Looking forward.

So in case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t put out an update in months. I think it’s safe to say TRV as a blog is winding down- I think #GamerGate is finally wrapping up with Leigh Alexander quitting games writing indefinitely and Offworld dying down. Quite simply put, there isn’t enough content going on in video games to really sustain this blog. The real question going forward is what will I do next?

Well, I’ve already used the TRV brand to start a Let’s Play Channel– nothing too informative, just a vanity project that I’m doing as a hobby. TRD, on the other hand, is probably dead and will stay dead, god rest its soul. Instead, I’m moving on to a new project, a spiritual successor by the name of Your Column Sucks.

I’m not sure what I’ll do with TRV as a blog- I don’t really think any of this old work is really worth preserving, it’s really just a lot of nothing. If there’s a popular demand to keep it up, I will (or I’ll back it all up somewhere) but honestly I think it’s safe to say that this blog is shutting its doors.


“Death is Nothing Compared to Vindication”- or Why I’m Okay With the Coontown Purge

(Also posted at TheRightStuff.biz)

So /r/Coontown is gone. For those of you not in the loop, it was a subreddit dedicated to discussing how generally unpleasant and problematic blacks are. It’s been in the media ever since Tactical Bowlcut did his thing, with the typical whining, moaning and kvetching that liberals tend to do whenever wrongthink starts to become popular. There were allegations of the sub organizing harassment, and rumors that the board specifically wanted that sub gone. I really don’t care about the reason. Plenty of other cool subs that I use are going unmolested, and this isn’t the first time Reddit tried to shut down anti-black discussion. /r/Coontown will be back under a new name before long. Right now there’ll be a brief power struggle within the rest of the “chimpire”, and eventually a new leader will take the stand. I am proud to say that as a /r/Coontown user, I helped coordinate a charity drive to support a victim of black crime. (http://www.gofundme.com/Jessica_Byrnes) I don’t know how much we raised, but it feels good to know that we actually did mobilize to help someone. I also appreciate the traffic to my blog and my buddies at TheRightStuff.biz that /r/Coontown has given us. You guys have been great, and I love you.

But with all of that emotional nonsense out of the way, let’s get to why this is a good-ish thing. Being the autiste that I am, I borrowed a quote from Warhammer 40k to title this article. More specifically, it’s from the last words of Konrad Curze, before being struck down by an assassin sent by his father the Emperor of Mankind. Curze, a traitor to his father, accepted his death because it proved that his own brutal draconian methods of punishment were good enough for the Emperor to embrace. By striking down /r/Coontown, reddit has finally cast aside it’s classical liberalism in favor of a more fascist-oriented system.

Let me once again return to to the wise words of anarcho-capitalist Hans-Hermann Hoppe, emphasis mine:

In a covenant concluded among proprietor and community tenants for the purpose of protecting their private property, no such thing as a right to free (unlimited) speech exists, not even to unlimited speech on one’s own tenant-property. One may say innumerable things and promote almost any idea under the sun, but naturally no one is permitted to advocate ideas contrary to the very purpose of the covenant of preserving and protecting private property, such as democracy and communism. There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and expelled from society. Likewise, in a covenant founded for the purpose of protecting family and kin, there can be no tolerance toward those habitually promoting lifestyles incompatible with this goal. They – the advocates of alternative, non-family and kin-centered lifestyles such as, for instance, individual hedonism, parasitism, nature-environment worship, homosexuality, or communism – will have to be physically removed from society, too, if one is to maintain a libertarian order.

In other words, if you wish to maintain an ideal society, you must remove the malcontents and dissidents who object to your ideals. This is a universal principle. The idea of “free speech” does not exist and never will exist. If you do not remove these deviants, they will sabotage and undermine your society and its values.

