Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

March 26, 2009 -

RapeLay, an obscure Japanese hentai game, sparked controversy earlier this year when an Amazon re-seller was found to be offering the PC title in the U.S. market.

Although there would seem to almost limitless room to criticize the thoroughly disgusting RapeLay, parody site Christwire added a satirical touch yesterday with some over-the-top commentary:

My friends the Japanese are at it again, this time as they prepare to rape your child’s mind and ethics with a horrifying new video game named Rapelay...

I cannot find the words to express my outrage, disgust and disbelief with this anime pornography game, especially the liberals who are trying to market it in America.

Last year studies revealed that 98% of games being marketed to teens contain violence, and after playing a violent video games teens may become 3 times more likely to commit acts of murder, drug violence and date rape...

 

America is a land that is being overrun with video game violence. Last year California banned the banning of violent video game sales and Barack Obama allows a Wii in the White House while not pushing for a universal anti-violent video game law.

How many more of these games are we going to allow to exist anywhere on Earth? ...

My friends, the gaming liberals and their atheistic Japanese allies are without morals when it comes to video game violence...

GP: Some around the web seem confused as to whether Christwire is a parody. But gay-oriented news site The Advocate reports that Christwire is an affiliate of The Onion.


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Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

 

Anime haters saying that this satire is done by anime otaku and claiming they hate Rapelay and support Vaz in 3...2...1

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Sorry GP, but with pieces like this you have lost any moral high ground or right to complain when media sites talk about disgusting murder simulators, torture porn, or talking about how it will warp minds into violent killers.

If not for some of the more even voices on this site I would seriously question if the game community deserves to have their media treated with respect.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

I'm sorry Neeneko, but I don't really understand what you're getting at. One, what does this article have to do with GP and a 'moral high ground'? Has Dennis even claimed that he was taking a morally high position on anything?

Two, regardless of what a fan community says or does in regards to it's interests, shouldn't any type of media be viewed and judged on its artistic merits and accomplishments on its own? I mean, I can't stand some of the stuffy pretensiousness of some opera patrons that I have had the misfortune of being introduced to, does that make Tosca or Cosi fan Tutte any less good?


I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

To use your analogy.. imagine this was a signt that reported on public figures talking about how bad vegtables are.. unless it was something like broccoli that the site also didn't like in which case it used the same language against broccoli that others used against the site's prefered vegtables.

GP is of course entitled to personal opinion, but hyporcacy is hypocracy and if GP is going to point out the bais in other people, he should at least try to keep his own in check.

That senationalist S&M headline is what really bothered me. If it had been:

16-Year Old  Kinkster Charged with Grisly GTA IV Gamer Murder of NYC Newsman

Gp would have been furious.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Not saying you're bereft of a point but you do seem to be overstating things a bit.  I don't think I've ever seen GP furious and I don't recall him calling out others for being biased.  Liars and fearmongers sure but I can't think of an instance where GP criticized someone solely for a stated opinion.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

That's all true, but I want to point out that a few stories prior to the very first Rapelay article that came out, GP was quoted in comments as saying, "We report, you decide."  I remember it quite clearly because I referenced it in the later Rapelay story when I saw a similar criticism by GP in said story.  I did not get a response.

If you're going to paint yourself as a completely neutral reporter/observer, it doesn't mean you can't offer up an opinion, but it does mean you'll be more open to criticism when you do decide to speak out.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Huh?  What on Earth are you talking about?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

It is the pattern in general that is bothering me, but the specific piece here was the use of <i>"thoroughly disgusting"</i>, which if another site had used it to describe, say, GTA, it would have made gamepolitics as an example of anti-game bias.  It really reaks of 'games are fantasy and art, unless I don't like the topic in which case our critics are right'

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Ah, that's what you're getting at.

Still, I'd say there's a big difference between offering one's opinion on a game's content and lying about it in an attempt to keep others from viewing it.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

What is kind of scary about this site is that the phrasing of its satire would be perfectly at home in the comments of conservative sites Fox News..

In fact, replace "Anime Pornography Game" with any generic conservative whine in this phrase:

"I cannot find the words to express my outrage, disgust and disbelief with this anime pornography game, especially the liberals who are trying to market it in America."

And you have yourself the cookie cutter conservative comment on a political blog.

