Wayback Privilege

Futurism is way too white male. The retrofutural Left-Molbuggian argument clinches it:

Time travel … is another thing that is a distinctly white male preoccupation — going back in time, for marginalized groups, means giving up more of their rights.

(Adopted from here, which is funny, despite the pitiful pandering.)

“Don’t anomalize my Zeitgeist bro!”

August 1, 2015admin 12 Comments »
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  • Hattori Says:

    “Time travel … is another thing that is a distinctly white male preoccupation — going back in time, for marginalized groups, means giving up more of their rights.”

    Related:
    Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games

    http://www.medievalists.net/2015/07/15/when-reality-becomes-fantasy-how-video-games-are-hijacking-the-middle-ages/

    “medievally-themed video games are a space where whiteness can be anchored, in a ‘happy history’ where a world is free of multiculturalism and white guilt.’”
    “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’ to legitimize this kind of literacy.”
    “Unfortunately for gamers, the tide is turning and the inspection of their identities is happening whether they like it or not” (!!!)

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  • SVErshov Says:

    well, how it can otherwise, when for example in Zulu dictionary word “future” appeared just few years back, and nobody still quite comprehend its meaning.

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    michael Reply:

    I read about that, how utterly incomprehensible future time is to africans and some amerindian tribes.
    I dont find CK funny he really gets me reaching for the turner diaries

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  • Samadhi Says:

    “Time travel … is another thing that is a distinctly white male preoccupation — going back in time, for marginalized groups, means giving up more of their rights.”

    You mean… blacks don’t fantasize about returning to a pre-colonial African utopia?

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  • Aeroguy Says:

    They just want to be bonobos. They have no clue why the rest of us have this inborn revulsion at such and no desire to understand the root of why. If they did they would understand why their vision is misguided and bonobos are only ever evolutionary cul-de-sacs.

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  • JBP Says:

    Seriously ? Video games and time travel might be two different things. However, isn’t playing that criminal car video game kind of like going back 6 or so millennia? To the jungle? Ah, yes grand theft auto couldn’t remember the name.

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  • Kgaard Says:

    That Atlantic article is truly horrific/retarded. But I am just sick of thinking about this stuff. Several themes from this blog come to mind:

    1) The great innovators now are mildly sperg. That’s what you need to do: Tune this shit out and move on. Or else obsess over it and achieve zero.

    2) Noah Yuval Harari, in his book Sapiens, notes that ALL empires through time have been multi-cultural, with the leaders proclaiming brotherhood of man. Most men have lived in empires in recorded history. So, you know, tough shit about all the immigrants.

    3) I was in the mountains of Maine today. Lot of white proles with 87 IQs and tattoos running around on ATVs. Not appealing. Do I have ANYTHING in common with them?

    4) Life has always kinda sucked for most people. For instance, in 1893, 1 in 12 steelworkers in the US suffered a death or severe industry. They were working 12 hour days, six days a week.

    Bottom line here … Once we have the central NRx principles in our heads, could it not be more fruitful to just kind of move on? I’m worn out with being pissed off all the time. The internet is one big rage fountain. Surely there is something better to do with one’s (i.e. my) life? Even though granted this Atlantic woman is a moron. Can’t we just try to ignore them all and do something useful like Musk or Aubrey De Gray?

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    SVErshov Reply:

    “Once we have the central NRx principles in our heads, could it not be more fruitful to just kind of move on? ”

    move where? there is no “next level” just purely schizophrenically crystal white plateau. no any levels, limitless in any direction, NON REFLECTIVE.

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    yyeltzin Reply:

    It’s easy to stop being mad all the time. View these things with a bit of curious befuddlement and amusement. It’s all anthropology really, just that you’re observing from inside the zoo. See the general principles at work and then specific occurrence like articles like this are just more evidence for those systems at work and shouldn’t even come to surprise you.

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  • Fek Says:

    Something tells me the author hasn’t read this: http://www.wired.com/2008/11/the-manifesto-1/ although it probably wouldn’t sit too well anyway.

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