Shortly after a deranged nutcase decided to shoot United States Representative Giffords and murder six other people, the left side of the American political spectrum came unglued over the right’s occasional use of certain graphics in their political messages – yes, because telling your constituents to “target” certain duly-elected representatives for upcoming removal from office by means of elections is obviously equivalent to shooting people you disagree with.
At the time, those same leftists showed a typical propensity for ignoring similar political rhetoric being used by their compatriots, so I really do not have to wonder where their outrage is over this video “game” that centers around zombified right-wing politicians:
Tea Party Zombies Must Die is a “game” in the sense that it looks like something created under the guise of diversionary fun. You collect weapons and powerups while roaming around a level killing zombies. Pretty standard fare in today’s gaming world, except that the zombies are all representatives and supporters of the Tea Party, from generic zombies like “Generic Pissed Off Old White Guy Zombie” all the way up to a two-headed Koch Brothers monstrosity and ol’ “Cryin’ Eyes” Glenn himself.
No joke. This game apparently took the visages of these and other “big name” folks on the right side of the political spectrum, slapped them on the pixellated-and-crappy bodies of zombies, and made a game out of whacking them. Apparently a crappy game, at that. And yet, since the people being shot are right-wingers, the left-wingers are… conveniently, and unsurprisingly, silent; after all, it is not X when they do it.
[Update] Unbeknownst to me (since I am just now catching up on my RSS feeds), wfgodbold actually tried to give the game a chance. It failed. Miserably. [/Update]
But wait, there is more! IkeaHackers is a wonderful site for learning how to do creative things with that big-blue-box’s stores collection of flat-packed furniture and home accessories. Unfortunately, it has also recently been targeted by thuggish, bullying “gun control” extremists:
I’ve removed the Browning .22 hack. Not because I don’t think it is a valid Ikea hack but because it has generated a great amount of negativity and ill-will on the blog, which is not the purpose and mood of this blog.
If this hack has offended you, I apologise for my poor judgement in this instance.
Yup, you read that right – a hack that made cocking a .22 pistol easier got yanked because some hoplophobes got “offended” and let loose with both barrels – metaphorically speaking – on the manager of the site. Really? And here I thought us pro-rights activists were supposed to be the crazy ones… why are “gun control” extremists so violent? IkeaHackers is, of course, Jules’ site, and he is welcome to run it however he likes, but as the theory goes, giving into terrorists never ends well.
Some days, it is really hard to separate the message from the messenger, is it not?
(Courtesy of Mad Rocket Scientist.)