If there were stocks in safe spaces, then Donald Trump’s presidential election would send them through the roof. The Nov. 8 election forced artist Humberto Ramos to run for the “blue” hills last week, and now Marvel writer Dan Slott has deactivated his account due to “pro-Trump” rhetoric (i.e., there are more people standing up to Dan’s obsessive political tweets — even after endless rounds of blocking people — than his mind can handle).
Marvel’s lead scribe for The Amazing Spider-Man informed his Facebook followers on Monday that he has so little self control that his best option for Twitter right now is to “remove the temptation.”
Mr. Slott claims Donald Trump’s adviser, Steve Bannon, is a “white nationalist,” but as usual he provides no credible evidence to back his claims.
To make such inflammatory charges would be like this blog discussing Dan Slott’s own history of bigoted statements towards Christians without linking to the evidence. But since this blog is concerned with backing up its claims there will always be links, videos and screenshots for readers to consider.
Dan Slott telling Christians who just won a case at the U.S. Supreme Court to go to “Christ-Land” is just as bad as CNN contributor Van Jones saying Donald Trump was elected president by a “whitelash,” but activist-writers are master practitioners of selective moral outrage.
Question: What would Dan Slott’s reaction be if two years from now Democrats perform well during midterm elections and Steve Bannon refers to their “blacklash” performance?
Question: What would Dan Slott’s reaction be if two years from now a Jewish group wins a case at the U.S. Supreme Court and Steve Bannan tells them to go to “Jew-ville”?
The answer in both cases is that Dan Slott would lose his mind on social media and cite the man’s words as proof-positive that he is a monster.
The reason why activist-creators in the comic industry and Hollywood are melting down before your eyes is not necessarily because Donald Trump will be the 45th commander in chief.
What really upsets these people is that Mr. Trump’s commanding victory has emboldened millions of Americans to finally — finally — push back against the endless charges of racism and bigotry leveled their way over mere differences in opinion.
My suggestion to readers for the day Dan Slott inevitably returns to Twitter is to continue defending your position, no matter how many different ways he tries to impugn your character. He will either block you (take it as a badge of honor), or retreat once again into a safe-space of like-minded peers.
Maybe Dan Slott and Joss Whedon can plot a coup together, even though we both know they would never be on the front lines…
Not surprised. Maybe Slott can get a job with my local newspaper, which also accused Bannon of being a “white nationalist” without any evidence as well.
“Not surprised. Maybe Slott can get a job with my local newspaper, which also accused Bannon of being a “white nationalist” without any evidence as well.”
**begin jingle** Everyone who disagrees with me is raaaaaaaacist, and if you disagree with that then it’s proof you’re raaaaaaaaacist. **end jingle** Heh.
There are a lot of tantrums being thrown about at the moment.
I give him 2 weeks before he’s back in Twitter. He’s too opinionated not to want to give his opinion.
“I give him 2 weeks before he’s back in Twitter. He’s too opinionated not to want to give his opinion.”
He’s probably looking into ways to speed-block anyone who disagrees with him. 😉
I have no sympathy for those seeking their safespace and for those so self absorbed they don’t realize that the rest of us have spent nearly a decade being outright abused. I don’t have a job, status in the community, a reputation that can be impacted by constant accusations of racism, sexism, or even rape. It’s almost comical to be so casually called a rapist because its so ludicrous, but I’m aware that for men that can be really hurtful and damaging.
Some people have now taken to wearing safety-pins, (we’re calling them diaper-pins,) because they allegedly feel so unsafe. Pfftt. They wouldn’t know what unsafe really is.
I also read that more than half of the Portland protesters who have been arrested didn’t vote at all. Kind of ironic to be protesting an election you didn’t even participate in. And no doubt some people are also paid provocateurs, just sent to stir up some chaos.
Those like Dan Slott have a responsibility to lead, to help set the tone, and to be a calm voice of reason. I realize that’s probably not going to happen, but just the same it is their responsibility and their behavior indicates and epic failure to rise to the occasion.
