I have made a climactic shift in the way I socialize with people. It’s not only that. These days, you won’t find me looking for new musicians, inviting strangers to see the latest blockbuster, and I don’t buy unproven video games anymore. Anything I touch should have a predefined motive. I have taken a step back. Today my approach in every situation is relatively reasonable. I look at the history of my involvement in a given situation to decide if that is a path worth continuing. If the answer is yes, I harmonize with 100% love, faith, and respect. If the answer is no, then it is an immediate shutdown. We live in a very extraordinary time where I just can’t take any more chances with anyone or anything. That is why I consider what it is vs. how it should be.
After the exciting story ended, we (the video game community) were left with that question. What happened next? What happened to Joel and Ellie after they destroyed the FireFlies and escaped to liberty?
One of the shifts I’ve made to my outlook concerns how I react to new releases. Back in the day, I didn’t want any spoilers. Today I want an extensive overview of everything before I get concerned. I want to look inside the Trojan Horse. A perfect one of those areas in interest for me is with the award-winning video game, “The Last of Us.” Yes, as a storyteller, every now and then, I’d pop in a decent game to get lost in its fabrication. The Last of Us was one such game. From the conspiracy perspective, the first time I played the first Last of Us game, I wondered if they were preparing us for something. I often asked myself, what is the symbolism behind all the events in that story? You had to travel across the country fighting zombies, bloater, clickers, runners, etc.
Our protagonist is Joel, a badass single father who is kind and streetsmart. He is a father figure to a tough little girl called Ellie. They hope to find a cure for an outbreak that had swept through the world. After the exciting story ended, we (the video game community) were left with that question. What happened next? What happened to Joel and Ellie after they slaughtered the FireFlies and escaped to liberty? And oh, did we wait. When our answer arrived seven years later, it was not to our expectations. Graphics-wise, Naughty Dog hit it out of the park. The gameplay, music, sounds, and storytelling, etc., are excellent. But how about the characters and the narrative from a conspiracy perspective? Hell nah, I didn’t buy the part two. I know what time it is.
I went for the spoilers and watched the walkthrough instead. Normally, I’d never do that. But in 2020, with all the politically correct, social justice, racism, sexism, and gender excitement going on, I cannot consume anything new except I’ve checked it out to ensure it’s purity. When it comes to “The Last of Us Part II” Trojan Horse, they massacred all the leading male characters and shoved numerous versions of female casts down our throat. Except, none of these female personalities are morally attractive or sexually desirable from the perspective of a traditional heterosexual male. Then again, there is always a but. Naughty Dog also stuffed the LGBTQ agenda in our bewildered faces. They ruined the original storyline to implant this unusual programming.
To illustrate my LGBTQ agenda statement, I will draw upon the “hot coffee” module in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That is the part of that game where the leading character (a heterosexual male) had heterosexual sex with his straight girlfriends. When Rockstar released that game, the public criticized the sex module and forced the producers to edit it out of the game. Since then, it has been an unwritten rule. Even if it’s rated M for Mature, since kids might play it, there is no sex in video games. Single mothers often ignore the labeling and buy the games for their underaged children. Then they’d turn around and complain if the game has mature content. Those had always been the rules—no vicious killing of female characters and no sex scenes.
…the leading character (a heterosexual male) had heterosexual sex with his straight girlfriends. When Rockstar released that game, the public criticized the sex module and forced the producers to edit it out.
Now suddenly, in 2020, Naughty Dog releases a Trojan Horse called The Last of Us Part II, and it’s only good idea appears to highlight discrimination of gays and transgender people. They broke the rules to make it okay for the characters to murder women and have sex. View the game. All you can see is that someone has hijacked the video game platform to further their agenda. That is what we are talking about—slitting women’s throats, stabbing dogs, bashing black women across the head with a pipe, having gay sex, and the titless, muscle-bound, Abby character, doing doggie style with her best friend who cheats on his pregnant girlfriend. Why was it necessary to put all that in the game when that had nothing to do with the original story?
This will have to go down as the most unpleasant criticism I have written. The writers (of The Last of Us 2) had no respect for the audience. Would I be foolish if I returned the favor? In this case, I can’t even respect the concept of not giving out any spoilers. Are heterosexual males and patriarchs expendable? Okay, wait. Most of us love Ellie, and she’s gay, so it’s not gay prejudice. We got along with the trans, Lev. Although, she killed her traditional mother and her heterosexual sister died after shooting the only black patriarch in his back. Obviously, I don’t care if Lev is trans or Ellie is gay. Now, what about Dina, who is a bisexual Jew? Why was she making light of her heterosexual ex-boyfriend while being pregnant with his baby, only to have sex with Ellie?
Are you telling me that the writers (of this story) couldn’t create a suitable lesbian partner for Ellie? What about the cult? Was that a case against traditional religions? Should we allow a video game to define our moral compass in customs and opinions? We see a blatant disrespect for everything we care about. The crazy part about all this is that I have so much to say but do not want to write a very long reaction. To be honest, I am also enjoying the reaction from all these other YouTubers! My conclusion is that the creators of this game have reinforced the impression that misandry and double standards are allowed – kill as many men as possible, destroy the father figure and prosecute anyone, who declares his or her unsurrender, as a part of a cult.
For the next decade, through my adolescence, I waited for life to return to normal, moved from city to city, under the care of one guardian after another. I met many different characters along the way, learned many lessons…
These writers are establishing their position as if when we disagree with them, they can call us bigots. However, when they disagree with us, we should not call them fanatics. The system, as everyone knew, has collapsed, and there is no happy ending. The question is if there really is a happily after all? My answer to that is a resounding yes! After a long struggle, when you are fortunate to have succeeded, it is possible to experience a relatively happy life after that. The bottom line is whether you are satisfied with it or if you look back. It reminds me of Lot’s wife in the Bible. What happens if or when you look back? What is life after survival? There is the pain of loss, but you have a choice. To further illustrate my perspective, I will compare my story.
I grew up in what I believed was a pretty stable home. It was the traditional two parents home, with close-knit siblings, surrounded by dependable friends. We lived very well. Then one day, everything changed. A civil war happened. My childhood friends were murdered, my parents moved away, and the ensuing tension replaced the comfortable and stable life I once knew. For the next decade, through my adolescence, I waited for life to return to normal, moved from city to city, under the care of one guardian after another. I met many different characters along the way, learned many lessons, made mistakes, etc. The difference between my story and the (The Last of Us) story is that of hatred. While Abby took revenge, I got rid of my bitterness.
For me, the question is whether there is always happiness with forgiveness and satisfaction with the life we pursued. Someone has to forgive himself or herself first and then those who they think have wronged them. That’s probably what they meant in the Bible when they said, “Don’t look back.” Proceed by controlling your narrative so the past does not reoccur. Accept your level of success and remain satisfied with what you have. Embrace your satisfaction more than ever. For some, it’s extremely difficult to get over the ills of their past. They go back to look for answers. When they do, they open the door to the former spheres from which they evolved. They face a mismatch. Your past belongs in a separate domain that is incompatible with your present.
The people who exist in the realm of your past may see you as an antagonist, or a clown, or anything other than what has happened in your life after survival. You may be a queen in your new reality, but the people from your past may only know you as a slave. Like the story of the book, “Mayor of Casterbridge.” It’s uncomfortable to give up your history, but reopening an old box of fauna is much more dangerous because you’re turning in a direction that moves backward. That is Abby’s mistake in The Last of Us 2. She went for revenge, and it ended up being emotionally or even morally dissatisfying. In your darkest moment look for the light. Learn to forgive what you could not control and move forward with life by embracing your happily ever after.*