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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

After one year of #GamerGate

Allum Bokhari collects a round-up of statements from GGers, former aGGers, and neutrals:
ADAM BALDWIN
Actor

When I coined the GamerGate hashtag on Twitter, I had no idea what would follow, but I’m very pleased with the result. For over a year, gamers have been pushing back against a new wave of political correctness, media spin, and cultural authoritarianism. Propagandists tried to declare gamers “dead” — in response, gamers became their worst nightmare.

Despite the atrocious things said about them in the mainstream media, gamers have survived, thrived, and conquered. They detest censorship, language-policing, and the prioritization of politics over good storytelling. Everyone who believes in creative freedom should support them.

NICK FLOR
Associate Professor, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico

I see GamerGate as the best modern example of how a false narrative can be socially engineered by coordinating the five C’s:

1. Confirmation Bias, leading to the cherry picking of only data that supports one’s position;

2. Composition Fallacy, arguing that a part defines the whole;

3. Clickbait Business Model, incentivizing sensational stories spread through social media;

4. Complicit Mass Media, pushing eagerly any War-Against-Women/harassment story;

5. Collectivism, justifying outrage and action for the “greater good.”

So what is GamerGate? From my one year of observation and interaction on Twitter, it’s simple: gamers pushing for free enterprise and free markets in the gaming industry; gamers asking for a competitive market free of collusion, free of corruption, and free of control of artistic creativity by authoritarians. In short, GamerGate is a freedom movement.

IAN MILES CHEONG
Editor-in-Chief, GameRanx

Ask any gamer or anyone within the game industry what GamerGate means to them and you might get a variety of answers, depending on who you ask.

Over the course of the year, my stance towards the GamerGate movement has shifted. Having initially bought into the “social justice”-approved narrative that all of GamerGate was about the harassment of women, I used to be violently opposed to the movement and engaged in demonizing its supporters, who consist mainly of gamers—including women.

Most gamers don’t much care for political correctness, and the way they speak has been deliberately misinterpreted as bigotry by social justice proponents whose biggest source of angst comes from microaggressions.

The narrative is false, and it’s one I see propped up time and time again to discredit anyone who dissents against what I’d call “social authoritarianism.”
I wasn't asked my opinion, but had I been, this is what I would have said:

Vox Day
Game Designer

#GamerGate marks an important turning in the cultural war for the soul of the West. It was our cultural Stalingrad. It was our Midway. It marked the first time in decades that a group of individuals collectively stood up against the ongoing SJW onslaught and turned it back.

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73 Comments:

Anonymous Stg58 / Animal Mother #225 September 16, 2015 4:48 PM  

I'm waiting to get home so I can buy The Taken King and start killing.

Anonymous Toz September 16, 2015 5:01 PM  

More Rabid puppies than GamerGate, but this shows that the general reading public doesn't like message fiction either;

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3l626c/what_pretty_much_ruins_a_book_for_you/

Blogger Rantor September 16, 2015 5:05 PM  

Gaming, a dangerous business because most games have a quantifiable outcome. A didactic outcome, someone wins, someone loses, someone has 10,000 points, another has 5x that. Quantifiable, comparable, the machine does not give anyone an advantage for sex, race, or political allegiance... Unlike many universities that have decided to get rid of their only objective measure, the standardized test... I guess quantitative easing has come to the College Board.

Anonymous Big Bill September 16, 2015 5:10 PM  

In other news, Obama is readying plans to import "our fair share" (aka 100,000) of the millions of "Syrian refugees" he has been generating with his interminable wars of conquest.

... just in time for the Republican debate.

SOURCE: Drudge, above the fold.

Blogger Carlos Eduardo Chies September 16, 2015 5:11 PM  

Vox maybe not the best pleace to ask this - but since we are talking about games and you are a game developer - what is your opinion on the Metal Gear series?

Anonymous Stingray September 16, 2015 5:17 PM  

It marked the first time in decades that a group of individuals collectively stood up against the ongoing SJW onslaught and turned it back.

And along with the Hugos will hopefully spark a trend in which more people will fight against any and all SJW nonsense.

