Fight Club Author Slams 'Modern Left': "I Coined 'Snowflake' And I Stand By It"

Tyler Durden's picture

Now part of common parlance when referring to the overly-sensitive, easily-outraged, excessively-entitled Left, we read with particular enjoyment - for obvious reasons - that when London's Evening Standard asked Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk about the popularisation of the term, he responded "It does come from Fight Club. There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.’”

For those who are inexplicably unfamiliar,
in Fight Club Tyler Durden leads a generation of emasculated men to rediscover their inner strength by beating the hell out of each other. Two decades later, Palahniuk sees the modern generation as delicate flowers more than ever. “There is a kind of new Victorianism,” he said.

“Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.”

Now snowflakes have blown across the Atlantic and entered into British parlance. Last week, Boris Johnson warned François Hollande not to administer “punishment beatings” in the Brexit negotiations. His old friend Michael Gove piled in, saying those offended were “deliberately obtuse snowflakes”. And the term has already been re-appropriated by its targets: at the Women’s March in London on Saturday were signs with slogans such as “Damn right we’re snowflakes: Winter is coming”.

Chuck says this is a problem with the Left, not the Right.

“The modern Left is always reacting to things,” he opined.


“Once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended.”


He added self-effacingly: “That’s just my bulls**t opinion.”

And now you know.

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GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) 1980XLS Jan 24, 2017 3:10 PM

muh momma sayed eyem speshul


BaLACK Shitstain Obowel

Ignatius's picture

The Left is traditionally labor rights: a square deal for the working and middle classes.

Trump has scooped this traditional constituency from the Democrats while they were selling out working people for corporate cash and pandering to the LGBTxyz community.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Lets just call Identity Politics what it is.  A throwback to "Bellum omnium contra omnes", war of all against all. 

Good luck with that, snowflakes.

Divide and conquer.  Polarity consciousness, bitchez!

Ignatius's picture

Agree, and I suspect it's been deliberate.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

They want civil war, essentially, but without having to, you know, actually fight a civil war.

Ignatius's picture

Don't want to believe it, but I didn't want to believe 9/11-anthrax was a constructed, fraudulent event either.

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) Ignatius Jan 24, 2017 4:07 PM

Coin 'gold' ~ not 'snowflakes' ~ you'll thank me someday for that advice.

petar's picture

It is not about standing by something you believe in. It is honorable, but thats all. Trump is going to destroy all of our foreign relationships. We will be isolated. Even UK might reconsider and not leave the EU.

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xythras (not verified) petar Jan 24, 2017 6:48 PM

"Modern" left is desperate and in short supply of EVERYTHING except stupid

Here are the French learning tricks from FARC (Columbian terrorists)

Once a Socialist - ALWAYS a Terrorist

DjangoCat's picture

If what you say were true, there would be no point in carrying on.  No honour in the world?  But I think you are deluded.

earleflorida's picture

jack ma: why america spent $14 Trillion on wars and shit on infrastructure....

El Vaquero's picture

It's interesting that you bring up divide and conquer, because that is a tactic that we can use against the regressive left precisely because of their identity politics.  I knew a guy in highschool who seemed dumber than a box of shit, but he wasn't.  He just played it that way, and he was very good at reading people.  If there were two people that he didn't like, he was very good at spreading rumours that they were talking shit about each other, and he'd sit back and watch the fight.  


All of the special snowflakes and the other groups that they claim to want to protect are imminently vulnerable to this kind of attack.  This is because they play victim olympics with all of their identity traits, and they let those traits dictate 100% of who they are as people.  It would not be that hard to turn the gays against the trannies or the snowflakes against the blacks.  My money would be on the blacks in that one.  

ebear's picture

As I pointed out upthread, snowflakes are the ultimate conformists.  If you want to get them spinning their wheels, just call them what they are: Conformists.  Totally lacking in individual traits, merits or initiative. 


