girls need some company of big strapping masculine men of color, then they will feel safe.

If they refuse then they are "racist."

Anonymous Stickwick November 30, 2015 7:16 AM  

I believe it may have been R. Scott Bakker who warned that the torturer you should fear most is the one who sheds tears as he works.

I pointed this out to you in some mild alarm when you mentioned your talent for cruelty and your high empathy. Gary Jennings explained in his fictional account of Marco Polo's adventures in the Orient that the best torturers weep with their victims.

Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply.

You are confusing Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the trait of narcissism.


It's an important distinction in some ways, but in terms of empathy, it doesn't seem to matter. I am well acquainted with someone who has full-blown NPD and she is also highly empathetic. An empath is tuned into other people's emotions, but it doesn't mean they care. For instance, this acquaintance gets very annoyed when you are experiencing negative emotions, because it harshes her mellow. This is why she insists that everyone be in a good mood around her.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 7:16 AM  

How do I provoke the real, demonic Vox to reveal himself?

Voxologists have long pondered this question.

If you join the Vile Faceless Minions of the Evil Legion of Evil, an image of Vox himself will occasionally appear in your morning toast and/or breakfast taco, with a personalised motivational message such as:

* DO NOT BE AFRAID. I AM NOT ACTIVELY PLOTTING YOUR GRISLY DEMISE TODAY.

* TODAY'S FORECAST: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MURDER.

* BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE.

If you eat muesli, Markku himself will appear and deride you in Suomic curses for being a poof.

Anonymous Stickwick November 30, 2015 7:20 AM  

In terms of empathy and caring, Homer Simpson explained it best:

Lisa: He's gone. Forever.
Homer: [still uncaring] And?
Lisa: I didn't think you'd understand.
Homer: [even more uncaring than before] Hey! Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

Blogger stevo November 30, 2015 7:29 AM  

I can't understand how this person we refuse to interact with goes unquestioned!

Blogger stevo November 30, 2015 7:31 AM  

I've also heard that those with higher empathy tend to punish wrongdoers more severely because they feel the victims' pain

OpenID basementhomebrewer November 30, 2015 7:34 AM  

"in breaking news, Tumblr's favourite feminist porn star James Deen, whose enormously popular pneumatic GIFs are invariably found juxtaposed next to social justice posts and pictures of kittens, is accused of being a rapist. He is presently being erased from public life:

http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-11-29/why-the-frisky-will-no-longer-be-publishing-james-deens-sex-advice-column/"


Interesting that all of the men they associate with tend to be the very monsters they accuse other men of being.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 7:54 AM  

Cataline - Literal?

This word doesn't mean what she thinks it means.


Don't be too hard on Ms Lerner.

She literally only went to Knox College (tuition: $41,094) and ended up wasting her life writing shitty fanfic about YA books and boy bands.

She's the legbeard equivalent of Dr. Phil Sandifer.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 30, 2015 7:59 AM  

From the column concerning James Deen

I believe women because the vast majority of women I know have been raped or sexually assaulted by a man they knew and/or trusted. I believe women because more than a few men have shown an utter lack of respect for whether I did or could consent.

Really!? Perhaps you should rethink the company you keep. Because the people I associate with certainly don't act that way and if they did I would stop associating with them.

Anonymous karsten November 30, 2015 8:05 AM  

I always find the "Vox is so evil" premise, pushed by the left and sometimes accepted by the right (or at least by the faux-right) quite absurd. There's nothing in the positions that this site takes that is in any way actually extreme, let alone "evil." Vox always strikes me as a relative moderate.

Remarkable how the Overton window can distort perceptions.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 30, 2015 8:05 AM  

But really, who better to hang out with and consult for sex advice than porn actors? They can tell you all about how delivering pizza is the quickest way to meet horny women who are willing to trade sex for a $15 medium thin crust meat lovers.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 30, 2015 8:09 AM  

My first response to these idiot females would be to state the obvious, "Your passive aggressive shtick sounds like political rhetoric and nothing more."

I know it violates the rules of conservatism, but I immediately go for disqualification, and I never allow anyone to garner any unearned authority.

Blogger Eric Mueller November 30, 2015 8:17 AM  

Only an SJW would create a "safe space", then hang pictures of the object they fear within it. It's got to be an act for attention. I think you'll find many of them didn't in fact block you, but are telling their friends so they can stay in-group.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 30, 2015 8:30 AM  

I am so glad to be supporting these lovely types via a lifetime of welfare, subsidies, and tax donations.

