Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2015 22:29 UTC
Apple

If you've been watching the news recently, you'll know of the huge debate in the U.S over the role of the Confederate flag in contemporary America. Many see it as a reminder of the many pre-Civil War injustices while others see it simply as a way to honor the soldiers who died for the Confederacy. Many large US companies, like Walmart and Amazon, have already banned the sale of any Confederate flag merchandise as a reaction to the recent events. Now, it appears that Apple has decided to join them by pulling many Civil War wargames from the App Store. As of the writing of this story, games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all the Hunted Cow Civil War games are nowhere to be found. Apple is famous for reaching for the axe rather than the scalpel when it comes to political issues (like rejecting Hunted Cow's Tank Battle 1942 for depicting Germans and Russians as enemies), so this move doesn't come as a great surprise.

While it's obvious that the Confederate flag has no place in, on, or around government buildings, it seems a bit insane to ban games (movies? Books? Comics?) that take place in the US Civil War era for showing the flag.

On a sidenote - three Apple stories in a row? What's happening?

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RE[3]: Oh may ..
by cfgr on Fri 26th Jun 2015 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh may .."
cfgr
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Trust me, I know.

Why?

The ones who had the intention to exploit people and mistreated them (e.g. plantation owners)? Yes, they're evil. The ones who didn't haven that intention? No, I wouldn't say they're evil. They did a bad thing out of ignorance, but they didn't intend evil.

Also, my family was never involved in slavery, I've never heard that excuse, nor needed it. I just know my history, and yours apparently, without it being sugared by the victor's propaganda. During that time pretty much no-one saw slaves as equals, the abolishment was used as a political, economical and even religious tool, which was just a way of exploiting people differently.

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