Anonymous fish September 16, 2015 5:17 PM  

#GamerGate marks an important turning in the cultural war for the soul of the West. It was our cultural Stalingrad. It was our Midway. It marked the first time in decades that a group of individuals collectively stood up against the ongoing SJW onslaught and turned it back.

Kudos to you sir for rallying the troops!

Anonymous Dave September 16, 2015 5:21 PM  

Still hearing too much both sides just need to be nicer to each other. Old habits die hard.

Blogger Salt September 16, 2015 5:23 PM  

I've noticed a change in aGG tactics. They're semi-going along with GG while simultaneously trying to factionalize it, break off elements, sow dissent from within the ranks. It's like, "what are these people doing in gamergate? they're not gamers."

BaenerysButts ‏@Auragasmic 42m42 minutes ago

Think Gamergate is about games? Then why are the GG figureheads well-known reactionaries? Roosh, Vox Day, Paul Elam, Milo Y, Sommers.


LouisG ‏@louisjg 10h10 hours ago
@aquapendulum @ProfessorF @voxday People have said this for the last year, especially anti-GG, trying to get us to dump the name.

aqua✨❄ ‏@aquapendulum 9h9 hours ago

@louisjg @ProfessorF @voxday And that's a GREAT idea. Why? You make it into anti-gamergate vs the rest of the gaming world.

aqua✨❄ ‏@aquapendulum 9h9 hours ago

@louisjg @ProfessorF @voxday This label is worthless. To stop gamergate doesn't mean stopping the fight against corruption. Just the label.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 16, 2015 5:35 PM  

#GamerGate marks an important turning in the cultural war for the soul of the West. It was our cultural Stalingrad. It was our Midway. It marked the first time in decades that a group of individuals collectively stood up against the ongoing SJW onslaught and turned it back.

That it was. And who fought, when institution after institution had folded, while all the supposed defenders of liberty either kept silent, ran for cover, or joined the enemy?

Gamers.

Despised, mocked, lacking in any of the status or privilege lefties like to point to, and vastly underestimated, gamers fought. Fought and won.

And ohhh the left knows it. The cold, biting-fresh feeling of change is in the air.

Blogger automatthew September 16, 2015 5:40 PM  

OT:

JartStar, could you email me at my gmail? It's about the K only CMYK PDF thing for CH.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 16, 2015 5:41 PM  

This is something I wrote and posted under the #GamerGate hashtag on 11/22/2014, with obvious inspiration from Martin Niemöller:

The howling mob came for the academics.
And the academics feared to lose status.
The truth seemed a small price.
So they complied.

Then they came for the politicians.
And the politicians feared to lose status.
But they saw they might gain power.
So they complied.

Then they came for the executives.
And the executives feared to lose status.
Though they hoped for good PR.
So they complied.

Then they came for the novelists.
And the novelists feared to lose status.
Precious little that they had.
So they complied.

Then they came for the journalists.
And the journalists saw status to gain.
So they happily sold their souls.
And they joined the howling mob.

Then they came for the gamers.
But the gamers had no status to lose.
And they saw they would lose all else.
So they fought back.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 16, 2015 5:42 PM  

Of course not ALL novelists complied...

Blogger Jack Ward September 16, 2015 5:54 PM  

I was proud to watch all this via GamerGate this last year and help a little with the Puppies. It was a good year, that respect. Ah, next year or two; what joys may come our way.

Blogger Josh September 16, 2015 6:03 PM  

Gamers.

Despised, mocked, lacking in any of the status or privilege lefties like to point to, and vastly underestimated, gamers fought. Fought and won.


Only the hobbits could throw the Ring into Mt Doom.

Blogger Peter P. VFM #438 September 16, 2015 6:23 PM  

Win or lose, it's been an honor fighting alongside you, gents. Let's claim more SJWs' scalps!

Anonymous praetorian September 16, 2015 6:30 PM  

It marked the first time in decades that a group of individuals collectively stood up against the ongoing SJW onslaught and turned it back.

Amen.

Anonymous Dirtnapninja September 16, 2015 6:40 PM  

No war but the culture war

Blogger Arborist (#0232) September 16, 2015 6:46 PM  

I have no direct connection to or interest in gaming, but I enthusiastically support this movement. I've seen the parallels in my own profession, as assorted SJWs and SJ-inspired troublemakers try to disrupt and influence. I work every day with two things, electricity and trees, that have zero appreciation for politics, nuance or feelgood. My sincere thanks to all of the folks here, and to Vox, for the excellent discussions, insight and boost to my morale. Fight on.

