I knew it. I just knew it. I knew that this would happen at some point. I’ve seen this happen before, and when I saw the social justice, Puritan Feminist crowd moving in on video games, I could tell that this would become a thing at some point. It annoyed me then and it annoys me now, because I have seen this event ruin more than one crowd, because of some loud, angry people who seem to be unaware that they are helping the people they are most vehemently against. That is a marvel to me. But cognitive dissonance has never done much to hinder these people.
So, the sub-Reddit group GamerGhazi, which is the anti-GG group, much the same as KotakuInAction is the pro-GG one, has Tweeted something that caught my attention. All their attempts to take the GamerGate hashtag have failed. There was #StopGamerGate2014. That was co-opted and made into a joke. There was #FuckGamerGate. That one was also co-opted and made into a joke. But they have come up with a new one #GamerPlus.
I fucking knew it! For those who aren’t aware, Puritan Feminism invaded atheism much the same way. Anyone in the atheist community who isn’t one of them groans when they hear the title, “Atheism+.” They also made Sex+ and Feminism+. This is how they do. They infiltrate organizations, then make their own little niche in them, where they can tear it apart from within. Ask people like Thunderf00t or anyone high up on the atheism community food chain not associated with them and they will tell you about all the good Atheism+ has done. Well, for the community as a whole, anyway. For themselves, it’s buttercups and rainbows! For real, these people have never had any significant opposition, so getting their way has never been easier.
Now it comes to gaming, and we’re already seeing that they are working to get results. Perhaps you haven’t heard the story about Target in Australia banning Grand Theft Auto V from their store. That was done by a group of people who made accusations so insane that it boggles the mind. For real, these people went #FullMcIntosh and said that the violence against women in that game made young men want to murder and rape women. I swear, Jack Thompson may have been a fucking idiot, but he never went this nuts! Never mind that these people have NO evidence for this contention! In fact, their statements about how video games turn men into misogynists fly in the face of real evidence. Like the fact that millenials are the most open-minded generation that has ever been. Yeah, cognitive dissonance is a professional sport, to these people.
What’s more – these people are blatantly selling propaganda. Since they can’t show evidence of gaming causing misogyny, they have to reach right up their ass and pull out party lines, selling them wholesale. In a way, they took lessons from Jack Thompson. He pointed to the violence you see in video games and was able to use that to successfully scream, “how can that not make people violent?!” Now, these women are pointing to sexy women in gaming and screaming, “how can that not make men misogynists?!” Throw in some death threats, which prevents people from contradicting them (because they don’t want to look bad), and you have a media campaign that has already done things for them.
These people have been working so hard to get rid of GamerGate. They want it to go away, so they can sell their ideological propaganda, but each time I see stuff like this, it lights a fire under me. I am reinvigorated, because I have watched the atheist community go to shit. Seeing my hobby go the same way is unacceptable.
Until next time, a quote,
“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t.” -Tyler Durden, Fight Club