Home > Critical Thinking, Current Affairs, Dystopia, Musings, Philosophy sans Sophistry, Reason, Secular Religions, Skepticism, Technology > Why SJWs Want to Censor Games While Studiously Avoiding Rap Music

Why SJWs Want to Censor Games While Studiously Avoiding Rap Music

One of the more interesting, if seldom asked, question that follows from the intense interest of SJWs in censoring video games is follows:

Why are SJWs and their accomplices focusing their “activism” on certain forms of entertainment such as comic books and video games, while conspicuously ignoring the same issues in other forms such as various subtypes of rap/hip-hop music, popular non-network TV shows and movies?

Some of you might say that SJWs and their accomplices have already tried interfering in those forms- with very limited success. Well.. that is partially true, but there is much more to the story of why they failed to have any significant impact on rap music, movies and non-network TV shows.

Let us try to understand why certain forms of entertainment, such as rap music, have successfully resisted interference from SJWs. As some of you might know, the lyrics and imagery of rap/hip-hop music was considered scandalous throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. At that time, many famous proto-SJWs spent a lot of time and effort on concerted attempts to censor rap music. As many of you also know, these proto-SJWs failed so miserably that much of what (lyrics, language, behavior and dancing moves) was considered scandalous barely 20 years is now nauseatingly mainstream.

So why did SJWs fail to censor rap music in the late 1980s, and what can we learn from that massive failure?

The more cynical of you might say that rap music succeeded because white suburban kids loved transgressive black music- and there is some truth to that. But there is far more to this story than white suburban kids who bough records to look cool and piss off their parents. Start by comparing the behavior and personal lives of famous singers and musicians from various popular genres. Why are white rock stars (even those in certain popular 80s bands) widely, and correctly, perceived as less masculine than similar famous black rappers?

It comes down to how each group tries to achieve social acceptance, respectability and fame.

White musicians, like most other white morons, believe that social acceptance, fame and respectability is achieved by striving, begging and compromising. They also believe in popular scams like meritocracy and hard work. Most black musicians in contrast, understand that popularity in the music industry is some combination of intrinsic talent and plain dumb luck. They have also figured out that all that talk about meritocracy and hard work are lies meant to enrich a few white assholes at the expense of everybody else. Perhaps most importantly, they have figured out something that eludes most white morons- all that talk about social acceptance and respect from people who will abandon you, at the proverbial drop of a hat, is dishonest and meaningless.

The thoughts and actions of most black rappers are therefore not constrained by delusional attempts at gaining worthless social acceptance and respectability. Instead, they want real things like fame and money.

White musicians usually ask, beg and grovel for something that their black equivalents rightly demand. This slavish desire for worthless social acceptance and respectability also makes white musicians far more susceptible to compromise in the face of manufactured media campaigns- such as those run by SJWs. In contrast, most black musicians have little interest in gaining such worthless social respectability and are therefore largely immune from manufactured media campaigns to shame them or make them censor themselves.

Then there is the angle of plausible threats- or more precisely, who is afraid of whom.

Most black musicians, especially rappers, are not afraid of risky physical confrontations- to put it mildly. Nor are they afraid of living in poverty, as most of them grew up in less than affluent households. But perhaps most importantly, they inspire visceral fear in the minds of SJWs. Would those Sarkesian or Quinn critters dare to go up against some black rapper who has been shot and jailed a few times? Would they? and if not, why not?

My point is that leading a manufactured “moral crusade” against socially awkward white guys is far less physically risky than doing that against guys who have injured and killed people for disrespecting them.

In case you were wondering, fear is also the reason SJWs will almost never target big time TV shows and movie producers. Of course, in this case it is the fear of armies of lawyers and being blacklisted by those who have money. And let us be clear about something, those Sarkesian and Quinn critters are in it for attention, money and power- not social justice. They will never bite the hands that might feed or throw a few crumbs at them. SJWs are attacking gamers because they believe that have a chance at winning without any real physical, legal or financial risk. They also believe that gamers, being mostly socially awkward men, can be scammed into defeat via lies about losing social respect and acceptability.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Kingsley Davis
    November 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    “In case you were wondering, fear is also the reason SJWs will almost never target big time TV shows and movie producers.”

    Add Islam to the list.

  2. November 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    this may be a tangent of interest to you or not…

    Autocrat Elam of AVfM has shit all over MGTOW’s such as Stardusk yet he tries to recruit MGTOW’s into his movement…

    The MRA’s are mostly upper middle class boomer white men…

    MGTOW’s are lower status, younger and more racially diverse (also much sharper mentally.)

    MGTOW’s are also far more distrusting of authority…

    MRA’s are in the old world of authority and control…

    MGTOW’s are decentralized and value freedom above other concerns…

    I hope AVfM fails…

    Same here. I have no interest in seeing white MRAs succeed.