Sadly, it all appears to be true. An ad on Craig’s List offered $15-18 an hour to take part in the pre-planned spontaneous protests. (But people who want a pay check instead of a welfare check voted for Trump or Johnson.)
And a post at Legal Insurrection said that half of the protesters arrested in Oregon did not vote. Maybe they thought that the Fairy Votemother (or the Soros-owned Smartmatic machines) would magically cast enough votes for them.
Slott, Whedon, Ramos, and the crybaby college students need to go huddle in their safe spaces with their coloring books and Play Doh, and leave politics to the adults.
On the subject of Whedon, I seem to remember him quitting Twitter a year ago because some feminists chased him off. Why? Because of the way he depicted Black Widow in “Age of Ultron” or something. It’s hard to tell what SJWs get upset about; it’s an never-ending list.
I suppose now that he’s no longer involved with Marvel (his brother and sister-in-law run “Agents of SHIELD;” he only wrote and directed the pilot episode, and that’s the extent of his involvement with the show), he needs something to do. Normal people would’ve found some valuable to do with their time; Whedon chooses to create a Super PAC for Clinton. It’s also possible that he doesn’t have any decent show ideas anymore, too. At any rate, he’s a loon.
As a fan of both Buffy and Angel, this disappoints me.
I remember a few weeks ago on “South Park” when a couple cops were investigating Cartman’s disappearance from social media. They said “No one ever just quits social media; they let you know they’re quitting first.” This reminds me of that. Aside from beating his chest about politics, Slott wants people to care that he’s leaving. It’s pathetic. Even if you take the safe space accusation off the table, it’s pathetic–a craven need to be reassured that people like him.
If Slott were half as smart as he claimed to be, he’d be fine with a Trump win. You’d think many in comics and the overall entertainment industry would relish having a Republican president again after spending eight years in constant suck-up mode. Also, 2018 and 2020 might not be so kind to Trump and the GOP; maybe they will, but you’d think everything was set in stone right now by the way people are reacting. I remember a lot of disappointment on the Right when Obama was elected and re-elected, but nothing to this extent. Lord knows that Slott and others won’t hesitate to jump into the fray if Trump screws something up or embarrasses himself.
And really, it’s gotta be asked: shouldn’t Slott, Ramos, and others be more focused on their damn jobs instead of being obsessed about politics? Maybe the quality of Spidey comics will improve if Slott spends less time on social media and more time writing a script. Heck, he was writing some pretty good comics in the years before Twitter came along. (I’d say the same about Joss Whedon, but frankly, I never thought much of his work ever.)
“I remember a few weeks ago on ‘South Park’ when a couple cops were investigating Cartman’s disappearance from social media. They said ‘No one ever just quits social media; they let you know they’re quitting first.’ This reminds me of that. Aside from beating his chest about politics, Slott wants people to care that he’s leaving. It’s pathetic. Even if you take the safe space accusation off the table, it’s pathetic–a craven need to be reassured that people like him.”
A friend of mine asked me before I knew about Dan’s Facebook post if I’d write on it and I was like, “I don’t know, man. He just vanished out of thin air. It was weird. I’d hate to write something up and then he comes back days later and said his dad died. It’s just weird that he would just abruptly deactivate his account.”
Now that we know the reason why it just incredibly embarrassing for the guy. His need for ego massages and attention is just … sad.
Six words: “Don’t spend your money on them.” Not one dime.
They couldn’t give a f*** about you — they hate you, they despise you with an unbridled passion. To validate them via your hard-earned cash would just allow them a big self-satisfied chuckle.
Now I wish I had voted for Trump. These tears look so tasty and delicious. I just want to drink them all up or bathe in them.
I figured they would lose their minds if Trump won, but to watch them start smashing things, call for violent insurrection and send the racist labeling machine into overload was waaaay too good.
