Crazy and stupid white liberals who believe that Laura Wood is really Lawrence Auster
I just came upon a blog discussion from September 2011 in which most of the participants believe that Laura Wood does not exist, that she is my creation, that I am the real author of The Thinking Housewife. One commenter, citing Laura’s and my similarities and agreements and mutual quoting of each other, writes:
We are all kinda likeminded people here. Anyone out there agree with everything I write? Every single word? I can’t think of a single person who I agree with all the time. Either they are similarly named soulmates, or they are the same freaking person.Another commenter writes:
Yeah that does seem like an obvious similarity.And another:
I think part of it is that he wants a more credible voice for his misogynistic crap. He is a never married man, so who the f*** cares what he thinks about women? As Laura Woods, he can spew all that garbage about how women deserve rape.Leave aside the point that these people fail to realize that Laura Wood, notwithstanding that she shares my worldview and agrees with me on most issues, obviously has a different personality, background, and writing style from me.
Leave all that aside. Instead, think of what these people must believe in order to believe that I am Laura Wood. They believe that I have the ability to invent an entire female human being, with her background, her personal history, her family, her experiences, her personality, her home, her gardening and cooking experiences, her interest in art. They believe that I could invent all that, and also have the time and energy to write and manage an entire blog in addition to my own. They think that I have the ability to interact with female commenters the way Laura does. In short, they believe that Lawrence Auster—this grouchy never-married misogynist bigot they despise—is a superhuman genius with an incredible sympathetic understanding of women!
This is like the “truthers” who believe that President Bush was a superhuman genius who coordinated with al Qaeda to fly planes into the World Trade Center at the exact time that a vast network of bombs, planted by Bush’s agents, blew the buildings up, so that people would think that the towers had been brought down by the planes instead of the bombs planted by Bush, and this plot, which had to involve hundreds of people, was so disciplined and well organized that no one ever leaked the truth. It’s like the people who believe that Bush was a Machiavellian genius who, when he embarked on the insane project of democratizing Muslim countries, really knew that it would not succeed, his real purpose being to discredit the idea of Muslim democratization.
There are all kinds of white idiots, on the right as well as the left, who are unable to think and who will believe any absurd and impossible conspiracy theory if it satisfies some emotional need of theirs.
Add to that the fact that you are living with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatments. You really must be some kind of superman.LA replies:
Not only that, but when I post a note saying that my limited energy is used up in blogging and I haven’t been able to post comments or send thank you notes, as soon as I post that, instead of resting, I put on my Laura Wood hat and start blogging furiously at The Thinking Housewife. Not only that, but look at all those exchanges between Laura and me: all faked. Imagine the effort that would take. Not only that, but consider all the female readers who write to me (in my Laura Wood incarnation) gratefully telling me how much they appreciate my blog because I understand the problem of non-feminist women.Thomas Bertonneau writes:
So you’re Laura Wood. In that case, we met a few weeks ago in Baltimore. May I compliment you on your elegant sense of ladies’ dress, your gentleladay’s bearing, and your aura of cultivated femininity. You’ll have to tell me where you bought that purse!Terry Morris writes:
So when I send you a donation next week, should I send it to your address in New York, or to “Laura’s” address in Pennsylvania; should I make it out to “Laura” or to Lawrence? ;-)Laura Wood (who tells me that a few people have written to her accusing her of being Lawrence Auster) writes:
You fail to mention the chief irony in this, which is that I write mostly about the importance of sex differences. So if you were me, i.e., if you were a a man posing as a woman who writes about the importance of sex differences, you would be a flaming hypocrite.Laura continues:
The real heart of this is that they simply can’t absorb the fact that a woman is as anti-feminist as I am. They want to explain that away and discredit my anti-feminism.LA writes:
Laura has posted a picture of herself to establish that she actually exists and is a woman:
Conspiracy theorists occupy a unique and under-studied segment of the mental health spectrum. I suppose generally they fall under the category of paranoia which in the realm of politics can be very dangerous to underestimate. In paranoia the fear and suspicion grows most intense precisely when you try to reason with it. The classic case is Stalin who killed his most competent people precisely because they were the most rational. For example he once asked his generals if there was any reason to fear the Americans. “Oh, no, the Americans would never dare attack us, they know how strong we are!” said one. Stalin’s eyes narrowed and marked the man down for immediate liquidation. In the paranoid’s mind anything that suggest relaxing the state of constant suspicion has to be eliminated. Thousands were purged as a result of being sane and connected to reality and wanting the best for Russia, They went to their deaths by the thousands writing even more rational letters to Stalin explaining that they were no threat, which only sealed their fate. The correct response, of course, was: “Yes Comrade Stalin, if we let down our guard for one second the American capitalists will destroy us!” That is what the paranoid must hear.LA replies:
It just occurred to me: Just as the various gnostic utopias could not exist in the real world, the various gnostic conspiracy theories could not take place in the real world. Both the gnostics’ good, and their evil, are entirely imaginary.Paul K. writes:
I LOVE this. Just think, if instead of Laura Wood her name was Laura Wencester, your names would be perfect anagrams. Then the plot would really thicken!Michael S. writes:
So Thomas Bertonneau thinks he met Laura Wood recently. Silly man! Doesn’t he know there are plenty of actresses looking for work? Clearly the person he met was an impersonator.Robert B. writes:
Ed H. is wrong in his musings as to why Stalin killed millions of people. He is also wrong as to why Stalin killed his generals in mass—at least prior to WWII. Stalin ordered the trials and conviction of 4,500 people per month nation-wide as a means of instilling fear in the general populace to prevent mass uprisings due to the failures of Soviet industrialism and collectivized farming. Not out of paranoia. When Stalin gave the order he was told that there were not enough dissidents for even one month, let alone an ongoing crusade. Stalin’s reply was that they simply be found regardless of their loyalty to the Communist regime and be tried for any reason they felt like. This is no different than what Ivan the Terrible did.Paul T. writes:
This is a hoot! Perhaps (taking a leaf from Spartacus), we should ALL declare that we are Laura Wood?Evan H. writes:
What evidence do we have that any of your commenters exist outside your imagination? This is why I subscribe to the “Big Lie” theory of VFR. In fact, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t be surprised to discover you had invented that entire “Free Jinger” site out of whole cloth, simply to throw us off the trail.Kristor writes:
So when I had coffee with Laura at the train station in Philadelphia, that was you? And then when I saw you in New York City at the end of that train ride, that was you, too?Laura Wood writes:
Evan H. wrote:December 23
Terry Morris writes:
It would not surprise me to learn that most of the people who believe Laura to be your own invention (and all that goes with that) are taking some kind of anti-psychotic drugs. (Obviously we would never learn that, but I’m just saying.) [LA replies: I think Terry meant to say anti-depressants, not anti-psychotics, and his (I assume unintentinal) attack on anti-psychotics mistake was part of what set off Patrick H.’s reply here.]LA replies:
That’s very interesting. Consider the extreme anti-social, hostile, and irrational behavior that is common on Web forums. How much of that is connected with severe psychological problems, or with psycho-active drugs which are intended to palliate those problems but in many cases exacerbate them? The population in question—largely male adolescents and young men—is the same as with the mass killers.LA writes:
A commenter replies to Terry Morris here.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 22, 2012 01:04 PM | Send