Blogger LP999/S.I.G. September 16, 2015 6:54 PM  

May the men continue to fight these tyrannical sjw's - any attempt to ruin gaming is grand stupidity considering the industry cash pull in.

Only the men can keep gaming awesome for me, sjws ruin everything.

Anonymous Tom September 16, 2015 7:02 PM  

You sure it isn't our Battle of the Bulge? (We playing the German role in that conflict).

Blogger Sean September 16, 2015 7:03 PM  

Speaking of the Hugo's, any word on getting the nomination data?

Blogger VD September 16, 2015 7:06 PM  

You sure it isn't our Battle of the Bulge?

Yes.

Speaking of the Hugo's, any word on getting the nomination data?

No.

Anonymous SS September 16, 2015 7:49 PM  

VD @23

What about the super secret plans for next year that us free-users weren't allowed to know about? Can any of that be revealed yet?

Anonymous Raven September 16, 2015 7:50 PM  

Only the hobbits could throw the Ring into Mt Doom.

Did you even read the book?

Anonymous BGS September 16, 2015 7:55 PM  

Muslim kid “invents” a briefcase sized 120 VAC powered digital clock in 2015 (when you can buy a programmable clock chip for a couple of bucks from Mouser). Obama celebrates Muslim kid’s contribution to science. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Zuckborg and Bath House Barry want 14yo moslem boy to visit them.
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/16/texas-teen-takes-briefcase-clock-to-school-creates-a-stir/

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 16, 2015 7:58 PM  

It's been a fascinating lesson, fighting a guerrilla war from the guerrilla side of things.

You start to appreciate the morale factor. And just how important it is to let the other side win and win and win...And gain absolutely nothing by winning.

They haven't given up but for once their Alinskyite tactics have failed to give them results.

Andy Brietbart was wrong about that. There is no point in trying to use Alinsky's tactics against an alinskyite. An alinskyite has no moral center. Much like old Saul himself.

But through gamergate I've started to see the deployment of tactics that are effective against them.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau September 16, 2015 8:01 PM  

Well Gollum was a kinda sorta Hobbit and he fell instead of throwing it in.

Blogger Desiderius September 16, 2015 8:04 PM  

Tom,

"You sure it isn't our Battle of the Bulge? (We playing the German role in that conflict)."

I guess I missed the part where gamers invaded Poland.

Metaphorically, of course.

Blogger Desiderius September 16, 2015 8:05 PM  

"Well Gollum was a kinda sorta Hobbit and he fell instead of throwing it in."

Gollum was exactly a fallen hobbit. As was, at the end, Frodo himself, and thus us all.

Anonymous BGS September 16, 2015 8:12 PM  

You sure it isn't our Battle of the Bulge?

With SJWs the battle of the Bulge occurs at all you can eat buffets.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 16, 2015 8:19 PM  

Muslim kid “invents” a briefcase sized 120 VAC powered digital clock in 2015 (when you can buy a programmable clock chip for a couple of bucks from Mouser). Obama celebrates Muslim kid’s contribution to science. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Even better. It's a COTS clock he dissembled and put inside a pencil box. Behold, the SCIENCE of appropriating ancient American technology!

"According to Irving police, Ahmed's case contained a digital clock that the student had taken apart and rearranged."

Article. Note that the article pic of the "clock" is wrong.

Anonymous Gx September 16, 2015 8:32 PM  

For all the talk of "priviledge", who is more priviledged that a bunch of pasty San Francisco trust-fund babies? The industry that resisted the likes of Jack Thompson wasn't going to let such scum tell them what to do.

Meanwhile, on Progressive land, most of them believe that the backlash is coming from old Rush Limbaugh listeners. They are completely clueless.

Anonymous MMX2010 September 16, 2015 8:58 PM  

To anyone who has no idea what GamerGate was, Vox's book, SJWs Always Lie, gives a great summary and play by play. Thanks for explaining what you did to the Hugo Awards as well. How can I help you push back during the 2016 awards?