How can no one he knows in NY have a clue how trump won, when even NY went almost 38% trump. That’s over 1/3.
“How can no one he knows in NY have a clue how trump won, when even NY went almost 38% trump. That’s over 1/3.”
Dan Slott is a guy who claims to be open minded and “tolerant,” but it’s obvious he has not broken bread with a single Trump supporter in the last year and honestly asked them about why they support the man. He’s in an isolated bubble with New York liberal Democrats, which causes him to project all of his worst fears onto people he doesn’t know and doesn’t understand.
Man, in the past year or so I’ve completely lost respect for Slott. On a professional level and as a person.
Oh, looks like George Perez has joined them.
“Oh, looks like George Perez has joined them.”
The idea that Trump has a thing against LGBT is simply made up. It’s a lie, but yet guys like George Perez keep saying it in the hopes that they can will it to be true. It’s laughable.
Here’s another thing: Since when did Trump suddenly have a thing against Puerto Ricans? Never. Again — totally made up. Fiction. And the only people who believe it are people who want to believe it.
I didn’t vote for Mr. Trump. I even had one reader tell me he was going to leave because I was critical of the billionaire’s campaign. I am not “Trump Train Passenger 60 million + 1.” I’m a guy who will call the president out when he acts like a moron and support him when he does something worth my support. I will not, however, sit around and accept lies told by men like George Perez.
These people haver serious problems.
How many people are going to conventions to see comic book creators? The art is dying, now if he wrote manga…. maybe? I could be way off, I’ve only been to one convention because I have to work to support those who want to get paid to protest. But I don’t think “fans” will notice or care.
Interestingly enough, President Obama has been one of the people speaking in favor of making peace with the election results (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/14/obama-holds-his-first-post-election-news-conference/93806234/).
While I personally don’t blame anyone for not liking the results (I don’t), much less expressing their opinions or choosing to take a sabbatical from social media because of it, there is a time to pick up your life and move on. Personally, I think that the President has got it right and is not only setting the example for what should be done next, but, with how divisive the election was, it’s what the nation needs to hear. (That said, I wouldn’t blame someone needing more processing time.)
“Interestingly enough, President Obama has been one of the people speaking in favor of making peace with the election results.”
Yep. He’s smart enough to know that if the nation sees a bunch of Progressives out there destroying property after a free and fair election that nothing good can come from it. My goodness, Trump won Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. These people need to just accept reality and get on with their lives.
That’s the thing I keep hearing from the people like Ramos, Slott and the SJW’s who are fleeing to their safe spaces, can’t handle reality and acting like it’s the end of the world because Trump won, it’s: “We don’t know how this could have happened, we don’t understand!” They then proceed to place the blame on insidious hatred, racism, sexism and all of the other -isms they can think of. They look for everything else in the world for an excuse as to why Trump was elected, but refuse to look at themselves and what they are doing.
That is why they lose and until they understand that, they will continue to lose. THEY are responsible for Donald Trump becoming president. His victory is a message, a symbol of the rejection of the narrow and dogmatic ideology they constantly shout and attempt to enforce.
They decided that any other opinion or idea other than theirs is wrong, That there is no other way of looking at the world than theirs. And if you disagree with them you are ignorant, evil, racist, sexist, you are a “deplorable” person.
So these regular people that these labels are thrown at, those too afraid to speak their mind and opinion for fear of ridicule, shame, and loss of loved ones, job prospects or even their freedom, remained silent. Then in the voting booth, they can say what they really think. That’s why Trump won. That is why the house and senate are under total Republican control.
But they won’t learn from this. They will continue to see the other side as wrong, as sexist and racist. They will not talk to them or engage with them, they will run away to their safe spaces and double down on their rhetoric. They will cry and throw their tantrums, cry for revolution, and become victim and protector of the victimized all at once.
