Why are people who consume media pussies these days? - Weak minds breed weak people

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Pixy Misa

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i blame the "you are special" line
special just means unique, it doesn't mean you're good
Remember how Mr. Roger's always said that it was important to tell people that they are amazing and loved just the way they are? I know it will be unpopular to criticize one of the most beloved human beings to have ever lived, but that's the one thing I couldn't agree with Mr. Roger's message.

You can't tell someone is amazing without you even knowing them. And because some people really are nasty pieces of shits that do need to stop being narcissistic, treat other people like crap, being crybullies, etc.

To be fair that message isn't bad to give to little children. In a way, it's fine to tell a 12-year-old or younger, that they are loved just the way they are because a kid shouldn't have the baggage of getting to an unreachable standard beyond simply not being spoiled brats.

That being said, "you are loved just the way you are" is a horrible message to give to adults. And these grown ass adults don't seem to grasp the "you are special" message is meant for preteen children not them.

Adults are and should be, judged by what they do and admired for their accomplishments and the way they treat others, while these SJWs feel entitled to be liked or being loved "just the way they are" and considered "special" merely for existing.

The result? Emotionally stunted grown-ass adults that can't comprehend the idea of caring for other people (and no, getting offended for others to get asspats on twitter doesn't count as empathy), and actually accomplishing something through self-improvement to get admiration from others.
 
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autist_vibes

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I'd blame algorithms. A person who grew up online probably doesn't understand world isn't made only for him. Every website knows his name, online services adapt to his tastes, his opinions and interactions seem very important and he barely has contact with traditional media.

A person who grew up watching TV cartoons, for example, didn't have much power to control the cartoons' schedule. He could send a letter, but there were small chances his requests would be fulfilled. I'm not saying "phone bad" and we should go back in time, but the concept of consuming something you can't control gave you some sort of humility to accept the world is big, there are lots of people and not everything is made for you.

Of course it's nice to respect other people, you wouldn't joke about X in front of a person you know they have a trauma involving X, but it's impossible to know everyone's triggers, especially on internet where you can't control who will read your public posts. The best way is to create antibodies for your own triggers, try to overcome, ignore things that make you feel uncomfortable, try not to take everything so seriously.

Also, if you expect everyone around is an enemy with evil intentions towards you, you'll get crazy. Take a break from those distopic books and superhero movies, dammit.
 

Syaoran Li

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No, it can all be traced back to colleges.
That and the Religious Right going full retard in the 80's and 90's and continuing their shit into the early 2000's until they triggered a huge backlash that was further exacerbated by the colleges and the Great Recession.

I'd wager the most militant SJW's often came from fundie parents or were raised in the Bible Belt, and then they rebelled hard when they went to college.
 

Shield Breaker

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That and the Religious Right going full retard in the 80's and 90's and continuing their shit into the early 2000's. I'd wager the most militant SJW's often came from fundie parents or were raised in the Bible Belt, and then they rebelled hard when they went to college.
Maybe. I think that SJWs come from the grandchildren of fundies. The parents became fedoras, and their kids grew up hating religion but needing some sort of anchor.
 

Syaoran Li

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Maybe. I think that SJWs come from the grandchildren of fundies. The parents became fedoras, and their kids grew up hating religion but needing some sort of anchor.
I'd say it's a mix of both, depending on where they grew up and whether or not their parents were Boomers or Generation X'ers, at least with the Millennial SJW's, with the Zoomer SJW's, it's more for them to grow up secular.

(BTW, I've noticed it's mostly the Early Zoomers that were born in the second half of the 90's that are into the SJW shit. I'd say part of it is due to the heavy overlap with Late Millennials. The trend among the core of Gen Z that's just now entering adulthood seems to be more centrist and moderate liberal or downright apolitical)

My parents are Gen X'ers who had me when they were both 20, and I grew up in a very poor Bible Belt area in the midst of the Central Appalachian coalfields. My grandparents are fundies in terms of their beliefs but were also good-hearted people and meant well, while my parents were also Christians, but not fundies.

Getting back on topic, I'd say part of why SJW's succeeded more than any other wave of moral guardians is entirely due to social media. They're a vocal minority and a paper tiger, but they could project their message more effectively with social media and look more widespread and numerous than they actually are, and many corporations fell for it.

Since the media has become a lot more consolidated, this effect is amplified. I honestly think the promotion of woke culture really started after the beginning of Occupy Wall Street scared the shit out of the major corporations. They likely pushed woke culture to satiate the Millennial college brats in the Occupy movement and also pushed their ideals to the forefront of it thanks to media astroturfing, and continued to push said ideals to keep the woke Millennials pacified.
 

Robert James

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If you don't like it, just make your own media.
We do, If it's successful we get called racist and have our bank accounts revoked by chase and blacklisted by most major credit card processors.