So if we are to apply Hoppe’s model, what is the goal for Reddit? Paleoconservative Samuel T. Francis calls it “Anarcho-tyranny”, a phrase brought back into circulation in the alternative right by Mencius Moldbug. Anarcho-tyranny is the state where social order is collapsing, yet any attempt to instill order is suppressed. Baltimore would be the most recent example of anarcho-tyranny, where rioters destroyed the city while any effort to physically suppress and subdue them was openly blocked by the city government. Reddit in this case is endorsing Anarcho-tyranny by allowing libertine subreddits like /r/polyamory, /r/cuckold, /r/adultery,  /r/askgaybros, /r/blackladies, /r/TheRedPill, and other subreddits devoted to deconstructing and destroying social order by promoting a promiscuous, libertine lifestyle to exist unmolested. Not a single one of these subs as of this posting have been “quarantined” despite them existing to promote material that is obscene and objectively harmful to society as a whole.

So thus, we can conclude that by banning /r/coontown, the public face of the edgysphere on reddit, Hoppe’s theories are indeed right: Reddit has chosen to create a libertine, “socially permissive” environment. In doing so, they have essentially removed anything that advocated an alternative to that while keeping the rest in second-class citizen status. Reddit has proven that free speech is simply counter-productive to building an ideal society. Whether they like it or not, Reddit has agreed with Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

And why should I be upset about that? Yes, I’m a bit unhappy that /r/coontown had to go. Yes, the smug gloating from leftist race-cucks is a little annoying. I’d be lying if I denied that, and I’ve always believed that honesty is important. But I can’t be too mad, because now there is irrefutable proof that the classical liberalism that Reddit was hailed as being the model for simply doesn’t work. As a reactionary, I’ve been vindicated. Reddit administration has embraced my ideology, even if they’re using it to promote the exact opposite of what it was intended for. They’ve embraced the power of the dark side, even if it was to strike down the Sith.

So I for one, am willing to embrace our new reddit overlords. I’m glad that Spez had the balls to put on his jackboots and get rid of /r/coontown. I enjoy communities with heavy-handed, involved authority figures who get rid of undesirables. Spez is carrying on the work of men like George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson in cleaning up his community. Everything Spez has done is essentially what Coontown wanted to do to blacks- flag them as a problematic element that makes society worse, and remove them. However, Spez seems to have taken the “Remove” part a bit further than Coontown, and rather than segregate them has chosen to totally eradicate them.

So ultimately, I see no reason to be upset. In the end, we were vindicated. We’ve won. In fact…

…We did it, Reddit!

Why #GamerGate Should Be Showing Solidarity with #FreeChuck

This Sunday, I asked /r/KotakuInAction what we should do about the Chuck C. Johnson affair. I was expecting a lukewarm response, and the end result was exactly that. A few people discussed how great Johnson was at trolling SJWs and how they loved him for it, a few others said his methods were too extreme, and Nicky Nyberg even graced us with his presence to complain about Johnson’s work in tracking down the mysterious “Jackie” from the UVA hoax. The overwhelming majority, of course, said something along the lines of “it’s not our problem.” Fair enough, I suppose. Except now, it actually has become our problem.

For those of you don’t know, Chuck C. Johnson is a journalist who runs his own site, GotNews.com. Johnson’s work has been, well, provocative to say the least. Most of it is investigative work, blowing the lid off of stories that most of the mainstream media doesn’t want to touch. I had first heard of Johnson when he filed suit in Ferguson to obtain Michael Brown’s arrest records. I had a great laugh when he exposed the two reporters responsible for leaking Darren Wilson’s home address. He made national news during the aforementioned UVA controversy- he was one of the first reporters to reveal that the Rolling Stone story was a hoax, and put a great deal of effort into finding out who this “Jackie” that Rolling Stone cited was. He made a lot of enemies, and Gawker started a vile, scatological smear campaign against him. Having made enemies with Gawker, he reached out to #GamerGate. Of course, since he had nothing of value to offer, #GamerGate obviously refused to be his personal army.

Most recently, Johnson made a tweet asking fans of GotNews to donate to him, promising he’d go after Ferguson/Baltimore agitator Deray McKesson. In particular, Johnson said he was going to “take out” Deray. Hoping to protect one of their own, twitter SJWs immediately rallied to mass-report the post as a “death threat,” with Deray’s encouragement. Caving to mass pressure, Twitter suspended Johnson. That was when I came to KiA, asking what we should do.

