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One striking media trend of recent years has been headlines that exhibit flat-out racist animus. For example, from the Los Angeles Times entertainment news section:

Long hours and ‘a pile of white dudes’: Annual survey looks at game industry working conditions

By TODD MARTENS, GAME CRITIC
JAN. 24, 2020 4:29 PM

The state of the game industry is … transitional.

Developers regularly work more than 40 hours a week; attempts to unionize aren’t getting traction; and it’s still an effort to ensure a game studio isn’t simply “a pile of white dudes,” as one developer put it in a newly released survey by the Game Developers Conference, the interactive entertainment industry’s largest professional gathering.

 
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  1. Remember when the New York Times hired the anti-white Asian chick who liked to threaten genocide against white people on Twitter? Yeah, she didn’t even lose her blue check mark, much less get banned.

    If you are white, unless you are Jewish, you are officially the enemy and make no mistake: they want you dead.

  2. Altai says:

    How dare those white men take all the… terrible working conditions.

  3. Like most things of profit, hobby or entertainment, take away the pile of white dudes, that venue ceases to exist. They were ragging on how WHITE were the various craft beer brewers in New England a few months back, then they stopped. They forgot beer, they’ll forget gaming again (it was too male five years ago, then everyone forgot). Short memory, the SJW crowd. They seek out some segment to find ‘too white’ or ‘two male’, there’s a brief bout of outrage and then everyone forgets.

    Maybe it’s a round robin of social justice depravity.

    • Agree: Ash Williams
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  4. Developers regularly work more than 40 hours a week; attempts to unionize aren’t getting traction; and it’s still an effort to ensure a game studio isn’t simply “a pile of white dudes”

    IME, “white dudes” and “east asians” are about the only people who will work long hours for low pay, just because they like (or need) the work. For the rest, there are government ‘jobs’…

    • Replies: @Hail
  5. …and it’s still an effort to ensure a game studio isn’t simply “a pile of white dudes,”

    He wrote and where he should have written thus.

    So is every word he writes a lie, including and and thus?

    https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/09/18/every-word/

  6. Yet again, Asians are “White”.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @nobodyofnowhere
  7. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Dudes? Nah, I’ll bet they’re a bunch of Dorks.

  8. Todd Martens is an NPC. Racist animus is par for the course.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @anon
  9. Yup. Piling on whitey is the new black.

    • Replies: @Ano
  10. A123 says:
    @Altai

    How dare those white men take all the… terrible working conditions.

    I used up my LOL button… So.. ROTFLMAO

    For big budget story driven games, there are dollars for multiple points of view on the artistic side.

    On the pure technology side… Those ornery pixels do not care about the color, creed, gender, or sexual preference of the coder they are trying to infuriate. It is the purity of electro-hate against the fleshy masters.

    😆

  11. @BannedHipster

    Every time the NY Times is brought up, I bring up Sarah Jeong, the white hating foreign born slag you’re speaking of.

    Hang it around their necks for eternity. The NY Times is not a reliable news source, it wants whites dead.

    • Replies: @Hail
  12. anon[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @Change that Matters

    Todd Martens is an NPC.

    Ding!

  13. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    The few females that go into game programming find out that gamers are sexist and stuff. In more rational times, that was a good signal that maybe they should go into a different type of coding that pays better, has better hours and doesn’t make them sit in cubicles next to guys with sweaty smelly balls and constant sexist remarks. I’m sure a Quinn Dunki could do extremely well at a place like Honeywell or Garmin.

    • Agree: jim jones
  14. People who are concerned about these things could always refuse to buy games written by a team of white male developers.

    They could simply buy games written by African Americans or womyn or Eskimos or Pygmies. Surely there are plenty of games written by such groups.

    • Replies: @Penskefile
    , @anon
  15. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:

    Headlines at major publications are approved at multiple levels.

    If a particular headline survives the editing process and makes it to print you can assume it’s been ok’d by at least two editors with the understanding that the publisher and the board approves.

    So we just had MLK day and it should be noted that the current generation of urban professionals in media goes about their nasty business — an anti-white racial attack program — in harmony with their belief in MLK.

    In other words these modern journalism radicals are not post-MLK. They haven’t thrown MLK under the bus for being too soft on the honkies. Not at all. They are proceeding with the next logical phase of the movement and it is in harmony with MLK because all educated leftists realize MLK was a committed communist.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Art Deco
  16. 216 says: • Website

    There’s a good reason for the Right to support unionization efforts in Silicon Valley.

