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The Rabbits Go to War; or, How Your Haters Will Try to Destroy You

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While having haters is a mark of accomplishment for a writer—if you’re not bad enough to be hated, you’re not good enough to be loved—few bloggers have really delved into their psychology. Why do these people go berserk at the mere sight of something that contradicts their beloved worldview? Yes, it’s true that virtually all haters are losers, but there’s more to it then that.

Haters are rabbit people, and their methods of war are those of herd animals.

Vox Day is fond of referring to leftists as “rabbits,” a heuristic also used by the Anonymous Conservative blog, which likens conservatives to wolves in contrast. According to the latter, the difference between the left and the right is a difference of evolutionary survival strategy. Leftists are r-selected, bred for a world of abundance; conservatives are K-selected, bred for a world of scarcity. Rabbits breed like crazy, have no loyalty to their in-group (their relatives), and respond to danger by running away… just like leftists.

And like rabbits, leftists are herd creatures who think and act in lockstep.

Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that leftists have underdeveloped amygdalae compared to conservatives, the reason why they are r-selected. The amygdala is the part of the brain responsible for keeping you alive by forcing you to react to stimuli that might be dangerous (such as an animal trying to eat you). Amygdala damage prevents liberals from properly assessing danger, causing them to react and overreact to the wrong stimuli (and fail to react to the proper ones):

In my experiences with Narcissists, their amygdala is so sensitive to anxiety, that just telling them any information which bothers them sets it off like a nuclear bomb, forcing them into an immediate state of denial of the offending stimuli, to try and short-circuit the “brain pain.” Tell a Narcissist something he doesn’t want to hear, and it is like spraying pepper spray from a fire extinguisher into his face. He won’t listen to the entire idea, consider it, and then reject it, like we would. Instead, the Narcissist will begin to get the faintest whiff of what you are saying, identify it as bad, and then he will close his eyes, hide his head, and wave his arms while screaming, until you are finished.

This is the heart of why feminists and leftists are so weak, so panicky, so incapable of handling dissent or debate. Because they can’t tell the difference between a deke-out and the real deal, they treat them both with the same amount of gravity. The reason why feminists get so angry over “rape culture,” for example, is not because they care for victims of rape, but because their malfunctioning amygdalae regards any stimulus that is perceived to be rape-related as equivalent to an actual rape.

Being the herd animals they are, haters’ weapons against you all boil down to trying to psychologically out-group you. Here’s how the typical hater progression works, based on my years of observation in the manosphere.

1. Exposure.

If you blog pseudonymously, outing you will be the rabbits’ first tactic. They will start rooting through your blog, your Twitter account, your WHOIS records, anything to find out who you are, where you live, who you work for and so on. They’ll then plaster this info on Facebook, Pastebin, anywhere eyeballs can be found. The goal is to use the threat of social ostracism to shame you into falling back into line with the other bunnies.

Because most manospherians have lucrative careers to protect and/or families to feed, this step has felled a fair number of bloggers on its own.

2. Libel and insults.

If you’ve been exposed (or already write publicly), the next step for the haters is to make shit up about you. The rabbits will throw everything and the kitchen sink at you in hopes that something, anything will stick. Whether anything they say is true is irrelevant, because the goal of ganging up on someone in this fashion isn’t to be truthful, it’s to warn the other rabbits that dragons be here.

For example, my Portland article at Return of Kings generated raft of false and baseless claims about me, from the obvious ones that I’m “ugly” and “misogynistic” to all sorts of bizarre speculation about both me (people were claiming that I’m in my thirties/forties) and the woman in the pic on my About page. Outraged feminists alternately claimed that she was my sister, that I was “hoverhanding” her, that she didn’t really want to be there, that I roofied her (?) and other blatant lies. Multiple people commenting on the article lied that Roosh and I were deleting hater comments, and one guy even claimed I had edited the article to add a whole entire section after Reddit Portland started gossiping about me.

