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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 17:13
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 17:13
Mar 12, 2018, 17:13
 
I'm waiting here for Far Right 5 to shoot the Far-Right pixels, explain that?
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 16:53
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 16:53
Mar 12, 2018, 16:53
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 16:16:
Vulkan wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:09:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:04:
I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF?

Gotta admit, had to check I wasn't reading The Onion. Politics aside, this article deserves some kind of prize for its unintentional comedic value.

Or worse, intentional satire disguised as a serious OP ED. If you read the entire text satirical it also makes a lot more sense.

Maybe it's more insidious than that. Maybe it's a Russian troll out to stir up the right by passing this ridiculousness off as part of 'The Liberal Agenda'
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 16:39
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 16:39
Mar 12, 2018, 16:39
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 15:18:
It depends on the activism, Prez. All the PC clicktivism and outrage today is not only stupid, it's dangerous. The far left is only fostering the far right. They're their own worst enemy. Just look at the recent German and Italian elections. And that's unfolding all over the globe. But there's plenty of good and necessary activism too.

In Germany the AFD and the collapse of votes for the coalition parties is the democratic response to austerity, Merkels "I don't talk with our people about any problems or explain decisions" and the EU transfer union that is illegally being put into action. Hardly activism, more like reactivism.


The fun part is that Trumps trade-war for dummies will likely trigger mass nationalism.
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 16:17
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 16:17
Mar 12, 2018, 16:17
 
Heil Halflife!
Mein Camp-ing spot.
I like to play games Waffen.
Pinball players do it with one ball.
Boss fights make me Fuhrerious.

Um .. Behind you...
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 16:16
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 16:16
Mar 12, 2018, 16:16
 
Vulkan wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:09:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:04:
I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF?

Gotta admit, had to check I wasn't reading The Onion. Politics aside, this article deserves some kind of prize for its unintentional comedic value.

Or worse, intentional satire disguised as a serious OP ED. If you read the entire text satirical it also makes a lot more sense.
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 16:05
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 16:05
Mar 12, 2018, 16:05
 
Playing Battlefield 1 in 2016, every time the battle train would spawn someone would type into chat "Here comes the Trump train", or "You can't stop the Trump train".



https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/113130/racist-emblems

EA please ban accounts that have racist emblems... I play this game a couple hours a day and there is simply no way around seeing racist emblems every few minutes in this game... Whatever your reporting system is, it is not effective for keeping racist emblems from being displayed prominently in your game. Instead of banning the racist emblem, please change your policy to instead ban the gamer account responsible for making the emblem. If you just ban the emblem and not the player, they just create a new racist image. And how hard is it to automatically block swastikas imagery? I have never seen a game with so many racists in my life... Every 20 emblems is a swastika, pepe the frog, or Confederate flag. Please have some class and ban these players when they get reported. Otherwise you're just part of the problem...

poor pepe
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 15:31
Prez
 
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 15:31
Mar 12, 2018, 15:31
 Prez
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 15:18:
It depends on the activism, Prez. All the PC clicktivism and outrage today is not only stupid, it's dangerous. The far left is only fostering the far right. They're their own worst enemy. Just look at the recent German and Italian elections. And that's unfolding all over the globe. But there's plenty of good and necessary activism too.

You're example is spot on. I also admit their are causes worth fighting for. I just see no value in activism of any kind. Unless there is a figure head, a true leader. One who is respected and charismatic enough for his or her followers to actually heed what they say. And at that point, said person becomes a general in a revolution. Your run-of-the-mill activist is now a soldier, marching to the orders of the leader. There's actual direction. The body acts as one. That's how things get done. Any movement that lacks a defined and strong leader or leaders is going nowhere at best, or making things worse at worst, exactly as you illustrate in your example.. Today's movements, every single one of them, bare that out completely in my view.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 15:18
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 15:18
Mar 12, 2018, 15:18
 
It depends on the activism, Prez. All the PC clicktivism and outrage today is not only stupid, it's dangerous. The far left is only fostering the far right. They're their own worst enemy. Just look at the recent German and Italian elections. And that's unfolding all over the globe. But there's plenty of good and necessary activism too.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 15:07
Prez
 
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 15:07
Mar 12, 2018, 15:07
 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:34:
Prez wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 12:51:
Activism in my opinion is always pointless at best, and destructive at worst.

Exactly. Martin Luther King and Gandhi should have just stayed home.

Ah yes the Ghandi and King counterpoint. And with biting sarcasm - how cute! You know I started typing out a lengthy response (as this is a topic I've debated extensively in the past) but then i realized this really isnt the place and honestly I just dont have the fire for debate like I used to. Suffice it to say that though both were great men with great messages, even their movements were co-opted. I know it's never a popular opinion but in MLK's case specifically, despite all of his efforts, the civil rights movement today looks nothing like what he intended it to be just going by his speeches, writings, and so on. That either movement was able to accomplish anything at all is a testament to the man not the movement. Without the men both sputtered.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:50
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:50
Mar 12, 2018, 14:50
 
Holy fuck knuckles,,,
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:44
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:44
Mar 12, 2018, 14:44
 
Bard wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 13:20:
Saboth wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:29:
But in the new XCOM you also fight the thin men, who are g-men that have integrated into higher levels of government and... omg, they represent creeping sharia, don't they!!!!!!!!!!`1!!?

