Gamers Don’t Need NFLer Chris Kluwe

Subcultures tend to latch onto celebrity recognition for inroads into popular appeal. In the chess world, “chess-playing” celebrities like Dustin Diamond and Will Smith have written forwards to study books in place of those with tournaments named after them for decades of devotion to the hobby. So has been the case with minor celebrity and “gamer” Chris Kluwe, who was punter for the Minnesota Vikings until he was thrown out of the NFL for his constant verbal abuse of managers and fellow players, and for turning the NFL into a referendum on gay marriage after the league asked him not to do so (Kluwe erroneously claims such actions violate the First Amendment – he is not a legal scholar).

Kluwe enjoying a stale rehash of a AAA title.

Kluwe recently wrote an article called “Why GamerGaters Piss Me the Fuck Off,” which parallels so many of his other poorly written rantings and ravings, laden with juvenile potty language and self-righteous indignation towards those not as socially progressive as Kluwe. This particular screed is remarkable only because it targets one of the few groups still interested in Kluwe’s association with them, which is the gaming community. To be fair, after white millionaire Kluwe complains of “patently obvious white privilege,” he only calls “ignorant,” “slopebrowed,” and “shitgoblins” those gamers participating in an online social movement called “GamerGate,” which – to make a long story short – is a grassroots, leaderless backlash against politicization of gaming by social activists, and the collusion and corruption in gaming journalism that inevitably accompany progressivism, of which there are numerous examples. Kluwe now spends much of his days insulting gamers on Twitter and blocking the many female participants in GamerGate who challenge his Alinskyite smear campaign that the movement is a platform for misogyny.

For GamerGate, incurring Kluwe’s wrath is a reliable indication of being on the right track. Following his pattern of atrocious behavior in the NFL, Kluwe is exploiting gaming to advance a progressive agenda and assaulting the un-politicized escapist value that has made gaming meaningful for so long. Those reluctant to see gaming go the way of television and the movie industry – “exploring” the same politically correct themes over and over again – should welcome Kluwe’s ostracism (or ragequit) from the gaming community as a positive development.

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11 thoughts on “Gamers Don’t Need NFLer Chris Kluwe

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  3. “an online social movement called “GamerGate,” which – to make a long story short – is a grassroots, leaderless backlash against politicization of gaming by social activists, and the collusion and corruption in gaming journalism…” Hahahahaha. I’m sorry, I couldn’t hold it anymore. *wipe tear*

    *ahem* Of course, of course. Everyone on the planet except you and GamerGaters know the movement for what it is: A cesspool of harassment and misogyny.

    Go away troll and no need to come back.

    PS: Don’t bother replying. I won’t come back to give you a free click.

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    I love that you can’t accept that someone you disagree with is a gamer. Spent the whole post trying to paint him as some opportunistic outsider, scare quotes and all, when the dude’s been playing his whole life. Then complain about how he’s attacking gamers. You should probably level up your self awareness a bit bro.

    As for the rest of this, that’s some nice ultra-cliched right wing talking points you have here. Alinsky! Progressivism! Oh my! You’re partying like it’s 2008, not that Gamergate is a movement full of right-wing reactionaries or anything.

    “Oh no, people are expressing opinions about The Prophet Vidya (peace be upon it) that I disagree with! My opinions are perfect, so the only possible explanation is a leftist conspiracy.” You’re looking real sane there bro.

    btw, insults are not logical fallacies. Little baby STEM-lords shouldn’t try to run the logic master routine until they know what they’re talking about.

  5. Now that said, it’s easily provable that the whole “misogyny” thing is pretty baseless. I can list off hundreds of women in game development that GamerGate has no problem with; many of whom I admire. Lori Cole and Roberta Williams are my inspirations for wanting to get into game development, 30 years ago (and I’m backing Lori Cole’s new game set in the Quest for Glory world). I literally geeked out to my friends when the news broke that Corinne Yu joined Naughty Dog to work on Uncharted 4.

    So, basic logic would say, when someone has no problem with 99.99%+ of women and have supported their games for 3 decades, and only have issues with a small handful (and have the same issues with men on the same topic)…maybe the reason for the ire isn’t gender?

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