Two Recent Examples of False Class Consciousness

One of my biggest issues with supporters of the alt-right, CONservative and LIEbertarian viewpoints is that they are almost always the least likely to benefit from real-life implementation of the viewpoints they so enthusiastically espouse. The average supporter of such viewpoints is typically a redneck, working class or barely middle-class white guy without a lot of education, connections, real life experience and analytic intelligence. Eventually some of them grow up and get smart, but most do not and keep on supporting and helping those who oppress them- aka false class consciousness.

Let me show you two recent examples of this phenomena, as taken from the recent tweets of Matt Forney.

The first example involves the exposure and dismissal of Pax Dickinson. The story, as far as we know to date, is that some douchy fratboy who got his highfalutin job through having the right contacts spent a lot of time tweeting about women, gays, blacks etc. Some of you might say, but.. but.. wasn’t he some ‘brogrammer’ and CTO of some media outfit? Doesn’t he have to be competent at something to get that job in the first place. My answer is sure.. predominately administrative jobs require one to be very good at deceiving, backstabbing, cheating, scamming and gaming others. The hard skills are however pretty much optional, even if you are a CTO.

Now let us see how Matt responded to this news. Here are some of his more relevant tweets.

#standwithpax because you shouldn’t lose your job because of your completely unrelated political views. 3:31 PM – 10 Sep 13

#standwithpax because if you can’t exercise freedom of speech without a lynch mob coming after you, then freedom of speech does not exist. 3:34 PM – 10 Sep 13

#standwithpax Seriously you morons, you think Nick Denton cares about you? He and Valleywag just wanted to hurt a competitor. 3:44 PM – 10 Sep 13

@rooshv “First they came for the anti-feminists, and I did not speak up because I was not an anti-feminist…” 4:13 PM – 11 Sep 13

Matt also re-tweeted some stuff by RooshV in support of Pax, but that is beside the point. Here is my problem with all this support for Pax- Is it really about the freedom of speech? Let us be clear about a few things- no one has arrested Pax, slapped him with some heavy fine or otherwise fucked him over.. yet. There are no calls for actual human sacrifice and so far no body has shot him or beat him up. It is also not as if Pax is some poor marginal guy who lives from one paycheck to the other. Furthermore, his tweets were relevant to his job function as he was also supposedly involved in recruiting new talent for that company. And this brings me to my real problem with Matts support for Pax.

What is in it for Matt?

I can totally understand if Matt supported the unpopular opinions of a fellow blogger or somebody he knew in person. I can also understand support for a cause greater than a person. But Pax? Seriously? The only way Matt and Pax would ever meet is Matt chauffeuring Pax around a golf course or resort. Or maybe Matt working as a security guard in the building where Pax worked. The unfortunate reality is that Pax and Matt are never going to meet as equal human beings under the current system- even if Matt is smarter and more competent than Pax. Ya, all that talk about meritocracy in silicon valley is bullshit. Sure, merit can get you an entry-level job so that you slave away to make some connected fratboy even richer. But that is about it. You will never rise beyond a certain level in any company, irrespective of your work ethic, competence, intelligence or creativity.

Simply put, Matts support for Pax is as rational as a concentration camp Jew supporting Nazis. It might buy you a few extra days or weeks, but it won’t change the eventual outcome.

Moving on, Matt also tweeted about Bill de Blasio winning the democratic primary for the upcoming mayoral election in NYC. So let us have a look at some of Matts tweets about that bit of news.

Bill de Blasio for Mayor: because who needs safe streets and low crime rates anyway? #NYC2013 #crockthevote 10:23 PM – 10 Sep 13

Bill de Blasio for Mayor: because why should we let Chicago and Detroit have all the murder and mayhem? #NYC2013 #crockthevote 10:30 PM – 10 Sep 13

If de Blasio becomes mayor, watch for an influx of vapid HuffPo/Daily Beast columns about Chirlane’s “beauty” and “style.” 11:25 AM – 11 Sep 13

Let us, for a moment, imagine that electing Bill de Blasio will somehow result in NYC returning to the ‘exciting’ 1970s and 1980s. Let us also imagine that ‘black crime’ goes up and the streets of NYC suddenly become more grittier. My question is – so what? Does the destruction of Bloombergs financial elite and police state favoring legacy really make things any worse for Matt? Given that Matt is not Jewish, rich or connected- he is pretty much screwed in the NYC of today. Sure.. he could find some job that paid enough to live paycheck to paycheck. Maybe he might even get a luck break and make it in the rapidly shrinking middle-class of NYC. But is he really going to benefit from the policies of Giuliani and Bloomberg? Is he going to get a job or vocation that allows him to make millions per year. Will he be ever able to afford living in one of those fancy penthouse suites? In the best case scenario, he might see a few of them from the inside.. a few times each year. He will be lucky to, one day, own a small shitty house in NJ and commute daily to Manhattan.

