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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Apple removes Civil War games

I almost wish I owned Apple products so I could stop using them in light of this:
Apple Removes All American Civil War Games From the App Store Because of the Confederate Flag

Many large US companies, like Walmart and Amazon, have already banned the sale of any Confederate flag merchandise as a reaction to the recent events. Now, it appears that Apple has decided to join them by pulling many Civil War wargames from the App Store. As of the writing of this story, games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all the Hunted Cow Civil War games are nowhere to be found.
I assume WWII games are next. Orwell was right. The totalitarians of the Left love nothing so much as erasing history. Some of the games removed:
  •     Ultimate General: Gettysburg
  •     AAA American Civil War Cannon Shooter
  •     Civil War: Hidden Mysteries
  •     Civil War The Battle Game
  •     Civil War Defense
  •     Civil War Battle Defense
  •     1861 A Civil War Rebellion
  •     Civil War: 1862
  •     Civil War: 1863
I'm buying Ultimate General: Gettysburg today to support one of the developers who have refused to modify their game in accord with Apple's demands.
As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content.

We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield.

We receive a lot of letters of gratitude from American teachers who use our game in history curriculum to let kids experience one of the most important battles in American history from the Commander's perspective.  

Spielberg’s "Schindler's List" did not try to amend his movie to look more comfortable. The historical "Gettysburg" movie (1993) is still on iTunes. We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money.

Therefore we are not going to amend the game's content and Ultimate General: Gettysburg will no longer be available on AppStore.

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173 Comments:

Anonymous Jerome Horowitz June 25, 2015 11:14 AM  

Interesting, it is almost as if the corporatocracy is trying to erase all references to the history of the Civil war. Are they worried about history repeating itself?

Anonymous Paul (#348) June 25, 2015 11:14 AM  

Fahrenheit 451 - Digital Deluxe Edition

Anonymous Soga June 25, 2015 11:18 AM  

One recalls what Princess Leia said to Governor Tarkins: "The tighter you grip, the more star systems that will pass through your grasp."

The Left will learn this lesson.

Blogger Salt June 25, 2015 11:19 AM  

When you're over the abyss, how does one determine where the bottom is? Does the outrage have any limits at all?

Blogger Alexander Thompson June 25, 2015 11:19 AM  

You could see this nonsense coming a mile away. And who added fuel to the fire? Republicans tripping over themselves to show how compassionate they are.

Anonymous Jourdan June 25, 2015 11:20 AM  

The power on display here is awe-inspiring. Good Lord, we have our work cut out for us.

OpenID genericviews June 25, 2015 11:20 AM  

GEEZE! We can't even kill Nazi zombies any more because they all have swastikas on their uniforms.

Blogger Nate June 25, 2015 11:22 AM  

shocking. really.

Blogger Nate June 25, 2015 11:22 AM  

"The power on display here is awe-inspiring. Good Lord, we have our work cut out for us."

just lemmings running off a cliff.

this is excellent. its exposing them.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 25, 2015 11:23 AM  

Color me racist for having "Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men" on my bookshelf.

Blogger DBSFF June 25, 2015 11:24 AM  

"I assume WWII games are next."

All war games--even all violent games--spread hate and misery. Ban all the games.

Anonymous Frank B Luke June 25, 2015 11:26 AM  

>GEEZE! We can't even kill Nazi zombies any more because they all have swastikas on their uniforms.

Aren't those still allowed? You can still buy Nazi stuff on Amazon as of this morning. You know, because Nazi genocide is so much better than states rights.

Anonymous jr June 25, 2015 11:29 AM  

I feel really bad for the Ultimate General: Gettysburg developer. He spent years modding the games in Creatively Assembly's Total War series to make them actually playable. He then developed Ultimate General: Gettysburg because you might as well just make the games you want on your own if large publishers keep churning out shit. It's pretty sad that he gets hung out to dry like this.

Anonymous A Visitor June 25, 2015 11:35 AM  

I've been using Macs since I was five and, besides a brief stint with a Dell in undergrad, continue to use them. I don't agree with Apple's views but have used the platform for too long (i.e. I like it too much) to ever consider anything else. Having said that, the post a few posts down from this about the Battle flag is dead on. It's going to become round two against the SJWs. Frankly, the truth is, before Dear Leader I was never nearly as politically incorrect as I am now nor did I really care about the Stars and Bars beyond believing people should be able to fly it.

When you demonize a country and your own AG calls said nation, "A nation of cowards" regarding race, you shouldn't be surprised when people start pushing back hard.

Anyone remember "Rebels" by Tom Petty?

Anonymous Alexander, #10 June 25, 2015 11:37 AM  

Nate's right.

These people were never on our side. These people have been working to undermine us and ours for a very long time. Nothing in the last week has changed in terms of numbers, beyond the moderates doing their usual waffling towards one side or the other.

We knew that the gatekeepers and the established elites were hostile towards us. The fact that they are now doing so in an open way doesn't magically mean there are more of them overnight... it just means they've exposed themselves.

Strategically, anything we can do to increase red-on-red incidents? Be great if Muslims started protesting to have rainbow flag taken down, or if someone complained that the Wisconsin state flag has two white guys on it, or California's for commemorating the Bear Flag Revolt of white Americans revolting against innocent Mexico.

OpenID malcolmthecynic June 25, 2015 11:48 AM  

"Ultimate General: Gettysburg" is a fantastic game. Money well spent.

Blogger Matt Robison June 25, 2015 11:48 AM  

I'm just waiting for them to start blaming increased sales of the flag on #GamerGate or #Puppies.

Anonymous Ron (was Ridip) June 25, 2015 11:49 AM  

Just this morning I was debating upgrading our Mac Mini or replacing it with a Windows box. Apple just made that an easy decision. Unless Microsoft joins the parade of stupid, bye, bye Apple.

If I've missed anyone using the handle Ron, just say so and I'll pick another.

Anonymous Book_Girl June 25, 2015 11:53 AM  

Good grief..... have we reached peak SJW yet? Where does this end?

I hate conflict, but I am now ready to full thermonuclear in the culture wars...

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 25, 2015 11:54 AM  

"Strategically, anything we can do to increase red-on-red incidents?"

Proximity. They are all walking incidents, fire and forget weapons in the hands of their propagandist trainers. If they can't find a hot enough heat signature, they'll turn on each other.

Anonymous Huckleberry (#87) -- est. 1977 June 25, 2015 11:55 AM  

You know, moral panics like this come from a psychological framework of weakness, not one of strength.
The SJWs are freaking out not because they think they're just about to force Checkmate, they're freaking out because they sense that the financial and material inertia that makes their lunacy possible is nearly gone.
Because it is.

