New Call of Duty video game reveals villain as “leader of the 99%” in new trailer
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Less than a year ago I wrote an article about pro war propaganda in video games which was sadly one of my most controversial articles for that whole month, despite the fact that I covered some very important topics during that time. Even if you doubted that the popular wartime first person shooters were propaganda before, you are going to have a hard time not being suspicious after hearing that the villain in the new game is described as the “leader of the 99%”.
It has become blatantly clear that a political message is being sent by the ruling class to the rest of us using these video games and other media. I’m not saying that there is something wrong with video games; we all need time to relax every now and then and if that’s how you decide to do it that is great. However, this specific series and others like it that glorify war and demonize activists are highly suspect and can now quite confidently be identified as outright propaganda.
Just this week a gaming website even compared the the villain to Julian Assange saying “The game’s main villain is Raul Menendez, described as the ‘idolized’”.
Messiah of the 99%”—a Julian Assange-like character who’s old, experienced, and hellbent on starting a global insurrection against the status quo. He hands Sgt. Frank Woods, the protagonist of the first game, a necklace at the end of the trailer which symbolizes a connection between the two characters.”
You can take a look at the trailer for yourself below: