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So 2014… that happened.

I miss being uninformed.  When I was uninformed my life better.  I was happier and could do things in my life without feeling guilty.  But alas, I am not uninformed.  This is my own doing and while I miss those days because of their ease I don’t want to go back to them.  Why?  That is a hard one to explain; maybe it is best just to say that anything worth doing is hard.

That being said I have a bit of a problem.  As mentioned many times I am a generic white cis gendered male. I do not have the experiences of growing up in any type of minority really.  Sure, I have red hair (very dark though so it looks more brown as I age) and freckles, I wear classes, have a funky gap in my front teeth, and somewhat short; so I have been made fun of and bullied but that does not mean I understand what it means to be systemically repressed.  So if anybody out there wants a platform to post on that is already 1000+ strong then feel free to send me your articles and they will get posted unedited.  If or until that happens I am going to continue to frame my discussions the way I always have.  I will encourage open dialog and I will source any article or video used for a piece in any way when appropriate.

In the past I have tried to be focus on good news.  Now I want to be focused on things that need to be looked at out bring about good news.  That does not mean DFTBAN is suddenly a social justice blog, I actually hope to be quite contrary to the typical social justice blog you see.  Going back to my promise,  I will source everything I can, I will ask the tough questions, I will defer to somebody IN the situation whenever possible, I will not post only on emotion but also try to back up facts.

I don’t know how much I will post, only that I will post more.  Here is to 2015 and may it be better than the year before!


One comment

  1. This changed my mind on being a gatekeeper in gaming yesterday. http://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/on-nerd-entitlement-rebel-alliance-empire

    Aaronson’s response to Penny’s article is also well worth the read. http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2119

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