Monday, August 13, 2007
RESIDENT EVIL IS A GAME ABOUT KILLING ZOMBIES, NOT KILLING PEOPLE!
The images in the game are not a reflection of anything real or historical. The images are not meant to invoke hate, except maybe towards the fictitious zombies. After all, we are not meant to be zombie coddlers. Zombie Coddling would probably be detrimental to a characters health, and overall not a very exciting game...
In case you haven't heard, Kym Platt and others have labeled Resident Evil 5 as anti-black/racist. Oh Kym, poor dear, you don't even realize that viewing the world through such a tiny parameter as race makes YOU a racist. Did we learn nothing from Ludacris' character in the movie Crash? He saw the whole world as racist and anti-black and then nearly ended up selling a van load of asians into slavery himself! Ah, the ouroboros and its infinite hunger!
The more we polarize ourselves as one race or another, the more racism and hate we breed. You can take pride in your racial identity without the paranoid schizophrenic 'they're out to get me' sickness. I meet people every day of every color that do.
In conclusion, killing zombies of any color bears no reflection on how we feel towards the living.
Image from http://www.worth1000.com/entries/113500/113841lQTP_w.jpg