I don’t think they fear Trump so much because of what he will do, but because the very fact that he was elected signals to them that they cannot do what they are doing any longer and expect everyone else to fall in line. They are calling for a revolution? It already happened, and they made it happen.
Totally agree. Well said.
“That’s the thing I keep hearing from the people like Ramos, Slott and the SJW’s who are fleeing to their safe spaces, can’t handle reality and acting like it’s the end of the world because Trump won, it’s: “We don’t know how this could have happened, we don’t understand!” They then proceed to place the blame on insidious hatred, racism, sexism and all of the other -isms they can think of. They look for everything else in the world for an excuse as to why Trump was elected, but refuse to look at themselves and what they are doing.“
When someone says, “I don’t know how this happened” in response to an event, then they have two options: 1.) They can try to sift through the evidence and adjust their worldview because they were so transparently caught off guard due to a psychological blindspot, or 2.) They can double down on whatever theory they had prior to the event because there is no possible way that they could have been wrong. It must have been an outlier. It must have been “racism” or “bigotry” or [insert mean and horrible thing here] that was far worse than they could have ever imagined.
I think one of the biggest challenges in life is to stay true to the quest for truth. The truth forces people to constantly reevaluate. The truth often hurts. The truth is often uncomfortable. The truth will explode in your face if you try to shove it into a pressurized box of denial for too long. The human mind would much rather prefer to hum along with a “this is fine” auto-program than to grapple with the truth, but when all is said and done we must confront it. And if you’re religious (like I am), then you know in your heart that the whole TRUTH will be revealed to us in death. It’s best to get as much of it out of the way prior to that moment…
“THEY are responsible for Donald Trump becoming president.”
Exactly. It was a rubber band effect. The farther you stretch it, the harder it will hit when it finally snaps back.
Media elite live in enclaves. They preach diversity, and they may have token ethnic friends, but everyone they know comes from the same social/economic class, and has the same opinions on every issue. (There was a quote from a limousine liberal who said she could not understand how Nixon got elected, because she didn’t personally know one person who voted him. I’ve heard it attributed to movie critic Pauline Kael and to newspaper columnist Mary McGrory. Of course, both may have said something similar.)
So, it is not surprising that they get bitter, and cling to their New York Times editorials, and to their CNN commentary, and harbor animosity toward anyone (“racists,” “sexists,” “deplorables”) who doesn’t march in lockstep with them.
The more I read stories of people acting like this, the more I despise the American mainstream media and their never-ending wave of bias and lies. I have no sympathy for individuals like Slott and their refusal to grow a brain, but it’s the Zakarias, Uygurs, Mahers, and Colberts of the mainstream press that continue to spread all this farce.
Even here in the Philippines, we have our local celebrities (particularly prominent gay TV show host Vice Ganda) already spewing blink-and-you’ll-miss-it jabs at Trump for his supposed “racism and homophobia”. This is all due to the fact that most Filipino’s “knowledge” of American culture mainly come from CNN and Hollywood… and we all know what these “reliable” sources say about anyone belonging to the Republican brand. Hell, I myself would’ve probably ended up just as ignorant had it not been for the SJW mentality’s effect on my sister that spurred my interest in learning the root cause of her bizarre behavior… and oh boy! The sickening revelations just kept piling up from there. Yeah, as strange as it sounds, I have dear little sis to thank for making a non-American conservative thinker out of me…
Even in Australia, the media was extremely biased leading up to the US election. That’s starting to subside a little with better balanced reporting.
In terms of Slott and co, what a joke! LOL, is this what one would call intolerable and deplorable behaviour when SJW’s throw temper tantrums?
Slott is Jewish right? But he has no problem using the name of Jesus as a swear word.
How do you think he would go if he substituted the name of Jesus with Muhammad, Buddha, or Vishnu?
The hypocrisy is very telling indeed.
“Slott is Jewish right? But he has no problem using the name of Jesus as a swear word.”
I noticed that as well, it was one more of his actions that showed his ignorance.