Jun 21 2012
I want to start by saying that I apologize for any harm I caused by my last post. The original “open letter” has been written while I was angry and frustrated, something you really shouldn’t do.
The topics of racism, sexism, etc. are very complex topics and it’s hard to discuss these on the internet. Quickly things boil down to us vs. them and/or people say things they actually don’t meant to say. The old saying goes that everything is fun and games until someone gets hurt. And I am sure I was not the only one who got hurt in the process.
At this moment I am rethinking the whole affair. One lesson that I learned is to avoid writing posts in anger and to discuss complex matters while angry or frustrated on the net. You can only lose this way, and hurt others, including yourself. I need to rethink how to express my thoughts on this matter.
One last thing: I am an (almost) university educated white male atheist with enough free time and money to have his own blog on the internet that is focused on gaming. In a way I am a privileged person which of course influences my perspectives on the world. Sometimes I may not even be aware of that. It’s definitely fine to point that out to me. I am more than willing to see the error of my ways.