Blogger Quadko June 25, 2015 11:56 AM  

Given that "those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it", these censorious deniers of history are determined to bring everything they claim to hate into full flower in the present. OTOH, it's not the control over people's lives they object to, just the fact their hands aren't on the reigns of absolute power. They are slavers to the core, they just see themselves as masters of other men.


I've registered my objections with Amazon, but Apple can burn themselves to the ground for all I care. They've always had trouble focusing on product without their founders.

Blogger Aquila Aquilonis Fulminata June 25, 2015 11:57 AM  

Of course they waited until after the steam sale ended.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 25, 2015 12:00 PM  

Read Solzhenitsyn for a comprehensive treatment. Most of the stories are about SJWs and psychopaths opportunistically eating moderates like candy.

Anonymous Donn #0114 June 25, 2015 12:01 PM  

Crazy years.

Anonymous AlteredFate #92 June 25, 2015 12:04 PM  

I almost wish I owned Apple products so I could stop using them in light of this...

What I discovered because of the Tor boycott was that I had essentially been boycotting the brand since the early 2000's. I was introduced to Fantasy by way of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. I found it incredibly juvenile and annoying but I didn't know what else was out there, and I kept reading out of ignorance. When I found LotR, I LITERALLY burned my collection of Jordan books. Other Tor published books in the fantasy genre I found, while not as terrible as Jordan, turned out to be unreadable after reading LotR and Silmarillion. It was but drivel that brought me to high art and literature.

Thankfully I've been boycotting Apple from day one. The brand is horrible and the fans, macintossers, are worse. Fuck Apple.

Anonymous Jourdan June 25, 2015 12:05 PM  

@Huckleberry - I wish I could agree with you. I've been hearing that for decades now, yet Cthulhu continues to only swim left harder and faster.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 25, 2015 12:07 PM  

We knew that the gatekeepers and the established elites were hostile towards us.

If anything, I'm surprised that so many already-PC-cowed large retailers hadn't already purged the flag from their stock. From the perspective of companies that send people to sensitivity training and hold Celebrate Diversity days, this probably seems more like the correction of an embarrassing oversight than a change in policy.

I never saw it, but when they did the new Dukes of Hazzard movie, did they put the flag on the General Lee? I remember there being some nattering about that, but don't remember what ended up happening. I don't think it's on there in the commercials they've done recently.

Anonymous Roundtine June 25, 2015 12:07 PM  

There's a serious list of companies to boycott now. Serious money involved if people were to follow through with their wallets. Wal-Mart in particular would be in real trouble because the left hates it already. I must spend a good chunk of money on Wal-Mart and Amazon, so much that I have to think about how I'd go about not shopping there.

Anonymous Ron June 25, 2015 12:07 PM  

Ultimate General: Gettysburg is also available on GOG.com where they can't recall or erase your games.

Anonymous WillBest June 25, 2015 12:12 PM  

They are firing on all fronts this week.

The Supreme Court's Obamacare majority opinion today all but says the plain language of the law is meaningless, what is important is what the Rulers want to have happen.

And to demonstrate they were serious, they ruled that Disparate Impact (neutral laws that are harder for women and minorities to comply with) was in fact the law of the land.

I suppose on the bright side, the deathblow to the Republic and the rise of the Oligarchy that occurred today will take the sting out of being forced to allow the mentally ill the right to pretend they are married next week.

Anonymous Ron June 25, 2015 12:15 PM  

Ultimate General: Gettysburg is also available on GOG.com where they cannot recall or erase your games.

Anonymous FP June 25, 2015 12:16 PM  

Via kotaku (who I'm sure is cheering it on):

'Andrew Mulholland, director of these Civil War games, told me this morning that Apple pulled them today without any warning.

“It seems disappointing that they would remove it as they weren’t being used in an offensive way, being that they were historical war games and hence it was the flag used at the time,” Mulholland said in an e-mail. “At the moment we’re reworking the games to replace the flags that are deemed offensive. We’re going to use the Confederate flag from 1861 and 1862 as the one that’s considered offensive wasn’t introduced until late 1862.”'

This dev thinks changing the flag will work.

Blogger Quadko June 25, 2015 12:19 PM  

Dukes of Hazzard movie ... General Lee
The 2005 movie? They made it a joke - when 'da boys' got their car fixed their crazy cousin proactively painted the flag on it. When they drove to the big city, everyone made fun of the flag and them for having it on their car.

Blogger njartist June 25, 2015 12:26 PM  

Good grief..... have we reached peak SJW yet?
No. The Judeo-Bolshevik revolution is peak SJW: the camps. guillotines, and coffins are ready for use.

Blogger Daniel June 25, 2015 12:28 PM  

I am going to start working on my South Triumphant game again...was never going to be available for Apple anyhow...

Blogger Salt June 25, 2015 12:31 PM  

We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation.

Ain't sensitive at all unless one's a pussy.

Blogger CarpeOro June 25, 2015 12:35 PM  

Here is an idea for the UG creator: replace all of the Confederate flags with Apple logo flags. Preferably pink background of course. After all, Apple has always claimed to be the rebels of the tech industry - edgy and not part of the "Microsoft Empire" (as a side note, maybe change all the Union flags to Microsoft ones...). Let Apple digest that. It meets their policy requirements after all. (for my Southern compatriots, this is not to smear you with Apple. It is not my intent to reach the level of fighting words).

Anonymous Jack Amok June 25, 2015 12:40 PM  

Its howling mobs all the way down.

Blogger Student in Blue June 25, 2015 12:42 PM  

Aren't those still allowed? You can still buy Nazi stuff on Amazon as of this morning. You know, because Nazi genocide is so much better than states rights.

Well, you see, Nazis never killed poor innocent black people so it's alright.

Those rebels? Literally worse than Hitler.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 25, 2015 12:42 PM  

In case anyone else is wondering, Ultimate General: Gettysburg was available on both iPad and PC.

This gameplay video is pretty sweet.

Annoyed that I'd be paying full price right after the Steam sale, but this looks like a solid game to support.

Blogger jaericho (#107) June 25, 2015 12:48 PM  

"Ultimate General: Gettysburg" is a fantastic game. Money well spent. Good. I look forward to it when I get home. I purchased it and sent the dev an email.

(Now curtailing my GalCiv3 time to play this is going to tough. Then again I'm playing strategy games, I do like a challenge.)

Blogger So Meh June 25, 2015 12:49 PM  

add it to the list https://twitter.com/hashtag/liberalsnextban. sad.

Blogger VD June 25, 2015 12:53 PM  

Drop it, Porky.

