Fucking Watch this you fucking jackasses. This is JonTron and his response to all the fucking bullshit everyone has been accusing him of. I get so fucking pissed off at all these posts pointing at him and screeching about how awful he is or some shit.
Fuck you. He outright admits he is fallible, and goes on to talk about this shit. He is not Femminist, he is Humanist, like I am. That means he wants equality for everyone regardless of any factor. But he thinks that some of these movements have gone too far off the deep end, which they have.
He’s a no-bullshit kind of guy, and all this stuff has been pretty bullshit for a while now. So, would you kindly stop posting shit about how he’s digging his own grave or how his career is ruined because someone misinterpreted what he meant.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the BEST way to show off Jon’s misinterpreted intentions. But that has more to do with a variety of things…primarily that Jon is really not that good at being put on the spot. He needs to sit and collect his thoughts in order to articulate. It’s really clear by watching his face that he has a million things going on in his head at once and can’t seem to unite his thoughts into a cohesive, articulate manner. Frankly, it’s not something anyone should be criticizing. Because someone struggles more with off-the-cuff discussion, they deserve to be berated and attacked? Yeah, fuck you. Not every single person in the world is on the same page and in line with your own ideologies and way of thinking, so sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and open your damn head up to the possibility of understanding a different perspective for once.
And what’s an even bigger factor in this discussion is that Jon is CONSTANTLY put on the defensive. There’s not a single moment where he actually can get a word in without CynicalBrit chiming in to point out a “tumblrism” or warn Jon that he’s about to say something controversial. He’s incessantly being rattled further and further as it’s revealed to him that there is absolutely no room for discussion or criticism. Do you have any idea what this leaves him to take away? Because I’ll tell you, it’s not “Gee, I can see the point of everyone saying I was in the wrong. I’m sorry for offending people. It wasn’t my intention, and I’ll work harder to be a better representation of a human being on the Internet.” Instead, what Jon has to take away from all of this is “Don’t say words.” Do you have any idea how fucking infuriating and counter-intuitive that is to this entire debacle?
If we are constantly walking on eggshells about our words and worrying about accidentally offending people, we will never actually be able to have productive discussion about the changes we want to see in the world and people’s behavior. The one thing I HATE about this tumblr culture and ass-backwards sense of social justice on the Internet is how people are so fucking against using our fucking words. Instead of promoting an environment where people with triggers can open up and say “I am uncomfortable” and we can then, in turn, work on making that person comfortable when in direct contact with them, we spend all of this time bitching about how we shouldn’t be saying these controversial things because it might upset someone. As someone who IS easily upset, I can’t tell you how much it wrecks my anxiety to be around people who are trying too hard to not upset me. People who treat me like I’m a delicate, breakable flower just because I’m emotionally sensitive only serve to make me more upset because I’m not being treated like a fucking human being. I’d rather be with people who make me feel comfortable enough to say “Hey guys, I’m not really feeling up to discussing rape right now. Could we talk about something else?” And then everybody in the conversation moves on while being completely understanding because the environment is safe enough to actually do that!!
And that’s something I think Jon was trying to get across - that we NEED to be open to discussion like the logical, rational human beings capable of thought that we are. If we all act out from a place of emotion, then of course he’s not going to be taking any criticism to heart because people who don’t even know him are attacking his character instead of his actions. If we all act from this stupid place of venting over hurt feelings, then of course nothing’s going to change because everybody’s going to shut down into their own little bubbles with all their walls put up so no one can be heard or understood. Yes, like Dodger’s friend was saying, a lot of people were simply looking to get things off their chest for catharsis purposes, but directing your emotional outbursts at another fucking human being, breaking him down into these hurtful labels that don’t even apply to him, attacking his very identity rather than the actions and behaviors that were the cause of the problem in the first place…none of that is going to get anyone anywhere. And frankly, Jon’s right to say that we shouldn’t feel the need to just vent about our problems. Because if you’re upset about something, instead of remaining complacent about the situation, you should try being proactive and engaging yourself in open discussion about the issues.
