Geometry Dash: Discrimination and Cultural Imperialism

Geometry Dash: Discrimination and Cultural Imperialism


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.

100 thoughts on “Geometry Dash: Discrimination and Cultural Imperialism

  • November 8, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    ye lets start sending all 144hz+ straight to gulag fuck yall

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Oh I’m also a minority btw

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    69hz are allowed

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    way better than I thought it would be lmao I love this lmao

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    great vid but y the bg music

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    TATO IS FAMOUS 2:05

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    I whirlwind of emotions filled my body while watching this. Thank you Wooshi, you’re a deity

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    We need to shed light on the systematic oppression of texture pack users too! Just because I don’t conform to your “default textures” and decide to interpret the game in my own way, I still have rights!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    IM DYING

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    It's important that we fight for rights of people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals and more, but 60hz rights are not discussed nearly as much as they should be, and we need to change that. This bigotry cannot be tolerated. I greatly appreciate the message of this video and I thank you for making it. 60hz rights

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    #rWooshi2020

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    Cube proletariat, unite!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Lol it’s a $2 game

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    You're right this community is racist towards monitors

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    That's all true. It's like they say 60hz player can use bypass for 144hz but 144hz players can bypass to 240hz. Thats so bullshit right there. But it is true that 60hz players do have a disadvantage in the game. I used to be a 60hz player on a chromebook just fyi so I know what it's like.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    So many meme accounts were just birthed due to this video.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    we used to glide

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    Darnoc didn’t kill himself

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Don’t you love being forced to play 60hz (no money) and get discriminated against for not being able to get a 144hz monitor

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Geometry Dash is #cancelled

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    As a mobile player I agree that there’s a lot of limitations in beating difficult and object heavy levels but I myself don’t mind the limitations too much however I do agree that some 144hz players are sometimes condescending towards 60hz and mobile players opinions but I think that if 144hz players had more of an understanding to the opinions of mobile players who may find different parts in a certain level hard or have different views on level who altogether fix the discrimination issue as mobile and 60hz players would feel that their opinion is being taken into consideration and that 144hz+ players could understand the limitations and instead just deny their opinions out of blatant ignorance

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    60hz is a minority, and to fight back we need to dash at the 144hz players.
    Fuc 240hz its fake skill

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    All I can say is this is on point and true mobile players need more respect we can’t just only respect thunderbt and Hilo we need to branch see people we enjoy to watch not by the skill by the entertainment that they feed us it’s just like racism just violent to mobile players don’t even get to have any recognition (besides a few) I’m a bypass user I have to use it to spare time until I can save up for 144hz (oh and sorry if I got off topic I’m not used to typing this much on a phone the demons lost is killing this good game we need a rebellion. #demonslistiskillingus bypass might have there own list but it’s just separating the whites from the blacks all over again and it really hurts seeing this imo.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    60hz genocide…

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    this is the best video the GD community has seen

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    official announcement: the official geometry dash demon list is shutting down permanently due to sudden understanding of complex social inequality.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Please submit this for a school project. Certified WOKE

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    I agree on about 90% of the video. I do think mobile gd (like myself) can become famous on the level editor instead of just beating hard levels. After all, anyone, mobile or PC can make a great level. It just takes dedication. With that being said, thumbs up on the video.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Are 40 hz monitors considered primates?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Wow this is so funny bro I’m dying holy shit

    Shut the fuck up nobody gives a fuck

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    I cried… this is beautiful…. I will rethink my 144hz ways now #rWooshi2020

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    zagros really be out here not being able to complete spectral tentation on mobile

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    you're not a real American if you dont support the 60hz revolution #rWooshi2020

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    While this is meant to be a joke video (or at least I'd assume so), you did get some points across, good video. It really sucks having to pay to get recognition, but I'm afraid that hole has been dug too deep for the community to get out of it now. Full equality would've only been possible if the 144hz revolution never happened in the first place, now there isn't much to do. Only way to bring some balance into this would be to try harder to give 60hz/mobile players the recognition they deserve.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Wooshi, I am very glad you’ve opened the eyes of many oppressed people to be even more culturally imperialistic towards 60Hz players as we shall all migrate to 240Hz as I am beginning to see with this new revolution of what we like to call, millennials. Just how America won the war against not just Germany, but Japan as well. This shows them going the extra mile such as 240Hz players begin to do. This will allow us to go that extra mile and leave everyone else to burn and vanish from the community that is 60Hz.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    As a 240hz upperclass player, I do not care what you have to say unless you have 200hz or greater… I’m sorry

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    This is spectacular wooshi. Well done.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    I have a feeling this is a serious video but not a serious video at the same time. It’s a serious video right.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    #rWooshi2020

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I play on 144hz. But I build on mobile because I find it easy.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:34 am
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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    This finna late for me but fuck it.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    gamers rise up

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    You'r my hero Wooshi :')

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Damn. This some deep shit. 100% true. Big brain.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    diversity is our greatest strength

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    This is the funniest thing to ever come out of this shithole game

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    for the first 3 minutes i actually thought this was 100% serious lmao

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    I guess I am a war traitor because I play on mobile and 165hz

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    !Fun game!
    Spot the difference!

