Humor As A Weapon

There’s little doubt that the left has harnessed the power of humor and satire to further their cause. Watch an episode of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report and you can find yourself chuckling along with a message that you would otherwise bitterly oppose. Millennials swim in a culture full of irony and snark and respond exceedingly well to messages that are ensconced in those attributes.

Even the White House has gone so far in pandering to 20-somethings to sign up for Obamacare to put ironic cat gifs and twerking on a government website. Yes, even our exalted rulers will try to use these tactics for their agenda.

Our side typically has the image of dour-faced curmudgeons who would never make a jest and feel that humor is beneath a cause as serious as preserving the white race.

Thankfully, there are a few who counteract this stereotype and produce humor that is cutting, poignant, and absolutely hilarious – all through the masterful use of satire.

Two writers for the Millennial-themed blogsite, Thought Catalog, have demonstrated their ability to produce satire that identitarians and other dissidents can find hilarious and effectively convey our message to uncoverted readers.

The first writer, Anne Gus, was exposed as a satirist last week by the left-leaning Gawker. In an article entitled “Gym Bro Successfully Gets Fake Feminist Thought Catalog Essay Published,” Gawker finds out that what seemed to be just another one of those obnoxious “things 20-something girls need to do” is more than just clickbait for female yuppies.

Finding a bodybuilding forum where someone with the appropriate sobriquet “AryanofValhalla” claimed authorship of the piece “5 Things That Women Need To Do In Their 20s (Or Else The Suffragists Died For Nothing),” Gawker realized that this article was actually intended to ridicule the mindset of 20-something females. The 5 things included are noble pursuits like: Mess Around, Party, Major in Women’s Studies, Run a Tumblr, and Travel.

Here’s a sampling of some of the vicious bite of piece when Gus describes the wonderful travel experiences 20-something females just might have:

>You’ll literally have soooo much fun, waking up to a beautiful Mexican sunset on a beach next to some tall dark stranger, shopping for cute new bikinis and just laying on the beach waiting to have drinks given to you by little brown Mexican men. If you really want to show the world that you care about important stuff, you should volunteer. Go to some poor country in Africa and teach a few super skinny kids some English, it may sound really boring, but you’ll get a golden tan and but if you get a lot of good Instagram pics you’ll look like the biggest angel and everyone at home will love you even more! You deserve it. And hey, there might be some cute African men walking around with spears and stuff, at least that’s what I’ve seen on BBC. 
Stop making excuses. Just go, be free, and don’t think too much about it for Pete’s sake! The world is literally yours. Literally.

The thought that this was likely shared hundreds of times by clueless girls is a testament to the fact this it is well-done trolling. Gus has more work in the same vein on Thought Catalog, yet the site seemingly hasn’t cared that he is clearly a troll attacking the beliefs that they promote.

But a writer who takes on a wider range of cultural issues besides female narcissism is the essayist Nicole Mullen. Readers should have little doubt that “his” work is satire and is intended to skewer his opponents, unlike Gus’ work which could conceivably be considered legitimate (which why it is great trolling).

For an example of his writing, here’s his witty mockery of the “Ban Bossy” movement in a piece simply titled “We Need To Stop Calling Little Girls Cunty:”

So how do we get girls to be more cunty? Do we change the underlying behavior and the way children are socialized? Or do we take the much simpler route of calling for a word to be banned? If we apply the principle of Occam’s razor, the answer is clear. We ban the word cunty.

Now, the idea of banning language is something that rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but luckily we’re making a lot of progress. I’m actually super excited that we live in a world where censorship isn’t hated as much as it used to be. In the 1980s, a lot of brave moms recognized that Judas Priest and Dungeons and Dragons would cause children to grow up to be murderers and psychopaths. They called for both to be banned, and unfortunately, they failed. While they turned out to be wrong about all of that, their hearts were in the right place, and now, 30 years later, we know what’s really hurting kids: non-fat Barbie dolls and words like bossy and cunty.

On top of all that – this whole issue hits pretty close to home for me. You see, I had a daughter. After reading online about how difficult it is for women to simply exist in this world, I put her down shortly after her seventh birthday.

The remarkable thing is that Nicole Mullen has SEVERAL more articles just like this on Thought Catalog and the website hasn’t taken them down either. He seems to have a decent following on the site and he has over 5000 followers on Twitter, so it seems that his work has managed to connect through this unlikeliest of formats.

Both of these writers have managed to bring humor to critiques of the system and its morality that others would’ve probably found untenable in super serious tones. Our society is so insane that there should be a never ending stream of material for identitarian comics to work with.