So I guess we’re not the only ones having trouble with Nazis and statues.
Not quite Nazi or alt right but close enough.
When I originally noticed Centipede Central had been destroyed, I assumed that Discord had deleted it for violating its terms of service—since its inception it was a place that many people would find unsavory: filled with racist, antisemitic, and misogynistic memes, conspiracy theorists, and people who were involved in the demonstrations in Charlottesville. After Charlottesville, Discord told Motherboard it had been monitoring Centipede Central, but at the time, its previous owner (who goes by .based), told Motherboard that he was taking steps to make sure Centipede Central toed the line.
It turns out, though, that Discord didn’t need to do anything to make Centipede Central implode.
“Centipede Central shut itself down before Discord needed to act against any potential violation of Terms of Service,” Discord told me in a statement. “We will continue to investigate any reported violation of our ToS and take immediate appropriate action.”
But its replacement is no better. One of the most popular channels on The Right Server is an enthusiastic investigation of the Las Vegas shooting as a false flag perpetrated by liberals: “We banned a user for posting congratulations about the shooting,” Hova said. As I write this, there is a heated discussion about whether or not the shooter, Stephen Paddock, was an “FBI arms dealer.”
Pretty sure Tate qualifies.
Edit: Tate is on my short list of people that I’d probably shoot in the face if I saw them at this point.
Who is Andrew Tate?
The dude that was shit talking depression and loves Trump.
He’s a boxer by profession, but mostly he’s a human piece of shit.
I guess since Rowling makes more than him he’s a failure though? Oh wait, that’s logic. Tate doesn’t need that shit.
Or a soul or humility or common decency. He’s got money you see.
I think banning Twitter would have a more positive effect on humanity than banning guns.
I think adding Facebook to that list as well would get us back on track to ensuring world peace, solving the energy crisis, and perhaps putting humans on mars within a decade.
But my friends and I just organize awesome hangout lunches, walks around lakes, and RPG sessions via Facebook and share awesome hyper liberal memes with each other and it’s great :(
The clear solution is an IQ test!
Friend me! I eat, walk, and RPG :)
FYI - looks like they raised the funds without the shitheads help: https://www.gofundme.com/AlecSDR
This is some good journalism.
These new emails and documents, however, clearly show that Breitbart does more than tolerate the most hate-filled, racist voices of the alt-right. It thrives on them, fueling and being fueled by some of the most toxic beliefs on the political spectrum — and clearing the way for them to enter the American mainstream.
It’s a relationship illustrated most starkly by a previously unreleased April 2016 video in which Yiannopoulos sings “America the Beautiful” in a Dallas karaoke bar as admirers, including the white nationalist Richard Spencer, raise their arms in Nazi salutes.
These documents chart the Breitbart alt-right universe. They reveal how the website — and, in particular, Yiannopoulos — links the Mercer family, the billionaires who fund Breitbart, to underpaid trolls who fill it with provocative content, and to extremists striving to create a white ethnostate.
They capture what Bannon calls his “killing machine” in action, as it dredges up the resentments of people around the world, sifts through these grievances for ideas and content, and propels them from the unsavory parts of the internet up to TrumpWorld, collecting advertisers’ checks all along the way.
And the cache of emails — some of the most newsworthy of which BuzzFeed News is now making public — expose the extent to which this machine depended on Yiannopoulos, who channeled voices both inside and outside the establishment into a clear narrative about the threat liberal discourse posed to America. The emails tell the story of Steve Bannon’s grand plan for Yiannopoulos, whom the Breitbart executive chairman transformed from a charismatic young editor into a conservative media star capable of magnetizing a new generation of reactionary anger. Often, the documents reveal, this anger came from a legion of secret sympathizers in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, suburbia, and everywhere in between.
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I don’t know what’s a worse indictment, that those assholes were able to take over the government through a (mostly) democratic process or that the left was so ineffectual it let them. Mostly I don’t get the white grievance shit. Why? How can people get like that?
It’s good to anger Nazis, right? I mean, shouldn’t we always be angering Nazis in every way possible?
I hadn’t thought about the new Wolfenstein that way. Now I really want to play it!
“Wolfenstein has been a decidedly anti-Nazi series since the first release more than 20 years ago. We aren’t going to shy away from what the game is about. We don’t feel it’s a reach for us to say Nazis are bad and un-American, and we’re not worried about being on the right side of history here.”
"Bethesda doesn’t develop games to make specific statements or incite political discussions. We make games that we think are fun, meaningful, and immersive for a mature audience.
“In Wolfenstein’s case, it’s pure coincidence that Nazis are marching in the streets of America this year. And it’s disturbing that the game can be considered a controversial political statement at all.”
The idea that one would even have to articulate the concept of shying away from using Nazis as villains, or feel that one should issue a press release defending the choice…
Nazis are supposed to be offended by the actions of a free society. We are supposed to offend Nazis. It’s our patriotic duty!