To understand this article, it's first important to read the Best KoopaTV Article award-winning article of 2013, "Fighting Fascism In Our World and The Game Industry".
Done? Then let's continue. Read this quote again, since you just read the whole article.
"That's because we all have accounts on there — although I'm only a Junior Member and Rawk is (temporarily) banned from the site. YoshiRider123 is riding fine though."Rawk was recently unbanned. He lasted one day. I'm banned now, too. (YR is still riding fine.) Why? Read this quote that's almost right after the previous one.
"So what does NeoGAF have to do with anything? Well, they happen to have taken a strong stance of silencing anyone who stands opposed to their far-left agenda."For your amusement, read every post in this link after the post that's linked to. The three posts of mine you see on that page are the only ones I made in the thread. The rest? NeoGAF exploding at the very idea that someone with different views than them exists.
Rawk and I got the same ban message. It looks like this:
|Yeah, y'all were kind of lagging behind the vast right-wing conspiracy for a bit.|
There are some particular posts made by the fascists over at NeoGAF I want to highlight.
"Maybe I'm out of line blasting you for a personal website in a thread about Donkey Kong, and if it is, I'd be happy to edit this out."
"Well today I learned that Nazis play Donkey Kong Country.
Not sure how I feel about this."
"These resentful and pathetic fans therefore are dedicated to bashing Tropical Freeze at any opportunity, and spreading misinformation about it. They want it to fail. But unlike the charge that "Republicans want ObamaCare to fail because they hate Barack Obama" when in reality the law is designed to fail, Tropical Freeze is designed to succeed and it'll certainly be amazing."
"Look, rawkhawk, i realize you're passionate about the game, and believe me i am too, I'm getting it day one, but uh
Maybe the thread to bump isnt the one with the fanatical right wing nintendo fansite in it"
|"Fantastical" sure isn't a Fan of staying on-topic!|
No, they live in their own world. It's what I talked about in the Fighting Fascism article. These people don't have any diversity of thought. Instantly, anyone with a difference literally scars GAF members for life.
"I'm honestly too anxious to talk about DKC now. I'll probably now associate this game with Klansmen and Nazis. I'm not even joking. That Koopa TV site is just surreal. Can't believe two Gaffers who frequent Nintendo threads write for that place."
- Mario (the character) (Ludwig)
- Charizard (Ludwig)
- Night-vision Gameplay (Rawk)
- Games playing important dialogue while the main character walks (Rawk)
- Shigeru Miyamoto (Ludwig)
- Everything related to New Super Mario Bros.(Ludwig)
- How unimpressed everyone was with EA's E3 press conference (Kamek)
- EA (KoopaTV)
"Disturbing, as expected.
The bigotry and hate at that site is the kind that leads to real-life hate crimes. Violent acts against people who happened to be born with a different skin color, or a different sexual orientation, or who simply have a different interpretation of government (I.E. government as a way to help the vulnerable element of society).
I just don't understand such hatred and bigotry. And it feels perverse to think such people like Nintendo games, something I've always equated with love and acceptance and fun for all.
For more thoughts about haters, click here about how a certain group of them are ignorant.
Another reminder that it's this diversity of thought that makes a difference.
The fascist forum has shut down. At least, for now. The members in its bubble are freaking out.