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Conflict Between Right Wingers and Tech Monopolies Won’t End Well: 3

A few months ago, I started a short series about why the conflict between right wingers and tech monopolies won’t end well. While the immediate reason for that series was the conspiracy by tech monopolies to deplatform Alex Jones, I knew that sooner or later there would be more instances of such high-handed behaviour by tech monopolies. As it happens, my allegedly pessimistic views on human beings and their pathetic institutions get validated almost every single time. Some of you might have heard that Roissy’s blog was recently banned. Apparently that particular blog was on WP, unlike self-hosted WP blogs who are constrained only by the availability of a willing DNS registrar and hosting provider. There are those, especially on the “left” who see this as some minor victory in the war against “hate speech”.. which is now basically whatever shrill SJWs do not want you to say in public. Others see it as good riddance since that blog had increasingly become full-bore racist and was frequented by even sadder racist nutcases.

Here is what I think about the whole situation and some of you won’t like to hear it. The right to free speech is about protecting the right to unpopular speech- even and especially if you do not agree with it. I am no fan of the racism, anti-semitism and nativism which increasingly filled up posts on that blog. Having said that, I support the right of Roissy to post crazy and repulsive stuff as long as it does not involve overtly illegal stuff (making specific threats towards specific people etc). In any case, people who post controversial stuff online are not making you go to their site or social media profile and read it. Some of you might think it odd that me, a non-white guy with a deep dislike for racism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination, would support the free speech rights of a blog that peddled many of those very things. Then again, I have read a bit more history than most of you to know that “public moralists” of all shades are power-hungry sociopaths who will not stop once the most objectionable people or stuff are gone.

Consider, for example, that the hilariously misnamed PATRIOT act passed after Sep 11, 2001 to combat “global terrorism” is now used almost exclusively in investigations of “drug trafficking” to target poor people of color. Or SWAT teams, first conceived to tackle rare instances of hostage taking, are now found in almost all larger police departments and usually used to murder non-violent (and usually non-white) citizens. Similarly, laws to deal with highly organised Italian mafia are now used to terrorize, murder and otherwise destroy the lives of poor and often completely innocent non-white people. You might also remember how the 1994 crime bill meant to combat fictitious urban “super-predators” ended up jailing and destroying the lives of millions of black men for “crimes” that would have been never prosecuted if they were suburban whites. My point is that all laws, rules and regulations meant to “protect” public morality, virtue and other non-tangible bullshit end up as tools of exploitation, profit and abuse for those pushing them.

It also my contention that the tech sector, especially tech monopolies are highly susceptible to behave in such a high-handed manner. Of course, the problem with behaving in such a manner is that the inevitable backlash will be especially brutal- and that previous term is not just a figure of speech. Let us first talk about why the information technology sector is unusually susceptible to high-handed and ultimately suicidal behaviour. See.. two types of persons are over-represented in information technology corporation- Aspies and SJWs. Yes, you hear that right- Aspies and SJWs. But why is that combination so problematic and ultimately suicidal? The simple and short answer is that both, Aspies and SJWs, do not posses a functional theory of mind– albeit for different reasons. Aspies, aka computer programmers aka software “engineers” are often seen as smart or intelligent people. The tragically funny part is that they are not.

The vast majority of computer programmers are closer to autistic savant artists and other autistic savants than people without such mental disabilities. While I am not denying their specific skills, a majority of people working in programming etc are what one might say.. suffering from a mild mentally disability. This is also why so many in that sector have libertarian economic leanings. I can appreciate this far better than most since I was a bit aspy as a kid but grew out if it. But most programmer and mathematically minded do not grow out it- largely because they lack the brain circuitry to appreciate what they do not possess- not unlike a child who was born blind or deaf. But why would this be a problem? After all, haven’t the founders of Google, FakeBook etc done very well- at least right now? A disability which lets you make a very nice salary in Silly Valley cannot be that bad.. right? The thing is.. keeping power is far harder than attaining it.

The next issue I am going to talk about will be obvious to most people, but may not register in the mind of tech Aspies. Have you noticed that information technology companies, out all types of corporations, treat their users and customers like shit? I am sure that most of you have come across tons of people complaining about FakeBook, Twatter, Google, Apple, Paypal etc. Did you notice the large tech monopolies missing from that list… Amazon, Netflix and to some extent Microsoft. But why is that so? The ‘so clever’ among you might say that this has something to do with you being the product for companies such as FakeBook and Google and the consumer for Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft. Others might say that this is because they can get away with it- and there is some truth to that. Let me posit a third option- connection or lack thereof to the physical world aka reality. And you will soon why I think that is the case.

