It’s time for us to realize that the anti-GamerGate agitators are absolutely fanatical about their cause, just as much as those Americans who fought tooth and nail against integration. When you have women unfairly kicked out of a convention for their egalitarian beliefs, money vendors being harassed for supporting the “wrong” people and eight months of constant media propaganda, it’s time for us to realize that there’s no negotiating with these social media terrorists.
What Can We Do?
We need to realize that the attacks against us are being funded by our own dollars. Many of these anti-GamerGate petty generals work in media, one of the most unstable career fields in the world. The money you give to these people, either through direct transactions or ad dollars/views, helps fund the war they’re waging on you. To its credit, GamerGate has done a good job in hurting SJW organizations such as Gawker and shifting their readership/viewership to pro-GG sites such as The Escapist.
This is a good start, but GamerGate hasn’t gone far enough. We have to hammer them even harder than we’ve done already.
We have an example from American history to show us the way. Blacks have dealt with financial shenanigans such as redlining, being kicked out of events for being the “wrong” type of person and close to two centuries of being marginalized at all levels of society. Blacks’ solution to systematic oppression from white America is one that GamerGate can replicate.
The GamerGate Green Book?
Blacks banded together to make a “Green Book” and give them out. The Green Book was a guide to locations that would accept “negro” travelers and wouldn’t treat them like diseased dogs. The books was instrumental in showing white Americans the struggles of finding accommodations that weren’t belittling, and allowing whites who weren’t racist to advertise their businesses for free to paying customers. Black customers got to show their support to accommodations that treated them well.
Here are three reasons whyGamerGate must publish our own Green Book.
1. Anti-GamerGate will use financial institutions to destroy you
Most people might think that’s that’s a hyperbolic proclamation to sell you a product, but this has been proven. Look at the case of Fredrick “Hotwheels” Brennan being blacklisted from almost all the internet financial institutions for hosting 8chan. His payment options have jumped from Patreon to Gratipay to Bitcoins over an eight month period.
Anti-GamerGate has used libel and lies to pressure vendor processors into dropping people who don’t follow their philosophy. Fredrick Brennan is the most prominent example of this blacklisting. He’s been virtually redlined by vendor processors and his livelihood attacked by anti-GamerGate. It’s time to find a vendor processor that is pro-GamerGate and support them en masse.
2. Anti-GamerGate will force you to the back of the bus
This second point might also sound ludicrous, but hear me out. Anti-GamerGate has decided to harass pro-GamerGate figures in public and get them kicked out of events. The Honey Badger Brigade was bullied out of a Canadian expo and their contract terminated for having the “wrong beliefs.” These beliefs? Supporting GamerGate and offering GamerGate T-shirts.
Imagine a black family being harassed in public because of their race. Yet unlike anti-GamerGate whiners, the racists who harassed said blacks would at least be honest about it. Anti-GG figures actually think they’re victims for lying to event organizers and trying to kick out GamerGate supporters.
If GamerGate supporters are lucky enough that Massa (convention staff) decide to allow them at the convention, some of Massa’s friends (anti-GamerGate attendees) will crack jokes about how dumb you are and belittle the minorities in GamerGate. If you’re thinking that this is exaggerated bullshit, it’s not. Check out Tim Schafer’s terrible #NotYourShield joke here.
3. SJW lynch mobs will destroy your life
The sheer amount of sociopathic joy that SJWs derive from stringing up “shitlords” and “racists” online is astounding. Just as good ol’ lynchings in the early 20th century drew a crowd and brought “enjoyment” to the community, SJW mobs are eager to form virtual lynch mobs to “destroy” their enemies. You better not whistle at that white woman… er, I mean, support GamerGate, or else!
Think about the attempted SWATting of Mike Cernovich, numerous harassment attempts documented by Reddit user CheckYourFactz, and the victimization of the Honey Badgers. Anti-GamerGate gets a sick thrill out of trying to destroy people who go against their beliefs, no matter in how minor a fashion.
It’s Time To Act!
These three examples aren’t totally analogous to American blacks’ struggle, but they’re way closer than people think. We as a community need an official Green Book to support people who don’t belittle us and put us down. GamerGate has done a decent job in pressuring SJW publications, but it’s not nearly enough.
It’s time to name organizations who support us and support them in return. It’s time to protest media entities that place authoritarian anti-GamerGate bullies in prominent positions. If we don’t solidify our gains against corruption in the video game industry, we will become the Project Chanology of the 2010’s.