US Air Force’s Incel ‘Threat Brief’ Infographic Is Equal Parts Funny And Sad

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.

{Official threat brief from Andrews}

Posted by Air Force amn/nco/snco on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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.

Is it possible to just bomb all of 4chan?