DOOM co-creator headlining 'Toxic And Proud' sci-fi convention for people 'tired of woke propaganda'
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DOOM co-creator is headlining a ‘Toxic and Proud’ sci-fi convention for people that are ‘tired of woke propaganda’.
John Carmack is the co-founder of id Software and the former CTO of Oculus VR, and he’s fed up with the Woke Left and their propaganda agenda, so much so, that he’s hosting a convention with special guests.
As reported by PCGamer, Carmack will be attending BasedCon, a sci-fi convention held in the United States of America state of Michigan.
In a tweet posted on his personal account, Carmack announced: “I’m going to be at BasedCon again this year. I had read books from and Twitter-interacted with three of the authors (more since!), but I wasn’t sure what to expect last year. It turned out fun, in a grass-roots con way that reminded me of the old Space Access days.”
I’m going to be at https://t.co/plYFgrjxYP again this year. I had read books from and twitter-interacted with three of the authors (more since!), but I wasn’t sure what to expect last year. It turned out fun, in a grass-roots con way that reminded me of the old Space Access days.— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) May 17, 2023
It’s probably fair to say that BasedCon isn't your usual event when compared to the likes of ComicCon. On its website, it states that the convention is “not about pushing any particular ideology”. It also says that the event is about welcoming all people from various walks of life to come together to celebrate all things sci-fi, books, games, movies and TV.
Yet, despite claiming to not push “any particular ideology”, it then proceeds to list several examples of its beliefs catering to its audience, such as the following:
- Men cannot give birth
- Guns don’t kill people; people kill people
- A fetus is a human being
- Socialism has failed everywhere it’s been tried
- Discriminating against white people is racism
Furthermore, despite claiming to welcome a variety of people, the website also has this very strange warning for those that may not share the beliefs of its hosts, guests and visitors.
“If you think people with a certain skin colour can’t be racist or you expect people to use made-up pronouns when talking about you, you may want to do a reality check before coming to BasedCon.”
So yeah, as much as we love the DOOM series, I think we’ll stick to the likes of ComicCon, thank you.