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I had a lengthy post prepared about the North Korean hack and the aftermath but Jezebel beat me to it.  They covered the same ground I was planning to post about, with the exception of reminding Seth Rogan that he got off lucky by not being threatened to be rape-corrected up the ass by male supremacist bigots who delight in terrorizing women right in their own countries.

And speaking of male supremacist bigots - and who else but #GamerGate would I be speaking of - they are giving North Korean terrorists a big thumbs up for the Sony hack, because Seth Rogan also happens to be one of #GamerGate's most famous critics.

Not only are they licking their chops and delighting in Seth Rogan being the victim of an act of international terrorism, they are stealing my infamous line "delicious irony" because they are obviously lack the creativity to think of their own catchy phrases.  

Some of them have the gall to say that they care about censorship, because somehow, nothing screams "Anticensorship" than actually censoring people with deadly threats.  

It's an understatement to say that I'm tired of hearing about "free speech" and "censorship" when female people - especially feminists - are never allowed the same freedom male people are granted by both the Constitution and society at large.  If a feminist cannot even critique video games, for fucks sakes, without being deluged with vile rape threats to silence her, then no, "Freedom of speech" does not exist for female people.  

If #GamerGate really respected free speech, they wouldn't have run feminists and female game developers out of their homes.  They would support their right to critique the gaming industry just as much as they claim to support Seth Rogan after the mountain of shit they piled on him post-#Gamergate-critique.  On the other hand, any expectation someone may have of them to resemble a decent human being is repackaged as "censorship."  "Oh, I can't treat all women like subhuman whores?  CENSORSHIP!!"

#Gamergate has no problem pretending to care about racist bigotry, so why don't they take the same stand in their own community by stamping out the bigoted comments against female people?  This is a sarcastic question, of course.  They would never think that far ahead, or even care enough to be so consistent in their rhetoric to even try.  Remember: we are talking about a movement that believes the likes of 8chan is a legitimate expression of "free speech."  They share a digital sandbox with the dregs of the electronic hypersphere, 'nuff said really.  

While #Gamergate struggles to remain relevant, they feign to champion for causes that they clearly could care less about, while having zero understanding of the concepts they bandy about to attempt to legitimize their hate campaign.

Take the idea of "free speech."  If we're to take #Gamergate's version of that Constitutional right, it would only apply to anti-female bigots who seek to use their institutional power to attack female people and justify male supremacist viewpoints.  They don't bother to even consider the idea of freedom of speech might also apply to women and feminists who get tired of the abuse and want to be treated like human beings.

And "censorship."  #Gamergate claims to be against censorship, but has no problem with censoring progressive feminist dialogue about the future of the video game industry.  They don't bother to consider that the idea of censorship might also apply to women and feminists who get tired of the abuse and want to be treated like human beings.

And "ethics."  More to the point, don't make me laugh.  Anyone who doxxes or sends rape and death threats is in no position to talk about ethics, ever.  They don't bother to consider that the idea of ethics might also apply to women and feminists who get tired of the abuse and want to be treated like human beings.

So, is it through your collective thick skulls yet?  Women and feminists are tired of the abuse and demand to be treated like human beings.  If you can't do that, if you refuse to even try, then you have no business ever claiming that you even come close to respecting freedom or ethics.

The saddest thing about this deluded rabble of malcontents is, that they're so pretentious and stuck on themselves; that they don't realize how irrelevant they actually are.  Or perhaps they do, which is why they go to great lengths to try to portray themselves as more important than they really are.

Consider this fact:  The only reason they have ever gotten press on this diary is because I started writing about mass shootings and homegrown terroristic acts and how Islamophobia detracts from those that originate right here at home.  All these points still stand, and with the help of #Gamergate's myopic bumblings, have been proven thousands of times over.  As I've said in previous posts, savor that delicious irony, oh and I told you so.

Because let's face it, even if the Sony hackers were American, it would still be considered an act of terrorism; because corporations are considered people and women are not.  People want to do something when something affects a demographic they actually give a shit about.  Female people?  Not so much.

For all the talk about "freedom of speech" and the crass disrespect people give feminists for using exactly that; there has been no national dialogue about how Americans use their freedom of speech.  There is no conversation about how abusing freedom of speech is just as harmful as censorship.  It's a sad fact that the people constantly hounding about free speech are the ones who have the least to actually say, and what they do say, they have to justify by pretending the Constitution protects their abuse of other people.  That's a lot of wasted speech.  Is #GamerGate going for the Guinness Book of World Records for the most wasted bandwidth in the history of the Internet?  I'll take that as a yes.

I think, if people spent more time considering what they are going to say before saying it, we would have a lot more quality speech and a lot less baffling-by-bullshit that we see with Internet agitprops like #Gamergate.  There's something to be said about a movement that literally squeals in glee when an international terrorist attack happens in their own country, because it's targeted against someone they hate.  That puts them squarely in the camp of justifying terrorism as a means to an end, which is a new low in and of itself.  Congratulations, you're one step closer to hitting bottom.

(FYI - if you think I'm a fan of the above referenced movie, then you are truly clueless about the nuanced approach I'm using it for in this post.)
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