So I have a question for my regular readers: Why is it that, more often than not, the people who claim to be against racism and discrimination end up with the most racist and discriminatory articles and comments? Because I am starting to see a pattern here:
The latest stupidity comes from a YouTube channel called: “Extra Credits.” Who looks at an orc and is racist enough to think “this reminds me of black people?” Aren’t you the one who is the racist in this discussion then? I don’t know if you got the memo, but Orc are not real, they are fictional creations. If a description of an orc triggers you into thinking about a certain race of people, then you need to have a good hard and long look at yourself in a mirror and not point the finger at the media you are consuming. I have never in my life thought orcs was an analogy for black peoples until these super woke zealots started insisted that they were. Never once made that connection, and I still don’t.
Do you guys and girls remember a time when video game journalism mostly stood up against the censorship of entertainment and more specifically video games? These people used to argue that all stories should be free to exist and be told in whatever format. Fast-forward to 2021 and now the industry is overrun by moral puritans and journalists who believe it is their moral duty to police what stories get told and what games are allowed to be released. The very same people are now literally arguing that Six Days in Fallujah will be responsible for mass shootings. This even after the countless times that the violent video game narrative has been debunked by multiple scientific studies in the past. Even more shocking it seems now that even fellow video game developers are wanting to cancel Six Days in Fallujah.
The lead game designer on Warner Bros’ Gotham Knights (And many other developers) is asking people to sign a petition to demand that the United Nations and President Biden ban Six Days in Fallujah because it may cause mass shootings and terror attacks. If you think my statement is hyperbole it isn’t here is the quote from the petition that was created on Change.org.
So there was yet another mass shooting event in the United States, the second one in the span of two weeks I believe. And like clockwork every time there is a mass shooting the media names the shooter and starts digging into his past writing extended articles on his personal life growing up and what might have caused him to become unhinged. Followed by the gory details on how he prepared for the attack and how it all went down. They would then go onto sharing their manifestos, their letters, their Facebook posts and pretty much anything that might have contributed to the attack. And by doing the above you the media are essentially encouraging future shooters by promising them the same level of fame and attention that previous shooters received.
Stop giving these assholes who shoot up schools and public places their 5 minutes of fame. Seriously stop it. Don’t even talk about these people. Don’t plaster his name and face everywhere, don’t glorify him or give him this attention. Notoriety glorifies their murderous acts and serves as a contagion for the next wannabe maniac. Serial killers show the exact same patterns being obsessed with their own media coverage. Similarly, mass shooters show a disturbing trend of obsessing over previous shooters that came before them. Instead, the mainstream media should tell the stories of the victims, the heroes and the communities who come together to help the families.