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I’m absolutely with you on this. One could even argue that by being so far from the natural inclination of the majority of people, Marxism is even more susceptible to corruption than most other forms of government.
Oh, quite the contrary, given the meaning that “Marxist” has taken up no-one will voluntarily say they’re one, especially not in a largely American theatre of contention. ProGG has been using the term as a slander for the opposition in fact.
I honestly had to downvote, 3/4 of what’s on that pic is in fact made up of very complex matters, and such a simplistic approach to them doesn’t really help anyone.
Yes, well, Marxism and Communism are largely misused words in general. This is because the deeds of actual governments and dictatorship that were inspired by Marx, Engels and their work charged the very term “communist” with negative connotations which are not necessarily true to the original theoretical system of Marxism and Communism. This is all the more true for America, where the term has been clearly polarized for political reasons in the decades of Cold War. In a way, what I’m trying to say is that one should sometimes remember that communist dictatorships aren’t bad because they’re communist, but rather because they are dictatorships.
*of Gamergate, I mean.
On a light/humorous note, I think one of the major achievements has been popularizing the tl;dr to the wider public =)
What really saddens me about this whole Gamergate fiasco is that above and beyond the matters of journalistic integrity, politics and moral height, all that these months will have achieved is completely obliterate whatever acceptance gamers had from society at large. At best, we were already generally considered as curious oddities with an unexplainable fascination for “childish” pastimes (if you ever thought society viewed you as anything better than that, watch any season of the Big Bang Theory and think again). And now, general mainstream media (leftist mainstream media, aka the media which is actually ok to say you agree with, meaning there’s not even a “shame” factor to it anymore) has taken care of branding us as a mass of… anything bad you can think of a person. Even worse is that they have probably managed to set back female interest in real gaming (yes, social network/mobile device gaming is not true gaming, so sue me) by a decade or more. It’s almost like they WANT the industry to be monopolized by sad, male loners, all while attacking them for being just that. How messed up is that?
…Why would one even make a game like that anyway? >_>
I have to agree with him here though, neither she nor Yannopoulos give a hoot about games or gamers (and this is the least of the problems that come with this “alliance”). I understand that we were desperate for some “serious” endorsement, and that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but this has hurt the movement, and will only hurt it more as time passes.
And to everyone who may be willing to endure a tl;dr: granted that I don’t understand the first thing about the workings and psychology behind social networks, would it be possible to continue the movement without a hashtag to group us?
Honestly, sometimes I wonder if we wouldn’t be better off abandoning the #GamerGate hashtag altogether… It’s been mired in deep controversy from its inception, and it’s now been irremediably marked as a hate hashtag by the general media. Plus, I can’t resist quoting Sun Tzu here: “The pinnacle of military deployment approaches the formless: if it is formless, then even the deepest spy cannot discern it nor the wise make plans against it.”.
In one move:
- We would be finally able to really distance ourselves from the harassers, just as all opposition asks us to do.
- We would make it very difficult for said opposition to group us all together, and would force it to judge us on an individual basis.
- Most importantly, we would make it impossible for harassers (real and fake) to have any easy means of connection to the movement.
Thoughts? (Sorry for being so wordy)
Honestly it’s nothing particularly terrible to listen to, it’s not even entirely relevant to GamerGate, in its current incarnation at least.
It’s mostly about her being seriously harassed, which has happened, so can’t say much about that. I’m still waiting for them to understand that indiscriminately branding a whole class of people to be women haters and potential abusers does tend to rile said class up though.
I’m a bit puzzled by how Gone Home has been traditionally identified by gamers as THE indie game to hate. Of course it is not a ‘game’, at least not in the usual sense we give to the term, but all in all it was a nice story, and quite well delivered too. Does the term ‘game’ really have to be something so elitist? And besides, are we really, actually fussing over the linguistics of the thing? Would then it be ok if it wasn’t called a game but, uh, say, an interactive first person narrative? And then why are we quite ready to accept or even appreciate the existence of visual novels, where the player role is essentially reduced to clicking a button to let the story progress?
What I’m trying to say here is that maybe we’ve been instead a bit blind in directing what were the first signs of our unrest against the generalized arrogance of game press. The ‘journalists’ were essentially saying “you’re all soulless pieces of ♥♥♥♥ if you don’t like this game”, and in our need to vent frustration we directed our rage towards the devs i.e. fellow victims of what was SJW appropriation. This bad reputation Gone Home has is still alive and rampant, but maybe we should reconsider it a tad bit.
lol, I made it to KYM’s MLP:FiM page the other way round. Cool =p
Why are Pinkie Pie’s scenes always made of the stuff of nightmares? >_>
Also the MLP crew practically brought Tzeentch in their cartoon. And I’m ok with this.
Oh, and to everybody: who else was simply amazed by the glass Discord sequence?
Sheesh, this is going to be hella crazy… I hope the streaming won’t lag =p
Sì, sono italiano pure io ^^
Mi sa che non siamo in molti (per quanto io non sia molto addentro ad una qualsivoglia comunità italiana)!
Fa piacere sapere che Sabato non sarò il solo italiano sulle spine ad aspettare il primo upload su YouTube xD
If your issue is understanding english (but I guess not), I plan on translating in italian the english subs of Season 2 like I did with those of Season 1. Granted I find the english subs though, ‘cos I don’t sync, I just translate ‘em. Otherwise, just check on EqD like TheAntiCat said, they’ll surely give you the YouTube coordinates of the episodes.
If Season 3 is really in the works, Season 1 must have had a bigger impact/success on its target demographic than I thought. They must have made quite some cash to simply bet on Season 2 continued success.
Words cannot describe :O
Yeah, I’m away a couple o’ days, and I lose 13 pages worth of comments, a pair of flamewars, a busted troll AND a KYM episode on ponies. Feels bad man. Anyway…
I’m glad to hear of your comic, I look forward to reading it =)
Fridge’s rants, all over again? This brings back so many memories :’
@Life and Internet Super Troll
Woah, that was pretty intense.
I’m pretty sure we’re not as pervasive as we perceive from INSIDE the bronydom. Yeah, we’re being referenced in a lot of places, on and off the interwebz, but that’s far from forcing ourselves on other people. In the end, if you want to be really exposed to ponies, you have to willingly delve into them, it’s not like you can stumble on crazy pony parades while browsing the news or such.
It seems pretty thorough, nice job :)
Thank you for that injection of cheesy 70’s epicness, and for reminding me of this little video:
@Heat wave sufferers
Careful what you wish, the climate nowadays seems pretty much to swing between hot draughts and destructive storms. Ah, those pegasi…
A cameo? Me? Why ?_?
Aye, anyway, why not :D
Don’t worry, we always get back to #1 eventually =p
@AceAttorney9000 and supermonday
Venom and Spider Man 3, it’s all Venom and Spider Man 3 with those guys!
Nah, jk, it does make sense, in a way and the other.