After reading Raph Koster’s AMA on Reddit last night, a thought popped into my head. I’d long marveled at the cohesiveness of our movement, but I hadn’t quite been able to put it into words. I finally feel I was able to, with this tweet:
#GamerGate's unity makes actual political parties jealous.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) September 27, 2014
In any mass movement, there will be divergence of opinion. We’ve had plenty of our own within GamerGate. Some say that we’re too harsh here on the site. They argue for a more moderate, accommodating strategy. Conversely, people like me believe that raining fire upon our opponents is the way to go. Some folks are for making a deal with the media, others want to burn it down. On Twitter, I’ve had fellow GG members tell me I was making a mistake with the chargeback campaign. But even despite such stark differences, we’ve always stuck together in this fight. We don’t disown each other because of arguments about tactics, or overall strategy (like the SJW side does). GamerGate members stick up for each other. They help each other. We may have our fights, but after they’re over, we get back to the job at hand.
Attempts to divide our global movement along party, gender, or racial lines, have completely failed. Ploys to get us to drop the GamerGate banner, have fallen on deaf ears. They’ve kept repeating that we were getting beat up in the mainstream media. That hasn’t dissuaded us, either. They’ve tried every single thing they can think of to divide us, yet nothing works.
Moving forward, It’s important to keep in mind all that we’ve accomplished. As the weeks turn into months, the industry is going to get more and more serious about stamping us out (the holiday season is coming). Our alternative media scares them, because they know they’ll have a harder time controlling it. They’re comfortable with their current set of lackeys, and have confidence that they can manipulate them (to the detriment of the consumer). They won’t let us in the door willingly
So, as we continue to beat on that door, until one day it comes crashing down onto their heads, it’s imperative that we cherish our most important asset. Our unity sets us apart from other coalitions, and it’s what has allowed us to go as far as we have. We can never forget that. Don’t allow any disagreements among us to divert us from our goals. We owe it to ourselves, and to the future generations who’ll follow in our footsteps. If GamerGate falters, we may not get another chance to set the wrongs right.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) September 28, 2014