I give some grief to cosplaying and cosplayers from time to time on this blog. This is due largely to the fact that cosplaying, in general, allows people who otherwise wouldn’t have the intellectual capacity to engage in any given geek subculture an entry point which they otherwise wouldn’t have. This is a big reason why so many SJWs have been able to gain entrance to hobbies that they simply don’t have I.Q. to really understand.
But I want to be clear, this isn’t an indictment of all cosplayers. There are good cosplayers too, and we can demonstrate the difference between the two. Take for instance That Star Wars Girl. She’s a cosplayer, but she also discusses the deeper layers of various IPs with clarity and competency.
In contrast, consider FeministNerd. She’s a cosplayer too. But her main claim to fame is putting on the most revealing outfit she can find, and then slapping a Rebel logo onto it. It’s doubtful that she has any awareness of who Joseph Campbell is for instance.
Unfortunately, the cosplayers like FeministNerd seem to outnumber the cosplayers like That Star Wars Girl at this point in time. Because of that, I tend to see the emergence of cosplayers as the death knell of any hobby or subculture, for the foreseeable future.
But some SJWs don’t take too kindly to my critique of modern cosplayers.
Pablo’s idea of an outdoorsman.
But guess who else doesn’t like cosplayers? The SJWs from Princeton University.
I recently ran across an interesting article from March 2017 on Daily Caller entitled, Princeton Alums Shun Star Wars Stormtrooper Costumes At Reunion To Avoid Taint Of Nazism.
In it, Eric Owns writes:
The five-year reunion of Princeton University’s class of 2012 will be Star Wars-themed — “Revenge of the Fifth” — but it will in no way feature stormtroopers because someone complained that dressing up like a stormtrooper might be construed as supportive of Nazi Germany.
Now just like seals, SJWs are trained to honk and clap at the mention of Daily Caller. But unfortunately for them, the Daily Caller provides a scan of the letters that Princeton’s Class of 2012 sent out. Here’s the original letter they sent out.
Here’s a second letter they sent out with an apology, approved by the consensus of the collective, cooperative, collaborative, community.
That’s right. As Princeton graduates, they were blissfully unaware of the historical origin of the word “Stormtrooper.”
Now a rational normal person might want to call into question the “education” they received from Princeton and elsewhere. If they weren’t taught about stormtroopers, what else weren’t they taught about? Well, pretty much everything, given the fact that these “alumni” don’t have enough smarts to even ask that question.
And SJWs wonder why I call them “uneducated savages.” Ha!
Or it means that I just recently ran across an article that was relevant to comments made five days previously.
You’re not very bright Pablo, are you?