Where can one turn in these dark times for light relief without a foreboding sense of guilt that one is not doing enough to stop the forces of darkness from hijacking the USA? Luckily there is a tasks that is both funny and ticks the ‘keep an eye on what the alt right are doing’ in one handy website.
Since the last time I could actually get into the site, Idris (the Sisyphus of Voxopedia) has been busy renaming pages and re-importing Wikipedia updates in a vain attempt to stop Voxopedia lagging even further behind. He has also been busy sorting out the relative nomenclature of Xinjiang and East Turkestan. These are dueling terms for nearly commensurate regions and highly relevant to the Uyghur people. The Voxopedia change is one that favours the East Turkestan term over the Xinjiang in terms of a default – which is interesting.
I wonder if it is just the quirk of a given individual or whether there is some strategy here? Make changes that might generate some kind of partisan reaction from sides separate from US politics? Speaking of which there is also a big new page called “Scientology programs under David Miscavige”. It is not uncritical and is distinct from an existing page on Scientology – so maybe it is bait to get Scientologists into editing the wiki? Seems like an odd strategy, so probably just something some guy was interested in.
There has been a steady drip-drip of various kinds of more obvious far-right shit – including some nasty revisionism of the history of Jews in Spain (changed from ‘were forced into exile’ to ‘chose to migrate to the Muslim world’) Plus the same edits of 19th century artists/poets by Bassiano. Also the WTF page called Global warming propaganda exhibition page continues to make no sense.
More wacky stuff comes in the form of Rectified’s talk page, where he is planning more Miles Mathis themed stuff including the wonderful Pi=4 page. https://infogalactic.com/info/User:Rectified/Kinematic_Pi_%3D_4 which gives me hope that the supernatural forces continue to work for the side of all that is good and decent by making the alt-right look absurd.