    The demons list, Nazi's, The KKK, Rosa parks

    Cant spot the diffrence? Thats cuz there is none, there all the same!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    144 hz monitors became unnecessary as soon as proper bypass came out and players became equal and if you want to play for a list made by people and not for yourself you might have some weird personality

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Bro just got 240 and now I feel bad lol

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Bro this is fucking stupid… stop trying to bring politics into a 4$ video game… get a fucking life and stop being depressed

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    Ok I realized I'm stupid since I thought this video was serious lol.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    Thank you, after almost 4 years of playing on mobile and no experience on pc someone brought this to everyone

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    4:07 Triangle-head Ghosts

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    I’m really happy that no one’s having a negative reaction to this

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    I am a mobile player myself, and I have gone through these things. It’s very sad. I beat Excessive Compliment on mobile when it was still on the list, and they simply ignored my record because they didn’t think I beat it legitimately because I used no particles. Truly discrimination.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    i actually switched from 60hz to mobile really dont know why

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    10/10 this really needed to be exposed, Im glad someone is finally speaking out about it ;^)

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    More than machinery, we need humanity

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Ladies and gentlemen, we got em.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    EW! 60HZ REFRESH RATE SCUM! GROSS!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    demon list
    more like
    kkk

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    Step 1: Communism
    Step 2: Asian American
    Step 3: Racial bias towards computers of higher performance. It's truly disgusting that such an event is occurring and nobody wishes to acknowledge it! Thank you wooshi for this godsend of a video. Those who reign forth with the power of higher refresh rates need to be put in their place!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:13 am
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    Dear 60hz players, I deeply apologize for my accidental systemic oppression over you with my 75hz monitor. Sincerely, bad at geometry dash kid

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    so what about 75 hz players?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    This is especially true, I'm glad you addressed this issue, as I am a 60hz player. Geometry Dash was supposed to be a fun game, where everyone can progress equally in skill, but now it has gotten to the point where some levels are literally impossible on 60hz because the frames don't line up correctly but they do line up correctly on 144hz or higher. Atm I am trying Factory Realm X, having reasonable progress on it, but I don't want to join the dark side of 144hz. On 60hz, 1 minute extreme demons are beyond extreme, and the 60hz community shall soon rise up and prove that these levels are possible.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    This is sadly what happens when we live in a GD society

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    lmao i play in a 60hz laptop, i do what i can. after 18k attempts i got 18% on zodiac 😀

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    irony is getting out of hand and i am all for it

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    Oh I’m 300th like lmao

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Thing is, I’ve been able to beat many insane demons and make substantial progress on an extreme in just over a year on mobile, whereas I’ve seen many PC players make far less progress in the same amount of time. Either I’m fucking addicted or mobile players don’t have as much of a disadvantage as everyone thinks. Still great vid tho tbh.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    Being a former 60hz player, i feel inclined to say that this video accurately describes the oppression faced by 60hz players, especially in the 2015-16 era. It is important we recognize these issues and continue to develop new solutions in order to establish a successful and thriving society in hopes of pleasing the many. Thank you, Christopher, your work is exemplary on this topic and I hope to see you cover other issues in the Geometry Dash community in the future.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    I didn't know this but im 60 Hz and on phone

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    Ayyy you uploaded. Wassup bro.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    You forgot to mention some levels are made for the 144hz group and there are unavoidable bugs for the lower refresh rate groups

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Mobile team say hi 😂

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    next video is gonna be on the dirty stuff slavemaster pennutoh does to his mc members

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:59 am
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    Will this come at the test Mr Wooshi

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    FINALLY THANK YOUU

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    Is this a joke? I can't really tell.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    i appreciate the loud ass music in the background

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Why do I feel like this was a school project lol

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    howeverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhoweverhowever

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    Im a 144hz player. I was a 60hz player until january 2019. I used bypass to great success beating levels like bloodbath and cataclysm, which, couldn't be archived on 60hz. I think bypass is a good thing but I dont share my opinion because I probably will be brutally shutted down by everyone

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:56 am
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    Btw you know how you said that "60hz players are like black people and 144hz players are like white people" (I know these are not the exact words, but hear me out). Does that mean that if you use the FPS bypass you are changing the colour of your skin (I know it's kind of a dumb joke, but seriously you have some amazing points in the video)

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:10 am
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    Mobile players will not be oppressed by the system!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    A gud person.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    As a 60 Hertz player I am happy that someone is exposing the hypocrisy of the gd community against people like me. Thank you.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    #StandWith60hz

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    doesn't President Topala's promised "2.2 Bill" establish a universal 1000hz policy?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    Mobile squad where you at?🙌🏼

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:49 am
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    i think you're only normal human of this community

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    When you attend history class for the first time:

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Totally agree cuz I'm bypass player. We need to wait for 2.2 which doesn't seem to even come ;(

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  • November 8, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    I personnaly play on 60 Hz and I think you're right
    I always feel worse than others because I can't get 144 Hz, but now I'll stop and just have fun, thanks for this video 🙂

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  • November 8, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Oh fuck

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