SJWs Always Lie is a rarity in the realm of political writing: a book that gives you concrete steps on how to deal with the problems it attacks.
Vox Day’s handbook on dealing with the social justice menace is easily one of the most important books released this year. With SJW mob attacks on “racist,” “misogynistic,” “homophobic” and “transphobic” individuals as real a threat to your safety as tornadoes and hot dog farts, it behooves you to learn how to deal with them.
SJWs are locusts on the body politic, ravenously devouring everything they touch and leaving only devastation in their wake. Their fuel is feigned moral indignation, their weapon the mob, their goal the complete obliteration of dissenting viewpoints. SJWs regard their feeeeeelings as the ultimate arbiter of morality, and when anyone is unfortunate enough to offend them, they will do anything they can to hound that poor soul out of polite society.
I know this because I’ve been the target of social justice mobs for my entire writing career, most of the time inadvertently. Whether I’m arguing that girls have too much self-esteem, warning men to stay away from tattooed freaks, or getting booted off of Twitter by a wave of false abuse reports, SJWs follow me around like a gang of zonked-out paparazzi. I’ve been called every name under the sun, received enough death threats to fill a book, and even been the target of real-life stalking campaigns.
Yet, I’m still here.
All the SJWs’ horses and all the SJWs’
men gender-neutral carrots will never shut me up. Why? Because I refuse to give in to them. I don’t apologize for my views when accused of the latest “-ism” or “phobia.” I don’t try to seek common ground with the mob. I don’t hide. On the contrary, I mock my enemies and ridicule them. Not only that, since I’m self-employed, the social justice wackos can’t shut me up by going after my income.
My strategies for dealing with the SJW hordes are the same ones Day lays out in SJWs Always Lie. It’s merely because of this that the book is worth reading. While it’s light on philosophizing about why SJWs exist, Day’s practical tips on handling their crybaby outbursts—as well as explanations of the mechanics behind those tips—make it an insanely valuable read, particularly if you haven’t made your finances anti-fragile yet.
Day is uniquely qualified to talk about the SJW menace, having been the target of their angst over and over again during his career. The opening chapters are framed around his clashes with sci-fi author and noted rapist drag queen John Scalzi—in particular, Scalzi’s quixotic quest to exaggerate the popularity of his blog—as well as his expulsion from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for his political views:
After I successfully exposed Scalzi’s fraudulent traffic claims as previously described, he was unable to maintain the pretense of my being satirically challenged any longer and completely changed his tune. He began declaring that I obviously understood his confession was mere satire and therefore I was lying about him. This was a ridiculous accusation, of course, because I have never met the man and I have absolutely no idea what he has, or has not, done in the past. And while it would certainly be stupid to come out and publicly declare oneself a rapist if one is genuinely a rapist, is it not arguably even stupider to publicly declare oneself to be a rapist if one is not?
Day’s writing style in SJWs Always Lie is a far cry from his fiction writing, employing his trademark irreverence and linguistic cruelty. Similarly to the more recent Cuckservative: How “Conservatives” Betrayed America, Day’s book has a dry, Dog of the South-esque humor to it, with boners that can easily whizz by you if you aren’t looking out.
Day uses his experiences, as well as that of well-known SJW gang-stalking victims such as Pax Dickinson, John Derbyshire and Brendan Eich, to formulate the three laws of SJWs: SJWs always lie, SJWs always double down, and SJWs always project. He even lays out the step-by-step process of an SJW attack:
Indeed, the mere act of belonging to a seemingly innocuous group is now sufficient to render one a hateful hate-filled hater; for example, the science fiction SJW Nora Jemisin reliably informs us that not only was Robert Heinlein “racist as *fuck*”, but most of science fiction fandom is too. Other groups deemed “institutionally racist, sexist, and homophobic” by SJWs include the Cardiff City football team’s management squad, the San Francisco Police Department, the Franciscan Order, the people of Toronto and their mayor, the Washington Post editorial page, ad agencies, the Catholic Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among many, many others.
It’s from this foundation that Day lays out the necessary steps for resisting SJWs. Social justice wackos are purely social, Pharisaical creatures: their modus operandi is using public shaming to deprive their enemies of social and financial support. However, a crucial plank of their effectiveness is the willingness of the target to grovel to them for mercy, much in the same way that “witches” in Salem or victims of Stalin’s purges would confess to the “crimes” that they were being falsely accused of. Take that away and the SJW’s house of cards comes tumbling down:
The most important thing to accept here is the complete impossibility of compromise or even meaningful communication with your attackers. SJWs do not engage in rational debate because they are not rational, and they do not engage in honest discourse because they do not believe in objective truth. They do not compromise because the pure spirit of enlightened progressive social justice dare not sully itself with the evil of the outdated Endarkenment. They are the emotion-driven rhetoric-speakers of whom Aristotle wrote: “Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct.”
Indeed, SJWs Always Lie makes an interesting companion volume to both Mike Cernovich’s Gorilla Mindset and Michael Trust’s How to Deal with Narcissists. Cernovich’s book will help you inculcate the kind of resilient mindset that will help you deal with SJWs, while How to Deal with Narcissists will give you a strong grasp on the innate narcissism of the leftist mind.
Going a step beyond, SJWs Always Lie lays out ways to counter-attack social justice warriors, naming the Sad and Rabid Puppies campaigns and GamerGate as prominent examples, as well as strategies for insulating institutions from SJW infiltration. Social justice lunatics are creatures of deception: they always disguise their intentions and never reveal their goals until they’ve gathered up enough strength to seize power.
It’s O’Sullivan’s Law vindicated: any institution that is not explicitly right-wing will eventually become left-wing.
Where SJWs Always Lie truly shines is in its final chapter: a breakdown of how social justice warriors think and talk. Grounding his analysis in Aristotle’s Rhetoric, Day makes an important distinction between dialectic (language designed to advance knowledge through logical argument) and rhetoric (language designed to appeal to emotion). SJWs are purely rhetoricians—if their constant exhortations of “racist” and “misogynist” didn’t make it clear—and the easiest way to penetrate their thick skulls is to use their language:
Hence the importance of knowing your audience and understanding which language of discourse they speak. When you speak in rhetoric to a dialectic-speaker, you will tend to sound very dishonest even when you are utilizing effective rhetoric that is perfectly in line with the truth. On the other hand, you can’t speak dialectic to a rhetoric-speaker for the obvious reason that he cannot be informed or persuaded by it. He simply does not have the capacity.
It’s because of my use of rhetoric—I studied Rhetoric in college—that I’m able to so effortlessly trigger SJWs. It’s because of Donald Trump’s use of rhetoric that’s he dominating the presidential race: while Ted Cruz and other candidates use dialectic to advance logical arguments, Trump is able to strike at peoples’ hearts with soaring speeches and visceral imagery. The crucial difference between rhetoric and dialectic has been lost to most people, making SJWs Always Lie invaluable in this regard.
To put it simply, social justice warriors are a pestilence on society. They cannot be reasoned with, compromised with or otherwise agree to disagree. They are mentally ill, philosophically deranged and emotionally unstable. If allowed to run unchecked, SJWs will progressively ostracize everyone who isn’t down with the latest Marxist insanity, eventually turning on each other in a cannibalistic frenzy.
We can’t let them win and we won’t let them win.
As the most complete manual on how to deal with one of the biggest crises of our time, SJWs Always Lie deserves a place in your library. If you’re in the world of conventional employment, Vox Day’s pointers just might save your life. For everyone else, its strategies on resisting and turning back social justice cry-bullies are invaluable info for our struggle.
The SJWs want us to lay down our freedom? They can come and take it.
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