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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Good rhetoric confirmed

This report of an internal email at Business Insider is for all the rhetorically-challenged and pedantic spergs who have whined about calling SJWs social justice warriors and loftily declared things like "You shouldn't call them WARRIORS, that's a COMPLIMENT" and "I call them social justice CRYBULLIES" and otherwise demonstrated their complete inability to grasp that rhetoric does not concern a) their thoughts, b) their feelings, or c) accurate description.
Business Insider has established a new policy for opinion pieces covering "culturally sensitive topics, such as marginalized communities, race, or LGTBQ+ issues," the result of a now-deleted column that defended the actress Scarlett Johannson for accepting a movie role as a transgender man.
The guidelines were outlined in a lengthy internal email, obtained by CNN, sent Monday from Business Insider's global editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson to other editors at the site. Going forward, Carlson said, "[c]ulturally sensitive columns, analysis, and opinion pieces" must be reviewed by both the writer's editor and either one of the site's executive editors or editors-in-chief.

"Ultimately, it is the first editor's responsibility to flag culturally sensitive stories," Carlson said in the email. "It may be hard to tell which are and which are not. The policy is to err on the safe side, even if it slows us down. We should be as careful about culturally sensitive pieces as we are legally sensitive pieces, and this policy reflects that."

Reached for comment on Tuesday morning, Carlson referred CNN to Business Insider's public relations department... In his memo on Monday, Carlson specifically addressed the term "social justice warriors," an epithet wielded by conservatives against individuals they perceive to be too politically correct, saying it should not be used by columnists.

"There should be no partisan name-calling, e.g. 'social justice warriors,' 'libtards,' or 'rednecks,'" Carlson said. "Opinion and arguments should feel reported and researched, and not like quick reactions."
When SJWs in the media are actually trying to ban the use of the term that they themselves created, and declare it to exceed the bounds of permissible discourse, you know it stings them to the very core. So get over yourselves and use it.

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68 Comments:

Blogger cmbaileytstc July 11, 2018 8:07 AM  

What about “snowflake”?

Blogger tublecane July 11, 2018 8:11 AM  

"an epithet wielded by conservatives"

Of course, we know it was used by themselves, proudly, before their enemies fired it back at them. Much like "fake news." Which makes it funny.

Blogger MendoScot July 11, 2018 8:13 AM  

What about “snowflake”?

The simple fact that they have attempted to redefine its meaning shows that "snowflake" burns.

Blogger Salt July 11, 2018 8:14 AM  

Hey, we're getting flak! We're over the target!

Blogger tublecane July 11, 2018 8:15 AM  

I love the intersectional friction between women and fake-women, but how hard would it be to defend Mz. Yohansen in the role? Aside from the fact that it's over-flattering to would-be females, name me one tranny that could generate any box office whatsoever.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 11, 2018 8:20 AM  

Hear, hear.

No need to interrupt their meal while they eat their own.

Blogger TM Lutas July 11, 2018 8:21 AM  

The theatrical arts have a long tradition in the english speaking world of role assignments like this going back all the way to Shakespeare and he certainly didn't invent the practice. It was the one area where cross dressing was at least marginally socially permitted over the centuries.

That the transgender and the cross dressing intersectional factions are coming into conflict is interesting and newsworthy in a gossip column sort of way. Was that narrative reflected in the coverage? Or is BI taking sides here against the cross dressers?

Perhaps Business Insider has its own SJW sackcloth and ashes routine it needs to do to prove it's sufficiently woke.

I do occasionally remember to thank God that he has made my enemies ridiculous. I recommend the practice.

Blogger Rabbi B July 11, 2018 8:30 AM  

When SJWs in the media are actually trying to ban the use of the term that they themselves created, and declare it to exceed the bounds of permissible discourse, you know it stings them to the very core.

They may also try to coin alternative terms such as 'Social Justice Gladiator' ... I saw this term used to advertise teaching positions at KIPP charter schools, an organization that bravely emphasizes 'Diversity & Inclusion' as a core value:

In pursuit of our mission, we commit to model the world we wish to see by building a diverse and inclusive organization.