Blogger hank.jim June 25, 2015 12:58 PM  

It didn't take long to suddenly ban the Confederate Flag. This is ridiculous and I don't have a dog in this fight. People should decide on their own if they want it. It isn't offensive to all. This is an example of selective offensiveness creates a mad rush to ban offensive speech. I hope this initial need to ban the Confederate Flag will pass after a few months.

Blogger SirThermite (VFM #0025) June 25, 2015 12:59 PM  

Not that the Civil War was about slavery, but I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people who would claim the "Whites are guilty of enslaving blacks" is not a racist statement, yet would bristle at "Whites eliminated slavery in the West but blacks are guilty of practicing it in Africa to this day"

Blogger CarpeOro June 25, 2015 1:00 PM  

I can see a job opportunity for graphics artists: creating "inoffensive" flag/insignia packs to retrofit games and make them fit corporate rules. Soon you'll see WWII with Germans planting the Baby Seal flag in Poland, Japanese planting the Unicorn flag in China, and Italians planting the Eggplant flag.

OpenID ymarsakar June 25, 2015 1:03 PM  

The South until recently has been living under a de facto Democrat totalitarian political and religious system. They were taught to hate Northerners, blacks, or any other minorities, under fear of the KKK coming in the night to lynch any white or black person that disagreed. Jim Crow was the law that forbid whites from having their own conscience, they couldn't serve blacks equally if they wanted to, the Democrat Law would wipe them from existence for that.

The Gaystapo merely adopted something similar.

But no matter how much Southerners stay loyal to their Programming, no matter how much Southerners blame their internal problems of obedience on Sherman or Northerners (Republicans, never Northern Democrats), the Democrat party will Never Forgive you for betraying them, for Disobeying the Democrat Rule.

They will never allow the South to get away unscathed, now that they have the power. They will never allow you to do as you please, to have your own conscience, even if you thought you freed yourself from 'Republican Reconstruction' by voting Republican in the South to get back that economic miracle.

They will destroy you. Not Sherman, Sherman didn't kill the Democrat land owners and politicians behind the pro slavery secession in Civil War I. No, what will destroy the South are their old masters, the Democrat party.

Stay loyal to Democrat programming all you want Southerners, it will be a fine grave stone for the loyalists. They who were loyal unto death to the Democrat cause, in obedience to their orders.

Blogger Chris Scena June 25, 2015 1:08 PM  

Can't wait to hear Nate and Josh on ymarsakar's screed.

Anonymous paradox June 25, 2015 1:09 PM  

Damnit! Jeff Davis! Why in the hell didn't you allow Jackson to take DC.

Anonymous Huckleberry (#87) -- est. 1977 June 25, 2015 1:09 PM  

Wal-Mart in particular would be in real trouble because the left hates it already

And if their profit margin is as truly thin as they say it is, there is simply no margin for error for them.

Blogger ICG June 25, 2015 1:10 PM  

It's hard to believe how much has happened in a week...much in just a few days:

- The SC flag (it's been controversial for decades, but not a big enough deal for even Sharpton/Jackson to really push)
- The MS flag soon to follow
- Confederate monuments vandalized while the MSM giggles
- Confederate flags removed in government facilities in AL and
monuments will probably go soon
- Wal-Mart, Amazon, Ebay, Sears, Apple, etc banning anything hinting at the Confederacy

It seem to be a perfect storm. A mostly robotic, lemming-like populace being bombarded by a carefully selected stream of articles on social media, Yahoo, etc. The people running media companies select what we read and use state-of-the-art algorithms and research to sway opinion--the same stuff they use for marketing and have spent billions developing.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus June 25, 2015 1:11 PM  

Where does this end?

I hate to say it, but it probably won't until somebody (either us or them) is lined up against a wall.

Blogger ICG June 25, 2015 1:12 PM  

I've even seen many conservative Christians applauding this. They may think twice when the LGBT crowd does the same thing after the right "trigger event" happens.

Anonymous Kool Moe Dee June 25, 2015 1:12 PM  

Not even into the Civil War but also bought a copy via Steam of Ultimate General: Gettysburg.

Thanks to Apple I may have found a good game as the graphics and game map look good.
Only $15 so do recommend following Vox in throwing some of your entertainment budget Ultimate General's way.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus June 25, 2015 1:14 PM  

Hee Hee - Heritage Not Hate

Blogger Nate June 25, 2015 1:16 PM  

Ahem...

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-remove-the-former-slave-holding-states-from-the-union

Anonymous dh June 25, 2015 1:18 PM  

> And if their profit margin is as truly thin as they say it is, there is simply no margin for error for them.

Margin is small, volume is astronomical. There's a lot of margin for error.

Blogger njartist June 25, 2015 1:19 PM  

@ 52. ICG June 25, 2015 1:12 PM

I've even seen many conservative Christians applauding this. They may think twice when the LGBT crowd does the same thing after the right "trigger event" happens.

I do not agree.

Anonymous paradox June 25, 2015 1:24 PM  

ymarsakar
The South until recently has been living under a de facto Democrat totalitarian political and religious system....


Yankee splanging... it's never occurred to Yankees, the South doesn't need explaining, but only to be left alone... ever since 1861.

Blogger ICG June 25, 2015 1:26 PM  

"I do not agree."

You can disagree all you want, but the LGBT uses indentical tactics, and relies heavily on the "gay is the new black" theme.

Blogger Danby June 25, 2015 1:26 PM  

@njartist,
You disagree thet the LGBTQSRTUV crowd will do the same thing, or that the sort of "conservative" Christians who applaud this will ever think twice?

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 25, 2015 1:27 PM  

June 25, 2015 1:00 PM
I can see a job opportunity for graphics artists: creating "inoffensive" flag/insignia packs to retrofit games and make them fit corporate rules. Soon you'll see WWII with Germans planting the Baby Seal flag in Poland, Japanese planting the Unicorn flag in China, and Italians planting the Eggplant flag.


Strategy game with a faction called N.I.C.E., and a flag of a cute pink bunny with giant eyes.

You know the rest.

Anonymous Mike M. (minion 315) June 25, 2015 1:35 PM  

Would this have happened under Steve Jobs?

What bothers me the most is the sheer hysteria of the Left. We need to start calling them on that, as well. Vox has pointed out that SJWs project...but these people are dangerous.

Anonymous Jourdan June 25, 2015 1:37 PM  

@ICG
I've even seen many conservative Christians applauding this.

As far as I can tell, whatever theologians and perfect Christians may say Christianity stands for, in practice Christianity seems to stand for surrendering at the first possible moment and then forgive their murderers before the bodies of their slain colleagues aren't even cold yet.

On the other hand, I've been assured that none of this is true Christianity.

