#FightICEwithfire

We now have a hashtag. You have to admit it is a catchy slogan.

It goes without saying that a hashtag on its own does not protect people from being raided. Even printing it out on a T-shirt or a sign and then wearing the T-shirt or bringing the sign to a protest, recording a video of yourself protesting and then posting the video on Facebook and then getting lots of thumbs up for it, does not protect people from being raided. The only thing that will protect people from being raided is to actually follow the advice of the hashtag.

When the Fourth Amendment is being ignored by government (as is currently the case, since a valid warrant must specify a particular individual to be arrested in relation to a particular incident of crime, so when ICE raids private property and treats any and all people of ”non-white” appearance found inside as guilty until proven innocent, they are acting without valid warrant):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

the Second Amendment comes into play:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Otherwise, more of this will happen:

Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record who was brought to the US from Mexico when he was seven years old, was taken into custody last Friday in Seattle.

“this is the blueprint for mass deportation. Their enforcement priorities are so broad they include everybody.”

Coupled with the recent Ice raids, “It adds up to a new policy that we’re going to remove anybody we can get our hands on,” said Leopold, former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ice agents asked Ramirez: “Are you legally here?” and when he explained that he had a work permit, officers took him in, according to his lawsuit. At a processing center, when Ramirez again told agents about his Daca status, an officer allegedly replied: “It doesn’t matter, because you weren’t born in this country.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/15/seattle-daca-dreamer-arrested-judge-trump-immigration

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64 Responses to #FightICEwithfire

  1. NuminousSun says:

    I see everyone steered clear of this fact in their responses: “A study by a team at the United Nations University in Tokyo has found that, weight for weight, the average computer chip does more harm to the environment than the car.” BBC: Chips cost environment dear.”

    And that’s not even mentioning the labor conditions of those in the global south who do the mining required to get the resources needed to make batteries and computer components…

  2. NuminousSun says:

    I feel personally guilty every time I use my phone or computer, apparently that’s not the case for others…

  3. Ganbaru says:

    @NS

    I’m a computer scientist because not much else pays as good where I live and I am against computers and cellphones, but I use a 100$ used computer that nobody else wants (I only own a pc for activism) and a 20$ phone from 10 years ago. Computer manufacturing is terrible for the environment, but I recommend that people always buy electronics used if they insist on buying them.

    I’d also say that computers have made my life much easier, but this doesn’t happen often unless someone chooses a good and simple operating system like Plan 9 or OpenBSD (takes some time getting used to, but a lot of time is saved in the end). I can help with this if anyone needs it.

  4. AS says:

    @Coyotl

    “I was born into the start of the 3D generation though so I have nostalgia for N64/PS1/XBOX-era games.”

    The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is about as good as it is possible for a 3D game to be. Compared to today’s 3D games it is a gem. But compared to the good 2D games it is not particularly outstanding.

    @GG

    “I always felt like I was in a simpler world when I played those games.”

    Yes! You get it! One thing I especially liked about River City Ransom was the shops.

    Now that we have established some common ground, please send in a contact form if you want to volunteer.

    “Also, I’ll check out those games you mentioned. The only one that I recognize is “Metroid Fusion” tho. I haven’t played that game in awhile.”

    Metroid Zero Mission was good too.

    As for Metroid Fusion, you need to play Super Metroid (SNES) in order to appreciate some of the story references. The Etecoons and Dachoras that you rescue from the lab are from Super Metroid, for example. And in turn you need to play Metroid 2 to appreciate Super Metroid. The best sequence to play the games would be: Zero Mission, 2, Super, Fusion.

    “By the way though, the only exception in 3D video games that occurred for me is when the plot of a 3D video game interested me, such as the plot of the first “Kingdom Hearts” game.”

    OK, but the real question should be: would Kingdom Hearts have been worse if it had kept the same plot but had been made in 2D? If not, then why not make it in 2D?

    “I know what “Street Fighter” is. I’ve never actually played a “Street Fighter” game in my life, but I am familiar with the series.”

    I stopped following the series after it became 3D. I watched a few prologues/epilogues (still in 2D, yay!) on YouTube and that was it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf7eKSQyGqs

    @NS

    “I got into Billiards and Chess, and no video game even comes close to the level of interest those games spark in me.”