    While it is plausible that the workforce is even more “woke” than management, a union might provide against right-wing employees for being disciplined wrt off the clock actions. Reduced working hours would improve the work-life balance, and hopefully marriage and fertility.

    Even if management is intrasigent, and really does not want to accept unions, they could always just open operations back in Asia, rather than importing Asians here on H-1B.

  17. @anon

    How and why is it that people like this have reached positions of power in our society?

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @anon
  18. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @BannedHipster

    If you are white, unless you are Jewish, you are officially the enemy and make no mistake: they want you dead.

    Well said and I couldn’t agree more. Furthermore, they [the DOJ and Intelligence Community] want to make your life a living hell for being an alleged Dissident. Trust me, I know from first-hand experience as I’m currently living through this nightmare as it’s become MY reality.

    We [White, non-Jewish Nationalists and Traditionalists] have an enormous target on our backs. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

  19. european men create, the other humans are just living on this planet.

    by today’s standards that means they can be attacked for pretty much anything, since they created pretty much everything.

    • Agree: Autochthon, kikz
  20. @anon

    Looks like a power bottom to me.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
  21. the real story here actually is the decline of the japanese game creators, who are well past their prime. note that like Toyota or Honda, Nintendo and the like are never attacked for being too asian.

    they were the only other main group of people in the video game game (not a typo). but now that they’re fading, pretty much all the important computer and console game stuff is being done by the dreaded pale penis persons. i mean, they did the bulk of it before, but stuff was coming out of japan too for decades. now, not really that much other than rehashes of old games.

    pretty much no other humans can even create a game worth playing, which is an astounding finding, since the bar to creating video games is fairly low now. there are great korean players, and big chinese companies which hoard video game property, but that’s about it. they can’t create much. yet even Poland can create a major hit these days.

    tomorrow is the Grammy Award show, and popular music is pretty much devoid of pale penis persons anymore. where did they all go? i submit that a lot of them gave up on music as less interesting, well explored, tired artistically, and less lucrative. they are in video games now.

    leaving the music industry to women, africans, and homos, people who can’t make video games or get the big billion dollar paydays that come with a hit game.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Anon 2
  22. Lot says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Yep, though video game programming is whiter than most other areas last time I checked because it is a relatively glamorous but low paying area compared to doing stuff like payroll and customer relationship management software.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. Hail says: • Website
    @Mr McKenna

    For the rest, there are government ‘jobs’…

    Or* the military.

    (See JohnnyWalker123’s comment #14 at a recent thread; between the tax-gobbling and the Invade The World Invite the World hamster-wheel the men in the military are obligated to power [well-meaning or not], its’s really a Lose-Lose for the nation, for our people, and various groups of foreign peoples. But a cushy job that pays well, they’ve got that. Courtesy of more piles of white men out there creating the wealth they sponge up.)

    _

    _

    * – Often, it’s ‘and.’ In the sense of one following the one following other.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  24. anon[198] • Disclaimer says:

    So game developers are being oppressed because they are forced to work more than 40 hours per week, but they’er white, so…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  25. anon[198] • Disclaimer says:

    I was shocked to learn that some (important) people don’t consider games to be art. Of course games are art. They are literally full of visual artworks created by artists for the game, not to mention the stories of video games created by writers for the game. How is a video game any less art than a movie?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_games_as_an_art_form

    • Replies: @Dave from Oz
    , @Joe Schmoe
  26. Hail says: • Website

    trend of recent years has been headlines that exhibit flat-out racist animus

    Some stories that get top hits for ‘white’ today:

    LA Times:

    Column: ‘American Dirt’s’ white author had the audacity to write about the migrant experience. Guess what, that’s OK
    By Robin Abcarian
    Jan. 24, 2020

    […] “American Dirt” has also been the object of an intense backlash: […] How dare a white woman write about brown people?

    [Book review follows; cut to the moral of the story:] […] And then, as with all works of art, let them be judged on their merits, not on the racial or ethnic identity of their makers.

    The above is not anti-white by content (defending a white author’s write to write about “brown people”), in the end, but it is a racist headline.

