BL’s Journal, 5/7/18

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I love how people who couldn’t possibly relate to being an Incel claim with such authority that “there is no such thing as Incels.” That this feeling/reality of being “involuntarily celibate” can’t possibly be true.

Look, I don’t agree with the direction a bunch of conversations in that community goes—you can say I “strongly disagree”—but the fact of the matter is to say they themselves don’t “exist” is absolute BS.

Have these people who say there is no such thing as Incels ever went to fucking school? In school, we all knew who the “Incels” were—though this was way before they were called “Incels.”

The only reason I was not an “Incel” in junior-high and high-school was because I was born female. Full-stop. So no matter how socially-awkward I was—and it was epic—there was a certain % of people (unfortunately, including not a few adults) who wanted to de facto sleep with me because of my biology. Not because I was attractive, not because I was “cool”—but because I was there.

(If it’s too early in the day to read this shit, folks, I apologize; but this is where I’m starting this morning)

And do you know who “created” the term/concept “Incel”?

You guessed it—a female did. I didn’t know this until recently because I kept waiting for the Google bio doodle in her honor to inform me.

And a # of Incels say they hate women. And a # of women I know say they hate men. And these numbers, I believe, increase daily. And we have young people, adolescents, watching all of this in the media, and across their computer/tablet/phone screens, and they are going to grow up more and more “detached” from the opposite gender because they are developing an automatic distrust of them.

Luckily, our medical/science advances are making it easier and easier to create babies without actual wombs, without egg or sperm, and most certainly without any sex what-the-so-fuck-ever. (and let’s not forget straight-up “renting” the wombs of lower-income women to carry your child—so very “progressive.”)

And if people want sex, the “sex-bots” they’re creating now are getting more and more advanced, able to fulfill any sort of fantasy (including ones that will put your ass in jail for sure) that you want.

So at the same time that Society holds up the Incel as the currently “most hated”—all the “machinery,” if you will, is in place to encourage just that very “sexless” society!

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Just an observation. I could be wrong.

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I’m going to need to set up a message board. Some people need to get shitposting off their chest, I get it. I could also do a comment section, but comment sections are so 2017.

Thing about message boards—even comment sections—they are automatic astroturfing targets. It’s the easiest sort of propaganda op. And I see this at the most obscure of sites and boards.

Yes, it is an “information war”—but, as was the case with the possible side-effects of bisphenol a, AJ screwed up the “branding” on it.

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I’ve been watching a bunch of videos lately specifically about the professional wrestling industry. It is impossible, in my opinion, to understand contemporary politics without understanding the nuts and bolts of pro wrestling.

Consider: you have two “sides” in wrestling.

The Bad Guys: the “Heels”

The Good Guys: the “Baby-Faces” (or, simply, the “Faces”)

Everything in pro wrestling operates off this binary concept. It’s what fills in the seats, gets tickets sold, keeps the public engaged.

Now, in addition to the Heel/Face binary, the most important ideological component of pro wrestling is the idea of “kayfabe.”

Per Wikipedia:

In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkfb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as “real” or “true”, specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this “reality” within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.[1]

Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the non-wrestling aspects of promotions, such as feuds, angles, and gimmicks, in a manner similar to other forms of fictional entertainment. In relative terms, a wrestler breaking kayfabe during a show would be likened to an actor breaking character on-camera. Also, since wrestling is performed in front of a live audience, whose interaction with the show is crucial to its success, kayfabe can be compared to the fourth wall in acting, since hardly any conventional fourth wall exists to begin with. In general, anything in a professional wrestling show is to some extent scripted, or “kayfabe”, even though at times it is portrayed as legitimate.

Kayfabe, ladies and gentlemen.

So you will have (to use a hoary example from my own childhood days) Hulk Hogan (the Face) vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (the Heel).

Face vs. Heel.

But at the end of the day, those two—who have maintained such a seemingly deep and vicious public feud—go to the same office and pick up checks signed by the same man (in this case, WWF/WWE owner Vince McMahon).

There was no real rivalry. There was only kayfabe.

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I once read a blind item in Crazy Days And Nights that insinuated strongly that sweet and innocent Stan Laurel, from the old-time comedy team “Laurel and Hardy,” was in actuality a homicidal maniac.

I don’t have the exact link. But I still think about that.

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There are some conspiracy theories that sound so “scary,” I don’t even research them further.

Certainly, one was that Stan Laurel was a homicidal maniac.

Another one I’ve heard (simply in passing) a couple of times now: this concept that Jesus Christ was “reborn” on 9/11.

I…I don’t even know where to begin with that. I mean…I think I know, based on my knowledge of the larger “folklore,” where these theorizers are going with this.

But it freaks me out, man. It’s like when I had this good friend tell me, right after 9/11, that he felt his “opportunity” was over after that event…that if ever there was a time and place to “die”—it was at 9/11.

And I was just like:

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But here is what I think my friend meant—and I think it’s the key to the Incel thing and a lot of things and certainly behind the raising rates of depression, dissatisfaction, and complete and total loss of hope.

We are missing a vital connection to Life in this society, and it is getting worse every day.

And part of the reason we are missing that vital connection is: kayfabe.

We are constantly being distracted. From what is truly important not only for our daily livelihoods, but our basic comprehension/experience of being human.

Anyway.

Does this look like a homicidal maniac to you?

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Anyway: thanks for reading, keep on sending me interesting leads and ideas for future posts—and please have a good start to the week!