Field Guide to Clown World, Ch. 1: Social Constructs

Last updated: December 12th 2022

Introduction #

The Church of Woke. The puritanical cult of our day.

Being responsible for most of the Clown in Clown World (as of 2022), the Church manages to be both aesthetically leftist and operationally corporate-fascist. It expands by capturing key parts of the increasingly more interconnected Modern West. It invites itself to every place where humans communicate with each other, and appoints itself Moderator and Tone Police.

We've all dealt with it directly or indirectly. It's the outrage brigade. The sexism patrol. The racism watch. It polices the Online world (eg. Social media), the Entertainment world (which some call "Culture"), and the Sausage Factories (which some call "Education").

As I write, some argue that the cult is floundering. Perhaps even falling. From what I gather, recent "woke" films and TV have been flopping. That's a positive sign. On the other hand, it might just be mutating, scanning Clown World for more "systemic issues" and "social tensions" to exploit, ignite, or straight-up invent. Thus, it's worth trying to understand its operations.

  1. How did The Church of Woke gain power in the first place?
  2. How has it retained it?

I'm going to skip over the first question, because it's a history question, and I would miss my goal of keeping this short. Instead, I'm gonna leave the history for later chapters, and jump to the second question, so I can give you some practical advice.

So how is the Church retaining its power? Why has it kept growing? What feeds it? Well, aside from the obvious things we all know it feeds on, such as eg. mental illness among the fucsia and blue-haired population of the First World, I can point to one thing that has certainly been feeding it: You!

You are the problem #

Yes, you. Based man. Chad guy. Liver King. MMA King. Greek-statue-as-profile-pic King. Roman-Emperor-quote-in-bio King. Red-pilled King. Carnivore King. All the Kings. And Queens. The Liberty queens and the conservative queens and the based queens and the totally-not-a-fed gun rights queens. The Anti-Woke, so to speak.

I feel physical pain whenever I watch you either waver and run away from the fight, or plunge straight into the Church of Woke's quicksand traps, just because they utter some magic words that have the form "X is a social construct!" where X is something that is, indeed, a social construct.

So let us demystify those words, so that they stop acting like a spell on you.

I could use any social construct, but I'm gonna go with the most commonly brought up: Gender.

Make-up, stockings, and high-heels. #

Imagine we're looking at a human male who is wearing make-up, stockings, and high-heeled shoes. Would you say he's a real man? Going by your tweets, I know you will answer something like:

"Hell no. That's an effeminate. A soy boy. Probs gay tbh."

What if I then showed you the same man grabbing a gun, hopping on a boat and proceeding to go kill a bunch of cops and then becoming a Founding Father of the United States of America?

Yes, I forgot to mention: This example takes place in the 1770s.

Consider the life story of the individuals who were the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (of America):

Does any of that sound like the life of an effeminate sissy? Of a pampered princess soy boy? No. They were men. Real manly men who did manly men things.

You know why? Because gender is a social construct.

Gender is a social construct #

I know it disappoints you, but it's true: The men who became the American Founding Fathers were not, in fact:

  1. As buff as Liver King (that scammer finally got caught, by the way).
  2. Selling ebooks on "How to Become a Real Man by Sunning Your Balls Every Day."

And, as we know, they would often wear high-heeled shoes and stockings and perfume and wigs and make-up.

But it is clear, and you cannot deny, that they were the men of their society. Nothing they did, including wearing make-up, stockings, high-heeled shoes, made them any less manly. Back then.

You know why? Because gender is a social construct.

And, to be sure: Today, in the month of December of 2022, wearing make-up and high-heels and stockings is effeminate, isn't manly, and a Real Man just wouldn't do it.

You know why? Because gender is a social construct.

And, like all social constructs, the idea of Gender can change, and has changed, with the times.

Already, you should be starting to grasp that the problem is neither that something is a social construct, nor that it can change.

The magic spell that SHOULDN'T work #

The words " a Social Construct!" seem to invoke some kind of magic spell that interrupts the normal operation of so many of my based friends.

So let's look at the dictionary definition of "Social Construct". Read the definition, slowly and carefully. Every word matters. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Social construct
noun. formal. : an idea that has been created and accepted by the people in a society.

Let's take this definition apart. It says that a "Social construct" is:

Now that you comprehend the definition of "social construct," let's proceed to squash some false implications that I can still see creeping around your brain.

"X is a social construct!" – Yes, so? #

Let's read the definition again:

Social construct
noun. formal. : an idea that has been created and accepted by the people in a society.

I ask you now:

I hope you see that the answer to all of the above questions is "No."

So why the hell have you been losing the plot, hyperventilating, throwing runtime exceptions, denying history, denying reality, whenever a they/them thing tells you that gender is a social construct?

You should just reply "Yes, so?"

A few other options:

You get the idea. You're supposed to defend social constructs, not deny that they are social constructs.

Final words #

It's called being a conservative, guys.

Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that many of us in Team Based want to be both "Anti-Woke" and fashionably "not a conservative." Like everyone else in Clown World, we want to have our cake and eat it too.

The conservative preserves those things about society that he or she deems important, right? Well, I can't think of anything more important to preserve than social constructs such as Man, Woman, Child, etc.

"But which social constructs should I preserve? Which of those 'ideas that have been accepted by the people in a society' should I be prepared to defend to the death?"

Ah. Good question. If only there was some kind of traditional thing to guide you on matters of traditional social constructs...

I'm not gonna get into that yet, so let me end with this:

You cannot fight the Church of Woke (or more generally, navigate Clown World) if all that it takes to destroy your social constructs is for some clown to accurately point out that they are social constructs!

That's all for now.

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