Whom the gods would destroy

They first set against the God-Emperor:

Megyn Kelly is OUT at NBC just 48 hours after defending blackface as she and the network fight over whether she will be paid out her $69M contract in full.

It’s not as if literally everyone didn’t know that wasn’t going to end well. I’m only surprised that it ended so quickly. The Token Conservative gig just isn’t viable these days; the SJWs won’t tolerate the tokens. Kelly was doomed from the moment Trump didn’t show up for the Republican debate on Fox.

We wouldn’t hire her in a million years. She’s toxic and her personal brand is finished.
– ABC


Everyone is black and gay

Or so you’d think if you watched television:

Broadcast television is enlisting a record percentage of LGBTQ characters and featuring more LGBTQ characters of color than those that are white for the first time in the 2018-19 television season, a report published Thursday found.

GLAAD’s annual “Where We Are On TV” report, released Thursday, found that LGBTQ characters comprise 8.8 percent of all regular characters this season, up 2.4 percent from the 2017-18 season. (Last season had previously held the record for largest percentage in the report’s 23-year history.)

But we can do better!

Characters with disabilities are still significantly underrepresented compared to their presence in the actual U.S. population: Only 2.1 percent of characters on broadcast are disabled this season compared with 13.3 percent in the U.S. population.

If they do the same for the underrepresented demographics what they’ve done for the LGBTQP crowd, 58.5 percent of all television characters will be disabled and 132 percent will be obese. And in British advertisements, 86 percent of all blonde women are married to the same bearded black guy. Although I actually saw him married to a black woman the other day, so apparently he’s branching out.


Oprah for men

Roosh explains why Dr. Jordan Peterson has sold whatever shattered fragments remain of his tortured soul:

Why has Jordan Peterson betrayed his red pilled audience? Peterson signed with the LA-based media agency CAA and had an informal screen test with Dr. Oz and Oz’s producers. This coincided with the planned  Kavanaugh tweet to give him a patina of moderation and separate him from the alt-right, ultimately making him more palatable to TV advertisers. The end goal is to voluntarily neuter him by giving him a massive paycheck and daily show talking about diet, relationships, and family like Dr. Phil.

I suspect the Weinstein brothers were heavily involved in making the initial contacts meetings, but the CAA media agency in LA is pushing this hard as well. They have a comprehensive plan to accomplish it. No idea if Jordan Peterson is enthusiastic about participating but I fear he has already made up his mind. Just look at the social responsibility page of CAA; it’s just absolutely littered with all the specific woke SJW nonsense Peterson specifically said never to associate with. He’s destroying, I mean destroying his brand. This was the cornerstone of his brand, now he’s about to cash in with CAA.

The only problem with this theory is that it assumes Peterson didn’t gladly sell his soul already. And he did; he is content manufactured by a Canadian television impresario who was on the lookout for someone he could market. CAA is just the call-up to the big leagues, nothing more. The goal is to create an Oprah for men, less because a male Oprah will further weaken a generation of spineless American men and render them more compliant, but because a male Oprah will make a lot of money for an industry that is literally under siege from every side.


Magic dirt, magic schools

Want to bet the vast majority of people using the term have no idea where it originated?

In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them.

In liberal Park Slope and the surrounding areas, the news was received with mixed reactions. Those against the plan were quoted anonymously in various news outlets, lest they somehow appear to oppose diversity. They had seen what happened to Upper West Side parents who were named and shamed in articles when they opposed proposals for their schools.

One Park Slope dad told me he sees the move as a “prelude to breaking up the specialized high schools.” He added that the plan would “put the academically struggling kids in schools where ‘magic dirt’ makes kids smarter.”

Keep this sort of thing in mind whenever people try to tell you that what you’re doing doesn’t matter. It’s the ideas that matter, whether or not The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and NPR ever deign to accord you the fame of a Malcolm Gladwell or a Francis Fukuyama.

Like the core pro-immigration argument, the core pro-integration argument is cargo cultism that is so obviously wrong it can be accurately dismissed with just two words: Magic Dirt.


The Legend addresses ComicsGate

The Legend Chuck Dixon addresses the recent ComicsGate controversy in a considerably different manner than most of his fellow “professionals”:

“It’s not about stopping anybody from doing anything. You are free to do whatever comics you want. We’ll leave you alone to do your comics, and you leave us alone to do our comics. It’s really as simple as that. And the comics aren’t about everyone else’s comics. They’re just our comics.”

