Here’s Part 2 by a GamerGate Anon
I have a certain background that allows me to notice patterns in mass movements. It’s something I’ve studied thoroughly and has been part of my job for years.
This piece will be a look at how the current third wave feminism, lead by a charismatic shyster, is extremely similar to a derivative of a destructive cult.
While traditional Destructive cults normally focus around religion, the derivative I will be writing about abandons that mindset and instead focuses on a utopia filled with hashtags such as #killallmen.
A little background on the basis for this article:
Destructive cults are often led by a sociopathic/psychopathic, yet very charismatic person. In this case, it would be Anita Sarkeesian. Her new found love for feminism should be overshadowed by the fact that she used to work for a Pick Up Artist (PUA) who claimed that the use of Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLPO) to seduce women who would normally want nothing to do with you. The Neuro Linguistic Programming theory is disgusting and has been debunked. Just a quick example of NLP is as follows. Let’s say you’re speaking to a woman in a bar. You would want to repeat the phrase “below me” as much as possible, as it sounds a lot like “blow me”.
NLP users often take their bullshit a step further if they are successful in taking a woman home by using “the door theory” wherein he incessantly drops subtle hints on how bad it would be her if he left her. The practice is disgusting on a multitude of levels as it is borderline psychological abuse.
However, that did not stop Ms. Sarkessian from organizing events for a Mr. Baggett where he would tell his auditoriums full of lonely men, who never learned to just speak to a woman like a normal person, how to trick a woman into bed and how to beat her up psychologically. This will become important later on.
Leaders of Destructive Cults are also manipulative, conning, greedy, and have a grandiose sense of self-entitlement. Ms. Sarkeesian fits many of these traits. She has manipulated a group of people into believing that she is “the one” when it comes to ideas, actions, and thoughts about gaming in general. She has conned her way into national television, reaching as high as the Colbert Report (where she did horribly, being unable to name 3 misogynistic games).
These leaders are also very paranoid, creating an “us vs them” type environment for their followers. Sarkeesian has been successful in this symptom as she has convinced a large group of people that Gamergate isn’t about ethics in journalism, but is about attacking women. This leads me into the “unquestioned authority” trait that many Destructive Cult leaders exhibit.
Part of being the leader of a Destructive Cult is that you must manipulate your followers into accepting everything you’ve done is “right” regardless of how the rest of the world may look at it. In this case, Sarkeesian has manipulated her followers into completely ignoring her PUA working past, the dishonesty of her videos (the Hitman Absolution clip and the stealing of Let’s Play content comes to mind), the doxxing of people while she decries doxxing of the members of her cult, and general dishonesty of what GamerGate is about. She has actually convinced people that there is a 4+ month campaign to JUST harass women while ignoring the fact that women ARE part of Gamergate as are minorities. This leads me into the followers of the leader of the Destructive Cult.
Followers are often used as money makers. Receive a death threat? Better advertise that Patreon. Need a new computer after raising $150k+ for the videos you were supposed to make 2 years ago? Time for a Patreon link. There is a school shooting? Better blame it on “toxic masculinity” (another way Destructive Cult leaders work, by redefining words) and advertise that Patreon.
Followers are also expected to conform to a very strict set of rules that change at the whim of the leaders wish. If the followers do not conform to the thinking of the group, they are often ostracized, attacked, and chased out of the group. The “No True Scotsman” fallacy comes to mind. The membership will often eat itself as some members attempt to think for themselves. Randi Harper telling an SJW who dared answer questions from Gamergate supporters “you made your gamergate bed, now get fucked in it” or Anita Sarkeesian immediately blocking anyone who may question the methodology of her videos are wonderful evidence of this.
The followers of this type of cult are often told that the “outsiders”, Gamergate in this situation, are evil and should be destroyed. They begin believing that the ends justify the means and that there is no tactic off limits to destroying their enemy. “There are no bad tactics, just bad targets” has become a Sarkessian cult motto. I have been on the receiving end of this tactic. Someone dug up my information, called my job, called my parents and lied about me posting racist things on Twitter. If I were to do the same to, let’s say Anita Sarkeesian, she’d be calling for my head on a platter. There is a cognitive dissonance that resonates around the groupthink of the cult.
