The Right Opinion: The Bitter "Fall" Of Onision
- Greg's Last Stand | TRO
A lot of what we’ve observed, is initially the product of putting your life online, Onision has in a way, created his own story through the medium of ESmain, and I’ve often wondered if Greg sees his life like a movie, one where he plays the main character, one where he can be this role model to so many other people. This individual, always on the line between good and evil, I mean we saw that in his little project, he had this dark, and light theme, and this sort of line between them, but the thing is you can’t easily manufacture such a character, unless you’re a real artist, and the problem was that Greg clearly integrated a lot of his own personal investments into this character, a lot of strange desires that didn’t merely involve him, and ultimately that led to people being hurt. Movies are often movies for a reason, we may idolise some characters, we may even see parts of ourselves in the worst people, but self-control is a necessary constituent that should be exercised, especially when you’re a public figure with great responsibility.
The way that Onision had cultivated his audience gave him an even greater responsibility than many creators, because his audience were highly committed to him as a personality, and would likely be heavily influenced by his behaviour. He had carved out this corner on the internet that was relatively isolated from reality. Onision was never interested in responsibility, and over time, he had managed to isolate various people who bought into his doctrine more closely, and did, for a significantly amount of time, whether by luck or by judgement, get away with it.
As mentioned at the end of the last video, by September 2019, the tides were beginning to turn, instigated by many people, but brought forward by a person named Sarah primarily, arguably the most concerning example of the people that he involved in his life. A lot of people at this point had already been dunking on Onision, he was a popular target that accumulated views, but this was what finally pushed many people over the top with their criticisms, and it went from “Look at this dude”, to “Look at this dude”. These criticisms have mostly amounted to focusing on his behaviour, although there are many actions that shouldn’t be ignored.