r/SneerClub archives
my twitter mentions are a tyre fire the past few days, but the scott stans just keep fucking delivering (https://i.redd.it/nbogrdzmqj751.png)

This is the funniest one I encountered:


He sneers himself harder than I could ever have imagined

*Feeling the ground beneath my feet give way as my fascist interlocutor pulls out his Platinum Mensa Membership Card*
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand SlateStarCodex. The ~~racism~~philosophy is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of rhetoric most of the points will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Scott's rationalist outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Eliezer Yudkowsky's self-insert fanfic, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these points, to realise that they're not just trite- they say something deep about SOCIETY. As a consequence people who dislike SlateStarCodex truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the value of Scott's upholding of the "principle of charity", which itself is a cryptic reference to ~~not punching Nazis~~neoreaction. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Scott Alexander's genius wit unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, i DO have a MIRI tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
The mensa membership just pushes it over the top for me.
I can, in the limits of my psyche, actually imagine the deep level of insecurity about if I'm REALLY smart enough to the point where I have to drop a few hundred bucks to take an adult SAT to get a card in the mail I can pull out of my wallet to reassure me that I'm a very smart very good boy when the insecurity won't stop gnawing at me. It's horrifying.
Mensa: the organization for people smart enough to get into Mensa but not smart enough to figure out that they shouldn't want to be in Mensa. (Not my original sneer, but a good one.)
[Anybody else catch the Jamie Loftus bit(s) on Mensa?](https://www.pastemagazine.com/comedy/mensa/good-news-they-let-dumb-sluts-into-mensa-now/) That’s only one of several and they’re all funny as hell, and you should see the finisher where she wraps up the incredibly fucking mental harassment she got from Mensa people on facebook
Good articles. Mensa comes off a lot like SSC, complete with free speech trash fire forums and weird nerd sex shit. Edit: I listened to her podcast series about the experience and the similarities run very deep, all of Mensa’s activities have literally been consumed by this facebook group they’ve got that’s basically ssc/motte but even dumber and more boomery. Good stuff.
Listening to [the podcast atm](https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/episodes/Episode-2-Phoenix-in-July-e9u58t) while Gaming. Damn the description of Firewatch, and the complaints about it (including the 'how can this be officially sanctioned') matches our complaints about the motte. (With the motte having less memes, and a bit less open far right stuff).
>[Anybody else catch the Jamie Loftus bit(s) on Mensa?](https://www.pastemagazine.com/comedy/mensa/good-news-they-let-dumb-sluts-into-mensa-now/) Yeah that one was good. This old pre-iraq Christopher Hitchens piece is pretty good too: [https://www.vanityfair.com/news/1996/09/hitchens-199609](https://www.vanityfair.com/news/1996/09/hitchens-199609).
Some of those 80s-90s Hitchens bits are pretty good, especially the Henry Kissinger book and the Diana documentary (as self-aggrandising as they still are)
Yeah a little piece of me died when he turned hawk. Although apparently the Diana doc-book actually werent very good. A few months ago there was a r/badhistory thread about it https://www.reddit.com/r/badhistory/comments/gcxpr5/saint_mother_teresa_was_documented_mass_murderer/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
That post has some good work in it but I think it leans too far in the opposite direction. No matter, I don’t have much of a perspective on Mother Teresa beyond general antipathy to the Catholic Church anyway so it’s not really an issue for me. I think there’s some miscommunication here: I was talking about the short doc he did on the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death, which doesn’t appear to turn up in that thread.
Oh yeah re-reading your comment I see you didn't mention that. I agree 100% on the Diana thing, Its probably one of the few positions that Hitchens the Younger agreed with him on. And of course the Kissinger book is a classic.
Glad we agree!
What do you mean? They are using the standard level of rigor IQ science has historically adhered to.
normie, boring, dull position: "these self-reported IQ results are clearly garbage, they're just average everyday dorks" hot, unstoppable, reasonable, logical, rational, emotively persuasive position: "these results are unquestionably true and are rock solid proof that IQ just measures racial homogeneity and social compliance; a collection of dunces, dumbbells and imbeciles which score so high on these tests can't be explained any other way"
Theoretically there exist states of ownage beyond what SSC fans do to themselves, but our very best high-energy-ownage physicists have yet to detect them in nature
Of course it's a pedo globe
A what?
Globe emoji in the username

Is that… The Godwin? Of Godwin’s law fame?

yep he showed up there like a magical manifestation because the scott fans were being just a bit too detailed in their nazi defences
This owns
Feeling lost when comparisons to Nazis cropped up on the internet.

(Mike knew about the rationalists already, but oh boy is he getting to really know about them)

Ow my fucking god he got owned so hard he is trying to get support from ssc.

(I skimmed this german guys blog an he seems a bit weird, very islamophobic but also anti racist, but also a fan of that weird fasict nationalist japanese guy (who the alt right turned into a meme), he also is anti violence IF the violence is done on innocents, so be slightly weary of this dude. He also said that he is into doxxing the doxxers and that scott needs protection because he is too kind or something).

It's okay, he's been redirected to the Motte. That should sort things out.
That will quickly convince him the community doesnt have a 'racialist' problem. ;)

The composition of this is just amazing. Every detail.