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A red dead tea party

Red Dead Redemption is an excellent game. Hands down it is almost a shoe in for most game of the year awards. However, one aspect of the game that is often over looked is the political messages the permeate the entire game. From start to finish players are assaulted with a Libertarian ideology that would make Ron Paul and Sarah Palin proud.

Its curious that Rockstar would choose the message of limited government and self reliance to be the main themes of the game. The overarching theme of the game parallels that of current U.S. Politics that it got me to thinking.

Is Rockstar voicing their own political ideology through Red Dead Redemption?

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omodis4203030d ago

"So suck on that Roger Ebert."
ROFL

frostypants3030d ago (Edited 3030d ago )

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party have nothing to do with Libertarianism. At all. They are GOP fringe movements (though the Tea Party WAS libertarian-ish in it's very early stages, before it was hijacked just weeks later).

A true Libertarian would never mix church and state, or support corporate protectionism, for starters.

Anyway, dumb idea for an article. The political views in the game reflect those that would be likely in that setting at that time.

The_Zeitgeist3030d ago

"Anyway, dumb idea for an article. The political views in the game reflect those that would be likely in that setting at that time."

I don't agree. Rockstar could have done many different things with the narrative of the story. The subject matter was written like that because it is relative to what is going on in politics today.