SJWs have their own version of the trickle-down theory. Government, SJW-infiltrated corporations, and some rich leftists like Soros pour money into worthless organizations and projects, whence it trickles down to all these professional victims and cry-bullies via make-work jobs and Patreon accounts.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 30, 2015 8:32 AM  

I believe MW has been updated to include figuratively in the world literally.

So now when you mean "literally" you have to say, "literally -- and I mean really literally, not figuratively --".

Blogger dh November 30, 2015 8:39 AM  

> So now when you mean "literally" you have to say, "literally -- and I mean really literally, not figuratively --".

This more than anything bothers me. Seriously, trample everything else in the culture, but can we just leave the word "literal" alone?

Blogger Cail Corishev November 30, 2015 8:40 AM  

Of course, if she really blocked people, she wouldn't know how much harassment it saved her from, because it would be, you know, blocked. Unless she's lying about that, or uses a second account to peek and see what people tweeted her way that was blocked in her first account. Or she's just fantasizing about all the harassment that she can't see but must be there. Probably at least two of those three.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 8:45 AM  

My first response to these idiot females would be to state the obvious, "Your passive aggressive shtick sounds like political rhetoric and nothing more."

They don't care about that. This would go right over their heads and wouldn't disqualify them at all. You go for their womanhood or something similar. These are rampant feminist and they are so weak they must turn to a "safe space" for protection. What ever happened to strong and independent? They've revealed their fear here, so you throw it back in their face.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 8:46 AM  

Karsten - Vox always strikes me as a relative moderate.

Wash your mouth out with soap. I didn't sign my name in blood on a parchment made out of human scalp to serve the Supreme Dark Lord of the Legion of Moderates.

Vox is so evil he set cats and dogs against each other.

Vox is so evil he wrote the screenplay for "Highlander 2".

Vox is so evil, he successfully sued the makers of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon for appropriating his likeness.

Blogger IM2L844 November 30, 2015 9:03 AM  

It is merely my predilection for abstraction and my natural curiosity that makes me come off as sociopathic to the superficial observer.

I rather think it's your brutal honesty. Your predilection for layered abstraction can, however, sometimes obscure the simplicity of it.

Blogger Floyd Looney November 30, 2015 9:05 AM  

"I'm terrified 95% of the time"

That was hilarious

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 9:07 AM  

Heh, it's true. Webster:

Literally
2: in effect : virtually
"will literally turn the world upside down to combat cruelty or injustice" — Norman Cousins
----
I literally can't even.

Blogger Krul November 30, 2015 9:13 AM  

"will literally turn the world upside down to combat cruelty or injustice" — Norman Cousins

That sentence fragment is so awful I literally cringed when I read it.

Blogger Eric Mueller November 30, 2015 9:15 AM  

"Vox is so evil he wrote the screenplay for "Highlander 2"."

More like Highlander 3. 2 sucked, but 3 was a level of stupid I still can't believe Hollywood achieved.

Blogger Dexter November 30, 2015 9:45 AM  

Highlander 3???

Wait, what now?

I guess Highlander 2 sucked so bad I automatically blocked out all knowledge of the third one, which I didn't see, and can't recall even being aware of its existence.

Blogger dh November 30, 2015 9:56 AM  

> "I'm terrified 95% of the time"

It really is the liberal way. The world is too scary to contemplate mastering it. Instead, you must cower, living in the shadows of those that came bravely before you.

If the past was full of these people, the human species would have died out, huddled in a cave, hoping that nothing scary happened.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 9:57 AM  

Dexter, Eric.. Highlander 2 sucked so bad I automatically blocked out all knowledge of the third one

Holy mackerel. Me too!

Looking at the IMDB page, I know for a fact that I did see that film. I just can't remember seeing it.

That's some Manchurian Candidate shit right there.

I'll try to work out what subliminal messages Vox put in Highlander 3, right after I assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 10:03 AM  

It really is the liberal way. The world is too scary to contemplate mastering it. Instead, you must cower, living in the shadows of those that came bravely before you.

If someone is interested in a closer look at this phenomenon, get How to Deal with Narcissists.

Note that this phenomenon is not directly related to NPD, it just needs to be explained first, in order to understand AC's general theory about NPD. Kind of like how the lessons on rhetoric are incidental to SJWs Always Lie.