Our strength and resolve, our health as a team and family, our productivity and effectiveness, and the quality of the decisions we make — are all rooted in our diversity. We strive to create an environment in which every member of our team can bring his or her full identity and experience to the work.

We embrace, honor and celebrate our differences across race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic class, and other characteristics that construct our unique identities.

We are especially committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences of our students because we believe the best work we do is grounded in the realities and experiences of our families and KIPPsters.

SJW stings too much? No problem ... be a Social Justice GLADIATOR ... so there!

Blogger Sherwood family July 11, 2018 8:31 AM  

OT: https://morningconsult.com/2018/07/11/plurality-of-democrats-would-abolish-ice-but-issue-could-be-flashpoint-for-gop/

Indeed, the Alt-Right is inevitable.

Blogger Insight July 11, 2018 8:34 AM  

"When SJWs in the media are actually trying to ban the use of the term that they themselves created, and declare it to exceed the bounds of permissible discourse, you know it stings them to the very core."

The only thing lefTARDS are consistent in is consistently flip-flopping. They are trying to hide again by trying to change yet another term, now that they have been identified and classified.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 11, 2018 8:39 AM  

They're women or malelets with womanish minds, you could call them "Angels" with malice in your tone and they would freak out.

The only chance for reason to penetrate into such a mind is if that mind is prepped emotionally and in the case of the SJW they are beyond that frail hope.

Blogger Silent Draco July 11, 2018 8:45 AM  

Rabbi B,

According to "The Life of Brian" they will be fighting wild wabbid VFMs in the awena, in a week!

Gwadiatow School. The salt loading will be exquisite.

Blogger Hammerli280 July 11, 2018 9:08 AM  

@11: Good point. Whatever we call them, our voices and writing must drip with contempt.

Blogger Nathan July 11, 2018 9:10 AM  

I'm shocked Business Insider actually has an editorial staff. Weren't they just another internet click-hole?

Blogger SDaly July 11, 2018 9:11 AM  

More good rhetoric - just saw that Ethan Van Sciver tweeted out "SJWs always lie. Always."

Blogger Shimshon July 11, 2018 9:12 AM  

After Scarlett Johannson, we now need a new term for women wanting to be men wanting to be women. Time for a remake of Victor/Victoria.

Blogger mickthequick1976 July 11, 2018 9:21 AM  

"I call them social justice CRYBULLIES" could have been followed by: I'm looking at you Tom Woods!

Blogger wreckage July 11, 2018 9:29 AM  

@15 Soon his journey to the dark side will be complete.

Blogger Bogey July 11, 2018 9:32 AM  

"Soy Boy" has been effective too.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers July 11, 2018 9:39 AM  

...that defended the actress Scarlett Johannson for accepting a movie role as a transgender man.

Is she trying to kill off her status as a sex symbol? At least she won't have to say in five years that she's losing juicy roles because her looks are gone.

I don't understand why actors would rather score social justice points within their little entertainment industry bubble than with millions of people outside of it. That must be one tight bubble.

Blogger Shimshon July 11, 2018 9:42 AM  

@20 "Is she trying to kill off her status as a sex symbol?"

She is waaaaay past hitting the wall.

Blogger Dave July 11, 2018 9:43 AM  

More good rhetoric - just saw that Ethan Van Sciver tweeted out "SJWs always lie. Always."

EVS has stated he's read both SJWAL and SJWADD. Can definitely see their influence on the way he reacts to trolls on twitter and YouTube.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 11, 2018 9:45 AM  

What do ya'll trolling experts think about the oft-used term, shitlib? I've always kind of cringed at it, but is it effective?

Same for libtard and/or leftard. Good, or no?

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 11, 2018 9:48 AM  

mickthequick1976 wrote:"I call them social justice CRYBULLIES" could have been followed by: I'm looking at you Tom Woods!

