Lauren Southern of Rebel Media, blonde Becky news-chick and professional IRL troll of social justice types, published a Youtube video today. The video is mostly dark, but one of the parties recorded is alleged Annaliese Nielsen.
Who is Annaliese Nielsen? More importantly, why do I care?
Two great questions that should routinely be asked. Annaliese Nielsen is an entrepreneur and pornographer, occupations which would ordinarily put her in favorable standing, except her niche, rather than being something respectable like lesbian double-anal fisting is tattooed, pierced, smug hipsters (Suicide Girls with more self-importance). Nielsen is also one of the founders of a small social networking site called “Crushee.” Nielsen also runs a (sort of) secret Facebook group called “Girls Night In,” centered around Los Angeles. An online Tupperware party, if you will.
Long story short, Nielsen is a “GRRL POWER!” social-media butterfly with a head full of “Wymyn’s Studies,” “Patriarchy,” “Rape Culture,” etc.
So Annaliese gets into a Lyft rideshare, clearly inebriated and with what little filter between her lizard brain and her oversized mouth left in the bottom of a liquor bottle. She sees that the driver has one of those goofy Hula girl things on his dashboard and proceeds to freak out.
Note: Nielsen actually recorded this video as though it would make her look good.
Nielsen: You thought that was adorable, you didn’t think about the pillaging of, like, the continent of Hawaii?
Driver: I didn’t even know there was pillaging.
Nielsen: Oh, you didn’t?
Hawaii isn’t a “continent” as is commonly understood (the seven large continuous landmasses on Earth). I guess they need less gender theory and more geography in “Wymyn’s Studies.” Seven continents. Five oceans.
Nielsen: Okay. So you won’t get rid of the doll then? Because that was like “a really cute pick that you found at Goodwill.”
Driver: No. I’m not going to get rid of it because of that. I just didn’t realize that it was offensive to anybody.
He made a mistake right here. He should have never framed his reply around “offensiveness,” because you are stuck in arguing over…a Progressive/SJW’s FEELINGS! Never argue with another person over their subjective emotional reactions.
The correct answer to this would have been “yes, I found it at the Goodwill. I liked it, bought it, and put it in my car. That is the correct answer. Good job.”
Nielsen: But, so obviously, like, you as, like, a white male, you are, like, the least, like…
Driver: But now you’re judging me, you’re assuming where I’m from.
Remember the bolded part. It’s going to be important in the second act.
Nielsen: No, I’m not, I’m not judging you. I’m just saying, like the, perhaps like you might be the person who is least hurt in the situation.
Nielsen: I’m a passenger in your car, like, that doll is offensive to me, but you don’t want to take it down because you, like, “found it at Goodwill and it was a good find.”
Driver: Uh, I don’t know where to go from here; you want me to take down something I just put on because…
Nielsen: Yeah, no I do want you to, because it’s actually deeply offensive and I do want you to take it down.
She’s inviting him to argue with her about her emotions. His first instinct is the correct one: don’t take the bait. His instincts as a man are telling him “don’t argue with this dummy! DON’T DO IT!” But, he kept on going.
Driver: Alright, well obviously you’re going to give me a one star, but I’m not taking it down, so I’m sorry about that.
Mistake. From the way the driver talks, he’s probably partially indoctrinated in Progressivism and passive-aggressive Newspeak, based on this boilerplate non-apology that Proggies are really good at giving (I’m sorry you feel that way).
The correct answer is, never apologize. Not even once. Progressives don’t have the capacity to show mercy or the grace to show forgiveness.
Nielsen: I’m gonna do worse than give you a one star.
See what I mean? Instead of taking the phony-baloney apology, she’s motivated to cause this man pain and suffering and harm.
Driver: Do whatever you like, I’m not trying to offend you, if you want me to drop you off over here or at the next exit I can do that.
Nielsen: No, I would like you to take me to my destination.
Driver: I will do that, but…
Nielsen: Thank you.
Driver: But I don’t know why my beautiful Lady Lola is offending you.
Oh for fuck’s sake! You had the end of the conversation right there. As soon as she said thank you, turn up the radio, watch the road, and pretend that bitch isn’t in the backseat of your car. Instead, he practically asked her “please, whisper more of your drunken irrational bullshit in my ear. I’m so interested.”
Nielsen: What’s your name? You’re going to be on Gawker.