No, no. See, these games are pro-right wing and Trump, so the thin men are the evil Deep State.

Play any military shooter and it becomes obvious within seconds how utterly brainwashed into supporting the never ending regime change in the middle east foreign policy most players are.

Meh, military shooters go to where the historical action has been. Over the past 30 years, that's been the Middle East. Before that it was Vietnam, and there are a bunch of shooters from that era. Before that, WW2. Etc. And that goes for tactical and strategic games as well. Total War, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, etc. Just because people play them, doesn't mean they're supportive of the political ends those older civilizations were trying to achieve. It's just fun to put yourself in the shoes of people from that time period.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:34
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:34
Mar 12, 2018, 14:34
 
Prez wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 12:51:
Activism in my opinion is always pointless at best, and destructive at worst.

Exactly. Martin Luther King and Gandhi should have just stayed home.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:31
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:31
Mar 12, 2018, 14:31
 
Protest

Don't feed the trolls by even talking about this dumb shit.

Trollbashing
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:28
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:28
Mar 12, 2018, 14:28
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 11:02:
Saboth wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:29:
But in the new XCOM you also fight the thin men, who are g-men that have integrated into higher levels of government and... omg, they represent creeping sharia, don't they!!!!!!!!!!`1!!?

No, no. See, these games are pro-right wing and Trump, so the thin men are the evil Deep State.

Hmm. This makes sense.
The large things in the second one are obviously Oprah Winfrey, who is for some reason a big topic of conversation.

That's Future President Oprah Winfrey to you bub.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:09
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:09
Mar 12, 2018, 14:09
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:04:
I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF?

Gotta admit, had to check I wasn't reading The Onion. Politics aside, this article deserves some kind of prize for its unintentional comedic value.
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 14:04
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:04
Mar 12, 2018, 14:04
 
The article is just one logical fallacy after the next. I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF? Yes I'm sure some kinds of games might be more attractive to people with alt-right views but that doesn't mean all or even most people who play those games have such views. I feel like someone could make the exact opposite claim using most of the same examples; 'Plants vs. Zombies is Eco-terrorist propaganda'.

He even mentions gamer-gate and fails to mention that one of their complaints was the liberalization of gaming. Which is it?

Dumb article was dumb. I know begging the question, but prove me wrong
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 13:40
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 13:40
Mar 12, 2018, 13:40
 
Opinions aren't news. They're just whatever garbage some moron with an agenda decided to spew and he happened to have a platform available and aren't worthy of getting excited about, fellas.


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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 13:20
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 13:20
Mar 12, 2018, 13:20
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:29:
But in the new XCOM you also fight the thin men, who are g-men that have integrated into higher levels of government and... omg, they represent creeping sharia, don't they!!!!!!!!!!`1!!?

No, no. See, these games are pro-right wing and Trump, so the thin men are the evil Deep State.

Play any military shooter and it becomes obvious within seconds how utterly brainwashed into supporting the never ending regime change in the middle east foreign policy most players are.
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 12:51
Prez
 
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 12:51
Mar 12, 2018, 12:51
 Prez
 
No, there's no denying that 4chan and GamerGate were a breeding ground for the alt-right. There's a reason Milo went from mocking them to patronizing them to leaving them in the dust - they made for a great launching off point. Those areas are full of angry young men who are socially awkward and looking for someone to validate both them and their anger.

I was behind the *concept* of gamergate before #gamergate was a thing. I saw that games media was in danger of becoming like the mainstream garbage that passes as "news" today - biased and slanted based on who is reporting it with a focus on agendas rather than reporting the actual news - and I didn't want games media to go there. The instant that gamergate became a thing, however, I ran the other way. I WILL NOT be a part of any concerted activist movement for the simple fact that as soon as your movement has more than 6 people in it it becomes something beyond your control and invariably is co-opted by a vocal minority of assholes who in turn become the face of your movement. It wasn't hard to see right away the type of cretin that would be drawn to the type of movement gamergate was and I wanted no part of it. I'm sure that the majority of the movement's followers who remained personally invested shared my beliefs from the outset but its takeover by racists and misogynists was inevitable and they unwittingly aligned themselves with that. Activism in my opinion is always pointless at best, and destructive at worst.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 12:47
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Mar 12, 2018, 12:47
 
It's just the UK giving the world a glimpse of it's true fascist face. Also why so many great dystopian novels are British

'Free speech or hate speech? Right-wing activists ‘banned’ from Britain"
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Right-wing+activists+%E2%80%98banned%E2%80%99+from+Britain&t=ffcm&ia=web


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