Is 'Boycott American Women' a Feminist False Flag?
Now, I grant that any man on earth is entitled to seek a woman anywhere on earth where it shall please him to so seek. But while I am fully aware that this theme has been popular among certain segments of what you might loosely call the men's rights sub-sector, it is not a theme which I, myself, find politically advantageous to address in my writings. Accordingly, you will find the Counter-Feminist blog silent upon such matters.
At any rate, the author of Boycott American Women (or BAW) has left comments at various MRA websites requesting that they add his blog to their link roll. I don't know how many have complied with this request, if any, but I know that I was not among them. I feel that there is a glut of such writings already, and that the non-feminist revolution needs to "raise the curve" in certain respects, in the interest of rhetorical discipline, intellectual crystallization, and branding.
So again, I have not linked the BAW blog, and have no intention of ever doing so.
But I find the BAW blog to be of interest for other reasons. To be quite plain-spoken, there is something about it I don't like. To me, the odor of phony baloney wafts far too strongly from it, and I am not alone in that appraisal. It seems altogether too pat, too neat, too glib, too potted, too boilerplate, too self-parodyingly lowbrow, too much like a set-up job. Moreover, certain quirky inconsistencies, which I'll not take the trouble to go into, stand out to my critical gaze.
And I find it difficult to understand, by-and-large, the purpose of such a website. What is it meant to accomplish? This is not apparent on the surface, which might seem to hint that the blog itself is more than meets the eye.
Briefly then, I have a sneaking suspicion that the publisher of the BAW blog is a feminist who has created this website for tactical and propaganda purposes, as a ruse -- although I could be wrong. But you may go to BAW and make your own evaluation:
But now, the plot thickens. The popular feminist website Feministe has strangely taken notice of BAW and posted about it (on 12-27), and the commenters are having a merry old time using BAW for mudflinging practice in the time-honored feminist manner. Go have a read:
Again I say, that all of this has fallen into place far too . . conveniently. Why on earth would the Feministe people find out about BAW so very, very soon after its debut? What would lead them to learn of it so quickly? Why the hell would it appear in THEIR comment section, of all places? And more importantly, seeing that BAW is so relatively obscure, why would they even condescend to take notice of it whatsoever? All in all, this seems, well. . . disproportionate.
All of this, combined with the "phony-baloney" factor, inclines me to speculate audibly about such things with the intention that the world at large shall hear it. And if I am wrong about this case in particular, I am certainly not wrong about such things in general. Such things do happen.
And I feel it is wise policy to put into circulation the simple common acknowledgment that such things do happen. This will help to foster a healthy skepticism -- on the part of all, but especially on the part of potential supporters -- toward manifestations of this nature. In such manner we may set a pre-emptive onus of imputation upon our adversaries, and innoculate ourselves against forces that might tend to skew our branding.
ACHTUNG, BITTE!: If you got here from the link on Pandagon, go have a gander at THIS:
Amanda Marcotte Says You Want to Rape Her!