Sunlight, sure... I was hoping for a flamethrower, but I'll take sunlight. ;)
Let's take a look at some more screenshots I've been sent, shall we?
It seems the greatest offenders are the Exalted Funeral and OSR discords. Apparently, it's like fucking blue-checkmark, dumpster fire Twitter over there, or so I've heard.
So much self-satisfied indignation! Just because you claim to be the good guys, that's no reason to pat yourselves on the back, let alone shoot civilians and neutral parties who haven't drunk your leftoid kool-aid.
I would like to see Exalted Funeral change their ways. Whoever's running that discord and/or company, they've got a problem on their hands. Banning someone for liking me or my work is not only asinine and overreach of abusive power, but it's dangerous. Where does it end?
Again, I've got nothing against the actual Old-School Essentials ruleset or gamers who use it (I've heard it's not as bad as we originally thought). I just want some accountability for social media owners, admins, moderators, and users who harass and ban those associated with or supporting creators they find offensive - especially when regular gamers aren't offended in the slightest.
Sometimes I make jokes and express my own opinions on games, philosophy, religion, society, and politics - what actual harm am I doing? Is my non-conformity the problem? Is my love of freedom the problem? My sense of humor?
As friends have mentioned to me in various comments over the last 24 hours, what's happening now is the same thing that happened in the 80s with the Satanic panic. This time, religious zealots from the Church of Secular Progressivism are telling us what to think, what to believe, what to do, what to play, and whom to associate with. It's sickening!
The worst part is, these unhinged leftoids not only think they're doing the right thing, they think everyone around them thinks the same way (unless they're also "nazis").
That could actually help us in our fight against harassment and cancellation. Since they're not ashamed of their warped view of the world, they won't hide it. They'll publicly tell everyone how they feel, unless it's in an open forum that isn't dominated by the left - then they'll keep to themselves, working together in the shadows until they've returned to their safe spaces - the hive-mind!
If at any time you've experienced (or know someone who has) this kind of actual intolerance and bigotry online, definitely let me know and I will highlight it on my blog. Provide screenshots whenever possible.
I'm not going to let these people get away with poisoning our hobby. Their toxic behavior has no place in civil society. Gamers can play whatever they want, read what they want, create what they want. If someone tries to force you to do it their way, realize their authoritarian perspective and decide for yourself.
Thanks for the continued support!
p.s. Want to meet and game with folks who aren't authoritarian assholes? You should attend VENGER CON!!! Nothing but old-school gaming. Let's get back to Basic(s) with Armor Class - not activism!