Perspective

Dispatches From the Witch Hunt

Originally published at Thermidor Magazine 

Through the power of being offended, social justice warriors still smarting from Gamergate have heroically exposed the most evil men on the internet, the general staff of Youtube’s Third Reich ready to take brickbats to the nearest synagogue at the first opportunity. This is serious! It’s happening in your hometown! These notorious individuals are none other than video game commentators; Jon Jafari (also known as Jontron), Felix Kjellberg (also known as PewDiePie), and Colin Moriarty. If the careers of these men are not destroyed, there is a definite risk of a second holocaust, brought on by them cackling bigoted spells over a bubbling cauldron

Okay, now enter the real world. You’ll remember back during the release of the Ghostbusters remake, I penned a little article called ‘Big Sister & Weaponized Nerds’ discussing the broader implications of the worm turning for niche subcultures that had been largely ignored by voracious Liberalism. Then, James Rolfe (the Angry Video Game Nerd) was accused of being a “pornographic oaf” for the crime of not going to see the frankly awful film, the awfulness of which wasn’t even primarily down to the canned feminist butchery. Well, if Rolfe can’t refuse to see a movie, heaven help those who go to the controversial lengths of telling a joke or expressing an opinion that contradicts the current narrative of the #Resistance movement in the era of Trump.

Colin Moriarty made the fateful mistake of tweeting out a joke during the day of the failed #ADayWithoutAWoman protest. Women everywhere were instructed to do nothing for a day as a way of protesting how oppressed they are in first-world countries, and Moriarty’s response was that he could now enjoy the “peace and quiet”. The outrage brought about by this joke, which couldn’t be milder if it was turmeric, forced his dismissal from popular gaming Youtube channel KindaFunny (it was framed as voluntary, but the details suggest otherwise).

But Moriarty is a small fry. PewDiePie on the other hand runs the most successful Youtube account in the world with over 54 million subscribers who enjoy his LetsPlay videos. What atrocity hath he committed? Making jokes about Nazism, in the style of a shock jock. For this, Disney’s Maker Studios dropped him from their lucrative exclusive channel content operation, and he has been rabidly attacked as an anti-semite on numerous jealous game review outlets.

Jontron is a whole different kettle of fish, you see, he expressed the opinion that maybe American whites becoming a minority is not the best thing, and that maybe it’s kind of strange how Europe is being asked to take in migrants that no other set of countries would be forced to take in. He then got into an ill-advised Youtube debate with a Carl the Cuck-clone who thinks communism is “just an economic system”, that illegal Mexican migrants fuel Silicon Valley, that Ben Shapiro is part of the AltRight, and that the racist Japanese are ready to rape Nanking again. Even I might have been stumped by this level of crazy.

Needless to say, all you have to do is google these names to find article after venomous article featured on shitrags oozing forth from Gawker’s decaying mass; Gizmodo, Kotaku, Polygon, etc. All of them predict the death of these content-creators’ careers, and in fact they demand it. Clear the quarantine zone, because these three are going to the incinerator before their wickedness can spread. We all know full well that Liberal character assassination works on traditional economic targets. Forget low-level drones who dare break the laws of political correctness in the workplace, top scientists can be ousted, and famous web-developers are certainly without protection. But these targets are ultimately accountable to superiors. They cannot produce what they do without directly working for someone who can be pressured. The situation is different for online content-creators, and we may be dealing with some of the first truly high-profile attempts by Liberals to see if the same tactics can destroy them.

Freedom of speech is never at issue because freedom of speech doesn’t exist in any real sense other than the legal one. Just as I’m not re-assured I won’t be mugged because mugging is illegal, so too am I not re-assured that I can speak freely just because the law declares I can. This is a juvenile take on principle in practice. What free speech you can exercise is determined by power, if we measure power in this instance as the inability of others to interfere with our lives and drive up the cost of such speech to unacceptable levels. “Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from the consequences of speech!” cries the blue-haired feminist as you clear out your desk. Very true, but what exactly is the difference between a legal cost and a private cost of speech? Especially if the legal cost is a fine, the penalty can actually be entirely equivalent in the form [$ lost income from being fired = $ government fine for hate speech]. Different mechanism, same result. In this sense, no speech is ever free in terms of principle, only in terms of power. Employees are especially vulnerable to this power relationship, as has been shown, but content creators (so long as they have some kind of platform, which the internet more or less provides) can make their living whilst only being accountable to a fanbase. Convincing 54 million people that PewDiePie isn’t entertaining is harder than convincing a handful of shareholders that Brendan Eich is a liability. Thus it may in fact be the case that Jontron, PewDiePie, and Moriarty (if he goes on to create content independently) have unexpectedly high power levels due to the method via which they can operate.

All of this justifies the insanely hyperbolic reaction of their critics to what are objectively milquetoast infractions, and of course hundreds of mid-tier Youtubers are jumping on the bandwagon in hopes of scoring good-boy points. The problem they’ll have with an overwhelmingly white male subculture, is that more people will likely agree with the other side when the facts are laid out. The Nazi card is a good fallback, but as has been explored before, it isn’t very convincing to younger generations who struggle to identify which country the Nazis were from. PewDiePie has already parodied these accusations by releasing a video in which he simulates shooting Hitler’s henchmen, only to find himself fading from the present in the style of Marty McFly.

