— Wolfenstein (@wolfenstein) October 15, 2017
When life gives you a new version of an old Nazi-punching video game to market… own the fuck out of your Nazi-punching.
Thereby chafing the highly refined sensitivities of a group that usually delights in screaming snowflake! and flaunting FUCK YOUR FEELINGS t-shirts…
… Critics aren’t exactly arguing that the Nazis were nice, decent folks, but they say that in co-opting the president’s tagline, the video game company is quietly equating Trump supporters with Nazis.
Others claimed that the video game — or at least its marketing — is simply parroting the aims of the antifa, a loosely affiliated group of mostly communists, socialists and anarchists who aim to stop the advance of white supremacy, sometimes violently.
Is it good to give people in that group tacit justification to attack people who fit an ever-expanding definition of Nazis?…
The definition is hardly “ever-expanding”; marching with Nazi flags and screaming Jews will not replace us! has fit the parameters ever since the 1930s. It’s just that you didn’t used to see them mobbing around American college campuses, at least not with their faces unmasked.
2014: “A new Wolfenstein? Nazis as bad guys is such a throwback!”
2017: “A new Wolfenstein? We better ask Nazis if their feelings are hurt” pic.twitter.com/ZJ1LhHP9TK
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) October 7, 2017