Friday, December 7, 2018

kevin hart and the social justice lynch mobs

On December 4, 2018, Hart was announced as the host of the 91st Academy Awards. But on Friday, December 5, Hart stepped down as host in response to public criticism of several anti-gay tweets that he posted in 2010 and 2011.

So what happened?

Control freaks and social justice lynch mobs basically reminded all of society's democratic institutions that whenever they see something that bothers them, they, we, have an obligation to comply.

And got away with it.

On Thursday, December 6, Mr. Hart posted a video on his Instagram stating he'd received an ultimatum from the Academy to apologize for his old tweets or surrender his hosting gig.

But the pressure surmounted, so at 1201 am, Friday December 7, Hart announced on Twitter:

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday night. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

In a follow-up tweet, he added, “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.

Crisis over? Not exactly.  There's still the matter of internet outrage culture that needs to be addressed but likely won't because the only solution it seems is to shut down the internet and or limits its usage to certain groups or perhaps the government.

But there are laws against that, so that's not likely to happen.  In the meantime, what to do about these people?

Before he quit, Mr. Hart posted a video on his Instagram which spoke volumes on where we all are as a society:

“My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, the world is upset by tweets you did years ago,'” Hart said. “Guys, I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify, explain their past, then do you. I’m the wrong guy, man. I’m in a great place, a great, mature place where all I do is spread positivity. if you’re not doing that, you’re not on my page.”

Sociopath.
Giving credit when its due, he's right.  

Though I'm on a different plane from Mr. Hart, I'm constantly hassled by LGBT activists, some whose sole purpose in life is to ensure I remain downtrodden, oppressed, and ignored by my community.  One guy, Ken Schneck, is so unhinged and obsessed with me, he uses me as a conduit to attack personal responsibility and for avoiding things that lead to self-destructive bad behaviors.  He frequently mocks the concept of victimization and or the idea or notion people like me can be victims of or by the negative actions of others.

And yet with all these negative traits, and more, Ken gets to maintain his social standing.  People and organizations call on him to write books and articles and offer him awards and prizes for his contributions to LGBTx society whatever they may be.

(When this post goes live, I anticipate Schneck will disregard my indictment and write me off as a fangirl.  That's his MO.  Its what he does.  And his friends in the media will all play deaf, dumb, and blind because that's what they do.)

But Mr. Hart also revealed an uncomfortable truth about Hollywood celebrity and culture; the idea or notion he ought not to be accountable because he's famous.  How unfortunate, because truth be told, those tweets the internet pitchfork and torches mob have drudged up are really not all that offensive.  LGBT activists have said and done far worse than Hart, not that anyone will back me up because internet outrage culture forbids it.

in recent days, we've seen an all out assault on free speech.   That includes gay and lesbian activists defend and support transgender extremists pressuring social media companies to remove content that offends them and LGBT media burying a #Metoo story because the person accused is transgender.

But none of that matters; What does is Kevin Hart called someone a slur that's really not a slur and must now be held accountable, no matter what.  And now that's he conceded, how long now before the same mob that forced him to quit hosting the Oscars resurface again and demand theatres ban his new movie? 

Apology or not, Mr. Hart gave the snowflakes exactly what they wanted. Doing so was a mistake.  Never apologize to bullies.  All it ever does is make one a glutten for punishment.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

the #metoo story lgbt media doesn't want to tell you.

Note: For the sake of clarity,  ngblog will be using transgender mandated she/her pronouns and preferred names in part to avoid what is sure to be cheap accusations of deadnaming and misgendering, the former and latter which have now become hate crimes as per recent actions by social media companies.

So according to their bio, Eli Erlick is an internationally recognized transgender activist, writer, and director of Trans Student Educational Resources, an org that seeks to promote the well-being of transgender youth.

Until recently, She - my apologies in advance to women and my frenemies in the lesbian community - was also a contributing writer at INTO, an LGBTQ digital content site owned by Grindr.

On Tuesday, December 4, INTO fired Erlick after the site's management because of "concerning allegations."

What were they? INTO hasn't said.  Neither has anyone in LGBT media.

In fact, the LGBT media is so silent, you can hear a pin drop.

Contrast this with what occurred a year ago when Anthony Rapp pedophiled Kevin Spacey.  LGBT Media not only bent themselves backward to please Rapp,  Among the things the media did was invite themselves of the right to deny Mr. Spacey his right to come out on his terms and acknowledge, perhaps once and for all, the dangers of living in the closet.

