SonicFox wins Best eSports Player at The Game Awards: "I'm gay, black, a furry. Pretty much everything a republican hates."

Oct 25, 2017
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If anyone defending Republicans lacks the empathy to understand other people's situations, imagine how you would feel if you could be fired from your job for indicating anywhere on your social media that you play video games or that your mannerisms raised suspicions from your co-workers that you may play video games.

Because that is exactly what Republicans are pushing for towards LGBT people!

And this is just ONE of the issues that they have spectacularly fucked up views on! You can understand why I don't want to haggle over whether or not I categorically deserve the right to *have a job* in a country where that is the only way to secure a place to live and medical care. You can understand how this policy is a direct attack on me by people who openly admit to thinking that I'm destroying the country by existing.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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I guess a sports analogy is appropriate in today's climate. ITT:

sonicfox: fuck yankees fans

Concerned yankees fan : hey now, I'm a Yankees fan. I mean I don't like the team, any of the players or the coach, or most of what they stand for. I always root for the other team. I used to have an old Yankees shirt I bought when I was 15 that I would wear to the gym sometimes though, so please stop lumping us all together.

(Also maybe) I 'm not even from the US and don't even really follow much of this "baseball" stuff.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I guess a sports analogy is appropriate in today's climate. ITT:

sonicfox: fuck yankees fans

Concerned yankees fan : hey now, I'm a Yankees fan. I mean I don't like the team, any of the players or the coach, or most of what they stand for. I used to have an old Yankees shirt I bought when I was 15 that I would wear to the gym sometimes though, so please stop lumping us all together.

(Also maybe) I 'm not even from the US and don't even really follow much of this "baseball" stuff.
The Yankees dont have a political agenda that is dead-set on subjugating people like SonicFox and countless other innocent people. This isn't a sport, it's their lives.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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And Republicans clearly understand that what they are doing has great consequences for LGBT people. I know this because they are *desperate* to avoid the same happening to them. They raised hell over someone losing their job because they circulated a pseudoscientific memo trying to rationalize why women were allegedly less suited for engineering roles through the lens of the one fifty-year-old psychological theory they remembered from their undergrad psychology elective - something that is exactly one step above invoking Freudian psychoanalytics or phrenology to rationalize discrimination.

And yet they're still trying to make it legal to fire LGBT people just for existing!
 
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Nov 1, 2017
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The Yankees dont have a political agenda that is dead-set on subjugating people like SonicFox and countless other innocent people. This isn't a sport, it's their lives.
Obviously. I'm using an analogy to illustrate how absurd it is to argue that attacking republicans is unfair to people who used to be republicans but have voted democrat for the past decade.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I can’t take people seriously when they don’t judge the point I’m making but the show I’m referencing. It’s almost an ad hominem attack.
Your actual point is poor in this context. If roughly half of the electorate supports a party based on destructive bigotry, then how does splitting the rest of the electorate help the situation? At this exact point, adding more parties will just increase the relative power of the bigots. We have seen this in action with LePage in Maine.
 

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Your actual point is poor in this context. If roughly half of the electorate supports a party based on destructive bigotry, then how does splitting the rest of the electorate help the situation? At this exact point, adding more parties will just increase the relative power of the bigots. We have seen this in action with LePage in Maine.
Yes, and I made that caveat in my second post. It’s pragmatic to vote Democrat but they’re still pretty awful.
 
Good on him. I didn't mind that his acceptance speech was a little awkward. It was genuine, and that counts for a lot.

Why are we generalizing republicans?
Can you find a prominent Republican who doesn't actively try to undermine non-whites, who doesn't despise LGBTQ people, and who doesn't support [bullies/hate groups/religious nuts/ignorance in general]?

There's your answer.
 

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So if you know that, then why bring up that South Park episode at all? What does that do other than discourage people from doing something that you agree should happen?
It was just to say both parties aren't up to standard. I can't remember the exact details of the episode, sorry. I just thought it was funny at the time. Apologies if it isn't an accurate enough reference.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Or you could look at who you Republican voters support, and come to a self-realization?
They already have that realization. They know who and what kind of monsters make up the Republican Party and choose to ignore it so they can maintain their privilege and the status quo. I’m far beyond the point where I believe there are republicans ignorant enough to not realize how dangerous, oppressive and sick their party is. The people still part of it, still defending it fundamentally don’t care about marginalized groups but pretending to do so is useful for not being immediately written off as the unempathetic bigots they are.