    Women and people of color are ‘vastly underrepresented’ at film fests, says new study
    Jan. 25, 2020

    As for this one, I’ve got five, carefully-selected letters:

    Zzzzz.

    _______________

    NY Times:

    OPINION

    The Iconic Man With a Gun Is a White Man
    Protesters in Virginia were re-enacting — and re-embracing — an exclusionary vision of American history.

    By Jamelle Bouie
    Jan. 22

    OPINION

    How to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class
    Black people expend daily energy to counteract racial stereotypes and get fair treatment.

    By Karyn Lacy
    Jan. 21

    _______________

    Wash Post:

    Racist threats rattle students, faculty at university
    · Jan 25, 2020

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he’s still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response.

    The emails to faculty in sociology and two other departments called for a “purge” of minorities and the LGBTQ community. Alarmed by what he deemed white supremacist terrorism, chairman Joseph Soares canceled sociology classes for a week. When they resumed, Wake Forest police officers were stationed outside classrooms and the building itself. Doors normally open were closed and locked. Even a study lounge was locked.

    All of these qualify as narrative management; some qualify as racist headlines.

    The Washington Post headline writer at least didn’t shove a derogatory reference to whites into the headline. But the article itself is boilerplate fluff, possible hate hoax pushing, narrative-management.

    • LOL: Alden
    • Replies: @El Dato
  27. Dr. X says:

    Wasn’t it rather common for newspapers around the turn of the 20th century to print headlines like “Negro Arrested for Armed Robbery?” Now the headlines are written by minorities and are openly anti-white.

    My, how far whites have fallen in the past century…

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Alden
    , @Muggles
  28. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    MLK’s days as an icon are numbered. The number of people cognizant of the facts about him-that he plagiarized nearly 100% of his dissertation, that he used church funds for whores, whom he fucked or beat up as the spirit moved him, that he had the cognitive power of a ficus plant and everything he did was orchestrated by men like Stanley Levison, Bayard Rustin and Hunter Pitts O’Dell, all confirmed Communists-has about reached critical mass.

    • Replies: @Hans
    , @Art Deco
  29. JimB says:
    @216

    Even if management is intransigent, and really does not want to accept unions, they could always just open operations back in Asia, rather than importing Asians here on H-1B.

    Same goes for agriculture and H-2B visas. I’m perfectly happy to buy tomatoes grown in Mexico.

  30. Hail says: • Website
    @R.G. Camara

    Sarah Jeong

    The top three google suggestions for “Sarah Jeong”:

    sarah jeong new york times
    sarah jeong husband
    sarah jeong boyfriend

    _________

    As for adding one more letter:

    sarah jeong r

    Suddenly, no suggestions. Gone. Vanished!

    Strange; I guess no one has ever, or would ever, search “Sarah Jeong racist.” Or any other r-words. Oh well. I guess it was all a right-wing hoax after all.

    Stranger still, all the other letters still yield suggestions. It’s only ‘r’ that blanks out.

    Another one with no google-suggestions:

    sarah jeong wh

    Nothing. (Was going for “white.”)

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  31. 216 says: • Website
    @JimB

    H-2B is not the ag visa, that’s H-2A.

    Neither of the H-2 visas are “immigrant”, while the H-1 visa is.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @JimB
    , @anon
  32. Hail says: • Website

    The Growth of Racist Headlines

    While headlines are still big business, a semi-successor is the Twitter hashtag.

    And what do we see today,

    Entertainment · Trending
    White Male Rage

    What the — ?

  33. Altai says:
    @HammerJack

    They’re the only ones who show up for ‘journalism’ jobs at this point.

    Check out WaPos TikTok for the true display of goonery.

    https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost

  34. @Hail

    Strange; I guess no one has ever, or would ever, search “Sarah Jeong racist.” Or any other r-words. Oh well. I guess it was all a right-wing hoax after all.

    She’s just angry she’s not a sexy K-popper like Hwa sa of Mamamoo:

  35. I would guess the problem is mainly that there are few blacks and Hispanics with the coding skills to qualify for a gaming job, and those that do would rather make more money elsewhere. Or am I being racist again?

  36. Anon[116] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve made a collection of such headlines. The effect of seeing so many of them, all at once, is pretty shocking. See https://tinyurl.com/y2ztn2jk

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @Anonymous
  37. JimB says:
    @216

    Thank you for the correction.

