More than a few people have been perplexed by my involvement in #GamerGate. Haters have hilariously called it an attempt to get famous, ignorant to the fact that I’ve fought for free speech for over a decade and am already “rich and famous” from my legal work and from Danger & Play. My core D&P readers think it’s a departure from my belief that a man should not get involved with politics.
Six weeks ago I would have agreed. At first glance, #GamerGate looked like the stupidest, biggest waste of time on the planet. I had nothing but disdain for gamers and openly mocked them. I had believed the stereotypes that I now know are false.
Yet I got drawn in and learned some valuable lessons. I learned about intellectual humility and about the importance of keeping an open mind. I also learned that many of my online methods were out of line.
There are broader lessons we can all take away from #GamerGate
What is #GamerGate?
#GamerGate is a consumer revolt opposed to corruption in games journalism. #GamerGate is a diverse and tolerant group of men, women, trans, gays, straights, white cis scum, and every color on the rainbow.
“Team #GamerGate” is largely composed of political liberals and many feminists who disagree with the extreme form of Third Wave feminism now being pushed by cultural marxists.
People who are pro-#GamerGate disagree about many issues. Plenty of #GamerGates have told me they would never read Danger & Play. I told them, “Totally cool. You don’t have to!” We do, however, believe that journalism is corrupt.
Corruption in games journalism is a symptom of larger problems.
SJWs have corrupted most of modern journalism. This corruption eventually spread into games journalism.
Gamers stood up against the corruption. I joined them and have never fought alongside better people.
What is an SJW?
Opposing #GamerGate are Social Justice Warriors (SJWs). SJWs are social deviants beyond the experience of most civilized people
SJWs are truly appalling people. After they attacked me, I began research them. Among other things, I have found:
- An SJW who was friends with multiple rapists and believed rape was acceptable.
- A neo-Nazi.
- An SJW gloated that the media did not learn about an “underage girl” who was in a “compromising position” with older men.
- An SJW falsely accused yours truly of threatening her with rape.
Moral hypocrisy and projection are the sine qua non of an SJW. If an SJW accuses you of rape, that SJW has had some experience in the matter!
What I’ve learned from #GamerGate
1. Young men have it rough. (Yes, women, too, but D&P focuses primarily on men’s issues.)
Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are like a swarm of locusts. Older, more-established men like myself are insulated in most ways. I don’t have to attend class or work a part-time job with an SJW. I can love them or leave them.
Due to my knowledge of law and financial resources, my answer to their threats is, “Whatever, I’ll hire my private investigator to look into you.” I build up a wall from SJWs.
Yet young people have no choice but to be around them.
I now believe that college is a bad idea for most men. If you attend college, be prepared for false rape accusations, personal attacks, and having people lie about you.
2. Words have no meaning.
When someone, especially a fair young lady, claims people are “threatening” and “harassing” her, men tend to believe her. Men love women. We don’t want to see them hurt!
I have since learned that “harassment” means writing about an SJW on the Internet. If an SJW posts something on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog, you are not allowed to write about it except in the most flattering and supplicating terms.
Applying the same standards SJWs would apply to you is “harassment.” Playing by the same rules as an SJW (for example, calling them out for bad behavior) is “harassment.”
“Threatening” an SJW woman means, well, I am not entirely sure. I allegedly threatened a 5’6, 250 pound girl with rape. I’m still trying to figure that one out myself!
3. Free speech is under attack.
First, a quick disclaimer. “Free speech” does not mean you get to post whatever you want on privately-owned websites. I “censor” the fuck out of Danger & Play.
Yet it’s not enough for SJWs to have their own private spaces. SJWs want to shut down other spaces. SJWs have tried getting me banned from Twitter.
Although Twitter is well within its rights to “censor” me or anyone else, why are SJWs obsessed with getting me banned? I do not @ Tweet to SJWs. I write what I write. The only time an SJW sees what I post is when he or she makes the conscious decision to read my Twitter page.
4. SJWs are pushing hard to eliminate the First Amendment.
It’s one thing to get people banned from Twitter. Big deal. I have multiple media platforms to spread my message from. I’m not going anywhere.
SJWs are trying to change legal definitions to suit their feelings. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides immense protection for free speech.
SJWs are seeking to hold Senate hearing to discuss the problem of online harassment and threats. (See what those words mean, above.)
The goal is to make it illegal for anyone to post anything online that an SJW disagrees with. If that fails, they will resort to making false criminal accusations against those who dare challenge their speech.
5. False criminal accusations are a problem.
SJWs have falsely accused people of threatening and harassing them. They create dummy Twitter accounts, send themselves threats, and the media laps it up. Men mount their horses to defend women. (I actually believe men should defend women who are attacked and face legitimate danger. Yet that is simply not the case in #GamerGate.)
I was personally accused (falsely) of making rape threats online. Yes, a vile woman who has been in jail and who would never get the time of day from me believes I would risk going to prison for her. These are sick people.
Never accept the word of an SJW. They have cried wolf far too many times.
#GamerGate is the most important battle of the culture war this century.
I had no idea what I was in for. I expected to make a few points and then get back to finishing Gorilla Mindset and to launch the One-Way Ticket to Destiny.
Yet I was attacked, falsely accused of crimes, lied about. They wanted a war with me. Well, they got it!
These SJWs are truly some of the worst people you will ever encounter.
I completely understand why men are sitting out this war. However, be careful.
Just because you’re not interested in SJWs doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in you. Your number will come up eventually.