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+ - #metalgate SJWs prove their real purpose: censorship->

hessian writes: Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) comprise the driving force behind the incursion into metal against which #metalgate is a reaction. Metalheads do not want to be told what to think by a self-appointed cabal determining what is “true” based on their ideological agenda. It does not matter which agenda that is, only that it swallows up truth and metal equally and uses them as means toward its real goal, which is power and control.
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+ - #GamerGate, #MetalGate, And The Campaign Against Creativity->

hessian writes: It is clear that the social justice warriors are campaigning against the social outcasts rather than the misogyny, homophobia, racism, or general prejudice they claim to be fighting against. In the wake of their attacks on the gaming world, and on the cusp of their attacks against the metal world, one must wonder what is next. AnimeGate? ComicBookGate? LARPGate?
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+ - 2600 offers to distribute "The Interview" for Sony->

hessian writes: By freely offering the film online, millions of people will get to see it and decide for themselves if it has any redeeming qualities whatsoever — as opposed to nobody seeing it and the studios writing it off as a total loss. Theaters would be free from panic as our servers would become the target of any future vague threats (and we believe Hollywood will be most impressed with how resilient peer-to-peer distribution can be in the face of attacks). Most importantly, we would be defying intimidation, something the motion picture industry doesn't quite have a handle on, which is surprising considering how much they've relied upon it in the past.
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+ - SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS ARE COMING FOR OUR MUSIC #metalgate->

hessian writes: SJWs are a divisive and destructive force in the world today. Masquerading under the guise of social justice they seek a position of victimhood and aim to label everything that stands against them as prejudice. Their modus operandi is to use shaming language to close down the conversation leaving them free to assert their dominance.
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+ - What Is #Metalgate?->

hessian writes: Unlike #Gamergate, this is not something with a new sex scandal or coverup revealed. Rather, it represents the consequences of leftist invasion over an extended period of time. Leftists in the last several years have been trying hard to infuse metal with social issues instead of just enjoying the angst. The above video discusses this at length. The Washington Post wrote in 2006,
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+ - #metalgate explodes as SJWs attack heavy metal->

hessian writes: It is easy to see however why someone might want to — as writers have in the past — call heavy metal conservative. Metal avoids “social issues” and other internal questions of a society and instead looks at the health of a society as a whole, or in other words, how sane it is. We see a world gone insane through a refusal to pay attention to reality. The methods of that are beyond an artistic genre and should be injected into it, but since 2006 at least trying to reform metal has been a pet project of SJWs.
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+ - Apple fails to learn from last big hack in iCloud exploit-> 1 1

hessian writes: The iCloud hack that released gigabytes of nude photos of celebrity women occurred using methods foreshadowed in two earlier hacks. The first involved hackers tumbling user information from AT&T's server for iPad accounts, and the second was a widely-publicized iCloud exploit similar to the one likely used in "The Fappening" series of hacks.
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+ - How 1980s hackers used bulletin boards to learn about heavy metal->

hessian writes: "In the 80s, BBSes were the most important thing to the hacker world. They were where people met, talked, exchanged information," said legendary hacker Erik Bloodaxe, whose exploits with the hacker group Legion of Doom stirred many imaginations back in the day. "They were the central meeting places where you could find those people who actually cared about the same things you cared about."

"Most of the people in my peer group would be calling bulletin boards daily and were phone phreaks, so their long-distance calls were free. It was basically like being a regular on 4chan or Reddit, but thirty years ago. So we would talk about niche topics like metal that were very hard to find out about unless you, say, lived in a big city or college town and knew the right people/right places to go," said Grandmaster Ratte, a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow well-regarded in hacker circles. "Instead, you had access to people from all over the world, many of whom were very knowledgeable. I learned about tons of interesting subcultures via BBSs that I never would have known about until the Internet came along," he added.

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+ - Election candidate arrested over Churchill speech->

hessian writes: A candidate in the European elections has been arrested after making a speech quoting from a book by Winston Churchill about Islam.

Paul Weston, chairman of the far right Liberty GB party, was making the speech on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, Hampshire, on Saturday, when a member of the public complained to police and he was arrested.

He had been reading from Churchill's book The River War, written in 1899 while he was a British army officer in Sudan.

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+ - An Interview With the Founder of the Oldest & Longest-Running Metal Website->

hessian writes: One of – or the originator of metal on the Internet is Death Metal Underground which was started back in the 1980s on a bulletin board system. I had the opportunity of asking the founder, Brett Stevens, a few questions regarding the website’s history and the current state of heavy metal. We had a lot to talk about, about loads of interesting and controversial topics like elitism, sexism, the underground and why metal is not a form of “entertainment”.
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+ - How heavy metal influenced hackers->

hessian writes: "[Y]oung hackers tend to imagine themselves as renegades living outside the law, so the music associated with that at the time was certainly heavy metal," Bloodaxe added when queried about the heavy metal connection. While he personally lived on a steady diet of Queensryche, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, he knew others had different tastes. And yet, there were still heavy metal connections.

"Most of the people in my peer group would be calling bulletin boards daily and were phone phreaks, so their long-distance calls were free. It was basically like being a regular on 4chan or Reddit, but thirty years ago. So we would talk about niche topics like metal that were very hard to find out about unless you, say, lived in a big city or college town and knew the right people/right places to go," said Grandmaster Ratte, a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow well-regarded in hacker circles. "Instead, you had access to people from all over the world, many of whom were very knowledgeable. I learned about tons of interesting subcultures via BBSs that I never would have known about until the Internet came along," he added.

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