Social justice warriors are known for their proclivity to complain and demand change in everything they or anyone else they so vehemently defend could possibly take offense to. It doesn’t take long for most people plugged into social media and news to pick up on the latest crusade everyone’s favorite holy knights have so selflessly undertaken. However, a glaring problem holds these brave fighters back from achieving success (read: control).
SJW’s have absolutely horrible attention spans. The prevalence of young people with awful attention spans has been observed and documented, but it manifests itself in the discussion on proponents of gender politics and social justice in a way that is difficult to ignore. These people browse the Internet, consume entertainment and read the news, all while looking for things to become outraged about, subsequently demanding the people they deem to be “in control” of whatever atrocity they have targeted today change it or else.
Outrage Is The New Crack
One recent example in video games is the rather brief outrage sparked over an inconsequential, user-submitted joke found in a special area in the game Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment’s latest release. (The nontroversy has been covered here on Reaxxion. Give it a look.) Now, one thing to note about this story is that the joke was brought to the attention of Obsidian’s Josh Sawyer, who told the man-woman-thing who whined about the harmless joke that he would “talk to our producers about it.”
A quick look at Twitter reveals some interesting points about this story, one of which is the continuing dialogue sane, non-SJW folks are having on this non-issue. In Anderson’s own article here on RXN, he concludes by pondering if Obsidian will kowtow to SJW outrage and omit a loyal customer and backer’s reward they inserted into the game. This sentiment is echoed by GamerGate proponents on Twitter and other social media.
On the other hand, the search doesn’t yield any recent responses from SJW’s. There’s a couple of small amendments made to the Mary Sue article on the subject from March 31st (which I won’t link to because fuck giving them any more clicks), but that’s about as recent as it gets. Perhaps they’ve all simply taken it for granted that Sawyer and his team really will just go ahead and take the joke down. That sort of trust is a miracle of the universe. It remains to be seen whether or not Obsidian will do anything about the joke.
Another recent instance of short-lived indignation can be found with Hotline Miami 2 and its (previously) notorious rape scene. All sorts of whooping and hollering was done shortly after the game’s rape scene was revealed well before the game was released, but besides a bit of bitching in the PC Gamer and Paste reviews (which are notably, overwhelmingly negative as well) of the game, nary a peep can be found from those who find even fictional depictions of rape unacceptable (we all know the added option to disable the rape scene wouldn’t have been enough to silence controversy). Surprise: the people with backbones commenting on the issue could be found making tweets and posts critical of SJW’s well after the game was released.
Consider And Compare
I’ve only offered two examples, but this attitude permeates social justice and is readily visible when reading between the lines of their manufactured non-issues. These activities highlight an important distinction between SJWs and their logical counterparts: GGers and people with an earnest desire to see art and culture unmolested by political correctness and censorship are diligent, questioning and completely committed to whatever struggle they find themselves pitched in.
Comparatively, SJWs are lazy, reactionary and decisively non-committal in their dealings with their ideological opponents. This often reflects the way many of them live their personal lives almost perfectly. Could you trust a social justice warrior to shave her legs or even fry you an egg?
This information also gives us an important insight on how our very own culture war should be fought: with continued diligence, thick-skin and productivity. We are not like them, all slack-jawed, sleepy eyed and lazy. We’re used to difficult, arduous and mentally taxing challenges. We don’t have triggers to avoid, we don’t have to be concerned about asking people to exercise discretion around us. Basically, we have nothing to worry about.