- Nov 3, 2020
There is no «horseshoe». I'm just making fun of the temporal and geographical basis of assumed liberal American universalism as well as the polarized American cultural climate in which every game is dragged into the ongoing culture war, which has to be ignored by self-professed «centrists» who have to change their value judgements as often as they change undergarments. That is charitably assuming that «centrists» ever do so. If you want to make the Codex «apolitical» you need to establish some kind of baseline of what this means. Through the eyes of an American grown up on games in the 90's they were seemingly mostly apolitical and have only recently been made vehicles of propaganda. There are countless other views one could have, to a Middle-Eastern person Soldier of Fortune for example might have some strong ties to politics while others may not think of it as such and just silly fun. But since you seem to be under the assumption that it is best to stay in the «center» of an imaginary «horseshoe» placed in current date America that would imply that games from before 2010 or so must be viewed as disgraceful and problematic and not fit for discussion or attention, unless they are torn down for the sins they commit against the current standards. Because that is what the current politically correct line is, which is the same line the liberal vanguard - or «extremists» - had a decade or so back.It's just the usual "you're not on my end of the horseshoe therefore you are on the other end"