I usually confine my talk about gaming to my other blog, Bible of Dreams. But all the mudsligning going on this election season regarding a Maine Senate candidate and her "disturbing alter-ego" got the best of me, so here we are.
I've gotten used to the level of nastiness that shows itself in our political races. I've resigned myself to the fact that candidates seem to not be able to be even vaguely civil to each other. But I hadn't expected to see a candidate made fun of due to her totally legal, and with 10 million other players of the game world wide, pretty mainstream online gaming hobby.
Can someone explain to me exactly how someone playing an online game makes them unfit to hold office?
Give me a break!
If anything, playing World of Warcraft has connected me to a much wider cross-section of the U.S., including a much wider range of political sentiment and economic ranges than I come into contact with in my daily life. I like to think I understand a lot more about this country I ive in, and the challenges facing its people thanks to having gotten to know so many more of them through my online gaming.
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…
One Reply to “Me and My Disturbing Online Alter Ego”
It doesn’t seem some of them had a problem with her gaming, but the comment she made about drowning Grover Norquist?
“Now if you’ll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown him in my bath tub,” she wrote.
There are quite a few conservative candidates that game too. I can think of a few that play WoW. Which isn’t surprising, although I might not agree with someone on various issues, you can usually find some common interests.
I think people should keep personal attacks to themselves. I see this constantly in politics, and I never liked that. Stick to the issues, challenge their record, and leave the personal attacks to out of it, because if this is something the person does constantly, I won’t pay attention to what they have to say. I might not agree with someone, but I won’t attack them personally.