In fact, it goes further: LGBT activists, with help from the LGBT media and orgs, took away his career and his life.  Rumour has it that any past or present movie or tv series starring, co-starring, or featuring Kevin Spacey in a supporting role are being re-edited to exclude his name from the credits, I assume to disqualify him from receiving royalty payments.

Meanwhile, INTO has yet to remove any of Erlick's writings, including an opinion piece which led to the allegations.  She also hasn't been removed or forced to step down as Director of transstudent.org.

In case anyone's wondering, yes, the image was blurred intentionally so as to avoid an trans inquisition.

So why won't anyone in LGBT media state what those allegations are?  In short, because they're cowards and hypocrites.  @ngblog is aware of the allegations.  In fact, we've detailed what they are or were in an earlier post. 

And to be clear - and note to self, please stop saying to be clear - this is not the first time LGBT media has refused to report on a nationally recognized trans activist committing a sex offense or felony crime.

A majority of the LGBT community still doesn't know about Dana Rivers awaiting trial for murdering three people.  Who is Dana Rivers? Oh, no one special, just someone who once made national news for trying to retain her job while transitioning from male to female, and who spoke at the Millenium March in 2000.

Oh that Dana; right.

Since I mentioned him, it's been over a year since anyone's seen or heard from Kevin Spacey.  If LGBT media continues to have its way, we never will, ever again. Yet the same LGBT media is doing what they can to ensure Eli Erlick is not investigated for sexual assault.

You're likely not going to read that on LGBT media.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

with lesbians like these...

So as I was saying, we have LGBT activists who are honest, upstanding folks who mean well when they take action in support of or opposition to a cause and we have LGBT activists whose support or opposition to a cause just can't be explained rationally.

Far be it for me to waste any more time and energy on this, but when it comes to transgenderism, I just can't imagine why anyone would bend themselves backwards to support a group of malicious minded people intent on replacing all of society's institutions with transgenderism.

To be fair, because I can, I'm still waiting on someone or some group to email me and explain with logic and reasoning why I'm wrong to demand a divorce from transgenderism.

I suppose the reason it hasn't happened yet is that there's not a single trans activist or trans ally who can do without bullshitting some .

While I wait, earlier I wrote about a lesbian activist and owner of a lesbian magazine who told a whopping lie on a BBC radio program about not hearing direct from women who say they're being pressured into having sex with trans identified males.

Now comes word of another lesbian activist defending Eli Erlick, a transgender activist and contributor at INTO who was first suspended for writing an opinion piece that didn't meet their "editorial guidelines," and later fired after several allegations or rape and abuse came to light.

It's either that or Trish Bendix demonstrated a careless disregard of her responsibilities.

"[I] can’t wait for people to be as outraged about your other piece today on the violence trans women are subject to on a daily basis[.]”

Ms. Bendix tweeted the above to Eli Erick.  The tweet has since been deleted, and I can't imagine why, although, again, to be fair, there is an overwhelming element of bullshit regarding Ariana Grande music video, and alot of it is coming from Ariana Grande fans.

I'm not hating; I'm just admittedly a little old to give a damn about Ariana Grande; but the kids like her so I stay quiet when they play her music.

So why was the tweet deleted? INTO was lauded for publishing a story about their boss being a homophobe.  Amazingly, no one was fired.  But we're still in something other people call the #Metoo era and I would imagine it's not good having the female managing editor of INTO defending an admitted rapist on social media




 


The implication again being that the critique of the piece was trivial at best, ultimately unfounded, and that folks should perhaps turn their attention to more important issues.





INTO also formally cut ties with the post’s writer, transgender activist Eli Erlick, after the site’s management became aware of several unspecified “allegations made in






An activist is someone who takes action in support of or opposition to a cause. Activism can take a range of forms, from writing letters to government representatives to organizing boycotts. Some activists engage in radical or even illegal activity to further their ends, while others prefer to stay within the boundaries of the law to win more supporters to their causes. Every time someone writes a letter to the editor, educates a friend about an issue, or phones an elected official, he or she is participating in activism.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

into more more more

I can't imagine it being a fun time at the offices of Into, especially upon finding out your boss is a homophobe. 

In late November, Grindr’s president and former CTO Scott Chen wrote a comment on his personal Facebook page saying that he believed that marriage was only meant to be between a man and a woman.

