From the transcript of the Darkstream:
So what did we learn today? I don’t know about you, but I was, of course, horrified to read the Washington Post and be informed that not only is ComicsGate Hitler, but that Ethan Van Sciver is also Hitler, and that Diversity & Comics is also Hitler too. Now, I have to admit that there is a certain amount of, I guess since we’re on the Germanic theme, schadenfreude, to be had in watching how this is playing out from the outside. The thing that the virtue signalers and ComicsGatekeepers simply refuse to understand is that there is nothing – nothing – you can do to defend yourself against a rhetorical attack by SJWs.
You can virtue signal all you like, you can run around talking about how you are a diverse movement and that you that you hate hate hate the Alt-Right, that you disavow, disapprove, and anathematize people like myself and so forth, but it won’t do you a damned bit of good. So yeah, my first thought when I was reading that was, “hey, don’t come talking to me about this, you know, Two-Face van Sciver owns the trademark!” I’m actually waiting for the first accusations that my contacts at the Washington Post set that whole thing up, that this is somehow my fault. I deny that! I absolutely deny that I arranged that hit piece!
I’m not going to pretend that I don’t find it funny. I find it more than a little bit amusing, though not quite hysterical just because I understand that the very ComicsGatekeepers who were trying to brigade this particular stream are probably genuinely astounded, and genuinely dismayed, at these attacks from the mainstream media. And what you have to understand is that they’re not going to stop, they’re not going to listen to you. They’re not going to give you a fair shake, they’re not going to allow you to defend yourself in any way, shape, or form, and they’re going to lie. So you’re going to see more articles like this. You know, we saw this with GamerGate. A lot of you guys don’t know about the history of the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, but you really need to learn it because you guys are in the position of the Sad Puppies. The Sad Puppies were completely obliterated and that’s the fate that is in store for you if you follow your instincts.
Needless to say, the ComicsGatekeepers didn’t listen to me and continued to engage in some very public acts of virtue-signaling. A reader writes about D&C’s foolish decision to metaphorically tattoo “kick me” on his forehead:
I have to admit, even knowing better, to being highly disappointed in D&C’s latest futile attempt at virtue-signalling. He’s running another limited Indiegogo campaign as a “charity event” at premium prices, with at least US$10,000 to a charity that he spent several days researching and selecting.
Did he, a US veteran knowing full well how many veterans are in dire straits and in need of help, select Disabled American Veterans or another veterans’ charity. He did not. He chose The Trevor Project, an LGBTQIA+ charity. Seriously. Semper Fi is out; “please accept me, SJWs” is in.
The ComicsGatekeepers are cuckservatives through and through, and are unable and unwilling to conserve a damned thing. Just as you’ve said.
Once you indicate that you are willing to submit to the SJW Narrative, SJWs will never leave you alone until you submit to them entirely. The virtue-signaling tells them that you’re weak and that they only have to increase the pressure until you can’t take it anymore and give in to their demands. That’s one of the reasons they seldom even bother with me anymore. They know that not only will I never accept their idiot Narrative or submit to them, but the VFM and I will go after them harder and faster and from more directions than they even knew were vulnerable.