Obama: The Meme Maker
That's right, ladies and gentlemen! Only 100 days to go before this nation gets a chance to correct a big mistake! Boy, how the "hope and change" time flies. Almost four complete years into President Obama's first (and last?) term, and he has yet to create anything. Oh, I know how he likes to tout all those jobs he saved or created, but the truth is that America is suffering a net loss of about 1 million jobs (the link shows a net loss of 1.6 million, but as of June the figure is now closer to a 1 million net loss. Just trying to be fair here.), making President Obama the worst job creator in American history (with a net loss of almost a million jobs, perhaps "job destroyer" would be a more accurate term for him?). I guess that $800 billion Keynesian "shovel ready" jobs bill wasn't so "shovel ready" after all (even Obama has conceded that!).
So what has Obama managed to create?
Well, quite unexpectedly...memes! You know, those viral like internet references that everybody starts using for no apparent reason. Obama, while recently making some un-teleprompted remarks during one of his campaign stops unexpectedly made himself the Meme in Chief when he said that America's business owners did not, in fact, build their own businesses. His exact words: "You didn't build that! Somebody else made that happen." Of course, the "somebody else" for Obama is Big Government, the source of all goodness in the land if you are statist. What a gift to Mitt Romney! Now, of course, the Obama team has been working overtime trying to unring the bell and clean up the mess made by such a fatuous statement, but their work is a near impossible task. I mean, we HAVE the VIDEO TAPE! And no amount of spin about roads is going to convince anybody that the great orator himself said anything but what he said. Even the oft dull and timid RNC has figured out what a big bullseye the prez has put on his own back:
By the way: this who idea of collective success is perfectly in keeping with Obama's Marxist predilections. Remember when he told "Joe the Plumber" he was going to "spread the wealth around"? Well, if you actually believe that success is a collective effort, why shouldn't the profits be divided up collectively as well? Anybody who denies there is a theme to Obama's political and economic philosophy just isn't paying attention.
Well, in the wake of this mess, all sorts of "You didn't build that" memes have been popping up here and there.
Such as this one:
Such as this one:
However, I noticed a distinct lack of gaming "you didn't build that" memes. Now, we can't have that! So, in order to fill the vacuum, I came up with a few of my own:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:
It's a start.
Can you come up with some others? Let me know if you do!
Ya know, some time ago I wrote a list of my favorite conservative games, and remarked off the cuff that it would be difficult to make a liberal game because how do you design a game where nobody wins? Well, President Obama's recent remarks sort of prove the accuracy of that statement. In Obama's world, any of the above accomplishments would be diminished by some government bureaucrat coming in and stealing a portion of the points and glory from the player, just to redistribute them to somebody else. That wouldn't be fun at all, would it? Of course not.
Marxism: not fun in gaming, not fun in real life.