Examples abound. One that leaps to mind is how wokist programmers are trying really hard to push Richard Stallman to suicide. It was Richard Meyer, a comic book review guy on youtube, who I first heard make the case. At the time I though he was using hyperbole. I was wrong and I wasn't reading between the lines. Meyer was talking about it from experience. He was talking about how the cancellation process made him feel. It made him feel suicidal. The woke mob wants its target to kill himself or herself. That's the big golden prize. Of course, they aren't going to be all that successful at it, so when they are, it is something worth noticing.Combine the woke cybermob's social tactics with the poltroonery, or spineless leadership, of our institutions . . . and you end up with Mike Adams, who killed himself last July. He was a perennial cybermob target, and at 55 years old, he had at least ten more solid teaching years. He opted out when his University, UNC-Wilmington, forced him into retirement rather than simply tell the mob to fuck off. I imagine it was the last indignity he could bear after enduring years and years of them. The administration at his University could have simply told the mob to fuck off. Why didn't they?
Why are our leaders such awful cowards?
I've asked myself this question zillions of times. It is a cybermob. Quite literally, it is a faceless cybermob that goes away if you walk away from the computer. It isn't even outside your door threatening to burn shit down. Turn off the computer and it goes away. So, why the hell don't they just stand up to the mob? It would take nothing, and I mean nothing. Simply tell the mob to fuck off, and that is it. They have no more power than that. Turn off computer. Put the cell phone down. So, why doesn't anyone in leadership actually do that? No one ever does.
If I was the president of a university, I cannot imagine folding like this. I mean it. I am certain I would tell the woke mob to fuck off. And if worst came to worst, I'd take my six-figure severance and purchase an RV.
So, what am I missing? On this question, I would very much like to hear from people in high-up administration, deans and provosts and the like. What are they scared of? Because I don't understand surrendering to a woke cybermob. I especially don't understand surrendering the principles of academic freedom to the woke cybermob. For me, it would be a matter of personal pride and dignity. I'm just not going to do it. Why are our leaders such huge cowards?
At any rate, Mike Young (Wokal Distance) was the source of insight this week when he wrote:
To put the strategy into simple terms: CSJ advocates are not trying to defeat you intellectually with evidence and arguments, they are trying to defeat you socially using power moves and social maneuvering. That sentence is worth reading again.
That's it. Read it again and again until you understand. We aren't making arguments anymore. Those days are over. We are trying to get our opponents to commit suicide. That's the goal.
I really, really hate they got Mike Adams.