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Sunday, April 21, 2019 

Leftists go after a cartoonist of same standing for his anti-abortion views

Libby Emmons on the Federalist brought up the subject of Strange Planet cartoonist Nathan Pyle, whose fellow Democrats turned against him because he disagrees with abortion:
Cartoonist Nathan Pyle is pro-life, so if you’re not, don’t laugh at any of his cartoons, and seriously, do not share them. That’s the new rule according to social media mobs, and if you don’t like it, you probably shouldn’t tell anybody.

Pyle is the creator of the cartoon Strange Planet, and his Instagram has nearly 2 million followers. The cartoons feature cute little aliens finding futility in the basics of human life, but it took this Nylon article bashing his personal ethos about the sanctity of life for me to hear about the guy and follow his account, giving him approximately 2 million viewers and one.

“When looking at Pyle’s personal Instagram, though,” writes Casey Miller for Nylon, “it’s clear that we shouldn’t have been surprised that he has such conservative views. The first line in his bio is ‘I follow Jesus,’ which should clue you in about his religious leanings.” That Jesus is always steering people wrong, I guess. Sanctity of life, promotion of love and kindness, a vow of poverty, dedication to the downtrodden, tending to the needy—I mean, where will it end?

[...] Pyle’s old tweets were dug up, and people found out that yes, he really is opposed to abortion. For people like Pyle, who have adoptees in their life, the concept of abortion can be a difficult one. Mothers who carry their babies to term then give them up after birth have done a great service for those of us who love people who were adopted, and landed like blessings in our lives. Many families would not be made were it not for these mothers who undertake what must be an excruciating but loving task.

“My wife Taylor and I have private beliefs as they pertain to our Christian faith. We also believe separation of church and state is crucial to our nation flourishing. Our votes go toward the Democratic Party. Additionally we are troubled by what the Republican Party has become and do not want to be associated with it,” Pyle posted on @nathanwpylestrangeplanet on April 9.

This semi-refusal to stand up for his views, and asking for people to understand that his views are private, definitely has the smack of fear about it. The mob could turn so easily on this cartoonist. He disavows the Republicans but not the pro-life view; he advocates for the Democrats, despite their pro-abortion view. Is it a capitulation? Are his views not that strong? Does he not know there are basically no national Democratic politicians who are pro-life? Does he merely want to keep his career intact?

Why did he feel the need to counter the article at all? His work is not political in nature, and his views are personal and apparently haven’t even affected his political choices. There was no need to combat Nylon’s attempted take-down. His best approach would have been to either ignore it, or make a cute little alien cartoon about it. Maybe something like “Alien 1: These humans don’t like it when you suggest they not kill their babies. Alien 2: They don’t even like it when you don’t suggest it.”
I think she's got a point. Why does anybody using social media sites feel they need to talk to these scummy people at all? It reminds me of the recent case of UK artist Dave McKean dropping a book he'd illustrated altogether after the overrated G. Willow Wilson and at least one other pseudo-pundit objected over its negative depiction of Islam. Point: most of those complaining actually enjoy the attention given, and use it as an excuse to further get what they want. That's why it's best not to communicate with the leftists, and better still, not to use social media either. Honestly, what's the use? Isn't the e-mail good enough?

And as for Pyle, it sure is strange if he continues to support the Democrats, given how increasingly favorable they've become to abortion. He'd honestly do well to distance himself not just from the Dems, but from politics altogether.

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Yoiu left out some important passages from the article:

"This kind of boycott, not of a company with bad practices or a poorly behaving country, but of an individual whose work is not enjoyed because the viewer disagrees with his personal political perspectives, is something relatively new. It’s like an individual blacklist, where a consumer of entertainments will only indulge in works by creators who espouse similar political views."

and:

"Agreeing with the political views of an artist whose art you like doesn’t make the art better, especially since in most cases the work doesn’t even reference politics in any way. Do we think that by personally boycotting an artist, or siccing mobs on him, we’ll get that artist to change his views? Are we trying to punish him for holding perspectives we don’t agree with? Are we doing anything other than virtue signaling to other people who hold our views? Or letting people know that we’re so dedicated to our political perspective that we refuse to read cute little alien comics on Instagram?"

Words worth remembering.


This is just a case of people associating with people who are seen as winners.
Men, are seen increasingly, as losers.
Not just losers but losers who are losing as a result of their past crimes against women. There are many pro-life women yet the most publicized abortion scandals are between white men and young women.


"Nearly 80% of the publishing industry is made up of women (go ahead, look it up). That includes authors, agents, editors, publicists, CEOs, etc. And it should come as no surprise (because of cultural trends, political trends, trends in public education) that women are the biggest book-reading and book-buying demographic, and will be for the foreseeable future. Males are failing, females are succeeding. Culturally, politically, educationally, economically. It's really as simple as that. The industry wants to attach itself to those who are ascending, and disassociate itself from those that are declining. And since comic books are one of the few areas of publishing that is still consumed primarily by males, it makes sense why these changes are happening. Males are viewed as a dying consumer demographic by publishing. Sad and depressing, but the reality of the situation."
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"There. are many pro-life women yet the most publicized abortion scandals are between white men and young women."

The reason for this is biology, not politics. If an anti-abortion woman wants to carry a baby to term, no one is gonna try and stop her. If a young anti-life woman does not want to carry the baby for nine months, the white man who got her into trouble might oppose her, and then you have a scandal. No abortion scandal is ever going to be caused by a woman wanting to give birth.

"That's why it's best not to communicate with the leftists, and better still, not to use social media either. Honestly, what's the use? Isn't the e-mail good enough?"

I am sorry to hear you say this. I thought the whole point of this site was to present left-wing and minority views to a more white-wing audience, in order to promote more dialogue.


"The reason for this is biology, not politics. If an anti-abortion woman wants to carry a baby to term, no one is gonna try and stop her. If a young anti-life woman does not want to carry the baby for nine months, the white man who got her into trouble might oppose her, and then you have a scandal."

That bullshit reasoning may have worked with your college professors but it doesn't hold water the real world, you know, outside of academia.

What about the anti-abortion activists who heckle women going inside to get abortions? Some of them are female. Many religious women a pro-life and contrary to the b.s. the media tries to push--they are not a withering minority, they are the majority. The (intelligentsia) media makes it a habit never to show women in disagreement over abortion. They make it seem like it is a "gender issue" that all women agree on.

" I thought the whole point of this site was to present left-wing and minority views to a more white-wing audience," Those are the views of an ELITE minority. Wealthy idle people came up with Communism, feminism and the other Modern -isms. They often pretend that they are part of the Proletariat and speak for women, the poor, and minorities but that's almost never the case. It's tiring hearing you repeat word-for-word what they say.

It's tiring but we won't ban you like your Communist comrades on most on most news sites and social media will ban a "right-wing" poster at the drop of a hat.

OK

Mike originally wrote ""There are many pro-life women yet the most publicized abortion scandals are between white men and young women."

What abortion scandals involving pro-life women does he think should be better publicized?

Or does he think that it is abortion scandals involving black men and old women that should be more publicized?

Saying that there are pro-life women (who knew?} is just changing the subject; it doesn't have anything to do with the criticism that he is so angry about.

"Wealthy idle people came up with Communism, feminism and the other Modern -isms. They often pretend that they are part of the Proletariat and speak for women, the poor, and minorities but that's almost never the case."

Very few wealthy people fight for the nationalization of capital and the means of production, or redistribution of wealth from the wealthy to the poor. They want to keep their money, and if they want to give it away they can do it quite nicely themselves, without government help. They don't want revolution because the status quo is good for them. Karl Marx grew up middle class but lived in poverty most of his adult life. Joe Stalin grew up poor; he was able to go to divinity school only because he was on scholarship.

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