Games, A hill to die on

Reaxxion has an interesting article up called Why Male Gamers Must Defend Their Territory. It is an interesting article, I think he is right. It is good that the pushback against the march of the SJW’s has started. Everytime they have pushed in the past the opposition has squawked but yeilded and with #Gamergate we see one of the first times that the SJW menace has encountered unyielding steel. Perhaps others will see, now that the SJW’s advance and hegemony is not assured, that they can be successfully resisted.

Until recently, I had never read any of the original “gamers are dead” articles, assuming they would contain nothing but the standard leftist drivel to which we’ve become accustomed. The only likely outcome of reading them would be an increase in my blood pressure. Then, while watching a video about GamerGate, I clicked on a link to an archive of one of the original articles, “A Guide To Ending Gamers” by Devin Wilson at Gamasutra.

Full disclosure: I am far from a hardcore gamer. I play Magic The Gathering and Minecraft, and am a recovering WoW addict. As a kid, I played Wolfenstein, Doom, and Mario Brothers. In college it was Duke Nukem and Unreal Tournament. I’m a casual gamer who occasionally goes nuts with a particular game, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking or reading about games. So I hadn’t even heard of Kotaku or Gamasutra before August 2014.

I happened to be on Reddit on the day of the original Quinn event and saw the threads full of deleted comments. As I learned more about what was happening, I began to nurture the hope that what I’d been waiting for was finally happening: the men of my generation were waking up. My interest in and support of GamerGate comes primarily from two sources:

  • My absolute disdain for all things Politically Correct
  • My rejection of the gradual, deliberate process of feminization Western society has been undergoing since the second half of the 20th century.

I want to protect gaming because of what it represents as because of the entertainment value I get out of it.

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