If these three pull through without being reduced to detestable beggars, then the emperor has no clothes and you can expect perhaps a greater cultural presence for rightist perspectives, both in the realms of satire and seriousness, since the fear surrounding their vocalization won’t be so harrowing. In the case of Jontron, he is being attacked for stating an obvious truth, and the viciousness with which he is being torn down is likely going to anger a lot of people. The globalist shills are in a tailspin, humiliated by their inability to halt both the will of Brexiteers and the panache of Donald Trump. If the left can’t burn three wicked witches who review video games, then I guess they really don’t make puritans like they used to.

  • 4DPOETRY

    Excellent article. If we do not take a stand I can envisage a Clockwork Orange type scenario where feminists will have us all strapped into chairs, with eye clips on, forcing us all to watch Ghostbusters.
    We are not far from that now with the feces currently being pumped into the atmosphere by Hollywood, it takes a real concerted effort these days to avoid it, the air is so thick with social justice. One tactic I suggest is to create an army of social justice warriors that are controlled opposition, this is based on your excellent cost of free speech analysis which is what is shackling us at the moment. So hear me out, an army of extreme social justice nutters that advocate for radical ideas so outlandish, and who constantly attack figures like Jon Tron and Pewdie Pie with ludicrous demented statements, to the point where it becomes aversion therapy for those paying attention. It seems like there is zero cost for the free speech of radical left wing activists which is strange, because they espouse the most dangerous and violent ideas of all. Time to turn the tables, while they hold that free/free speech advantage poison the bloody well so it backfires on the idiots and blows up in their faces.

  • Ike35

    You pretty much know everything you need to as soon as you take a gander at that fucking beauty. Even the parrot looks like he’d rather be somewhere else.

    • 4DPOETRY

      Just listening to his debate now, Jon Tron got utterly destroyed, the other guy was stuffing words in his mouth and tied him up in knots. Embarrassing.

      • Billy Brown

        he is a 26 yr old gamer and maybe even a stoner that didn’t want to lose viewers. to his people, the other guy was a full of crap virtue signaler. was hard to watch though cause that guy could have been destroyed easily. y cant people just says whites were better off before they took in millions of non whites? we don’t care about being “racist” we hardly get along with each other btfo

        • 4DPOETRY

          JT is smashing it in the comments section, dislikes for Destiny outweigh the likes, looks like it is becoming a massive red pill moment, need more of these. JT’s bumbling style seems to have won the day, Destiny’s ‘proboscis inserted into your brain attempting to suck out any identity or culture you hoped you might have liberal debating style’ is backfiring bigly. This really exposed their style of inserting thoughts into other peoples minds, twisting everything other people say, and basically advocating that white people do not have any right to play identity politics (because 100 years ago) whereas every other racial group does have the right to do that, except for the Japanese who are apparently all racists.

          • Billy Brown

            yeh that was a good moment that he called him out for trying to twist what he says. making the conversation political proves u r pushing an agenda. he saved the day exposing the anti-white on that

  • Diana Dee

    According to my boys, JonTron is funnier than Pewds and they have never heard of Moriarty. The Left is losing badly amongst Gen Z. white boys. They may destroy some careers, but they are losing the war.

  • Nothing_Much

    I have so much respect for JonTron for “coming out” as a Conservative. Although the debate should have gone better on his side.. he’s a celebrity and like most people, most don’t really care about politics, but he DOES at least acknowledge that there IS a problem in white majority countries. Thing is that most people aren’t able to articulate themselves as well as Richard Spencer or Jared Taylor or RedIce, but it’s definitely refreshing to know that we have people sympathetic to our cause.

    • 4DPOETRY

      Jon Tron was fine, but the opposition was incredibly slimy and kept taking everything JT said wildly out of context, repackaging and throwing it back at him at breakneck speed, horribly effective, JT was too chilled out to realize he was getting stitched up by a professional agitator.

  • JosephtheGreat

    It doesn’t surprise me that a lot of gamers are coming out in defense of right wing ideas. While video games are nothing but simulated masculinity and can be a major distraction to facing reality, many games do teach masculine values. Why do you think man-hating feminists like Anita spend so much time attacking them? A common story line in video games involves a foreign legion of evil invading and taking over a once peaceful kingdom as you play a hero who must fight to vanish them all back and restore peace and possibly save a princess. Unlike Hollywood which has been run by jews, video games have been for a long time dominated by the Japanese who’s stories involve heroic journeys rather than postmodern nihilism that rejects traditional morality and celebrates the death of civilization.

    • Jusqu’au Bout

      I agree. Take WoW (World of Warcraft) for example, which is (in the US) largely White. Their avatars live in a world without PC where honor and merit are the only things that matter.

      In the real world of “affirmative action” and “microagressions” I can’t see how video games wouldn’t be enticing especially when those who speak out are silenced without question. But that is the very reason why video games are toxic. They reinforce complacency within the status quo and diverge our young men’s energy into VR instead of shaping real worlds.

  • 4DPOETRY

    Very insightful analysis of the disingenuous tactics used by Destiny during the debate including something called the “Gish Gallop”. Watch and enjoy folks.

  • SLCain

    What the hell is that picture? I didn’t know that circuses still featured bearded women.