MANMANPLEASE aka TribalNightmares aka Mr.NintendoChalmers is Agora Road's best original troll, but still his antics confuses me sometimes.Seeing this thread pop up again, I'll copy/paste some stuff to chew on below, including a post I made in another thread about this
Since I see free speech being discussed a bit here:
source (yeah, I'm sourcing wikipedia, but it's actually from John Stuart Mills' On Liberty)
If the above is interesting to anyone but you don't want to read the original text (ie: too long and wordy), I enjoyed the first edition of All Minus One (and I'm just now learning that there's a second!). It's available as a free PDF as well.
I also just wanna say that MANMAN aka Mr. Nintendo Chalmers is certainly trolling. And I wouldn't be surprised if he continues to promote "fashwave" just because it seems to upset people.
There are many more important issues in the world than a "microgenre" "promoting" "fascism," and I'm certain that we all know this. There are vegans who will happily tell you exactly how much you're damaging the environment by eating meat; there are Apple anti-fans who will happily tell you that you're supporting slave labor by owning an iPhone; there are insane Twitter lefties who will happily tell you that you contribute to "rape culture" by watching films produced by The Weinstein Company. The list goes on and on. The internet is not real life, and the vast majority of people simply don't care if you enjoy or even produce music/videos with a "war aesthetic," and most people who do are mostly into it for the aesthetic alone. For the few that are legitimately hate-filled bigots and latch onto "fashwave," what do you do?
You call for censorship and "big tech" flexes its muscles and kicks anything with a "war aesthetic" off of their platform. Where do these people go? They just suddenly stop being hate-filled bigots? It should be pretty obvious where they go: out of your sight and away from your conversation; in an age already filled with "political bubbles," there is now an even lower chance that they will ever hear an opinion that differs from their own, and their community becomes more tightly knit than ever before. But you'll still feel good, and still feel like you accomplished something, because you were a part of the movement that got those awful "war aesthetic" videos banned! Nevermind the fact that you accomplished nothing of value; you still feel like you did!
Maybe I was a bit mean at the end there, but eh. I just feel like there's an unjust "cancellation" almost weekly at this point, and it does upset me more than it should. Maybe I need to sit down and read some Marcus Aurelius, lol.
Anyhow, onto my final copy/paste!
Hope y'all are doing well this week. I'm certain that not everyone will agree with me or see my point of view, and that's fine. But I personally hate the idea of living in a bubble, and I'm happy to see differing opinions on this site (even if some are trolls ), and I'm happy to share my own
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