September 23, 2012
On August 21, 2012 Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment released Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the most recent game in their “Counter Strike” series. One new addition to the “terrorist team” in this game is a group of machine gun wielding masked men called “the anarchists”. In the past the Counter Strike series has also vilified militias as terrorist groups, using the Midwest militia as their strawman.
According to Counter Strike enthusiasts the “new anarchist” team is most likely based on “punk teenager”, judging by the dialogue that takes place during the game. If that is the case, then this game is basically sending the message that so called “punk teenagers” who consider themselves “anarchists” are the bad guys, and not only are they the bad guys but they are actually terrorists who need to be hunted down and killed by the good guys.
It is possible that this is the result of the ruling class controlling the media, or maybe it can just be chalked up to the mainstream political narrative being so deeply entrenched in the minds of the programmers, although I highly doubt it’s that simple.
Whether or not the programmers explicitly know what they are doing, they are still effectively participating in the continuation of a propaganda campaign that has been waged for centuries.
J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio. He is also an artist with an established record label and event promotion company that hosts politically charged electronic dance music events. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com .