The magic of the internet communities and adolescent malehood means that it only takes an alpha sociopath or two to set off a domino effect where every insecure little twerp feels compelled to prove their value to the pack. Functionally, it doesn’t really matter if an obscenity-laced death threat is by a true believer or a fan of being an outraged fan, but I do wonder how many of these little turds spouting “me hate feminists” have any motivation apart from some cowardly kicks and a desire to impress “GaltNinja420″ enough so he awards them moderator status.
Spend enough time in an echo chamber and the ambient ideology becomes internalized, whether it started off sincerely or not. Pile up enough bullshit — anti-vaccine, Birther, misogyninst, racist, whatever — and it will form a self-supporting structure despite the shakiness of the foundation. vanity quoting, but what the hell (via truncheonthing)