balolalo's picture

the problem is assholes think anyone who stands up to them are snowflakes

the problem is assholes with ego issues can't handle someone questioning them

I hate pussy pc liberals as much as the next guy

some of you TRUMPSTERS are the biggest FUCKING SNOWFLAKES around

your panties get into a whirl if anyone suggests for your orange jesus TRUMP:

- accountability

- evidence must be shown

- suspicion

- skepticism

and don't be a douche bag and think I wouldnt have demanded the same for Hillary.   and don't be ignorant to think I didn't for obama. I have been a big critic of all of his sellout policies too

the fact that you guys are chin deep sucking his schlong without even thinking critically, ON BLIND FAITH

TRUMPSM = snowflakes crying about snowflakes, but pretrending thier not snowflakes about their own shit

Bungbo's picture

Did you just try to say something? 

bamawatson's picture

hard to say something while setting forth ZERO FACTS

did mumble sumpin bout 'questions'
but did not ask one

mojine's picture

He was perfectly clear, and right to the point.

BabaLooey's picture

You're still a warm sack of jiggling vomit, asshat.

Nice try on the accountability fuckball. Find one of your posts from yesteryear where you called out Soetero - or Canks - on any of their shit. 

We'll wait.............................................yeah.....thought so.

Take your bullet points and eat 'em.

Few if any on this forum have "man-crushes" on Trump, and your calling him Orange Jesus simply codes you as a shart.

Your whole post is nonsense.

"the problem is assholes think anyone who stands up to them are snowflakes"

da fuck are you sniffing, shoe? Home Depot lacquer? Flecktovarathane? 

make sense the next time...or stop drinking from the toilet for an hour before you post such stupidity.

"the problem is assholes with ego issues can't handle someone questioning them"

?  - sounds pretty fucking liberal to me.

You take the cake for being a total asshat. 


Ghordius's picture

+1 good one

Putin has some similar snowflake bunnies. all huff and puff if you even notice his horse has a wart

more important: can someone explain me that "self-effacing"? don't understand why, and that from him

Beowulf55's picture

I can understand your skepticism after your God Obummer lied to you for 8 years.........

There was never any accountability with Obummer even as he said that he would be the most transparent admin ever....he lied.

There was never any evidence shown  (think OBL with locker burn) on anything but not a peep from the libtards.

There was suspicion of the snowflakes after the droning of 18 y.o. American citizens but nothing changed.

There was skepticism of the snowflakes after Clapper, Lynch, and Holder lied to Congress...

This is not even bringing up Libyia, Pizzagate, or the millions of people who have died at the hands of the Nobel Peace prize winner Obummer, Kenyan in Chief.  Isn't that what happens when you don't think critically and take what Obummer and Hitlery say ON BLIND FAITH?


Also................fuck you, my name is Dave





Fathead Slim's picture

Oh hell yeah, and it works like rats a'fightin.

myne's picture

QUILTBAG is the easiest acronym to remember at this point btw.

Ignatius's picture

I've lost track and don't believe I wanna try to keep up.

WaterWings's picture

asdfjkl;  (sorry, I was compelled, for historic purposes)

El Vaquero's picture

I personally like LGBTOMGWTFBBQ!

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Let's standardize that as the BLTXYZ community.

It sings!

Offthebeach's picture

Left has ( in America ) gone from the likes of Studds Terkal to twinki toes, ballerina Ram Emanuel. From PT Boat Jack Kennedy to Austroturff Bill Clinton. From Jim Brown to prep school nice metro boy Obama.

The Gun Is Good's picture

(((Rahm))) was in IDF though. He's not entirely poose. (Probably at least learned how to murder Palestinians and rape Arab women... or maybe he was butch enough to bulldoze the odd school or home.)

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Fathead Slim (not verified) Ignatius Jan 24, 2017 3:26 PM

Nah, the left is traditionally a scam for inducing working people to vote for them in hopes of a square deal. The the leftists pull the switcheroo and cornhole the poor working stiffs without mercy.

