I have been a supporter of GamerGate from its beginnings. To be fair, my battles with Social Justice Bullies, (SJBs) on this blog began back in 2010 when I decried the encroaches of militant feminism into the gaming industry. I copped a lot of flack for this but I stuck to my guns.
To be clear, GamerGate is about freedom of expression. Leaving game developers free to make the games they want and gamers free to play the games they want. Why would people not want that to happen? Because they have a political agenda and they want to control the message by controlling the medium. If you see someone pushing for ‘equality’ or ‘inclusion’ in games then that is a clear signal. They don’t want equality, whatever that debased word means now. They want control. They’ve done it to films and music, they’ve done it to fiction and comic books. Until GamerGate everyone rolled over and took it up the butt because they didn’t want to be labelled as a misogynist, (if you disagree with women), a homophobe, (if you object to changing a game narrative to suit a particular group), a racist, (if you are a white person, and even then, sometimes when you’re not), a hater, (if you disagree with them at all), just a horrible horrible person, (the same again), a bully, (if you’re good at articulating your position), an asshole, (they’ve given up trying to make some sort of sense now), and a whole bunch of others.
I’ve been called them all.
SJBs always lie. It’s their default position. They want you to give in to their first little request. That will be just the beginning. It will escalate from there and it will never ever stop as they cannot be satisfied.
I am not interested in arguing with SJBs. As Aristotle said, “…Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct.”
I am interested in mocking them, pointing out their lies, and saving gaming from them. So far the only other blogger I know to have a similar position is Wolfshead. I will add more as I find them.