As to OP, because it's an effective weapon to hit the people you don't like. The ID story is filled with raunchy tales of sex, rape, and murder and no one bats an eyelash but if the show you are watching is liked by the wrong people then it's prime for the picking. Think about joker comparative to taxy driver or king of comedy it's less violent and tamer but which of the three was called too violent and blamed for the non-existent incel rebellion. Think of game of thrones and the number of women raped or had rape threatend against them yet it took Khalisi going mad for people to start claiming it's to violent

There's also the aspect that the people criticizing it have an agenda that they want to push. Think about what has happened in the comic book industry it started off with calls that the women were being abused in comics, that there wasn't enough female representation, and that women were treated like sex objects. What happened marvel listened hired a bunch of people who bitched about that and now 70% of the marvel universe is ugly ethnically ambiguous lesbians.

That being said I get not wanting to watch something if it's too graphic or sexually explicit lord knows it's why I could never watch game of thrones. While violence against every other demographic besides white men has gone down T.V. definitely has more sex scenes and violence then I remember people just freak out when it's happening to the wrong people. Hell I've developed a game where I pick a netflix/Hulu/Amazon/HBO original to see how long it takes to have a pointless sex scene and so far the shortest time is 2 minutes and there's usually 1 show with a sex scene out of every 3 I watch.
 

Pokemonquistador2

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Have a look at this map:



The blue areas voted for Hillary and are mostly cities (or areas where a lot of the working class still vote blue.) The red areas voted for Trump. What we see is a divide between geographical areas, but also a divide between class as well. Cities are richer than rural areas, they contains ports and centers for business and industry and thus, attract resource seekers: people looking for economic opportunity (or free handouts.) People whose survival strategy depends on their living in a place where resources are abundant.

Rural areas are sparser and poorer than cities, and will cling to the psychological strategies that help people live through times of scarcity. (Demonizing promiscuity, showing in-group preference (hating diversity), encouraging men to be strong defenders, encouraging women to be nurturing caregivers, etc.) In the cities, where technology has nerfed a lot of the natural forces that once shaped human behavior AND opened up opportunites to make money without backbreaking labor, men and women can pretty much work at the same jobs for the same amount of money. They can also adopt many of the same behaviors, (sexual and otherwise.) Social progress as we know it, would never have developed without technological progress, and the wealth that accompanies it.

As the level of wealth in an environment grows, the desire to avoid conflict also grows. In a place with endless money, aggression becomes a liability. There's no need to fight when there's enough for all. (Traditional) masculinity becomes toxic. Wealthy, spoiled people look back at their more bellicose explorer ancestors and see only a group of ruthless meanyheads and exploiters who were evil for no reason. (This explains why a lot of Progressives are pussies.)

Thus we see, that human behavior and politics is often shaped by amount of resources in the environment one lives in (or prefers to live in.) America has grown more progressive and liberal in the last century, because it has grown richer. Even the poor in this country live like kings when compared to dirt farmers in Africa. The reason mass media has skewed towards the progressive in the last few decades is because that is what the elites are supporting now, (and artists tend to skew leftward anyway, since an art industry can't really become viable until there's enough wealthy people in an environment to support it.)

But what about the Religious Right, you ask? Well, they reigned for a short period of time, because it was the last gasp of traditional, scarcity-driven values. That, at least, is the schtik they were selling to the (still large number of) traditionally minded people they were pandering to. In truth, they were a kind of controlled opposition, run by wealthy shysters who fucked prostitutes, gay and straight, in solid gold bathtubs. It was all an act. The Religious Right agreed to be the stuffed shirt bad guys standing in the way of Progress so that the merry band of Progressive pop-culture pranksters could rip them down and free humanity from it's outdated prejudices.

This is how things worked for awhile. But increasing wealth inequality, increased immigration, the destruction of high-wage, low skill jobs and increasing scarcity overall has led to a polarization of the political spectrum. Everyone can feel the conflict rising, and the abundance-driven elites are ramping their propaganda machines into overdrive telling the deplorables not to get too uppity. They're pushing IDPol and Social Justice in academia and the media because they want to enforce their view of the world and make it become an unquestionable reality. Too bad for them, Nature gets the last say in everything....
 
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Dom Cruise

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Remember how Mr. Roger's always said that it was important to tell people that they are amazing and loved just the way they are? I know it will be unpopular to criticize one of the most beloved human beings to have ever lived, but that's the one thing I couldn't agree with Mr. Roger's message.
I was going to say myself that Mr Rogers was Patient Zero for the modern bullshit we are now dealing with.

I feel bad for saying that because Rogers himself was a good guy who I have a lot of respect for, but he started something that over the decades evolved into something bad, it's a sad irony, sometimes good intentions can have unintended negative consequences in the long term.

