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Roosh V's game site Reaxxion tricked into publishing an old John Birch Society pamphlet as a #GamerGate manifesto

#GamerGate: Now taking inspirarion from the people who put up this billboard
#GamerGate: Now taking inspirarion from the people who put up this billboard

Reaxxion, Roosh Valizadeh’s embarrassment of a gaming site, recently published am apocalyptic GamerGate manifesto under the title “#Gamergate Is A Critical Battle In The War To Save Western Society.”

In the manifesto, posted by someone calling himself Allan Quatermain – presumably not his real name – defines GamerGate as

a grass roots consumer rights affiliation of people, men and women of good character, humane consciences, and principled beliefs [who] have voluntarily joined together to combat more effectively the evil forces which now threaten our freedoms, our hobby, our way of life and the civilization we love.

Quatermain described the enemies of #GamerGate in similarly vivid terms. The evil Social Justice Warriors, he wrote,

seek always and everywhere to bring about more interference, less individual responsibility and an amoral way of doing things. On the plain of action, until the SJW’s can be stopped from their subjugation of all western society, there will be no opportunity for us to move forward at all. …

They deceptively appeal to every motivation in human character, from sordid selfishness, to practical politics, to misguided idealism. They have gradually beguiled a lot of very good people into joining the attack on us, until the maligning of #gamergate has probably exceeded in intensiveness and extensiveness that faced by any other organization in all of western history.

I was all set to write an essay describing how the rhetoric in Quatermain’s manifesto resembles the rhetoric of other reactionary, conspiracy-minded movements in American history, drawing upon historian Richard Hofstader’s famous essay The Paranoid Style of American Politics.

But then I started getting a little paranoid myself. While many GamerGaters see their, er, “struggle” in similarly apocalyptic, some of the language in Quatermain’s post seemed weirdly old-fashioned, almost as if he were cribbing from some old John Birch pamphlet on the “communist menace” from half a century ago.

That’s because he was. I pasted a few sentences from Quatermain’s essay into Google and discovered that they did in fact come straight from an old John Birch newspaper ad from the 1960s.

In fact, the whole essay is essentially a verbatim copy of a giant chunk of that John Birch society newspaper ad, with the words “John Birch society” replaced by “GamerGate” and “Communist” replaced by “SJW,” and a few other references changed here and there.

That bit from Quatermain’s essay I quoted above describing how SJW’s allegedly “seek always and everywhere to bring about more interference, less individual responsibility and an amoral way of doing things?”

Well, here’s the original paragraph as published by the John Birch Society in a newspaper called the Reading Eagle in January of 1966.

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You can see the entire John Birch ad here.

Roosh, you’ve been trolled, and trolled hard. And none of those commenting on his site suspected a thing.

To the troll behind this, kudos on some masterful work.

Slow clap.

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tooimpurenangel
6 years ago

Good gods, that is a beautiful troll.

Delphi Ote
Delphi Ote
6 years ago

I love this so much it hurts.

Flora
Flora
6 years ago

The saddest part is that they probably will just agree that the John Birch Society knew what they were talking about when they find out…

Shaun Day
Shaun Day
6 years ago

Now if only we could “trick” them into being decent human beings.

owner of handsome hands
owner of handsome hands
6 years ago

Guy has articles going back to November though. Are you sure he’s a troll rather than a generic asshole plagiarist?

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

I concur with david, this is a masterpiece of trolling. Whoever the troll is, I salute you.

Bakunin
Bakunin
6 years ago

Do we learn Roosh’s views on water fluoridation next? I agree Flora, these are people who agree with neo-nazis.

Plaatsvervangende Schaamte

I’ll be honest, until you suggested a troll job, up until the very end I believed we had ourselves a genuine Joseph McCarthy wanna-be successor on our hands (as opposed to a Ginuwine Joseph McCarthy wanna-be successor, which would probably at the very least inject some fresh beats into the stale marshmallow that is the socialist-fearing segment of our society).

Then again, the gators have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that they’re all far, far too disorganized to mount any kind of campaign on behalf of the Birchers. The current of “I don’t have to listen to you, you’re not my real dad” running through GG cannot be tamed by old money alone.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Ugh, Birchers. They sometimes set up a table in Brookline (a suburb/courb of Boston) with their stupid posters of Obama wearing a Hitler mustache. I thought that was especially classy when they did it on Holocaust Remembrance Day, what with Brookline being ~1/3 Jewish and all.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

It was when he threw in “our hobby” that I just laughed and stopped reading. Because yeah, those evil Commies SJWs are out to stop poor dudes having hobbies!

