I’m inclined to think not, though there may be room for hope.
The evidence that yes, SJWs can be fixed: Russia, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and especially Poland. These people were subject to the full horrors of both Communism and Russification, and look at them now — if I’m forced to leave the US (which, given the way things are going, is shading to “probable”), Warsaw and Budapest are among my top destinations. When the Soviet Union fell, these places seemed doomed to Third Worldery forever.
Further evidence: The former East Germany. Yes, Germany as a whole is cucked, but 30 years after reunification one of the Iron Curtain’s stalwarts is a productive part of an economic superpower. 30/70 nurture/nature, remember? They may have been fucked-up-by-Marxism Germans, but they were still Germans. The majority of SJWs are fucked-up-by-Cultural-Marxism white Americans… but they’re still white Americans. I hope.
The evidence against: Since many of the Eight Regular Readers are sci-fi fans, let me quote Dune: “When a creature has developed into one thing, he will choose death rather than change into his opposite.” That’s hyperbole — and feel free to unleash your nerd rage when I declare that Frank Herbert had a clunky prose style — but a man will certainly endure a hell of a lot of easily avoidable suffering rather than change something fundamental about his identity.
For a mostly benign example, look at what it took for the NFL to start losing fans. For as long as I’ve followed football — several decades now — I, like everyone else, have been griping about it. “These rotten overpaid so-and-so’s, why, you can’t even come within two yards of Tom Brady without getting flagged. Joe Namath once played through three concussions and a broken leg….” And yet, it took Roger Goodell all but personally pissing in fans’ corn flakes to finally get them to cut the cord. And “football fan” is a very minor part of most identities….
The bigger the stakes, the more it takes. For SJWs, “being an SJW” is the most important thing in their lives. It might be the only thing, really, when you come right down to it. Everyone knows that “a Liberal ____” is a Liberal first and a Christian, sci-fi fan, gamer, whatever a very distant second, and if the fatwa comes down from Soros et al, they’ll change their deepest so-called convictions in a hot second. Look at how many times e.g. Jesus has changed His mind on some pretty fundamental stuff. If they can flipflop on that in order to stay Liberal in their own minds, what won’t they crawfish on?
Short of actual peine forte et dure, there’s only one method I can think of that might fix SJWs: Appeal to vanity. The actual content of the SJW catechism is, as we all know, subject to change without warning. The only thing gluing it all together is the certainty that they are Better Than You for “believing” what they do. Make that the appeal.
I’ve had some deep personal experience with this. Going from belief to atheism is easy, and monstrously flattering to one’s ego. Everyone, everywhere, has been lying to you all these years! All those authority figures you always suspected were wrong about everything actually are wrong, about the biggest, most important thing in the Universe. And you saw right through them. Going the other way, though… that entails admitting you yourself were wrong wrong wrong — and all those idiots you spent all that effort mocking were right — about the most important thing in the Universe. Talk about humiliating!
We need to pitch our appeal to Reality as “seeing through the lies.” That part shouldn’t be so hard — after all, everyone in authority now is an SJW. The hard part will be Reality’s logical consequence: That you, you mouth-breathing redneck fundie, have been right about everything all along. But SJWs are nothing if not masters of crimestop, and “failing to perceive logical entailment” is one of the main techniques of crimestop. Get ’em all pumped up about how smart they are for seeing through the lies their professors have been feeding them, and with any luck they’ll skip right over the part where they agree with Donald Trump.Loading Likes...