He recently appeared on the Triggernometry podcast, where he talked about a lot of things, including Gamergate. https://youtu.be/XOriXC2O4x0?t=1682
It seems that his recent persecution at the hands of cross-dressers and their 'allies' has resulted in a softening of his views.
What I thought Gamergate was... was a hate campaign aimed at women in the gaming industry that was employing things like swatting. You know, there were women gamers who had SWAT teams come to their houses - one woman I think had her dog killed, because that's the first thing they do when a SWAT team comes around to your house.
Because it was women being targeted, my anger reflex really went up because that's the thing I really can't bear. And I just jumped into it, and that's what I thought it was. But what it really was, was a confluence of millions of things happening at the same time. I now realize there were a lot of young men who were much closer to the truth of what was happening in colleges and stuff than I was, who realized that there was this censorious, illiberal canceling kind of culture that was really dangerous. And they were all mixed up with the real right-wingers and people like Yiannopoulos, who it seemed to me was very cynically cashing in and trying to recruit young men into the right...
So you know, at the time I was just very hard line... I would say it's a misogynistic hate campaign and that's all it is... But I now realize that a lot of the people on my side... one person called Super gamer girl [was actually] a bald guy with a huge beard... I thought I was defending women, some of the time I was defending blokes. [AOV: It's funny that women on our side were often accused of being actually men, while so many on their side were.]
So I now see that what it really is, is a kind of tribalistic war especially in America between two groups, a kind of anarchic kind of Bernie Bro types, and on the other side you have a combination of MAGA types but also people who just like pushing the buttons on the other side. I think it's all bad, because in the end, you can't treat everything like a joke.
So obviously, he's still getting a lot of things wrong (wasn't it Izzy Galvez, a GNAA associate, whose dog was supposedly shot - and of course, if that really happened, we had nothing to do with that), but I'm still very happy to see that nearly six years in, there is still a possibility that people will change their minds for the better.
Nothing wakes people up like being targeted by the hard-left. Before you judge, there's probably a ton of people who are only here because that is what woke us up - myself included. I for one welcome people who awaken and instead of giving in to psychotic outrage mobs, push back (and I appreciated Linehan for that even before he changed his mind on GG).
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”