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Hilarious. Gamergate basically is a younger more internet based version of the John Birch society. So it makes sense.

Sheelzebub
Sheelzebub
6 years ago

Allan Quartermain? So nice he took time out of his busy day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Quatermain

GOD I LOVE THIS TROLL AND WANT TO BUY THEM CANDY. LOTS OF CANDY.

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

emilygoddess – MOD: You sure it was the birch society? Because I am fairly certain the Lyndon LaRouche people do that same thing as well. XD

tesformes
6 years ago

Hey, off topic, but can anybody fill me in on what Brianna Wu did that’s got people threatening to release chat logs or something? I can’t find any actual information.

brooked
brooked
6 years ago

I saw this on Ghazi and noticed it has a very old school Right Wing ring to it but I didn’t even consider it was really that old school. Kudos to David for sniffing this out, a slow clap worthy feat itself.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Sweeet

Mewens
Mewens
6 years ago

You know, I wasn’t sold on this being a troll until I saw the Allan Quartermain bit. This is a little in the weeds, but bear with me –

Allan Quartermain is one of the literary figures picked up as a character for “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” a comic book series penned by Alan Moore.

Moore, of course, is the writer of “V for Vendetta,” the origin of those omnipresent Guy Fawkes masks. That work, of course, has been co-opted (and misconstrued) by many frothing anti-government types – you know, the kind so common in gamerghazi’s ranks.

I mean, it’s possible that some “innocent” soul, unburdened by respect for authorship, picked that nom de troll by accident – “Man, I love Sean Connerty!’ ” – but the parallels between the hijacking of “V” and the repackaging of this John Birch pamphlet are just too close. At the very least, I don’t want it to be coincidence.

talbotfish
talbotfish
6 years ago

openpushturnclose
6 years ago

Hahahahaha. The Man-O-Sphere never ceases to disappoint. ROFLCOPTER-levels of hilarity right here.

God, I should really cobble together all that sleep-deprivation-fueled research into the corporate history of Real Social Dynamics’ shady, scammy web empire I did the night that whole story broke about whats-‘is-face getting deported from Australia. Weird, weird stuff.

Also, it says a lot about the targets of that billboard that the creators felt the need to draw an arrow pointing out, oh, only the most recognizable face of the Civil Rights Movement.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
6 years ago

I thought of doing something like this myself, so naturally it turns out that someone else has already done it in truly excellent form.

Of course, Gamergate is so concerned with right wing conspiracy theories like Cultural Marxism that it is at times impossible to distinguish from groups like the Birchers.

brooked
brooked
6 years ago

Do they even thing plagiarism is wrong? Maybe not, considering how much reactionary keyboard activists love shitty copy pasta.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I’m never sure if the copypasta warriors have written their screeds themselves or not.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Breakfastman – I’ve seen LaRouchites here in the Bay Area. They remind me of the RCPUSA (a/k/a Bob Avakian Fan Club). It would be amusing to believe in an afterlife in which LaRouche and Avakian share eternity together.

Birchers – feh. Possibly the only worthwhile thing William F’in Buckley ever did was chasing them out of paleoconservatism. Now that he’s dead, nobody on the USA right has the ability, much less the will, to do the same.

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
6 years ago

“Editor’s Update: It has come to my attention that part of this article may have heavily borrowed from a 1966 anti-communism article published by the John Birch Society. I’m currently investigating and will provide a second update within a day or two. -Roosh”

I can’t tell if Quatermain’s autobiographical bits are made-up. South Africa tested a nuclear weapon in 1979, but I don’t think he’s making a roundabout joke about being some kind of mutant. I kinda suspect this is “just” plagiarism, rather than trolling, but if so, that makes it even more hilarious.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Why would it take Roosh two days to investigate when all David did is copy paste a few sentences into Google?

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

HohohohoHO!

Falconer
6 years ago

@Mewens: I don’t know if it has to be connected with V for Vendetta at all. Quatermain is, in his own right, a Great White Hunter, and it looks from the Wikipedia page like he also trucks in White Man’s Burden and What These People Need Is A Honkey.

Troll!Quatermain claims to hail from South Africa, so I think it’s more likely he’s a fan of H. Rider Haggard directly and Alan Moore doesn’t enter into it.

