The Other McCain

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#FreeStacy: Have You Mentioned @srhbutts Lately? Perhaps You Should

Posted on | February 24, 2016 | 29 Comments

 

“If Nicholas ‘Sarah’ Nyberg (@srhbutts) is a feminist, I’m the King of Sweden. What is he/she? Living proof that bad causes attract bad people, and the ‘Social Justice Warrior’ (SJW) crusade against #GamerGate is a very bad cause.”
Robert Stacy McCain, March 18, 2015

Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg was masquerading online as “Sarah Butts” when he/she unwisely attempted to silence a website, 8chan.net, which had supported #GamerGate, by falsely accusing them of hosting child pornography. However, he/she failed to anticipate the reaction, i.e., that the people he/she had attacked would figure out who he/she actually was, connect the dots, and expose Nicholas/Sarah’s unsavory background. Nyberg was the subject of a March 2015 article I wrote called “Fake #GamerGate Victims” and, five months later, my Twitter account was briefly suspended as a consequence.

That was the first time my account had ever been suspended since I joined Twitter in 2009, and readers may draw from this whatever conclusion they wish. #GamerGate began as an effort to expose the shoddy ethics of certain journalists who were covering the videogame industry and also, allegedly, having sex with Chelsea Van Valkenburg a/k/a “Zoe Quinn.” These dishonest journalists did not enjoy the exposure of their conflicts of interest and so, with the help of their friends in the Democrat-Media Complex, they turned #GamerGate into a misleading narrative, i.e., videogame players are hateful misogynists who harass women online. Well, these two narratives are not necessarily contradictory. It may simultaneously be true that (a) women are harassed online by guys who play videogames, and (b) coverage of the videogame industry is biased by selfish and dishonest writers who pretend to care about “social justice” while allegedly having sex with Zoe Quinn.

It is not my job to say which issue is more relevant to you, the reader, but when the Democrat-Media Complex takes sides in a public controversy, my hunch is they are on the wrong side. Liberals are deeply prejudiced and, to anyone who has studied their belief system, the things that liberals hate — capitalism, Christianity, the U.S. military, etc. — are as obvious as the things they love, e.g., sodomy, treason and socialism. Exactly how these liberal prejudices relate to #GamerGate, I’ll leave for the reader’s judgment. For now, the more relevant question is whether these biases of liberalism explain why my Twitter account was suspended last week. Did my prior encounter with Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg (a/k/a “Sarah Butts”) in some way influence this otherwise unexplained action?

In September, Milo Yiannopoulos published a lengthy examination of Nyberg’s pedophile-themed online chats.

 

 

These conversations, which occurred circa 2005-2006, involved Nyberg expressing sexual attraction to his/her young female relative. At the time, Nyberg was earning a lucrative income as proprietor of a forum devoted to discussion of a videogame called “Final Fantasy.”

Now, a decade later, we find Nyberg online pretending to be a feminist in order to accuse videogamers of hating women? Why would such a vile person be acceptable as an ally of a “social justice” movement, and why would anyone be suspended from Twitter for telling the truth about who Nyberg really is? Why would Twitter support choose to protect such an allegedly dangerous person as Nyberg?

“God gave them up unto vile affections . . . God gave them over to a reprobate mind . . .”
Romans 1:26-28 (KJV)

Beware of reprobate minds. Crazy people are dangerous.

UPDATE: Daniel Payne at the Federalist:

Just two weeks after it announced its new “Trust and Safety Council,” there are tentative signs Twitter’s chickens may be coming home to roost. The social media platform earlier this month signaled it intends to begin more actively censoring user-generated content to make users feel more “safe.” A few days ago it claimed its first victim under this new regime, suspending the Twitter account of ardent anti-feminist Robert Stacy McCain. . . .
In response, actor Adam Baldwin — an extremely popular Twitter user with nearly a quarter of a million followers — tweeted one final time, deleted the rest of his nearly 10,000 tweets, and quit Twitter for good. A short while later, Ace of Spades — the Frank Lloyd Wright of conservative Twitter rants — signaled that he, too, intends to more or less abandon Twitter.
Taken together, these events — the wholesale suppression of McCain’s Twitter presence, and the departure of two heavyweight conservative voices on the platform — suggest things may be changing on Twitter even faster than previously anticipated. . . .

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE II: My longtime blog buddy Donald Douglas of American Power has been busy updating the developments:

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