Flatline wrote on Nov 3, 2011, 17:46:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2011, 16:58:
Of course not.
For one, the game is likely going to play with the moral ambiguity.
Even if it doesn't, the terrorists will clearly be terrorists regardless of motives. LittleMe, I know you have a tinfoil hat on, but if some OWS people put a nuclear bomb in the middle of Wall Street and blew it up wouldn't you say that they were terrorists? Even if you agreed with their fundamental ideas?
Unless OWS as an organization supported such an effort, or the leadership was responsible for such an effort, no, I wouldn't say OWS was a terrorist organization. I'd say some
wackos terrorists used OWS as a cover to do something horrible.
OWS is a bad example since it's so nebulous. There's nobody checking OWS membership cards at the gate: Anyone can show up and protest. I'm sure racists, militia/sovereign nuts, and all kinds of bigots have showed up at OWS protests. Doesn't mean that OWS is any of those things until they significantly support such concepts.
Case in point: In Occupy Oakland's general strike yesterday there were some vandals, breaking windows and spay-painting graffiti. By your example OO would be a vandal group. However, the rest of OO did their best to restrain and deny the vandals, and in some cases even came back to clean up graffiti and other vandalism.
So the question becomes, by your example, is Occupy Oakland peaceful or vandals?
Ignore the reality and think video game fiction. It isn't hard to come up with a fictional group so extreme in their anti-corporate greed beliefs that they start waging war on America. That will most likely be the theme. The book Rainbow Six featured a Greenpeace-esque organization that had turned to violent terrorism to make their point. It was stupid, sure, but the point was a group with reasonable beliefs that many support going extreme.
You know, like Al Queda is.
Saying "but these are the good guys" is moronic, as people do horrific things for good reasons all the time.