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#GamerGate, meet #Ferguson; #Ferguson, meet #GamerGate

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If you grit your teeth and do a search for #GamerGate and #Ferguson together on Twitter, you will find Tweet after Tweet from worried #GamerGaters earnestly imploring their comrades not to make any connections between the two hashtags. Why? Because they know that those who cross the streams are likely to Tweet things like the following.

This what happens when #GamerGaters try to make sense of what is happening in Ferguson.

https://twitter.com/SHREKFLEX/status/537070193311494144

https://twitter.com/fireye47/status/537088458406125568

https://twitter.com/i_z_e_l_s/status/537074547531321344

https://twitter.com/i_z_e_l_s/status/537152470313480192

https://twitter.com/Noin007/status/537095206630199297

https://twitter.com/PKtheHedgehog/status/537104422472400896

https://twitter.com/MaxSkyFan/status/537184055004266496

https://twitter.com/PrestariumRetar/status/537273589616365570

https://twitter.com/ItalyGG/status/537276021096329217

https://twitter.com/triumfantloser/status/537290714896674816

Oh, and yes, these are all genuine #GamerGaters; check out their timelines for proof, and you’ll also see some of the terrible racist crap some of them have been tweeting and retweeting.

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proxieme
proxieme
6 years ago
cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

My, how Vivian James’ boobs seem to have grown in that once icon. I guess if she’s their daughter they can make things like that happen.

On topic – gamerdudes, just stop. Nobody wants to hear your asinine thoughts about actual problems. Go sit at the kiddie table and be quiet while the grownups are talking.

vaiyt
6 years ago

The PR dudes tried so very hard to coordinate the mob into not being horrible people, but they just. Can’t. Help. Themselves.

beegees
beegees
6 years ago

Dear GamerGoober,

SJWs DO NOT support rioting. EVER. Disliking a verdict != agreeing with rioting. And remember this before you try to make comparisons between this fact and SJW condemnation of GG death threats; it was actual members of GamerGoober that made death threats, and it is not actual SJWs rioting.

-Sincerely,
An evil SJW

Speaking of white kids rioting, I was in college in Massachusetts when the Red Sox won in 04. Yeah, that was interesting. They even smashed a statey’s car up when they showed up. It was fairly small and contained, but AFAIK it never even made the papers. It’s sort of like there’s some sort of bias going on here…

vaiyt
6 years ago

My, how Vivian James’ boobs seem to have grown in that once icon. I guess if she’s their daughter they can make things like that happen.

That’s a meme called “Mega Milk” or “Titty Monster”, traced over a hentai comic panel.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

@cassandrakitty:

That… erm… that would be a trace. Of a hentai book. Designed to look like Vivian. Don’t ask.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

darn, ninja’d.

Hyatt
Hyatt
6 years ago

#GamerGate is more relevant to me than Ferguson because, well, I’m not a black Missourian, but I am a gamer.

That probably applies to a lot of people, self included. Difference being? Our comments on how it doesn’t affect us as personally are less flippant and more expressing empathy and acknowledging that we don’t know how it feels to be in the middle of it.

I looked through that guy’s twitter to see what else he said, in case there was anything that made it less awful in context. The tweet right after that one:

Talking about how oppressed you are on your high-end smartphone #sjwproblems #AntiSJW

It got worse. And then he started complaining about how haters are taking his words out of context.

beegees
beegees
6 years ago

With that being said, I am of the belief that it is better to allow a guily man to go free than to lock an innocent man in jail. I know that this wasn’t a trial, but the forensic evidence against him was inconclusive and the witnesses contradicted one another. If there isn’t decent evidence, they shouldn’t indict him. As they say, there’s what you know and what you can prove. Yes, OJ went to trial, but remmember that there was some pretty strong evidence to make a case against him.

I’m not saying that the decision was good, but that these processes are in place to protect all of us. It doesn’t change the root of the problem; racism and viewing black people as inherently violent and criminal.

beegees
beegees
6 years ago

*guilty, damn phone.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Of their “daughter”. Nope, these guys aren’t creepy at all, why would anyone think that?

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Well, well. What have we here, standing at the intersection of Racism and Sexism?

If you ever compare #GamerGate to those savages rioting and attacking police in #Ferguson please fuck right off.

Uh, frankly, it’s the POLICE who are the savages, because it’s never a riot until they show up. Ever notice that? Demos are always peaceful until cops arrive to break heads and provoke a riot.

But what am I saying? This is another of those white ‘winger idiots who probably have no clues about how KKK-ridden the Ferguson police are.

As for comparing GomerGoop to Ferguson, yeah, it’s kind of dumb. After all, a bunch of whiny, petulant 15-year-old white boys trying to lynch “girls” and non-whites out of gaming is not at all comparable to a bunch of whiny white thugs in uniform shooting black kids with impunity.

[/sarcasm, in case needed]

kittehserf
6 years ago

Hyatt, yes, exactly. I’m not even American, let alone having anything but basic humanity and language in common with Mike Brown or any of the other black kids murdered by police, or their families, or the protesters – but damn if I don’t care about murder and racism and massive, mind-boggling, systemic violence and injustice, because those things MATTER and fucking useless dudes hating women for criticising elements of their fucking stupid games do NOT.

