If you’ve never heard of Vox Day then most probably you haven’t been following science fiction and fantasy over the last few years. This is probably highlighted from the caption at the top of the cover of this book that quotes the Wall Street Journal as saying about Vox that he is, “The Most Despised Man in Science Fiction.” And on one side of a partisan divide that is completely true. But on the other side of that line he is a folk hero or maybe folk-devil.
For those who do not know him suffice it to say that he has been very active in the various campaigns by the alt-right (or some subset of it) against the forces of the SJW converged establishment. He has been active in the campaigns against SJWs in Gamer-Gate, Puppy-Gate, Trump’s Election and lately in his launching of Alt-Hero to counter the SJW convergence of comic books. He’s also an editor of his publishing company Castalia House.
In addition to his science fiction and fantasy books Vox has written several books on the culture wars. To my mind the two most interesting are his “SJWs Always …..” books. Let me clarify. His first of these was the ground-breaking “SJWs Always Lie.” Now he has added “SJWs Always Double Down.” These titles are drawn from Vox’s “Three Laws of SJWs”
- SJWs Always Lie
- SJWs Always Double Down
- SJWs Always Project
The laws succinctly describe the behaviors to expect from SJWs. The books are manuals on how SJWs behave and how you should and shouldn’t react to them. I called the first one ground breaking and that’s no exaggeration. They reveal the direction and progression of SJW encroachment and attack on normal people and normal institutions. It was lavishly filled with examples that Vox drew from his own experiences and from things ripped from the headlines. It was grim but valuable information.
With the publication of the second book, “SJWs Always Double Down,” Vox continues the lessons. Once again, he illustrates his points with anecdotes from his experience and the real world. And he brings us up to date on the latest events in the Gamer-Gate, Puppy Gate, Milo’s tour, the Trump Election saga and now the comic book wars.
For some one who has been involved in some of these events (albeit much more peripherally and much less actively than someone like Vox) I find his insights and background information pretty interesting stuff. But just as with the first book, the more important aspect of the book is as a practical handbook of what to expect from SJW encroachment on every aspect of modern life. Raising awareness of these problems and giving you practical advice and examples of successful tactics is literally priceless.
There may be some parts of this book that you won’t be interested in. For instance, if you do not intend to debate SJWs you may be completely uninterested in the Aristotelian categories of rhetoric and their application in debate. But if you are interested in keeping your job then the information on SJW tactics in the work place will be very interesting.
Full disclosure, Vox is on the far right in his politics and beliefs. His beliefs may be completely incompatible with your own. If that means you cannot read his book then that’s that. But honestly, just because I’m much more of a moderate than Vox Day, I still recognize the validity of the observations he makes about SJWs and many other aspects of today’s various cultural crises. His early recognition of Donald Trump’s viability as a candidate and his amazing abilities as a practical politician indicate that Vox is astute. I believe you ignore his information to your own detriment.
And dammit some of his jokes are comedy gold. Anyone who can see his insertion(!) of “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” into the Hugo Awards as a nomination for Best Short Story and not laugh out loud has a heart of stone.
I say that Vox’s SJW books are a national treasure for all on the right. Highly, highly recommended.