    • P Ray
      November 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      One of the “white MRA solutions” to Western feminism is simply “Find an Asian girl, that will sort it”.
      Of course, what’s left unsaid is that … they have to migrate there, as typically any woman they marry is going to be indoctrinated with the local (Western) feminism.
      It’s difficult to believe that they’re not going to have trouble with language issues or “can teach English until retirement age”.
      Not to mention they don’t mention that the costs will be significant, the Global Financial Crisis has made salary increases small … and the competition for (well-paid) “teaching English” very intense.

      • November 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        the funny shit is how so many of those asian women play the white dudes whoworship them it’s fucking scary, and alot of these men are too delusional to see it.

      • November 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        the funny shit is how so many of those Asian women play the white dudes who worship them it’s fucking scary, and alot of these men are too delusional to see it.

        Yes, I see it too. I almost had a fling with one, except she was long-distance. Her pathetic husband who looked like Chuck E. Cheese had no clue of how she was relentlessly throwing herself at me. Wish I took that opportunity. But yes, they are worse than some of the brothas who believe white girls are the ultimate solution for avoiding black women. While it works, some learn the hard way white girls aren’t so pristine and innocent, regardless of how much drama and attitude they DON’T bring to the table.

        So, once these white dudes realize Asian chicks will play them worse than white and black women will, they what’ll happen? Will they go celibate, end up like the Japanese Herbivores? Or will they all turn into sissies and crossdressers? As far as the latter, I’m seeing too much of that going on.

  3. November 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Now, this is a great way of looking at it. I’ve not been familiar with the term SJW until recently. But the SJWs who wanted to censor rap music realized how powerless they really are. In my view of things, their “activism” came to an end when Oprah did a 2-part special about the Don Imus language double-standard “hypocrisy” back in 2007. Also, jackasses like Bill O’Reilly and the Fox News undercover-sissies still make a big fuss out of rap music and even black music in general (O’Reilly calls Beyonce a “thug”), while giving rock musicians free passes. As far as the censorship of games, I’m not so familiar with it as I’m not into games.

    But essentially, this post is another great one. True, whites may live for social acceptance, but that doesn’t mean certain blacks don’t. Whereas blacks who are violence-prone or realize no one is gonna give you shit, they have nothing to lose – which means whatever they want, they take, not demand.

  4. Ted
    November 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

    There is one area where rap musicians have started to change, and that is the view towards homosexuals. Up until five years ago, homophobia was pretty common in rap lyrics. But, big name rappers like Jay-Z, Eminem, and Kanye West have abandoned them. Why?

    Well, in the boardrooms of the music business, you’re going to work with a lot of gay men. If you want to improve your on-stage look, you’re gonna need some good fashion designers. David Geffen has been one of the giants of the music business since the 80s.

    Basically, rappers saw there was money to be made by abandoning their prejudices. The gay executives found that incentives like bigger paydays was far more effective than simply branding rappers as “homophobic.”

    SJWs cannot offer those incentives to rappers, since they are not in any position to offer them something to change their behavior.

    • November 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Yes, that and the uncomfortable fact that most rappers are undercover homosexuals and bisexuals, living on the “down low”. A friend of mine who works in the entertainment industry had name-dropped several rappers via a conversation with me – rappers who have secret lusts for sissies, transsexuals, crossdressers and such. So, it’s all an act and they’re not as “straight” as you think… or they want you to think. Now, I won’t mention any names, but it’s quite obvious some of those guys are “fruity”. So yes, it’s about the money, but it’s also about face-saving, because they know some of their rivals and colleagues are living double lives.

  5. November 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Rappers are sexually attractive. Gamers are not sexually attractive. The SJW want subconsciously to be one of those whores who are whoring in the background while the rapper is smoking his cigar and doing his moves. Woman cant stand that beta man play games while she doesn’t get his money somehow.

  6. St-O-ner with a b-O-ner up his ass
    November 19, 2014 at 4:17 am

  7. Retrenched
    November 19, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Basically, its like this…

    1. Gamers are overwhelmingly male, heterosexual, and white or Asian. They are safe targets for SJWs, not being members of any designated leftist victim group. They also tend to be nerdy and uncool, for the most part, unlike rappers.

    2. Rappers are overwhelmingly black and are therefore off limits to SJWs, due to the race card they can play on them at any time. SJWs are terrified of charges of racism, which could potentially get them expelled from polite SJW society — which to them is a fate worse than death.

    3. The attacks on video game sexism or whatever — and really, all the “war on women” nonsense the left has been pushing for the last few years — are just a show prep for Hillary’s White House run in 2016, more or less. Leftists want to effectively criminalize all “feelbads” as well as any criticism of women, so that Hillary can take the White House via coronation, more or less. Democrats think (incorrectly in my view, but it doesn’t matter) that Hillary is the only hope they have of keeping the White House from GOP control and they’re going all in for her.

