Let me start this rant by explaining myself, because I know there will be some arguments as to my right to talk about other peoples’ lives somewhere. I am a straight white male and boringly average in every way: I don’t dress in any peculiar clothing, I am strictly only interested in females sexually, I play games as a hobby and, as much as I would love to be, I am unfortunately not currently employed and I am doing what I can to try and alter that. I no longer watch TV and if I ever watch anything now it’s on YouTube, and in case I haven’t mentioned being the nocturnal Welshman lately, I’m British. I detest competitive gaming, mostly sticking to multiplayer co-operative games wherever possible.
Why am I saying all this from the outset? Because I want to talk about equality, and how people have skewed equality to mean “I should be more important than other people than I am right now”, which in turn gets skewed to mean “I should be more important than other people”. And I want people of all races, all origins, all colours, all genders and from all manners of life to help make what I want to happen exist: Those that are incapable of doing so will be lost in my mind, and beyond any redemption until they amend their ways. It will be as simple as that, for what I ask of people is not a tough thing to do – at the very least it shouldn’t be – it is to give equality across the board.
This whole argument that #GamerGate has exaggerated ferociously is part of the inspiration for this, as I was recently involved with a random person from that camp in discussions about TotalBiscuit, why they are even in GG when they don’t even play games and why they basically were an MRA. I was left thinking, afterwards: “Why did this guy join #GamerGate? He’s not in it for games journalism, he’s in it for men’s rights in an industry that seems to only have that, and is not what it’s about, if you follow those who believe in their ‘mission statement’, if you can call it that. And his involvement is only because of Anita because she’s female and putting out daft videos the internet merely laughed at when they first came out, but then got famous because some of GG/*chan wanted to make threats to her because ???”
Then I was thinking: Why does it even need to get this far? How is equality such a horrible thing for society to achieve? Why does it need all these campaigns, all these heinous attacks, all these terrorist acts? Let’s face it: That’s what doxxing promotes, that’s what swatting is, and if someone ends up dying because of any of this shit, that isn’t bonus points or five-star street cred: That’s first degree murder, and being an accomplice in said murder. If that is the kind of thing you support, then I hope that you end up falling on the sword you wield, because you should have no place in this world for even attempting to drive it down into the abyss through terrorism. No religious text, no higher power save the demons and devils would ever sanction such acts, so if you do this from religious zeal then you are going to regret your choices in the afterlife.
Why is it so hard to give equality, though? Let’s start simple: Stop attacking someone based on their gender. Women don’t use rape as a point scoring system, men don’t use rape to deny they enjoy the sex they got, trans and others aren’t asking to be massacred for what they simply are. There is no reason for any person to harm another person. None. If they do not directly affect your life, they should have no consequences for existing. And even if they do: Is it really so hard to not talk about the issues you have with them over wishing their death or molestation, or if you are the person approached, is it so hard to explain your stance and position in the matter and just talk it through? This shouldn’t have to be about stalking out another person, terrorising them before acting against them for some blind, obnoxious notion of revenge for some random slight they never directly had against you personally in the first place.
Rape is rape. Murder is murder. A person is a person. The moment you deny one is the other is the moment your mind denies the truth. Having someone killed by a SWAT team bursting into their house isn’t washing the blood from your fingers because sanctioned attack squads committed the crime: You still made them act on false pretenses, and you weaponised a terrorist attack using the government’s resources, and they will have every intention of absolving their own crimes in the face of their superiors by finding and supplanting you. Giving out a person’s address and not expecting consequences is a fucking retarded act as well: You are an accomplice to a crime should anything happen to them at that point. Why do you think the dox seller right now is doing everything to flee the country after giving out the dox of a President-appointed judge? If anything happens to that person, they would rank up as an accomplice to an attack against a Presidential official – which is treason for all intents and purposes – so I’m not surprised whatsoever by this news , because that’s logic making way past being a stupid person.
Why even do any of this in the first place, though? Any feminist/trans person out there just want to be on equal ground to males in respect of treatment, pay and voice (then there is the extreme feminist that wants everything to be led by females and believe males the inferior gender, but they are going too far) and is that really so hard for you corporate shitholes? Any male rights activist wants fair treatment too: The acknowledgement that male rape does happen, that fathers are still slighted against when it comes to fighting for access to their children in court, that there are people out there who would rather promote females when a male can do the job just as well, but are slighted against because “Sex appeal sells, man~!” I personally won’t deny any of it: I was raised by my mother, never saw my father much, and while I understand he was a violent and aggressive prick that I still hate to this day for what he chose to do to me and my family, I also understand that the moment he was in the courtroom he was always against the grain in the fight. I might personally be thankful for that, but there’s better fathers out there who deserve that chance.
The whole rape thing needs better understanding anyway. It also needs more pro-active movement when it comes to dealing with a rape crime. If a rape crime is committed, don’t wave it off as the person wanting to have sex and reacting in regret of that, or asking to be raped with what they’re wearing, or anything of that shit you want to say to ignore the fact that a crime was committed you fucking insolent ape. RAPE. IS. RAPE. It doesn’t help rape culture when you or anyone else waves it off as someone “asking for it”. THE ONLY ONES ASKING FOR RAPE ARE THE FUCKERS COMMITTING IT, ELSE THEY WOULD NEVER DO IT IN THE FIRST FUCKING PLACE YOU RETARDED SIMPLETON. It’s sickening to think that people out there still see a person wanting to look attractive as a thing that makes them want to be fucked against their will by any willing takers and it’s fucking stupid. STOP WAVING OFF RAPE. STOP TREATING IT AS RAPE CULTURE AND START TREATING IT AS RAPE CRIME, NO MATTER THE GENDER. And for fuck’s sake, get a fucking chastity belt if you honestly can’t control your fucking awkward boners.
