Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gamergate: The Creation Of An Alternate Reality Proceeth Apace

So, as you may recall, Sargon of Akad attended a panel discussion at VidCon; Anita Sarkeesian was a member of the panel. He said nothing. She freaked the f*ck out. He is one of her critics--in best PC fashion, she characterizes criticism as harassment. (Afterward, apparently she pulled Boogie2988 into a room and freaked out at him--why, I do not know.) Since then, Sarkeesian and the PC/SJs have been saying that Sargon harassed her (Sarkeesian). Here's just one more brick in that wall, at the rather creepily-named "UN Women: The UN Entity For Gender Equality."
   Every single thing that Wilson says in that clip is 100% false--and the entire event was captured on video. It is demonstrably false. And yet the PCs know that if they just keep saying it over and over, they can do what they did with Gamergate: create a myth that is taken up and repeated by their comrades, and by the MSM, until it becomes the orthodox story, tantamount, in its effects, to a Trumpian alternative fact. Even the fact that the entire event is on video does not seem to deter them. I really think that's worth thinking about: the proof they are lying is about three clicks away from everyone with an internet connection...and yet they are not afraid to repeatedly spout bald-faced lies. IMO this should tell you something about their M.O. and their confidence in its power.
   One can't help but wonder whether their fondness for this tactic might not be the source of their fondness for the idea of "the social construction of reality"...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gamergate is unique because SJWs can leverage pretty massive information asymmetry. The people they are talking to, mainstream journos, politicians, NGO activists, typically don't give a rat's hindquarters about gaming or youtube subcultures. And it shows in their lack of knowledge. This allows an SJW to claim their righteousness, lying incessantly, with the knowledge that the participants who actually matter in this conversation will be more than happy to let claims that "x is a something-ist" be enough to abridge basic fact checking.

SJWs are violent loons, and will always be violent loons, but the problem is really the swing voter on this topic, liberals, have dug their head so deep into the sand, too busy fighting the last war and only the last war, to see what is happening. Right now, you can slander people to wide acclaim by just hiding behind intersectional voodoo chants. You can turn universities into a veritable hostage situation, with the administration desperately blaming Tucker Carlson and Fox News for things getting out of hand (see Brett Weinstein's detailed discussions of what happened at at Evergreen). You can beat peaceful students going to hear a speaker, and have those who invited the speaker foot the bill to maintain the peace.

These things cannot be permissible without a profoundly warped social morality, basically assigning conservatives to dhimmitude. It's not a path anyone should want to pursue.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I wish I could disagree with any of this.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoops I meant viscious loons. Long day.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I once wrote 'viscous circle' in a paper for Jay Rosenberg in grad school. He never let me live that down.

10:51 PM  

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