A little more self awareness, please

We can replace the word “incel” here with some others an it all still makes entire sense:

There are three pillars of radicalisation: needs, narratives and networks. These are the critical drivers that can turn perfectly nice, normal people into something much more dangerous. And social media brings them together more effectively than ever before.

Needs are people’s motivations: what drives them. That could be a need to feel special, or a need to feel part of something, or it could be a negative such as having experienced trauma.

Narratives are the stories these people can become part of, and many of those narratives are conspiracy theories. They’re incredibly appealing because they tell you that you’re special, that you have knowledge that the wider population is too stupid, too brainwashed or too evil to see.

And finally there are networks, which are the people who will give you the approval and status you crave and who will constantly reinforce the narrative of your particular group. These networks have always existed to some extent but social media has supercharged them and brought them into every home.

So which word shall we place in there instead of incel to see if it all still makes sense then, Carrie?

13 thoughts on “A little more self awareness, please”

  1. And finally there are networks, which are the people who will give you the approval and status you crave and who will constantly reinforce the narrative of your particular group.

    Hahahahahahaha. In the entire history of mankind, have women ever, at any point, created or enforced a network that didn’t do that?

  2. These networks have always existed to some extent but social media has supercharged them and brought them into every home.

    True. I would never have come across Amanda Marcotte if not for the internet. She has not been very radicalising though.

  3. QAnon feeds on widespread conspiracy theories, new age, and occult belief systems,”said Chamila Liyanage of the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right

    Unlike these crazy conspiracists, I only believe in scientific facts such as that Vladimir Putin secretly controls the US presidency and Brexit, the world is in the grip of a terrifying white supremacery and will end in 12 years time unless we obey a mildly retarded Swedish goblin, and fat blokes with hairy balls can be women if they wish hard enough.

  4. BlokeInTejasInNormandy

    ..incidentally, there is no word ‘incel’ in the extract.

    …which made it confusing for a bear of little brain.

  5. I do wonder why Carrie continues to name its blog after one of Morrissey’s songs? Despite championing the LBGT+ community and various other left wing causes, Morrissey is now a hate figure for the left.

    Perhaps there is still a residual trace of the gammon left in Carrie which the meds and surgery has not expunged.

  6. Wife is a fan of the US version of Big Brother and she constantly points out 3 facts about the dynamics of the show:
    1. No alliance of women ever survives more than 2 weeks without them turning on each other
    2. Never trust the gay guy
    3. It is entirely possible to win by crying your way to the end and playing on pity, though only if you are female and attractive

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    “ Wife is a fan of the US version of Big Brother and she constantly points out 3 facts about the dynamics of the show:
    1. No alliance of women ever survives more than 2 weeks without them turning on each other”

    When The Apprentice first started a colleague who’s wife was and still is a leading heart surgeon an it to work and said she was appalled at the way the women behaved towards each other.

    He said he didn’t have the heart (or balls) to point out this was really how they behave towards each other in work.

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