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u/hga_another · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Excellent list. I'd add:

Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America, where for simplification the author generally used "KGB" for the organization that started out as the Cheka and was the NKVD for a good part of what the book covers. He's an ex-counterintelligence officer, and uses analysis techniques from that field to go from the known operative Willi Münzenberg to known or likely "Willing Accomplices" his effort recruited before he was (inevitably) liquidated by Stalin (the effort was of course restarted later, but the lethal payload had already been delivered, in the US especially after the #1 goal of diplomatic recognition of the USSR was achieved early in FDR's administration).

I'd like to emphasize that anything relevant written or edited by Samuel Francis is going to be great, but you'll likely want to read some of his freely available or cheaper works before buying his $48 magnum opus Leviathan and Its Enemies. He's the guy who came up with the critical concept of anarcho-tyranny, which in classic Wikipedia fashion has been purged from his page, but they forgot to remove the redirect of that to it. (In short, it's a new version of the ancient pattern of top and bottom classes conspiring against the middle, criminals in particular are enabled to prey on us, rules and laws are enforced against us but not them and e.g. immigrants in California, native farmer Victor Davis Hansen has a lot of first hand observations about this.)

For a laser focused analysis of the current SJW phenomena and how to deal with them, you can't beat Vox Day's SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, the genesis of which started with an unremitting out of the blue attack a decade and a half ago by some SF SJWs for really mild and unrelated to their domain badthink. He's a fighter, so it has a lot of good advice as to how to attack and counterattack them. /u/sciencemile recommends Mill's On Liberty, and per Vox Day, Mill would be relevant if for no other reason than his "defining [a] new idea of justice in a form that is still recognizable in the demands of today's SJWs" in his Utilitarianism. (On the other hand, view anything Vox Day writes about economics with extreme skepticism, and I note he's not fundamentally honest, he's quite willing to lie for tactical reasons.)

To get a taste of it, he's written a short SJW_Attack_Survival_Guide PDF that's [currently being discussed on KiA]

If you want to fight and are not equally adept at rhetoric as well as dialectic and know when to use each, he highly recommend's Aristotle's On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse (that seems to be the best English translation, but I've not read it yet, for better or worse my upbringing made me good at both).

Martin van Creveld's recent Equality: The Impossible Quest ought to be very important as well, but I've not read anything by him.

If you're really brave, check out The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements, although I only sampled that before starting with the two previous books in his trilogy, in the middle of the third now.

u/jmillerworks · 104 pointsr/KotakuInAction

You know some days I feel awful because my views and sales aren't as good as a lot of other peoples

But then a thread like this comes along and reminds me that[ I'm literally hundreds of thousands of ranks above all of these peoples best effort put together.]

As of today my GamerGate book:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
56 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Business & Money > Marketing & Sales > Public Relations
157 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Video & Electronic Games
184 in Books > Business & Money > Marketing & Sales > Public Relations

Their book:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
594 in Books > Computers & Technology > Games & Strategy Guides > Game Programming
2257 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Video & Computer Games
5638 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Communication & Media Studies

I actually had a surge last weekend probably had something to do with that idiot song, don't know I was at dragoncon and been in new york all this week working on my next projects so couldn't chase that trend but I at least figured a rising tide would raise all ships. Still it's not fair right or respectful to my work or the people I will be working with to consider them competition anymore since we'd like to be at the actual top, not the pretend top where our friends circle jerk us..

u/B-VOLLEYBALL-READY · 6 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Might I suggest some of Brad Glasgow's articles? He's a really good guy.

Talking to him is probably a good idea. He's done loads of research into GG and would probably be happy to help. He's @Brad_Glasgow on Twitter...

Have a read of Jim Desborough's book too (I think it's free with Kindle Unlimited) for the other side of the story:

u/HAMMER_BT · 4 pointsr/KotakuInAction

This puts me in mind of a quote from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged;

>"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get It straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it.
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

>Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

More recently a book called Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent illustrated from the viewpoint of modern attorneys what Rand proposed as a philosopher. By the way, for those that object to Rand as a 'right winger' (or whatever), note that Three Felonies is written by civil libertarians in good standing Harvey Silverglate(1) and Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz.

Well, they were in good standing, except they stayed liberals while the Left moved on from them...

