Ubisoft and the Crusades
I am sure that some here are saying “why is Papa Giorgio blogging on a game developer?” Well, I will tell you. I am a huge gamer from “table-top pong” days (in the basement bar of my grandmother’s home in
In fact, I am encouraging all here to buy the game. Ubisoft is at the cutting edge of what gaming should be, and supporting them with your $ is supporting one of the best makers of games the world has to offer. I mean that. And not just because my favorite game is Splinter Cell. I just am at odds with Assassin's Creed's producer and her apparent take on history. Remember, I may be wrong in my early "pigeon holing" of the games view of history.
You can download or simply watch the videos of the game at IGN.com. I will post a video here for people to watch, and it will tie into my blog.
Okay, onward we go. The time period in which this game takes place in the later-half of the Third Crusade. The Catholic Church was in some of its worse theological times, and had some pretty nefarious fellows running the Church-end of the Crusades. Not one of the brightest points in Christian history. That being said, lets delve into this topic a bit and get some historical context that the game makers may have left out in order to include their implicit or explicit conspiracy theories and Political Correctness.
Here is the video to watch:
First, one must know that the “assassins” mentioned here were a notorious sect of Ismaili Shi’ite Muslims known as the Assassins. While the Ismaili'itesdidn't invent political assassination, they certainly introduced it on a larger scale. The Assassins also accomplished a closer tie between Islamic religious dogma and murder in the name of Islam (and thus Allah) closer. They put into practice what Muhammad had kick started, bringing to fruition all the murderous creeds found in the Quran and the Hadith.
Jade Raymond, the producer of the game, hints that there are connections that reach all the way to our day. I am only assuming --- and this is a big assumption… but knowing the inner-workings of mine and the younger generation, I state with confidant assumption the next point:
I am sure that some reference to the “New World Order” along with its connection to the Knights Templar’s and modern financial institutions and big corporations that supposedly wish for oil dominance… thus referencing Bush and the
I am sure many who grace this meager blog have heard of some of these “secret societies,” if but for the fact of seeing the movie The Da Vinci Code. Many of the organizations in this conspiratorial view of history are:
Ancient “Secret Societies”
Count Saint-Germain and other Magicians
The Priory of Sion
More Modern “Secret Societies”
The Trilateral Commission
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Secrets of Money and the Federal Reserve System
The Royal Institute of International Affairs- Round table
Rhodes and Ruskin
Skull and Bones
I am sure some in Ubisoft are conspiratorialists and anti-Bushites that take much of Dan brown’s work in his books and movie (The Da Vinci Code) as more than mere fiction. Not to mention the fact that these game producers are based in
[The game takes place in 1191 A.D. which is the later half of the Third Crusade (1188-1192).] This crusade was proclaimed by Pope Gregory VIII in the wake of Saladin’s capture of
Sure the game takes place in historical settings, but does the average player understand why the Crusades took place to begin with? The almost Political Correct myth is that the crusades were an unprovoked attack by
The conquest of
Brutal subordinations and violence became the rules of the day for Christians in the
One person (my pastor) said to paint a picture of the crusaders in a single year in history is like showing photo’s and video of Hitler hugging children and giving flowers to them and then showing photo’s and video of the Allies attacking the German army. It completely forgets what Hitler and
You’ll notice that Jade Raymond says something that makes her reference at the end about this having an impact in today’s time make me think that she has wrongly placed assumptions of history and currant affairs. She says:
“Nine key guys who are architecting the Crusades. Actually making the war and the population suffer and making [it] bad for everyone.”
For four hundred years the Muslims were making it bad for everyone Jade, and during the Crusades some missteps may have been taken by
Jesus healed the ear of the soldier struck by Peter, Muhammad personally beheaded people as well as ordering the death of over 900 people in one act. There are drawings showing children around Christ, even being allowed into the inner circle of the apostles to show them that one must be like a child in instances. Do we find this type of loving care and instruction in depictions and writings about Muhammad… No.
So for those who plan on getting this game, you must keep in mind that you are playing a person who altered their state of consciousness by using drugs and getting into a frenzy of murderous rage in order to murder their victims in the cruelest manner.
The player should be aware that they in a sense playing an agent for Osama Bin Laden, like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who if you remember was the Al Qaeda agent in Iraq for the first half of the war there. The guy that killed so many of our brave men and women. Playing a game that has you in command of Abu al-Zarqawi as someone killing U.S. Military personnel would be analogous to playing the character in Ubisoft’s game.
Just keep that in mind. It is a great chance to counter some of the Politically Correct history floating around in the netherworld of 9/11 truthers and university educated victa-crates that tend to be more numerous in
In the PC crowd, the West and Judeo-Christian mores are the reason for most of history's ills.
Just remember who you are playing!