12 February 2017

How we got here

Transcribed and cleaned up from comments from a deliberately anonymous friend of Nick Pettigrew on Twitter.

Minorities for the last 20 years: “Hey guys, listen, the Nazis are back and they’re grouping together on the internet.”

Mainstream white culture: “Haha, Nazis, Godwin, Godwin! You broke Godwin’s Law!”

Minorities: “I’m not happy with this person advocating my extinction being ‘given a platform’.”

Mainstream white culture: “You’re the real Nazis, and freedom of speech is in peril! Let them talk and their arguments will prove hollow!”

Minorities: “Yeah, both sides of the argument are not equal though right? Me wanting to live is not equally as valid as someone who wants me to die, right?”

Mainstream white culture: “why do you hate freedom of speech so much, feminazi?”

Minorities: “Hey guys, we’ve got loads of evidence of young white men being radicalised online through pick up artist forums, Reddit’s The Red Pill and the various Chan forums. All the “loner” white guys shooting up churches, planned parenthood, and college campuses in revenge against girls who won’t date “nice guys” are connected. We’ve got evidence.”

Mainstream white culture: “Those are isolated cases.”

Minorities: “Well they’re linked in to gamergate too, they’re organising online, they are far right activists, they’re Nazis, they’ve doxxed loads of cis and trans women, threatened rape, videoed themselves inside our houses and uploaded it to YouTube. They’re using Twitter to organise and are calling themselves the Alt—Right, seriously guys, it’s terrifying.”

Mainstream white culture: “Trump will never win the nomination.”

Minorities: “Er, guys…”

Mainstream white culture: “Brexit will never win.”

Minorities: “Er, guys…”

Mainstream white culture: “Trump will never be President though…”

Minorites: “Er, guys…”

Mainstream white culture:HOLY FUCK HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? THERE ARE GODDAMN NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE! WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THIS?

Minorities: “We did try to tell you…”

Mainstream white culture: “How did this happen?”

Minorities: “Well, while you weren’t watching, and thought both sides in arguments were equally valid, neo—Nazis used gaming forums and pick—up artist forums to foment a growing movement, aided by spreading fake news within a propaganda bubble. We’ve been trying to tell you for years that this was happening.”

Mainstream white culture: “I’ll tell you who’s to blame, minorities. If they’d just not called people Nazis, none of this would ever have happened.”

Minorities: “Goddamn honkeys.”

Mainstream white culture: “Yeah, political correctness. That’s the enemy.”

© mathew 2017