It must be even worse now upon learning one of their writers is facing allegations of rape and abuse.

image source: Twitter, Google.
First, though, I need to backtrack some.   On Monday, INTO published an opinion piece by Eli Erlick, a trans-identified activist, accusing Ariana Grande's new music video of being "anti-queer."

Full disclosure: I'm a little old to give a damn about Ariana Grande or her music video.

The article alleged or alleges the video mocks trans women, is homophobic, and racist.

But then, allegedly, Erlick started receiving death threats, and INTO made the decision to remove his name, the latter which sparked additional controversy and criticism regarding deceptive practices in journalism.

ngblog has not personally verified those threats.  To be clear, I am quoting from another website who says the threats were verified.

But in a new post, again published on Intomore.com, Zach Stafford, Editor-in-Chief, INTO reveals the story did not meet their editorial guidelines.  He also said or wrote they were made aware of past allegations regarding Erlick and following an internal investigation, Erlick "will not contributing to INTO for the time being."

What be those allegations? Nothing grande, pun intended;  It's just rape and abuse, that's all.  Nothing to see here, move along.

Here's what I can surmise about the allegations: They were made in December 2016, and the accuser is or was an ex-partner, who is, wait for it, transgender.

At the time, the accuser, Danie Yun Diamond, said she or he -hard to say because so many words and identities are being tossed about - was “emotionally manipulated into a vulnerable position” and “pursued relentlessly” by Erlick, finally deciding “it was easier to give in to being raped than deal with your pursuit.”

Erlick, but of couse, denies the allegations. In the mad, mad, mad, mad world of transgender activism, denial really is a river in Egypt.

And trans people are victims, not abusers and rapists.  Or so they tell us.

Update:  Not related to the above, but in some ways, it is.  Someone on Twitter tweeted Medium removed a blog post by a journalist named William Ray after he published a story there describing what happened to him shortly after publishing a story on his Wordpress blog that was later censored.  He's also been suspended from Twitter, apparently.

what it takes

If anyone at Diva had any integrity, they would quit in lieu of Linda Riley's outrageously ignorant remarks on a BBC Radio program Monday. Problem is Twin Media Group bought or acquired Diva Magazine in 2016 and it's only just now people are realizing Linda Riley and perhaps her business partner, Silke Bader, support the interests of the lesbian and bisexual women community.

The former and latter are said to be the magazine's target demographic.

On the other hand, money and fame do have a tendency to make people ignorant.  That includes people who work at Diva.  So far, I've not seen any reports of anyone announcing they're quitting the magazine in protest.

And so now endeth my rant against Linda Riley.   Riley's simply part of a long line of people with misplaced loyalties toward malignant causes or idelogies.  Just not fair of me to single her out when there are so many people who act and behave far worse than Linda Riley.

As I noted earlier, the gay community is a community rich in hypocrisy and double standards; and the worst of the lot are gay activists who cut and run at the first hint of trouble.

They refuse to admit or say our problems are self-made and self-inflated and or that they could be avoided if only we could learn to appreciate consequences.  But even saying or writing that is problematic.

It suggests or implies gay people must or need to be virtuous in order to fully or unconditionally accepted by society.

Who wants to live that kind of life?

The short answer is no one.  Better we all be damned when we do and damned when we don't.

And I suppose, do a little purging now and then so as to show everyone gay people are upstanding folks who keep ourselves in check.

I threw up a little in my mouth.

So the question I have now is, what to do?

Unfortunately, hereto lies a problem.  There are not that many people who are out and open about their views and criticism of the transgender agenda.  They are either socially conservative; misandrist feminists who blame their lot in life on the so-called patriarchy, whatever that is, or anonymous people who somehow figure they're saving the world while hiding behind an iPhone or Mac laptop.

That they've become the easiest and weakest group to break is an understatement.

As a someone opposed to trans extremism, I'm not sure what if anything I can do about it.  When they break, it's usually at my expense and or to the benefit of the people or group they claim are oppressing them.  

For years I've been waiting for someone to explain the phenomena of coward activism to me.  Thus far, no one's been able to.  After eleven years, I have to conclude there is no explaining it.  The answer remains as clear as the day I had a bunch of LGBT activists, bloggers, writers, and pundits throw me under the bus and take sides with an anti-gay social conservative.

