Stop, Gamma time!

SamuraiJeff illustrates the intrinsic self-delusion of the Gamma mindset:

Btw if you’re wondering why i manage to piss off all the mods, they come to each others aid and attack me. I simply defend and they get mad lol. It’s pretty great

Consider how many assumptions are fundamentally incorrect in these three simple sentences. And, of course, note the inevitable Gamma tell.

  1. No one, literally no one, was wondering how SJ managed to get himself banned. Most were probably wondering why he hadn’t been banned here yet.
  2. The first sentence is not only incorrect, it is incoherent. “I piss off all the mods because they come to each other’s aid and attack me.” That literally doesn’t make any sense.
  3. Solipsistic assumption of emotion. The Gamma is emotion-driven and assumes that everyone else is too. The moderators are seldom “pissed off” or even mildly upset, to the contrary, being given the opportunity to ban someone they had already flagged as a potential problem tends to come as a relief.
  4. Being held accountable to community standards is not an attack, much less a personal one. The primary responsibility of the moderators is to make the judgment calls concerning what actions cross, or do not cross, the line.
  5. The violation of community standards is literally defined as an offense. And it is a shameless lie to claim that one’s offense is a defense. This is pure inversion and would alone be sound justification for banning on SG or anywhere.
  6. A second false imputation of emotion.
  7. And there is the tell. Gammas love to feign that they are above the conflict, and posture in a way that is intended to suggest that the conflict merely amuses a superior being such as himself.
  8. The number of comments and repeated requests for intervention and review strongly suggest that the Gamma does not consider the situation to be “pretty great”.

Relevant verse for the day:

“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