I’ve gotten a great deal of enjoyment from the flourishing shitlord meme. It’s an example of not only owning an insult, but leveraging it to the base of the shaft. Its connotation of regal irreverence being almost irresistible to the small constellation of dissidents it was intended to smear.
Of course this form of resistance to suffocating orthodoxy is as old as European civilization itself, and thus explains much of the drive to shuttle that relic into a nice museum display. As that blanket of self-abnegating conformity has grown increasingly heavy, most have melted meekly into the magma: see every outlet of respectable conservatism as an example.
Though the heat and pressure have also forged some razor-edged personalities. Combatants against whom liberalism’s hoary incantations are no more effective than a shaman’s appeals to Mictlantecuhtli. One of life’s small pleasures is in watching a libcuck cast about futilely in his bare quiver for that one accusation to silence an implacable opponent. Once racist has been fired to no effect, they are left simply to flail.
To the chagrin of liberals and conservatives alike, this type of rhetoric warrior is increasingly percolating to the surface. And they’re less interested in kneeling before modernity’s sacred cows than cutting them into steaks.
The mainstream comforts itself believing these commentators are little more than the bitter lament of a receding demographic. Though I think that is a failure of depth perception in confusing waxing for a wane. Here and in Europe, the dissident right is spilling out of its social penitentiary. This being on vivid display in the Trump phenomenon, as legacy America begins to gag up the oatmeal of its impotent politicians. People are increasingly coming to understand the treachery of liberalism and duplicity of conservatives. As men are far more inclined to follow than lead, most reaching this realization only do so at the prompting of others. Those sounding the bugles are the Shitlords.
And while I’ve found the term amusing, its application has been overly broad. It is not for men who merely subscribe, but those who inspire. A voice amplified is a voice heard. And the Shitlords deserving of praise are ones who have planted the seed in others. Show a man the program against him and he will mock it for a day. Teach him to see the program and he will mock it for a lifetime.
So to the Shitlords of yesterday and tomorrow…Godspeed bigots.