It would appear to me almost as though it were a parody if I stumbled across our little corner of the web before knowing anything of the red pill and discovered people speaking of "leftism" and "thought police." And yet even as laugh at how paranoid it sounds to consider that there is a cultural war on men and that there are those looking to police thought, there are victims and real examples here on this very board.
I am always surprised to hear that our culture seeks to silence thoughts and ideas that it does not like because it finds the ramifications of these conclusions to be too dangerous for the common good of society.
It surprises me because it's not necessarily effective.
For instance, refusing service to racists. Letting them know you disagree with their views and refusing to do business with them.
The thought process must be that people are afraid that racism might spread. By which means? I can only surmise they think that the ideas behind racism are so true, or true enough, that people will be tricked into thinking the ideas have merit.
So the only option is to block the ideas from the start. A conversation cannot take place because this means that an extremist group has gained some foothold or traction. The very conversation itself is demonized in this context.
But what's the intended goal? To dismantle the power of extremists by making their lives difficult?
What if the extremists are specifically upset about how difficult their lives are? How effective is this?
There is no doubt in my mind that today's war on men relies on keeping men from organizing. There is no greater threat to our government and to those who hold power than men who organize. Women can organize because they want to grow government. But when men do it, revolutions happen.
But how effective is it to poke a beehive?
Just today I saw news that our very own /u/bsutansalt was unable to advertise men's meetups on meetup because by default this sort of meetup is considered wrong, hateful and extreme.
This user was unable to get his men's rights t-shirts printed by multiple companies because they were deemed offensive and hateful, and extreme.
Roosh has been met with extreme aggression and protest as he tours various countries and states to peacefully meet with other men and discuss men's interests. The lies thrown his way are the only way to help cement his scarlet letter: 'R' for Rapist.
Our sub itself is under constant attack for being considered wrong, hateful, and extreme.
And there are countless other stories on /r/theredpill as well as /r/mensrights showing how men are systemically told "no" for having their own interests and ideas that are not approved or stamped by the thought police.
Why would that make us any less extreme?
If their goal was to show us our ideas were wrong, then shutting us down only makes us right. If we were wrong, we would pose no risk to our culture. We are the figurative butt of this culture's joke, and they are doing their best to keep from letting us in on it.
If men get together and talk, then they compare notes, they might realize what a raw deal they're getting. And we might stop supporting the system that does nothing but take from us. And... we can't have that.
You know what makes men more extreme? When they are not given valid arguments or reason, but instead told "no." When they have nothing left to lose. When they discover their theories validated by everybody around them.
The very fact that /r/feminism has a safe place to talk, but /r/theredpill constantly worries about when we're going to be on the chopping block- this is the inherent sexism of our culture.
Even our speech must be labeled hate speech so nobody accidentally listens. What would happen if we made sense?
There is ZERO criteria by which our speech should be considered hate speech. But arguing that misses the point of this war. They know it's not hate speech, and that's why it scares them.
If the world's goal was to reduce those they consider extremists, they've done a piss poor job. TRP would've shriveled and died long ago if we weren't so fucking right.