amongstclouds wrote

It boils down to three things: power; the big Nazi fascination thst swept Occultism in Europe before and after WW2; and the fact that the majority of occult writers were racist old white men.

This isn't the fault of Occultism itself, as it's a very diverse field of study. It just happens that the reactionaries are loud and devoted.


amongstclouds wrote (edited )

I don't actually like reducing people to mindless NPC's. I mostly do it to disrupt bigots.

If you use their argument against them they suddenly start wanting to situation it as THEIR insult, while also complaining about 'identity politics,' as I think irony is a great weapon. Most people whocomplain about 'idpol,' tend to only be upset that their personal identity isn't being positioned in the center, which has nothing to do with intersectional theory, but that's a whole other distinction to be made.

We shouldn't be rationally engaging these people but instead making their existence as uncomfortable as they already do to some of the most marginalized people.


amongstclouds wrote (edited )

Cis people are able to play dress up but when it comes time to gain from their privilege they continue being cis and don't have to constantly worry about what someone is going to do to them.

Imagine being so privileged you get to play dress up as a woman to go steal trading cards and at the end of the day you can laugh it off because it's one giant joke. While there are times I feel unsafe just being me in public.

Then imagine being called the equivalent of a man in a dress by one of these losers