(1) You may know him as one of the founders of FIRE.

u/sodiummuffin · 6 pointsr/KotakuInAction

I liked "How To Make a Social Justice Warrior" from sci-fi/fantasy author Will Shetterly. It's available free from Smashwords or Amazon.

It's mainly about SJW's attempts to take over the sci-fi community, which was one of the first communities they targeted, in addition to making a broader case against SJW/identitarian ideology as incompatible with genuine anti-racism/etc. Sometimes this means it ends up being about the minutia of internet arguments, but I always encourage people who encountered SJWs in one community to compare notes with the experiences of other communities. There's a ton of commonalities that are otherwise easy to write off as something to do with the specific community you're familiar with rather than with SJWs generally.

u/inquirer50 · 6 pointsr/KotakuInAction

You need the two most definitive books that outline GamerGate, the lead up to today's problems, how to crush the SJW and how to win.

Vox Day, SJWs always lie.

SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 1)


SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 2)

u/Muskaos · 615 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Read this:
This is written by a guy who has the #1 best selling book on Amazon about SJWs: SJWs Always Lie.
The biggest and most important advice I can give is: NEVER APOLOGIZE

u/Yesofcoursenaturally · 14 pointsr/KotakuInAction

>you could try treating them like human beings

That noble sounding sentiment is revealed for what it is the moment anyone looks at your comment history.

I'm asking for SJW deconversion stories, not looking for advice on how to generally interact with SJWs. There's already Books written about that.

u/The-Rotting-Word · 9 pointsr/KotakuInAction

>Why isn't this a bigger deal for people? GMA just got scammed and no one is making a fuss about.

Well, it happens literally all the time. Ryan Holiday wrote a book about it and how stupidly easy it is back in 2013. "Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday." But, nobody cares. Or not enough to matter, anyway.

And even if people did, care... who's going to report on it? The media? You think they're gonna let you know how stupid and easy to manipulate and constantly wrong they are?

u/rodmclaughlin · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

The best answer to this is Vox Day's uncompromising book
SJWs Always Lie.

u/fre3k · 9 pointsr/KotakuInAction

>one huge evil being with a bunch of disposable bodies

That being is called a meme. Intersectional social justice is one of the most contagious, and in some senses effective, memes of all time.

If you're interested in reading about such a thing, check out

u/Piroko · 83 pointsr/KotakuInAction

> A certain someone's book is coming out.

Yeah. Dangerous

u/Totalimmortal85 · 9 pointsr/KotakuInAction

What concerns me, and I would say actually scares me if I'm honest, is that it's not irony, it's intent. History shows where their rhetoric ends up, check out the book Days of Rage.

People ask why I speak out against this kind of stuff, and why I do it so passionately - well, it's because I've done my homework. This kind of crap starts off with good intentions, that much is true, but once certain people get a hold of it - it typically doesn't end well.

u/liatris · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

You might enjoy this article written by Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism. He is an opinion editor at the LA Time and constant target of SJW types.

Social Liberalism Is Not Libertarian Part 3,086,012

Here he is discussing the book on C-Span if you are interested.

u/TheRoRo1971 · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

You're exactly right. Not like one can screen for every tumblrina or special snowflake in every instance, every type of employment specialty. But there are ways to cut out the tumor before it becomes malignant, so I've heard.
If you didn't already know, there is an excellent read on the very subject:
It's by Vox Day, everyone's favorite crazy author/publisher.

u/itsnotmyfault · 4 pointsr/KotakuInAction

For those who are curious, Milo's "Dangerous" has around 25K sales between hardcover and kindle editions.

Zoe Quinn's "Crash Override" has around 1500 sales between hardcover and kindle.

Grim Jim's "Inside GamerGate" has around 230 sales between paperback and kindle.

All of these numbers taken from novelrank, which pretty much only cares about Amazon sales (ignoring all brick and mortar sales, sales direct from the publisher, and kickstarter/patreon/whatever preorders).

u/thedarkerside · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

I am reading this book right now and it is also draws a pretty bleak picture and shows this has been going on for 40 odd years.

> Wehret den Anfängen ;)

Way too late for that I am afraid.

u/kcu51 · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

There's a free book about it, if that helps.

u/inkjetlabel · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

The Kindle edition to his first book is free, at least as I type this.

Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunters International Book 1)

You'll need an Amazon account and the Kindle App, but the price is right.

u/whoisjohncleland · 10 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Read this:

Inside Gamergate

Note: No affiliation to author - just liked book.

u/Darkhan112 · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

> James "Grim" Desborough (who literally wrote the book on Gamergate)

Don't forget he also made a game about GamerGate.


u/Jackmono · 31 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Ordinary Men taking part in the extermination of the Slavic people. And ordinary men who participated in rape to such a scale that it caused a demographic shift.

u/kathartik · 5 pointsr/KotakuInAction

this is legit. the article is from over a year ago. he wrote a book about it

u/Frankly_George · 58 pointsr/KotakuInAction

> Isn't this what Correct the Record actually did? And in a way, still doing?

The three laws apply:

  • SJWs Always Lie

  • SJWs Always Project

  • SJWs Always Double-down
u/Dwavenhobble · 4 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Data so far

5,400 sales Physical

~101 Ebooks per day

That's from Amazon alone we don't know if Milo has managed to actually self publish such that bookshops are doing to be selling it too.

u/FredFuchz · 21 pointsr/KotakuInAction

There are a multitude of threads about Kill All Normies being a pretty bad source here. You might be able to glean some points from it, but I'd suggest going further into the sources it cites, rather than the book itself.

James Desborough's Inside Gamergate: A Social History of the Gamer Revolt is very much an insider's view of the whole affair, though is probably (and obviously) biased in one direction.

In specific regard to discrimination, look into #NotYourShield, covered in Desborough's book, which was a specific response to the allegation that GamerGate was racist, sexist, homophobic etc and entirely made up of straight white men, in which minorities of various types who agreed with the movement declared their support for GamerGate.

u/a3wagner · 9 pointsr/KotakuInAction

From the wiki article on Watergate:

>The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate complex on Saturday, June 17, 1972.

Also, this is a thing, as someone else pointed out. No one has ever said "Gamergate: Exposed!" in a headline.

I'd say it could still go either way, but I wouldn't say it's obvious.

u/Gizortnik · 6 pointsr/KotakuInAction

It's not a mental condition, it's normal human psychology that technology has pathologized into a profit motive.

That should really be the most terrifying aspect of this. These are absolutely normal people who can be ushered forward by ideology to commit unspeakable horror.

u/iSamurai · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

I'm reading this book right now. Should be required reading for anyone in KiA.

u/Singulaire · 7 pointsr/KotakuInAction

A bit of pedantry here: you wouldn't have necessarily been a Nazi, since many citizens of Nazi Germany, including members of the army serving in the eastern front, weren't actual members of the Nazi party. However, you probably would have "Sieg Heil'd like a motherfucker" and gone along with the orders to "liquidate" this or that batch of Jews.

> There's a story in Peterson's book about a troop of German Military police who go to Warsaw. Normal guys with families. Their officer tells them that its going to be rough, that nobody has to come who doesn't want to, but he'll be there and their comrades will be there. Almost nobody steps back from it, and they all go to Poland. Six Months later they're Bayoneting women in the street and kicking in doors to shoot people.

I recommend Ordinary Men, as linked above, for further reading. It goes into great depth on the story of how Reserve Police Battalion 101 went from average Joes to war criminals.

u/mcantrell · 118 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Speaking of books of interest:



Destroy a Man Now, a Feminist's guide on using false MeToo allegations to ruin the lives of men who upset them. The PDF version of it is available someplace. Looks like Amazon pulled the kindle edition after complaints.

u/bass- · -6 pointsr/KotakuInAction

i checked and they are full of conservative people praising the book & there are no top reviews from liberals criticizing it.

[The Cost of Our Silence: Consequences of Christians Taking the Path of Least Resistance ] ( 4.8 stars

ERADICATE: Blotting Out God in America: Understanding, Combatting, and Overcoming the Anti-Christian Agenda 4.3 stars

Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America 4.7 stars

The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left 4.6 stars

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism 4.7 stars

Understanding Trump - Newt Gingrich 4.8 stars

Dangerous - Milo Yiannopoulos 4.9 stars

most liberals have more work to do than write negative reviews for tripe that can be found on any facebook comment section. see, that is the difference ; most conservatives detest and loathe liberals while most liberals want to convince conservative to let progress happen.

but sitting and stewing in your echo chamber has made you believe that liberals are evil baddies

u/Chisesi · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Have you ever read The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy?