Anonymous RiverCityTrader June 25, 2015 1:42 PM  

I called Apple. Got a direct phone number and incident report. Stressed that they were punishing a small business for being historically accurate about the Civil War battle fought, in part, about ending slavery. I am not above provided that phone number, if anyone wants it.

Also had a long chat session with Amazon, found some interesting attitudes there. We'll see if I get the promised response from management.

Blogger njartist June 25, 2015 1:42 PM  

62. Danby June 25, 2015 1:26 PM

@njartist,
You disagree that the LGBTQSRTUV crowd will do the same thing, or that the sort of "conservative" Christians who applaud this will ever think twice?


As a Christian, I do not applaud this attack on the South despite my being a transplant from NJ.

To quote someone from another blog: "the issue is not the issue." the issue is the extermination of the Euro-white: specifically the whites from north-western Europe.

Just as an aside, if we are not careful, some dolt is going to redesign the keyboard to have the first letter keys read "LGBTQSRTUV."

Blogger njartist June 25, 2015 1:43 PM  

@ 65. Jourdan June 25, 2015 1:37 PM
That is blood libel.

Blogger Rabbi B June 25, 2015 1:47 PM  

So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.

Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

(cf. Isaiah 59)

If the truth offends, spin it. If history offends, revise it.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 25, 2015 1:50 PM  

This is resembling a very large version of the child/satanic sex abuse witch-burning; all that's missing is large numbers of people being imprisoned, etc., and possibly that's the Next Step.

Anonymous Alexander, #10 June 25, 2015 1:53 PM  

Oh we're getting there. I'm seeing a lot more of RIGHT WINGERS MORE DANGEROUS TO AMERICA THAN MUSLIMS cropping back up again.

Anonymous Alexander, #10 June 25, 2015 1:55 PM  

Just as an aside, if we are not careful, some dolt is going to redesign the keyboard to have the first letter keys read "LGBTQSRTUV."

Get ahead of the curve, I bet you could market that (might have to drop the second T, though...)

Blogger Josh June 25, 2015 1:56 PM  

Can't wait to hear Nate and Josh on ymarsakar's screed.

Meh. Yankee gonna Yankee.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 25, 2015 1:58 PM  

No they aren't dangerous. You're mistaking bark for bite. Put one Ilk against 100 rabbits and the Ilk will break the line and rout them.

The only danger is that these freaks can turn people who are actually dangerous, like police, on their enemies.

Anonymous Mike T June 25, 2015 1:59 PM  

and Italians planting the Eggplant flag.

Eggplant and Italian? That's racist! I feel triggered!

Blogger Rabbi B June 25, 2015 2:01 PM  

"LGBTQSRTUV."

LGBT = QWERTY (close enough phonetically)

Anonymous Alexander, #10 June 25, 2015 2:07 PM  

The r-rabbit strategy isn't to outnumber the K-wolves and so defeat them in open battle, it's to pit one group of K-wolves against another group of K-wolves.

Blogger Cogitans Iuvenis June 25, 2015 2:08 PM  

Meh. Yankee gonna Yankee.

and southerner gonna southern. Westerners don't give a fuck either way.

Anonymous Noah B. June 25, 2015 2:08 PM  

And those racist bastards at Wal-Mart are still selling clothes made of cotton. Can you believe it?

Anonymous Noah B. June 25, 2015 2:12 PM  

And they sell leather in jackets, shoes, and baseballs. Just like the leather that was used to whip the backs of slaves.

Anonymous BluntForceTrauma June 25, 2015 2:13 PM  

I'm a Mac fan from the word "go," but . . . wow . . . in-fucking-credible. Seriously? Morons.

SJWs. Ruin. Everything.

Blogger Nate June 25, 2015 2:15 PM  

"The South until recently has been living under a de facto Democrat totalitarian political and religious system.... "

Window licker gotta lick windows.

Blogger Josh June 25, 2015 2:16 PM  

Window licker gotta lick windows.

Only if he can first take off his helmet.

Blogger Rabbi B June 25, 2015 2:18 PM  

"Since the Charleston shootings, he said, the number of requests to take down confederate flags and other objects has increased exponentially."

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/06/24/271082/first-the-confederate-flag-whats.html#storylink=cpy

As long as the requests are "exponential" they will be taken seriously and enacted posthaste.

Anonymous Mike M. (minion #315) June 25, 2015 2:21 PM  

BTW, if you want to hack the search engines, etc., try searching for Battle Flag, First National Flag, Second National Flag, or Third National Flag.

Anonymous BluntForceTrauma June 25, 2015 2:23 PM  

Just when I thought I'd seen everything in the parade of the decline of our country and culture.

The modern common use of the Confederate flag is less about anti-black than it is pro-Southern pride. It get this, and I'm a Minnesotan whose fateful charge of the First Minnesota Volunteers turned the tide at Gettysburg!

Blogger Nate June 25, 2015 2:32 PM  

" and I'm a Minnesotan whose fateful charge of the First Minnesota Volunteers turned the tide at Gettysburg!"

oh... then it was your ancestors monument I shat on.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 2:39 PM  

I'm not a gamer but the description and graphics at the site may convert me. I intend to purchase Ultimate General for the PC and want to be sure and get the version [it may be the only one] that still has the Confederate battle flag in it. Help me be sure of proper ordering. Is it from the Steam site?

Thanks

Anonymous Athor Pel June 25, 2015 2:39 PM  

"48. ymarsakar June 25, 2015 1:03 PM
..."



There was a guy in my home town that had an accident when he was a kid. He fell off a water tower, serious head trauma. He was never the same after that. Though he was the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet, he was also easily excitable and about as smart as Forest Gump. Everybody called him Mulberry Jack and everybody, except evil assholes, loved him.

Reading your screed reminded me of listening to him talk, but without the feelings of affection.

Anonymous Ron June 25, 2015 2:44 PM  

Anyone else notice both comments referring to D. Outfitters disappeared?

Blogger Seneca June 25, 2015 2:46 PM  

Good news; you can still buy Che Guevera Tee Shirts on Amazon.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 2:48 PM  

Checked out that video of UG linked to above. It is sweet. I'll go ahead and order the thing from Steam. Would be nice if it would run on my Vista boat anchor.

OpenID mattse001 June 25, 2015 2:48 PM  

Fascist corporations, in collusion with the government. We're gonna have to burn them all down.

Anonymous Ron June 25, 2015 2:53 PM  

Also gone are the references to famous banners bearing snakes.

Blogger grendel June 25, 2015 3:01 PM  

Once the historical context has been removed, we will live in a nation which includes a people group that is, on average, stupid and extremely criminal while being easy to identify by physical appearance. And no one will remember why they're here and why they claim perpetual victimhood. And then speeches will be given and trains will be loaded and all the things that could never happen here will happen here.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 3:02 PM  

Oh well. I seems imposible to set up account at the Steam site. Very strange. You meet all their requirements, properly type in the robot snare but no luck.Maybe they don't want my business? I left message at the dev site asking for another place to buy Ultimate General.
Anyone else have problems with that Steam site?

