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Published on March 27th, 2013 | by Xander Phoena

CSM8 Election Interviews: Fon Revedhort

Welcome to the twenty-fifth in a series of thirty minutes interviews with CSM8 election candidates (which can still be booked with me – details can be found here). The twenty-fifth individual to be interviewed is Fon Revedhort. You can read some of Fon’s opinions on how Eve Online should work here.

We discuss a number of issues including how we would see PvP improved in Eve Online and some of his opinions on race which he has stated in the past on the Eve Online forums.

CSM8 Election Interviews_ Fon Revedhort.mp3

A full list of all the previous interviews can be found here.

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The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.




  • Das Spy

    Wow… Xander that was a well done interview and I really hope EVERYONE listens to this so this guy gets zero votes. I’m amazed he hasn’t been DQ’ed

  • Heil Dumbass!

    …well damn. Thanks for a well-conducted interview, and for letting that nazi scumbag hang himself with his own damn racist rope.

    Oh right, and he is a rambling idiot on every other issue.

  • goons are shit

    Honestly if wanted a political talk i’d visited freerepublic. Keep it down to the internet spaceships and rocket man does a good job here.

    • Snow Axe

      “He’s not a bad guy when you pretend you don’t know he’s a fucking Nazi!”

    • Jeg_Elsker

      The CSM is a political thing, people are being elected as representatives of the playerbase to work with CCP. If you think that the questions are irrelevant then thats a a fair opinion for you to hold, however not addressing such things would be ignoring the facts.

      I can say with some authority that while I did not enjoy listening to the last 10 mins of that interview, it certainly answered the question of do I want him representing me on the CSM..

      • Snow Axe

        It’s also important to remember that the only reason anyone knows that Fon is a neo-nazi is because he’s so open about it. This wasn’t a case of some creepy internet detective dredging up some shit, Fon is straight-up TELLING you his beliefs, both with dumb attachments to completely unrelated Eve posts (the quotes Xander asked him about) and his inclusion of openly neo-nazi music in his PVP videos.

    • EVEAndski

      maybe rocket man should keep that in mind too before spewing his bullshit all over the forums

  • Phil

    Good interview.

    In the past you’ve been pretty comfortable throwing around terms like ‘jewing’. Does encountering someone like this make you think that maybe that’s not the way you want to be presenting yourself?

    • A RL Jew

      I hope that term leaves EVE.

      • Jeg_Elsker

        As do I, though I suspect that it never really will. It is certainly not a term I am happy to be associated with in that context. Rather unfortunately what is considered “light hearted banter” to some, is downright offensive to others. I am certainly not an antisemite, and hopefully we will hear no more of that term in future episodes!

      • A RL Nigga

        That would be nice, yes. But let’s not compare the J word or the N word which many jewish people and black people respectively use themselves, by the way, with the sort of garbage this particular guy spews. Apples and oranges here.

    • xanderphoena

      Someone actually emailed us about this a couple of episodes ago complaining about this exact issue. Jeg had used the word ‘Jew’ not me. He emailed the guy concerned and apologised and I apologise right now for the use of the word to everyone.

      Please note that since then we have discussed ratting several times and not once reused the word ‘Jew’ in relation to ratting. That of course doesn’t excuse the earlier usage even if it was only once.

    • Jeg_Elsker

      The term is definately not Xander, more me and the lack of thought before speaking. ‘Jewing’ as a term to me is reflective of the internet meme as referenced

      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jewing

      and not a term intended to cause offence to, and certainly not representative of Jewish people. It is a term poorly chosen and I will be avoiding it in the future. Apologies to any and all who were offended (particularly by my heavy use of the term at the end of episode 20).

      Mum jokes however will continue, as well as hinting on Xander’s sexual preference for animals and men.

  • womyn power

    That’s some pretty sick bullying of him man!

    He doesn’t think people are equal? Who gives a fuck? We’re not. You’re trying to crusaded against him your entire end half of your interview? Why not ask him eve related questions?

    Pathetic bullying on your part dude.

    • EVEAndski

      Yes let’s listen to the guy whose corp tag is “1488”

    • Jeg_Elsker

      I am not sure how this can be considered bullying. Fon posted his thoughts on a public forum, Xander questioned the postings, Fon responds with yep, thats how I feel, but I can work with other ethnicities as long as its not in my country… arguing this is bullying is like saying all the interviews are bullying.. Hard questions are asked, and re-asked until the answer is given that actually addresses the question.