Anonymous Harsh September 16, 2015 8:59 PM  

If history tells us anything, it's that all movements ebb and flow. The SJW movement is about to ebb big time.

Blogger DadOfTen September 16, 2015 9:13 PM  

All movements ebb and flow, but if you do not push back hard enough, movements like the SJWs overflow, flood, and drown the culture.

Anonymous LJJ September 16, 2015 9:29 PM  

Related to #GamerGate:

Vox, it looks like someone's gone and pirated SJWs Always Lie and put the download links on 8ch.net.

The archived page is here: https://archive.is/pUNNP

Blogger Russell (106) September 16, 2015 10:05 PM  

@26 BGS

What in the world? This... this is a publicity stunt.

There are so many resources out there on building clocks.

http://www.adafruit.com/

Arduino, RaspberryPi, BeagleBoards, IoT boards, kits, the list is endless.

What that kid 'built' is aimed at getting a rise.

Blogger Anthony Gillis, the Hydra-Headed Mockery September 16, 2015 10:41 PM  

Only the hobbits could throw the Ring into Mt Doom.

I think Josh's point was that the hobbits GOT the ring to Mt. Doom, small, unnoticed, and underestimated, when armies and kings could not have.

Frodo's failure at the final moment is not relevant to the analogy, when almost any other character would have failed as well, with the ring in hand at the very brink.

Anonymous Keener September 16, 2015 10:42 PM  

New to this but not so new not to say Congrats, hooray. And don't come back 'til it's over over there.

Blogger SciVo September 16, 2015 11:15 PM  

Not to mention, the lack of hobbit rings meant that the One Ring didn't have the same power over them. As hard as it was for Frodo, no human, elf or dwarf could've resisted it that well or that long. Sauron overlooked the hobbits to his doom (puns intended).

Blogger Carl Philipp September 16, 2015 11:32 PM  

@41 I'm pretty sure the One Ring only had that level of special power over actual Ring-wielders? If there's had been hobbit rings, the wielders would have come to dominate the hobbity things like pipeweed smoking and goofing off, and Sauron would have held sway over the hobbits indirectly by controlling the ones with rings. It's the master of rings, not the master over individuals whose species had rings created for them.

Blogger automatthew September 16, 2015 11:34 PM  

when almost any other character would have failed as well, with the ring in hand at the very brink.

Neither Samwise nor Faramir would have failed at that point. This is not to say they could have gotten that far.

Blogger automatthew September 16, 2015 11:36 PM  

Another way to say that is: Betas [in the Vox hierarchy] have no desire for power. Simply none.

Anonymous Jack Amok September 16, 2015 11:57 PM  

Only the hobbits could throw the Ring into Mt Doom.

Did you even read the book?


And that's why we have the Unwitting Minion's Brigade. Perhaps we should dub it "Gollum's Own"

Blogger James Dixon September 17, 2015 12:00 AM  

> Vox, it looks like someone's gone and pirated SJWs Always Lie and put the download links on 8ch.net.

You know, somehow I don't think Vox will consider this a catastrophe. :)

Oh, and completely off topic on this thread, but for those who have been following my unemployment situation, I just got a new job today that's a lot closer to home than my old one. I start this coming Monday.

I'd like to thank everyone for their well wishes and any prayers offered. Given my complete lack of skills in looking for work, I'm absolutely certain that they played a big role in the outcome.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 17, 2015 12:00 AM  

Sam, sure, but Faramir? He cracked in like ten seconds because he really, really wanted his daddy's approval amirite?

Blogger automatthew September 17, 2015 12:06 AM  

He cracked in like ten seconds because he really, really wanted his daddy's approval amirite?

What the fuck are you talking about?

Are ... are you talking about Faramir from the benighted movies?

Manwe wept.

Blogger Chiva September 17, 2015 12:08 AM  

@46. Congrats James. I hope you enjoy and prosper in your new job.

Blogger Desiderius September 17, 2015 12:14 AM  

"Another way to say that is: Betas [in the Vox hierarchy] have no desire for power. Simply none."

Power is not the only gift bestowed by the one ring.

Sam too, and Faramir, was tempted as well, and resisting once is not freedom from temptation. Even Our Lord had to pray for deliverance from that.

