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Games People Play: You Take It Or You Leave It

Posted on | December 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

by Smitty

Via Proof Positive, we have the Alyssa Rosenberg at Squaking Points Memo giving a belly laugh over the new Rainbow Six game which apparently has the player ventilating #OccupyWallStreet protesters.

I would love to see the mic check that goes into getting consensus for this kind of nonsense. But as much as I’d just love to knock this impulse, I’m also dead sure that while most of Hollywood will blame one-off Ponzi schemers for much of the recession, conservative artists will try to help cement a narrative that the 99 percent movement and advocates of financial system reform are inherently anti-capitalist and violent.

While not really coming out in defense of violent video games, not spending time/money on them myself, it would be helpful if Rosenberg would go back and apply the same concern troll affection to Obama vs. Tea Party.

I doubt Rosenberg has the intellectual honesty to admit that:

  • The Left went there first, louder, and longer, going so far as to have then-Speaker of the House Pelosi connect Tea Partiers with Nazis.
  • Occupy protesters do have a well-documented history of thuggery.

Get bent, Rosenberg.


One Response to “Games People Play: You Take It Or You Leave It”

  1. Tennwriter
    December 21st, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I read the original article, and I noted her critique of conservative pop culture….at first this might not make sense…..until you realized she thinks most TV is conservative.

    As to her fear of conservative artists, I wish there were more out there willing to do so.  I should take this as an inspiration and do a short story slamming the occupods.