Art and Culture 21: EU Clears $ 7.1 Billion Acquisition of Bethesda

9 Mar

-For the Uncensored

It’s important to understand that in art and culture it doesn’t necessarily mean books, but as I am a game player, and I am curious about the culture of games, and the craft and the story telling mechanics that games can perform as a means of expression. I am not a prude when it comes to what kids like, but I do think games are important, as well as books. I am not in competition with another medium that does provide good therapy for people who are in pain. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and God of War helped heal apart of myself that I didn’t think was possible. It’s not like games or books provide comfort, and they should. We all need a break from the world at large. If the world can’t be free to express art in any way it wants, it might just die, not from being there, but cut off from making players and readers connect with the art we need. Meaning, corporations and governments will have to make the decision whether we get the new Dark Souls game or not. If that happens, a tiny minority of players will be pissed off and storm the capital.

            I’m kidding. We all know that was funny. But seriously, if the EU wants to foot the bill for Bethesda, and then tell us when to play games. I don’t need a bunch of eurotrash globalists telling me when I can and can’t play a game. If they want to interfere with Bethesda, the EU is playing a dangerous game. It’s not good for business nor for governments to step in and tell me what to do in my  spare time. 

            This is what I said when and if you voted for Joe Biden. The PlayStation and XBOX corporations were going to close. There would be no jobs and then no more games for gamers. Funny enough, the Wall Street Journal did find that, “the game industry certainly isn’t immune to a recession, it has proven resilient in past downturns. Doug Creutz of Cowen notes that game stocks outperformed the market handsomely between 2007 and 2009, during the financial crisis.” 

            So all in all, it’s not been a bad year for game companies in general. But if Bethesda is being manipulated by the EU, it only is going to get worse. I will miss the days when I could stand in line and buy games, but it’s a new day. We need less interference from the EU, because the EU is horrible when it comes to business practices. It won’t let countries leave the European Union, when they are unhappy with it.

            Do we really want the EU to tell me when to play video games. Europe even tried to ban a book called Ulysses, by James Joyce, back in the 30’s because it was problematic. I don’t think crusty Europeans have any wisdom when it comes to offense. If the EU wants to eradicate Bethesda, it might probably come from Bethesda’s own stupidity in voting with there ideologies and not with there wallet.

            Then, if the EU can then sign off on what people play, then governments can interfere with every sacred right humans are given. Because, I know that one time, Americans threw some British tea into a harbor, and it still smells of America.

            So, we don’t need permission from the EU, the EU needs permission to stay out of games and art, period. End quote. 

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4

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