Colin Moriarty spent 14 years in the video game industry, and he was part of Kinda Funny, a popular YouTube channel. Until this Tweet:
Naturally, the hyenas came after him.
He followed up by noting that his significant other “thinks my blatantly obvious joke is funny. Because not all people are humorless sacks of ****.”
Then the Holy Rite of Shaming and Expiation, learned by heart by all morally superior people, began.
Colleague Greg Miller (who had probably laughed at the Tweet himself) solemnly informed us that his friend had done something Forbidden and Unacceptable.
“Was Colin’s Tweet a joke? Sure, but that doesn’t make it OK.”
Why, everyone knows that men and women never, ever joke about each other.
Continuing with the Sacred Rite, testimonies of anguish and righteous anger began to flood in from across the world of allowable opinion.
This man has helped perpetuate the structures of oppression through his joke. It is time to hear his words of repentance.
Except the offender refused to play his appointed role.
He might have read from the official text. “O sisters and brothers, I have been guilty of wickedness and oppression that fill me with great shame. Henceforth I shall work for justice (and of course pay protection money — I mean, make a coercion-free donation — to whatever group has been the loudest in assassinating my character).”
He threw the liturgical book to the ground and set a match to it.
My kind of guy.
He launched a Patreon campaign to get donations for his future work. It’s already receiving tens of thousands of dollars per month.
Yeah, I know; I copied the text of his entire post.
This is important. You never know how or when, but something you do is likely to offend those known as SJWs (Social Justice Warriors). Or call them liberals. Whatever. They’re the self-appointed puritans who decide what is right and what is not. They have no consistency.
I hadn’t heard of Colin before seeing Tom’s post today. I thought his joke was funny. I probably said a few similar things, although I don’t associate with SJWs so nobody took them wrong. Especially my wife.
If you find yourself in Colin’s position, you must do exactly what he did: do NOT apologize. It’s one thing if you wrong somebody you care about. Wife, children, friends. But when liberals you’ve never met take offense, do not apologize.
Follow Vox Day’s advice. In his best seller, SJWs Always Lie, he breaks down the SJW attack cycle and how you can respond. He also publishes a free guide on his website.