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RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby PedroSteckecilo on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:24 am

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/08/19/mccain-campaign-slams-quotpro-obama-dungeons-amp-dragons-crowdquot

Sort of an interesting article about Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain and his opinions of Roleplayers. And all the folks around here being such staunch Roleplayers, I thought this might be amusing... or annoying. Personally I'm glad I live in Canada and our leaders seem to have better things to comment on than Dungeons and Dragons.
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby Dinky on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:43 am

Godless liberals of the world unite.

Remember were all satan worshiping, drug fueled, parent killing advocates of free health care and as such foul miscreants one and all.

The funny thing is most RPG'ers I know are politically conservative card carrying members of the Tory Party.
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby PedroSteckecilo on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:55 am

I know many from both sides of the fence that roleplay, it's a pretty politically neutral hobby as far as I can tell, hence I wonder why McCain is so... hostile. Ah well, I'm a happy little Canadian Moderate with Liberal sympathies so I can just ignore him. Still find it an interesting article though.
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby Narf the Mouse on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:58 pm

...Oddly, I find myself more interested in my ongoing game of Half-life 2.

Of course, I live in Canada, so the lunatic politics of the US don't have such an effect.
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby Thunderhowl on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:51 pm

All McCain did was alienate any gamers that may have been willing to vote for him before but were still on the fence. He should fire the asshats who advised him to make that speech and then wrote it for him, because it's the speech of a desperate man.

I am a Canadian, so I'm not as upset about this as I would normally be, but I can tell you that if I was an American, I'd write McCain a quick letter telling him that his ill-advised attack on my lifestyle choice has cost him my vote. I'd also ask him if he's planning on making any hateful comments about gays and lesbians or minorities next, since bigotry is a slippery slope.

He REALLY needs to fire the guy who told him that statement would be a good idea. :roll:
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby Narf the Mouse on Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:45 pm

Doesn't matter wether someone objects to someone elses lifestyle. No reason to be rude about it.

I don't agree with all of the life choices of an IRC Asatru friend of mine. He doesn't agree with all of mine. We still get along quite well.

The 'trick' is to not be so arrogant as to think that you can dictate to others. Or that you are 'above' common courtesy and friendship. Also, the words 'those people' or related shouldn't be part of your vocabulary, if you take my meaning. :)

And, my personal understanding, any Christian who forgets we're all sinners and starts thinking themselves better and others worse is, Biblically, in more dire straights than the fellow sinner that he or she looks down upon.

Hmm, bit of a rant there.
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Re: RPG's and Politics: This may amuse, or annoy...

Postby Thanatos5150 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:38 pm

Heh.
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