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Buy Bush a PlayStation 2 - 18 November, 2002 - News

Make Bush play games and stop the war

The opposition to George Bush’s plans against Iraq is becoming more and more surprising. At times, it’s downright hilarious. An interesting event took place on the Internet recently. The event was called "Buy Bush a PlayStation 2."

The organizers of this action called upon Internet surfers to send some money in order to purchase a Playstation for the American president. The sum needed was not really large: a mere $400. It was collected very quickly indeed. The money came from all over the world. However, the citizens of Australia, Belgium, the USA, France, and Germany were the most active participants.

The organizer of the event, 24-year-old Mikel Reparaz, stated that video games might chill the American president out. “As I sat pondering the president's motives one day, it suddenly dawned on me that it is entirely likely our commander in chief has never played a single videogame in his life. Without the catharsis that videogames provide, Bush has had no way to live out his militaristic fantasies other than actually starting real wars,” said Reparaz.

The Playstation is accompanied by two games: US Navy Seals and Desert Storm. Reparaz suggested that US Vice President Dick Cheney should become George Bush’s videogame.

Nevertheless, we are not likely to know anything about George Bush’s real reaction to the high-tech present. On the other hand, everyone might remain happy. The president might enjoy his new Playstation, Iraq might be spared war, Mikel Reparaz would then become a celebrity, and Playstation producer Sony would have a very good advertisement for free. Who knows, maybe this idea was a commercial trick from the very beginning? Well, if it was, then it is not trivial after all.

By the way, it was recently reported that Iraq used Playstation parts for the production of computers. Then, they allegedly sent those computers to some secret labs to work on creating weapons of mass destruction. The information has never been confirmed. However, Sony has suspended selling Playstations to Iraq, just in case.

This is the trouble with Playstation video games. It seems that the developers of the machine could never have imagine that such a thing would ever happen to their invention. At the same time, it is not ruled out that there would soon be some new ways found to convince George Bush to refrain from launching a war against Iraq.

Vasily Bubnov PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov

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