The truthfulness or lack thereof of the hate Portland threw at me doesn’t matter to them. The purpose of hating on someone isn’t to get at the truth, it’s to pressure the offender to recant his evil ways and rejoin the flock. It’s also to warn other rabbits that here be dragons. Unfortunately for the bunnies, a proud hunter like the wolf has no reason to care about their disapproval, which leads to step three…

3. Stalking.

If they can’t pressure you into recanting, the haters’ next move will be to threaten you into recanting. They’ll dig up your Facebook profile, your address, your phone number and more and encourage each other to harass you. In pure Stalinist fashion, they will also harass your employers, your family members, your friends and more. The bunnies will defend their actions in a cowardly, Pharisaical fashion: claiming that what they’re doing is perfectly legal, as if the law is the only determiner of what behaviors are apropos.

They’ll even threaten physical violence against you, because while one rabbit will always lose to the wolf, a hundred rabbits might be able to win.

Going back to the Portlanders, their harassment of me was unprecedented in the manosphere; not even Roosh received this level of hate for his Toronto article. I’ve already written about how someone posted my phone number to Reddit Portland and on Twitter and how I stopped a DDoS/hack attack on my blog. I didn’t mention how I got a not insignificant number of hits for “matt forney portland address” from feminists trying to find out where I live. I also didn’t bring up how one loser created a Facebook page entitled “Matt Forney Should Kill Himself” (since deleted for blatantly violating the Terms of Service), after he spent an entire afternoon commenting on every single thing on my own page.

Also note that when haters threaten violence, they always do it in a laughably pussy manner. For example, leftists always tell their enemies to “please kill themselves,” as if some slack-wristed dweeb on the Internet is going to successfully convince someone he doesn’t know to commit suicide. Liberals chant “kill yourself” like a mantra because too few of them have the balls to hurt someone themselves.

The rabbits always fervently pray that someone, anyone else will do their dirty work for them.

The threats of physical violence I received, like the guy who said he would “slap my bald head and scurry away quickly,” are also great examples of the rabbit mentality. These people have no clue that saying these kinds of things makes them look like a cadre of chickenshits. Like the animals they take after, when the liberals sense danger, they brag about how they would run away rather than face it.

4. Police involvement.

When intimidating the wolf fails, the rabbits fall back to their last line of defense: getting other wolves to white knight for them. In this case, those other wolves are the police. The same liberals who call the cops “pigs” will merrily run scurrying to them if it means they can silence someone with whom they disagree. This is more of a problem in Canada, Britain and other countries that lack protections for freedom of speech.

That’s what leftists ultimately are: snitches. Adult versions of those annoying kids who, whenever they got their feeeeeelings hurt, would snottily declare, “I’m TELLING on you!”

Again, going back to the Portland article, a couple of clowns on Twitter brought up the hate speech issue. One lied that Oregon has laws prohibiting hate speech (screencap here), and another claimed that I was “asking for trouble” by stating that there are no laws against hate speech in the U.S. (screencap here). None of these Waffendorks understand that the Supreme Court established that laws prohibiting hate speech are unconstitutional twenty years ago, so that even if I were to somehow be prosecuted under one, the courts would toss the law out and exonerate me. If the city of St. Paul couldn’t throw a bunch of skinheads in jail for burning a cross on a black family’s front lawn, if public universities see their speech codes invalidated every time FIRE files a lawsuit, what makes these twerps think that Portland or Salem could punish me for calling women fat?

But hey, no one ever said that rabbits were smart.

The secret to fighting haters, no matter whether they’re calling you names or bragging about how they’re going to get some derby girls to “curb stomp” you, is to never back down. Don’t apologize, don’t recant, don’t repent. Never let them intimidate you. The rabbits think that you’re one of them, that being denied admission to their little club will be devastating to your soul.

They don’t realize that you are a wolf, a majestic and mighty animal, and that not only do you not need their approval, you don’t want it.

You are a predator and they are prey. You’re higher on the food chain. And deep down, they know this, which is why they hate.

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  • John McNeill

    Matt, this is probably one of the most powerful articles you’ve ever written. Many thanks for writing this.

  • “They don’t realize that you are a wolf, a majestic and mighty animal, and that not only do you not need their approval, you don’t want it.”

