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Publisher’s Statement Regarding Matt Forney’s Articles and GamerGate

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Over the past weekend, Gawker trolls, SJWs, and Weird Twitter bullies have been attempting to smear me as a “leader” of GamerGate for no other reason then because I’ve posted Tweets supportive of the movement in the past. They have attempted to use several of my articles to discredit the movement as a whole.

I would like to set the matter straight.

Anatomy of a Hoax

The meme that I am a “leader” of GamerGate began on Saturday, when I posted a series of Tweets questioning the odd connection between Gawker Media and several major Weird Twitter personalities.

My assertion was based on the fact that Weird Twitter folks would always attack me whenever I went after Sam Biddle, Max Read, Hamilton Nolan and other Gawker writers on Twitter. Given that GamerGate has already uncovered evidence of collusion between SJW game journalists—and given that several Weird Twitter personalities such as Jeb Lund (@Mobute) and Dan O’Sullivan (“General Gandhi” aka @Bro_Pair) have actually written for Gawker Media publications in the past—my suggestion wasn’t out of line.

My Tweets were subsequently re-Tweeted and shared by several major media figures and Weird Twitter personalities, such as Lund, Hermit Thrush, and Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci among others. I figured it would blow over quickly. I’ve tangled with Weird Twitter trolls like a_girl_irl and Virgil Texas before, and the deluge of Notifications usually lasts a few hours at most. 

However, anti-GamerGate trolls have been passing around several of my articles, such as “How to Beat Your Girlfriend or Wife and Get Away with It” and “How to Crush a Girl’s Self-Esteem,” attempting to use them as examples of the movement’s beliefs. The anti-GamerGate’s argument that I am a “leader” of GamerGate is based entirely on their desire to attack me for my initial remarks about the Gawker/Weird Twitter connection.

Statement on GamerGate

I have said things that I have later disavowed. For example, two years ago I wrote an article gleefully celebrating the suicide of a teenage girl who engaged in a gangbang with several football players. While I still believe that Felicia Garcia’s behavior was evidence of a poor upbringing and deeper psychological issues (which the media coverage about her suicide completely ignored), rejoicing in her death was morally abhorrent. For that, I apologize.

Additionally, four years ago, I wrote an article for my now-defunct In Mala Fide blog titled “Why Nobody Likes Nerds, and Why You’re Justified in Hating Them” that advocated bullying as a way to “shame” nerds into normality. (The article is no longer online, but can be found in my book Three Years of Hate.While I am and will remain critical of nerds and geek culture (a big part of why I have no desire to be a “leader” of GamerGate), I’ve since realized that bullying is wrong. I may not want to hang out with nerds, but they’ve never hurt me and they just want to be left alone. Again, I apologize.

The idea that I am a “leader” or major figure of GamerGate—or even want to be—is a lie concocted by the anti-GamerGate side. I am not a geek, barely play video games anymore and have no personal stake in GamerGate. I support it solely because it is a movement that serves the good, that serves the truth. While I am currently conducting an investigation for Return of Kings that will be of interest to GamerGaters, I have no intention of being an important part of the movement.

My sole interest in GamerGate is the same interest that animates all of my writing: a search for the truth. I will not allow SJWs to assign a label to me that I have explicitly rejected, and I will never apologize for writing what I believe is the truth. I take full responsibility for everything I have written, and I am not going to explain my articles. You have the right to think whatever you want about me.

Ye Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

Having said this, I will hold myself to a higher standard and not stoop to the level of anti-GamerGate figures and Weird Twitter personalities. I will not behave like Gawker’s Max Read, who gives out advice on how to date rape women:

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Nor will I gallivant about like Ian Miles Cheong, an open neo-Nazi and anti-Semite:

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I pledge not to sink to the depths of a_girl_irl, a 40-year old basement dweller who doxxed a 10-year old and helped bully an autistic man to suicide (and ran off the Internet when he himself was doxxed):

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I promise never to act like Virgil Texas, a “man” who writes creepy Manic Pixie Dream Girl fan-fiction yet thinks he can attack PUAs as “human garbage“:

I will not be a coward like Dayna Evans, who lambasted Gavin McInnes for “transphobia” while remaining silent on the months-long rape porn trolling her Jezebel colleagues were suffering:

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I will not act like Caitlin Dewey, who smeared Roosh and myself as neo-Nazis and blamed us for Elliot Rodger’s shootings and wrote a baseless hatchet job on GamerGate:

I am determined not to act like the ladies of Jezebel, who smear all men as rapists:

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Indeed, I will not act like anyone affiliated with Gawker, a website that smears and bullies Wizardchan, a site populated by depressed autistic virgins who just want to be left alone:

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I like to think that I’m a better person than the average anti-GamerGater. I pledge to actually act like it.

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  • citizen49a

    And your point is?

  • bear

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again..these SJW people are nothing short of modern day Brown Shirts.

  • bear

    He’s onto something. When I was single, my experience with women with tattoos was they always put out quick and did not have the character necessary for relationship material.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    He’s probably aware of what he wrote. It would be rather odd if he wasn’t.