The leaders of Anti-#GamerGate believe there are no bad tactics
Doxing, threats and harassment are acceptable to them pic.twitter.com/NqnoEefTxx
— Dr. Max Blockchain Jenius, PhD (@Max_x_Milia) November 2, 2014
Followers of the Destructive Cult are also regularly seen trying to kill free will. In our case, the SJW’s have gone to just arguing with us about ethics in gaming journalism to actively trying to censor video games. GTA V being pulled from shelves in Australia, emails to developers threatening boycotts if their video game doesn’t pass the SJW morality test, the pulling of a Tekken character due to harassment of a dev on NeoGaf, and the threatening emails to devs who don’t denounce Gamergate are great examples. You can also seem them attempting to shame people for doing something as simple as wearing a shirt they disagree with (after the guy had landed a spacecraft on a fucking comet) or even speaking out against them (the doxxing and attempted SWAT’ing of Mike Cernovich).
The Destructive Cult leader will have a close circle of confidants. Anita Sarkeesian has McIntosh, Wu, Harper, and ZQ as her inner circle. These will also be people above reproach or criticism as they have been blessed by the cult leader as “always right”. For example, Zoe Quinn attempted to get Mike Cernovich SWAT’d, yet the SJWs were not outraged as ZQ has been blessed by Saint Sarkeesian. Evidence has come forth that ZQ was an active member of HellDump on SA (where they regularly doxxed/harassed people) Brianna Wu faked “fleeing from her home” and there was no outrage from the Sarkeesian Cult. Wu has also blown through $200k, has set up a fake legal fund that goes directly into ZQ’s Patreon, and is now begging for money like a homeless person on the corner while telling people to “check their privilege”. And the followers of the Sarkessian cult eat it up. Why is this? Critcal thinking is something that the leaders of a Destructive Cult will actively try and destroy as it makes it harder to control the followers of your cult. Hell, just today we saw a disabled gamer charity “ruined” simply because TotalBiscuit retweeted it. A minute of critical thinking would tell you that any money raised for disabled gamers, regardless of who retweeted it, is a good thing. But it was “poisoned” by a retweet. Let that sink in.
A coordinated effort on the part of the Sarkeesian Cult by one of the “blessed” members, Randi Harper, has created an echo chamber via a blocklist that keeps followers from even seeing opposing viewpoints. In essence, the Sarkeesian cult knows their ideals and arguments don’t carry water. You can see this in the way Sarkessian has shut down all comment on all content she puts out. You question her on Twitter? Blocked. Youtube comments are disabled. A polite request by Ralph during Sarkessian’s awkward stream resulted in an immediate ban that some SJW’s questioned. This is further backed up by the very public instances of the inner circle, mostly, refusing to debate people from the real world. ZQ backed out of an MSNBC piece because Hotwheels was going to debate her. Wu freaked out after the Pakman interview because he asked her tough questions and attempted to smear him afterwards. Wu had a fascination with Pakman afterwards that just kept on. How far did it go?
I calmly asked @femfreq if she would come on LIVE like @BeninCitizen did and have a discussion. Banned. #GamerGate pic.twitter.com/mjh8ImnPUU
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) December 29, 2014
The next piece of a Destructive Cult is the propaganda. Wu sending herself a letter from a “former Gamergate supporter” where the writer praises her for “outfoxing” Pakman. Accusations that Vivian James is a stab at ZQ and have rape connotations constantly circle the echo chamber. Cropping screenshots out of context to make someone look bad, also comes to mind. Abusing a sandbox environment to make it look like gamers are ENCOURAGED to kill women. Having financially VERY privileged white men (McIntosh) tell gamers that they don’t understand their privilege using contrived, worn out, and debunked statements. McIntosh using studies that have been proven as flawed that say video games can cause misogyny and violence (are we sure he’s NOT jack Thompson’s son?) SJW whie knights mansplaining to pro GamerGate women that they aren’t acting like “appropriate women” because of “internalized misoginy”. A slide show telling third wave feminists to “Listen and Believe”, which is the definition of taking away someone’s critical thinking. All of these instances are just small examples of how the Sarkessian cult operates.