See that up there? That’s the logical continuation of what happened yesterday. James Gunn lost his job, and ultimately not just because of some dirty jokes he had told years go, but because the alt-right had crafted a narrative consisting of accusations of pedophilia and attending snuff parties. They managed to get each other worked up, got a few crazies on board the train, fired up the bots, and even picked up a few really bitter Snyder fanboys (Jesus fuck) along the way. They stormed the gates of Disney demanding an outspoken political rival lose his job, and got exactly what they wanted in just a few hours. Of course, the false accusations don’t surprise me. These people project, and according to them all rape allegations are false anyway. So what’s the problem with a few more?
Of course, there’s a lot more out there. A few of the smarter ones did manage to delete a few tweets literally calling for false police reports to be filed, but plenty have bought into the story and think its for real. All of Hollywood fucks little kids, and Gunn was somehow dumb enough to admit it on Twitter for the world to see and forgot to delete the evidence.
You know what? I’m not going to say Disney didn’t have every right to fire Gunn. I’m also not going to say that they shouldn’t have to worry about protecting their image. I will say that this was an opportunity for them, and they pissed it away. An opportunity to do some real good in combating these crazies. Countered their false accusations with the truth, and explained basic concepts like context and the kind of person Gunn is. Of course they didn’t. They cut him loose faster than a hangnail. They hired this man knowing full well who he was years ago, saw the tweets at the time they came out, disciplined him, and then moved on. Of course, that doesn’t matter to the fake moral outrage machine here.
See, I knew this would happen. Give these monsters an inch, and they want a yard. They’re still going after Gunn of course. It’s never over with them. They’re calling for an FBI investigation into his “totally real pedophilia.” They got some blood and they want more. Now they’re going after Michael Ian Black and Patton Oswalt, who of course gives zero shits about what they can do. They’re both secret pedophiles now, you see! These fuckers scream. “How DARE the left suddenly protect pedophiles. Isn’t that what you are always fighting against? How can this be a left versus right thing?” when you try and counter their goddamn narrative with facts. Fucking goddamn disingenuous crazies.
After Oswalt and Black, who’s next?
Maybe that uppity Sarah Silverman. She’s pretty outspoken and has said more than a few dirty things in her life. She just so happens to be in an upcoming Disney movie even. Maybe Robert Downy Jr. should be next? He’s got more than few skeletons in his closet. It doesn’t matter if we already know about those skeletons, of course. Oh, or how about the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy? After all, they willingly associated with Gunn all these years, and Dave Bautista has even come out in his defense. They all were just hanging out with a “known pedophile” all these years and did nothing.
And we just help them. We clutch our pearls and fan our faces and go, “my word. If we don’t make all social faux pas equal in level the general public won’t know we have the moral high ground.” That’s what matters most, right? That we treat all crimes equal, take out any sense of context or nuance, all so we can make sure we feel better than literal neo Nazis and people so far gone they genuinely need counseling. I mean, if we didn’t do that, we would be exactly like them, right? I mean, there wouldn’t be anything, not one thing, to separate us from them.