Occasional jest in good humor brings a little levity to our sub, so I don't usually make a big deal of it. But I wanted to address a particular type of humor that is prevalent in reddit culture, annoying as fuck, and doesn't belong here.
Mockery, snark, and sarcasm are the language of the passive, those who cannot confront an idea with logical discussion resort to these methods out of necessity. For them, the argument is an emotional one, and thus is only confronted emotionally.
This weakens the blade, however. When you allow your mind to rest, receive and make comments from the gut, you have accepted the culture and perpetuate it via compliance and conformity - cultural checks and balances that perpetuate memes by emotional merit regardless of value to anyone's mind.
Yes, the red pill has a culture, but to accept it blindly is stupid. None of us are infallible, and all of us are here to learn.
I don't mean to cut down comradery, which I think I speak for all of us- has been a positive experience. A fair number of us come from a background where these types of bonds with men are not happening, or are rare to find. To find a group of like minded individuals has been almost life saving for myself and I suspect for a lot of lost souls.
I do not plan on approaching this with a heavy hand, but encourage you all as a group to drop the language of the passive and stay focused on the topic at hand. If a post contributes nothing, we will continue to remove it as we always have. But if you find yourself about to sarcastically call somebody a "rapist" or snark about double standards instead of address them rationally, I encourage you to change your approach.
Snark, sarcasm and mocking are the tools of social justice warriors and adds no value to our sub.
That is not to say humor doesn't belong here, if done tastefully I believe it fits quite nicely. But do us all a favor and consider if the comment you're about to make truly brings value to our sub.