Being raised in the deep south, as a country boy, I gotta say this is some next level mind control.
we live in an era where there is no true war for the entire country to be focused on. We as a species seek confrontation through the very notion of solipsism and in order to understand ourselves and the world, we seek said confrontation. We seek to survive, and thrive, and, to a degree, become the apex predator, even if it has to be via an extension. We have very few fights to engage upon in the real world, so a lot of these people feel the need to confront others, however harmlessly, on the interwebs.
This game is about a group of mercenaries going into a hostile world, where people are “deranged” or “corrupt” or " feral." Yet, I don’t see a single person championing these people. the psychos, or the jack’s of the world. Why this one guy, why this issue exactly? I mean, if one were to zealously adhere to their faith, their belief in a social structure or the idea behind it more appropriately, they would be against the entire game as a whole. Warmongering; fighting for the pay, killing people whom are not like yourself, that’s at the heart of all these game’s. Doesn’t it seem like people playing a simulation of what it’s like to be, i dunno, in the middle east, or Africa?
I am a guy from the deep south, I’ve been trained to think the way I think and give respect to people whom give that respect. The means by which I give that is up to myself, and if other people en masse degrade myself in order to turn their own social agenda for said power, well, doesn’t that make the people doing the haranguing just as bad as the people they claim to not be.
AI is a political subject, as it is current world news and the path by which we move forward into the new era, the Anthropocene. This is political, and perhaps I have no say because I’m a straight white male from the south with older values and an older style of thinking, but perhaps, maybe this is just a little too silly of an article to focus on?
all I’m saying is this, if you want to champion a cause, and get riled up. use that energy for something constructive, go to a community center, donate blood, become active, and calmly, politely request the people whom speak to you to in a way that says you respect them and give you some of their hard earned life values.
we’re literally letting the world die, and literally thousands of people are on a forum arguing about a fictional character when they could be making the change they want to see but don’t know how to do so. That’s real respect, doing something. You will feel a million times better when you see the looks in people’s eyes that says Thank you more than the words.
Edit in: also, as a personage who is, nor professionally, a part of the mental health community, the word “They” it typically used as a reference to people with MPD, schizophrenia, or another form of dissociative identity disorder. so that’s super confusing.