Thursday, January 3, 2019
We'll Always Be Alt-Right To Some
I was just reading this rpg.net article about 2018 and it looks like the OSR has a reputation.
We may as well face it, to both the near and far-left, everyone from the middle to the far-right is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from being a full-blown Nazi (unless they've already crossed over the line).
But they soften it a bit with their own Democrat dog-whistle. They refer to us as Alt-Right because then we can all be lumped together... conservatives, Republicans, free-speech advocates, moderates, centrists, nationalists, anti-SJWs, and white supremacists.
And since that last one is repugnant to about 90% of people, we can therefore all be discredited in one fell swoop. Every one of us painted with the "racist" brush in order to de-platform us (yes, still banned on RPGnet for some reason) by crying "hate-speech" or "toxic straight white male privilege."
I don't know what's going to happen in 2019, but I hope gamers can find some middle ground, move away from politics, and focus on improving our overall gaming experience.