    Wow. You are delusional. Your simplistic view of the world shows a lack of deep thinking (despite attempts to cast yourself as some sort of modern-day philosopher of manhood). While I think there are some reasonable criticisms of the /r/Portland crowd and its associated knee-jerk mob mentality, you somehow managed to miss almost all of them while simultaneously showcasing your hubris and overly high opinion of yourself. It would almost be impressive if it weren’t so sad.

  • Suz

    @ Dan:
    Wow. You are full of shit. That was a textbook example of Rabbit People tactics. Thank you.

    @ Matt:
    Excellent article! Pieces like this are why I follow your blog and support your writing. What you have displayed here is a kind of thinking that Rabbit People don’t comprehend: the ability to pick up and tie together loose threads, instead of wasting intellect chasing them down to their ends.

    Rabbit People spin loose threads. When a “thinker” weaves those thread into something comprehensible (and shows it to be patently ludicrous) they dash off in another direction and start over. Sadly for them, most of them never progress beyond this point – they can’t even learn to be proficient at DARVO. (Deny Attack Reverse Victim and Offender) Rabbit People are the perfect tools for their more intelligent “leaders.” They rant on and on about tangential aspects of issues they don’t even understand, obfuscating issues instead of defining them.

  • Speak your mind anywhere at anytime you are going to get those people who will make it a point to prove you wrong. They will get mad jump up and shout but never enough to want to kick your ass. Just ignore these idiots and soon just like little kids they will get bored and leave.

  • @Suz: And you’re a wolf, right? Rawr, claws. So scary.

    Thanks for actually addressing my comments instead of just writing me off as a “rabbit person”. You’re really proving my point regarding a lack of deep thinking. It’s almost as if I don’t even have to try, you do a great job of it all by yourself. What’s funny is that I actually agree with Matt that many of the people in /r/Portland are turds. The facebook group telling him to kill himself is a great example. Who the fuck does that? It doesn’t even begin to approach a reasonable debate tactic. Complaining that Forney’s original article was hate speech is beyond stupid. Most of the people involved in this (that is, Forney and the bulk of redditors trying to dig up his personal info and publicly shame him) are fucking dumb. Forney seems to be intelligent enough, but he’s still dumb because he seems to think that being slightly smarter than the average person is some sort of excuse to beat his chest and crow about how he’s A MAN and BETTER than the peons.

    Even if it’s true (which is highly debatable, hence all the debate), no one likes a braggart.

  • Cyril

    Let’s run this rabbit’s schtick play by play:

    “Wow. You are delusional. “

    The classic rabbit “Wow” right from the get-go, right on schedule. I was hoping (s)he’d follow up with an immediate “Just wow” right after, but the comment about delusion fits right into the standard rabbit game plan.

    “Your simplistic view of the world shows a lack of deep thinking (despite attempts to cast yourself as some sort of modern-day philosopher of manhood). “

    I already love this, straight out of the department of redundancy department. Yes, we have a real deep thinker on our hands here, and (s)he’s here to lead us into the light. By the way, Mr. Forney, you apparently don’t qualify as a modern day philosopher. I think you need to get a liberal-arts degree or something like that first – better check with our resident professor of existential rabbitonormative moonbat cultural liberation studies, just to be sure. (S)He apparently knows what (s)he’s talking about -unlike you, you fascist pigdog oppressor you.

    “While I think there are some reasonable criticisms of the /r/Portland crowd and its associated knee-jerk mob mentality, “

    I’ll bet you do, cupcake.

    “you somehow managed to miss almost all of them “

    And our rabbit scholar lists off those points of “reasonable criticism” in 3..2..1..
    1..
    1..?

    “while simultaneously showcasing your hubris and overly high opinion of yourself. “

    Thank goodness rabbits never ever do anything like that, right?

    “It would almost be impressive if it weren’t so sad.”

    Ahhh, we top it off all off with one more shot of that signature rabbit arrogance. Sad bunny.

    Looking back on the whole comment, I don’t think I found a single salient point. All that sound and fury is once again signifying nothing. Rabbits gonna rabbit.

  • Thanks for the play by play, John Madden.

