The American game studio Sucker Punch is launching a new game for the Sony Playstation 4 called Ghost of Tsushima. The story takes place on the Japanese Island of Tsushima during the Mongol Invasion.
Here’s the backstory, Kublai Khan decided to invade Japan and lost.
Yeah, there was a little more to it than that, but it’s not really the focus of this piece. The fact is Japan was about the only county that to said, “No,” to the Mongol Empire and made it stick. They are justly proud of that.
And Sucker Punch has made a game that the Japanese absolutely love.
And here’s some gameplay:
Let me be clear, this is the kind of game I’m really not interested in. It’s a console exclusive and it was made by people who would probably rather be making movies than games. It would be shocked as hell if it was played by anybody more than once. It is, however, open-world so it will take you a while to do it all. It that’s fun for you, fine, I can’t take that away from you and I wouldn’t want to try.
On the plus side, it doesn’t feature “women” with chiseled chins and tree trunk arms who like spur of the moment butt sex, nor so far as I can tell, no sad, angry lesbians on the vengeance trail.
Ghost of Tsushima is a story that strongly appeals to Japanese nationalism and it was made by Americans.
So what’s the problem you ask?
The problem is that the Japanese like it.
They really, really like it. Their gaming media is showering it with praise, plaudits, acclaim, accolades, laudation, and other words meaning they are super cool with it.
And according to the Critical Race Cultists, they are not allowed to. They are supposed to hate it because they have been culturally appropriated.
So far as the CRC is concerned, those filthy Japanese having been crossing a lot of big lines recently, what with their attacks on foreign (which is to say, Critical Race Cult) censorship of their literature. And now, they turn around and like something that is damn near sacred to their nationalist heritage and it was made by Americans!
Worse still, once the Critical Race Cult goes into default mode and starts attacking it for Appropriation, they won’t have a leg to stand on. It will look like what it is, White (and they May-As-Well-Be-White) Men telling the rest of the world what they can and can’t like.
And that is absolutely driving them bat-shit.
Critical Race Cultists assumed right to patronize, pander to and protect the POCs of the Earth is so palpable it would do any nineteenth-century colonizer proud. Clearly, the Japanese can’t be trusted to protect their own cultural heritage. Only White globalists can do that and it doesn’t help the cause at all when they turn around and like something they are not permitted to.
Get your marshmallows boys, the coals are just right for roasting.
This one is going to be better than The Last of Us 2.
Okay, I’m done here.
3 thoughts on “Ghost of the White Man’s Burden”
Were white people screaming their heads off about cultural appropriation when the Japanese stole our clothing, a tenth of our language, or made games with white leads like Earthbound and Silent Hill? No, because Cultural Appropriation is a club that can only be used to bash white people over the head, as it was intended from the start.
Of you recall how Sucker Punch got it’s name, this isn’t surprising. Heart-warming.
If this studio does their next game set during the Reconquista, I’m in.