Dixon would hammer his point home:

“I guess because of the reaction to Comicsgate, we are put in the position of being anti-authoritarian, which is fine with me because I am anti-authoritarian anyway. I’ve never liked anyone telling me what to do creatively especially on creator owned projects. It’s my work. I’m going to do whatever I want. And I apologize to no one. These false associations they make with white supremacy, bigotry and homophobia. These are all just catch phrases they use to silence anybody who doesn’t agree with them. What’s silly is, it’s not about not agreeing with them. It’s about doing our own work. Is it a reaction to the market and what’s going on? Yes, it is. We aren’t out to censor or ban anyone, we are just offering an alternative.”

That’s really the point. We’ll do what we want to do. The SJWs at the converged comics publishers will continue to do what they want to do. And may the readers read and support whatever it is they prefer to read and support.

And in the event there happen to be sane and talented individuals working with those SJW-converged companies who are not being permitted to do whatever it is they want to do for whatever reason, well, that’s exactly what Dark Legion is for.

Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #2: Rulebreaker, is currently available from Arkhaven Comics in Kindle and Kindle Unlimited digital editions. It will be available in print next week.

I thought this comment at Bounding Into Comics was a positive indicator that some readers are beginning to simply judge Arkhaven’s comics on their various merits rather than their genesis.

Dixon is a class act. His Arkhaven comics are great…. I could give less of a shit about Vox Day or his politics, but his comics are good, they come out regularly (unlike all this indiegogo shit being late) and they are 3 dollars mostly, a few longer ones are 8. Not to mention they are entertaining. Misconception people have is “Alt-Hero” means “Alt-Right” but that is only if you are an EVS drone, it refers to the word “Alternative” which some comic readers may actually have the vocabulary to understand it. I read its first 4 issues and its light on the politics unless you call Antifa a force for good.

I do find it interesting that literally no one has ever bothered to ask me what “Alt★Hero” stands for. Everyone has always just assumed that it must have something to do with the “Alt Right”. But it doesn’t, it didn’t, and it never has. I have always intended the Alt★Heroes to be an alternative to the outdated heroes of Marvel and DC, not to the neocons and the American conservative movement.

And as our readers know, Arkhaven’s Alt★Heroes espouse a very broad range of ideologies, from the bureaucratic globalism of Captain Europa to the hard nationalism of Michael Martel and the imperialistic communism of the Gods of Peaceful Sleep.

UPDATE: Meanwhile it looks like at least one SJW in comics may discover that interfering with the business relationships of one’s competitors is unwise.

Diversity & Comics YouTuber Richard Meyer has launched a civil suit against comic book writer Mark Waid. Filed on the 19th of September with the United States District Court in Austin, it claims ‘tortious interference with contract and defamation’. Meyer is represented by lawyers Daniel H Byrne and Dale L Roberts, of the legal firm Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap of Austin, Texas. Mark Waid is being represented by Mark S. Zaid, who is the founding partner of his own firm.

Antarctic Press claims their decision to cancel their publishing contract with Meyer was not related to Mark Waid’s efforts to convince them to do so, but then, confirming or refuting such claims is exactly what discovery is for. What I find interesting is that Marvel appears to have Waid’s back here, given the high-powered, politically connected nature of his lawyer.




When hit pieces go awry

Can you say “Streisand Effect”? 2, 4, 7, 8… imagine what this will look like when we get issues #5, #6, and the first collection out! I suppose they will interpret this as more evidence of our nefarious astroturfing rather than their attempt to discredit us backfiring on them.

Trust the plan. Back the campaign.

UPDATE: After reading the transcript, I’m pretty sure 2VS didn’t listen to the whole piece when he praised it as “a fabulous NPR show about The Alt Right in comics.” He clearly doesn’t realize that he’s a bigger, fatter, more vulnerable target for the SJWs than I am, or that they’re already coming after him and his fellow ComicsGate Nazis.

Al Letson: All that anger has been rolled up into a hash tag, ComicsGate.

Al Letson: This isn’t just about comics, who gets to tell stories and who doesn’t, it’s also about money. One of the leaders behind ComicsGate has over 80,000 YouTube followers, and he’s raised nearly $400,000 for a graphic novel. This is war profiteering in the culture war, and fighting these battles has elevated him from an angry fanboy to a paid provocateur.

UPDATE: AH#1-4 are now four of the top six in the category. Plus CDA#2 and GG#2 in the top ten.


Directly over the target

NPR has released their hitpiece on Arkhaven and Alt★Hero. It’s rather remarkable to observe how many people they manage to implicitly insult, from the Arkhaven backers to the entire comics industry. I think my favorite part was, after insinuating that our funding was illegitimate, the poor, disappointed Chuck Dixon fan who is ever so disappointed to learn that his childhood hero is a negative influence on innocent comics readers asks Amanda “MAGA” Robb how Alt★Hero is doing upon release, and is surprised to be informed that it is a #1 bestseller on Amazon.