Frodo was written as everyman, standing in for us all (as opposed to having Aragorn be the hero).

Blogger automatthew September 17, 2015 12:29 AM  

Sam too, and Faramir, was tempted as well, and resisting once is not freedom from temptation. Even Our Lord had to pray for deliverance from that.

Sure, yes, gosh, they were tempted, as all men are. But they were not tempted by the Ring, or what it stands for.

Read closer to find out what tempted Faramir.

Blogger automatthew September 17, 2015 12:32 AM  

Faramir was not tempted by the Ring, because it would not have gotten for him what he lacked and longed for.

Samwise was not tempted by the Ring, because it promised the exact opposite of what he longed for. Samwise wanted to be simple. To be homely.

Taking the Ring from Frodo required that Samwise overcome his temptations, not the opposite.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 17, 2015 12:36 AM  

What the fuck are you talking about?
Are ... are you talking about Faramir from the benighted movies?
Manwe wept.


Hey, they made some changes, but they were mostly for the better. Aragorn is a lot more relatable now that he's not quite so much of a super-confident born-leader. Arwen kicking ass was cool; the story really needed more strong female characters.

Talking of which, remember when Eowyn took off her helmet and shook her hair around for a while before stabbing the enemy, who just stood there for a while watching? That made sense.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch September 17, 2015 12:37 AM  

I wish The Sarkeesian Effect would have been properly produced. Sucks that Aurini attempted a partnership with a liberal musician.

Blogger automatthew September 17, 2015 12:45 AM  

Hey, they made some changes, but they were mostly for the better. Aragorn is a lot more relatable now that he's not quite so much of a super-confident born-leader. Arwen kicking ass was cool; the story really needed more strong female characters.

You totally got me.

Well done.

Anonymous Jack Amok September 17, 2015 12:53 AM  

...for those who have been following my unemployment situation, I just got a new job today...

Congrats. Hope you kick ass in the new job.

Faramir was not tempted by the Ring, because it would not have gotten for him what he lacked and longed for.

Reminds me of Babylon 5 where the Shadows asked everyone "What do you want?" Then they picked the race who's wants were most easy for them to manipulate.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 17, 2015 12:58 AM  

@55 I had to grit my teeth to force that out, but I think I'm the stronger for it. Can't fight the SJW horde if I'm too squeamish to commit a little heinous blasphemy.

Blogger SciVo September 17, 2015 1:19 AM  

@ Carl Philipp: "I'm pretty sure the One Ring only had that level of special power over actual Ring-wielders?"

That's not how I remember it, but I do a lot of interpolation when I read a book and it's been more years since I re-read the books than since I saw the movies. My memory holds that the racial rings gave power over the race, so the One Ring got power over the race too through that.

Blogger SciVo September 17, 2015 1:33 AM  

@ automatthew: "Another way to say that is: Betas [in the Vox hierarchy] have no desire for power. Simply none."

I believe those would be deltas. That is the huge difference between them and their neighboring gammas: the opposite levels of humility and pride. Betas are naturally right next to power.

Blogger ray September 17, 2015 1:35 AM  

'GamerGate' was propitiously coined. Associating Watergate, it captures the collusion, theft, and self-service behind our awesome new totalitarians. Adam is pretty good at naming.

Gamergate was House money from getgo. Please poke the hornets.

Looking forward to more good solid entertainment.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 17, 2015 2:18 AM  

@57. Carl Philipp

@55 I had to grit my teeth to force that out, but I think I'm the stronger for it. Can't fight the SJW horde if I'm too squeamish to commit a little heinous blasphemy.

There was a tension in the room, so thick you could cut it with a fusion torch.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 17, 2015 3:26 AM  

@61. Forrest Bishop VFM #0167

There was a tension in the room, so thick you could cut it with a fusion torch.

Then the clowns breezed in, the clowns were blown out, now nothing left of the clowns, not even ashes upon which to urinate. Eric Ashley explains.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 17, 2015 3:53 AM  

Three times per minute seems to be about the upper limit on posting, and that only by using a copy…paste text and foregoing the name drop down menu. A thousand ways to subdue such a clown and to assist him in receiving the proper, geographically-local attention.

