What’s happening to Owen Benjamin has me reevaluating my approach to social media.
You see, when a strong-willed person gets attacked by the leftist social justice mobs, we don’t cower, or apologize or self-flagellate.
We fight back. We get louder. We expose the hypocrisy of outrage culture. We try to educate moderates about the dangers of trying to regulate speech.
But what ends up happening, as with what’s happening with Owen now, is our entire career and personality become fused with the fight. We lose our way, what originally led us down the path toward an artistic lifestyle.
Owen Benjamin has been banned from Twitter, suspended from Youtube and will soon lose his Patreon and eventually his Paypal because he won’t stop fighting.
Should he stop? No, of course he shouldn’t. But there are more ways to fight the Left than to break their draconian rules and disappear into the fringes of the internet where we can no longer support ourselves and our families financially.
Right now, the Left has the power. They can silence us all over the internet. We can’t stop them from doing that if we don’t have a voice with which to reach the masses.
I keep seeing this happen with people I admire in the culture war. David Seaman, LA Werewolf, now Owen Benjamin. We can’t just martyr ourselves on the swords of the Left. If we’re all removed from the internet, we’ve lost the fight.
There have to be better ways to fight than kamikaze strikes that we know will get us banned and deplatformed. At this point, everyone on the internet knows what an SJW is. Everyone understands the concept of cultural Marxism. We’ve been preaching it now for years.
There are three camps: Those who reject the left, those who support the left, and those who remain neutral for their own benefit. That’s it. There’s no one left to educate on the subject. Not on the internet, anyway.
So, while Owen Benjamin continues to spiral into obscurity in some kind of honor suicide, I’ll be looking for better ways to fight. My social media will no longer be an anti-left news aggregator feedback loop for my right-leaning friends. I’ve been doing that for almost two years and have no reason to believe it’s helped my career in any way.
I used to say the war was more important than our careers, but without our careers as artists there’s virtually no reason to fight the war. My views are clear. Painfully clear. Everyone who knows me knows where I stand on political and social issues.
It’s time to get back to work. It’s time to write a fuck-ton of books. It’s time to take my career as seriously again as I’ve been taking this war which is so much bigger than me and so much bigger than Owen Benjamin.
We have to have faith that our votes matter and that freedom will win out in the end. We cannot commit cultural suicide. We must re-group and lead by example. Or at least that’s my plan. Through my art and my family and my support of freedom-loving businesses, I will show how much better and more fulfilling life is outside of the cultural Marxist cult.
Stay well my friends. We shall win in the end.