#Gamergate reveals gamer culture as anti-woman and hyper-violent

Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian

#Gamergate has recently revealed the gamer culture as anti-woman and hyper-violent.

What a sad state of affairs!

I have the utmost respect for Anita Sarkeesian — a smart, brave, and beautiful woman — who has been critical of the gaming culture’s misogynistic tendencies for the past few years. Anita is the epitome of what most gamers fear: a smart, beautiful, and brave women. Anita is also critical of film and television, which furthers the pathetic (and pathological) “brutalizing women as entertainment” mentality.

“Women Are Being Driven Offline”: Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games: http://youtu.be/WRinZyeugfY via @YouTube



Please See: Gamer and Philosopher Professor Michael LaBossiere’s Recent Response to Gamergate: #Gamergate, Video Game Wars, & Evil http://wp.me/p3yA1-4NN via @drlabossiere


“The word violence is derived from the Latin verb violare, which means to use force so as to injure an innocent person in his physical and spiritual welfare. To be more specific, this force is often used to subdue, dominate, rob, rape or kill, the innocent, perhaps too even his family, friends and properties.” (source)

The Taproot of Violence

“Concerning television as an agent in the spread of violence we now have a scientific report that proves this to be true. On May 6, 1982, the National Institute of Mental Health published a Federal Report, the result of 10 years of careful research, on the relationship between violence in everyday human behavior and violence on the television screen. The report concluded that there is now “overwhelming” scientific evidence that “excessive” violence on television leads directly to growing aggression and violent behavior among children and teenagers. The report states: “In magnitude, television violence is as strongly correlated with aggressive behavior as any other behavioral variable that has been measured.” Children, teenagers and even adults who heavily viewed violent programs were found to be often in conflict at home, fighting on the streets and in aggressive delinquency at play. “Television has become a violent form of entertainment.” Why? There are at least four reasons. 1) Frequent visual violent behavior rubs off on youngsters the way language, cultural and social skills are learned and imitated from parents and friends. 2) Violent attitude postures and changes are induced by the heavy violence witnessed on the screen. Viewers become distrustful, suspicious, unruly, and antisocial after the characters they are constantly viewing. 3) Violent episodes often arouse physiological reactions leading to violent deeds. 4) The too frequent viewing of violent scenes is often used by viewers to justify their own aggressive conduct, especially when these viewers eagerly identify with their favorite television stars on violent programs.8 Because violence has been idolized, romanticized, fantasized, viewers want to participate in it. Thus television has become an occasion of violent sins for the unwary, untrained, easily seduced youth of the nation, while the channels, the producers and actors of the programs rake in millions from the unconcerned advertisers who could care less what happens to the nation’s youth as long as they rake in their multimillions too…”

Read more: The Taproot of Violence – http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=3414&CFID=19477356&CFTOKEN=86188520

Violence against women in video games

VIDEO – Women as Background Decoration: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg via @YouTube

VIDEO – Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: http://youtu.be/5i_RPr9DwMA via @YouTube

New study on violent video games show impact is lasting

VIDEO – New study on violent video games show impact is lasting: http://youtu.be/JY3hHQOWjlU via @YouTube


Why is there so much movie violence against women?

The rising tide of sadistic movie violence against women has reached a climax with The Killer Inside Me – but it’s far from the only guilty party

“The murder hardly came as a surprise to me, given that when I went to see the film I had already read a couple of interviews with Winterbottom and a couple of assessments of the film, but even so, I was almost overwhelmed during the scene. It’s tough watching a woman whimpering “Why?” as her eye is punched out of place and her bones crunch…”

Read more: Why is there so much movie violence against women? | Natasha Walter http://gu.com/p/2hdf8/tw via @guardian

We Can Do Better: Violence Against Women in Film and TV – http://www.wavaw.ca/we-can-do-better-violence-against-women-in-film-and-tv/

Video Game Addiction, Virtual Reality, and Violence – http://wp.me/pPnn7-2yJ

Dangers of Video Games – Its Not A Game: http://youtu.be/lygR4Gnm6Xs via @YouTube

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Like it or not, get ready for more wars

A J MacDonald Jr was once a naive dupe serving in the US Army

A J MacDonald Jr was once a naive dupe serving in the US Army

Like it or not, get ready for more wars

Many people join the US military because they are naive dupes…

VIDEO – War weariness hits U.S. military town: http://youtu.be/3yo-MbAfwGo


According to General Wesley Clark (Ret.), we have many more wars to fight (e.g., Lebanon, Syria, Iran)…

VIDEO – The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.): http://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE via @YouTube


Join the US Special Forces and you can be directly involved in creating death squads overseas. And these guys are heroes? I think not…

VIDEO – The Globalization of War. Michel Chossudovsky: http://youtu.be/34j2Rf-IvJQ via @YouTube


Let’s try and become educated enough that we will reject these bullshit wars and the bullshit propaganda that accompanies them. US soldiers aren’t noble heroes, they’re naive dupes who are being used for evil purposes. Just say “No!” to more wars overseas.

