Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
What a stupid and tasteless video game. Go ahead and boycott. I was ready to
agree with the author completely until the very end when he only quoted the part
of the Hoffa quote that they showed on Fox news. The whole quote very clearly
shows that Mr. Hoffa was talking about voting them out of office, not about
going after them violently.
I've grown weary of people telling me I need to be outraged over something.
It's no coincidence these attempts to convince us we should be angry are always
from someone pushing an agenda.
The game only wants to kill them once they become zombies. If dems were to
zombify, I suppose they'd want to add them to the list of the "to be
destroyed" as well.Most of these violent games are ridiculous
anyway. They inure us to violence against other members of our race (human).
Is it any wonder that you can't open the paper anymore without reading articles
about someone killing someone else? Even in mass numbers?
There will be those on the left and the right who cross the line.We
should repudiate them ALL when they do. (as olbermann did in this case)However, it is unreasonable to paint with such a broad brush.Liberals as a group did not develop this game. A person or company did. And
most likely their motive was money, although they probably ARE liberals.I find it hard to equate some un-named company with specific words of
specific people. Kind of cowardly.This article profiles a pathetic
game and equates it with Liberals.I doubt that many liberals feel this
game is appropriate (but, if you look, you can find some who do and those are
the ones who get all the press)Personally, I wish Obama had called
out Maxine Waters and James Hoffa for their pathetic remarks. They are
SPECIFIC, high profile people. Call them out PERSONALLY for things that they
said.Don't use Glenn Becks remarks then say "see what
conservatives say?" Call out Beck specifically when he crosses the
line.In the end, we can only be responsible for our own words and
Don't worry, Glenn. The liberal zombie head smashing counter-game is sure to
follow this one within hours. It's not really politics, it's extended
"Words turn into bullets, apparently, only when uttered by
Republicans."All incitements for violence are despicable, even
in jest. Never heard of the game in question, and it sounds like a
terrible game. Questions: Are this game's creators running for
office? Do they have their own radio and cable shows? Do they author books in
which they label their critics as "filth" and "traitors"?
Here we go again, conservatives complaining about the actions of a group on the
other side, when they have people doing the exact same stuff. But here's the
rub: I had not heard of this game (nor the group) before you told me. The
surest way for this to fade away is to shut up, but you have turned the light on
it, probably what the creators of the game wanted. You can't protest everything
out there that you don't like. The world is too big. Most stuff comes and goes
with little notice until whiners like this stir it up.
Gee, this is what you should expect by being tea party zombies. You think you
can be unrelentingly antagonist to the American public without this kind of
thing? Be glad it's just a video game. You probably need to search the net a
little more for the conservative analog of this game.
Ha! I especially love the "We tricked the god people into believing in tax
cuts for the rich" zombie. That's hilarious. But the Koch Brothers zombie
is pretty scary looking. Yikes.
"Why is it so hard to simply acknowledge that this game is hateful and
tasteless"I don't think it is hard.It is hateful
and tasteless, and so far, the "liberals" have mostly taken that
stance. See, that is not so hard. Yes, Palin was about wining
elections. However, the use of cross-hairs was a poor choice. Yes, overblown,
but a poor choice.And to Esquire, I find that the logic of the
right has those "doing the exact same stuff" , while completely true,
is not a defense.With that logic, when will it ever stop?How about this. "Both sides do it, and it is wrong. And I find this
game hateful and tasteless. And I will condemn it whenever it happens by
whoever does it."
Obviously a dispicable video game that won't be played by the majority of
liberals. We're not the gun crazy population remember?Of course the
author could have done a little research and found that there have been violent
video games shooting Obama, harry Reid and Palosi.There was even a
carnival in Penselvania where they had a picture of obama to throw darts at.And how many pictures of Obama have been shot at during the rush to get
ur' guns before they're taken away by obama scare of just last year?The travesty here is the selective outrage and group blaming by the author.
Yes let's make out all liberals to be the ones shooting guns all the time and
with violent tendencies - if it makes you feel good.
And if say Joe Biden had put crosshairs on republican members of congress
pictures and then one of them were shot?It's just dishonest to
compare that to a nobody making a video game comparable to the increadible lack
of judgement Palin showed.
AS much as I find this game disgusting, I have to ask...Do
Conservative really, Really believe in Capitalism and the Free Market?orIs it just lip service to win votes?Censoring, regulating
and making the Government do something about it runs diametrically opposed to
everything the Tea Partiers stands for.You either stand for
something or you don't.You can't cherry pick.BTW - No one has
ever heard of this stupid game, but NOW it's got all kinds of free publicicity
[good or bad] along with $100s of thousands in free adversting.You
should have just ignored it and letting the "Free Market" decide to
let it die-on-the-vine.
Wow, all of the liberals here have missed the point. Let me make it clear,
since you missed it.The point is that if a Conservative did
something that portrayed violence against liberals, the liberals would be out
there screaming about how horrible it was. In this case it is liberals
portraying violence against conservatives, and they are ok with that. It was
the liberals who have said that violence is not acceptable in any form or
speech.Are liberals willing to take the blame when a conservative is
injured or killed by somebody who has been playing that particular video game?
To Red shirt: Most of the "liberals" here are decidedly not
"ok" with it. Eisenhower Republicans like me are not okay with it. The
game is trash.
Yes, the game is juvenile and tasteless, but this just shows how thin-skinned
the Tea Party can be. As usual, they can dish it out...
Yes, Overwhelmingly the "liberals" on this board have denounced this
game.If you find someone that thinks this game is OK, call THEM OUT
specifically.But, then, that's not nearly as much fun as saying
"Liberals think this game is OK"
To "Roland Kayser | 9:15 a.m." and "KJB1 | 9:17 a.m." you
make the point of the letter. You have no outrage. You and your ilk had a
bigger fit over crosshairs on a map than you are having on this video game.Where is your outrage. So far you exhibit indifference.
The game is stupid and inappropriate.Liberals were unaware they because
they typically don't read right-winged sites such as Drudge etc.Re:
Counter IntelligenceThe DNC didn't use crosshairs they used bulls eyes.
Republicans support the use of guns and are against gun control. Additionally
there have been examples of right wing people specifically targeting and killing
liberals. Jim Adkisson wrote in his manifesto that liberalism is the worst
problem in America and that Democrats are the terrorists allies before going
into a Universalist Unitarian church and killing two people, injuring seven
others. There is also the case of Byron Williams who targeted the Tides
Foundation and engaged in a shoot out with police after listening to Beck's
programs. I myself, while listening to Hannity and Limbaugh programs heard a
caller to the show say he wanted to "take matters into his own hands"
Good heavens. It is a stupid video game. Get on with your lives. Must we take
offense to everything?
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