    “I think you need to get a liberal-arts degree or something like that first – better check with our resident professor of existential rabbitonormative moonbat cultural liberation studies, just to be sure.”

    I don’t give a fuck who you check with, my original point was that labeling people as “rabbits” and “wolves” is a piss poor reductionist argument that ignores both nuance and reality. The reality is that people are complex and you can’t explain their compulsion with stupid buzzwords like “rabbit” and “wolf”. That said, the fact that Forney and others like him (assuming you as well, Cyril) like to identify as wolves is somewhat fitting, in the Galifianakis-Hangover sense. You should get a sweet howling at the moon t-shirt or something. So alpha. Also, your reading skills need polishing. I never called anyone a pig-dog oppressor or said half of the things you attribute to me. Nice try, though.

    What’s with the (s)he bullshit? Are you blind and perhaps reading this webpage through a braille interpreter? Do you see the name Dan and my clearly male picture next to it? Not that it matters, because my point would remain regardless of what set of genitalia I possess, though it does seem like an attempt on your part to discredit my words based on your perception of females. I again suggest polishing your reading skills. Your local community college should offer some inexpensive classes.

    “And our rabbit scholar lists off those points of “reasonable criticism” in 3..2..1..”

    Did you read my other comment? Here we go, back to comprehension again. I could write a post almost as lengthy as Forney’s regarding my issues with the Portland subreddit and their circlejerky mob mentality, easily butthurt flowers that they are. Do I sit here and act like it somehow makes me a wolf and them sheep? No, of course not. That would be laughable. It’s just such a ridiculous argument. “I’m a shark and you’re a minnow! LOLOLOLOL.” Grow the fuck up.

    “Ahhh, we top it off all off with one more shot of that signature rabbit arrogance.”

    Heh. Yes. *I’m* the arrogant one. Again, reading comprehension is key. You are lacking in this regard.

    “All that sound and fury is once again signifying nothing.”

    Ooooh, Shakespeare. Such a learned man you must be! Glad you have the Classics down, now maybe we can work on that comprehension, “cupcake”.

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  • Andy

    Dan is clearly a bitchboyfaggot.

  • @Andy: Yes, clearly. You’ve found me out!

    You’re clearly a whiny, petulant little putz. (Making shit up is fun!)

    It’s amusing to me that you tough guy ALPHA WOLVES can’t be bothered to use your full names. Balls: none of you have any.

  • Dan, only a bitch comes into somebody else’s home (in this case a blog) and thinks they have the right to talk shit about them.

    A wolf walks into the other’s den, and will politely disagree with them; no matter how misguided the other might be, they will respect the den and remain polite.

    A rabbit demands universalism, the ability to spout their generic garbage in any and all places, that ‘freedom of speech’ means freedom not to be disagreed with, that there be one universal standard of speech and that it be allowed and enforced everywhere. IE: coming into Matt’s den and spouting the Pre Approved Speech in as rude a manner as possible, since in your mind Matt is the one violating the speech principle, not you.

    Warriors, badasses, wolves – call them what you will – are polite people. They try and avoid fights. While you cowardly little rabbits are the rudest, and – in the long run – most destructive little shits in existence.

    We fight with honour; you people organize gulags.

  • Not to disrupt the self-congratulatory masturbation of a post there, Aurini, but please point out where I’ve done or said any of the things you claim. Also, I’m laughing out loud at the thought that you think of yourself and people like Forney as “polite”. You’re parasitic shit-stirrers. I also haven’t mentioned free speech at all, at least not here. I support Forney’s right to say stupid shit, and yours, just as I support my right to tell you both that I think you’ve replaced your mouths with anuses, and are defecating words out of your face.

    “you people organize gulags”

    That’s spectacular. Seriously the most ad hominem-iest ad hominems I’ve ever seen. Good job, dumbass.

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  • Pat Hannagan

    Good post. The rabbit people metaphor is useful, and, though I’ve read it often enough at Vox’s blog I don’t recall seeing it explained as well as you have.

    That being said, the animal kingdom metaphor is limited. Example, Rabbits breed like crazy, have no loyalty to their in-group (their relatives), and respond to danger by running away… just like leftists.