>Book Description
Publication Date: June 28, 1996
Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education, crime, and family dynamics, and to other social pathologies. In this book, he describes how elites—the anointed—have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

> a lot more liberal

You don't even know what liberal means if you think Bernie is liberal. Bernie is authoritarian leftist, as all are socialists, as the system doesn't work any other way.

> I voted for Bernie in the primary and then Trump in the general cause I wanted a change from the establishment politics.

So you don't have any principles, I get it.

> I then got into all the SJW anti feminist stuff that youtubers were talking about. Milo Yiannopoulos, Chris Ray Gun, Blair White, Sargon of Akkad etc. All the skeptic shit. Then I got into the "race realism" stuff which I assume you haven't looked into at all.

omg they were right, youtube is recruiting liberal socialists (lol) to becoming nazis. I don't believe you at all. You didn't start out progressive or even liberal.

I've looked into race realism, and found it split between scientists/pundits wanting to be able to tell the truth without being punished, and nazis looking to coopt the identity war on science for their own cause.

I've also read this, and many other books about where "race realism" (which is a euphemism for right wing identity politics) actually leads. It's real bad.

u/IronWolve · 4 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Just saw it mentioned this week, a book on how to commit fake allegations against men to ruin their lives. Aka, how to commit a crime. The book has been reported and still up.

>In How to Destroy A Man Now (DAMN), Dr. Angela Confidential (a business psychologist, consultant, and human resource professional) empowers women with a step-by-step guide for destroying a man’s reputation and removing him from power.

u/GrandmaCrickity · 16 pointsr/KotakuInAction

The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell

>The Vision of the Anointed is a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and other social pathology. In this book, "politically correct" theory is repeatedly confronted with facts -- and sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a whole set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites -- the anointed -- often consider themselves "thinking people," but much of what they call thinking turns out, on examination, to be rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against those assertions.

u/a-memorable-fancy · 13 pointsr/KotakuInAction

accuracy has nothing to do with is just one component of effective persuasion. quick rundown:

there are two modes of persuasion, dialectic and rhetoric. dialectic is based on facts, rhetoric on emotions. dialectic is concerned with accuracy, rhetoric with effect.

rhetoric is without any question the more effective mode of persuasion. somebody who disagrees with you on an emotional level isn't going to listen to your well-thought out and proven assertions that a given thing is wrong. they will definitely listen to effective ridicule or humiliation for their wrong beliefs.

the most effective rhetoric, however, is that backed up by facts. the reason why SJWs are reacting the way they are to the crisis actor meme isn't because of their high-handed moral supremacy regarding the victims of a tragedy, but because they CAN, HAVE, and WILL IN THE FUTURE use tragedies like this as planks to push idiotic social policy, and anything that threatens that stranglehold must needs be anathema. thus, the recent flailing.

you have a tactic at your disposal which is proved to be effective and which is in fact backed up by the truth. there is no more useful term than "crisis actor" because it causes such pain and suffering to the bunnies. use it and use it often.

further useful reading. it's on sale, grab it while it's hot.

u/blne · 52 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Don't get me wrong, I don't support any "hate crime" or "hate speech" legislation, hence why I said it would almost be worth it. I just think it would be hilarious to see people like Jessica Valenti and Jess Philips and The Guardian charged with hate crimes. Trolls in the UK could have a field day (actually they already could, given current hate speech statutes; what are they waiting for?).

Ironically the epidemic of "misogyny" is mostly imaginary (at least in mainstream British culture), while the epidemic of misandry is mostly real. So who are the real trolls? You can read explicit anti-male "hate speech" on any given day in mainstream news publications, but feminists have to search far and wide (cat-calling, fat-shaming, attractive women in video games etc.) to find their misogyny boogeyman. Indeed according to some academics in Canada, misandry has now become institutionalized in the western world.

There is an argument to be made that making misandry illegal could force feminists to realize their own stupidity/solipsism/irrationality, and therefore put an end to hate think laws, but unfortunately I wouldn't bet on that. Due to aforementioned stupidity/solipsism/irrationality.