Someone had mentioned that Right On Games was blogging again and I kind of put that info on the back burner.
I'm actually glad to see Right On again, despite my distaste for the mind-numbing amount of heavy-handed authoritarian moralizing contained in every post. Still, disparate voices can lead to some great discussions.
And, barring that, there's always glib mockery.
Like check out this, in a post about how stupid lefty gamers opposed to nuking Iran would have totally nuked Iran in Civilization by this point, so based on that rational assessment we should totally nuke Iran:
"The videogame community is one big nest of Bush-hating liberals who, in any other situation, would hand out flowers and sing "Kum Ba Yah". (Just read the off-topic section of any videogame forum and get your fill of Bush-bashing.) Yet when it comes to dealing with rogue states in a videogame like Civilization those same players would step in front of a virtual President Bush just to press the big red button first."
Awesome. Is this parody?
For the record, it's true that I can't stand Bush. He's an incurious, incompetent, inconsequential fuckface whose only contribution to history will be as the worst example possible.
But I fail to see how that connects to dealing with Iran.
I guess the notion is that if I liked Bush then I would go along with a sociopathic foreign policy toward Iran? That sounds about right.
Also, ROG totally supports a wall along our border - I'm going to assume our border with Canada, since it isn't specified in the post. Keep out, you crazy Canucks.
Anyway, Right On hasn't written anything since April 18, so I hope this isn't another long hiatus. I know how time can slip away between posts. Consider this post me reaching across the aisle, asking for a unique perspective to help counteract the commie-pinko-subversive-hippie-fact-based-lefty propaganda of the videogame industry.
Viva Revolucion, comrades.