Disclaimer: This is an opinionated article meant to acknowledge an event, although it lacks the proper citations, research, and does not have evidence-based claims. If you are interested in the topic, I strongly advise to learn about the topic on your own time from more reliable sources that take an in-depth analysis with cited sources. Thank you for your understanding about the lack of professional journalism. This is a blog and not meant to be a reputable news source.
Hello, Capsule Dragons website readers,
Today is a holiday that celebrates and honors the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had a legacy of fighting against systemic injustice, bringing people together, and taking action to establish social equity (changes that would benefit racial equity and individual rights), economic equity, and I am going to talk a bit here about why I believe this holiday is important, and still today, as well.
In the 1960s, in the United States, there were many civil rights movements going on, which all had a common goal of fixing the issue of a system that had constantly been harming minority groups, which is still a present-day issue. Today, there’s still a system in the United States that does not respect individuals for who they are and for what they have faced, a system that tells the majority to continue oppressing, and a system that tells the minority to stay oppressed.
This is why MLK Day is important to me, because it recognizes the work of more than half a century ago when social activism was beginning to influence the United States, although it also recognizes that there is still a lot of work left unfinished that we must contribute to today to prevent history from repeating itself, and to also fix this harmful cycle of injustice that plagues the United States… …And internationally, across the world, there are protests going on, there is injustice, but, there can still be progress, as long as people continue to support social activism and get involved.
Some companies claim to be supporting social activism by putting out a message on a social media that they stand up for communities that face this injustice, however, a lot of companies that have done this are actually ones that have been continuing to harm underrepresented communities. Not all companies are “evil”, and not all are “good”, but, the systems in place treat the concept of a company in the US as being higher than a person, allowing companies to create more oppression or create more change… …there are companies that were founded upon beliefs of being able to fix issues with companies as well, and some companies that are founded upon beliefs of supporting injustice have been starting to slightly change as well, so, there is still some hope.
Being someone who has the privilege of not relating to or facing systemic injustice is something I am aware of, and that is why I have focused more on getting people to know about injustices going on, especially when people in my position are mostly ignorant, and when I had been ignorant before, I’ve noticed that there are things I can do to make a difference, trying to get more people who are given too much power to understand why they need to stop supporting systemic oppression, to understand the histories of underrepresented people, understanding both their accomplishments (often these accomplishments are removed from history, but, they are still possible to find and learn about) and what they had to face and why.
I’ve heard of the concept of virtue signaling before and it’s not a concept to follow on this website, any company, though it’s still one I would like to address.
The Capsule Dragons website is not a website for social activism, change, or oppression. It’s just a blog about random games that I work on and it was never founded with the idea of being a suitable place to discuss things that I feel are relevant. It’s not like someone who plays a Capsule Dragons game is magically contributing to justice at the same time, and even if there was a donate button to a charity or movement for justice, those monetary donations would not be recognized by enough people to make a significant economic difference. I’ve noticed that by writing articles about my opinions of things going on, there may be the slight misunderstanding that I am actively involved in supporting justice and social change. The truth is, I’m not doing anything at all, and I can’t accomplish anything by writing these articles on a blog that people might accidentally know of because they wanted to hear about science or popular culture.
However, as a blog, I like to take time to discuss things that I feel are important to mention on a blog and mention my opinions and discussions about. These articles aren’t going to contribute anything to social change, however, my goal is to inform, even if I’m really bad at it.
I am using this post as a place to summarize what I have learned about the legacy of MLK Jr. and to talk about something that I feel is relevant. That is all.
I will try to get more involved in supporting social change, but, just realize that I am not doing anything to help anyone right now and it is better to consider me an ignorant person doing nothing rather than how I may have portrayed myself through these posts.
taking an aside about ignorance, I’ve noticed that there isn’t really a such thing as “innocence” when it comes to being innocent about issues going on, or other similar examples, like not knowing of injustice, or having the idea that everything is currently fair and just in this world and nothing needs to be done (why would someone think that, though – although I disagree with the world being okay right now, I would like to know why this approach is considered.), all of those things that I used to define “innocence” are actually “ignorance”, therefore, it’s my opinion that innocence does not exist, but ignorance does, and it is often confused for innocence.