    Rabbits are Leftists. They do not breed, they abort. By breed I suppose you mean they swarm, safety in numbers. They do have loyalty to the point of zealotry. They are fanatics for their causes, hence the meltdown over an article criticising Portalnd. They don’t run away, they swarm and will commit violence and vandalism, posing it as civil-disobedience, when they are in fact enforcers of status quo.

    The right quite often falls into this trap of deriding the left as crazy, mad, insane, when in fact their tactics are a principled stance for their beliefs.

    The right, in point of fact, is unprincipled and does not have the guts to stand by their beliefs the way the Left does. The right won’t even name their enemies as enemies, preferring terms like “fascist”, “islamist”, “rabbit people” etc.

    Vox Day himself, as good a thinker as he is, falls into this lazy way of expressing what opposes us. Today he writes, At this point, Portugal, Italy, and any other EU member state has to be thinking about exiting the Euro before the Eurofascists can attempt to seize their gold.

    The banksters are “Eurofascists”? They are mostly Jews who have no interest in our “blood and soil”, though a lot in our soil, and our blood if it can turned into rivers of gold. Dumb, illogical term, lazy thinking.

    Dan, above, does have a point in that the Right, or those who oppose the “rabbit people” are not lone wolves simply by opposing the rabbit people. Furthermore, why would we want to be wolves, hunting alone?

    The entire MRM/PUA/Alpha/Roissysphere is a swarm response to feminism. It is merely reactive, though I’m sure there are some benefits to men as individuals in a corrupt society which is owned by Jews and defended by Leftists.

    What you did was disturb the wasp hive, and out they came in typical swarm attack. But, since you have no group defence – something a truly fascist society would provide – you are isolated and easy pickings.

    The Left aren’t rabbit people, they are more like a herd of Wildebeest. They’ll trample even a well drilled pride of lions if we aren’t careful.

    But, kudos to you still. That was impressive to see just how manically passionate these Leftists are in defence of their treasure town. Like the rest of Judeo-America, it’ll soon face reality and all the tattoos, piercings and LGBT rights! in the world won’t be enough to save them.

  • Philippe Rousseau

    Hi Dan.

    Nobody cares about what you think of us. I mean, you come here and throw insults.

    You find that simplifying people to “Wolves” and “rabbits” is simplist and un-representative of human behaviour. Fair enough, this is why Vox Day made his socio-sexual hierarchy – because it goes further than Gamma and Beta.

    That was a decent point. Still a red herring of sorts. After your second post, you only spouted insults, trying to be witty. We’ve seen them. A lot. People try to insult indirectly, via walls of text, trying to wound feelings by expressing pity of another’s behaviour.

    Been there, seen that (but not done it).

    Also, you talk about ad hominems, and insult us right under it.

    You’ve made your point. Now you insult people for discussing rabbits and wolves.

    Why is that?

  • I am not going to resort to name calling. But really if this was an effort to troll an entire city to get traffic, then well done. But, other than that. You come across pretty frustrated and hateful and honestly the city of Portland would probably be better off if you just headed back east. We really don’t need you here.

  • Hi, Philippe. I don’t expect anyone to care about my opinion of them or you. What I think of you *shouldn’t* have any bearing on your notion of self-worth, just as nothing said to me here would affect mine. You are right, I did resort to name-calling. To be direct, I don’t even try to stop myself much anymore. Now I do take issue with your claim that I resorted to ad hominems, as an ad hominem is not just calling someone a name like “dumbass”, but instead attempting to “win” (or invalidate) another’s argument by calling attention to some unrelated aspect of their personality, as if that would have any bearing on the substance of their argument. Looking back on the comment, it was actually more a strawman than an ad hominem. My mistake.

    Regarding rabbits and wolves, I take issue with Forney’s (or Vox Day, by extension) attempts to group people based on subjective assessments of their positions. It’s making a conclusion based on insufficient and inadequate data, and all people who value objective opinions should at least make an effort to base their value judgments in reality. I don’t see much of an attempt here to fulfill that criteria. I guess that’s a matter of opinion, though.

