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Burchill: Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and victor

[Editor’s Note: I’ve promoted the “cry-bullies” link from Julie Burchill in Gavin McInnes’ article previous, to its own entry, as I believe it makes a crucial observation about the newly-minted liberal meme of SJW – “social justice warrior”, which is about as oxymoronic a term as one could contrive. Julie Burchill is an occasionally controversial British writer.]

Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and victor

by Julie Burchill,  April 21,  2015, The Spectator.

n the 1970s, there was a big difference between bullies and cry-babies. Your mum would have preferred you to hang around with the latter, but sometimes the former had a twisted charisma so strong that you found yourself joining in the taunts of ‘Onion Head! ’ at some poor unfortunate creature sporting a cranium of a somewhat allium caste. After a bit, of course, if you had anything about you, you realized what a knob you were being and went off to sample the more solitary, civilized pleasures of shoplifting and reading Oscar Wilde with the bedroom curtains closed. But you could be certain, as you festered in your pilfered Chelsea Girl vest, that bullies were bullies and cry-babies were cry-babies and never the twain would meet.

Fast forward some four decades and things are not so simple. This is the age of the Cry-Bully, a hideous hybrid of victim and victor, weeper and walloper. They are everywhere, these duplicit Pushmi-Pullyus of the personal and the political, from Celebrity Big Brother to the frontline of Islamism. Jeremy Clarkson is a prime cry bully, punching a producer and then whining in The Sunday Times about ‘losing my baby’ (The baby being Top Gear). Perez Hilton, recently of the CBB house, is a good example too, screaming abuse at his wretched room-mates until they snapped and hit back, at which point he would dissolve in floods of tears and flee to the Diary Room to claim that he felt ‘unsafe’. Stephen Fry is one, forever banging on about his own mental fragility yet mocking Stephen Hawking’s voice at a recent awards ceremony.

Esther Rantzen — an anti-bullying campaigner — strikes me as another. An otherwise anodyne interviewer recently felt moved to ask her if she was a bully, due to her reputation as an over-bossy boss during her That ’s Life heyday and the rather vile reports of her yelling out ‘My husband’s ex-wife ’ during a trivia quiz at a TV bash – the question being ‘What burnt in Richmond?’, the locality in which the woman whose husband she took had recently been cremated. Rantzen has re-created herself as a pathetic widow, complaining about having no one to go on holiday with, so desperately lonely for human companionship that she once rang her daughter to say that the Almighty would want them to live together. (Not as much as He’d want people not to gloat over the deaths of people whose lives they had ruined, surely.)

Even social media – the source of so much fun and friendship for most of us – becomes a double-edged sword in the hands of the Cry-Bully. They will threaten women with rape on Twitter then boo-hoo about the invasion of their privacy when called to account. It’ s a sort of Munchausen’s syndrome – causing one’s own misery then complaining about it – seen most sadly in the case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old girl who took her own life in 2013 after allegedly being cyber-bullied on the teen website Ask.fm. It turned out that some 98 per cent of the abusive messages came from poor Hannah herself, with only four posts being contributed by actual trolls.

Cry-Bullies do end up isolated, as their determination to be victim and victor eventually wears out the patience of the most forebearing friend. But they can also be found hanging around in gangs; then, Cry-Bullies really come into their own and are not just irritating but dangerous. Islamism is the ultimate Cry-Bully cause; on one hand stamping around murdering anyone who doesn’ t agree with you, on the other hand yelling ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ in lieu of having a real adult debate about the merits of your case. Their ‘helpline’ is even called Tell Mama – bless. The British-born Islamist recently sentenced to twelve years had no problem posing with severed heads (‘Heads, kaffirs, disgusting’) and asking friends back home to send him condoms which he planned to use raping women captured as ‘war booty’ but then claimed to be having nightmares and suffering from depression in order to escape jail.

The transexual and pimp-lobbies bring classic Cry-Bully tactics into play whenever they come across someone who doesn’t – shock, horror! – think the same as them, as unashamed feminists from the activist Julie Bindel to the comedian Kate Smurthwaite have discovered. In these cases, the claim that ‘safe spaces’ might be violated by the presence of someone who thinks differently to them; but born women, mysteriously, are expected to surrender the ultimate Safe Space – the female toilets – to pre-op chicks with dicks if they are not to be accused of violent bigotry.

