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Red Dead Redemption: Rawhide

Posted by Sir Cucumber at 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 4, 2011

giddy up...please, god, just giddy up...

There are two reasons why smart young African American men like CJ Johnson become carjacking criminals, and they have nothing to do with 400 years of historical oppression or an inherently biased socioeconomic system: It’s because most jobs are not feasible via mass transit, and all other means of transportation available require constant mashing of the accelerator button.

Do we see illegal aliens straining their fingers this way? No sir. Yet now, when it comes to putting honest American family men like John Marston back to work, we require them to rely on this same method, even after it’s proven to cause repetitive-stress injuries and the commission of felonies? For so called “Realism?” I can see a rather European type of “ism” but it isn’t the one that begins with “real!” Holding down the button was good enough to simulate equine gait stimulation in GUN, and the approach is just as strong today.

Are there no depths of depravity to which you won’t sink, Rockstar? Not if I have anything to say about it! God bless my loyal listeners, and God bless America.