Yeah, Tom's a good man, but hopelessly lost in spergy libertarian world. I keep hoping he'll come around and embrace the full Truth. I think he knows it, but just won't let go of his idealism; a lot like Molyneux, of course.

Blogger dvdivx July 11, 2018 9:50 AM  

That is because like Satan, SJW do not want themselves to be identified. Doxing is for the enemy.

Blogger Phillip George July 11, 2018 9:51 AM  

modern 'tradition' has it the CIA created the meme "conspiracy theorist".

Like "rayciss", xenophobic, homophobic, sexist it only works if the people it is directed against could give a flying f...k.

Now that 'we' don't, we win/

Tommy Robinson is still in prison. Britain needs 'regime change' just like they gave Gaddafi. Every third world shithole needs regime change.

Blogger VoodooJock July 11, 2018 9:52 AM  

They probably ask the students if they like gladiator movies too

Blogger Rabbi B July 11, 2018 9:54 AM  

@23 Duke Norfolk

What has made SJW so effective is that it was coined by the Left and has been co-opted and reframed so effectively, that the Left now wants the term banned.

'shitlib' and 'leftard' is just name-calling, not great rhetoric.

Blogger James Dixon July 11, 2018 10:06 AM  

> I'm shocked Business Insider actually has an editorial staff. Weren't they just another internet click-hole?

Pretty much, yes. I don't thing I've ever found any news worth reading there.

> I don't understand why actors would rather score social justice points within their little entertainment industry bubble than with millions of people outside of it.

The millions outside it have little to do with their next contract, or the one after that. It takes years of low box office ratings to sink a career, but offending the wrong (((people))) can do it in days.

Blogger Avalanche July 11, 2018 10:09 AM  

@8 "'Social Justice Gladiator' ... I saw this term used to advertise teaching positions at KIPP charter schools, an organization that bravely emphasizes 'Diversity & Inclusion' as a core value:"

Uh, guessing they don't know / never learned that gladiators were SLAVES and many many many died? Well, no one teaches history anymore, so no surprise...

Blogger Avalanche July 11, 2018 10:12 AM  

@27 "They probably ask the students if they like gladiator movies too"

Oh no no no! Gladiator movies are all White folks! And actually imply that heroes can exist!!

That cannot be allowed!

Blogger Avalanche July 11, 2018 10:13 AM  

(Yes, I caught the allusion...)

Blogger justthinkin July 11, 2018 10:16 AM  

@8 Is KIPP implying there are only two genders? Madness!

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 11, 2018 10:18 AM  

Always likes SJW. It highlights their absurdity in the eyes of others.

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 11, 2018 10:19 AM  

Always liked.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 11, 2018 10:31 AM  

tublecane wrote:I love the intersectional friction between women and fake-women, but how hard would it be to defend Mz. Yohansen in the role?

Yes, did you see what happened at the Pride Parade in London this weekend? The natural enmity between lesbians and transgenders is starting to froth. Lesbians blocked the parade for the transgenders and protested them. They had first sought to kick the 'T' out of LBGT, but then later decided it would be better to simply back out of the coalition themselves. There's a group now called 'Get The L Out' that is seeking to revive lesbian separatism and condemn current LBGT activism.

Fun times. Pass the popcorn!

Blogger Lovekraft July 11, 2018 10:32 AM  

The marxist Latina democrat Ocario-whatsername has bunnyboiler eyes (from Fatal Attraction).

Pelosi was callled Cryptkeeper. Then there's Gropin' Joe Biden. Cryin' Chuck Schumer. Low IQ Maxine. The list goes on and on.

I think the term LARPer is underutilized - it really is used to define the morons who go out in public and dress up in their fantasy costumes (not bad in itself, but they take it too far, thus the LARPer denigration). I think anyone, in any endeavor, that takes their passion to the cringe level is LARPing. A return to common decency is what I'm arguing for.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 11, 2018 10:36 AM  

SJWs, snowflakes, pozzed, dindus, vibrants, Americans born in Portugal... all great examples of taking rhetoric based on falsehood and using it against our enemies.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 11, 2018 10:48 AM  

Rabbi B wrote:'shitlib' and 'leftard' is just name-calling, not great rhetoric.

