They look just like us. Sometimes, when we're talking about RPGs or the weather, they sound like us, too.
But make no mistake, leftoids aren't ordinary people. They've been absorbed into the radical-left hivemind. They're not empathetic, they're not inclusive, they don't want equality or meritocracy, and if you cross their narrative or criticize their agenda, faceless drones will come out of the woodwork to destroy you, cancel you, deplatform you, defund you, get you banned, and your books burned.
I was told just a day ago that I'm not welcome to run Cha'alt or anything else at Misty Mountain Games (my "friendly" local game store), and that they don't even want Cha'alt on their shelves because it, and myself, apparently, aren't "family friendly" and "inclusive" enough for their establishment.
I made a video about it yesterday. Several comments pointed out the obvious hypocrisy. If a game store is going to carry Warhammer, Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess, (and years ago the Book of Erotic Fantasy and Book of Vile Darkness) then to single Cha'alt out strikes me as blatantly political.
I'm a moderate conservative (formerly classical liberal) who isn't afraid to call-out woke nonsense, gender ideology child abuse and CRT taught to children, drag queen story hour in public libraries, bad fiscal, domestic, and foreign policy from our politicians, and anti-science mandates / lockdowns handed down from our elite ruling class. But I've been called a "nazi" by those on the left for years. And anyone who associates me is similarly smeared.
But if I stop, fall in line, and conform, they might - just might - leave me alone. That's damn decent of them. Sarcasm aside, I think I'd rather tell them to fuck off!
Whatever, I'm over it already. This blog post isn't to rail against MMG, but to warn everyone out there. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The writing's on the wall. Pendulums swing one way, then the other. That's how things go, despite their dreams of endless revolution. While the woke are losing ground, they're still dangerous, still vicious, still pod-people.
Now is not the time to plan the homecoming celebration of common sense and traditional values. We keep fighting, keep pushing back, keep standing up for what's good and true. The great silent majority rarely speaks up... unless it's absolutely necessary. Well, look at the state of things! It's beyond necessary. Think of all the suffering that could have been avoided if we were gatekeeping back in 2014.
If we don't crush the woke social justice fanatics, there won't be a space for us. Our own basements will be the only place we can game. If they could, they'd forcibly remove us from social media, brick & mortar stores, and virtual table platforms - look what's happening on Discord (click to watch video).
p.s. I'm about to add specific games to the VENGER CON schedule. If you want to attend my old-school, OSR, and traditional RPG convention in Madison, WI this July, grab your tickets here! Attendance is limited to 100 people, 18+.