I learned that thousands of people came together to protest suppression of information, and bring an organization’s questionable practices into light.
I learned that thousands of people came together to literally fuel a revolution in a genuinely oppressed nation. When that government even tried to shut down communication among its people, the people found support worldwide that created lines of communication via third party servers, and instructed citizens on using dial-up modems and amateur radios.
You know where those people came from? 4chan. 7chan. Anonymous. I knew a lot about what people from those places have accomplished, but I hadn’t known of the extent to which they had gone, and I had no idea that they helped liberate a nation from a dictatorship. And do you know what I saw in videos and photos from these events? Human beings of every stripe. Not just “obese, cishet white neckbeards in fedoras”, but women, minorities–equal fuckin’ representation. A Guy Fawkes mask only covers so much. It hides enough of a person’s identity to protect them, but it doesn’t hide diversity.
(Sorry, I just really love the fact that someone brought a Dal doll to a protest)
^ There are probably more people in the image above than there were at Dashcon, for fuck’s sake.
This made me think about a lot of things, but mainly about the kind of people who call themselves “activists” and “feminists” on this site. Some of them even wear the label of “social justice warrior” as a point of pride, not realizing that this label is a negative one created to designate the kind of people who (unfortunately) give the face of activism a bad name.
What the fuck have these young “activists” done for anyone? These same people that even tried to start shit with 4chan on multiple occasions? What have they EVER fucking accomplished?
A couple of people tipping over a garbage can at a parade? Ooooh, scary. That totally helped someone somewhere, I’m sure. Meanwhile, Project Chanology (unrelated to Operation Egypt) arose in the form of thousands of people across the entire fuckin’ WORLD. Australia, Israel, the U.K., the U.S. - some of them in spite of their personal differences, like Israeli and Pakistan people in Tel Aviv holding each other’s flags as they stood together for a common cause.
Fuckin’ tumblr “activists” send anonymous death threats to women who don’t identify as feminists, victim-blame rape victims, try to get people fired from their jobs over drawings, harass cartoon writers for not writing characters according to their personal headcanons, and spread false accusations of sexual assault as though it’s as lighthearted as calling the people they accuse “doo-doo heads”.
After taking in the information that I have recently, I am just that much more incensed about the morally bankrupt little fuckweasels that act all high-and-mighty on this godforsaken, lice-infested armpit of social media while they not only accomplish absolutely NOTHING, but also gleefully ruin innocent people’s lives just so they can feel worthwhile for two seconds (as opposed to actually being interesting enough people for anyone to give a fuck about otherwise). They constantly use positive events as soapboxes to drag others down–whether it’s a national holiday, or even an unprecedented win for LGBTA rights. It doesn’t matter what it is. They’ll make it about women, or they’ll make it about whatever pet cause they’ve adopted (or rather, appropriated) on that particular week. They even cry about wanting to “protect” children while being completely in denial of their own unacceptable behavior, or the fact that they’re often far worse than the people they’re complaining about. Being angry and perpetually offended has become a trend. It’s a replacement for having a damn personality. It’s a way to get notes and popularity for these people, and that’s it. They’re all “Kill all men!”, “Buy my cute shirt that bashes people for their sexuality!”, “This world would be better off without white people!”, and “ALWAYS BELIEVE RAPE VICTIMS! Unless they don’t call themselves feminists, in which case they’re probably lying about being raped, and just want male approval!!!”. Meanwhile, the very people they love to demonize most of all HELPED OVERTHROW A FUCKING DICTATORSHIP.
Fuck all the “social justice warriors” and “feminists” on this site. They’re not in this for justice. Not at all. Channers may be a chaotic element with a history of disruptive behavior, but at their best, they are what “social justice warriors” only PRETEND to be.