Just before going to bed, I noticed a post on MeWe about Zak S.
Normally, it would be about one of his books, since he is a good writer, and because by this time, I think a lot of people are tired of his drama, his attacks, his harassment, his arguments, his blocking people, his influence on such people as James Raggi and things like Lamentations of the Flame Princess.
It turns out that his former girlfriend just came forward with her story, corroborated with several other women, about Zak S' abuse, assault, and sheer awful behavior towards women.
Here is the public FaceBook post of Mandy Morbid.
Having been in conversations with Zak S, as well as, having lived in a hobby/industry where he parades around like the imaginary king of social justice and roleplaying, I 100% believe these women. Zak S. absolutely seems capable of what's described.
Authoritarians need to be recognized, confronted, and defused ASAP. Don't wait. Don't appease them, don't give into their demands, don't bend over backwards... just don't.
Socialism is based on government control. As government expands, that control broadens and strengthens. Power, especially when centralized like that, leads to horrific abuses. Like people being imprisoned and/or killed if they don't conform. Of course, authoritarians like it when they're the ones in control. They like to set everything in order - their order - that others have to follow... or else.
The moment you try to force me to live by your arbitrary rules, against my self-interest, I know it's time to fight back.
Here's to fighting back against tyrants!
p.s. James, I expect a full retraction of your statement disavowing Jordan Peterson. He's a goddamn Canadian treasure, and as you're probably aware, the world doesn't have many of those. Treat him with the admiration and respect he deserves.