But it's just a fact that the whole "I'm perfect the way I am and nobody can criticize me" mentality these days started in a big way with him.
 

Dyn

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We do, If it's successful we get called racist and have our bank accounts revoked by chase and blacklisted by most major credit card processors.

As to OP, because it's an effective weapon to hit the people you don't like. The ID story is filled with raunchy tales of sex, rape, and murder and no one bats an eyelash but if the show you are watching is liked by the wrong people then it's prime for the picking. Think about joker comparative to taxy driver or king of comedy it's less violent and tamer but which of the three was called too violent and blamed for the non-existent incel rebellion. Think of game of thrones and the number of women raped or had rape threatend against them yet it took Khalisi going mad for people to start claiming it's to violent

There's also the aspect that the people criticizing it have an agenda that they want to push. Think about what has happened in the comic book industry it started off with calls that the women were being abused in comics, that there wasn't enough female representation, and that women were treated like sex objects. What happened marvel listened hired a bunch of people who bitched about that and now 70% of the marvel universe is ugly ethnically ambiguous lesbians.

That being said I get not wanting to watch something if it's too graphic or sexually explicit lord knows it's why I could never watch game of thrones. While violence against every other demographic besides white men has gone down T.V. definitely has more sex scenes and violence then I remember people just freak out when it's happening to the wrong people. Hell I've developed a game where I pick a netflix/Hulu/Amazon/HBO original to see how long it takes to have a pointless sex scene and so far the shortest time is 2 minutes and there's usually 1 show with a sex scene out of every 3 I watch.
No that's wrong.
 

Rei is shit

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Beats me man, I've always liked my entertainment to have some edge to it.

It's such a bizarre reversal because for decades there used to be a major part of American culture that prided itself on edge, check out this short documentary about Times Square in the 1970s and early 1980s (yes, it's Vice, I know, but it's still pretty good)

NSFW btw


How did America go from that to today's wussified culture? Sometimes I wish we lived in a future like the Heavy Metal segment Harry Canyon, with the grime and grit of the 1970s but with futuristic technology, instead of the wussified Demolition Man style future they're trying to build.
Vice used to be tons of edgy jokes, photos of nude models and articles about cocaine. How that shit turned into what it is today is just unreal to me.
 

ToroidalBoat

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Clown World media conditions one to act like it's a freak show?

(Glad I stopped watching TV when they did that DTV transition.)
 
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Mox

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Dude no offense, but stop getting so butthurt over what other losers say about your shows. Now the real reason most of modern media is shitty, uninspired, lackluster visual diarrhea is because men aren paying costumers anymore. Most studios are pandering to women and their dreadful taste because that’s where all the money is coming from. It’s no grand conspiracy, it’s just markets being markets. If you want to put a stop to all of this; all you have to do is pay a small sum of money to art you see deserving support. Hell, maybe get your male buddies to cough up some dough to support media that speaks for them. If men became a significant demographic for places like Netflix or legacy media again, you’ll begin to see more based kino on screen.
“Now what about the Sjews!?” You may ask. For the most part these progressive types are all for sex positivity to the point of being okay with kids seeing hardcore pornography. Most of these sex negative losers are just a relic of an old, long past time with little power to do fuck-all.
Remember these producers only care about the greenbacks, so give it to them.
 

ZehnBoat

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I don’t know I think it’s a bit unfair to blame Mister Rogers for the “you are special” mentality. It was never meant to be aimed at adults and everyone twists the quote out of context all the time. I would say Barney is more appropriate to claim as Patient Zero.
yeah mr. rogers at least did more than just "you are special" he taught you other things too

and besides at some points, a child's parents have to step in and take responsibility and teach their kids that they aren't hot shit
 

SnowBall

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I love how the people who grew up defying their parents by sneaking behind their backs to watch adult tv shows and play violent video games are now the ones condemning the very same media. South Park is one of the biggest examples of this and the show itself even had an entire episode devoted to making fun of Millennials who have this attitude.
 
Because you're online.

Everyone has always had their own useless opinion on media before. They had nowhere to share it prior to the internet. Ever read old fan letters in videogame magazines in the 90's and 2000's? Fuckers were stupid as fuck. Same deal now. Realize the overwhelming majority of the people who watch tv and film never discuss it online. They consume and go. Online discussion forums are obviously going to draw the attention of people with the time and interest to dedicate to whatever specific niche of media they're interested in. Doesn't make them numerous or even normal. What kind of winners do you think are filling out encyclopedic walls of text on TVTropes about children's shows?

"The sensitive people" getting their panties in a wad about other peoples fun have been a thing forever, entire episodes of Simpsons and Married with Children were dedicated to it.
 
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