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Groups make wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad

Lee Greenwood sings "God Bless the U.S.A." for the Briseno family at their new Manassas, Va. home. (WJLA photo)

Lee Greenwood sings “God Bless the U.S.A.” for the Briseno family at their new Manassas, Va. home. (WJLA photo)

Groups make wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad

This is so sad… on so many levels…

It seems these groups shamelessly made this wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad.

When will Americans wake up?

Please tell those you love to NEVER join the US military.

Manassas Park wounded warrior, Jay Briseno, gets new home

“Led by Helping a Hero and two local Virginia nonprofits, Azalea Charities and the Quality of Life Foundation, a total of 80 businesses and organizations helped build the Brisenos’ new home. Dumfries Boy Scout Troop 35 planted the grass and did all the landscaping.

“As the Brisenos were handed the keys to their new home, Lee Greenwood sang “God Bless the U.S.A.” for the crowd of national media, local neighbors, friends and family. Greenwood teared up telling ABC 7 News why every wounded warrior is special, but none more so than Briseno.”

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/manassas-wounded-warrior-jay-briseno-gets-new-home-107629.html#ixzz3EliuZbAq

VIDEO – Va. wounded warrior gets new home – http://youtu.be/NDQkmUy_4vM

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Body of War (Film)

Body of War (Film)

Body of War – http://youtu.be/oA4Xb2G09bw




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Preparing for my next journey


Preparing for my next journey

Took my bike (fully loaded) for a test ride today before I head out next week for the C&O Canal + GAP Trail. I’ve got a CamelBak with about 20+ lbs (including 3 L of water) on my back too. The ride went very well. I didn’t use any lower gears than I usually do (without any gear).

I’ll be riding from my house to the canal in Williamsport, Maryland… to Washington, DC…. to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…. back to Williamsport, and home again, which is about 730 miles.

Great Allegheny Passage Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Towpath, Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC

“Travel 335 uninterrupted miles from Pittsburgh to the nation’s capital along the GAP and C&O trails. You’ll roll over the roaring Youghiogheny River into Ohiopyle State Park, atop the Salisbury Viaduct, beside the active Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, through small, friendly towns and the Laurel Highlands. The ride is an accessible adventure for families (the total westbound climb of the GAP portion is just shy of 1,800 vertical feet, with a 1.4% average grade) and will motivate the next generation of cyclists to further the car-free movement.”

Info: http://atatrail.org (GAP) and http://bikewashington.org/canal (C&O)

I will be unplugged from the internet until I return :D

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Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Video – Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation: http://youtu.be/qiKMmrG1ZKU via @YouTube


Edward Bernays – Propaganda (.pdf) – http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf



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ISIS is another US, Saudi, Israeli creation… just like al Qaeda was/is… designed to destabilize the enemies of Israel and give NATO a pretext for destroying those enemies (e.g., Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iran).

A Clean Break to Secure the Jewish State

“A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” (commonly known as the “Clean Break” report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel. The report explained a new approach to solving Israel’s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”. It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and the containment of Syria by engaging in proxy warfare and highlighting their possession of “weapons of mass destruction… Rather than pursuing a “comprehensive peace” with the entire Arab world, Israel should work jointly with Jordan and Turkey to “contain, destabilize, and roll-back” those entities that are threats to all three… Given the nature of the regime in Damascus, it is both natural and moral that Israel abandon the slogan comprehensive peace and move to contain Syria…”

Read more: A Clean Break: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean_Break:_A_New_Strategy_for_Securing_the_Realm

The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.): http://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE

The Powers Behind The Islamic State: http://youtu.be/7FdnMJyiiwg via @YouTube

Western Leaders Fear-Monger to Mobilize Support for Air-Strikes on Syria http://wp.me/p3rKs-DH via @wordpressdotcom

Red Ice Radio – Patrick Henningsen – Hour 1 – ISIS Crisis & Israel’s Strategy – http://youtu.be/d3JYLlxCnRQ

John McCain, Conductor of the “Arab Spring” and the Caliph – http://www.voltairenet.org/article185085.html

Who does ISIS work for? | @ConspiracyStuff: http://youtu.be/I33dO021lx8 via @YouTube

US Begins Selling “Syria Intervention” Using ISIS Pretext: http://shar.es/1nTOOE via @grtvnews

ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized: http://shar.es/1nDvuc via @grtvnews

Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” http://shar.es/1nTONR via @grtvnews

The Fiction of “Fighting the Islamic State”, An Entity Created and Financed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia http://shar.es/11Gt7Y @grtvnews

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