The U.S. Air Force issued an official briefing on the threats posed by “incels,” which is short for “involuntary celibate” and is a term adopted by a group of men who are super angry that no women will touch their dangles. As funny as that might seem, these men can become dangerous, as anyone can when you mix bitter anger, entitlement issues, and are rewarded by your peers for blaming women for all your problems.
Hence the threat brief.
The word “weird” in Keller’s first tweet was entirely redundant.
“Personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently treated to a threat brief regarding an ‘increase in nationwide activity’ by self-described ‘incels,'” reads the article in Task & Purpose, a military news publication. The photo of one of the briefing slides, which contains a common graphic found in incel communities, was posted on a popular Air Force Facebook page Tuesday and confirmed as real by 11th Wing spokesman Aletha Frost.
“The screenshot was taken from a Joint Base Andrews Intel brief created following basic threat analysis on an increase in nationwide activity by the group,” said Frost.
It’s not clear whether this briefing was unique to the Air Force, and if so, why the Air Force, but they’re not wrong when they say that incels have become an increasingly serious threat to the populace. Ever since incel hero Elliot Rodger murdered six and injured 14 more in the Isla Vista massacre, an increasing number of men who are active in incel communities have conducted attempted or completed mass shootings.
“Indeed, the screenshot appeared the day after Brian Isaack Clyde, a former Army infantryman who frequently posted memes that referenced the incel movement alongside anti-government conspiracies to his Facebook page, was shot by federal officers after he opened fire outside a Dallas, Texas federal building,” Keller writes.
In spite of the seriousness of the issue, it’s hard not to laugh at the thought of the military issuing an official warning about dudes who don’t know how to spell “luscious” or use apostrophes, and who categorize all women into two stereotyped groups, neither of which will ever have sex with them.
Or, if you can’t laugh, you could cry.
Some days I have to double check to make sure I didn't accidentally mess with one of those Hellraiser cubes. https://t.co/zaZAKzytzF— Daniel R Sohn (@danielrsohn) June 20, 2019
I can’t tell whether people are joking anymore. https://t.co/j1tCd9YrvT— McGroarty (@mcgroarty) June 20, 2019
this broke me https://t.co/OmCos0Ufmf— HRG | milfy budtender (@SunhatZhenya) June 20, 2019
The details about “incel” dudes are so dark I can never read a full article about it. Like this image alone induced a nearly lethal amount of involuntary cringes and nearly overcame my ability stifle like 10 audible “what the fucks” in a row. https://t.co/CcNWGvs4AF— Thischarmingham (@Thischarminham) June 20, 2019
I really don't understand anything about this timeline. https://t.co/dUjhk4mot7— Kim (@blueobsidian) June 20, 2019
I fully support the United States Air Force in its efforts to bomb incels. https://t.co/RuFl2rUNxE— Rich Coutinho's Ad Sales Business Partner (@PoolGawd) June 20, 2019
asteroid pls https://t.co/SLx9rF5TkD— the real dadbod terry ™ (@shortstack81) June 20, 2019
LMAO threat level: incel ???? https://t.co/sym6Avw70K— Dan Stan (@danstan483) June 20, 2019
Healthy and normal society https://t.co/b3FDDXZdE4— S Redding (@sreddi_515) June 20, 2019
The Virgin US Army vs. the Chad US Air Force https://t.co/tc5RkDIY0v— Luke Barnes (@LukeBarnes_92) June 20, 2019
Happy to know that the next time an incel makes a bad post an F-35 will already be en route. https://t.co/5mTr7ekMx5— Jon Senrab (@Senrab3123) June 20, 2019
Neither the enemy we deserve, nor the one we need right now. https://t.co/zEXXMJyP7i— Herostratos (@amenalkHelios) June 20, 2019
You never know when the Air Force will need to bomb the Incel State https://t.co/IH9QHg7P9d— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) June 20, 2019
We are really living through Idiocracy, aren't we? https://t.co/EX4V1PKvuI— Patrick De Oliveira (@PLSOliveira) June 20, 2019
thinking about a roomful of military kinda dudes doing detailed jargonfilled threat analysis on the incel rebellion https://t.co/00Iv1vmnpH— stephanie (@isosteph) June 20, 2019
Who wants to file the FOIA? https://t.co/6d9I6hM6KO— The Cheapskate (@CheapskateShow) June 20, 2019
Wonder if they'll also address the military's culture of rape and sexual abuse https://t.co/wESuAYmoeX— Fully Automated Luxury Colonialism (@RealityInc) June 20, 2019
Iran was just defending itself from this drone which has always flown solo https://t.co/gZsRuoeoLI— marquis de posade (@acczibit) June 20, 2019
I'm still waiting for them to bomb k-pop fans. https://t.co/DuDm3XRo3S— Rosen Ritter (@RosenRitter) June 20, 2019
Is it possible to just bomb all of 4chan?