It’s that time again when people say game publishers (and anyone really) ought to be disavowing nazis. It’s very disappointing that we’re in a place where one has to do that. But I guess we do.
So look, if you’re a nazi, a white supremecist, a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a…hrm, well, let’s try to do a little better at framing. If you lack the empathy such that you can hate or even just exclude anyone based on things they cannot change and did not choose, you’re not going to like my games anyway. And honestly, I’d rather you didn’t play them and certainly I’d rather you didn’t talk about them in public. I do not want to be associated with you. I don’t even want to be associated with nazis second-hand, as with MeWe which seems to be comfortable housing nazis but would like to re-assure us that they aren’t in the club and that if anything bad happens it will be against the rules.
Anyway, bottom line is that I don’t need that business and they aren’t going to like my games anyway. These games are going to be compassionate and not colonial power fantasies. They’re going to be constructive, empowering, inclusive and not…impositional (to invent a word).
So nazis can fuck right off.
And you already knew that.