Falconer
6 years ago

I keep mixing up Quatermain for Quatermass. Considering how much I enjoy Doctor Who (alien scientist protects Earth from alien invasions), it’s probably shameful I don’t know more about Quatermass (British scientist protects Earth from alien invasions). The only Quatermass I’ve ever seen, though, was The Quatermass Conclusion, which doesn’t have a happy ending.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

WWTH:

Why would it take Roosh two days to investigate when all David did is copy paste a few sentences into Google?

Well, you know, oppressive women force him to devote his time to plucking his nose hair and wiping his arse and sniffing his balls. That takes time out of a manly man’s day.

Falconer – was that the one that starred John Mills? It was just called Quatermass here. Yeah, grim ending indeed.

Falconer
6 years ago

Yep, John Mills, that’s the one. I don’t think I understood all of it at the time, and it ended so abruptly I was surprised and left adrift.

So many different people have played Quatermass you’d swear he was a Time Lord too!

I’m going to go play some Final Fantasy and then go to bed. Night all!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

The ball sniffing thing still bemuses me. Other men, do you do this? Is this a common thing that I just never knew about on account of not having testicles?

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

cassandrakitty: Nope, that seems very odd to me. I am very confused as to how one would even do that. Most men probably don’t have the flexibility required to do that, myself included. XD

brooked
brooked
6 years ago

Editor’s Update: It has come to my attention that part of this article may have heavily borrowed from a 1966 anti-communism article published by the John Birch Society. I’m currently investigating and will provide a second update within a day or two. -Roosh

Hi Roosh! Good catch.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

BreakfastMan, you’re right, it was the LaRuchites. Sorry, I get my political cranks confused.

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

@emilygoddess: They all do tend to blur together after a while. XD

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I don’t think they have Slinky spines, apparently what he does is wipes his hand over his bits and then sniffs it to test for odor. If other men do this they’ve been polite enough not to do it where I could see them.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

No man has ever admitted doing this to me, even when we’re all completely drunk and in permanent friendzone.

#notallmen

?

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

@cassandrakitty: I don’t really do that either. So long as one clean’s properly in the shower and after using the toilet, undue odors it shouldn’t be a problem. But… This is Roosh we are talking about here. He whines about having to do any cleaning at all, so I highly doubt he cleans thoroughly. XD

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

My favorite was the bit about the overly long eyebrow hairs, and how his having to trim it so that it wouldn’t get in his eye was somehow the fault of the ladies. Like he’d be perfectly happy stumbling around unable to see because something was poking him in the eyeball if he wasn’t trying to get laid.

DAP
DAP
6 years ago

It’s sad that it still makes sense when you apply it to the cultural Marxists of today

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

… it’s…about…ethics…in…games….journo….. *croak*

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

I liked the teethbrushing and flossing bits. If women are literally saving his teeth, you’d think he’d be grateful! Plus you can actually die of dental problems, so behold, the pickiness of the modern woman could be saving his very life. Damn.

Luzbelitx
6 years ago

Ok, so maybe it was a reactionary plagiarist, or maybe a plagiarist reactionary.

Still, here’s one of my favorite slow clap situations:

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Ok, so did a strawpoll with one subject (Mr pallygirl) and asked if he, or any guy he’d met, ever done the wipe, sniff test.

After he finished pissing himself laughing, he said no.

It’s almost like one of those “he has a bath every year, whether he needs it or not” type jokes.

Shiia (@cerebral_artery)

Honestly, I have doubts this is a troll. They’re not above outright stealing another’s words and feeling wholeheartedly entitled to do so. I see it as more dumbass entitlement and less intelligent, deliberate trolling.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

It’s almost like one of those “he has a bath every year, whether he needs it or not” type jokes.

My FiL used to be a bit like that. Glad I didn’t know him then. ::shudder::

brooked
brooked
6 years ago

His other articles are pretty short and are written in entirely different conversational size. I’m surprised his editor at Reaxxion didn’t notice the dramatic change in writing style. Ha, ha, I kid, I’m not surprised.

I do think he simply plagiarized out of laziness and I’m guessing he did the same in school. I assume Roosh pays something, but I guess not enough to get actual journalists who enjoying writing their own work.

farkennel
6 years ago

Would you be prepared to debate Karen Straughan in an open debate?

Miss Andry
6 years ago

That was bad even for the lax editorial standards of Roosh V/Return of Kings/Reaxxion/Whatever-shitty-webpage-he-makes-next. Always nice to see egg on his face.

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