Blogger IM2L844 November 30, 2015 10:04 AM  

It really is the liberal way. The world is too scary to contemplate mastering it. Instead, you must cower, living in the shadows of those that came bravely before you.

If the past was full of these people, the human species would have died out, huddled in a cave, hoping that nothing scary happened.


dh? Oh my, how far we've come. You, my friend, are an interesting case study.

Blogger Feather Blade November 30, 2015 10:05 AM  

@43 Interesting that all of the men they associate with tend to be the very monsters they accuse other men of being.

They really do need to hang out with a better class of men...

Blogger TheRedSkull November 30, 2015 10:06 AM  

Ladies giggle on the Twitter
Vox Day he's so mean and bitter
Honey I KNOW he's the worst ;)
Not uh girl I "blocked" him first!

Highlander - there can be only one.

Blogger Carl Philipp November 30, 2015 10:07 AM  

@66
Don't teach victims not to get raped. Teach rapists not to rape.
Women, don't you dare take a self defense class!

Rape culture hysteria is rape culture

Blogger dh November 30, 2015 10:08 AM  

IM2L844-

I would just say in my defense I've always believed liberalism to be a huge lie.

Anonymous bw November 30, 2015 10:08 AM  

The bad news is .... I literally laughed out loud.

"will literally turn the world upside down to combat cruelty or injustice" Their entire existence is lies and projection. Identify, much?

equivalent of a Salisbury Steak TV dinner Used to love that sh*t when i was a child.

I rather think it's your brutal honesty A love and adherence to the Truth and Reality above all else.


Anonymous Elmer T. Jones November 30, 2015 10:16 AM  

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Blogger Gordon November 30, 2015 10:20 AM  

@63: There is a simple reason all sequels to Highlander are destined to suck:

There can be only one.

Blogger Krul November 30, 2015 10:36 AM  

Re: Highlander sequels,

The Highlander franchise should have listen to the Kurgan.

Instead of burning out, it faded away...

Blogger Eric Mueller November 30, 2015 10:44 AM  

I think I only saw Highlander 3 because I was still in the Navy and somebody dragged me to the theater. We didn't learn our lesson from 2.

All I really remember about Highlander 3 is that 3 Asian looking Highlanders broke out of their prison in a mountain, where they had been for 400 years, and exchanged a dialog that went like this:

"Where is the Highlander?"

"He's in New York City"

"There's a flight leaving in an hour. We can just make it!"

That's pretty much how stupid that movie was.

Blogger Quadko November 30, 2015 10:51 AM  

given sizable platforms
How on earth do they think the world works?

No doubt there was a great investment ceremony, guys dressed in funny hats and primary colors singing in ancient languages and anointing the chosen few with the power of platform. That VD snuck in the line somehow and got en-platformed, and, well, too late now, the platform authority has spoken from on high.

Blogger Tim_W_Burke November 30, 2015 10:53 AM  

Apparently, a diagnosed sociopath has created an online community providing resources for other sociopaths.
What is the opinion of this article?
http://www.sociopathworld.com/2013/07/sociopaths-feel-empathy-sort-of.html

Anonymous BigGaySteve November 30, 2015 11:09 AM  

So lets see, a read-along companion to paperback fiction. It's like a graphic novel explaining a comic book.

Who knows it could be an attempt to explain the economy & trade practices. Medieval economics & construction papers have been published for those interested in roleplaying games/ D&D. Nevermind

waking hours, that means there is only 50 minutes in a day when she isn't afraid. Wonder what emotion she is feeling at that point

Maybe she should be another set of rechargeable batteries for her vibrater, but the question is "Is she still thinking of Vox?"

If you eat muesli, Markku himself will appear and deride you in Suomic curses for being a poof.

Even big gay Steve doesn't eat Muesli, but I do eat quiche if its made for me.

given sizable platforms....How on earth do they think the world works?

Only white privilege can build platforms, not hammers/nails.

Blogger James Dixon November 30, 2015 11:11 AM  

> How do I provoke the real, demonic Vox to reveal himself? What am I missing?

Launch preemptive, unjustified attacks on him. It helps if you insult the Ilk and VFM's while you're at it.

Blogger pyrrhus November 30, 2015 11:14 AM  

"The Five Percent Solution" sounds like a book title, doesn't it, VD?

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 11:29 AM  

You are confusing Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the trait of narcissism.

Both are characterized by low empathy. The non-pathological variant may not need narcissistic supply though.

