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ok let me explain

I don’t know what to make of gamedevelopers.ie’s beliefs. On the one hand, faster than you can say “scientificophilosophical”, gamedevelopers.ie will indulge in a vast orgy of murder to sate its innate blood-lust and its hatred of its betters. But on the other hand, crime unpunished is crime rewarded. What follows is a series of remarks addressed to the readers of this letter and to gamedevelopers.ie itself. In any case, what really irks me is that gamedevelopers.ie has presented us with a Hobson’s choice. Either we let it appropriate sacred symbols for snotty purposes or it’ll exploit the masses. Am I the only one who makes that observation? Of course not. But perhaps I express it more directly, more candidly, and far less euphemistically than most.

We don’t have to stand for this! Like a verbal magician, gamedevelopers.ie knows how to lie without appearing to be lying, how to bury secrets in mountains of garbage-speak. If gamedevelopers.ie is going to impose a one-size-fits-all model on how society should function, then it should at least have the self-respect to remind itself of a few things: First, it is known for publishing what is easily identifiable as opinion under the guise of fact. And second, it argues that I am footling for wanting to give it a rhadamanthine warning not to bombard me with insults. I should point out that this is almost the same argument that was made against Copernicus and Galileo almost half a millennium ago. Gamedevelopers.ie practically breaks its arm patting itself on the back when it says, “It takes courage to go down into the muddy trenches and replace our timeless traditions with gamedevelopers.ie’s deranged ones.” As if that were something to be proud of.

Gamedevelopers.ie has, on a number of occasions, expressed a desire to encumber the religious idea with too many things of a purely earthly nature and thus bring religion into a totally unnecessary conflict with science. On all of these occasions, I submitted to the advice of my friends, who assured me that its lies come in many forms. Some of its lies are in the form of ultimata. Others are in the form of tirades. Still more are in the form of folksy posturing and pretended concern and compassion. Maybe you, too, want to create a putrid, self-serving world of guilt and shame, so let me warn you: This is not the first time I’ve wanted to reverse the devolutionary course gamedevelopers.ie has set for us. But it is the first time I realized that one of its favorite tricks is to create a problem and then to offer the solution. Naturally, it’s always its solutions that grant it the freedom to pander to our worst fears, never the original problem. What I have been writing up to this point is not what I initially intended to write in this letter. Instead, I decided it would be far more productive to tell you that I believe I have finally figured out what makes organizations like gamedevelopers.ie combine, in a rare mixture, bestial cruelty and an inconceivable gift for lying. It appears to be a combination of an overactive mind, lack of common sense, assurance of one’s own moral propriety, and a total lack of exposure to the real world. If gamedevelopers.ie could have one wish, it’d wish for the ability to propitiate maledicent criminal masterminds for later eventualities. Then, people the world over would be too terrified to acknowledge that gamedevelopers.ie manipulates public opinion through raw emotion, sexual desire, “family values”, comedy, music, entertainment, false religion, social engineering, journalistic propaganda, and junk science. I trust that I have not shocked any of you by writing that. However, I do realize that some of my readers may feel that much of what I have penned about gamedevelopers.ie in this letter is heartless and in violation of our Christian duty to love everyone. If so, I can say only that that fact is simply inescapable to any thinking man or woman. “Thinking” is the key word in the previous sentence.

Gamedevelopers.ie’s hatchet men suspect that “we should be grateful for the precious freedom to be robbed and kicked in the face by such a noble creature as gamedevelopers.ie.” First off, that’s a lousy sentence. If they had written that gamedevelopers.ie doesn’t let a day pass without showing to the world that is is as little fitted to be trusted with liberty as thieves with keys or children with firearms, then that quote would have had more validity. As it stands, gamedevelopers.ie attributes the most distorted, bizarre, and ludicrous “meanings” to ordinary personality charcteristics. For example, if you’re shy, it calls you “fearful and withdrawn”. If, instead, you’re the outgoing and active type, gamedevelopers.ie says you’re “acting out due to trauma”. Why does it say such things? To turn that question around, what does it hope to achieve by repeatedly applying its lips to the posteriors of ghastly, lawless louts? In other words, when it promotes one social program after the next to take care of some segment of society, is it doing it for that segment of society or is it doing it because it seeks power and position? No, don’t guess; this isn’t audience participation day. I’ll just tell you. But before I do, you should note that it disregards any evidence that contradicts its views. Do I blame society for this? No, I blame gamedevelopers.ie. Do I want gamedevelopers.ie to put a sick spin on important issues? No, thank you very much; I would much rather reveal the constant tension between centripetal and centrifugal forces of dialogized heteroglossia resulting from gamedevelopers.ie’s screeds.

While there’s no dispute that gamedevelopers.ie’s self-aggrandizing and probably a little noisome, it’s also cunning, implacable, fanatic, and ruthless. Why else would it get on my nerves? Once again, either gamedevelopers.ie has no real conception of the sweep of history, or it is merely intent on winning some debating pin by trying to pierce a hole in my logic with “facts” that are taken out of context. The take-away message of this letter is that gamedevelopers.ie’s ignorance is matched only by its arrogance. Think about it. I don’t want to have to write another letter a few years from now, in the wake of a society torn apart by gamedevelopers.ie’s loud apothegms, reminding you that you were warned.