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Monday, September 17, 2018

ComicsGate in the UK

The SJW media offensive has reached The Guardian. It's only a matter of time now before it reaches The New Zealand Herald. Can a Special Victims Unit episode be far behind?
Comicsgate is the latest front in the ongoing culture wars
Unless comics creators adopt a zero tolerance approach to racism and misogyny, this abuse of power by ‘fans’ will never end

‘Comicsgate is, well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics.’

For those who haven’t been following the latest front of the ongoing culture wars, Comicsgate is, well, exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics. In 2014, the Washington Post described Gamergate as “a proxy war for a greater cultural battle over who belongs to the mainstream”, and that description, four years later, remains perfectly adequate to describe its comics iteration.

Many will tell you that the movement began with the 2017 rise of Richard C Meyer, a Twitter user who amassed a platform largely based on denouncement, derision and disrespect of marginalised industry professionals, as well as their advocates – typically by co-opting marginalised rhetoric to reposition himself and others like him as victims.
Quick, guys, VIRTUE SIGNAL! You have to VIRTUE SIGNAL harder!

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35 Comments:

Blogger Solon September 17, 2018 11:06 AM  

"this abuse of power by fans will never end."

At least they're aware that their fans are the ones with the power in this relationship. Now if only they would realize that trying to tell their fans what they're supposed to like is a quick way to lose your fans...

Blogger Azure Amaranthine September 17, 2018 11:09 AM  

HARRRRRRR...

Nope. Limp again.

Blogger Balkan Yankee September 17, 2018 11:13 AM  

Termagant Alert.

Blogger Verne September 17, 2018 11:15 AM  

After reading that opinion piece I now know that the rise of the next Hitler will come in comic book form. We must rise up and stop this Alt Right beasts by any means necessary. Imprison the infidels before this gives us a new Brexit, Trump or Nazi party ...

These people are insane. What are they smoking in journalism school these days?

Blogger Ledford Ledford September 17, 2018 11:18 AM  

Read the article. The demands on woke whites increase daily. Becoming one involves more sacrifice, self-discipline, and abasement than displayed by medieval monks. Woke whites can't even form their own monasteries without running afoul of the progressive hierarchs.

Until recently, a white kid could get ahead by mouthing all the right sentiments. Now it just earns him more derision. Expect ever-more extreme weirdness from anyone psychologically able and willing to submit to this.

Blogger R Webfoot September 17, 2018 11:18 AM  

Video footage of a ComicsGater finally snapping and DESTROYING the SJWs with TRUTH BOMBS

Blogger Balam September 17, 2018 11:34 AM  

Abuse of power by fans? I have to repeat that, "abuse of power by fans"??? The fans ARE the power! With this and with the new Star Wars and Battlefield V telling fans to shove it then followed by kvetching about not making any money we are truly seeing the sheer mind-bending delusion machine that is convergence.

Blogger Nostromo September 17, 2018 11:36 AM  

Are there no limits to the number of Subs for these asshats to Dom over? You would think at some point one of these idiots would realize, stand up, and say "Fuck you!". Instead they just bend over, spread ass cheeks and cry, "Fuck me!"

Anonymous Anonymous September 17, 2018 11:38 AM  

The Gaurdian are the only people who have been wrong more often than the neocons.

If it’s in the Guardian you can reliably bet against it.

Blogger Daniel September 17, 2018 11:41 AM  

The Guardian? I don't remember him in the GJI. Is he the gay one?

Blogger Dave September 17, 2018 11:43 AM  

Where's me quotes from the bloody leader of ComicsGate himself, Two-face van Soyver? These wankers call this journalism?

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 17, 2018 11:44 AM  

GamerGate never ended. It just simmered down because the SJWs in gaming journalism finally got smart enough to hide their contempt better. Now here comes another industry full of SJWs who haven't learned the lesson yet....

Blogger Johnny September 17, 2018 11:44 AM  

“a proxy war for a greater cultural battle over who belongs to the mainstream”

To say it in a way that is concise and in fancier words, it is a proxy war for cultural hegemony.


They wish to gain the degree of control that can be had by enforcing on us their version of what is good and what is evil.

Blogger cloom September 17, 2018 11:48 AM  

Until recently, a white kid could get ahead by mouthing all the right sentiments.

That could explain the comments section of the comicsgatekeepers. I saw a favourite typical upvote comment version of: SJWs should not fire us for our politics and then they include some virtue signals, which worked until recently, as you say.

They are very lefty but they did not attack me when I challenged one of their virtues.

Blogger pyrrhus September 17, 2018 11:49 AM  

O/T Speaking of virtue signaling cuckservatives, NRO is already in folding phase on Kavanaugh..https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/so-now-what/

Blogger Kraemer September 17, 2018 11:50 AM  

@Ledford Ledford,
Just shut up (in public), excuse urself from political things, and support VD on the DL.
@everyone,
Can anyone work on Infogalactic, or are certain qualifications/skills needed?

Blogger CJ September 17, 2018 11:51 AM  

#5 Ledford

Liked your comment because I've lately been thinking along the same lines. It's more and more difficult to be an abject conformist sheep sellout these days, what with the party line constantly changing and the material rewards for toeing the line diminishing.

Blogger CarpeOro September 17, 2018 11:53 AM  

This abuse of power by fans will never end - we must get them to stop spending their money on comics because that grants them power over the artists. We must purge the non-believers from our temple!

*poof*
Done.

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 17, 2018 11:56 AM  

I miss The Guardian's old village idiot.

What happened to Damien Walter anyway?

I'm assuming...just assuming here, that he never did manage to write his book.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 17, 2018 12:05 PM  

Abuse of power by fans?

Sounds like Paul Feig, Rian Johnson, and an increasing number of movie executives who have adopted the strategy of blaming wrongfans for every failure. Companies used to teach "The customer is always right," but now they're trying out "The customer is a Nazi." That should go well.

Blogger Nihil Dicit September 17, 2018 12:07 PM  

Can a Special Victims Unit episode be far behind?

They're launching a whole new show on "hate" crimes. Comicsgate might be the entire first season:

https://deadline.com/2018/09/law-order-hate-crimes-series-nbc-dick-wolf-warren-leight-1202456899/

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 17, 2018 12:13 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:NRO is already in folding phase on Kavanaugh.
Was there any doubt they would, and at the earliest opportunity?

Blogger Theo C. September 17, 2018 12:22 PM  

How DARE those fans abuse their power by preferring one sort of message over another.

Blogger pyrrhus September 17, 2018 12:26 PM  

@22 We now hear that four Republican Senators, including Miss Lindsay, want to delay the vote because a far left Academic (who has been scrubbing her social media posts) claims he made a clumsy pass at her as a high school boy...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 17, 2018 12:34 PM  

No, force them to make a fucking stand, just before the election. Don't worry, they'll cave. Now that McCain is gone, they no longer have a backbone.

Blogger pyrrhus September 17, 2018 12:39 PM  

Further details..This woman admits she has never seen him since the early '80s and can't remember what year it happened, also claims she told a marriage counselor of it in 2012 (but his notes don't reflect that) right after Kavanaugh was written up by the NYT as a possible Supreme Court nominee for Romney...So a complete fabrication.

Blogger pyrrhus September 17, 2018 12:45 PM  

They tried this against Clarence Thomas, but he squeaked by with an impassioned "black lynching" speech.....Pretty soon, any conservative will face accusations of wrongthought from former classmates in grade school.

Blogger Johnny September 17, 2018 12:50 PM  

@26 Further details..This woman admits...

This thing is really pissing me off. If they can upchuck the nomination on this, let the war begin.

Blogger Ledford Ledford September 17, 2018 1:30 PM  

CJ wrote:#5 Ledford

Liked your comment because I've lately been thinking along the same lines. It's more and more difficult to be an abject conformist sheep sellout these days, what with the party line constantly changing and the material rewards for toeing the line diminishing.


I have no talent for psychology, but I wonder if many "party members" don't secretly hope they push too far. "Please, please, let there be one adult who will call a halt to our nonsense."

Blogger VFM #7634 September 17, 2018 2:13 PM  

I have no talent for psychology, but I wonder if many "party members" don't secretly hope they push too far. "Please, please, let there be one adult who will call a halt to our nonsense."

@29 Ledford
It's a deeply inbuilt female trait. The stupidity of equalism, of course, gets men denying it even exists.

Blogger Starboard September 17, 2018 2:27 PM  

From the article:
"A shutdown of Meyer’s Twitter account – and the account of his accomplice, former DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver – would not prevent some new equivalent arising in their stead any more than either a soft Brexit or an outright cancellation would prevent some new iteration taking its place. It is all well and good to impeach (and imprison) Donald Trump, but his mere removal from office would not dismantle that which allowed him to exist. We must ask how we undo or outright destroy the conditions that permitted these outcomes in the first place; we must ask and subsequently address how we arrived here."

She seems to be calling for the mountain of skulls option here, but no. Her answer is to scold anyone and everyone for wrongthink whenever and wherever it may occur no matter how uncomfortable. So status quo.

I do like how she conflates PDJT, Brexit, and dudes who just want to read good comics with some dangerous rising evil rather than plain old reality intruding on her rich fantasy world.

Blogger pyrrhus September 17, 2018 2:41 PM  

@31 Given free reign in a culture, women's feelz and emotionally driven "thought" processes will destroy everything. History has established that...

Blogger Duh-ave September 17, 2018 3:08 PM  

Constant false cries of "WOLF" has been such an obvious tactic for so long that anyone who even pretends that it should be noticed should be considered a party to the fraud. I mean really, we've got a confirmed pussy grabbing president now and a long history of hounddog Kennedys and Clintons and we're supposed to lose our cool over an alledged incident from high school 30 years past?

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 17, 2018 3:13 PM  

Johnny wrote:@26 Further details..This woman admits...

This thing is really pissing me off. If they can upchuck the nomination on this, let the war begin.


Meh, this isn't worth it. At worst Kavanaugh has to withdraw before the end of this month...giving the Senate three months to confirm a replacement.

Most likely scenario, he's confirmed and the Democrats are shown to be both underhanded and feeble.

This wasn't a serious effort. It was just Di-Fi worrying about losing her seat to more dedicated Communist. Which has been happening to old White Lefties a lot lately.

Blogger Lovekraft September 17, 2018 4:20 PM  

@ 33 Dave: furthering your point, I'm beginning to look at past 'established' narratives and think they too were cast in a light favorable to leftists/globalists. Another unintended consequence of the post-Obama era.

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