"Trait narcissism and NPD are both characterized by grandiose behavior, egocentricity, aggression, and lack of empathy (Ahktar & Thompson, 1982; APA 2000; Raskin & Terry, 1988).

http://tinyurl.com/j4x3uqj

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 11:33 AM  

You don't know what you're talking about. Better go and do some reading on the subject before further embarrassing yourself.

Then the clinical researchers who've studied narcissism don't know what they're talking about.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 11:55 AM  

"characterized" means that it correlates. Vox specifically tested for high empathy in the exact same test that gave trait narcissism.

Anonymous Sir gooberflick November 30, 2015 12:11 PM  

The rabbit is right. You've gone unquestioned like forever.

I just can't even.

Blogger Noah B #120 November 30, 2015 12:21 PM  

"Narcissists have low empathy. They use other people for narcissistic supply."

We understand them, we just don't care about their feelings.

Blogger IM2L844 November 30, 2015 12:22 PM  

I would just say in my defense I've always believed liberalism to be a huge lie.

I believe that's true. I also believe you've always known the proposition that atheism is the most reasonable position is a huge lie. That reminds me...how are the kids?

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 12:43 PM  

"characterized" means that it correlates. Vox specifically tested for high empathy in the exact same test that gave trait narcissism.

Then in what sense was I confusing them? If low empathy is correlated with both NPD and trait narcissism, my comment was accurate.

Was it an accredited test like MMPI or some bogus online test that says you're "70% borderline"?

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 12:59 PM  

Then in what sense was I confusing them? If low empathy is correlated with both NPD and trait narcissism, my comment was accurate.

Because the information about Vox's narcissism was from the same source as the information about his high empathy. A trait that correlates is a reasonable starting assumption when you know only the one thing and not the other, but it is always trumped by specific information to the contrary.

As for what the test was, I don't know.

Blogger Dexter November 30, 2015 1:07 PM  

Then the clinical researchers who've studied narcissism don't know what they're talking about.

Psychologists don't know what they're talking about? Haw. That could neeeeeeever happen. As the good Dr. Lecter said, psychology does not attract the best human material -- it is a dumping ground for campus rejects.

Anyone ever met the offspring of a psychologist who wasn't completely and utterly fucked up?

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 1:24 PM  

...it is always trumped by specific information to the contrary.

It's not specific if you don't know which test it was. Even if he has taken a personality battery in a clinical setting, that alone doesn't tell one much. He could have low empathy but spike on empathy in a personality battery. A narcissist might fudge the results by lying to make himself look good.

Empathy is established through interpersonal interaction. To get a read on a subject's empathy levels, a mental health expert would have to sit down with them and go through their life history. If possible, they could interview the person's friends and family. Psychologists don't diagnose their clients based on test results alone.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 1:35 PM  

A narcissist might fudge the results by lying to make himself look good.

And then volunteer us the information that he has tested positive for narcissism so that we wouldn't find out about his narcissism. Blown cover as cover!

Hey, if that floats your boat.

Blogger Danby November 30, 2015 1:40 PM  

So now when you mean "literally" you have to say, "literally -- and I mean really literally, not figuratively --".

So, from now on, I guess I'll just say, "literally literally" as in;
"I am literally literally sick at the sight of your stupid pedo face." or
"Alexandra Erin is literally literally too repulsive for even a tranny to fuck."

@85 IM2L844
That reminds me...how are the kids?
Never mind that, How is the train? Won't someone think of the train?

Blogger VD November 30, 2015 1:41 PM  

It's not specific if you don't know which test it was. Even if he has taken a personality battery in a clinical setting, that alone doesn't tell one much. He could have low empathy but spike on empathy in a personality battery. A narcissist might fudge the results by lying to make himself look good.

We obviously don't need any tests to diagnose One Man's Chorus. The train is fine.

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 1:58 PM  

And then volunteer us the information that he has tested positive for narcissism so that we wouldn't find out about his narcissism.

It's not like announcing that he has AIDS. Narcissists are often praised for their "confidence."

Blogger SirHamster November 30, 2015 4:00 PM  

It's not like announcing that he has AIDS.

WTF?

Thankfully, the train is still fine.

Blogger Shevi S November 30, 2015 4:03 PM  

I"m confused. I remember inthe early dyas of the feminist movement, people said that women shlould n;t enter the workfirse since they are sensitive and delicate. The feminists sadi that women are stong and tough. "I am Woman, hear me roar.I am strong. I am invicible," Now these women admit to being scared of a blogger. I don't get it.

