You’re playing a video game where the object is to shoot and kill Nazis before they do the same to you. Seems pretty straightforward, right? But what happens when you come upon a member of the Third Reich and they draw down on you, but instead of being able to fire back, you’re prompted to reason with them?
The game, based on the simple first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D, deftly illustrates the cognitive dissonance that springs up when you question the ethics of violence against a group of people that openly espouse violence against anyone deemed the “other” (read: women, people of color, LGBTQ people, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, everyone who isn’t a white supremacist).
Oh, by the way, there’s also a new game that lets you punch Nazis all you want.
(h/t The Daily Dot)