Anonymous Gecko June 25, 2015 3:05 PM  

I'll probably buy Ultimate Generals from Steam tonight. Looks like a real winner anyway.

I was just thinking, I know some of y'all have gun shops and the like. You know how Magpul's new sand color is advertised as being conducive to custom paint jobs? How about putting the flag on some? Imagine the new D60 too...

Blogger ICG June 25, 2015 3:18 PM  

"Good news; you can still buy Che Guevera Tee Shirts on Amazon."

Take a look at the recent reviews of some of those shirts. "You stopped selling Confederate flags but still sell this racist, homophobic murdering idiot's shirt?!" There's a nice little campaign going.

Blogger automatthew June 25, 2015 3:21 PM  

Song for the times:

Hoyt Axton sings "Good Old Rebel"

Anonymous BluntForceTrauma June 25, 2015 3:30 PM  

@Nate post 87. Nice try. Missed the statue of Col. William Colvill in the Cannon Falls, MN, cemetery.

Blogger David-093 June 25, 2015 3:31 PM  

"Good news; you can still buy Che Guevera Tee Shirts on Amazon."

I bought one with Ches picture in the middle of the word DouCHEbag.

Blogger tridekka June 25, 2015 3:41 PM  

Dixie Outfitters will be selling flags soon: Dixie Outfitters

Blogger tridekka June 25, 2015 3:42 PM  

For posterity, I just put up a link to DO, seeing what happens to it. Like @Ron noticed, the other references disappeared.

Anonymous Poli_Mis June 25, 2015 3:47 PM  

I've seen you post here for years and I really want to take you seriously but come on, really?

Why in the hell would they spend the time putting people in coffins instead and burning them or mass graves bulldozer style? And guillotines? I have seen the YouTube vids and the very same sources online and again as dubious as the stupid plastic coffins. I mean, with all due respect: get some better material or go post on Alex Jones's website. Otherwise don't be surprised if this deemed clownish stuff.

This is not 18th century France. Those that want to take over need to do so in a far faster manner. Think Mao. Tens of millions in a very short time would've been slowed down by the nonsense listed above.

Anonymous Oliver Cromwell June 25, 2015 3:49 PM  

Flaggameggdon looks like a movement that everyone realises is absurd but cannot now back out of without losing face.

At least I hope they realise.

OpenID mickoneverything June 25, 2015 3:50 PM  

My complaint to Apple:

Your decision to remove historical war games from the app store is troublesome at best. Every society in human history had slaves until the 18th century. Are we to erase the symbols of every civilization that has ever existed from our historical perspective in the name of the God PC?

I own an ipad, an ipod, and a Mac desktop computer. Your shortsighted, heavy-handed reaction to the flavor of the week has made me reconsider my support of your products. I will not be making any more purchases from either the itunes or the app store until such time as your company shows it is against censorship.

Anonymous paradox June 25, 2015 3:53 PM  

I like Waylon's version.

Anonymous Athor Pel June 25, 2015 3:54 PM  

"96. Jack Ward June 25, 2015 3:02 PM
...
Anyone else have problems with that Steam site?"



Steam does not hate you.
Steam is fine.
Steam would love to take your money.
It gives the money to Valve software.
Valve does not hate you either.
Valve is fine.

Did you read ALL of the instructions?
Did you follow ALL of the instructions?
You need to be able to follow written instructions in order to create a Steam account successfully.

They probably sent you a confimation email. Did you look at the confirmation email? Did you follow the instructions in the confirmation email? You should do these things.

Is your home computer healthy? Make it healthy.

Are you trying to use your computer at work to create your Steam account? Don't do that.

Anonymous Rick Johnsmeyer June 25, 2015 3:59 PM  

I have wondered for a while what it will actually take to make mainstream conservatives understand that large corporations are not their friends. Will this finally do it? Or will conservacucks bend over and take it again and again from their corporate overlords while catatonically chanting Hannity-level slogans about "business" and "free market capitalism"?

When South Carolina's own governor rolled over on the flag issue, she specifically cited the business climate as a factor in the decision. Well, if you let yourself be jerked around by the "values" of modern rootless global corporatism, you kind of deserve what you get. If you outsource your mores and traditions to what is approved by the corporatocracy, you deserve to lose.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 25, 2015 4:00 PM  

I'm not a gamer but the description and graphics at the site may convert me. I intend to purchase Ultimate General for the PC and want to be sure and get the version [it may be the only one] that still has the Confederate battle flag in it. Help me be sure of proper ordering. Is it from the Steam site?

They refused to change their game to accommodate Apple, so there is only the version with the Confederate flag.

You can buy the game from Steam or GOG. GOG avoids DRM and may be more user friendly than Steam is being.

Anonymous paradox June 25, 2015 4:01 PM  

Cogitans Iuvenis

and southerner gonna southern. Westerners don't give a fuck either way.


I can understand, since you guys have your hands full with a fucking Mexican invasion. However, a time will come when you will care.

Anonymous DT June 25, 2015 4:06 PM  

Wow. So now we are going to erase the history of the Civil War because TRIGGER WARNING!

Meanwhile one of the headlines at MacRumors is "Beats 1 to Include Programming Blocks From Celebrities Like Elton John, Pharrell, and Dr. Dre" (emphasis mine)

Dr. Dre...a man who became rich singing to young black kids about killing the cops and each other.

Question for VD (if you see this): what's the strategy here?

Is it to boycott all these companies until they relent and retreat?

Is it to point out their hypocrisy and boycott until they remove stuff like gansta' rap?

Both at the same time? (This is intellectually inconsistent, but perhaps acceptable in a literal culture war.)

Something else entirely?

I hope to see more posts and even brainstorms about culture war strategy here.

Blogger Danby June 25, 2015 4:08 PM  

@paradox,
We Westerners go not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. We are friends and partners of all free people, but champions only of our own.

Blogger automatthew June 25, 2015 4:13 PM  

paradox, Waylon's version isn't bloodthirsty enough.

Blogger njartist June 25, 2015 4:19 PM  

@104. Poli_Mis June 25, 2015 3:47 PM
Do your reading. You might get a clue.

Blogger Salt June 25, 2015 4:28 PM  

Salon has an article -

An Apple spokesperson told Buzzfeed News otherwise, saying that the company “removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines,” but insisting that it is “not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.”