What's it been like to be banished from everyday discourse and ideologically disavowed, say you? In short it's been no fun.  It sucks beyond reason that I can't dialogue with anyone about the trans problem or any problem for that matter.  

But it's also had its advantages.  For example, I've avoided the culture of bullshit that occurs frequently on Facebook.  That I know of, I've never been systematically targeted by anyone or any group on the platform and I've never experienced the joys of receiving a warning or notice from Facebook about my account being suspended or disabled because of something I posted.

Still, though, there are days in which I wish I was allowed Facebook access if only to find out or learn what the fuck some people are actually doing over there.  

Because they're sure not helping anyone hoping to rid themselves of the trans burden.

Oh, and maybe, defend myself properly from cowardice, hypocrisy, and personal attacks.

Nah.  there's no fun in that.  And that brings me back to where I started.  Trans extremists only win when they lie or cheat or manipulate.  Sometimes, most times, they get people to help them.    Why anyone would want to help a person or group whose entire existence is built on Nazi attitudes on human sexuality and radical muslim is beyond me.

I'm tired of waiting on someone to make sense of it all.

Monday, December 3, 2018

lesbian lies and the lesbian liars who tell them.

Here's a newsflash: The LGBTQ+ community is by no means sacrosanct. We have good people and we have bad people too, and like everyone else, they have agendas, some that are meant well, and others that simply the boggle the mind.

For example, when it comes to supporting the transgender community, I assume people do it because they believe trans people are disproportionately targeted in violent attacks and are often denied basic human rights.

But whether they are or not remains to be seen.   A few days ago, numerous people and organizations took part in an annual observance called Trans Day Of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in what they say or claim are acts of anti-transgender violence.

Does it matter that almost all these people who were commemorated or honored were not killed or murdered because they were transgender? Of course not, but why spoil an otherwise good bullshit observance?

I digress; Well, not exactly.  After all, TDOR can't happen were it not for the generous support of  LGB activists, especially the ones loyal to the corporate agenda.  They're the kind of people who would sell their mother out for a ham sandwich.

In fact, they probably have.  

But I don't know that for certain.

I do know they love lying for the transgender cause, however.

A well known lesbian activist named Linda Riley did just that today when she appeared on a BBC radio program and said she's never heard from lesbians concerned about being pressured into sexually accepting trans women.

In fact, she even went so far as to call any reports or stories of trans women shoving their lady cocks on [gay and straight] women,  lies and myths.

To make matters worse,  Riley is owner and publisher of DIVA, a leading lesbian magazine in the United Kingdom.

Since her segment, Riley has received an onslaught of criticism, and I might add, much of it deservedly so. I suppose to her credit, she's disregarded them all. In fact, there are people calling her a hero for saying trans-inclusive feminism is the only way to go about promoting the legitimacy of lesbian visibility.

I haven't asked them what color is the sky in their world.

Friday, November 30, 2018

grindr is homophobic. just ask it's president who said marriage is a between a man and a woman.

Grindr is back in the news again, and not in a good way.

I'm not referring to the airline pilot who hit on a passenger during mid-flight, although the optics of having a pilot staring into his phone and hitting on a passenger miles up in the air instead of monitoring the plane's dashboard is disconcerting, to say the least.

I'm referring to the president of Grindr, Scott Chen, who made a comment on Facebook that marriage is between a man and woman.

Even more astonishing was that a staff writer at Into, an online publication owned Grindr, published a story criticizing Chen about his comment, and wasn't immediately fired.

Chen says or has since said his remarks weren't translated correctly.  He also said "This article is unbalanced and misleading. It hurts my feelings and it also hurts INTO's and Grindr’s reputation."

He added,  "I am a huge advocate for LGBTQ+ rights since I was young. I support gay marriage and I am proud that I can work for Grindr."

Unfortunately for Chen, he repeated a trope we here in the gay blogging/activist community hear way too often from bigots and homophobes. 

One is, "my words weren't taking out of context."  Social conservatives love using that term alot when denying their homophobia.  The other one is, "I'm not anti-gay!  I have family or friends who are gay."

Yeah, sure.  Whatevs. Earlier this year, Grindr amended their app so as to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people.  It told it's gay users they can no longer state their preferences in their bios as part of some effort to stop sexual racism, whatever that is.

I know what it is.  And if gay people on Grindr had any common sense, they'd uninstall the fucking app from their phones.