    That’s because you are looking at video games as games. I look at video games mostly as a form of storytelling, with the gameplay merely being a way to more effectively immerse the player into the fictional world.

    “I also do not see how promoting video games falls in line with Hitlerian National Socialist ideals?”

    Hitler used to book out entire opera houses for NSDAP members to see operas that he liked. It’s not the medium that is being promoted, but particular stories, characters and themes that happen to be presented via this medium. I’m not saying that people should spend more of their time playing video games, I am saying that if they want to play video games, these are some good ones (and it is not a coincidence that they are all 2D).

    “weight for weight, the average computer chip does more harm to the environment than the car”

    Just to clarify, the meaning of the term “weight for weight” is that N computer chips whose summed weight equals the weight of a car do more harm to the environment than the car, not that one computer chip does more harm to the environment than one car (that would be “unit for unit”)…..

    “And that’s not even mentioning the labor conditions of those in the global south who do the mining required to get the resources needed to make batteries and computer components…”

    I support the state offering public works projects for such people so that they have a choice other than mining even when no other private sector employment is available, and I also support those who wish to move to other countries for opportunites (both of these would give mining companies incentive to improve labour conditions in order to get workers back), but if the miners with access to these alternatives choose to turn them down in order to be miners fully aware of the labour conditions involved, nothing unethical is going on.

  5. Hypnotix says:

    Since someone mentioned Square Enix a couple of times, I thought I’d ask:

    What do you think of the Deus Ex games? The most recent one’s (Mankind Divided) world seemed incredibly similar to a dystopia of the like that would ensue if the modern-day far-right and Islamophobia get their way. This is why I found it relevant and engaging, hence my taking a look at it.

    Here are some trailers, if you’re interested:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvSs5b6y-YM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-MU5MgRV6U

    There are some issues with it, of course, but that’s understandable given that its goal is to reach as many people as possible (which is also what good propaganda in general ought to do, actually). The message is still there despite this, and still makes it worthwhile as far as I can see it.

  6. Miles Saturni says:

    @AS:
    “I look at video games mostly as a form of storytelling, with the gameplay merely being a way to more effectively immerse the player into the fictional world.”

    This sentence could describe exactly my approach to gaming. I always used games to escape from society and immerse myself into another world. That’s also why my favourite genre was RPG.
    However I never cared about graphics, it’s just an element I don’t consider when choosing a game: the essential elements for me have always been story and soundtrack. It often happened to me that I got interested in a game after listening to its soundtrack.

  7. AS says:

    @MS

    “It often happened to me that I got interested in a game after listening to its soundtrack.”

    I’m glad you bring this up. Concurrent with the shift from 2D to 3D is the degeneration from simple BGMs distinctively suited to video games, to orchestral-sounding BGMs no different than movie BGMs. This is another effect of Westernization. Compare a typical pre-Westernized soundtrack:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILLPdsJekBk

    with a typical post-Westernized soundtrack (I’ll use Deus Ex as an example since Hypnotix mentioned it):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyG6YMLEWus

    Do you see how graphical complexification and musical complexification are just two aspects of the same driving hubris?

    Besides the simple BGMs being so much more magical, another good thing about the simple BGMs is that you can abruptly switch from one BGM to another at literally any point during the tracks and it never feels jarring. This allowed games to suddenly switch to a different BGM when you run into a certain character (usually that character’s personal theme tune) and switch straight back to the previous BGM after you finish interacting with that character, which makes individual personalities much more prominent, or to play a set BGM on each occasion when an item is newly acquired, and so on. This cannot be comfortably done with complex BGMs because they are too cumbersome.

  8. Miles Saturni says:

    @AS
    “Concurrent with the shift from 2D to 3D is the degeneration from simple BGMs distinctively suited to video games, to orchestral-sounding BGMs no different than movie BGMs.”
    With this do you mean that movies could have more “elaborated” and even orchestral BGMs, while videogames should not? If so, why this difference in treatment?