    • Thanks: 216
  38. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:

    So the Headline People are sounding slightly genocidal, aren’t they? Sounds like they want to get rid of whites. Period.

    Let’s examine the seeming incoherence of these Headline People.

    1. There are many societies in the world today which have zero or close to zero white people. But the Headline People don’t want to live in ANY of those societies. In fact many Headline People are immigrants or the children of immigrants. They seem inexplicably geographically drawn toward that which they hate, countries filled with white people.

    2. There is no evidence that the Headline People would find their futuristic America (with a non-white majority in control and the whites largely exterminated) an attractive place to actually live. In fact it’s exactly the kind of place that some of the Headline People emigrated from…and all of the Headline People shun today as a geopolitical option to a white majority country.

    So it seems logical to conclude that the final destination of their anti-white program is beside the point. The final destination would be an undesirable country that they will move away from just as happened in South Africa or Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe.

    So the actual point is the journey, not the destination. The point is the dispossession, humiliation, subjugation of whites. To create a better country is not the point. Wrecking the country is the point. Wrecking whites is the point. Fuck whatever final destination results. Whatever ruins are left standing will be left behind in the rear view mirror.

    But is it all incoherent? No. It’s simply a return to the ancient warfare of laying waste to a land. Invade, conquer, destroy, leave. Call it barbarian or savage or satanic etc. Because it’s always pre-christian, post-christian, or simply anti-christian.

  39. @JimB

    Or buy local tomatoes grown in season.

    • Replies: @JimB
  40. Mr. Blank says:

    I’d go further than this. The proliferation of open, flagrantly anti-white racist articles in major outlets over the past decade or so has been underexamined as a primary driver of political upheaval.

    You can easily radicalize young white guys these days by just copying and pasting links to articles in major media outlets, with no additional commentary. This wasn’t the case when I was younger. In college I used to read nearly every major opinion journal from across the political spectrum, and you never came across this kind of hate-whitey stuff, even on the radical left.

    I knew that sort of thing existed, of course, but back then it was all heavily quarantined in nutso academic departments. It never came up in the real world. Young white guys these days are drowning in this stuff almost from the start. It’s almost certainly affecting our politics.

    • Agree: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @SFG
  41. @Jim Christian

    Yes, “craft beer” was to the last decade what “real ale” was to the 1970s, in the UK at least.

  42. Ano says:
    @R.G. Camara

    I wonder if ‘a pile of’ will gain traction (fostered and abetted by the MSM) as a collective noun for white people.

  43. Racist is as racist does.

  44. Hans says:
    @BannedHipster

    Very true but very hateful. Please stop.

  45. Hans says:
    @Anonymous

    The Beast as Saint – https://archive.org/details/TheBeastAsSaint-TheTruthAboutMartinLutherKingJr

    Golly, came across my old Intro to Philosophy reader. Got more than one selection from Dr. Kong. Still no philosopher but the (((teacher’s))) attitude makes more sense to me now.

  46. @Redneck farmer

    Headline news from 2030:

    Japan has an overwhelming whiteness problem.

  47. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    They are proceeding with the next logical phase of the movement and it is in harmony with MLK because all educated leftists realize MLK was a committed communist.

    They don’t realize that because it’s not true. In fact, it’s plain crazy.

    King was a tactician. He didn’t have a satisfactorily developed vision of an end state to social policy. Bayard Rustin (who considered and then rejected the Communist Party and pacifism) may have, be he didn’t have any influence in black politics after 1965. The thrust of what black politicians have agitated for since King died would be the material interests and ideological shticks of social workers and school administrators.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @James N. Kennett
  48. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    that he plagiarized nearly 100% of his dissertation,

    No. About 1/3.

    What’s interesting about that sequence of events is that over a period of 35 years (1955 to 1990), there was no one in the theological academy familiar with Paul Tillich’s work who had also gotten hold of a microtext of King’s dissertation and read it. There was a company called University Microfilms that put dissertations on film on special order, and there was an indexing and abstracting service devoted solely to dissertations. Even though King’s dissertation wasn’t published, any academician could have arranged through his institutional library to have gotten a copy in a matter of weeks.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  49. As an interesting aside, the most successful video game franchise of all time is The Sims. The company that makes it went to special lengths to hire all the female developers it could, and they made a game where 90% of all the players are female, in contrast to pretty much every other game on the market.

