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Abhinav Vadrevu: "One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate
control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they
don't know they've been banned, because they keep posting but no one
sees their content."
"So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when
in reality, no one is seeing it. I don't know if Twitter does this
Something non-obviously troubling about this can be found in, "Weâre
trying to get the shitty people to not show up." Â It's as though turning
off the bedroom light makes the monsters disappear.
Twitter (and no doubt Facebook) is secretly silencing people, effectively
making them disappear.
But these websites have become huge communication systems used not only
by millions of Americans but bazillions of people worldwide and I would
say have become "public utilities", at least in the sense that they
shouldn't be able to censor speech any more then a telephone company.
Unfortunately, Net Neutrality is fucked and so are we...
They've taken over the comic book world, too.
Secret Facebook Page Reveals Marvel, DC Comics Writers Conspiring to
Harass Comic Con Conservatives
The comic book world has had its share of scandals, including the very
recent and highly protested revelation that Captain America is really a
Nazi, angering fans worldwide. Mark Waid, who recently took over the
Captain America comic book for Marvel, has stepped into more hot water
after appearing to call out a fan and popular YouTube reviewer for
targeted harassment at this year's Comic-Con on his Facebook page.
For anyone attending this weekend's (excellent) Baltimore
Comic Con, I have an important request. There is a serial
YouTube harasser named Richard C. Meyer who I'm told may be
attending as a fan. If anyone sees this gentleman or any of
his friends, I need you to come find me and tell me immediately.
Even if I'm on a panel, come up and interrupt.
Please circulate this request as widely as you possibly can
through all your social media accounts. Fellow pros, tell each
other. This about attempting to lessen the harassment of women
in comics, and it is important. Please spread the word. Thank you.
Richard Meyer has a YouTube channel called Diversity & Comics, where he
reviews current comic books. Most of his reviews mock the overreaching
and suffocating leftist messaging that has infiltrated the entire
industry. I've seen enough of them to say with confidence that Meyer
seems like a pretty nice guy with a passion for comic books. His reviews
contain no swearing or major insults, just mild humor and a lot of
Meyer is just shy of 40,000 subscribers. He has more viewers than "The
Avengers" comic book had readers in August.
To make matters worse and more embarrassing for the SJW crowd of comic
book writers, a secret Facebook page was revealed where writers plotted
to target Meyer with harassment meant to incite violence:Loading Image...
Taylor Esposito is a letterer for DC Comics and is clearly seen on the
not-so-secret Facebook page insinuating that critics of their comics are
likely to be violent, calling them "nutjobs". Kelly Thompson of Marvel's
Star Wars Phasma and IDW's infamous lady Ghostbusters joined in,
claiming fear of the awful critics as the major reason she's never been
to a con as a professional. B. Clay Moore, who seems to have written
something a long time ago, actually suggests harassing Meyer to the
point of violence.
Meyer's videos are low budget, filmed with his phone usually while
sitting in his car or house flipping through comic books and chatting
about the stories and plot lines, artwork and themes. It's not exactly a
hate crime. He is knowledgeable, interesting and intelligent and he
clearly loves comic books. But he and others like him are facing an
industry that seems to not want them anymore.
Jon Del Arroz is an award-nominated science fiction writer, contributor
at The Federalist and author of the upcoming space novella Gravity of
the Game. He has followed the industry problems closely.
There's a disconcerting trend on the Left because the
black-balling attempts in the industry have failed, due to
independent media platforms, so they have moved to
intimidation and threats of violence.
Del Arroz, a comic book fan, senses a reckoning coming.
The industry is in trouble. Unlike others they have a
distribution network only meant to further Marvel/DC
properties. For real change to happen, fans have to
PJ Media reached out to Richard Meyer, who was happy to talk about being
targeted by SJWs. "It's a neo-McCarthyism situation; the industry is
being destroyed," he said. "They are killing it. They've turned an
industry into a community which doesn't have to have sales or success.
