y'all really putting the squeeze on me to defend state capitalism against the gamers god dammit

never forget bush did 9/11 and hong kong protestors are funded by the burgoeise afraid china is going to take their slaves, the cia, and fascists, so even if you dont like the chinese government, which, fair enough, maybe consider pretty much everything is fash horseshit before getting too wrapped up in a particular side

hot take version: there's a lot of great reasons to boycott blizzard but im not too gung ho on cancelling them for telling someone to not use their platform to regurgitate cia propaganda :blobcatsip:

tho honestly im more upset about them :cmonBrugzos: yoinking :cmonBrugzos: the prize money than telling him to cram it. he won the prize pool fair and square, no takey-baksies because blizz wants to get all goobergobble about politic's in video games

the academy awards had a problem where every fucking celebrity would use their acceptance speech to yammer about their pet cause and it got super wearisome to watch so they implemented a mic kill switch and made some rules, they didnt take the damn statues away, y'know?

Enter discipleship

ive been flung around the great fireball on this rock long enough to know that when you start seeing shit like this, its time to get real sus

@anna so blizzard should ban people for saying something the chinese government dislikes?

@kaniini they ban me for saying shit the us government dislikes what's the difference

@anna i'm just saying. i don't think america needs to be intervening anywhere, but i don't think it is good for blizzard to be voluntary enforcer of the chinese communist party line. they're a multi-billion dollar company. they can grow a fucking backbone for human rights once in a while.
@kaniini @anna Corporations? Supporting human rights? Kaniini, you know better...

@kaniini they should have told him behind closed doors to never do that again and then make a clear blanket ban on political statements to avoid drumming up more bullshit (see: what i said about academy awards) before future events.

i have found no evidence so far that either side of the hk protests have anything to do with human rights

@it_wasnt_arson the cia loves all kinds of protesting against "regimes" that arent bootlicking US allies

@anna and then the phrase "CIA propaganda" comes out and I honestly cannot be bothered to keep reading

@it_wasnt_arson yeah theres a lot of cia and cia-backed propaganda out there, sorry you have difficulty reading things that are the truth

@anna then explain what you mean instead of pulling out the same two words every time. this is far from the worst case I've seen at least, and I'm not going to go to bat for the protesters

@it_wasnt_arson i mean the whole thread is about how theres not the best information to work from, which is generally signal A1 that there's something up. theres also the link upthread that talks about how theres a lot of cia stench to the whole thing according to people there. so no i cant tell you for sure what's happening, but defaulting to "cia doing fucky shit until absolutely and independently proven otherwise" is the baseline position to take here if you're even remotely aware of the last oh say half century or so of bullshit the cia has been up to

@kaniini @anna I mean true, but Anna is saying this isn't so much protesting as it is astroturfing

@kaniini @anna And HK protestors had plenty of opportunity to use that right. Absolutely no one, including Hong Kong police, prevented them from protesting.

@felix @anna i'm not really interested in debating this, please untag me :)

@anna when the non-irony poisoned get angry about something the memes are always so fucking excruciating

see also Drumpf

@bryceyoungquist @anna especially in a situation like this where 90% of the people on board mostly just seem to be there to spout a bunch of bigoted shit about Chinese people

@anna to be fair that's Angry Joe, the store brand version of The Angry Video Game Nerd- it doesn't matter what position he actually has because the thumbnail and video will still have poorly aged ANGRY GAMER RAGE humor.

@wolfcoder yup, and a great bellweather for what the wrong/half-baked opinion du jour is

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