I’ve recorded a video in the past covering the topic of subversion through video games but I felt compelled to address one franchise in particular. Now let me say this, this is not coming from a simplistic view of some stereotypical elderly person ala, “It’s those darn vidya games again. They rot the brain. Bla, bla, bla.”
As I mentioned in the video(https://www.bitchute.com/video/zWMtXHKoTgdJ/) I grew up on games. I literally had a console in my house in my first memories. I played games regularly until around 10 years ago. It was just a natural transition out for me with the children arriving. I won’t repeat myself too much here. If you hadn’t listened to it, go give it an ear if you wish. I go further into my personal relationship with games.
For this story, I simply want to dive into a franchise that is well known for it’s content. I’m talking about the well-known gaming company, Rockstar and the franchise of GTA, one installment of Grand Theft Auto to be exact.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
An hour and A half. That’s how long I waited in line at the midnight release to buy that game. Before digital release and downloadable games, a highly anticipated game release was a big deal. It was a moment in time. It was an event. I bought my copy, rushed home and proceeded to play it HEAVILY. Too much, actually. A quick summary of the game reads as such: Based around ‘92-‘94, you are a black guy named Carl living miserable (great by the games projected perception) existence against a backdrop of black gangsta culture and basically celebrating the worst of human nature, the worst of “black” culture, and the worst of the 90’s in general. It’s an endless barrage of cussing, banging whores, getting money, killing, robbing, etc. When I say killing, imagine any violent murder, and it’s at your fingertips to perform.
Oops, how did that get in there…
Anyhow, It’s so funny how not only time, age, and being awakened to propaganda have an effect on how you view things, but most importantly, the thing that had the most profound effect was having the Spirit of Christ come to dwell within my body shell. He alone leads us to see things deeper than even the typical red-pilled visionary.
Looking back, I spent endless, ENDLESS, hours “playing” a sin simulator. In just one video game, in my hands awaited the ability to be a thief, a murderer, a fornicator, and a blood thirsty, gambling, money-loving fiend. And I most definitely was that and more. Not only did I play this game religiously, my friends and I adopted the very harsh and disgusting language of the game. It wasn’t enough that my language was already rotten from growing up without and influence of a church or God. Like most, I grew up secular worldly home. Thankfully God had other plans for me than what several generations of my family had experienced on this floating rock called earth. Every other word was four letters, and “nigga” punctuated every sentence. It didn’t help that the game piped in gangsta rap to the radio every time you stole a car. Sure, you could change the station but why would you, you’re a homie from the grove reppin’ yo set, not some busta.
There’s many things I go back and reflect on from my past. Games are a big part of that. It’s unreal how much video games have shaped so many lives. A gamer will admit this to other gamers but if they perceive that some outsider is trying to take away their “precious” they’ll go full Gollum on you.
Do games cause violence? I won’t be judge and jury on that. However only 2 weeks ago a guy drove to another gamers house and killed him over a video game beef. Was the game responsible… Directly? Indirectly? As far as facts go, the report says the guy literally drove to another person’s house to commit murder over a dispute regarding games. So I’ll let you use your own brain and figure that one out.
GTA is known for it’s simulation of sin. There’s been plenty written about it. I recall reading stories back in the day speaking negatively of it. That was back when I would’ve defended that game and others like it vigorously.
There’s absolutely no defense of it now in my mind. The last GTA I played was IV. It was ok but it didn’t touch San Andreas in my mind. SA was a complete overhaul of gaming and what was to be expected of future games of that open world setting.
San Andreas is yet, just another memory that I look back on and think, wow, I can’t believe I invested so much of this short lifespan into such a cess pool of the worst of humanity. A “game” in which several side missions include trying to make the right moves as to eventually have sex with different women throughout.
My God, my God… Why have WE forsaken THEE?
It’s strange, I was around 20 when that came out but I remember seeing kids in that line that wrapped around the mall. KIDS.
As a father, I can’t see allowing my kids to play this stuff, but it seems there are parents out there that will allow their children to play anything just as long as it keeps the kids out of the their hair so they can flip through their social media uninterrupted.
I know there are personalities in the right wing apparatus that still are fully in the grips of video game culture. They hypothesize that 1st person shooters have trained us to be warriors that will come into play when things go south. I’m not so sure they are right. It may have, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s a pipe dream excuse to keep “their precious”. That’s like saying watching cooking shows makes you a good chef. They may get certain points of general combat such as ‘take cover’, how to utilize surroundings, and things like that but as for it teaching them to be a well trained militia, I’m just not so sure. I could be wrong and I’d be thrilled if I am. But I just don’t see it.
DO NOT discount the power of mind alteration and control. Propaganda in video games directed at young people is prime real estate. Throughout time, ever since the first radio broadcast occurred and those in power realized they had the ability to go door to door and hand out political, social, and religious pamphlets and give lengthy speeches to each American home all while sitting comfortably behind a microphone, they’ve used every tool thereafter to control and manipulate the minds of men.
REMINDER: I mentioned in the video addressing gaming in general, it isn’t inherently “bad” to play video games. It has positive aspects. But because I’ve already covered this, again, I won’t go into that here.
I look back and know for a fact that I was subverted by San Andreas. It profoundly affected my speech, saturated my soul and effected my world view… all while I was completely oblivious. They don’t call it ‘subversion’ for nothing. I basically played a hard core sin simulator for years. I celebrated and took delight in that which God hates. Yes, I’ve long since been forgiven and that chapter of my book has been closed for good. However, there are more gamers than ever just waiting to be programmed with the latest/greatest thing. If they hesitate to adopt the next subversion, they risk becoming irrelevant and tossed in the bin because in the fast paced world of endless streaming and endless commentary gaming, relevance is everything. With the modern dream of becoming a professional gamer/streamer, those people still plugged into the matrix eagerly await to be loaded into a pod and taken to their professional laboratory of loneliness. Only after “arriving” might they realize they’ve been tricked into willfully walking into room 101.