All kinds of geekery.
I’ve decided to hold off on posting political stuff for a while. Swedish elections coming up in a week and I have more than enough lol polotics irl.
This is an extra important election because we’ve had the same right wing government for eight years and they’ve… Well. They’ve done a decent job with the financial crisis and that’s swell! But at the same time they’ve made life harder for sick people, unemployed people, school pupils, preschool children, the elderly…
Allowing venture capitalists into healthcare, apotecaries, schools, elder care and employment offices has lowered quality and shuffled tax money into said private companies. Kids sit in moldy classrooms and old people lies in soiled diapers because some Scrooge wants to hide even more money away in the Cayman Islands or some other tax paradise.
Higher fees and lower payouts for unemployment insurance and labor unions to undo everything the socialists have built up the last hundred years. Forcing cancer patients to work. Setting the pension age to 75 (not done yet but they want to). Letting private human resources agencies control the employment market. Dumping salaries and worker’s rights by making it much easier for cheap labor from abroad to work here. Making up all manner of reforms that benefit the already privileged. Lobbyists pushing their various agendas with relative ease. The low to middle class people are back to being replaceable cattle. And oh, our obligatory nationalist social conservative homophobic party pretty much always votes with the right wing. We even have a nazi party now but it’s small and everyone hates them… But still. Scary as fuck.
Sweden is pretty much becoming a cyberpunk dystopia.
Don’t take me wrong, I love my country and it’s still one of the absolutely best places on Earth to live in. We take care of an enormous amount of refugees. Out of all of Europe only Germany and France take more than us and Sweden is a much much smaller country than those two along with most of the other European countries. People flee across entire Europe to get here because we’re known as a free, well-fed, civilized and generous people. That goes to show we’re not exactly bragging when we claim our country is a great place.
But some things must change. We need a socialist government again. Certain important things have gone downhill in the reins of the bourgeoise. This election is important and I hope people will think before they vote themselves down into oblivion.
As the righteous vidya pantheon of Polygon, Destructoid, The Escapist, Kotaku and Rock Paper Shotgun have stated these last days… the gamer is dead!
Now is the glorious time for the gamer+!
(this is a parody made by 4chan, a reference to the similar atheist+ movement)
What happened is that Kotaku and Polygon caved in about the “conflict of interest” issues some days ago, and reinforced their policy about their journalists not donating to developers. IIRC, Kotaku banned any donation, while Polygon put a disclaimer and a page to who each journalist is donating.
However, gaming websites saw that this isn’t blowing over as soon as they thought, and people above them (business affiliates) told them to do anything to stop this shit, because it’s drowning other news (like the Sims 4 release). Thus, they all united to do as much “Fuck you gamers, you’re dead” articles in as little time as possible (I think it’s 15 or 16 articles in 2 days). However, this was even worse, because people pushed them back. They’re trying to dilly-dally around the issue, but people aren’t eating their rhetoric bullshit anymore. They thought they were going to bait a bunch of angry “misogynerds” to direct harassment at them and use this harassment to end this shit on a high ground, but it backfired on them. If you go to any comments section of those websites, you’ll see nothing but people arguing their points, but using balanced views, and not just being trolls.
This made some individual journalists become desperate, like @BRKeogh from Polygon and @LukePlunkett at Kotaku, they’re lashing out on twitter and making this even worse for themselves."
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