I try to not read Spawny’s Space (spawnyspace.wordpress.com). They always have such interesting off-topic links that my blog backs up like the public toilet at the welfare office. So much shit to step in!
Today’s shit is Joanna Schroeder, a female contributor to the New York Slimes who did a nation-wide point & shriek at her own children.
A definite candidate for Control Freak of the Year.
This isn’t the first time she used her sons as props for her not-quite-realized dream to be a nationally syndicated columnist. Huffington Post has a couple of her articles such as “7 Things I’m Not Afraid to Tell My Sons About Love, Sex and Their Bodies”…
You don’t have to be jacked. You don’t have to be ripped. You can be yourself and people are still going to want to be your friend and date you.
and “What Nobody Told You About Zombie Nipples While Breastfeeding”. I’m tempted to post a link just to prove that’s real.
Racists Are Recruiting. Watch Your White Sons.
By Joanna Schroeder, 12 October 2019
Parents need to understand how white supremacists prey on teen boys, so they can intervene.
Because nothing says Mommy Cares like being test subjects for her witch hunt how-to manuals.
Raising teenagers can be terrifying. Our squishy little babies become awkward hormonal creatures [GQ: men] who question our authority at every turn.
I expected that. What I didn’t predict was that my sons’ adolescence would include being drawn to the kind of online content that right-wing extremists use to recruit so many young men.
I twirl my handlebar mustache, don the black hat and offer your impressionable adolescent sons the respect, wisdom and male camaraderie that you couldn’t offer them even if you had ever tried.
The first sign was a seemingly innocuous word, used lightheartedly: “triggered.”
As my 11- and 14-year-old sons and their friends talked and bantered — phones in hand, as always — in the back seat of the car, one of them shouted it in response to a meme, and they all laughed uproariously.
I almost lost control of the car.
You are overly sensitive.
That’s because I know that word — often used to mock people who are hurt or offended by racism as overly sensitive —
is a calling card of the alt-right, which the Anti-Defamation League defines as “a segment of the white supremacist movement consisting of a loose network of racists and anti-Semites who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of politics that embrace implicit or explicit racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.” People associated with this group are known for trolling those who disagree with them, and calling critics “triggered” is a favorite tactic.
I’m blushing, even though I’m not alt-Right and the ADL is wrong about the alt-Right anyway.
The next red flag: I watched my son scroll through Instagram and double-click on an image, lighting up a heart that signifies a “like.”
“Hold on a minute,” I said, snatching his phone. “Was that Hitler?”
OHMIGAWD HAHAHAHAHA *gasp gasp* “Was that Hitler?” HAHAHAAAAAA!!!!
The meme showed a man in contemporary clothing tipping off the Nazi leader to the invasion of Normandy. My son said he hadn’t even read it, he’d just assumed the time traveler was trying to kill Hitler, not help him. He was shocked and embarrassed when I pointed out the actual message: that it would have been better if the Holocaust had continued.
“I’m not stupid enough to like a Hitler meme on purpose, Mom,” he said. “And anyway, I’m sure my friend shared it to be ironic.”
We must excuse his fibbing. Had he told the truth, Mommy would have lost control of the car. She was already looking over his shoulder instead of at the road. Would’ve been very easy to ‘trigger’ a collision. *ducks*
Belly up to the MGTOW bar, kids. Anybody who likes a good Hitler meme is welcome here and the first [non-alcoholic beverage because you’re still underage] is on us.
I didn’t see the irony and my son couldn’t explain it. I talked to him about the Holocaust, the trauma and violence that Jewish people all over the world still experience and my late friend Edith, whose delicate arm displayed a number tattoo that stopped my heart every time I saw it. He knew all this already, but I worried that he was forgetting. I worried that he was being pulled toward a worldview that would see this painful history as fodder for jokes, or worse, as something to celebrate.
At a time when the F.B.I. reports a 17 percent rise in hate crime incidents from 2016 to 2017, the most recent year for which there is data, white parents like me have had recent, terrifying reminders that we must prevent our sons from becoming indoctrinated by a growing racist movement that thrives online and causes real-life devastation.
I don’t mind that they hate us. I mind that they ruin their own childrens’ lives in the effort to poison them against us. It’s okay to be white, Joanna!
