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[–] DoucheBagMcGee 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

They learned that they can get what they want if the cry loud enough, so they are getting louder.

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[–] explorevoat 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

It is not just you.

I have almost 1,400 upvoats from posting links here, most of them playing devils advocate because being his advocate can be entertaining, and I think he needs one.

This place is completely different.

Here is an experiment you could try (I am not suggesting this because I give two shits about Israel/Palestine issue but because it is easy proof) go to /v/news during prime time hours in the USA. Post something very negative about Israel. I wouldn't do it this second in case this suggestion is noticed. Wait a few days.

Make the post to the Arab link. BAM! Three downvoats. How could anyone have read the linked article that fast? Soon - two or three comments that are long, detailed and look like they were written by public relations experts. They list why the article is not true, list everyone who is worse, deflect, get off the topic, and tell you why this situation is different, then why these rules do not apply.

There will be helpful to sources that support everything above.

You can also see this effect, but not quite as damn good and fast, if you post against Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, say that really more black people are murderers in the USA if you look at statistics, say total gun violence has been regularly going down in the USA, really go after someone gay/trans.

Two weeks ago this type of irreverent shit would get upvoated and comments would joke and laugh. Now they don't make it to be seen.

Oh - immigration into the West. Whether these are all people from Reddit who cannot stand to not be in control of the narrative or some bots working for the invisible overlords who knows.

Something is definitely monitoring all new posts in default subs.

BTW I don't give a shit they banned jailbait. More concerned about what this post points out. Also, Jewish people are amazing. However the non-toleration of ANY criticism of Israel is just tasteless.

For instance, make this post, because this question should not be asked - "How is it that kids of HOLOCAUST survivors become doctors, lawyers, and millionaires in the USA, but the great-great-great-great-grandchild of a slave on average is still in poverty even when the government puts its finger on the scale?"

Not sure what you would get.

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[–] boazdm ago 

What the hell do Israel/Palestine, Clinton/Sanders, immigration, jailbait, and the Holocaust have to do with SJWs?

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[–] ohnoesmikey 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

I think it's economics. People are seeing icons of insanity like Wu and Sarkeesian and the hosebeast Zoe get paid. They are now professional victims. All you have to do is manufacture "harassment" open a patreon, or gofundme page and voila! You are now rich from the support of the fedorites, manginas, milady-ists and their ilk. I think the social justice is secondary, even tertiary for the above mentioned turds; Follow the money.

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[–] aboutillegals 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I think it is not a new thing, although the profitability became higher. I was young in the 90s and clearly remember the political correctness crowd. Predominantly white upper-middle class, sheltered, spoiled kids, who never lived with minorities, the closest they got to them was looking out their cars onto them. They were out of touch with reality, as they lived in a small sheltered world, extremely aggressive, as they used to get away with it at home. No one else can be right, because everyone else is a barbarian, and again, because they were treated at home as the smartest and the most beautiful, and patronizing, because you know, those poor people living in their small flats, and OMG have to take the BUS!

You see the same shit now, only with other minorities, but the same attitudes, the same kind of people and similar talking points. Only 20 years have passed, a new generation grew up, and I think that is the reason SJW became more prevalent nowadays, it is the new PC.

I have a tangent also, I feel SJWs can be related to upper middle class 90s houseviwes also in some sense. If you think about the "parental advisory" sticker, it is very similar to "trigger warning".

Thinking about the financiaql point, actually in the 90s you could make a carreer out of being a professional victim/accuser, although the barriers of entry to that market were different than now.

Another point I would like to make, if you compare SJWs and Tea-partiers, putting the ideological and socio economic differences aside, just focusing on their debating style, and the total lack of capability to compromise, they are very similar. Just load up some videos from SJWs debating with someone on the street and TPs in the same situation, mute the video and focus on body language and facial expressions.

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[–] explorevoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

USA has become a victim contest. Only white male wounds get zero points and no matter what a white male overcomes they cannot play.

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[–] Veni_Vidi_Vici 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of financial oppression and despair. (Not really, inequality has been bothering me for quite some time.)

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[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I study public opinion and how to manipulate it. At some point, if a given stage has enough attention on it, it will be manipulated to the benefit of the most influential class. Creating SJW personas and exploiting the false-consensus bias is a common way of manipulating public opinion. Reddit gained a lot of attention over the past 2 years and the most influential class took action. Voat has gained a lot of attention over the past couple weeks/months and is starting to see action taken upon it. If you look at the history of media, it is dominated by efforts of the most influential class, and rarely represents any middle of the road or conservative philosophy.

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[–] Schmut 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not sure but maybe it has been getting a lot of exposure on the kind of media you visit? I especially notice a lot of SJW awareness when visiting Voat since (I'm guessing) a lot of the users of Voat have been exposed to it before on the internet and know where to look for SJW action. I noticed the same when I joined the subreddit TumblrInAction on Reddit and saw my frontpage transform in a SJW mocking ground :)

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[–] AlderaanDuran 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think the anti-SJW movement is what's growing at an exponential rate, and with them, comes more links, more subverses, more subreddits, more communities digging for SJW stuff from Reddit or Tumblr to mock. So when you have a whole bunch of people specifically seeking out and trying to find this material, well, they're going to find a lot of it. And in their spare time they are going to sit around and talk louder and louder about how bad SJWs are.

Personally I hate seeing the term SJW. A year ago I never saw it, now I can't even throw a rock and not hit someone saying it. I'm not an SJW or anti-SJW, I'm just a neutral party who doesn't really care about this little internet slap-fight. I just wish it would all go away because it's kind of annoying honestly. And yes, I mean *BOTH *sides of it.

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[–] AlderaanDuran 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It seems to mostly be people picking out fringe elements, satire that they think is real, and stuff taken out of context and then getting really mad about it.

And that's what I see. Both sides seem kind of unnecessary honestly. There's the over politically correct SJWs, and then you have the over reactionary reactionists who have made it their mission to "fight" SJWs. It's so odd. There's dumb people on the internet who say stupid overly PC things. Who cares? Just ignore them. Instead they have given them legitimacy through this whole gender wars thing.

Even if you refuse to pick a side and laugh at both sides you get labeled an SJW, all because you aren't "mad enough" at them or something. The whole thing is just bizarre, but it does provide some hilarious drama to watch. I think it's all a huge waste of time for the parties involved.

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[–] aboutillegals 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sadly it is not just the internet, it is very real and present in colleges and the intelligentsia in general.

A few months ago in a British university white students were not allowed to participate in a conference about racism. And yes, the organizers directly said whites are not allowed. It is a special level of crazy.

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[–] profanion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Or has it been an unholy alliance between those activists and board of directors of various companies?

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Because it is an operation being conducted by an intelligence service. Probably an American one.

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[–] smurfmaxima 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They are sensing message saturation and they want to keep the blowback from happening for as long as possible while simultaneously pushing laws/cultural norms that once established would be able to withstand said blowback.

To put it another way: Cause as much damage as possible while they can in the hope that it will be too extensive to fix quickly, that way they can ride out the inevitable push back and still be able to come back from a strong position.

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