Yeah, that's been my take on it. I guess name calling is just fun sometimes.

Thanks.

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 11, 2018 10:50 AM  

Whatever term is used to describe them will be pejorative once it is understood by a majority to reflect their positions. Their terminology gets memory-holed so fast it's a wonder that anyone can even understand them. Secret orders of the Social Justice Warriors.

Blogger Harambe July 11, 2018 10:55 AM  

The best (internet) rhetoric is sarcastic. Or at least that is what I've found on Facebook, 9gag and Twitter.

Blogger Starboard July 11, 2018 11:01 AM  

Social Justice Gladiators

"We who are about to die salute you"

Who is the emperor they are "dying" to amuse?

Blogger michaeloh59 July 11, 2018 11:04 AM  

I am, unfortunately, one who struggles with rhetoric. I tend to define good rhetoric as a good insult; thus I call antifa "Nazifa", without regard to the impact this may have on antifa themselves. "Nazifa" is more of a rallying cry for ones own side just as "Nazi" is for antifa. Their opponents are never stung by the use of "Nazi", instead they often ask antifa to define "Nazi" and hilarity ensues. I also refer to antifa as "Sissyfa" and I think this is much better rhetoric as it goes to the soul of the insecure, status seeking, white weaklings who LARP as action heroes in antifa. The best I have seen is yesterday's post by Heartiste; "Pantifa", complete with flag. Highly recommend you check out that post.

I have a question for Vox or other rhetorically competent posters: is the target of rhetoric always the opponent? Isn't ultimately our goal to convert the normies? Then would not rhetoric which, say, humiliated or denigrated antifa in the eyes of the normies be good rhetoric? The smear, the insult which may have no effect on the object but does create the desired image in the subject ( the normies)?

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 11, 2018 11:04 AM  

Pretty sure it was here that a mare mathematically astute commentator noted that the phrase “social justice warrior” is seven lies in three words.

Indeed it is.

Blogger Stilicho July 11, 2018 11:07 AM  

See also, progressive, liberal, marxist, socialist, illegal alien, etc. Once the terms they pick for themselves become commonly associated with them and their behavior, they run from it like scalded cats. The entirety of their lives and self image depends on avoiding truth and reality the way a vampire avoids sunlight and holy water.

Blogger Argus Bacchus July 11, 2018 11:07 AM  

@8 Rabbi B

"In pursuit of our mission, we commit to model the world we wish to see by building a diverse and inclusive organization."

Typical globalist gobblygook horsecrap that goes out the damn window when Ahmed gets too aggressive with Maria or LaDeMaurice is suspended because he can't shut the fuck up in class.

Been there.

It's all bullshit.

Blogger Harambe July 11, 2018 11:14 AM  

michaeloh59 wrote:

I have a question for Vox or other rhetorically competent posters: is the target of rhetoric always the opponent? Isn't ultimately our goal to convert the normies? Then would not rhetoric which, say, humiliated or denigrated antifa in the eyes of the normies be good rhetoric? The smear, the insult which may have no effect on the object but does create the desired image in the subject ( the normies)?


Yes, good rhetoric is always spoken TO the opponent, but aimed at swaying the spectators. Two slightly different approaches you can take is to either 1) make a joke (that the spectator will get) at their expense, or 2) make them react in a way which reinforces your caricature of them.

So if it's a fat feminist, you could 1)sarcastically quip that she could obviously be good at long-distance running, or 2) Ask her why she NEEDS a second piece of cake (a useful technique when talking about "needing" assault rifles). In the first instance, YOU are turning the crowd against her, in the second instance, her predictable subsequent outburst will turn the crowd against her. The second method is more entertaining, but requires more experience (and having read SJW's always lie and its sequel).

