Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’

If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist.

At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds in England, who presented a paper titled “Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games” at the International Medieval Congress earlier this month.

“The Middle Ages is a space where white supremacy is legitimized,” Cooper said, according to an article on “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’ to legitimize this kind of literacy.”

  • ThomasB

    As a white person myself, I am getting so fed up with this white privilege shit. I want to be fair and even handed but these white haters refuse to be. So screw that.

    Therefore, I have a suggestion: instead of trying to argue with these morons, we agree with them. “You know what? You’re right: it IS white privilege. What about it – you want to make something of this?” (As we used to say in grade school.) Screw them, why should we accept their implied premise that whites (if they ARE privileged) should abandon that privilege that they worked hard and long to establish. As I said, screw them – not without a fight, we won’t!

    • I think its a great approach.

    • BillyHW

      Shouldn’t there be some sort of privilege for having invented everything, discovered everything and built everything?

      • Jabberwokk

        Only if you defend it.

      • Surele Surele

        are you kidding me? it was all invented by Muslims!

        • BillyHW

          How could I forget.

    • Jabberwokk

      That’s been precisely my stance. If were going to do the time regardless might as well do the crime. It’s not like they will ever let us be the good guy. So just do what our ancestors always done. We own it. We make it our own and we do it better than everyone else.

      So say hello to the bad guy.

    • Surele Surele
  • tom_billesley

    White supremacy in the Middle Ages, as illustrated by the expansion of mahometanism into southern and eastern Europe and Asia Minor, and the depradations of Mongols and Tatars.

  • Editor

    I completely agree with you both. Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn used the expression “denormalize” when refering to the various Human Rights tribunals they had to deal with after the mohamed cartoons/McLean’s nonsense. I think this would be a good approach with these “white priviledge/eurocentric/social justice warrior” types. Not only ignore them but actively call them on their bullshit and tell them they are just plain wrong in their highly subjective, biased interpretation of video games or whatever they’re offended about today. Personally, I believe “white priviledge” is a social construct, therefore doesn’t really exist. Ha!

  • Exile1981

    I’ll give up my white privilege when they give up living off welfare and there is no more quotas in hiring.

    • Clausewitz

      Buddy of mine is reaping the rewards of white privilege so that after 10 years when he received his Ma in Education he is still unable to find a job at his level. Seems that visible minorities are hired even if they have lesser credentials. Why hide behind hiring postings when you might as well just say “Whites need not apply”.

      • Frau Katze

        A lot of Chinese parents in Vancouver want Chinese teachers, even if their kids like the white teacher, as my nephew found out at a private school. They want teachers who will be really tough on the kids.

        He’s gone into another line of work. Public teaching is almost impossible to get into here in BC.

  • moraywatson

    Oh please, please, please, can we play Slave Trade, and exhibit our past, present and future Totalitarian-Islam-Privilege.

  • Frau Katze

    This is a pile of crap and I’m sick of it.

    • Clausewitz

      Hey Frau, good to see you back. It’s been a while.

      • Frau Katze

        I’m busy just now. Was on vacation, then I sold my house. Moving at the beginning of September. Lots of work to do.

  • barryjr

    Further proof that university education is a waste of time and money.

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  • Edubeat

    Of course they validate white supremacy do you know any other kind of video game developers other than those sloe-eyed anime artists who live on Kyushu

  • Not_Crazy

    I think we all should be equal. White lives matter to .