Flush It Friday: BRB, Killin’ Nazis
It’s Friday afternoon and I’m winding down the work week with the new Wolfenstein game.
You’re all a bunch of damn nerds so I don’t think I need to inform you that today is a pretty big day in the world of vidya games. As of right now you can play a brand new Mario game (in which you can capture the soul of a human man) with Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch. If you don’t posses that chunk of hardware, your other option is to spend your evening eviscerating nazis with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Wolfenstein: The New Order, released back in 2014, was a pretty sweet little slice of nazi-killin’ pie. The story offered an alternative history in which the Axis won World War II and the United States became nazi-occupied country. Your character got to go on a bloody rampage across the nation and even on the dang moon! A fun time was had by all.
Some weird shit happened over the last three years with an unexpected white nationalist resurgence in this country. As a result, the marketing campaign for this nazi-killin’ sequel has been remarkable. By simply promoting slogans like “Make America Nazi-Free Again”, this game has completely incensed reactionary dinguses all across the internet. Apparently, dudes that subscribe to an ideology that advocates for forced deportations and a white ethno-state don’t like it when they’re compared to nazis. Crazy! It’s important to note that an act of consumption (like purchasing a consumer product) is not a political act, but damn if it isn’t funny to watch the asshole that runs “Disdain for Plebs” fill his diaper in outrage over a video game.
So yeah. The floor is yours friends. If you need me, I’ll be in front of my television shooting rockets at Hitler.