    Really though, the whole liberal and conservative thing is so idiotic and overdone. I know liberals who’d tear your fucking head off, and conservatives who are so milquetoast that Bartleby would take notes. It’s a false dichotomy, when in reality it’s much more of a spectrum. I, for instance, am conservative in some regards and liberal in others. I own guns and drive a hybrid. Blowing your mind, I’m sure.

    As far as why I’m still here… well, I have to kill time somehow. I enjoy arguing. This is fun for me, as I’m sure it is for several others here. Plus, I’m always looking for good material to use for characters in books, and honestly I couldn’t make up some of this stuff if I tried.

  • Suz

    Dan:
    “Thanks for actually addressing my comments instead of just writing me off as a “rabbit person”.

    (And thank YOU Dan, for actually addressing Matt’s comments instead of just writing him off as “delusional.” And please don’t suggest that “…some reasonable criticisms of the /r/Portland crowd…” constitutes “addressing.”)

    ” You’re really proving my point regarding a lack of deep thinking. It’s almost as if I don’t even have to try, you do a great job of it all by yourself.”

    ‘Nuff said.

  • “(And thank YOU Dan, for actually addressing Matt’s comments instead of just writing him off as “delusional.” And please don’t suggest that “…some reasonable criticisms of the /r/Portland crowd…” constitutes “addressing.”)”

    I called him delusional for comparing himself to a wolf, and liberals to rabbits. It’s a stupid comparison that smacks of self-indulgence and an overly high opinion of oneself. The funny thing is I actually agree with some of the things Forney says, but he says it in such a ridiculous way that it’s unpalatable to anyone who feels comfortable in a room full of normal adults.

    As far as my criticisms of the portland subreddit, is this really the appropriate place? If you really feel up to reading it, I’d be happy to post a wall of text about all my sundry beefs with /r/portland. Almost none of them have anything to do with Forney.

    “‘Nuff said.”

    You think? Hmm.

  • Rob

    Good article!

    Matt is back!

  • Matt, if I were your English instructor I would have to give you a C-, just for calling rabbits “herd animals.”

    But I would recommend you take Introduction to Logic and visit the Career Counseling Center to explore career alternatives because I’m afraid you’re going to make a living as a professional writer.

    Suz, I’m awful curious what your relationship with Matt is. I’m guessing sister? Sorry — I know it’s none of my business. Anyway, it’s nice he has one female supporter in the world.

    Dan, you have real work to do. What are you doing over here wasting your brain cells? (We don’t know each other, but having visited your blog, I can see you DO have better things to do! And so do I…)

    Cheerio!

  • “Hi, Philippe. I don’t expect anyone to care about my opinion of them or you.”

    And yet he won’t shut up.

    Obviously he cares about something – though I think he’s being honest in not caring about whether or not he persuades or convinces anyone – hmmm, doing the math on this… yup, seems to back it up: Dan’s a Rabbit Person.

    Do you actually have any IRL friends, Dan, or do you derive your ego off your traffic statistics? How’s that pro-gay-marriage site working for you? Do you feel accepted yet?

  • LOL. I meant you’re not going to make it as a professional writer. And I was just lecturing to my students about the importance of proof-reading!

  • You mean Stop Gray Marriage? It’s been a lot of fun! Thanks for asking.

    I don’t ‘care’ so much as I enjoy ruffling your feathers. It’s just too easy. And yes, I have plenty of friends. Do you think this is taking a lot of my time? This has been maybe 5% of the stuff I’ve done today, if that. The magic of technology…

  • Forgot how to internet.

    Again, the site is awesome. It’s been a lot of fun, I appreciate your interest. ;)

  • Aurini:

    Obviously he cares about something – though I think he’s being honest in not caring about whether or not he persuades or convinces anyone – hmmm, doing the math on this… yup, seems to back it up: Dan’s a Rabbit Person.

    Pretty much. He displays all the symptoms of Rabbit Fever: baseless personal attacks, making the political personal, grabbing onto irrelevant side issues (the article was about haters, but he won’t shut up about Portland, which is a side issue).