  • Asura

    Nobody is willing to talk about it because it’s incorrect and makes you look like an imbecile for mentioning it.

  • Dokter Mayhem

    That’s why Vox Day keeps referring to those SJW scum as “Pinkshirts”

  • AlFromBayShore

    You should read the article. It’s hysterical. One of the reasons why folks were trippin’ is that humor and satire deemed as “offensive” contains truth. There is a connection between tattoos and damaged women. Unfortunately, our PC/ Social Justice world has been successful in conditioning people to no longer see these connections in the name of “tolerance” and “diversity appreciation”. But the fact of the matter is that a connection does exist and this truth unnerves people. Consider this: if a joke, insult, or satire made no sense, had no logic, and established no rational connections then people would say “that was corny”, “that was dry”, or “that made no sense”. And they’d move on to the next thing. That didn’t happen with Forney’s article (the same can be said for Thutmosis’ satire on women with eating disorders, another classic). The reaction was off the chain. Clearly Forney not struck a nerve. If he didn’t, the reaction would not be what it has been.

  • bear

    Nice …liked it!

  • bear

    Lay out evidence that I’m incorrect. If you can’t then shut your fuckn pie hole

  • It’s not just that Matt uttered the profane now in the West… i.e. the truth.

    Matt ALSO in his article cast a… wait for it…

    JUDGEMENT!

    That’s right. He did not just say that women with tattoos/piercings are damaged. Which was the TRUTH part of the article.

    What made the article go viral and women/SJWs/feminists apoplectic was the JUDGEMENT he rendered of these types of women.

    STAY AWAY from them if you are a man looking for a girlfriend/wife/mother in the LONG TERM.

    In short… deny these women access to your genetic legacy!!!

    THAT… is what caused the furor.

    Women are fine being called sluts and whores and acting as such. What they DON’T want is a man JUDGING them for such behavior and making a CHOICE to NOT mix genes with them based on such behavior.

    This all goes back to the days when the goddess ruled supreme. BEFORE the discovery of paternity. It was a full on orgy, every day, for a select few guys and their harems (psychopaths were evolutionarily selected, by women!!!)

    I remember reading in a book on the days before Islam came to pagan Arabia.

    The women would have orgies with men, sexing 10, 20, 30 men at a time. All at once, or simply whenever and wherever she wanted.

    When she got PREGNANT, and IF she decided to keep the child (many were left to what the Greeks called exposure, left outside the city/town to be ‘picked up’ by someone who would care for it, so it did not feel like outright murder)…

    The pregnant women would round up the men she had sex with and POINT TO the man that would be ‘the father’ of the yet unborn child.

    This… is how pagan goddess society worked before patriarchy.

    This… is the road we are traveling and returning to once again.

    A woman can have an orgy with men… and if pregnant… simply choose the schmuck she has decided will provide and ‘father’ the child, for the time she needs him of course. There is no love here, only utility. Alpha fucks, beta bucks and all.

    This is why the article I linked to in my first comment was about women who have their shit together (i.e. their bullshit degree gov/corp drone job) and have sowed their wild oats having orgies with alpha psychopaths… are now pissed off there are no loser chumps just waiting around to marry them and start ‘the family’.

    It’s the judgement. The idea that a man can exercise CHOICE in mate selection and may indeed decide some women are DAMAGED and UNWORTHY of his seed. Or worse, that he won’t raise some psychopaths genetic legacy that is the plight of the single whore Mom who got knocked up and leave her to struggle all on her own.

    Tell ANY woman that… tattooed slut or not… and she WILL go ape shit on your male ass.

    It was just THIS kind of masculine judgement that STARTED patriarchy back in the day.

    It is not just the Return Of Kings… it is the return of JUDGES that is on the horizon. Only this 2nd time around, we won’t be as kind as the first when we did not know any better about the nature of women (well we did, just look to the writing of history).

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  • HGEMPEROR

    The Gamergaters are just gamers who don’t want politics in their games, while their enemies are media whores who used to perform fellatio on big game companies to get paid in ad revenue, who now pretend to be social justice warriors who care about women’s rights. The same people bitching about how Mario is sexist were the same scumbags who, years ago, were trying to defend hentai dating and rape simulators from an outraged gaming public who saw it as sexist. Funny that-when actual games that promote rape and sexism are displayed, the gamers get angry and call it sexism, while the journalists and intellectuals defend the rape and hentai sims with the notion of “freedom of speech” and that they’re “Japanese cultural norms.” (No they’re not.) but when we have games like GTAV, which just makes one small joke about feminism being stupid, or Super Mario, which just has the male character helping out a female character, then all the locusts come out of the woodwork to condemn it as sexist, while the gamers don’t see sexism in the game.

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  • Mister_Misinformed

    “It’s something no one is willing to talk about.”

    Because we don’t want to look stupid. You, however, are unafraid. I salute you.

  • Mister_Misinformed

    “SJWs” have roaming uniformed gangs beating people in the streets. Yep. You’re not insane at all.