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How Gamers Are Facilitating The Rise Of The Alt-Right

Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Oct 31, 2017.

By GaryOPA on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    NBC News: Gamers Are Racist, Sexist, KKK Members Who Hate Women & Minorities
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    Here we go again, #GamerGate is back in the mainstream news, and this time they are roping in the new and very popular chat app called Discord that alot of games love to use, well as NBC News points out its specifically "white male gamers," whom are of course always racist, sexist, and now even Klansmen who of course hate women and minorities, at least so says NBC News.
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Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Oct 31, 2017.

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      The media also helped the rise of the 'Alt-Right' by giving Donald Trump free publicity during his campaign, a person who has helped fuel them thanks to his response to issues such as Charlottesville.

      Had they not showered him with attention there's a chance he may not have won.
       
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      The mainstream media lost all credibility. Left, right, doesn't even matter, the BS is incredibly thick these days.
       
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      It gets worse because people are looking at even less reliable sources as an alternative, such as Facebook posts or non-mainstream sites who can make Fox News seem neutral.
       
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      Smith-Mundt repeal.
       
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      As a libertarian, it was pretty clear that all the mainstream news orgs amounted to nothing but shills for the politicians and laws they liked, all the while they would sling mud at the other side. While fox gets a bad reputation, they're no worse than the news organizations on the left. They just happen to shill for right wing politicians instead of left-wing politicians. So when I became a libertarian it was common advice to seek information from as many sources as possible, instead of just getting one side. More often than not I found these news organizations flip flop on issues because it wasn't what their "side" picked.

      But even if this news organization wasn't from some mainstream news org, I still wouldn't really believe it because as a gamer, it's about the furthest from the truth. The problem is that those on the left, predominantly SJW's have decided that if you like x you must be a alt-right-winger. Essentially, people are being pushed into a group they likely don't agree with. Back when Gamergate was a big thing, the actions of the non side were frankly disgusting.

      You were not allowed to be neutral, you were not allowed to say that maybe some gamergate members had a point. No, you either fell in line against them, against anything they ever said. If they said that puppies were great, you go kill some damn puppies because a pro-gamergate member said they were great. If you didn't do that, you were pro-gamergate. I have no doubt that behavior is still going on in regards to the alt-right movement. You are not allowed to pick your side, only the SJWs can pick if for you.

      The irony is that this tactic doesn't work. It will only backfire. Like with how shoving anybody that thinks there was a corruption issue in gaming journalism and that they wanted gaming journalists to be held to higher ethical standards. By forcing those who are considered such good people into a movement, it tends to legitimize it. If gamergate really was nothing but a bunch of misogynists, the best way to have dealt with it is to let them show their behavior in full, and they would have destroyed themselves. But that's not what the SJW's did, they made enemies of everybody and made a foe so big they could not defeat. And in their attempts to make gamergate look bad, they ruined their own image.Like that time when Brianna Wu harassed herself online.

      Now I personally think Trump is a POS (and so is Hillary). And I have had a field day talking to people who just a few months were so enthusiastic about how Trump was going to Make America Great Again and are already regretting their vote. But the reaction of the news media shows there is something fundamentally wrong with them. The right wing news orgs slurp up everything Trump says like it's holy water, while the left criticizes absolutely everything he does. And like how the left tends to do things. They really want to make their opponent seem more legitimate, so they've gone all the way in showing just what kind of sludge they truly are. The end result is that people like Trump MORE, even if they disagree with everything he says or stands for, they end up liking Trump because the media wants to be seen as worse it seems. They're destroying themselves.
       

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