    • somedude

      People are indeed not equal. You have blacks and whites as you have males and females, as you have rich and poor, republicans and democrats. The problem with Fon was not that he said that people aren’t equal. He went well beyond that.

  • what a retard

    My god, I’ve listened to the second part of the interview. Xander you sound soo retarded. You are told 1000 times that we’re talking about eve and you keep harping on what if you have to deal with mexican lol.

    • Jeg_Elsker

      From what I can gather (and I haven’t seen the postings, so I accept I may be wrong) Fon posted his thoughts on an eve related forum, that surely makes it related? He has openly posted his thoughts to the eve playerbase and Xander does (in my opinion) a good job in addressing those thoughts. I do feel sorry for Fon, however these views are clearly his own, and something he is quite public about.. For Xander to ignore that would have been wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/HVACRepairman HVAC Repairman

    im sure fon revedhort is appreciating the few people white knighting for him, because if you were black knighting him he’d want you dead

    • Garv

      +1 internets for you

  • Lucius Exitius

    Am I misinterpreting this?, it sounded to me like what he was saying is that he thinks that when it comes to people’s countries the only people that should run it are people from that nation but when it comes to multi-national things like CSM that everyone on it are equals. I don’t see anything wrong with that but I haven’t honestly read any of his other posts.

    • Two step

      You missed the part where he said all races weren’t equal in terms of intelligence, and the part where he wasn’t clear on what would happen if the CSM came to Russia.

      • Lucius Exitius

        Hmm, I must have. That’s unfortunate, I thought we had gotten past this whole racism thing.

        • Snow Axe

          …seriously?

          • Lucius Exitius

            Where I am from there are not a lot of racist people to be honest.

          • Snow Axe

            Where do you live? The Moon?

          • Lucius Exitius

            No I live in Oregon, there obviously is a little bit but its pretty laid back compared to most other states.

        • Azulanta

          Unfortunately, no. You’re not faulted for not knowing who he is (many do not), but he is a well established neo-Nazi, quoting such racial visionaries as David Duke (established the modern KKK).

      • Hick

        In Fon’s Russia, Russia comes to CSM

  • http://twitter.com/YugoReventlov Yugo Reventlov

    Woohoow, what an ending. Splendid work Xander! You were maybe even too polite in the beginning, although everyone should get a fair chance. I believe he got that chance.

    Again, very impressed.

  • Akely

    Of course cornered Fon regarding his controversial opinions. It had to be done. And if it was not perfectly done I’d say that no-one should expect so. Xander is not a professional journalist so I think some slack could be given.

    Fon has despicable views, it’s as simple as that. Having such a person on the CSM would be a problem, far more so than last years CSM scandal at Fanfest. Eve, CCP and we as players will be judged by not what happens, but how it is reported in the media. Fons views is ripe for the media to go apeshit about.

    As for the use of loaded phrases, such as Jewing… We all do it to some extent. Many terms come to mind: gay, rapecage.. you know. Preferably we should not use such things, but sometimes people does not mean anything bad with it.

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  • Loch

    Xander handled the interview with class and great restraint. Gave the guy a fair chance to speak, let him sink his own pea brained battleship then shut it down. Well played sir, well played.

  • Macha

    ^^ nice interview! Thanks

  • Cas Dallocort

    Xander

    Great interview. I’ve listened with interest to all the other CSM interviews you have done, and I have to say two things:

    1. Thank you for the all the unbiased questions you asked the candidates, and the way you made them actually answer your questions without being rude (a Scottish Terry Worgan almost), and for all your hard work.

    2. Thank you for not being unbiased towards this racist cretin.

    Fly Safe.

    • xanderphoena

      Thanks Cas. If my interview had even the smallest bit to do with him not making the final ballot, I am overjoyed.

      • Cas Dallocort

        It did, and even if CCP hadn’t pulled him as a candidate, your interview sure as heck did. Whilst we can all say it is all just internet spaceships, there is a moral line to draw – and I for one do not want a biggot like him representing me on the CSM, so thanks :)

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  • Thomas

    I think based on this particular interview and no wider context he wasn’t being particularly racist. Really unpleasant and an utter prick to meet in a normal day context maybe, but it seems like he doesn’t respect migrants in a position of power no matter what race. So no Irish US presidents and no American UK politicians. But that’s probably just him being clever and politik

    • xanderphoena

      I did try to give the context during the interview. Needless to say, CCP would not have kicked him from the election if they weren’t 100% certain that what he was saying on the forums were absolutely unambiguous.

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