Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

Silicon Masks, Black Souls

At times of peace, Silicon Valley platforms look, at least partly, like open forums. But don’t look at them during times of normality. Look at them at times of exception. Then the mask slips completely! When consensus breaks down and society becomes increasingly polarised, they will ALWAYS take sides. At bottom, they always have been centrists, and they always will be.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/17/why-silicon-valley-cant-shake-accusations-of-anticonservative-bias.html

Effeminate Generational Mutilation

Another US state criminalises female genital mutiliation.

Compare the UK. There are many things that cannot be done in the UK, because of the common buzzword ‘community relations.’ According to the authorities and the elites, reporting and prosecuting FGM is bad for ‘community relations.’ Prosecuting rape gangs is bad for ‘community relations.’ Even giving Asia Bibi asylum is bad for ‘community relations.’ How much more of these ‘community relations’ excuses are we prepared to put up with?

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2019/01/07/ohio-becomes-28th-state-to-criminalize-fgm/?fbclid=IwAR2rrVk8I8Kjgh4klorBNgvfPVWSsmOyc7qIZWrJr9o2F73b8XuH_DPocvI

Neurodiversity Run Amok

The fact that some autistic individuals are vulnerable to radicalisation (Islam, Alt-Right, Incels) is another nail in the coffin of ‘neurodiversity’ and its politically correct, highly indiscriminate ‘celebration’ of all forms of neurodivergence. Read more Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

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Should Satirists Use Patreon? Yes, But There’s a Caveat!


So, here we are then! The immortal question! Patreon: yea or nay?

I’m definitely a ‘yea.’

Patreon is a great website. It has its constructive critics, as well as its defenders.

However, please be aware that depending on the character of your work, you may need a thick skin. Read more Should Satirists Use Patreon? Yes, But There’s a Caveat!

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Should Satirists Consider Fiverr or Not?

It’s only fair to say that despite persistent bitching and grievancemongering to the contrary, the gig economy services website Fiverr is actually quite a good way of boosting your income. Indeed, as with Patreon, some people have gone much further than beer money, and have actually brought in a prettty tidy sum each month. Read more Should Satirists Consider Fiverr or Not?

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