Blogger Geir Balderson November 30, 2015 4:14 PM  

Gees, I am surprised that VD has time to write books, play soccer, manage his assets, think and socialise with his Familia! How does he find the time to harass all of this pitiful delicate flowers? Look at poor Ella, she is scared 95% of her life!!!!!! How brave her to carry on and breath?

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 4:45 PM  

Thankfully, the train is still fine.

His point (as I understood it) was that he wouldn't admit to being narcissistic if he was trying to make himself look good. That is not so - some people wear the label as a badge of honor. There's a guy over at Return of Kings who describes himself as a narcissist in his author bio. Tucker Max proudly calls himself a narcissist all the time, etc.

Blogger Markku November 30, 2015 4:48 PM  

His point (as I understood it) was that he wouldn't admit to being narcissistic if he was trying to make himself look good.

My point was that three pieces of information come from the same source, as reported by Vox. This turns out to be a psychologist in High School.

-Trait of narcissism
-Trait of Machiavellianism
-High empathy

It is special pleading to take the first two at face value, but then turn and say of the third that Vox lied.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 4:51 PM  

Now these women admit to being scared of a blogger. I don't get it.

It's a way to maintain power (or the narrative). Women used to scream "strong and independent!" because they believe men thought them weak and needy. Now, they know that men really don't think that any more. Because men don't think that, women got the equality they so craves and they hated it. So now, they claim fear! because now men will come in to save them and validate their preciousness. It keeps men where they want them and their power where they want it.

Blogger Danby November 30, 2015 5:35 PM  

@99 Stingray
"Women used to scream "strong and independent!" because they believe men thought them weak and needy. Now, they know that men really don't think that any more. Because men don't think that, women got the equality they so craves and they hated it."

I'm trying to recall a single man I know, who's not a gamma, who thinks women are not weak and needy.

Not coming up with any.

Sorry.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 5:54 PM  

I'm trying to recall a single man I know, who's not a gamma, who thinks women are not weak and needy.

Men no longer treat women like creatures whom they need to care for (because women gave up this privilege). Women today are weak and needy, you are correct. The difference is, men used to care for women in this vulnerable state because women played their role as women. Now, men no longer do this. Think the Costa Concordia where the men couldn't care less about women and children first and all the cries of "where are all the good men?" and "there are no more chivalrous men any more!" Men no longer care about caring for those weaker and women primed them for this with our cries of independence and "I don't need no man!".

Now women crave both chivalry and independence on their own terms. So they say how scared and vulnerable they are. Many a man (and yes, a great number of them are gammas) will white knight for them. They form a herd, they swarm, they isolate those who would disagree with them to destroy their opposition and they are pulling those with the inclination toward them with this use of fear. Other women will come because consciously and unconsciously they know it will work.
They also know that there will be plenty of men who will come to their rescue while trying to tread that fine line of "respecting" them while saving them (without making it obvious). Twitter and FB seem to be the most obvious places to witness this.

Blogger kmbr November 30, 2015 6:11 PM  

@7 Must be hard to be a woman**

I have a theory that I have not fully flushed out by is loosely running around in my mind and it centers around the idea that women just are not wired to be untethered, floating aimlessly adrift--I feel like without something solid to anchor them (family, children, etc), they just go absolutely batshit crazy.

Every week, and I have been thinking of starting to document some of them, I read story after story about women just doing the most insane and self destructive acts completely lacking in any level of self respect.

Perhaps, this holds true for men as well and perhaps, I pay closer attention to the women because it's so shocking.

But, something is certainly afoot with women and I don't envy single young men.

Blogger Danby November 30, 2015 6:19 PM  

@101 Stingray
Now, men no longer do this.
There used to be an emotional payoff to protecting and helping women, and no, I'm not talking about sex. Women used, once upon a time, to be grateful for being treated well. They knew they needed help and protection, and would express thanks, or even admiration.
Now, a man who treats women well is rewarded with spite, disdain, and disrespect. Men are pretty simple creatures. unpleasant results leads to stopping the activity. Men are no longer allowed to honestly express what they think of women, so they don't. They still think it though, except the gamma few who feel inferior, because they are inferior.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 6:26 PM  

Danby,

I agree completely. And yes, plenty of men do think it. But women are absolutely taking advantage of them not saying anything. The loud gammas and feminist declaring fear of statues, words, and old books appear to many to be the the most popular and this sways people's thinking. It's why so many news outlets and blogs no longer allow comments or use their "mallets". It protects that popularity (at least in their minds). For now, that is enough. It won't be for very much longer.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 6:27 PM  

it centers around the idea that women just are not wired to be untethered, floating aimlessly adrift--I feel like without something solid to anchor them (family, children, etc), they just go absolutely batshit crazy.