In August, a young white man who admitted to targeting Mexicans killed 22 people in an El Paso Walmart. In New Zealand, 51 people were killed when a gunman attacked mosques filled with worshipers observing Friday prayers. In the past year, a total of 12 worshipers were killed in the U.S. in two hate-motivated attacks on synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego.
So what? Is that typical behavior of white men? No!
In each of these cases, the killers were white men with a history of extremism. The San Diego gunman, for instance, left a manifesto on 8chan also claiming responsibility for a mosque fire.
And the San Diego and New Zealand gunmen posted hate-filled online manifestoes that included internet-culture references, such as references to memes and a notorious shout-out to a noteworthy YouTube personality. Both of them mentioned or alluded to the “white genocide” — which the Anti-Defamation League defines as the white-supremacist belief that the white race is “dying” because of growing nonwhite populations and “forced assimilation.”
You left out “government-mandated favoritism towards non-whites”. Joanna cares more about the ADL’s approval than allowing her own sons to think for themselves.
But of course, it’s not just that we want to prevent our sons from becoming perpetrators of mass shootings. We want to raise them to be the kind of men who would never march with the neo-Nazis who chanted “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville before one of them killed a counterprotester, Heather Heyer. Beyond that, we want to keep them from becoming supporters of the racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and gender- or sexuality-based hatred that is on the rise.
Over-controlling your sons to ensure they don’t commit thoughtcrime against the Jew-operated ADL might be the worst possible way to do that.
According to Jackson Katz, author of “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help,” it’s not necessarily the ideology behind white nationalism, anti-feminism or the alt-right that initially appeals to young white men and boys as much as it is the sense of being part of a “heroic struggle.”
Participating in the alt-right community online “offers the seductive feeling of being part of a brotherhood, which in turn validates their manhood,” Dr. Katz says. YouTubers and participants in chat forums like 4chan, the defunct 8chan and Discord “regularly denigrate liberal or progressive white men as soft, emasculated ‘soy boys’ and insufficiently aggressive or right-wing white men as ‘cucks.’”
(((Jackson Katz))). Sometimes I think that the reason the alt-Right is growing so quickly isn’t that they’re antisemitic, they’re PRO-Semitic. They imitate the Jews. They use the same methods towards the same end of building a pure ethno-state. The Jews were able to destroy nationalism but cannot destroy ethno-nationalism without destroying themselves.
It also seems to me, as a mom, that these groups prey upon the natural awkwardness of adolescence. Many kids feel out of place, frustrated and misunderstood, and are vulnerable to the idea that someone else is responsible for their discontent. When they’re white and male, they’re spoon-fed a list of scapegoats: people of color, feminists, immigrants, L.G.B.T.Q. people. If they really embrace this, it’s not hard to convince them that there’s a “white genocide” happening and that these people — and the “leftists” who represent their interests — are to blame.
So what can parents do?
Admit the obvious truth instead of punishing their children for correctly perceiving reality.
First, we need to understand how this works.
A favorite activity for many boys is to watch gamers playing video games on YouTube.
That sounds like a double miss. Not only is youTube not a video game platform, they’re notorious for persecuting dissident perspectives.
According to John Duffy, author of “Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety,” the problems come with advertisements that may appear during the videos. Kids can be exposed to dozens of ads in a sitting. They might hear about the border, or “Crooked Hillary” or a conspiracy theory on how the left works, Dr. Duffy said. Many of these spots are created and promoted by organizations like PragerU, which, Dr. Duffy notes, is not an accredited university but a propaganda machine that introduces viewers to extremist views via video. And YouTube’s recommendation algorithm offers videos that become more and more extreme as viewers watch them.
This bitch be nutz.
“There is a sophisticated psychology at play,” Dr. Duffy warns, noting that today’s teenagers have been using smartphones and tablets their whole lives. They like to dive deeper into topics that pique their curiosity, which is a great thing. The problem is they often turn to the internet before their parents for answers.
Hands down, we have our Control Freak of the Year!
Google may lead them to white nationalist outlets like The Daily Stormer, where hate and harassment are normalized. Often, they have no idea which sources are reputable.
This fake news is also old news.
They may also find videos by more mainstream figures, including members of the so-called intellectual dark web like Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto, whose conservative perspectives on feminism and gender are very popular among young men and often are a path to more extreme content and ideologies.
