Black out Tuesday on Social Media

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Woodpecker
Due to the death of George Floyd, a popular trend called "black out Tuesday" insists users of social media sites to post a black square picture and not log on for 24 hours, in support for Black Lives Matter.
 

perros

Woodpecker
Kind of reminds me of a "A day without Mexicans" in 2006.

Problem is that not every person of that race does what its intended to do.
 

Parabola

Pigeon
How do other forum members recommend dealing with people like this in the real world?

I was dismayed to see about 50% of my real world friends were on board with this act of supplication, naturally I don't engage in political discussions on social media but I can see the topic coming up in conversations.

I refuse to lie and feign support or ignorance, but the set of beliefs regarding systematic oppression etc. have been taken up so swiftly and with near religious fervour (even by people who are otherwise politically apathetic) that I feel I may lose long-held and valued relationships in the near future.

Having said that, if somebody cannot countenance socialising with someone they disagree with and prioritises performative acts of compliance and wokeness over bonds of friendship then one is better off without them.
 

kel

Pelican
It's really tough. You find out just how alone you are in your peer group. I've had big parties at my place full of people who have a good time and dance and laugh and smother me with hugs and kisses, and half of them would straight up kill me (or at least impotently want to) if they knew my "politics". It's crazy. I'm working on expanding my social circle to include more redpillers, but everyone is hiding their powerlevel, so it's not easy.
 

RWIsrael

Woodpecker
It's really tough. You find out just how alone you are in your peer group. I've had big parties at my place full of people who have a good time and dance and laugh and smother me with hugs and kisses, and half of them would straight up kill me (or at least impotently want to) if they knew my "politics". It's crazy. I'm working on expanding my social circle to include more redpillers, but everyone is hiding their powerlevel, so it's not easy.
Activists and SJWs will always let you know their opinions and try to push them on you. They'll always find a way to work an anti-Trump joke into the conversation or mention gays / minorities and their rights.

Look for the ones who don't actively go out of their way to promote the degeneracy. Look for the ones whose online presence or IRL demeanor is silent or passive and don't enter politics into every discussion.

Then ask them if they know where the nearest pet shop is :)
 

HermeticAlly

Kingfisher
The main thought I've had about this phenomenon over the past day is how lazy it is. Posting a black square on your social media accounts and thinking this brings you absolution in the Church of White Guilt is overwhelmingly stupid. It requires no effort whatsoever, but it does do me the favor of informing me of which "friends" I can't trust, so that's an upside, I guess.
 
Don't lose heart or composure. Social media makes it look like everyone is in crazy-land because these things compound so fast (that is what social is designed to do; trending hashtags, etc).

In actuality, tons of people are not only not on board with this stuff, but actively hate it.

Post and comment and talk as normal. Celebrate nice things. Pretend the blackout doesn't exist. It will embolden the people in your circle who feel the same way, and it will enrage the most toxic people who will reveal themselves and then you can either cut them out of your life or put them on your mental list to never trust again. There is no need to fight against it or argue; just act as if it doesn't exist or matter.

I don't hate social media like many here, because I can use it to do business and to keep in touch with my network around the world. But one has to realize it paints a totally skewed picture of life (in so many ways), and not get demoralized or anxious.
 

Days of Broken Arrows

Crow
Gold Member
Github (Microsoft site, the main centralized software repository site in the IT word) has a very similar banner today too.
Someone needs to hit back and these companies and ask them why they don't support the white victims of white-on-black crime, which is disproportionately more.

Unfortunately, I can't find definitive statistics that show this. Google seems to be purposely tweaking the results so you can't find them.

Anyway, if a statistic like that could be found, it would be amusing to center in on the violence against women and ask why these companies don't "support women." The cognitive dissonance would make their heads explode.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
How do other forum members recommend dealing with people like this in the real world?

I was dismayed to see about 50% of my real world friends were on board with this act of supplication, naturally I don't engage in political discussions on social media but I can see the topic coming up in conversations.

I refuse to lie and feign support or ignorance, but the set of beliefs regarding systematic oppression etc. have been taken up so swiftly and with near religious fervour (even by people who are otherwise politically apathetic) that I feel I may lose long-held and valued relationships in the near future.

Having said that, if somebody cannot countenance socialising with someone they disagree with and prioritises performative acts of compliance and wokeness over bonds of friendship then one is better off without them.
Keep distance, make new friends. If they reach out to you, help them as a Christian would and insert a word or two about God if you can without creating resentment.
 

bucky

Pelican
Keep distance, make new friends. If they reach out to you, help them as a Christian would and insert a word or two about God if you can without creating resentment.
I'm in a music group on Facebook that's mostly frequented by people much younger than me who are mostly very, very leftist. All about the feminism, trans rights, communism, etc. Recently a guy posted about how his long-term live in girlfriend just up and disappeared while he was at work, moved out all her stuff, and blocked him on all social media. He was distraught in the way that a typical, non-red-pilled guy would be. I felt bad for him, because I was there too a long time ago before I discovered your writings and a few other neomasculine sites. I simply posted "This is why you need to look to God for happiness, not women." I expected hellfire to be unleashed on me, but to my surprise just got a few likes and love reacts.
 

paninaro

Kingfisher
Can someone make a list of all the companies who participates so I know which ones to boycott?
It's pretty much all of them. People are pressuring them to make a "statement". It's all just virtue signalling. Is anyone going to buy or not buy a Chevrolet because they made their Facebook profile a black square for 24 hours?
 

Handsome Creepy Eel

Owl
Gold Member
Someone needs to hit back and these companies and ask them why they don't support the white victims of white-on-black crime, which is disproportionately more.

Unfortunately, I can't find definitive statistics that show this. Google seems to be purposely tweaking the results so you can't find them.

Anyway, if a statistic like that could be found, it would be amusing to center in on the violence against women and ask why these companies don't "support women." The cognitive dissonance would make their heads explode.
Here you go:

Interracial crime report USA.jpg

The source is real, there really is such a Table no #14 (albeit without a graph) in that exact document in the Bureau of Justice Statistics's National Crime Victimization Survey:

NOTE: There are 6 more times white than black people in the USA, so it's natural that "black on white" category will be much bigger than "white on black" - meaning that when a black person goes out to commit a crime, it's 70% likely that the victim will be white. However, even if you divided the number of black on white crimes by 6 to adjust for relative population, the "black on white" number would still be twice the size of the "white on black" number. No matter how you put it, in the USA, black people really victimize white people a vastly more than vice versa.
 
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