So I started playing Ass Creed III. I can understand why it got such mixed reviews. I personally love wandering around 1700's New England (I am/was a history major specializing in the colonial/post-revolution and pre-Civil War eras), I can see where some might find it kind of boring. So far, I've come to two conclusions.
1.) Haytham Kenway is almost as much of a bad ass as his dad.
2.) **** lockpicking in this game. Seriously.
"Now when I go to the bathroom I find out who my friends are." - Jake Scott after both broken hands were in casts following the 1972 season
I'd love to live in a world when we could all get passed it but this isn't that world. The Civil Rights Act is only 50 years old, there was two hundred years of systematic racial terror leading up to it. Ideas take longer than that to untrench and the effects -- in poverty, in a lack of education, in the psychology of expectation of social mobility -- will take generations to reverse. Pretending that all everyone needs to do is "stop making excuses" isn't helping. It's only going to make it take longer.
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
I don't care how we got to this point, and i'm not saying I'm insensitive to the wrongs perpertutated on a race or culture etc, I'm saying the best way to get past it, is to understand it, and not make the same mistakes again. pushing the needle too far the other way leads to more wrongs, and can create more issues that will continue to fester. How hard is it to draw a line in the sand, and say ok, we're all equals, lets act like it.
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