So by your logic I suppose there shouldn't be a Holocaust museum, then. Or maybe we should take down the monument at Wounded Knee. Why? Because, God forbid, someone has a problem with it or gets upset. They're just words, man. Sticks and stones and all the rest.
You probably know that the swastika is banned in Germany, right? Well, who but the nazis would go around banning things? Seems a bit contradictory, doesn't it? I don't think many people would understand freedom of movement, idea, or speech if it walked up and slapped them in the face. And to me, that's what's wrong with political correctness. We don't forget bad things because they happened. We REMEMBER bad things because they happened. To shove something down into the dark dust bin of history is basically begging to repeat it. Everything the swastika stands for is wrapped up in the idea of the force behind banning it. It is it's own best friend and worst enemy. Same goes for ideas. We all have the right to express what we want. The best way to expose a foolish nazi bigot isn't to ban him or his ideas. That only lends weight and power to his foolishness. We expose the nazi by allowing him to stick his foot into his mouth every time he opens it.
Long story short, people have the right to play games, pick sides, and believe in all kinds of things... even things you may not agree with. If someone is offended by playing as the nazis in a video game, then they have every right not to play it. At the same time, it gives them no right to stop me from playing it. I can't make my view point any simpler than that.
Boomer old chap I am sure you made a cogent argument (I cannot stand PC either). However, the slight issue I have with your post is that it has absolutely NOTHING, that is to say NOTHING to do with the point I was making.
Where did I say anything about banning anything or political correctness or er....anything
Please re-read my post. I simply said that saying that anyone who did not want to play a certain side in a game must be mad, was a tad unfair. That's all. There could be many reasons why someone does not want to - and frankly not wanting to play the Germans because, within living memory the German nation put 6 million of your fellow Jews to death, solely by virtue of the fact they were born Jewish, is perhaps understandable, no?
Sometimes I take a discussion point to its nasty and often overly political end too fast. Perhaps censorship was not where this discussion was headed, but I've seen it head that way in too many forums and chat rooms to count. In these times, when people talk about sensitive topics like WWII, genocide, you know... typical dinner conversation, there usually is at least a vocal minority that starts mentioning the 'C' word using emotionalism to hype and continue what turns into silly circular arguments.
No offense was intended by my points, nor is any offense taken. Just a free flowing river of ideas and words... that's how we learn and share as bipedal creatures. If I mistakenly take a conversation into dark waters unjustly, then I apologize for that.
Topic back on schedule. Sorry for the detour. Sometimes my mouth draws maps that the tour guides can't decipher.
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