GamerGate: The Reality Is That Sex Sells
It Is No Longer Kosher To Use Sex To Sell Video Games, Writes Ian Miles Cheong.
The left is always asking “why” they’re unable to appeal to Trump supporters and conservatives. The conclusions they always arrive at seems, somehow, HE left is always asking “why” they’re unable to appeal to Trump supporters and conservatives. The conclusions they always arrive at seems, somehow, to the rise of increasing censoriousness, hypersensitivity to social taboos, social justice, and other leftist causes within the video game industry and the community that surrounds it.
It is no longer kosher to use sex to sell video games. With a community largely made up of young adult men, it’s understandable why sex would sell, and why they’d be pissed off if the enthusiast media chose to stop representing their hobby and instead opted to demonise them for enjoying it.
Simply put, sex sells.
And the woke press and social media influencers that have appointed themselves the arbiters of decency proved themselves to be anything but chaste, coming off as hypocrites with their promotion of ‘queer’ sexuality in video games, of OnlyFans accounts on social media, and other actions that contradict their crusade against masculinity in the gaming community.
The rise of the populist right has led to an acceleration of tyrannical attitudes on the progressive left.The response against this form of social tyranny was ‘GamerGate’. It’s an attitude that has arisen widely as a natural response to the same social tyranny imposed upon the general public by the press at large, whose efforts to convince people that conservatism is ‘bigotry’, that caring about one’s national sovereignty and maintaining national borders is akin to ‘racism’, and that rejecting the trans rights (privileges) of men who identify as women to use women’s bathrooms is ‘violence’.
Rather than examine why people might reject such notions of ‘progressivism’, the left opts to attack anyone for their individual beliefs and shut down the discourse. If only conservatives were suppressed harder, they wouldn’t be able to fight back.
Much like the events of GamerGate, suppressing freedom of speech has the opposite effect; it motivates the populist right into fighting back.
It is, after all, why Trump was elected.
But the rise of the populist right has led to an acceleration of tyrannical attitudes on the progressive left. At this point, it’s a race to see which side can prevail – and much like a video game, it’s up to the protagonist to win, or die trying.
Gamers are among the most persistent in the world. They enjoy a challenge.
The left picked on the wrong opponent.