    4. Black men are part of the Democrats’ coalition of “everybody but straight white men”, and their support is crucial to Democratic electoral success. They mainly stayed home in the recent midterm elections, which contributed to the GOP wave. Dems can’t risk that happening in ’16 or they’ll be toast for sure. (I mean, if they lose them then who will they turn to? Middle and working class white males? Not bloodly likely.) So they’re gonna be given a pass on any real or imagined misogyny in their music. Feminists turn a blind eye to the misogyny of black men — either explaining it away by blaming it on white men, or perhaps tolerating it as a necessary evil (“Yeah, theyre bad, but at least they vote for feminist politicians, so let’s not piss them off too much”).

    • November 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Black men are part of the Democrats’ coalition of “everybody but straight white men”

      How is this different from the conservative coalition of “everybody but minorities”? Plus, Republicans aren’t always as “straight” as you think they are. I’ve mentioned this here…


      Feminists turn a blind eye to the misogyny of black men

      That’s a joke. Feminists – including Oprah – have targeted rap music for years, but they realize it’s a losing battle, so that’s why there’s not so much noise being made about it. Instead, they focus on the stupid iHollaback campaigns against “street harassment”. So, explain this…

      Besides, the guys in this video weren’t being misogynistic at all. I have familiarized myself with the pathetic scam and racist dynamic behind this video – cut down to 90 seconds to only show black and Latino men “catcalling” her, while “catcalling” by white men were edited out and swept under the rug.

    • P Ray
      November 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      I mean, if they lose them then who will they turn to? Middle and working class white males? Not bloodly likely.
      They can try turning to Asian guys, but I don’t think they like owing that particular demographic anything, seeing as they like to bring up “abortion in China” and “rape in India” as the selling points for those guys to be shunned …
      On the other hand, what have political parties in the US, done for Asian guys living there?

  8. sth_txs
    November 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    SJW are another form of worthless human beings just like those who believe in socialism. They say it but don’t live it.

    I’m more concerned about the discrimination against aryan/white males. If the whiny minority groups are so unhappy in Amerika, they are welcome to go back whatever ethnic third shit hole would work for them.

  9. joker
    November 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Not that I dislike SJWs, but right now it is ironic how CONservatives are jumping on the bandwagon as cheap opportunists. Cons hate hate hate videogames and the men that play them with the same vitriol as SJWs and have been doing it for longer. Funny how now Matt Forney supposedly writes for this Roosh funded site for videogames when he wrote before that nerds deserved all the abuse they got and it was moral to beat nerds until they converted.

    Hope gamers are smart enough to not bite that trap.

    • P Ray
      November 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Ferdinand Bardamu (Matt Forney) likes to think that “shame” and “social sanction” work.
      Sadly, social atomisation and a growing legion of men who know that “playing by the rules, only gets you a former cock carousel rider” … will see off his unproductive ideas.

      • November 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

        I was reading some of Matt Forney’s stuff this morning and it reminded me why I can’t stand ‘the manosphere’. Like certain black men on YouTube who created ‘the wall of silence’ sometime in 2009, he talks about how cool is is to bang chicks, but then pull a 180, making derogatory statements about them and complaining about how we need to reinstate traditionalism. Like the white MRAs, he and they think finding a foreign bride will magically give them a lifetime companion, thus give them an optimal existence. They also believe that traditionalism is somehow desirable.

        I have no patience for that kind of stupidity.

  10. P Ray
    November 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Hi Advocatus/Dissention,
    do you have an upcoming analysis of the Julien Blanc incident?

    • November 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

      I just read about that. Unfortunately, I predicted this happening to some guys who openly preach about “game”, PUA and the likes while revealing their identities. That’s also why I hate bragging and guys need to stop with the one-man show and keep their mouths closed about their “vices” in public.

      • August 7, 2017 at 7:39 am

        “That’s also why I hate bragging and guys need to stop with the one-man show and keep their mouths closed about their “vices” in public.”

        Been wanting to say, ODESSA, I agree with you on this about bragging and shutting-up. Since I was about age 16, I’ve considered it shooting-self-in-foot.

        It’s probably an innate testosterone-wiring male behavior entwined with natural male competitiveness, but a trait which seems better suppressed by our ability to rationally choose.

        Self-confidence? Definitely a good trait. Desire to succeed and “win”? Yep,that too. Heck, even smugness. But, those with deliberated control, reason, and logic — “the real man, whom women are actively inviting back to their beds even though he lacks a wallet, simply chuckles when he hears the braggarts recounting their exploits (and unnecessarily painting targets on their backs)…”

  11. P Ray
    August 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

    The feminist & SJW attitude in a single image:

    Good one!

  1. January 11, 2015 at 5:58 pm
  2. December 8, 2015 at 10:38 pm
  3. November 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  4. August 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: