Stormfront – Murder Machine

I think I am late to the party here. If you haven’t already heard? Ed Brayton is being a sued by a white supremacist. And while I was purchasing a new, sleeker and more powerful hamster to power my Internet, I was reading the Southern Poverty Law Centre’s look at the Stormfront.

I am aware of the Stormfront as I am aware of various racist groups due to contact with racist people on a normal day. It creeps up in a variety of places after all.

And there are some very very strange places where you find racism. Yes even us atheists. For those who haven’t clicked the links? The first is Pat Condell defending the English Defence League. Now I am of the opinion that the best way for English to be defended would be to ban the average EDL member from speaking it. The EDL are racists, the only difference between them and the Nazis is that the Nazis were snappier dressers. They are violent abusive thugs who have made life hellish for the people of the UK who just happen to be brown. [Read more...]

It’s Not Racist, it’s Trolling! Ignore them!

If you ignore them, they will go away.  And racism won’t affect you!

That’s what I was basically told when I reported a 45 minute tirade where I was forced to play a game with racists who kept up a wall of abuse after I spoke out against their racism. Not the genteel racism of unconscious stereotyping, but the full blown messages that invoked the worst excess of American Slavery, Colonialism and Apartheid.

When I spoke out, I was effectively told to shut up and stop complaining. That no one else wanted to make a fuss. The Racists got away with the same punishment as I did. I got slapped on the wrist for not playing as a team and they got a slap on the wrist too.

That’s more the fault of the system really and that’s the damn problem with racism. The system kept them safe. [Read more...]

Would you play a game where the protagonist was a Nazi?

It’s a rather “puzzling” surprise to many readers that I do play games. While poking around someone asked me a question.

Why can’t you play a game as a Nazi? Why can’t you play a WW2 game where you play as the “baddies”. I thought about it and I do have a genuine answer as to why that is possible but why no one would take the risk.

But we did play a Call of Duty game where we played the “Historic Bad Guys” (but at the time good guys). We played as Russians in the first two Call of Dutys, back when it was about showing the viewpoint of historical soldiers. Who here played Call of Duty 2 and forgot the training mission where you learnt to fight with potatoes because grenades are expensive, you are not.

So would someone ever make a game where you played one of the Axis powers in WW2?  [Read more...]

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Last week, Megyn Kelly of Fox News decided to inform us that Black Jesus or Santa Claus was not a real thing.

Never mind the fact that as a Middle Eastern Jew, Jesus would have been considerably swarthier than what Megyn thinks “white” is. St. Nicholas being from Lycia may not have been as white as the driven snow either. Indeed many depictions of him show him as considerably swarthier than the modern idea of Santa Claus.

But even after her sudden outbreak of foot in mouth disease, Megyn Kelly decided to do something even more ignorant. And in doing so exposed the general bigotry still pervasive both at Fox and in Conservative Americans.

[warning]Apparently this is a Parody that was posted around the net that I fell for. The price of falling for bad sarcasm.[/warning] [Read more...]

Who Gives a Fuck about Ducks?

I had to have this explained to me.

Duck Dynasty is a show about a bunch of rural Americans who got famous by producing and branding a specific brand of duck call that is either very effective or just generally liked. This has turned them into serious stars.

To put it into perspective, Duck Dynasty was getting viewing figures BIGGER than Breaking Bad and that’s a critically acclaimed show. I assume this is a rip roaring balls to the wall analysis of what it is to be in the duck call making industry. It however does not interest me since I don’t hunt and since hunting in the UK is the domain of posh buggers, the culture of hunting is rather more different.

I like duck but not enough to invest in personally shooting them out of the sky.

[warning]Contains Racism/Homophobia and a look at lynching as a method of fear and intimidation[/warning] [Read more...]

#NotYourAsianSidekick

I participated in the “not your asian sidekick twitter hashtag” but then realised there is a small problem with it.

It’s a good thing, don’t get me wrong. It dealt with American Asian issues and by which I mean the definition of asian varies. In the USA it’s Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese and maybe (I don’t know if Indonesians and other South East Asians are included) other countries in the region. But it does something peculiar since it leaves out South Asia.

It’s a problem. South Asians issues are rarely considered as part of Asian ones despite having the same issues.  [Read more...]

I Get Mail – Moar Hate

The Trifecta is Reached!

Fuck you you nigger faggot! I bet you cry like a bitch because your skin is not white. Can’t be white so you want to be a jap!

The Trifecta and a casual insult at the Japanese.

I assume it’s because I was using a champion in League of Legends inspired by Japanese Samurai and indeed The Seven Samurai (hence the High Noon outfit).

Well done sir. I see you have managed to be as concentratedly insulting as possible in a SINGLE line.

I would take my hat off to you but I lack one. Kudos! I am sure your mother will be proud of your achievement!

BTW it goes without saying the racists who post these are “banned”. It’s quite spectacular but if you headbutt the banhammer then there is no helping you.

I Get Mail – It’s Your Fault

I knew this would happen before I wrote about racism and gaming.

It’s clear that gamers take criticism poorly. It’s also clear that there are a large number of people who don’t think racism is a problem or something to be opposed.

There are also a sufficient amount of people who simply like shouting Gay/Nigger/Jew because there are no repercussions and “free speech damnit”.

So let’s go into the aftermath of yesterday’s post.  [Read more...]

Hags of Lag – Racism, Riot and the Gaming Community

These are one of the least viewed threads. I know because a lot of atheists don’t play games.

I do. But one of the problems in “games” is pretending to be white.

You pretend to be white, male and straight online. Because Pacman help you if they find out.

A woman? You are fat, ugly or slutty. Black? Nigger! Jew? Every single anti-semitic term possible as if it was Black (armband?) Friday at the Nazi store. [Read more...]

Teaching While Black

If you haven’t read it yet, I urge you to do so.

I am sure no one there was racist, they just did racist things because they didn’t know what was an what wasn’t an appropriate thing to do.

TLDR?

The author charts how responding to racial insensitivity got her brought before a panel to discuss whether or not she is a racist.

One of the insensitivities was a white person suspending a noose in front of two black people.

I am not from the USA and even I know that part of “African American History”.

But what I wanted to mainly chart is this lovely little comment from Obfuscatio… [Read more...]