Driver: I’m not on Gawker.
Nielsen: No, on, you will be published on Gawker. And you’ll be like the next Internet meme, and it’s going to be super funny.
Nielsen: Yeah, I mean, like God forbid anyone take your special Hawaiian doll away from you.
Notice how easy it is for the feminist woman to offer to subject her targets to social shaming and ridicule. “I’ll put you on Gawker”/”Write your name on the bathroom stall and say that you eat boogers!” Gawker has thankfully breathed its last desperate gasp thanks to Hulk Hogan running wild on that pitiful scandal rag with his 24 inch pythons of civil litigation.
Way to keep up with the plot, Annaliese.
Driver: I mean, what’s more comedic is how offended you’re getting by that…
Nielsen: Um, because it’s a thing that actually affects my life, and a thing that doesn’t affect your life.
Seeing as how he expended time and money to find, acquire, and affix the doll to his dashboard, yes, it does actually affect his life, Annaliese.
Driver: No, I’m Asian as well, so…
Ohhh. Remember when I told keep it in mind that Annaliese called the driver a white male?
Welcome to the second act.
Nielsen: Okay, so what is your Asian heritage?
Driver: It’s irrelevant.
Nielsen: No, it’s not irrelevant, it’s actually super relevant.
Nielsen: Yeah, so which part of it is not relevant?
Now, if the driver had the proper frame of mind, he would have, at this point, hammered her into silence by reminding her that she called him a white man not more than a few minutes earlier. He could have told her it’s irrelevant because she’s such a racist that she can’t tell the difference between Asian men and white men, and that any further discussion with such an evil, racist, thoughtcriminal like her was “triggering” him, and then watch her brain explode.
Passenger: This whole conversation is irrelevant. The fact that you care that much about something that’s on his dashboard…
The voice of reason cries out from the heavens.
Nielsen: Yes, I do, actually care a lot.
Passenger: That’s sad.
Nielsen: It’s not sad. It’s important.
Passenger: Pretty pathetic.
Isn’t it fun to listen to two females in conflict argue with each other? “You’re sad!” “No! You’re sad!” “You’re pathetic!” “No I’m not! You’re pathetic!”
Nielsen: Did you say it was pathetic? Can I have your name, please?
Passenger: Yeah. Jade.
Nielsen: And your last name?
Nielsen: Thank you.
What is this thing with Progressives/SJWs demanding to know people’s full names? Do they think they are the world’s hall monitors and they can write people up for cutting class or smoking in the bathroom? That dumb chick Zarna Joshi was doing it in Seattle. Now this dumb chick is doing it.
Must be a Wymyn’s Studies thing.
Driver: And now the passengers are fighting, I’m so excited.
Driver: Wow, you’re the first bad experience I’ve ever had with Lyft, and some portion of it has to be like that.
Dude, why? you were free of this conversation. Just let those two argue in the backseat and drive.
Nielsen: And I’m excited.
Of course she’s excited to be an inconvenience to someone else.
Driver: I’m a very respectful person, and the fact that you’re taking offense to that, like, I’ll take a picture of it…
Nielsen: That’s a disrespectful object that you have in your car, and whether you’re Asian or not you should be considerate to the fact that you have passengers that don’t find that thing to be…
Wait a minute. Didn’t she just say that his Asian-ness was “super relevant” to…whatever point it was she believed she was trying to make? Now she’s pivoted to, “whether you’re Asian or not, your Hula doll offends me.” Nielsen is contradicting herself. Again!
Driver: Considering the fact that you want me to rip it off of my dashboard when it’s superglued…
Nielsen: No, I just said you can set it down for a second, it might not be amusing to all passengers, you’re going to experience this again, by the way.
How’s he going to set it down when it’s superglued, smart guy?
Nielsen: And so I hope that from this lesson, like, today…
Driver: What’s the lesson? Like, you’re being rude, actually.
Nielsen: No, I’m not being rude.
It must really be nice to have the confidence and security of a vagina in the United States, to have the confidence that you can just wag your finger at complete strangers and not worry about any repercussions, not even that you might be told to fuck off.
Driver: There’s one way to tell somebody something, and then there’s another way. You’re doing it in…you’re not being pleasant.
Nielsen: Oh, because I wasn’t “nice enough” to you?
