So a couple of months back, the publisher and developer of the “Call of Duty” US military propaganda video game franchise Activision/Infinity Ward were pushing the Black Lives Matter like any other good Woke Capitalist.
But it seems the children have now had their fun, and – as in the UK, where the authorities suddenly went cold on BLM the moment they started questioning when they started becoming too intersectional with Palestinians and the like – they are now being quietly put out to grass by their former corporate champions, with their matchmaking platforms now reportedly censoring mentions of BLM and ACAB (All Cops are Bastards).
Now they have gone into outright Red-baiting mode, airing the famous interview with failed Soviet journalist Yuri Bezmenov and idol of the American conservative right in the trailer to the next Call of Duty game.
“Know your history, or be doomed to repeat it,” proclaims IGN, provoking a furious war between Chapos and chuds in the comments.
Well, it is useful to know history.
For instance, the fact that Based Bezmenov’s main beef with the Soviet was that it was “racist” and wouldn’t let him race mix with Indians:
I did not want to marry a fat, white Russian girl. I wanted to marry a slender, dark Indian girl.
I wish I could explain it to your freedom fighters in the United States, who blame America for being racist. It is my country, under Soviet socialism, which is the most racist system in the world. By law in USSR, I was not allowed to marry a foreign girl, and–Marx forbid!–to make love to her, because the Communist Party has control on my genes and chromosomes. I was not allowed to marry into an ‘inferior race,’ and this is something that I have desperately tried to explain to your civil rights activists who blame America.
He was also a fraud who was never actually part of the KGB and who was let go from a range of Western intelligence and journalistic jobs. In other words, the perfect representative of Cuckservatism Inc.
And, come to think of it, also the perfect champion of neoliberalism.txt in the West, synthesizing as he does the following narratives:
- It’s the Russians who are the real racists!
- Americans did nothing wrong.
- Any suggestions to the contrary are Russian active measures and dezinformatsiya!
And, most importantly, the IQ chuds and Magats who constitute the Trump base can be relied upon to lap all this up, in a way that they wouldn’t coming from Rachel Maddow or even the senile neocon boomers at the Lincoln Project.
Dysfunctional or not as American society as a whole might be, but its propaganda apparatus still has game, it needs to be acknowledged.