And while we’re at it, let’s stop throwing the LGBT community under the fucking bus while we’re at it. They are PEOPLE. Many persons. And A PERSON IS A PERSON. They don’t deserve threats because of the gender they choose to have sex with, or the person they choose to be. They don’t deserve to be treated unfairly just because they don’t fall in love to an opposing gender like people like me do. They should have just as much right to live, to love, to work on equal pay and be treated fairly and equally as any other person on this earth: Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply denying that a person is a person and, simply because they feel that such people are less than a person, they deserve unequal treatment, to which people I say: HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU FEEL BEING TREATED LIKE SHIT ON YOUR OWN FUCKING SHOE YOU OBNOXIOUS PRICK?! Just because you don’t have the same life as another fucking person gives you NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to suppress that person futher than this current climate already fucking does. Rather than making the problem worse, fix it: At the very least, do nothing to make it worse, but if you want to actually get that support from those people who are pushed below you? Lift them up. Help them stand as equals. Offer a hand, not a boot, and you might find yourself making friends over making enemies for once in your damn life.
For the record, I have no idea where the fuck the guy got this from, either.
But on that note, let’s talk about origins, and our reaction against a person’s origins to throw them under the bus because they come from a foreign country. It’s a fairly global problem: Stories of people in Asia not helping anyone unless you speak their own language, people in the UK blaming foreigners for the lack of jobs in the country for British-born people, people in the US blaming various foreigners for the crimes committed in various states, it’s not a new thing and likely will be a problem that’ll never get a definitive solution from those in power who could change it. But what can we do? Well, for a start, STOP TREATING OTHER CULTURES AS PIECES OF SHIT. Some of these people have fled from their homes to try and live a more peaceful life and/or support their family, something everyone in every country has the aim to do: Provide for themselves and their loved ones. And NOBODY should be prejudiced just for doing the one thing every other fucking person should be doing for themselves and those close to them. If they are taking jobs for less pay, report the people employing them: Most places have a Minimum Wage Act (most likely a UN-enforced thing in general) and anyone being paid less than that are working for law-breakers. If they’re getting equal pay? Eh, they have a job. You just have to keep seeking out one that will take you on – not an easy struggle, trust me, I know, but it’ll come with enough patience.
Also, let’s stop with the colour/racial stereotyping. Not every person of colour walks around with a gun chanting rap songs, slapping up ho’s and popping caps in people’s asses just for looking at them funny. Not every Indian person is only capable of working in a kebab shop, not every Asian is only good for opening a Chinese shop and selling you Chicken Chow Mein for £4.20 a time, not every Mexican is only good at making the spicy deluxe taco you delight yourself on over the weekend. And no, not every British person spends their day drinking tea, eating crumpets and talking about the weather. Minus the crumpets, that would be my mother, but still! Stereotyping a person because of their origins is dumb. They are equally as capable in any field as any white person in the world, and for any American that’s looking at this going “Fuck you, I’m American, Americans should be running America!” Let me ask you this: Did you give the natives your jobs and employment, then? Because in case you Americans can prove otherwise, America in it’s very origins is a country that was built around multiple cultures: Formerly British, French, Spanish, and likely various other origins that I have vague memory of because Brits don’t get taught about America in school – my knowledge of it extends from AC3 and what research I looked into following that. So do me a favour, and remember that you’re just as much a foreigner in origin as anyone else there unless you have a native bloodline, in which case you should know better in the first fucking place as you’re already multi-cultural.
Equality, people. It’s about seeing a person as a person, and giving that person just as much right as another person. Anything that does not affect you should have no issue with you. Anything that does affect you should be dealt with diplomatically, and if your actions affect another person’s life, you should ALWAYS determine whether it’s to their benefit or to their detriment, and if it’s to their detriment, you should stop yourself from whatever you had plans of doing and move on. If you cannot hold yourself back from being a fucking asshole, maybe you shouldn’t be around anyone. Maybe you shouldn’t be around the people who you can’t hold yourself back from harming. Maybe you shouldn’t be around those who can be influenced by your vitirol and your poison. Maybe you should be the one to be exiled, where you would otherwise exile other people just for being different to you, simply because you feel that you are the only person in the world that matters. Maybe you should take time out of your life to find out why you are a part of a hate culture that only destroys, reflect on why it is that you cannot stand these kinds of people, why you feel that your actions against these people are justified then try to convince me and those who see this blog, read this post, agree with it and share it why you are justified in suppressing any other person simply for existing. Simply for a person being a person. Just know that the moment you ignore that they are a person, the moment you deny that a person is a person, I will no longer entertain your fantasies and you will be among many that I cast out of my life as leeches that only sustain themselves on the blood of others.
Understand that I make this argument not only for the gaming industry, but for every industry, for every culture, for every person from every walk of life. I make this argument for and against the society that we, the people, have allowed to form around us. I make this statement in defiance to those who would keep things the same and bring about our own self-assured destruction as human beings. I make this stand to put my place alongside those who share the same mind as I, to those who think like I do and can agree with everything that I stand for. I can converse with anyone who disagrees with me, and will be free to explain myself to anyone who wishes for peaceful conversation, and will cast off any that only seek to attack and push me aside, for I am the reflection of life looking back upon you. Should you place yourself as the unstoppable force, I will become the immovable object, for I will refuse to break to anyone’s will, as is the right of every free person walking this earth. I will give equally that which I am given in turn: I will return kindness with friendship, love with compassion, support with respect, malice with condemnation, violence with exile.
I am equality, and I will see every other person as an equal.