The Massive Multiplayer Political Game (MMPG)
"Now what" asked the boy? "You are my son," responded his master. "Go do my work. I will be there for you."
Fantasy encircles the U.S. presidential race. We have an urgent responsibility to address climate change and other environmental problems that imperil the 6.6 billion people on the planet. Anyone hear about that from the candidates? We have a health care crisis in the United States with over 40 million uninsured and premium rates skyrocketing for those with insurance. Any real solutions for that problem? Our economic system is on its last legs and our infrastructure, bridges, etc., crumbles as you read this. Zero real solutions, right, other than solutions that line the pockets of political donor's.
This is a time for intense focus, serious discussions, and open debate on policies and programs. It's the entire human species at risk. Have we heard anything about that in the presidential primaries? Not even close.
But we have an alternative - respond to their game playing with our own, a Massive Multiplayer Political Game (MMPG). That doesn't mean we stop working as hard as possible for real change. We'll continue to tell "the elect," in no uncertain terms, that it's time for truth. But every now and then, why not take the edge off by mocking our profoundly incompetent "rulers" in a virtual world of our choice.
The game is called "Sim/End Game;" a massive multiplayer political "God game" where the key characters claim to save the world but actually bring on the End Game, extinction of the human species. There's hard core reality embedded in this fantasy game.
The key characters are based on the current leaders in the party primary races.
Republicans - The Hunt for Body Count
The only distinct competition between Republicans is which plan has the highest body count.
Mitt Romney is a lot of hot air on body count. He talks a tough game on "terrorism" but there are few figure attached since his threats are so generic. We can make cautiousassumptions and impute figures based on the general tone of his remarks on the war.
Let's say he keeps us in Iraq for another four years. Combined casualties are running at about 191,000 a year including the huge increase in suicide rates for those who've served in Iraq (120 a week). That leaves Romney with a total body count of 760,000, nothing compared to his opponents. (R: Dave Delay CC)
McCain and Huckabee are the clear body count visionaries. John McCain said it would be just fine with him if we're in Iraq for another 100 years. Using the previous annualized figures, that would be 19 million dead. There are on 26 million Iraqis. If McCain bumps up his effort over there, he can easily exhaust the entire 26 million citizens. This guy is scary. (L: maren CC')