What to be proud of and what legacy not to leave

So 16 months later, I think a bit of taking stock, may be in order for #Gamergate.

Our opposition I express as: Bigger Anti-GG names, The wannabees, The Progressive Press, The institutional backers, and the hordes of ideological SJW followers.

Let’s look at the Bigger names.

Feminist Frequency

Jonathan McIntosh and Anita Sarkeesian have been the biggest success story after 16 months. (All teary stories of harassment and depression aside). They cleaned up in donations, conference circuits, trips to developers, trips to Google, talks at the UN.

That said…..JMac has constantly come across to pretty much everyone as a milksop and unabashed Marxist authoritarian. There is no pretense and his ideological lens is magnified to the point that he comes across as a radical nutjob on first impression to anyone

That leaves the “face” of Feminist Frequency, Anita. I have nothing against larger women. Nothing at all. But damn, it is an issue such rapid weight fluctuations. Its unhealthy. It is a bad mindset.

But then we are talking about the mindset of the brainwashed Feminist Progressive (or blatant ideological fraud if you are less charitable). Personally I think JMac is the bigger issue in Feminist Frequency. I think she is a fraud and con artist. I think she is using Fem Freq to further her notoriety. I think she is a very clever lady.

You may consider that she is stupid because she constantly gets video games wrong and makes errors en masse. Of course she does. She is not REALLY interested in games. She wanted an “in” and she got that. She has manipulated her way into the position she is now and making money hand over fist and will now use that to platform to being a cultural critic, rather than JUST a video game critic. THAT is smart.

That all said, some rather stupid comments  have damaged her a little. Her impact from a year ago is not “quite” what it was. JMac for all his ability to make her look great cannot do the same for himself and is dragging her down a little. The UN talk was a laughfest.

She has done well and we have not seen the last of her. She is rebranding and looking to redirect her efforts. I think the end game may well be in the political arena.

Zoe Quinn 

She has done well out of this ride. From ex-stripper/porno star (?) or was it nude model, I forget? To Hell Dump Something Awful Troll, to Twine Adventure Story sensation (Hahahahaha) to potential memoir-based Autobiographical Screenplay. Not only this but for the last 16 months she has been making a shitload on Patreon ($3000+/month) for doing NOTHING…..and no doubt appearance fees. She has also been hitting up Google and UN to sell her weird perspective.

What about her “homelessness”. She has 4 Wilmer Hale lawyers on her case against Eron. They charge individually up to $750/hour (you do the math). I think it is safe to say that Zoe is a liar.

Now here is where it all goes south a bit for her. The initial charges and gag order against Eron is in serious danger being slammed, to the point she tried to void the charge to save it getting adjudicated on. Her Patreon is falling March 2015 – less than a year ago  and Now

Furthermore her risk of liable for reasons that are blatantly obvious, are REALLY high in respect to both the memoirs and the potential movie.

BUT Zoe looks to me to be doing the smart move. After coming into an industry that she has no skills or talent for, she has won awards, “earned” heaps of cash and sold rights for a fictional novel and rights to a film and is looking to move on like she did when she poisoned other workspaces.

Randi Harper

Like an unflushable turd, Randi has managed to stink up the gaming space and by harassing everyone whilst somehow (words escape me) being oppressed or victimised or some other buzzword.

But she found it a lot tougher than Zoe or Anita or Jmac. Having a face like Spanky Ham and a body like Ummm…this guy? She did not have social capital with respect to appearance. Nor did she have personality or charisma. She also could never stray too far from harassing crap out of someone.

But she had the blockbot. It was something. How she could string this out over 16 months, was an indicator of how “good” she was at hustling. She is very, very good. Are you kidding me? $60 000/year+ For What? (But that is falling dramatically now – Dropping like a rock)
So what does she have now?

Nice Patreon income that will eventually dry up and a blockbot. What about her fall back? She has build her identity around a blockbot and her FreeBSD community connections. Recently she was in effect thrown out of the community, unceremoniously on her bulbous arse.

So her talking circuit will fall. Unlike Zoe she did not cover an end of days fallback position to cash out on and the community that she identified with threw her out. So mixed bag really

Brianna Wu

Hahaha. What a trainwreck. Lie after lie. Attention whoring after attention whoring. How Brianna has stayed relevant enough to warrant attention, is not a testament to her efforts (as it was with the other three) but rather the desperation of Anti-Gamergate to swallow lies and promote a transgender personality, no matter how poisonous their choice was. (Make no mistake Ashley Lynch would have been as poor a choice but Katherine Cross at least has “some” substance to her). But such is the Progressive mindset.