Since then, the situation has only gotten worse. Upon discovering his suspension would be permanent, Johnson made an alternate account. That’s standard procedure. I’ve done it plenty of times- I’m on my second account for my blogging and on a second account for personal use (the third actually got perma’d, but I discovered the second was only temporarily suspended). However, twitter banned this alt fairly quickly, much to my surprise. Still, I suppose it was reasonable, given how he admitted it was an alt to ban-evade, and the angry mob was still angry. It wasn’t too feasible to believe that he was targeted for mass-reporting again.

Then things finally got weird. The twitter account for GotNews suddenly vanished. Obviously, Chuck C. Johnson runs the account. But seeing someone’s legitimately professional twitter account gone like that? I can’t ever recall a precedent for it. I’m not alone, either- folks like Milo Yiannopoulos and the Popehat team even noted that this was a bit bizarre and over the line, along with twitter’s steadfast refusal to reinstate Johnson despite the offending tweet being obviously misunderstood.

But that was only the tip of the iceberg: in an interview with Milo yesterday, Johnson claimed that he had been ip-banned from twitter. For those not in the know, an ip ban is the most severe sanction twitter has to offer- normally reserved for dealing with automated spam systems, twitter’s own FAQ makes it a point to say that they don’t ip ban people. On top of that, prolific hacktivist weev, who was supposedly working with Johnson on understanding the AdultFriendFinder leaks, received a mysterious e-mail from twitter support claiming that he was encouraging his followers to harass people. I’ve never seen this sort of e-mail before, and you’d think with roughly 9 months of #GamerGate I would have. All I can think of is that weev was one of the first people to start the #FreeChuck and #GingerRevolution tags, along with twitter user @Jokeocracy, AKA Duck Enlightenment.

More and more, we’re seeing signs that twitter is engaging in blatant censorship*. It doesn’t matter who Johnson is, or what he’s done in the past, this just is flat-out not okay. If we let twitter get away with this, then there’s a good chance that they’ll come for us next. We all know twitter is compromised, or “pozzed” as I like to say. But so far, they’ve done very little to stop us. Rogue is still here, I’m still here, almost everyone from day one who wants to stay is still here. We need to make it clear that twitter can’t expect to do this to anyone without there being blowback of the highest level.

So what is there to be done? Well, most of the organizing is going on in the two twitter hashtags I mentioned earlier: #FreeChuck and #GingerRevolution. #JeSuisChuckJohnson was also tried, but it’s too long. If we could really boost those hashtags, that would be a great start. Hell, getting them trending with #GamerGate support would be a great show of force. Second, you could change your avatar to this picture right here. If we flood twitter in a sea of orange, they’d feel even more pressure. Remember- the more vocal and persistent we are, the more pressure we put on twitter leadership. I’d also encourage you to read GotNews and help share GotNews links, if not just to spite the people who want it to go away.

This isn’t about spiting SJWs, though. This is about standing up against censorship and silencing. If we’ve been receptive to Ian Miles Cheong despite his past, we can do the same with Chuck C. Johnson. We need to keep twitter open and keep the web free for everyone, even the people we don’t like. This is a chance to show the world what we stand for.

*For those of you who are going to say “BUT ONLY THE GOVERNMENT CAN CENSOR PEOPLE, NOT A PRIVATE PLATFORM!” allow me to present you with a three point rebuttal:

  1. Given that the primary target of weev and Johnson’s collaborative work on the AFF leaks is to find government employees using the service, there is more than enough reason to believe that the government is in on this. We all know that they aren’t too fond of leakers making them look bad.
  2. Privately-owned services are essentially sovereign entities. While they are legally allowed to silence individual voices in their sphere of influence, it is for all intents and purposes censorship on a much smaller scale. Since the english language doesn’t have a word for this, “censorship” fits my purpose.
  3. Blow me.