Blogger VD July 11, 2018 11:16 AM  

I have a question for Vox or other rhetorically competent posters: is the target of rhetoric always the opponent? Isn't ultimately our goal to convert the normies? Then would not rhetoric which, say, humiliated or denigrated antifa in the eyes of the normies be good rhetoric? The smear, the insult which may have no effect on the object but does create the desired image in the subject ( the normies)?

No. For example, when some SJW calls me a Nazi or EvS an Alt-Right Gamergater, the target is the moderates. I don't get my panties in a bunch when called whatever, but SJWs succeed in getting moderates to refuse to listen to me, because "whatever" triggers the desired emotion in them.

Blogger Starboard July 11, 2018 11:22 AM  

45. So they keep renaming themselves when their behavior poisons the reputation of the last name. A rose by any other name...

Social Justice Warrior has the added benefit of being truly ironic when juxtaposed with the need for safe spaces, codes of conduct, and amenable authority.

Blogger Rabbi B July 11, 2018 11:39 AM  

Our enemies are ridiculous. Never forget that. Effective rhetoric will amplify just how ridiculous they really are.

Public ridicule is a great leveler. Our enemies fear it more than anything.

We see the ultimate example in the Scriptures:

Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (cf. Colossians 2)

'spectacle':

δειγματίζω: 1 aorist ἐδειγματισα; (δεῖγμα); to make an example of, to show as an example; τινα, to expose one to disgrace (cf. παραδειγματίζω, θεατρίζω)

If this is true of the Enemy of our souls, it certainly applies to his little minions on the Left.

Blogger Anno Ruse July 11, 2018 11:59 AM  

> Yes, did you see what happened at the Pride Parade in London this weekend? The natural enmity between lesbians and transgenders is starting to froth.

Transgenders really muddied the waters because nobody wants them around, but they pretended to for more virtue signalling points. This backfired when a bunch of mentally ill men started showing up everywhere.

Blogger Jack Amok July 11, 2018 12:01 PM  

"Ultimately, it is the first editor's responsibility to flag culturally sensitive stories," Carlson said in the email. "It may be hard to tell which are and which are not...

I can help Carlson out - everything is culturally sensitive with his in-group of morons. They freak out if someone with the wrong skin color cooks ethnic food, how in the Hell can they be expected to keep their cool when sexual dysfunctions are involved?

Blogger Jack Amok July 11, 2018 12:13 PM  

Once the terms they pick for themselves become commonly associated with them and their behavior, they run from it like scalded cats.

Bingo. Leftist behavior in general, and SJW behavior very specifically, is always repugnant to some degree. Parasitical at best, the more they are tolerated, the more aggressively psychotic their behavior gets and any chance to wield power results in obvious misery for everyone involved.

The Left and everyone in it is in constant flight from accountability. They ruin societies and labels with equal alacrity.

Blogger RB July 11, 2018 12:32 PM  

I find it laughable that the moniker they originally conjured up for themselves identifies them as 'warriors'. Are these not the people of peace, love, and acceptance?

Blogger Looking Glass July 11, 2018 12:38 PM  

@53 Jack Amok

The interesting thing about the SJWs, from a rhetorical perspective, is that their constant projection means the attack vectors are almost always going to be something they push forward. They're pretty much the textbook case of using strategies that cause "blowback". Considering the term was used by the Left in the Vietnam era, it's clearly from their own projection, thus the Right missed the clearest attack path against the Left for ages. Minus Nixon. He clearly understood that attack path.

It's also a good place to understand why Trump's rhetoric is so potent in the modern environment. He's a brilliant counter-puncher, and, since the Left is always projecting from their personal weakness, they also provide the avenue from which Trump can slam them back.

There's an Ivan Throne point about "tussle & turn" here, where it's really the act of being in conflict with the Left, and fighting back, that opens up most of the good attack vectors. They have to use mass scale propaganda so people don't realize what's going on, as they consistently end up in strategically weak positions.