The right is another scam for inducing small time business people to vote for them in hopes of being allowed to keep a tiny bit of what they produce. Then the rightists pull the switcheroo and herd all the small timers into a big tent where they can be cornholed at leisure.

See the difference?

Ignatius's picture

Leadership sells out its membership sure as a tax man'll lift the pennies from a dead man's eyes, but there's two main constituencies:  them that own important land and them that don't.  The struggle is never finished.

sessinpo's picture

lol. One of those myths of theh left. They have never been for anyone  but themselves. One of those lies repeated so often.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Just to piss them off, and not to submit to their word parlance, I like to use the term GayBLT community.  Seems funnier, and more catchy.

For those gender confused snowflakes who need additional identity, I'm willing to concede GayBLTxyz or GayBLTwtf trim line options.

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Jim in MN's picture

I noted with alarm a post someplace stupid yesterday purporting to trace the term 'snowflake' to concentration camps.

Another statist plot.


hedgeless_horseman's picture


Chuck, if you read this, please think about coming to Marfa for Fight Club!

True Blue's picture

Palahniuk is awesome! When is book 3 of the Damned series coming out?

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Survivor is my favorite.

Chuck is our generation's Vonnegut.

GGuy's picture

Really??? Which Season?

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Oh, please. Vonnegut understood what was happening.

Charlie here has the typical, PC bumpe-rsticker view of socio-political issues.

Fight Club: Everyone is in debt, mainly by overspending because they like buying things. So let's free everyone from debt by blowing up the buildings of credit-card companies to erase everyone's debt.

Problems: It doesn't address the core issue of buying material goods beyond your means. Banks have backups of their backups of their backups. Blowing up their buildings will not erase the debt. They will simply get the data from backups and pass on the cost to their users. Also, even if you could erase everyone's debt, the banks would ask the government for a bailout and the government would comply. So this 'plan' would simply transfer the debt to...those very taxpayers that are in debt. Really shallow thinking.

Also, his view of masculinity is that real men need to beat the hell out of other real men that share their values. The metro left laughed their milk-mustaches right off watching real men beat up real men that share their values. How about taking the fight to the enemy.

And here again, with this issue, his analysis and understanding is shallow and pathetic. He thinks the left does not take the fight forward? That THE LEFT is reactionary? Puh-leeez.

It is the right that is forever in 'defense' mode. The left is so far ahead in its attacking that it has cornered the market in "projection." They know they are doing something illegal or immoral. They accuse the right of doing it. The right goes into hysterics proving that they did not do it. Six months or a year later the truth comes out that the Left was doing the deed and their reaction is (as planned), "As we saw a year ago, everyone is doing this. There This is a de3ad issue. There is no controlling legal authority. Leave it up to us to write some laws to prevent the Right from ever doing this again."

We have Trump because the Left has been on such a tyrannical march to cram their issues down the throats of mainstream America that all those millions that sat out the 2008 and 2012 elections finally saw in Trump someone who stop taking the beatings and start swinging back.

Little Charlie P. Early success stunted his literary and intellectual growth such that he cannot view what is truly happening in this world.





Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Heard some strange stories about Chuck P's childhood and had to stop reading, TBH.

Can't remember exactly if it was incest or sexual molestation or some bodies in formaldehyde, but it was some weird weird stuff.

swmnguy's picture

Wow, that's...disturbing.  Haven't hear about that and can't/won't comment.

I would note that the guys I've known who were the most concerned about Masculinity, their own and everyone else's, were almost all homosexual.  The vast majority of men I know are heterosexual and never think twice about their masculinity, and rarely about anyone else's, either.  

Masculinity just isn't anything a heterosexual guy is very interested in thinking about.  It's just what you do.  Sometimes you run across guys who are really hung up on it and make you wonder about yourself or others, but it's not long before you realize they've got some kind of problem that has nothing to do with you or your behavior.

I read "Fight Club" right when it came out, and thought it was great.  But I actually liked the movie better, which is rare for me.  The movie wasn't as self-consciously gay as the book, so I was a little better able to identify with it.