I don’t like much about monarchy, but the old saw they are said to live by – ‘Never complain, never explain’ (if only Prince Charles could do this!) – is a good one. The Cry-Bully always explains to the point of demanding that one agrees with them and always complains to the point of insisting that one is persecuting them. They really are the very worst sort of modern moaner.

McInnes: Diagnosed With Liberalism

Diagnosed With Liberalism

by Gavin McInnes, June 12, 2015, takimag.com

I rarely read comments, but someone recently sent me this one from David Brooks’ op-ed “The Campus Crusaders.” Anne from New York City wrote:

It’s not trauma; it’s narcissism. I am a psychotherapist. Real trauma survivors typically seek to avoid talking about their traumas and often have to be coaxed to go to psychotherapy. People who start campus crusades because they’re offended or their feelings are allegedly hurt probably have a different primary diagnosis.

Anne was referring to the social-justice warriors, or, as Julie Burchill calls them, “cry-bullies“, who drag innocent people through shame hell in the quest for equality. Brooks acknowledges that these people are driven by emotions, not facts, but they have “noble impulses.” I’m not so sure. In fact, I think there is a lot more truth in that one comment than there is in Brooks’ entire piece. These people don’t behave like social human beings who have any concept of justice, and they are far too cowardly to be associated with warriors. They seem more like the mentally ill. Michael Savage claims that “liberalism is a mental disorder,” and I’m beginning to think he’s right.
“These shrill fascists with daddy issues don’t care about the issues they’re yelling about. They just want to yell.”

Why would someone who has suffered a horrible trauma want to march around with a sign that says “I suffered a horrible trauma”? We all know people who have had trauma in their lives. Many will discuss it when coaxed, but they rarely volunteer it. When you do finally get them to talk about it, they’re weird after. It ruins their day. Women who were anally raped don’t want to drag their mattress around for months and then make a porno reenacting the rape. They want to move on. We all hope they’ll have the courage to press charges first (with the police, not the school), but that’s up to them.

I spoke to Amier Carmel, a psychoanalyst here in New York who works with severe mental illness. “If someone walks into my office and immediately presents me with trauma,” he says, “it usually means there is some underlying toxic dynamic behind this trauma.” He describes the cry-bullies as people with “an intense need to control” and says that “the resentment associated with this need to correct is often an induced feeling used to fix another problem.” This makes perfect sense. Whenever I argue with liberals and they preach to me about immigration, education, or women’s rights, their lack of knowledge on the subject makes it clear they’ve never looked it up. “It’s never about what it’s about,” as Derb would say. Ask them how many illegals are in the country and they’ll rarely get within 10 million of the number. Ask them how much we spend per student per year and they’ll say, “Not enough.” Ask them how much young women without kids make compared with men and they’ll say, “Women need a choice.” They’re not in it for the truth. They’re in it for the platitudes of the crusade and the power it evokes. We all know that by know. The question is why.

Carmel has a fascinating answer….

Read the whole article at http://takimag.com/article/diagnosed_with_liberalism

QOTD

H/T: SDA by Occam, in reference to:

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“de-wilding” young males is all part of the subjugation and pacification of the populations of former free constitutional democracies – it is a necessity for the political elite and power structure, who desire authoritarian statism (big government) to do this as they incrementally INVERT the power flow in the political system – from delegation of power from the people to the bureaucrats to unilateral exercise of power from the bureaucrats to the people – from representative democracy or republic to authoritarian kleptocracy or crony-oligarchy. It is a final stage in the cycle of freedom to tyranny and it has been repeated endlessly since mankind crawled out of the primordial ooze and allowed a leader-class to exist.
Elector-controlled democracy is in decline globally and more authoritarian forms of government are in ascension. Our liberal democracies have gone from government formed to carry out the wishes and popular will of the electorate to government (political power structure) as our master existing for its own sake with a prime agenda to expand its influence over our lives and devise system continuity.

When/if the populace wake up to the encroaching authoritarian police state (which is mandated by most UN treaties and agenda 21) the hope is that the generational conditioning of the population to be docile, servile, deprived of self interest/worth and repulsed by the thought of self defense(or defense of freedom) will be primary to controlling a large population.

Conditioning children in the concept of fearing the tools of self defense and to despise ethical defensive violence and to believe there is nothing worth killing or dying for (particularly freedom) is an open display of the pacification conditioning process. In a free liberal constitutional democracy those who are not prepared to defend the system and its freedoms will certainly lose them – and we have lost a lot of freedom already due to apathy.

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