James B (@zblongladder)

I’m not even going to touch the issue here; I’m just focusing on the grammar.

Jenn, the conjunction you use with “compare” is fundamentally important to its meaning, no matter what your dictionary might say. “Compare to” means to claim that two things are similar; “compare with” doesn’t carry a claim to similarities or differences. For example, if I were to say,

“#GamerGate’s attitudes toward minorities has been compared with that of Hitler,”

I would simply be saying that someone at some point considered both GG’s and Hitler’s stances on minorities and how they were similar or different. However, if I said,

“#GamerGate’s attitudes toward minorities has been compared to that of Hitler,”

I would be saying that someone has claimed a similarity between GG and Hitler. If you want a word specifically meaning to talk about how two things are different, try “contrast with”, as in,

“#GamerGate’s attitudes towards minorities has been contrasted with that of Hitler, in that Hitler was mostly concerned with Jews, Roma, and Slavs, whereas GG also displays hate toward other racial minorities, women, and trans* people.”

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Also, arguing that what’s happening in Ferguson isn’t relevant to you because you’re white is a pretty epic misunderstanding of the social dynamics underlying the whole thing.

ququasar
6 years ago

Jane Wrote:

Shota Loli Trap

What kind of person goes around with a name like that, and expects people to focus on anything but the fact that he seems to have an interest in drawings of underage kids?

It’s even worse than that. “Trap” is chan-speak for explicitly sexualised male-to-female crossdressers. At which point I’m afraid my brain must once again shut down in self-defence. Seriously, why does every post on this blog do that to me?

I’m fine with unusual fetishes (so long as the ‘underage’ bit stays firmly in the realm of drawings), and I even accept people being open about them (it’s healthier than repression), but you don’t get to name yourself after them and then expect to have reasonable conversations with other human beings. That’s like wearing a shirt proclaiming your love for diddling sheep and still expecting people to take you seriously.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Also, arguing that what’s happening in Ferguson isn’t relevant to you because you’re white is a pretty epic misunderstanding of the social dynamics underlying the whole thing.

Yup. Because it ignores who has the power to change the dynamics the most (and it ain’t the black folks).

Fibinachi
6 years ago

Really? I thought it pretty perfectly encapsulated the underlying social dynamics.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

In general, naming yourself after the type of porn you’re fondest of consuming seems like a bad idea. In the context of chan culture it seems perfectly reasonable, though, hence the problem whenever the denizens of those spaces crawl forth into the public realm.

Anarchonist
Anarchonist
6 years ago

Ah, more GamberGoobers trolling. Too bad I’m late for work and can’t stay to have fun. For extra lulz, compare Jennifer’s ridiculous “but the dictionary says…” to André’s “waaa, why won’t people believe that we’re sincere and there are only a few bad apples and here’s another totally not-biased explanation of what #Not YourShield is because I still think we can dupe people and blah blah blah.”

@deutschefolkhero:

pssssh I’ve been crossing the streams since this whole shebang started, these junkmonkey slowpokes took months to catch up. I’ve stated since the 29th that the media assault has been the same players, for the same reasons, on both fronts. The media narrative on both resistance revolts resembles the media mob we dealt with during the Genoa and Seattle anti-globalism protests, & the derision & deflation of numbers leveled at the million man march.

What?

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

(Starts singing)

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same…

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

(I refuse to sing the rubber ducky song on this thread no matter how absurd the comments get. The idea of being in the bath with a gamergater is just too disturbing.)

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

This is just sickening.

I can’t even.

Tessa
6 years ago

Cthulu’s Intern:

These people acting like white people don’t riot. Oh, please. White people riot all the time. Their football team loses? Riot. Their football team wins? Riot. A college football coach ignores the fact that one of his assistants molests boys and then gets fired for it? Riot.

But that’s about sports. Sports are important to a community and whether a team wins or loses causes a lot of excitement for its fans… They need an outlet. It’s totally understandable. Can you really consider the thing in Ferguson on the same level as sports?

Also, none of those riots reflect white people as a whole. There are lots of ways we can other those folks so they’re Not Like Me(tm).

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

what it comes down to is that cis white men are individuals, but people who are not cis, not white, and/or not men always exist as an undifferentiated group defined by whatever deviation from the cis-white-man standard seems most relevant at the time. also: not-cis-white-men never have valid reasons to be outraged. they’re just looking for reasons to be upset.

only the outrage of cis white men is legit, existing for rational reasons, so obvs video games are important but state-approved murder is nbd.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

What a clusterfuck of an article. #GamerGate is a twitter hashtag where anybody can take part in. I know. It blows your mind. Because of that, there are all kind of people in #GamerGate.

This doesn’t blow our minds. You’ve been saying this since the beginning. It wasn’t convincing two months ago. It’s not convincing now.

booburry
6 years ago

What a clusterfuck of an article. #GamerGate is a twitter hashtag where anybody can take part in. I know. It blows your mind. Because of that, there are all kind of people in #GamerGate.

