Hello everybody. It’s rWooshi, back
with another video. Today, we will be discussing discrimination and cultural
imperialism in the Geometry Dash community. Geometry Dash is a 2D
platformer that is available on mobile devices and PC. At first glance, it may
seem like a game of inclusiveness and equality. However, this is far from the
truth. Today we will be answering the question: does geometry dash culture discriminate against 60hz and mobile minorities? Geometry Dash essentially
forces its players to conform to 144hz culture. Now, you may ask, what is
144hz culture? Well, basically it is a cultural group within the Geometry Dash community that uses higher refresh rates to gain an advantage in the game. However, it has recently been used as a form of systemic oppression in which those who cannot afford high-priced monitors are discriminated against and essentially silenced. Despite its name, 144hz culture includes any player who uses a refresh rate of higher than 60hz. Its name is derived from the fact that 144hz is the most popular higher refresh rate monitor in Geometry Dash as a result of the 144hz Revolution of 2015 by the historical American player known as Riot. Basically those who conform to this 144hz culture often find success as they are able to play a wider variety of levels and gain recognition for their achievements. However, players who don’t assimilate into this group risk discrimination and are often silenced due to “lack of experience.” This can be seen when a mobile player tries to argue against a 144hz player in the Official Demon List Discord Server. In this situation, the mobile player is often told that his opinion doesn’t count simply because he does not conform to 144hz culture. Now, this is a prime example of cultural imperialism. We’ve seen this repeated pattern throughout history. Remember what happened with the Native Americans when the U.S. began to expand West? They could either assimilate into American culture or be pushed off of their lands and sometimes even killed. The inevitable result is either the native loses their land or they lose their culture as they conform to a new one. In this same sense, players who do not conform to 144hz culture are essentially silenced, whereas those who are become successful but lose their previous cultural identity. [Intermission] Thank you pablohh. Now, let’s take another example. Extreme demons as we all know are much more accessible to those with 144hz monitors whereas for mobile players and 60hz players they are not as. This is equivalent to the racial discrimination faced by black people during segregation in which better schooling was not accessible to them, whereas for white people they received a better and wider range of education. In this case, 144hz culture represents privileged white people who have never known poverty, whereas 60hz or mobile players represent racial minorities who are discriminated against and do not have the same opportunities as 144hz players. Now, people may try to counter my argument and say that 60hz players can use bypass to gain the same advantage. However, this is simply untrue, especially due to the fact that the 144hz supremacist group known as the Demon List Team refuses to grant these rights to the 60hz minorities. This emphasizes the extent to which 144hz culture discriminates against those who are less fortunate and cannot afford higher refresh rate monitors. We have seen the same pattern in history, for example, when Martin Luther King Jr. tried to gain equal rights for black people but was shot. However, this may not be the best example because he was successful, but bypass advocates have not been successful in securing equal rights. In a similar situation, Rippy was the spearhead of the historical 60hz counterrevolution of 2016, but was cast out by the community because his ideas were seen as too radical. The bypass has acted as an Underground Railroad for 60hz minorities to escape their oppression, but has been countered by the Demon List National Socialist Party essentially. In conclusion, discrimination and cultural imperialism among 144hz players has been a big problem in the community. Let us hope that President Topala passes the Civil Rights Act of 2019 soon or this community will be in shambles. Thanks for watching.