posted ago by kinbaku_enthusiast ago by kinbaku_enthusiast +90 / -0

Was gamergate a turning point in your life, in your philosophy or in your worldview? From what to what?

I'm contemplating on how it has affected me (very significantly). Some of the friends I made during gamergate seem to have not changed so much. What was it like for you?

Share your stories.

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kinbaku_enthusiast [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

No, I would consider that paranoia healthy.

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Personally I'm surprised how few people in gamergate became more right wing; that's what it did for me, but not for any of the handful of people I knew that were active in gamergate. That's what motivated me to ask the question.

Doctor_Spalton 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think there's definitely a thread linking GG and Trump but not in the way the journos say it is. It wasn't an alt-right recruitment drive or a Russian op. It's much simpler than that - there are obvious parallels between how the media and tech establishment approach both GG and Trump - constant, obvious lies and censorship. Even if many GGers were liberal left, they wouldn't go Hillary because she's the establishment.

But what most people on the right don't rly understand is that the establishment isn't "left" or "democrat". It just appears that way now because the establishment is anti-Trump and Trump is right wing. Had Jeb! won, the establishment would be solidly on his side right now. Because Jeb! would play ball. Hillary would play ball. Trump is different. And therefore, I think a lot of GGers can support Trump for that reason but also still maintain that Bernie would've been better for them.

kinbaku_enthusiast [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Honestly I think Trump is barely right wing, but that's another discussion. The one thing that made him appear more right wing than the average republican leader is his stance on immigration and he didn't do much with that.

But I agree with the rest of your assessment.

Doctor_Spalton 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean yeah, I'd say he's center-right but if we're to just say that he's either binary left or binary right, then he's right, which is how many Americans view their politicians.