Brianna wants to be two things.

  1. A respected and successful Video Game Developer
  2. A Socio-political Feminist talking head

Maybe she realises now that she should have picked one. She has fucked up both. Now late releasing her failure of a game Rev 60 and a shrinking Patreon, she is in much worse a position than Randi.

Progressive Media

After shitting on their fanbase for so long, what they did NOT expect was for gamers to hit back. Gawker (who happily led the charge against #Gamergate) got a bit bloodied for the experience. It cost them millions.

Now with an imminent lawsuit in the wings against Hulkster and other smaller ones against smaller figures, they are in danger of falling completely. Lay offs HAVE happened and sites in the corporation have been closed down (Valleywag for example).

Will Hulkster fuck them up completely? I don’t think so but I really hope so.

But what about The Mary Sue and The Honey Badgers? That has potential too. Not bankruptcy or liquidation but at least being given a bloody nose for their dishonest ideological bullying.

How is Leigh “I am games journalism: Alexander doing lately? What about the once opinionated and slimy, Ben Kuchera?

We have not even discussed the effect of the ethical compromises having to be made by journalism sites in listing conflict of interest rather than risk trouble.

Big Institutional backers 

Here is the bad news. We have no hurt these guys AT ALL.

The SJWs did not spring from a vacuum. They were well entrenched in the community. IDGA backed a certain Indie developers and this clique was the ones that got/get Progressive Gaming Press’s ear, and awards and grants through the IGF and Indie Grant funding, make for a powerful SJW stronghold.

 

So in the wash how did we do?

They were already in their strongholds and they went out on the offensive and considering what we were up against with the initial shock and awe and the later siege and war of attrition, we did well.

We dug in, repelled the invaders again and again, then sent them back to their strongholds. We did not have the organisation, finances, structure or numbers to take them on in the strongholds at the home base, but we did not need to.

We got many more runs on the board than they did (as we see above).

 

However, NOW I see real issues. Not from without BUT from within. People like Devil’s Advocate (Twitter) and FSMhelpsusall (from KIA – same person, maybe?) are trying to have all of Ralph’s advertisers taken down. How? Well by defending things said against certain Anti-GG pedophiles/child rape fantasists. (No there really is not a position to argue this). So they are doing an “enemy of our enemy is a friend”.

Yes its hypocrisy 101. When Ralph was fighting against the people they were and in the way that they approved with and writing and accepting the right articles, it was all good BUT when he made a HUGELY bad call (as I believe he did in allowing the article to be posted when it was – Yes I agree it was repulsive and inappropriate and disrespectful) then suddenly the people THEY and HE were fighting against will be defended by THEM to get at him. Yes you were happy to fight against those people and condemn them until Ralph upset you and you would cite him attacking those people as a defense of those same people.

Its not just that, not nearly. We collectively rallied to strike out at big journalist corporations that chose to condemn gamers collectively and force a Progressive agenda into gaming. Big journalism sites that tried to censor us collectively. They used unethical practices to push their Progressive ideology and authoritarian practices in gaming spaces. We struck out at their advertisers.

Now people like the aforementioned Devil Advocate and FSMhelpsusall are doing exactly the same thing to Ralph and justifying it because “it is just the same”

Except….He isn’t “big journalist corporations”, “condemn(ing) gamers collectively”, “forc(ing) a Progressive agenda into gaming”, “Big journalism sites that tried to censor us collectively”, “use(ing)unethical practices to push their Progressive ideology”, “(using) authoritarian practices in gaming spaces”

SO basically asserting it is similar or the same is a lie and what it REALLY amounts to is more similar to THIS:

“Wild Goose wrote a repulsive article that should never have seen the light of day. Ralph made a very bad call. Whilst not agreeing or excusing the article, chose to print it, as he has done with friend and foe, on his site , and without censor. He doubled down and made this a freedom of speech issue. It was a bad call…………BUT that means he is morally terrible and because he is, he is a monster, and because he is a monster he is not subject to humanity, and nor is anyone who associates with him, including his girlfriend (because she should have had better taste than to date a monster). Because he is a monster, who cares how we treat him or those he cares for or those that care for him. Fuck it. Let’s use those same tactics against Ralph, that worked with Gawker $100 mill corporation vs a blogger that we had a different position than and whilst we are at it let’s defend one of the people we have been fighting against for 16 month…in fact let’s defend one of the most morally reprehensible of them. If it gets him to lose his livelihood, its so worth it. Gamergate is now: an Authoritarian movement which we do not allow personal liberties; we are not concerned with Anti-GG journalism sites but GG blogs; we are not considered with people pushing Authoritarian Progressive agendas on us, but rather we are anti-libertarian and free speech (If it is speech we find reprehensible); we are no longer fighting Anti-GG but using articles on them to strike at people within our movement; Our measure is now who offends us.”

Congrats. Next step is to adopt a blockbot and chum it up with Anti-GG and use new words in our vocabulary like “triggered”, “safe spaces and “goobergraper” (unironically)

 

Becoming the very thing we fought against for 16 months. Own it and take a bow.

*and to those  that are not dishonest nor stupid, do not back this idiocy. We achieved a lot and for good reason. It was NOT to turn into a caricature of what we were, nor simulacrum of what we fought*

 

 

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What wrongthink looks like

I do not need to tell you my thoughts on the evils of the Progressive mindset. I do think the people at the higher echelons are normally frauds and hucksters. I do think that most of the people following them are useful idiots and suckers.

That all said, a recent exchange really grabbed my attention the other day. It was in relation to Brianna Wu’s laughable Samus Aran being trans claim. Now because it was wrong and she demanded that everyone accept her bullshit, she got disproven and laughed at.

Then I saw this really sad meltdown and it automatically reminded me of something Miss Mayella being cross-examined in To Kill a Mockingbird . On the surface you may not see any resemblance, but bear with me.

Neither lady is in control of the facts. The facts and truth are inconvenient. They are both outraged. They are outraged too that any “decent” person ought not be outraged ion the same way. They are perplexed and/or angry that they are having their narrative questioned or doubted due to its obvious dishonesty. The emotional appeal for support in both of them is based on false premises. “He took advantage of me” for Mayella vs “They’re trying to take Poison away from us, y’all. They don’t want us to have Samus, they don’t want us to have Poison”.

For Mayella it was an imagined war of “everyone” trying to sully her virtue and good standing (which I think most did not give a damn about), and for @kadybat “everyone” was trying to take away her ability to have transgender role models I guess or perhaps transgendered icons. (again I do not think most people give a damn).

In both instances there is a terrific effort to cast off the truth at all costs and let own feelings and agendas reign supreme. The pursuit of an agenda and the fear of what “everyone else” is trying to do is palpable.

But it is not true.

Should we simply not contest this sort of thing when we see it. Are we better recognising that it is based on real fears and mind-numbingly stupid ignorance? Are these sort of “Progressives” worth pity?

No.

Feelings do not trump facts. I will not submit to such dishonest ramblings and wave them off as okay because someone is feeling upset or scared or whatever. Because this leads precisely for those very reasons to issues like the Guthrie vs Elliott case in Canada.

What a terrible thing. Ignorance is no excuse, and reals beat feels 100% of the time. This is the only way a decent society can work. Otherwise we may as well let the mentally insane and psychologically altered drug users take charge because who can say their reality and their feelings is not REAL to them. Or in fact, that THEIR reality dos not trump ours?

Top ten worse of the worst from the other side

Bobby Oliveria – This guy comes across as a nasty piece of work. A snake. I would love to see everything he holds dear fall apart on him….again. He is a bitter, nasty, vindictive, arrogant, opinionated man. He is from his own accounts a now sober ex-drunk and abuser. Obviously the addiction controlled does not control the underlying personality flaws I mentioned above.

Arthur Chu – Arthur disgusts me more than a little. It is not JUST his want to defend some of the ugliest SJW bullshit, but also his stand up talking about raping a boy, and the fact that he related that he was exposed to a rape, and yet thought at the time that it was okay. Stack it up people. He saw a rape. Traumatic? Thought it was okay at the time…because you would right? WTF? Then later you realised it wasn’t. You then do a stand up routine about raping a boy. For laughs…literally. WTF? When he said how all the Gamergate girls were good looking and the anti-Gamergate girls were rancid Wildebeests (I may be paraphrasing him poorly) and that he believed it was that Gamergate supporters rejected the ugly girls. I simply felt revulsion that he thought them good looking. Dear God, someone as slimy as Chu liking you….eww.

