I genuinely think there's no better demonstration of sexism in our society than the fact that we talk about cat ladies but not sword guys (and I do not mean to disparage either). This is despite the fact that the transition into the sword-guy lifestyle is swifter: A woman has to have, let's say, more than three cats before her cat ownership becomes a lifestyle statement and people deem her a "cat lady." But if a guy just mounts a single katana on his wall he is saying, "That's it, this is me now." Yet we never talk about sword guys?
Last week, "firefighter prophet" and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor appeared on Sheila Zilinsky's radio program, where he warned that the Freemasons and the Illuminati are using a Satanic frequency to change people's DNA in order to make them oppose President Trump.
"I believe what happened on November 8 is the enemy has literally sent out a frequency," Taylor said, "and it agitated and took control, basically, of those who have their DNA turned over to the enemy. That's what's happening. The Illuminati, the Freemasons, all these people, their main goal is to change the DNA of man and they're doing it through these frequencies."
Taylor claimed that he is getting "bombarded with emails" from Christians who are being isolated by their friends and families because of their support for Trump and that is "because their DNA is being controlled by the enemy."
Taylor said that the media is broadcasting its audio at 440 Hz, which has been found to "damage your body organs" and "also changes your DNA, which is the goal of the Freemasons, the Illuminati; they want you part of that Illuminati bloodline."
The major social media sites have been making some weak, token efforts to clean up the racism and sexism endemic to places like Twitter and Facebook, but so far it's been feeble. [....] We know, however, that Twitter and Facebook could prohibit hate speech, because they already do in France and Germany. It's a conscious plan to allow Nazis to flourish in American social media. Why?
In an article about alternative social media, there's a hint. The white nationalists, the Nazis, the MRAs, the general bottom-feeding trash of the internet, are getting worried about the few examples of evicted Nazis, and so are building their own new brands: a chat network called Gab, and there's something that is an alternative to Patreon that is, amusingly, openly called Hatreon, for people who want to get paid for hating. If you're wondering why American companies are so reluctant to block online hatred, one answer is that American tech workers have a high proportion of haters. [...]
But why? Why would American computer programmers drift towards Naziism? I think there's an answer to that, too. They're saturated in triumphal capitalism, and in particular, Libertarianism, which is the gateway drug to full-blown greed, which they've branded as "liberty". [...]
They don't care about race or gender. That usually means they don't care about the inequities constructed around race and gender, because they're mostly white men who have got theirs already. They also claim to not believe in ideology, even to be ideology-free, while not noticing that they're soaking in a particularly ugly ideology.
According to a Facebook spokesperson, "people trying to block a profile or Page may see an error message if it has been blocked many times within a short period." In other words, the official company line is that Zuckerberg and Chan's profiles may be deluged by Facebook users trying to block them.
That said, when we tried to block a few other pages that seem likely to be experiencing a similar torrent of blocking requests, [spoiler: Trump] we didn't encounter the same problem.
So you can prevent people from blocking you just by being staggeringly unpopular! Sweet!