    I think my personal feelings about BGMs are actually similar to how I deal with graphics in a certain way… I evaluate them on the basis of what kind of emotions they can make me feel, and how much they “captivate” me. I don’t think I have a preference for one “style” in particular.

    For example I consider the soundtrack of this game to be exceptional:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weLHSL2euuE&list=PL93EAE684F7E15AA2&index=1

    Someone cited Kingdom Hearts in this thread, which also has a good soundtrack.
    There are also “simpler” (8bit, 16-bit) soundtracks that I consider very good, right now I remember RockMan/Mega Man for example (multiple games).

    I’m curious, where do you place the “red line” with regards to soundtracks? 8-bit, 16-bit? Where would you place a system like the GBA?
    This is one of the games that used to the maximum the GBA capabilities for both sound and graphics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AykU-UMN5Us&list=PLS7i3rQm5wBK66MZUG6BZO4jFycI9kgR9
    I consider this soundtrack to be one of the best I’ve ever listened to.

    On another but related topic, I have not understand one thing within the “Western Civilization Must Die” page: do you despise the concept of Orchestra in itself, or only certain forms of it? If it’s the former, then what about Wagner, for example?
    If it’s only about Orchestras with too many different instruments in it: how “many” is too many?

  9. AS says:

    @MS

    “With this do you mean that movies could have more “elaborated” and even orchestral BGMs, while videogames should not? If so, why this difference in treatment?”

    For the reason I stated:

    good thing about the simple BGMs is that you can abruptly switch from one BGM to another at literally any point during the tracks and it never feels jarring

    With movies, the editor predetermines the timing of events. With video games, the timing of events varies depending on the player.

    “I evaluate them on the basis of what kind of emotions they can make me feel, and how much they “captivate” me.”

    That is fine. So which of the two soundtracks that I posted in my previous comment captivates you more?

    “I’m curious, where do you place the “red line” with regards to soundtracks? 8-bit, 16-bit? Where would you place a system like the GBA?”

    I don’t draw a red line; I look at each soundtrack separately.

    “For example I consider the soundtrack of this game to be exceptional:”

    “I consider this soundtrack to be one of the best I’ve ever listened to.”

    The second one is so much better than the first one that I find it surprising that you could like both! (Perhaps two blood memories? Can you feel if it is a different part of your brain which likes the previous one and which likes this one? Would you have still liked both when you were younger, or not?) You do consider the second one better than the first one, surely? However, even the second one uses many more tonal textures compared to the older soundtracks which used basically the same few textures for everything. As a result, it gives me the impression of the game world being more complicated than the older game worlds. And the same is also true of the illustrations on the YouTube video (which I was looking at while listening) – note the “smooth” colour shading, in contrast to the simpler “sectional” colour shading of older game illustrations, such as Megaman as you mentioned:

    http://wallpoper.com/images/00/28/70/59/megaman_00287059.jpg

    So I would consider Golden Sun Westernized to a mild extent.

    “This is one of the games that used to the maximum the GBA capabilities for both sound and graphics.”

    So the real question is: if Golden Sun were released for a more powerful console, would Golden Sun have had even more complicated sound and graphics?

    “do you despise the concept of Orchestra in itself, or only certain forms of it?”

    I have no problem in theory with a composer who writes music that he only subsequently discovers cannot be performed adequately except by an orchestra. What I have a problem with is a composer starting out with the idea of writing orchestral music. (Unfortunately, the former is very rare in practice, while the latter is very common…..) In other words, I wish that the abstract concept of an “orchestra” had never been formalized, and that instead composers decide on a case-by-case basis the best way to perform each particular piece of music.

  10. Miles Saturni says:

    @AS:

    “… good thing about the simple BGMs is that you can abruptly switch from one BGM to another at literally any point during the tracks and it never feels jarring. This allowed games to suddenly switch to a different BGM when you run into a certain character (usually that character’s personal theme tune) and switch straight back to the previous BGM after you finish interacting with that character, which makes individual personalities much more prominent, or to play a set BGM on each occasion when an item is newly acquired, and so on. This cannot be comfortably done with complex BGMs because they are too cumbersome.”

