Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Patriot Games

Howdy, freaks!

Here's one for you button-mashing animals that like to get their pixelated kicks by battling terrorists from the comfort of their couch. Defending your country from all threats, foreign and domestic.

From NaturalNews.com: New Clancy 'Rainbow Six' vid game labels OWS protesters as the new domestic terror threat

Sounds like a winner to me.

As the story goes, the popular Rainbow 6 video game series, based off Tom Clancy's best-selling novels, will place the focus of its next installment on battling a domestic terrorist group calling themselves True Patriots, who appear to be a much more militant minded group with the same basic ideals of the OccupyWallStreet protests. While the real protests are languishing in their drawn death rattle, the machine they sought to bring down is scraping up the greenbacks off their corpse in any way they can. Video game producers UBISOFT will not be releasing this game until some time in 2013, so likely by that point most of America will have completely forgotten the events of the fall of 2011 that lead to the inspiration for this concept.

I have to say, the trailer they released for this game looks pretty bad-ass. It might just be the fact that I can't help but find myself a little aroused when I see a banker take the butt of an automatic weapon to the jaw, but I really want to play this game. Check it out.

See, my only thing here is I don't much care for the article's comparison of the fictional True Patriots to the OWS people. Sure, some of their apparent stated goals are similar. But they're also resoundingly close to the manifestos released by some of the Montana Militia out in the mid-west that are stockpiling arms and waiting anxiously for the day they can stand up and take their country back by force. Why drop the easy comparison to the highly publicized OWS protests when it doesn't take much digging to compare the extremists in the game to some frighteningly real organizations with much more similar violent backgrounds? Seems to me to be hitting a bit below the belt to try and demonize a peaceful organization when there are so many wing-nuts sitting in basement bomb shelters counting ammunition as I type this.

Three Monkeys Say: Wonder if you have the option to play as the terrorists??

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