The Canadian maniac
who used his van to attack pedestrians has identified himself as a member of Incel -- a convocation of online dweebs who have declared themselves involuntarily celibate. In an insane Facebook diatribe, he declared his determination to wreak vengeance on the "Chads" and "Stacys."
I previously had no knowledge of those terms. They're easy to figure out.
As you probably know, the Incel subculture and the Alt Right overlap to a substantial degree. As ever, the people who crow about accidents of birth (such as skin color) tend to be losers who have nothing else going for them.
This observation applies to white, black, Latino, Hindu and Jewish nationalists. It also describes most jihadists. ISIS warriors and the disciples of Richard Spencer both have the same frustrations and the same motives.
Bill Maher used to joke that the best way to prevent Islamic terrorism is for young women to fuck young men who might otherwise gravitate toward radical Islam. I think he was right. I also think that the same strategy would end right-wing terrorism.
But this strategy will never be put to the test. Many of today's young males have no appeal as romantic partners. They're losers. Always will be.
Technology is destroying the job market, even as the one percent gobbles up more and more of the economy. Result: Our society currently offers young men little opportunity, especially when compared to previous generations. Why should
any self-respecting young woman want to sleep with a guy who will never attain his parents' middle-class lifestyle? Why would any female want to date a guy who works two dead-end jobs yet still can't afford a crummy bachelor apartment?
Our society is an engine designed to produce loneliness
. Our society creates celibates the way Nabisco spews out Oreos.
Worse, our hypersexualized culture makes celibacy far less endurable than was the case in, say, the 19th century. Not
getting laid is bad enough -- but if you think you live in a world filled with "Chads" having continual porn-star sex with multiple "Stacys," you'll drive yourself nuts.
As nutty as Alek Minassian, the Canadian Incel-dweller.
The far right knows how to capitalize on this phenomenon. By contrast, Democrats will never address the issue, even though the root problems are social class, poverty and downward mobility -- things which should
matter to liberals.
Feminists, firmly addicted to resentments of their own, can only sneer at the Incel crowd. Of course, sneering will only make matters worse.
Here is a fact which no feminist will ever admit: A struggling, poor
young female will always be considered more attractive than a
struggling, poor young male. Female readers, I ask you: How would you feel if you knew, deep down, that you will never be considered date-worthy until you raise your yearly income another $10K or $20K? That idea would drive you absolutely bugfuck crazy
. You know it. I don't expect you to offer that confession in a public forum, but you know damned well that I'm not lying.
Picture a young white man who can't find any job better than night manager at the local 7-11. Obviously, he won't get laid. Worse, liberals insist on speaking condescendingly to that struggling young man. In liberal eyes, he is the problem
. He's white and he has a penis -- therefore, he's the bad guy. It's perfectly acceptable to call him "privileged," even though he's the night manager at a 7-11 and he hates his fucking job as much as anyone has ever hated anything.
Liberals invariably treat these schlubs as subhuman monsters. The victim
s of our culture are considered victimizers
No wonder liberals are hated. No wonder Trump won.
Inevitably, many of these despised young men will become actual fiends, as Minassian did. If you're doomed to Hell, you might as well commit the sin.
The original Nazi party shopped for recruits among sporting groups. Modern Nazism targets dweebs who play video games in their parents' basements. The original Nazi party attracted struggling veterans and dispossessed beer hall loiterers. Modern Nazism appeals to the growing number of guys who can't get good jobs and can't get laid. And "good" liberals pride themselves on making those guys feel even more