Back in the days of the early to late 2000’s when I was growing up it was a different world out there on the wild, wild West of the Net. Incest was Wincest, fiction was understood as being separate from reality and you could ship all manner of heinous awful things without your very morality being questioned.
Modern fandom today is no longer like that, today there exists a phenomena in fandom discourse of the “proshippers vs the antis.” What’s a proshipper you might ask? Basically anyone who believes that fiction doesn’t reflect reality and so you should ship and let ship no matter how potentially “problematic” the pairing.
So then what’s an “anti?” Those who are explicitly against proshippers, but the way they define proship is anyone who happens to ship a child with an adult or incest, because they believe fiction does affect reality and has the power to normalize certain concepts in the mainstream.
Do antis come for glorification of violence in the media like the Karen Soccer Moms you might be wondering? No and there’s a very good reason why concerning this blatant hypocrisy.
See antis tend to the wokest of woke intersectionalists, I’m talking made-up pronouns, demonization of “TERFS/Truscum,” supporters of queer theory, critical race theory, intersectionality, denial/censorship of Science and collect more sexual orientations than there is Pokemon but I digress, they also happen to be the biggest proponents of Cancel Culture.
What does this have to do with their hypocrisy in ignoring the glorification of violence but condemning pedophilia and incest and at every little turn? Simple, it’s yet another example of wokeism seeping in and destroying everything it touches. See violence is usually done on equal grounds, therefore it’s not “problematic,” relationships that glorify or contain even a hint of a power dynamic are however and so they threaten the Church of Marx’s perfect equality Communism agenda and must be censored and destroyed at all costs.
This is the reason they disavow incest so much, even incest shippings that would be perfectly harmless in real life such as between same-sex siblings or cousins. Because the majority of incest cases reported in the real world is based on abuse of some sorts, so even though abuse technically isn’t inherent to incest like it is pedophilia the woke crowd zero in on those statistics because they view everything in the world through the lens of an unhealthy power dynamic. Like it’s legitimately scary how much they read into every single little interaction as some sort of oppressive power dynamic “trying to keep the people down.”
Which is precisely why non American fandoms tend to be much more chill about shipping and certain types of incest in general (such as Hong Kong and Germany making gay incest legal) they have yet to be infested with this woke mentality that views every little thing in the world through the lens of a power struggle. It’s really fucking sick the way the wokesters view the world, normies don’t go around interpreting an oppressive power structure in every little thing they come across, this is incredibly unhealthy and mad behavior.
Proshippers who also tend to be woketards of their own kind like to try to use the TERF or Conservative Christian boogeyman as for the reason for antis puritanical values because they’re so fucking stupidly radicalized they can’t see that this mentality is being fostered in their own damn political party.
I can promise you that neither the TERFs or the Christian Conservatives are to blame for this one, it’s your own fucking extreme leftist party who gets triggered at any kind of perceived inequality or power imbalance of any kind, even if it’s biological. At this point Wokeism is nothing but just another religious cult, no different from traditional religious cults like Westboro Baptists and Mormons - only instead of worshipping at the Church of Jesus Christ to spread the good word about “objective human morals” you all worship at the Church of Marx and attempt to spread the good word of perfect equality and the dismantlement of hierarchy in general. Y’all will still gladly stone non-believers who aren’t Q-anon tier conspiratorial freaks and don’t “critically analyze” every human interaction they come across as a “power play” or “microaggression.”
Yeah proshippers you’ve got a Puritan problem in your backyard, but it ain’t the Puritanism of your socially conservative grandparents, it’s Marxist/woke puritanism that enforces everyone to conform to “all people and relationships must be equal in every aspect” Commie agenda or else!
It’s the exact type of the mob mentality Marx stirred up among the Peasantry back in the days of the Russian Revolution, he preyed on the people’s anger and riled up the underclass so much that they began to see oppression in every little aspect of their day to day lives which eventually lead to the toppling of entire governments and scapegoating of any one people or person who they perceived as “having more power than them” such as Jews.
Not surprising we’re seeing a direct continuation of this whole “stir up the mob by directing their focus to seeing power dynamic conspiracies designed to keep them down everywhere they look” considering wokeism is a direct rebranding/perversion of Marxism. Only substitute class inequality with power inequalities and oppression in general.
These types of scapegoating-like politics that zero-in on on inequality of any kind are always dangerous because they stir up the crowd and lead to obsessive and unhealthy conspiratorial like theories that begin dominating every aspect of the woketard/Marxist’s brain and prevents them from seeing the world from a normal, objective, clear and nuanced perspective.
It also ironically enough reminds me of the whole McCarthyism “Red Scare” of the 50’s-through 60’s where instead of power structures/imbalances Communism was branded as the boogeyman of the day and led to a lot of innocent people wrongfully being accused and ostracized from American society simply because the public had gone crazy in seeing “Red” everywhere they looked. Wokeism is like Leftist McCarthyism on steroids.