A lot of people like chiptune because of the emphasis on melody rather than sound design, the portable devices which can be used to write it and the feelings of nostalgia which may come about when hearing a sound from and entertainment system used in childhood.
However, in recent years there has been an increasing presence of fascist, neo-nazi and white supremacist subject matter being purposefully associated with chiptune, nintendo and gaming in general.
Its obvious that this purposeful conflation of chiptune and gaming with far right ideology comes from 4chan and 8chan (and 3chan and whatever other ‘chan’ that pops up as soon as another is closed).
Its a sick way to introduce young people to far-right ideology by associating it with fun games and music.
Humour and comedy are being used to desensitize peoples minds to the suffering of others.
Over and over again, I find myself exposed to little fascist brainwashing flashcards online, namely memes from all the ‘chans’. These memes often use some cute characters from video games and anime cartoons to entice young people. The more they search for this type of ‘comedy’, the more extreme the hatred in the memes and other forms of brainwashing becomes.
Its interesting to note that recent mass shooters have posted their fascist manifestos on 8chan, a website run by supposedly retired US army personel.
I love trackng and even music made with basic waveforms or old technology but I am getting extremely tired of encountering fascist ‘psychological operations’ (psyops) associated with these kinds of music.
Has anyone noticed this as well?
I really dont want tracking to be taken over by these ‘hatefully laughing retards’ and subsequently be seen as far-right or fascist music.
The same thing happened in metal music.
I love heavy guitar riffs and fast double bass drumming but it pisses me off that more and more metal fans are finding it ‘funny and cool’ to say fascist things or laugh at people suffering.
Some memes and stuff may seem funny at first but watch what happens later on.
First its a ‘funny frog’ then its a white-supremecist or nazi symbol. Further down the line some dickhead from an online forum is shooting up south americans for no reason.
Just be aware of it. Little rich kids, just because they understand computers thinking they are the ‘elite’ and the most intelligent people on the planet spreading hateful shit, laughing along all the way…‘how succsessful we are’, ‘see how intelligent we are’, ‘isnt it funny that we have so much money and they dont’, ‘isnt it funny when other people die’…
Its fucking irritating…suddenly trackers and electronic music are inundated with these weird brainwashed retards, laughing and talking shit trying to gain popularity.
As far as I know 8chan, 4chan, 3chan and so on are references to 8channel music, 4channel music, 3channel music etc…so just be careful if your kids are getting into tracking as a hobby, let them know that some fascist pricks online will try to push their young minds towards idiocy and hatred through their music hobby.