It's a vicious pogrom and excommunication of anyone right of the extreme
Meyer has been accused of transphobia for calling out the questionable
elevation of a transgendered comic author, Magdalene Visaggio, who
seemed to come out of nowhere with no history or accomplishments in the
industry. Visaggio rose quickly for a beginner, leading some, like
Meyer, to believe he was hired for diversity instead of skill. Visaggio
won a new talent workshop at DC Comics that put him in a position to be
mentored by the top comic writers in the industry even though he
appeared not to like or understand DC characters like Batman.
He also appears a little unstable, threatening "cis" people with
violence on social media:
But there isn't any real rush to buy Visaggio's transgendered comic book
Kim & Kim, ranked #373 in the July sales ratings.
Meyer believes he is being targeted for, among other things, daring to
criticize Visaggio. "You can't say anything about the diversity hires
because they're magical," he explained. "One of the successes of my
channel is that I say what other people are thinking. There's about
100,000 fans out there waiting to come back. America only has a few
unique institutions and one of them, comic books, is literally being
murdered. Normal comic pros have been chased away and it is now a weird
club for people with personality disorders."
Meyer seems to have it right. Lately another far lefty who writes GI Joe
(of all things), Aubrey Sitterson, caused a stir on 9/11 for this
@aubreysitterson: Oh good, it's Self-Centered National Tragedy
Remembrance from People Who Weren't Even Anywhere Near New York
Meyer tried hiding his identity (or at least his workplace) online to
avoid the doxing and SWATing the left is so fond of. People who speak
critically of the industry, like MundaneMatt, have been SWATed for their
audacity to speak out. Meyers' enemies tried calling what they thought
was his employer, but they failed to find it. They did, however, reveal
his real name with the intention of targeted harassment as revealed in
the secret Facebook posting.
In a bizarre twist of events, Meyer was searching for a sold-out comic
book earlier in the summer called Mr. Miracle when he was told that a
downtown store in Charlottesville had it. He went to buy it and got
caught in the Charlottesville protests that turned violent. He reported
from the scene and an SJW informant and amateur comic writer, Heather
Antos, started spreading the rumor that he was a member of the KKK.
Girls like Antos can't stand Meyer because he has no qualms about
calling them "fake geek girls".
"The industry is hiring completely unqualified people based on
diversity," Meyers said "Heather Antos didn't know when her own book
came out. They don't do basic editing. The spelling is atrocious and the
term 'fake geek girl' really upsets them because it's true. They aren't
real fans. They know nothing about the characters or their stories and
their whole purpose is to rewrite them in their own image-- strident,
angry, anti-male, transgendered-- until they are unrecognizable."
Meyer believes that the shift from the classic comics to the
ultra-political began around 2015-- and fans have had enough.
"'Black Panther and the Crew' was a segregationist comic about white
genocide." he told PJM. "Who are they writing these comics for?" he
"Crest sells toothpaste to murderers on death row because it's a
business. They'll sell to anybody," he continued. "The comic industry
doesn't seem to want their fans to buy their product unless they are in
the extreme Left Wing. Comic book shops are full of basically
middle-aged white guys and Marvel seemed to be embarrassed of them and
so they threw them away for the rainbow hair crowd that doesn't actually
read comic books."
Carol Danvers, or Captain Marvel, is becoming transgendered. Comic book
fans have taken to calling her "Carl Manvers".
"We're watching her boobs disappear in every issue," said Meyers.
"Marvel has killed all the heterosexual romances in the stories and
replaced them with gay relationships. Gay relationships are depicted as
idyllic and heterosexual romances are shown as problematic. Comic book
shops are suffering because they can't sell these books. No one wants
As for the kerfuffle with Mark Waid, Meyer won't comment other than to
say they have not spoken despite Waid's claim of wanting to "work it
out". After facing criticism for his public remarks, Waid offered a
half-hearted apology on Facebook for sounding like he was advocating
violence or trying to have Meyer banned from Comic Con. He now claims he
only wanted to "talk". PJ Media got Meyer on the phone in less than an
hour, so if talking is really what Waid wanted to do, he could have done
There is a disturbing and entirely too frequent trend of conservative
people being harassed, intimidated or banned from speaking, protesting
and now just trying to enjoy a comic book convention. Somehow the Left
has taken over every institution in America from libraries to comic
books and we let it happen. The question now is, how do we undo it?