I want to say it was once the case, but I suppose it never really has been the case that people would differentiate verbal from physical action. In history, the worst crimes committed were done so out of fear of an offense. Going back in history, someone would always scream about how something offended them. Of course, it was always and still is a double standard, because only those holding the key of authority mattered. Even Hitler is a case of being offended by the Jews (so the theory goes…).
We are however living in the 21st century, something people expected to just magically make people more tolerant and mature. Instead, it only has made things worse as people have only become more intolerant and less mature towards ideas and concepts offending them the most, and worst-of-all this once-puritanical double standard is supported most often by none other than under the guise of being open-minded or equal to others.
In fact, they even make shit up just like those groups did in the past. It’s all bullshit. So what if people don’t accept you for you; so fucking what if a company isn’t appealing to you. No one is a special snowflake. We all have feelings, and yet they want to censor someone because they started feel offended. What then will they do should their demands offend someone else? That other person will just get rebuked while the former rationalizes their double standard.
Then being in video game culture makes it even more hysterical. Two decades ago, Mortal Kombat was just about banned from being sold in the U.S. because congress found it too offensive. Jack Thompson came along, and was laughed out of the industry. Only in the past few years has a minority called the Social Justice Warriors (would be better called the Social Injustice Nazis, because they sure ain’t good enough to be warriors and ‘social justice’ is just a mockery of real justice) gained ground in regards to the video game culture. But now, we’re expected to listen to them? For what exactly? Why?
Let’s look at the differences: Jack Thompson is a fat bald old man and the congressional committee that investigated Mortal Kombat (and heavy metal too, mind you, as it received the same treatment) was full of ugly old people that no one in their right mind would sleep with. Like the Puritans of old, they all shared superstitious beliefs. Now we have Anita Sarkadashian & Zoey Quinn, and we’re expected to just go along with it all of a sudden, and for what? All because they have some fucking boobs. Sure, Zoey Quinn could’ve been a beautiful woman otherwise (not Anita), but why the hell should they be listened to to begin with? Because all they’re doing is screaming, “I’m offended!”
No, fuck that. I’m not interested in being so fucking corrupt like that. Then if they really want to believe what they’re saying, then they need to learn to make a good game and to learn how to play video games. Even worse than that, they don’t even know what the fuck they do want. First they cried about females in video games just being male characters with female skins or some shit, then they cried about stereotypical females in games, and then they cry about females not being in feminine roles. So even if you released a video game with every kind of female character possible, they would still claim they’re offended.
Then there is, perhaps most importantly, the fact they’re complaining about fiction! They do not realize fiction is necessarily not reflective of reality. The two are usually mutually exclusive (usually because fiction still largely derives from the inspiration of real experience), so calling it misogynistic or the people enjoying it misogynistic makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. When confronted on this, they claim “it doesn’t have to be that misogynistic” like as if that’s an objective criticism and not instead a scale of preference! In the end, it’s just a dead-end complaint by people with nothing better to do than to criticize someone for having fun or doing something that these people cannot handle because no matter how hard you try, subjective measurements such as racism or misogynism cannot be quantified while also depending on an explicit authority fallacy.
So let ‘em eat cake