Trigger Warning: Rape Culture
An oracle by the name of Maya Angelou once said, “When someone tells you who they really are, believe them the first time.”
I’ve mentioned this before and it always bears repeating. It’s not always the grand gestures that will reveal the content of a person’s character. Or, lack thereof. If you’re an astute observer and know how to ask the right questions, it’s the seemingly minute comments and actions and the inevitability of time that will reveal all.
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News of the Stanford University rape case has shocked the world. Convicted rapist Brock Allan Turner, was sentenced to only six months and only three of which he’ll have to serve. The reason. The judge, Aaron Persky, a Stanford athletic alum, doesn’t Turner’s life to be negatively impacted. Translation: Turner is white and male and privileged.
As outcry and discussion rages on social media, many geeks are reminded of the fact that rapists and rape culture continues to be a disease in fandom and speculative fiction.
One example: Rape of Thrones.
And once again Facebook has decided to use this situation to do the absolute most deplorable thing possible. Facebook has continued to delete posts and mugshots featuring Brock Turner and suspend users in an attempt to silence them.
Champions of Anti Blackness, the Book of Face has also decided to become defenders of rapists and rape culture.
So of course MRAs and Gamergaters have been taking this legal injustice and running with it. Not only basking in misogyny but also racism. Case in point, this douchebag, Wesley Kirk; an Indiana based self published hack, white supremacist, Gamergater, cosplayer LARPer and owner of Medieval Monkey Creations.
While chatting with my good buddy Kat on social media, this racist had the audacity to not only derail the discussion but assert that Trayvon Martin deserved to be murdered by George Zimmerman.
So just to drive this point home. On a thread where we’re discussing the issue of rape and white privilege, a white supremacist, Wesley Kirk, chooses to derail the discussion and victim blame a murdered black child.
When I posted screenshots of his disgusting display on social media, Mr. Fedora thought he could silence me by Lady Pogue the following:
And when I didn’t back down…..
And when that didn’t work he thought lying to Facebook and claiming that I’m bullying and harassing him for posting comments he made would work.
Just like other predators, Kirk thinks he can threaten others into silence regarding the heinous acts he chose to continuously commit.
After all, if what he said was factual and he knows he’s not a bigot, why is he afraid of his comments being made public?
Simple. Like legions of other trolls and bigots Wesley Kirk enjoys saying racist shit on a locked friends post and got off on the attention and the outrage. For him the adrenaline rush and online gameplay is the equivalent of Warcraft.
But now that the screenshots of the racist commentary of Wesley Kirk trying to justify the murder of an innocent black child has been made public and others are seeing this predator for what he is, now he is scared.
And he thinks threatening me and making bogus charges is going to silence me. Yeah good luck with that.
First and foremost it’s not slander if the person is speaking the truth.
Secondly, derailing a discussion about a white rapist to victim blame a murdered black child is the definition of white supremacy. And the screenshots of Kirk’s racist comments more than backs up my claim.
Third slander is spoken, libel is written.
Fourth, given that Kirk was clicking like on the comments where I called him out, it shows that he didn’t believe his own BS.
Fifth, several people called Kirk a racist and a bigot. But the only person he targeted was the black person. Just like he victim blamed the black kid when we’re calling out Brock Turner’s white privilege.
Oh it’s just a few comments about a dead kid, what’s the big deal?
Dr. King was right when he said that an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. It sets a precedent. It allow systemic societal corruption to take root.
Most sociopaths harm and gaslight often just to test the waters. They want to see what they can get away with. Which is why it always starts small.It never starts big. It’s always small at first. A racial slur here, a fridging of a woman of color in a tv show. Little vandalism, a hate crime, and then a murder. A dozen murders. Genocide. Before you know it discriminatory and oppressive legislation is passed and before you know it, they’re coming for you in the night. Or in the middle of the day.
At the core of bigotry (be it racism, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, antisemitism, antiblackness, Islamophobia, etc.) it means some lives are matter more than others. The core of white supremacy is that in order for one to rise, it must be at the expense of others. Which is why whenever there’s one ism, others are often present. How many conservative politicians have also been racist, homophobic, and pedophiles? How many mass shooters in the last year have been members of white hate groups?
So when we as a society are silent and complicit when it comes to calling out police brutality against PoCs, it’s inevitable that oppressors will target Planned Parenthood or the rights of trans people when it comes to using a restroom.
Black Lives Matter isn’t just a cute buzzphrase. It means Morons Rights Activists and Gamergators like Wesley Kirk don’t get to derail a discussion on rape culture and white supremacy to compare an innocent murdered black child to a white rapist for funsies and not be held accountable for his actions.
Upon further digging, it seems Kirk “allegedly suffered a boo boo at work.” Because of a pending lawsuit it suddenly makes sense why he doesn’t want news of this ordeal appearing publicly on social media. Not a good look. One Google search and his credibility, integrity and sanity would rightly be brought into question.
After all, if he’s willing to lie and scheme and threaten others over being exposed mocking a dead black child, then he will certainly lie and scheme to make a quick buck on a frivolous lawsuit.
It’s the little things that tell you everything.
Almost forgot. Shocker this clown is another Bernie Bro.
So what does all of this mean? It means we’re never going to survive unless we get a little crazy. It means take a stand but take no crap. It means when a white LARPer and author degrades a dead black child, don’t back down.
As a wise woman once said: Compromise where you can. And where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right, even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, no. You move.