Jason, I played this game while on Vans Warped Tour with a group of musicians. I found it fascinating and a lot of fun, but was struck by how they chose to use “Liberals” as the good guys in addition to lying, cheating, and deception to get ahead on both sides. I was surprised—especially if they were going by history—that they didn’t choose “Demokratische” or “Center” or even “Allied.” That really bugged me and I could figure out why until I read this piece. Like you, I’m a fellow combat vet and have seen far too much of the Us vs. Them played out (especially overseas) where it got soldiers killed advancing agendas. Thanks for pointing this out in your piece and great work.

Storyteller | Combat wounded veteran | Metalhead | Designer | My war memoir—Where Cowards Go to Die—drops June 28, 2022: https://benjaminsledge.com