I’m just fucking disgusted that this all even has to be said. I got so pissed off watching this podcast last night because I kept watching Jon get further and further pushed away from understanding because the others, primarily CynicalBrit, kept pointing out how every single thing he said was “controversial.” The look on his face as he started to process that the Internet, of all places in the world, is not a place where people can open themselves to healthy debate and productive communication is heart-breaking because I feel that so fucking hard. And seriously - I want you to think about this for a good long while: The Internet - a public, open forum that is practically global - is not a place for civil discourse. Why are people so adamant about applying our world’s reality of violence, threats, and hate to this place where - for the first time in humanity’s existence - we actually have the opportunity to open ourselves to communication and understanding beyond ourselves?
I hate that arguments are instantly shut down because someone’s feelings are hurt. I hate that we have to choose labels for ourselves in order to qualify our opinions, and if we don’t choose a label, we’re immediately put in the category of the “oppressor” and “antagonist.” I hate that this “us vs. them” mentality prevails so heavily throughout the Internet’s brand of social justice. I hate that I don’t want to post this because I don’t want to get involved in this ordeal. Not because I don’t want the discussion but because I don’t want to deal with people acting out from this impulsive, emotional, self-righteous place of indignant outrage. I shouldn’t be scared of being attacked for just expressing opinions, but that’s the sort of unhealthy and destructive environment that’s prevailing here. So congratulations, Internet/Tumblr! You’ve successfully created a place where people are discouraged from individual thought and opinion. I’m sure the hivemind would be proud.
And Morgan nails it.
I’m not a big fan of the way Jon handled his end of things but this is an excellent point of discussion here.
reblogging for that commentary ^^^^^^^
I need to do this. MY DICE HAVE DONE THIS TO ME FAR TOO MANY TIMES I WAS SO PISSED MAN
Tumblr: spreading the world apart, one group at a time.
Ugh the word cultural appropriation makes me wanna vomit
I hate how long this is but…
Wow with people.
The only time it’s bad is when you are making fun of the culture. Nobody gives a shit if you are wearing sarong just to try it or look pretty.
We DC fans may not agree on much but there’s one thing that unites us all: we hate the SM/WW relationship.
I am the 1% who doesn’t >:D
(the comic book series is great you guys. honestly, give it a try!)
YOU DESERVE AN AWARD AND DO U SEE KHAN WATCH HER AS SHE TURNS INTO A WARRIOR IM SCREAMING
Fandom: DC Comics - Batman (Outlaws)
- Jason Todd (Redhood) - Rev
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yknow, i’ve seen a lot of posts analyzing haru’s nightmare and rin and haru’s fight from last episode, but im honestly shocked at the lack of attention this scene has.
we’ve been seeing all season that makoto is struggling with what he wants to do when he gets out of high school. he probably never thought he’d be able to make it to the big leagues because his talent wasn’t up there with haru and rin’s. he’s jealous of rin because he could never ignite that spark in haru that rin can when they swim. haru is constantly being targeted by scouts. makoto probably feels like he’s being left behind.
but right here. this is the first time makoto is being told that his talent is worth something. even if he has decided on what he wants to do after graduation (i.e., studying in tokyo, working at the iwatobi swim club, etc.), this is the only time makoto has heard he has the potential to keep swimming. and it’s not from his best friend or his teammates or his teachers - it’s from rin.
obviously rin’s goal is to swim professionally and make it to the olympics. but up to this point makoto had assumed he was only interested in whether or not haru was taking his future into consideration. rin is also worried about makoto. not many people remember that makoto and rin are very close friends because they don’t have the same bond with each other that they both have with haru. but all season rin has been worrying about them both and rin wants them both to consider swimming professionally, not just for their future’s sake, but so he can continue swimming with his friends.
Emphasis added. At the cherry blossom pool, Rin did ask both Haru and Makoto what their plans were for the future, after all.
"She is not your fated person.""Then...I will show you that I
can go against your so-called Fate."