I’ll be honest and straight, I’m but a speck in the big picture. My name carries no weight, and my presence amounts to nil. But what this debacle needs isn’t just the voice the major figures, but the thousands of voices that people don’t get to hear because the media finds it too inconvenient to find the truth. Continue reading
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
So you’ve admitted that you are against GamerGate. You know what? That is fine. Every human should be free to have their stance in any issue. Which is why I wish to present my stance on your stance. And I do this as a human, capable of rational thought, capable of solving something without resorting to physical force or violence. Chances are, neither of you will ever read this bottle in the ocean. But hope alone compels me to throw it out anyway.
I ask that you reconsider your stance. Please.