Strong husbands are not referred to as Rocks for nothing.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 6:35 PM  

women just are not wired to be untethered, floating aimlessly adrift

Women need to feel loved.

Men too, but to a far lesser extent. A man who is not loved can get by, as long as he has friends and sex.

A woman who is not loved finds no solace in sex. The more she rides the carousel, the sicker she feels.

Lack of sex can turn men into pathetic grotesques like Elliot Rodger or Phil Sandifer.

Lack of love turns women into bitter, dried-up feminists.

And for both sexes, you don't really become an adult - not completely - till you have a child. And you can't imagine how important children are, till you hold your baby in your arms and realise being a parent is the greatest responsibility, the most profound joy, and the biggest worry you will ever bear.

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 6:46 PM  

Men too

Men need to feel respected.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery November 30, 2015 7:06 PM  

Stingray - that's insightful. Respect, yes. But a man can easily earn respect from other men at work or in sports or whatever. You don't necessarily need to be the Big Dog - even the junior guys can find their place in a team.

A man wants a different kind of respect from women. Respect for his manliness - "Me, Tarzan. You, Jane." It's why the "ooh, you're strong" line of feminine flattery works so well on us.

And a good thing, too. Else you'd never get those pickle jars opened.

Blogger Hammerli280 November 30, 2015 7:37 PM  

Men need women, women need men. Marriage is the normal condition of the adult human - every culture, across the entire globe and over 5,300 years of recorded history, has marriage.

The problem lies in the nitwits who try to deny the obvious.

Anonymous James November 30, 2015 8:15 PM  

Shouldn't someone let those twitter girls know that the train is fine?

Blogger Stingray November 30, 2015 8:32 PM  

It's why the "ooh, you're strong" line of feminine flattery works so well on us.

Yes and it's such a lost art today. Now we use guilt, lies, and fakery to try to get men to open the pickle jar, and then dare to wonder why there are fewer men we want to hand the jar to and fewer men who are willing to open it.

Blogger SirHamster November 30, 2015 9:37 PM  

His point (as I understood it) was that he wouldn't admit to being narcissistic if he was trying to make himself look good.

My point is that your choice of an un-debatably negative thing to self-confess is ... odd.

No worries, the train is fine.

Blogger LP999 November 30, 2015 9:40 PM  

Ella, Aim High, you are incorrect.

Our host is a kind, rational and an objective observer.

Anonymous One Man's Chorus November 30, 2015 10:10 PM  

It is special pleading to take the first two at face value, but then turn and say of the third that Vox lied.

I don't take them at face value. I doubt a psychologist employed by a high school would tell a student that he is Machiavellian, since the DSM-III makes no mention of such a condition. They would have told him that he has antisocial qualities not Machiavellian qualities.

But if all of that is true, there's a tension between them. It's like saying that someone is sociopathic and conscientious. If you can identify with the emotions and predicaments of others, then it should engender a golden rule type of thinking. Empathy would be the "reality principle" to keep the other qualities in check. You would balk at manipulating other people because of your own experiences.

Blogger Phelps November 30, 2015 10:31 PM  

People who are concerned about their actual safety don't discuss the methods they use to ensure that safety in public forums where the threat is known to lurk.

It's almost like these people have to lie about everything. Someone should write a book about it.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) December 01, 2015 12:09 AM  

Vox is so evil he wrote the screenplay for "Highlander 2".


OK. That's it. I'm outta here. Finally something just too evil for me.

Isn't that the one movie where Sean Connery's career sank lower than his brothers?

Blogger Markku December 01, 2015 2:58 AM  

But if all of that is true, there's a tension between them.

Which is why the psychologist remarked on it. Quote from a previous post from Vox:
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After a round of personality tests in high school, the psychologist administering them commented that my profile was an uncommon one as I was unusually high in two areas generally observed to be contradictory. Apparently it showed that I was an honest and straightforward Machiavellian.

Blogger Jamie-R December 02, 2015 3:40 AM  

This post is the hardest I've laughed in a while. Bane-worthy.

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