Friday, October 1, 2021

The Best Disinfectant

 


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!

VS

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!


15 comments:

  1. WOW. Those posts are rude AF. I guess all I can do here is paraphrase Kat Williams (with a Venger-spin):
    "Live your motherfucking life. You gotta get your motherfucking hustle. Understand, Leftoids is gonna hate you regardless. Get that out of your head, that fantasy world where Leftoids ain't hating on you. You gotta to be grateful, you need haters, WTF is you complaining about, WTF do you think a hater's job is?! If you got 14 hating on you, you need to figure out how the fuck to get to 16 before the summer get here! If you got nobody to hate on, feel free to hate on me, say my games ain't luxurious when you know it is BITCH!"

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    1. Maybe I could donate money so they can have a hater's ball, Chappelle Show style?

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  2. Exalted Funeral Discord is set to read only now. It would be a fucking scream if they ended up canceling their own server, not allowing any comments for a long time.

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    1. Ugh no it’s not lol we have all been having a blast talking to our friends there all day

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    2. That place sounds like an authoritarian dumpster fire to me.

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  3. LIBTARDS! See? Name calling is easy. Learning how to compromise and respect each others views and opinions is what takes work.
    Also I love it when folks throw the term Nazi around. Wasnt it the Nazis who burned books and practiced censorship? Yet people draw no comparisons and only see things from their own narrow point of view.
    I have been at the same gaming table for 30+ years now. My group has differing political opinions, methods of worship, taste in art,movies, books, etc and none of that has mattered when we sit down to game.
    We enjoy each others company in REAL LIFE and most of us are far too old to worry about our online personas/identities.
    And yeah I have this weird username from a game I played 20(?) years ago, but the truth is Im just too lazy to change it. Its not "me". Im not my online persona. One of the things I used to like about the internet was the free expression of ideas. I could post something and my gender,race,age, and sexual orientation were not apparent or important..so my ideas were just ideas
    Leave it to humans to draw dividing lines in a virtual environment thats nearly infinite!

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  4. Turn not thy cheek to an enemy - strike him back tenfold.

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    1. My Lord Jesus Christ taught me "whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

      Beyond that, he gives no further instruction...

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  5. I would say this is different than the Satanic panic of the 80s in that the religious folks had no idea what RPGs were. While now the folks Know how RPGs are played, they just don’t like the way they are played and don’t like many of their fellow gamers.

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    1. Good point! The Satanic panic of the 1980s was rooted in fear; what's happening now seems more about power and control.

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  7. still better than trying to put a curse on people not liking your game, dude. also more effective.

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