Still think the cultural wars will leave us alone, #GamerGate? Apple just removed all Civil War games from App store. http://t.co/B7PBCh8fdj
— Vox Day (@voxday) June 25, 2015

Not that everyone was happy about their hashtag’s new association with the flag:

Thanks apple, your excessive censorship of the app store has drug us into the flag controversy >:/ #GamerGate
— American Gamer (@GamerAmerican) June 25, 2015

Aww man. #GamerGate doesn't want Confederate flags to be taken out of games. They're pro-slavery now! #StopGamerGate2014
— Dakota M. (@DakotaTheMad) June 25, 2015

@srhbutts #gamergate is now focusing on ethics in Confederate journalism.
— Avraham Bronstein (@AvBronstein) June 23, 2015







Anonymous Gecko June 25, 2015 4:43 PM  

For added effect, Steam users can obtain the Generals background through the Steam community market or the trading card system and display both flags in their profile background. It's a nice render of Grant and Lee anyway. Enjoy!

Anonymous Gecko June 25, 2015 4:49 PM  

Sorry, that's not Grant; it's Meade. Even better.

Anonymous CM Hammer June 25, 2015 4:57 PM  

I've been lurking for a long time, but this is the first time I've posted, thought you guys would like this.

Given the recent controversy over the Confederate Flag, there's a plan on July 4th this year to show some solidarity with each other by donning something with the Confederate Flag. Not as an endorsement of the Confederacy, but hopefully to curtail some of this nonsense. At this point, it's time to collectively show the left that they are not the moral authority they think they are. Take a look at the FB page if you're interested.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Flag-The-4th/1625667017647259?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

Anonymous a rebel named cheddarman June 25, 2015 4:59 PM  

I'd like to see a game with the 7th Confederate Panzer corps commanded by our very own Nate materializing out of the mists of time at the battle of Gettysburg...or any battle in the War of Northern Aggression, for that matter

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales June 25, 2015 5:09 PM  

"No they aren't dangerous. You're mistaking bark for bite. Put one Ilk against 100 rabbits and the Ilk will break the line and rout them.

The only danger is that these freaks can turn people who are actually dangerous, like police, on their enemies."

^This. So much this. The SJW's are such nancy boys that, if all electricity in the world was to go out, most of them would honestly kill themselves by just laying down and losing the will to live. It's not them we have to worry about, it's the instruments of their policy, IE, people who actually pose a physical threat and who have either been duped or don't care into doing the SJW dirty work.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales June 25, 2015 5:15 PM  

@Jack

"I'm not a gamer but the description and graphics at the site may convert me."

Jack, believe me. If graphics are even PART of the reason why you were persuaded to by a game, you're not a gamer, and likely never will be. So please, kindly, quit pontificating until you actually want to by a game for the gameplay alone with story coming at a close second if you want.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 5:20 PM  

@122 I'll pontificate where I wish, thank you. What the hell do you care how I get to gaming? You sound like one of those holier than thou types. Get out of my face, dude, if you are a dude.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 5:23 PM  

110. Thanks for the info. will look into it

Blogger VD June 25, 2015 5:25 PM  

So please, kindly, quit pontificating until you actually want to by a game for the gameplay alone with story coming at a close second if you want.

Story? What is this "story" of which you speak so highly? There are demons. They throw fireballs. SHOOT THEM WITH A BIG FUCKING GUN!

That is all.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 25, 2015 5:25 PM  

automatthew
Song for the times:
Hoyt Axton sings "Good Old Rebel"

good call.

Blogger Jack Ward June 25, 2015 5:31 PM  

110. Just placed my order for Ultimate General at GOG. Could not have been easier. This is how a selling site should work. Took less than 5 min. Nice.
And now, I can pontificate over the game as I learn it.

Blogger RBooster Man June 25, 2015 5:33 PM  

I hate conflict, but I am now ready to full thermonuclear in the culture wars...

Nukes are the only force that can stop The Cathedral... Just ask Tsar Putin.

Anonymous T June 25, 2015 6:04 PM  

I'd like to see a game with the 7th Confederate Panzer corps commanded by our very own Nate materializing out of the mists of time at the battle of Gettysburg...

Shiloh. Right before Johnston's last charge.

Anonymous Donn #0114 June 25, 2015 6:12 PM  

SHOOT THEM WITH A BIG FUCKING GUN!

What if I want a sword? Ever think you might need a sword?

Blogger Quadko June 25, 2015 6:17 PM  

Bought Ultimate General:Gettysburg at GOG today, thanks for people pointing it out. Had passed because I own more wargames than grognard tendancies, but happy to support the deserving in these times, and the game looks great and the devs very deserving in every respect.

Blogger Quadko June 25, 2015 6:20 PM  

The comment I haven't seen, though might have missed it:

1: "This is just like when Amazon and Apple banned the Qu'ran after 911."
2: "Didn't happen."
1: "Is that a fact, hmm."

Anonymous rienzi June 25, 2015 6:26 PM  

The Sons of Confederate Veterans fly an enormous Confederate Flag from a pole more than 130' high at the junction of I-75 and I-4 in Tampa. The SJWs have been shrieking about it for a long time.

They say that the only thing that is going to bring the flag down is a hurricane, and if that happens the flag will go right back up. Might be nice if they got a few words of support.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 25, 2015 6:40 PM  

@Jack Ward

Glad to be of service.

Anonymous KenW June 25, 2015 6:48 PM  

Wow. People making fundamental OS decisions because the ninnies in Apple PR overreacted again? You're doing your own overreaction in that case. What other daily stupidity of the human herd do you allow to dictate your personal buying decisions? Personally, I'm eyeing a new 27" iMac so I can start developing the RPG I always wanted to write, and I'll set it up to boot into Mac OS, Windows and Linux.

This will settle down as it always does as cooler heads prevail and things gets sorted out. There is no conspiracy here- only communications majors.

At least take in the whole picture, like how Apple seems to be the one OS maker that gives a damn about user privacy to the point where they are not first to market with many features in order to make sure the new features are secure. Expose yourself to some of the WWDC presentations from this year and last, like the new Safari View Controller they refused to release despite rabid iOS developer demand until it was secure.

Meanwhile, this week in MS-land, Samsung is secretly turning off Automatic Update on Windows machines. Yeah, have fun with that.

Blogger rcocean June 25, 2015 6:50 PM  

Apple isn't a conservative company. In fact, its perfectly willing to lose sales to enforce its PC dictates. So much for Libertarian theory. The market rules? Not quite.

Blogger rcocean June 25, 2015 6:52 PM  

Corporate America is for open borders, free trade and anything else that will make it big $$. The funniest comment I read was "Steve Jobs would never have stood for this!" LOL - Jobs was an ultraliberal who liked to make money. He was cut from the same cloth as Hollywood execs.