Such as Vox Day’s refutation of Jordan Peterson.
In an interview with the actor Alan Alda for the podcast “Clear+Vivid,” Christian Picciolini, a former Nazi, explains that modern white supremacists create friendships and build trust in online spaces such as autism chat rooms and gaming-related forums. They “go to these places and they promise them paradise,” he says.
No, that’s Islam, you crazy cat bitch who thinks Gamergate is still a thing.
What really hooks many white teenagers is the alt-right’s insistence that white men are under attack in America, the true victims of oppression. If your child has already been punished for his opinions, this message is especially resonant. They find a home for their rage, a brotherhood of guys like them, and that oh-so-alluring heroic struggle — and that’s how an extremist is born.
Other white teenagers know something is wrong with their ADL dogma-spewing mother who kicked Daddy out of their lives at a young age, drinks too much and loses her mind when they utter phrases like “triggered”… but need a third-party perspective to help them figure things out, because they’re so deep in the feminist lies that they can’t see daylight.
You don’t have to agree with us dissidents. We’re satisfied if you listen to us then reach your own conclusions. By contrast, the Left demands goodthink:
Parents also need to encourage our sons how to think critically about the things they’re hearing online. One term I’ve debunked in this way for my kids is “snowflake.” An insult embraced by moderate conservatives and the alt-right alike, it’s used to dismiss people who complain about racism, sexism or homophobia as laughably delicate.
When one of my kids used it, I smiled and, in a conspiratorial tone, asked him to think about this: Who is more of a delicate snowflake? The person who wants people to stop racial slurs or mocking of gay people or the person who is upset and offended by the use of the phrase “Happy Holidays” — a common talking point during Fox News’s infamous War on Christmas segments?
He thought about it and laughed at the irony.
Methinks he was laughing at his delicate snowflake of a mother.
He, like the rest of us, sees that Christmas is promoted everywhere in society and isn’t going anywhere. I also took the opportunity to explain that calling someone who is upset or offended a “snowflake” or “triggered” is just a lazy — and often hypocritical — way to justify treating that person poorly. For my sons, this conversation was effective. After all, they don’t want to hurt anyone, and they’ve long understood that a person who refuses to take responsibility and apologize is probably a jerk. But they needed a reminder.
Control Freak of the Year with oak clusters!
Perhaps the best tool is prevention. … If we avoid talking about our values about race and the experiences of marginalized people, strangers on the internet will be happy to share theirs.
“Right now, our fear about addressing race causes us to leave kids guessing,” says Shelly Tochluk, a professor of education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, and author of “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It.” “They fill in the blanks with whatever they see online, and this includes horrifically twisted messages from white nationalists.”
That’s not education. That’s circling the wagons. That’s “Two Minute Hates”. On your terms, when you’re surrounded by allies, you force people to recite the Narrative. Only liars and cowards can pass that test. The devil is pleased with either.
Parents of white kids need to talk about race and racism and how they’ve played out in this country — a lot. That history includes horrors and tragedies, but as Dr. Tochluk says, it also “includes the fact that there have always been groups of white people in the United States who have fought for freedom and liberty for all.”
“In our choices and actions,” she says, “white people can align ourselves with that lineage.”
Probably the most attractive part of the alt-Right to her sons is them not having to spend their entire lives atoning for the “horrible, tragic crimes” committed by other people centuries ago.
Dr. Katz suggested, “To counteract the seductiveness of that appeal from the right, we need to offer them a better definition of strength: that true strength resides in respecting and lifting up others, not seeking to dominate them.”
Stuff your lies, Jew. They don’t work on us anymore. How about if YOU do nice things for US at YOUR expense for a change? Because your people need to atone for the horrible USS Liberty attack… never mind that you weren’t personally involved.
Requiring all Jewish organizations to have at least 20% Scot/Irish ownership would start the healing. Israel could take a couple million refugees, too.
I’m working hard to instill these values in my kids. But keeping them away from the radical right is a continuing project for me and should be for any parent. I have confidence that they’re more equipped than they were a year ago to detect and reject hateful messages, but in the meantime, every time they laugh at a so-called edgy meme, I’m going to make it my mission to find out what’s so funny.
You never will, you child-abusing bitch. I pray your children realize the problem isn’t them; it’s you.