Episode 78: “Big Carpet”
Having escaped my Hungarian captors literally by the skin of my ass, I’m back in the Alpha Counter saddle with Chuck! This week we discuss Grand Theft Auto V; a game getting heat for playing as misogynist, criminal sociopaths. Meanwhile, I’ve been playing the far less-publicized Saints Row IV; a game that has you control grossly more despicable characters, plus you wield a dildo bat.
There are people in our generation and the next who have nothing better to do than inhabit The Internet and police offensive content. What’s troubling is that they believe that their authoritah is not limited to judging whether our behavior is “offensive”. They also believe that it’s within their jurisdiction to tell us whether or not to be offended. If someone calls me a moron, I’m required to cry, stand in the center of a hug support group, and demand of my oppressor a pound of flesh and feels.
Oh, except I’m a white guy and our privilege protects us from ever being victims.