Blogger HickoryHammer #0211 June 25, 2015 6:53 PM  

Cail Corishev June 25, 2015 12:07 PM
We knew that the gatekeepers and the established elites were hostile towards us.

If anything, I'm surprised that so many already-PC-cowed large retailers hadn't already purged the flag from their stock. From the perspective of companies that send people to sensitivity training and hold Celebrate Diversity days, this probably seems more like the correction of an embarrassing oversight than a change in policy.

I never saw it, but when they did the new Dukes of Hazzard movie, did they put the flag on the General Lee? I remember there being some nattering about that, but don't remember what ended up happening. I don't think it's on there in the commercials they've done recently.


Doesn't matter if the flag's on or not as long as it's still called the General Lee!! Once the totalitarians start whitewashing history, it literally can never stop.

But there is a bright side! Seeing how this country disrespects them should shake the last few holdout southern soldiers out of the military. When the government decides to turn them against the people, they will be combat ineffective.

Anonymous KenW June 25, 2015 6:56 PM  

@ AlteredFate #92

Yes, because judging millions of people by the device they buy is the epitome of maturity and intellect. What are you, 12 years old?

Anonymous KenW June 25, 2015 6:59 PM  

"Doesn't matter if the flag's on or not as long as it's still called the General Lee!!"

The numbers are a bit unclear, but they went through something between 250 to 320 Dodge Chargers making the series. Some episodes trashed two or more.

Anonymous Mike M. (minion #315) June 25, 2015 7:03 PM  

None of the Silicon Valley megalomaniacs are friends of freedom.

Anonymous Soga June 25, 2015 7:10 PM  

Bought the game at Steam, as thanks to Valve for featuring it and as a big middle finger to SJWs.

This is how it should work: build an infrastructure of commerce for those who are or would get frozen out by SJWs. Antifragility, my friends.

Anonymous Gecko June 25, 2015 7:18 PM  

@Donn space marines cut things with chainsaws, not swords!

Anonymous freddie_mac1 June 25, 2015 7:21 PM  

>>>The totalitarians of the Left love nothing so much as erasing history.

I've been trying to figure out why I (white woman from NW) am so disturbed by the current actions against the Confederate battle flag (Cbf), and I joking thought that people are trying to whitewash history. But really -- how can you have an *authentic* representation of the Civil War if you can't show one of the most well-known symbols???

Yes, we as a nation have changed significantly since the Civil War, but the time I've spent thinking about the Cbf has crystalized a few points:

1, the Civil War is a painful chapter of our nation's history;

2. regardless of the motives behind peoples' involvement in the battles, we need to respect the fact that they were willing to put their lives on the line for their beliefs;

3. today, I see the Cbf as a warning sign for the nation (i.e., remember what happened the last time we couldn't work together), and

4. the role of the Cbf should be up to each individual state.

Anonymous TheRedMan June 25, 2015 7:23 PM  

You know, not every corporate PR boner is a battleground for the very soul of humanity. And why single out Apple? More clicks, I guess, than if your headline was about WalMart or Etsy or any of the companies getting the vapors over this issue.

I know you want to give the SJWs their own medicine, and good show on that, but you don't also have to mimic their hysteria and conspiracy lunacy back here at camp.

Anonymous Soga June 25, 2015 7:28 PM  

TheRedMan, we don't care.

Go bother the SJWs. I'm sure that in the interest of diversity, they will be happy to consider your point of view.

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus June 25, 2015 7:29 PM  

The General Lee in the movie did have the flag on the roof, by God!

So awesome.

There was a scene where they drove the Genl into Atlanta and were stuck in a traffic jam. Bo and Luke couldn't understand why everyone was flipping them off. Amusing, but aggravating at the same time.

Blogger Danby June 25, 2015 7:52 PM  

So please, kindly, quit pontificating until you actually want to by a game for the gameplay alone with story coming at a close second if you want.

Story? What is this "story" of which you speak so highly? There are demons. They throw fireballs. SHOOT THEM WITH A BIG FUCKING GUN!

@VD
That is the story. "I'm shooting demons, Nazis and ghouls with this big fucking gun, while not getting hit with fireballs!"
That's a great story.

@Donn
What if I want a sword? Ever think you might need a sword?
So you like complicated plots in your games? I suppose, as long as doesn't interfere with game play

@Gecko
space marines cut things with chainsaws, not swords!
And now Gecko wants character development. I tell ya, these kids today....

@KennW
Apple seems to be the one OS maker that gives a damn about user privacy to the point where they are not first to market with many features in order to make sure the new features are secure.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HHHHhhhhaa
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous The Kulak June 25, 2015 7:56 PM  

My advice to those of ya'll who want to troll the SJWs harder: buy a flag of Novorossiya. They won't know the difference:

https://www.google.com/search?q=flag+of+novorossiya&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=EZWMVbSXGIOagwTmtYCgDg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#imgrc=SHtbzz_qMSYceM%253A%3BDv7qYWz3_5Z2_M%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fcarolinaundersiege.files.wordpress.com%252F2014%252F09%252Fflag-novorossiya2.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fcarolinaundersiege.wordpress.com%252F2014%252F09%252F09%252Fthe-flag-of-novorossiya%252F%3B604%3B377

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7879obnHvw&feature=youtu.be&a

Anonymous JRL June 25, 2015 8:20 PM  

Apple Removes All American Civil War Games From the App Store Because of the Confederate Flag

What the bloody hell?

Has everyone gone insane?

There's a time and place for cussin'....and this is it

I'm just going to repeat what this guy said,

Fuck moral panic. Fuck it right up the ass with the confederate flag... And fuck anyone thinking Apple's doing the right thing.


Blogger Joshua Dyal June 25, 2015 8:20 PM  

Anyone seeing this story start to make the rounds?

http://toprightnews.com/amazon-staff-government-ordered-us-not-to-sell-confederate-flag/

Anonymous IndecisiveEvidence June 25, 2015 8:28 PM  

Canceled my Senran Kagura 2 preorder. Sent Amazon the following message:

"I have arranged my next video game preorder with another business. That money is lost to you. You can get the rest of my business back by fixing this stupid impulsive Confederate flag issue. It won't end there. It never ends there. Not until you put your foot down. This is where my foot is coming down. I hope you do the same."

@150,
To be honest I completely expected that. There's no way Amazon and Walmart were both chomping at the bit to unload these. It had to have been pressure.

Anonymous AlteredFate #92 June 25, 2015 8:34 PM  

@KenW

Oh my, did I touch a nerve? Was it that I called you a "macintosser" or was it because you can't stand that other people can so easily identify walking stereotypes? I know not all Apple owners are douchebags but you have just proven you are not among those exceptions.

