A few weeks ago, shortly after the video game “Bioshock Infinte” was released, Glenn Beck’s The Blaze ran a story suggesting that the game was an anti-conservative, anti-Christian attack on the Tea Party.
Today on “WallBuilders Live,” David Barton seemingly picked up on that story. Though he never mentioned the game by name, Barton told co-host Rick Green that there is a game out right now where players shoot conservatives and Christians and that this is just like what the Nazis did in demonizing Jews:
Barton: Christians are starting to be ruled out in many areas in our country. I don’t know if you’re familiar with it, but there’s a new video game out now and in this video game you shoot the bad guys, you go in and kill the bad guys and the bad guys are Christians and conservatives.
Green: Are you kidding me?
Barton: For real. There is a video game out now where the bad guys you are supposed to shoot are both conservatives and Christians. So that’s the ones that kids are being taught you have to rule out … see, this is the kind of stuff that the Nazis started early on with young people and getting them to hate Jews, teaching them at Jews were bad and all the bad things that Jews did. And Jews did not have the political platform to be able to turn that around. Now Christians still do and if Christians don’t get involved [in politics] we’re going to have trouble.
Of course, to anyone even remotely familiar with this game, or the series in general, Barton’s interpretation of the plot if literally laughable.
You know, it is odd that he didn’t mention that the bad guy in the first Bioshock game was career criminal who posed as a champion of the underclass in order to take control over a Randian empire or that the main enemy at the center of Bioshock 2 was seeking to build a collectivist utopia.
It is almost as if Barton has literally no idea what he is talking about.