In my opinion, there’s no reason to censor out any descriptions of anything harmful going on in a news article or to write everything in a positive, happy mood, as the importance of what’s going on is lost, and replaced with a false understanding that nothing bad is going on.
Even if the truth is hard to admit or it is not what you want to hear, it’s better to know of it than to ignore it. This article has some inconsistencies in it that continue to hide truth and I’d like to acknowledge that before uploading it, because, as I said, while these are opinions I’m talking about, I’m not a reputable source of facts. (Unless we’re talking about my game development posts, those might be reputable if you want to know about how my games are going.)
Imagining the idea of if children should be exposed to hearing about injustices in the world, I think that it’s important that children face truth rather than living without knowing it, because there are children who face these issues at young ages that many children simply don’t know of because of whatever reason, though having an approach where difficult truths are accounted for is important in my opinion as it might lead to more growth and understanding.
A fear of knowing the truth is often what creates ignorance as well, and it’s what also leads to histories being incomplete, leaving out details, and it feels incomplete.
Overall, I’ve messed up quite a bit on this website and I want to at least admit it. Trying to seek forgiveness for the incomplete understandings and assumptions that plague this website would be a foolish task, as it would not undo the harm in the past that this has already created. I can’t use a magical item of justice to instantly say that what I did was okay, because it was not okay, and there’s no reason to be forgiven for something that I can’t be forgiven for as it was unjustified. Trying to say that Capsule Dragons is a website talking about news that people might not know about would be as foolish as making an official news article about an event without being present at that event or even learning about it. I personally do not think highly of myself and do not mind extending my self-criticism sections of this website to however long I see fit, however the statement I made about being a self-deprecating person who sometimes works on games is at least a true one.
The reason the Capsule Dragons’ website’s tagline was changed was because that tagline was literally just virtue signaling the whole website as if it were about that.
No, this website is not about social justice, and I cannot claim it is.
It has a few opinion pieces where I talk about my opinion that things should change, because I believe that, but, it is unfair to label the whole website as that.
I searched up my own website and saw that the tagline was right next to the website name, which resulted in a prompt removal of that tagline that portrayed the website incorrectly.
This website has some serious issues (and really buggy ones, like the “⚠Not secure” sign) that I am trying to fix a little bit at a time, or, whenever I make a post here.
This page did not appear as the primary section of the “Main Page” because it would be unfair to the reader to have a page filled with all this text but it would also be unfair to make the first thing the reader views be something that may be misunderstood as an attempt to make the whole website seem this way.
I will be changing the “Main Page” to describe the website and link to an about page and pages about recent projects, however, I will make sure to keep sharing my opinions, because this is a blog and I’m not sure where else I should share my opinions on.
You might have noticed that I frequently talk about the United States. That is where my Scratch account talks about the location of where ZoruaAl supposedly resides, so I find it suitable to discuss my opinion of that country.
Because I do not have a personal life to talk about my opinions of on this website, I focus on just talking about my opinions of how society’s doing in the United States (by the way: masking up is important! the pandemic is still going on, it’s possible to help each other by staying safe). It would be fun to have a personal life to talk about, but, because I don’t, I prefer to just talk about things that I feel might be important to share my opinions about because somehow I think that for some reason I might should do that.
Maybe I do have a personal life, but that’s mostly just working on games and you already might have heard of that (even from this article, where I refer to myself as someone who makes games). Game development is not my job so I call myself “an independent video game developer in my free time”. I personally believe that my opinions have more relevance than how far I am in a video game I am playing.
it is also my opinion that whomever read all of this was interested and thanks for reading (regardless of my opinion).
For now, I’ll probably be updating the website a little bit, though I don’t have a schedule of when I update this website. sorry about that