Driver: I’ve been pleasant to you this whole time…
Nielsen: I wasn’t “nice enough” to you for this thing? That’s fine. I’ve been video recording the entire time. I’m excited.
Driver: That’s cool, and I’m being respectful to you…
Nielsen: No you’re not. You have been actually very rude and extremely entitled…
I’m confused, is the driver “White male” entitled? Or “Asian male” entitled?
Driver: Oh, I’m sorry that my Hawaiian lady has offended you.
Nielsen: Yeah, I’m sorry that you have no consideration for actual Hawaiian people who don’t want to be a bobblehead item in your car while you’re driving for Lyft.
Nielsen: You fucking selfish dumbass idiot.
Verbal abuse. What a charming lady.
Driver: I’m being rude?
Nielsen: You are being rude. You have no connection to this culture.
Nielsen: You know, that is a cute little bobble item that you have in your car, that you don’t know anything about, and you’re an idiot.
Driver: Thank you very much for your opinion.
Nielsen: Yeah. You’re welcome. Maybe you will think about it, tomorrow when you wake up in the morning.
Driver: I very much will. This is going to be awesome. Thank you so much. I’m ending this ride right now so if you’d like to call another Lyft, you can go ahead and…
Praise baby Jesus! His sack dropped and he told this bitch to hit the bricks. I understand why cabbies generally don’t talk to fares.
Nielsen: You can take me all the way to my house.
Driver: I actually don’t have to, it’s not…
Nielsen: No, yes you do.
Driver: It’s my car. I’m confirming a dropoff. Here’s a sidewalk. Have a wonderful night.
Nielsen: Thank you. I’m so excited. Can I have your name again?
Driver: Nope. Have a great night.
Excellent. Excellent. But again with the “what’s your name?” Does this bitch think she’s Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Nielsen: Yes, I can. Can I have your name again? Well, I’ll just stay here, then.
Driver: Well then. Oh my God. This is my car, can you please get out of it?
Nielsen: No, I won’t. Call the police. Call 911.
Nielsen: About how I won’t leave your car.
Passenger: I wish you would.
Driver: Can you please exit the vehicle?
Nielsen: No, I can’t but you can give me your first and last name.
Nielsen: Here’s what I’ll do instead.
[Nielsen exits the vehicle.]
[Driver drives away.]
Nielsen: Holy shit.
Nielsen: The weirdest night of my entire life. And he could not get away fast enough, so that I couldn’t get his license plate number. How cute.
Christ almighty, that was like having an argument with a three-year-old.
To tie this up nice and neat, consider the following:
Ridesharing people (LYFT, UBER, etc.) seriously consider buying a dashcam of some kind with audio and video and nightvision. I believe they are $20 at Walmart. You never know what kind of childish degenerate might get in the backseat of your car and you might need this for your own protection later.
Engaging stupid people in an argument. Thanks to the internet, extricating yourself from dealing with idiots has never been easier. The block function on forums and networking sites is proof Aqua Buddha loves his children and wants what’s best for us. Unfortunately, there is no block function for the idiots wandering around IRL disguised as human beings, desperately seeking to draw you into a meaningless conflict with them so as to feed their hunger for emotional energy and feedback. So, what to do?
With respect to the video above, Nielsen didn’t actually want the bobblehead down. It was never about the bobblehead. Notice how Nielsen kept saying how “excited” she was. Idiots feed on conflict and drama. They don’t want to reach a productive or satisfactory conclusion to anything. She wanted to force this man to engage with her on her own level (which he did partially) and comply with her demands (yield to her, which he did not do).
Recognize the goals and recognize the tactics. I can’t give you are definitive list because I don’t have one. The goals are almost universal (engagement and compliance). The tactics vary from person to person and situation to situation. You saw a good offering of tactics Progressive/SJW idiots use both IRL and online (shaming, outrage, mockery, name-calling). A good way to foreclose engagement with stupid people who claim to be offended is to assume the following posture:
“I acknowledge that you might be offended by X. But I don’t care whether or not you are actually offended. Fuck your feelings. We’re done here.”
The driver finally adopted this posture when he told her to get out of his car and what happened? After some last ditch attempts to keep the conflict going, she got out of the car and he drove off, extricating her from his life.
Long story short, when a stupid person attempts to engage with you, indicate, verbally and non-verbally, that you do not give a damn what this person has to say and that you will not give them the gift of expending your time and energy to treat their stupidity as though it has merit.