It’s rare to get a dose of common sense from game developers in Western media. Many of them have been converged by the subversive agenda of far-Left extremists within the industry, many of whom are using gaming as a conduit to push social engineering agitprop, as evident in games like Battlefield V where DICE completely excised the Norwegian war heroes out of the story in order to push the revisionist history about feminist empowerment during World War II. Most Western developers have lost track of the one thing that they were born with but allowed the Intersectional Inquisition to dissolve away like paint stripper on a cheap plaster wall: their balls.
Thankfully, every once in a while a developer regains their nature-given utility and applies the way it was always meant to be applied: by dropping truth bombs without giving a crap.
The original creator of God of War (and not the one where he’s protecting his wife’s son) dropped some truth bombs recently on a stream, where the outspoken developer opined about the current censorship agenda running roughshod across college campuses within the United States, specifically targeting Conservatives, Republicans, and Right-wing pundits. The five minute video clip has Jaffe tearing down the thin veil of an excuse pushed by Leftist SJWs about needing to censor, block, and deplatform people in order to maintain “safe spaces”.
The video was published on December 2nd, 2018 on Jaffe’s YouTube channel. If you’re unable to watch it all, the gist of it has Jaffe defending some of the Right’s most condemned voices, including Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos, as having a right to free speech, even on campuses. This doesn’t mean that Jaffe agrees with what they’re saying, but he does believe that they have a right to say it.
“You’re goddamn right I want my children to go to a college where they’re encountering tough, challenging, other people’s opinions, so that they can learn how to respond. And that they can also learn that maybe agree with those opinions; they have a right to agree with those opinions that I don’t [agree with]. This idea that we’re going to protect people from ideas that we don’t like is absurd and dangerous.
“Kids should be exposed to that kind of speech and they should be allowed – they’re goddamn adults, they’re eighteen years old. If they can go to war then they should be able to listen to ideas that you find problematic.”
He’s been courting these challenging ideas to the status quo of mainstream gaming media on his livestreams on YouTube lately, which has earned him some respect from the gaming community.
It’s rare for someone with experience within the AAA gaming industry to actually condemn the Social Justice Warrior movement that has swept over college campuses, where places like Berkeley in California had to cancel a Milo Yiannopoulos attack because a riot basically broke out, as reported by CNN. There was also pundit Ben Shapiro being run out of DePaul University by vicious Liberals who didn’t want him speaking in public.
And that’s not to mention other cases where the kids became unruly and tried to prevent feminist professors like Christina Hoff Sommers from speaking on campus against some of the sophistry being pushed by the Intersectional Inquisition, as reported by Inside Higher Ed.
The issue has escalated so much that even Forbes managed to put together a list of major college protests that have occurred in recent years, many of which centered around Conservative ideas, advocates, politicians, or pundits.
In this rare twist of fate, a developer is actually defending free speech instead of condemning it. Despite some of the poor arguments he’s made in the past regarding loot boxes, at least Jaffe is starting to open his eyes to the dangers of censorship and ideologically driven safe spaces.
Also, props to Jaffe for wanting to keep sex appeal in an AAA game like God of War, something the new creative director, Cory Barlog, copped out of, which makes him look complicit to ridiculous things like Sony’s anti-consumer censorship agenda.
If I had directed GOD OF WAR PS4, I woulda kept the nudity/sex in the game. Cory made the right call removing it, but I woulda still done it! And I woulda paid for it with lesser reviews :/
— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) October 4, 2018