I Can Explain

1 10 2016


Actually, Moldbug can explain.

First, the story:

Minority Students Wear KKK Costumes To School

A Florida high school is looking at disciplining three students who allegedly wore Ku Klux Klan costumes to class.


However, it turns out that under those sheets were three minority students. The school district said two are hispanic and one was middle eastern.

“The last thing we need is to have any student regardless of race dressed up in that type of costume,” Browning told the public.

And that’s precisely why they’re doing it, genius, because you keep telling them how evil it is.  Forbidden Fruit Syndrome.

Or, as Moldbug says:

If you spend 75 years building a pseudo-religion around anything – an ethnic group, a plaster saint, sexual chastity or the Flying Spaghetti Monster – don’t be surprised when clever 19-year-olds discover that insulting it is now the funniest fucking thing in the world. Because it is.

In much the same vein, the alt-right Nazi trolling isn’t coming from actual Nazis, or from people who could actually become Nazis.  It’s coming from young people viscerally reacting to old people who keep kvetching about the evils of Nazis, and only for that reason.




One response

1 10 2016

“We’re a culture, not a costume, and its not okay.”

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