antifa is like the kidz bop version of the IRA.
— Aedonis Bravo (@lordaedonis) August 17, 2017
This topic came to my head after seeing this, which instantly put me into a train of thought about selective outrage censorship and how it’s trying to be used to keep ideas from being discussed and snuff them out. Now before I get started on this topic, let’s get one thing straight (and you can quote me on this):
So we’ve gotten to the point where politics is the new american pastime, which is a good thing considering the things that politicians decide have long-term effects on all of us. With the coming of a Trump Presidency we have seen it get to a point where now everyone has something to say whenever anything happens, but a lot of people have a bunch of nothing to add to the conversation and they’re hurting more than they’re helping – themselves, among others.
So after months and months of teasing, I’m finally getting ready to be able to debut my new book. It has been reworked quite a few times since its conception and honestly can’t even be considered the same book as the original draft. One thing I was lacking in that I realized was severely needed was my signature style, my brash,“this is how things are and you can either accept and adapt to them, or work to change them” type of style. It was at first more of a generic, basic bitch self improvement book and had no flair or originality that separated me from anyone else. Looking back, it isn’t something that I would have been too proud of releasing and that’s why I’ve reworked it so much.
So as you may have already heard, an employee of google named James Damore recently wrote a memo (you can read the full version here without the media retractions for their narrative) discussing the differences between men and women in the workplace and what might cause them to seek out different paths. All he said were things along the lines of
So recently we’ve come to the point in the political spectrum where people are using hurt feeling as an excuse to dox people and publicly shame them. If you hadn’t heard the story yet, CNN started a wildfire this week by slyly threatening to dox a reddit user who supposedly posted a gif of Trump beating up the CNN logo, only for it to come out that he may not have been the person who created the image in the first place. There were cries of “violent rhetoric!” and “this will get people killed!” coming from the left, yet when you check recent events they don’t seem to be the ones on the receiving end of violence, but that’s another story.
So this year has been full of unexpected surprises. I had expected to take my plans in a completely different direction this year, but looking back on it now I’m glad I didn’t. Over the course of the election year I found myself reluctantly emerging as one of the top election influencers/commentators of the season.