    La Strega: You actually think Lindy West is a good writer, so it’s not like your opinion is worth anything. Maybe if I start inserting “HOLY FUCKNOODLES HAHAHAHAHA SICK MANSPLAINING BRO” every other paragraph, you’ll bump me up to an A-.

    You are the cancer that is killing American academia.

  • Suz

    No relation, never met. Just a fellow blogger with a son not much younger than Matt. I’m a senior editor at AVfM so you can bet we have differing perspectives, but I admire his guts and his independence.

  • Philippe Rousseau

    He pretty much said he considered himself an adult.

    Then he said he enjoys “ruffling feathers”.

    Doesn’t sound very adult to me.

    Playing Devil’s Advocate because you find enjoyment perceiving (over the internet… I’d say it is delusional to even think about knowing the other person’s emotional state in blog comments) other people’s irration… A waste of time that sends no improvement to your life.

    Do you realize that the pleasure center jolts you get from doing that is… not improving your life in the least? Matt Forney (Been a long time reader Matt. Also loving the edenism blog) is thinking, then making posts in order to gain a better understanding.

    I’m certain that what you told me, about needing a bigger spectrum to classify wolves and rabbits did not fall on deaf ears.

    It’s fine to disagree. Insulting? Calling his whole argument bullcrap in the same behaviour he describes?

    Heh… Someone explain this logic to me.

  • “Pretty much. He displays all the symptoms of Rabbit Fever: baseless personal attacks, making the political personal, grabbing onto irrelevant side issues (the article was about haters, but he won’t shut up about Portland, which is a side issue).”

    No, I attacked your inflated opinion of yourself as a “wolf” and told you that you were delusional for it. What makes you a “wolf”, Matt? I just don’t see anything exceptional enough to merit such grandiose swagger. The other responses have all been to your commenters.

    As far as “making the political personal”, I assure you I haven’t taken a single word of this personally, but as far as my responses to people here if you say something stupid I won’t hesitate to call you out on it, and if you put words in my mouth I’ll mock your poor reading comprehension or ask you flat out if you’re trying to misrepresent my position. I think it’s funny that someone as crass as you gets all pissy about a little foul language.

    The post, while about haters, was clearly inspired by the recent brouhaha resulting from your article about why it sucks to be single in Portland. You use the word Portland eight times in your post. I live here and so do you, so stop acting like I just pulled that out of nowhere.

    Really, I spent as much time as I did here today because it’s funny as shit to see you self-proclaimed “wolves” look like such petulant little crybabies. You’re whining about whiners and then trying to act like it somehow makes you better. Half of your commenters don’t even have the guts to use their full names and the responses have either been childishly unintelligent (lookin’ at you, Andy bear!) or directed toward strawmen of this caricature you have in your mind of liberals. Hell, half the stuff Aurini tried to attribute to me were things I never even said.

    All in all, it was enjoyable, but I must take my leave. Please take this opportunity to slap each other on the backs and console yourselves with traded insults at my expense, about how I’m a “bunny” or whatever it is that makes you feel superior. As an aside, isn’t it usually the religious conservatives that reproduce like bunnies? Families like the Duggars? Just an observation. In the meanwhile, maybe I’ll see you around town, Forney. We can get a beer and laugh about how we think the other a moron. Also, to Aurini et al, send me your address, birthdate, and color preference, and I’ll get you a super sweet present! ARRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • rob

    It’s really pathetic when someone gets so involved in an article that they COUNT the number of times a word like “Portland” is written.

    Get a life, dipshit. It’s just a blog!

    Go find a fat Portland chick and bury your tears in her folds.

    Christ!

  • Reading comprehension fail.

    “Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that leftists have underdeveloped amygdalae compared to conservatives”
    “In my experiences with Narcissists, their amygdala is so sensitive to anxiety, that just telling them any information which bothers them sets it off like a nuclear bomb”
    “This is the heart of why feminists and leftists are so weak, so panicky, so incapable of handling dissent or debate.”

    Leftists have *under*developed amygdalae, are *less* sensitive to anxiety – less racist, less sexist, etc. You have this exactly the wrong way around.