    I’ve never felt this problem at all to be honest, at least in the games that I used to play. I stopped at the so-called 6th generation of home consoles (the ps2 generation) and at the 7th with regards to handheld consoles (the Nintendo DS generation), so maybe it’s a problems more present with successive generations?

    “With movies, the editor predetermines the timing of events. With video games, the timing of events varies depending on the player.”

    So you’re okay for more complex music, movie or opera-like, being used for scripted scenes? Like cutscenes (pre-game and in-game), credits, etc?

    “That is fine. So which of the two soundtracks that I posted in my previous comment captivates you more?”

    Honestly… none of them (I have not listened to them all…. maybe half, and they don’t make me wanna listen more). If I have to choose one, I would say the one you posted (non-westernized one), because within the main theme there are certain elements/sounds that make me nostalgic of old RPGs.

    “The second one is so much better than the first one that I find it surprising that you could like both! (Perhaps two blood memories? Can you feel if it is a different part of your brain which likes the previous one and which likes this one? Would you have still liked both when you were younger, or not?)”

    I cannot feel anything about my brain. I’m pretty sure I would have liked them both when I was younger.
    I always thought I had two opposing and conflicting personalities inside me (as a child sometimes while I was alone I used to play about it). I often thought about it as I grew up, and after first reading about blood memories on this website some years ago, I’ve come the conclusion that I have also some Gentile blood memory. This is based on a self-analysis of certain psychological traits and certain behaviours I had as a child.
    I’ve never thought too much about its implications with regards to music, however. Not about the issue of “complexity” at least: I’m pretty sure that my obsession with Black Metal during certain years of high school was due to that blood memory. The “funny” thing is that with Black Metal I actually liked the more minimalistic bands, that used only the bare essential minimum of instruments.

    “You do consider the second one better than the first one, surely?”

    Yes, I think it’s qualitatively better.

    “So the real question is: if Golden Sun were released for a more powerful console, would Golden Sun have had even more complicated sound and graphics?”

    I think so: they did that with the third installment of the series. The songs that got remixed got worse in my opinion – and this is something that happens often for me, remixed tracks that get better than their original version are a tiny minority for me.

    Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1svF7sR68
    Remix: https://youtu.be/6lW8ZttTbqw

    However there are some tracks which I consider really good, and there are certain tracks (both in this game and in others) that I think could fit in a certain way this sentence of yours:
    “I have no problem in theory with a composer who writes music that he only subsequently discovers cannot be performed adequately except by an orchestra.”

    I think there are certain types of eerie and mystical atmosphere and feelings that require specific types of sounds to be achieved and conveyed.
    This track for example: https://youtu.be/Yq1CmAq_xVY
    Or even this: https://youtu.be/BgqIIwdvN-4
    I don’t think you could make them accomplish their function better while using a simpler soundfoot.

  11. AS says:

    @MS

    “So you’re okay for more complex music, movie or opera-like, being used for scripted scenes? Like cutscenes (pre-game and in-game), credits, etc?”

    No, because then it wouldn’t fit with the simple music in the rest of the game.

  12. Legion says:

    “Metroid Zero Mission was good too.”

    My favorite of all the Metroid games.

    Art has it’s limits. There was a Myatt quote about it on this site somewhere. I think the introduction of VR will have seriously terrible effects on the world.

  13. AS says:

    @Legion

    “My favorite of all the Metroid games.”

    I especially like the Zero Suit section. Avoiding the Space Pirates is hair-raising, possibly even more so than avoiding the SA-X in Fusion! (Also a great use of the sudden BGM switch that I was talking about: every time a Space Pirate spots Samus, the BGM changes to a panic theme!) And then after Samus finally gets her suit back fully powered, we get to release all the built-up tension from the previous section! And of course I like the ending.

    I still consider Super better than Zero Mission, though. Zero Mission has more tension, but Super has more emotion. The Baby Metroid still haunts me….. And the Hyper Beam is the perfect manifestation of Samus’ emotions at that moment.

  14. AS says:

    Slow improvement:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/democrat-threatens-shoot-gop-lawmaker-texas-house-floor-calls-ice-illegal-protesters/

    But leftists still have a long way to go. Why threaten?

    And where were the protestors’ firearms?

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