Friday, June 26, 2015
Absolutely SHAMEFUL... Or at least, it *was*
EDIT: Thankfully Apple has restored the game to the App Store! I am glad there is SOME reason in this world!
This story is absolutely shameful.
For those not in the United States, the issue of the "Confederate" flag is being discussed. After a mass murder in Charleston, SC, in which a white supremest slaughtered nine African Americans in their church, and after countless photos of this murderer waving the Confederate flag (really the battle flag of the ANV) were found, a wave of anti-flag sentiment spread. The Confederate flag has been flying, in one form or another, over a great number of Southern government buildings, and thankfully now it seems that might be changed. I, for one, welcome that change, as not only is it the battle flag of a traitor nation responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, but it subsequently became a primary symbol of a great number of hate groups in our nation. It has no place, in my opinion, flying over government buildings.
But now? We've gone WAY too far.
Apple has removed ALL apps from their store that have any imagery of the Confederate flag. That includes games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg, a fantastic game I talked about in a previous post. Apparently this is because of the flag, which is properly featured in the game.
I am absolutely STUNNED by this. The idea that a historically appropriate flag is suddenly not allowed to be displayed in appropriate settings is just sickening. What's next... all the WWII games will have to go, because they have Nazi imagery in them?
This is just one of the more ridiculous things I've seen. People should let Apple know that they are being absolute idiots, and that such over-the-top, senseless censorship should not continue.
Posted by Author at 7:45 AM