Hilariously enough.. Some of the most retarded comments I have ever seen come from those blogs. Such as when I told a guy, who CLEARLY hadn't graduated 6th grade, to get an education, he responded: "I got the only education I ever need on 9/11! I got no interest in any education other than that!" (Spelling and Punctuation are mine. His was practically unreadable.)

It's pretty distressing that many of the conservatives who would read that site would not be able to see that it is satire, and would probably get all riled up by it.

 Edit: Sorry if that was kind of a rambling post.. End of a long day at work, apparently my brain is getting slowly fried.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Go learn what actual conservatives think, then try again.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Lol, Hey man.. I'm just giving you what I've read in real life.

You might not be one of the "stupid" majority conservatives led by Hannity and the like, and I THANK you for that. (My Goodness, they are annoying.. )

But, in fact, if you go to FoxNews.com and READ the vast majority of the comments on political stories by posters who identify themselves as conservative, you will see stuff almost identical to what I posted, except poorly spelled and every other sentence references the bible, god, "NObama", or some vague reference to communism or Hitler. I seriously can't make this stuff up, its hilarious!

Why would I need to learn anything about conservatism when I get to read THAT rubbish? Lmao..

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Blog commentors tend to be...  less than representative of the general populace.  Don't be getting your demographic information by reading comments on the interblag.

No, Luke, I AM the Walrus

No, Luke, I AM the Walrus

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

" Some around the web seem confused as to whether Christwire is a parody. But gay-oriented news site The Advocate reports that Christwire is an affiliate of The Onion. "

That's the scary thing. Some fundies are so absolutely crazy that it's really hard to tell when they're being parodied.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

I don't think they are saying it's all Conservatives, just the ones that make it seem that way by making the biggest noise for instance: *Deep breath* Jack Thompson, Keith Vaz, The Eagle forum, WBC (The bit about Athestic Japanese reminded me of them a bit) Evangelical Christian leaders in general (obviously you can't comment on all of the people in their congregations), Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly, infact lets just say Fox News in general is pretty obnoxious.

Personally I don't really have a problem with the game in and of itself as I'm pretty far left in regards to freedom of expression. The only problem is the ammo it's given the anti game crowd but then they'll attack anyting and they also distorted the facts regarding the game. But when don't they do that.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

You know little to nothing about those of us who call ourselves Conservative. Do not pretend you do.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Read my comment again. I didn't say that all conservatives are a certain way I said that the people on the right who get themselves the most attention (like O'reilly) give the impression that conservatives are a certain way because that is mostly what we see in the media.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Did anyone find it not unrealistic that this could be a true statement from some crazy christian conservative group? I mean The Onion news stories are very obviously over the top and crazy and you can tell it's satrical, but this just seems an oddly realistic statement. To me that limits the effectiveness of the humour.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Until you get to the related headline "New Device Encourages Parents to Rape Their Children’s Bum Area".

FWIW, though, it's worth revisiting the- for want of a better term- 'lessons' we learned from the anti-spore site, and Poe's Law.

/b

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

If they took out "Bum Area" I think that'd be a very reasonable headline for an obsessively religious person.

-If an apple a day keeps the doctor away....what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

-Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis-It is best to endure what you cannot change-

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Am I the only one that's kinda bored with this sort of satirical humor? Especially the whole, 'I'm a liberal left-wing pretending to be a conservative right-wing that hates all things liberal and everything I am pretending to be is the absolute embodiment of all conservative people!' deal...

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

It has lost it's originally, hasn't it?

Still, humor is a good way of coping with things that threaten you, and the concervative movement has been getting increasingly agressive again.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Oh like the Liberals haven't been aggressive for a while. Lets face it both sides need to be flushed and started over...I betcha there are a lot of Liberals and conservatives that actually agree with eachother on a lot of issues but thanks to BS Political garbage it's warped and torn apart and propagandaed to make everyone hate eachother because lets face it when yer hating your neighbor for their views you can't see your own guys ripping the carpet out from under you....

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

how long till jt quotes them and claims them as allies?
 

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

Although slightly humourous, I wish it went a bit more over the top since it is an affiliate of the Onion. Maybe they should've thrown in JT, he's just as crazy.

Re: Faux Religious Site Satirizes RapeLay Controversy

 Agreed. As ridiculous as the article is, it sounds just like a common argument from any anti-gamer, let alone JT. It's not bogus enough. I can see how many can take it seriously.

 
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