  • AK

    Okay, for the record, and to counter Dan above, I think the article is correct and I enjoyed reading it greatly.

  • will

    Rabbits exist everywhere:

    http://illusionofsanity.com/blog/?p=630

    http://illusionofsanity.com/blog/?p=641

    When did you do extort men to be men and not be rabbits you get attacked as a trad-con(exchange in the comment section):

    http://www.antifeministtech.info/2013/04/tom-matlack-discovers-that-he-can-never-be-mangina-enough-for-feminists/

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  • Retrenched

    @ Paul

    Problem with that is that it’s inconsistent with the way the left actually behaves. For example, there’s lots of racism and sexism on the left; it’s just directed at politically acceptable targets (white males).

  • Great and powerful article, Matt.

  • Lad

    I don’t quite get the leftist/r-selection connection.

  • GeoSt

    Well written Matt, the only ones affected by the Portland post are the feminists and the geeks hipsters with feminines body from portland.
    Dan your insistence that Matt or any of us care about your opinion just prove it. Suck it!
    I stoped reading your comments after the reply you did, all I see is a whiner and bla bla bla!. Get to the point bitch.

  • Sit on this

    Wow. What a sad sad beta male you are. Hiding behind supposed masculine ideals, while complaining like a woman. Matt Forney, you are such a pathetic weakling.

  • Brigadon

    Not a bad article, and enjoyable, but humans are neither rabbits nor wolves. They are humans.

    most of their responses are actually a miswired ‘be right at all costs’ mentality. Essentially, the moment they are required to rethink a position that their snap judgement and cultural conditioning have told them is ‘correct’, they devolve into a fight/flight mentality that requires that they defend their decision at all costs.

    In a time when being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ meant the difference between eating or getting eaten by a sabertoothed tiger, evolutionarily their behavior makes sense. So, when faced with the concept that they may be ‘wrong’ they instinctively react as though ‘wrong’ equals ‘dead’, just like evolution taught them.

    But, as I often tell people, red pills are not born, they are made. The only true clear thinkers are the ones that have been so completely destroyed by a decision or series of decisions that they thought instinctively were ‘right’ that they are forced by their own minds to reconsider snap decisions. At that point, they are capable of recognizing decision making and applying logic and experience…. really truly think things out and then, finally, react in a way that both logic and experience dictate.

    One of the problems with this is that there are a lot of people who are either shielded from the results of their wrong actions, or are simply not capable of analysing the correct source of their utter failure… That is one reason why leftists are so concerned about assigning blame. If they can find another source for their pain, besides their own wrong decision, they will eagerly snap up that excuse in order to avoid being ‘wrong’ (dead) Or, in worst cases, they will make decisions that will not harm them in their lifetimes, and thus never evokes that state where they are finally facing the results of their own ill-considered decisions… passing the buck to another generation, so to speak.

    In their own minds, they are heroes, and martyrs… They are physically and psychologically incapable of linking cause and effect and applying it to their own failures.

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  • Mina

    What I do find personally interesting is even after reading about the leftish mind from the Anonymous Conservative everyone here still decides to engage this Dan person.

    Wouldn’t out-grouping him by ignoring him or simply reducing all of his paragraphs of blather to be worthy of a one or two line response not be a better way to deal with him?

    I have engaged a lot of folks like him on Facebook, the land of the short attention span, and do find with these guys who go on with the wall o text what shuts them down the quickest is the shortest and sharpest response.

    Would that not be more consistent with the ideas surrounding the AC material? Just curious.

  • Trollkungen

    @Mina

    Conservatives prefer honest discourse.

  • RS

    Rabbits will eat their young, so referring to leftists as “rabbit people” is apt in many ways.

  • I suppose by now, a year later, everyone involved made the connection – that Dan was actually Philip Seymour Hoffman. “So sad…”

  • evilwhitemalempire

    “They’ll even threaten physical violence against you, because while one rabbit will always lose to the wolf, a hundred rabbits might be able to win.”

    http://seanmaccloud.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-and-why-feminism-happened.html

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  • Iván

    I think I’m gonna kiss my wolf t-shirt.