Down below, someone writes…
By the way, Boxer, I’m sorry not to see your comments on Dalrock these days.
Then someone else writes…
The cognitive dissonance being shown by Dalrock is incredible to behold…..him and his right wing faggots who religiously follow him, moan and bitch about gynocracy, the evil nature of women, the nasty pitfalls of marriage, the gynocentric laws that protect women and destroy men, yet they then have the gall to preach that marriage is the best thing ever, that fornication is so wrong, that good men should get married and lead his wife blah blah blah
I generally don’t go where I’m not wanted; but, there’s another general issue that comment farms are prone to promoting, that I want to talk about.
Smart peeps like Fred Nitzke and Groucho Marx called the phenomenon ressentiment. It’s not resentment, but it’s close. It’s also not a specifically Marxist or Nietzschean term. I think Kierkegaard might have been the first guy to well-define it, but it’s a phenomenon as old as mankind.
Ressentiment is the special form of hatred which motivated Cane Caldo to chase that retired military officer around, like an obsessed wimminz, for years on end, nipping at his heels, until he finally left Dalrock. It’s rooted in a general envy, and Cane Caldo on Dalrock isn’t the only one who regularly displays it. (I only pick on him because he’s particularly mockable). It’s all over those comment sections.
What the Dalrock/Heartiste crowd doesn’t seem to understand is that us normals don’t want to hang out with folks who are stuck in this mindset. It’s incredibly negative. Ressentiment saps the will and weakens the body.
Recently, both Dalrock and Heartiste went suspiciously quiet. For a few hours, I wondered if WordPress was going Full Dorsey, and beginning to silence their controversial free accounts. When it happened, I received about two dozen new comment submissions in the span of a couple of days. I denied almost all of them, because they were bringing their Dalrockesque spew over here. A couple of normals got through (Hi Heidi!), but most of the newbies were losers, and they were consigned to the round file.
If my job entails chasing out all the negative creeps, then I suppose I’ll embrace it. I’d rather have no discussion than bad. More importantly, it’s become my job to cultivate a place where the best people can gather and be smart and funny, rather than to let the place be overrun by mediocre whiners.
In this post code, we hate feminists at least as much as Dalrock and Heartiste do, but we aren’t crying about it. We intend to laugh at our enemies in our spare time, while spending the bulk of our energy building our careers, getting married and/or not getting married, having sex or cultivating a thoughtful celibacy, raising families, building local community, and just becoming more well-rounded and better grounded people. The typical commenters on Dalrock and Heartiste can’t (won’t) do any of these things, because ressentiment is a trap which is all-consuming and all-encompassing.