Video games, as well as flash games are, most of all, entertainment. However, some of them are better to be kept a secret just to make sure you won’t upset somebody. The perfect example proving that this statement is correct is Georgia City Councilman John Dowdy who is no longer a Councilman after recommending a racist flash game to his colleagues.
The game in question, named Border Patrol, tasks players with stopping Mexicans from crossing the US border. The only way to stop them, however, is by pressing the trigger – so yes, it’s not one of the most politically correct titles in the world but I guess it’s OK as long as everybody understands that it’s nothing but a parody, a piece of entertainment and something which has no connection with real life.
It appears that John Dowdy didn’t really understood that, and he wanted to take the joke one level higher and recommended the game to his colleagues by sending them an e-mail which read: “THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes you feel better anyway, I did my part today, I kept a few from coming over!!! GET READY – THEY ARE FAAAST! ! “
Soon after, Dowdy was sued and resigned his job. And he will probably think twice before playing and recommending dubious games.