#GamerGate is a hashtag of a consumer revolt against corruption and injecting a specific type of politics into gaming.
I have been following #GamerGate for over a year, and I said I wasn’t going to touch it. I really should have, but I didn’t. One of the reasons is because of how the public perception of it was. I found myself becoming part of it.
Since the audience of this post is towards the people who have no idea past what the Mainstream Media says it is. It is not a hate movement, GamerGate supporters are not misogynists. Many are very anti feminism, some are pro ethics in journalism. It really is a mixed bag. There is no manifesto, or document any where on the internet GamerGate supporters follow. GamerGate supporters are all individuals. Some individuals think it is best to focus on Social Justice Warriors/Feminists. Others think it is best to focus on ethics as there are a lot more ethics problems in the gaming industry than problems caused by Feminism/the social justice crowd.
The issues that surround the consumer revolt are many. Part of it was a “game developer” who was accused to sleep with multiple different game journalists to get good reviews for a pretty flawed game. That game is named Depression Quest, which was supposed to bring awareness to the mental health issue of Depression. After having played it, and someone that deals with Depression like symptoms, I didn’t feel like I learned anything about it. Nor do I think it helped people that didn’t understand it. Read the rest of this entry »
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WE DO NOT LIVE IN A COUNTRY WITH A TWO PARTY SYSTEM.
I supported Obama the last time. Hoped for change, saw that all the hype negative and positive was bullshit. He has not been a very competent leader, and he hasn’t really done anything to prove he was better than Bush. I really should have been pointing out all the bullshit that has been happening over the years. We should have been debating on a platform created solely for debating peoples ideas. I shouldn’t have gotten sucked into the Facebook/Twitter vortex of trolls and bullshit. (Irony is you are reading this because of Twitter.)
But experiencing that vortex (Facebook doesn’t have nearly as much shitposting then again every one of my friends on FB went to school with me. So they have known me personally. So I shared a little more on Facebook and did less shitposting. Twitter I started using after I started researching into #GamerGate. What I found was well it was validation of things I have been saying about journalism since 2009. On this blog actually.
So today I got this email from Brave New Films. Now Brave New Films makes documentaries about things “that no one else will speak about.” The thing is thier next film is about something everyone is talking about that is complete and utter bullshit. It goes against what they say they are about.
What has gained my ire you may be asking. Well the title of this is Guns are an inherently unsafe product. If you are saying, but that’s a correct statement. It really is not. Buy a firearm, just the firearm. Put it to your head and pull the trigger. If guns were inherently an unsafe product you would be dead instead of hearing a metalic click. I am not telling you to shoot yourself with a loaded firearm, in order for a firearm to be lethal it needs to have bullets. The two aren’t mutually exclusive, you can fire a bullet without a firearm. It won’t be safe, but it is possible to fire a bullet without a firearm or gun.
The firearm isn’t what is designed to kill, a firearm is designed to propel multiple bullets without great risk. There are two categories of ammunition. Lethal and non lethal, ball rounds and hollow points are designed to kill. There are other types of ammunition made not to kill.
Lethal ammunition can be found readily available in many department type stores such as Walmart. Non Lethal ammunition has to be specially ordered. I honestly think it needs to be the other way around, as well as making it so you need a license to buy lethal ammunition. We have a right to defend ourselves this is true. But do we have a right to kill when we have the technology and ability to subdue? That is actually what I feel our represenratives need to look closer on.
Then again my opinion is the problem with firearm violence and fatalities is not the firearms, but the lethal ammunition that is readily available and unregulated. That regulation of ammunition not firearms is the solution to the firearm violence fatality problem. Put your thoughts in the comment section and let’s debate this.
So in the beginning the goal of this blog to create dialog over political issues. Particular about politicians and policies, as you can see that didn’t fully happen. When you are trying to do something you believe in you feel should happen and it seems no one else thinks it should. Well that makes people depressed and lose hope etc. But I am revitalized and I am shifting my direction to stick with what a good amount of people want to discuss and change.
From 2013 and 2014 a lot has happened politically. More people are getting more into activism. Particularly the activist groups that have been around for a while. Feminism and Male Rights Advocacy. I have thought over the years, as well as watching. Sometimes sharing my views and opinions. I got into Reddit last year and the past couple of days I have spoken for male rights. As someone who reads laws and helped make this blog to discuss and debate laws and other things, I understand that there are other issues than what I have written on before. There is a huge inequality in this country.
Feminism is an activist group that has become very much like a cult. This group passes laws and double standards that truly subjugate men, however men never really truly subjugated women in at least the past thirty-two years anyway. Perception is reality no matter how historically inaccurate it actually is.
I am not saying female problems is not relevant, important, or equality shouldn’t happen. I am just saying that feminism isn’t about gender equality, but female gender empowerment, specifically over men. There are plenty of laws that surround this and I will be making posts around it over the next few months. So as far as my posts I plan to write about gender equality, but I am working for the unprivileged gender and the gender the laws are biased against. Rape, Domestic Violence, Child Custody are all laws that are very gender biased, even if the woman is guilty or is an incompetent mother. I will be posting different discussion posts, and like it was a few years ago all are welcome to join the debate/discussion.
We just need to keep it civil and remember this site is about people debating and discussing important hot button issues that get people charged that affect us all. The goal is to become a better society, in my opinion debating and discussing and coming up with solutions that benefit EVERYONE, not just the few.
My first post (I don’t consider this my first post, but the introduction to tothewire 2015.) will go over Domestic Violence how it affects both genders and particularly from my male perspective how the current system can be improved in a way that promotes a Constitutional Government as opposed to the patriarchal/matriarchal oligarchy. This is actually a matter of perspective really. As America specifically doesn’t really fall into either category. Despite what some Activist groups will tell you. Not the oligarchy the words before. An oligarchy is when an elite few pretty much has all ruling privlege. I am sorry, but in America we have an elite few that pretty much runs our government. The people with money, CEO’s, celebrities, etc. Has more power in the respect of laws how they are written and if they pass or not. Than the people without money. Honestly, who thinks Rick Scott really believes that climate change isn’t real? If you do why is one of the corporations that contribute to his campaign that is the main opponent of climate change, because it hurts profits and not because it isn’t real. Look at the other people who say I am not a scientist. Follow the money. If you do and you see what I see. Congratulations you have just discovered that our Capitalist society is really an Oligarchy. With the façade of patriarchy/matriarchy. Slight of hand, corporations has it.
This year is a good year, have a great weekend. If I put something that is wrong please tell me with regular unbiased peer reviewed science. If you want to discuss or debate my point of view, that is fine as well. Just keep it intelligent and civil. I will ban you and delete a comment if your comment was largely unhelpful to the debate/discussion.