Blogger Looking Glass July 11, 2018 12:38 PM  

RB wrote:I find it laughable that the moniker they originally conjured up for themselves identifies them as 'warriors'. Are these not the people of peace, love, and acceptance?

They invented "Fake News". :)

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia July 11, 2018 1:33 PM  

tublecane wrote:"an epithet wielded by conservatives"

Of course, we know it was used by themselves, proudly, before their enemies fired it back at them. Much like "fake news." Which makes it funny.


Right.

Now that it has become an effective and ironic pejorative, a phrase of unmistakable contempt, they want the phrase banned.

Control the language, and you can control the politics. About that, the other side is also right. Don't let them -- ever.

Blogger Feather Blade July 11, 2018 1:44 PM  

Rabbi B wrote:SJW stings too much? No problem ... be a Social Justice GLADIATOR ... so there!

Whose entire job is killing other gladiators in the arena for the amusement of the crowd (and also money and chicks if they live)?

I don't know, that shows entirely too much self-awareness on their part...

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia July 11, 2018 1:46 PM  

VD wrote:I have a question for Vox or other rhetorically competent posters: is the target of rhetoric always the opponent? Isn't ultimately our goal to convert the normies?

No. For example, when some SJW calls me a Nazi or EvS an Alt-Right Gamergater, the target is the moderates. I don't get my panties in a bunch when called whatever, but SJWs succeed in getting moderates to refuse to listen to me, because "whatever" triggers the desired emotion in them.


The "moderates" and the "normies" are not schooled in the rhetorical and persuasive arts. They can be swayed.

Of course, the GE is among the most skilled leader ever in this regard. His ability to label, brand, and assign categories to concepts, individuals, and groups is without equal today.

The good news for us is that this immense talent is in the service of a rock solid group morality (his individual behavior is irrelevant, or perhaps a necessary co-existing characteristic for an Alpha of his quality).

Blogger Nostromo July 11, 2018 2:50 PM  

As they are mocked, the SJW's become even more unhinged, and vitriolic in their assaults. The normies see this and are driven to our side. The alt-right is inevitable.

Blogger Wayne July 11, 2018 4:08 PM  

So the Stupid Jackass Whores are all butt hurt about being called Stupid Jackass Whores?

Blogger Pierre Truc July 11, 2018 4:29 PM  

I never use the term "SJW" alone, it looks so much better with some spice added, like "SJW vermin" or "disgusting SJWs", stuff like that.

That said, I must confess I have a lot of respect for trans women, who put their life on the line to demonstrate that men are better at everything, including at being women...

REEEE -- *pop* *splat*

Was that the delightful sound of a feminist brain blowing up? Oh my, as if the cleaning lady didn't have enough work already...


Rabbi B wrote:In pursuit of our mission, we commit to model the world we wish to see by building a diverse and inclusive organization.


Get woke, go broke.

Blogger RB July 11, 2018 4:34 PM  

@62

A feminist brain??

Blogger phunktor July 11, 2018 5:42 PM  

WHEN WEARING "SJWS always lie" T shirt,always reference eich; & for"goolag",damore





'damore

Blogger Jon D. July 11, 2018 7:32 PM  

Yeah I get this all the time. "You should be calling them SJZs." or "Why do you call them alt-left? is should be cntrl-left." They don't understand there's sayings that evoke emotion, and sayings that don't. Or maybe they do understand and they enjoy nobly losing.

Blogger Jew613 July 11, 2018 8:08 PM  

Business Insider has gotten so gay.

Blogger Damaris Tighe July 12, 2018 8:19 AM  

i like social justice worriers

Blogger Were-Puppy July 12, 2018 12:42 PM  

@43 michaeloh59

I have a question for Vox or other rhetorically competent posters: is the target of rhetoric always the opponent?
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Even things like God Emperor Trump, Based Stickman, One Punch Man are rhetoric. But these are used to boost someone, rather than mock them. So I wouldn't say the target is the enemy. It's more of a morale bump for allies.

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