38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

February 12, 2009 -

Curt Schilling, lately of the Boston Red Sox, is a longtime gamer.

The former World Series ace, who started his MMO development company 38 Studios in 2007, likes to play the political game as well.

As GamePolitics reported last year, Schilling stumped for - and contributed to - the failed presidential campaign of Republican John McCain.

Schilling, however, doesn't seem inclined to take a wait-and-see posture on the three-week old administration of Democrat Barack Obama. In a blog entry headlined Wasn't The Rest of the World Supposed to Start Loving Us? the right-hander recycles a lengthy anti-Obama screed originally penned by conservative British journalist Peter Hitchens:

The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilization... If you can believe that this undistinguished and conventionally Left-wing machine politician is a sort of secular saviour, then you can believe anything...

 

I was in Washington DC the night of the election... As I walked... there had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear. But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.

They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war... The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.

Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, [the United States] was unique...

And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad...


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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Calling an Obama win a "long slow descent into the Third World" is about as stupid as calling George W. the new Hitler.

Thing is - both statements are pretty accurate, lol.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Um... This guy sounds less like a conservative and more... facist. I mean, sure, the US is undoubtably Christain (especially with the influx of Mexican immigrants (preominantly Catholic)), but... I'm sorry, what he said sounds entirely like he should be standing on a corner shouting, "White Power!"

That, and, being a conservative, he's a member of the Grand Old Party... Which, when created, was liberal.

Yay Government & Politics AP!

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

 Because this guy is the head of a Game studio, anything he says is news worthy?

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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

If what he says is related to politics, yes. This is GAMEPOLITICS, after all.
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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Cough. Palin. Milf. Cough.


Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war... The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.

Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, [the United States] was unique...

And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad...

No, you jackass, that's how you viewed the U.S.: through your pathetically conservative, red-rose tinted glasses. The rest of the populace (at least the majority of them) viewed the U.S. as a once-great nation slowly discending into ruin, all because of the actions of an idiotic, "C"-average, drunk-driver-turned-born-again-Christian bastard child who ravaged the nation for a full goddamned 8 years.

And you think we're turning into a Third World country because of the actions of our new President instead of the actions of the old? Yeah, that makes complete sense.

Thank God I support the Phillies. :P

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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

You do realize that Schilling once played for the Phillies?

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

When I have to carry a bucket 20 miles to get a drink, then I'll be 'third world'. Until that point he can keep his prejudices and assumptions to himself.

'If Americans listened to the British we'd still be forced to quarter their soldiers whenever those damn redcoats wanted.' - Of course, now, the situation is exactly the opposite :p

 

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Karma. =P

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

LOL

Oh Snap!

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Again, is this a leftist blog now? Are we totally in the tank for Obama? When will you write an article not favorable to Obama? When will you put a negative game about Obama daily as this site does for Republicans? Seriously, is Zackory going to edit this one out because I am daring to question your Lord God and Savior?

At least most game sites claim hey I have my token Republican Friend or write (Who not suprsingly views are not to the right or conservative at all) but come on, what ever happened to neturality in the press. And they wonder why the New York times and most publications that are not completely to the left and bias are going out of buisness.

 

Ignore that comment and explain to me why you bias is a good thing?

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

"is Zackory going to edit this one out because I am daring to question your Lord God and Savior?"

You know what, you're an idiot.  No one on the left referes to Obama as the "messiah"

Speaking of which ever seen the documentary Jesus Camp where the brainwashed kids are praying and reaching out to George W. Bush

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Damn, well here's the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxdt_f0hwUg

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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

If simply quoting you qualifies as a personal attack or serves as support for your opponent, what you said probably wasn't that intelligent to begin with.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

So let me get this straight. Dennis giving Mr. Schilling a bit more publicity for his criticism of Obama = A pro-Obama post that calls for a blacklisting of Mr. Schilling?

What an interesting world you must live in. Would I be correct in my guess that if Dennis did not help spread Mr. Schilling's views, you'd be accusing him of muffing criticism of our new President?

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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I don't exactly see how this is a pro-Obama article..... Maybe take a second look and read it over again? 

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

'Cause, you know, I'm sure there's a BUNCH of game-related articles that tie in with John McCain...

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I don't really see how this si a pro Obama Article. What makes it so?

Now if you want articles that portray Obama in a negative light on this site, you will have to wait until he does something that is unfavorable to gaming.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

So are we now black listing anyone in the gaming industry who disagrees or doesn't want to follow along with Barack Obama? Why does it matter if a gaming head doing not agree with Obama? Should we put a list of all those who do not support Obama on a map on google showing there addresses and home addresses as well so we can all see and avoid them?

This sounds like a Blacklist to me, if you don't support my guy and share his views then let's put him on blast.

The man has a record of not supporting the game industry and that we should get off our gaming systems and do other things, or put down the controlers . Instead of digging up dirt on every Republican out there, how bout in a fair and balenced way go dig up something on a Democrat as well and note they are Democrats when you post an article about them because it is always highlighted here if a person is a conservative or Republican.

It would be nice if you just not added a (D) whenever you mention a Democrat but go all out as you do Republicans or someone who does not share your views.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

You, my good man, are being very paranoid.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I always feel like somebody's watching me...and I have no privacy....oh oh oh oh....