#GamerGate is nothing.
Also, #GamerGate is everything.
Depends on what the spineless fools are responding to.

As for the tweets…*spits*. How do you respond to human garbage because I just don’t know.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

Remember: They support #GamerGate.

No shit, Sherlock, which is why we’re saying that they’ve been duped. That was sort of like responding to “The ocean is wet” with “Remember: The ocean contains water.”

… Of course, the number of #TotallyTheirShields that aren’t proven sockpuppets is somewhere in the single digits, so this is all kinda moot, isn’t it.

brooked
brooked
6 years ago

media narrative on both resistance revolts

Which aspect of the Gator revolt has the media falsely represented again? The weak boycott of SWJ-afflicted gamer websites was covered, as was the related email campaign to their advertisers. What other vaguely reasonable activities have the Gators tried and failed at? Outsiders focus on the asshole tweets and shitty memes, because, let’s be honest, that’s what Gators spend the vast majority of their time and effort on.

booburry
6 years ago

Hyatt ~

Talking about how oppressed you are on your high-end smartphone #sjwproblems #AntiSJW

It got worse. And then he started complaining about how haters are taking his words out of context.

Sounds about right. Reminds me of all the segments on right wing “news” where they go around the inner-city asking low income people if they own typical household appliances, and then the big reveal…the also are on food stamps! *gasp*
Like nobody who lives in my government subsidized apartment complex are oppressed because they legally must provide us with refrigerators! Checkmate, poor people!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Oh, you want more of how the media sees gamergate? Here you go, then. They even tried to helpfully explain how being a woman on the internet works in gaming terms at the end.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/20/gamergate-internet-toughest-game-woman-enemies

booburry
6 years ago

Hey proxieme , thanks for posting that storify! I’ve been hoping to come across a collection of those pictures. I notice a lack of storm troopers and tear gas in most of the images, too. Almost like they treat white people with more humanity.

Bogdan Cvetkovic
6 years ago

I’m watching the Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart on YouTube right now. Even a guy like Osmin, the harem overseer who gleefully wants to hang a young couple, is a way more charming and likable character than these GG assholes.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Cassandrakitty, you can still sing about duckies without bathtimes!

*starts singing*

Put down the ducky.
(Put down the ducky.)
Put down the ducky!
(Put down the ducky!)
You’ve got to put down the ducky if you want to play the saxophone!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Actually I think I’ve decided on weird-ass rock lyrics the next time someone tries weird-ass comments a la Valerie. Scaramouche, scaramouche, do you do the fandango?

ParadoxicalIntention
ParadoxicalIntention
6 years ago

Cassandrakitty

Oh, you want more of how the media sees gamergate? Here you go, then. They even tried to helpfully explain how being a woman on the internet works in gaming terms at the end.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/20/gamergate-internet-toughest-game-woman-enemies

This article is amazing. : D

My favorite bit:

[…] I wouldn’t blame women for voluntarily choosing to play something soothing and non-threatening in their free time, since they spend so much of the rest of their time being forced to play a terrifying survival horror MMORPG colloquially known as “The Internet”. Women are the hardest hardcore gamers there are, by miles.

I’m saving that bit for later.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening me!

(I’m totally down for that one…)

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I am just a poor boy, nobody loves me would be appropriate in so many situations too. It’s their battle cry!

katz
6 years ago

Galileo!

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
6 years ago

But seeing as we’re talking about google image search, has anyone information about “deutschefolkhero” or is this person new? That comment doesn’t make much sense to me, but the avatar is an image of Udo Pastörs, who is a prominent Nazi politician in Germany. So, deutschefolkhero, why do you use that image? Seems at least problematic to me, but maybe there is some irony in your name and image.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Beelzebub has the devil put aside for him.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

*insert guitar solo here*

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
6 years ago

@cassandrakitty
I love Charlie Brooker. His assholish TV persona often gets on my nerves, but he is one of the most intelligent media critics I know, and his programs are genuinely enlightening about what’s going on behind the camera. He also spent the last fifteen years arguing that videogames are a serious medium that influences people’s lives in positive ways.

kittehserf
6 years ago

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

So you think you can love me and leave me to die-ee-ie! m/

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I see what you did there, Kittehs.

paythepiper (@demonsthenes13)

Well, the gamergaters and the looters do have one thing in common: taking advantage of this situation to bring their own message to the forefront. Plus, I’m pretty sure both messages are just as convoluted.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Well, you and the gamergaters have one thing in common – being disingenuous assholes.

Also, Beelzebub has the devil put aside for you, buddy.

paythepiper (@demonsthenes13)

Well, you are right about me being an asshole and quite possibly about the devil being put aside for me. But my sincerity about them not using Ferguson for their little Gamergate battles because well, that’s bullshit, isn’t in question.

But alas, anyway the wind blows.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Looking at your timeline I’m honestly baffled as to why you’re talking about looters, since it’s such a classic dogwhistle, but assuming that you are sincere about not wanting to see gamergaters appropriate this for their dumb little tantrum about women in gaming, maybe avoid the dogwhistle in question? It really does play right into the hands of the people who want to spin what’s going on in Ferguson in the most negative way possible.