So here is my free, and unsolicited, advise to Matt and others like him. Always think about what something means for you, rather than some fictional version of yourself. Carrying free water for rich assholes will never get you anywhere and they will never help you or even remember your help- even if you have the same skin color or last name as them. The alternative is that you could just keep on doing what you are doing now and then realize that you got conned a couple of decades from now.

What do you think? comments?

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25 Responses to Two Recent Examples of False Class Consciousness

  1. P Ray says:

    Ladies and gentlemen: Matt Forney!

  2. P Ray says:

    He will be lucky to, one day, own a small shitty house in NJ and commute daily to Manhattan.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2385623/I-expressing-frustration-high-cost-living-New-York-Top-Lacoste-salesman-fired-posting-paycheck-Instagram.html
    Free speech, land of hope and glory, land of the free and home of the brave, yadda yadda.
    Did a lot less than Pax (gag) and got canned.

  3. EvilOne says:

    Kinda like a Wikipedia editor…

  4. Marcus666 says:

    Again a very good post. Question is what you CAN do to live a happy life if you are in the lower classes. If you are aware of the real mechanics of society it’s just that… you are “aware”. People just want to fuck hot chicks, have sunshine, have fun and live in the nature.

  5. Webe says:

    Society is rife with this kind of ideological capture, which I prefer to the term “false consciousness”, basically a leftoid term for those who don’t yet “get it”. In many ways you could say it forms the basis of society. Even representative from supermarket coporations realize that when the bottom 80% have less to spend their company will not be doing well no matter how pro-business the policy has been presented.

  6. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    What about other forms of false consciousness?

  7. stop making fun of Matt Forney…

    Feminism and the alternative right have many things in common…

    http://dearwhitefeminists.wordpress.com/update/

    besides, he hates MRA’s and so do I…

    He hangs out with Jack Don-0-van and I hang out with Hugo Schwyzer…

    lets just say things happen at those hangouts that you have to pay women who look like models more money than either of us earn in a week…

  8. alright, now this is messed up, which one of you misogynistic basement dwelling virgins did this???

    http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3vequs/

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  10. oh, lookie hereee…

    Chuck Rudd, the man-0-sphere misogynist who is better than you because HBD…

    well, he is another paxeylakey…

    http://glpiggy.net/2013/09/13/turning-lemons-into-lemonade/#comment-71913

  11. http://mattforney.com/2013/09/13/support-my-legal-defense-fund/

    oh, wow, looks like forneycator is using Pax’s tactics…

    purtend you need help so gullible manosphere guys give you money (and teh seXXX.)

  12. eradican says:

    Roosh did an excellent blog entry describing the Indian butt hurt over Pax.

    How much of yourself was reflected in the piece AD? Your readers as well?

    http://www.returnofkings.com/17163/are-nitasha-tiku-anil-dash-racist-against-white-men

    • P Ray says:

      Office politics in a new form.
      Meaning that you’re an idiot if you have a manager … since you can also get canned by said manager.
      Looks like the 3 Douches show to me.

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  14. I’m surprised no one has made the comparison to Stanley McCrystal and his badmouthing the O’Bombya administration….

    these guys always have a plan b and an exit strategy…

    as “big picture” guys they take calculated risks…

    neither of them are worried about where the next meal is coming from…

    in fact, I bet his severance package would’ve made most of us shit our pants…

    Just goes to show that man-0-spherians and feminists have their heads far up their asses…

  15. Asplund says:

    To be fair to Forney and some of the race-centered manosphere guys, it’s getting a lot harder to be class conscious rather than race conscious. You remember Heo Hak. I very much doubt he would ally with Forney under any circumstances. I mean, I come from a trashy Appalachian family and I get hostility every day.

  16. euneaux says:

    Much of the working-class right supports that side mostly out of tribal affinity. They are disgusted by the politically correct effete northeastern liberal media elite. The American right presents propaganda that panders to that disgust and it’s successful because it lands on fertile ground among the receptive masses.

    Plans to end what the left calls racial profiling, which deBlasio promises, probably will harm the interests of the white working-class.

    I also like your bit about entry level jobs, in Silicon Valley and so on. Is it still possible to climb out of the mail room to the top of the pyramid? Was it ever possible or was it just a myth?

    Until the early 2000s, it was not that uncommon for a relatively unknown person to make it in Silicon valley. As I said, it was never that common but it was feasible if you got lucky.

    The same is true for drug discovery right up to the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  17. asdf says:

    It’s not about PAX, its about the fact that once you establish that you can fire people for having the wrong opinions it could happen to any of us.

  18. How It Is says:

    Once you get a taste for it, doing what’s right feels much better than doing what’s good for you.

  19. Libertarians are the undeserving poor says:

    Great post,free or affordable education would fix the issue with these people.

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