So in my absence (I have a two year old and a four month old, and I’ve started a business – I don’t have time for much of anything gaming-related outside of news, maybe a little twitch, etc.) I heard that there was an argument (of sorts) between TMN and VidKid.
Reading up on everything, I’m not shocked. I’m not angry. I’m not anything except very fucking amused by the entire situation.
My opinion? BLM is equivalent to the new wave of feminism, where an extremist group of assholes ruin a good cause for the people who TRY to do good. BLM ruins the reputations of those trying in the best way possible for blacks to be treated fairly and without racism. I am sure that in some aspects, BLM does good, but I have yet to see it. I blame that partially on our media, who loves creating divide. The same with our politicians. I support groups who act like adults, not children. Blocking highways, taking over Bernie Sander’s mic (Taking control of his mic at a rally in Seattle, half an hour away from me, and this man walked with MLK Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement), burning fucking American flags or otherwise desecrating them is childish and disgusting behavior. I will never support people who attempt to destroy MY damn flag. They would gain more support if they behaved like the groups of old Civil Rights movements. Protests were often peaceful, marches, walks, etc. Not blocking major highways like I5 (which does nothing but get them on the news, which doesn’t give them good publicity)……you know what? I need to stop. I don’t support that group. I support people who go about it the right way. I support immigrants who gain citizenship here the right way. I support feminists who don’t commit misandry. I don’t support SJWs. I don’t support the angry orange creamsicle known as You-Know-Who. I don’t support Hillary Clinton. I don’t support Bernie Sanders. Just for anyone who was questioning what I do support. I support common fucking sense. There you go. Don’t even get me started on the processes of our electoral college, gerry-mandering, and all the bullshit that basically makes your Presidential vote absolutely fucking useless. I would be here all day writing about it, and I just don’t have the time.
That being said, I have one question for Vid. What did you think would happen? Honestly? It was only a matter of time. TMN hasn’t changed. They’ve always made jokes that were “questionable” and borderline offensive. You’re just not okay with it now because the joke is about a cause you firmly believe in or people you are friends with. Reading through their blog, not a damn thing has changed. It’s only changed for you because it hits close to home for you. Because it hit people you like. Anyone you didn’t like, to hell with them, the jokes were funny and the treatment was acceptable. That’s where I find all of this amusing. I wasn’t sure how long it would take before you pulled an Issac Hayes (He voiced “Chef” from South Park before his death, but left the show after taking offense at jokes toward his religion. But if those jokes were about other religions, he didn’t mind in the least) and got all butthurt, but it did seem to take quite a long while.
When I went after TMN, I didn’t go after them because of how they treated my allies. I went after them based on how they treated my enemies, who were still people. That’s all we are. People. Different opinions and all. Pepperbutt is the only one who kept contact for a little while after it all happened. I didn’t do it to make nice with them. I didn’t do it because they brainwashed me into a group. I did it because I felt the treatment they were receiving was wrong. But was I wrong? Yep. Because I should have just stayed the hell out of everything and paid attention to my game. I should have looked at TMN and said “you know what? I don’t have the time or energy for this anymore.” Because nothing comes from this shit. The covert ops and spying doesn’t do jack shit. TMN is still here and will likely remain here as long as they want, and they are perfectly allowed to be. The only good thing I consider myself having been a part of was getting rid of Sesert. That situation was in dire need of attention. And I’m glad that I had the support and help that I had of everyone who helped. Hell, the people that supported us but couldn’t or didn’t know how to help. I’m glad they were there too.
Vid, when I went after TMN, you turned your back on me and said some pretty nasty things to me. TMN aren’t racist because they make jokes about BLM. They aren’t racist because they don’t agree with some of the things that the group does. You’re angry because you don’t like their opinion, but that doesn’t make them racist. TMN and I have had our falling out, I wish them well, just like I have wished everyone well in the community since my disappearance, but they are doing the same thing they have done since I first heard of them. They haven’t changed. YOU have. Accept that for what it is and don’t be mad at them because you no longer like what they say. You’ll be happier for it.