    The content of the game is described as a ‘virtual dollshouse’, in which the players ‘care for’ simulated humans living in a small town.

    This is often claimed as a ‘triumph for diversity’, when in fact it proves what psychologists and conservatives have said for ages – women and girls tend to be more in interested in people, while men and boys are more interested in things, and that this might have real-world effects when it comes to decisions such as career choice and choosing parenthood over work.

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
  50. Pericles says:
    @Anon

    Despite of your warning my eyebrows still gradually rose to the maximum setting.

  51. @Peripatetic Commenter

    People who are concerned about these things could always refuse to buy games written by a team of white male developers.

    Similar to Surgeon General warnings or ESRB warnings, we may soon DIE warnings “This video game was developed by 62.0% white male, 37.9% asian male and 0.1% asian female”

    All voluntary disclosure of course. In the name of “full transparency”

  52. What appears in headlines is what has become common to say elsewhere. Today, even white people complain about white people; it is a lamentable sign of psychological injury. But what I cannot abide is hearing Jews complain about white people, given that we all know that anyone who made any unfavorable generalizations about Jews would be pilloried. Here is Jeffrey Toobin on Jan. 25 commenting on CNN: “White House and white people. I mean … you know, this is a lesson in the diversity of the two parties. When you look at the House managers, it was almost evenly divided between men and women, you had two African-Americans, you had a Hispanic. [For the Trump defense] I mean, you know, it was all white men today; there are two white women allegedly on the team — we’ll see if they’re allowed to argue. But I think that in a visual medium when you have one side that has a very diverse team and the other is all white men, that says something in itself.”

    • Replies: @El Dato
  53. @BannedHipster

    Oh, don’t worry, they want us Stephen Miller 2A Jews dead too, or at least “re-educated”

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
  54. @Art Deco

    No one? I’d be willing to bet my principal mentor was familiar with both, and that he wasn’t alone. There was just no motivation to make a stink about it.

  55. Hibernian says:
    @216

    If you believe a union will protect all employees equally, I have a bridge to sell you.

    • Agree: Barnard
    • Replies: @216
  56. Ragging on whites is intended to be a status signal and it is, it’s just signalling something different than the signaller intends: regression to the mean. Hard.

  57. • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  58. @Dr. X

    The actual problem is that it’s self-hating whites who are writing most of these headlines. Blacks may be enjoying more opportunity to write anti-white op-ed drivel, but copy editor/headline writer was the whitest sector of the mostly whitey-white newsroom when I was in the biz — and due to the literacy requirements I’m guessing it still is. Of course, a lot of quality control has gone by the wayside due to job cuts and the faster news cycle.

    Even in the 80s and 90s newsrooms were thick with white guilt and desperate for black talent, but black talent, when it does exist, has better things to do than slave away quietly on the copy desk.

  59. SFG says:
    @Mr. Blank

    Yeah, pretty much. It’s one of the things that finally cut my ties to the left.

  60. Anon[360] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a quote, so that’s their excuse … just like a professor can say the n-word because it’s in a book being studied … oh, wait …

    Professors cannot even say “niggardly.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_word_niggardly

    I’m surprised that nobody has filed some sort of complaint about this on a campus. I suppose that white students are terrified of being outed as non-SJW and being shunned or graded down in classes.

    It might be a good investment for some conservative organization to pay the college costs of a few white kids in exchange for an agreement to be the complainant or plaintiff in a number of actions filed on the theory that expressions using “white” are being used in a bigoted manner. And don’t settle, and appeal as far as possible, the goal not being money, but published legal precedent. Maybe for good measure use the Peter Thiel trick of bankrupting some individual defendants by carefully crafting the claims to prevent university legal insurance from kicking in.

    • Replies: @Alden
  61. Possumman says:

    Pile of white dudes=hockey game. Pile of black dudes=basketball game or shooting on a street corner.

  62. iffen says:
    @Art Deco

    King was a tactician.

    He was also a unique political figure who was able to unite black and white (no small feat) to achieve a more or less peaceful resolution to the civil rights issue.

  63. El Dato says:

    Clown World Observer RT.com reports:

    ‘Every 2nd Jew in Germany wishes to leave’: Berlin to seek EU-wide criminalization of Holocaust denial

    Jews in Germany feel threatened to such an extent that almost half have thought about emigration [oh really?], Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, demanding a harsher response to anti-Semitism, not only in his country but across the EU as well.

