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Friday, May 05, 2023 

The Guevaran influences of game designer Hideo Kojima

I'd spoken before about video game producer Kojima, most unfortunately a leftist with communist influences, and since I'd written about the topic of the vile Latin American communist Che Guevara some time ago, I thought it'd be a good idea to note that Kojima's apparently sympathetic to Guevara too, if the following pictures are any indication: And from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, here's a video with some very troubling dialogue involving the characters from the game: Now this is truly an example of "you can't make this stuff up", and totally dismaying. It also reminds me of the time when Tom Brevoort minimized the Sandanistas' offenses of the past century. What this makes clear is that even in Japan, there's sadly some very ignorant, uncaring people who don't give any consideration to how destructive these commie figures from 20th century history really are. Why, back in the late 1980s, there was a video game called Guerilla War, where Guevara became a playable figure in a premise where you need to depose what the game described as "the cruel domination of the king", and the original title in Japanese was Guevara. This game was also available for play on Nintendo's early home systems, just to show they're no saints either.

It's really too bad that even today, there's still Che sympathisers in the world of entertainment, and Kojima's one of them. All these whitewashings of barbaric communist figures has gone on for far too long, and it's had a devastating impact on morale. No doubt, even in the manga industry, there's some commie sympathisers around, and that's a concern too.

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What's even worse with the situation with Kojima is that it really betrays his reputation as someone who does deep dive research into topics when making his games, shows he REALLY screwed up, heck, screwed over people as well.

I thought with his condemnation of the Patriots and their acting like nazis/communists (this was before I discovered his grand game plan and it making clear he specifically had US in mind when making the Patriots and that if anything, similar to George Lucas and his rebels, he if anything envisioned one of the main protagonists, Solid Snake as being a ChiCom agent), heck, the fact that Snake Eater had definite condemnations of the communist system via the main antagonist Colonel Volgin, including an explicit reference to the Katyn massacre as just one example, that he was anti-communist, and that combined with my not even being familiar with Che and nearly getting swayed until Politically Incorrect Guides set me straight about what he truly was like makes this downright personal. Even moreso when it was Kojima who effectively taught me propaganda was bad. When he does EXACTLY the thing he condemned in MGS1 and MGS2, certainly the Raymond Benson novels, he just doesn't come across as even worthy of respect. Here's what I meant by Katyn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOp82Mjdi0&pp=ygURS2F0eW4gU25ha2UgRWF0ZXI%3D I can tell you this much, Big Boss, the main character in both games, DEFINITELY would not have been the type to shill for Che Guevara based on THAT video. Heck, Portable Ops and even a radio drama for Peace Walker indicated that, at least until the main events of Peace Walker, he didn't take jobs from Communists when he was a mercenary, making it even LESS plausible he'd shill for him (he already condemned a Che Guevara-type in the form of Volgin, why would he sing praises for that guy anyways). And Miller... his backstory from the MG2 manual and even some of his comments in MGS1 do NOT indicate he was the type to consider Che a good guy at all (heck, not even his overall characterization in Peace Walker pointed to him being a Che-stan at all, especially not when he was insistent on avoiding a repeat of Cuba and specifically had memories of his neighbors in Japan panicking over the Cuban Missile Crisis, of which Che's role in THAT event was conveniently left out in the game's narrative). What that game did was also indirectly responsible for my turning to the Empire with Star Wars over the Rebels, ESPECIALLY after George Lucas pulled a similar stunt years before then (and had the audacity to boast about it).

And yeah, I heard of Guerilla War as well, as well as WHO the main characters were meant to represent. Mai Shiranui and Andy Bogard probably are going to be feeling more than a little disgust at this...

Oh yeah, I might as well add, since I also first heard of Jean-Paul Sartre in this game and how the game repeatedly indicated he was a smart individual as well as a philosophical giant (to say little about his more infamous praiseworthy statement of that monster), this garbage also came very close to killing my liking of intelligence as well. Certainly helped do a number on my respect for Belle from Beauty and the Beast as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44jJTlYtDGE&pp=ygUTU2FydHJlIFBlYWNlIFdhbGtlcg%3D%3D

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