Their explanation? We are gaming the system by a) having fans buy it on Kindle and read it on Kindle Unlimited, and, b) targeting a “very small” microcategory on Amazon. That category? Comics and Graphic Novels: Superheroes.

We’re clearly not dealing with rocket surgeons here.

Here is the punchline: after spending all this time trying to insinuate that I am a shadowy international figure with questionable sources of funding and astroturfed succcess, they spent the last quarter of the interview talking to Marvel Vice-President Sana Amanat, of all people.

Anyhow, if anyone feels up to assembling a transcript, send it to me and I’ll do a Darkstream dissecting their shady pseudo-journalistic shenanigans. And if you weren’t certain about backing the AH-Q campaign, this NPR hit piece should provide you with all the convincing you need, because it’s evident that nothing discombobulates them more than Arkhaven’s crowdfunding success.

UPDATE: Just like a school of fish… here come the fake reviews!

Pass on this one  
Justin Mingus September 24, 2018
Just alt-right racist nonsense.

Are you kidding me?
John Rasmussen September 23, 2018
I can’t believe that Amazon would allow this to be available. This hate speech is utterly disgusting. I honestly don’t know what else to say. This goes against everything that comics stand for.

It’s poorly written and illustrated propaganda.
Jason Yargeron September 23, 2018
Trash for trash.

another alt-right diatribe
Lucy Owsleyon September 23, 2018
All I saw was poorly written alt right brain washing hate art.

Propaganda aimed at children
Joseph Webb September 23, 2018
Seriously? Famous white supremacist writes a comic book? Alt-Hero of alt-truth, for the alt-right. Shameful.


UPDATE: Old Two-Face jumps in to try to play divide-and-conquer.

ComicArtistPro Secrets @EthanVanSciver
Just listened to a fabulous NPR show about The Alt Right in comics.

Poor Chuck Dixon. Cornered and asked why he’s working for Vox Day by these people. He should have said,”Because he’s paying me and I have bills to pay.”

ComicsGate is coming, Chuck. Come work with us instead.

The amusing thing is that it won’t be long before 2VS is whining about the way Amanda Robb treats him in her upcoming and no-doubt-equally fabulous Rolling Stone article about the Nazis of ComicsGate. And in case you weren’t aware that 2VS’s claims about me trying to coopt ComicsGate are absolutely false, note that he was following my lead from the start before he abruptly turned around, feigned ignorance, and started dancing for the SJWs.

On 1/23/2018 6:42 PM, ComicArtistPro Secrets wrote:
Vox, I’m VERY EXPENSIVE.  Me shifting to an independent venture just doesn’t seem likely, unless SJWs completely take over and dominate DC Comics this year and my entire mainstream career collapses   I will probably re-up with them or shock the world by going to Marvel.  I am watching you…I mean, Arkhaven might become a going concern that can support a book that I’ve drawn,  but it isn’t now.  You guys need to draw a fan base and maintain sales, learn how to reprint and repackage work in trade paper backs and hardcover editions, sell posters and prints, everything.  There has to be a ton of cash coming in from buyers, not just kickstarters. 

You can do it.  But it’ll be a lot of work.
EVS

That sounds just a little bit ironic these days, ne c’est pas? You can just about guarantee that 2VS is eventually going to stab ComicsGate in the back somehow, just like he has everyone else he’s worked with, from colorists to commissioned art buyers.


ComicsGate in the UK

The SJW media offensive has reached The Guardian. It’s only a matter of time now before it reaches The New Zealand Herald. Can a Special Victims Unit episode be far behind?

Comicsgate is the latest front in the ongoing culture wars
Unless comics creators adopt a zero tolerance approach to racism and misogyny, this abuse of power by ‘fans’ will never end

‘Comicsgate is, well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics.’

For those who haven’t been following the latest front of the ongoing culture wars, Comicsgate is, well, exactly what it sounds like: Gamergate but comics. In 2014, the Washington Post described Gamergate as “a proxy war for a greater cultural battle over who belongs to the mainstream”, and that description, four years later, remains perfectly adequate to describe its comics iteration.

Many will tell you that the movement began with the 2017 rise of Richard C Meyer, a Twitter user who amassed a platform largely based on denouncement, derision and disrespect of marginalised industry professionals, as well as their advocates – typically by co-opting marginalised rhetoric to reposition himself and others like him as victims.

Quick, guys, VIRTUE SIGNAL! You have to VIRTUE SIGNAL harder!