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Democrats criticized by GamePolitics:

Hilary Clinton

Leland Yee

Joe Biden

Barack Obama

That's just off the top of my head without actually searching the archives.

Dennis posted several stories about Obama's "put down the controllers" remarks. Frankly, that is the only verifiable instance of him being "against" gaming. But frankly it wa smore like a stance against lazyness.

If you can point me to some actual documented history of him not supporting the games industry besidesthe aforementioned comment. Please link away.

As for the blacklist thing, I don't follow. This article in no way is trying to blacklist 38 Studios or Curt Shilling. Dennis is pointing out his opinion. Dennis has posted several stories about other game industry figures who have both supportive and critical opinions of quite a few presidents and presidential candidates.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I think we also have nailed Joseph Lieberman, but hes and "ex" democrate, ever since the party chose someone else over him in a general election, and he turned into a complete brat.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Again in most of these articles in which you do represent Democrats, you most of the time represent them when objecting to them as their title as in profession and their name or were they are from. Rarely do we see their party affliation if we do again, it's just a (D).

If you look back at the past history of most articles on here when comparing between Republicans and Democrats you'll notice Republicans will be mentioned by party name fully in the title and good number of times.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Alright, if you're going to make that claim, care to back it up? I mean, you claim it's all about the party-line? Prove it. Show me every article involving a republican or democrat, and how the party is referred to in those. Until you do, stop going haywire about an article regarding a important gamer's opinion about politics.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I think you are looking into this a little too far. I don't see anything suggesting black listing. Quite frankly it doesn't matter much too me. If they came out with a good game, I would still buy from them (I am Canadian, I am rather neutral to US politics :P )From what I can see, this isn't an anti-republican piece....just a game developer giving a piece of their mind.

I suggest trying decaf.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Again, to be on point. Most of the gaming legislation done in this country is done by the left. There are very few Republicans who have been out there who have gone out of there way to try to ban games or censor them. Those who have been pointed out on this site. But when we have our Democratic legislators coming out to try to ban or create gaming laws for some reason their party affiliation is noticeably absent or we just have a "(D)" pointing to their party status.

However if it was a Republican it would be head lined and the word Republican would be in use plenty of times in that given article.

It's like my good ol former governor Blago. It's nice a good majority of articles and blogs out there left leaning kind of left out his party status and referred to him most of the time as "The Illinois Governor"

However noting every other article on these sites with a Republican its pointed out heavily, that Republican Senator or Governor.

I mean if you have a bias put it on the bottom of the screen just for full disclosure because this bias just makes you another MoveOn.Org satelight

 

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I actually did a search on some of the recent articles mentioning a Repulican or a Democrat and found that both sides are equally identified by either party affiliation or simply a (D) or (R).

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Wow. I never noticed that. Probably because  I am not a hard core anything.

If you look at the racist articles, you will see a lot of comments from people decrying racism, but often they are the only ones who see it.

I hope you can get the connection here to your own comments.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Perhaps read EZK's reply just below this... I think he has a good point.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

If Americans listened to the British we'd still be forced to quarter their soldiers whenever those damn redcoats wanted.

"You know what I wish? I wish all the scum of the Earth had one throat and I had my hands about it."

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Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

While I partly agree that the Obama frenzy has been taken to ridiculous heights and even commercialized in blatant ways, we cannot put Obama entierly at fault for that.

He is an eloquent speaker, sure, but more significantly he's an eloquent speaker who is succeeding someone who many people consider to be the worst president in modern times and during a time which the economy and national security are totally different than 8 years ago.

So really, a lot of people are ecstatic about Obama mainly because he came in right after Bush. If Obama came right after Bill Clinton it would've been different. He probably wouldn't even be president ( For the sake of this example let's assume Obama was already prepared to run for president in 2000). So if Obama won back then, he follows Clinton, our economy's still in good shape, 9/11 hasn't happened, Democrats cheer yay another president and yay he's also the first black president and that is that. Not much is expected to change.

Of course that's not how it's happened so people like to see Obama's election something significant for dreary times, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes.

This frenzy has more to do with timing than anything else.

GameSnooper

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

This just in, head of game company opens mouth, angering large portion of US playerbase and alienating company from it's own main market.

*facepalm

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

Until there's an actual game going, I'm simply going to call him an idiot with money and a big mouth.

It took a fair bit of digging just to find a title for the game his company's working on, and there's nothing but a rendered mounted horse as far as anyone knows.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

This just in, large portion of player base will never hear about this and wouldn't really care.

Re: 38 Studios Head Curt Schilling is NOT an Obama Fan

I almost started to agree with him right there at the begining. I think much of the nation has taken an absurdly messianic view of Obama. But this guy's comments turn racist at the end. Obama's success has little to with his race. Alan Keyes has been running since 2000 (and I've been voting for him since). Nor, I'm sure it's obvious now, is a black (or any non-white) president mean definite doom for our beloved nation. This guy's religeous remarks are also absurd. This nation is far from Christian, the world from Muslim. Facts would almost be the other way around. But I can promise you one thing: it's sink or swim for the blacks with Obama. If Obama does good, and manages to pull us out of this recession, America will have a stronger faith in non-white candidates. If he fails, we'll probably not see another for along time. I sympathise with Obama: so much stands on his shoulders. I hope he pulls us through.
 
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