I changed the comment policy on this blog requiring all comments to be posted by verified blogger users. I took this decision because one particular person, known in my private life was publishing information about my family on this blog, and other social networking sites. I want to set the record straight that Elliott never published anything about my family online. I know who the person is, it is not him, so lets stop the rumors right now.
That being said: Feel free to post any comment you wish here: love me or hate me - all comments are approved.
A lot of people have been saying a lot of things, good and bad. Some people are not getting my motivation for attacking Elliott, therefore, I am going to reiterate it is simpler terms:
- I was unaware he said anything negative about women, or expressed any misogynist opinions.
- My issue with Elliot is that he made a video calling college students a bunch of "obedient sheep" whom the less educated should employ and then treat the college grad like, what he calls "good little boys and girls who will do exactly what you tell them to do".
- Anti-intellectualism is profoundly harmful to culture, progress, and human development. As such - I think that Elliot misused his platform, and is spreading ideas that are harmful to young males.
- Young men are the most affected by anti-intellectualism, they are more likely to drop out, join the army, and never graduate from a four year University.
I harshly criticized Elliot because his opinions are harmful to boys and men. Boys and young men should not be told they are obedient little sheep for getting a college education. Male are a valuable irreplaceable element of our workforce. They are the diverse, creative thinkers and innovators we need to compete with other countries. If boys and men stop going to college, our economy is royally screwed. University education cannot be self-taught, and it cannot be done online.
I care about boys and men, and have expressed in previous posts that I want things to improve for them. Any person who cares about boys and men, will not spread anti-intellectualism in groups matriculated by predominantly boys and young men - like weight lifting groups.
There are some times in life when a person like me has to turn into a royal bitch, and do something really mean to another person, to teach them a good, hard lesson.
From the look of things, I succeeded at my task.