Ben Kuchera – Is there anything positive that could be said about Ben Kuchera? I really don’t think so. I find him, like Chu, revolting and slimy. If I was to read a news paper headline that read that he was involved in something morally bankrupt and/or sordid, I would simply and sadly nod and say under my breath, “I thought so” or “Not surprised”. He seems to have no moral barometer. It seems amazing that figures like he and Chu and countless others will be tolerated by the SJW set as long as they push the party line.

Randi Harper – Ever since she has come on the scene of Gamergate she has been pushing herself up higher and higher up my shitlist. She is barely a hop, skip and a jump from Kuchera territory. What a horrible piece of work she is. I believe that she as well as having  ADHD and being an (ex) pill popping junkie, she has some pretty nasty underlying psychological problems. I am thinking Psychopathic tendencies. I mean it too. Read up on Psychopathy. Don’t say “She is no Hannibal Lecter”. Agreed but simply look at the attributes and go steadily through Milo’s articles and see what matches up. There is something seriously screwed up in mind of the corpulent harasser known as Randi.

Zoe Quinn – she makes the top 5. She is just as nasty as Randi but a bit smarter. I think she is being handled. Whereas Randi is Randi’s biggest problem. Zoe is cultivating this narrative and not doing anything to fuck it up. Look at Randi and it makes it very hard to feel sorry for her when she reports she is getting harassed when she can’t got a day without harassing shit out of someone. Zoe loves that shit too. She was just as nasty and vindictive as Randi when she went after TFYC and Wizardchan and Georgina Young BUT now is playing victim for all she is worth. She is being handled. I hate that kind of duplicity and dishonesty.

Jonathan Mcintosh – This dude sickens me. He is not slimy like the top three guys nor is he as nasty (Psychopathic?) as Randi or Zoe. What he is, is all in SJW. He is the quintessential SJW in mindset. I just can not help but be repelled by him. He is the puppetmaster of Anita Sarkessian. She is of course dishonest and her Feminist beliefs as convincing as a death Row Inmate who finds religion on the way to the execution chamber. He? He believes it down to his bones. He will happily do whatever or say whatever to further the SJW cause. He is unable to see ANYTHING outside these artificial filters.

Chris Kluwe – This jock is a privileged, smirking, conceited, arrogant, dishonest oxygen thief. I fucking loved seeing Mercedes take him down in that debate. The dude has a big ego, big mouth and a bias big enough to eclipse any reasoning skills he may have. He is beyond dishonest.

Devin Faraci (and Tim Shaefer) – I know surprising little about this guy, Devin. Everything I see written of him, or any of his writing, shows him in such despicable light. His photos show him looking like the stereotypic neckbearded slob image that Gamergate is cast as by the games press, of which he ironically is a part of. He looks surprising like another anti-Gamergate neckbeard that I dislike. The loser that made a joke about sockpuppets in which he added 40 + 1 +1 = 50. That loser was Tim Schaefer. Those two look similar. I get them confused, and dislike them equally perhaps because I see them as the totality of all their misdeeds.

Leigh Alexander – It is harder assigning the last two and so many who run so close. Leigh Alexander. What a nasty piece of work she is. She was just as bad as Randi and ticked a lot of the same boxes as Kuchera, as well as being a drunk like Bobby was. She has been really stripped of notoriety and prestige. That is why she has fallen so low. In fact she would not rate even here and I would imply be laughing at her fall from grace….except that it looks like (with Cara Ellison) she will be contributing to Vice magazine….ugh.

Brianna Wu – This charlatan is making the rounds of the conference circuit like Randi is. I dislike her a lot. She lies and fabricates shit. The good news is that she is fucking crazy. She has made a lot of mistakes and she will make more. Why? Because she always wanted to be three things with equal desire.

1. A woman

2. A respected games Designer ($200 000 given by her parents on her 21st – which of these asshats are not privileged)

3. A political heavy-weight.

The problem is of course, that she will never get both 2 and 3. They work against each other and that is why she will always fail.

So….What about Anita??? What About Sam Biddle?? What about Sarah Butts?? What about Man in Black?? Just not as high on my list.