GUEST EDITORIAL by Ross Lumbus
GamerGate is obviously not going away. The other side missed their chance to kill us. Though progressives (SJWs) did a wonderful job of poisoning the well of public perception against GamerGate, even that is starting to lose potency.
We KNOW the megaphones in the traditional gaming press are suffering. We know that in a field where play through YouTubers and Bloggers become increasingly a bigger go-to person than the games media, the gaming press in all their stupidity, thought that there was bigger rewards pandering to non-gamers. This turned out to be a huge mistake, as we’ve seen over the course of the last year.
We know that for the traditional gaming press, the traffic is down, bounce rate up, AdBlock prolific, and use of archive links is huge. We also know that they are treated with suspicion by advertisers. They are perforating and there is nothing much that they can do. They are dying a death of a thousand cuts.
What is the eventual effect going to be? Think of all those
journalists that have contributed to all those horrible “Gamers are
Dead” articles, and the articles that followed. Imagine when the sites
can no longer sustain themselves, and close their doors. There will be a huge collection of corrupt, unemployed, dishonest, talentless
“journalists” that the gaming industry does not take seriously any
more, that are trying to compete for freelancing opportunities. What then?
I will tell you what “I” think. I think there will be panic and
confusion. They will all try to pile into Patreon and realize that
they did not get in fast enough and that the “Progressive” community will be already giving to Randi Harper, Zoe, Brianna, Shanley, Jim Sterling, Christine Love, Mattie Brice, and others. There simply is not enough money to spend on these people now that they have done their bit. So the freelancers will try blogging and few will even be as “profitable” as Offworld. So what then? Some will try to get non-gaming work and HOPE that their Deepfreeze articles don’t follow them. Others will turn on their peers or their Progressive handlers and write salacious and nasty pieces for GamerGate consumption. Some will do an Ian Miles Cheong and simply try to divorce themselves from their part in things.
So what of the Progressive jackboots? With their gaming media as megaphones no longer a factor, it will take away a fair bit of their power. Gradually the mainstream media will drift away from the “controversy” and whatever incursions the Progressives thought they made, will no longer have the momentum. There will increasingly be a dissatisfaction with the Patreon victim bux profiteers. A kind of “what have you done for me lately?” An acknowledgement that IF no one in the press is making anti-GamerGate propaganda, to which they can strut around and
cry in, what then? OAPI and CON? Will they even be things? Will they be registered? Will these people still be getting invited for talks, or will they be push aside for the new news, (just like Leigh
Better still what happens when the public perception slowly comes
around. Through things like SPJ Airplay. The public is going to realize GamerGate has a strong, diverse and intelligent voice and one that is NOT as has been shown as a nasty, stupid, violent, privileged and inarticulate. What happens when the war of attrition has a few of anti-GamerGate pillars fall (as we know they will)? When the nastiness of people like Randi and Zoe catch up with their narrative and image of themselves that they are trying to push? When Anita’s duplicity and fraud and Jon Mac’s craziness is recognized publicly? What happens when Brianna’s dishonesty and craziness catches up with her? When Sarah Butt’s moral failings become public? When the sliminess of Chu, Kluwe and Kuchera is recognized? When people like Bobby O are exposed for the nasty Jackboots that they are?
WE know these shortcomings, but the public is not as interested in that side, and is focused at present on the narrative that the SJWs
painted. What happens when the other side gets exposed completely for the frauds they are?
I think the next year will be awesome for us. I think we have taken a
tremendous flurry of blows and our opponent has nearly punched
themselves out completely. I think they are nearly “out of gas”. They
are worn down.
We ought to start pushing back and steadily increasing the pressure. I would personally love to see funded campaigns (like the one of
Deepfreeze ads on Twitter during E3) to be used to get Upwork.com
funded cheap costing individuals to work on increasing Google search result names for each of those individuals listed in Deepfreeze. Whenever you search the Progressive Journalist’s names, I would want their Deepfreeze article to be the first entry. Same with the gaming press companies listed in Deepfreeze.
I would like another similar site listing similar non-libelous
examples of the lies and dishonesty from the NON-journalist SJWs and to do the same things. Any time they search Randi or BobbyO or Sarah Butts, they are exposed for the nastiness and lies that they have populated in a race to smear us for ideological reasons.
I DO believe that supporters of GamerGate are on the right side of
history and there will be a time in which the Anti-GamerGate people of 2014-2016 will find themselves constantly embarrassed in their part in campaigning against us. They will attempt to disassociate and
re-invent themselves. I want it to be the Scarlet Letter that Alex Lifschitz wished on us. They deserve no less.
Keep grinding gamers. Keep holding the line. They will fall and then
we will march over the top of them.