Electronic Arts made a blog post about “Gaming Culture: Projects To Strengthen Digital Civil Society” on their German website back on April 4th, 2020. The article runs the gamut of all the typical “isms” and “ists” lobbed at the gaming community, including claims that gamers are being inculcated with Right-wing propaganda and that “racism” and “hate” must be stomped out. In the post Electronic Arts announced that they had affiliated with various organizations to form a coalition known as “No Pixels For Fascists”. One of those coalitions is actually headed up by a former member of Germany’s Ministry for State Security, better known as the Stasi.
Yes, Electronic Arts has teamed up with a former secret police informant from the Cold War era.
Lunar Archivist translated the German blog post into English via a series of tweets on April 30th, 2020.
#EAWarAgainstGamers Translations – Part 1
“Gaming Culture: Projects To Strengthen Digital Civil Society” is transparently announcing EA’s support for projects intended to profile gamers for “right-wing sentiments” and turn them into ideologues/activists.https://t.co/TNVTLGMRZA pic.twitter.com/1XD3vAS8iY
— Lunar Archivist (@LunarArchivist) April 30, 2020
The first part of the tweet features the opening paragraphs, with the second paragraph stating…
“[…] The “Good Gaming – Well Played Democracy” project was launched in 2020 by the Forschungsgruppe Modellprojekte e.V. (Model Projects Research Group – Registered Association) in cooperation with the Amadeu Antonio Foundation. It examines how right-wing alternative actors are increasingly trying to foment a misanthropic atmosphere on gaming platforms. Another initiative by the name of “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten” (“No Pixels For Fascists”) is a coalition of websites, media representatives, research collectives, and development studios who want to campaign for an inclusive climate in their communities. […]”
Some of you are wondering how on Earth does this connect Electronic Arts to the Stasi.
Well, if you play the game of five degrees of separation, you’ll find that the Amadeu Antonio Foundation’s leader is Anetta Kahane.
This is made readily available on the Foundation Leadership page.
If you check Kahane’s biography, they cite sources, including Heribert Prantl’s Was Ein Einzelner Vermag, which detailed Kahane’s time working with the German Stasi as an unofficial informant between 1974 and 1982.
Kahane is now associated with yet another movement about thought-policing, this time under the guidance of a new kind of tyranny, one facilitated in the digital space by one of the most hated companies on the planet: Electronic Arts.
As pointed out by Lunar Archivist, even some German members of Parliament questioned EA’s associations and intent with the “No Pixels For Fascist” initiative.
A German Member of Parliament just delivered a nuclear level burn to EA because of their questionable endorsement of “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten” (“No Pixels For Fascists”) in 121 characters. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/SJGyAhFm4z
— Lunar Archivist (@LunarArchivist) May 4, 2020
Anyone thinking that EA has a future that doesn’t include being “woke” is already grossly misguided.
If you were holding out any hope that 2021’s Battlefield outing would be true to the spirit of the franchise, you should dash those hopes now to avoid being disappointed by the cold, hard, concrete wall of reality.
(Thanks for the news tip Lunar Archivist)