Let me ask you another question- How many of you would walk into a some random bar, insult everybody you interacted with and try to start fights with them? Let us assume that you could somehow win the first few bar fights. Or consider randomly insulting people around you, for no good reason. Why won’t the vast majority of people behave in this manner, even if they could “win” the first few times. The simple, if tasteless, answer to that question is most people who are not Aspies understand real-world social dynamics. The majority of people understand that pissing off random people around yourself, for no good reason, carries a serious and rapidly increasing reputational cost. While it may not be much in the beginning, especially if you are rich, the many enmities you will make along the way will lead to your eventual downfall and demise. There is a reason that even Machiavelli advises rulers against mistreating their common subjects- lest it create fertile grounds for successful usurpers.

Even highly totalitarian, but somewhat successful, regimes such as those in the former eastern block understood that gross mistreatment of average people and frequently subjecting them to capricious power-crazy nutcases was fundamentally bad policy. This is also why the Chinese government actually cares about what its people want and think, in many cases far more so than USA. The problem with tech Aspies is that they can read history quite well but are mentally incapable of understanding it. In other words, they are unable to appreciate how their actions and behaviour make them hated and detested. As you will see in the next part of this series, this profound inability to read other people and their proximity to equally oblivious SJWs makes for a really bad combination, with potentially catastrophic results. In case you are wondering, the main reason Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft haven’t gone that far down this route has a lot to do with such behaviour having an immediate and marked negative effect on their business.

In the next part, I will write about how SJWs aka hyper-socialized sociopathic fakes and their involvement in the tech sector makes the effects of tech aspism far worse than it would have otherwise been. SJWs, academic leftists and post-modernists also lack a functional theory of mind- though for vastly different reasons than tech Aspies. As you see, the peculiar combination of tech aspism and SJWism induces way more backlash than either would have by itself.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. May 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    First they came for Alex Jones and I said nothing because I wasn’t an Infowars fan…

    Then they came for Roissy In DC and I said nothing because I wasn’t a fan of racist PUA snake oil…

    Then they came for me and no one said anything because my blog was small and no one gave a shit…

    hahaha…

  2. May 12, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    as a free speech absolutist, I should be sad that Roissy got shut down but I can’t force out the crockodile tears, not today…

    At least AJ and Milo are funny Roissy is just garbage…

    • P Ray
      May 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Roissy got to take down a lot of women’s garbage about how “women consider character and personality above looks”.
      WhereAreAllTheGoodMen on reddit, have got the balance right. After all,
      “If women can laugh at nice men, then men can laugh at stupid women”.

    • P Ray
      May 16, 2019 at 1:24 am

      Collection of Heartiste / Roissy in DC / James C. Weidmann’s writings:
      https://wetransfer.com/downloads/219c143684cc75266c81cd1823526b2720190511050927/38515e

      Filename: Roissy archive.rar
      Filesize: 529MB

      As long as a man opposes feminism AND promotes miscegenation, he’s my friend. Unfortunately as it pans out according to nature’s design, monocultural humans are only good as disease incubators or possibly genetic bottlenecks.

      • P Ray
        May 17, 2019 at 2:59 am

        Under 18 hours before these sacred screeds skirt spoilation, grab them while you can!

  3. P Ray
    May 12, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Anybody who really wants to have “freedom of speech” – even for the unpopular kind – needs to be able to set up their own “server” (in quotes since entry-level machines now can host websites) with a DNS provider. It’s not very difficult.

    I hope Advocatus’ website is on the same kind of setup. And just because someone is opposed to another idea, doesn’t mean they’re going to go around killing people. But it seems SJWs can’t understand that … so de-platform and in the same way … radicalise normal people that just happen to disagree with them, creating the killers they want to prevent.

    Who knew that ruining others through something they did online – that didn’t translate into the real world – , would result in people willing to kill others?

    • May 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      yo P Ray, I think you will like this meme I made brah…

      • P Ray
        May 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm

        ^ She may be dating tall, white men. But who wants to be the last to support that trainwreck for the rest of her life?

