Submitted by qasdf1419 in Anarchism

In 2013, Anita Sarkeesian published a video series titled Tropes v. Women in Video Games on the YouTube channel Feminist Frequency. Soon after, right-wing creators such as Carl Benjamin AKA Sargon of Akkad, made anti-feminist anti-SJW propaganda videos attacking Sarkeesian, and painting out feminists and social justice activists as a threat to video games.

This was a masterful stroke of evil genius. People could start out watching gaming videos, then get recommended right-wing commentary on their YouTube feed. If they watch the right-wing videos, the algorithm will recommend more of that content, gradually transforming their YouTube feeds into a far-right propaganda channel.

From 2005-2012, anarchists had a chance to exploit the algorithm and create our own propaganda networks before the fash jumped on it. We squandered and wasted our opportunity, and now we’re playing defence, leftist YouTube creators are deradicalising people from the far-right, when they should have been recruiting them into the revolution. Anarchists should have went on the offensive, before the fascists even got started.

What do we do now? BreadTube is trying their best to get people out of the far-right, but we need to get people into anarchism.

I’m worried that we’ll lose, simply because fascists had a massive headstart. We are playing catch-up with propaganda and recruitment. Hopefully we can eventually balance out the algorithm, but we really should have tipped it in our favour when we had the opportunity.

Sigh.

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asterism wrote

The answer is simple.

The original mario levels are linear moving from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen.

If the pipelines in mario went to the left mario would easily get stuck in an infinite loop unable to leave the level. The game would tank.

Thus, out of sheer design necessity, we can only have pipelines that ultimately move to the right. This right ward movement allows for one to actually complete the level.

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asterism wrote

Ok so if there are any actual accelerationist out there you should use this shit because I think I just accidentally made your case for you.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Who is this post for? Like I don't know if I should laugh or be annoyed at this post which is incredibly leftists and christian. Because its both embarrassing and annoying and I don't even know where to start. I guess my comment is "stop being so christian. Life will be way more fun if you stop".

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Fool moderator wrote

Because squirrels like to blow up pipelines.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

Fascism is brewing regardless of YouTube. really it doesn't matter what leftists do, the Overton window is destined to go right.

Anarchism is not a lazy ideology, and requires nuances and for people to think about what they think, so an anarchist pipeline is pretty much impossible.

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Classicide2Announced wrote

We need to win people based on the merit of our ideas. We will never win a shouting contest.

If you convince someone for the wrong reasons, they'll never stay for long or be a good ally anyway. Look at those people who change their ideology every six months (without touching grass once) if you want an example of that.

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