    Jews in Germany are “openly attacked” on the streets [???] and face threats and abuse online on a daily basis [doesn’t everybody?], the minister wrote, in a guest article for the German weekly Der Spiegel ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Nazi Auschwitz death-camp liberation. Maas said that over 400 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in Berlin alone over six months last year.

    Are we talking dyslexic swastikas or worse?

    According to the minister, the measures Germany plans to champion during its presidencies of the Council of the European Union and of the Council of Europe, both of which it will assume later this year, will include the creation of a European network of anti-Semitism commissioners and a crackdown on online hate crime and disinformation.

    “With the bureaucratic iron fist of Trotsky, we will finally prevailsky!”

    For those who are confused, from https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/institutions-bodies/council-eu_en

    In the Council of the European Union, government ministers from each EU country meet to discuss, amend and adopt laws, and coordinate policies. The ministers have the authority to commit their governments to the actions agreed on in the meetings.

    Together with the European Parliament, the Council is the main decision-making body of the EU.

    Not to be confused with:

    European Council – quarterly summits, where EU leaders meet to set the broad direction of EU policy making

    Council of Europe – not an EU body at all. “The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.”

    Alles klar?

    He also specifically mentioned that Berlin plans to “ensure that all EU member states finally make it a crime to deny the Holocaust” and will help set up a Global Task Force Against Holocaust Denial.

    The use of the German Total Management Mind to battle the offspring of the German Total Management Mind is beyond parody.

    It’s as if they were sending free Nuke-Holocaust-capable U-Boote to Israel for reparations. Oh wait, that actually happened.

  64. El Dato says:
    @Tono Bungay

    Here is Jeffrey Toobin on Jan. 25 commenting on CNN

    I mean, you know!

    This is a powerful example of DUCKSPEAK.

    This aim was frankly admitted in the Newspeak word duckspeak, meaning “to quack like a duck”.

  65. 216 says: • Website
    @Hibernian

    Well, historically it tends to be seniority based.

    I guess the point is whether forcing a Damore-type to be fired in a “just cause” hearing would be greased by the union, or not.

    I’m rather pessimistic that a union would defend a Dissident, but it’s better than nothing.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  66. Barnard says:
    @216

    The idea that a woke union is going to protect people deemed hate thinkers from getting fired is just idiotic. There have already been examples of this with police and firemen getting fired for social media posts. Their unions put up a token defense and then fold quickly. In a union full of SJW zealots they won’t even get the token defense.

  67. @Desiderius

    Wayne is one of those rare guys who had the physical talent, mental discipline/work ethic, and ahead-of-his-time conditioning that managed to put it all together at the highest level.

    We probably won’t see his like again, not for a long time.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  68. @216

    ” a union might provide against right-wing employees for being disciplined wrt off the clock actions. ”

    One difference in the Euro-situation is that while lacking a First Amendment, the strong labor (or labour) movement makes it impossible to fire someone for “off the clock actions.” Also, if you do lose your job, you don’t lose your health insurance.

    Needless to say, Conservative Inc. has been bellyaching about this kind of “Gulag style socialism” for decades.

  69. anon[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @HammerJack

    Because all the young white men started reading Steve Sailer and realized that Real Men only devote themselves to STEM, leaving low-IQ fields like politics, journalism, history, etc. to low-IQ types like Jews….wait, what?

    • LOL: Desiderius
    • Replies: @El Dato
  70. Alden says:
    @Dr. X

    The wife, a friend, 4 or 5 children and several other people were massacred by Frank Lloyd Wright’s immigrant from Barbados negro household help. He used an axe. Wife kids and friend were in the dining room at lunch. Household help in the kitchen. Handymen in another room all eating a peaceful lunch

    Those were the days when houses not only had real rooms, but the rooms had doors and locks. The negro butler used a big axe locked the doors of the rooms and killed them all.

    He was a recent immigrant, recent hire and totally insane. Honest headlines then, homicidal negro kills X people including children.

    Nowadays, X people died at Wright’s home in Wisconsin while he was at work in his Chicago office.

  71. Alden says:
    @Anon

    It’s a great idea. But no conservative organization would go near it. Conservative organizations are not pro White.