Blogger ScuzzaMan September 17, 2015 4:06 AM  

What I've seen in the last year is that the people who identify- e.g. on Twitter - as GamerGaters, are infinitely more likely to be rational and tolerant of diverse opinions, than others who claim to be diversity advocates. They're far more likely to be open to logical and moral suasion.

Even as they fight like rabid ferrets over minutiae I couldn't care less about, amongst themselves, they have comported themselves well as a group.

That's definitely a win in my eyes.

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral September 17, 2015 4:36 AM  

Ann Coulter tweeted on the debate:

✔ @AnnCoulter

Cruz, Huckabee Rubio all mentioned ISRAEL in their response to: "What will AMERICA look like after you are president."
11:05 PM - 16 Sep 2015

How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?



Igniting the usual firestorm of twittering indignation

Important point is, she did not apologize in response.

Anonymous Rhys September 17, 2015 4:56 AM  

This is our Tobruk. Rommel's seemingly unstoppable march across Africa was halted not by the supposed elite of the allied forces but by the ill disciplined Australian forces nobody took seriously. They dug in and held out against an unrelenting siege, took their enemies insults as a badge of honour ("The Rats of Tobruk") and showed that the German army was not invincible.

In the culture war nobody took gamers seriously, whether conservative or leftist. The cuckservatives expected them to fold. The SJWs expected to steam roll them. Instead they've held against an unrelenting siege.

Anonymous VFM #0046 September 17, 2015 6:47 AM  

Tolkien himself stated that only Frodo could have succeeded.

He was noble enough to attempt the quest, but not so noble that he'd try to use the ring for good.

He was able to lead and inspire, so that Solid Hobbits like Sam would follow him to the mouth of Hell.

He was forgiving, so that he was able to get the assistance of Gollum, snd even almost saved him. (Tolkien stated that, had Gollum not been betrayed, he really would have been saved. He would still have stolen the ring at the end, because the ring was too strong to resist, but he would have then leapt into the lava of his own accord, out of love for Frodo.)

Frodo was a singular Hobbit.

Anonymous Whitey McWhite September 17, 2015 7:35 AM  

65. zen0 the Ephemeral: "Important point is, she did not apologize in response."

This has been a key to GamerGate's success also.

Correct doctrine is spreading.

Blogger Desiderius September 17, 2015 9:14 AM  

"Read closer to find out what tempted Faramir."

When dead wrong, condescend. It's the gamma way.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 17, 2015 10:38 AM  

@26 BGS
Muslim kid “invents” a briefcase sized 120 VAC powered digital clock in 2015 (when you can buy a programmable clock chip for a couple of bucks from Mouser).
---

Basically, you are describing a muslim with a suspicious package.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 17, 2015 4:21 PM  

@70 There ARE a lot of Muslim immigrants these days using their packages to commit acts of violence. And then sometimes they use bombs.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) September 17, 2015 7:33 PM  

@Jack Amok

And I absolutely loved Vir's answer to Morden when asked....

"I want your head on a pike as a warning to future generations..."

Blogger philwynk October 10, 2015 1:27 PM  

Are you aware that Wikipedia unequivocally identifies #Gamergate as a campaign of harassment directed against feminists in the gaming industry?

I'm not a gamer, and had not heard of #gamergate before today. I wanted to find out what it was. I "googled" it (well, I "binged" it. Hard "g".) I found the Wiki article first. I read the intro.

That's about as far as most people will get. I know that Wikipedia is run by dishonest leftists, so I researched further and found this article. I'm just getting started; I try to be thorough. But most people won't do that.

Understand that one of the characteristics of Social Justice Warriors is that they never consider an incident to be over. I got reminded of this just yesterday, when a friend of mine who happens to be a hard leftist posted a picture of Dick Cheney and called for his prosecution as a war criminal. Cheney hasn't been in the news for 8 years. Apparently he was the subject of somebody's "Daily Hate" (see "1984," "Emmanuel Goldstein.")

The point is, if you think you've won #gamergate, you just might find that your victory vanishes into the narrative, and that history will regard it as a war against women. Leftists manage this by perpetuating their recitation of the narrative long after everybody else has lost interest.

Keep fighting, but don't lose sight of the fact that the Bad Guys have a built-in meme-repeating machine that could easily bury your victory under a pile of lies.

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