TotalBiscuit, for those of you not familiar with him, is easily the most popular game reviewer in the world. His youtube videos regularly get hundreds of thousands of views, and he’s known throughout the industry as the man who’s recommendation for (or against), can make or break a game.
Indie developers dream of their game appearing in one of his videos, since they can boost sales by tens of thousands of copies. But unlike other reviewers, he doesn’t let his immense power go to his head. Like Spider-Man, he believes that with great power comes great responsibility, and where other reviewers are happy to take free stuff, free trips, and other bribes, he’s always turned them down and publicly called the company out. And for this, Social Justice Warriors absolutely despise him.
TotalBiscuit is not, strictly speaking, pro-#Gamergate. He has remained very neutral, and tried to keep the emphasis on fighting corruption. But since he doesn’t strictly toe the anti-#Gamergate line by accusing gamergaters of every crime under the sun, he’s become a target for their hatred.
This last Friday, TotalBiscuit was given the “Trending Gamer” award at an ceremony known as “The Game Awards”. TotalBiscuit has cancer, and was unable to travel to the awards himself, but he gave a short speech in a video message.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m very grateful for this award. I’d like to thank my staff, my wonderful wife Jenna. The woman who had the mental fortitude to drag me kicking and screaming into the land of Youtube, and of course, the man with the hardest job in the world, my PR guy, Christian. A big thank you of course, to all of my viewers that allowed me to make this a career, rather than a hobby I did out of a bedroom somewhere.
There’s one person I’d like to give special mention to. In March of this year, just before my (cancer) diagnosis, I was contacted by the charity Starlight about a fifteen year old boy by the name of Saleem. Saleem had been suffering from osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He’s fought through six cycles of chemotherapy and surgery, and his one wish was to meet me. That was in equal parts humbling, heart-breaking, and surreal. I couldn’t fulfill his wish, as I was diagnosed with cancer soon afterwards, and was unable to travel. I want him to know that his bravery is an inspiration, and his willingness to fight is a standard I hope I can aspire to myself. And the fact that video games helped him through what will hopefully be the most trying time of his life a testament to the wonderful hobby we all enjoy. Thank you very much. Enjoy the rest of your night.”
This is the kind of person that TotalBiscuit is: even when the spotlight is on him, he’s humble, kind, and wants to give the attention to people other than himself. Instead of talking about himself, he talked about a child with cancer, who he’d never even met in person. And how did the SJWs respond to this? What did they have to say about a cancer-striken man, whose foremost concern is for his hobby and for others who are suffering?
Well, SJW @TheMightyPunram promised to go on a killing spree. That’s right, some guy winning an award is sufficient cause for murder.
If TotalBiscuit wins this award at the VGAs I will strangle every single self proclaimed “gamer” into the dirt with my tiny, feral claws
— Ram (@TheMightyPunram) December 5, 2014
@Wochie called him a “hateful misogynist nerd”. No serious accusations of misogyny have ever been leveled at TotalBiscuit; merely to his refusing to take a sufficiently strong stance against #Gamergate is enough to earn him the title.
Hmmmmm….. Totalbiscuit is an idiot misogynist nerd…. let’s give him…. an award — Baja Blessed (@wochie) December 6, 2014
@Ice_Cream_Jones wants you to know that he’s a “white supremacist/woman hater”.
#TheGameAwards giving awards to white supremacist/woman hater TB plus promoting police militarization great show guys.
— Icicle Jones (@Ice_Cream_Jones) December 6, 2014
The list goes on and on, with other users calling him “toxic”, “homophobic”, an “asshole”, and a “bad person.” Oh, and “hate group organizer,” of course, even though again, he’s not a part of #Gamergate. Here’s an incomplete list of all the abuse that’s been flung at him:
There are two lessons to learn here. First, any illusions you may have had that these people are speaking from a place of moral authority should be cast aside. SJWs are bad, sick people. They make death threats, and throw vile slurs at anyone who disagrees with them. When they lecture you about what a bad person you are for liking the boobs in Bayonetta, or thinking that walking simulators like Depression Quest or That Dragon, Cancer are less important than things like Call of Duty, laugh in their faces. They have no moral authority to lecture anyone, and you’re under no obligation to listen to them.
Secondly, there is no fence sitting with these people. You can’t be a “moderate”, because Social Justice Warriors won’t let you. TotalBiscuit has attracted all this abuse simply by not being dedicated enough to the righteous fight against #Gamergate, and admitting that some of us have a point. They think nothing of saying the worst things about a cancer-striken man simply because he doesn’t agree with them fully enough.
And if you think it doesn’t matter, because he’s too powerful for them to hurt, what do you think they’d do to him if he wasn’t? If they had the power to drive TotalBiscuit off of Youtube, shut him up, or even arrest him, do you think for a moment they wouldn’t do it? Of course they would. And they’ll do it to you too, if they can.
Fortunately, #Gamergate is showing SJWs for the disgusting, morally broken freaks that they are. They’ve made the mistake of showing the entire world what horrible people they are. And make no mistake, threats of killing sprees and baseless accusations of homophobia damage the SJW movement like few other things can. As long as we can keep bringing their sickening words to light, we’re winning.