Blogger Charles Rector June 25, 2015 8:52 PM  

Tlk about political correctness run amok...............

Blogger jayb June 25, 2015 9:09 PM  

Just like when GTA (the original) was released in Australia. It was censored because you could run over a prostitute after an intimate encounter - the proximity of the events made it 'sexual violence' - and the game was banned until the devs removed the ability to run her over.

The 'simple' solution here is the same as it was with GTAt: make a '3rd party' patch to insert all the uncensored content.

Blogger Danby June 25, 2015 9:15 PM  

@Jayb
If they're quick, they can sell the mod themselves as an "historical reality upgrade patch".

"Pay us 5 bucks and stick it to the man!"

Blogger jayb June 25, 2015 9:21 PM  

@Danby
"Pay us 5 bucks and stick it to the man!"

I reckon more than a few Southrons would pay that :)

Anonymous Poli_Mis June 25, 2015 9:42 PM  

I have. That's the point. If you've better sources, I'd like them, please.

Anonymous Donn #0114 June 25, 2015 9:52 PM  

The proper weapon for futuristic hand to hand combat is the Diskos. http://www.scifiwright.com/2014/04/the-diskos/

Anonymous Stilicho #0066 June 25, 2015 10:31 PM  

Look folks, Obama claims that racism is in his DNA, so he clearly can't be trusted to play video games.

Anonymous Donn #0114 June 25, 2015 10:50 PM  

OMG I forgot he is half racist, misogynist, homophobic, etc. Is he just going to turn the dogs and hoses on half the valiant marchers? Is he going to pay women 90% of what men make instead of 80%? Will he discriminate against lesbians but not gays?

We need answers now!

Blogger John Morris June 25, 2015 11:33 PM  

Wish the developer had been willing to fight a bit, probably afraid of all their works being removed though. Replace the flag with the Cydia Store logo... ya know the rebels against the Apple Order. Maybe replace General Lee with Tim Cook just to really rub it in. And make the uncensored game available in the Cydia repo for any registered owner. Or better still, make it available free for a week to all new jailbreakers.

Anonymous Jack Amok June 25, 2015 11:41 PM  

SHOOT THEM WITH A BIG FUCKING GUN!

What if I want a sword? Ever think you might need a sword?


Don't bring a sword to a big fucking gun fight. Not even as a costume accessory, it might get in the way.

Anonymous Culture War Draftee #151 June 26, 2015 12:13 AM  

@149 Kulak, trust Slate to be there ahead of everybody else with insane SJW speculations.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/04/new_russia_flag_confederate_undertones.html

OpenID ymarsakar June 26, 2015 12:22 AM  

When the black community, with their Democrat fiefdoms and aristocrats, have some issue they want to avoid talking about, they blame the White Man, whitey, or just the "Man" keeping them down. They can avoid talking about it and thinking about it then, since the criticism comes from the "Man" or some "white boy" as they term it.

It just demonstrates their own servitude. When people talk about Yankees and Northerners, it reminds me of it. They can't deal with it, they don't want to deal with, and the Democrats that owned their ancestors didn't allow them to deal with it either.

South Carolina

In the state of New York even the right of transit for a slave has been denied by her tribunals; and the States of Ohio and Iowa have refused to surrender to justice fugitives charged with murder, and with inciting servile insurrection in the State of Virginia. Thus the constituted compact has been deliberately broken and disregarded by the non-slaveholding States, and the consequence follows that South Carolina is released from her obligation.

Texas

The States… by solemn legislative enactments, have deliberately, directly or indirectly violated the 3rd clause of the 2nd section of the 4th article [the Fugitive Slave Clause] of the federal constitution, and laws passed in pursuance thereof; thereby annulling a material provision of the compact, designed by its framers to perpetuate the amity between the members of the confederacy and to secure the rights of the slave-holding States in their domestic institutions-- a provision founded in justice and wisdom, and without the enforcement of which the compact fails to accomplish the object of its creation.


Above was written by the Northern Lincoln dictator association... no I'm kidding, it was written by Southern slave owners, politicians, and people who thought it was a good idea to make Lee and Jackson fight a war to spread slavery around. Declarations of Secession I think it was called. I wonder how many of the supporters and decision makers were plantation owners like Nathan Bedford Forrest. How many volunteered to fight vs how many took their service exemptions and allowed white men who never owned slaves, to fight?

Anonymous Phil W - Chicago June 26, 2015 1:17 AM  

I havent read all the comments but I am certain someone has already stated what a fricking outrage this is. You couldnt state more clearly that, "God forbid, people learn from the mistakes of the past, by not allowing people to simulate/game/learn the actual fricking details." I mean, what the eff.

For my part, I had already owned Ultimate:Gettysburg because it is a fantastic game that shows how the military situation at Gettysburg changed from day to day, and how the Union was able to turn the tables on Robert E Lee and check the ANV's invasion of the North.

How effed is our fricking country where the knowledge of our past has now become a taboo subject. Its like children are at the helm. I am aghast....

Blogger rho June 26, 2015 3:54 AM  

Personally, I'm eyeing a new 27" iMac so I can start developing the RPG I always wanted to write, and I'll set it up to boot into Mac OS, Windows and Linux.

You list three things, and two of them will not happen. It's better than even odds that all three will not happen.

Anonymous Phil W - Chicago June 26, 2015 4:07 AM  

He is advocating pragmatism over principle. Thus why people say that we should take remove games with the Confederate flag - its just icky, and we dont want that right?

Parodn my French - but fuck that shit. Enough is enough, and when they start whitewashing history - thats when everyone needs to force this BS to stop.

Anonymous Eric Ashley June 26, 2015 8:22 AM  

Get a t shirt that says 'my ancestors owned your ancestors. get over it.'

OpenID kleinverzet001 June 26, 2015 8:32 AM  

Some small measure of support from the Dutch blogosphere: BEACH FASHION. The 15 most brutal bikinis of 2015

OpenID kleinverzet001 June 26, 2015 8:33 AM  

Forgot the link: http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2015/06/strandmode_de_15_bruutste_bikinis_van_2015.html

Anonymous KenW June 29, 2015 10:08 AM  

@ AlteredFate #92

So less than 12. 11? Extra points would have been awarded for an adorable attempt to hold up eleven fingers.

Anonymous KenW June 29, 2015 10:20 AM  

"You list three things, and two of them will not happen. It's better than even odds that all three will not happen."

Because you know me or have cameras in my house?

My current Mac has Mac OS and Win 7. It had Red Hat Linux, but I freed up the drive space because I wasn't using it. elementary OS is coaxing me back, or maybe openSUSE. I want to muck about with running a web server and developing some applications in that area.

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