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[5]: Oh may ..
by cfgr on Sat 27th Jun 2015 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oh may .."
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In some things, like slavery, intention DOESN'T MATTER.

I think intention always matters when judging if someone is evil, regardless of the crime. It's called nuance, and it's clear that we'll never agree on this so I guess it's best I give this a rest.

The only reason we don't treat pet animals like shit (in the West today) is precisely because we view them has having rights, and thus having some measure of equality.

"Some measure of equality" is bullshit talk for "no equality".

And stop implying I treat my pets right because of some imposed rights system. I treat them well because I have morals and believe we should treat anyone and anything with respect. I don't know about you but at least I don't need society to do the right thing, however I do not consider pets having equal rights at all. They have as much rights as slaves had: pretty much none, as listed in my first post.

Edited 2015-06-27 15:22 UTC

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