    I’d love to see a class action lawsuit brought by 16-35 year old men against the auto insurance companies for the disparate impact of higher insurance rates. But the judges would overturn the Griggs disparate impact decision immediately. Be nice if it won and was upheld. Then reparations for every man who had to pay higher rates because of age and sex discrimination for the last 120 years.

  72. JMcG says:

    A dismissal from employment case is always taken to arbitration by a union local. To fail to arbitrate such a case leaves a local open to a lack of representation suit. Sometimes both parties agree to a settlement before the case is heard by an arbitrator.
    Good luck getting any arbitrator anywhere to find in favor of even a long-term employee who has a paper trail or recorded evidence of racist remarks admitted as evidence against him.

  73. The Growth of Racist Headlines

    Watching a UFC fight show last night, I was shocked to see a product logo on the octagon floor that employed a blatant white-ethnic slur: “Polackheart Rum”.

    • LOL: Yngvar, El Dato
  74. JimB says:
    @Homeschooling Mom in NY

    Now your talking! I especially loved the big ugly beefsteak tomatoes that my parents grew in our back yard. Our neighbor was dumping paint thinner on the property line next to his garage so I’m not sure how healthy they were to eat.

  75. @Known Fact

    This is true. Lefty jews have a special hate for conservative pro-America Jews like Miller (and you, assuming I’m characterizing you correctly). Not neocon jews, mind you. They’re tolerable because they tend to go along with the lefty domestic agenda and, well, you know…Israel. But Jews who see themselves as part of the great American middle, and not above it, they hate. Take both Michael Cohen and Steven Miller, both were attacked from the left, and pressured to conform, on the basis of their jewishness. Miller had family members writing editorials calling him a traitor essentially (to what?) and Cohen’s father convinced him to turn against Trump on the basis of: What are you doing? You’re a Jew!

  76. El Dato says:
    @anon

    As Larry Niven once wrote “Intelligence is just a tool, and it is not always used intelligently”, or something along those lines.

  77. El Dato says:
    @Hail

    Alarmed by what he deemed white supremacist terrorism chairman Joseph Soares canceled sociology classes for a week.

    Everything today goes directly to “terrorism”. Bu then….

    When they resumed, Wake Forest police officers were stationed outside classrooms and the building itself. Doors normally open were closed and locked. Even a study lounge was locked.

    The next thing Joseph Soares heard was “I want to play a game”.

  78. anon[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    People who are concerned about these things could always refuse to buy games written by a team of white male developers.

    In a related development, Boeing out-sourced the coding for systems on the 737 MAX to not-White programmers . . . did not go well, to understate the matter (more than 300 dead from crashes) . . . Boeing 737 MAX still grounded. Boeing stock still falling.

    A new aspect of D.I.E. a/k/a DIEversity, is the death toll resulting from “Civil Rights” now preventing Whites from working.

    “White coder employment denied, people flying Boeing died”

  79. @anon

    How is a video game any less art than a movie?

    Each age has its art form. The epic poem, the sculpture, the painting, the novel, the music recording, the movie, and now the videogame. I’d also suggest that the dance “music” video is a separate and distinct form, and that they should give Milli Vanilli their Grammys back.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  80. Michael S says:

    attempts to unionize aren’t getting traction

    This is because attempts to unionize never come from the productive employees; they come from entryists greeting them with “hail fellow oppressed developer”.

    They aren’t fooling any of the actual workers, and even if the management of the company is friendly toward SJWism in general (I’m looking at you, EA!), they aren’t going to be sympathetic toward actual unionization attempts. The entryists literally have no natural allies in that fight, except journalists of course.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @216
  81. @The Wild Geese Howard

    You really think that’s all?

    Those three things aren’t that rare, even in combination.

    Gretzky felt every player on the ice like Liszt felt every key on the piano.

    Here’s hoping Burrow does likewise.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  82. @Art Deco

    MLK was far ahead of today’s Left. He noticed that most black Americans were poor; but most poor Americans were white.

    Nowadays it is rare to find anyone on the Left who can process this information. Sometimes it’s crimestop (ignore the second observation); sometimes it’s a lack of reasoning ability that makes the two statements appear contradictory; but most often it’s the belief that poor whites are deplorables and so they don’t count.

  83. @Michael S

    No, it’s because there aren’t enough spoils there to divide. Until the suits figure out how to properly monetize their product unions are a pipe dream and devs starving artists in it for the love of the game.

