Years ago, I felt the need to express my disgust with 4chan–particularly, Anonymous and /b/. I considered it emblematic of the degenerate madness of millennials–a sewer of grotesquerie, perversion, and self-infatuation.
Today? Today my sentiments toward 4chan have swung 180°–I now view it not as a mere cesspit of degeneracy (which it most certainly is), but as the crucible that has forged tomorrow’s warriors for Western Civilization.
(Note I use the past perfect “has forged” above, as I believe 4chan is not what it used to be. More on that later.)
As Nietzsche had observed, “But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downward, into the dark, the deep–into evil.” While our universities coddle and bend over backwards to accommodate ever-more hysterical, triggered-happy, overgrown infants who literally cry and retreat to their “safe spaces” when exposed to innocuous words (such as “Trump 2016”) or images (such as the Confederate flag) that they have been trained to view as “offensive”, 4chan provided an outlet for the men amongst the boys to congregate and hash it out, no holds barred. Put another way: Our universities are little more than really, really expensive ball pits for overgrown children, whereas 4chan was Fight Club for men sick of our degenerate, emasculating, pathetic, weak, groveling, suicidal culture. (Which is why many of you probably never heard of it, at least not when it first started out years ago. For the first rule of /b/ [the heart of 4chan] was, like Fight Club, do not talk about it.)
From that fusion-level inferno of anonymous online debate, replete with the most offensive images you could imagine, arose a subset of millennials incapable of being offended, of imperturbable sangfroid, who are insanely quick with rapier retorts both online and IRL, and whose capacity for destruction of SJWs and the sick “culture” they create is like nothing we “oldfags” can imagine–an indomitable amalgam of incredible talent, high IQ, broad erudition, and hilarious, withering ridicule.
And, like Donald Trump, the more you attack them, the stronger they get.
In fact, Donald Trump’s popular support is, in my estimation, largely driven by these young White Warriors. All those hilarious Trump memes you see on Facebook and such? They’re coming from /pol/, 4chan’s politically incorrect board. (In fact, pretty much all memes–at least, all the good ones–you’ve seen floating around the internet for the past decade can be attributed to 4chan users.)
But 4chan is, as alluded to above, not what it once was. Amongst other key changes, its founder–a geeky kid named Christopher Poole (known more affectionately by his 4chan handle, “moot”)–has walked away from his muse and sold his soul to the antithesis of 4chan: Google. (Not that I blame him–Google no doubt offered him a pretty penny to join their evil ranks, and the poor kid never made a dime off 4chan and I’m sure his mother was on him to get a real job and move out of her tiny NYC apartment.)
But I don’t believe that matters: Anon has grown up, and, like Poole, has left the 4chan nest and started their own adventures.
The Trump phenomenon is only the tip of the iceberg. What is happening is that these graduates of anything-goes slug-fests are bringing their tactics to bear upon the sociopolitical milieu as we speak.
They are no longer “anon”; they are now “shitlords” (a term of endearment co-opted from feminazis’ handbook of epithets against men), and they are busting down one “safe space” after another and shining the light on these SJW cretins so all the world can see what a bunch of ridiculous, craven paper tigers they really are.
They are destroying Orwellian political correctness. They are hacking university printers and remotely printing off, en masse, the most “triggering” material they can produce. They are “troll-storming” cucked-out, neocon rags like National Review Online. In short, they are fighting back. Lord almighty–someone’s actually fighting back!
They are, in a way, Vikings loosed upon an effeminate populace…and it is a glorious thing to behold.
While our debt-saddled, highly indoctrinated, precious little snowflakes pride themselves on their rootlessness, blowing in whichever direction TPTB decide to blow them, 4chan’s best and brightest stand tall, strong, and unyielding. They shall not be bowed.
In sum: Where once I saw 4chan as the death knell of Western Civilization, now I believe that it may prove to have been the modern agora in which Western Civilization found the will to rebirth itself, once again.
The fight is not over, my friends. In fact, I believe it’s just getting started.