I've been reading things online recently...and I've been becoming more aware of an insane online cult dedicated to not having sex.
It's a very strange thing called "involuntarily celibate", or "incels". The movement, if you can call it that, has a wee bit of history to it
The first incel community was started by a Canadian college student known only by her first name, Alana, in 1993 or 1997, when she created a website in order to discuss her sexual inactivity with others. The website, titled "Alana's Involuntary Celibacy Project",was used by people of all genders to share their thoughts and experiences. In 1997, she started a mailing list on the topic that used the abbreviation INVCEL, which was later shortened to incel. During her college career and after, she realized she was queer, and became more comfortable with her identity. She later gave the site to a stranger.
Since those seemingly innocent beginnings, this has grown into a movement, and many disaffected young men have been posting online about the vast injustices the world is heaping upon them by their not having sex. I suppose it's a sign of the times that everything is a conspiracy now, and it's easy to find like-minded individuals online.
Given a mutual support system, the disaffection of these young men has only increased, and with our universal access to guns in these United States, it's remarkably easy to act on those impulses.
This is what boggles my mind. I was 'involuntarily celibate' during my college years, too. But I attributed it mostly to not actually seeking companionship with the fairer sex in those years. When the time was right in my life for such things, that celibacy rectified itself fairly quickly.
But I never complained about it, nor wrote screeds, nor bought guns...or indeed, ever shot up my school.
So now though - I do have a reason to be upset. I've never won the lottery, despite playing it for many years. I'm beginning to think there is a vast conspiracy against me, and I'm sure there are others just like me out there.
It feels like the time is right to launch my own website and subculture group about it. I plan on calling us the "Nolots" or "No Lottery", and I'll be posting screeds about why the universe hates me and I'm not getting any money.
Maybe later I'll shoot up a convenience store.