    SJWism exists for the express purpose of crowding out such things as unionization in any case.

    • Replies: @216
  84. @Desiderius

    You think there’s something supernatural about Gretzky?

    As an ex-pat Michigander, this is my favorite Gretzky pass:

    Don’t ever sleep on The Captain, homie.

    Would also like to see Gretzky lead a team to the Stanley Cup on one functioning knee like Stevie Y did in 2002.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  85. 216 says: • Website
    @Desiderius

    The money in gaming comes from franchies like Call of Duty or the Madden NFL, or from mobile “freemium” games.

    Games qua games are not a good investment, except as part of the first party console maker.

    Those that are “franchices” may be producing enough “rents” that a union could make headway. But I imagine these developers are paid considerably more already.

  86. 216 says: • Website
    @Michael S

    Another angle is that the major leftist foundations typically aren’t issuing grants to the Zoe Quinns and Anita Sarkessians of the world.

    Atypically for leftists with institutional power, both women relied on online donations.

    A leftist in Biglaw can do firm-sponsored pro-bono work, but a leftist female game developer is going to have such a request laughed at.

    So their desired solution isn’t unions so much, its having the MacArthur foundation treat them like Ta Neisi Coates.

  87. anon[373] • Disclaimer says:
    @216

    Neither of the H-2 visas are “immigrant”

    Ah, Website – you make the mistake of thinking that rules actually apply . . . as a practical matter, once any foreigner sets foot in the USA whether Legal or Illegal the machinery is rigged to keep the foreigner here . . . look at any category of visa . . . they are all over-stayed in vast numbers.

    All you deplorables better not notice or complain about your replacements, just keep quiet and train them, sign the NDA . . . we’ll be monitoring everything you say, think or do, Big Tech will be watching

  88. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Supernatural?

    No. Just extraordinarily natural. By a couple SDs.

  89. Anon 2 says:
    @prime noticer

    Re: Video games

    After several years of explosive growth Poland has become the world’s fourth
    largest exporter of video games, after China, Hong Kong, and Japan. No doubt
    the enormous success of Witcher 3, which many regard as a masterpiece, had
    something to do with it. The Witcher games are based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s
    eight-book cycle, totaling over 3,000 pages. The man is nothing if not prolific.
    In late December, helped by the Netflix series that is beamed to some 120
    countries, Sapkowski ranked No.1 on the Amazon author rank, ahead of
    J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.

    Sapkowski’s Hussite Trilogy, originally published in Poland in the early 2000s
    and totaling over 1,500 pages, will finally be published in English this spring.
    Even though “traduttore traditore, as the Italians say, that is the English translation
    cannot possibly accurately render the richness of the Polish original, still it is
    widely expected that the sales of the Trilogy will go into millions around the
    world, and Sapkowski will become one of the world’s richest writers. Games,
    movies, and another Netflix series are probably in the works already.

  90. MBII says:

    These faggots need to leave the game industry alone.

  91. Anonymous[236] • Disclaimer says:
    @216

    Unions work well in areas where performance is fungible. Programming is not one of those, at least not at the level your key people need to be at to produce first rate software. Gaming pushes the envelope pretty hard.

  92. @anon

    also art,

    video game music

  93. @Smithsonian_2

    The content of the game is described as a ‘virtual dollshouse’, in which the players ‘care for’ simulated humans living in a small town.

    What is the object of the game?

    How do you win?

  94. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    It’s like being a pilot. Airlines get away with paying shitty wages and demanding long hours from pilots because there’s a huge number of people out there who just really like flying. For every pilot who gets burned out and quits there’s a bunch of new guys eager to replace him.

  95. Anonymous[109] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    But who pays attention to journalists any more? The SJW takeover of the profession is a hollow victory because nowadays they’re mostly talking to themselves. Nobody is listening.

    This is incidentally why SJWs are so obsessed with getting control of video games. Those are still important.

  96. Muggles says:
    @Dr. X

    In my experience with my local Pravda style newspaper, you can only detect race of criminal suspects by what isn’t written. If it says “white man accused of this and such” then you know. If no race is mentioned (even when wanted suspects are on the loose and dangerous) then you can assume the person is a POC.

    So the slogan now in journalism is: it’s write to be white.

    Otherwise, you just have to look at the name and neighborhood. Some Truths must be suppressed for the good of the Soviets.

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