If I had to create my own utopian world, I would laugh at people who use phrases like “… the senseless vagaries of American life at the end of the Republic”. Oh wait, I laughed at a piece of Nation MSNBC writer and chief executive officer Elie Mystal, so I have to live the dream.
Mystal’s article is titled “In my own private utopia there ain’t no rain or republicans. “Turns out he likes video games – and not the ones that ‘revolve around murder and gunfire.’ (Except for Grand Theft Auto, the ‘often maligned’ game of bitches, thugs and all. kind of urban chaos. GTA allows the black Mystal to be victimized by the police, “which is not that different from real life.”)
But Mystal’s favorite game is The Sims, which is non-violent. “After a long day fighting Republicans in real life,” he explains, “I don’t always feel like fighting hobgoblins in a game, even though the digital versions are at least linked by rules and artificial logic ”. Charming boy.
He loves The Sims because he creates a world in which CGI characters live. In fact, he becomes, in his words, the creator of a “brown, gay, rainless world that has banned Republicans.”
“The ‘game,’ he says, essentially involves acting like a deity (a slightly creepy voyeuristic deity) watching them go about their lives.” More than that, “The player can place obstacles for the Sims to overcome (often a deep pool without a ladder) or grant them favors (such as a working toilet).”
You know where I’m going with this. There is no difference between Mystal’s utopia and the progressive political agenda for the real America. Every manipulation by Mystal of the Sims world is exactly the sort of thing you imagine a left-hander would do, as most of them have all been prescribed and demanded by the left.
The deity (government) grants you the favor of basic sanitation. Granted, progressives don’t really want people to face obstacles (except free thought and economic self-sufficiency), but there’s no functional difference between that and his description of his first Sims world. :
I was all about environmental determinism and basically trying to force my Sims to behave the way I wanted by placing structural limitations on their living spaces.
Poor Sims, living an Al Gore fantasy or a Green New Deal action item. “In real life, I also lived in a series of cramped Manhattan apartments and worked at a job I hated, and I didn’t think my Sim deserved to be happier than me,” he admits. Shared misery, arbitrarily inflicted. Who would have ever suspected?
But Mystal is in a better place and shows the left side of the coin. “I am no longer an angry god, but a helpful genius … a wish machine.”
“The organizing principle of my world is that everyone should be as happy as possible”, therefore:
I picked a neighborhood and moved all of the prepackaged Sims… I have to be with Sims I want to be happy with, after all. No Republican is allowed in my game. I even deleted the prepackaged Sims files which give me all sort of Republican vibes.
No Republicans, because Mystal can’t want them to be happy. I get it. The result is a world that is “much darker and, well, more cheerful than what I started with”. But of course. ”That’s exactly what happens when you let The Sims flirt with whoever they want and marry people who share their interests. As long as you’ve vaporized all the Republicans.
But Mystal can’t stop without one last laugh:
Sometimes I have to add a family that I don’t know personally just to decrease the chances of inbreeding: so the Obamas are in my game. Sasha grew up and married my grandson. I am buried in their garden.