Linkage: 20 December, 2016 #TheTriggering
The term “kafkatrapping” describes a logical fallacy that is popular within gender feminism, racial politics and other ideologies of victimhood. It occurs when you are accused of a thought crime such as sexism, racism or homophobia. You respond with an honest denial, which is then used as further confirmation of your guilt.
You are now trapped in a circular and unfalsifiable argument; no one who is accused can be innocent because the structure of kafkatrapping precludes that possibility.
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This is called the “No True Scotsman” fallacy. It occurs when someone is confronted with an example that disproves a universal claim. The British philosopher Antony Flew described the fallacy, which he also named. One day Hamish McDonald reads an article in the Glasgow Morning Herald which reports on an attack by a sex maniac in England. Hamish declares aloud, “No Scotsman would do such a thing!” The next day, the Glasgow Morning Herald reports on an even worse attack in Scotland. Rather than reject his original statement, Hamish exclaims, “No true Scotsman would do such a thing.” Thus, conservative women like Sarah Palin are not true woman; blacks who question the validity of ‘white privilege’ cease to be viewed as truly black.
Other techniques are often associated with kafkatrapping. (Note: For a tactic to be true kafkatrapping, it has to involve an unfalsifiable claim.) Associated techniques that prove your guilt could include:
Requesting a clear-cut definition of what you are charged with – for example, homophobia;
Pointing out an injustice committed by the accuser’s identity group;
Applying a single standard to everyone, e.g., refusing to accept that blacks cannot be racist;
Expressing skepticism about any aspect of the victimhood ideology, including the plausibility of anecdotal evidence;
Being ignorant of or uninterested in the subject;
Arguing against the ideology;
Saying “some of my best friends are X.”
Kafkatrapping would seem to be a win-win situation for an accuser. And, in the short term, this may be true but its long-term impact can be devastating.
Colin Powell provided some colorful commentary on the personal life of former President Bill Clinton, according to recently leaked emails.
In 2014, Powell wrote that he “would rather not have to vote” for Hillary Clinton because of reasons that included a report her husband was “still dicking bimbos at home.”
Powell did, however, write that Hillary “is a friend.”
“A 70-year person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational, with a husband still dicking bimbos at home,” he wrote.
The secretary of state under President George W. Bush based his last point on a 2014 New York Post story.
That email, in addition to others, were posted on Tuesday to a website called DCLeaks.com. An aide to Powell confirmed the emails as “his emails,” per The New York Times. Powell himself told BuzzFeed that he was “not denying it,” although he had no further comment.
An interesting thought recently crossed my mind. What would have happened if I stumbled across the manosphere in my late teens?
Back when I was a blue-pill high school greenhorn, clueless about women and with a mind set on “neutral,” I was destined to be just another cog in the big government machine. Simply put, I would have been the dog’s bollocks.
But having all these resources served on a silver platter would not have given me the hunger that I have for life today. I would take this things as granted instead of considering every opportunity as the last one.
Dwelling on those thoughts is not good.
What I can do is to keep writing so other young people and lost men turn their life around for the better. If I must condense the most useful things I have learnt:
In addition to marginalizing those who do not want to live in a society where pedophilia is the norm as “ignorant” people who need to be “educated,” Salon pushes the victim narrative, reporting that poor Nickerson had to pack up and leave town after he “came out” to his family so he wouldn’t offend anyone. (Offend is, of course, an insidious leftist code word.) Nickerson says he learned he was a pedophile at age 18 when he babysat a 5-year old girl that he “fell in love with” but did not act on his urges.
Salon ran another Nickerson piece in September 2015 entitled “I’m a pedophile, not a monster.”
In the bloviating screed, Salon lets him label pedophilia as an alternate sexual behavior.
Nickerson did receive at least some support after posting the article:
On the DBP Facebook feed the other day someone declared themselves to be a female Indian ethnic kayaker. I found that to be striking in its divisiveness. I don’t go around declaring myself to be a white heterosexual male Anglo-Saxon Celtic ethnic riverguide. I’m simply a riverguide – that’s it.
My identity is bound to what I do, not tribal or identity politics.
We had a saying when I was a full time riverguide – what happens on the river stays on the river. But perhaps that saying now needs to be reversed – what happens off the river stays off the river. If you identify as anything other than a paddler, or a kayaker, or a riverguide, then you’re seeking special privileges based on identity politics. It’s ironic that I should be constantly accused of needing to “check my privilege” when these same people are seeking to give minority groups privilege status based on their identity and thus creating division within the paddling community. But then, SJWs always lie.
Mike Joseph at the end of the piece declares that the magazine will not become a pamphlet of Social Justice Warrior based themes. I’m sorry, Mike, but you’ve already been infiltrated by them. There has never been division or discrimination in the whitewater community until now. And I for one know exactly what has changed.
That damn white cisheteropatriarchy! I wonder where these awful students even got these unpronounceable words? Of course we know where they got them – from teachers such as this idiot woman. Sorry, this gay mixed-race idiot woman.
The very fact that she is teaching courses on race, gender, and sexuality is why she and her colleagues now have this problem.
If you do your very best to form and warp young minds in your putrid ideologies, do not then be surprised when the students supplant the teachers.
All of this is dancing around the permanent dot-com doom, which comes from the simple fact that less than 10% of people represent nearly all of the internet activity. This means that all internet statistics are fake to the core.
For example, looking over social media, we can see the following over-represented groups: baristas, food service workers, the retired, the lonely, those on disability payments for mental illness, unsuccessful college students, basement neckbeards, people recovering from injuries and recently divorced people.
In other words, just like daytime TV was in the 1980s, it is a solace for the lonely.
This means that people who are having successful lives — achieving goals, doing interesting things, conquering fears, meeting people — are nowhere to be found. They may stop in to check email and do some shopping, maybe read the news, but the most desirable audience for advertisers is totally absent from the net itself.
What the fuck? Your business is going to create something before expecting people to pay for it? I’ve never seen such blatent patriachy.
Anonymous said: Did people donate money to help support this game? If so how much?
As noted in the trailer, we do not have any investors, crowdfunding, or donations. In this day and age, the number of Kickstarter scams and Patreon leeches is simply appalling, and it is for this reason that we are refusing to take any donations prior to completion of the game.
We’re going to do things the old-fashioned way: Finish the game before selling it.
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