Donovan Colbert has written a piece at his blog The Devil’s Advocate entitled, SJWs Define their Fandom by Personal Identity – Not by Love for the Franchise. Here is an excerpt from that blog post:
The irony is that they tend to show up on the scene and claim to want to be a mechanism of inclusion. Ask them about it, and they’ll tell you that they want to put an end to gatekeeping in nerd culture, that they want to see a more diverse, inclusive community in comics, fantasy, cinema and gaming genres that have traditionally catered to white and Asian male nerds.
Their method of achieving this is almost universally by driving white and Asian male nerds out of the community if they will not accept being shamed into second class citizens in the cultures they’ve created and nurtured for the last 50+ years.
But what I encounter – what we see in the video linked at the top – is people who insist that this unnecessary and unrelated quality of their personal identity be acknowledged as a primary characteristic as a member of the geek communities they want to identify with.
They aren’t content to be acknowledged as a fan of Star Wars or Anime or Comics or Gaming. They have to be acknowledged as an LGBT fan, or a female fan, or a minority fan. The division by IDENTITY arises not from the community excluding them, but by their instance that their fandom be defined by their personal identity first.
Their goal is to be militant political activists disrupting these communities to change the focus from the love of the thing to a platform for Social Justice agendas and Cultural Marxism. Their goal isn’t to create more unity and inclusion and tolerance. It is to create division – to generate hostility and to create a class of oppressors and victims – and then justify treating the oppressors exactly how they claim the victims have been treated.
And then when those identified as the oppressors raise their hands and politely say, “Wait… I think you’ve got us wrong, and worse yet – I think you’re treating US exactly the way you say you don’t want to be treated…”
Increasingly, if you oppose this kind of thing in your communities, and you speak out about it, you’re liable to be summarily judged a witch… er, a racist, misogynist, or homo or xenophobe – and be kicked from the group. You know, because, people like you act as gatekeepers to nerd communities and that is unacceptable – so someone has to man the gates of those communities to keep people like YOU out of them, because if you’re not excluded, they all know you’re going to be excluding people.
It’s worth reading the whole thing if you have the chance.
The hypocrisy is indeed both transparent and mind boggling, but that’s primarily because most SJWs themselves don’t have a fundamental understanding of what it is that they’ve been programmed to do. But that’s a separate topic.
I’ve described this phenomenon in The Phases of a Geeker Gate:
15. THE FINAL PUSH – Shill media entities, and rank and file SJWs tell long time customers to go find something else if they don’t like it anymore, in a last ditch effort to push critics out of the “community” once and for all. “Don’t like it, don’t buy it.” This can also come in the form of the more friendly phrase, “Why don’t you focus on the things you love, instead of on the things you hate?”
Lucasfilm Story Group Member Matt Martin recently expressed this sentiment himself:
I just mean hate in general. Why spend so much time hating a thing when you could be spending it loving another thing. If you hate DC, don’t go see DC movies and let the people who do like them enjoy them.
— Matt Martin (@missingwords) December 31, 2018
Matt is either being disingenuous or simply doesn’t understand what is actually happening here. The critics don’t hate Star Wars. The critics hate what SJWs are doing with and to Star Wars.
You see, First Fans have been here for over 40 years. Matt Martin and his SJW ilk, are an invasive species to fandom. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines invasive species as such:
This can be rephrased to suit our own purposes in geek culture.
An “invasive SJW species” is defined as a species that is:
1) non-native (or alien) to the fandom or the geek culture under consideration and
2) whose introduction through “entryism” causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm to the health of the intellectual property.
It is SJWs who are the unwelcome guests, the uninvited squatters, the unwanted pests.
I wonder if it might be worth the effort to create an intellectual property specifically designed for SJWs to invade, in order to keep the other ones free from their antics. Just a thought.