- Oct 25, 2017
Imagine if someone setup ISISChan and you had several domestic terrorist attacks directly linked to it.He needs to be extradited back to the US and face justice immediately. Can you imagine if a BIPOC had done even a tenth of what this literal piece of shit did? People of Colour get locked up and killed for selling loose cigarettes, meanwhile this colonizer builds a nazi training camp all in the name of freeze peach and then just skates off to gentrify other cultures? Fuck white supremacy.
Same. I've been an avid BBS since the early 90s and grew up with rudimentary forums like this one, but I never got into the Chan thing. I used to stop by 4chan in the mid-2000s at some point, getting memes (before they were called memes) or whatever, but I never actively used it. The design of most chans, the anonymity (and no pseudonymity), and the chaos of them were all turn-offs for me, while seeming to be a selling point for certain people. I was never into anime either and I always associated the chan sites with anime jokes that I didn't understand.That was an interesting read. I've been on the internet forever (like acoustic coupler/bbs forever), but never really experienced chan sites. Based on who I was as a very angry and abrasive late teen/20's small town disabled kid in the late 90s that's probably for the best.
An extraordinary amount of people deal with debilitating medical conditions and difficult family circumstances.I hate feeling bad for someone that founded a website that has contributed to so much hate, death, and pain, but reading the first ~40% of it I feel bad for him. The article doesn't even describe why but his parents divorce, his father gets custody of him as a child, and loses custody of him, he goes into foster care, as a very disabled person that's... sad. My sadness for him doesn't make up for his complicity in extreme viewpoints and the horrendous results, but that's a really hard childhood.
Yeah, I'm not defending him or explaining away any of this, but I still feel weirdly bad for any child that grows up in that sort of situation.
Agreed. ResetERA is a prime example of this. If the shit that went down on GAF hadn't happened the way it did, this site wouldn't exist. And even if someone had created an alternative GAF, without the driving event there just wouldn't have been a mass migration.
Damn. What can you even say.In the meantime, Brennan’s online identity was developing. “I was known as the guy who was always talking about eugenics, that was my thing,” he says. He posted about it every day. In 2014, he wrote a disturbing essay, published on the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer, calling for the sterilisation of people with diseases like his. It simmers with anger, especially at his father, whom he calls “a complete deadbeat”. It ends: “I am simply asking for compassion from an ignorant society that falsely believes it is unethical to give genetically defective people incentives not to reproduce. I am simply arguing for a world full of healthy, happy children who can play outside with their friends without breaking their legs.”
Brennan’s views on eugenics were unarguably appalling, but they should also be seen in the context of his experience. He hated his parents for bringing him into a life of pain, and it led him to this monstrous viewpoint. “I don’t want to speak for everybody with a disability, but I hate being disabled and I always have,” he tells me.
Digi as always, cutting through the bullshit.
I read the article. Dude was a child pornography enabling nazi platform providing eugenicist.
Tell me about it.
Sorry, where is the remorse? This?
Were I one of the family members of the 51 people murdered there by a person radicalized on the site this guy willingly, non-accidentally created, I wouldn't take much comfort in that.
Mr. Glass was a deplorable human being who got dealt a shitty hand. Smart guy, but shitty. That's the only parallels I can find. I can't say I'd ever give someone some pretentious title like that, I was simply pointing out that I could tell the guy didn't read the article.I read the article. Dude was a child pornography enabling nazi platform providing eugenicist.
He was raised by a edgy hate site that trained him that being the most audaciously vile is commendable. So no, I don't think he should be compared to Mr. Glass because he would probably take it as a compliment.
Tell me about it.
^^^He needs to be extradited back to the US and face justice immediately. Can you imagine if a BIPOC had done even a tenth of what this literal piece of shit did? People of Colour get locked up and killed for selling loose cigarettes, meanwhile this colonizer builds a nazi training camp all in the name of freeze peach and then just skates off to gentrify other cultures? Fuck white supremacy.