Far Cry 5: The Lost Hope

Postmodern indoctrination at its finest1 min


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At first, Far Cry 5 seems like it might be the usual anti-conservative, anti-christian stuff you’d expect from the left. The mission turns out to be taking down a nasty christian cult leader bent on the usual kind of world domination stuff.

Upon closer notice, though, this game is in fact even more insidious than that. For, it turns out, in the end, even after you’ve done everything you can to bring him down, it turns out that the (excuse the pun) Seed is planted too deep. In the end, it turns out that he wins. And he may even have somehow brainwashed you along the way.

The real lesson from this game is a kind of postmodern nihilism. The real message seems to be that you can’t do anything to make the world better. Heroic efforts are forever doomed to be futile. This is indeed the common denominator accross so many games and shows these days. Everyone is corrupt and useless. If nothing we do can result in good. If no effort can make the world a better place. What’s the point?

Indeed, it seems like that itself is the point. If all good action is pointless, might as well be evil. It almost seems as though such games are a postmodern rationaliztion for its own celebration of the futility of virtue. It all comes down to power plays, because nothing noble is possible. So these games suggest. This is postmodern indoctrination at its finest.


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