As someone sympathetic to GG, no it's not.
For starters we are not /v/, so our collective retardedness isn't as much of an Achilles's heel. Also we have a high resistance to far-right fanaticism, so we won't have that convoluting the controversy, either.
Secondly there needs to be a large-scale "Fuck you" to the consumers before a consumer revolt can start. There are some "Fuck you"s here and there from self-entitled CalArts graduates, but not on a large scale. It doesn't have to be a conspiracy, just a collective expression of disdain for the readers.
Hopefully things won't escalate. The greatest enemy to the extreme is not the opposite extreme, but the moderated.
Thirdly, there isn't a huge pressure of progressivist-pushing by people who don't know any better or aren't able to be introspective. There doesn't need to be a conspiracy, just a general lack of willpower to look at the details or moderate their mentality.>>100634084
Most people have standards, even on the internet.>>100634207
I'm guessing it has to do with the "CalArts hugbox" rumors, and tumblr has a lot of hugbox communities. Social justice fanatics tend to be close-minded and easy to provoke.
However, social justice fanatics are not a monolith. They come in all sorts of flavors and have to deal with all sorts of contradictions, some of which are poorly solved. This is why you get so much in-fighting because of the race to the bottom to see who can kiss the most "dispriviledged" ass.