It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote an admittedly sloppy open letter to the crew of Extra Credits, as well as Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel politely asking them to reconsider their position while listing the accomplishments done by those standing by the GamerGate hashtag. In said letter, I purposely refused to list out the various falsehoods, crimes, and other sorts of repugnant behavior that Anti-GamerGate has been participating in, ranging from standard doxxing, threatening messages and attacks, collusion and corruption, false bans and censorship, harassment of neutrals and ProGGs alike, a multitude of petty smear jobs; and petty, childish, and reprehensible behavior in general. I was not here to gaslight Extra Credits or Mike; I was here to appeal to their humanity and involvement in modern media.
I also wasn’t kidding about what I said at the end. Even if GamerGate doesn’t get their support, they’re still gonna win this through sheer force of will, honesty, and unity. Make no mistake; GamerGate is winning this fight, and by extension, humanity.
But that’s not what I’m here for. I’m here to talk about what GamerGate has led me to realize: something far deeper, far bigger than just ethics in journalism. Continue reading