MSNBS is in a race to herp every last derp that’s available on the market, and to that end, they are now attempting to establish a connection between Neo-Nazis and the fitness world.
If the corporate mainstream information media was infiltrated by Russian or Chinese agents out to demoralize the western world by degrading its moral values, they would have to work pretty hard to achieve better results. Yuri Bezmenov, eat your heart out!
Before getting started, I wanted to point out that the author of MSNBC’s article was Cynthia Miller-Idriss, and the following is a few of her recent offerings:
Obviously, she’s got a chip on her shoulder about Nazis. Either that, or she feels the need to virtue-signal now that the left is actively supporting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. If you sit in a cubicle for 8 hours a day, doing little except trying to find anything wrong with what actually productive people are doing in an attempt to justify your existence to your supervisor, and you’re worried that you might actually be useless, you can feel better knowing that people like Cynthia Miller-Idriss are out there, getting paid to write stupid defamatory bullshit about the far-right being Neo-Nazis for MSNBS. But your workplace is probably still better off without you.
If you were in the mood to destroy something beautiful, you’d be disappointed to learn that it was Cynthia Miller-Idriss that wandered into our sights, instead. Still, this is going to be one satisfying take-down. Let’s get into it!
It appears the far right has taken advantage of pandemic at-home fitness trends to expand its decade-plus radicalization of physical mixed martial arts (MMA) and combat sports spaces.
As much as I like me some video games, there’s a problem when the left wants to lock you in your home with nothing else to do. As it turns out, Cynthia takes issue with the people who used the pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to get in shape. As we all know, the left is all about bOdY pOsItIvItY, which used to mean exercising and eating well, but now means consuming food and consuming media as one’s paunch oozes down past their genitals.
Cynthia wanted you to get fat! How dare you go against her wishes by developing yourself, instead!
Earlier this month, researchers reported that a network of online “fascist fitness” chat groups on the encrypted platform Telegram are recruiting and radicalizing young men with neo-Nazi and white supremacist extremist ideologies. Initially lured with health tips and strategies for positive physical changes, new recruits are later invited to closed chat groups where far-right content is shared.
It’s obvious the game that Cynthia is playing. She could start out by saying that not all fitness buffs are Neo-Nazis, and that the problem is only with the ones whose political leanings tend them towards the National Socialist German Workers Party. Later on in the article, Cynthia has this to say:
Fitness of course is a staple and a hobby for many people, for whom it is enjoyable and rewarding for brain health and overall well-being. Physical fitness channels dopamine, adrenalin and serotonin in ways that literally feel good.
Why would Cynthia wait until the second-to-last paragraph to suggest that the problem is not with all fitness buffs, if her intention is not to write something to pander to the so-called “body-positivity” crowd? The fact is, Cynthia has an audience, and a financial incentive to tear down those who would put the effort into bettering themselves.
Let me tell you why I diet and exercise: There’s no telling when my own stamina or physical prowess might be an important factor in saving or protecting myself or the people close to me. What’s more, anyone who might attempt to threaten me or the people near me would be far more likely to reconsider if it were evident that I’d be able to overcome or overtake them. Also, women smile at me when I’m in public. There’s that.
When it comes down to it, physical fitness is the most obvious outward sign of one’s virtues, as it demonstrates a person’s ability to live disciplined and committed to a routine. What’s more, because the body is interconnected in a network of fibers and fluids, sinews and synapses, nutrients and neurons, when the body is in optimal shape, a person is more likely to be mentally sound, as the brain is connected to the same healthy network.
If a person is lazy, they’ll just direct their energy into excuses, such as using Cynthia’s article to virtue-signal about not being a Nazi. If you’d rather not diet or exercise, that’s your choice. But don’t try to drag other people down.
Physical fitness has always been central to the far right. In “Mein Kampf,” Hitler fixated on boxing and jujitsu, believing they could help him create an army of millions whose aggressive spirit and impeccably trained bodies, combined with “fanatical love of the fatherland,” would do more for the German nation than any “mediocre” tactical weapons training.
Here’s one weird fact about Hitler: he was a military leader. And here’s a bonus fact: most heads of state in the history of mankind were also military leaders. And here’s one more, because facts are so much more fun when there’s an arbitrary third example: military leaders tend to prefer that their armed forces be capable. Yeah, I know! Shocker! But it gets weirder: the U.S. Armed Forces still insist on the rigors of basic training! Coincidence? Or deliberate connection to Nazi extremism?
The article then goes on to explain how Neo-Nazis have recruited in fitness facilities in Ukraine, Canada, France, and even the United States. This is no surprise, considering that extremists of all kinds have successfully increased their numbers by recruiting people through their hobbies. Much like a how a bunch of weird freaks attempted to recruit children into sexual perversion using Splatoon 2’s lobby feature (links to Kotaku, activating ad-blocking software is advised before following that link).
Just so you know, Cynthia Miller-Idriss is interested in reaching out to “at-risk” youths, which I suspect means anyone outside of the lock-step her own political ideology mandates:
For those of us working to find better pathways to reach at-risk youth, understanding the ways that far-right groups recruit and socialize youth — in ways that go well beyond rhetoric and ideas — is crucial. It’s critical that leaders, including parents, physical trainers, gym owners, coaches and others in the fitness world understand how online grooming and recruitment can intersect with spaces that we generally think of as promoting health and well-being. The realm of online fitness now provides a new and ever-expanding market for reaching and radicalizing young men; and it requires our targeted focus and resources to try and stop the cycle.
The intended takeaway from that closing paragraph is that it’s time to expand the witch-hunt to include fitness centers. Excluding Planet Fitness, which is too busy filling the faces of gullible cretins on “free pizza days” to turn out people who are actually physically fit. Leftists like Cynthia Miller-Idriss have a habit of splitting the world in two, and consistent with their pattern of warring against any form of virtue that’s been rigorously tested against eons of human history, they’re willing to “other” those whose self-betterment includes physical fitness.
Like any cult that destroys the minds of anyone who adheres to it, leftism discourages the pursuit of anything outside of itself, and exists solely for the benefit of its own leadership. If anyone dares to take on any activity that they deem haram, they’re willing to destroy them by calling them any name they possibly could, no matter how inflammatory, and no matter how dubious the alleged connection. Except when it comes to calling people pedophiles, they seem to be hesitant about that, for some reason.
People really need to stop consuming legacy news media. The pundits of old mainly exist to prey on old people and those who’d have no idea what their opinions were without the assistance of a punk rocker or some other influencer that’s clearly in the pocket of the establishment.
As one reads an article that attempts to make a connection between a community that exists for self-betterment and the worst pariahs (that the left is supporting in Ukraine), a few questions come up: To what end was the article written? Is it really possible for it to actually be as cynical as it appears to be?
Does MSNBS really view the work of Cynthia Miller-Idriss as being representative of a professional progressive publication?