        On the flip side, any man she ends up with, has the advantage of being seen as “validated by this woman”, so is a better target for “mate poachers”.

      • May 12, 2019 at 5:07 pm

        Yo, she be a rich congress womyn, yet she can’t get invisalign to straighten her teeth. Even the ghetto girls don’t have cray cray vampire teeth, maybe it’s some rich lady thing so she can say “I ain’t privilgeed, yo!!!”

      • P Ray
        May 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        Yo, she be a rich congress womyn, yet she can’t get invisalign to straighten her teeth. Even the ghetto girls don’t have cray cray vampire teeth, maybe it’s some rich lady thing so she can say “I ain’t privilgeed, yo!!!”

        I dunno about that man, read her Wikipedia page and she’s certainly not flush with cash. Father died while she was at University, mother is a cleaner, AOC has worked as a waitress previously.

        Another thing to consider is perhaps all the theatrics we see in politics is “the price to stay relevant in voter’s minds?”
        Then we get to ask the question, “so how different is this public, from the public in Rome that were easily amused by bread and circuses?”

      • P Ray
        June 9, 2019 at 8:22 am

        Well, Ocasio-Cortez went moron recently, saying close to “Birth Control should be free only for women” … so, maybe someone going through a hard life – sometimes, people learn the wrong lessons.

        If you’re going to make birth control free, might as well make it free for men too …
        because the men that almost all women want to fuck, are really in a very small minority …
        and the women are going to paternity fraud anyway, so what’s the issue?
        Just because you issue free condoms, isn’t going to make regular/ugly guys attractive to regular women of child-bearing age …
        A lot of regular/ugly guys only become attractive when the women are BO (Biologically Obsolete) or go through the circumstances of abuse, disease, financial mismanagement or pregnancy.

    • May 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      this is a .wordpress site and hence subject to censorship. AD would have to buy a domain name and pay a host while using the wordpress software to be free from potential WP censorship, although he could be censored from the web host a la Andrew Anglin…

      • P Ray
        May 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

        Plenty of ways to run your own website, and still relevant even though published at least a decade ago.
        But a lot of people want to obscure that information because they don’t want ideas about discontent to be spread by people they have no control or sanction over.

  4. May 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    “I can appreciate this far better than most since I was a bit aspy as a kid but grew out if it.”

    …or, more likely, your absolute lack of empathy for others is because you are an extremely narcissistic person.

  5. May 13, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Don’t beg for freedom of speech. Take freedom of speech. Cryptography, steganography…

  6. Rum
    May 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I will not write their names here, for all sorts of reasons, but several folks have already tried to translate their grievances with big media platforms into meat space. They have been hopeless and dumb brutes, so far…
    If I worked at any place that routinely cut off lots of borderline people on a daily basis from their one source of self esteem, I would pray to powerful gods that no one ever did something that was worthy of copy-catting.

    The Aspie losers who make up majority of tech employees are mentally incapable of understanding that massive risk. Even worse is what would happen if some political candidate promises systematic retribution against tech employees as part of his or her electoral platform.

  7. June 6, 2019 at 4:49 am

    “Why won’t the vast majority of people behave in this manner, even if they could “win” the first few times. The simple, if tasteless, answer to that question is most people who are not Aspies understand real-world social dynamics. The majority of people understand that pissing off random people around yourself, for no good reason, carries a serious and rapidly increasing reputational cost. While it may not be much in the beginning, especially if you are rich, the many enmities you will make along the way will lead to your eventual downfall and demise.”

    My wife, of 39 years, is Aspie. In women, it’s moderated somewhat by women’s naturally more-emotional, estrogen-driven wiring, but, that Aspie inability to put themselves in someone else’s place and therefore comprehend how others might or will respond/react, remains.

    Like for most Aspie’s, that inability had regularly created unnecessary conflicts, offensiveness, and stress for her in social interactions of every kind.

    She has said many times that one of the most important helps I’ve ever been to her was when I explained to her decades ago that her safest default choice in most social situations was to keep silent. Essentially, to shut the fuck up. She took my advice and discovered herself dealing with far less social and relational conflict and stress.

    Point being, AD is point on about Aspies and the damage they inevitably cause due to their bio-wired inability to grasp and comprehend social dynamics.

  1. June 5, 2019 at 10:21 pm

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